It’s a sign of old age that I have to recover now from late nights. In college I had an unlimited motor (and yet was still incredibly lazy… paradox!), but now I need like 10 hours of sleep before being able to do anything. But screw it, I’m gonna try doing this on five hours of sleep.
I’ve never owned an S.H. Figuarts figure, but this one hits enough of the nostalgia buttons to make me consider picking one up. If you grew up during the original Power Rangers run, there was nothing that could top the coolness of the evil Green Ranger. I joined in the Tommy hysteria, but I was always loyal to Jason. He stayed my favorite Ranger despite Tommy being awesome. So when Tommy left and Jason temporarily got the Dragonzord powers, I lost my fucking mind. The Red Ranger with the shield, now that’s something that will be ingrained in my memory forever.
Evangelion 3.33 made a lot of money, but there doesn’t seem to be a ton of figures for it. The most notable ones I’ve seen lately are a pair of Real Action Heroes: EVA-02′ and Mari. Both look great, but I really like the Mari figure. She needs a few facial expressions and accessories, but I just love that smug smirk she has.
Are you really good at taking photos? Are you creative? Do you have a scale figure from Good Smile Company or one of their partners? If so, go snap a sweet photo and send it to GSC. The grand prize is your pick of 10 (!!) scale figures. I’ll enter if/when I come up with an idea.
I’m not into Yu-Gi-Oh but I feel like I should plug my fellow Tomopop editors’ work. Yami certainly took a nice set of pictures (on freshly mowed grass). It looks like a good quality figure, so if you’re a fan, it should be a good purchase. For me, though, I’m mostly interested in that Scape Goat keychain.
If there’s one truth about Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line of figures, it’s that they’ll never please everyone. Hopefully my review can please most people. From day one I’ve heard gripes about her face, and I can understand why someone would dislike it. The face has always been inconsistent across Bishoujo figures. Harley Quinn’s face is excellent, as is the one for Alisa Bosconovitch. But the last few Marvel Bishoujo faces have been a little off. I’ve found other things to like about Kitty Pryde, so maybe you will too.
This is one of the more ambitious Max Factory figures I’ve seen – pretty different from their relatively low-key figures of late. The Miku design is fantastic, and is a great reinterpretation of the character. The figure itself looks boss as hell, flying forward without the slightest bit of fear.
Mikudayo seems to be on the verge of replacing GSC’s official mascot, and I love it. The figure is just awesome, with special arm joints to recreate Mikudayo’s… unnatural movements. The only drawback is the recessed neck joint, making it look awkward when you try to use the body with heads from other Nendos.
If Tomopop still did Monthly Megapixel contests, this would have won for sure. FOR SURE.
Good to see her representing the figure community. I wish I knew figure enthusiasts that lived close by. Maybe it’s time to attend a few more cons… You should also check out the photos she took for this segment. The WALL-E one is adorable.
Tier’s photos are great as usual, but I personally don’t find much appeal in this figure. My figures fall into two categories: ones with elaborate designs or bases, and ones representing characters I like. Well, I guess technically there’s a third category (figures I got for free) but those are less relevant than the figures I spend my own money on. I have plenty of figures that would be plain and boring if you didn’t love the character (Mikoto, Rise Kujikawa for instance). Plum’s Nymph falls into that category too – well, I don’t actually have it, but it’s that type of figure.
That’s all I got for this week. Only 35 days left until Wonder Festival!