Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there w...
If you pre-ordered or just generally liked Good Smile Company's 1/8-scale Akane who hails from Vividred Operation, then you may want to check out Kahotan's latest blog showing her off.
The most useful bits of her post cover how to attach Akane to her Wanko hover bike and what can be displayed along with her. She also provided a box shot and base shot which is nice to see pre-release. Also of note, Kahotan put a Nendoroid Petit in the bike and a Nendoroid on the bike so everyone can see how big it is.
In all it makes for a good read, and it kind of makes me wish I had pre-ordered Akane for my own collection, but I am saving up funds for my next big hobby investment right now. Did any of you Tomo readers out there order Akane? I bet you can't wait for her to show up!
I like what I see in the sculpt and colors so far, but found the lack of variety a little off putting. Fortunately, tomorrow they will be showing off a new tunic type of pajama so I am hoping to see a little bit more variety. It's not that I don't think the two Milky Holmes Nendoroids they showed off here were not cute or anything, but I consider showing off two figurines with exactly the same bottom half sculpting with some recolors no matter the quality of the sculpt to look pretty cheap. But at least the colors chosen are pretty rich and pajama-like, aren't they?
What do you think Tomopeeps? Am I just spoiled on highly detailed figurines? Am I being too critical? Let me know in the comments.
Do you like ninja girls flying through the air swinging katars, swords and everything else around? Who doesn't? If you do then you should check out Kaitendo's latest sculpt of Homura from the bazonga-filled anime series Senran Kagura.
Kaitendo's sculpt of Homura has a lot of spunk to it. I love her pose and style, she has all these weapons strapped to her back, a katar in one hand and a definitive "I'm going to ownz you" look in her eye. I have never seen such a beautiful wielder of katars and to be honest I am going to be tempted to pre-order her when orders go up, and they should go up soon!
I don't really know a lot about Homura's character except for a little bit of backstory and what I saw in the Senran Kagura anime, but who watches that anime for the story anyway? However I have to say the pose and expression of her character ignites a desire in me to play a fighting game. This says wonders for the skill it took to make her look this awesome.
Alisa looked hot when pre-orders were first announced. Over a month has passed and she still looks hot! This is what happens when a company like AlphaMax who I think are very good at making quality swimsuit figurines make an action posed busty female like Alisa from God Eater.
Do you know what the best part of this figure is? Well, if you ask Rio, me, and some of Tomo staff then you hear that she is a definite candidate for the best butt of the year award. If that award ever existed, not that she is lacking in other departments. Her stockings just show off her detailed sculpt so nicely. However there is so much more to her than that!
AlphaMax did an outstanding job of detailing the base and sword of this figure as well as making the clothing cover just enough to look modest from any above angles. Actually, I find her interesting because from above she does not look pervy at all. Alisa could easily be placed on a low, middle, or high shelf in a collector’s case for different display options. Plus with a red and black color scheme she should blend in great about anywhere in ones collection.
What do you think Tomopeeps? Did any of you pre-order this lovely lady?
At a casual glance Kirino may look like your typical swimsuit figure, but Griffon went the extra mile by capturing the look of her hair by sculpting it to puff out and billow just right to be pretty. They got her eyes and blush spot on and did a good job bringing out the moe with that fang in her mouth. Her knees and feet are poised in a way that make her look a little bit vulnerable, further bringing out that moe vibe. I also like the way her colors are balanced between the baby blue swimsuit, pink towel, and orange colored hair.
While Kirino is usually playful and even quite flirty I think the amount that she tugs on her swimsuit here to show off her thigh is a little bit excessive and leads little to the imagination. However this kind of craziness is part of what made her a popular character right?
Kuroneko has been getting a lot of love in the figurine world lately. It's about darn time that someone cared for her too! Next month Kotobukiya is releasing this sweet lolita dressed kitten girl to the masses. However if you ordered her and want to check her out ahead of time, or if you are on the fence then you should check outAkibahobby'sgallery of her.
Kotobukiya did a great job on the overall sculpt and color scheme of this figure. The ruffles and fine details approach Alter levels of quality. The white and red checkered base with brown rim adds an additional level of class to the appearance which I did not expect. Really, there are lots of cool details all over from the shiny slippers on her feet to the tips of her ear which are practically begging to be examined.
While I am not a big enough fan to buy this version of Kuroneko at her full price, I definitely will be keeping an eye out for sales to perhaps snag her later. What do you think tomopeeps? Have any of you ordered this sweet lolita?
Back in October pre-orders became available for Cu-Poche Kuroneko. Many of us were pleased with the stock factory images of her, but AmiAmi's English blog did a review of their own with some pretty nice photos to compliment t...
Holy cow. I thought I liked the design of the Lightning Play Arts Kai from Final Fantasy XIII-2, but this one takes the cake for me. I really hope somehow I can get my hands on the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII versio...
She's gorgeous, she's dramatic, she's got the poses down... It's Sailor Moon! This time, thanks to the AmiAmi Blog, we get some wonderful shots of how this super fun Figuarts ZERO Sailor Moon will look once she finally arrives at our doorsteps. I have mine on pre-order, and I can't wait to see her, as well as photograph her!
One of the things that caught me off guard a bit was just how BIG she is alongside her S.H. Figuarts companion! I mean, I know it would be obvious that she would be bigger, but holy moly, consider me thrilled! I also love how the tips of her hair end up somewhat see through by the spiral ends. It's such a wonderful touch! Be sure to take a look at the rest of the pictures on the AmiAmi Blog entry.
It's been about a month since Wave's trio of Idol Master Beach Queens beauties became available for pre-order. As expected, Akibahobby recently got their hands on a sample of these three ladies, Miki, Azusa, and Takane a...
Last month's kitty-eared Kirino is almost certainly a must have for fans, and right alongside her arrival we've got a lovely new gallery thanks to Akiba Hobby. It does feel a little stalkery to get such images of a schoolgirl...