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

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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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10. September 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: Kaitendoh Super Pochaco 1/7 Lingerie Football ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots, Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

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Please note that while this spotlight will not be covering the cast-off aspects of this figure, it still features a pretty scanty outfit. Hit the jump at your own discretion.

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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!

18. November 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 25 – A+ – Super Pochaco – 1/6 – Beer Girl ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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Neil’s 25th challenge to me involved the A+ Beer Girl Pochaco, and was as follows:

BEER! It can be in a bottle, in a can, in a glass or any other way you like, 
but your shot must have actual beer in it.

Well, that’s speaking my language. I’m a little late for Oktoberfest, but I’d been planning a shot a lot like this anyway, so I’ll use it as a convenient excuse. The secret to this shot is now that I’m done I’m drinking the beer.

28. September 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: Vertex Super Pochaco 1/6 Cowgirl · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , ,

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Unprofessional question: is Pochaco supposed to be American? It wouldn’t be a stretch, given the way Japanese artists often portray female characters that are meant to be American. It’s the box art that got me thinking.

The Vertex Super Pochaco Cowgirl version was released on August 29, 2014 at an MSRP of ¥11000. Pre-orders for a December re-release opened on October 17, 2014, also at an MSRP of ¥11000.

This is a cast off figure and as such this post contains not-safe-for-work material. Please browse appropriately.

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04. June 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 2: Taito Super Pochaco · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

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For round two of the photo challenges, Neil presented me with two obstacles to overcome: first, make a Prize figure look good (in this case, Taito’s Super Pochaco). Second, I needed to have a blurred foreground – something needed to be in frame, in front of the figure, out of focus.

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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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