Horizon In The Middle Of Nowhere Archive

  • Some days I wake up, eat some cereal, check the figure news and write up posts for the site. Other days I wake up and think “hey it’d be fun to shoot Max Factory’s Tomo like she was underwater… or in space… or both! But I have none of the equipment to do these things! Let’s use tissue paper and glitter!” I dunno, her face just gives me that “I’ve fallen (in space) and I can’t get up! Someone save me” vibe. So with some creative lighting and an overambitious concept, away I went. Into… the abyss! Of her boobs. Wow, they’re so much more massive in person than I had imagined. Geeze, honey, your back must be KILLING you. Tomo is far from a spotlight-stealing figure. Her quality is okay, the sculpt is decent with some issues (the hair is kind of awful given her price point). There are high points (the latex finish is perfect, her butt is even more perfect) and low points (the stupid bow won’t stay in her hands AT ALL), but I find myself terribly fond of her. Probably because I now imagine her drifting in space, boobs akimbo. Also her face is so cute! As you can tell, my standards for liking a figure are very high, with a rigorous qualification system. It involves spreadsheets and points distribution. You can check her out in the gallery, and if she steals your heart with her bodacious charms she’s quite easy to find on the aftermarket: originally she went on sale (sigh), but at the moment she’s (finally!) sold out at most stores, so you will have to get a pre-owned one!

    Plastikitty Gallery: Max Factory’s Tomo Asama

    Some days I wake up, eat some cereal, check the figure news and write up posts for the site. Other days I wake up and think “hey it’d be fun to shoot Max Factory’s Tomo like she was underwater… or in space… or both! But I have none of the equipment to do these things! Let’s use tissue paper and glitter!” I dunno, her face just gives me that “I’ve fallen (in space) and I can’t get up! Someone save me” vibe. So with some creative lighting and an overambitious concept, away I went. Into… the abyss! Of her boobs. Wow, they’re so much more massive in person than I had imagined. Geeze, honey, your back must be KILLING you. Tomo is far from a spotlight-stealing figure. Her quality is okay, the sculpt is decent with some issues (the hair is kind of awful given her price point). There are high points (the latex finish is perfect, her butt is even more perfect) and low points (the stupid bow won’t stay in her hands AT ALL), but I find myself terribly fond of her. Probably because I now imagine her drifting in space, boobs akimbo. Also her face is so cute! As you can tell, my standards for liking a figure are very high, with a rigorous qualification system. It involves spreadsheets and points distribution. You can check her out in the gallery, and if she steals your heart with her bodacious charms she’s quite easy to find on the aftermarket: originally she went on sale (sigh), but at the moment she’s (finally!) sold out at most stores, so you will have to get a pre-owned one!

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  • I used to love figmas. Small, cute, easy to pose, and not expensive! Sadly they’ve changed a lot recently: prices have gotten sky-high, the quality has really gone down (they break so easily!) and they come with next to no accessories. So Stephen and I went from ordering almost every figma to ordering like… no figmas. Unless we really love the character. And you can see that Max Factory is cutting down too! Not nearly as many as I expected. We showed you Archer and the Titan gang, so let’s check out the rest. Plenty from last WonFest are finally sculpted, like Akane Isshiki in her cool outfit, Marth, and Honda Futayo. There’s the Girls und Panzer group (in a Panzer!), a new figma Archetype, Ninja Slayer, Shimikase from Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~ (AGAIN this chick is everywhere), Uzume Uno from Fantasista Doll, Casca from Berserk, and Amy. Oh, and Chihaya, but we already showed you her! As a bonus, there’s one announcement that is, well, only an announcement. No pictures. INDIANA JONES FIGMA. I don’t even… [via Good Smile Company’s WonFest Page]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013: figmas

