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Maakie's Collection #16 A random assortment!Maakie's Collection #16 A random assortment!Review

MaakieMaakie3 months ago
Hello MFC! And welcome to another blog in my collection series! These blogs cover figures from my collection that have been in storage for a long time due to my emigration. I also use this as an opportunity to practice with my new camera and also appreciate the items I have been owning for a longer time!

The items we are going to look at today:

- Moetan - Ah-kun - Pastel Ink - 1/8 - Pop Up Vignette (Good Smile Company) ITEM #284
- Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! - Kinoshita Hideyoshi - Taito Kuji Honpo (Taito) ITEM #81192
- Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn - Ash Williams - Bishoujo Statue - Horror Bishoujo - Movie x Bishoujo (Kotobukiya) ITEM #600025
- Pocket Monsters - Eievui - Okido Green - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 (Kotobukiya): ITEM #675943
- Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~ - Hikoujouki - Special Figure (FuRyu) ITEM #289069
- SK Japan Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters straps:
x Mutou Yuugi ITEM #47325
x Kaiba Seto ITEM #47290
x Yami Malik ITEM #47326


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Moetan - Ah-kun - Pastel Ink - 1/8 - Pop Up Vignette (Good Smile Company) ITEM #284

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A much loved, but also much despised figure in my collection! Q: But Maakie, she looks so good? Why the hate? She looks fantastic, but she is horrible to assemble and has easy leaning issues. This time, because I expect my current place where I am living to be (quite) permanent, I decided to glue multiple parts. Also I have made a resting pillar for her right knee, which I use on her display shelf, because she has been sagging a bit forward since I got her, although she has a huge and very sturdy metal peg in her right foot. GSC just flirted a bit too much with gravity while designing this (awesome looking) figure.

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This figure is so lovely on pictures, but it's hard for me to recommend her because I know of all the issues while displaying and assembling her...

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I think this is the only Ink figure where you can see her sukumizu end in between the parts of her fabric collar.

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! - Kinoshita Hideyoshi - Taito Kuji Honpo (Taito) ITEM #81192

A bit of a 'generic' prize figure of Hideyoshi, so it's no surprise why this one keeps being pushed down in the search results in the database. I think not much people like seeing Hideyoshi in his male uniform?

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Although there is indeed no 'wow' factor, the quality of this prize figure is pretty good, with lots of wrinkles in the outfit sculpt and some shading here and there as well.

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The small painting errors are to be expected from a prize figure of this age.

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Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn - Ash Williams - Bishoujo Statue - Horror Bishoujo - Movie x Bishoujo (Kotobukiya) ITEM #600025

Just a quick photo gallery of this awesome figure as I already reviewed her not very long ago, see: BLOG #42715 .

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The base remains one of my favorite parts of this figure!

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Pocket Monsters - Eievui - Okido Green - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 (Kotobukiya): ITEM #675943

Similar to Ash, I reviewed this one not very long ago, which you can see here: BLOG #42911 , for the pictures this time I decided to focus more on Eevee and the very cool base Eevee has. I mean focus as in literally, because most of Green's pictures are out of focus, LOL.

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And now for a way too extensive photoshoot with Eevee:

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The stars look so cool when it hits the light from the right angle!

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Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~ - Hikoujouki - Special Figure (FuRyu) ITEM #289069

Also here I'll reference to another blog for a more extensive review BLOG #42828 , for now: Enjoy these pictures! She's such an impressive prize figure!

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Lovely base and canons~

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A very intense face and cool mecha arm!

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SK Japan Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters straps

I bought these three together a while back from eBay, never took them from their repackaged plastic until now. They are second hand and in very used condition. I cleaned them before photographing, but they definitely need another clean before I'll display them.

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Mutou Yuugi ITEM #47325

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The style feels a bit...off, so I am not sure how I really feel about this one, haha! But at least he has a good sculpt and good details for his size.

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Kaiba Seto ITEM #47290

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Maybe they were going for a Powerpuff Girls look for his eyes? I love the stubby legs with the small straps, though!

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Yami Malik ITEM #47326

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Love the tiny jewellery! Not sure about the face.

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I appreciate the inclusion of all the spikes!

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And to finish it!

For those who read all this way, thank you! My next blog will probably be another entry for this blog type!

I hope you enjoyed this blog, you could also check my other ones when interested! As promised, for every new blog I would fix the image hosting of an older blog. Because I have covered these figures also in this blog, I have fixed:
Evil Dead 2 Dead By Dawn Ash Williams Bishoujo Movie x Horror: BLOG #42715
Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) - Green & Eevee ARTFX J - Kotobukiya: BLOG #42911
Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~ Hikoujouki - FuRyu Special Figure: BLOG #42828

If you also have any you would like me to fix, let me know!

