Although Max Factory pumps out a lot of figmas, they’re a bit lacking in the “giving them stuff to do” category. Individual figmas may come with certain character-specific accessories, but you rarely get accessories/play sets designed to go with any figma. That’s why I jumped on the figma PLUS sets, why I got excited for the figma horse, and why I ordered this figma-sized motorcycle. Dedicated hobbyists may opt to build their own play sets and accessories, but to be honest I’ve always been a “buy it from someone else” kind of guy 🙂
I’ve been doing some location scouting in my spare time as I’m always on the lookout for photogenic areas around Chicago. This shot happens to be at Fort Sheridan, once a Civil War-era fort that has been converted to houses (I’m guessing for very rich people). At the heart of it is this tower. The architecture and theme really fit Attack on Titan well, so I wanted to bring along my figma Mikasa and get some sort of AoT-esque shot. I think this is a site worth revisiting with some more AoT figmas.
Since Shinobu and Hachikuji are best buds now, I wanted to get a shot of them at sunrise. Not much to explain here, just exposed for the figures and tried to tolerate the sun in my eye as much as I could. Being able to get these shots is an advantage of having an east-facing apartment.
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.
I spent most of last week up in some remote woods in Wisconsin. I thought there would be some nice photo opportunities, so I brought along a couple. The first was figma Sunred, who just looks majestic in any setting. This time I also took Nendoroid Tachikoma with me, as it seemed like the obvious choice for things you’d find in the woods.
I was too busy watching the Chicago Blackhawks win their fifth Stanley Cup championship, defeating the Boston Bruins on a couple of insane last-minute goals. Hockey is bad for your heart, folks. Anyway, because of that, I wasn’t able to write up my usual anime news roundup (recaps: STUFF WENT DOWN). I did have some good stuff too, but you’ll never know. Instead, I decided to share some photos of my trip to Chicago’s Botanic Gardens. My traveling companion this time is figma Sunred, the world’s worst superhero.