Why figures and which do you prefer?

Hello guys! I thought I’d try my hands at another rambling & opinions articles to say why I love my figures, and why they’re awesome. I’m not doing a vs Figma or Shinki, but a simple comparisons to show why I like them and how I got into them.  So, why do I like my figures? Also, if you want,  you may consider this article a continuation  of – My History with Anime.

(Link – MySite) – Animated Ottawa.

(If you’re going to skim at least vote in the poll at the bottom to vote on what type of figure you prefer to own!)

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Sharatang’s Chess Enlightenment

Hey guys! Interested in a game of chess? I haven’t played in so long so I thought I would observe my Shinki’s playing chess once again. Who? Sharatang vs Kohiru of course! Renge? Oh, she decided to watch, but she ended up snoozing….Also tried to go for a little pun in the title.

(Link – MySite) – Renge commenting about Sharatang’s lights.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Busou Shinki – Sharatang – Type Violin

Music is a beautiful thing in this world. Yet, it can also be a dangerous piece of beauty when used as a weapon. Sharatang is such an example with her being musically elegant while wielding her violin. I’ve obtained her from HLJ for a total of $93 Canadian while checking to see who had what Shinki’s in stock after the WonFes ’11 update.

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens. Other images were taken from Konami’s Battle Rondo and Diorama Studio. Article contains 77 images and many Youtube embeds!)

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Fubuki and Renge chillin’ outting

Hello, and pardon the title name. And phew!~, that heatwave was brutal. Even my Shinki’s went a bit nuts trying to keep their circuitry nice and cool. They even resorted to ice, but Renge threatened me not to post those images. Renge nearly lost it on Friday so I took her out today (Sunday), and the quiet Fubuki, to Andrew Haydon park to cool off and to grab some fresh air. Enjoy!

(Link – MySite) – Renge trying to keep cool with others trying to pull her off.

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Diorama Studio – Shinki Photoshoot P2

Hello fellow Shinki fans! I really did neglect the digital version of my Shinkis, and what a time to be playing around with the program (summer instead of winter). If anything, I’m a bit forced in creating images as quickly as possible before both Battle Rondo and Diorama Studio get pulled by Konami on August 31st, 2011 (Old news by now). Shall we see how many parts I end up doing?

(Link – MySite) – Renge’s battle entrance pose during sunset/sunrise (your choice).

(All images taken within Konami’s Battle Rondo – Diorama Studio MMO game.)

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Renge From a land Far Away

Kon! Finally got around to continuing my “Renge Comics” after a long long while of putting it off. I basically disliked the format and put it off until now. I’m hoping you shall like! Renge also had a lovely experience with the wind today, though a painful and damaging fall….Such is the risks for outdoor photography….

(Link – MySite) – Renge spots my book about Foxes.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Shorty Miko Dress – Foxy Renge

Kon! My lovely Renge finally turned into a divine fox spirit! How? By getting a lovely 1/12 Azone made shorty  miko dress with a broom. Basically the female shrine outfit that you see at Japanese shrines around Japan, and in Anime. I’ve been looking at getting something neat for my Renge for a long time and finally got such from HobbySearch. I kept checking AmiAmi but had my little issues with it. And because people are calling Shinki  dolls, not figures, I’ll treat Renge like a “doll” today. Might as well play along, right? 😛

(Link – MySite) – Miko dress – short version in a small box with paper stuffing.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Battle Rondo – Fubuki – Type Ninja/Ninjya

Hello guys! As planned, I’m deciding to review Shinki Fubuki in her Battle Rondo form! I have Fubuki in figure form, and also have her in her “trial” form in Battle Rondo. Let us review the abused, thrown out, and shy little ninjya girl? Guess we need to also harass you guys for abusing her in the first place >.>

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(All images taken in Battle Rondo and Diorama Studio.)

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Tulip Festival ’11 & Renge’s Sushi Appetite.

Went to the Tulip Festival again, this time for the international pavilion. I went there to see what was new and to see if I could get anything for my uh….demanding fox spirit – Renge. And I always keep forgetting that weekends keep bringing out all the tourists and locals. I could barely walk or even take proper images of tulips, Renge, the food, or see what is up for sale.  Was a nice hot day though, worth the trip to see the tent.

(Link – MySite) – First Nation’s tent.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Busou Shinki – Fubuki – Type Ninja

I got another review for you guys/gals, and this I have Shinki Fubuki! She is a type ninja with fox traits. Though, her legging shows a bird-like appearance. You can try Konami Style (Japan domain), Mandarake, or even E-Bay. I obtained mine from Mandarake for about $100 CAD, after a few very noobish happenings, with her arriving just this Friday.

(Link – MySite) – Fubuki with muffler/scarf.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens.)

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Tulip Festival ’11 – Renge

Spring sure is slow this year around. I mean, last year we had the hottest spring while this year we had the most delayed one. Global warming? Global climate change? If anything, nothing stays the same for long so patterns tend to change. Same could actually be said to the format of the Tulip Festival. I’ll go with a bit of a prologue and a recap while showing my lovely Renge twins as they curiously climb up tulips on a very nice cloudless windy day.

(Link – MySite) – Red tulips, courtesy from our Dutch friends!

(All images taken on a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens.)

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Battle Rondo – Tsugaru – Type Santa Claus

I activated Tsugaru on April 30th and thought I’d try and review her Battle Rondo side. I gave her some attention in Diorama studio, but couldn’t in Rondo due to her being added in Battle Rondo. She’s a lovely, jolly, and adorable girl. Her cuteness even rivals that of Renge and Kohiru! And because she wasn’t around when I reviewed her figure she gets her own little article in her Battle Rondo form.

(Link – MySite) – Tsugaru using Renge’s body.

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