Saturday, February 26, 2011

Review: Kyouka Midarezaki by Good Smile Company

As some of you may already know, I have shit taste in music. This obviously means that I have shit taste in anime as well. Today's review is a character from the anime/manga/light novel Kyouran Kazoku Nikki. It's a wacky comedy series involving a group of people that may be the child of Enka, a vengeful creature that is capable of annihilating the human race. They gather this group together and form a family in hopes that whoever the child of Enka may be, they will be reluctant to destroy humanity due to their ties to their family.

This character is Kyouka, the mother of the make-shift family. She's my favorite out of the entire cast and I'm actually a bit surprised that GSC made figures from this series considering how obscure it is, or maybe it's actually really popular and I'm just ignorant. The figure came out a little under two years ago which made it hard to find even with the use of Yahoo.jp and Mandarake. I had pretty much given up on finding this figure, but I eventually found it for a price that was only a $5 over retail. Anyways, before I move onto the review here's a Youtube video of the anime's opening for those of you who are curious. You can tell exactly what kind of show this is from the opening.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Review: Figma Aya Shameimaru By Max Factory

Gensokyo's honest and humble reporter is here in Figma form! She came before Fate, but I decided to review Fate first so now it's Aya's turn.


 
 The usual from Figma boxes.
You can see my hams in the reflection.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review: Fate Testarossa -PHANTOM MINDS- by Alter

Alter has produced many figures of characters from the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha series and it's no surprise that they have become godly at it. Today I bring you a review of dat ass -Phantom Minds-, a beautiful figure of her appearance in the first Nanoha movie.

Like another blogger mentioned, the shipping cost for this was beastly. This figure shipped alone and initially cost 4770 Yen for SAL. I kindly asked AmiAmi to switch it to EMS as it was only 400 Yen more.

I don't usually include pictures of the actual shipping box in my reviews, but I think this one is an excellent exception. Brace yourself for for some DFC and dat ass, a deadly combination.