My September HobbySearch shipment came in today. Last month I only added one figure to my collection, the Alter Bounty Hunter Yoko, and I sort of missed getting the huge bulk package to tear into. Now this month I am adding five more ladies to my menagerie, and the package they came in was indeed bulk, and it was a joy to dive into it and extract the new additions.
In this package was:
FREEing 1/8 Zange-chan from Kannagi
Figma Konata Izumi in Summer Uniform from Lucky Star
MegaHouse Excellent Model 1/8 Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier
WAVE 1/7 Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad
The Figma Konata also came with an alternate head of her cousin, Yutaka Kobayakawa, which I put on an extra Konata Winter Uniform figma I had, accounting for the fifth figure.
FREEing Zange-chan goes with my FREEing Nagi. I think they did a better job modeling Zange-chan’s face here as compared to the job they did with Nagi.
Figma Konata in her summer seifuku and Yutaka’s head on a Konata body. Konata comes with two other faces as well, but one is completely expressionless (no facial details at all) and a little bit creepy. Her only accessory is that Figma bag you see her holding here.
MegaHouses’s Sheryl Nome in cast-off mode, baring a decent amount of skin.
Here is Sheryl again with a newfound sense of shame, or better fashion sense. I think I prefer the uniformed version of her better.
Kyou Fujibayashi by WAVE made in 1/7 scale. She is holding a basketball and in her oh-so-delicious gym clothes and red bloomer. My favorite girl from Clannad, along with Kotomi-chan. At least Kyou got an extra alternate world OVA like Tomoyo did, to make up for the injustice that was done to her arc in the regular show.
I also just got back from watching Gamer in theaters. Being a futuristic depiction of an online multiplayer deathmatch video game, obviously some poor fool had to get teabagged by the guy who fragged him. This happens in the first five minutes of the movie, and from there it doesn’t let up, resulting in a constant frenzy of action and violence, and much incoherence in the plot. Unfortunately, the shaky cam caused me more motion sickness than playing a first-person shooter ever could, and detracted from my enjoyment of the on-screen mayhem.