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We proudly present you the Miss figure election 2016, vote and you have to change to win the number one pick!

It’s been a long time coming, we have the Miss universe, Miss world, Miss bla bla elections, but what we (collectors, game, anime/manga lovers, otaku’s) have been missing is the Miss figure election. Of course the human Misses are beautiful in their own eh human way, but they wouldn’t stand a chance against the beauty and amazing body proportions of their plastic counterparts in a stand off.  I don’t want to sound sexist, so let me assure you that for me, figures are by no means a substitute for real life women..come on they are so tiny, they wouldn’t be able to fetch me my beer from the fridge!

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Now way she’d be able to open the fridge!

Whack! (that was the sound of my life partner smacking me on the back of my bald head)

Figures come in all sizes and shapes, and the price is often decided on the quality, details and popularity of the figure…but I’m going to forgo these points and judge them purely on their looks and uh character.

Without further ado, let me present you the 10 candidates:

1-Fighter Sasara from the psp game “ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers”

 

Sasara is a feisty blond, who loves nothing more than to take long walks on sandy beaches, drink Cola Bacardi’s and slice  off some heads with her huge ax. she’s 25 centimeters tall and her favorite pet is a snapping turtle.

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2-Iris Dina Bernhardt from Muv Luv alternative.

 

Lovely  Iris is originally an East German army captain,  with a weak spot for bunnies and panzerfaust  hand grenades.  She’s a true amazon at a length of 36 cm.

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3-Saito Miohi from Love Torre

 

Blessed with a dynamite figure and strong love for anything bubbly, this Champagne sipping, bubble bath taking love is really into good causes, it doesn’t say what causes on her resume, but who gives a hoot, for all we care is that her presence in this world is  cause for living.     LOVEトレ ~エッチな恋愛トレーニング~ 斉藤澪火 アフターバブルパーティ (フィギュア) 商品画像8

4-Sakurai Aoi from RAIL WARS

 

Aoi chan (chan is a term of endearment, often used for younger women and girls) is not your typical miss contestant, being a bit of a tomboy, she doesn’t really like to flaunt her feminine side.  More “human like” proportioned she’s likely to get a lot of votes from the ladies.

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5-Lunchi DRAGONBALLGALS

A voluptuous body and the skills to kick some serious butt, makes this brunette a very strong contender for the crown of “Miss figure” . It is said that she’s an amazing twerker and that she taught pro-twerker Jessica Vanessa all the moves.

6-Anzu Futaba from Idolmaster, Cinderella girls.

With her puppy eyes and young looks, Anzu is certain to attract the votes of “rorikon” lovers, “rorikon” stands for “Lolita complex” and is the preference some men have for under aged looking girls (please don’t call this  sick, as we’re talking figures here..in real life however…)

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7-Purayama of  World Conquest Zvezda plot

Feisty Purayama loves to use the trick of attraction through concealing , she might be the complete opposite of Miley Cyrus! Purayama lost the use of her right eye at young age, but this has never stopped her in fulfilling her dreams  and goals..instead she uses it to look more mysterious by wearing a slightly disturbing eye patch AND a mask!

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8-Queen Sukasaha (Fate Grand Order)

This blue blooded royalty is all about style and class, giving “human” royalty a run for its money. If this was the queen of some country, I’d be emigrating there in jiffy.No flower printed Laura Ashley dresses for Sukasaha..the last person who suggested this, ended up on the sharp end of her spear!

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9-Super Sonico (Beach Queens)

What would a Miss figure election be without presence of one of the Beach Queens? This year’s representative is Super Sonico, a cute fun loving girl who likes to sunbath on the sandy beaches of Cancun while listening to the latest vocaloid tracks. If she wins, she wants to use the money to go to Nice in France, and get rid of those tan lines.

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10-Marie Rose (Dead or Alive)

If there had been earlier Miss Figure elections, than the ladies of action game Dead or Alive, would have been regular participants, with their beauty, skills and other bouncy attributes. It comes as a big surprise than that their entree lacks the two points which made this franchise so famous.

No bikini clad lady, Marie Rose like to wear Goth styled Lolita  maid clothes and is therefore no participant in the famous Dead or Alive volleyball games. This stunning blonde brings character and style to this Miss election.

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Choosing between these ladies might be hardest thing ever,  therefore we let you decide who will be our Miss Figure 2016. One person will receive the winning figure on courtesy of JWS.

Just fill out the form below and send us your vote, only the winner will be contacted and other votes will be erased as part of our strict privacy policy. So we guarantee you that you won’t receive any spam or other mail.