    I used to love figmas. Small, cute, easy to pose, and not expensive! Sadly they’ve changed a lot recently: prices have gotten sky-high, the quality has really gone down (they break so easily!) and they come with next to no accessories. So Stephen and I went from ordering almost every figma to ordering like… no figmas. Unless we really love the character. And you can see that Max Factory is cutting down too! Not nearly as many as I expected. We showed you Archer and the Titan gang, so let’s check out the rest. Plenty from last WonFest are finally sculpted, like Akane Isshiki in her cool outfit, Marth, and Honda Futayo. There’s the Girls und Panzer group (in a Panzer!), a new figma Archetype, Ninja Slayer, Shimikase from Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~ (AGAIN this chick is everywhere), Uzume Uno from Fantasista Doll, Casca from Berserk, and Amy. Oh, and Chihaya, but we already showed you her! As a bonus, there’s one announcement that is, well, only an announcement. No pictures. INDIANA JONES FIGMA. I don’t even… [via Good Smile Company’s WonFest Page]

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  • Kotobukiya stuffed us full of so many teasers very few of the figures in this post are going to come as a surprise. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t awesome! Especially Dark Angel Olivia, uhnf. We’ve also got Colette Brunel, Shiki Ryougi, Sumika Kagami, the bunny version of Kasumi Yashiro and Tomo Asama. We’ve shown you the rest already: their ArtFX J line, the Tony Taka reveals, and the Bakemonogatari girls. Of course we have some announcements! It seems they have (at least for the moment) stopped their Angelic Island line and are moving on to the hot new idol property, Love Live! School Idol Project. They’ll be doing swimsuit figures of Umi Sonada, Kotori Minami and Honoka Kousaka who are all pretty cute. Now… for the big announcement: ArtFX J Attack on Titan! Yes, that means BOYS BOYS BOYS YEAAH. Eren Jaegar and Levi, to be more specific. That should help balance out all the Mikasa merch! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya stuffed us full of so many teasers very few of the figures in this post are going to come as a surprise. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t awesome! Especially Dark Angel Olivia, uhnf. We’ve also got Colette Brunel, Shiki Ryougi, Sumika Kagami, the bunny version of Kasumi Yashiro and Tomo Asama. We’ve shown you the rest already: their ArtFX J line, the Tony Taka reveals, and the Bakemonogatari girls. Of course we have some announcements! It seems they have (at least for the moment) stopped their Angelic Island line and are moving on to the hot new idol property, Love Live! School Idol Project. They’ll be doing swimsuit figures of Umi Sonada, Kotori Minami and Honoka Kousaka who are all pretty cute. Now… for the big announcement: ArtFX J Attack on Titan! Yes, that means BOYS BOYS BOYS YEAAH. Eren Jaegar and Levi, to be more specific. That should help balance out all the Mikasa merch! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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  • Wow, so pixellated. Such mystery. Woww. But seriously, I hate teasers that make it nigh impossible to tell what is going on. Well, I hate teasers in general and Wonder Festival makes me grumpy, but come on who the heck is that seated figure. Shinobu? Did they steal Alter’s Charlotte sculpt? Maybe it’s Karl Marx? The rest are pretty easy: we’ve got a figma of Miho Nishizumi from Girls und Panzer, their figma of Futayo Honda is painted, and there is a scaled figure of Cerberus from Shingeki no Bahamut (who we’ve included art of in the gallery since her shot is so blurry!). Most of this is pretty meh, though I am excited for Cerberus! [via the figma blog]

    Max Factory’s Summer Wonder Festival 2013 Teasers

    Wow, so pixellated. Such mystery. Woww. But seriously, I hate teasers that make it nigh impossible to tell what is going on. Well, I hate teasers in general and Wonder Festival makes me grumpy, but come on who the heck is that seated figure. Shinobu? Did they steal Alter’s Charlotte sculpt? Maybe it’s Karl Marx? The rest are pretty easy: we’ve got a figma of Miho Nishizumi from Girls und Panzer, their figma of Futayo Honda is painted, and there is a scaled figure of Cerberus from Shingeki no Bahamut (who we’ve included art of in the gallery since her shot is so blurry!). Most of this is pretty meh, though I am excited for Cerberus! [via the figma blog]

