Archive for October 11th, 2011

Over the long weekend, I went to the Bonbori Festival with Oda-P!


       /      \
      / \  /   \   ”Yay! I was waiting for this figure!
    /   ⌒   ⌒    \   I wanna play with all the extra parts!
    |/// (__人__)  ///  |
     \   ` ⌒´     /
     /       __|_______
    |   l..   /l Prototype   |
    ヽ  丶-.,/  |_________|
    /`ー、_ノ /      /

Yep! Today’s figure has a load of wondrous optional parts! I almost wanted to start today’s blog with them, but I’ll start as normal – scroll down fast if you can’t wait! 😛


From Hanasaku Iroha:
Nendoroid Ohana Matsumae!

Her character designer is Meru Kishida, well known for his work on the Atelier series of games! Meru’s detailed character design has been shrunk down into adorable Nendoroid size!


This is how she looks from the back!

She is wearing the uniform she wears for her work at Kissuisou – the Japanese inn that she started to work at. The apron, ribbon, socks and even geta shoes are all very detailed even as a Nendoroid! As a side note… Oda-P seem s to be in charge of loads of characters in kimonos at the moment. ^^;


Let’s move onto the optional parts!

First up is a determined expression!

A perfect expression for the honest and frank Ohana-chan! Working as hard as she can, even when she is new to the work!

She also has trays with legs for the customers at the inn!

These are of course the trays she used to carry food to those staying at the inn – and she even comes with two, stacked up on each other! You could probably place all sorts of things on the tray for an even more convincing rendition!


Next up is a surprised expression!

Ohana has all sorts of expressions in the series – so it’s nice to have some variety on the Nendoroid as well! Both the shoulder area and the area where her bare arms start are posable, allowing for all kinds of poses!


A wooden broom and arms to hold it!

Once she has finished carrying the food t all the customers, she needs to head to the entrance and clean up a bit… it seems she has come across a rather peculiar looking animal though. (Kyubey isn’t included! ^^;)

The extra parts that come with Ohana-chan are really nice big things like the trays and broom, it’s fun to play around with them!


A Blue Heron!

       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     / ─     ─ \   ”Eeeh?
    /  <○>   <○>  \   Is that from the Dokidoki Animal Series?”
    |   (__人__) し |
    \    |r┬-|    /
    /  し  `ー’´     \

Not this time! The Blue Heron is included as well!

Ohana meets with this giant bird on the way to Kissuisou’s rival inn, Fukuya. She really isn’t good with dealing with this particular bird!! The gradient used on the wings is really beautiful… plus it is really posed in a menacing pose which is perfect for the series! 😛

And finally…!!

We’ve already seen so many amazing parts… but this next one is quite different to normal. Of all the Nendoroids that have been made… I never expected parts like these! xD


A Bondage Body!

        /     \
     /:::::─三三─\    ”What the-?!”
   /:::::: ( ○)三(○)\
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)ル ゚。 ゚     ___________
   \      ゝ’゚      ≦ 三 ゚ | |             |
__/     。≧       三 = | |             |
| | /    ,   -ァ,       ≧=  .| |             |
| | /   /    .イレ,、       >  | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn ,≦`Vヾ  ヾ ≧   |_|___________|
 ̄ \__、(“二)。゚ /。・イハ 、\、l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Those who have not seen the series might be wondering just what Good Smile gets up to in their spare time… 😛 I don’t want to spoil too much from the series, but let’s just say that she ends up like this in a scene from the third episode in the series – and these parts let you recreate that scene!

She even comes with the mouth gag!!

Which can also be removed, of course. I was quite amazed to see the permission to make these parts come out! ^^;


This is how it looks from the back!

Looking from this angle, experts might point out that the tying isn’t done correctly – but even in the series the line “I just can’t get it right” came up. You have to be impressed that he at least tried it, right? 😛 I can’t wait to use these parts with some other figures… ^^;


From Hanasaku Iroha:
Nendoroid Ohana Matsumae!

       /      \
      /   ─    ─\  ”Let’s all ‘bonboru’!”
    /    (●)   (●) \
    |     (__人__)   | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be up for preorder soon!

