Friday, August 1, 2008

DreamTech Kagami & Tsukasa Hatsumoude Set

So, this is what happens when you decide to get that Kagami miko figure. You look at the price, and think, hmm, why is it so expensive? So then you see the limited edition Kagami + Tsukasa with stand and think, might as well get the set for 8000 yen. Then, of course, you choose EMS when you meant to get SAL originally.

The Japanese blurb about Kagami says "tsundere kei" (ツンデレ系), and the English one translates this as "aloof-chummy type". I think we can agree that this characterization is fail.

The base includes a shrubbery, probably stolen from someone's railroad diorama. It sheds little bits.

Well, here it is. Ain't it nice. But here's the perverse part: I didn't realize this when I ordered, but the skirts are molded separately from the legs. Maybe that explains the price, but it sure makes me feel dirty. I guess these are fairly modest as far as most figures are concerned.

They're definitely gouging the Lucky Star fanbase (i.e. me) but I'm happy with my purchase. I gotta say, the Haruhi figure is a much better value.

These are my only figures so far, and to some extent I'd like to keep it that way. I can tell it's a slippery slope. The only other figure that calls out to me is that Tsuruya waitress one, but I can resist. Maybe.