Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for March 1st, 2011

Yesterday I took a look at Max Factory’s Big O model and learned just how it was to make non-cute things look cute…

001

Today’s product is also from Max Factory!

In fact I have yet another Max Factory figure to look at, but that will be for tomorrow… and it’s not a figma by the way! figma are normally all introduced on the figma blog instead of here so I only look at them on rare occasions.


002

But anyway, today we’ll be taking a look at:

1/7 Scale Yui Hirasawa!
 
 
Yui is the clumsy guitarist from the ever-popular anime K-ON!… which also has a movie version coming up!

This is the Santa outfit she worse in episode 7 of season 1!


003

This is how she looks from the back!

The line from her thighs up to her knees is absolutely beautiful!! It’s like she is wearing a one-piece dress with bare feet… not something you see very often.


004

A huge smile beaming across her face!

A smile like this really suits Yui the best! Great work Max Factory – that expression is perfect!!


005

The nice baggy Santa outfit!

While most of the outfit and the sleeves are baggy, the area from the waist to the hips fits just right. Plus look at those delicious soft thighs!!


006

She shoulders also stick out the top!

You can also see Yui-chan has a really sexy collar bone!!Β  :O

This Santa outfit is so amazing… I almost feel like I should get down on my knees and bow down to it!! It has such a unique balance as to what skin it shows and what it doesn’t!
007

But there is more to this figure… my true love for it…

The Santa outfit casts-off into a school swimsuit!

This is truly a breakthrough! A single figure of Yui-chan with two completely different looks that are both absolutely stunning! You could even display her in the swimsuit during Summer and the Santa outfit for Winter – match her to the seasons! πŸ˜›


008

This is how she looks from the back!

You might think that the balance of the figure would be thrown off by taking off her Santa outfit… but as you can see that’s not the case at all!


009

Obviously the Santa hat can also be removed!

The hair beneath the hat has a nice light and airy feeling and gives a nice dynamic feeling to her – I particularly like the way the hair looks at the back near her neck!

010

Healthy looking shoulder blades!

[Discussing]

γ€€γ€€γ€€ ∧,,βˆ§γ€€ ∧,,∧
γ€€βˆ§ (´・ω・) (・ω・`) ∧∧
( ´・ω)γ€€οΌ΅) ( ぀と οΎ‰(ω・` )
ο½œγ€€οΌ΅ (  ´・) (・`  ) と οΎ‰
 u-u (l γ€€γ€€ ) (γ€€γ€€γ€€οΎ‰u-u
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ `u-u’.γ€€`u-u’

011

The glossy look of the swimsuit is beautiful!

Pay attention to the smaller details – you can just see the outline of her belly button… and the creases around her thighs are beautifully detailed.

She looks great in both the Santa suit and the swimsuit!
002

It’s Max Factory’s…

1/7 Scale Yui Hirasawa!

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ_
       /   γ€€ γ€€οΌΌ
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€  /  ─  γ€€ ─ \ 
    / γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌˆβ—οΌ‰ γ€€οΌˆβ—οΌ‰ γ€€οΌΌ
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€|γ€€ γ€€γ€€ (__δΊΊ__οΌ‰γ€€ | γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ_
γ€€ γ€€γ€€ οΌΌγ€€γ€€ γ€€ γ€€|r┬-| γ€€ ,/ | |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€|
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γƒŽγ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ `ー’´  \  | |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€|
γ€€ /´ γ€€ γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€ | |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ |
γ€€|γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ο½Œ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€| |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€γ€€|
 ヽ    -δΈ€γƒΌ_~ο½€βŒ’)^),-ο½€γ€€| |_οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ__|
  ヽ οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ,γƒŽΞ³βŒ’γƒ½)ニニ-οΏ£γ€€γ€€γ€€| |γ€€γ€€|

She is already up for preorders!

Check out our partner stores for more details or questions regarding preorders.
 
