Hobby Japan x Kotobukiya 1/8 Hinanai Tenshi!

Touhou fans will be delighted as Hobby Japan x Kotobukiya revealed the latest character in their splendid line-up of Touhou figures (except Marisa, lol) who is none other than the spoiled-brat young mistress of Bhavagra, Hinanai TenshiContinue reading

Sensei Rocks The House at Otaku Expo 2012!

Another convention has passed and while we’re pooped out, we’re very happy again with the turnout as well as the company of all our friends who guarded the display. I’m supposed to make an event report for Otaku Expo 2012 but since I’m kinda’ lazy right now (hahaha), I’ll first post the epic performance of our resident Sensei, Ash, who didn’t only promote Team Onii-chan and our forum, JPTOYPH.ORG, but also sang his heart out with his rendition of Dragonball Z’s “Cha La Head Cha La.”

So again, to Team Onii-chan, thank you and congratulations to another splendid display. Our success is the success of each and everyone of us. Without all of your help, the group will not be flourishing as much as it has today. Also, thank you to Sensei for the great performance and active promotion of the team. Enjoy the video everyone :)

Shifting Schedule (Otaku Expo 2012)

UPDATE LIST IS HERE

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In order to properly guard the figures during the event, we shall be implementing shifting schedules to ensure that there will always be people present at the display area. These people will also be held accountable for all responsibilities and duties expected of Team Onii-chan! members while they are on shift. To be included in the crew for a particular shift, simply submit your name and shift schedule as comments below :) Continue reading

“Japanese Toy Collectors Philippines” is Now Open!!!

As we’ve grown over the past year, we realized that the rapid progress our team has had will eventually lead to a bigger community of collectors. Our goal for the team has always been to promote the hobby to the widest range of people and to cultivate a welcoming and accepting community that leads to more friendships. As a result, we’ve decided to finally start our own message board under the name “Japanese Toy Collectors Philippines.

The reason for this choice of naming, in contrary to something like Team Onii-chan Boards or something like that, is that more than being just a community for anime figures, we also want to build a community that welcomes other enthusiasts of Japanese collectibles outside of the usual figures, such as doll collectors and other otaku merchandise.

Being a new online community, we don’t expect our numbers to be as big as other groups, but what we can promise is that ours’ will be a home that makes you feel comfortable and happy to be a collector. We do not promote an elitist and antagonistic attitude that alienates people and a free exchange of ideas is what we welcome in our new home.

Team Onii-chan wants to be more than just a figure display group, but also a catalyst for change in helping to build a better and more constructive haven for all Japanese toy collectors. We hope you join us in fulfilling this vision of ours’ :)

See you at the forums :D

New “Code Geass: Akito The Exiled” Anime Promotional Video Leaked

It has been a while since we’ve heard anything about the new “Code Geass” anime. I actually thought that it might be one of those projects that were only referred to in passing and destined to be forgotten by the producers, but thankfully, we finally have concrete evidence that is is coming soon. A random search on Youtube yielded this video preview, showing a lot of new faces and a lack of old ones but retaining the signature CLAMP art style and the roller-blading high speed Knightmare Frame battles we’ve come to know of. Yup, this is indeed the new “Geass” anime and it will be entitled “Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.” It’s bound to be released this 2012. An exact date hasn’t been given yet but considering that a promotional video has already leaked, it’s airing might be sooner than we expect. Can’t wait for this one.

Max Factory Holy Angel Kamineko is Truly Heaven Sent

Max Factory has long been one of my favorite manufacturers for releasing some of the best figures in a very attractive 1/7 scale, meaning they’re a bit bigger than your usual 1/8 scaled figures. This trend continues with their latest figure announcement in the form of “OreImo’s” Kuroneko in her Holy Angel Kamineko outfit. Continue reading

Volunteer Your Figures for the Otaku Expo 2012 Display!!!

Volunteering time! As with our previous figure events, we’re opening up slots for our display to everyone to lend their figures for it. Our displays would not have been as successful as they’ve been without the help of our lenders and this will hold true for all of our displays including our upcoming Otaku Expo 2012 stint this January 21-22, 2011. Since there is no particular series of shows that are highlighted this time, we will be using the standard grouping of scale figures, Nendoroids and articulated figures. To volunteer, just comment below this post so we can register your name as a lender. These are the number of slots for now but we will add more once we’ve confirmed the number of tables given to us. Thanks. Continue reading

Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew Will Be at Otaku Expo 2012!!!

After our grandest display event last month, you’d think that our team would be resting on its laurels now, but no. This January 21-22, Otakuzine will once again be holding Otaku Expo at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 and yup, you guessed it, we’re having another display for all of you. If you will remember, we also participated in the 2011 edition of the said event and in my opinion, that was one of the more memorable displays that we had so I’m very optimistic that this will be just as memorable. What to expect? Well, more figures of course. We’ll be showcasing some of the first figures that came out in 2012 so expect some new faces to be seen. For now, we don’t have much details regarding the event itself but on our part, we’ll be opening slots for volunteering of figures soon so stay tuned. What better way to celebrate the new year than with a new convention! We hope to see all of you at our event and hopefully you can once again visit our booth to see our gorgeous display.

Kotobukiya Black Hanekawa Has The Most Beautiful Base, Face Not So Appealing

“Bakemonogatari” has always been a source of inspiration for many figure manufacturers, with many of the top companies releasing their own versions of the always popular series. Kotobukiya has been one of them and while their offerings have often gotten the cold shoulder over the ones from Good Smile or Alter, they’re trying to reverse the trend with their latest and most impressive figure yet, Black Hanekawa. Continue reading

Good Smile Cafe Taipei visit (part 1)

Fortunately I was able to go to Taipei last December. And I visited the Good smile cafe. First here are directions to GSC Cafe if you’re planning to go to Taipei

I’ll create 2 or more posts regarding this visit this first post is about the location and the merchandises found in the cafe.

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FiguArts ZERO Himura Kenshin Looks Top Notch (And Affordable Too)

“Rurouni Kenshin” has seen a revival in Japan soon and while there have been both good and bad things that have come out from it, the attention it has gotten recently is a welcome sight especially for those who grew up following the series. Bandai is paying tribute to this great series by announcing the “Rurouni Kenshin” FiguArts ZERO line of figures and the first entry is none other than the titular character himself, Himura Kenshin. Continue reading

The (Delayed) Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special Event Report

Another event has just passed for Team Onii-chan and yet, unlike the previous ones, the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special display will always hold a special distinction for various reasons. Not only was it the largest collection of figures ever gathered for an event but it was also the first time that Team Onii-chan was front and center in terms of participation for a convention. For such a young group to handle a project of such grand scale was indeed a daunting task but if there was ever a crew that was prepared for it, it was ours. From the planning stages to the ingress and to the event proper itself, everyone helped out in bringing this dream to life. Never have we imagined that a figure-centered convention would ever be promoted this way and we’re very lucky to have played a big part in it. Continue reading

Upcoming Nendoroids – January 2012

Nendoroid Akarin of YuruYuri. Teaser picture (upper right) was released few weeks ago so I thought someone was trolling just like what they did to Menma XD. Anyway, this picture was a screenshot of GSC’s live streaming at Nico Nico Douga. (Credits to Fuuoko of MFC)

Nendoroid Ricotta Elmar of Dog Days. After Nendoroid Milhi, the loli scientist was next to be nendorized.

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