Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

The top drawer of my desk is an emergency stock of snacks that seems to be getting bigger everyday… even though I know I shouldn’t I sometimes can’t stop myself from taking some out though! *nomnom*

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at some of the photos that were sent in to me for my…

August 2015 Twitter Header Image!!

The theme this time around is ‘Summer‘!

As usual I have received an amazing number of entries which have all been a pleasure to look though!! It was amazing how people managed to capture Summer in so many different ways – many of which were even taken indoors and still definitely had a Summer charm to them!  Just looking though them made me feel like I was on Summer Holiday!! (。・ω・)ノ゙

A big thank you to everyone who sent in photos this time around! It was, as usual, very difficult to select just one to use as my header image, but as some of you may have already seen on Twitter I have selected this photo by IKKI.F as my header for this month!!

※*Photo may be slightly edited for use as my Twitter header.
Miku-san wearing a yukata with a lovely smile on her face. I tried to make effective use of light, positioning and composition to create a unique photo. Compared to my normal inability to take photos, this one came out miraculously well!。

An evening stroll with yukata Miku-san!!  (●´ω`●)

The warm lighting and the way she is slightly covering her face as if a little embarrassed is so lovely! The kitty on the road is also a lovely little touch! The photo as a whole really captures the spirit of a ‘Japanese Summer’ so nicely! I wish I could have had a Summer date like this!!

As usual, I received all sorts of photos from around the world, so thank you to everyone who send in a picture or message! I unfortunately can’t show everything on the blog, but I will showing as many as possible by splitting the August messages into two parts – this being the first! The next part will come later!

Anyway, let’s take a look at some more lovely photos! (σ・∀・)σ

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Uwaa poor Chitoge-chan :(
Taken at one of Singapore beach, where everyday is a summer day, these little rascals are playing their hearts out!!

– Wndrenvy

A girls get-together on the beach! I can just hear their playful voices coming from the photo!! The ability to combine the characters from different series together is one of the most enjoyable things about Nendoroids! (。・ω・)ノ゙

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I took Ms. Snow Miku to the swimming pool even though her kimono doesn’t really fit the environment. But she looks like she’s enjoying it anyway.

– Nisha

Strawberry White Kimono Miku enjoying dipping her feet by the water side! I wonder what is on her mind as she looks up into the sky like that!

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Y si! … todo fué un sueño , un sueño de videojuego.
(What if… everything was a dream, a video game dream?)

– Vi511

This might be one of the first black and white photos I’ve ever featured!! It’s like the game has come to life right before us!! Link seems to be contemplating something rather seriously…!

(This photo was sent on Vi511’s behalf by Pablo! Thank you!!)


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Wooser is enjoying a picnic with his friends Rin and Darth Wooser

– Ricki Thompson

A photo of an wooser picnic under the trees all the way from Columbus, Ohio!
All the little food parts and accessories and even the picnic blanket!! It all comes together for a very enjoyable looking picnic! ♪


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Summer is all about the beach!
Hatsune Miku is simply enjoying the sun, the sea and the tranquility of the beach ⁽(◍˃̵͈̑ᴗ˂̵͈̑).

– NeonUchuujin

Miku on the beach looking like she couldn’t be happier!
I’m sure she made many lovely memories that will stay with her forever! (*´Д`)=з
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Have some watermelon!

Many people associate the beach with Summer before anything else, but I think rivers and creeks are also great for Summer photos!

–  Nagemon

The shade of the trees and the watermelon make for such a refreshing looking photo, and the beautiful girls just make is even more of a pleasure to look at! I would love to have some watermelon together with them!! ♪

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Mayoi Hachikuji leading to an old Buddha temple in summertime.

– 黃維

I can just hear the cicadas chirping away while looking at this photo! I hope you enjoyed your temple visits and made some special memories with Mayoi-chan! (*゜ー゜*)

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Miku: ‘It’s so hot during summer’

– Pshyga

Amazing posing that gives the figure such a realistic appearance! The rather tomboyish Miku still has my heart… (´□`。)

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School swimsuits suited these two from Kodomo no Jikan so perfectly that I had to take a photo! ♪

School had entered Summer holidays, but I came by to swim and took some photos! I wanted to include Mimi-chan as well, but the swimsuit parts don’t quite match up with her bust size very well… so I decided to leave it at these two! ^^;

– Mikumikuron

The swimsuits… really do suit them perfectly!! I couldn’t believe how cute they were when I first saw this photo!!

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忍と彼女のドーナツ (Shinobu and her donuts)

It was a lovely sunny day so I took Shinobu out as she has an adorable little sun hat!

