28. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight FACE OFF: Steins;Gate – Okabe Rintarou – 1/8 (PLUM) · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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This week Neil and I have challenged each other to shoot the same figure – PLUM’s somewhat disappointing 1/8 Okabe from “Steins;Gate”. Neil’s challenge to me was “Backdrop must be a computer monitor displaying something interesting. It doesn’t have to be in focus, and the frame of the display can be outside of the photo frame.”

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27. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 9: Working!! – Taneshima Popura – 1/8 (Alter) · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Neil’s challenge for me this week was:

“Wagnaria!” You can figure out how to interpret that, but basically the shot should remind one of the restaurant with more than just the figure.

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21. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 9 – Figma Roger Smith & R. Dorothy Wayneright · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Double trouble this week with a pair of Figmas in my challenge. From the underrated and classic mecha anime The Big O we’ve got the Negotiator Roger Smith and his assistant the robot R. Dorothy Wayneright. The challenge was fitting for these two.

Invoke an urban theme. It should stay in keeping with the theme of the series, in that it should have a kind of Noir feel to it.

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19. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 8 – Wave Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Cabinet · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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This week Jeff threw me a curve ball. Or maybe a screw ball; they say those are becoming increasingly uncommon in Major League Baseball. I digress… Jeff’s curve ball involved assigning me a model kit, and an articulated figure. Specifically Wave’s surprisingly detailed 1/12 model of a Viewlix cabinet for the game Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold. My task was:

[…]to pose one or more of your favorite articulated figures having a rowdy old time with an arcade cabinet.

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18. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 8: Aa Megami-sama – Belldandy – Holy Bell – 1/10 (Max Factory) · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Neil’s challenge for me this week involved the magnificent Max Factory Belldandy & Holy Bell 1/10. His terms were:

MACRO! Get as close as you can. It’s a big figure, but pick an area with lots of detail and make it shine (figuratively).

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11. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: Nendoroid #396 – Bakemonogatari – Sengoku Nadeko · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , , ,

Nendoroid #396 is, objectively, the worst girl in the Monogatari series, that I only bought because I’m dead set and determined to own this entire run. The figure retailed in late June at ¥3611 (approximately $35.66 USD as of this posting)

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10. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: To Heart Series – Kousaka Tamaki – White Bunny ver. – 1/5 (Orca Toys) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

BINGO! Er… I guess that needs some explanation. With this White Bunny ver Tamaki, I now have figures of this character in five consecutive scales; 1/4, 1/5 (this new one), 1/6, 1/7 and 1/8. This one is also my first scale bunny girl themed figure, and my first to have cloth hosiery. It’s a fun feature of the figure collecting hobby that even with 500+ figures, one still comes across new kinds of features and accessories frequently.

Orca’s Kousaka Tamaki White Bunny ver. doesn’t quite qualify for the “This Old Figure” category since it was released in June 2013. Its price at release was ¥12190 (About $120 today), and this one was found on Amazon for about that much after a couple of weeks of price research.

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08. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 7 – Revoltech Yotsuba DX Summer Vacation ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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This week Jeff got me to, literally, dust off one of my Yotsuba Revoltech figures. This one is a real classic, because of the good selection of accessories, but also because Yotsuba is such a dynamic and fun character. Her design and personality lend themselves perfectly to creative and funny poses. For my theme, Jeff said,

Involve foliage, real or otherwise.

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08. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 7: Working!! – Taneshima Popura – EX Figure – Character CD Jacket ver. (SEGA) · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,

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I’ve finally figured out how to beat Neil to posting a photo challenge, but that’s going to have to remain a secret for now.

This week my challenge was to feature the Sega Popura prize figure, modeled after the cover of this CD, and to use a musical theme.

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05. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 6: Nisemonogatari – Senjougahara Hitagi – 1/8 (Kotobukiya) · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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Neil’s challenge to me this week was:

“Rim lights. You must have at least one colored (not white or blue [too much blue in the figure already]) rim light. You may have a white key light if needed.”

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