July 11, 2014

July 8, 2014

[Preview] The Emperor's Hand

Kotobukiya Bishoujo Star Wars Mara Jade

This is a preview of what's coming in a few days. Yep, that's Kotobukiya's Mara Jade.

I still haven't been updating this blog enough even though I promised myself I would. Oh well.

One thing though: I'm back. My toy-collecting hiatus is at its end.

February 28, 2014

[Alter] Maeda Keiji

I got my Maeda Keiji last week from CW Toys. As any collector with a nice new camera would do, I took pictures as soon as I got home from Greenhills. And as any collector who is swamped with work would do, I'm posting the pictures a 6 days after I took them.

Better late than never.

One thing I noticed was that the boxed figure was HEAVY. Upon opening, I found out that it was mainly the umbrella that was heavy.

Scantily dressed with only the open kimono to show you that she's supposed to be a samurai, I was not disappointed with her. Alter did a good job with the sculpt and all the fine details -- I guess that's partly the reason why I'm completing the Hyakka Ryouran line.

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
Those boobs.

The bikini holding her together is actually made of rubber...or at least it feels like it.

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
That face.

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
A night shot with my favorite prop: our wall lamp.

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
And now with a new-found prop: some "Zen" stuff in our garden

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
 Did I mention that her umbrella is huge?

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
I really love the details in her kimono

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan

hyakka ryouran, keiji maeda, alter x hobby japan
Huge box for a huge (umbrella) figure

Figure details:
Character: Maeda Keiji
Origin: Hyakka Ryouran
Manufacturer: Alter x Hobby Japan
Scale: 1/8
Release Date: 01/2014
SRP: Y10286

February 25, 2014

Good news to Philippine toy collectors!

My friend, owner of the newly-opened CW Toys, is now expanding his services to include Western toys!

Visit his FaceBook group page to see the items that he currently has (anime and video game figures) or message him to inquire about toys that you want from the US.