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Posted by zerofigures on January 1, 2016

I’ve been contemplating the purchase of the Xbox One Elite Controller and notice that this $150 controller (in the U.S) is only $125 in the Asian Market through Play Asia.  Now I have to wonder if I should buy there or buy at Best Buy. I’m hearing decent reviews about it and hope to pick one up soon.

There was a lot of noise recently regarding Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune.  I had already preordered mine through a different japanese eRetailer but then learned that the Japanese version will not have English subtitles while the Asia version does.  Another Play-Asia purchase. Once upon a time I would have purchased the Collector’s Edition but I’m not sure I have the money at the moment.

I don’t even have a PS4 yet but I know I will be buying one, it’s just a matter of time before the right bundle is released and then I’ll be able to play my Onechanbara Z2 as well!

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Dead or Alive 5

Posted by zerofigures on September 14, 2011

News just broke on joystiq about 45 mins ago and while I can’t scream, jump for joy, or roll around on the floor like a mad man, I can pump my fist and punch the shit out of the air like I’ve never done before!

For someone who has followed the series from the beginning , I am extremly excited as I’ve had to wait too long for this.  PSP and 3DS versions aside,

Thank you Team Ninja, I have extremely high hopes for this game.

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Best Buy Theater Halo Reach Midnight Release Experience

Posted by zerofigures on September 14, 2010

So Halo Reach comes out today.  For some reason I think that productivity around the world is going to drop drastically.  I know I for one have taken the day off, not to play the game but to rest and wait for it to arrive by UPS.  Last night I attended the midnight release in New York at the Best Buy Theater in Time Square, formerly the Nokia Theater.  If you were there, I was the guy in the army green “I am Master Chief” (from the Halo 3 midnight launch) shirt.

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Kotobukiya’s Venus on the Beach Kasumi

Posted by zerofigures on November 25, 2009

Why oh why must you do this to me Kotobukiya!?  As I try to limit my spending, and I try not to pre-order any figures, as I try to reduce my massive collection, you just keep pulling me back in.  There is absolutely no way to pass up on this new beauty coming our way.

I have been able to resist the temptation of many figures recently but after learning of this today, I fell prey to this magnificent item of PVC.

Not only have I been waiting for the next Venus on the Beach figure from Kotobukiya, but I’m a slut for just about anything Dead or Alive.

See my past review for Kokoro Venus on the Beach.

I apologize for my lack of updates but a shit load of games have been released recently it’s difficult to keep up with that as it is.  With news of Kasumi coming I may have to release the other VotB’s soon.  We’ll see what time allows.

One more for the road…

Kasumi can be pre-ordered through multiple figure retailers now

(release date will vary with retailer)

PlayAsia HobbyfanE2046

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Pick your poison.

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Beach-goer Kokoro from DOAX2 by Kotobukiya

Posted by zerofigures on January 15, 2009

Kokoro

Ahhhh, it’s been a long time but here is the latest addition to my collection. The lovely Kokoro who first made her appearance in Dead or Alive 4. I’ve followed DOA from PS1 to Dreamcast to PS2 to Xbox to Xbox 360. The only version I never got was the Saturn import. The creators, Team Ninja, went on to make Dead or Alive Xtreme Volleyball for the original Xbox which was somewhat fun. That game received a sequel on the 360 which wasn’t very fun. The difficulty was increased and some feats were just impossible.

Kokoro (2)

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From that sequel, Kotobukiya has produced the “Venus on the Beach” DOAX2 PVC series. The previous releases include (not necessarily in this order) Kasumi, Lei Fang, Tina, Hitomi, Ayane and now Kokoro. When the first, Kasumi was released, importing these figures cost about $80+, the more patient U.S. collector could have picked up Kasumi for almost under $40 in some places. With each release, I seem to have to pay a higher and higher price. Normally Kotobukiya releases are able to keep low prices once a N.A. release happens but I don’t know what’s going on.

Kokoro (9)
I was able to get mine from GCS Toys & Collectibles. This small start up provides quality service and isn’t widely know. I was able to find my Max Factory Shana and Shuraki’s Char Rhousemann long after they had been sold out at other sites. I believe those two examples may have long been sold out from the site but they are just examples. I’ve placed many orders GCS and have never been disappointed. I was however disappointed to find out that business was not going so well due to the economic situation. As such the business may be going under. Normally I say it’s survival of the fittest, but the level of service that I have received makes me want to keep one of the better legit PVC and Hobby retailers around for a long time. All I’m asking is that anyone reading this will take a look at the site and see if you can find that rare missing item from your collection. Please keep in mind that the more legit retailers we have round who provide great service, the less you will have to turn to ebay and possibly buy a fake item.

But I digress, though I have the other figures, this is the latest DOAX2 figure and since I’ve wanted to test out my new XSI, she was the prime target. Hopefully the quality of the pics will improve as a get better with the camcera.

Kokoro (19)

The main thing I love about this figure is her umbrella. It’s an actual mini Japanese paper umbrella. I can’t say that this feature sold me on the figures since I’m collecting the lot, but it sure helped. Further up the handle you can find a locking mechanism which keeps the umbrella open.

Kokoro (12)

The other accessories include her Citron outfit from DOAX2, two small bows to be attached on her hips, the beaded neck strap and the base. The Skirt has built in panties to keep her bikini hidden when you display Citron.  A few pictures up you can the notches in her chest that allow her nexk strap to be attached.

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Her Apple bikini is not removable. It is permanently built on to the figure.

Kokoro (18)

This may well be my favorite of the DOAX2 Venus on the Beach series. This figure is simply beautiful. Maybe it’s my love of most things Japanese, but this Apprentice Geisha while not my favorite character in DOA4, has easily become of my favorite figures. Dare I say she is the most simple, natural and most realistic of the DOAX2 VotB series so far.

Kokoro (15)

Hey Kotobukiya, Christie, Helena and La Mariposa (aka Lisa) still haven’t been released. I’m sure that I’m not the only one waiting for them so please keep up the good work and I can guarantee you at least one sale 😉

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