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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26. December 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 27 – Make Something Holiday Themed · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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Happy Holidays from FigSoc!

06. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: A+ Super Pochaco – 1/6 – Beer Girl ver. · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

Nitroplus figures catch a lot of flak for being basically pure advertising, and it’s a fair criticism. Pochaco specifically catches a second helping for being a lot fuller figured than… well nearly everything you’ll ever see in casual anime fandom, and you can’t really look at any post or page about the character without seeing someone joking or complaining about her build. We’re not going to do that here. I think she’s an adorable character and intend to continue to buy every figure that my budget can manage.

Thanks to the way my retailer of choice handles combined orders, I’m well past a month late on getting this figure. Past the jump, we’ll see if it was worth the wait.

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04. July 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: Nitro Super Sonic – Sonico (Taito) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , , , ,

About a month after the release of Taito’s Super Pochaco prize figure, we have the companion piece, the friendly and familiar Super Sonico. Like Pochaco, this Sonico is a prize figure, primarily stocked in UFO catchers and similar games, but is also sold at a number of retailers as well. This works out nicely for those of us who are thousands of miles away from Japanese game centers.

Taito’s Super Sonico was released in late June of 2014 and sold at retailers for approximately ¥1425 (~$13.95 at the time of this posting).

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05. May 2014 by · Comments Off on Prize Figure Unboxing – Super Pochaco (Taito) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , , , ,

Super Sonico got her start as a mascot for Nitroplus, a visual novel development house mostly noted for Eroge titles. The appeal of the character took off and arguably eclipsed it’s origins, resulting most recently in it’s own animation, complete with all new sidekick characters. Enter Super Pochaco – presumably fellow band-mate (honestly I can’t be bothered with the series) and plus-sized companion model described as “comically staggering” and “overwhelming”. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with that.

The Taito Super Pochaco prize figure can be found in select Taito UFO catchers, but is also retailing at merchants who carry prize figures, generally at or around ¥1500 (approximately $14.68 at the time of this posting).

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