Kotobukiya Archive

  • It feels like it's been forever since I got around to talk about my PVC figure hobby, although taking a backseat to Dollfie Dream for the past few years; but quite a few figures that are slated to be released in the next few months have caught my attention recently.  Sooner or later, I am going to have to swap out some of my older figures that are slowly becoming relics of the past with the newer generation, more vibrant and dare I say, sexier figures due to come out in the next few months.

    PVC Figure Activities Spring 2013

    It feels like it's been forever since I got around to talk about my PVC figure hobby, although taking a backseat to Dollfie Dream for the past few years; but quite a few figures that are slated to be released in the next few months have caught my attention recently. Sooner or later, I am going to have to swap out some of my older figures that are slowly becoming relics of the past with the newer generation, more vibrant and dare I say, sexier figures due to come out in the next few months.

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  • Majority of my figures collection have always originated from either anime and games that I have enjoyed; and if for some odd chances that I came across a figure that managed to catch my attention and I knew nothing about it, then I would start to search fanatically for information related to the said character...  Not a whole lot of PVC figures have caught my attention in the past months or so but since I have spent a little time playing Daiteikoku a few months back (I haven't quite finish the game yet but hoping to get back into it during the holiday season), this Retia Adolf or Lertih Adolf -Ultimate Idol- version has caught my attention.  Retia is one of the main heroines you can go after in game and she is crazy strong once you have recruited her.  She is said to be the greatest genius in the (Daiteikoku) universe — she dramatically revolutionized the Third Reich's politics, economics, inventions, and military power while cheering on her troops in the Ultimate Idol form (which I never quite got to see in game yet).  She even ranked first, with 7902 votes, in Alicesoft's female popularity poll, can anyone else top that?  I am really glad that I can finally see what the Ultimate Idol mode looks like :)

    PVC Figure Activities Nov. 2011

    Majority of my figures collection have always originated from either anime and games that I have enjoyed; and if for some odd chances that I came across a figure that managed to catch my attention and I knew nothing about it, then I would start to search fanatically for information related to the said character... Not a whole lot of PVC figures have caught my attention in the past months or so but since I have spent a little time playing Daiteikoku a few months back (I haven't quite finish the game yet but hoping to get back into it during the holiday season), this Retia Adolf or Lertih Adolf -Ultimate Idol- version has caught my attention. Retia is one of the main heroines you can go after in game and she is crazy strong once you have recruited her. She is said to be the greatest genius in the (Daiteikoku) universe — she dramatically revolutionized the Third Reich's politics, economics, inventions, and military power while cheering on her troops in the Ultimate Idol form (which I never quite got to see in game yet). She even ranked first, with 7902 votes, in Alicesoft's female popularity poll, can anyone else top that? I am really glad that I can finally see what the Ultimate Idol mode looks like :)

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  • While majority of my otaku spending is being devoted to pamper my two most favorite Dollife Dream daughters such as DD Saber Lily and DD Kiriha Kuze in recent months, I do occasionally pick up some pvc figures if I find the character design are good enough.  Two of such figures emerged from Wonder Festival Winter 2011, and coincidentally both figures are based on characters in recent PSP game from SEGA: Shining Hearts, and to top that off, both characters are designed by famous illustrator Tony Taka.  Now, I don't think I need any excuse to say I have always been a Tony Taka fan but since most of his work were focused on the 2D art in the past, I haven't had the opportunity to load up on a lot of figures based on his design yet, except for Kotone Ousaka from Native of course!

    Title In Focus: Shining Hearts

    While majority of my otaku spending is being devoted to pamper my two most favorite Dollife Dream daughters such as DD Saber Lily and DD Kiriha Kuze in recent months, I do occasionally pick up some pvc figures if I find the character design are good enough. Two of such figures emerged from Wonder Festival Winter 2011, and coincidentally both figures are based on characters in recent PSP game from SEGA: Shining Hearts, and to top that off, both characters are designed by famous illustrator Tony Taka. Now, I don't think I need any excuse to say I have always been a Tony Taka fan but since most of his work were focused on the 2D art in the past, I haven't had the opportunity to load up on a lot of figures based on his design yet, except for Kotone Ousaka from Native of course!

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  • Wolfheinrich's Workspace Otacool 3 Entry

    I have finally decided to submit an entry for Otacool 3, since my room was already setup from submitting the otaku room video tour for Danny’s upcoming TV show Culture...

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  • Just How Well Have Your PVC Figures Aging Through Time?

    A few months ago, blogging comrade Blowfish asked me about how well has my figure collection aged through the years.  I promised him I would look into it because I...

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  • 1/6 Asuka Langley Shikinami Plug Suit Ver. Kotobukiya

    Since the Rebuild of Evangelion movie hitting the theater this past summer, Evangelion 2.0: You can (not) advance, we have been getting a nice revival on the Evangelion merchandises, what we have is 1/6 Asuka Langley Shikinami Plug Suit Ver. from the good folks of Kotobukiya!

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  • Early September loots – DSLR, M.O.E. Fate, Asuka and Saber Lily

    Several of my pre-order I placed over the past couple of months have finally arrived, among those are the Volks Model of Entertainment (M.O.E) 1/7 Fate T. Harlaown , Kotobukiya...

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  • August preorder and web hosting down time

    I don’t know how many of you have noticed but for the past 24 hours or so, this website has virtually gone down due to the web hosting side problem. ...

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  • Pre-order list creep April 7th, 2009

    My list of pre-ordered figures is creeping up on me again, visiting various blog sites and keeping myself update on release info is not helping me at all, yup, not helping. First one is the Volks online store exclusive Fate T. Harlaown. I have been waiting for release info on this figure and a few days ago I found out it is going to be exclusive to Volks online store when I was updating my profile on Tsuki-board. I scambled to dig up my personal shopping service that I haven't used in a few years to get this. I was going to order the whole set of Hayate, Nanoha and Fate, but alas Hayate and Nanoha are already sold out even though the deadline for Hayate is April 15th.

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  • Figurine promotion and relegation battle

    I have talked about how I value my figurine collection and they must be protected from dust and dirt with my weather sealing film. However, due to lack of display area in the past, I have never been able to protect every figurine I wanted to. With the new display area online and the 10 or so figures that are due to arrive later this year, I have decided to introduce a new system that can promote/demote my figurine collection from my dust protection system.

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