Inshokukei Oneesan ga Shitai Koto Hinata Kozue Figure

Inshokukei Oneesan ga Shitai Koto Hinata Kozue Figure

Considering that it already looks like she may have had one too many cups of sake already, it's clear to see that the Inshokukei Oneesan ga Shitai Koto Hinata Kozue figure is ready to have a little fun.

kozueShe's sculpted in 1/5.5 scale by the Daiki Kougyou organization and they've made sure to include every detail from her glasses to the good stuff that's seen once she strips down via the cast-off option.

While this figure is intended only for mature collectors, those who have the ability to enjoy her will certainly get everything out of her that they can.

Click on the link above to enjoy this well built figure!

Posted on: April 28, 2014

5 Gift Ideas for the Anime Fan

Anime Gifts

 

Having trouble picking the right gift for the anime fan in your life?

Here are 5 gift ideas to help you out:

Anime T-Shirts - they are a great way for fans to show their love for an anime or manga series. Not only do fans enjoy wearing these shirt while they are out and about but the shirts also are fun to sleep in. There's just something about having your favorite character near to your heart.

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Anime Plush/Plushies - these cute adorable mini characters are really too charming & delightful for fans to pass up. They are soft & cuddling and are always a fan favorite.

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Anime Character Goods - these include,  but are not limited to key chains which are very practical and useful (everyone needs a keychain to keep their keys together), & again it's an excellent way for fans to keep their favorite series and characters near them at all times. Mugs, cups, and stationary also fall under the character good gift idea.

If your gift recipient talks about their fav anime/manga often then picking out a character good from that series will be fairly simple. However, if that is not the case for you, you could ask, causally, what anime/manga they're watching (anime) or reading (manga). And based off of their response, you'll have a better idea of what specific series the character good should come from.

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Anime Room Decorations - this can range from wall scrolls, bed sheets, pillow cases, mouse pads, and more. These items feature fan favorite characters and are a great way for individuals to personalize their dorm room, bedroom or office.

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But what do you get for that person who is impossible to shop for or the mature collector in your life?

Well, that's easy! You get them a gift certificate, like the AnimeJackpot gift certificate.

They make terrific gifts because they allow your recipient to pick out the perfect item for themselves and their collection. Also it makes you appear very thoughtful and very generous.

Typically, gift certificates never expire so your recipient can use them at his or her leisure.

Hopefully, these gift suggestions gave you a some ideas on what to get the anime fan in your life.

Posted on: December 2, 2013


GSC Painting a Nendoroid Expression: Conclusion!

Nendoroid Expression Conclusion by Mikatan

Nendoroid Expression Conclusion by Mikatan

The time has finally come for the conclusion of Mikatan's Miku Nendoroid Expression.

Mikatan wraps things up by removing the shine on Miku's face which was a result of Mikatan saving her work as she progressed with the expression.

Mikatan's also adds a bit of blush to Miku's cheek to give her a rosy, cute look.

And ta-da! Miku's expression is finally done.

You got to hand it to Mikatan for her determination in sticking with it & completing her Miku's expression.

Mikatan originally thought it would take her 3 days to complete the expression but it ended up taking her 3 months (note for future expression artist, don't underestimate. it's better to overestimate your time frame)

Overall, great job Mikatan! For a novice expression artist you did quite well :-)

Click here to read the final installment of Mikatan's Miku Nendoroid Expression

Posted on: May 23, 2013

Anime Figure Lingo Explained P.I

As you go further into your journey of collecting anime figures, you start to notice the same terms over and over again.

If you have ever wondered what those terms where all about, you are in luck.

Mikatan at Good Smile Company has put together a great list of industry lingo/jargon that new and experienced collectors will find beneficial & very informative.

After reviewing the list, you can confidently use these words in conversation with other collectors and feel like you know what you are talking about.

