Want Listed: Griffon’s 1/8 Yuyuko Saigyouji -ver.2- (Man tears have been shed)

So, as many of my readers know, I have become obsessed with Touhou. Some of my favourite characters are Futatsuiwa Mamizou, Youmu Konpaku, and Yuyuko Saigyouji. The latter of the which was 0ne of the main influences on my introduction to Touhou (Yuyuko’s Nendoroid Form). Now, Griffon Enterprises, who have been making Touhou figures for a pretty long time, have just put up a new Touhou figure for preorder. And holy crap, it is amazing.

Though she’s a whomping 8100 yen, I still plan on considering buying her. As Griffon has become amazing with their figures lately, I  know I would not be disappointed.

Actually, the first time I saw this, manly tears were shed. My initial reaction:


Anywho, are you planning on picking her up? Leave a comment in the comment section!

Also, you can preorder her from Amiami here:

Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Riannon

  While in St. John’s for a position interview for cadets, I asked if I could be driven to Timemaster’s, a collector’s store. While there, I ran into 2 possible figure purchases: Figma Emiya Shiro or 1/8 Riannon. Seeing how Riannon was on sale, I decided to buy her.

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Review: GSC 1/8 Senjougahara Hitagi

  As stated in yesterday’s post, I won Good Smile Company’s 1/8 Senjougahara Hitagi. Hitagi is one of the main characters from Bakemonogatari, a show I really enjoyed watching (the art style is amazing).

  This figures was initially released a while ago, and it’s one of the things that got me into Bakemonogatari (since I didn’t start watching the show right away). 

Here’s a nice leg shot I took with my 50mm f1.4 Nikkor lens. And yes, those are chocolate eggs. ^^

This figure has great flow with it. The pose is inspired from one of the scenes in the show (which happened to be one of my favourites). I’d recommend this show to anyone, unless they don’t like dialogue. 

Also, the fact that she was shipped twice and in excellent condition gives her 10/10 on shipping.

Let’s get into the review:
The colouration of this figure is excellent. The detail put into the shirt and hair is outstanding. One tiny complaint is that the pens and ruler in her breast pocket are a tiny bit messy, but besides that, it’s pretty nice.
Colouration gets 9.5/10

More closeups….

Showing how the stationary is standing…

As mentioned above, this figures has great flow. I haven’t seen a better figure with flow from Bakemonogatari.

Flow gets 10/10.

Huge scissors are HUGE!

Let’s talk about putting the figure together.
I had a lot of trouble with the stationary and had to thicken one of the small peg thingys. It was only one of the stationary thingys, and everything else was okay.
Construction gets 9/10.

I sense pantsu in the near future…

Let’s talk about the figure’s faith to the original character. 
It matches perfectly. Tsundere is definitely there… well… mostly tsun.
For FTTOC, this figure gets 10/10.

Lovely hands holding the dress…

I see pantsu!

Really nice flowing hair

More hair…

Let’s talk about proportion.
Everything is perfect besides those damn huge scissors. They can chop off her legs.
Proportion gets 9/10.



While he have pantsu, let’s talk about the character’s charm. 
The teasing/ provocative face that Hitagi is making is perfect, and the elegant pose goes along with it. GSC did a great job.
Character’s charm gets 10/10.

If you didn’t notice, Hitagi can hold 2 staplers in her hands instead of her dress, which can be changed for a non-held version.


The other dress…

Let’s talk about facial expression. The fact that she’s looking to the left with her held turned makes this figure special. As well, if you look closely, you can see the GSC Dots in her eyes (I call them that).
As stated above, the facial expression gives off a teasing/provocative face which works great with this figure.

Facial expression gets 10/10.

Final photo!

All in all, this figure is great and I recommend her to any Bakemonogatari fan. Her final score is 77.5/80 or 96.9%.

Great score is great.

Let’s see if Gift Saber Lily can beat her when I order her…