Violet from Keumaya (Blue Version) (NSFW)


Keumaya Violet Review

Having become intrigued by Keumaya’s figure lineup, I put in a bid for Violet on Yahoo! Japan Auctions only to lose out in the last hour. Undaunted, I run a search on eBay and Violet shows up the next day. After a very brief moment of hesitation, I punch in a bid value and put the mouse cursor over “Place Bid” and then …

COMMON SENSE: Hey man.
ME: Oh for the love of basketball, not you again. Don’t you got anything better to do?
CS: This is my job man, I’m here to stop you from doing stupid things. And I had this feeling that … wait, what’s that up on the monitor?
ME: This? This is Zanjibaru.
CS: No, not your porn game. Wait, that’s eBay! You’re buying another perverted girly figure again, aren’t you?!
ME: … Mebbe.

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CS: Another one?! Do you even know how much money you’ve wasted on these things?
ME: Uhh, well, Tsuki-board says my collection cost ¥827,853, although I got some figures on sale and of course the exchange rate doesn’t stay the same and –
CS: Dude, it’s a helluva lot of money however you slice it and – holy jeebus, what the hell is wrong with her chest?
ME: Who, Kyoko? Well, in this game she can get implanted with eggs by this bug thing and when they hatch they need to feed so they crawl out of her and up her breasts and –
CS: No, I’m not talking about your freaky-ass porno game, that’s something we need to talk about later. I mean this figure, those breasts … I mean, dude, what the hell, man?

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ME: Uhh, I guess they’re sorta big?
CS: Sorta big?
ME: Uhh, okay, yeah, they’re maybe a little bit bigger than I like but big girls need love too. I’m not gonna hate on tits, okay? It’s not in our nature. I like tits.

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CS: They’re disgusting is what they are.
ME: Hey, I just said that I’d like ’em a little bit smaller. I like something that’s like a handful, you know? Something you can grab onto.
CS: Yeah, that’s about the right size and – aww, dammit, now look, you got me talking like a pervert like you.
ME: Hey, you’re the one who brought up breastages, not me.

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CS: Alright, forget the breasts. Dude, look at the price tag on this auction.
ME: I see it.
CS: Do you think you can afford that?
ME: Sure, we paid more than this for those Spheres doujins, remember?
CS: I’m trying to forget that. That store was run by a bunch of pricks.
ME: They were. I think they’re out of business now, if that makes us feel any better.
CS: It does. But look, you could get your car fixed for this money. You know what sorry-ass shape your car is in?

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ME: It’s pretty bad.
CS: When was the last time you got your tires rotated?
ME: Uhh … back in school I guess. That was what, like four years ago?
CS: Do you know the last time you got an alignment done?
ME: Alignment? Uhh, isn’t that something from like Baldur’s Gate?
CS: You need to get the struts checked, you need to get all those scrapes buffed out of your back bumper, and you should re-do all the wiring for your stereo. That was a sorry-ass job you did on that, by the way. How the hell do you screw up the wiring that badly when you did EE?
ME: Hey, do you think they teach car installs in circuits lab?
CS: Maybe not, but that’s another thing you should fix. You could at least replace the rear speakers with working ones.

Keumaya Violet Review

ME: I’ll just solder some wires to the posts and hope it works. You can fix anything by soldering.
CS: In fact, instead of blowing all this money on dirty girly figures, you could be a good way towards saving for a new car. Instead of the hundred-horsepower gimpmobile you’re driving now, you could rock a G35 or a 3-series like everyone else here.
ME: Every asshole here, you mean. Do I look like an asshole to you?
CS: What? What the hell are –
ME: I don’t think you have my best interests at heart. In fact, I – ooh, hey, this figure comes with a comic book with pictures of naked girls in it! I think I’ll buy this for sure.
CS: Dude, listen, don’t –
ME: You talk too much. I’m gonna be the decider here, I decide what’s best.
CS: Ahh, you idiot!
*click*

Keumaya Violet Review

Keumaya Violet Review

Okay, it’s grown-up time now so I suppose I ought to say a few words about the figure. Violet was one of the figures that Circle Keumaya produced in late 2007 for Comiket 73 and seems to be a variant of Axia Black and Red. Violet was also produced in a pink version that can be seen on that page. A note on Heisei Democracy indicates that Violet was inspired by a character from the light novel Odin no Yari.