 
 
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!Β  (γƒ»βˆ€γƒ»)γƒŽγ‚›
 
 
 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas
 
 
(C)γ‹γγ΅γ‚‰γ„γƒ»θŠ³ζ–‡η€ΎοΌζ‘œι«˜θ»½ιŸ³ιƒ¨

Read Full Post »

MAX Alloy Big O

I decided to give Max Factory a call as I wasn’t sure what to write today’s blog on…

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€βˆ©
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€||γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€||   /   γ€€  \ ← Me
      /〔|/   ─’γ€€’γƒΌγ€€οΌΌ γ€€
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€”γƒŽ^ゝ  oοΎŸβŒ’γ€€γ€€γ€€βŒ’οΎŸo οΌΌγ€€γ€€”I was wondering… do you have anything
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€γƒŽ γƒŽ^,-γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌˆ__δΊΊ__οΌ‰γ€€ | γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€for me to put up on my blog?”
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ /Β΄ Β΄ ‘γ€€, ^ヽ  ο½€ βŒ’Β΄γ€€γ€€ /
γ€€γ€€ γ€€ /γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΎ‰'”οΌΌ__ γƒΌγƒΌγƒŽοΎž-ο½€.
γ€€γ€€γ€€δΊΊγ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γƒŽ \/_____ γƒŽ.| ヽ i
γ€€ γ€€/γ€€ οΌΌ_/ |γ€€γ€€οΌΌ/゙(__)οΌΌ,|γ€€iγ€€|
γ€€ /γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΎ‰γ€€ οΌžγ€€γ€€ ヽ. ハ  | γ€€ ||

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€βˆ©
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€||  / ̄ ̄\
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€|| οΌγ€€γ€€βŒ’γ€€βŒ’οΌΌγ€€β† Ozawa Aesop
      /〔|γ€€ γ€€ ( β—οΌ‰οΌˆβ—οΌ‰γ€€γ€€γ€€
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€”γƒŽ^γ‚γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌˆ__δΊΊ_οΌ‰γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€”How about the new Big O?
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€γƒŽ γƒŽ^,-γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ο½€ βŒ’Β΄
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ /Β΄ Β΄ ‘γ€€, ^ヽ      }
γ€€γ€€ γ€€ /γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΎ‰'”οΌΌ.γ€€ βŒ’
γ€€γ€€γ€€δΊΊγ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γƒŽ \/,οΌΏ __γƒŽ
γ€€ γ€€/:::::οΌΌ_/l:::::::οΌΌο½°-.,γƒŽο½€οΎž,
γ€€ ,/::::::::::οΎ‰::::|οΌΏ:::;ο½€>ο½€_ l|||||゙!:゙`-ο½€_


001

That sounds great!

Although unfortunately I don’t actually know much about the Big O… I hope this will work out…


014

Let me first find out something about the series!
You can watch the first episode of the Big O on the “MAX Alloy Big O” product page! If you’ve never had the chance to see it consider checking it out!

[MAX Alloy Big O Product Page]
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/ja/3077/

 
 
My thoughts on episode 1…!

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ
     / βŒ’γ€€γ€€βŒ’οΌΌ
γ€€γ€€γ€€ οΌγ€€οΌˆβ—‹οΌ‰γ€€ οΌˆβ—‹οΌ‰ οΌΌγ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€”W-wow… Dorothy is so cuuute!!
  / γ€€ ///(__δΊΊ__οΌ‰/// οΌΌγ€€γ€€ Roger is also really cool!”
γ€€ |γ€€γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ `YβŒ’y’Β΄γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€|γ€€γ€€ γ€€γ€€
γ€€γ€€ οΌΌ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€γ‚›γƒΌ β€²γ€€γ€€,/ γ€€γ€€
γ€€ γ€€ /γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€  ー‐ γ€€ γ€€γ‚£

The setting was also really nice!
I thought it was just going to be another typical robot anime, but that wasn’t the case at all! The overall design and even the music all gave a really nice retro feeling to the show as well… and Dorothy was so cuuuute!!!


002
Admittedly I still don’t know very much about the Big O, but I’ll still be taking a look at this impressive piece of art today:

Max Factory’s
MAX Alloy Big O!
 
It’s a giant model of the Big O itself made to join the famous MAX Alloy series! It’s up for preorder at the moment!


003

This is how it looks from the back!
The first time I held it the following two things came to mind:

・ It’s incredibly heavy!
・ It’s cold!!

It really gives you the feeling that you’re holding a giant metal robot!
004
Stunning paint work!!

This is the paint work we took a look at during the live broadcast a little while back – it’s painted to look just like cast metal, and it really does!!


005

The chest part opens!!

