Project Archive

  • While it's true that my focus hasn't been on PVC figures for some time, but Mecha Nurse Girl Nana is definitely one of those figures I wish to keep, buying a new one is out of the question as she has been long sold out ...  and seeing the broken area is a moving joint, my only viable option is to pin it back together with a slight interference fit so the resulting wing will retain its ability to swing.  Personally, I have never been real big about DIY, it's my strong believe that everyone has their true area of expertise and I should just focus on doing what I am good at and leave the rest to other who excel in their respective fields.  Then there is situation like this where it's not exactly convenient to have someone else fix this up for me.... and considering it's been a while since I have done a Otaku Project post, this would be a perfect opportunity!

    Otaku Project: Saving Suku-Mizu Mecha Nurse Girl Nana

    While it's true that my focus hasn't been on PVC figures for some time, but Mecha Nurse Girl Nana is definitely one of those figures I wish to keep, buying a new one is out of the question as she has been long sold out ... and seeing the broken area is a moving joint, my only viable option is to pin it back together with a slight interference fit so the resulting wing will retain its ability to swing. Personally, I have never been real big about DIY, it's my strong believe that everyone has their true area of expertise and I should just focus on doing what I am good at and leave the rest to other who excel in their respective fields. Then there is situation like this where it's not exactly convenient to have someone else fix this up for me.... and considering it's been a while since I have done a Otaku Project post, this would be a perfect opportunity!

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  • About a year ago, Volks introduced the completely redesigned Dollfie Dream Type III body as a replacement to the Dollfie Dream Type II body.  The type III body promised increased articulation, the ability for the arm to hold up heavy objects, etc etc.  In a nut shell, the type III body delivered what it promised; however, at the same time, there were some design trade-off that wasn't readily apparent to most of us at that time.  In the course of introducing new movement range and capability, the new body became weaker, reports of broken shoulder joints started circulating the internet within months of the introduction of the new body.  I have always handled my DD girls with great care and had so far been free of any incident until about a month ago when I was getting Sakuya ready for the California trip.  I noticed some cracks started to develop when I pulled her arms out to change her dress... I was devastated, my most beloved Sakuya chan now has a cracked shoulder joint!!!   It took me a few minutes to overcome my sadness, then I realize as a mechanical engineer with 16 years of working experience, I owe myself a full blown investigation!  After taking a closer look at the shoulder joint, I finally realized why we are seeing cracked shoulders...

    Dollfie Dream III Shoulder Reinforcement Project

    About a year ago, Volks introduced the completely redesigned Dollfie Dream Type III body as a replacement to the Dollfie Dream Type II body. The type III body promised increased articulation, the ability for the arm to hold up heavy objects, etc etc. In a nut shell, the type III body delivered what it promised; however, at the same time, there were some design trade-off that wasn't readily apparent to most of us at that time. In the course of introducing new movement range and capability, the new body became weaker, reports of broken shoulder joints started circulating the internet within months of the introduction of the new body. I have always handled my DD girls with great care and had so far been free of any incident until about a month ago when I was getting Sakuya ready for the California trip. I noticed some cracks started to develop when I pulled her arms out to change her dress... I was devastated, my most beloved Sakuya chan now has a cracked shoulder joint!!! It took me a few minutes to overcome my sadness, then I realize as a mechanical engineer with 16 years of working experience, I owe myself a full blown investigation! After taking a closer look at the shoulder joint, I finally realized why we are seeing cracked shoulders...

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  • Have you ever wondered about printing your own specialized dakimakura/bed sheet/duvet cover?  Have you been waiting for that special 2D girl to be printed large scale so you can decorate/itaize your room with but could not find any official product to buy?  Well look no further because you can print whatever you want now as long as you have the image with proper resolution!

    Custom Printed Tony Taka Kotone Ousaka Duvet Cover [NSFW]

    Have you ever wondered about printing your own specialized dakimakura/bed sheet/duvet cover? Have you been waiting for that special 2D girl to be printed large scale so you can decorate/itaize your room with but could not find any official product to buy? Well look no further because you can print whatever you want now as long as you have the image with proper resolution!

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  • As we are roughly a week away from the state side (USA) release of Fate/EXTRA PSP game, I have got to get prepared to play it.  As many of you who are familiar with my habit must already know, I always play the game/watch the anime associated with upcoming Dollfie Dream daughters I planned to adopt, I did that for Brighter than Dawning Blue, To Heart 2, Fate/hallow ataraxia, Fortune Arterial, Fate/unlimited codes, Shining Hearts, and now I must play Fate/EXTRA since I have already placed the pre-order for Saber Nero Dollfie Dream Fate/EXTRA version.

    Connecting PSP Slim To PC with RemoteJoy Lite USB Interface

    As we are roughly a week away from the state side (USA) release of Fate/EXTRA PSP game, I have got to get prepared to play it. As many of you who are familiar with my habit must already know, I always play the game/watch the anime associated with upcoming Dollfie Dream daughters I planned to adopt, I did that for Brighter than Dawning Blue, To Heart 2, Fate/hallow ataraxia, Fortune Arterial, Fate/unlimited codes, Shining Hearts, and now I must play Fate/EXTRA since I have already placed the pre-order for Saber Nero Dollfie Dream Fate/EXTRA version.

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  • It's been a little over a year since I brought Dollfie Dream Erika into my DD family; but I have never been truly satisfy with her this whole time, which partly contributed to her lack of camera appearances. The biggest problem in my opinion, was due to the way Volks designed her wig, in fact 3 out of the 4 members of my August Four, Feena, Estel and Erika all suffered this what can best described as "bad hair day" syndrome.

