05. January 2016 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 32: Super Pochaco – Noodle Stopper Figure – Blue Ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,


Neil’s challenge to me:

Pochaco noodle stopper in an unlikely or surprising setting. Like, “How does she end up climbing THAT?”

Neil, the next time I ask you if I’m allowed to composite a photo challenge do me a massive favor and say no.

After the jump: background image credits and the shot before I monkeyed with it all night.

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14. January 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: FuRyu – Nitro Super Sonic – Sonico – Ofuro ga PikaPika Time · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , , , ,

Legend has it that handheld shower heads and the hoses attacked to them have a huge variety of fascinating uses entirely exclusive from the act of bathing — to swipe a bit of old marketing, they make getting clean functionally indistinguishable from the fun one would have while getting dirty. I can’t attest to this personally, but I do know that they’re great at cleaning hard to reach places, like the soles of your feet.

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23. August 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 13 – Sonico – Sweets Time ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,


Neil gave me a bye week. My figure was the Sweets Time ver. of the FuRyu Sonico prize figures, and my theme was:

“Clean and relaxing. Have a nice time, and make something smooth and easy on the eyes.”

I lucked out and got a nice rainy day to shoot against. Everything else about the shot is pretty simple – I staged it on top of a cooler with an old piece of velveteen as the carpet instead of shooting it at the desk, and borrowed the TV from the Taito P4 Nanako prize figure. Sadly we can’t see that Sonico is utterly entranced by a “Junes” ad, but that’s alright.

10. August 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 11: Otakon Edition · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,


Otakon seemed the perfect opportunity for a unique and interesting Figure Photo Fight. With that in mind, Jeff and I each were challenged to shoot a figure at or around the convention.

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10. August 2014 by · Comments Off on Photo Shoot: Otakon Downtime · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , ,

Playing with new Sonico purchases in between events at Otakon. Figures are Sonico – Premium Prize – Space Police ver. (Taito) and Nitro Super Sonic – Sonico – Chatting Time ver. (FuRyu) respectively.


11. June 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: Nitro Super Sonic – Sonico – -After Taking Bath- (FuRyu) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

I asked site hosting administrator/overall hero Steve if he would do an unboxing of the Sonico prize figure we sent him, after he sent us a picture of the box when he got it. He said it seemed like a lot of work, so that leaves it up to me I suppose.

Sonico: After Taking Bath ver. is a FuRyu prize figure released along with a veritable storm of other Sonico prize figures, all in close to the same timeframe, starting with early 2014 and now spreading out to take up about the whole year – this one in particular went available in February. Common asking price, at release and outside of a UFO catcher was around ¥1600 JPY, (about $17 USD at the time of this posting); the value of the figure has matured to closer to $20-25 now.

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