Keumaya Violet Review

The most obvious aspect of this figure is her bust size. She’s quite stacked, and when I first saw this figure on Heisei Democracy, I lamented this design decision because her boobs were way larger than I liked. Over time, my stance on this issue has moderated somewhat so having been given a second chance to buy this figure on eBay (I’m pretty sure that the guy who beat me on Yahoo! Japan was the guy who was selling it on eBay), I couldn’t pass it up.

Keumaya Violet Review

Violet is sculpted in 1/8 scale and is about 19 centimeters tall. She has a small rectangular base that attaches to one foot; she’s meant to lean on a larger plastic pillar and cannot stand up on her own. Unfortunately she’s still a bit unstable and the pillar is much flimsier than it should be so it’s fairly easy to knock her (and the pillar) over. I might see if I can find some weights that I can attach to the inside bottom of the base for a bit more support.

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Like Kotone-chan, she’s got a ton of accessories, including a pair of alternate hands, several weapons, and a face visor. She can wield a pistol, a knife, or a lance; I didn’t take pictures of the knife, but it’s the same one that Tsubasa Amano has. One nice touch is that the weapons are made of metal, a bit like the playing pieces in Monopoly games, which gives them a bit of heft.

Keumaya Violet Review

The face visor attaches to her head by a magnet, but it’s very weak and has a maddening way of falling off at the slightest nudge. I much prefer her look with the visor attached so maybe I ought to just glue it to her head. Presumably Axia’s head has the same magnet, since I’ve seen photos of the two figures with the heads swapped.

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Like her weapons, her handcuffs are made of metal. They can be slipped over her wrists while her hands are detached, adding a bit of kink to a figure that’s already quite edgy.

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One final accessory is her top, which can be removed to display her chest in all its rounded glory.

Keumaya Violet Review

Violet is an older figure and the craftsmanship isn’t nearly as good as it is with Kotone-chan or any of Keumaya’s recent figures. The paintwork is flat across most of the figure, with a glossy sheen given to her skin. This finish is most apparent on her face, which is peculiarly shiny, and the paintwork of her eyes isn’t nearly as crisp as what you’d see on a more modern figure. There are very apparent mold lines running down her legs and along the sides of her breasts, and her nipples aren’t particularly detailed.

Despite her questionable construction, I like the sculpt a lot. She’s got something of a futuristic valkyrie design which I love, other than her very large breasts. The kinky aspects like the handcuffs and the metal garter and the thong leotard are also very appealing. In retrospect, I’ll concede that her quality probably did not justify the price tag, but given her rarity, I don’t feel too badly about the expenditure.

Keumaya Violet Review

I like high-tech girls in kinky armor. Here she is with KOS-MOS, who looks like she’s about to start crying here.

And since I’ve got no other place to put this, here’s a Japanese-language review with more pictures of Violet, and over on Hunting the Elusive, Pireze has a review of Axia Red, who shares the same basic body as Violet.

Keumaya Violet Book

Violet comes with a short comic book which shows off some of the concept art. I should probably get a new scanner for pictures like these but for now camera shots will have to do.

Keumaya Violet Book

Keumaya Violet Book

Keumaya Violet Book

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28 Responses to Violet from Keumaya (Blue Version) (NSFW)

  1. Marcucho says:

    Wooow!! bigs boobs!! jakjakajka sorry ….. this figures is not the type i collet, but she has good brigtness,…. her nipples are strange jakjakjak arent they?

    Saludos!!

  2. softz says:

    *LOL* A nice way to start the post. It’s very interesting! You’re darn right, solder can fix any electronic stuff man.

    This figure… that two bazookas… gosh!!! Super melon-sized. Will they sag over time??? :-p

  3. Ashlotte says:

    Hah well you pretty much said exactly what I was thinking while looking at the photos…Love the concept and the base, but those breasts are just… O.O

    Interesting to see how they’ve progressed as a figure maker because as you say Kotone looks far nicer in overall quality…Can’t wait for you to review the other one you have on order from em when you get her! ~_^

  4. BioToxic says:

    Hey, that conversation sounds familiar… 😆

    She’s a nice figure, although not my personal preference. I especially like the final photo where she is beside Metatron.

