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  / ( ●)  (●) \   ”Batayan!
/ ⌒(__人__)⌒ \    Has the new sample arrived?”
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/     ∩ノ ⊃  /   
(  \ / _ノ |  |     
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“Only one has arrived so far!”

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Today’s review is of this figure – the one and only sample of it that has arrived!

It’s Max Factory’s:

1/7th Scale Yui Hirasawa!

The lovable guitarist from Sakura High’s light music club in the popular anime ‘K-ON!’. She is wearing the Santa outfit that she wore in episode 7 of the first season, ‘Christmas!’.

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This is how she looks from the back!

As with all the previous 1/7th scale K-ON figures from Max Factory, the quality is absolutely wonderful! It’s definitely a figure that Yui fans will buy with no regrets whatsoever! Just look at those lovely long legs and bare feet…

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The Santa hat can be removed!

This quality really looks just as good as the master figure did… it’s incredible… just look at that adorable smile! It suits Yui so well! What a wonderful world we live in that you can keep such a wonderful smile by your side whenever you like!

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        /     \    ”But it’s kinda out of season…
     /   _ノ ‘ ヽ_ \     We’re in Summer, not Winter!”
   /     (●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)” )|    ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ /j゙~~| | |             |
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| | /   /          r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

That may be so, but…!
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The whole Santa outfit can be removed!

To reveal her swimsuit!!

The outfit is made of soft plastic that comes off very easily, and the balance of the figure is kept wonderfully both with and without the Santa outfit! It’s really incredible! Batayan was the head of production for this one – and got the fitting of the Santa outfit down perfectly!

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This is how she looks from the back now!

A school swimsuit in all its glory! It becomes the perfect figure for the Summer!

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The swimsuit has that nice…

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…tight ‘just-fit’ feeling to it!

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       /  ─    ─ \    ”What an incredible figure…”
     /   (≡)  (≡)  \  
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

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You can even make out her belly button!

The detail on the swimsuit really is incredible – from the glossy shine down to the creases in the material – it’s all there! It really looks just like a real swimsuit – the sculptor’s are just too good at their work!
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Max Factory’s:

1/7th Scale Yui Hirasawa!

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      /  ─    ─ \ 
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    |     (__人__)    | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be in stores from the 8th July!
For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!
 
 
 
(C)かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部

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A newcomer to the production team – Miura-kun!

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      /   ─    ─\    “Ooh, sexy neck!”
    /   (=・=)  (=・= \
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     \      ` ⌒´   /
     ノ            \

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Good Smile Staff are so great – they never complain when I say ‘I’m gonna take a photo now!”, they just act a little hesistant 😛

Sorry, but I need someone to hold the boxes for me!
It’s all thanks to the rest of the staff that I can once again bring you another review! 😛

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So without further ado, onto today’s review!

The 1/8th Scale Tenshi!

Tenshi is the angelic student council president in the afterlife, from the anime ‘Angel Beats!’. She is posed with her hands clasped together in front of her and a peaceful smile brimming over her face!

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This is how she looks from the back!

You can see she is sculpted as if she has just descended from the sky, with the wind blowing her hair and skirt up!

I also personally recommend the back of her knees! They look so soft and gentle to the touch!

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She really is such an Angel!

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    / ⌒(__人__)⌒ \ ← Just had to say it.
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    ノ            \
  /´               ヽ
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 ヽ    -一””””~~``’ー–、   -一”””’ー-、.
  ヽ ____(⌒)(⌒)⌒) )  (⌒_(⌒)⌒)⌒))

For those who don’t get it – ‘Tenshi’ actually means ‘Angel’ in Japanese. But seriously – that really is the smile of an angel! It’s just too cute!
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Her thighs are also magnificent!

The petticoat beneath her skirt is also a nice touch…

And the ever so popular half-way-up socks!

They really help the calves stand out, don’t they. 😛

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As I’m sure most of you know, Yurippe was made using 3DCG Data…

Of course Tenshi was made in the same way!
She was sculpted using data and then printed using a 3D printer!

All with help from our friends over at Sanjigen!

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Her wings are also included!

You can’t have an angel with no wings! And what lovely big wings they are! There is a little hole on her back where the wings connect into, but it is hidden by her hair when the wings are not connected, so it shouldn’t be a problem for anyone.

How will you display her? With or without the wings!?

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Here is a shot from above!

The front tips of her wings bend in a bit, which creates a wonderful effect.

Plus they are made from clear plastic for that nice transparent feeling!

The bottom is fully transparent and it gradually fades up to the solid white!
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Displayed together with Yurippe!

This is how she looks with the other 1/8th scale Angel Beats! figure – already on sale! Displaying the two of them together really makes it feel like the series has come alive!

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1/8th Scale Tenshi!

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. |   ⌒(_人_)            /      \     “Tenshi-chan, please!”
  |     |r┬-|           /─    ─    \ 
.  |     `ー’} \      / (●) (●)      \
.  ヽ        }    \    |  (__人__)      | 
   ヽ     ノ       \   \  ` ⌒´     _/
   /    く. \      \  ノ           \
   |     \  \    (⌒二              |
    |    |ヽ、二⌒)、      \         |  |

She’ll be in stores from the 14th! (Tues)
 
For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.
 
