New Marie Rose figure from Max Factory Announced!

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This exquisite figure by Max Factory of Marie Rose (from the fighting game DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round) will be released next year in August, although you can already order it from various online stores, such as the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.

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Figma Tracer (from “Overwatch”) Out in December!

Well, I didn’t expect this. Back in February I reported that a Nendoroid figure of Tracer (from the video game Overwatch) was going to be released in August, which was a bit of a surprise. Now, though, a figma figure of Tracer has been announced as well! It’ll be released in December and the price on the Good Smile Company’s website is listed as ¥6,296. For a figma, that’s a little bit on the expensive side, but Tracer looks absolutely magnificent, doesn’t she? As I said in the aforementioned post, I’m not really a fan of Overwatch, but I do like its character designs, so this figma figure is quite tempting, more so than the Nendoroid one…

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

Nendoroid Tracer (from “Overwatch”) Out in August!

Nendoroid Tracer 01First of all, I don’t play Overwatch but I do like the designs for a few of the female characters in it, so when I saw this Nendoroid of the very popular Tracer today, it certainly caught my eye. She looks pretty darn cute, doesn’t she? As I’ve probaly mentioned before, I’m not really a collector of the Nendoroid range, but I’m continually  amazed at the variety of properties that have be turned into Nendoroids. For example, there will soon be a Nendoroid of Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But I’m still hanging out for a Nendoroid of Jill Valentine from Resident Evil. Come on, Good Smile Company, don’t let me down!😆

Nendoroid Tracer: Classic Skin Edition will be available in August this year and will retail for ¥4,537. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

LEGO Dimensions Trailer for E3 Released!

A trailer for the 2016 wave of Lego Dimensions sets has just been released and there’s plenty of cool stuff in it! You can check the trailer out below.

As someone who grew up in the 80s, I’m really excited by the Gremlins, The Goonies and E.T. sets. And although I couldn’t see it the trailer, there are reports that Knight Rider will also have a set. I hope this is true, because I absolutely loved Knight Rider as a kid. But I don’t know how many (if any) of these sets I would actually try to get: the Lego Dimensions sets are a bit pricey, after all. As a matter of fact, I still haven’t got the Back to the Future set from last year. Back to the Future is one of my favourite movies of all time.[^_^]

I’ll definitely be writing some follow-up posts once these sets are released, but for the time being, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

Ib Karakore Box

I just received my Ib Karakore Box yesterday! I’m a big fan of Ib, but when it comes to official Ib goods, there are next to none, so I was pretty excited when I learned that this was coming out.

First of all, some of you may be wondering what Ib is. Ib is a Japanese adventure game created by kouri, which is available for the PC (and apparently for Macs too) as freeware. It is described as a horror game, but it’s not terribly frightening; spooky might be a better term for it. The plot revolves around a young girl, the titular Ib (pronounced the same as Eve), who along with her parents visits an exhibit of artworks by an artist known as Guertena,. However, she soon becomes trapped in surreal world filled with various scary apparitions based on these artworks…

It’s a great game, with an interesting story and characters, so I recommend it. An English version is available, along with some other languages. I’ll add relevant links to the bottom of this post, for those that are interested in finding out more about Ib.

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This is the first time I’ve bought an item from Karakore (which I think stands for Color Collection) so I didn’t really know what to expect. The box is actually quite small: roughly 95 x 165 x 65mm.

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As you can see, Karakore is a brand that specializes in trading figures (most of which are super-deformed or chibi characters). You buy a packet (which is what the little individual boxes are known as) not knowing what you’ll get. The Ib box has 8 packets and there are 8 figures in the series. If the boxes are packed randomly, as I believe they are, then it will be very, very hard to get the entire series with just a single box, but I can’t say for sure because at the moment I’ve only opened a single packet.

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The Woman in Red is the name of this figure. She is one of the monsters that appear in the game. It’s a small figure but quite well made. However, it is not in anyway attached to the base. I would prefer that it was, but I guess this way you are able to display the figures wherever you like. Once I have opened the remaining 7 packets, I will upload a photo of all 8 eight of them. Hopefully Ib and Garry, the games’ protagonists, will be amongst them!(^-^)

Finally, as promised, here are some Ib related links:
kouri’s Ib website
vgperson’s English version of Ib
Karakore’s Ib page

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Tomoko Kuroki Nendoroid Petite

Well, unfortunately I haven’t been able to do anything on this blog for months, but now I think I may be able to finally dedicate some time to it.

I was planning to write about the New LovePlus Plus game for the Nintendo 3DS first, but there was an unforeseen problem with it… Anyway, I’ll write more about that when I’ve actually got it up and running. So instead, the first thing I’ll write about is the figure that comes with the special edition version of the 6th volume of the Wata Mote (aka No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!) comic: a Nendoroid Petite of heroine (or should that be anti-heroine?) Tomoko Kuroki.

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It’s very cute, isn’t it? I’m sure if she looked like this in the comic, she wouldn’t have trouble being popular! Being a Nendoroid Petite, The figure is only about 6cm tall. There is also a standard Nendoroid of Tomoko available, but I won’t be getting that one as I’m not a Nendoroid collector.

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The cowlicks on the back of her head are a nice touch, I think.

The 7th volume of the comic, due out in October, will come with an OAD (Original Animation DVD), which I’m looking forward to. However, it won’t be cheap.

I won’t be writing anything about the Wata Mote comic itself this time, since the purpose of this post was to write only about the figure. However, I probably will write about the comics in the future, as it is one of my favourite comics at the moment.

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