    Axia Red looks quite interesting.

  5. Ami says:

    I don’t know why I find the fact that her tits are bigger than her head to be so amusing. But it’s fine that you like this kind of figure. No need to explain yourself. 😉

  6. Tier says:

    >> Marcucho
    They are! Probably too strange, I’m going to keep her top on her, which I usually don’t do. I do like the bowtie on her top though, so I guess that’s another reason to keep her covered up.

    >> softz
    Solder is good stuff. I need to get a new iron though, or just a new tip, I guess, since the only iron I’ve got is all corroded and stuff now.

    She is some sort of techno-valkyrie, so I am sure that her training has strengthened her chest enough to keep these things firm and perky XD

    >> Ashlotte
    I wonder who did the sculpts for Keumaya’s earlier figures … Vispo does great work, and I wonder what Keumaya will do now that they won’t be working together in the future. I hope they hook up with another equally-talented sculpting group, since I really like the concepts Keumaya comes up with.

    Man I want Yuno. Maybe I’ll see if I can grab Hotaru-chan in the meantime, since they appear to be different characters.

    >> BioToxic
    I need to get more practice with group shots … I don’t have any idea how to set up lights for more than one figure (which is why Violet is looking pretty bright there). I actually would’ve liked Violet to have a size more like the Axia figures, but apparently Keumaya was interested in making the boobs as large as he could get away with (according to his blog).

    >> Ami
    I surely have no shame, and I do not mind putting my perversion on display for the world to see XD I guess this sort of figure isn’t all that common, outside of garage kits, anyway.

  7. Lylibellule says:

    After seeing your review on your first Keumaya, i also did searches on ebay to get one at an affordable price because for now, i must closely watch my expenses.
    I could buy one with cheap cost, i should have her this week if everything goes well. I pray she won’t turn to be a fake.

    That said… i also saw Violet but i disliked her breasts way to much protrude.

    Are you planning to acquire another ones ??
    Very nice photos as your usual!

  8. Blowfish says:

    Oh man that Comman Sense is such a party pooper!
    I tend to lock him up in the darkest part of my brain so that he doesnt remind me of all the money ive spent on these goodies.
    And that line that I havent bought all at full price when I see the number at tsuki board is what always runs through my mind.
    Luckily its written in Yen and not Euro so I can pretend that I didnt see it.

    You do know that youre evil right? Youve got me seriously interested in Keumaya now…
    Even though her boobs arent my kind im gonna simply quote you:
    I’m not gonna hate on tits, okay? It’s not in our nature. I like tits.

  9. Tier says:

    >> Lylibellule
    Good stuff, I’m hoping to spread more love for Keumaya around the world XD Yeah, I’d like it better if her boobs were smaller but I liked her costume too much to pass her up. I am in fact planning on acquiring more … I’ve got Yuno on order and I’m thinking about looking for one of the Goat Daughters on eBay or YJA … not sure about that yet, though.

    >> Blowfish
    He is! What a gimp. There’s no place for him in my world view. When I think about how much I’ve spent on figures, I think about how much people spend on cars or watches or private college and I feel much better about my expenditures.

    Spreading the love! From the US to France to Germany. You can’t go wrong with tits, and Keumaya offers three sizes, flat, decent, and big. Take your pick!

  10. Katsura-chan says:

    The first thought i had was “How biiiig”!
    It’s waaaaay too big for me and the rest can’t make me forget about that even if the costume is nice along with her legs which are great too.
    Maybe i prefer to have more “cute” than “perv” on a figure.
    I don’t go to eBay because it’s too risky … i know i would end up by buying something and it’s NOT a good idea.
    Anyway i laughed hard while reading this review, this is awesome lol. You talked about cars like i do and the “alignment” and Badlur’s Gate 😀 I still have a big smile on my face.
    Good job here, loved it ^^

  11. Tier says:

    Thanks XD I get a kick out of writing these even though I don’t do them too often (mainly because I started doing these when the idea of spending more than $150 on a figure seemed ludicrous … but now I do it all the time <.<). Cute is good and perv is good and I like them both, but I think I like perv just a little bit more.