    Operation Erika ~Dollfie Dream Erika Sendo Hair Cut Day~

    It's been a little over a year since I brought Dollfie Dream Erika into my DD family; but I have never been truly satisfy with her this whole time, which partly contributed to her lack of camera appearances. The biggest problem in my opinion, was due to the way Volks designed her wig, in fact 3 out of the 4 members of my August Four, Feena, Estel and Erika all suffered this what can best described as "bad hair day" syndrome.

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  • One of the key parts of Dollfie Dream photography is about getting to understand the construction your Dollfie Dream and their respective poseability between the basic DD II body and the DD Dynamite body, what they can do and what they cannot do.  Now, let me make it clear that I didn't break my dear daughter's neck :3, however, I decided to change some my daughters to replacement neck joint from Cool Cat Collection because of the very promising improved durability and poseability it can provide~  Here I have my lovely Dollfie Dream DD Saber Lily to show you one of them~

    Dollfie Dream Neck Joint Replacement

    One of the key parts of Dollfie Dream photography is about getting to understand the construction your Dollfie Dream and their respective poseability between the basic DD II body and the DD Dynamite body, what they can do and what they cannot do. Now, let me make it clear that I didn't break my dear daughter's neck :3, however, I decided to change some my daughters to replacement neck joint from Cool Cat Collection because of the very promising improved durability and poseability it can provide~ Here I have my lovely Dollfie Dream DD Saber Lily to show you one of them~

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  • Ever since I began collecting Dollfie Dream some years ago, it has always bothered me that some of the very crucial information such as how to go about acquiring one, and how much does it cost to actually get one are often difficult to find especially for someone new to the hobby.  As we all know, the distribution mechanics for limited Dollfie Dream is rather unique or should I say, highly time sensitive.  Once we missed the boat initially, collectors old and new most likely have to end up dipping into one of the most popular aftermarket distribution channel, also known as Yahoo Japan Auction.  Now, let it be known that I have always have a strong distaste for online auction for goods with limited availability, because once  the availability of the said good is determined to be rare, it becomes a highly seller oriented market, which is bad for most of us who are looking to acquire the said goods.

    Dollfie Dream Pricing History And Trend

    Ever since I began collecting Dollfie Dream some years ago, it has always bothered me that some of the very crucial information such as how to go about acquiring one, and how much does it cost to actually get one are often difficult to find especially for someone new to the hobby. As we all know, the distribution mechanics for limited Dollfie Dream is rather unique or should I say, highly time sensitive. Once we missed the boat initially, collectors old and new most likely have to end up dipping into one of the most popular aftermarket distribution channel, also known as Yahoo Japan Auction. Now, let it be known that I have always have a strong distaste for online auction for goods with limited availability, because once the availability of the said good is determined to be rare, it becomes a highly seller oriented market, which is bad for most of us who are looking to acquire the said goods.

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  • This called for immediate action even though I had other plans in mind for the weekend (such as pampering DD Saber Lily some more!), I simply had to drop everything to address the WHS missing drive failure first.  It was extremely fortunate that I have more or less anticipated this situation to happen at some point in time and had purchased an extra green drive that has been sitting idle the whole time.  I quickly followed the instruction and added the new drive to the JABOD pool and began the removal procedure of the bad drive.  It gave me a warning that I might lose my PC backup and proceed to prepare the system for the drive removal.  It took about 30+ minutes (I have heard some people had their WHS thrown into an infinite loop, fortunately it didn't happen here), the system came back and told me it's now safe to remove the drive.

    Recovering From WHS Missing Drive Failure

    This called for immediate action even though I had other plans in mind for the weekend (such as pampering DD Saber Lily some more!), I simply had to drop everything to address the WHS missing drive failure first. It was extremely fortunate that I have more or less anticipated this situation to happen at some point in time and had purchased an extra green drive that has been sitting idle the whole time. I quickly followed the instruction and added the new drive to the JABOD pool and began the removal procedure of the bad drive. It gave me a warning that I might lose my PC backup and proceed to prepare the system for the drive removal. It took about 30+ minutes (I have heard some people had their WHS thrown into an infinite loop, fortunately it didn't happen here), the system came back and told me it's now safe to remove the drive.

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  • It's been just about a month since Dollfie Dream DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ have arrived at my place and just about everything has been perfect so far.  However, with the increasing number of cases Lily's ponytail simply fall off being reported, I can't help but to feel a little nervous for my Lily.  Thank to the excellent info provided by figure.fm member Poofiemus, I was finally able to make up my mind to do some preventative maintenance on Lily's wig before it has a chance to develop a problem for me.  I call this the DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ Wig Instrumentality Project 補完計劃!

    Dollfie Dream DD Saber Lily Wig Instrumentality Project

    It's been just about a month since Dollfie Dream DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ have arrived at my place and just about everything has been perfect so far. However, with the increasing number of cases Lily's ponytail simply fall off being reported, I can't help but to feel a little nervous for my Lily. Thank to the excellent info provided by figure.fm member Poofiemus, I was finally able to make up my mind to do some preventative maintenance on Lily's wig before it has a chance to develop a problem for me. I call this the DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ Wig Instrumentality Project 補完計劃!

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  • Site News and Recent Happenings

    For the past week or so, I have been working on various improvement on this site, one thing in particular is the average load time. I began using Google Webmaster some months ago and it has always bothered me when it said my site is below the average performance in load time. I know I have been procrastinating over this but during the Labor Day Weekend, I have finally installed page speed to look for ways to improve my site. 在近星期, 我一直為這個博客的下載速度做改善。從幾個月前我已經開始用Google Webmaster, 而我對於那個平均下載時間嘅數值一D都唔滿意, 所以我趁這個勞動節假期裝上了Page Speed, 希望找到方法來改善。

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