Saturday, March 30, 2013

aniplex of america

that's what she said.

JDM anime
trick it out, yo.
tengen toppa gurren lagann

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

more rinne no lagrange nendoroid

Rinne no Lagrange

crazy faces

why Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne is best nendoroid

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Good smile nendoroid more clip is bad and suction cup update

Why buy a nendoroid more good smile clip? 
well, to put a figma on your computer monitor, of course!

but the problem is, they don't fit! At least they don't fit a standard size monitor. I have tested it out on my old gaming monitor 245bw and my work monitor, which is well respected as one of the best monitors, a dell U2410. the nendoroid clip fits neither. Considering that newer monitors now come in a 'slim version' perhaps this is no longer an issue. I wish they would have taken this into consideration.

this is the top of the monitor
doesn't quite fit

side view
shows just how big the gap is

honestly, even if the clip did 'fit' I would have second thoughts about using it. The clip spring is seriously tight. I mean like hercules tight!

By the way, the suction cup in the top image is not stuck on the monitor, it is just there for counter balance. Kirino is free floating and there is a chance she could fall off. I would also like interchangeable suction cup sizes. I do not wish to stick the suction cup onto the LCD panel, but if it was half the size it would easily stick to the side of the monitor. 

_____ Suction cup update! ____

Akemi has had no problems floating since I stuck her on!
flying like a champ!

I forgot to mention when using the suction cup DO NOT stick the cup directly into the figma~!

take the end off your figma stand

and place it on the end of the suction cup, before attaching your figma!
if you do not do this, there is a chance you will damage the figmas mounting hole in her body making it loose when using the regular stand in the future. 

____ random items arrived!____

Got some more figmas in, but I sold them 
Guilty Crown figma
Dog days Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois
strike witches Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen

nyaruko nendoroid
Rise Kujikawa Persona 4 beach queens wave

vtfedit error: invalid image face count

if you are getting this error it means while 'importing' you must set the file as 'animated texture' 
see screen shot above

Friday, March 22, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Do you even dunk, O'nii-chan?

Yes, I does.


: (

I turned these into TF2 sprays.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Vocaloid makes everything better

Vocaloid makes everything better.
(even the BackStreet Boys)_

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nendoroid More: Suction cup Stand endurance test

Nendoroid More suction cup and clip stands

Good Smile recently released a clip stand to work with your nendoroids. That's great because nendoroids always fall over with the terrible stands that come with them and even the newer revision ones are not so hot. 
however, all that is now alleviated as your characters can now fly through the air!

The stands come in many different colors, including the new orange.
Why did they not make a BLACK stand, first? I don't know... I guess the Japanese like Pink which is similar to the color fish cake in their Ramen...

These clips are designed for nendoroids though they come with different adapters and can work with figmas. However, the fit is really tight and might even be damaging, so use with caution and at your own risk.

The cabinet above is made of wood and Akemi's total air time was.... about 5mins... Then, she fell down, plop. So, here we go folks! I have now stuck Puella Magica's Akemi Homura Figma onto a more suitable flat and pristine surface, the side of my computer case!

How long will Akemi's flight time be? Only time will tell! 
See you in a week!

Penguin Parade Petitkko

These are really cute. They are smaller than a nendoroid and highly detailed. Sadly, they are not very popular. It could be the MSRP price was too high, at around 2700¥ that is more than some nendoroids.
Sometimes these are called petitko, puchikos, pettankos, puchimas, so many different brands out there now.

The blue one, Cecilia Alcott, is the rarest but can be easily found though you may have to pay double.
Alot of these are on sale at various online distributors so check them out in your favorite store's sales section.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Too many Figmas in this world!

The holiday shopping season is over, but for some reason I just wouldn't know it. I got at least 5 orders coming from japan and they are mostly boxes full of figmas!

Why figmas? I just don't know. Maybe because they are sleek and slim? Usually they capture the characters qualties well? (not *cough* figma kuroneko *cough*) Or maybe there are just too many generic nendoroids going around. Yes, many nendoroids are generic, they don't even use the correct character facial expressions anymore. Why would you make a nendoroid of an angry character and not include with it an angry face... I just don't understand what some people are thinking. 

Interestingly, I don't own a PSP!
but that's Ok, because I seen all the video game footage on youtube... lol. 
I just wanted the toys.

some of these are duplicates

two yunikos are better than one, right?

Some random beach queens
I don't really like beach queens much
the designs are nice but the final product seems a little cheap in quality
I have the full set of infinite stratos petittkos coming and a Rise beach queen