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- 12/27/12--08:00: Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX Jaina Solo
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Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Scar Predator Collectible Figure from the Alien vs. Predator movie. The movie-accurate Scar Predator collectible is specially crafted based on his image in the movie. Toy Garden and Toywiz Malaysia will be taking preorder now for this awesome figure! SPECIFICATIONS: PRODUCT CODE: MMS190 PRODUCT NAME: SCAR [...]
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At the original price of $49.99, it was definitely spendy and a lot of pricing room for discounts and clearance. But for those who couldn’t wait or wanted a nice pristine box, it’s not a bad set for completist and variant collectors. Of course at $32.99 or now at $25, it’s pretty much a must [...]
set name: ring of fire
theme: legends of chima
come with a fire ring and a speedorz.
also included 2 fire cones, a rip cord, 2 weapons, a power up, 6 chi and 5 game cards.
Today is December 27, also known as the birthday of Vocaloid's favorite twins, Rin and Len Kagamine. To celebrate the occasion, Mikatan has tweeted out a little photo of nothing special in particular. Just, you know, the colored deco masters of Append Rin and Len, looking very futuristic in their Append-design outfits. I am left wondering what accessories to expect with them, though, since the teaser includes nothing of the sort. Will they have illuminated bases like Miku? Their instruments? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
No word yet on when to expect them (expect probably next year). Tomopeeps, are you looking forward to these two sitting on your shelf?
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Not only is this a Toy Deal of the Day, but the Minnie Mouse Fashion On-The-Go Play Set is also a new arrival at the DisneyStore.com. This adorable Minnie Mouse set is on sale for 41% off, making it available for a limited time for only $24.99. Description: Roll along with Minnie Mouse in her FashionRead More
Inspired by He-Man.org’s Roast Gooble Dinner podcast, welcome to PGPoA’s latest MOTUC Bio Discussion! Frosta Real Name: Queen Mackenzie The beautiful and exotic friend of She-Ra, Mackenzie is queen of the Kingdom of Snows, high in the mountains of Etheria. She possesses a magic wand that whistles like the wind and lets her conjure ice [...]
Now that Christmas is over, it’s time for me to begin round two: Birdie’s birthday. For once, I actually have several gifts squirreled away for her already, just waiting for January 7th. But I always take a long hard look at the gifts she received for Christmas, and then fill in accordingly with a couple [...]
For those of you who have been waiting for the LEGO CHIMA sets to arrive and be available for purchase, your wait is almost over. They’re coming on December 31st and you can pre-order your LEGO CHIMA sets today. We found the sets online at both Amazon here and Walmart here. Have a look atRead More
While Hostess is off the shelves, Safeway has filled the missing vacuum of cream injected sponge & chocolate cake with “Snack Artist” versions – who needs Twinkies or Ho-Ho’s when from the drawings, these will walk into your mouth? I would’ve bought some or gotten better pictures but as I was unable or unwilling to [...]
Lisle International Licensing has signed new deals for The Trash Pack. In a worldwide deal (excluding North America and Australasia), E-max will produce a sticker collection and a trading card game. Products will begin to become available in early spring. A new Trash Pack magazine from publisher DJ Murphy will also be available in the [...]
I just found some of the cutest new Muppets toys! They’re new arrivals at Walmart! These new Muppets toys are classic plush and bendable plush and include most of the characters. We couldn’t find Miss Piggy, but there is Kermit, Gonzo, Animal and Fozzie. Muppets Toys – Classic and Bendable Plush Toys Muppets Kermit Bendable PlushRead More
This “Battle of Endor” Scalextric 1/32 slot “cars” are not a bad start but really, just not good enough. There should be trees on the set itself – and randomly wandering Ewoks where if you hit it, its little bloody realistic head rolls off (you can select the kid friendly version where his head does [...]
Anne Scheer's painting
We just told you about what’s new for LEGO 2013 – the LEGO CHIMA sets, but that’s not all that’s coming to the brand this year. The LEGO Shop has updated their site with all of the new sets and they’re running a promotion for LEGO CHIMA. You can get a free LEGO CHIMA setRead More
Without hesitation, if you ask me which were my most anticipated bishoujo figures for 2012, my top three were Harley Quinn (reviewed), Poison Ivy (reviewed) and the newly released Jaina Solo. Of course, that isn't to say that I wasn't excited for other entries, it's just the three girls that I was most, most, most excited for.
