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  • Rei - Yukata

      6:42 PM on 11.06.2012


    Maker: Bandai
    Scale: Non-scale
    Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion

    I got this one along with the Rei in swimwear, and it too is quite good for its size. This piece seems to be a good companion to the other, with the kimono giving a different impression than the white bikini, and her oddly smiling here. Odd if you're familiar with Rei's character, but that makes it all the more pleasant to see. The kimono and fan suit Rei very well, much like the swimwear does, and it's not hard to imagine her wearing these costumes in the anime. Believability always improves a figure's value.
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    Sakaki - Yellow Bikini

      5:20 AM on 10.26.2012


    Maker: Kotobukiya
    Scale: 1/7
    Anime: Azumanga Daioh

    I love this figure. Yes, like most swimsuit figures, it provides a spicy flair to the room, but it's also a great representation of a great character. Sakaki's breasts are quite large (and a well-known cause of embarrassment to her), and honestly not what I look for in a figure, but it just wouldn't be Sakaki without the mature, sexy exterior that masks a shy and gentle personality. The swimsuit and pose appear to be based directly on a scene from the anime, and they really capture Sakaki's voluptuousness in a way wholly in line with my particular tastes. Yellow and black make a really striking combination. My favorite aspect of Sakaki is the fine detailing on her piercing blue eyes; they reveal just a hint of her kind, cute-loving self.
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    Rei - White Two-Piece

      7:25 PM on 10.21.2012


    Maker: Bandai
    Scale: Non-scale
    Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion

    This is a small 'NGE Portraits' figure from Bandai. I either didn't like or was unable to obtain other figures of Rei in swimwear, but this one really drew my admiration. It's small, but quite well-detailed for a prize figure. The white bikini is simple, fresh, and attractive for a stoic character like Rei, without being inaccurately sexy (she's 14, guys!). Also of note is the ever-so-slight contrapposto of her stance, which looks quite graceful along with her raised arms. I don't ever collect figures for pure titillation value, and this piece is about as tasteful as it gets to a depiction of one of my all-time favorite anime characters. It's just so... pretty. Non-collectors question it, but I feel no shame at all in owning such a work of art, even if it features Rei Ayanami in very little clothing.
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    Rei - Crimson Goth Loli

      7:15 PM on 10.21.2012


    Maker: Kotobukiya
    Scale: 1/7
    Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion

    I wasn't so keen on the original design of this piece; black was too drab, maybe. This red version of the Goth Loli Rei was found by me entirely by chance, as I had never known that the figure had an alternate color scheme. It's very charming, even with the obvious pantyshot at certain angles, and the crimson goes with Rei's eyes very well. It's not hard to imagine the quiet Miss Ayanami enjoying a high-society tea decked out in this Victorian wear.
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    Flay - R&R

      4:51 PM on 09.21.2012


    Maker: MegaHouse
    Scale: 1/8
    Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

    Flay Allster was a character I disliked intensely when I first watched Gundam SEED, but more recently, I've come to appreciate her flawed character for its tragedy, and for the impact she has on the plot. Flay has quite a striking character design, as well. This figure shows her after having shed half her uniform to better enjoy the sunshine during a lull in the fighting, as well as to tempt a certain Gundam pilot getting too close to another girl... Interestingly enough, this Flay figure was part of the Gundam Archives release from MegaHouse, which came out at the same time as my Cagalli figure several years ago. It's lucky that I came across this one by chance much more recently, when I have a new appreciation for the character.
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    Hinagiku - Swimsuit

      8:13 PM on 09.12.2012


    Maker: Kotobukiya
    Scale: 1/6
    Anime: Hayate the Combat Butler

    This piece holds special value to me, because it's the only one I bought when I was in Japan some years ago, during a trip to Akihabara. I enjoyed that vacation immensely, and there were so many things I did and saw that weren't anime-related that I'll always treasure. I wasn't even a fan of Hayate the Combat Butler when I bought Hinagiku, but she was just so well-crafted that I knew I had to have her. The color, the pose, everything about this figure is so bold and lovely.
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    Cagalli - Formal

      1:08 AM on 09.06.2012


    Maker: MegaHouse
    Scale: 1/8
    Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

    This is one of the first figures I bought, and it holds special value to me because of both the design and the character it represents. My favorite aspect of the figure is the shiny, not quite translucent quality of the dress, and how it clings to the body. This outfit and pose is taken directly from a scene in the anime. The reason she looks uncomfortable is because she's a tomboy who doesn't like girly clothes at all. Cagalli's an awesome character, with not a lot of figure likenesses, so I'm glad I was able to find this when I did. It would be marvelous if I could find a figure of Cagalli wearing her regular outfit or her military uniform. Someday, maybe, one will be released.
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