Kirisame Marisa ~ 霧雨魔理沙 Rev.TOKIAME + Hakurei no Reimu ~ 博麗の霊夢 イラスト:大沖
Posted by meronpan on January 6, 2010
Two slightly harder to obtain figures today. First off is Kotobukiya x Ichijinsha’s rendition of TOKIAME sensei’s illustration of Kirisame Marisa (of touhou fame for those of you un-ZUNified out there :P).
Not really sure if she’s a limited release or what, but she wasn’t available through my normal channels. Ended up getting her at Hobby Stock.
With kotobukiya involved I was a little hesitant but after seeing some preview pics and the fact that I didn’t have any touhou figures pushed me to an acquisition.
Unfortunately the first thing I noticed was…
You can’t get clear shots of her face!! -_- Here’s a shot from kotobukiya’s site:
…I don’t think they really delivered the same figure ^^;;; Tried a buncha different angles but I don’t think it’s possible to reproduce that perspective -_- ma, しゃーないな～
For a clear face shot this is as close as any I was able to manage.
Other than the inconveniently hard to photograph pose… details are pretty nice. Her boot has a little strap that’s loose for you to position…
Nice bamboo broom~
Speaking of the broom I had a hell of a time getting her attached to it… and of course the peg giving me trouble was the one in her butt. So yeah, I spent like 10 minutes jamming the dang thing up her… … you know what I mean.
If you look at the larger version of the above pic you’ll see I still didn’t get the broom flush ;_; Also visible in the below pic.
Didn’t wanna break it so gave up after it was stuck in a bit…
No pantsu :P
Her precious hakkero
best attack ever. MASUTAAAAA SPAAAAAAKU!
Hat can be cast off, stays in place with a magnet.
Oh yes, and how could we forget the LED gimmick?
Perhaps it was that the batteries I put in weren’t exactly fresh, but the light wasn’t very strong, had to turn off my other lights to see it ^^;;; Takes 2 AAs and there’s a switch on the bottom of the base to toggle it on and off.
All in all a nice solid rendition of marisa, happy to add her to the collection ^^
Oh yes, a random addition to my inventory of expensive photography crap…
Actually still need a gray card to set the white balance, but at least now I can tell exactly how far I’m off ^^;;
So then, on to our next challenger! Reimu!
A toranoana release, the full listing was actually とらのあな 東方ソフビシリーズ 09 博麗の霊夢 イラスト:大沖 (toranoana touhou sofubi (?) series 09 hakurei no reimu illustration: daioki). Loved his comics and simple art, couldn’t resist this figure ^^;
Something about the blank expression really resonates with me :P
Turned out to be muuuuch larger than I expected (thought she was gonna be like nendoroid sized).
She comes with a large yin-yang base, gives the appearance of a paper weight ^^;
Also acquired, matching cirno ^^
Hmmm, and now for a completely anti-climatic ending, here’s that miku charm semi-recently released.
My phone is getting heavy…
Not as many pics as usual for marisa… was getting kinda frustrated ‘cuz it seemed like I was just getting a frame full of her dress from so many angles -_- More conservative collectors may want to stick with the griffon release. On the other hand I like how her face was done and the energy of the pose (though hard to appreciate from all angles).
Though it seems like most figures earn 3-4 stars, foo-bar-baz actually gave marisa 5! I should read through his comments to see why… ^^;
and with that I think I’m suddenly complete with my backlog of new arrivals. Maybe it’s finally time for another japanese lesson post… ^^;