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Author: Chag

Double H (?): Episode 12 — The Raptor Invasion


  • 01:34 — Cheerful Japan Miku
  • 09:37 — Alter’s swimsuit Fate
  • 13:08 — Max Factory’s Luka
  • 17:33 — Orchid Seed’s Nurse Sonico
  • 21:21 — Banpresto’s prize event
  • 34:23 — Chag badly struggles to wrap up the show

Remember that livecast idea we mentioned last time? Well, it’s actually going to be a THING now! During this past weekend Ashlotte, Ohnoraptors and I decided to try doing a non-live recording with the three of us to test the waters, and the result is this, here in completely unedited form. I figure that since we’ll be doing the future episodes live, it’s only makes sense to give you a taste of what to expect. Yup, this has nothing to do with me reaching Battlemaster on SWTOR and wanting to grind for some of that new pvp gear at all — honest!

But in all seriousness, this was our first and only go, and I think it turned out pretty well! Sure, there was some awkwardness in the beginning, but as the episode progressed, we all became a lot more comfortable. Personally, listening to Kiki just puts a big smile on my face. Between Ashlotte’s grumpiness and my awkwardness, I often worry that we don’t come off as enthusiastic about the plastic ladies as we really are. That’s why when I hear Kiki gush about the Homura’s little bow or talk about the colours of Luka and Miku’s panties, I can’t help but to smile.

So, what do you think, and more importantly, what should this newly-assembled thing be called? I thought about the logical extension “Triple H”, but that just sounds like a porno. So yeah, give us ideas, or this podcast will be forever named “Hot Glue”. Best name ever, amirite?

As for future plans, we’re going to bang our heads against the technical side of the livecast this weekend, and if all goes well, we will be starting on the weekend after that. When we decide on a time and place, I’ll let you all know through the blog, YouTube and Twitter. In the meantime, start coming up with those Q&A questions, because I have a feeling they’ll be hilarious when answered live.

Double H: WonFes Winter 2012

We’re back! After 4 months we’re finally back to yakking about figures over Skype and posting it on the Internet. Of course, given our generally abysmal work ethic, it takes a damn good reason to get our asses back in gear, but I’d say the biannual occasion that is WonFes more than qualifies for a “good reason”. Unfortunately, my annoying speech quirks are also back in full force, but I suppose you’ll just have to DEAL WITH IT as we give you the lo-down on what we think is hot (or not-so-hot) at the event. Read more »

The Adventures of Captain Lobo Vore, Republic Privateer

Lobo and his loyal crew.

Yep, it’s a new post.

Nope, it’s not anything remotely figure-related!

Ash and I have been playing a lot of Star Wars: The Old Republic lately on the Republic side of Juyo. Both of us have leveled at a character to 50 (the maximum level). So since I’m in a rantful mood, I figure I’m going to write a tl;dr post that’s probably completely irrelevant to the interests of most of you! I suppose this is kind of a review (though admittedly my last “real” MMO was Burning Crusade in WoW), but also kind of an update post — now you know what Ash and I have been wasting our time with instead of blogging about figures!

WTF is The Old Republic?

TOR is Bioware’s big entry into the MMO market. Backed by Electronic Arts, this Star Wars game is rumoured to have cost anywhere from $80 million to $300 million to produce. The game is heavily story driven and features fully voice-acted dialogue, boasting over 200,000 lines. Though the gameplay is very similar to World of Warcraft (as people often call it “WoW in space”, one might say it’s the bastard child of a traditional MMO and a single-player RPG. What do I mean by that? Well, read on~ Read more »

Show & Tell: Wonder Hobby 13 Photo Contest Memorial Book

So, almost a month has past since the second anniversary post, and Hobby Hovel still hasn’t resumed regular operations. By this time you’re probably driving in the last nails into our coffin, but I beseech you, be not so hasty with thy mallet — for here comes a filler post!

For those of you who don’t know, the fifth Wonder Hobby photo contest invited figure collectors worldwide to submit their photos to have a shot at internet glory (as well as a bunch of nifty prizes). It garnered 1,598 entries, 322 of which belonging to foreign contestants. The winners of the contest were announced at the winter Wonder Festival 2011 over a live webcastAll the participants were given a commemorative Nendoroid display stand, and the top 200 contestants were given photo books featuring their work.  I was fortunate enough to place within the top 200, and I was really excited when I first heard the news. Sadly, I didn’t win any other prizes asides from the photo book and the nendoroid stand, but I gotta say that having this tangible commemoration of my little achievement isn’t shabby at all.

I’ve been meaning to share this thing since way back in April, but after having coerced my friend into de-binding and scanning it for me, I realized that not all scanners are created equal, as the quality from his humble desktop all-in-one left much to be desired. Fast forward six months, and I find myself surrounded by expensive printing and scanning equipment at work — what better way to spend a lunch break? Read more »

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