CDB Chair (Range Murata) by Beagle

22 thoughts on “CDB Chair (Range Murata) by Beagle”

  1. Beagle? You think you’ve heard of them all but another one comes along proving you don’t know as much about this hobby as you like to think you do. 😉 I’ve actually seen these Range Murata sculpts before but never took the plunge because I was unsure of the quality. After seeing your pics I might just have to pick one or two up.

    A charming little sculpt to be sure. Like you I’m quite taken with Becky’s skin tones and coloring in general, but what I really find amazing is the way in which her body is sculpted. She’s got great form with all sorts of fantastic curves that are presented in an enticing way. I quite like her bum, which you have plenty of shots of. :3

    It’s a shame about how her head is cut in half to make it work with the base though; now that it’s obvious like that it breaks the illusion (some shots are OK but in others I can’t not see half a head). It’s a really weird choice to make as well – if you were going to mold the couch for her foot and legs anyway why not make a larger indent for her head and not flatten it?

    Another great review, Aka!

    PS. Becky’s alternate color one is all kinds of nasty. Eww.

    1. Ah I’m glad you’ve accepted Becky as her name, it really does make it easier. Though potentially confusing for Google and searches, but whatever!

      I figured you’d have been aware of Beagle! Though I think the only stuff I’ve ever really seen from them revolves around Range Murata. I’m sure they’ve done something else though, surely. I’ll look it up later.

      I would have never taken the plunge had it not been for Super Rats, she looked great in his pictures so there was very little risk I thought. There are a few other Range Murata figures I’d like to get though, like this other from Beagle called “Chris”, specifically the Miyazawa Limited Version. Though there are 2 other varients as well, normal and 2009 Santa Ver. I’d settle for 2009 Santa Ver, but not the normal version.

      She does have a nicely laid out body doesn’t she. I love her arching back. Her bum is also quite nice, though not so visible normally.

      As for her half head, there is a molding into the chair there like the other spots. But also like the other spots, it’s very minor, so they did a mix. You can see in picture #21, she also does seem to have her whole head, it’s the hair that’s missing. But the effect it creates is that a good chunk of her head is lobbed off.

      PS: I agree, Becky’s alternate isn’t nearly as nice in appearance as the normal version. Halloween colours FTW!

      1. I might’ve heard of Beagle before but it just didn’t register. It was really this post that made me curios about the Range Murata figures and before it I kind of ignored them. And if they mostly do Range Murata figures that would explain why.

        Actually after looking through their work a little I take that back: I have heard of Beagle, but just not for good reasons. Eww.

        Chris is actually the one I was eye-balling myself, lol. The Santa ver. looks nice and I’d take that in a hear beat but I actually kind of like the normal ver. as well. Striped panties aside, the colors really work for me. Pink hair and all that. :3

        Ah, I see the back of her head now. Guess I was over-reacting a bit. Still, they could’ve at least attempted to mold the backside of her hair. :/

      2. That Beagle figure really isn’t very great. I admit to not going through their past/present works other than the Range Murata stuff.

        I would have preferred if they molded the backside of her head better. But given that figure you linked, I’m pretty happy they did as good a job as they did.

  2. Very very nice. I liked the source illustration so much that I bought this one book that featured it on the cover (it was titled Character Design Bible, which I guess is what “CDB” refers to). Pretty much the only reason I passed on her was the small size, but now that I see that she wears a thong, I kinda wish I didn’t.

    1. Ah! Character Design Bible! But still, Character Design Bible Chair? what about the girl on it? I’m still going to call her Becky.

      lol, I didn’t know she was wearing a thong when I bought her. Wouldn’t have changed my descision though. You could always find her on eBay like I did? Though perhaps actually read the description and ask the seller questions, unlike me.

  3. Bah…Bait and Switched again…See a dark header image and get white ones in the article…I hate you sometimes Aka. :p

    Seems like she’d be worth the price just for the piece of furniture…I imagine it could make for a fun prop in the future no?

    1. There’s no bait and switch this time, no need to hate. Check out Page 2.

      Last paragraph “…it’s pretty neat that she’s nearly the exact size of a figma thus making her chair a useful prop for potential future ideas.”

      😛

      1. I like where some of those pictures with Drossel are going. You might change my attitude regarding that massively-overexposed little robot girl yet.

      2. She’s the bestest robot girl there is! Glad I’m slowly changing your opinion of her. Maybe one day I’ll even manage to get you to purchase her!

      3. Learn something new every day…Didn’t even notice the tiny little 2 at the bottom their…I petition for an increase in the size of such things for blind idiots such as myself… >_>

      4. I admit I rarely use a 2nd page, this might be the 3rd or 4th time in like 140 posts. I’m still trying to think of a way to make it more obvious. I knew it wasn’t going to be obvious, but couldn’t think of a better way, the post was just getting too long.

        The first time I did it I think I had to type in the link to the 2nd page myself so I went to do that this time and it was already there. I would have made my “Next >>” more obvious than the automated one.

        I considered adding it to the header image, saying something like “2 Pages” to try and hint at it. If you have any ideas PM me on MFC, or email me, can be found on the About page I think.

      5. Ahah…Yea I wish I knew word one about website design… >_>

        I have faith you’ll think of something though Aka! For now I’ll just have to be more aware in the future!

  4. hahahaha, Becky? You know what, that is a very interesting and unique take on naming conventions for an otherwise unconventionally named figure. I’ve always known the figure by that name, but it really was weird because the focal point was the actual girl laying on the “chair” (see sofa), but it’s the actual chair that is being highlighted…so um, yeah…

    Range Murata’s art is unique and distinctive that I have subconsciously started to collect other figure translations made in the vein of his art style, namely those released by Beagle/Vice such as Skipper, Ribbon, and Pinup Girl.

    1. I just got tired of referring to the chair when really I was talking about the girl. So I had to name her, and for some reason Becky is the first name that came to mind. It’s not my favourite name, and sounds like a name you’d only use on a small girl. And well, I guess at 1/10th scale she is small.

      I’ve had some Range Murata artwork up in my room for a while, though it’s been taken down recently due to new cabinets and a lack of poster space. But I’m trying to get creative and find places to put stuff again.

      Those figures look interesting, definitely Range Murata. I should buy a bunch and have a Range Murata shelf in one of my cabinets.

  5. You are right as the name does not do it justice. Nice set of shots and all the angles really give you a good perspective of the figure. I love your lighting on this – especially the title picture. Range does have a great style and these figures really bring that out.

    1. Thanks! Did you check out page 2? it seems it’s not very obvious that it’s there. I should find a way to fix that.

  6. ohh never realized she was that small.
    Great shots! love those white background ones, it really looks like she is desperately lost in a bottomless room ^^

    1. Thanks!

      I never really even thought of how the character might feel in such a situation, entirely white. That thought reminds me of THX-1138, I recall a big endless white room in that.

  7. Ah its been some time since ive seen Becky.In fact the only time Ive seen her was the mentioned post by Superrats.
    I actually really like the looka and feel of this figure but the size is simply too small for my tastes.
    Your pictures are looking pretty neat aswell.

    What a Bummer I didnt stumble across your site earlier

    1. I agree! You should have found me sooner! 😛

      I was originaly disappointed that Becky was 1/10th, but she’s the perfect size to be Drossel’s playmate, along with Kagamiku.

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