17. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 26 – Nendoroid Sharon Apple & Friends · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

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After an unintended hiatus, I find it interesting that my return is marked by our hundredth post on the site. May it be the first hundred of many.

For this Figure Photo Fight Jeff told me to use the Nendoroid Sharon Apple, and one of my Macross vehicles. My first instinct was to go with Arcadia’s super-amazing 1/60 YF-19 version 3, but the size difference between that and a Nendoroid Petit is so big that I decided to scale back. Instead I used the highly underrated GNU-Dou YF-19 and YF-21 from Yamato (the predecessor to Arcadia).

The challenge was, “to photograph them together in the style of a promotional poster.” With that goal in mind I built a little stand to make Sharon hover, and opened the aperture on the camera to blur the Valkyries. Photoshop was kept to a minimum to add the logo and lasers, but everything else is in-camera.

08. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 26 – Good Smile Company – Lynn Minmay Nendoroid Petit / Kaiyodo – Revoltech YF-19 · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , , , ,

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From the Lynn Minmay YF-19 Memorial Concert, Macross Island

The circumstances that led to my FPF 26 effort, and the time that it took to get it done, have a story behind it.

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08. April 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: Macross Plus – YF-19 with Fast Packs – 1/60 (Arcadia) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

It’s an indisputable fact that the YF-19 from Macross Plus is the coolest transforming robot ever. That’s why Yamato got their start in transforming robot toys with the YF-19, subsequently released an improved version, and now that they’ve changed their name to Arcadia their latest transforming robot is their third version of the YF-19. In an unprecedented move this figure was released early; the release date was moved up from April, to March 28th, in order to avoid Japan’s VAT tax increase from 5% to 8%. Considering the list price is ¥32800 (about $320 as of this writing), Arcadia is actually saving their customers some money. After the jump we’ll take a detailed look into why this figure is so expensive.

 

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