Continuing on from the previous post, today I'm semi-reviewing another one of my first figures. This time around it's my first Figma, and this marks my first PVC figure and also the figure that I personally regard as my first true figure as well. It was on a cloudy day last year that she arrived in my mailbox, and today was a cloudy day too. Yuki Nagato, from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was the figure that started my obsession with figure collecting. Ink-Eyes couldn't compare with the excitement I had when I got my first Figma. Joints didn't bother me, in fact the articulation of Figma is what drew me in the most. I was all too paranoid about the joints, the hand pieces and everything about it at first though. I was afraid to break her, this wasn't like the action figures I collected as a child. I recall, back then I didn't know many stores and I pretty much bought from the US ones because I was afraid of overseas shipping and delivery times, so she was bought from Kid Nemo. I've stopped buying from Kid Nemo after some dissapointments with orders not working out, but back then I loved them.
Yuki came with 2 faces, both pretty much the same, 2 hair pieces, one with and one without glasses, 2 sets of shoes, the indoor and outdoor ones, 10 hands, a chair, and one opened and one closed book, along with the normal Figma stand and bag. I didn't manage to get one of the special ones with a scarf, but oh well. I didn't think I'd get into figures as much as I did when I got her, but I found out soon after I had her in my possession that she looked pretty lonely all by herself. It was then that I decided to order Haruhi as well. Well, Riiana also wanted the Haruhi Figma since I got the Yuki one for me. There weren't very many Figma to choose from at that point in time, so I had to stick with what was available that wasn't limited edition. When I first got Yuki I didn't have a blog yet, and I also only took a few crappy quality pictures of her just for fun. I didn't realize that soon I'd be blogging, and soon after that I'd be reviewing figures on a regular basis. Didn't take long before I learned how to take somewhat decent pictures of figures, I just hadn't done it before, so it took a few photo shoots to learn the basics. Thus why until now, you've never seen an actual review of her. I know there are already probably hundreds of reviews of this figure out there, but this is a special figure to me, so I'm doing this for myself, as well as to share with those of you who bother to read this wall of text.
Again, the custom base cover is not made by me. You'll be seeing more of these in the future and I suppose I have to credit each time just in case you didn't see the last one. I got the cover for this Figma base from this post over at DannyChoo. One of these days I might see about using the template of those bases to make some for the Figma that don't have any made for them yet.
Of course, the moment the Evil Witch Version Yuki Nagato was announced I knew I had to have her. Even though I already had a Yuki, the accessories convinced me to buy. Although she is a simple figure, she holds a special place in my heart as my "first" figure, first Figma and the one that started my obsession with collecting. I plan on reviewing one more figure that never saw a real review, Haruhi Suzumiya. Whether or not I do it in the next post or later on in the future I'm not sure of. I still plan to do a Ryoko Asakura vs. Yuki Nagato post also one of these days. Well, I hope I didn't bore you too much, but I thought it'd be nice to give my Yuki the attention she deserved when I got her but didn't receive.