Long time no see! It’s finally back to really being Mikatan’s Blog! I was just busy traveling some other world lines, but I’m back now!

I hope everyone enjoyed the sudden ‘Mikatan Blog Takeover’! I actually saw a lot of photos from angles I’d never thought of using before, and ended up learning a few things myself! Thanks to everyone who took over for the past few entries!! But now I’ve got the baton back from Shuu-chan, and I’m ready to do the blog as normal, so let’s go!  (`・ω・´)つ

I must say…
The production team is in chaos at the moment…

       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     / ─    ─  \    ”Everyday new samples arrive…
    /  <○>  <○>  \     So it’s really hard to find time to clean up!”
    |   (__人__) し |
    \    ` ⌒´   /    (I’s gonna be a problem if this continues though…)
    /  し          \


The good thing is, it’s very easy to find new treasures!
The figure that Gakkun was in charge of is finally heading out to everyone!


The 4th in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari Series:

Tsubasa Hanekawa!

She is from the popular anime series, ‘Bakemonogatari’. and follows on from the previously released figures of Senjougahara Hitagi, Nadeko Sengoku and Suruga Kanbaru!

She looks almost too good to be a sale sample!!

As you can see, Tsubasa-nee is at just as incredible as the previous figures! The final product has come out almost identical to the master prototype figure!


This is how she looks from the other side!

I’m sure any girl that has ever worn a school uniform will agree with me – the way that skirt id fluttering up is super realistic! Sculptors are so incredible at their work!!


Tsubasa’s soft, gentle expression!

She has such a graceful expression, along with her trademark round-framed glasses! This photo is enlarged a bit, so you can see just how her eyes are drawn – they are really beautiful and look all shiny!


It’s not only her expression that looks soft!

   / ̄ ̄\
 /   _ノ  \    “If you say things like that the
 |    ( ●)(●)             publisher is gonna be upset!”
. |    (__人__) 
  |     ` ⌒´ノ
.  |         }  ミ        *bonk*
.  ヽ        } ミ  /\  ,☆___
   ヽ     ノ    \  \ /     \
   /    く  \.  /\/ ⌒   ⌒\
   |     `ー一⌒)  /   (●)  (●)  \
    |    i´ ̄ ̄ ̄ \ |    (__人__)   |
               \_   ` ⌒´    /
                /          \


The petticoat is also beautifully sculpted!

Then we move on my personal favorite part of this figure – that hand! The fingers are so finely sculpted, it’s just incredible. You have to see it for yourself!


The petticoat from another angle!

You can almost see, and yet just not… so close, yet so far…
That fine line is so wonderful!

Plus… that hand! That hand is just outstanding!! The way it’s trying to hide whatever is beneath that skirt just makes me even more exited!


Curled up toes!

The scale sculptors at GSC often pick up a few changes from other GSC staff, and I remember hearing this conversation between Kawapon and Aki…

     / ̄ ̄\
   / ._ノ  ー \  ← Aki
   |  (●) (●) |  
   |  (__人__)|   ”Hmmm…
   |   `i  i´  |     shouldn’t the toes be more curled up?”
   |   . `⌒   }      
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

I was actually really happy to hear this! This is a really important part of Tsubasa-nee!!


Her fringe can be replaced with a cat-ears fringe!

This of course allows you to recreate the front cover of the 5th volume BD/DVD  – Tsubasa Cat!  You can pick whether you prefer normal Tsubasa or cat Tsubasa! I’m definitely a fan of the cat ears myself!


Different glasses!!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   :::\:/\   “Whooooaa!
     /    。<一>::<ー>。  This is just too cute!!”
     |    .:。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
   / ,_ \ \/\ \

These are actually Lat-type Miku’s glasses! They aren’t included with Tsubasa! :P


Make a contract with me!

Her glasses can of course be removed as well! She really is a beauty with or without them, isn’t she?


You can also take her off the desk!

But Tsubasa does connect to the table with a little plastic stud – she isn’t like Kanbaru who simply balances on the stand. You can pose her off the stand and with something in front of her knees and it makes her just look like another standing figure.

Another thing to notice is the wooden texture on the table and chair!
Just as all the previous figures in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari series, Tsubasa is no exception!


A rather interesting atmosphere!

School uniforms, school desk, glasses and boy’s love books… makes you wonder what exactly is going on! I wonder if there really is an all-girls school with a scene like this in it…!! :P


The 4th in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari Series:

Tsubasa Hanekawa!

   / ̄ ̄\
 /   ⌒ ⌒\  
 |    ( ●) (●)               ____
. |  ⌒(__人__)            /      \   ”Tsubasa-nee, please!”
  |     |r┬-|            /─    ─    \   
.  |     `ー’´}  \      / (●)  (●)    \
.  ヽ        }     \     |  (__人__)     | 
   ヽ     ノ       \   \   ` ⌒´     _/
   /    く. \      \  ノ           \
   |     \  \    (⌒二              |
    |    |ヽ、二⌒)、      \         |  |

She’ll be in stores from the 12th!

For order and sales info, be sure to have a chat with out partner shops!
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