This isn’t in the first episode, but apparently this is to recreate the Big O’s attack known as “Canon Party”! Even the parts inside the chest are made highly detailed!


006

You can place him in awesome poses!
What do you think of my posing, Aesop-san?!

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ / ̄ ̄\
   / .γƒΌγ€€γ€€γƒΌ \ ← Ozawa Aesop-san
γ€€γ€€γ€€|γ€€<β—‹>γ€€<β—‹> |γ€€γ€€
γ€€γ€€γ€€|γ€€γ€€ (__δΊΊ__οΌ‰γ€€|γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€”…………”
γ€€γ€€γ€€|γ€€γ€€γ€€ο½€ βŒ’Β΄γ€€ |γ€€
γ€€γ€€γ€€|γ€€γ€€γ€€. `βŒ’ γ€€ }γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€
   ヽ       }γ€€
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γƒ½γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γƒŽγ€€
   /      ヽ

What! I thought it was pretty good!
I guess I’m too used to cute things so I’m kind of useless when it comes to things like this… A lot of others also told me this was no good… I really don’t know what’s wrong with it… ^^;


007

Roger’s favorite car, Griffon!

The car can be stored away in the Big O’s foot, and it can also be shot out at the push of a button!! Is the Griffon a real car? I want to try riding in one!!


010

The Moby Dick Anchor is also included!

It comes out of the triangular part on the arms and can then be equipped as seen above. The chain is also feels very heavy… the optional parts are just as high quality as the main model!


009

Big O Will defend the kitty!
Apparently I can’t make cool poses, so I’ll just have to add in some cute for myself! ^^;

Both an open hand and a clenched fist are included!
Plus the open hand is really impressive…


008

All of the fingers have posable joints!

You can pose the hand almost as freely as you can pose your own hand!

011

You can also hold all kinds of things!

Hmm… this makes him look like a bad guy… I swear Big O is a good guy!


012

Let’s get Ozawa Aesop-san to pose him for me!

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ
γ€€/γ€€) ) )/ \  /\  
γ€€{γ€€ γ€€βŠ‚)οΌˆβ—οΌ‰γ€€γ€€οΌˆβ—οΌ‰ οΌΌγ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ “Give us the most awesome pose you can!”
γ€€|γ€€γ€€ / ///(__δΊΊ__οΌ‰/// οΌΌγ€€
γ€€!γ€€γ€€ !γ€€γ€€ γ€€`YβŒ’y’Β΄γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€|
γ€€|γ€€γ€€ l γ€€γ€€ γ€€ οΎžγƒΌ β€²γ€€ γ€€,/
γ€€|   ヽ   ー‐ γ€€  ィ

013

((((οΎŸΠ”οΎŸ))) There we go!


That was Max Factory’s

MAX Alloy Big O!

γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ_
       /   γ€€ γ€€οΌΌ
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€  /  ─  γ€€ ─ \ 
    / γ€€γ€€γ€€οΌˆβ—οΌ‰ γ€€οΌˆβ—οΌ‰ γ€€οΌΌ
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€|γ€€ γ€€γ€€ (__δΊΊ__οΌ‰γ€€ | γ€€οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ_
γ€€ γ€€γ€€ οΌΌγ€€γ€€ γ€€ γ€€|r┬-| γ€€ ,/ | |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€|
γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γƒŽγ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ `ー’´  \  | |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€|
γ€€ /´ γ€€ γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€ | |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ |
γ€€|γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ο½Œ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€ γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€| |γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€γ€€ γ€€γ€€|
 ヽ    -δΈ€γƒΌ_~ο½€βŒ’)^),-ο½€γ€€| |_οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ__|
  ヽ οΌΏοΌΏοΌΏοΌΏ,γƒŽΞ³βŒ’γƒ½)ニニ-οΏ£γ€€γ€€γ€€| |γ€€γ€€|

It’s already available for preorder!
Check out our partner shops for more details or preording questions!
 

Also, if you want to see more of Big O… instead of reading my silly review, you can watch Aesop’s video review! (ο½₯βˆ€ο½₯)οΎ‰

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1298548298
 
 
 
But that’s all from me for today.
I hope to see you all again the tomorrow!Β  (γƒ»βˆ€γƒ»)γƒŽγ‚›
 
 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

(C)ァンラむズ

Read Full Post »