Some “contestants” are only up for pre-order, in which case we will order and once it’s “ready”, ship it to you.

Voting will end on the first of October and the results will be announced on the fifth of October.

Happy voting!

images from Hobby search

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Online shopping from Japan, here are the hot sites! Part one

For a lot people the three most satisfying things in life  start with a “S”, sleeping, sex and shopping, for my wife it’s four since my name is Serge…(get disapproving look from wife and pitiful look from co-workers..). We can’t help you with the sex and sleep part, actually we are probably going to ruin that with the introduction of these awesome shopping sites. We will separate this story into four parts, because there are just too many good sites here in Japan selling just so much amazing stuff…

We are here to help, translate and advise you which we do gladly, nothing is too much work for us and is of course free you can contact us easily with this request form , write it, send it and wait for our answer, there will be no spamming, newsletter or anything,,,just our reply.

Anyways have fun and if you find some websites which could be interesting for other folks, then please let us know and we’ll put it up.

Super Groupies, the site to visit when you’re looking for anime or manga related fashion or collectibles. They give you points which you can use on your next purchase.


Runatown is a great, be it a little cluttered, website selling anime inspired gadgets and collectibles. There is an option to choose English or other languages, but these provide just a slightly amusing google translation.

Yes Christmas is coming, and so are the related products

The place to go if you want to get this limited R2-Q5 virtual keyboard…only a few remaining.

R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard


Tamashii Web | Bandai Japan Collectors Division Official Site

Tamashi Nations or the Bandai Japan Collectors Division Official Site (wait that doesn’t spell Tamashi.!.?). They sell everything made by Premium Bandai, Bandai for grown ups as we like to call it.

Their biggest seller must be the S.H.Figurearts line which mostly consists out of limited figures based on characters of Japanese and foreign anime, kamen rider series and  movies…but also pop stars like Michael Jackson

And now up for pre-order is Freddy Mercury from Queen!

Don’t forget the “body kun” series for aspiring animators!

Other shops specialized in Bandai products are:

Hobby Online Shop Hobby Online Shop which is slightly more Gundam orientated but also sells other products but more “toy like” than the offerings on Tamashi.

Megatore has a lot of female figures, slightly so sexy if I may say so. When you click on Space ship Yamato in Hobby online, you’ll get a list of pre-fabricated models like:

Mecha Collection Space Battleship Yamato 2199 No.19-dimensional dive ship UX-01

But if you click on the link in Megatore, you’ll get something like this:


Finally for all you “kawaii”lovers, there is the Sanrio shop with enough Hello Kitty ,Little twin stars, and my melody to last you for months of clicking and drooling.

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ハローキティマイメロディぼんぼんりぼん

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And for the first person to react we will give you 500 points present! Yes we can sign up on more of our staff and she will give you her 500 points (of course we had to pressure her..hard)

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So there you have it, the first of four, let us know what genre you’re interested in and we’ll find the best site according to your interest.

Enjoy!

Gintoki tranforms into absolutely adorable Ginko for limited-edition Gintama figure

The anime series Gintama has been having a great season, starting off with a hilarious parody in which main character Gintoki re-enacted shamed Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura’s very public bawling session from last year. Then, mid-way through this season, there were a couple of genderbent episodes in which members of the cast were suddenly transformed into the opposite sex, including the cool and masculine Gintoki who became the cute and busty Ginko!

To celebrate the fun of that mini-arc, Premium Bandai is selling 1,000 limited-edition figures of Ginko-chan and we can’t get over how adorable she is!

Though Gintoki was transformed into a girl for only three short episodes, the memories of him as a woman will live in our hearts forever, especially now that there is a figure that immortalizes her.

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As she isn’t wearing her signature half-on, half-off kimono, she’s almost unrecognizable as the protagonist. Good thing this perky and loveable character carries her signature bokuto or bokken that has “Lake Toya” inscribed on it.

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If you purchase one of these figures, you aren’t just getting the lovely Ginko, there is also a mini-sized version of Tenko (or Xko), the female version of Toshiro Hijikata from the Shinsengumi.

▼ Admittedly, not as adorable, but no less special

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This limited-edition set can be pre-ordered from the Premium Bandai site for 13,333 yen (US$110.46)if you live in Japan, if not we can order it for you for 14,000 yen. The presale will run from now until February 1, 2016 and only 1,000 figures are available for purchase, which will be sent out starting at the end of June 2016. This is definitely a must have for any Gintama fan and certainly for anyone who is looking to add a cutie to their figure collection.

Source: Kai-You
Images: Premium Bandai