13. June 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: To Heart Series – Kousaka Tamaki – Samurai ver. – Trading (Toy’s Works) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , ,

After my increasingly large Tamaki figures, it’s time to change things up. Today we’re going to look at the smallest Tamaki, Samurai ver, figure. Don’t worry, I don’t have an addiction to Tamaki figures. I have everything under control and can quit any time I want to. What gives you the right… AHEM, moving on…

This Kousaka Tamaki Samurai figure is part of a trading blind box set called Niitengo by Toy’s Works. They were released in 2011 for ¥743 each (about 7 bucks), but I paid the “you snooze you lose” Ebay markup, so over $20. Let’s see what came in the little box all the way from Hong Kong.

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07. June 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: To Heart Series – Kousaka Tamaki – Samurai ver. – 1/6 (Kaitendoh) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

Not to be confused with the Kotobukiya version, Kaitendoh has also released a figure of Kousaka Tamaki’s Samurai version. This design seems to be having a spike in interest, as Orca Toys is releasing their own version in a couple of months. I’ve preordered the Orca version, so I’ll be able to fill a shelf with Tamaki Samurais. This also gives me an opportunity to explore the different interpretations of the character design.

Kaitendoh’s version came out on May 22nd for ¥15800 ($154 as of today), so it’s a lot more expensive than the older Kotobukiya version. It’s also a larger scale; 1/6th instead of 1/8th. Hopefully that means Kaitendoh is giving us more for our money.

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07. June 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: To Heart Series – Kousaka Tamaki – Samurai ver. – 1/8 (Kotobukiya) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

This is another unboxing I need to begin with a confession. I really don’t know much about the Kousaka Tamaki character, or the To Heart video games. This is despite the fact that I now own multiple figures of the character. This is okay, because the character design is interesting, and the figures all seem nice.

When it comes to Tamaki, there are LOTS of figures. Over 300, according to MFC. Only a handful of these are the Samurai version of the character, and the Kotobukiya release was the first I could find. Originally it came out in December 2010 for ¥6800 (about $66 today). I got mine from AmiAmi’s preowned shop in Item A/Box B condition for only ¥3680.

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