鶴屋 鶴屋 [tsuruya tsuruya]
Posted by meronpan on July 27, 2008
そいじゃ、 ちょろんと まってね！
Today I present an ebay purchase gone haywire.
Nothing wrong with a little tsuruya love, is there? Well, my biggest problem was that I originally only ordered the Max Factory version -_-;;
I was having a heck of a time finding the Max Factory release at online stores so I had to resort to ebay again. Everything was going swimmingly (good price, reasonable shipping) until I got an e-mail from the seller informing me that he had shipped the Alter version!
While normally I’d have no complaints about getting an Alter figure on accident, I had specifically sought out the Max Factory version to 1) match the rest of the haruhi max factory girls, and 2) I liked the pose of the Max Factory release better. I was kind of worried about the hassle the shipping error was going to cause… seller might wait until the original package was returned before sending out the new one… what if they didn’t want any trouble and just wanted to cancel the order after I returned the item… etc etc. In the end I shouldered the burden (probably unnecessarily)… I offered to keep the figure and buy out the tsuruya figure again for a 50% shipping discount.
So now here I am with my pair of tsuruya ^_^;
On the bright side it ended up being a pretty good deal and it’s not like I don’t like the Alter version…
Double the cheer, double the nyoro~n
I never understood why tsuruya was so (relatively) unpopular in Japan. (or at least, that’s what I thought I read somewhere…) What does it for me are the fang and off the wall energetic personality. Love ’em.
I’m easy to please ^^; For some reason the Alter pose just doesn’t have the same flair for me… For the Max Factory version, I just love that scene in that episode where she’s taking their yakisoba orders… the Alter version doesn’t give me that sentimental bonus ^^;
I also love long hair. ^_^
It’s also kind of nice having both to really be able to compare the different releases. You can see how Alter went for a much darker shade for the hair and uniform — I didn’t realize it but Alter’s colors match the anime much better.
Screencap from the anime:
…course the colors may be a little off cuz I have to shop all my photos to make up for my terrible photography ^^;
おっと、what’s with this angle? my hand must’ve slipped… :P
…ok fine, this is about as suble as those guys in Akiba ^^;
There’s some lace on her pantsu I wasn’t expecting. Can’t really see it too well in my pics thou…
Not really sure why I take the top down shots, but maybe someone out there appreciates ’em ^^;
Max Factory tsuruya comes with accessories!
Here’s tsuruya without the … errr hood? bonnet? What do you call that thing? ^^;
As you can see she looks fine from the front, but from above…
Not something to put on display ^^; Instead… 変身！ [transform!]
Tail’s kind of discreet since tsuruya’s hair goes to her ankles ^^;
On the other hand, nekomimi are not discreet.
I think what I like about maid outfit figures is the detail that goes into all the frills and stuff.
tsuruya’s also very healthy ^_^
Anyone prefer the Alter version?
I really like these buttons for some reason ^^;
aiyaa, someone fell down ^^;
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