Tag Archives: 1/7 scale

Kotone Ousaka from the Art of Tony Taka (NSFW)


Native Kotone Ousaka from Taka Tony Review

Those in this hobby know that if you sleep on a figure, you can miss out. I had already preordered Kotone Ousaka from a domestic retailer, but with no assurance that they’d be able to fulfill my purchase and encouraged by the spate of reviews popping up on Japanese websites, I went ahead and picked her up off of eBay. Reactionary? Certainly. Worth it? Oh hell yeah.
Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Mikuru Asahina from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Orchid Seed Gothic Punk Version)


Orchid Seed Mikuru Asahina from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Review

HARUHI: Alright, since our last movie was so great, our next movie has to be even better! And we need to make sure that it appeals to the Americans.
KYON: Why America?
HARUHI: Because all the best movies are big in America! If we can make a movie that hits it big over there, we can expand the SOS Brigade overseas. We’ll start the SOS Brigade North American Division! I’ll still be the leader, of course.
KYON: … I see. And just what sort of movie are you planning to make?
HARUHI (pacing in a circle): It has to be profound. It has to speak to the cultural sensibilities of Americans. It has to emphasize their rich history, their resiliency, their unshakeable passion for freedom and their love for life. And it has to have sex. And lots of violence. And sex. (looks up) I’ve got it!
KYON (thinking): Oh no.
HARUHI: The movie will be called … “Mikuru Asahina in Escape from Guantanamo Bay!”
MIKURU: No!

Orchid Seed Mikuru Asahina from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Review

Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Sasara Kusugawa from To Heart 2 (School Swimsuit Version)


Griffon Sasara Kusugawa from To Heart Review

I liked Griffon’s first Sasara so much that I picked up their second. This particular offering retains the school swimsuit motif, albeit in a more conventional manner by dolling Sasara up in a standard-issue blue swimwear under her school uniform.
Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Hustler from Happoubi Jin’s Sweet Body (NSFW)


Orchid Seed Sweet Body Hustler Review

Orchid Seed dispenses with pretension when it comes to understanding their niche in the figure industry: they make ero figures, and good ones at that. The Hustler girl, sculpted in a solid 1/7 scale, is the latest in Orchid Seed’s burgeoning lineup, and there is a lot to like about her.
Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion (Creator’s Labo Version)


Yamato Rei Ayanami Review

Back to the backlog! This week has been filled with Kanu reviews and here we have another popular subject for figure manufacturers, Rei Ayanami, perhaps the superstar of the figure world. Rei’s legacy is as enduring and persisent as Brett Favre, and with at least two more figures up for preorder on Hobby Search as of the time of this writing, she is not going to go away anytime soon. This particular figure, set in 1/7 scale from Yamato, is inspired from a Shunya Yamashita drawing, and it’s been out for a while. I think I got this particular figure around a year ago, and a resin kit version has been around for even longer than that.
Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Kanu Uncho from Ikki Tousen (Yamato SIF EX Version)


Yamato Kanu Uncho Review

The first computer I ever used was an Apple II+ clone. By today’s standards, it is prehistoric in performance, with a 1 MHz clock speed and 48 KB of system memory. The particular computer I had featured two full-height 5.25″ disk drives which emitted a particularly loud series of clicks when in operation (I found the noise peculiarly soothing). Its built-in BASIC interpreter was amusing, and I spent many hours playing games like The Bard’s Tale and Wasteland, but otherwise it wasn’t a very useful computer. Certainly it gave me no idea of what computers would allow people to do twenty years later. However, I loved that ancient machine. You remember first things fondly, and sentimentality always cloaks their limitations, deficiencies, and flaws.

Like my old computer, I think this Kanu Uncho figure is great, not because it’s a beautiful figure (it’s definitely not), but because it’s the first one I owned.
Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kanu Uncho from Ikki Tousen (Griffon Damaged Version)


Griffon Kanu Uncho from Ikki Tousen Review Image

Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Kaguya Nanbu from Super Robot Taisen OG Saga


Volks Kaguya Nanbu from Super Robot Wars Review Image

Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aschen Brödel from Super Robot Taisen OG Saga


Volks Aschen Brodel from Super Robot Wars Review

Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Rosanna from the Art of Shunya Yamashita


Movic Rosanna from Shunya Yamashita Review

Continue reading

Posted in Figure Review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments