Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Max Factory's 1/8 Scale Gun X Sword: Wendy Garret PVC Figure

After a hard day at work, dragging yourself back home, and to your enjoyment you see a parcel that you have been waiting for sitting on your bed, and once again your day feels complete!! I'm sure some of you have experience this before (work/school whichever works for you), and it definitely brightens up your day. It surely did for me!

It arrives!! Cheers!
Opening the box.......
And there she was!! Looking all lolicious in the
packaging, calling me to open it up.

Even though it was an impulsive buy, I'm happy that I did ^^. Coincidentally the day I placed my order for it was on Valentine's Day (yes I was ronery on Valentines ><), and I'm surprised it arrived in just 5 days (I expected about 2 weeks). I had been eyeing her for quite a while, but with the initial cost at 6,500 Yen (About S$85), I didn't bite. But as one's fate would have it, just browsing play-asia as I was bored, I noticed it was on sale at S$57. Wasting no chance I just bought it on the spot and that's the end of story. And yes checking it again the following day, it was listed as sold-out ^^. Note: Some photos are NSFW. View at own risk.

Wearing gloves, I carefully removed her from the box and place it together as shown in the "standard" positioning, with all the accessories.
View from her back. Nice bottoms there ^^.I really love the pose they gave her. The facial details on the figure is also quite nice. It brings out her cuteness and shyness, yet emits a certain maturity to it, and at the same time also childishness. Characteristics of Wendy which were constantly displayed throughout the series (not that sure though, I'm only on episode 4 LOL, let me play abit of bluff/theorizing).The details done on Kameo is also faithful to the series, as they made a small dent on the top of his shell, a dent which was made when he took a bullet which protected Wendy in the first episode of Gun X Sword. This figure is also part of Max Factory's POLO System ("Cast-off"), and apparently they were trying out a new version of the system, where the clothings were flexible. Testing the rubber-like blouse, I attempted some "poses", mainly stretching the material.Taking the stretching to a further level. It really stretches!!
Or not... Truthfully, I didn't dare stretch it too much in fear of it snapping, but it surely did stretch enough to move the blouse straps out of her hands and just let her blouse drop ^^.
Her head and lower body are detachable, allowing easy removal of the blouse (only her blouse is removable).
Another angle of her in "cast off", with the other accessories on the base too. For those who doesn't know what a "cast off" figure means, it means that her clothes (some or all) are removable to expose her "eyes" or other parts. So far I only have Wendy and Fauna who are "cast off" figures. I'll not be doing a post on Fauna, click her name for photos of her by Danny.
I would say this was my favourite shot, a scene which might occur in between dressing. The bare minimum exposure of skin and the cutely "misplaced" eyes just makes it sooo moe~ ^^.

Either way I'm ending the day a happy man, and having another cute addition to my collection. Would be happier if I could afford a Canon 40D with external flash with diffuser and a macro lens to take more photos. Having to use a teared out piece of paper, holding it over the flash to act as a diffuser with one hand, while trying to compose the photo with the other, having to put down the paper and zoom in/out and pick it up again when needed, and finally changing the settings again (I always use manual mode), then taking the shot, is tough work. And the fact that the D70 lens is no other than it's normal kit lens... I rest my case, though I'm sure I still have lots to improve and alot of errors are still human factors. I also need a good background for "photoshoots", didn't have one as this was abit impromptu. I'm more of a landscape shooter, and I really suck at macro for the time being lol. Time to get back to watching more Gun X Sword now, Signing out.


calvin hii. said...

then stop buying figurines and save up for the canon40d!

she scares the hell out of me honestly.

reminds me of chucky...

wongtcsg said...

what the hell you talking?
chucky is worst than this figurine.
she looks good, although is not my type.

You got it cheap, lucky guy....
I think i must browse more at play asia....

gordon said...

the stretchable is cool. but how come i didn't see any nipples on her? ^^;

Kawasumi Hirito said...

There's nipples on her, but it's very light pinkish colour which nearly matches her body tone, so much that it's near non-existant lol. The stretchable is fun to play with ^^.

slawa said...

Pleas, can you reupload this photos? The naked ones were delete.