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  • Ah, more teasers. Kotobukiya doesn’t show off as much as some companies, but we’re still getting a pretty generous peek! We’ll start with the boys (since there are a lot of them!). We’ve got three from Prince of Tennis: Kunimitsu Tezuka, who was announced a while back, is now sculpted and we are getting a full shot of him along with two announcements. He’ll be joined by Kuranosuke Shiraishi and Seiichi Yukimura. It also looks like we’ll be getting a double dose of Marik Ishtar: his figure is painted, but there is also an unpainted sculpt… of him totally topless! Fanservice for the ladies~ Of course there are some female figures as well! The Tomo Asama they announced ages ago seems to be sculpted, and the Kasumi Yashiro they announced a few days ago is already painted. Fast turnaround! We’ve also got two brand new girls: a second Hitagi Senjougahara and Sumika Kagami from Muv-Luv. [via es_series, tenipuri & RED☆STAR Blog]

    Kotobukiya’s Summer Wonder Festival 2013 Teasers

    Ah, more teasers. Kotobukiya doesn’t show off as much as some companies, but we’re still getting a pretty generous peek! We’ll start with the boys (since there are a lot of them!). We’ve got three from Prince of Tennis: Kunimitsu Tezuka, who was announced a while back, is now sculpted and we are getting a full shot of him along with two announcements. He’ll be joined by Kuranosuke Shiraishi and Seiichi Yukimura. It also looks like we’ll be getting a double dose of Marik Ishtar: his figure is painted, but there is also an unpainted sculpt… of him totally topless! Fanservice for the ladies~ Of course there are some female figures as well! The Tomo Asama they announced ages ago seems to be sculpted, and the Kasumi Yashiro they announced a few days ago is already painted. Fast turnaround! We’ve also got two brand new girls: a second Hitagi Senjougahara and Sumika Kagami from Muv-Luv. [via es_series, tenipuri & RED☆STAR Blog]

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  • Whoo, scans. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but the week leading up to Wonder Festival always has me dreading scans. It means extra features (garage kit roundup and wishlist) on top of, well, the event coverage and we have three reviews to work on this week! So when I remembered scans were tonight I nearly cried. For real, ask Stephen. So, let’s just dive right in. Wow, such figures! So PVC! Wowwwww! Maybe I’ll just do every post in Shibe…

    Magazine Scans July 2013

    Whoo, scans. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but the week leading up to Wonder Festival always has me dreading scans. It means extra features (garage kit roundup and wishlist) on top of, well, the event coverage and we have three reviews to work on this week! So when I remembered scans were tonight I nearly cried. For real, ask Stephen. So, let’s just dive right in. Wow, such figures! So PVC! Wowwwww! Maybe I’ll just do every post in Shibe…

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  • At the recent MegaHobby Expo Spring 2013, Kotobukiya finally showed off their painted Honda Futayo: while I’m far from Kyoukai Senjou No Horizon‘s biggest fan, I really do love the character design (aside from the obvious qualms I have with the fanservice) and I think Kotobukiya has done a lovely job on miss Futayo! Her face in particular is what really stood out to me, with a hundred yard stare that’s really different from the work we’ve seen on the other Horizon girls. Now we are getting the full preview, and I am loving her even more! Her pose is basic but still has a lot of movement, and I’m a sucker for all that blue. Plus she’s so shiny! They also showed off a glimpse of the sculpt of the Tomo Asama they announced a very long time ago: in fact, I was beginning to think they forgot about her! I like that they are going with an action pose, it will be a nice contrast to Max Factory’s version. [via the RED☆STAR Blog]

    Preview Kotobukiya’s Honda Futayo

    At the recent MegaHobby Expo Spring 2013, Kotobukiya finally showed off their painted Honda Futayo: while I’m far from Kyoukai Senjou No Horizon‘s biggest fan, I really do love the character design (aside from the obvious qualms I have with the fanservice) and I think Kotobukiya has done a lovely job on miss Futayo! Her face in particular is what really stood out to me, with a hundred yard stare that’s really different from the work we’ve seen on the other Horizon girls. Now we are getting the full preview, and I am loving her even more! Her pose is basic but still has a lot of movement, and I’m a sucker for all that blue. Plus she’s so shiny! They also showed off a glimpse of the sculpt of the Tomo Asama they announced a very long time ago: in fact, I was beginning to think they forgot about her! I like that they are going with an action pose, it will be a nice contrast to Max Factory’s version. [via the RED☆STAR Blog]

