Author Archives: Tier

Year Fifteen Retrospective

This site is fifteen years old today! It’s still kicking, and though the updates are still infrequent, my figure purchases continue unabated, as the photo above attests – most of the figures contained in the boxes haven’t appeared on this … Continue reading

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Colidis from the Art of Citemer Liu

The year 2024 has not given me an auspicious start, as I managed to come down with my first case of COVID a few weeks ago. Happily, the symptoms weren’t too serious aside from a crushing sense of fatigue and … Continue reading

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Chizuru Mizuhara from Rent-a-Girlfriend (Santa Bikini de Fuwamoko Version)

Happy Christmas, everyone. There’s no more appropriate time of the year than now to look at this figure of Chizuru Mizuhara, the female lead of Kanojo, Okarishimasu or Rent-a-Girlfriend. The original manga has been spectacularly successful, with over thirty volumes … Continue reading

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Honolulu from Azur Lane (Light Armed Version)

So after a protracted delay, we’ll take a look at another figure from Azur Lane. Today’s figure is USS Honolulu, the sister – both in terms of ship class and in-game portrayal – of USS St. Louis. Honolulu is, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Baltimore from Azur Lane (Light Armed Version)

Eighty-one years ago on this date, USS Baltimore was launched from her building yard in Massachusetts, and thus it’s an appopriate day to take a look at this figure of Baltimore from Azur Lane. Since her introduction she’s become one … Continue reading

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St. Louis from Azur Lane (Light Armed Version)

Azur Lane has grown from relatively modest beginnings as a thematic competitor to Kantai Collection to a multimedia powerhouse in its own right. Its array of conspicuously – and shamelessly – sexy characters no doubt plays an outsized role in … Continue reading

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Lucia from Punishing: Gray Raven (Crimson Abyss Version)

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple of years playing gacha games, and the plethora of Azur Lane, Fate/Grand Order, and Arknights figures I’ve purchased is testament to this enthusiasm. Today we’ll look at a figure from … Continue reading

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Asuka Langley Shikinami from Neon Genesis Evangelion (Kotobukiya White Plugsuit Version)

Looking at my pile of unreviewed Asuka figures – and it’s a sizeable pile – I wondered how long it’s been since the last time I’ve written a review of one of her figures. I couldn’t imagine it’s been that … Continue reading

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Princess Katia from Honey Cage (NSFW)

We looked at a scantily-clad and marvelously-endowed blonde elf figure last time, and we’ll be doing the same thing today. This figure comes from a brand called Pleiades, which I believe is an imprint run by Amiami, everyone’s favorite retailer. … Continue reading

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Cecil from Elf Village (NSFW)

We took a look at Vertex’s Archeyle almost four years ago, and today we’ll be looking at Cecil, the latest in their series of Elf Village figures. I liked Archeyle’s design but I felt that the execution left something to … Continue reading

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