Well This is my first mash-up post, i know i haven’t been posting stories much of late because i have some work that needs to be done, especially with last week’s Easter. But bear with me on this post, as this will be a post of preorders/orders and also a musing on my thoughts on a certain figure line.
First of all, let’s start with the thoughts. Remember this post? Well sad news is GSC cannot give their support on this issue, it’s because Kamineko was a dengeki special that was meant for internal Japan distribution only. Add to that i bought it off a local seller, which means my Kamineko arrived late. In GSC’s reply, they apologize for the inconvenience and elaborate on the reason above, they also apologize that due to the late nature of my complaint, they ran out of spares already.
It hit me like a bad case of migraine, so i set out to find ways on how to fix the issue in the pic below.
I went around for a while on forums, other blogs and facebook groups to see how to fix this issue. Luckily i was able to find a solution for it. They’re called Isopropyl Alcohols.
Many of said sources said that due to the nature of Figma and Revoltech’s coat and paint, Isopropyl Alchohols or in short IPA are safe to use in moderation. That it will not cause any damage to the coat nor paint, so i went away, with the girls watching anxiously at me rubbing away the nasty dirt-like mess on Ruri’s skirt.
Good news is, it paid off. Here’s the result.
With this i finally can bring Kamineko to life. I just hope the girls won’t mention to her about her skirt issues before…
Which brings me to this thought… SERIOUSLY MAX FACTORY??? Are you fucking retarded???
If the defect is not visible unless zoomed into i can totally understand it. But this issue was in PLAIN SIGHT! What kind of blind QC staff are you guys hiring there? To add gasoline to the fire, THIS WAS AN EXCLUSIVE RELEASE!
This issue, totally TOTALLY killed my faith in MaxFac. I was dumbstruck, baffled, disappointed totally. So i promised myself, i won’t be getting figmas unless i really really want that character/figure… I’m not retiring from figmas or won’t complete my remaining series, but I’m going to be super tight selective on getting figmas from now on. If i ever forget this, please remind me. No, seriously, please do.
So that means what? Well i will still get Nendos, Revoltech QBs. But it also means I’m finally opening up to a whole new possibility to pursue other lines. So while i was running around in online stores i stumble upon this girl…
Do my eyes deceive me? I know Busou Shinkis are already present since 2004 but… i NEVER KNEW they made characters whose armor aren’t just mechanical armors. Mecha Musumes… mashed together with a MonMusu design, the centaur, I’m sold. Her name is, Proxima.
So let’s take a short paragraph to explain the backstory of Shinkis. In the distant future, well not so distant, they are 1:1 scale microbots. Yes that means their real size is just THAT BIG. They’re battle bots, made and sold by various companies as your battle partners. Yes they’re your battle partners in the Busou Shinki Grand Prix. How well they fight, how well they utilize their skills are dependent of how you “raise and train” them.They can also use what is called Wave Link, connecting the owner and the shinki together in thoughts turning from full AI battles into a paired battle of AI and Owner/Master/Partner. They’re also modular, meaning you can stick another’s armaments/armor on them. I suppose this video sums it up better.
Back to the Shinki that caught my attention is her… Proxima. When i was asking around most of the people said the same thing, “If you were previously from another line, i suggest starting from the MMS3rd Series. Because MMS3rd have matte coated face and hair.” Whereas the old Shinkis are not, meaning, older version of shinkis still have faces that would outshine a chrome coated rims.
So i went out and searched for her. Damn you, Konami. I should have known about her when she was released back in January 2011…
FOUND HER. I finally found her in Yahoo Auction Japan, luckily i won the bid at ￥4900. Finally, my first shinki… though I’m kind of skeptical of her attitude… Centaurs are known to be extremely proud creatures… Somehow she might be a real handful…
But i was pleased in acquiring her. Her modes of armaments is really something, but i particularly like her Centaur Mode. Maybe i should try Wave Linking with her when she feels comfortable about it. After all, i have a feeling Wave Linking won’t be as effective if she doesn’t consider me her battle partner, or just another Owner/Master.
I’m set that after she arrives, I’m going to look for another one. A very unique Shinki and her name is Sharatang (don’t worry girl, once i have you around i promise to change that name of yours).
Yep your eyes are not playing tricks. She is a soundwave type shinki, her armaments are a cello, a violin and an accordion. If there’s one thing i like about battling mecha musumes are battling mecha musumes that would serenade you to your grave. She is simply, elegantly deadly. Once Proxima arrives i will hunt her down, although i know her price would already skyrocketed to at least ￥13000.
This however doesn’t mean i will be leaving the figma line altogether, i just became extra selective. For instance i still preordered Persona 4’s Amagi yukiko figma.
I preordered her from AmiAmi for ￥2250, because i simply love her to bits. and of course because of the faceplate below…
D’awwwww that’s cute… no really… it is… and of course the extra accessory below
So yeah, like i said. I won’t be leaving the line, just became really really picky in what i want.
So these are my thoughts, my orders and preorders of late. I’m still busy for another week, so i hope after that i can return to show the girls’ daily shenanigans… I just hope Proxima can get along just fine when she arrives… or maybe not… she IS a centaur type shinki after all. So expect a degree of arrogance from her…