My 2 Loli Cats: A Review on 1/7 Max Factory Kobato Hasegawa and Maria Takayama

Reporting back from the Summoner’s Rift. Back for more reviews on things which I adore most in my life, my Anime Figures.

Cats… Don’t we love em all? I sure do, but I don’t own one in real life. Well, how about human cats in bunny suits? That’s right, Max Factory made it possible.

These two ladies came from the Light Novel, turned into anime, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. The story, well, I don’t want to spoil you guys so just translate the title of the anime just to get a glimpse of what the anime is all about.

The Figure is art-based, meaning it won’t be aired on the anime while the characters wearing this. The reason I merged this two figures on one review is because one won’t be complete without the other one. Yes, you hear me right. I mean, it’s like Tom and Jerry without Tom in the show. Hope you catch my drift.

Now so much for that introduction let’s head to the figures itself!

Now ain’t that cute? Two of them just fresh outside of their own boxes. A little spoiler(again), these two, Maria Takayama(Left) and Kobato Hasegawa(right) are not in good terms at all. They always fight whenever they see each other… In a cute way.

There is a base on each figure, so don’t worry if you only want to buy one. One is the fluffy base is for Kobato as seen on the picture above this paragraph, and the checkered base is for Maria. And yes, I was lazy to remove the figures on the checkered base.

Ok, now let’s look onto Kobato.

Cuteness Overload I must say.

This was not included in the art, it’s an added bonus and serves as a balancing tool. Well, it can still stand without the bunny though.

Now onto Maria!

Who would have imagined that a Nun would wear this?

Now spamming pics for the pair!

I wish I had sisters like them. Ahem, so the pose is really accurate based on the art. The sculpt was really nice. There were no flaws at all (at least for me), expected from one of the major companies who make awesome figures. Priced 6400 Yen each, I think the price is fair.

Till next time guys, I’ll post more reviews maybe a week or so.

Special Thanks to: StarshipPooper for this image

Figure Review: GSC Akihime Sumomo Stellar Spinner Ver.

GSC Sumomo Akihime

Hey guys Kyonko here, it’s been a while since I posted here and today I’ll be writing a review for an old release by Good Smile Company: 1/8 Akihime Sumomo Stellar Spinner Ver from the series Nanatsuiro★Drops.

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Onii-chan’s Corner: Quality and What Really Matters

This post is made to help collectors with questions regarding the quality of items and to debunk fabricated myths about particular toys and figures. For further reading on this topic, please refer to HS Hobby’s excellent blog posts located here and here.

Your toys and figures? They’re made in China.

We often get asked by new collectors whether or not our figures are made in Japan or if Japan version figures are superior to Asia version figures. This is only natural as all collectors would want to avoid getting something that’s not worth their purchase. To make the long story (or blog post) short, figures are not manufactured in Japan. They’re made in China. But that doesn’t mean that they’re of poor quality or are bootlegs. Here’s why. Continue reading

MegaHouse 1/8 Okumura Rin and Yukio Colored Preview!

MegaHouse 1/8 Rin and Okumura was announced last year and it was only a few days ago that a photo taken from Hobby Japan’s page has circulated, featuring the colored version of the said figures. As usual, it has the sleek color finish that MegaHouse is known for. Overall, another great set of male figures from MegaHouse!

GSC 1/8 Ryogi Shiki Garannodou Re-release!

GSC 1/8 Shiki Ryogi Garannodou
Kara no Kyoukai
Nov 2008 / Nov 2012

Based from the GSC re-sale poll, she ranked as the top 2 most wanted figure among hundreds of other scaled figures for re-sale. In fact, she’s so rare and popular that the market price for the 1st release figure is now as high as Y16,000 which is a value not so surprising for a very simplistic yet magnificent and elegant figure. Lucky for the collectors who wish to have her, she’s now available again for pre-order with a retail price of only Y6190. Don’t miss your second (and probably the last) chance to grab her!

