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Author: Chag

Backyard Menma

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The weather’s hot and the soul is restless — it’s time for my brief annual stint of interest in photography! Like a hot summer rash, I’ve been itching to get more photoing done.  I’ve rated and tagged in Lightroom over three thousand photos I’ve taken over the past seven years, cleaned up my Flickr, and set up an Instagram and 500px. Of course, I’m also making more of an effort to get out there and take more photos, which leads us to this pair of photos of the Alter Menma figure. Read more »

Mini Review: Master Grade Tallgeese (Endless Waltz ver.)


I buy things for strange reasons sometimes — case in point: this master grade Tallgeese. I don’t even like Gundam Wing, and my recent attempt at re-watching it fell apart after only 3 episodes thanks to the infinite charm of Relena Peacecraft. However, it does have a catchy opening. It’s so catchy that my wife and I watch it on YouTube more times than we care to admit. The opening closes with the Tallgeese cleaving off Wing Gundam’s arm and blow off half of its face, which is always greatly satisfying to watch. After a few dozen times of watching the opening over a number of months, I got the idea to buy and build the model. Read more »

Review: Nendoroid Kirby

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Surprise, I got a new figure – and a Nendoroid at that!

This Nendoroid Kirby was my birthday present to the wife, which I immediately hijacked for figure photos – much like the Nendoroid Isabelle a year ago. I am reminded of the Simpsons episode when Homer buys Marge a bowling ball for her birthday — an appropriate comparison considering Kirby’s shape, but I assure you that she has quite the obsession with the pink blob, being the lifelong Nintendrone that she is. Read more »

“Interrogation Light” Jotaro

Jotaro Kujo

Here’s another instalment with my low-key experiments! Did you know Hirohiko Araki (the mangaka of Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure) modelled Jotaro’s personality after Clint Eastwood? Even the pose in this figure has a bit of a Dirty Harry feel to it. Since I had been on a low-key stint, this figure was the perfect candidate from some dramatic lighting. Read more »

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