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Figurine: Satsuki Kiryuin (Senketsu) from Kill la Kill by Good Smile Company Toys 20 MAY 2015

Hobby products manufacture Good Smile Company turned to the final scenes of hit anime Kill la Kill to come up with this particularly angry looking figurine – antagonist Satsuki Kiryuin, armed and ready for bloody action, wearing Senketsu – the Kamui (Godrobe) sentient sailor uniform made up of Life Fibers.

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The figure is based on the garage kit created and sold by Iwanaga Sakurako from Shokubutu Shojo-en, with this PVC figure version having been sculpted and painted to be as close to the original kit as possible.

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Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. It follows vagrant schoolgirl Ryuko Matoi on her search for her father’s killer, which brings her into violent conflict with Satsuki Kiryuin, the iron-fisted student council president of Honnouji Academy, and her mother’s fashion empire.

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Satsuki Kiryuin is the 18-year-old ruthless student council president of Honnouji Academy. She administers Goku Uniforms to students using various hierarchical schemes such as a no-late day and battle royale-esque tournaments such as the Naturals Election. She wields a katana named Bakuzan which can sever Life Fibers and dons the Kamui named Junketsu. She serves as a major antagonist to Ryuko for most of the series. After having learned the true nature of the Life Fibers at an early age, she uses the Honnouji Academy Cultural & Sports Grand Festival to begin her rebellion against her mother and the Life Fibers.

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Related Link: Kill la Kill | Characters | Good Smile Company

Figurine: Noire / Black Heart from Hyperdimension Neptunia by Alter Toys 17 MAY 2015

Japanese figurine maker Alter is releasing this particularly aggressive (but in a cute way), 1/7 scale, anime styled version of Hyperdimension Neptunia’s Noire, aka Black Heart, figure late October 2015.

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With her look faithfully replicated from both the anime and game, Noire comes in her standard HDD bodysuit processor unit with her signature large sword plus accessories and wings.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia is a video game series of role-playing games created and developed by Idea Factory. The series debuted in Japan on August 19, 2010 with the video game of the same name exclusively for the PlayStation 3, later re-released as an enhanced remake under the name Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 for the PlayStation Vita. Two sequels, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 and Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, in addition to the remake titles for both of them and three spin-offs on the PlayStation Vita, have also been released. Another sequel on the PlayStation 4, titled Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II, was released in 2015. It has also branched off into a manga, light novel and anime media franchise.

A television anime series adaptation, titled Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation, began airing in July 2013.

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Games within the series takes place in the world of Gamindustri, which is divided into four regions: Planeptune, Lastation, Lowee, and Leanbox. Each region is completely different from the others in appearance and atmosphere, with each representing a specific video game console. In the beginning of the story, the four goddesses are fighting each another for “shares” in a war known as the Console War.

Noire, aka Black Heart, is the goddess of Lastation (representing the PlayStation 3), who has a very individual personality and likes to perform things by herself in her own time, yet is quite forgiving and fair. She initially has a strained relationship with Neptune, who acts as her rival.

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Related Link: Wikipedia | Characters | Alter

Royal Black Guard Sketches, Paint & Photoshop 15 AUG 2012

Back in January 2011 (well actually it was more like the evening of the 31st December, 2010) I whipped up a quick ballpoint sketch based on one of the McFarlane figurines that I own.

Well over a year and a half later, and finally making the time to install and test drive Adobe Photoshop CS6 this evening, I now present the fully coloured version of “Royal Black Guard”.

(And yes, it did feel good to take a break from the usual evening activities for a change…)

OS Idol Win-chan (Version 2.0) My Reviews | Toys 19 NOV 2008

I mentioned the fact that Ryan purchased the highly adorable, rather voluptuous and very risqué Win-chan last weekend, a figurine that you can only own if

a) Your girlfriend shares your passion for all things Asian,
b) You don’t have a girlfriend, or
c) You have a sturdy lock on the door to your ‘office’.