Pre-orders are now open! (For PH market only): [LINK]

Max Factory 1/7 Samurai (Student Style)

Max Factory 1/7 Samurai (Student Style)
7th Dragon 2020
October 2012

New and unexpected figure announcement from Max Factory! I didn’t know that this game 7th Dragon 2020 exists prior to the figure announcement, but as a huge Miwa Shirow fan this announcement really shook me. Unfortunately, I am bothered by her high price, long neck and weird knee caps. I may pass on this one, but I’ll excitedly check her out in person  if ever one of my mates will buy her.

Pre-orders are now open!

GSC’s Ultimate Madoka Fires a Godly Arrow Straight to Your Collection

With excellent product offerings throughout the year, Good Smile Company has certainly laid its stake as one of the premier figure companies today. As if their current onslaught of high quality figures wasn’t enough, the popular manufacturer has just announced pre-orders of what looks to be the most visually impressive figure of 2012. Featuring the titular character of the acclaimed “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” series, this figure of Kaname Madoka in her Ultimate form is simply a breathtaking sight to behold. Continue reading

AlphaMax Reiko, Nendoroid Princess and FREEing Kuga Utao Available for Preorder

AlphaMax surprised everyone after opening pre-orders for 1/6 scale Date Wingfield Reiko from Fault!!


Her price is 9800 yen and scheduled for October 2012 release.

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BONDAGE YOU SAY?!: 1/7 Orchid Seed Sonico Bondage Ver. Review

Hi everyone, iLikeLolis here reporting for duty again! I know my username is iLikeLolis and you might think “Hey I thought you were into lolis since your username says so!”. Yeah I thought so too, but there are some exceptions. It maybe the pose is good, I know the character and I like her and other factors which you already know. For those who don’t know Sonico, she is the official mascot of Nitroplus.

Now for the review :D

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When the BUNNIES are away: FREEing Ikaros and Astraea Bunny Version


Sora no Otoshimono fans will surely love these FREEing’s latest MASTERPIECES of PVC Category Figures. Ladies and gentlemen, your very own Strategic Battle-Class Angeloid, Type Alpha – Ikaros and Close Combat Angeloid, Type Delta – Astraea, wearing their bunny outfits! Real genius~ Continue reading

Kotobukiya Kashiwazaki Sena, Gimme Some of your Cherries :P

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) a successful anime’ last year, summoned Kashiwazaki Sena to be the first model of Kotobukiya figure line…This blonde beauty with boombastic melons is certainly a figure lover magnet or should I say figure oppai lover magnet… :)

Sena is very sexy in her sitting pose… Sculpted based on the cover illustration of the original 6th volume of the manga.

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Max Factory Menma Swimsuit Version will Lick your Ice Cream……. and Wallet :P

Another Honma Meiko fig is up, and all fans of her and the anime’ Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (Ano Hana) are continue rejoicing…whew! is there any other longer title of anime’ who can beat this ?? LOL… anyways Max factory obviously knows how to use the fan service on this fig…. :)

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GSC Inori Yuzuriha = Dynamism and Beauty

 ♪ so, everything that makes me whole
I offer it all to you.
I’m yours… ♫

Yes Inori, I’m yours… but your 1/8 GSC (Good Smile Company) fig is/will be mine… With the combination of dynamism and beauty, this fig is a sure hit… :)

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Max Factory 1/7 Kobato Hasegawa + Takayama Maria


After Gift opened their preorder for 1/4 scale Nanoha, Max Factory now is going to release a 1/7 scale of Takayama Maria (photo: left) and Kobato Hasegawa (photo: right). All loli collectors out there will definitely suffer from the release of those 3 figures. (>.<)

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GSC 1/8 Racing Miku 2011 ver. Previews


Here’s the 2nd installment of Racing Miku in terms of scale figures. She’s also displayed during the recent cons in Japan but her first appearance was during the Winter WonFest 2012. Anyway, she was reviewed by Mikatan today so here’s the rest of pictures from her blog. Continue reading

Gift 1/4 Nanoha Takamachi Swimsuit version


We saw her last Winter WonFest 2012 and yesterday she was reviewed by Mikatan.