Recent entries in my "Maakie's Collection" blog series:
Maakie's Collection #15 Shuraki + Queen's Gate + Hideyoshi: BLOG #47546
Maakie's Collection #14 Multiple generations of Mecha Musume!: BLOG #47545
Maakie's Collection #13 Mecha Musume Figumate + Tanya: BLOG #47486
Maakie's Collection #12 Nurse Witch Komugi + Chrono Crusade: BLOG #47418
Maakie's Collection #11 Moetan + Mecha Musume Vol. 2 trading set: BLOG #47300
All of my other entries in this blog series: View spoilerHide spoiler
Maakie's Collection #10: Mecha Musume Vol. 1 + SW prize figures!: BLOG #47296
Maakie's collection #9 A random assortment of trading figures!: BLOG #47226
Maakie's Collection #8 Some Strike Witches figures and merchandise!: BLOG #47175
Maakie's Collection #7 YGO Duel King!! + Mecha Musume Beagle Moon Toys: BLOG #47117
Maakie's Collection #6 Lucky Star x KC prize series + Yami Yuugi: BLOG #47115
Maakie's Collection #5 YGO Vol. 2 ~Ancient Duel~ + Baccano! + SW : BLOG #47080
Maakie's Collection #4 MegaHouse Lelouch + Mecha Musume Vol. 3: BLOG #47079
Maakie's Collection #3 YGO Vol. 1 ~Duel Start!~ + Kan Colle + SW: BLOG #47027
Maakie's Collection #2 Yagami Light + Hideyoshi + Yoshika: BLOG #46489
Maakie's Collection #1 Panty and Stocking + Mai HiME: BLOG #46025


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Honor_Hand3 months ago#90900641That Moetan figure is just way, way too cute to say no, lol. I wasn't aware of all the little parts she came with, nor that she had leaning issues too. Now that's something to be concerned about. But still, I'd love to have such a cute figure in my collection, even if she would break the theme I have going on with mine, haha.
Another one I liked a lot was that figure of Green (Or Gary, or Blue, whatever he's called xD) alongside Eevee. I really like the work Koto has been pulling out with those. The figures are a bit too expensive to my liking and they've gotten even more expensive in the aftermarket but pretty much all of the ones they've come out have been to my liking.
Awesome shots with that camera, Maakie. Great work. =)


She is mostly for sale pretty cheap, but her box is huge and thus shipping is probably more than what you will pay for the figure. And then well, I recommend to assemble her once and then never touch her again. Otherwise she is cute, LOL.

Yeah a lot of Kotobukiya's pieces get high aftermarket prices, that's why for the specific Koto items I really want (mainly the YGO and Horror Bishoujo line and some from the Pokémon line) I make sure to pre-order them. I also agree that their pre-order prices have gotten higher than I personally like, but I feel like I just sort of have to accept that with the figure market nowadays. Kotobukiya is still cheaper than almost any other scaled manufacturer.

And thank you! :) Not everything was in focus the way I wanted it, but I'm getting better with my new camera! ^^
3 months ago
That Moetan figure is just way, way too cute to say no, lol. I wasn't aware of all the little parts she came with, nor that she had leaning issues too. Now that's something to be concerned about. But still, I'd love to have such a cute figure in my collection, even if she would break the theme I have going on with mine, haha.

Another one I liked a lot was that figure of Green (Or Gary, or Blue, whatever he's called xD) alongside Eevee. I really like the work Koto has been pulling out with those. The figures are a bit too expensive to my liking and they've gotten even more expensive in the aftermarket but pretty much all of the ones they've come out have been to my liking.

Awesome shots with that camera, Maakie. Great work. =)
3 months ago
Jawbreqker3 months ago#90843397That Pastel Ink figure is too cute! I love the soft colors and the exaggerated, overflowing design of the base! It's a shame that there are a few issues with both weight distribution and assembly.
Also I think it's funny that Eevee kind of outshined Green here. I definitely agree, Eevee's little pedestal is super interesting and such a tiny, unique looking addition to the figure overall. I'd really love it if a figure company were to release some very high-quality, small figures of individual Pokémon. I don't care much for collecting things from Pokémon given how expansive of a series it is, but if they were to release that sort of thing, I'd probably pick up a few assuming the price wasn't too bad. Maybe a company has already done that? Maybe it wouldn't be too profitable? I can't help but look at that little Eevee and not want one for my desk though!
Great little assortment of stuff overall and an enjoyable read, thank you for sharing!


