ACS Azumaya Junta

    ACS Saijo Takato

    AniFee Hachiroku Driver Ver.

    Super-kun

    Super Mario no Santa Doll

    Collection Doll Hatsune Miku

After several attempts to buy at least one Character Model Original Doll, I had to content myself with the first in the line, Kurumi.

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Character Model was a series of resin kits, probably distibuted as a magazine supplement, which occasionally included doll kits. However, the first three dolls didn't have to be assembled.

The Kurumi dolls that I see in the Internet are usually kept sealed in the box, so I decided to unpack this one.

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The doll has a standard Super Action Jenny body. The boots are too massive and loose for her small feet.

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I like Kurumi's beautiful blue eyes and her 90's looks.

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Maybe the hairline is too bright, but it looks neat.

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The contents of the box are a typical SAJ stand, plastic gloves, arm warmers (or, rather, sleeves) and... a bucket?!

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Here is what Kurumi looks like when she wears the accessories.

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As for the bucket, it is, in fact, a maid headband! You have to cut it out from this piece of plastic, so at least one DIY element is present.  

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It doesn't look very convincing on her head (and can't be secured properly).

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In general, Kurumi is a very good-looking doll, but there is nothing special about her, as she is basically similar to any other Takara poseable doll.

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matsuri

Hima Matsuri (雛祭り), also known as Dolls Festival or Girls' Day, is celebrated on March 3, when families display traditional dolls wearing court dress.

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Featuring: Kimono Peko-chan Ningyo Haru no Mai, Peko-chan Poko-chan Tachisugata Hina, Peko-chan Poko-chan Hina Ningyo Fujiya 100 Shunenkinen, Peko-chan Poko-chan Hina Ningyo Genji Monogatari, Peko-chan Hina Ningyo, Kimono Peko-chan Ningyo Oka Ranman.

dragonball

On this day, 30 years ago, the first episode of Dragon Ball was shown on TV!

Dragon Ball Super Anime

Featuring Dragon Ball Funky Pet Series: Funky Kame Sen'nin, Tenkaichi Budokai Kuririn, Tenkaichi Budokai Goku, Goku Kamehameha, Ochamena Goku, Bubatto Kame Sen'nin.

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I have never thought I would be reviewing a Courtney Love doll. Well, frankly speaking, this is not Courtney Love herself, this is her Mary Sue... I mean, alter ego called Princess Ai. Ai is Love in Japanese, so the pun is obvious. The manga about Princess Ai was written in 2004 by Courtney Love (of course!), D.J. Milky and  Kujiradou Misaho, with character designs by none other than Yazawa Ai. In 2005 Bleeding Edge released several figures and dolls based on the manga. Each doll had up to three variants; the one I own, Borrowed Threads basic (red) variant, is surprisingly very rare and expensive in the aftermarket.

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 Ai is wearing a Punk Lolita jersey outfit decorated with "borrowed threads".

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 It is pretty inventive and nice looking, although the zip on the back could have been hidden better.

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 The doll's body is not particularly flexible, neither her legs nor her arms bend. The undressing has also revealed that the clothes stain.

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 Ai's Medusa hairstyle includes buns and bows.

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 Ai's face, stylized and triangular as it is, somehow channels young Courtney Love very well, although it has a more austere look.

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 The bonus is a manga chapter.

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 However, I think that the most important part of this booklet is the report revealing how Ai dolls were made.

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 An American doll of a manga character is a rare sight, so I think this Ai was worth buying. After all, she can even be displayed as a rock-themed curiosity!

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nyan

Nyan Nyan Nyan no Hi (にゃーにゃーにゃーの日), or Cat Day, is celebrated in Japan on February 22, because this date can be read as Ni Ni Ni, close enough to "nya".

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Featuring: Midarezaki KyoukaPink Kitty SakuraSatonaka KozueKiwidoll Kitano KamuiIketeru Arale-chan NekoCharacter Costume Series Shuchikan Gakuin Bika Iin Seifuku.