Gift which released Nanoha Takamachi, Fate Testarossa and Hayate Yagami, all from the same series: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, is now going to release a new 1/4 figure and this time its Nanoha Takamachi Loli-swimsuit version.

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Super Hot Alter 1/8 Shizuo Now Open for Pre-orders!

I don’t always stop playing Dragon Nest just to post on this blog. But when I do, I fangirl on a PVC scale figure boy and this one sure is worth it. Although Durarara! has already ended long ago, it didn’t stop Alter from producing large scale figures of the 3 most prominent characters of the series, and fangirls (and fanboys) are so happy that one of them is the “peace-loving” Heiwajima Shizuo~ Continue reading

Max Factory Luka Tony Ver. is One Sizzling Sexy Lady Waiting For Your Pre-order

The Vocaloid franchise has been around for quite some time and has had its share of figures already, but apart from the immortal Hatsune Miku, there hasn’t really been much in terms of character variety when it came to Vocaloid scale figures. But this time, Max Factory is out to change all of that by finally announcing pre-orders for the Tony Taka designed version of the voluptuous Megurine Luka. Continue reading

Hobby Japan x Kotobukiya 1/8 Hinanai Tenshi!

Touhou fans will be delighted as Hobby Japan x Kotobukiya revealed the latest character in their splendid line-up of Touhou figures (except Marisa, lol) who is none other than the spoiled-brat young mistress of Bhavagra, Hinanai TenshiContinue reading

Max Factory Holy Angel Kamineko is Truly Heaven Sent

Max Factory has long been one of my favorite manufacturers for releasing some of the best figures in a very attractive 1/7 scale, meaning they’re a bit bigger than your usual 1/8 scaled figures. This trend continues with their latest figure announcement in the form of “OreImo’s” Kuroneko in her Holy Angel Kamineko outfit. Continue reading

Kotobukiya Black Hanekawa Has The Most Beautiful Base, Face Not So Appealing

“Bakemonogatari” has always been a source of inspiration for many figure manufacturers, with many of the top companies releasing their own versions of the always popular series. Kotobukiya has been one of them and while their offerings have often gotten the cold shoulder over the ones from Good Smile or Alter, they’re trying to reverse the trend with their latest and most impressive figure yet, Black Hanekawa. Continue reading

Good Smile Cafe Taipei visit (part 1)

Fortunately I was able to go to Taipei last December. And I visited the Good smile cafe. First here are directions to GSC Cafe if you’re planning to go to Taipei

I’ll create 2 or more posts regarding this visit this first post is about the location and the merchandises found in the cafe.

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Griffon POP Reimu Hakurei is Extremely Adorable, Lolicon Pride Overflows

Sorry for the lack of posts recently as we’ve been quite busy with the just concluded Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special (which I’ll be doing a post on soon), but we’re now back to give you updates on some of the most eye-catching figures to come out from Japan. Griffon Enterprises has been known much for its steady releases of “Touhou Project” figures and while not all of them are considered to be top-tier quality, there are some like this POP Ver. of main character Reimu Hakurei that grabs notice. Continue reading

GSC Saber Cuirassier is a Jaw Dropping Masterpiece… Plus the Best Butt Out There

Good Smile Company has stepped up its game in recent months with excellent figure offerings but this time, it’s going for the stars with their latest announcement which should blow the minds of every single otaku out there (yes, even those who aren’t into collecting) with its sheer awesomeness and insane engineering. This 1/8 scale figure of Saber from the celebrated anime, “Fate/Zero,” depicts her riding her personal vehicle, the Saber Motored Cuirassier while holding Excalibur at her side. Continue reading

Wagnaria’s Finest Taneshima Popura Brought to Life by Alter!!!

Currently running on its second season, “WORKING!” has been a very popular show even with its simple premise and Alter has capitalized on this by releasing figures from the series. After Yamada who has just been out of production, they’re now up to task with arguably the most recognizable face from the show, none other than the tiny sempai of the crew, Taneshima Popura. Continue reading