27. October 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 24 – FREEing Ichika Takatsuki · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,

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Peak leaf colors are approaching outside as the weather becomes more crisp. Visually it’s one of the most interesting times of the year, and my challenge from Jeff reflects that,

Involve fall colors in your shot

Jeff’s logic being that the colors of Ichika could really work with an autumn palette. More »

17. August 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 12 – Wave Beach Queens Tanigawa Kanna · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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Tanigawa Kanna is upset because when she heard she was heading to the pool for Photo Fight 12 she expected something more impressive. The challenge from Jeff this week was,

Summer’s more than halfway over. Now’s the time to cram as much fun into the good weather months as you can. Your mission is to fake a pool scene. I know it’s a “beach” figure but you can’t always make it to the shore.

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19. April 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: Ano Natsu de Matteru – Tanigawa Kanna – 1/6 (Alter) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , , ,

So just in case you’re new to this, here’s the thing with Alter. Typically in mid summer or winter, right around whenever Wonder Festival hits, they’ll release one or two sets of prototype photos. These prototypes usually look completely finished, and if it’s a character you like, or associated with a series you enjoyed, that prototype will knock your socks off. The projected price, if any, will be reasonable, and the release date will say something innocuous, like “After June”.

The thing is, “After June” includes July, August, September, October, November and December, as well as five other months in the following year until they have to change that release date to “After June” again. Oh, they’ll take pity on you and change it to say “After July”, “After August” et cetera. You’ll keep moving the cost of the figure in your budget, occasionally cringing when it makes a month really expensive, and then, out of nowhere and in the middle of a month, an in stock notification from your retailer of choice will land in your Inbox.

And then you get the figure and it’s absolutely perfect and you forget all about how angry the constant delays made you and you stop calling them “Later” for at least the next few weeks.

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