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Best of Eye on Asia 2012

It’s the end of another amazing year at Eye on Asia, it’s hard to believe we’ve been going for five and a half years now!

To round off the year we going to show off what have been some of the top products we have had over the past 12 months, there are a couple of surprises in there.

BEST SELLING PRODUCT

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Kaiyodo – Revoltech Yotsuba&! DANBOARD Action Figure

MOST PRE-ORDERED PRODUCT

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Tsume Art – Fairy Tail NATSU DRAGNIR Limited Edition 1/8 High Quality Figure

MOST POPULAR CLASSIC PRODUCT

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Bandai – BB Gundam Seed DESTINY GUNDAM SD Kit

MOST POPULAR NEW PRODUCT

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Kotobukiya – YuYu Hakusho KURAMA 1/8 PVC Figure

MOST REQUESTED PRODUCT

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Max Factory – Figma 160 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san NYARUKO Action Figure

FIGURE OF THE YEAR 2012

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Alter – Fate/Hollow Ataraxia SABER Maid ver. R 1/6 PVC Figure

What do you think of the 2012 selection? Do you own any of them and what have been you favourite figures of 2012?

Fate/Zero SABER & SABER MOTORED CUIRASSIER 1/8 PVC Figure

ETA: June 2012.

From the popular anime series ‘Fate/Zero’ comes this 1/8th scale figure of the servant that Kiritsugu Emiya makes a contract with, Saber.

The figure’s pose is based on an illustration that featured in the original novel for the series, which featured Saber riding on a motorbike. The motorbike itself however has been equipped with armor, and named the ‘Saber Motored Cuirassier’. She holds Excalibur in one hand in a pose that truly captures her fighting spirit as she rides into battle.

Every part of the figure has been sculpted down to the finest details – from the confident expression on her face to the thorough details of the motorbike itself – it’s a figure filled with highlights to appreciate over and over again!

1/8 PVC Figure
16cm Tall
29cm Length
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Ikki Tousen SONSAKU HAKUFU SMC Limited ver. 1/8 PVC Figure

This stunning SMC version of Sonsaku Hakufu is limited to only 200 pieces worldwide and Eye on Asia has managed to secure a fair percentage of them.

Item: Ikki Tousen SONSAKU HAKUFU SMC Limited ver. 1/8 PVC Figure

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The World is Not Enough

The world is obviously not enough for Vocaloids Miku Hatsune as her dominance over the Good Smile Lineup continues with the latest distinctive figure. Read the rest of this entry

Special Edition Echidna’s and Ultra Vibration Valkyries on Their Way

These two Queens Blade lovelies are on their way courtesy of Megahouse and their Nitro+ excellence. Read the rest of this entry

The Big PVC and Resin Figure Sale at Eye on Asia

 

Eye on Asia is currently having what is perhaps the biggest sale I have ever seen. There is currently well in excess of 200 PVC figures, Resin Statues and Action figures at insanely low prices. Apparently all these figures are very limited and are being sold on a first come first served basis.

I looked through the list and have found a surprising assortment of older, hard to find figures and some fairly new releases that are costing a fortune to import from Japan.

Here’s the link to the sale page: Eye on Asia Clearance

Because of the large volume of items and not all of them actually being stocked by Eye on Asia you have to fill in a form on the page and they will let you know if and when they will be able to supply them to you. I think it was a 1-3 week waiting period.

Eye on Asia Figure Showcase 04

The latest Eye on Asia Showcase video is about to go live, here’s the YouTube version.  The latest video features “Reason” by Nami Tamaki.

Eye on Asia Figure Showcase 03

Here’s a sneak peak at the new Figure Showcase video for Eye on Asia. Featuring the track “Romancing Train” by move.

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Eye on Asia has just released a new video, Featuring the song “Beautiful World” by Utada Hikaru.

Figure Review: Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny CHOUN SHIRYU 1/8 PVC Figure

Like many figure from Alter this Choun Shiryu is not about boobs or explicitness, like the Griffon Ikki Tousen figures, it’s more about the characters personality and strengths making this Ikki Tousen figure one of the most serious and original so far.

The idea of having the characters eyes closed seems like an odd idea. You would think it would make the figure look plain faced and boring, as the eyes are  often one of the main features of anime characters. However, Choun’s face is perhaps the best feature of this figure. Alter have done an excellent job of capturing the focus, concentration and energy on Choun’s face. The quality of the sculpting of the face is far better than the vast majority of figures I’ve ever seem, her face really does look alive and you can almost imagine her opening her eye’s at any moment, energized with some mystical power. I think perhaps an optional face or head with open eyes might have gone down a treat with this figure. The photo’s really don’t do her justice.

Alter have always excelled at highlighting and shading and this shows most on the hair. Choun’s hair is fantastic, very well highlighted, as grey can often look very flat on these figures. And the join in her hair is hardly noticeable either.

Choun’s school uniform does a good job of complimenting her contours. The colours seem darker than on other versions of her, but they do seem more natural because of this. The pleats in her skirt are very well done and capture the movement nicely. The skirt is also removable should you wish to expose her a little more, but this is not recommended as it also exposes one of the few bad points of this figure, the seems at the tops of her legs are very visible, this isn’t a problem so long as you keep her dressed.

The socks and shoes are very well sculpted, however, there is almost no highlighting at all. There is some shading on the sides of her shoes but not much. The stripes on her socks seem unnaturally shiny too.

Choun comes in nice sturdy packaging featuring the Dragon Destiny logo and windows on all sides except the bottom. Infact the packaging is identical to the Kanu figure previously released by Alter only green instead of blue. You also get an instruction sheet showing how to correctly put the sword and sheath in her hands. The display base is the usual clear blue plastic that neither compliments nor detracts from the figure.

If your the kind of person who doesn’t like figures of scantily clad ladies, or are too embarrassed of people seeing them in your bedroom then this is the figure for you. Or if you collect Ikki Tousen figures then this is something different to add to you collection.

Eye on Asia SCORE: 4.5/5

link: Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny CHOUN SHIRYU 1/8 PVC Figure

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