It has been two months since my review of the Aisaka Taiga -the last episode- by Kotobukiya in September 2011.
As I said back then, I decided to pool my money into buying a PVC figure every now and then. I’ve seen figures before thanks to Kaionlriu who owns a roommful, but I’ve never realized that owning one is actually quite nice. So when the Sasasegawa Sasami -Alter Ver- was restocked at HOBBY SEARCH, I immediately ordered one.
Anyhow, let’s start the review of Sasasegawa Sasami -Alter Ver-.
All photos are taken with Canon EOS 1000D with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.7 lens.
Keen observers may have noticed that there haven’t been a post under the “Purchased” category lately.
There are multiple reasons for it. No, I’m not going broke. No, I didn’t lose interest in anime (how could I?). The reason is simple; I’ve decided to concentrate my resources (read: cash) to buy larger items less frequently. Which means the monthly magazine purchases had to go because it was costing me ~$28CAD for every issue. When you put four of those together, you have one full-sized and high-quality figure every four months or so.
Anyhow, enough blabbering. I decided to reward myself and ordered the figure I’ve been looking at ever since last year. I’ll take you through the unboxing steps.
You might be wondering why the box has a tear. It was wrapped around a Canada Post bag apologizing for damage during shipping, so something happened to it during the transit. Thankfully the staff at Hobby Search were generous with packing paper so no damage was done to the box inside.
Hit past the break for more images.
This morning an e-mail came from Hobby Search.
It notified me that Hobby Search has begun taking preorders for Dengeki G’s Festival! Vol.21. It’s going to be a Rewrite-themed pack – and it’s going to contain some awesome goodies.
- Nakatsu Shizuru dakimakura
- Ootori Chihaya nendoroid petit
Being a Shizuru lover, it didn’t take long for me to send an order in. Just look at how suggestive she is in that pre-production picture. ￥3800 is easy to part with for Shizuru-tan.
If you’d also like to order one, I’d suggest Hobby Search – they will ship directly to you, and their prices are lower than on Amazon. Better get yours quickly though, they don’t restock their products most of the time.