For sales and preorder inquiries, be sure to speak with out partner shops! She’ll be up not tomorrow, but the day after that!
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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– Time Limit: 10 Minutes –


This is part of a certain figure. Who is it?

Is a quick quiz I ran on twitter! Not surprisingly, I got the answer from loads of people all at once! I was so happy to see people could figure it out from just this!

So today we’ll be taking a much more detailed look at her!
The 6th in the Bakemonogatari 1/8th scale figure series!

Shinobu Oshino!

Following on Hitagi Senjougahara, Nadeko Sengoku, Suruga Kanbaru, Tsubasa Hanekawa and Mayoi Hachikuji from the popular anime series, ‘Bakemonogatari’, comes this loveable figure of the vampire that bit Araragi – Shinobu Oshino!


This is how she looks from the back!

I’m sure there are not many who would display this figure with the back showing, but even so – the detail on the back is amazing. There are doughnuts overflowing everywhere even on the back! When I first saw the chocolate doughnut on in the bottom right I really thought to myself ‘did they really need to add a chocolate doughnut here?!’ – but it just adds that little extra to the figure!


Let me start with this:

She is too adorable!!!

I’m sure you can tell from the photo here – but the quality is absolutely outstanding as well! But that’s definitely no surprise, as the paint work for this figure was done by the marvelous Hiro! Just look at those lovely eyes!


Let’s take a closer look at the figure’s base!

For the most part, the base is made up of all sorts of doughnuts, but if you look up close you’ll notice some interesting other items as well – all items from the other characters from the series!

The wooden shoes in the back are Meme’s.
The cat ears and glasses in the front are from Hanekawa-san!


I swear that this angle is just to look at the base!

I must say those legs are absolutely stunning, while we’re at it.

You can see Araragi’s head, Senjougahara’s stapler and fried eggs for Karen and Tsukihi! Nadeko’s hat was just in front of this but didn’t get into the picture, sorry! ;_;


The huge bag is Mayoi-chan’s, and the bandaged hand is from Kanbaru-san!

I love the way that even the bandaged up hand is holding a doughnut – so much character in just one figure!


Her helmet is removable!

Characters with a removable hat often end up with a strange feeling once the hat is removed, but just look at this – it still looks wonderful!!  I think personally I prefer Shinobu-chan without the helmet, so I’ll be doing the rest of the review with her like this!

But really, she is just so cute either way! (*゚∀゚)=3

That collarbone! Collarbone!!

Plus I’m sure I don’t need to point it out, but the way her one-piece is falling off her shoulder like that gives a nice sexy side to the figure as well! So much detail put into just a shoulder – it’s unbelievable!!


Here is a view from the side!

I said in the past that the knee socks on Sejougahara were amazing, but I’m equally impressed by the one-piece barefoot combo. It adds this strange erotic kind of feeling that really does the figure justice. It just wouldn’t have been the same even if she had been wearing sandals or anything like that – the bare skin from the feet up to the calves is really nice. The bare feet also gives a nice laid back feeling to the figure…


This is how she looks from above!

The one-piece has fine little creases all over it – it really recreates the original illustration in figure form absolutely perfectly! The ribbon just above her hips also looks great!

Today’s #1 Shot!

        / ノ ‘ ヽ\
 ミ ミ ミ / (≡)  (≡)\      ミ ミ ミ  
/⌒)⌒)⌒./// (__人__) ///\   /⌒)⌒)⌒)
| / / /     |::::|     | (⌒)/ / / //
| ::::::(⌒)   l;;;;l     /  ゝ  :::::/
|     ノ     `ー’     \  /  )  /
ヽ    /             ヽ/    /
 |    |   l||l 从人 l||l      l||l 从人 l||l
 ヽ    -一””””~~``’ー–、   -一”””’ー-、
  ヽ ____(⌒)(⌒)⌒) )  (⌒_(⌒)⌒)⌒))

I want to be bitten by her too…!!!


The 6th in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari figure series:

Shinobu Oshino!

       /      \ 
      /   ─    ─\  ”The new Nisemonogatari starts in January!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be up for preorders tomorrow!

For preorder and sales info, be sure to check with out partner shops!
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!



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