Author Archives: Tier

Rogue from the Uncanny X-Men

Once when I was a kid living in Seoul, my uncle took my brother and I to a comic book shop near downtown, just a bit west of Gate 1 to Yongsan base. I doubt it’s still there, and I … Continue reading

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Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier

I hadn’t planned on buying Sheryl Nome, but after seeing early reviews of her, I decided that she passed the eyeball test and that I should acquire her. To my consternation, she was sold out everywhere I looked. HLJ and … Continue reading

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Narika Shihoudou from Beat Blades Haruka

Alter’s Narika is a figure that I’ve been anticipating since she was announced. I really like Alicesoft’s character designs and given Alter’s history of producing superb figures, I had high expectations for Narika. As usual, Alter does not disappoint, as … Continue reading

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Mirim from Queen’s Blade Rebellion

Up to this point I’ve passed over the figures from Queen’s Blade, but when I saw the promo pictures for Mirim, I knew she was going on my buy list. With a profession given as “Ultra-Vibration Valkyrie,” how could I … Continue reading

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Sumika Kagami from Muv-Luv Alternative

I hadn’t planned on getting any more of Good Smile Company’s Muv-Luv figures after Meiya Mitsurugi, but I can’t deny that Sumika really is cute. Furthermore, my Rogue preorder at BBTS was scheduled to ship at the end of August, … Continue reading

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Saber from Fate/stay night (Clayz Version)

Saber has been in the news quite a bit recently, so with a bit of a respite before the impending flood of figure releases at the end of this month, now is as good a time as any to go … Continue reading

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More Figure Picture Wallpaper and Site Redesign

I got a new computer monitor a few days ago (a Dell 2408WFP, if anybody is curious) to replace my old, tired, dimming 4:3 display (a Dell 2001FP, if anyone is also curious about that). I need new widescreen wallpaper … Continue reading

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Human Mage Photo Reshoot

Continuing through the figure photo re-shooting project, I took some new pictures of Good Smile Company’s Lineage II mage. This was one of the more difficult photo sets I’ve taken. I originally used red cloth for the ground surface and … Continue reading

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Nadie from El Cazador de la Bruja

With no figures in the mail, I turn to my existing collection for photography practice. Let’s take a look at Nadie, one of the heroines of El Cazador de la Bruja. Nadie is a fairly old figure and she’s been … Continue reading

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Senhime and Mishiro Re-shoots

I said something a week or two ago about having a bunch of preorders due this month. Ha! I’ve watched with helpless dismay as figure after figure is pushed back to September and October. It’s almost enough to drive a … Continue reading

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