from Ghost in the Shell
by Alpha Toycom
Took these pics last week but haven’t posted it due to the Collecticon and AniCon events that I had to attend last weekend.
Anyway, I got bored one morning and decided to do a photoshoot of one of my old figures of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell. Since I was too lazy setting up my “mini-studio”, I just decided to take pics in front of my monitor with the Aquarium screensaver running. 😉
The figures comes in a blister-pack packaging, which I hate since I need to put the figures back in their packaging so as not to collect dust.
Some of my figures are displayed out in the open, but most of my collection is still in their original packaging.
Anyway, upon opening this figure, I noticed that there were a lot seams/ scars all over the place. Some below her eyes, some on her legs and some at her back. >_<
At first, I thought that the PVC must have warped due to being kept in her blister pack for so long and that the heat must have destroyed this figure but upon checking out some sites, some collectors also have noticed that there are some seams in their figures as well, most noticably on her leg.
But I haven’t seen any that are as badly damaged as mine. 😥
Since I already opened the figure anyway, I just decided to take the best shots I can of this figure and not show much of its flaws. You can still see the seams here and there, but I tried to hide it by changing some of the angles, using less lighting and less close-ups. 😐
So, yeah, this isn’t much of a review of the figure but more of a “just trying to get the best photos I can of the figure”. ^^
I think the “less lighting” approach looked good since I was going for an underwater facility kind of scenario where Motoko is preparing for her dive.
Upon researching this figure, I saw some pics of variants of this figure. One of which is a white-version which is very rare and very very cool-looking. Me wants! 😛
Hope you enjoyed the pics! My next figure photoshoot won’t be as dark as this one since I’ve already finished it. Just need to crop the pics. ^^