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    Tasuke got a reaction from alexfang452 in What Video Games Are You Playing Right Now?   
    dividing my time between childhood favorite FINAL FANTASY VI (SONY PS1 PORT of NINTENDO SUPER FAMICOM original, played on a SONY PS2)
    and a more recent favorite, SONY PS4 Shantae and the Seven Sirens;
     
     


     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from VernonZirconKitsune in Konomi Yuzuhara ♥ Shrine Maiden   
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    Tasuke got a reaction from VernonZirconKitsune in Konomi Yuzuhara ♥ Shrine Maiden   
    stylized Japanese Miko (Shrine Maiden) costume, generally inspired by;



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    Tasuke got a reaction from Emi in Anime Doll Collector/Customizer Since 2001...   
    as much of a vendetta as i tend to have against TOYNAMI and their proudly-abysmal quality-standards,
    i suppose i do have them to thank for getting me into Anime character dolls back in 2001,
    via their short-lived 11in. "Tenchi Muyo!" doll line.
    indeed, i generally feel i've more or less come a fairly long way over the full twenty years since...

    -2001-







    -2021-






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    Tasuke got a reaction from Emi in Konomi Yuzuhara ♥ Ballerina Princess   
    from the basis of this;

    and this;

    and this;

    and this;

    comes this;

     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from VernonZirconKitsune in Konomi Yuzuhara ♥ Ballerina Princess   
    from the basis of this;

    and this;

    and this;

    and this;

    comes this;

     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from VernonZirconKitsune in LEGO "Sweet Mayhem"   
    LEGO VOCALOID Miku Hatsune, (kinda-sorta) "Sweet Mayhem" actually,
    a "Minidoll" character from 2019's "THE LEGO MOVIE 2" that i fell instantly for upon first sight;
    https://thelegomovie.fandom.com/wiki/General_Sweet_Mayhem
     






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    Tasuke got a reaction from Zoxell in Not the Target Audience   
    Consumer Electronics during the age of Reagan;  i personally wouldn't have them any other way;



     

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    Tasuke got a reaction from Emi in GOOD SMILE NENDOROID Doll series Red Riding Hood   
    Just got this little sweetie in from AmiAmi a couple days ago.
    i've spent that time making her an entirely new set of undies,
    as well as trimming away the excess fabric at the dress' seams,
    providing a much more natural fit than possible straight-out-of-box;










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    Tasuke got a reaction from Fiddle in GOOD SMILE NENDOROID Doll series Red Riding Hood   
    Just got this little sweetie in from AmiAmi a couple days ago.
    i've spent that time making her an entirely new set of undies,
    as well as trimming away the excess fabric at the dress' seams,
    providing a much more natural fit than possible straight-out-of-box;










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    Tasuke got a reaction from VernonZirconKitsune in Ah! My Goddess Skuld (VOLKS UFS Doll series, 1999)   
    https://ah-my-goddess.fandom.com/wiki/Skuld
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skuld
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_My_Goddess!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakura_Wars
    https://sakurawars.fandom.com/wiki/Sakura_Shinguji
    https://myanimelist.net/people/2467/Kousuke_Fujishima
     
    1999 VOLKS Ultimate Figure Series Character Doll from the classic Kosuke Fujishima Manga/Anime series,
    just freshly updated to a new OBITSU 26 body, (MEDIUM bust, NATURAL skin)
    and given a smart new fashion update, courtesy of yet another Fujishima classic,
    Sakura Shinguji's Imperial Flower Troupe uniform from the esteemed SEGA game series "Sakura Wars"








    original 2001 TAKARA Sakura Shinguji doll from which the costume was derived;



    original 1999 TOKYO DOLL SHOW-exclusive VOLKS UFS doll, in two packaging variants;






     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from adamstan in Recent (Japanese) Things You Have Purchased   
    one of the best cassette decks ever made, PIONEER's LaserAmorphous-headed, CLOSED LOOP DUAL-CAPSTAN CT-S800;
     





     




     
     

     

     

     

