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Latest figure reviews, Dollfie Dream photoshoots, anime season thoughts, and other anime-related rants.
I’m a pretty hardcore TYPE-MOON otaku and old-school Gundam fanboy so you’ll see plenty of both here.
Check out my full collection at MyFigureCollection.
Blog posts here are often cross-posted on MFC and/or Figure.fm
Photos are usually uploaded to both MFC and Flickr.
Up-to-date anime list can be found at MyAnimeList.
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Saber Alter 1/8 (Solid Theater) + Dark Sakura 1/8 (Gift)

Although manufactured by two different companies, both figures were sculpted by Toda Satoshi and meant to be displayed together. Hence, I’ve combined both reviews into one with them displayed together at the end. The dark mistress with her corrupted servant This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in …

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Aozaki Aoko ~Blue Dress Ver~ Ichiban Kuji Prize (Banpresto)

A lottery prize figure from Banpresto for TYPE-MOON’s 10th Anniversary event. Also non-canon but still pretty elegant. Not as many glaring QC issues as Saber, but also a lot less interesting. I met a mysterious lady out on the field. She kicked me. So I called her Sensei. This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are …

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Saber ~Dress Ver~ Ichiban Kuji Prize (Banpresto)

A lottery prize figure from Banpresto for TYPE-MOON’s 10th Anniversary event. Non-canon but still pretty beautiful-looking outfit design, but with some QC issues. Elegant non-canon Saber figure wielding Caliburn This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos. Info – Type: PVC figure …

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Tohsaka Rin ~Unlimited Blade Works~ 1/7 (GSC)

Your favourite, twin-tail, grade-A zettai ryouiki tsundere, Tohsaka Rin, looking all badass in the Unlimited Blade Works route. More like grade S zettai ryouiki! This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos. Info – Type: PVC figure – Character: Tohsaka Rin – …

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Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~ 1/7 (GSC)

This time, it’s the original Saber from Fate/stay night, releasing her Invisible Air and readying to strike you down with Excalibur. Rawr, rawr, I’m Saber Blue, the original and most boring of all the Sabers! This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the …

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Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~ 1/7 (GSC)

This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos. One of my favourite PVC figures, the elegant Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~ from GSC 5,773 total views, 1 views today

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Maid Cafes in the USA

Yesterday, a friend of mine living in New York linked me to a new maid cafe (website here) opening in downtown Chinatown. While I’ve been to Japanese maid cafes in my previous travels, I’ve yet to visit a permanent one in the US. Which got me thinking, why? And yet, I also knew the answer; Japanese-style maid cafes cannot be successful businesses in the US. And here’s my long rant about why. Cute maids at the newly opened Maid Cafe NY 33,967 total views, 9 views today

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Takuechi Takashi’s Pre-TYPE-MOON Doujinshi

Takeuchi Takashi (武内崇) is a Japanese artist best known as the illustrator and co-founder of TYPE-MOON. In otherwords, he’s the artist behind all the characters from Tsukihime, Fate/stay night, and Kara no Kyoukai (yes, he drew your waifu). But before TYPE-MOON became a commercial company in 2004 with the release of Fate/stay night, TYPE-MOON was a doujin circle. And before TYPE-MOON became a doujin circle in 2000 with the release of Tsukihime, Takeuchi and Nasu were publishing other doujinshis under various circle names, including Bamboo Broom (竹箒) and CoCiCaCe CLUB (腰掛倶楽部). The following are some of the pre-2000 doujinshis drawn …

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Saber Lily at Botanic Garden

After my first photoshoot with Saber Lily, I really wanted to take her out for an outdoor photoshoot. So, while the weather was still nice, I brought Lily to a local botanic garden for her very first doll meet, with OhnoRaptor‘s Airy and jadepixel‘s Mariko. Enjoy the photos! ^_^ 5,859 total views, no views today

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Saber Lily DD Photoshoot

For the full Saber Lily DD unboxing and review, see my previous post Saber Lily, the Princess of Knights In between unboxing and putting together Saber Lily (see link above), I took some time to take nice, clean pictures of her in her various outfit. For some of the pictures, I tried to copy various poses from the pamphlet or PVC figures of Saber Lily. For others, OhnoRaptors help out. Here they are, enjoy! Lingerie Outfit Saber Lily, showing off her sexy underwear. Elegant white stockings with patterned frills and a garterbelt strap Not all that much a fan of …

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