Yeah, had she been standing more upright and if the ribbons came pre-attached, this would have already been a way better figure.

I remember reading similar comments before when this Pokémon Kotobukiya line started. About if there is a market for it...I have no idea. Maybe for the most well known/popular Pokémon (like Eevee), but not to make a lot of them? Kotobukiya could literally re-use the mold and sell them small and separately boxed, hehe!

Anyway, regarding this Eevee, maybe one day you can find someone selling it secondhand loose. Or a damaged Green that comes with it so the overall price is cheap? ^^

And thank you! :)

victorviper3 months ago#90844569It would be interesting to see a full proper review of ITEM #284, unless of course the prospect of disassembling everything (lots of little parts on the base? the ribbons?) is just too daunting to consider taking everything apart and putting it back together. That's the reason I've never reviewed ITEM #42448...

I'll disappoint you right away, but no full review for ITEM #284 . This time I have glued her together (all of Ink and half of the base), so if I ever had to box up this figure again or decide to sell her, I would have to make modifications to the blister in her box to make her fit. Furthermore, moving her around has a high chance of either Ink falling or bending more forward and the little thinghies on the base dropping as well. So in short, she is horrible to hold, assemble and move around. I was already getting frustrated moving her a bit to make these pictures. I have been looking into an electrical dust cleaner for a while which I would definitely use on this figure so I would have to never touch her again. Oof, that became a bit of a rant, sorry!

By coincidence I saw ITEM #42448 's color variation ITEM #6320 for pretty cheap for sale not very long ago and was contemplating getting it. But I do really like the Berry version more so I shouldn't impulse buy the other one.
3 months ago
It would be interesting to see a full proper review of ITEM #284, unless of course the prospect of disassembling everything (lots of little parts on the base? the ribbons?) is just too daunting to consider taking everything apart and putting it back together. That's the reason I've never reviewed ITEM #42448...
3 months ago
That Pastel Ink figure is too cute! I love the soft colors and the exaggerated, overflowing design of the base! It's a shame that there are a few issues with both weight distribution and assembly.

Also I think it's funny that Eevee kind of outshined Green here. I definitely agree, Eevee's little pedestal is super interesting and such a tiny, unique looking addition to the figure overall. I'd really love it if a figure company were to release some very high-quality, small figures of individual Pokémon. I don't care much for collecting things from Pokémon given how expansive of a series it is, but if they were to release that sort of thing, I'd probably pick up a few assuming the price wasn't too bad. Maybe a company has already done that? Maybe it wouldn't be too profitable? I can't help but look at that little Eevee and not want one for my desk though!

Great little assortment of stuff overall and an enjoyable read, thank you for sharing!
3 months ago
Maakie3 months ago#90828393I have never heard of the phrase 'beige whale' before and Google is giving me no results that make sense. ^^'' What does this mean?
Ah, it's a drawing style I am very nostalgic to as during the early 2000's I watched the most anime. :) And all of the color use in Moetan is so good! <3
On the other hand this figure definitely has assembly and gravity issues, so it might be good that you can hold off buying her! ;)

It's from this article BLOG #47551
I find this phrase interesting and useful 'cause 'grail' can't directly express that meaning. ;)
P.s. Your review helps a lot! I guess I won't buy her in the future. I hate figures leaning (I guess everybody hates it lol). I remember when I just got into this hobby, I saw some Lovelive prize figures leaning so backward that it almost became a lying pose...Oof
Anyway keep it up! There may be fewer people watching the blogs but indeed it is useful to help decide whether to buy them or not. <3
3 months ago
Loria3 months ago#90775458ITEM #284 has been may beige whale. I love the pose and the base, but I kinda can't accept the drawing style of 2000s - I don't love big eyes so her eyes has become the reason why I'm not buying her. :( Sigh
Adorable loli anyway


I have never heard of the phrase 'beige whale' before and Google is giving me no results that make sense. ^^'' What does this mean?

Ah, it's a drawing style I am very nostalgic to as during the early 2000's I watched the most anime. :) And all of the color use in Moetan is so good! <3

On the other hand this figure definitely has assembly and gravity issues, so it might be good that you can hold off buying her! ;)
3 months ago
ITEM #284 has been may beige whale. I love the pose and the base, but I kinda can't accept the drawing style of 2000s - I don't love big eyes so her eyes has become the reason why I'm not buying her. :( Sigh
Adorable loli anyway
3 months ago
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