     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Anime Fan for 25 years (since 1995)   
    actually, technically, a good while longer, since i vaguely recall sitting through an episode of ROBOTECH  as a very young boy around what must have been sometime in 1986 or so.
    a nephew gave me his old 1985 REVELL ROBOTECH CHANGERS VEXAR transformable model (U.S. market reboxing of 1983 IMAI MACROSS VF-1S Focker 1/72 VARIABLE TYPE)
    around 1988/1989 or so, and then i got a taste of Mecha Anime tropes at a more readily-impressionable age around 1991,
    thanks to the Mecha action-platfomer game "ASSAULT SUIT LEYNOS" (TARGET EARTH in the U.S.) on the SEGA GENESIS games console.
    my Anime fandom truly began to consciously coalesce around 1995, when my dad bought me an old IMAI MACROSS 1/100 VF-1J Ichijo GERWALK mode model kit,
    and PLAYMATES toy company reissued the old original MATCHBOX-made ROBOTECH Mecha toys under their "EXO-SQUAD" line.
    around that time, i discovered SUNCOAST VIDEO at the mall, and their Anime selection. first i concentrated on ROBOTECH, -via the dual-episode FHE VHS cassette volumes-
    found VIZ MEDIA's ANIMERICA Anime magazine, and began picking up issues often as i could,
    and then i discovered MANGA VIDEO's MACROSS II and MACROSS PLUS movie compilation releases, Pure, uncut MACROSS, for the first time.
    from there, i began to branch out from Mecha-themed anime, with series such as Galaxy Fraulein Yuna and Tenchi Muyo!
    and then the early-21st-century and the DVD Anime boom hit, and i was well and truly off to the Anime Races.

    i'm about as hardcore today as i've ever been, and, thanks to the internet, i now have the kind of Mecha and Character-themed merchandise
    that i would have killed for as a young teen, two-plus decades ago...




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    Tasuke got a reaction from tahu157 in Anime Fan for 25 years (since 1995)   
    actually, technically, a good while longer, since i vaguely recall sitting through an episode of ROBOTECH  as a very young boy around what must have been sometime in 1986 or so.
    a nephew gave me his old 1985 REVELL ROBOTECH CHANGERS VEXAR transformable model (U.S. market reboxing of 1983 IMAI MACROSS VF-1S Focker 1/72 VARIABLE TYPE)
    around 1988/1989 or so, and then i got a taste of Mecha Anime tropes at a more readily-impressionable age around 1991,
    thanks to the Mecha action-platfomer game "ASSAULT SUIT LEYNOS" (TARGET EARTH in the U.S.) on the SEGA GENESIS games console.
    my Anime fandom truly began to consciously coalesce around 1995, when my dad bought me an old IMAI MACROSS 1/100 VF-1J Ichijo GERWALK mode model kit,
    and PLAYMATES toy company reissued the old original MATCHBOX-made ROBOTECH Mecha toys under their "EXO-SQUAD" line.
    around that time, i discovered SUNCOAST VIDEO at the mall, and their Anime selection. first i concentrated on ROBOTECH, -via the dual-episode FHE VHS cassette volumes-
    found VIZ MEDIA's ANIMERICA Anime magazine, and began picking up issues often as i could,
    and then i discovered MANGA VIDEO's MACROSS II and MACROSS PLUS movie compilation releases, Pure, uncut MACROSS, for the first time.
    from there, i began to branch out from Mecha-themed anime, with series such as Galaxy Fraulein Yuna and Tenchi Muyo!
    and then the early-21st-century and the DVD Anime boom hit, and i was well and truly off to the Anime Races.

    i'm about as hardcore today as i've ever been, and, thanks to the internet, i now have the kind of Mecha and Character-themed merchandise
    that i would have killed for as a young teen, two-plus decades ago...




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    Tasuke got a reaction from ittaku in To Heart 2 discussion thread   
    a basically one-of-a-kind, custom 1/6 scale Doll (MegaHouse head, OBITSU 26cm. doll body) of my favorite To Heart girl, Konomi Yuzuhara;
     


     

     




     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from Templarseeker in Cardcaptor Sakura NIS Blu-Ray complete series   
    the OBITSU BODY 26, -W (Pale) skin, M (Medium) bust- really is as ideal a body for the Liccarize Sakura (and Tomoyo) as it gets, at least IMO...





