Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

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[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

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Flame Haze Shana

Now I’m a bit late to jump on the Shakugan No Shana bandwagon. I kept meaning to watch the series but i would watch the first episode then skip to something else and i just kept putting it off. Now i used to have a rule that said i can only buy figures from series I’ve seen and of characters i love. That rule went out the window a long time ago but when i did have this rule if i saw a figure i really liked i would research the show that it was from and watch it. If i truly liked that show then i would go buy the figure and thats what i did with Shana.

I first saw this figure on Tea Shop Beloved when Deftoned Reviewed her. I was instantly in love. I wanted her so badly but then as luck would have it right before i decided to finish watching Shana she was out of stock EVERYWHERE!

I decided to still watch Shana and i loved the series. But all it did was make me want this figure more and more.

I did find a few on ebay but from Hong Kong sellers and that usually is a red flag of a bootleg. So i kinda just gave up on finding her.

I later thought that i should wait till Anime Expo ’08 to see if i can find her. I have had some awesome luck in finding rare/hard to find figures there.

Luck would have it, right when i walked into the exhibit hall i headed straight to Kid Nemo since John said he’d like to meet me in person.

i get to the booth and who do they have sitting right there on a lower shelf but Shana herself. I just grabbed her and walked up to the first person i saw and said i’ll take this.

I really didn’t care how much she would have cost me nor did i bother to look in other booths to see if i could find a better deal (which i almost ALWAYS do.) She cost me $50 which isn’t bad since she would have cost me more online.

I was so happy to finally get my hands on Shana! She really is an amazing figure. Looking at her now she’s a bit shorter than most of my 1/8 figures. btu then of course Shana’s Character is short so thats fine.

I love how you can compare the image they based the design off. You can really see the detail they put into a figure when you can compare it like this. You can see how they matched her hair so perfectly, the strands match up so perfectly! Even the folds in her skirt match up!

Max Factory once again has made an amazing figure. I think the thing i love the most is her hair, It’s so well done! No hiccups in the paint and the detail is just amazing. There is a noticeable seam line on her right side but it can be overlooked since overall this figure kicks ass.

Figure Info-

Manufactured by Max Factory
1/8 scale
Initial release in November ’07
Price of 5,905 yen
Discontinued at time of posting HLJ

Also check out better pictures of Shana here at Mukyaa.com. I really need to work on my lighting….

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18 Responses to “Flame Haze Shana”

  1. n-word says:

    heres a tip. LIGHTING. don’t do the whole damn thing in the dark with only the camera as it’s lighting. Makes the figure look flat and you can’t see around it

  2. Dancing Queen says:

    @n-word:
    yeah i’m not the best at working with lighting, most of my photos are experimental ^_^
    but there was much more lighting than the camera. i just wanted a black background and it came out that way…

  3. Persocom-san says:

    her hair is freaking awesome. I never got past the first ep, it kind of turned me off with that huge baby thing.. but alas I will get around to watching it. I basically have the same rule. Don’t buy unless it’s a good series and a character I like and if the figure is just that awesome I’ll go watch the series for an excuse to buy it 😛

    Persocom-sans last blog post..Konata Izumi Winter Uniform Ver. Figma

  4. otaku dan says:

    she looks so pretty and the hair looks nice

    otaku dans last blog post..Annoying Anime Fans

  5. deftoned says:

    very nice. mf shana was probably one of the best purchases i made last year.

    deftoneds last blog post..Ramble: Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – 05

  6. ron~ says:

    best shana figurine so far 🙂 and nice photos too

    I hope there will be more shana figurines, i want black haired shana made by either max fact, alter, or gsc 🙁

    ron~s last blog post..Going to Japan!!

  7. Wow, awesome pics, I’m tempted to get it myself.

    Btw, nice blog you have here, want to blogroll eachother? Leave me a message somewhere to confirm on my blog.

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  8. lu-k says:

    I share deftoned thoughts, one of my best acquisition of the year, even if it was in january and a lot are still coming ^^;
    Shana is a great character; and this figure definitely honours its 2D representation.
    That’s a very nice purchase for sure ^^

    Black backgrounds suits her quite well hehe. Sweet.

  9. Shana was my first real figure purchase when I started really getting into the hobby, she is still one of the nicest figures that I own 🙂

    Pure Trance (Figured)s last blog post..ZOMG Moe!

  10. kippei says:

    This is my only Shana figure. Couldnt care about the rest.

  11. Blowfish says:

    Its quite weird that everybody loves her hair that much.Her hair is the reason why i dont like this figure at all.Well everybody has their own tastes^^

    Hmm…about the pictures turning out this dark:
    How far from the background did you place your figure.I think ive read on lu-ks Blog that the further away the figure is placed the darker itll turn out.
    What are you using as lighing setup?

  12. suki says:

    I’ve been keeping my eye on this figure and luckily a local supplier has it ^-^
    Thanks for the review, I am more determined to get it now XD

    sukis last blog post..Figures | Preorders | Heavy Metal

  13. Dancing Queen says:

    @Blowfish:
    yeah just finished reading lu-k’s tutorial on lighting and i feel like an idiot! Plus i kinda copied his Shana post with mine and the blakc background since he did the same but MUCH MUCH better. I’m in need of some better lamps thats for sure…

  14. Blowfish says:

    I bet you already read SuperRats Tutorial on lighting but if not be sure to do it.It really helps a great deal.

    If youre looking for good poseable lamps id recommend these:http://www.ikea.com/de/de/catalog/products/60370183

    Pretty Cheap and really flexible.

    I cant help with the Bulbs tough.I guess an american blogger might give a better advice in that department

  15. dragonbladeclock says:

    Nice review, you make me want it even more. GAWD I WANT THIS FIGURE SO BAD!!!!! I luv Shana :3

  16. Saku says:

    I seconded to what Blowfish recommended regarding lamps. I have 2 of those and they are great.

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  17. Hirvine says:

    I’ve pre-ordered it for months, it would arrive at 30-6-2008, but it’s delayed, delayed, delayed … 🙁 my hopes are getting down … still I’ve fully paid for this figure, I just have to wait and hope. I don’t want to withdraw my order, you reminds me again why I put up this order. It so looks cool.
    Ah, I also found the image earlier on, but I didn’t make the connection with this figure, stupid me. 😛

    Hirvines last blog post..Zero no Tsukaima Princess no Rondo OST

  18. Q says:

    Not an easy figure to find these days. Had to ask a friend of my sister to buy it off from Yahoo Auction Japan more than 2 months ago. Should hopefully see it coming tonight.

    Have been looking for a good Shana figure for a long time but a lot of them aren’t up to my taste. The Max Factory one is one of the closest one to how I want Shana to look like.

    Qs last blog post..1/100 Astraea Gundam

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