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Cammy – Street Fighter Bishoujo Statue

I have been waiting for Cammy since I got my hands on Chun-Li.   I knew this was going to be a great pair to put on the shelf.

We moved from the heavy muscles of Chun-Li, to the tighter military muscle of Cammy.   She is presented in her classic green bathing suit.   Of course, she has to wear it so we get a view of her derrière.  I think for Cammy, since she is not wearing a whole lot of clothing, is the detail in her body.   Her muscles are so slender, and they show so well.

Look at the details around her shoulders.  The muscle masses are so fantastically done, with just the tiniest amount of shading to really help the details pop.

Even though she doesn’t have a whole lot of clothing, what she does have really looks good.   Once again, Koto’s details on areas like wrinkles are the best.   You can see how Cammy is turning and pulling the fabric of her suit.   She also has some great creases in her hat, as well as laces on her boots.  The gauntlets she is wearing is a metallic red color, that really make them stand apart from the softer texture of the rest of her attire.

Of course, the pièce de résistance is the ability to have Cammy fight Chun-Li.  Now THAT is a great feature of a product aimed at a fighting video game.   No more single poses for characters.  This time they get to pose to fight… if you so desire.  They look great on their own as well.

Needless to say, I am really excited to see what comes next.  This could be my favorite Bishoujo line yet.  As always, there are tons more pictures on my flickr page.  Click here, or find the link on the tool bar to the right.  –>

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Gotta love the 80’s

Remember Space Ace? That awesome game you could only play in the arcade where you control a cartoon?

Awesomeness for sure. Looks like Electric Tiki is bringing about at least one statue from the game. I mean, come on! Is there any better subject for ET to work on with their fantastic animated statues? I think not.


Halo: Reach, The figures are great!

I don’t have an Xbox, and I have never played Halo, but I am a fan of the McFarlane toy line.   I have quite a few figures from earlier waves, and I thought I would give these figures a once over when they came out in the store.

I was at Toys R Us, and I saw a few hanging on the pegs.   I had seen them being previewed in ToyFare magazine, and thought the one called Jorge looked pretty darn  cool.    Well lucky for me, Jorge was one of the guys hanging there.  After a quick once over, I was hooked.

He is a great looking figure with lots of extra armor, and a great multi-colored scheme.   He comes with a removable backpack, and a BIG gun.  I am a fan of the guys in games that carry around the big guns.  Usually the soft spoken one in the group.

A nice feature is the backpack having the same peg hole as his back does.  This allows his gun to be mounted to the backpack for carrying.   Unfortunately, the pegs don’t fit tight, and both the backpack and the gun easily fall off when being moved or posed.

With the added armor, he does not have quite as good motion in his joints as his Halo predecessors.  He is able to hold some good poses though, and overall feels like a nice strongly built action figure.  He has a good amount of heft to him, and all of the parts move easily.

This is a good figure for action figure fans or Halo fans.  Now I just need to make a friend who will let me play on their XBox.


MLiS: Final Fantasy XIII – Lightning

Spotlight on:  Lightning – Final Fantasy XIII (Playarts Action Figure)  Square Enix Products – Black Label Collectors

This is probably the highest quality figure I have to date, and I have a lot of figures.

This figure is the beautiful Lightning from the new Final Fantasy XIII game.

ACCESSORIES:

She comes with a good variety of accessories.  Two sets of hands (one set fists, and the second set open).  The right open hand has a post in the palm to attach to the gun or the sword.  She also comes with her weapon, either in gun mode, or in sword mode.  The gun mode has two parts that fold down so it can fit into her holster. The display base comes with an arm with two joints, a claw, and 5 points on the base to attach the arm.

MATERIALS:

There is also a nice assortment of materials to her body.  The bottom part of her jacket and lapel are a soft thin rubber type material which allows for movement.  Her cape, shoulder pad, hair and skirt are also the same soft material.  Her skirt is made in two parts that splits on the side to make posing even easer.

Her leg satchel and her holster are both made of a hard plastic, but they move freely on the body.  They are extra parts attached, but not molded to the body.  This give a very nice defined look.

PAINT:

The paint application is fantastic.  The color is pretty dark around the joints, but it looks like it was done on purpose.  The only place to look out for is the think dark like around the mouth.  One of the figures I looked at when I looked thought the figures at the store had the paint app a little crooked across the mouth.  It was not terrible, but if you have a choice, make sure to look for that.

JOINTS:

There is an amazing array of joints on this figure:

Neck – Ball

Shoulder – swivel/joint

Elbow – joint

Mid-upper arm – swivel

wrist – swivel

waist – swivel

hip – ball

knee – double joint

top of boots – swivel

ankle – joint

cape – ball (yup, even the cape has a joint)

I think this is a must-have for Final Fantasy fans.  This is a fantastic figure that looks very accurate.   If you are an anime fan, you will not be disappointed either.  This is a very large format figure, and has great articulation.

IGN Reported:

“March 19, 2010 – Square-Enix announced Final Fantasy XIII has recorded the largest first-week sales in the franchise’s history. The game has sold over one million units in North America in its first five days on sale for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, according to the company’s internal estimates.

Earlier this month Square-Enix revealed it shipped five million units of Final Fantasy XIII globally since the game’s launch in Japan this past December.

The series has now sold a total of 96 million units globally since the original Final Fantasy game was released in Japan in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.”

See original storyhere.


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