15 February 2009

Valentine package and gift

Play Asia box and a Belgian chocolate box.

A day late to post, but i got both the gift and the box yesterday, 14 February to be exact. That's why i said Valentine package and gift. The gift is a box of Belgian chocolates set, my girl gave that to me as a valentine gift. I prefer Belgian chocolates better than Swiss chocolates, it's been a while since i ate a Belgian one. And right at the morning of valentine day i also got this Play-Asia package.

MaxFact's figma Yagami Hayate and Alter's Teana Lanster.

What's inside, it's pretty easy to guess... Teana Lanster manufactured by Alter and figma Yagami Hayate manufactured by Max Factory. Both characters obviously are from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers. The shipment took 12 days, and for a economy air box, that is damn fast. To save shipment cost and custom cost, i tried to combine order for figures that released on the same month, that's why i received figma Hayate pretty late.

As usual, figma Hayate's parts.

This figma parts photos could be the last photos of figma parts, because as i said before, this could by my last figma purchase, just to complete Nanoha series character. And just as usual, from this figma Hayate you got: Hayate herself, 2 faces (normal smile and action), 2 front hairs (with and without cap), her cap, black wings, closed book and open book, the staff, base, and usual set of hands plus 2 book grabbing hands and 1 staff grabbing hand.

The issue here: books easy to fall off.

Kinda disappointed with Hayate face and head this time. Her face and front hair looks kinda weird, not cute and not very beautiful. Don't be tricked by the photos. If you think that the book won't fall off easily, then you're totally wrong. It's pretty hard to put her book and prevent it to fall off her hand.

Hayate in action.

Same for her opened book, there are 2 issues regarding this opened book. First, her book is still easy to fall off, eventhough there's a specially designed hand to grab it. The second issue is about the joint, it's so loose that you can't even get it straight. But for a figma fans and Nanoha series fans, i guess this figure is still good to have.

Teana Lanster's parts.

Moving on to my favorite, Teana Lanster. Yeah... Teana is my most favorite character in Nanoha Strikers, and this figure is my most anticipated figures this time. Alter provided the normal gun mode and the dagger mode. It's pretty easy to change it, and you can take off her white vest. Her white vest is pretty flexible.

Cross Mirage - gun mode.

This is Teana's Cross Mirage's gun mode, her usual armament. I guess this would be another favorite for me. The only thing i don't really like is her pose. I can't really see her body from the front and her right eyes if i want to see her from her eyes direction.

Cross Mirage - dagger mode.

As i said before, you can remove her white vest, but i don't know if her belt can be removed and also her white skirt. Kinda afraid to remove her belt, because it can't really get through her chest. Forgot the details but i never see Teana only wears her inner suit in the anime, but i already saw that on the Movic version of Teana Lanster.

I'm planning on making a photo of her become my blog banner.

Oh yeah, this is what I'm waiting for. Action photos of Teana Lanster. Maybe i take more of them (with white background) for banner purpose. I'll try to make some nice photo of her, crop it at the right size, and make it my banner. Well, just wait for the result... Anyway, she looks soooo cool, with her left eye covered by her hair!

Low angle of her, to make her pantie eyes visible.

I've added one more photo of her, because Teana is my favorite character and this figure is great. And also, I'd like to make a photo of her with both her eyes visible. It's pretty hard that i have to lay myself on the ground to get a good low angle of her. And also as a result for my low angling, her pantie is showing, it's black. XD

Well, that's it for now... And also, feel free to share any story of what you get in your valentine day. So, see you at the next post!

14 February 2009

Happy Valentine~

Do you want the chocolate or Nagase Minato? XD

As usual, this is the controversial 14 February. For some people it could be a happy day, but for some other people it could be a day to reflect his / her single status. So..

Valentine present from Tsukasa.

for people who are happy today: Happy Valentine!
for people who are reflecting his / her single status : Happy Single Awareness Day!

Having trouble giving chocolate?

Well i said happy people, not people who already have partner, because valentine is not all about partner / girlfriend / boyfriend / wife / husband but it's about someone you love. And someone you love isn't always has to be your partner but they could be your parents or brothers or sisters.

I want both Fate and Nanoha did that on me.

Feel free to share whatever you're doing for this Valentine day here. As for me, I'll spend the morning to make a chocolate covered strawberry and the rest of the day with my girl also having dinner with my girl. What about you? Whatever you do, don't let despair gets into you and lets you sulk in the room playing game / watching anime the whole day because you don't have a partner.

So yeah... see you at the next post!

11 February 2009

Airi - Megahouse

Airi exclusive maid version.

