Posted July 13, 2008on:
1/8 scale Tsuruya-san by Max Factory
Another shoot for another figure in my collection. This time it’s Tsuruya-san from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya who get’s the spotlight. As mentioned in my “Figure teaser” post, she was coming soon so I hope I didn’t disappoint.
I was intending to take her outside and do another outdoor shoot but the weather was dull and it looked like it was gonna rain so I did an indoor one instead in my dining room. There wasn’t much light and I didn’t want to use the flash as the quality looked better without it so I did my best with the shoot.
Tsuruya-san is the 5th figure released from Max Factory Haruhi series. I already have the whole set to date and she was my 5th one acquired from the series. She was released on late February 2008 (from what I can remember) but I didn’t get mine until late March due to short supplies at HLJ. Apparently, they weren’t able to fulfill my order because I preordered late. Well, that’s what I”m assuming as they didn’t give me a legitimate explanation. I got mad because I really wanted it and if they were unable to fulfill my order, they should have notified earlier, rather than later so I could have purchased her at Hobby Search before it was too late. I had an urge to spam them with ‘hate mate’, but I know that wouldn’t get me my Tsuruya-san. Luckily, I found one at a retail price on ebay a couple of weeks later. I couldn’t careless about the shipping cost because I really wanted her to complete my Haruhi collection. Luckily the shipping price wasn’t that bad and when she finally arrived, I jumped for joy. It was everything I expected from seeing the promo pictures to seeing the real thing out of the box.
When it comes to figures, Max does it again. The quality is brilliant and the figure is top-notch, The paintwork is very detailed and I can’t seem to find a single flaw. My favourite area is the hair. You have to see it to believe it as it’s big and long where it almost covers her whole back. Her eyes is another key area to point out. Very detailed indeed where gives out that Tsuruya moeness.
The figure came with 3 attachments, the fist interchangeable hand, a pair of “neko mini” and tail to give out that “neko” waitress look.
Her hands are so pretty. Even her fingernails are painted. ^^
And finally xD
I’m still decided if I should get the 1/8 Asahina Mikuru School Festival Version. I already have the other Mikuru and I’m not a big Mikuru fan but they are a matching pair. ^^
Most online stores don’t have her avaliable anymore so ebay would be the best place to look first if your interested.