Some Kirito Snapshots

Howdy howdy! Today I felt like taking a few photos. I needed someone who would look good outside, and wanted to use a newer figure, so I went with Kirito and Asuna. I ended up with mostly shots of Kirito, but hey!

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Figma News Fridays: 9/26/14

Another week of figmas!
This time we have one unfortunate delay, but two preorders to hopefully make up for it, so let’s get started!

Monday

Saber 2.0 Delayed
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Let’s get the bad new out of the way first. Saber 2.0 has been delayed until November. That’s a two month delay!

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March 2014 Loot

The loot is here once again!
And for anyone interested, my Pokémon X journey is going fabulously. I currently have 6 badges and just bought my trainer a cute pink dress in Anistar city. I love being able to change outfits which might be a problem since I’m tempted to do it almost every day. I even changed my trainer into a coat to ride Mamoswine through the snow. Were the Global Sync server not undergoing maintenance at the moment, I’d be sharing pictures as well.
There have also been some changes to my team. I now have: Jolteon(Pippa), Flygon(Pandora), Delphox(Inari), Venusaur(Midori), Azumarill(Blueberry), and Mienfoo(Mutton). Kalos has a phenomenal selection of Pokémon that are accessible throughout your Pokémon journey. In previous regions it felt like there were only a few good Pokémon to catch along the way and all others were merely to fill space in the Pokedex or for you to use until you reached those good Pokémon. But in Kalos, I found that there were infinite possibilities for my team and was often upset that I’d filled a particular spot in so early. I do not want to rush the game, but I am really looking forward to training a competitive team and taking on some other trainers. I’ll definitely be IV training the best Gardevoir that I can. By the way, did you know that Gardevoir is Yami Usagi’s favorite Pokémon? Because it is.

As for this month’s loot, it was another goodie filled one with not a figure in sight. Here’s everything:
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Disney Classic Elsa, Shrine Maiden costume, Pink Round Toe Strap Shoes, Asuna Earphone Jack, and Goodsmile Kuji Miku tote.

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Swinging into Spring

I’ve been a little silent this past two weeks, haven’t I? You can blame Pokémon X for that, but I can assure you that I am having lots of fun!
I am now headed for my third badge, and here’s my team: Pancham(named PandaExpress), Azumarill(named Blueberry), Ivysaur(named Midori), Aerodactyl(named Flappy), Jolteon(named Pippa), and Braixen(named Inari). I adore Braixen because of how it fights. You all know that I love magic characters, right? Because I do! The only bummer about Braixen evolving into a fire/psychic(my dream starter *_*) is that I can’t catch any other Psychics(my favorite type). Fairy is also giving me a challenge since I do not always remember their strengths and weaknesses–not to mention the old Pokémon who have been altered. I freaked out when Pancham’s karate chop did nothing to a Granbull.

Yet another long awaited addition is the option to customize your trainer, and there are even spots to take pictures!
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Here’s my trainer in Shalour City. Her name is Sunny!

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Review: figma Asuna

Time for another figma review! This time it’s on someone newer– figma Asuna by Max Factory.

Known for her speed with the rapier, Asuna is the a high ranking member of the Knights of the Blood guild and one of the top players in Sword Art Online who is devoted to clearing the game thus freeing those trapped in it. Having researched many flavor combinations within Sword Art Online’s database, Asuna is also a master cook, and because of her sandwiches, personality, Asuna and Kirito eventually marry within the game and date in real life.

I’ve mentioned before that SAO disappointed me in several aspects(see my nendoroid Kirito review for a little more on that) with one of these being it’s tendency to tell rather than show. Often details that would help the viewer become attached to characters or better immerse themselves in the world of SAO were left out which really lessened the impact of important events. Although I did not feel this way while watching SAO, looking back, I’d say that Asuna suffered from this a lot. As mentioned earlier, Asuna is a good cook. I have no problem with this, but what’s left when you take it away? She’s fast? Pretty?…She likes Kirito? Honestly, there are very few traits that compose Asuna’s character, and looking back, she feels like less of a truly interesting character and more like a perfect wife designed for Kirito. Although there were instances that began to define Asuna(when she fought recklessly because she felt her life was being stolen and her argument with Kirito over whether or not sacrificing NPCs is ok), I don’t think there were enough of them to really make me want to care about her. I do like Asuna and think she and Kirito are a nice couple, but wish that the show gave me a genuine reason to feel that way. Sometimes I wish I could go over SAO episode by episode just to point out what bothered me.

Now on to the figure!

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Like Kirito’s, Asuna’s box bears a cyber theme, but it is reddish orange and white to match Asuna’s color scheme.

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Figma News Fridays 8/2/13

The first Figma News Fridays of August! But the second one this week. In spite of the recent Wonderfestival, a good number of figures from various companies have already gone up for preorder. Among this batch is one new figma, and a release as well. So let’s get started!

Tuesday

Sae Preorders Begin
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Joining the Hidamari figma crew is none other than Sae! Make use of an optional pair of fogged glasses or a delightful embarrassed face to showcase Sae’s wide range of emotions. She also comes with a head to transform her into Nori for twice the fun. Sae retails for 4000 yen and will be released in December.

Another Hidamari Sketch figma. Hmm let’s count her accessories! One…two?
My knowledge of Hidamari Sketch is slim, but to be expected to pay a high price twice just to be able to display all of the characters is sad. And to receive very few accessories for the characters you bought is also sad. It’s just sad.

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