Okay, it's time for another review. This time it's Airi exclusive maid version, from Queen's Blade R-2, manufactured by Megahouse. I got her in Toy Magz Fair 2008. I got a total of 30 photos for this figure, so i'm gonna make it short per paragraph.

I like blonde hair better.

I don't know much about her because i don't know anything about Queen's Blade either. As far as i know, this is the 2nd version of Airi. The first version has a dark red hair, and this version has a blonde hair. I prefer the blonde hair one.

Is that a smile.... of a killer?

She got a pretty face i say. She's smiling, but it's not your usual happy smile. She's smiling as if she enjoyed killing with her schyte. Wherelse can you find a pretty and sexy maid with scythe on her hand, ready to kill someone. XD

I love girl with maid suit.

Getting a photo of her face right on her eyesight is pretty hard. The problem is her scythe. Her schyte's shadow keep covering her face, and at some angle, the schyte itself will get in the way. Talk about her body, she's pretty much sexy, with an ideal body.

I'd like to get more maid like her.

Green eyes, blonde hair, twintailed hair, and maid suit. A pretty unique and nice combination of a character. This figure is definitely must get for a Queen's Blade fan or maid girl fan. Anyway, Megahouse doesn't let me down. They really gave a nice quality of a figure, with pretty face. So far nothing's wrong with her face and skin tone.

Maid hairband and twin ribbons.

As a maid clothes accessory, maid hairband is a must. She got a pretty normal maid hairband that connected to the twin ribbons for her twintail hair. A purple ribbon and white hairband, just like her maid clothes. She got a twotones maid suit, white and dark purple / red, not black unlike Komaki Manaka's maid clothes.

Her neck collar.

Her collar is not attached with her maid clothes, it's totally off. You can remove it for full cast-off purpose. Some maid suit are equipped with ribbon choker, but not her suit, i think it's because of her black ribbon on her chest. Her collar is pretty much nicely sculpted and detailed. No small details and paintjob issue here.

Big ribbon on her chest, covering her cleavage.

Ah yeah, a maid clothes isn't a maid clothes if there's no ribbon attached around the neck. Too bad this ribbon covers a nice part of this figure: her cleavage. The cleavage is barely visible, especially because of the shadow. Details, sculpt, and paintjob are excellent around this part. There are some nicely sculpted frills and wrinkles around her chest.

Hmm... big, defintely big!

Talk about breast size, i think her clothes isn't big enough to fit on her breast size. Yah... a slim fit clothes is a nice way to show her sexiness. Seeing this photo made me want to take a feel of her breast. :P

Hmm... nice size and shape.

From this angle you can see her breast size clearly. a nice round shape of a breast and also nice size. Don't know why but i think this is the first time i take a photo of a chest from aside.

Her right hand, no peg / connector for putting her scythe.

She wear a short sleeve so her skin tone kinda visible from here. It's pretty much the most ideal skin color for a figure IMO. Some figures have too pale skin, and some of them have too black skin. Anyway, i got a problem with attaching her scythe on her hand. There's no peg or some connector, so the scythe's pretty easy to fall. Up until now, i still don't know a proper way to put her scythe so that it's harder to fall.

The left hand, also no peg.

Her left hand is actually pretty high up. Because i kinda attracted with the other feature, i forgot to take a photo of her schyte. There's also no peg on her left hand, so yeah it's pretty easy for her scythe to fall off her hands.

From the back.

From the back, she looks kinda plain, except for her twintailed hair. She got a nice hair, so smooth. You can see nice sculpt of her tied hair, right on the back of her hair, also with a nice touch of a paint and shading. There's another black ribbon on the back and a back ribbon on the back side of her apron.

Skirt and apron, important part of a maid clothes.

Moving on the the skirt and apron. One of the factor i like about maid suit is the skirt. Girls wearing skirt look feminime. I like the black line on the apron, nice touch IMO. FYI, for cast-off purpose, her clothes are separated into 3 parts you can take off, the upper clothes, the apron, and the skirt.

The favorite back ribbon.

The back ribbon, my favorite ribbon. Most of maid clothes must have a back ribbon attached around here. It's purple colored. Similar to Meifeng's back ribbon, this ribbon is kinda loose. It's not hard to attach, but it's not hard to fall off either.

A pair of purple highheels, except her heels aren't high enough.

Ahh... and a nice pair of purple highheels. Her feet doesn't connect direcly to the ground (base), but they're supported with a pair of "pillars". The only thing i don't like around here is her stockings. I don't really like girls wearing high stockings or socks. They cover too much parts of her nice smooth skin.

A nice view i got after taking off only her apron.

I won't go directly into full cast-off because i accidentally found this combination. By taking off only her apron, she looks pretty nice and sexier. She actually wears a very mini skirt. Her skin and body curves are nicely done, it's necessary because you got a full cast-off feature from this figure.

