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Princess of the Crystal by GSC

June 22, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Figures

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After being delayed for a bit, Good Smile Company’s Princess of the Crystal figure was finally released in June 2013. The Princess of the Crystal comes from the anime Mawaru Penguindrum, probably best known for leaving a lot of people scratching their heads. The figure is 1/8 scale, making it stand at about 19cm tall. It was sculpted by Iwanaga Sakurako and retails for 9800 yen.

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Kyouko Sakura by GSC

June 19, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Figures

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Kyouko Sakura is the last character from Puella Magi Madoka Magica to be given the figure treatment by Good Smile Company. This 1/8 scale figure of her was sculpted by Ken Kawanishi and was released in September of 2012 at a MSRP of 7800 yen. She is posed such that it looks like she has just jumped down from a ledge while holding a partially eaten taiyaki.

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Sena Kashiwazaki by Kotobukiya

April 30, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Figures

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Sena Kashiwazaki is one of the main characters from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. She’s smart, athletic, pretty, popular, and has no friends, which prompts her into joining the neighbours club. Kotobukiya released this 1/8 scale figure of her in August 2012 for a price of 6800 yen. There are a number of figures out there of Sena, but what made me decide to get this one was the butterfly that rests on her knee.

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Sayaka Miki by GSC

March 18, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Figures

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Sayaka Miki is a character from the series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. This 1/8 scale figure of her from Good Smile Company was sculpted by Ken Kawanishi and was released in July 2012 at a MSRP of 7800 yen. I’m not a big fan of Sayaka, but I had to get this figure to complete my Puella Magi set.

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Mami Tomoe by GSC

February 26, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Figures

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It has been a while since I last write a figure review, but today we have Mami Tomoe, a character from the series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. This 1/8 scale figure of her from Good Smile Company was sculpted by Hironori Tokunaga and was released in May 2012 at a MSRP of 7800 yen.

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Totooria Helmold by Phat Company

June 28, 2012 By: Nopy Category: Figures

On June 6, 2012 Phat Company released a 1/8 scale Totooria Helmold figure from the game Atelier Totori. If any of you like cute things and have never heard of Atelier Totori, then shame on you. Totooria Helmold (a.k.a. Totori) is the main character in the game. She comes from a small fishing village and learned alchemy from the “great” Rorona Frixell. Her mother was a famous adventurer that went missing a long time ago, and now that Totori is old enough, she decides to become an adventurer too and hopefully find out what happened to her mother.

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Homura Akemi by GSC

May 31, 2012 By: Nopy Category: Figures

Figure reviews have been lacking on my blog recently, and I think it’s about time to get cranking on this category once again. This review will cover Good Smile Company’s 1/8 scale Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The figure was sculpted by Ken Yokata and was released on March 21, 2012 for a MSRP of 7800円. I decided to try out a pure black background this time to see how pics would turn out; let me know what you think. Now on to the review.

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Madoka Kaname by GSC

March 04, 2012 By: Nopy Category: Figures

This 1/8 scale Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) figure was released by Good Smile Company back in January. I don’t think Madoka needs any introductions, but if this posts survives for 10 years and someone then is reading this, Madoka is a 14-year-old girl who becomes a magical girl in order to protect the world from beings called witches. Madoka was sculpted by Kohata Takahiro, stands about 19 cm tall, and retails for 7800 Yen.

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Ruri Hoshino Nendoroid Petit by GSC

February 23, 2012 By: Nopy Category: Figures

I don’t normally review nendoroid petits since there really isn’t much about them to review, but since this is Ruri we’re talking about, I’m making an exception. Ruri Hoshino is the youngest member of the space battleship Nadesico from the anime Martian Successor Nadesico. She is the only survivor from a genetic engineering experiment to create individuals that are highly effective at interfacing with machines. She was purchased by Nergal Heavy Industries to work with the Nadesico’s supercomputer, Omoikane, to run all of the Nadesico’s systems.

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Ruri Hoshino -Way Back From Bakery- by Kurushima

January 22, 2012 By: Nopy Category: Figures

Some of you may remember a post I made last year on whether to purchase one or both versions of a particular figure. The figure in question was of Ruri Hoshino, my all-time favourite anime character and unofficial mascot of Nopy’s Blog. Originating from the 1996 anime Martian Successor Nadesico, figures of her are extremely hard to find, which was why I was elated to hear that a company called Kurushima would be releasing two versions of Ruri, titled “Way Back From Bakery” and sculpted by Keiko. As you can see above, I bought two of these figures, one is the polka-dot dress version and the other is the pink-dress Miyazawa limited version. They come in exactly the same box with only a couple of stickers identifying which version is inside. Each figure retails for 14200 JPY, making them the most expensive in my collection.

Unlike most figures, which are made out of PVC, this line of Ruri figures is made out of cold cast resin. While PVC figures are generally soft and pliable, cold cast figures are hard and brittle, making them extremely fragile. Enough description though, below you can see my review of the actual figures.

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