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    Tasuke got a reaction from Templarseeker in Cardcaptor Sakura NIS Blu-Ray complete series   
    so i finally broke down and bit the bullet on this series for $130 shipped, coming to the acute realization that i just wasn't going to find it for any cheaper, at least not at this degree of Audio/Video quality.
    eight episodes in, and, indeed, already worth the wait and the price, it is so good-natured and Adorable, the animation is great (for a T.V. series) and it's humor is incredibly witty and tasteful.
    Sakura-chan, in the form of the old 2000 TRENDMASTERS U.S. edition of the late-90's BANDAI wire-bendy-body doll, was among my first gateway girls into the Anime doll collecting/customizing scene;


    in 2017, when TAKARA/TOMY all-too-briefly reissued their "Liccarize" series doll, i jumped on her, eventually getting a new OBITSU BODY 26 for her as well, far and away superior to the standard TAKARA "Licca" fashion doll body she came with;





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    Tasuke got a reaction from TexasDice in YOU and ME and HER (aka Totono aka Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi)   
    and it appears to star a possessed Sonico as one of the lead love interests;
     


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    Tasuke got a reaction from Dreamysyu in Fuwanovel Confessions   
    CLANNAD (Anime) made me misty-eyed, and it takes A LOT to wring that kind of emotion out of me...
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    Tasuke got a reaction from Dreamysyu in A New Decade is About to Start. What Are You Looking Forward To?   
    getting older, and watching most everything i'm into and most deeply care about slowly fade from relevance and crumble to dust.
    a regular ray of sunshine am i, no?

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    Tasuke got a reaction from bakauchuujin in Otaku collection (things other than VNs)   
    been into Anime/Manga myself since my early/mid-teens back in the mid-90's.  when the 21st century brought the modern Internet at large,
    as well as the Great U.S. Anime Boom, my collection extant rather exploded right along with it;
     
     
     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from ittaku in Tasuke's Doll Collection Thread   
    https://to-heart.fandom.com/wiki/Konomi_Yuzuhara
    she finally arrived, after about a full month of waiting.
    a little disappointing, as i was expecting her to be based upon an OBITSU 24,
    much as her companion Lucy Maria Misora was, but alas,
    she's based around the very same archaic OBITSU 21 design as the one
    that i had gotten a couple of years back for my VOLKS UFS To Heart 1 HMX-12 Multi.
    naturally, her head, being rather perfectly scaled for the 21,
    looks rather awkward when mated to an OBITSU 24, old or new design.
    perhaps someday OBITSU will roll out a new 21cm. design,
    and that will be poor Konomi-chan's salvation.
    for now, however;





    fully dressed photos to come, soon as i finish working on her sailor suit...
     
    a bit of Fun, Fractured Phrasing for those amused by such things;


     
    those "stretched" proportions on Konomi just kept continually bugging me,
    so i got her an OBITSU 24ver. 2 body, and... IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY!!!

     
    at last, the Konomi-chan that i've pined for, for years now, has arrived;

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    Tasuke got a reaction from adamstan in Recent (Japanese) Things You Have Purchased   
    due to the generosity of a family member, i might, -MIGHT- be getting a BANDAI PERFECT GRADE RX-0 UNICORN GUNDAM soon;

    if it all pans out, this will become the centerpiece of the GUNDAM-related portion of my Anime toy/model collection extant;
     



     
    Also; have this little cutie-pie coming my way from "AmiAmi" soon as the Japanese shipping lockdown lets up....




     
    finally, gonna be revisiting some classics of my childhood, come June;








     
     
     
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    Tasuke got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Hello, Anime Fan since the 1990's...   
    hi!! been an Anime fan since the early 1990's. like most western Anime fans of my generation, it all began with MACROSS/ROBOTECH.

    been a hardcore Mecha fan most of those years, began paying increasing attention to the characters around the turn of the 2000's.

    this singleminded Mecha fan was suddenly thrust into the world of Character doll collecting in 2001
    when the U.S. based collectible toy firm TOYNAMI released their long forgotten, rather crudely designed line
    of 1/6 character dolls from the 1992 OVA series "Tenchi Muyo!"

    these were my first non-Mecha related Anime items. they inspired me to begin a slow, clumsy self-education in Sewing skills
    so i might make outfits for them i'd like to see them wear.

    i learned the bulk of my skills under these crudely-proportioned Anime dolls, and by 2007 or so,
    when i finally, -FINALLY- joined the 21st century with regular home internet access and the ability to shop online,
    and was ready to finally put those awful Tenchi Muyo dolls behind me, i was able to catch up to a degree
    and begin locating more modern character dolls of Anime characters that struck my fancy.