Kinda weird if you see that "gap".

The only thing you won't like from removing only her apron is this part. The bottom part of her upper clothes doesn't fit as thight as her breast, so you can see an ugly gap, looks unideal on her stomach.

Be creative with the features they gave to you!

Up until now, i'm displaying her without her apron on, because she looks sexier yet still feminime because of her skirt and the frills on her upper clothes. Airi's clothes can be separated as 3 parts, just like i said above. But that doesn't mean you have to take all of her clothes off. You could take only some parts of them to get nice and sexy combination.

Full cast-off! Yeah!!!

Oh yeah, we're getting to the best part of this figure, the cast-off part. That's why i got soooo many photos of this figures. She's almost nude, only her pantie (and her stockings and shoes) left. She really got a nice body curve and shape. Her body is nicely sculpted and painted. The shapes and shadings are great, and especially around the chest part.

Does she look naked to you?

Because she still wears her pantie, stockings, and shoes, i tried to get a cropped photo of her nude body, so i can give the feeling as if she's totally naked. I can't really think clearly while i wrote this because after i'm seeing this photo and the next photo, there's only one thing i can hear on my head: "She's naked and ready to serve you on the bed". XD

Oh wow, she's naked!!

Sorry for the censor, i have to keep the content (somewhat) safe. I still don't know the boundary of NSFW or SFW. Just covering her *ahem* ...ni****... *ahem* doesn't mean it's really safe. Oh anyway, i think this is the best photo of her naked, because she looks really naked here (just forget the fact that she wears pantie first).

Hmm... nice breast, too bad they're censored. Contact me if you want uncensored photos.

Now you can see how nice her breasts are from here, without anything to cover them. Censored of course, if you want the real uncensored photos, you can contact me directly via my email (see it on the blogger profile page, look for "Contact" and you'll find my Hotmail account, change it to yahoo.com and that's my email, for easier way, just comment here :P) and i'll send you the photos you wanted via email. XD

POI: skin tone, shading, and paint job.

Oh and not to forget, the POI of this figure is her skin tone. Yeah... the full cast-off ability forced Megahouse to make a nice skin tone and shading. I think this figure has the best skin color, body curve, and skin shading of all figures i have. Some of the figures have pale skin, and some of them aren't really that nicely painted. That's why i say Airi's skin (maybe all of the Megahouse figures' skin) is the best.

Red pantie and nice butt.

Oh and not to forget, butt photos always FTW. She doesn't wear a very sexy pantie, but her butt looks nice and sexy. And it's bright red pantie, pretty nice and unique, a one of a kind pantie color.

Oh and here are some bonus photos from me, as a yuri fans of course. I won't put too much caption here:

Haruhi: hmm... a nice body, want to play?
Airi: Yeah, i'm up for anything!

Airi: uhh... Haruhi, where are you looking at, and take off your bikini!
Haruhi: Yeah yeah, be patient okay?

Airi: Wait! Where's Haruhi, and why're you here?
Shana: I'm here to play with you, come one!

Shana: Be ready okay, i'm taking off my bikini!
Airi : I'm ready whenever you are.

Haruhi: Hey, get out, i'm the one who's playing with Airi!
Shana: What!? Hey i just started taking off my bikini!
Haruhi: Look here, her hand already started playing with me.
Airi: hey hey... calm down girls, i'll do you both!

Crap, i've done too much this time! XD. Well time to take off for now, so see you at the next post!

02 February 2009

Surabaya Toys Expo 2009 - competitions and loots

I used Cassandra and beaten by Nightmare >.<

Ooopss... another 1 day lateness. I promised to bring this post yesterday but i wasn't able to do it. It's still about Surabaya Toys Expo 2009, especially about the competitions held in 31st January. I participated in Soul Calibur 4 tournament and Photo on the Spot competition.

As for the result of SC4 tournament, well... i lost, totally lost in the first round. My opponent was a real good player, and he actually managed to get 2nd place in the tournament. It was really a very bad luck for the tournament. One thing i learnt after the tournament is... i'm still at a very beginner level in SC4. XP

Next is photo on the spot competition, it was held 1 hour right after SC4 tournament. I participated in this competition with the feeling of despair and kinda bad mood. The photo competition was kinda unique and challenging. Here's the rule:

As a participant, you'll get a figure (American action figure, movement as free as figma). What you get is decided by a drawing. I got Silver Spiderman a that time. With that figure, you have to create 4 photos, with certain theme / emotion / story in each photo. You have to make the figure as if he was happy, sad, mad, and surprised / astonished.

Happy Spiderman.