 
Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
* 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) VisualArt’s/Key/Angel Beats! Project

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The seat next to mine is Oomura’s – an Azunyan fan!
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He goes to all the Azunyan live events and pilgrimages, and he even went so far as to steal the master figure for today’s review and keep it as his own!

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    /   <○>  <○>  \.  “Wait…
    |    (__人__) し|   Did I say master figure?!”
    \    ` ⌒´    / 
    /  し          \

H-Hey! I need that first!

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And thus today’s blog will be taking a look at…

Max Factory’s…
1/7th Scale Azusa Nakano!

From the popular anime with a movie on it’s way ‘K-ON!’, Azusa is the Sakura High Music Club’s rhythm guitarist!  She also marks the last of the girls in Max Factory’s 1/7th scale series – we’ve got all five of them now!

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This is how she looks from the back!

This Azunyan features a relaxed, stretched out pose as she lies down on a cushion! The size of the photos make her look a little small but that’s just because of the limits the the size of the pictures – she really is a beautiful 1/7th scale figure!
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This is how she looks from above!

Before I continue this review, I have a request of everyone reading.
Imagine she is with you in your own room while reading through!
It’ll increase the moe levels by at least three times, I promise!

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A relaxed and gentle expression!

An expression that she’ll show to you whenever you like! Personally I normally prefer girls to have an upward glance (thats why most pictures of me are taken from above :P), but this version of Azunyan is perfect with a gentle straightforward gaze like this one!

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Defenseless, beautiful legs!

She is wearing socks quite high up but they’re not knee-socks nor tights – just a special length that reveal her calves for you… and if you touch them you can just imagine her embarressed face as she tries to get you to stop!!

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Azunyan #2!

The kitty cat Azunyan #2 is also included with the figure! She is lazing around just like Azunyan as she plays with a little toy… just by looking at her it makes me forget all the bad things and enjoy the cuteness in front of me…

Oh, as a side note, the stand being used here is not the final stand for the figure – it is a temporary version. The final version will also have a furry warm feeling to it as well though!

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Another picture from directly behind!

This is the scene you’ll have when you’re lying by her side! Being relaxing and lazy really is wonderful isn’t it… it’s times like that are so worth the hard times!

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And my personal favorite shot!

We’ve just finished dinner, and watching a little bit of TV and I want to talk about everything that’s happened today… but she is too absorbed and relaxed… I can’t bother her!

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You can also remove the cushion!

Of course the area where the cushion should be is still sculpted as detailed as everywhere else! You can catch just a small glimpse of her neck and collar bone – they look so cute!
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A close up on her feet!

Although it looks fine just looking at her feet like this, if you do actually decide to pose her this way her hair doesn’t look right at all, so it’s not a perfect option…

The sculpting was done by the same person responsible for the previous four girls – Nakayaman! They look amazing when all displayed together!

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Max Factory’s

1/7th Scale Azusa Nakano!

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

She is up on the GSC site as of today!


For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.

Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
(C)かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部
 
 
 
* 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

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       || /  ─   \  ← Second Private
      /〔|    ( ●)(●)
      〔ノ^ゝ  (__人__)    “I left a figure at Good-san for you!”
      ノ ノ^,-    ` ⌒´
     /´ ´ ‘ , ^ヽ      }
     /     ノ'”\.  ⌒
   人    ノ \/,_ __ノ
   /:::::\_/l:::::::\ー-.,ノ、゙,
  ,/::::::::::ノ::::|_:::;、>、_ l|||||゙!:゙、-、_


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Nice work, Private!

He always refers to Good Smile Company as ‘Good-san’ even though most of us rather shorten to it ‘Good Smile’. It reminded me of how some people call McDonalds, ‘McDs’ and others call it ‘Macs’ here in Japan.

Does anyone else refer to Good Smile as Good-san… or anything else?

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But anyway… today we’ll be looking at…

Max Factory’s…

1/7 Scale Xiao-Mei!

She is the fickle owner of the antique shop from the popular PSP game ‘Shining Hearts’. The pose is based on a key visual from the game where Xiao-Mei has a beautiful smile across her face and a slightly tilted face.

If you include all the figures from Shining Tears and Shining Wind…. this is the 11th figure to join Max Factory’s ‘Shining’ figure series!


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This is how she looks from the back!

Those legs are the legs that all girls want!!
Plus they’re the legs that all guys want to see on girls!! 😛


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The tilted head just makes her cuter!

Tony-san’s beautiful illustration has been transformed into a figure without losing any charm! Look at those beautiful eyes! She is just so adorable…

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Even her outfit is adorable!!

It kind of looks like a ‘naked apron’ from this angle… I really like how it looks! It taunts you into thinking you can see underneath but you just can’t!


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Now you can see a little better!

“N-No panties…!?”

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       /    _____| |  ヘ____ヘ_|____ ___
   /⌒|     ((_____.| | Σ ________(○)__(○) 
  /   |. ι   (___人__)   | |  ” ,  ’  ’   , |          。
                                   。    。    。

…of course she’s wearing some… but if you wanna get a closer look than that you’ll have to take a look with your your own eyes!!


