CDP: Creating My Dream Sakura Doll

November 18, 2010

Being a self-proclaimed die-hard fan of the series Cardcaptor Sakura and the titular heroine, Kinomoto Sakura, I have been simply distraught over the fact that up to this date, no ‘good’ figure of Sakura has been released. From what I’ve gathered after prowling through auction sites and CCS Fan Sites, the only completed PVC figures of Sakura were all lower quality prize figures or trading figures. As for dolls/action figures, Bandai has released an entire plethora of ‘Bendy Dolls’ in their old ‘Free Pose Selection” range.

The main bodies of these dolls are made of a bendy plastic/rubber type material. While they do look good in some poses while appearing seamless, they look awkward in others and are a chore to pose.

What is one to do in this situation?

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Actar’s Reviews 174: Evangelion “Welcome to the NERV Base” Playset

November 11, 2010

What better way to celebrate the third anniversary of Actar’s Reviews than with an Evangelion themed review? But instead of a reviewing a regular Evangelion figure, we’ll be taking a look at the recently released playset representation of the Nerv Base by Bandai.

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Of Updates and AFAX

November 9, 2010

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Yup, AFAX or Anime Festival Asia X (my local Anime and Japanese pop culture convention) is right round the corner. It’s held on the 13th and 14th of November at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Halls, and as always, I’ll be attending.

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Review: 1/8 Scale Himeji Mizuki by Chara-Ani

November 7, 2010

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is undoubtedly one one of the better comedies these past few seasons, along with Mitsudomoe. …and finally, after a couple of months, we are finally greeted with a stunning figure of one of the two main female protagonists, Himeji Mizuki, produced by Chara-Ani.

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Brand New Desktop Setup!

November 7, 2010

After nearly 7 years of using my old laptop, an Acer Ferrari 4000 laptop, as my main machine, I decided that it was time for an upgrade. Presenting my brand new desktop set up. (^.^) Hopefully, I’ll be able to use this one for a good long time to come.

Most of my figures have been moved off the shelf, being replaced by Fate, the CPU itself and my external HDs. Do excuse the horrendous mess as I’m right in the middle of arranging everything to accommodate my new computer.

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Actar’s Reviews 172: Ho-kago Teatime Second Album Audio Cassette Replica

November 3, 2010

Want to get a replica from K-on! but don’t want to shell out thousands of dollars on their instruments? In my opinion, besides cups and Nekomimi, this is the best and most meaningful replica that is a must have for any K-On! fan.