September Lootage

September 5, 2009

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.

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FREEing 1/8 Nagi

April 24, 2009

Nagi is one of my newest favorite characters in anime, and she is receiving several figure treatments, including the 1/8 PVC one by FREEing that I’ll be going over today. Nagi-sama is from the manga-turned-anime Kannagi, which Zange-chan, the bunny-girl I reviewed earlier, is also from. In that review, the Kotobukiya Nagi in her nekomimi costume makes a guest appearance towards the end. The FREEing Nagi however, is wearing the standard attire that you see her wearing for the majority of the show, and is holding the mahou shoujo-ish wand that she uses to banish impurities, while standing on the stump of the sacred tree that was used to create the statue that she materialized from.

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Nia in a Lovely Two-Piece

April 22, 2009

Releasing in early September by WAVE in a 1/8 scale is lovely little Nia here from the Gainax anime Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Gurren Lagann is an awesome mecha anime that has a bombastic style of storytelling and over-the-top action that will literally knock your socks off and your ass out of your chair. It is that good. The series is currently being released in the United States in volume packs. Nia here is one of the reasons to watch, as her innocent introduction and initial oh-so-moe naivety belies a more complex character shift that occurs much later in the show.

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