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Such a busy couple of months that there has barely been time to do anything fun! However the little hobby time I squeezed in has gone to good use.聽Today I got my hands on Sanada Yukimura from the Hyakka Ryoran range (Samurai Girls). Also I have added two more cabinets to my Detolf collection! With the weather being so good these last few weeks, I sense an outdoor figure shoot ^^

As regular readers will probably know, it has been a very bad year collection wise, so many of my orders have been cancelled or delayed by what was my primary supplier (US-based). It has been the source of much anguish especially with no email or forum responses. Of the last 5 orders i have made, 2 were cancelled, 1 shipped and the last two delayed (probably to cancel point). It is a real shame as I had been shopping with them for around 2 years but the lack of reliability is a killer especially with rarity items. I have since moved to Japanese direct sellers, which although costs me more (tax/duties) I am at least 99% sure to get the item I want at a decent speed.

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Another day another figure! I wish I was that rich 馃槢 With the cancellation of my Orchid Seed: Seena Kanon order, I decided to have a look at other potential figures I had missed out. On my wish list was a figure from Hyper Nurse; listed as Limited Edition. I did not realise that Hyper Nurse had other characters in the range and it was through pure curiosity that I decided to investigate. What I discovered is that the figure I had “wished” was one of two variants, green hair and white hair (the original 2009).

I decided to track down this figure and buy it, according to the EMS it is currently in customs which is never a good thing; but based on the Exclusive release of this figure I don’t mind paying that little extra. Now I did get this figure on a whim and risk through ebay, from a seller I have never dealt with before…fingers crossed what gets delivered to my door is the real deal.

Also this morning arrived my Great Unclean One from Forge World, I only got a quick peek at the kit but what I saw impressed me, I feel a painting frenzy coming on!

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Nothing like a Pre-order to make my morning that little better! First up is Shunya Yamashita’s third art book with the working title “One Voice”. I was very impressed with “Wild Flowers” so as soon as I caught wind of this item I went ahead and ordered.

Sources indicate a late July release in Japan, with the book retailing at just under 3000yen from most online vendors. This item will go very well with the latest item to arrive on my doorstep this week ^^

The second item on my Pre-Order list is Kurumi Imari from Bible Black, police inspector version. There are two versions being release but I am sticking to the regular one as the authentic outfit colours. One thing that is immediately noticeable (other than her pantsu!) is the cool chair accessory, there are shades of Shunya’s “Mirei-san” and it seems the combination of sexy work uniforms and seductive poses around a executive chair…sells.

This figure is 1/8 scale and is being released by Miyabi-ya/Arclight and is set for a late June release, around the same time as Hyakka Ryoran’s Senhime ; so those who were not tempted by the lovely Samurai girl may be seduced by Imari this summer; Imari’s initial cost seems to be around the 8,000yen mark with discounts.

So my order list this year swelled a little but also makes up for the cancellations inflicted on me by ToysLogic.com! A silly number of boxes arrived this week from overseas, including my new Dakimakura cover and Red Stone Lancer figure (yay!). With a Bank Holiday this week, I will endeavour to get some new photos up for readers to view.

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I finally swallowed my words and bought into Infinity Miniatures, Anime styled sci-fi wargame which in recent months has produced some truly beautiful miniatures. I instantly fell in love with the ALEPH which is humanities world computer that has manifested its own armed forces. The story is every bit of Masume Shirow’s Appleseed crossed with Ghost in the Shell and I for one and in favour of it.

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Last night the intended photos of the Satsuriku No Jango range went very well and I even began editing! Compared to yesterdays “This weeks plan” I may space out the photos over the next three days so readers have an excuse to come back and look 馃槈

Also new projects ahoy! Some readers may have noticed that I have a very small collection of miniatures on this site, these are very old projects from some 2-3 years ago and the page has been some what silent since. But no longer! last night I dug out a box of bits and started feverishly working on a new project, below is a sneak preview at the them.

Figures are built and I hope to have photos up next week in the miniature gallery section. I look forward to sharing this unique form of art with everyone after so long away from the painting table, however priorities are priorities and next week looks to be a good haul of Anime related goodness!

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I have pretty much settled back into normal life this week watching lots of Anime and listening to J-Pop. There is only one thing amiss and that is photos! Tonight the plan is to get the remaining Saturiku No Jango figures photographed and on the site, nothing too fancy probably just blue background to match Franco II Nero. It would be nice to say tonight or tomorrow “Hey look full set!” as the Jango range is probably one of the only figure series I managed to get all of in 2008/2009.

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4 emails later and a private message, and there is still no news concerning my Orchid Seed – Seena Kanon (which I have already paid for 7 weeks ago) and the ever elusive Gurren Lagann Yoko Real Version figure (does anyone actually own this figure?!). I find the lack of response unprofessional and all too regular a occurence, it is a shame but I have to say that this year will be the last year I use that company.

So fingers crossed for some eye candy later this evening!

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Wow what happened last week! No time, no internet the worst possible combo haha. February was an extremely fast paced month for the DiStudios blog on average I was probably popping out two Anime posts a day, the nice thing about the posts being that they were all very relevent to my collection… (more…)

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