Tag: Max Factory

Painted look for your photos

Challenge: Getting a painted look for your photos

Hey folks! Sorry about the long wait since the last post… I’ve been too busy to do full-on figure reviews. But I’ve been active on Instagram working on my 365 project! Anyway, this weekend things finally started to wind down so I thought I’d work on some kind of project with my figures.

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GSR Racing Miku TT Zero 13 Kai

Snapshots: ex:ride Racing Miku TT Zero 13 Kai

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 🙂

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Hachikuji, Shinobu, and Canti

Snapshots: Robot babysitter

There’s nothing quite like taking advantage of some beautiful weather to get some outdoors figure shots. At worst, you don’t get the shot you want but the day still doesn’t feel wasted.

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figma Mikasa Ackerman

Snapshot: Mikasa defending the fort

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.

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Max Factory Misty

Figure Review: Misty Swimsuit ver. by Max Factory

It’s not quite summer officially but it’s sure starting to feel like it around here. So I figured it’s a good time to take a look at Max Factory’s 1/7 Mistral Nereis (Misty), one of the ladies designed by Tony Taka for Shining Hearts. There are a ton of Shining series figures and I’m usually not very interested in them. However Max Factory has a way of convincing me…

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Max Factory Mikuzukin

Figure Review: Hatsune Miku Mikuzukin ver. by Max Factory (feat. 360 view!)

I’ve really been liking Max Factory’s releases as of late. As far as figure sculpts go they tend to be the most ambitious – or failing that the sexiest. Their latest scale figure release as of this writing is the Hatsune Miku Mikuzukin version by Grissry Panda. This became one of my favorite Miku designs as soon as I saw the prototype, and I’m happy to say that the final product lives up to my expectations.

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figma PLUS school route set

figma PLUS school route set

Oh look I’m actually following through on something I said I’d do for once. As you might know there are two figma PLUS sets. Last time we had a look at the classroom set, now here’s the school route set.

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figma PLUS classroom set

figma PLUS classroom set

Good Smile Company has been very good lately at anticipating the needs of collectors. Anticipating… and then charging a fair bit of money. In December they released two diorama sets under the figma PLUS name, both of which I picked up recently at ACen.

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figma Mayoi Hachikuji and Shinobu Oshino

Snapshots: Now is the time to make friends

Apparently I never unboxed my Mayoi Hachikuji figma. This is a great crime that I rectified today.

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Momo Velia Deviluke by Max Factory

Figure Review: Momo Velia Deviluke by Max Factory

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.

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Cerberus by Max Factory

Figure Review: Cerberus by Max Factory

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.

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Improving a gloomy day with the power of friendship

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.

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