    i stuck with 1/6 since that was what i could afford, and whar was readily available to me.
    my first was MegaHouse corp's 1/6 "Action Figure Collection" Mikuru Asahina from the once wildly popular Anime series "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"

    Mikuru was to become my favorite Anime Character, and she remains so to this day.
    her doll was a major evolutionary turning point for me as an Anime-centric character doll enthusiast.

    her doll, like all of MegaHouse's character dolls, is based around the fantastic 27cm./1/6 OBITSU brand poseable doll body.
    this doll body, a quantum leap above those awful TOYNAMI Tenchi Muyo designs, opened a new world of character doll collecting for me.

    so many 1990's era 1/6 Japanese market dolls of great, often long forgotten Anime and Video Game characters were produced,
    -and today are often quite affordably found- with heads sporting decent facial sculpts, but attached to abysmal Barbie-like doll bodies.
    the OBITSU BODY is the answer to that problem, and has afforded me several great customized character dolls
    of various Female Japanese pop culture characters i spent my teen years growing up around.
    i was born in early 1982, so that would be putting me between 4~5 years old when ROBOTECH aired.

    nevertheless, ROBOTECH did get me into Anime by proxy in 1988/1989, when a nephew gave me his built up, badly painted REVELL ROBOTECH DEFENDERS VEXAR,
    which was nothing more than a western market repackaging of the original early-80's IMAI MACROSS 1/72 VF-1S ROY FOCKER transformable model kit;




    that model, while short lived in my destructive pre-teen hands, stuck in my head until around 1994 or so,
    when i got to go to a large hobby shop, and found an IMAI 1/100 GERWALK mode VF-1J Hikaru Ichijo/Rick Hunter kit.

    that model led me to seek out hobby and comic/collectible shops, and finding the FHE double episode ROBOTECH VHS volumes
    at my local SUNCOAST VIDEO's Anime section turned me onto looking at other Anime.

    Anime on home video was expensive then, and U.S. offerings were heavily weighted with so-so quality OVA one-off productions
    and movie-length features. T.V. series were a limited and risky proposition, there being a majority of material out there
    that wasn't, at the time, considered a viable sell to the U.S. market. what little was available was often good quality,
    but very pricey at a nominal $25/$40.00 USD per one or two episode Dubbed or Subbed tape.

    for my part, i was of very limited financial means back then, and most of what i could spend was on Mecha model kits,
    so i only occasionally had opportunity to pick up an actual Anime video.

    naturally, being a MACROSS and general Mecha fan, i started out with MACROSS II and MACROSS PLUS MOVIE edits
    that MANGA VIDEO had released at the time, and only began branching out into somewhat less Mecha-oriented affairs
    in the late-1990's, starting out woth Tenchi Muyo! and Galaxy Fraulien Yuna.

    very late 90's/early-2000's were the beginning of a new age of plenty for me and my Anime fandom.
    a local BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO sprung up, with it's attendant Anime section, and i was able to rent a ton of stuff
    i would have never taken the risk on otherwise.

    then, into the 2000's, i got much more affluent, and the Great U.S. Anime DVD Boom hit,
    and me and my family were trying out all sorts of great series, series we ended up buying every volume of,
    such as Ai Yori Aoshi, Chobits, Hand Maid May and Steel Angel Kurumi.

    conversely, this was a dark age for me and Mecha model kits and Anime merchandise in general, as there were no longer any sources available to me.
    i had my local SUNCOAST VIDEO and BEST BUY keeping me in the loop for Anime on home video, but that was it.

    then, i finally joined the 21st century when i got home internet access around 2007. my local SUNCOAST VIDEO was no more,
    - BEST BUY drove them under with undercutting pricing strategies - and that aforementioned BEST BUY
    was scaling their once fantastic Anime selection WAY back.

    without the internet, i might have been forced out of Anime fandom altogether, or at least been forced into
    a VERY limited knowledge and availability of selection. i wouldn't have the Anime doll harem i have now,
    and i probably would never have known about the Vocaloid phenomonon.

    being a nobody, out here in a farming town region, without the interwebs i'd have been pretty well doomed
    to a life of ignorant mediocrity, missing out utterly on all the fine things in life Anime can bring to your table...
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