Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

Our apartment – 2016 NSFW Our apartment - 2016 NSFW

[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

[Alter] – Melty Review [Alter] - Melty Review

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW [Orchid Seed] - Yuki Review NSFW

Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

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Matou Sakura’s Sexy Beach Vacation

I was going through my hard drive today and noticed that i had a file named “Sakura at the beach”. I was curious and opened it and discovered these pictures! I had taken these when i did the Tessa/Chidori Shoot and was planning on posting them at a later time but i guess it totally slipped my mind.

I’ve had Sakura for a while now and originally she wasn’t even mine. She belonged to my bf and was one of the first figures he bought with his own money. But after an incident with the cats i felt the figures were much much safer with me than with him.

Sakura has one of the nicest backsides of my figures.

The reason i took at the figures was his first figure was the Max Factory Etna which i bought him as a present was chewed up by my cat lucky. He had wanted a cat and conned me into it since the one kitten at the store was ADORABLE! So we took her home but i later caught her chewing on Etna’s Hair.

Since then he’s not allowed to have figures in his house unless he can get some form of storage that protect them from the cats. But he doesn’t mind since he’s moved on from figures to Gundam Models.

I remember doing this shoot, I had surprised my bf by taking the day off work and telling him we were going to the beach. I packed up the figures and surprised him once we got there with them. He was SOOOO embarrassed and walked as far away from me as he could.

At first i was even nervous about taking the figures outside so i didn’t mind him walking away, but after a while the nervousness went away. People would stop and look, but they didn’t really say anything. I was scared mostly of people coming to taunt me or kick sand, but people were really nice and some stopped to even ask me what i as doing this for.

After a while my bf came back and we hung out at the beach for the rest of the day, but the figures had to go back in the car since i didn’t want the sand scratching them up.

Even thought she wasn’t my initial purchase i really do like this figure, she’s really well made and really sexy as well. If your a fan of Sakura or a fan of Sexy girls in bikinis then she’s a figure to get. It’s typical Kotobukiya work, not top quality but still good. But her skin is a bit shiny and she has a few seam lines that are noticeable. But not so bad that would deter someone from buying her. My only complaint is that her swimsuit top’s strap in the back isn’t painted right and there is a part that overlaps and looks bad but it’s in the back and it might only be mine. But other than that she’s really awesome!

Figure Info-

Manufactured by Kotobukiya
1/8 Scale
Initial release in December ’06
Price of 4,200 yen
Backorderd at HLJ and Sold Out at Kid Nemo


18 Responses to “Matou Sakura’s Sexy Beach Vacation”

  1. Mimi says:

    Oh wow she looks so good i thought her body was real for a sec ^^;
    Love her bikini!

    Mimis last blog post..Unfinished Euphemia

  2. Blowfish says:

    Wait a moment…Youve stored your figures the rest of the day in the CAR???
    Doesnt sound like a good idea to me.When its warm enough to go to the beach the car must have heated up too.

    I like your beach pictures.You should do them more often 😀

  3. Dancing Queen says:

    well this was during march and at the time it was only about 70ish degrees and it got cloudy later on in the day so they were fine. Plus they were in their original boxes stored in the car ^_^

    I might do more beach pictures later once i get my Hayase Mitsuki http://www.kidnemo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2931

  4. Great pictures! and I love the figure, not a big sakura fan but this figure looks great!
    Your lucky, If I went down to my local beach, the people there would do what you described, laugh, kick sand and taunt.

    Nomadicwriters last blog post..Fruits Basket: Manga Review

  5. Baka-Raptor says:

    In your boyfriend’s defense, I’d probably run away too. Maybe I’d be ok with shooting some G.I. Joe photos, but a girl holding her bikini bottom by the strings…

    I wouldn’t be embarrassed so much by a confrontation; it’s what onlookers don’t say that’d really bother me.

