28 Oct 2011

Rei Miyamoto pvc figure from Organic

Rei Miyamoto 宮本 麗 Miyamoto Rei is a character from the manga and anime series Highschool of the Dead. The series follows a group of Japanese high school students caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.

Based on the the manga representation of Rei, manufactured by Organic, the pvc figure stands 8" tall,  finely detailed and fully painted.  The unfortunate zombie remains anonymous.

Rei Miyamoto bio

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22 Oct 2011

Black Rock Shooter Wallpaper

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Black★Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター, Burakku Rokku Shuutaa) BRS or Rock for short, is the main protagonist of the ova,anime and game franchise by the same name,

Initially depicted as a calm and collected girl, only speaking at the end of the original ova when she confronts her "other self", Kuroi Mato.

Her weapons consist of a black-hilted katana, later called  Black Blade and a large gun called ★rock Cannon. A blue flame shoots out from her left eye.   Single minded and skilled in fighting she later adopts a a pair of metallic wings and a jet engine on her back in game release. Black Rock Shooter is tasked with the duty of maintaining the peace within a world between Heaven and Earth called the Threshold.  Considered to be the ultimate weapon, her abilities are the only hope to save Earth from utter destruction.

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In the OVA, she is a resident of the Other World who merges with Mato in order to rescue Yomi who was possessed by Dead Master.

In Innocent Soul, she resides in the world of Hazama, a plane between Heaven and Earth, and her job is to purify stagnant souls whose regrets caused them to become trapped in this realm and become demons that attack other souls.

In the game, she is a cyborg that is awoken from a capsule in the year 2051, thrown into a battlefield where aliens threaten mankind. She is the creation of Dr. Gibson, whose real name is Stella (ステラ Sutera?), and is a clone of the original White Rock Shooter.

HUke character creator

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21 Oct 2011

Pic of the Week Black Rock Shooter

from sirousagimoon on tumbler.com

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Wallpaper of the Week Keith Parkinson

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Keith Parkinson Official Website

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Catwoman pvc figure from Kotobukiya DC Bishoujo

First appearing in Batman #1 (Spring 1940), Catwoman aka Selina Kyle has for decades straddled the line between hero and villain. Whether on the same side or not, Catwoman and Batman have had an interesting relationship that has occasionally turned romantic. Originally a cat burglar with a flair for the feline, Kyle’s trademark is her vicious whip.

Figure from Kotobukiya, based on an Illustration by Shunya Yamashita and part of the DC Bishoujo collection.  Pvc plastic figure standing 9 1/10 inches tall atop an exclusive Gotham City Batman-inspired gargoyle base complete with two miniature cats!

Catwoman bio on Wikipedia
Catwoman through the years slideshow
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Shunya Yamashita website

19 Oct 2011

Tapestry Cat 1,000 piece jigsaw

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Normally I've never had any time for cats, but this one.. well this one, I may consider leaving a saucer of milk out for.

Illustrator, Lewis T. Johnson

Sandman Death Figure DC Chronicles Series

A character from the critically acclaimed The Sandman (Vertigo) series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. Death is both the end of life and a guide to souls as they begin their new existence.  Unlike most personifications of death, she also visits people as they are born.

One of the most popular characters from Sandman. Death was named the fifteenth greatest comic book character by Empire Magazine.  Death is sculpted by Michael Locascio and part of the DC Chronicles statue series,

Limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 7.5" high x 5" wide x 3.5" deep,

Sandman comic series on Wikipedia

Sculptur Michael Locascio

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17 Oct 2011

Rei Ayanami Forum Avatars

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Rei Ayanami 綾波 レイ Ayanami Rei a character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.

Rei Ayanami Wallpaper

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15 Oct 2011

New Lara Croft Tomb Raider Wallpaper

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Game Character Born February 14, 1967

Nothing I can tell you, you probably don't already know, but a few links to while away the time as the expectation rises for the "new" Lara and the  "grittier" Tomb Raider reboot.

Lara Croft biography
Lara Croft on Wikipedia
Tomb Raider Official Website
Crystal Dynamics 15th Anniversary Digital Art Exhibit
10th Anniversary pics five face of Lara
Chinese Lara

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14 Oct 2011

What does Bishoujo mean?

Bishoujo, bishōjo, bishou
Simply a Japanese word for a "pretty girl", "beautiful girl"

Can also refer to young pretty girls, usually below university age. Oddly Bishōjo is not listed as a word in the authoritative Japanese dictionary Kōjien. A variant named biyōjo 美幼女 refers to a girl before the age of adolescence.

bishōjo game 美少女ゲーム bishōjo gēmu
 "pretty girl game", subgenres of bishōjo games are ren'ai games (often called "dating sims") and eroges or eroge (often called "hentai games").

Bishoujo Anime,
Covers anime of different genres, varying from Shōjoo or shojo, such as Sailor Moon to erotic anime such as MeiKing.

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Wallpaper of the Week Gothic Emo

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Pic of the Week Sergey Musin

"Cybernetic" from Sergey Musin

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13 Oct 2011

Death Note Cosplay Misa Amane

Misa Amane 弥 海砂 aka the second Kira is a fictional character in the Death Note anime, manga, and film series. In the manga, Misa wears jewelry with a crucifix theme, in the anime adaptation, she wears fleur de lis jewelry, although the cross is retained on the collector's figure included with Volume 5 of the DVD series.
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Images from HPzero

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12 Oct 2011

Wizards of the Coast Wallpaper Selection

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Wallpaper top to bottom
Raymond Swanland's Warstorm Surge from the Magic 2012 Core Set

Terese Nielsen's Silverskin Armor artwork from Mirrodin Besieged.

D. Alexander Gregory's Kalastria Highborn art from Worldwake.

Wallpaper from Wizards.com

Wizards of the Coast (aka WotC or Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. Originally founded by Peter Adkison in 1990, the company popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the early 1990's.

In it's lifetime the company has commissioned a who's who of legendary fantasy artists and in the process amassed an extraordinary collection of some of the most capitivating pieces of fantasy artwork.  Releases of  it's many franchised brands have inlcuded the recent Magic's Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 for Ps3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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10 Oct 2011

Christie Monteiro Tekken figure from Kotobukiya

TEKKEN美少女 クリスティ・モンテイロ
1/7 scale PVC Figure – Height: 250mm
Release date: Q1 2012
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya

Based on artwork by Shunya Yamashita and with a nod to the 3D CG movie "Tekken Blood Vengeance", Kotobukiya have started a new series of “Tekken Bishoujo” figures. This model was sculpted by Busujimax (Takaboku Busujima), and stands nearly 10-inches tall.

Christie Monteiro クリスティ・モンテイロ Kurisuti Monteiro is a character from the game series Tekken, first introduced in Tekken 4, Christie is the granddaughter of the Capoeira mestre who taught Eddy Gordo the art of Capoeira. Under Gordo's tutelage it took just two years for Christie to become a skilled fighter, developing her own unique dance like series of movements.

Game designers had noted in Tekken 3, that Capoeira's movements were more suitable for a female, as a result they included Christie instead of Eddy Gordo in Tekken 4.

Shunya Yamashita Official Website

Busujimax (Takaboku Busujima)

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Tekken Blood Vengeance Movie Wallpaper

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