Click here for figure lingo explained

Posted on: May 21, 2013

GSC Painting a Nendoroid Expression: Adding Highlights

Nendoroid Expression Adding Highlights by Mikatan

Nendoroid Expression Adding Highlights by Mikatan

Mikatan is nearing the completion of her Miku nendoroid expression (yea!) but first she needs to add highlights to Miku's eyes.

Using paints, paint cups and a paint brush Mikatan adds 2 types of highlights to Miku: the upper highlights and the lower highlights which are also known as crescent moons.

Even though Mikatan's Miku isn't painted to perfection, it's still a great nendoroid especially for her because it's something she created with her own 2 hands.

It's always something special when you work & create something with your own hands.

You appreciate it more because it is a part of you and you are a part of it.

Click here to read how Mikatan adds highlights to her Miku nendoroid

Posted on: May 16, 2013

GSC Painting a Nendoroid Expression: Applying Gradient to the Eyes P.II

Nendoroid Expression Applying Gradient by Mikatan

Nendoroid Expression Applying Gradient by Mikatan

Previously Mikatan was preparing herself to apply gradient colors to Miku's eyes.

Now she is ready to airbrush the lacquer paint to her expression.

Mikatan is really challenging & improving herself by taking on such an ambition project.

For example, it takes the Good Smile Company pros 1 hour to mix the paints to get the correct shades.

Mikatan took at least 2 hours to mix her colors together.

A pro can airbrush nenodorid's eyes at the same time. While Mikatan has to paint her gradient eyes one at a time (which is the best choice given the precision and skill required to create the correct eye gradient)

Despite the extended time, Mikatan remain determines and in the end she uses the airbrush tool to paint her Miku eyes (most people would have given up a long time ago).

Click here to read how Mikatan progresses in Applying Gradient to the Eyes P.II

Posted on: May 9, 2013

GSC Painting a Nendoroid Expression: Applying Gradient to the Eyes

Nendoroid Expression Applying Gradient Eyes  by Mikatan

Nendoroid Expression Applying Gradient Eyes
by Mikatan

Mikatan continues on her journey of creating Miku nendoroid's expression.

Her next step is to apply gradient paint to the inner eye.

This particular gradient process is usually done by hand and involves a procedure of saving the paint after applying it to the eye. That's a total of at least 10 saves for one eye.

Since the hand painted gradient process takes a lot of time and skill, Mikatan has opted to use an airbrush or the gradient eyes.

Click here to read Applying Gradient to the Eyes

Posted on: May 3, 2013

GSC Painting a Nendoroid Expression: Applying Iris & Eyebrows

Nendoroid Expression Iris & Eyebrows by Mikatan

Nendoroid Expression Iris & Eyebrows by Mikatan

In Mikatan's latest installment of Painting a nendoroid expression, she works on applying paint to create the iris of Miku's eyes.

Mikatan begins with creating the right shade for Miku's iris but soon runs into an issue that requires her to start all over with applying the whites of Miku's eyes.

Typically, a person would call it quits and give up but not Mikatan.

She presses on and shows us the persistence and determination needed to create a figure expression.

By the end of the aritcle, Mikatan's has 2 fully colored iris for her Miku & 2 eyebrows!

Click here to read Applying Iris & Eyebrows

Posted on: April 25, 2013

GSC Painting a Nendoroid Expression: Pupils & Shadows

Nendoroid Expression pupils & shadows by Mikatan

Nendoroid Expression pupils & shadows by Mikatan

So after some setbacks and re-dos, Mikatan is ready to progress with the pupils and shadows of Miku's eyes.

As Mikatan utilizes paints (blue, green and white) and enamel thinner (to clean up any mistakes), she makes good progress on giving Miku eyes to see.

Giving that the skills required to make a nendoroid expression, develop over several hours of training and practicing, Mikatan is doing quite well with her Miku expression.

Click here to read: painting pupils and eye shadows.

Posted on: April 25, 2013

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