28 February 2008

Refrigerated Figure - New figures have arrived

Haruhi and Shana box

Two new figures have come this week. It's Metamo Haruhi ver 1.5 (Bandai) and Shana Candy Bikini (Kotobukiya). I bought Haruhi from Play-Asia and Shana from HLJ.

Haruhi's box is a little damaged. Yeah, that's a free delivery from Play-Asia for you. But Shana's box is still in perfect condition. I used EMS delivery service and they arrived at the same day, but Haruhi from Play-Asia departed on its way a week earlier.

Refrigerated Haruhi

Ever heard a person who put their figure in refrigerator? My friend said "it's only a stupid person puts his figure in refrigerator". So i am stupid because i put my figure in refrigerator. But that's not the case. This is a special case.

How to manipulate Metamo's color

So this is the special case i mentioned before. Officially from Bandai, comes up a statement like this:
Here's Haruhi Suzumiya from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya," all dressed up in her black bunny outfit and black stockings--as long as the room temperature is below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). If she gets warmer than that, you'll see the color of her bunny outfit and stockings start to disappear...and she'd end up wearing a red bunny outfit and no stockings! Warm up or cool down certain areas of her bunny outfit and stockings to create your own custom designs, and keep the color conditions you like if the temperature is between 16-30 degrees Celsius.
So basically if you want to get red bunny suit, you have to heat Haruhi over 30° Celsius. And below 30° Celsius, you'll get black suit. BUT that's not really the truth. Over 30° Celsius to get a red bunny suit is a yes, but below 30° Celsius to change her suit color is not really right.

I'm doing a experiment based on what people has said about Metamo figures. Someone said that he put his Metamo Haruhi in a cold water to get black color. So i tried that with getting my Haruhi in a refrigerator. And it works! It's below 16° Celsius.

But how about 16°-30° Celsius? This temperatures used to lock color. You can use your hand to create a color variation. Human's body temperature is around 35°-37° Celsius. So by touching or pressing a part of Haruhi's body, you can get red suit. After creating a variation, you can lock the color in 16°-30° Celsius room temperature.

But watch out, especially if you're going to touch the figure. Make sure you didn't touch her legs or her body or her bunny ears or else you'll ruin your color variation. But you don't have to worry about those details if you're using red suit for her. My room is equipped with Air Conditioner, and i can control my room temperature between 16°-24° Celsius.

Here's my result for experiment:
1. To get a black suit, put it in refrigerator / cold water (under 16° Celsius).
2. To get a red suit, bathe it in the sun / put it in hot water (over 30° Celsius).
3. To lock color, put in a room with 16°-30° Celsius temperature, use AC to control.
4. To create a color variation, make it black and then use your hand or hot things.

Yup, that's it for Metamo. No figure photo session for these 2 new figures around this week since my schedule and assignment is too much for me. So here i'll give you this as an exchange.

My computer desk complete with my figures

That's my computer desk, complete with my figures around LCD. Beside Ignis, there's one more CRT monitor. Yeah, that's my second computer, it's kinda old though. I already moved my Toranoana Haruhi to the left, on the top of my CPU (system unit), replaced with Metamo Haruhi.

Space is a problem for collector. Around this week or next week, there will be more to come. Three Nendoroid (Haruhi, Yuki, and Mikuru) figures will come and invade my room. So i guess i'll have to create an extra space for them.

Look forward for the photos around 2-4 weeks from now. Wow, it's definitely a long time.

Camera info:
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II
Canon EF-S 18-55mm


  1. wad a unique figure, one word from me:

  2. wow so that's what a metamo figure is lol. That's actually pretty dang neat! Definitely very unique to create your own color scheme. It reminds me of those computer fans that change color based on how much heat is flowing through.

  3. Easier said than done.
    To create your own coor you need to be careful and patient in touching and coloring the figure.
    Just like working with photoshop.