Today I would like to share my AMIAMI order for the month of May -2018.
After only just coming back from a recent 3 week holiday in japan, there was a part of me that knew my AMIAMI order for the month would be awaiting payment as soon as I got back. A part of me was hoping some of the items would come out late May delaying payment till June but no….it was waiting for me as soon as I got back.
While it was a pretty heavy hit to the wallet, it could have been far worse. I was blessed by the figure gods with the 1/4 Rem and Ram Bunny figures by FREEING to be delayed. Those 2 gigantic figures plus everything else was shaping up to be one hell of a release month. With those 2 bunny girls delayed till this month (June) I didn’t have to pay nearly as much as I feared.
That being said this month was a really exciting month! I had 5 separate items on order and one extra item I added in just before shipping!
So without further ado, let’s dive in and explore my loot for this month!
[WARNING - THIS IS AN IMAGE HEAVY REVIEW]
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Here is an overall shot of all the items I got in my order!
It is a pretty exciting Haul containing some figures I have long been anticipating! Let’s go through each item one by one. I will do my best to link each item as we go and provide whatever info I can on the particular item!
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✜ Jabami Yumeko – Kakegurui – 1/8 Kotobukiya ITEM #604194
First up I got the gorgeous and captivatingly psychotic gambler Jabami Yumeko from Kakegurui!
Kakegururi was one of the hidden gems of last year’s anime seasons. The animation was absolutely amazing with colourful visuals spouting some insane characters with twisted and ultimately messed up personalities. I love the escalated heights and tension the series managed to create, it was such a disturbing and unique twist on the gambling scene which left me wanting more and more. As soon as the figure went up for order I secured one right away. I feel like this figure perfectly captures the essence of not only the character but the series as a whole. Her facial expression is incredible, that look of insanity and pleasure as she risks everything she has for the sake of excitement and thrill!
While I absolutely love the posing and sculpting, I do have to admit some of the paintwork seems a little off. I feel like Kotobukiya’s quality has been decreasing as of late, the figure could certainly use some more shading and tone work on her uniform. But one thing that really bugged me was how SHINY she was. Her clothes, hair and even her skin have this outrageous shiny quality to the paint, which is usually ok, but you generally don’t see this type of thing on a figures skin.
Besides these things she turned out amazing, I just love her expression, her pose and the base is really awesome as well!
I was thinking of conducting a review on this one but not sure yet, would anyone be interested in seeing a review of the crazy risky gambler Jabami Yumeko??
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✜ Miki Sayaka Movie Ver – Madoka Magica – 1/8 GSC ITEM #464611
Next up was an item I heavily anticipating, the movie version of Sayaka from the Madoka Magica series. Sayaka was first revealed at WF 2 years ago has gone through a sketchy production with a few delays. But after all the wait it is absolutely clear that GSC was working hard to make this figure the best it could possibly be.
She turned out absolutely amazing and I couldn’t be happier. She is by far the best magical girl in the movie version line of figures by GSC so far. I will be uploading a review of this beautiful girl over the next few days; but her sculpting work is amazing. The folds and creases on her cape are really impressive. All the blue and gold elements absolutely radiate from her, the blue is so vibrant and really stands out amongst my collection. Loving the colouring and tone work on the hair and clothes. Really amazing figure and I am so happy and relieved to finally have her in my collection!
Now we must continue to pray to the figure gods that Kyoko sees the light of day soon with a sculpt at least!
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✜ Luna Freya – Play Arts KAI – Square Enix ITEM #542737
So originally I didn’t plan on buying Luna Freya what so ever. But after my recent trip to Japan i bought these awesome Acrylic display stands at the Square Enix café that I absolutely fell in love with. Alongside the stands I also bought these exclusive metal pins of the characters in pixel format to display alongside the stands. I purchased the main 4 chocobro’s as well as Luna Freya.
It was then that I decided I really wanted to display each Play Art KAI figure with their pin and stand, since the other boys are bit hard to get and Luna was currently in stock, I decided to add her to my order.
Most (if not all) of the Play arts figures look a little bit funky. Final Fantasy has such a defining style that seems to be rather hard to translate into figure form. While the figures are certainly improvement, Luna still suffers from having a slightly derpy face. But depending on the right angle and the way you have her head turned she looks really great!
My only complaint about this figure is that I just wish her dress could be a little more flowy, similar to the image on the Acrylic stand. Other than that the inclusion of her staff makes all the difference and creates a really nice aura for the figure.
She looks especially fantastic alongside Noctis. Really hoping I can track down the other figures at a decent price. I definitely regret not getting these when they first came out, I honestly didn’t think I would like the figures as much as I do! A lesson has been learned here.
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✜Machine Extension set X2 –NieR Automata - Bring Arts -Square Enix ITEM #641513
NieR Automata is one of my favorite games of all time. It has the most beautiful imagery with a captivating visual aesthetic like no other. I feel incredibly lucky that there seem to be so many figures in the works of the main characters, but what got me even more excited is even the creation of the enemies in the game – the machine life forms!
One of these little guys in included In the 2B Play Arts figure ( Bucket Bro ), but this extension set includes a variety of different engaged machine life forms in different attack formations and weapons. I decided to pick up 2 of these so I could display all the machines in every possible way included and I am so very glad I did!
The quality on these things are seriously impressive. The rusty effects and detailing is by far the best quality products I think Square Enix have produced. They are incredibly possible and really stable as well. They seem to excel a lot better at creating figures that aren’t human characters. Included in a single set are 2 different Machine life forms to which you can create 5 different possibilities from.
First we have the two smaller Machine life forms, one with a buzz saw attached to his chest while the other has a cannon
The 2 Machines for the second set I purchase I gave them the leg extensions to make them into the medium sized life forms. One holding a sword while the other with his hands free to attack or scout out the area.
I am really impressed with the quality of these figures and I hope that we get even more extension sets in the future! Would love to see some large machines or even some bosses from NieR Automata!
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✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata -Square Enix
And to finish up my AMIAMI Order for the month, I ordered the entire box set of the NieR Automata trading figures! These guys are absolutely adorable and so very tiny! Platinum cuteness in the palm of your hands! I really like the way these figures are constructed, they have a real professional quality to them. The small clear base looks really nice and connects to the figures in such a seamless way ( Nendoroid Petit take note ). I was also really surprised that the heads are on a ball joint, so you can pose them in very slight ways, very nifty feature.
So although I got the entire box set which includes 10 figures, there are actually 11 in the set. 5 normal, 5 alternate versions and one secret. I somehow managed to get the secret version of 9S rather than the alternate version of 9S. It’s cool that I got the secret, but it also really bugs me that my set isn’t complete now.
Let’s take a look at each pair individually.
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – 2B ITEM #625998
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – 2B Alt ITEM #626007
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – 9S ITEM #626004
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – 9S Secret ITEM #626011
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – A2 ITEM #626006
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – A2 Alt ITEM #626012
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – Operator 210 ITEM #626017
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – Operator 210 Alt ITEM #626016
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – Machine Lifeform ITEM #626019
✜Trading Art Mini – NieR Automata – Machine Lifeform Alt ITEM #626020
And that just about wraps up my AMIAMI order for May! I am really happy with my purchases this month. Thanks for sticking with it me this entire review and I hope you enjoyed seeing all the items I got. I will be posting a review of Sayaka in the next few days, but if there is anything you would like more information on, more photos or any items you would like to see a review on please let me know! More than happy to help out!
Hope you all enjoyed.
Thank you so much for your time,
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