Monday, February 16, 2015

Project: Obitsu- February 2015

Next up for Project : Obitsu is Erena-Mission 2, an Obitsu/Azone Hybrid released about a decade ago. I don't know much about her backstory except that this is the second Erena and she appears to be some kind of original action/adventure/spy character. At least, I'm not aware of any other media featuring this lady. although I might've missed it. Anyway, I've always thought she was a cool little doll and when I had the chance to acquire her last year, I jumped at it. I posted a quick "in the box" photo review HERE so you can check out other photos and info there.

I promise that I didn't make her do this photo shoot in the cold! The combined effects of stretchy top material and the permanent "headlights on" molding of the Obitsu hard shell body conspire to make it seem like a cold day, though. A couple things I should've done with this photo shoot include showcasing the giant, heavy die-cast pistol she's armed with and dressing her in the hilarious cleaning lady disguise that comes with this set. (Complete with toilet plunger!) Maybe I can revisit her at some point in the future for more shots.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Joe! February 2015

This month, Mike checks in as a sorta-kinda US Army Ranger. I won't promise that he is in any way "accurate" but the uniform and gear are what you might've seen in use from the late 1990s to mid 2000s. OK, maybe not all on the same guy or at the same time but well...yeah! Anyway....

Mike is, again, a GI Joe Super Articulated body. His basic uniform, boots and helmet are from BBI while his rifle and gear (body armor, chest rig and pouches) come from Dragon. This project proved to be more challenging than I first imagined. Highlights include uncooperative helmet straps, missing parts like knee pads, goggles and hand grenades and a bayonet that fell apart at the eleventh hour. *WHEW* Nevertheless, I'm pleased with what I managed to get done by photography day and I'll keep adding and adjusting things as I find them. Next month's Joe is going to be a lot simpler and will be paired with a special guest star. OK, on with the photos!

I've decided to spared every one a detailed "gear head" break-down of all the his equipment but I can certainly add it or answer specific questions if you'd like.