Thursday, December 25, 2008
Hobby Complex 06 was held at Tokyo Big Sight on 21 December 2008. This was the third Hobby Complex event in Tokyo. Previous events had been in Kobe, Osaka. My coverage for the past two Hobby Complex events in Tokyo can be found in the links below:
Hobby Complex 02 coverage
Hobby Complex 03 coverage
The quarterly event certainly has grown into one of the biggest hobby events to look forward to since Wonder Festival had been put on hold indefinitely due to the escalator incident during the summer event that took place this year. Hobby Complex started off as a small flea market event with some sculptor circles and lots of dealers consisting of toy shops and individuals selling their used and new goods at bargain prices. One can also find a treasure trove of vintage and limited goods for sale at varying prices. Most of them can be negotiated with near closing time to get stuff for even lower prices.
This post covers some of my top favorite figures from the event and some other interesting figures of note. Next post will feature the naughty girls i.e. NSFW stuff! ^^
On top of my list of favs is this Morrigan figure, which is the best sculpt of the character I've seen thus far! Looks like it was based on a Shunya Yamashita art.
Speaking of Shunya, Yamato is working on a PVC figure of one of his girls.
Not a Shunya design but she looks lovely and erm ... perky! Mmm...titilating ... ok enough of that ... ^^;
A realistic version of Yoko. Hawt! Seriously hoping this will be turned into a PVC soon. Work by Klondike. They also sculpted the girl above.
Event exclusive resin kit by Atelier-Sai. Priced at 14,000 yen.
Here are a couple more really gorgeous Kanu kits.
Kit of Miku by Clayz.
Don't remember who did these but I much prefer the Clayz version of Miku.
Really big kit of Mizuho. She's in 1/4 scale if I remember correctly.
Isako from Dennou Coil. I highly recommend the show to anyone who has yet to watch it. It's one of my favorite anime shows!
Hazuki from Moyashimon.
Noriko from Gunbuster. Love the detail and coloring on this gorgeous piece.
Sheryl in her very revealing stage outfit. The sculpt and body shape kinda resembles that of G-Taste, don't you think?
Here's another one of Sheryl in a slightly different pose and more anime accurate.
G-Taste-style Motokos. Were those really that big?!
Bastard child of Blythe and Nendoroid.
Nice and pearly!
One of the best Fraulein Revoltech customs I've seen thus far. Sculptor was selling resin parts for modelers to customize the Fraulein Revoltech Asuka figure.
Raqel Gothic kit by Vispo.
Daiki Kogyo will be producing a PVC figure of this. I much prefer the original resin kit version. NSFW pic of the resin kit version to be uploaded soon!
Amaterasu and Sakuya from Okami.
Not sure which series this is from but I love the design! Disgaea maybe?
Cerberus Project's new Creative Action Figure resin kit of Seras Victoria from Hellsing sold at the event. Kit comes molded in color but some parts will require painting. Here's hoping that one of the toy companies will mass produce this as a completed action figure!
I'm not familiar with the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series and had only seen a couple clips from the anime but these are pretty good sculpts!
Not figure related but still very impressive. It's a 1/1-scale helmet of the Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2! Best horror game, ever!
They had a resin kit of the Pyramid Head for sale at the event. Only two kits were produced for sale at the show at 10,000 yen each. I'd consider buying one if it was a completed piece.
They're not the best looking sculpts I've seen but being able to sculpt all the characters and line them up for display like this is certainly worthy of praise!
179 pics in my flickr gallery below:
Hobby Complex 06 - Figures gallery
Hobby Complex 06 coverage:
Hobby Complex 06 - Naughty Girls
Hobby Complex 06 - Sci-Fi