Saber Lily by Good Smile Company

Saber Lily -Distant Avalon- is perhaps one of the more highly anticipated releases of 2009, perhaps only bested by Good Smile Company’s Black Rock Shooter. And as such I too was writhing with anticipation awaiting her eventual arrival at my doorstep. Oddly however, after arriving Saber sat in her box for quite some time which is very unlike me. Normally I tear things open immediately but with Saber I waited patiently, leaving her there, taunting me, begging me to release her, but I did not listen. Not until the end of last week did I finally muster up the strength to remove her from the box and unbind her legs and waist from the packaging.

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Melissa Seraphy by Good Smile Company

Happy Halloween! I guess it’s a bit early for that right? I mean it’s not for another 5 days, but it’s close enough! I’m really quite happy I managed to find Melissa Seraphy from Wagamama Capriccio for a decent price before Halloween, I have no other decorations for this occasion and I probably should, and so she seemed fitting. But that’s not the only reason I bought her of course, it’s just my excuse.

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Corticarte Apa Lagranges by Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company seems to be dominating my figure collection as of late. They’ve now tied Kotobukiya with the top step each consisting of ~26%, the next closet being Alpha x Omega with ~10%. This is also the first figure to break my own rule. I blame the same friend whose daughter I was compelled to purchase, continually linking me pictures of Corti. Shame on him. (NSFW Links: Danbooru / moe.imouto).

What other rules will I break…

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Ryougi Shiki by Good Smile Company

Shiki Ryougi, my 2nd in fact. This happens to be the re-release of the figure and as far as I know she’s identically produced and differs only in the date she was created. I’ve heard on good authority that this is not always the case with re-releases of figures, but I’ve yet to see any evidence of differences between original release and re-release. Would be interesting to find a comparison somewhere of a few different re-released figures and their originals. Shiki’s also one of the items that was shipped by SAL, she arrived in fairly decent time at two weeks, and in pristine condition. I don’t think I could have asked for more. Well, I suppose no duty would have been nice…

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Golden Darkness (Yami) by Good Smile Company & Alpha x Omega

Double Review! I admit I’ve been holding out a bit. I’ve had one of these figures for 5 months, surely I could have posted about it previously, but I just never managed to do it. Now that I have two Yami’s I figured it was time I got it over with. I considered posting them separately, but a double review seemed like it could be fun. But it turned out to be a lot more work than I expected.

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Tohsaka Rin & Berseker by Good Smile Company

This beautiful figure arrived on Tuesday this week. But being busy I wasn’t able to type anything about it. Plus I purchased a Nikon SB-600 so I wanted to try and figure out how to use it before shooting some pictures of the figure. I think I’ve gotten better results with this flash than before, they’re more consistent anyway. That said, there is still inconsistency with light levels and such.

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