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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:01 pm Reply with quote
What a neat looking figure! I'd like to see how they cast that (How It's Made? Wink ).

Btw, the link to the full-screen of the second picture is broken.
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:38 pm Reply with quote
too many figmas and nendoroids are being released.

I cannot afford them nor do I want most of them.

the anime bubble is going to pop again.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:31 pm Reply with quote
I don't think that's true...I have 10 figures on pre-order, and would get more if I had the money. Max Factory seems to just be getting better and better with sculpts, and picking more diverse licenses and branching out into western titles. They are even making a Sexy Commando figma!
Maybe there's just nothing that appeals to you personally.

As for this review, it looks awesome. I bet it would even look better backlit. I haven't seen the Cobra series, just the movie, but it's on my list.
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:13 pm Reply with quote
are all 10 of your figures pre-ordered for the same month?

6 figmas coming out in SEPT
6 in OCT
7 in NOV
that does not even include nendoroids

lets say each costs 35$, that is 665$
that does not include shipping which will be between 100-200$

figma prices have also been going up, 45$ MSRP is quite common now

the other thing is, half of these figmas are worthless
figures like hidamari sketch are brand new and sell for 25$ because no one wants them and sellers can't get rid of them.
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DarkFaiz



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:08 pm Reply with quote
Not a big fan of Cobra so I only bought figma Lady because I think her body is great for headswap
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shamisen the great



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:14 pm Reply with quote
All this time I though his name was Crystal Boy. Bowie makes a lot more sense.
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ryanvamp



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:27 pm Reply with quote
You have to admit it's a pretty impressive Figma.
I'm glad they've been branching out in the past few years.
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Alunimus



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:16 am Reply with quote
Yeah, now instead of just animu girls and other manga\anime\vn characters they make figures based on movies and videogames. Can't wait for the MGS2 Snake and SH2 Pyramid-head to be released!
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TonyTonyChopper



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:31 am Reply with quote
Great figure pre-orderd it long ago i'm a big Cobra sci-fi and old anime fan and i don't care for figures of Moe girls those can go to hell for all i care.
So something like this was made for me it's also a really unusual figure even my parents where kinda struck by how awesome it was they had never seen something like it.
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:48 am Reply with quote
shamisen the great wrote:
All this time I though his name was Crystal Boy. Bowie makes a lot more sense.

So is he named after Jim Bowie or David Bowie?
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brand



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Fronzel wrote:
shamisen the great wrote:
All this time I though his name was Crystal Boy. Bowie makes a lot more sense.

So is he named after Jim Bowie or David Bowie?


Since Cobra is from the 70s and seems to be pretty influenced by the pop culture at the time, my guess would be David Bowie.
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gridsleep



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:40 am Reply with quote
At first glance, I thought it was a Peter Gabriel figma.
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