After quite a lot of time shooting with Canon’s 6D, I decided it was time for a change. The 6D has all the features I need as a studio camera… and nothing more. Not content with merely producing images, I wanted to see if there was a more fully-featured camera out there. Unfortunately, my camera budget isn’t what it used to be so I had to settle for a model in a lower price bracket. However this market segment is very competitive, and there were plenty of choices within budget.
If you took 100 ordinary people and screened KanColle for them, you’ll find that it’s objectively kind of a nothing show. But I’m going to have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. All this probably boils down to how susceptible to moe I am – KanColle is about moe anthropomorphisms of Japanese WWII-era warships roughly reenacting the Pacific War. If that summary sounds appealing for you, congratulations! You’re part of KanColle‘s surprisingly large target audience.
If you’re thinking Japanese punk rock probably isn’t in my wheelhouse, you’d be right. However it was a quiet Friday afternoon at Kollision Con and suddenly I heard LOUD NOISES so I decided to check it out. And that’s how I found out about Uzuhi.
I wasn’t able to spend much time at Con+Alt+Delete in mid-December, but this weekend’s Kollision Con was basically a re-do. The Hyatt Regency at O’Hare seems like the go-to place for smaller anime conventions. In fact Kollision Con is the smallest con I’ve been to so far. Maybe Chicago winters are just off-putting to potential attendees? It didn’t have the same density of people or programming as even a midsize con like NDK in Denver. However, as always, I must still bring you cosplay and scenes from the event.
Melty is a character from Shining Hearts, a game from a franchise that doesn’t get much exposure in the US. Tony Taka has been doing the character designs for the series, and while they’re all solid, I haven’t been very high on the figures they’ve engendered. I guess if anyone was going to change that, it would be Alter.
Max Factory’s 1/6 Momo was an impulse buy for me, as she’s super cute and sexy. Wedding dress-based designs are nice enough, but take the dress off and hey… Anyway, Momo has been in my display cabinet for a while. It occurred to me that I never got around to reviewing the figure, so here we go.
If there’s one figure maker with a direct line into my wallet, I’d say it’s Max Factory. Every year, I buy a handful of random Max Factory figures – not because they’re always making characters that I love, but because they consistently wow me with amazing sculpts or luscious booty. Usually their figures have both, as was the case with this 1/7 Cerberus from Rage of Bahamut.
Update: review’s up
Unfortunately, no Halloween post from me as I was doing something more important (watching basketball)… but Alter’s new Asuka figure came in and I wanted to get a photo shoot done. I really like her world-weary pissed off look as it fits her character in Evangelion 3.33 well. And hey, shiny red buttocks.
I picked up a Revoltech Danbo at SDCC this summer (from HobbyLink Japan so you know it’s good) with the intention of taking some Danbo shots on one of my walkabouts. However I didn’t have much time for them until recently. Luckily fall is my favorite season, so it’s the perfect time to walk around with Danbo.
Since it’s autumn, my favorite season, I decided to go do an outdoors photo shoot. Unfortunately, what started out as a great day quickly turned into a gross and cloudy day. Not to worry! My subjects are never brought down by the weather, no matter how cloudy, windy, cold, and generally shitty.