Hhhhhmmm in my last review I mentioned I don’t buy many Kotobukiya figures…but here I am doing a review on another one! Perhaps I buy more Kotobukiya than I realize? I’m curious to now what figure manufacturer I buy the most from is. Well anyway I didn’t consider Bat Girl for pre-order because I’m cutting back on figures and felt that even though I like the Shunya Marvel/DC Comics Bishoujo line, the figures were too much money for the scale and quality. YET after I made this decision Bat Girl still snuck into my collection! I admit I have a particular weakness for Batman because of the Animated Series I watched growing up. I’m ESPECIALLY fond of all the girl characters. I loved episodes that had a female villains especially.
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The only one of these figures that I actually planned to buy right from the start was Kotobukiya’s Dark Magician. I did a last minute pre-order on the Max Factory Mari after I started watching the recent Evangelion movies. I continue to be a sucker for Evangelion figures even though I consider myself a casual fan of the series/movies. Asuka, Rei, Misato, and (now) Mari are characters I can’t help but want to stare at on my shelves. Perhaps Max Factory will do a Misato figure!? I would be incrdibly excited if they did. I originally passed on Bat Girl because I felt that the cost of collecting all the Shunya Bishoujo figures was a bit too much. But after looking at her close up in Hina’s Post I really HAD to get her! And I’m really glad I did, because I like her in person even more than in photos. BatGirl was the first to arrive and I opened her right away, so that’s why she’s deboxed. Well anyway I took some pictures of this haul, I’ll probably do a quick review posts of each figure sometime soon. I’m also working on taking better pictures lately, feedback seems to point to having more light in my setup.
This figure is of Scarlet Witch and she is part of the Marvel Shunya Yamashita Bishoujo Series. This series started out with Rogue who was an immediate pre-order for me, and before I knew it I was collecting most of this series. So far I’ve only passed on two of the series. I passed on the Yelena Belova version of Black Widow and the White version of Phoenix. I like X-Men more than any other Marvel series, but I’m a casual fan. As a child I watched the cartoon tv series whenever I got the chance, in junior high I watched X-Men: Evolution, and I’ve also seen all three movies (I preferred #1 and #2 to the third movie). But my knowledge of X-Men has a lot of gaps, and the Scarlet Witch is one of those characters I don’t know. But despite not knowing her I got her because I liked her appearance and I already had so many of the other figures from the series it seemed a shame to skip one if I liked her appearance. Plus I like how Shunya Yamashita designs heroic looking females.
I’m a casual fan of Eva, I saw the anime series many years ago, but that’s it. I haven’t seen any of the Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone movies (yet). I’m not collecting ALL the 1/6 figures that Kotobukiya is making from Eva, but I did end up with Rei, Asuka, and Misato so far. I was able to get Rei/Misato at the Kotobukiya USA price. Asuka on the other hand I had to pay the full Japanese MSRP for. Oh well, I really didn’t want to skip Asuka. Prior to these figures I actually had none of the duo in their plug suits (godesses, maids, gothic lolita, witches…etc). Oh also as a side note I have a real light tent coming soon, the materials I made mine from just weren’t pure white enough for me. I couldn’t find better white colors in the craft stores by me.
This week these are my items on eBay:
I plan to sell some of my games, manga, and especially figures. When I started out I didn’t think my collection would get as big as it is now, and the thought of putting figures into storage and leaving games forever unplayed makes me sad. So instead I’m finding them new homes (and getting myself some cash). I know a lot of bloggers sell directly from their blog, but I prefer to go through eBay myself. I don’t plan on ALWAYS having stuff up for sale, I’m just doing a few rounds. After all if I always had stuff up for sale then I’d have nothing left I’m too greedy to own nothing voluntarily.