Banpresto has been knocking it out of the park with their most recent QPosket figures and I recently managed to pick up three of them.
Is it just me or are they getting prettier and prettier?! Who is your favourite? And please stay tuned for my Qposket collection video!
The Crystalux figure releases by Banpresto continue to amaze and enchant me. Can you believe that I have collected every Disney girl so far?! A few days ago, beautiful Ariel joined my collection as the fourth release of the series after Alice, Snow White and Belle. She is so cute with her floating hair! 🧜♀️
So far all of the Crystalux releases by Banpresto have been nothing short of amazing. It all started with Alice, continued with Snow White and now we are already at their third release with Belle, the heroine of ‘The Beauty and the Beast’. Crystalux figures are prizes that can be won at Japanese arcades. Their special feature are the eyes, which are comparable to dolls’ eyechips and therefore reflect light. Continue reading Crystalux Disney Characters #3: Belle from ‘The Beauty and the Beast’
To celebrate the 35th birthday of My Little Pony, Hasbro released six replicas of their original first generation rainbow ponies. When it comes to My Little Pony, I prefer the first generation by far to any other (the contemporary ponies in the stores right now are already the fourth generation) because they remind me of my childhood. I only ever had two baby ponies, which let me stay in love with their original designs and let’s me cherish these original looking ponies as something truly special. I had to order my ponies from French retailer FNAC because they were only released in selected European countries. They are supposed to hit the US later this year, while the already in the US released anniversary earth ponies are supposed to be released in Europe around October. Continue reading My Little Pony 35th Anniversary Rainbow Collection: Skydancer, Sunlight & Moonstone
It had been only a matter of days after reviewing the Funko Pop! Sailor Neptune figure, that I knew, I could not deny her an existence without Sailor Uranus any longer! This is how my second Funko Sailor Senshi joined my figure collection and will never leave Neptune’s side! Continue reading Funko Pop! Sailor Uranus
She is here! Crystalux’ second figure release is Disney’s Snow White and I have been looking forward to her for a few months now. Crystalux figures can be won in Japanese arcades and it has already been announced that Belle from ‘The Beauty & The Beast’ is next. She will be released in June and yours truly already pre-ordered her! 😉 But first, let’s give beautiful Snow White the attention she deserves! Continue reading Crystalux Disney Characters #2: Snow White
Here we go again with more Qposket cuties! As a fan of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, I was excited to see that there was going to be a release of Princess Aurora, while she was still living under the name of Briar Rose, which was given to her by the three fairies to protect her from Maleficent. (It worked out for a while…) Her figure is brand new and no recoloured release, which traditionally means that next to her version, there also is a version b with a pale pastel colouring. This is a common release strategy, when it comes to Japanese figures, but I personally have to say that I always prefer my figures to have bright colours! Continue reading Oposket: Aurora/Briar Rose (Version A)
Today is a very exciting post, since I am finally writing about a new Disney figure series available in Japanese arcades: Crystalux! They kicked off with Alice from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and will continue with Snow White, who I will be showing you as well in the spring! The idea behind the Crystalux figures is that they have kind of clear reflective chips in front of their eyes, which sets them apart from your usual painted on eyes on figures. For doll collectors ‘eyechips’ are not a new concept at all, but I have to say that I am quite intrigued by the idea of incorporating it into figures, which additionally do not break the bank as well!
What made me the most excited about the Crystalux releases (the two that have been released/announced so far), is the appearance of the Disney girls and that they are portrayed in their actual movie look. It is super refreshing to have this range of Disney figures next to Chibi versions like Qposket. Alice is captured in the secene at the very beginning of the movie, while she is actually talking to her cat Dinah. Honestly, I need a tiny Dinah to accompany her! Alice is (theoretically) sitting on a meadow and made a wreath out of daisies, which she is still holding in her hands. Continue reading Crystalux Disney Characters #1: Alice in Wonderland