YES. YES. YES!!! After a month of no loot, I was experiencing Figure Cold Turkey. Until today. It’s a shit ton of loot. It’s an avalanche of loot. It’s LOOTAPALOOZA!
Let’s open that box of untold wonders!
One thing about Goody Japan, their packaging is AWESOME. Just look at that. Each item is wrapped with bubble wrap and the box is filled to the brim so that there’s no wastage of space. Marvelous.
With the literal mountain of bubble wrap removed, let’s take a look at the entire haul of (early) March.
WOAH! When it rains it pours! Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the stuff that arrived this month. I suppose we should get all the exclusives out of the way first.
– Dengeki Exclusive Figma Shana Black Hair Version x 2
Shana here is portrayed in her normal non-flame haired version. Beautiful and stunning. Shana sure is ‘hot’.
The back of the Figma box reveals the usual details and the numerous pictures detailing the figure in various poses and featuring the different accessories she comes with.
Sides of the boxes. Interesting to note that the figure is EX002. EX and SP. What’s the difference? All I know is that Figma Konata Cosplay Ver. was the first EX figure. SP being the figures that are included with the games, namely Haruhi Brave Ver. and Saber Lily. Other SPs are the Geass duo of Lelouch and Suzaku.
– Exclusive In Action!! Offshoot Glasgow Kallen Type and Sutherland Cecile Type
These babies are Tamashii online store exclusives. The one on the left is the ‘Badass Mother’ (Gah… English dub…) that Kallen pilots at the beginning of the first season. Customized to suit her needs, this Glasgow is pink.
On the right is the Sutherland that Cecile pilots during the siege of the school during the last few episodes of the first season of Code Geass.
Not only are these two figures special in terms of their distribution, they also have some awesome features and accessories. As can be seen above, the Glasgow Kallen Type can be transformed into the upgraded ‘Renegade’ she pilots in episode 9 of the first season after it took a beating in the fight against the Lancelot. Amazing!!! Two figures for the price of one? NO WAY!
The figure also has such awesomeness like extendable slash harkens.
One of the complaints of the Lancelot figures, be it Mechanical Complete Model or In Action!! Offshoot, is the lack of the ‘Shield Feature’. With this figure, a green shield is included that is compatible with the Lancelot figure! YAY!!!
I do believe I’ve been obsessing over Konata for far too long. This time, I bought 3 of Kallen’s Glasgow (…because she is awesome. Don’t deny it.) and 2 of the Cecile ones. I’m crazy.
– Completed Figures
As for completed figures, I got a number of them in this loot.
– Nozomu Ezomori by TFC
First up is lovely Nozomu from Ecchi Eccentric Anime: Kanokon. Nozomu really reminds me of Yuki in a way and I love her character much more than ecchi obsessed Chizuru. Keeping in the spirit of the Anime, this figure is evidently CAST OFFABLE to reveal nice (.Y.) though Nozomu’s would probably be a lot smaller.
The box really reminds me of the box of Candy Bikini Shana by Kotobukiya. A gym thingie accessory is included.
– Paper Sisters Set from Yujin
As mentioned previously, whenever I fall in love with an Anime, I absolutely HAVE to buy into the figuers. Read or Die (TV + OVA) was no exception. Such an awesome series that revolves around the three main characters, Anita, Michelle and Maggie. These three sisters are paper masters, people who have the ability to manipulate paper to create virtually anything. Razor sharp, stronger than steel blades to Origami Beast Familiars, you name it. Animation, story and fight scene choreography is out of this world.
There were two different companies creating the figures for R.O.D TV. Yujin and Kotobukiya. The Yujin figures seen above are arcade prizes. First of all, let me say that the quality is outstanding for arcade prizes. I personally felt that the figures were more accurate to the show than the Kotobukiya versions. Just as well too. These figures cost less than one third of the Kotobukiya ones. (^.^)
Though I will definitely be doing a review of these tree figures, I have to say that the packaging is really good. The backs are all unique to the figure. Sadly, two of the packages are slightly busted due to the age, but I was going to open them anyway.
– 1/8 Kallen Kozuki by AlphaXOmega
Yup. We’ve seen her before in my ‘Good Service’ post. Truth be told this figure, the Wii game and the VF-25F figure didn’t come together with this loot, but arrived in January. I thought I’d feature them together with this post as they didn’t get their chance to bask in the limelight.
Without a doubt, the most gorgeous figure of Kallen to date. (Not counting the one of a kind Custom that I own). Beautifully sculpted in such a dynamic pose wearing her bunny outfit. But wait… where’s her ears?
There they are… on my external HDs.
– Trading Figures
What would a loot be without trading figures?
– Movable Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu! Chidori and Tessa
Being a hypocritical cheapskate, I only got two out of the entire set of 8. Chidori and Tessa. This series of trading figures features joints that allows the figures to be posed freely. Very Figma/Revoltech esque. Great stuff. We don’t usually see such intricate trading figures.
– Figure Meister Haruhi Bunny Girl 3 random figures
They looked kinda cool. So I couldn’t resist getting a few. Seeing them in person, the figure is simply exquisite. Not only is the (Insert random Haruhi character name here) Bunny Girl figure neatly crafted, the figure is displayed in a plastic case, complete with backdrop and flooring. Amazing. Extremely high quality.
– Negima!? Figumate Box of 10 (Special Edition)
I had to get this. Why? Because it was on sale… erm… cough… I mean, because of my boundless love for Negima!
There are ten boxes included . The special edition includes a special body with each figure.
– Other Stuff
Once again, you’d have probably seen my review on my channel of these but I just wanted to feature them in a loot post even though I got these two in January.
– DX Chogokin VF-25F Valkyrie by Bandai
Seeing that I’ve been typing for quite awhile now, do forgive me as I let the video review do my ‘talking’.
– Suzumiya Hauhi no Gekidou + Fraulein Revoltech Haruhi Figure
…and finally, we arrive at the last item in my loot. The famous dancing game for the Wii does include the Fraulein Haruhi figure. I have tons to say about Revoltech dipping into franchises that have already been used by other companies and product lines coughfigmacough.
I really do have a lot to say about the two figures and will do a written review (hopefully). But for now please watch the following:
Whether I’ll do a review on the Dancing Game is yet another unsolved mystery.
There we have it. As for some minor updates, I do have a lot of things planned for my Blog and my YouTube Channel, namely my Actar’s Review series. However, as mentioned before, this is a year where I’ll be bogged down by exams. So, we’ll see how that goes.
Some of the things I want to do:
– 1000 subscriber special give away
– A number of reviews
– 100th video special
Looking at the list, I’ll most likely be combining the Giveaway, the 1000 subscriber video and the 100th video special all into one awesome video. Wow. Yeah. I should do that.
As for the exclusives: Shana and the two exclusive In Action!! Offshoot figures, if you are interested in purchasing them from me, do drop me a line @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special priority goes to those who are Actar’s Reviews watchers or Actar’s Blog readers.
Well, that’s about it. So, see you in the next post guys. (^o^)