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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Max Factory Mai Tokiha, Love getting rare figures!

This is my 4th purchase through Danny Choo’s Classifieds. Well Technically i bought it through Tsuki-board, but I did find out about tsuki-board member kaiyouske from a Danny Choo Classifieds post. I’ve been wanting this Mai figure since Anime Expo ’06. i first saw a booth that had her for sale at $50. I even remember telling my friend Casey that $50 was way too much for a figure and that she wasn’t worth it. Boy did that way of thinking change.

Mai Hime is a favorite series of mine, i still cry at the end of the series each time i re-watch it. Sadly for such an amazing figure there weren’t many figures made other than this beauty and Kotobukiya’s Mai, which i ended up getting a bootleg off long time ago.

After i realized the Kotobukiya Mai i had was fake i decided i needed to track down the Max Factory version of her.

Sadly she was very hard to find at any place other than eBay which not only do i not have an eBay account, but also don’t trust eBay much anymore.

I realized the other day that my favorite figure company has to be Max Factory. There is really a time that they release a figure that i don’t like.

Very nice angle here.

front view as well

Small base, very nice considering my shelves are getting filled up again. So it wasn’t a problem figuring out where to put her.

Lately i’ve been focused on getting my hands on the figures on my wished list. I have all the figures that are coming out that i want on pre-order so with my extra money I’m trying to track down all these figures that i’ve always wanted.

I can’t stress how awesome the Danny Choo Classifieds are for finding rare and awesome figures. Some people just might not like a figure and one person’s trash is another person’s wonderful wonderful Mai!

Still have a few more figures coming in from the last person i bought from, many impulse buys but still amazing awesome figures.

I love getting older figures lately, makes me feel like I’m filling my collection with more quality figures.

She does have some seam lines on her legs

Plus a nasty seam line on her vest as well. But i can totally live with small problems like that since i adore Mai.

She’s pretty big compared to the rest of my figures, i have mostly 1/8 scale figures so a 1/6 towers over them. But then it does help you spot her easier when you look into my room.

Very nice vest puppies

another underskirt shot

I’m so glad i got Mai, she’s jumping up there in my favorite figures list. Max Factory never stops amazing me, even when it comes to older figures and how they stack up in quality compared to newer figures released now. The only way they could have made this figure much better was adding the rings around her arms but then that would have been difficult to pull off. But it would have been very cool as well! Thanks again to Tsuki-board member kaiyouske for selling me Mai. He’s still selling off the rest of the figures listed there so check them out he’s selling them for great prices and shipped it out fast as well.

Also new watermark, what do you guys think?

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Max Factory
1/6 Scale
Initial release in March ’06
Price of 6,500 yen

Mai Tokiha is a bit harder to find, but you can find some figures that maybe you’ve always had your eye on at some of these fine retailers.

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14 Responses to “Max Factory Mai Tokiha, Love getting rare figures!”

  1. Jenag says:

    sweater puppies kekeke, nice figure considering its from long ago, but like you said before the quality keeps going up since you’ve started collecting.

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  2. xJAYMANx says:

    @DancingQueen: Ah, the memories! Yup, 2006, that’s right! One of my first ten figures, hehe. And still one of my faves. She definitely holds up. ^_^

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  3. jinstevens says:

    That’s a heck of a find. I’ve always liked Mai only because she stands out from a lot of anime heroines because she’s a lot more full figured. I wouldn’t say she’s fat (she’s not), but she’s not anorexic looking or an intentionally a loli.

    That figure really brings out a lot of her character from the anime. I’m sure you’ll treasure her.

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  4. Figure Maniac says:

    I have that Mai, I got her for 60 at Fanime 05 I think. Love the look of her and bought it before I watched the anime. I remember when I thought paying 40 bucks was crazy for a figure. Now I’m like “100 bucks? That’s not bad.” LOL.

  5. Dancing Queen says:

    @Jenag:
    what’s funny is that even though i told casey $50 was too much, i ended up getting her for $45, so $50 might still have been too much 😉

    @xJAYMANx:
    she came out right before i started collecting, when i didn’t know anything about figures compared to what i know now

    @jinstevens:
    i love that about her as well, so many anime characters are sticks, yet mai wasn’t chubby or fat, just some meat on her bones placed nicely

    @Figure Maniac:
    now it depends on the figure for me with the price, if it’s very plain and small and they want $75 it might be a stretch but if it’s detailed amazingly then $100 is easy to drop on a good figure

  6. James says:

    Awesome pics , the background is perfect for her !

    And now you make me realise that i should buy her too , so i will 🙂

    Jamess last blog post..Haruka Suzumiya 1/8 (Good Smile)

  7. kazi-san says:

    I hope you paid $45 for her New, because that is what she goes for…. not used.

  8. Dancing Queen says:

    @James:
    awesome!

    @kazi-san:
    true but the only place i found her $45 new was ebay and i wasn’t about to get her there, plus that didn’t include shipping; the $45 included shipping.

  9. Claudette says:

    She´s a wonderful figure, I love Mai Hime, it´s one of my favourites animes. I love her character and Natsuki is one of my favourites too.

  10. lovelyduckie says:

    I used to think paying anything over $20 for a figure was outrageous…looks at collection…oh boy I’ve changed too. I didn’t even blink at the price tag on that GSC Saber Lily when I pre-ordered her. Also grats on replacing your bootleg with the real deal! I’ve replaced 3 bootleg figures with the real deal and each time I got the real thing I felt very very satisfied. Suddenly all was right with the world.

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  11. Figure Maniac says:

    @DQ
    I have the same way of thinking. I remember seeing a $100 anime statue, but it was plain looking. I think it was a G-taste or something. It’s rareness justified the high price tag, but it didn’t look like it was worth $100 bucks. But like all figures, what’s it worth to you?

  12. ceasol says:

    OMG this was one of the first figures that caught my eyes and make me love this hobby. I saw her one time on sale in a local store, but sadly I could buy it at that time. After that I did not see her again.

    ceasols last blog post..Wonder Hobby 9

  13. kazi-san says:

    @DQ: sorry I was wrong… just past here at local store yesterday, she is $49.99. Nice figure of Mai…. one of my favorite anime.

  14. Blowfish says:

    I like her thumbs up pose.
    Her right arm looks a bit weird to me though

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