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Xiao Mei by Max Factory

August 16, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

It’s been a while since my last post and even longer since my last figure post, but this August has and will continue to be a busy month for me. With that said, my presence online will be significantly diminished, but you can expect one or two more posts before the end of the month.

Today lets take a look at Xiao Mei, a 1/7 scale figure by Max Factory. I don’t know much about her other than she’s a Chinese cat-girl from the game Shining Hearts. Sadly, I can’t find her name written in Chinese anywhere so I don’t know which “xiao” and which “mei” her name is comprised of. I think it’s safe to just refer to her as “Mei” though.


Maxima Enfield by Kotobukiya

June 11, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

I have about a dozen figures lined up for review, but today I’m going to skip the queue and cover the most recent addition to my collection, a 1/8 scale Maxima Enfield from the JRPG Shining Hearts. I don’t know anything about Maxima or even the Shining Hearts game, but when Kotobukiya released the promo shots of this figure, I thought it looked awesome and I had to get it.

The figure is based off of an illustration by famed artist, Tony Taka (T2). For those of you who don’t know who Tony is, he did the illustrations and character designs for the Shining series of games, as well as for titles such as Sora no Iro Mizu no Iro, Tony’s Heroine Series, and Fault! All of his characters are female, and I think the most identifiable aspect of his work is the way he draws eyes.


Collet by Native (Somewhat NSFW)

December 29, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

I had planned to get this review up on Christmas, but I ended up heading out of town on the 24th so there was no time for me to do anything until I got back yesterday. Anyways, considering Collet is a highly sought after figure and she’s been on the market for a while, it was luck that I was able to get a hold of one (albeit pre-owned).

Collet is from the figure maker Native and was sculpted by Chieri. She was based on an illustration by famed ecchi artist Tony Taka and comes in a festive bright red box. The box looks like an elaborate Christmas gift, but lacks any windows unlike other figure boxes; you’ll see why in a few moments.


E2 Girls Girls Girls! 1

April 30, 2010 By: Nopy Category: E☆2 (Etsu)

Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite illustrations from the first volume of the  E☆2 (Etsu) Girls Girls Girls! collection. I’ve actually had this artbook for nearly a year now, but never got around to posting about it until now. Like volumes 2 and 3, there are also special categories in volume 1, but these ones are more generic. The first section starts out with gravure illustrations, and after that are a series of smaller categories such as maids, twins, and glasses. These pages were really hard to scan without actually tearing the book apart, which is why you’ll notice one side is a little blurry in all of the pictures. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the cover illustration was done by none other than Tony Taka, who I’m sure many people have already heard of.


E2 Girls Girls Girls! 3

June 21, 2009 By: Nopy Category: E☆2 (Etsu)


Along with E2’s (Etsu’s) Girls Girls Girls! volume 2 illustration collection, I also bought the volume 3 illustration collection. This volume focuses on the cover girls of all the E2 Magazines from volumes 1-16, the poster girls from volumes 1-15, and the pick-up girls from volumes 1-7.


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