Ladies and gentlemen, here is the Galactic Fairy or Universal Bunny or whatever.
Before I start reviewing her I should make it clear first that my favourite character out of the triangle was Ranka for a very simple reason: she was the one who was always a step behind and that reminded me of my darker days. But if I had to pick the character that moved me the most and who developed most troughout the series I would undoubtedly, unquestionably say Sheryl Nome. This is not the only reason I chose to buy this figure, though:
1. Ranka’s figures look silly and they don’t have the wow-factor at all.
2. This figure, as you will see, is outstandingly beautiful.
Here she is. Her pose looks pretty simple, but I guess that’s the key – it made them focus on other things and, in this figure’s case, they came out amazing. The biggest selling point would be the painting job. Look how glossy and glamourous she looks, from her shiny boots to her clothes. The golden lining is very neatly painted, no blotched spots or anything. But the prettiest of all has to be her face and her hair. Have a look.
The faint pink lipstick, the colour and perfect painting job on her eyes, her tender expression – it’s perfect. Absolutely perfect. As for the hair, they got it right. The transition from pale blonde to pale pink can be very tricky; I know, I’ve tried it on a sketch :P. But they did it and, not only did they do it, they also added this pearly glow that fits in very well.
General back view.
As you may have heard, this is a cast-off figure. My first cast-off figure, to be honest. This means her clothes come off and a whole different look reveals itself. However, after having to undress her to take off the plastic wrappings, I swore to myself I wouldn’t do it again, ever. It requires a lot of patience and care not to break any parts or pegs and the bits that come off leave out scratch marks all over her body. I ended up undressing her one more time for the sake of the photos, but now she’s all proper and dressed up and will remain so. Also, I don’t think everyone at home would like me to have a semi-porno looking figure on my shelf. Here she is, porno Sheryl Nome:
I forgot to mention this, but the upper part of her garments is really tricky to come off. I broke one of the wee little pegs on my first attempt. Luckily the arms cover this up nicely. Also, the bended arm is very difficult and trying to put on and there’s an obligatory order to do this: take off the arm, put white cords under the armpit, put arm, put red tailcoat: and this is where it gets hard. It’s impossible to put on the tailcoat first because the arm just won’t pass up. Thing is, the other way around is pretty irritating too. You just have to keep trying and, as you do so, keep scratching her body all over.
These are the only minus points. I would give this figure a full mark weren’t for these little remarks. The base itself is pretty simple and functional. The fit isn’t too tight, so it’s easy to take her out of her base for cleaning or undressing (hah) as much as you want to. I’ll repeat this: she’s the prettiest figure I own, and that’s saying a lot since I have a bunch of Akiyama Mio’s and Aisaka Taiga’s. Not the best character, but Alpha x Omega did an amazing job with her figure. Congratulations to them.
Her hair! ;_;
So, like I promised, here are the results from the Azunyan photoshoot I did today. I wasn’t very inspired regarding elaborate poses; I just wanted to capture her different looks and attempt at cuteness from time to time. I think that sometimes simple, clean photos are better than highly elaborate and photoshopped ones that really don’t make you appreciate the figure to its full extent.
I wanted something very different from this – I really didn’t want the heart to be the main focus of the photo. I still have loads to learn. Still, if you ignore that the main object of the photo is out of focus, I think it turned out pretty adorable. 😛
This is a close-up shot I took from a “group” picture with all the girls – all, except Ritsu. The whole purpose of the photo, which will be featured here later on, was to have the girls looking shocked and in desbelief with the fact that the reason Ritsu wasn’t there is because she’s sold out everywhere I looked. But the best expression of all was Azusa’s and I just had to take a closer shot of it.
Having fun with her hairstyle.
Having fun with her hairstyle part two.
The first time I used one of my little fake trees for this purpose was with Saber Lion. I wanted to try a “Forest Lion” theme and I loved the way it looked. So I thought I could try the same thing with Azusa as her expression also befitted the situation really well. Think of her as a garden stray cat or something, if you will.
And that’s it. I hope you enjoyed it.
The following occurs.
Mum: Don’t start doing anything ‘cos dinner is almost ready!
Me: Okay! I didn’t open the box yet, just the carton one.
Mum: Right, but that can be interrupted.
Me: NO IT CAN’T!
I got my two new Nendoroids on the mail today (well not technically on the mail since I had to collect them at the post office). Apparently AmiAmi packages are charged through customs too, which is new. I thought I only had that problem with HLJ, that’s why I kept relying on AmiAmi. Let’s hope this was a one time thing, otherwise ordering figures will become too expensive. Even more than it already is, I mean. So, here are the two lovely boxes enclosing the two lovely ladies I had the pleasure to add to my K-ON! collection:
I spent so much time taking photos of Mio that, by the time I opened Azusa’s box, the good lighting was gone. I will make an Azusa photoshoot soon, though, maybe Friday… and maybe mix some of their heads, I’ve already thought of a Mio pose with one of Azusa’s expressions. So, on with the pictures!
Overall look of her plastic case. I think Azusa’s was better presented, at least it gave me a small hint as to which arm matched which. I had a little struggle with Mio because of that.
It’s nice to see they remembered this one.
And there you are.