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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Kotobukiya’s Yomiko Readman, Codename: The Paper

I adore finding figures I’ve been on the hunt for. I have this knack, I guess, of finding rare figures for amazing prices. I found this lovely Kotobukiya Yomiko Readman that I’ve been on the search forever now for $20 from Dirtybeast on Danny Choo’s Classifieds section.

The Classifieds section is really such an awesome idea since people can get rid of PVC beauties they no longer want, and people like me can find rare amazing ladies that others won’t cherish as much as I.

Ever since I saw R.O.D. back when I first got into anime, I’ve wanted this Yomkiko figure and sadly have only come across her when she was being sold at places that wanted way to much for her.

While Kotobukiya’s figure aren’t the best there are a few that i still want for my collection and a few that I’m willing to pre-order, but I’m not willing to pay a ridiculous price for them when i know they aren’t worth it.

So i kept putting off getting Yomiko since she always cost so much.

I didn’t get Yomiko here because she was an amazing figure but more because i liked her character and I liked R.O.D. If I were going to get her for her design and quality, I would have passed her up. She’s not really anything too special.

But i do like how she’s stepping on the paper on her base, so dainty and delicate.

She’s cast off, but really, it looks pretty bad. So bad that there is no point to pull off her skirt.

Plus the fact that she has no butt at all doesn’t make it too pleasing on the eye.

I do like how her coat sways to the side as if in motion.

Really again, Yomiko here was an impulse buy, but I don’t regret it at all since she was at such an amazing price and since I always liked Yomiko as a character. I do have to say that the Classifieds section has been an amazing thing for me personally, I’ve been able to sell off a few figures I didn’t want, and I’ve been able to get figures I’ve been wanting for a while now for amazing prices. So far, I’ve purchased 8 figures from members on Danny Choo’s website and each time it’s been a pleasant experience with all the people selling me their pre-loved ladies. Now it’s harder for me to pass up a good deal or an impulse buy with this system but then it’s also easier to have a place to prune my own collection and sell off some figures as well. For Yomiko, I don’t think she’ll be going back on the classifieds section anytime soon. She’s lucky I like her so much ^_~

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Kotobukiya
1/8 Scale
Initial release in Ocotober ’06
Price of 4,800 yen

Now it may be hard to find a Yomiko if you do want to get your hands on her, but you can find some other amazing figures and other anime merchandise at these fine retailers!

HobbyLink Japan
Hobby Search
Kid Nemo Company
Otaku Fuel
Play Asia
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20 Responses to “Kotobukiya’s Yomiko Readman, Codename: The Paper”

  1. wtfwasthat says:

    She’s lovely thanks for the review =)

  2. ELTBoy says:

    Jesus … how much time did you spend on the backdrop?! It’s very nice and blends in great with the figure. I do think the figure quality is decent given that it was made in 2006. Anyway, good to see that you get the figure you have been hunting for at a good price.

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  3. Rin says:

    Nice buy!!!!!
    R.O.D. was a good movie and series…
    The figure is pretty nice too!!!!!!
    I must buy something from the classified section on Danny Choo sometime…
    Really nice photos and bg too!!!!!!!

    Rins last blog post..One Year Less to Live…

  4. Dancing Queen says:

    no problem just doing my job

    about 3 hours, from making sure the paper stayed up, to cutting them to placing them on the floor as well so you don’t see any of the original background there

    it really is a good deal to get figures form people there, you get some great figures for super cheap!

  5. Optic says:

    I got her in my early days of figure collecting. If I remember correctly, I chose her over Haruka from idolm@ster because of the fact, I liked the R.O.D series.

    Till this day, I still like her and I find she’s one of my special purchases I made. ^^

    Now that’s a background that deserves a round of applause. *clap hands* ^^d

    Optics last blog post..A Mini Tower of boxes

  6. godanham says:

    That’s so cruel of you!!!! This is one of those figures where when I watch the series I say to myself, “This character would be a must get but I bet they never made figures for this series.”
    I’m so stupid that I never checkT.T
    The same goes for the Midori and Solty figures

    godanhams last blog post..Brook Arrives!!!! 2-2-09

  7. Blowfish says:

    Thats a nice idea for a backdrop!
    I havent really bothered with the classified section on DC yet.Maybe i should check it out and hope that some European sellers are among them ^^

    Blowfishs last blog post..Asuka: All grown up (NSFW)

  8. Karen says:

    Ooooh! Me want. D: I love the paper base, so pretty. And her coat D: Nice find!

  9. phossil says:

    Read or Die!! lol..
    I like the background you did!! Fits perfect!

    phossils last blog post..Haruhi photo shoot

  10. Vanessa says:

    She looks cool. I like figurines that look like they’re in motion.

    I watched the first 20 minutes of R.O.D. this past summer and I liked it so far. I’ll try to rent it on DVD if I can find it.

  11. DJ Tama says:

    Fixed your post. I’m normally not a “grammer nazi”, but holy hell… you misspell a lot when you are sick…

    Good find. I’ll check her out when I come over on a weekend.

  12. Dancing Queen says:

    yay applause!

    thank you,i felt it was the most suitable thing to use for “The Paper”

    oh i always check when i start watching a new series, if there are any figures out there for the characters

    there usually are sometimes, my luck i’ve found mostly within the Us but they are always willing to ship overseas

    yep she was an extremely awesome find

    at first i was only going to use white paper, but i decided to use newspaper clippings as well, i’m just so glad everyone liked it!

    oh it’s a good series and worth checking out, now there is the TV and the OVA, watch the OVA first then the TV some people don’t like the TV and prefer the OVA but i liked both really

    @DJ Tama:
    thank you kind sir for fixing my typos, it’s what i get for typing late at night when sick

  13. James says:

    I’m jealous , you got her for so cheap ^^

    Lucky you ! But glad you finally have her 🙂

    Great pics and background 🙂

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  14. ron~ says:

    saw this figurine few times in local figurine shop. Old figurine 🙂 I don’t really like the quality of this figurine tho, same like other old figurines, they have the glossy plastic feel on it 🙂

    ron~s last blog post..1/8 Ma-ryan ~ Kotobukiya

  15. aaa a a says:

    I want.

  16. Figure Maniac says:

    I have the cold cast version of her. I still love her for the series, character, and the design. Picked her up at Fanime 2003. Paid a bit too much for her, but OMG was she worth it.
    I also notice how the quality and quantity of anime figures have improved over the years. Probably thanks to the growing number of figure collectors.

  17. Divine Fang says:

    Wow I really like the background too! Glossy skin there but for $20 it is a good buy!

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  18. Lovelyduckie says:

    $20? I’m quite jealous. I’ve been doing the same thing as you, searching for her but disgusted by the prices people are asking for her. I really love Yomiko, watching Read or Die was a big turning point in anime for me. After seeing it I decided I needed to be more open minded and absorb many different series. I guess you could say it’s what inspried me to pull away from being a “Magical Girl Anime” exclusive fan.

    Lovelyduckies last blog post..Fumie (Edelweiss) Orchid Seed

  19. Figure Maniac says:


    Ya I know what you mean. When I first got into anime, I thought everything was like Dragon Ball Z and Ninja Scroll. Stylized action and blood. Then I watched Ah My Goddess and discovered I can be emotionally attached to characters too. Belldandy is still my #1 anime love. I love Yomiko cuz I can see her as a really good friend.

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