Nendoroid – Takamachi Nanoha & Fate Testarossa

Just days ago I posted my long over due Alter Takamachi Nanoha Stand By Ready PVC. I’ve got more Nanoha goodies piled up here that went unopened for some time — Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Takamachi Nanoha and Fate Testarossa.

Nendoroid Takamachi Nanoha The Movie 1st Version by Good Smile Company (高町なのは) Original sculptor Yoshio (よしお) [LOUGH]. Released on February 2010 with MSRP of ¥3,500.

Box shot.

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Figure/doll photography 121 – Blurry photos – How to tame the focus

This is another figure/doll photography 121 post. I’ve heard from many people as well as seen from many forum posters that they can’t seem to get sharp images for their figure/doll. Some of these people simply didn’t know to use the macro focus mode on their point and shoot camera. However, a lot of them are new users of D-SLRs or have switched from point and shoot digital camera to D-SLRs. In this post, I’d like to explore some of the difference between a point and shoot digital camera and a D-SLR that may cause new and unfamiliar user to get blurry photos. I will also explore a few things on the D-SLR and are specific to D-SLR that may cause blurry photos. I will be using nendoroid, standard PVC figure, as well as doll as my subject. As usual all photos in the post have higher resolution images linked so click on the thumbnail to see better details.

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Nendoroid – Megurine Luka

Even though I never actually posted an full post dedicated to nendoroids, but I am actually a nendoroid (Official Nendoroid web site in Japanese) collector. I’ve owned over 20 nendoroids to date include: all five Suzumiya Haruhi characters, three Suszumiya Haruhi WonFest bunny girls, all ten of Lucky Star character with different versions, and the Mikkumiku Kagami, Itoshiki Nozomu from Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Saber lion, Hatusne Miku. And today I’ve just added Vocaloid Megurine Luka to my nendoroid arsenal. Well I always felt that nendoroids are more thing that I play with rather than a real collector item. But seeing how I have accumulated such a large number of them from the past, I think I should post some of them so they don’t feel left out from my collection.

I actually had to fight hard to get Megurine Luka.For some reason that she sold out on pre-order really quick and I actually wasn’t able to pre-order her from any of my usual Japanese shops. In the end I was only able to get my hand on her right on her release date. I refreshed few site’s web page like mad and was able to find stock on Hobby Search. Purchased her quickly but when I checked back later in a few hours, it’s all gone. Funny how she was not even available from Amazon Japan while most other nendoroids are. Then because I wanted to try out the SAL shipping method, I had to wait for quiet a few weeks for her to arrive from Japan. After all that, I’m glad that I finally have her.

Nendoroid Megurine Luke by Good Smile Company. (ねんどろいど 巡音ルカ). Original sculptor Ageta Yukiwo (あげたゆきを). Released on January 2010 with MSRP of ¥3,500.

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Nendoroid Mini Skit Series Episode 01 Mung Bean Monogatari

We all have been told as kids that we are not supposed to play with our food… but I say why not? Especially when there are important life lessons to be learned from it… Today we shall have Konata from Lucky Star, Saber Lion from Fate/tiger colosseum and Tsuruya-san from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu teach us creativity and the ability to improvise can save the day in a time of crisis…

So let the show begin~~~~

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Saber private clothes

Saber private clothes (セイイバーの私服&ぬいぐるみセット) is the 3rd dress set released by Volks for dollfie Saber. It was released on Dolpa 20 which was held on December 7, 2008. More information on Volks’ office web page (in Japanese). This dress set comes with a stuffed lion which Saber adores very much.

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