Category: Figures

Velvet by Yamato

Figure Review: Velvet by Yamato

This is my last acquisition from that Yamato sale a way back. Like Mercedes, Velvet hails from the Playstation 2 game Odin Sphere. In the game, she’s the illegitimate daughter of a king, and is now living in exile. However, her cursed blood comes back to haunt her, and she finds herself in a battle to prevent the world’s ending. I struggle to wake up in the morning for work, so she must have it pretty rough.

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Elf by Orchid Seed

Figure Review: Elf by Orchid Seed

First, a bit of history. I only started collecting figures like six months ago. It began with action figures, as I couldn’t understand the appeal of static figurines. I had come close to buying some in the past—Wave’s Rise Kujikawa temped me for a long time but ultimately was too expensive. Then one day, I saw this elf from Lineage II, and I knew I had to have it. This figure opened to me the world of static figurines, and was basically the cause of my addiction.

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Mercedes by Yamato

Figure Review: Mercedes by Yamato

Here’s another acquisition from the Yamato sale a while back. Mercedes is one of the five protagonists featured in the Playstation 2 game Odin Sphere. She starts out as a spoiled princess, but is forced to take leadership of the forest of Ringford and become the queen of all fairies. Of all the storylines featured in the game, I liked Mercedes’s the best. It perfectly embodies the game’s primary theme of finding hope within despair.

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Paprika by UART

Figure Review: Paprika by UART

Satoshi Kon passed away in August, and since then I’ve been wanting a way to memorialize him. Putting a shrine with his personal photos in my room would be kind of creepy, and having a bunch of his DVDs doesn’t really do it. So I looked around to see if any of his characters got a figurine rendition. Turns out UART made a polyresin version of the eponymous protagonist of his 2006 film Paprika. Since I’m a huge fan of the movie, the decision to purchase was quick. It looks like the figure is quite rare now, with only a couple left on Amazon selling for around $150.

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MBR-04-Mk VI Tomahawk by Yamato

Figure Review: MBR-04-Mk VI Tomahawk by Yamato

Hobby Link Japan had a sale on Yamato items, so I picked up the Tomahawk for 5,880 JPY (around $68.55 US). The regular price is listed as 9,800 JPY ($114.25 US), so it’s a hefty price for a model.

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Sanya V. Litvyak by Alter

Figure Review: Sanya V. Litvyak by Alter

I picked up a pair of Alter releases a few weeks ago. One is Momohime from Muramasa: The Demon Blade. The other is Sanya from Strike Witches. There’s a lot of Momohime out there (rightly so) but not as much of Sanya, so I thought I’d give her some attention.

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