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I like Undies too - but above all it was the green hair that got me :) I really do think Ranka is a very beautiful girl, and she looks worse with the light green/yellow/monster girl hair :)

But she needs a dress and some boots dag nabit :)

Pete

I didn't even notice her hair...

Ahem...

"When I become fuhrer, I will make all female officers wear TINY MINI-SKIRTS!"

-Colonel Roy Mustang, Full Metal Alchemist

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Did you just say "Fuhrer" ???? :blink:

It's a FMA thing.

The military leader, which is more like a president of the US, is called a Fuhrer.

The one that ran through the anime was Fuhrer King Bradley (Somethin' dee somewhat). So, Roy Mustang, a Colonel is shooting for Fuhrer. Also, like any manly man, he wants tiny mini-skirts. Well, the FK has absolute power over the military (So, more powerful than a president of the US), so he wants to change the dress code.

You remember the 2006 ADV dub of SDFM? Vic Mignona, who played Hikaru, also voiced the main character of FMA, Ed Elric. It's kinda funny: In both anime, he's had a mentor-type character named Roy, and both were officers.

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I would just like to say - because it's of urgent importance and cosmic significance:

Technically those are NOT white undies, but the bottom of a two piece swim suite.

Pete

Ok Pete, we'll let ya slide for now since its just a swim suite, but next time we'll send the Anime police after ya!!! :p

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:lol:

1000 unit magazine limited re-color. No idea which magazine but this pic came from Hobby Japan.

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Argh...Hobby Japan/Megahouse always does that - this is a Hobby Japan limited edition figure. You buy the particular issue of Hobby Japan with the coupon. Cut it out, then mail it to Hobby Japan with the money for the figure. The figure is usually priced the same as the standard release.

Damn, a white angel wings Monster Girl Ranka with the correct hair color. Guess I've to hunt down evilbay for this one then.

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Argh...Hobby Japan/Megahouse always does that - this is a Hobby Japan limited edition figure. You buy the particular issue of Hobby Japan with the coupon. Cut it out, then mail it to Hobby Japan with the money for the figure. The figure is usually priced the same as the standard release.

Damn, a white angel wings Monster Girl Ranka with the correct hair color. Guess I've to hunt down evilbay for this one then.

It could be worse, it could be a WonderFest exclusive. :ph34r:

I F*cking hate con exclusives, their so much worse than magazine limited editions. at least it's semi possible to get a magazine exclusive in another country.

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It could be worse, it could be a WonderFest exclusive. :ph34r:

I F*cking hate con exclusives, their so much worse than magazine limited editions. at least it's semi possible to get a magazine exclusive in another country.

Tell me about it. I was angry at Megahouse for doing that to their Queen's Blade series. I'm missing their Echidna (pale blue WHF edition) and their Maido Alice (blonde with black maido dress, another WHF edition) from my collection. Also, a few magazine limited QB figures are missing as well. (original sculpt 2P color Reina, not this new one that's just released, and the Ninja version of the demon queen (not so bad since except the different colored clothes, she's the same skin color without the clothes. :lol:)

Anyway, I'm past all these exclusive things. If they're missing from my collection. So be it. I guess this economic crisis is weighing down heavily on me spending extra money to hunt down exclusive figures. As it stands, with the yen appreciating about 40% vs my S$, I'm already contemplating stopping this hobby and concentrating on my career, hoping to find ways to add value so as to keep away the pink slip. No job = No food and definitely no expensive toy hobby. :mellow:

Guess the pictures of this magazine exclusive Ranka is all I will have in my collection, unless some shop/person decided to sell at SRP. I doubt so though, since most exclusives are marked up quite heavily. Oh well, life goes on. :lol:

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Tell me about it. I was angry at Megahouse for doing that to their Queen's Blade series. I'm missing their Echidna (pale blue WHF edition) and their Maido Alice (blonde with black maido dress, another WHF edition) from my collection. Also, a few magazine limited QB figures are missing as well. (original sculpt 2P color Reina, not this new one that's just released, and the Ninja version of the demon queen (not so bad since except the different colored clothes, she's the same skin color without the clothes. :lol:)

Anyway, I'm past all these exclusive things. If they're missing from my collection. So be it. I guess this economic crisis is weighing down heavily on me spending extra money to hunt down exclusive figures. As it stands, with the yen appreciating about 40% vs my S$, I'm already contemplating stopping this hobby and concentrating on my career, hoping to find ways to add value so as to keep away the pink slip. No job = No food and definitely no expensive toy hobby. :mellow:

Guess the pictures of this magazine exclusive Ranka is all I will have in my collection, unless some shop/person decided to sell at SRP. I doubt so though, since most exclusives are marked up quite heavily. Oh well, life goes on. :lol:

I've never been a completest of anything, so I'm usually fine with passing on exclusives, but I'm still very pissed that I missed out on this:

http://heiseidemocracy.com/wp-content/uplo...fesu_cocona.jpg

I've already got the standard version, but the alternate hair is enough to justify the buy for me, let alone the lack of clothing :lol:

unfortunately it's absolutely impossible to find. I'm hardly even sure anyone owns it or not...

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I've never been a completest of anything, so I'm usually fine with passing on exclusives, but I'm still very pissed that I missed out on this:

http://heiseidemocracy.com/wp-content/uplo...fesu_cocona.jpg

I've already got the standard version, but the alternate hair is enough to justify the buy for me, let alone the lack of clothing :lol:

unfortunately it's absolutely impossible to find. I'm hardly even sure anyone owns it or not...

