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]

Our apartment – 2016 NSFW Our apartment - 2016 NSFW

[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]

[Alter] – Melty Review [Alter] - Melty Review

[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]

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW [Orchid Seed] - Yuki Review NSFW

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]

Nendoroid Storage Container Nendoroid Storage Container

Loaned Figures; Kotobukiya Uesugi Kenshin

I said I’d do my best to continue updating you guys with new figures! Again more with the Loaned Figure series. Next up is another Kotobukiya Beauty Uesugi Kenshin from The Visual Novel Sengoku Rance.

Uesugi is for sure one of those figures that I had passed on but once I saw out of the box regretted immediately not getting her when she was originally released.

Such a lovely face, and big blue eyes that draw you in, it was hard not just stare at her. If I owned her I know she’d be sitting on my desk, she’s just too pretty to not want to always look at her.

Love her flowing hair, I’m not usually a fan of the way Kotobukiya does of hair but it works so well with Uesugi here.

She comes with a pointy hat, I’m not exactly sure what it is but I’m torn between the hat. I love and hate it at the same time.

I hate the hat since it draws too much attention away from her beautiful face and lovely dress.

It was pouring rain this past weekend, but that didn’t stop me from doing an outdoor shoot with this figure who really deserved having her own backdrop.

Luckily water doesn’t damage figures, but you gotta be sure to clean them up after wards or you can get water spots that are hard to remove later.

Now without the hat, it seems that there is something missing from her head. So I tend to prefer the hat but at the same time I wish it weren’t at such a dramatic point.

You can switch out her bow for a smaller bow as well, but I felt it was lacking and only did pictures with the big bow and her hat.

Not many full body shots, that’s my fault for not realizing they were blurry until way later in post production of of Photo Shoot. She comes with a small Diamond shaped base that doesn’t distract  from her at all. It’s in a transparent Dark blue and fits well with her, It’s a bit plain but overall does it’s job well.

Uesugi is just an overall stunning figure, I’ve got plenty more figures that I reviewed that are coming, but Uesugi is hands down one of the big surprises and favorites of this past weekends figures. I was blown away by how amazing she was in person and know that out of all the figures I got to see she is one I must get my hands on one day!

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Kotobukiya
1/8 Scale
Initial release in April ’08
Price of 6,800 Yen

Uesugi is a little hard to find now but if i spotted her anywhere I’d her! A good place to start would be any of these trusted retailers!

Big Bad Toy Store
HobbyLink Japan
Hobby Search
J-list
Kid Nemo Company
Otaku Fuel
Play Asia
Toylet

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13 Responses to “Loaned Figures; Kotobukiya Uesugi Kenshin”

  1. DJ Tama says:

    The water drops really add to the scene. Makes it look like she just ran through a forest in the rain. Good shoot.

    • Dancing Queen says:

      thanks, it’s exactly what i was going for, when i show you later where i took the pictures you’ll never believe it!

  2. bluedrakon says:

    This figure does have some nice details. I like how you were able to do the water without making “puddles” in the dress creases. I am not all that into the pointy hat either.

    Nice set of shots and review – thx

  3. AS says:

    The figure is nice. My brother got it when we went to Japan a couple years ago. Although the water drops on it is nice, initially I thought it was excess pvc material on it ^^;;. I think they could have made the face a little less wide though. Ya, figures are resistant to rain though I wouldn’t take out a figure out into the rain b/c of the different areas the rain can get into that would be hard to dry, like in between hair or cracks in different areas of the figure.

  4. ddh4mster says:

    Yay, Thanks for reviewing her, and I loved the outdoor background for this figurine.
    As far as the head accessories, I do liked the Ribbon instead, it seems to be flowing along with her hair as her pose is that she turned around like that ^^

  5. Flip says:

    Never seen that show but I do like their designs and the hat is just part of the charm! I can say I’m a fan of the designs though.

    • Dancing Queen says:

      To my understanding it’s from a Visual Novel so i haven’t seen anything that she’s from, but i love her face and her vibrant eyes!

  6. lovelyduckie says:

    I’ve always thought this character has an interesting design, but I think another figure company could have made her look better. If I remember right did Griffon make a figure of her? That might have been the one I preferred but it was a bit too ecchi for my collection.

  7. breeman says:

    This is a wonderful figure. I love anything related to swords and samurai, and all the figures I own are female swordsmen. This figure would definitely go great with my collection!

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