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Her bosom is impressive too!

The skin looks so smooth and the clothes give a very ‘tight fit’ feeling… it really lets Xiao-Mei boast her body!!

By the way… this figure is actually sculpted by a girl!


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Her thighs are stunning, but also take note of the sash!

Plus I’m sure you’ve noticed the little ribbon by her thighs…! At first I thought it was part of her Chinese outfit… but it’s actually just sticking out the side…

…which means…?

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   /      \
  /  ⌒  ⌒ \
/    <○>  <○> \    ”Part of her panties…?”
|  /// (__人__)/// |
/     ∩ノ ⊃  /
(  \ / _ノ |  |
.\ “  /__|  |


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Everyone loves armpits!

You can peek from below to get a good look at them like this! It’s areas like this that you could never see in the the illustration… and now not only can you see it but you can touch it too!!


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Max Factory’s…

1/7th Scale Xiao-Mei!

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

She’ll be on the GSC site by mid-March!

For preordering details or questions check out our partner shops.

That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
 
(C)SEGA

* 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

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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…

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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.


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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!


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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.


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A huge smile beaming across her face!

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


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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!!


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She shoulders also stick out the top!

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


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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!


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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!

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Healthy looking shoulder blades!

[Discussing]

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 ∧ (´・ω・) (・ω・`) ∧∧
( ´・ω) U) ( つと ノ(ω・` )
| U (  ´・) (・`  ) と ノ
 u-u (l    ) (   ノu-u
     `u-u’. `u-u’

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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!
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It’s Max Factory’s…

1/7 Scale Yui Hirasawa!

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      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●)  \
    |     (__人__)  |  ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |            |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |            |
 |    l                | |            |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

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!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 

* 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)かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部

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Happy New Year!

/ ⌒`”⌒`ヽ、
/,, / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄\
/,//::         \
;/⌒'”:::..            |⌒ヽ
/  /、:::::…           /ヽ_ \
__( ⌒ー-ィ⌒ヽ、   /⌒`ー’⌒  )
━━━━━`ー──ゝィソノー‐ヾy_ノー─”━━━━

I hope you all enjoyed New Year’s Day!

Just a few days ago I finally managed to reach the higher level of the assembly hall in Monster Hunter! I got so absorbed in the game that at one stage while I was walking down the street I swear I saw people throwing paint balls at me…

But that’s enough about me…

It’s time to get this blog started once again for the new year!

I hope that everyone has a great 2011 ahead of them!!

 the very first figure of 2011 is right here!

And it’s not wooser!!

Black Gold Saw -animation version-

It’s a 1/8th scale PVC figure of the mysterious character that appeared at the very start of the Black Rock Shooter anime… locked in combat with Black Rock Shooter herself!

The sculptor for the figure is Ken Kawanishi, the same sculptor that did both the BRS and Dead Master animation version figures, so the series really looks great together.

Let’s take a look from another angle!

The contrast of her black outfit with her white skin is stunning!

Her stylish boots go all the way up to her knees!

She has much more of a mature atmosphere when compared to BRS and Dead Master.

Isn’t she beautiful!?

The relaxed expression across her face gives her a nice sexy feeling as well!

This is how she looks from the side!

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 /  _ノ  ヽ、_  \   ”It’s too big to fit it all on the monitor’s background…”
/  o゚⌒   ⌒゚o  \
|    (__人__)   |
\     ` ⌒´     /
 ノ            \

Whilst the -original version- focused on a more calm pose, the -animation version- has a much more dynamic pose!

Plus for a 1/8th scale figure, it really has an impressive size!

Her sword, ‘King Saw’!

This was the saw-like sword she was wielding when she battled against BRS-chan! If you look carefully you can also see all the small little scratches and dirt marks from all of her previous battles!

Her sexy stomach and lowcut shorts!

The sculpting really makes the skin look so smooth!

I also really like the shape of the ribs you can just see beneath her breasts!!

And those little gaps between her clothes and skin…!!

I already mentioned it on twitter, but I think those gaps have a special kind of energy that enthralls people… I almost can’t resist trying to stick my finger into them…!!

Don’t do it! Bad Hand!

Unusually large for a character designed by huke!

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{   ⊂)(●)  (●) \   ”I estimate a D-cup!”
|   / ///(_人_)/// \
!   !    `Y⌒y’´   |
|   l      ゙ー ′   ,/
|   ヽ   ー‐    ィ
BRS might have been a flat-chest, but Gold Saw definitely has something to boast about!

Either way, they both have their own charms to enjoy!

A stand that brings the BRS world alive!

As with all the other figures in the series, a very unique stand is included to set the stage of the BRS world.

This time you can see the floor is covered in broken up into smaller rocks with chains suspended in the air. It adds even more to the dynamic feeling of the figure!

Figure stands really are starting to look better and better!


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

Black Gold Saw -animation version-!

She’ll be announced on the GSC site tomorrow!

Check out our partner shops for pre-order details or questions. (Japanese only)

That’s all for today!
Hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ

* 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)huke / B★RS Project

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