– Nendoroidoodads

A very happy Shinobu carrying around a cart filled with doughnuts!! I wish I could walk along this Summer road enjoying some doughnuts with her…

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Hi there! I’m a huge Nendoroid fan from Singapore. I recently took some photos of Miku enjoying Summer by the pool! Singapore has Summer weather pretty much all the time though… (;¬_¬) ゞ

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– sakuraplush

Senbonzakura Miku-san enjoying a water slide!! (●´ω`●)
The sitting part from the Nendoroid More: Swimsuits really works nicely for this pose!! ♪

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These two are enjoying a day out at the beach together! They’re so cute!! 

– Nanashi

Kitakami and Ooi enjoying each other’s company! The beach as well as the unique pattern and reflection of the sky makes for a lovely photo!

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Summer outing in Singapore with Sinon

Took this at Marina Barrage,it’s pretty hot in Singapore but it’s windy too, Sinon seems to enjoy the weather. Wanna join along?

– Bangtheroses

Having a figure photo with real people in the background really closes the gap between man and figure! figma are great for photos with their high possibility – Sinon really looks like she is being hit by the wind!! ヽ(゜◇゜ )ノ

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I wasn’t able to get her at WonFes, but by Snow Miku finally arrived in July!

The seasons don’t quite match up with a field of sunflowers in the background, but seen she herself has a lot of flowery accessories I think she still fits in nicely!

–  Roze

This Miku-san really looks lovely with plants – just as you’d expect from a fairy!! Her translucent twin-tails shine rather beautifully in the Summer sun! ♥︎

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Menma in Paradise

Summer means hitting the beach, enjoying the sea and most importantly the scenery! Photo is taken during sunrise at a Jetty to Jerejak Island, on Penang Island, Malaysia.

– EXkurogane

The shining sky and sea! Menma stands on the beach on in the Summer and somehow kind of looks to be life-sized! The blue colors throughout the photo really create a lovely atmosphere as well!

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My first ever submission. The skies in Hokkaido aren’t great for a Summer photo, but anyway… 

– Sa

The blue skies with dotted clouds are a perfect reminder of Summer! ★
I can just imagine Kayochin’s voice as she sings out to the skies! ♪


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A photo taken at a nearby park with a waterproof camera!

– Leonov

What a cheerful display of youth! I’m pretty sure I just heard Miku’s shouts of joy! ♥︎

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I would like to share my Nendoroid Kyoko having fun on Summer!
She ordered some chocolate donuts and cakes, and brought some Nendoroids and other stuff.. :)

– DeadShooter

Surrounded with delicious goodies, Kyoko eyes are beaming with happiness… which makes her look so very cute!! Kyoko-chan doesn’t mind the Summer heat if it means she gets to eat some delicious doughnuts and cakes!! ♪

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(^౪)/  Hello.

I took a picture in my pool .
I thought how nice summer , especially if you Mako .

– Starki

Mako-chan seems to be rather enjoying her peaceful drift in the pool! Guts is also showing off his doggy paddle! I would love to join these two for a relaxing day at the pool!

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So many lovely photos that really capture the combination of Figures and Summer!! I hope everyone enjoyed them as much as I did!  Thank you again to everyone who sent in photos – I always have such a good day after looking through them all…

But now it’s time for a new theme!!

I’m now looking for header photos for September/October 2015!!

The theme is… 

Autumn ***! (・∀・)

You can add whatever you want in the *** area!

Autumn Art, Autumn Food, Autumn Sport, Autumn Outings… or anything else with a relation to Autumn!!

If you’re happy to let me use your photo for my Twitter header, please send it through!

Kahotan Blog Twitter Header Photo

~ 2015 Sep/Oct: Autumn ~

E-mail: kahotan-b@goodsmile.jp

– Title –

Make sure you add ‘Header OK’ to the title!

– Body –

・Add a comment regarding your photo!
It doesn’t have to be long, just where or why you took the photo!

・Add your nickname so you can be credited!

– Photo –

Take and attach a photo that features the theme of Autumn using GSC-distributed figures. The situation and pose can be anything you like!

・Please only send your own work!

・Your photo will likely be trimmed and slightly edited if chosen to be used as the header.

・Your photo may also be introduced on this blog, even if not selected as my header image.

I look forward to seeing your photos!

Please feel welcome to send other unrelated photos too! I’m always happy to see them! Other questions and product requests are also welcome!

* Please send product defects or problems to the support team!
* If you don’t want me to show your mail on the blog, please let me know!


Next week Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika is being released, so I’m hoping for some Touken Boys Autumn Photos!!

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( ・∀・) .。oO(I haven’t been to the beach once this year…!)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(…But I can’t even swim so I’m not too worried!)
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Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan