I went to Anime Jungle in the Little Tokyo (Los Angeles) Mall yesterday and picked up Mayoi Hachikuji 1/8 Scale from Good Smile Company and the Uiharu Kazari prize figure from SEGA!
Mayoi’s box is massive, so I think I saved money on shipping, even though her Mandarake price isn’t too high right now. She looks super cute in that position, it’s like she’s tempting Araragi to mess with her… As for Uiharu, her innertube is really nice, but the paint is pretty messy, and there’s a terrible seam line in her back. I won’t be displaying her from that angle though, so it’s not a huge deal. I think I’ve been spoiled with Alter and Good Smile quality lately…
Also, after going to the local anime convention today, I came home to find a package! Izaya Orihara 1/8 Scale from Alter’s ALTAiR line and Miku Hatsune Append Nendoroid were inside. They were purchased from a fellow “MyFigureCollection.net” user. Miku Append looks great, it’s a very mature looking variant of the usual moemoe Miku. Izaya looks spectacularly devious, though I wish they’d picked a more active pose that could be displayed with the 1/8 Scale Shizuo that’s coming out later this month. He looks spot on though, for the pose they selected, and I’m still really happy!
The mailman showed up at my front door a few minutes ago, and came with 2 packages! These would be my orders from the Shibuya (top box) and Complex Akihabara (bottom box) branches of Mandarake. Still waiting on 1 more from Umeda branch!
Mandarake always packages everything very securely. Lots of bubble wrap and paper fill the spaces within the box. My Shibuya order was small, only the Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate) nendoroid and the 桜の雨 CD single from halyosy’s group “absorb”.
Uwah. Sorry for the bad picture. This order is my most expensive so far; totaling 12,280 JPY including the shipping. This would be Alter’s 1/8 scale Uihara Kazari (Railgun), Kotobukiya’s 1/8 scale Kirino Kousaka (OreImo), Daioki’s Matome doujin (Touhou), 2 of Utsura Uraraka’s Touhou doujins, and パパンの小部屋’s (lol kanji) “Shoujo Koishi” Touhou doujin.
–I wasn’t aware that Daioki’s “Matome” is a compilation of most/all of their smaller doujinshi published before 2010~ Great surprise, since it’s a huge 146 pages altogether.
–Another interesting note, Kirino Kousaka is sculpted by Hiroshi (Sakurazensen), who also sculpted Rin Natsume, the first scale figure I ever bought. Hiroshi’s also the sculptor on the notorious Ultimate Madoka scale figure that releases in November… I think he’s become my favorite!
Mikatan’s got the full run down, which includes all the extra faces, Sakamoto, and even the table. Yes, by ordering Hakase, you even get the table. She comes with so many extras, that even if you’re not terribly fond of Hakase, you might order just for the extra faces/props.
She doesn’t go up for pre-order until August 17, so we’ve still got a while before we can put those orders in. But trust me, she’s a definite order for me~
(Especially because I have her buddy Nano coming in the August pre-order~)