Tokimeki Radio Episode 3 – NaNoRenO Festival, Hot Mafia Husbandos and Pixel D*ck Hour!

Come one, come all! It’s time for what you’ve all been waiting for…the third episode of Tokimeki Radio! Apologies for the delay in getting this up and running; I’ve just gotten a new job (YAY!¬†ūüí™), so I’ve been quite busy. However, I’ve already begun work on the fourth episode of the podcast, which I’m going to try and have up and going by the end of May. Without further ado, here is episode 3!

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Winter Wonder Festival 2016 – Elly’s Picks!

It was a magical time for figure collectors on the first weekend of February; Wonder Festival time was upon us once more!¬†‚ú®¬†Wonder Festival (or WonFes for short) is a semi-annual event where people can showcase their garage kits and even sell a limited amount of them. But wait, there’s MORE! Not only are garage kits showcased, but major figure companies make an appearance to announce new figures that are going to be released soon along with showing some of the prototypes. Figure collectors around the world talked about this winter’s event with their favorite picks that they want¬†to add to their collections, so I’d like to do the same. Here are my picks for this winter’s WonFes!

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Max Factory’s Aoba Seragaki Figure Review!

Hello, fellow collectors! This post is definitely long-overdue, so I’m happy to finally be able to share it with all of you!¬†ūüíē In this post, we’ll be taking a close look at DRAMAtical Murder’s Aoba Seragaki in figure form, courtesy of Max Factory.¬†DRAMAtical Murder is the most well-known BL game, and for a¬†good reason too!¬†From the character designs and how well the characters are written, to the game’s setting and¬†unique music, along with all¬†the attainable endings, DRAMAtical Murder is just oozing in style.¬†The game takes place in the fictional island of Midorijima, which is under financial hold by Toue Corporation. Toue Corporation has been turning the island to the seemingly luxurious invite-only resort called Platinum Jail, while the island‚Äôs original residents were left behind in the slums, where the young entertain themselves by joining gangs and playing the popular cyber game named Rhyme. I’m sure you all know I have a lot of love for this game, since I talked about it A LOT last year in May as I played through¬†both the first game and Re:Connect.

Without further delay, let’s talk about this amazing Aoba figure!¬†‚ú®

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Cynthia Nendoroid Now on US Pokemon Center Webshop!

Quite awhile ago, back in February, the Cynthia Nendoroid was announced to be released as an exclusive to Pokemon Center shops in Japan and then on Amazon.jp. Several other independent shops like the Sunyshore Pokemart were able to secure some units for sale, making the Nendoroid¬†slightly easier to obtain…but, the units up for sale online were not many. And so, a lot of fans were left without a chance to get the elusive Cynthia Nendoroid.

However…!!!
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Introducing Orange Rouge: A New Brand Dedicated to Male Characters!

Some exciting news for figure collectors, especially those who collect male figures! ¬†Goodsmile Company and Max Factory have combined their forces to bring us a new figure line dedicated to male characters called Orange Rouge! Though I question why a different brand was needed for male figures rather than just simply producing those products under the normal brand, this¬†at least highlights that they recognize that there is a demand for male characters merchandise, and they’re planning to meet that demand.
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Megahouse’s Kuroko no Basket Figure Series: Murasakibara Atsushi!

Hello, fellow collectors! Many apologies for the delay of this post; this semester has been unforgiving with the amount of work to do and deadlines. Things are beginning to wind down since finals are next week. Anyway, today we’re going to take a look at Kuroko no Basket’s Murasakibara Atsushi from the Megahouse Kuroko no Basket figure series. Kuroko no Basket centers around the members of the Seirin high school basketball team, who accepted the huge challenge of becoming the #1 high school basketball team in Japan. In order to do so, they must defeat various other teams, including former Teiko middle school basketball team members Kise RyŇćta, Midorima ShintarŇć, Aomine Daiki, Murasakibara Atsushi, and Akashi SeijŇęrŇć, all whom were called the “Generation of Miracles” due to gaining constant victories with their distinct abilities. With the “phantom sixth man” of the Generation of Miracles, Kuroko Tetsuya, and the naturally talented basketball player, Kagami Taiga, Seirin takes part in the challenging Inter-High tournament to claim that #1 spot. Now that you know the gist about the series, let’s take a closer look at this Murasakibara figure!
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