Oh yes, I remember. That's the one WHF exclusive that makes me curse and swear at Movic (the company that produces the figure) for killing my enthusiasm for collecting figures based on Shunya's art . After this "who gives a damn about our customers outside Japan" attitude, Movic is now on my permanent BOYCOTT list.

She's beautiful right? Twin tailed hair style and topless to boot. If I remember correctly, she's limited to only 100 or 200 pieces only. sigh...

p.s. You visit Heisei too huh? Too bad for us Shingo's on a long hiatus. But good for him to do something else though. Hope he's healthy and all. ^_^

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Oh yes, I remember. That's the one WHF exclusive that makes me curse and swear at Movic (the company that produces the figure) for killing my enthusiasm for collecting figures based on Shunya's art . After this "who gives a damn about our customers outside Japan" attitude, Movic is now on my permanent BOYCOTT list.

She's beautiful right? Twin tailed hair style and topless to boot. If I remember correctly, she's limited to only 100 or 200 pieces only. sigh...

p.s. You visit Heisei too huh? Too bad for us Shingo's on a long hiatus. But good for him to do something else though. Hope he's healthy and all. ^_^

yeah, I really miss his figure reviews. :( I still hope he'll pop in every once and a while though ^_^

as for Movic, their Cocona figure was really the only product they've done that I actually liked. just about everything else has either been rather wonky looking or really not my taste. I actually put off getting the standard version because of how unimpressed I've been at most of their previous offerings. Glad I changed my mind though :D

so poo on them either way :p

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yeah, I really miss his figure reviews. :( I still hope he'll pop in every once and a while though ^_^

as for Movic, their Cocona figure was really the only product they've done that I actually liked. just about everything else has either been rather wonky looking or really not my taste. I actually put off getting the standard version because of how unimpressed I've been at most of their previous offerings. Glad I changed my mind though :D

so poo on them either way :p

I got their other cast-offable figure (the Sekirei number 9). But the figure's so-so only. Anyway, I'm sticking with Megahouse stuff. (Bad economy, so buying only stuff with good consistent QA and yet cheap. Ok, Not really cheap at about S$100 per figure (inc. EMS shipping) but still cheaper than other companies' products...)

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I got their other cast-offable figure (the Sekirei number 9). But the figure's so-so only. Anyway, I'm sticking with Megahouse stuff. (Bad economy, so buying only stuff with good consistent QA and yet cheap. Ok, Not really cheap at about S$100 per figure (inc. EMS shipping) but still cheaper than other companies' products...)

Not me..oh no, I have got a taste for Alter and I likes it.

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Not me..oh no, I have got a taste for Alter and I likes it.

Luckily, Alter doesn't make castoffable figures, so I can save some money. (Yeah, I'm still angry at Alter for making the nicest looking Kanu of Ikkitosen, together with a non-removable top. :angry::lol: And no, I'm not about to cut up a S$120 figure)

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  • 2 months later...

I know Ranka is younger than Sheryl by 1 year only... But it doesn't feel right to me (child's porn), just like the Klan Klan in swimsuit.

However, I'll grab it without hesitation if the designs are done with Sheryl. Or the grown Klan. Or Catherine. Or Nanase (hey! where's my baseline?).

P.S. Ranka is only 16... Does that count as "child" porn?

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I know Ranka is younger than Sheryl by 1 year only... But it doesn't feel right to me (child's porn), just like the Klan Klan in swimsuit.

However, I'll grab it without hesitation if the designs are done with Sheryl. Or the grown Klan. Or Catherine. Or Nanase (hey! where's my baseline?).

P.S. Ranka is only 16... Does that count as "child" porn?

technically not in japan, and since it doesn't actually show anything anatomical it's not either way.

still it's not even how old they're say they are, they're drawing, they can say whatever they want. (technically loli Klan isn't under aged, since she's the same age as her adult self)

it's more that they make them LOOK like a child. Cathy and Klan are clearly adults and while technically Sheryl and Nanase are under aged by US standards they still look pasable as being over 18.

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Yes as they are virtual characters, it doesn't mean much to judge by their age.

However, the character designs of Ranka and micro Klan just look like kids, so while I would like to buy their figures in school/army uniforms or any normal wears, their swimsuit figures make me feel weird to buy.

technically not in japan, and since it doesn't actually show anything anatomical it's not either way.

still it's not even how old they're say they are, they're drawing, they can say whatever they want. (technically loli Klan isn't under aged, since she's the same age as her adult self)

it's more that they make them LOOK like a child. Cathy and Klan are clearly adults and while technically Sheryl and Nanase are under aged by US standards they still look pasable as being over 18.

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As far as Ranka's hair being anime accurate or not, you have to remember that Minmay's hair ranged from jet-black to a dark purple color, depending on the in-universe pin-up you were looking at. Her hair even appeared purple in Flashback 2012...

So I'm going to go with the "It's Artistic License" group...

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As far as Ranka's hair being anime accurate or not, you have to remember that Minmay's hair ranged from jet-black to a dark purple color, depending on the in-universe pin-up you were looking at. Her hair even appeared purple in Flashback 2012...

So I'm going to go with the "It's Artistic License" group...

But at least those are still shades of similar dark colours. Green and Yellow are totally opposites in the color scheme. Anyway, unless the Japan only limited magazine tie-in version is on regular sale somewhere, I just have to be contented with the Monster poster color correct scheme. :)

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The regular version has been released.

(Very NSFW link) http://d.hatena.ne.jp/type97/20090519

Painted stars...

Think of them as nipple tape. She's still underaged after all (in most parts of the world, except Japan and France)

Anyway, the figure production quality is very good, as expected from Megahouse. No complaints there, except maybe for the hair color. ^_^

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