I was fortunate having Wajuwa displaying their figure opened. Most of my photo came with the help of Wajuwa's displayed figures. This is the happy Spiderman. I was lucky, my Spiderman got his thumbs (kinda) up. He was happy because he can sit together with a cute girl, Asuka.

Sad Spiderman.

This is the sad Spiderman. He was sad because someone already took his chance to get a girl. It's not a coincidence that there were 2 Spidermans there. I intentionally wait for another participant to pose his figure like this. After he's posing, i put my Spiderman at some length and capture it.

Mad Spiderman.

This is the mad Spiderman. He was mad because he met his double, and he wanted to make sure that he IS the real Spiderman. This time i was lucky i can find another Spiderman that i can freely pose. So the story could go even deeper because the 2nd object was also a Spiderman.

Astonished Spiderman.

And the last is the astonished Spiderman. He was astonished because he met a very big Iron Man. An exclusive giant Iron Man helped me this time. It also came from Wajuwa's display.

The result? The photo above explains all. I won best participant award. There were 3 award in this competition. The first award is SLR award. The photos were judged by 3 professional photographers. The 2nd award is Pocket award. The photos were also judged by the same photographers. And the 3rd award is best participant award. The photos were judged and voted by all store owner who were participating in this STE '09.

Too bad no special prize, just a trophy, the figure, and a pride XD . I guess this is my first win in photography competition after 1 and a half years entering photography world.

Next is the loot part. Only 3 loots from this event, and 1 belongs to my brother. They're Sinanju MG ver. Ka, Amami Haruka bikini (GSC), and Nendoroid Asakura Ryouko (GSC).

Sinanju MG ver. Ka.

I think Sinanju is new, i never knew about Gundam world, but i know Sinanju is waaay cool! The price tag is JPY 7000, multiplied by recent JPY - IDR exchange rate IDR 130 per JPY, IDR 910k, he got a almost 10% discount, so he spent IDR 860k. He bought this from Capsule Corporation. CC itself gave a 5% discount, but my bro bought 2 items so he got 10% discount.

Sinanju, similar to Char's Sazabi.

The 2nd item is Gundam Wing Zero SD version. The Sinanju isn't completed yet, so it might look weird. I don't know much about Gundam anime, but i think Sinanju is an upgrade of Char's Sazabi. I won't talk any deeper about this because i don't want Gundam fans flame me. XP

Amami Haruka bikini version.

Next loot is my loot, Amami Haruka bikini version, from Idolmaster Xenoglossia, manufactured by GSC. Surprisingly enough, i've just started and finished watching Idolmaster in the last holiday. Haruka is not my favorite but this figure is still tempting enough for me to buy it. Anyway, i spent IDR 450k for this figure.


She's not sexy and big breasted, but she's not that flat. But it can still be categorized as small. Anyway, it's GSC we're talking about, and i think this figure is a good one. Also don't forget, ribbon-chan still has her signature ribbon on in this figure. She also has her pengiun cell phone here.

Nendoroid Asakura Ryouko.

Last loot is Nendoroid Asakura Ryouko. I think this is the most expensive Nendoroid of all Nendoroids. It's not expensive because it's exclusive, but because it has some expansion parts set in it. What's that expansion set, let's see...

Complete parts for 3 Haruhi main characters.

It has Ryouko itself, Ryouko's alternate face, Haruhi's ponytail hair, Mikuru straight hair, and Yuki's witch coat (plus Shamisen) and witch hat, also there are Ryouko's knife and school bag. In the plastic there are some parts, not all those parts are belong to Ryouko. There are Ryouko's arms, 2 (i think they belong to Haruhi) summer uniform arms, Ryouko's base set, 2 Mikuru's school legs, 1 Ryouko's school bag / knife holding hand, and 1 Yuki's wand with her grabbing hand.

Never thought a girl this cute was a....

Ryouko herself is pretty cute. I think Ryouko herself is pretty popular because her yandere side of her, eventhough she's only appeared in 3 episodes (i think.... CMIIW). Having Ryouko in my possesion is another great addition to my collection.

... cold blooded killer, who kills her target while smiling.

GSC is pretty good on making her faces. There are no sad or mad expression. There are only 2 faces available with her, and both are happy faces. Yeah, this is what's make her popular. She kills her target with a smile on the face, a perfect yandere.

Buy more Nendo Haruhi to get more school uniform Nendo body.

So here's some expansion parts attached to the corresponding characters. I think GSC urges you to buy more Nendoroid Haruhi because you'll need her body (normal school uniform) for Mikuru's straight hair and Yuki's witch costume. You'll never see Mikuru with that straight hair in a maid outfit and Yuki with her putting her cardigan inside her witch coat.

Yeah... and this post concludes my report for Surabaya Toys Expo 2009. See you at the next post!