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  • Kotobukiya’s Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon line has been moving along at a slow crawl. The initial reveal that they’d be doing figures from the show was back in June of 2012, and we didn’t see a sculpt until this past Wonder Festival. Now, almost a year after the initial announcement, we’re finally getting a peek at miss Honda Futayo painted! This is probably one of the more tasteful figures from the series, with the focus more on her fierce stance and boldly colored outfit than on the T&A the show is known for. Of course she is rather busty but I like how they’ve handled it, and I am definitely considering picking her up! [via Iory_Hamon’s Twitter]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2013: Kotobukiya’s Honda Futayo

    Kotobukiya’s Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon line has been moving along at a slow crawl. The initial reveal that they’d be doing figures from the show was back in June of 2012, and we didn’t see a sculpt until this past Wonder Festival. Now, almost a year after the initial announcement, we’re finally getting a peek at miss Honda Futayo painted! This is probably one of the more tasteful figures from the series, with the focus more on her fierce stance and boldly colored outfit than on the T&A the show is known for. Of course she is rather busty but I like how they’ve handled it, and I am definitely considering picking her up! [via Iory_Hamon’s Twitter]

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  • Alter is my favorite company, but at this point it’s almost by default. They have produced some absolutely amazing figures, but most of their best work is from 2 or even 3 years ago–my favorite of their recent releases are actually re-releases or exclusives. But one release I have been psyched for is their ambitious Kazuno, even though I tend to dislike most of the figures from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon due to the T&A factor. But Kazuno is anything but tacky–she’s sleek and majestic, and with her two weapons attached she’s downright frightening! If you don’t have the shelf space for these babies (and, let’s face it, most of us don’t–she seems bigger than Shin Sonic Fate!) she comes with alternate hands. Orders open on the 8th, and while I know she is going to be wildly expensive I am more than willing to shell out for this gorgeous figure. [via Alter’s Blog]

    Alter’s Kazuno Has Me Reaching For My Wallet

    Alter is my favorite company, but at this point it’s almost by default. They have produced some absolutely amazing figures, but most of their best work is from 2 or even 3 years ago–my favorite of their recent releases are actually re-releases or exclusives. But one release I have been psyched for is their ambitious Kazuno, even though I tend to dislike most of the figures from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon due to the T&A factor. But Kazuno is anything but tacky–she’s sleek and majestic, and with her two weapons attached she’s downright frightening! If you don’t have the shelf space for these babies (and, let’s face it, most of us don’t–she seems bigger than Shin Sonic Fate!) she comes with alternate hands. Orders open on the 8th, and while I know she is going to be wildly expensive I am more than willing to shell out for this gorgeous figure. [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • A long time ago in a galaxy identical to this one, a ton of companies announced figures from the oddly popular Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, also known as Horizon in the Middle of Butts. While it took quite some time for us to see most of them (and others are still MIA), it’s finally time for Chara-Ani & Toys’ Works’ Masazumi Honda! I know what you are thinking. “Leah, Chara-Ani is the worst company in the history of ever! No matter how cute Masazumi is, I’m not buying her!” To which I say, “no, Taki Corp is the worst company in the history of ever, but that’s besides the point! Give Chara-Ani a chance!” Cause seriously she is adorable, wardrobe malfunction and all. And her price is only ¥6,800! She’s set for a June release, so expect orders soon. [via Chara-Ani]

    Chara-Ani’s Honda Masazumi Is Having Technical Difficulties

    A long time ago in a galaxy identical to this one, a ton of companies announced figures from the oddly popular Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, also known as Horizon in the Middle of Butts. While it took quite some time for us to see most of them (and others are still MIA), it’s finally time for Chara-Ani & Toys’ Works’ Masazumi Honda! I know what you are thinking. “Leah, Chara-Ani is the worst company in the history of ever! No matter how cute Masazumi is, I’m not buying her!” To which I say, “no, Taki Corp is the worst company in the history of ever, but that’s besides the point! Give Chara-Ani a chance!” Cause seriously she is adorable, wardrobe malfunction and all. And her price is only ¥6,800! She’s set for a June release, so expect orders soon. [via Chara-Ani]

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