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Kotobukiya Kotomi Ichinose Figure Review – Kotomi-GET!!

October 15, 2008

‘The place changes and goes. Like a wind, like clouds. Like the traces of the heart, no halt to the places.’

A quote found on the back of the box. From the song ‘Ana’ off the Clannad soundtrack. I never really liked the song, but recognised the lyrics from the beginning and from one episode….

Today I got my Kotomi!! I ordered her late-late monday night, she was shipped on tuesday, and arrived today via Parcelforce!! I finally caved… I know I should be saving money for the London Expo… but I have no clue if Kotomi will be available at the Expo… And I didn’t wanna miss out on getting her. I missed out on Fuko on the site… was not gonna miss out Kotomi… And since there is only one Kotomi Ichinose review on the web that I could find, and it’s on a foreign site, that doing my own would be ok. Took loads of pictures and got a decent amount of decent ones.

Isn’t she cute??!! The photo’s on the other review didnt make her look good, too close some of them, but when you see her in real life she’s sooo cute sweeter! So much like Kotomi in the series!(Clannad for those who don’t know lol.)

Without the props.

Without the props.

Isn’t she darling?! And I’m getting better with the camera I think…. it helps that the lighting in the room was good too. Seeing her like this just makes me wanna rewatch Clannad all over again!! But I’ve got so much to watch!!

Kotomi-chan to the side.

Kotomi-chan to the side.

I hope these photos make you all go out and buy her while you still can! Because she’s totally worth getting! (More pics below here!!!)


Himekuri Girl – Bianca – Photo-Review

September 19, 2008

The second of the 3 pvc figures I bought last tuesday. One I was very glad to finally be able to own. I would have been happy with either version, white or black.

This is Bianca. The white variant of the two Himekuri girls. I missed my chance of getting her at expo, a rule I made after that occasion, you see a figure for £10 or less, you buy it. You just go for it and buy it!!! Bianca is 1/7th scale, dressed in a revealing, yet adourable outfit, sitting on the floor, lifting the front of her skirt. I’m not big on the skirt-lifting thing, but for the price and quality of this figure, I’m gladly willing to overlook it.

The level of detail on this figure is quite astonishing, considering the price, and it was lower than most figures even before the later discounts, at 3800 yen a pop. (£20 or $36, thats uber-cheap compared to most I’ve bought.) The white Bianca version was released April 06, after the original black version released December 05, and finally a christmas colour edition was released December 06. I never could decide which out of the white or black I liked better… they both have pros and cons lol. But I’m sure both have the fantastic sculpt and very accomplished paintwork. I have to say it is one of the highest quality paint jobs in my collection, the detail on the clothing is so awesome!! The only bit which lets it down is the hair decoration, the big colourful thing hanging round her hair, that could have been slightly better, if it were, then it probably would be as near perfect as a paintjob could come. The sculpt, also awesome, they even sculpted the eyes a little too!! I love that! Not quite sure why, but it works well. The eyes are so cute!! There are some mould-lines on her right leg, but nothing really noticable. She’s just so pretty!! And the hair!! Very nice job joining it so it can’t be noticed unless you really look closely. Her hairs so thick and lovely too!! Very big at the back of her head, back-combed maybe?

The folds of the skirt are really nicely done too. Such a lovely figure… Apart from the skirt lifting…. lol. And no, no pantsu shots!! I’m not quite sure why though, I should know that you will want them…. silly me… I did take one, but it was a bit fuzzy… so it ain’t included. Another good thing about this figure is she needs no base, although I’m slightly worried about the bottom getting dirty… I would have prefered a flat base like you get with Sana Horiuchi. And Bianca feels assuringly hefty, I know the skirt and hair will add weight, but heavy things are usually better quality. Like with alot of technology. Flimsy-ass mp3 players will just not do…

Serio will be my last figure review, posting tomorrow. And I may do a quick thing on my Busou Shinki, although I’m getting more figures tomorrow… and packing for uni…. and on sunday… I might not be able to post anything… or get online…. depends what connection I have in my room… because my stupid modern laptop is too modern to have an ethernet slot…. it only works wirelessly!!! Who’s stupid idea was that???!!! Anyways…. laptop rant over… getting a shiney new computer next week. 4gb’s of ram, 6mb cache amoung other things. Ciao for now!!

Baek Changpo has made her arrival!

August 12, 2008

She arrived at about 9:30 this morning, during Gilmore Girls lol. I finally have her!!! Thats one more I can tick off my ‘I thought I’d never own them’ list!!! She cost £37 with shipping, £32 without. Completely worth it. She stands just under 14cm tall, which is what you’d expect from a bending over figure.

I have decided to call her Baek Changpo, as thats what it says on the box. I was only calling her Pec Champo because I’d seen other places calling her that.


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