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]

Nendoroid Storage Container Nendoroid Storage Container

How do you like them apples? Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Aruruu

Since I’ve seen Utawarerumono I wanted Eruruu and Aruruu figures. Sadly i’ve only been able to get Aruruu in this search for the two. Aruruu here is so adorable but sadly she’s lonely for her onee-chan…

I’m still on the search but Eruruu but can’t find her anywhere. Other than ebay for $150! way too much!

For once this is a Kotobukiya figure that i have NO COMPLAINTS abuot. I’ll be the first to admit that i don’t like Kotobukiya figures much but sometimes they do surpass my expectations.

Cute tail!

Cute ears, the girls in the world of Utawarerumono are so cute!

Aruruu is one of the rare figures that I’m so happy i purchased. She’s been made so well and detailed from her shows to her hair. No noticeable seam lines, no paint hiccups, then folds of her clothes are done so nicely, her adorable expression, nothing was overlooked. I just ask you fellow figure collectors, if you ever happen to spot Kotobukiya’s Eruruu for a decent price, let me know. I’ve been looking for her forever now and have yet to spot her for a price that won’t kill my wallet too badly. But if you have Eruruu and have been debating getting her imouto, I suggest you do it for she is so adorable hard to pass up!

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Kotobukiya
1/8 Scale
Initial release in March ’07
Price of 4,200 yen

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17 Responses to “How do you like them apples? Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Aruruu”

  1. Ayu says:

    You always have such great luck with rare figures! Lovely photos and figure, especially her face <3

    Also, just FYI, they released the pvc for that Yoko bikini version from amiami and the eyes look much better: http://www.moeyo.com/2009/01/post_6949.html

  2. Dancing Queen says:

    yep i saw those and changed my mind and ordered her!

  3. Otaku Dan says:

    you are your rare figures. that is a nice figure and that tail is sooooo cute

    Otaku Dans last blog post..Megami Magazine

  4. Rin says:

    Really nice job on the shoot!!!!!
    Do like the Japanese style of the background…

    Rins last blog post..A Week in Toronto 5

  5. Optic says:

    Surprisingly I haven’t watched the series yet. It has been on my watchlist for like forever but never got around to it. I have a bad habit of moving onwards towards new series where I’m missing out on the past classics. T_T

    Optics last blog post..Mikuru Madness

  6. Divine Fang says:

    Nice backdrop!!! You made Aruruu looked great there.
    Hmm… I think if the background is more blurry Aruruu will be even more outstanding 🙂

    (When it comes to figurine photography, I really lack of creativity 🙁 )

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  8. Dancing Queen says:

    @Otaku Dan:
    well tech. when i got her she wasn’t so rre, but her sister eruruu was!

    why thank you!

    oh it’s a good series, i happen to like to go back and watch the classics that i may have missed

    @Divine Fang:
    yeha but then the background was pretty small so any futer and i’d have to cut off aruruu’s head

    why dos it say it won’t be released till 1-28-09?

    she’s so cute isn’t she!

  9. Stripey says:

    Funny that when Eruruu was released, the sales of her figure was very poor. My local store held a huge stockpile of her until very recently when the piece was finally sold. (She was practically on the shelves for 2 years XD).

    All the best for your hunt! 🙂

  10. mememo says:

    Thats when they are getting stock in not the release date strange i know but thats how they do it. I have ordered 3 figures from them in the past with no problems i spent ages looking for a Mahou Shoujo Neko X : Peke PVC Figure and finaly found it here

  11. Vixion says:

    lol, somehow i can get eruru here for only 20 US $

    somehow i don’t really like both of them [figures] they’re just too glossy

    i always want touka, but koto never made it >_<

  12. Emma says:

    Really like the photos ^^ Would love to see pics of you room, you should post it sometimes, it must be otaku heaven. keep up the good work

  13. Dancing Queen says:

    i should have asked around for help finding her long ago

    oh well maybe i’ll have to look into it then

    really? where at?

    i actually have done room posts, two to be exact this is the first one http://howagirlfigures.com/2008/05/19/a-girls-room-no-wai/
    and here it is more recently a few months later http://howagirlfigures.com/2008/11/22/a-girls-room-no-wai-part-2-remodeling/

  14. Blowfish says:

    Haha i have exactly the same roller-type shutter (Babelfish translation ^^;;;,the thing you used as background) just in red.
    I like the bite mark on the apple.Is it supposed to be from that squirrel like thing?

    Blowfishs last blog post..Nosebleed get!

  15. Vixion says:

    i’m at indonesia ….

  16. Lovelyduckie says:

    This series is still on my “to watch” list. I’m actually a pretty big fan of Kotobukiya because I think they have the best quality to price ratio of all the figure manufacturers. Basically I’m trying to say I feel like I get more quality then what I pay for. Like the Gothic Lolita Rei/Asuka figures that were a mere $35.99 a pop.

    Lovelyduckies last blog post..Last Haul of January

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