Sorry for the lack of pictures, I actually got Yu quite a while ago but haven't had the chance to add a post about him yet. More pictures will be posted soon. :)
I'm quite happy with him, though I am just a little dissapointed that all of his faces seem angry or upset. He's also a little smaller and more fragile than the average Figma, much like Chie and Yukiko.
As always Goodsmile company never fails to amaze when it comes to product quality. Whether it's Figma or Nendoroids, models ect. there is always something great about getting a new figure in the mail!
First of all, lets talk about Daidouji Tomoyo, Sakura's best friend.
Tomoyo is absolutely adorable! Unfortunately I was in quite a hurry when un-boxing them so I didn't really have time to take good pictures or pictures with all of their poses.
Tomoyo comes with many cute faces, an extra set of normal arms (one with camera attached) and another set where she holds her hands together. An extra front hair peace gives you an optional headband- or if you'd rather you can use the interchangeable hat piece to have your Sakura Nendoroid wear her hat!
Speaking of hats- Tomoyo also has a small magnet in her head to hold on her hat, though it is farther back on her head and a little smaller.
All things considered I am very happy with her- however there is one fault I've seen so far. Much like the Flonne Nendoroid she is somewhat difficult to pose due to the spot where the stand is inserted into the body. Her stand sticks into her back behind her hair. I would strongly recommend putting the part that holds the Nendoroid up into her back first, then attaching her to the stand afterwards.
If you have Sakura, Tomoyo is a must have addition to your collection!
Now on to Sakura in Figma form. Figma's are generally good quality but not super poseable. This Figma was an exception. I was shocked not only to see the fancy quality of the box, but also how much she came with. All of the typical Figma goodies were included- however everything is SUPER detailed.
Detailed is always great, but what's better than that? Pose-ability of course! This Sakura is very pose-able, being able to having almost every imaginable joint.
This Figma is extremely good quality. I'd highly recommend her to any Figma collector or Card Captor fan.
Again, sorry I didn't have much time for taking pictures or writing descriptions today! I may do some photo-shoots soon!
A side note- sorry to anyone that read this post before. I was in quite a hurry when I posted it and had several typos and such.
Gunther the Pug!
Did Chie name him Gunther? How was that even thought of? Honestly I'm not sure, but it seems like that is now his name and it's here to stay.
I have a love for all animals of course, and I've always wanted a pug! So when I saw Gunther sitting on a Shopko shelf, I couldn't help but grab him. My intention wasn't that he would fit well with my Figma characters, but the first thing I did was set him beside Chie and Yukiko and now he's their beloved pet. I was amazed at how well Schleich's animals fit next to Figma figures! I do think this was just kind of a chance happening, but I think it's worth writing about!
Something to note about the Persona Figma compared to regular Figma- Chie and Yukiko are much smaller and seemingly more delicate than the average Figma. Here you see Link (who's obviously thinking, what the heck is that creature!?) next to Gunther as well as Chie. The scale is still rather remarkable, and I'd say Gunther fits well with either character.
What does every Figma need? If you answered a pet- you're absolutely correct!
Absolutely perfect for Persona Figma! It looks great! I can't wait until my Yu Figma gets here in September or November. I wish they'd make the rest of the cast, but for now I think it goes really well with them!
Yesterday I received my first package from AmiAmi. While there are a lot of great things you could say about AmiAmi as a website (including their pricing) I was most surprised with shipping. My package arrived in less than two weeks! The box was shipped out on 5/18 and arrived a whole eleven days later on 5/29. To me, this is simply amazing. Most sellers in the U.S. don't ship that quickly!
Overall I was quite happy with the order. I did have a little bit of a problem with the fact that the item I ordered was just thrown in a box with absolutely no packing material, but the overall price was cheap enough that I don't really blame them. I bought the Figma Plus Classroom Set and it was much cheaper than it would've been to buy anywhere else. I assume AmiAmi occaisonally would have problems with some customers though, as Japanese shipments (any out of country shipments) do not always arrive quickly and this was the exception and not the norm. In the meantime I've ordered an Etna Nendoroid, so we'll see how quickly she arrives. She was shipped today.
The classroom set actually surprised me a bit. The box it comes in is very sleek and cool, and it seems very high end. It may surprise you (or may not) that this kit actually needs to be assembled. Resembling the classic "model car" style model kit, you twist and break the pieces out of a sheet of plastic and stick them all together using little pre-made tabs. It can look a little confusing at first, but is actually really easy.
The completed project?
And for the Card Captor- Sakura Nendoroid