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]

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[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]

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[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]

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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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Alter’s 1/8 Hanamoto Hagumi

Well first off, finally figured out how to make my pictures appear small on my site, and then you can click them to see a higher resolution. I won’t bother going back and doing it with the other pictures but i’ll be doing it from now on. Now on to this review, got my wonderful Alter 1/8 Hanamoto Hagumi just the other day.

Now Hagumi was a figure i liked since i saw her promotional pictures. But at the time bills piled up and i had to cancel her. I was sad but hopeful that i’d find her again later. But turns out that she was sold out and quickly.

Not that Hagumi was uber popular but more like i don’t think Alter released many of her to begin with.

I’m really glad i was able to get my hands on her since she was sold out and i couldn’t even find her on eBay.

Alter did a damn fine job with this figure. Only complaint is that from the side she kinda looks pregnant. The dress pops out right at her belly and she has a bit of a bump. They could have had it just go straight out and then she wouldn’t look as pregnant.

Just look at the detail of the little birdy. He looks so happy on his little mushroom.

You can see a bit more of her bump here as well.

I got her for a great from tjhan since she was broken, the leaf broke off but as you can see it was easily fixed with super glue, and since you don’t’ see it from the front of the figure i don’t have any complaints.

i also appreciated the detail on her hair clips, and the part of her hair. Really good detail there.

Her wavy hair is really pretty, and they did an awesome job on it along with shading it well. You can see that the leaf comes out of her hair.

The expression on her face is also just great. They did really well to maintain the expression from the original artwork.

Best i could find from the original design. I know there is a better picture out there, but i can’t find it for some reason…

I really do like the base as well. A nice change from Alter’s usual plain bases.

Another nice view of the base.

This is the first time I’ve knowingly bought a “used” figure. But She’s in amazing condition. Good job of keeping her in great condition tjhan!

Panty shot! Not the sexiest panties. I wonder why they gave her underwear like this, she isn’t a loli. She’s 18 so I’d expect her to at least have on undies like Fauna.

So I’m going to stick to my guns here and say that if you can honestly find Hagumi you must snag her before someone else does. She’s so amazingly made I’m just glad i was lucky enough to grab her before anyone could.

Figure Info-

Manufactured by Alter
Initial release in June ‘07
Price of 55,24 yen
Discontinued at HLJ
See more Hagu (the exact same one really) at Riuva


8 Responses to “Alter’s 1/8 Hanamoto Hagumi”

  1. Priss says:

    Kyaaaa~ She is such a cutie!!! Lovely shots ^^ Ah man, this’ll get me on the hunt for little Hagu again, one of the Alter pieces I sorely regret never buying. Sometimes the second hand route can really help to fill those little holes in a collection. I can see why you sought her out! The puffy panties are way too sweet… Even though Hagu is 18, I just couldn’t see her in anything other than puffy or frilly!

    Prisss last blog post..The Magical Mystery Snack

  2. Meimi132 says:

    She does look a tad pregnant yes lol, but you can’t see that from the front, so it’s ok!

    She is so darling… and the illustration is really close! Eyebrows are a bit different though, she’d look sadder if the eyebrows were exactly as they were in the illustration.

  3. Blowfish says:

    Shes supposed to be 18?Oh wow i totally misjudged her age.
    I usually wouldnt buy a figure either but when youre buying it from someone like tjhan or other bloggers you know you can be pretty sure that shes in a good condition and wasnt sprayed with condensed milk.

    Is she based only on that Artwork?

  4. Dancing Queen says:

    yeah the puffy panties are cute but for an 18 year old girl it still seems weird

    yeah the eyebrows area tad different as is the way she’s holding the leaf

    well there is a scene in the anime/manga where she is like that, so she’s based of that scene

  5. ron~ says:

    cute figurine, but she looks very small tho for 1/8.. the figurine style is quite similar with Alter’s Alice (pop), maybe from the same sculptor 🙂

    ron~s last blog post..Game: PS3 Japanese MMO Angel Love online release date

  6. lostty says:

    That is such a cute figure!
    I really love the base in particular and I can see what you mean by the “baby bump”, It looks a little weird, but from what I can tell it doesn’t seem to be that prominent.

    losttys last blog post..Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu episode 10

  7. tj han says:

    Haha, I didn’t keep her well at all, that’s why she broke remember. Since her breakage, I’ve kept her in the box, which explains the good condition. Good that you fixed her up.

    tj hans last blog post..I can Drive Now.

  8. Dancing Queen says:

    well her charatcer is really small as well. shes’ supposed to be 18 in the story but look like a 5th grader

    no it’s not too bad but they could have made it a bit better

    @tj han:
    well still i’ve known a few people who took worse care of their figures, and ayt least aftetr she broke you kept her in the box. that does save her from being damaged more in the end

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