Naturally, I was ecstatic when this arrived at my door. Jaina Solo! Ace pilot, ace mechanic, full blown Jedi, and never upstaged. Life-long troublemaker and pretty to boot? Sounds like perfect pin-up material.
Check out my full review below the jump.
Jaina's box doesn't have any big, fat windows. The reason for this, I gather, is two-fold. The packaging for other Star Wars merchandise by Kotobukiya is also themed as big black boxes as far as I've seen, and also Jaina doesn't have her hands attached to her arms in the tray. It looks kind of weird, so I imagine someone made the excellent design decision to have just a little bit of her showing, but not as far down as her hands, which are attached to her accessories.
Once she's out of her box, you just have to plug her accessories into her wrists, her boots onto the base, and her waist together. I should note, you've got some options with the base just like the Tekken Bishoujo figures, and if she's on an even, flat surface Jaina could actually stand on her own without a base (though it's slightly precarious).
Jaina is posed with her gear in hands and her lightsaber kind of floating over her right, unlike the pose from the production shots in which the lightsaber is simply resting in her hand. The effect is achieved by a tiny, tiny peg on her pinky finger so it really appears to be floating from most angles. I feel that it's a satisfactory compromise between the illustration and the final product.
One of the things I liked the most about the figure after giving it a look for the first time was her hair. It's not overly voluminous, but has the look and feel of smooth, wavy hair. I love how it's molded to look very much like real hair, and the lines etched in to detail her tresses hide the seam well.
From the front and side like this, you could also note her tank top is also nicely detailed with plenty of wrinkles despite the simple design, and she has perfectly average breasts that aren't emphasized any more than necessary.
Here we've got her flight suit, which is turned down half way. I like that it looks baggy and worn without making her look sloppy or any less fabulous overall. Though it isn't made of fabric material, her harness is detailed to look like it -- a detail I appreciate.
Here's a look at her helmet. Her gloved hand is attached to it, as I mentioned earlier. It is a separate piece from the helmet, though.
The visor has that clear, yellow color as usual, and the designs on the helmet are standard. I didn't notice any paint goofs or otherwise any issues -- it rests perfectly against Jaina's hip.
The rest of her gear is in her right hand, again, attached to her glove. The peg for the lightsaber is so small that it pops off kind of easily, so you do need to be kind of careful with this statue. As with the harness, her things here also look like they're made out of rubber or other materials but are simply molded that way.
Finally, we've got her face. Is it just me, or does she slightly resemble Carrie Fisher?
Ah, anyway, miss Solo here is just wearing some light pink lipstick and nothing else. She's pretty "Plain Jane" if you want to compare her to the myriad anime and comic characters we tend to see in figure form, but I'm reveling in her average-ness. Her face has a lovely shape to it and I enjoy the posing overall, having her look to the side.
As you could probably imagine, I give Jaina Solo a double thumbs up. As designs go, she's beautiful without trying. As figures go, the molding and quality in detail overall is top notch. She's great if you're a Star Wars fan, and she'll probably also appeal to the more casual fans who can appreciate a pretty girl on their shelf. Be sure to check out the gallery to see more images that didn't make it into the body of this review.
Thanks to Kotobukiya for providing Tomopop with this review sample! Jaina was an absolute pleasure to photograph and looks great from all angles. She's a perfect start for the Star Wars Bishoujo line and I can't wait to see who comes up next.
You're probably used to this by now, right? The Fate/Extra CCC Virgin White Box bundle with figma Saber Bride first went up for order in September of 2011 for a vague 'Spring 2012' release, but an increased budget got it pushed back to 'Winter 2012'. It finally seemed to settle on a solid date of February 21, 2012, but now we've learned thanks to a new trailer that the date has been changed to March 28, 2012. It's a big disappointment for those who wanted this earlier this year, but a big relief for people still recovering from the holidays. Still, it's been delayed nearly a year now and pre-orders went up over a year ago, at some point it has to come to an end.
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tokidoki has teamed up with Italian optical Company, Inottica, for an eyewear line. The line targets men and women and includes 11 styles of sunglasses and 12 styles of optical frames, featuring tokidoki characters. On key styles, the tokidoki logo is invisibly repeated along the frame or on the temples, and glows in the dark with a phosphorescent [...]
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