    Baka-Raptors last blog post..Kaiji vs. Kaiba: An Objective Analysis

  6. GNdynames says:

    Great shots! I personally wouldn’t be embarrassed and would probably have brought figures to the beach (or similar locations) if I can always keep an eye on them. I’m a proud otaku ^^

    GNdynamess last blog post..Fate/Stay Night – Unlimited Blade Works

  7. Dancing Queen says:

    Yeah i only saw the anime and Sakura wasn’t really an important character so i didn’t bother getting her. I’m just lucky my bf did and that i was able to steal it from him ^_~

    See i don’t mind what people think of me. I grew tired of caring what others thought and realized that if i try to live me life not embarrassing myself and not enjoying life it would be dull and boring. I may embarrass myself a bit but screw it i’m having fun! But at the same time this is my thoughts now, after the fact. At that time i was dying of embarrassment and was so scared when i pulled them out of the car that i walked down to the beach with them and the camera wrapped in towels so people couldn’t see…

    well i am the same way NOW, but at that time since this was the FIRST time i had taken figures out i was sooo terrified of people’s reactions… Luckily people were nce so now i’m totally fine with it and don’t mind at all

  8. deftoned says:

    I am suddenly longing for the white sandy beaches of Hawai’i.

    deftoneds last blog post..why is the date always screwed up?

  9. noki says:

    Don’t sand / seaair affect your figures? don’t they get dirty?

  10. Dancing Queen says:

    you have no idea how jealous i am of you for having gone to Hawaii!

    tech yes but i cleaned them up right after i go home.

  11. Hirvine says:

    Always scary to take your PVC’s out. Would they make it, would someone see you, see -> “He was SOOOO embarrassed”. 😛
    Still the shots are truly worth it. Great shooting, though the face is a bit hidden into the shadows like your tessa-chidori shots, I don’t know if you intended it.
    Aren’t you afraid the legs get damaged in the sand?

    Hirvines last blog post..Zero no Tsukaima Princess no Rondo OST

  12. Meimi132 says:

    The low angle shot is really good. Shows off the shape of her legs n stuff. Mucho pretty.

  13. Rin says:

    Really nice…
    It’s cool that you found an old file that is long forgotten…
    It’s nice to see figures outside photoshoots…

  14. otaku dan says:

    that is a nice figure you have there. i would never do a photo shoot at the beach because i’m afraid of getting my figures damaged by the elements but i should try it someday

    otaku dans last blog post.."New" Shelves!!!

  15. Pure Trance says:

    At least her seams aren’t as bad as Kotobukiya Candy Bikini Shana’s arms! I LOVE that figure, but goddam x_X

    Pure Trances last blog post..Max Factory 1/8 Another Blood

  16. Dancing Queen says:

    well i wanted the ocean in the background as well and thats where the sun was at the time. I didn’t really mean for their faces to be hidden but i know for next time to do pictures at the beach SUPER EARLY if i want good lighting

    I really do like that shot, you can see the curve of her legs to her butt very nicely

    Yeah i can’t believe i just forgot about them!

    @otaku dan:
    there are certain beaches i would never take my figures thats for sure, at Newport beach the waves are hard and the sand is really rough and grainy and THAT would damage my figures. But i took these at Oceanside and the waves are calmer there and as you can see the sand is small and fine.
    but still after i took the shots i washed them in the car and then once i got home i washed them again, just to be sure

    @Pure Trance (figured):
    yeah, with kotobukiya sometimes they are hit or miss with their seam lines. But at least they tend to be cheaper than most other figures.

  17. gordon says:

    there’s nothing to be embarrassed about shooting figures at the beach? bikini figures has the right to go to the beach too.

    will be even better if u put her near the shore with the waves. ^^;

    gordons last blog post..Farewell Beloved Space Playboy

  18. lu-k says:

    Since beach isn’t really far from my place, I should try to go there and take some picture of my swimsuit figures… but I ma too afraid of the sand and the damages it could cause to my camera if I am not enough careful >_<

    Love this kind of picture of yours 😀

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