Needless to say, I don’t qualify for any of the above three, meaning that Win-chan shall never coyly languish upon my desk. (In any event, Conan and the rest of his barbarian horde probably wouldn’t appreciate her languishing in their spot either.)

Now, back to Win-chan herself.

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Her full name is OS Idol Win-chan (Version 2.0) and she doesn’t come from any particular series. Manufactured by Kaiyodo, this 1/7 PVC scale figurine is based on Mine Yoshizaki’s Win-chan character created for Japanese magazine Tech Win, a monthly publication that deals with Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

The model itself is beautifully realized in hard-wearing PVC and is modelled extremely cleanly with almost no seam lines and a particularly cute facial expression. Of course the main outstanding feature is Win-chan’s outrageous hairstyle and the modeller has certainly pulled this one off with quite some flair. Of course, one really has to be squint not to notice the fact that this is one of those bikini-models, so we’ll just leave it at the pose is quite nicely done, well proportioned and manages to come across very playful all rolled into one.

The paint job looks pretty neat and colourful, with no seepages or any real discolorations to speak of. That said, she is just a tad over-shaded on her underside, but seeing as the model isn’t really made to pose this way, this isn’t a particularly glaring problem. Oh, and her stand is actually a pretty nice touch too – a fake ‘Win-chan CD’, thereby by nicely cementing the whole ‘OS Idol’ angle.

The box packaging is pretty good it must be said, complete with fake Windows and Compact Disc logos and also features some original artwork from Mine Yoshizaki. The inside packaging is secure and also provides a good giggle thanks to its female bits hugging moulding :)

All in all, Win-chan is an adorable, risqué little production that is well priced and should fit nicely on any otaku’s desk – provided they fulfil requirements A to C previously mentioned.

For those of you who wish to see a little more:

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{Photos swiped from: EmencyBlazer Works}

Conan the Barbarian My Life | Toys 02 JAN 2008

I have always loved Robert E. Howard’s creation, Conan the Barbarian, from the crappy live-action Arnold Schwarzenegger movies to the scintillating plethora of books and pulp comics that preceded them. In fact, as a kid (which I still basically am anyway), the hack and slash fantasy has always been my staple entertainment and now I’ve been quite happy to discover the world of collectible action figurines, fueling my existing love for the character, the mythos and the genre as a whole.

Of course, the word ‘collectible’ is always a particularly dangerous word for me.

For some strange reason, the genetic wiring of a collector seems to have been hardcoded in me, because for as long as I can remember I’ve always collected stuff. And not just collected, more like obsessed. I’m the kind of person where it isn’t quality that overly counts – instead quantity far outweighs my obsession with quality!

So like I mentioned, my new hobby of figurine collecting has gotten off to a blazing start. Having sworn to myself that I wouldn’t get hooked, I purchased my very first figurine a couple of months ago in the form of Conan the Cimmerian from McFarlane Toy’s Conan: Series 1 range. Enthralled by the level of detail and sculpting prowess on the model, I couldn’t help but marvel at the intricacy and design – which could also explain why now as I sit typing this entry I am overlooking 6 of these figurines in my flat!

And not just static figures I’ll have you know. No, instead I have them arranged in two groups of three, all partaking in some or other battle scene :)

And because this blog allows me to publish anything I feel like, here’s a list of all my possessed characters:

Conan of Cimmeria (Conan Series 1)

Conan of Cimmeria (Conan Series 1)

Conan the Indomitable (Conan Series 1)

Conan the Indomitable (Conan Series 1)

Skifell (Conan Series 1)

Skifell (Conan Series 1)

Svadun (Conan Series 1)

Svadun (Conan Series 1)

B'lit (Conan Series 1)

B’lit (Conan Series 1)

Pallantides of the Black Dragons (Conan Series 2)

Pallantides of the Black Dragons (Conan Series 2)

I may need help.

Related link: http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=181