Belldandy 1/8: Everybody has wings

Most anime fans will know of the incredibly popular Belldandy from the romantic comedy “Ah! My Goddess”.  I myself am a big fan of the anime, however I am yet to watch past the first series. Surprisingly I got this figure for a tiny £15 (Approx $25)!! I saw her in a small store, I had no clue she was worth so much more than that when I bought her on a whim, on eBay she comes in at around $90 – $100 or so. My figure is not a bootleg either, I guess it was just a lucky find! Though it may be financialy smart to sell her on I am going to keep her for now.

Here is a full length picture of my figure. Every small detail including her jewellery has been taken into consideration and been painted with the utmost care. Everything about this figure is just stunning, the paint-job impresses me the most simply because I cannot spot a single smudge! I’m not sure what Belldandy is meant to be doing in the pose, floating or something along those lines, but the angelic feel of this figure really complements the character. When it comes to Belldandy there are plenty of figures of her out there, but often they do not seem to do justice to the character in my opinion, this figure on the other hand certainly does! This is epically present in her hair and face, the colours staying true to the character the whole way through.

Sorry yet again for my appalling photography skills! Ahem..anyway, the face of this figure doesn’t leave anything to complain about. It is highly detailed, she has the perfect expression for the pose, and her eyes seem present and cheerful. I’m trying to find a con but to be honest I can’t seem to find one! The only thing I can complain about is the fact that she is quite small at only 1/8, but this does not compromise the quality of the figure!

Overall score: 9.3/10

p.s guys I am going to be away for a couple weeks! Therefore I wont be updating until I get back! Leave me lots of comments to come back too! ❤

Click here to buy Belldandy at Play-Asia.

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Final Fantasy X 1/6 Scale Yuna

Finally! My new cable arrived, and I can now take pictures of my figures for reviews. I’m sorry about the long wait to anyone who has been checking in. As previously stated, I am going to review the Final Fantasy X Yuna statue by Kotobukiya. Unlike Rikku and Lulu, Yuna can be found for a pretty reasonable price, though you are very unlikely to find her in a trusted figure store and will have to resort to the likes of eBay. No need to worry though, there are no bootleg versions of this figure! I’m hoping to later provide you guys with some helpful tips on spotting bootleg figures and safe figure shopping on eBay.

A very accurate and beautiful representation of the beloved Final Fantasy Heroine. Like the other two figures she also has a plain black stand, she fit into it very eaily and there was no trouble in that front. Her staff is removable, but why would you want to remove it?! Paintwork is very accurate, and I can’t complain of any smudges or unprofessional-ism, one thing that does bother me though is the colour of her skirt. In-game it is a vibrant yet dark purple colour, on the figure it is extremely dark and is ALMOST a blackish colour. The detail present on her obi is one of the most beautiful things about this figure, the flowers lacing around the yellow sache is amazing!


Not the most impressive work of facial paintwork I must say, and it isn’t as detailed and well polished as Rikku and Lulu. I think this is because Tidus (Who is of pretty bad quality compared to the rest of the collection) and Yuna were the first made and released, as the collection went on the quality got higher. This is one of the reasons Lulu is so expensive as she was the last in the series. Saying this though there is nothing particularly horrible about Yunas face, it not that fantastic either, somewhere in the middle i’d say.

Overall score: 7.8/10

Phail!

I am waiting on a new USB cable arriving in the post for my camera! It is soo irritating because I can’t really review (& therefore update) my figures without it. I’m sorry to any who are following my blog, and don;t worry I have not abandoned it just yet! When my cable arrives I will update straight away, I was thinking along the lines of my 1/6 Yuna or Belldandy. 😀
So please keep checking in! I’m sure it wont be long now!

I have put the Rin Kagamine cosplay on sale at eBay so please check if your interested!

P.S guys I got my Hatsune Miku world is mine figure today! <33

What’s to come? :3

Hey guys! Unfortunately I have no access to a camera at the moment so I am unable to take any pictures of my figures and therefore cannot review them. Instead I thought I’d create a post letting you all know what to expect from us. Keep checking in and you will see these reviews appearing over the coming weeks and months! 😀

  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Tifa
  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Yuffie
  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Aerith
  • Final Fantasy X Kotobukiya Yuna
  • Ah! My Goddess Kotobukiya Belldandy – “Everybody has wings”
  • Rosario + Vampire Good Smile Moka Akashiya
  • Dynasty Warriors 4 mini-figures (Diao Chan, Da Qiao, Xiao Qiao)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3 mini figure (Zhen Ji)
  • More to add when the time comes! :3

& here is a list of the figures I am considering buying in the future. If anyone has already got them and either recommends, or does not recommend them please leave a comment explaining why! Thanks 😀

  • Good smile Hatsune Miku Natural frame “World is mine”  I just bought this figure and it has been shipped to me! ❤
  • Yuki Nagato Gothic Lolita ver. Griffon
  • Shunya Yashimata Enka Oudo Dao Shogun Hattori Kiriko

p.s guys don’t forget to check for updates on the anime sale! There is a lovely rin kagamine cosplay for sale, perfect for Halloween!

Final Fantasy X 1/6 scale Rikku

Any collector of Final Fantasy figures will know that the collection from Kotobukiya are highly sought after. Since it was so long ago these figures were actually released, they have only grown in price and popularity, and these days they are quite rare. I paid about $230 on this Rikku figure on e bay, I paid a little extra because she was a brand new unopened, untouched figure, even the box was in perfect condition. These figures are quite hard to get a hold of, I would say e bay is the best way if you have your sights set on one of them. Even if the figure is opened, as long as it is in good condition and comes with a box then go for it. 🙂

(I only own the Rikku, Lulu and Yuna figures of this series, but I will supply reviews and pictures of all of them in due time!)

So, here is a full picture of my lovely Rikku. With being 1/6 scale, she is very large and quite sturdy. I really love the pose and colouring of this figure, they match the character in-game perfectly! This is for sure the best figurine out there that best represents Rikku. There is no assembly required apart from putting her onto the stand. The stand fits perfectly so I can’t complain about that problem this time around. The colours and painting is very accurate from top to bottom.

What I love most about this figure is the amazing detailing and perfection of her face. Yes her facial expression itself doesn’t say much, its just a cutesy smile, but the detail is just beautiful. Even the swirls inside Rikkus eyes are detectable. Yes I know the pricing of this figure is quite steep, but you really are getting what you pay for in this case! I’ve had this figure for maybe..4 years now? And she is still holding out strong, I have also managed to keep the box and packaging  in 100% perfect condition so that one day I can sell her on. If your a big fan and just want the figure to display, then go to e bay and bid on one that is maybe not 100% perfect but still in good condition, this means the price will be much more reasonable.

overall score: 9.4/10