  12. giles says:

    I gotta agree with your CS on them breastages…LOL
    I like how she pairs nicely with KOS-MOS or Metatron, tho. In all, a very lovely Violet, almost perfect if not for those huge assets… ^_^ Nice get all the same!

  13. Tier says:

    I don’t often see eye-to-eye with my common sense but her bust size is one of those rare times that I do XD Though right now my biggest beef is for unusual base … I need to give her a ton of space so that she doesn’t crash into another figure or fall off the shelf because of her instability … maybe I ought to rig up something a bit more secure for her to lean against.

  14. Sora says:

    Hallo everybody,
    this is really a great and funny post ,
    reminds me of my common sense .
    my collection is really small (2)
    i plan to buy this one too ,but i can´t find it.
    maybe someone from here can help me to find it,
    would be great
    thanks in advance for every reply

  15. Tier says:

    I think your only bet is eBay; this figure isn’t very common but sometimes it pops up on eBay. You might want to save a search for “keumaya violet” and have it notify you whenever it gets a hit.

  16. Sora says:

    thanks for the fast reply
    i search this figure for about 3 day’s now
    and on ebay i was like 2 weeks to late
    i searched with Yahoo! Japan Auctions aswell
    ( it’s difficult to find a Keumaya figures at all)
    and a normal search on google is for nothing
    maybe i can find this figure in an online shop
    i know that it is really rare and i probably will get
    the new keumaya Hyper Nurse Victory Yuno and
    Alter 1/8 Xenosaga III 3 KOS-MOS Ver.4 first

  17. Tier says:

    Yeah, Keumaya figures other than the recent Vispo-sculpted ones can be really hard to find. Yuno is looking great, though. Good luck with your search!

  18. lee says:

    well..I just got the black version, and one difference I noticed, the melon bread isn’t as huge as this-_-; wonder why they decided to increase the size on this..

  19. lee says:

    ps:sorry for double post Tier, but uh just to let Sora know that the figure his looking for can still be purchased here: http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/item_s-326270.html

  20. Tier says:

    The story I read on Heisei Democracy was that Keumaya was interested in making her boobs as big as he possibly could. I guess that’s about as straightforward an answer as one can expect.

  21. Sora says:

    thanks lee for the tipp but i got her alteady on
    YJA
    now i have 4 Keumaya figures : Violet,
    Erika , Black Goat Daughter and my favourite Yuno

    its a bit sad that violet isn’t as big as the other 3
    but i can live with it and i think the base is bad ( she can fall really easy )

  22. Tier says:

    Congrats! I’m still waiting on Yuno, I think Toranoana is supposed to be shipping her this month.

    I need to figure out a way to weigh down her base, I put her up on my shelf and she fell over a couple hours later. If worse comes to worst maybe I can get some string to lash her to the base or something.

  23. Pedro says:

    I have this beauty as well as the black version exactly because they are a bit (BIT!)different one from the other but both are priceless .I love them .God save the breasts !!HAIL !!MAINLY THE BIG ONES ! Look at KEUMAYA`s MILKY GIRLS ! They are superb !!!I have them too.Lucky me !

  24. Tier says:

    Lucky indeed! And priceless indeed. I’m still anxiously awaiting Yuno; I probably shoulda just gotten it from eBay or YJA instead of ordering from Toranoana.

  25. Sora says:

    i hope you get Yuno soon , so that you can make a great review of her ( i am waiting for it )
    btw. i have seen 2 more violet’s on YJA today

  26. Tier says:

    She’s in the mail! Hopefully she’ll be here in a few days. I guess I’ll have to pay extra-close attention to the instructions when I assemble her; I saw that Keumaya mentioned that I didn’t assemble Kotone-chan correctly on his Twitter page.

    Ah, I guess she’s not as rare as I assumed.

  27. ABEzilla116 says:

    I have common sense too only shes got boobs an ass and a temper lol my girlfriend.

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