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(Nendoroid) Chibi Oppai Wars

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Some of the challenges of figurine photograph include:

+ Having the tenacity and pigheadedness to set the shoot up in random locations

+ Developing an oblivious attitude to stares from curious strangers who perceive our activities as “crazy”

+ To ignore the guilt of taking up a spot in a crowded fastfood outlet with the frail excuse of having just a large cup of coke

These challenges were overcome during an impromptu photo outing on a boring weekend.  While hunting for a location to setup, we stumbled across a nice Family Restaurant called Saizeriya. It is hidden in a corner of Liang Court, a mall known traditional for its popularity among Japanese expatriates in Singapore which houses the country’s first Kinokuniya book store as well as Meidi-Ya Supermarket.

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The meal in Saizeriya was surprisingly good. I had a hamburger patty thing with mushroom topping which was delicious. But the highlight of the meal was the clam chowder soup which was simply wonderful.

Saizeriya specializes in Japanese Italian cuisine at affordable prices. For those who have watched/read Hatsukoi Limited, the megane bishojo Meguru Watase works as a waitress in a Saizeriya Family Restaurant. Unfortunately, the Singapore branch doesn’t supply their waitresses with the fetching uniforms as featured in Hatsukoi Limited. *cues to a scene from the Christmas episode where Kappa-face pervs at Meguru’s panchira*

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And like most family restaurants in Japan, there was a drink bar! Free flow of drinks for a reasonable price. ^^ Our booth was just next to the row of hot and cold drink dispensers and we had fun watching little Japanese kiddies mix up a potent cocktail. The only drawback of the place was the freezing air-conditioning. Unable to take the cold, we moved on to another location to chill.

We found ourselves back at our favourite fastfood joint in Bugis MOS burger. I have a fatal attraction to their coffee milkshake.

Whipping out a DSLR, it was a flurry of cloth and Nendoroid & Figma body parts as we set up something simple to photograph. The models for this shoot include Nendoroids Louise & Yoko, featuring Figma Haruhi in her summer uniform.

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First pose on the agenda included an obligatory body swap between Tsundere princess Louise and heavily ‘armed’ Yoko. Flat-chested Louise experienced her ‘growth spurt’ in the chest area as she looked sweet and charming with the borrowed body.

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And the feisty Yoko turned docile with her new aerodynamic torso. =D

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The lighting for this shoot wasn’t particularly spectacular.

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As the lights were yellowish and it took me awhile to figure out how to change the settings on the DSLR to compensate for the color imbalance.

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The interesting thing to note about Nendoroids is that their acrylic standees vary. For Yoko, she has a clamp like pose holder which is different from the other girls, who have acrylic holders molded to the folds of their skirts.

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I guess this is a rare opportunity for Yoko to be covered up from neck to toe. =)

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And both Nendos look natural in their exchanged bodies.

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And then they were back into their own shoes.

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Yoko turns~! I think she is one of the cutest Nendoroids! Her coylook just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

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And who can resist her chibi oppai and bikini?!

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This pose reminds me of the famous Taxi Driver scene with Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle. This scene was also recently reenacted in anime Eden of the East.

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“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? …”

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Well I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talking to? Oh yeah? OK.”

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*whips out gun*

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Yoko Kakoii~!

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And Yoko exchanges her gun for a happy face.

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While Louise puts on an angry front.

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And as if to spite her fellow Nendoroid, Yoko makes it a point to flaunt her massive chibi oppai (oxymoron).

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And Figma Haruhi looks on appreciatively.

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She plots a way to do Mikuru things on Yoko.

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But she doubts Yoko would be as cooperative as her playtoy Mikuru.

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So she has no choice but to admire from afar.

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Little Louise and Haruhi looks on at Yoko’s boink boinks in envy.

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Haruhi gives Louise some advice …

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and confidence…

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… for Louise to use.

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With ‘god-like’ power from Haruhi, Louise cast a spell…that would increase her cup size.

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Which… doesn’t really work.

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Thus, she tries a bit of violence.

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Which didn’t work as well.

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Looks like it’s back to magic.

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Has she managed to cast a spell on you yet? *winks*

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  1. kodomut
    July 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Truly truly engaging!!

    Love the storyline to bits. Tempting me to get these 2 Nendos which I specifically avoided in the past for reasons ^^

    • dcal
      July 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      -lol- I had not wanted to get Louise at first but caved in because her ‘sad’ face is really adorable. Yoko was a Must-Have because of her Chibi oppai, which makes good contrast with my other flat-chested Nendoroids. =D

      I’m game for a combine photoshoot of sorts if you would like to test of these Nendos before bring them home. ^^ That will give them some air time while I’m distracted by the other girls. =P

      • kodomut
        July 22, 2009 at 1:44 am

        Sounds like a plan. Though you have to restraint me if I actually try to bring your girls home =3

        Going for STGCC?

      • July 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

        -lol- I’ll put homing devices on my little darlings.

        I should be going for STGCC… but not for all three days, depending on my schedule (school should have started by then). ^^ I’ll probably have Nendo Zange by then.

  2. July 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Louise with Yoko body is wronnnnnng.

    She doesn’t have oppai XD. Haha.

    • dcal
      July 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm

      Shhhhhh…. don’t like Louise hear that! -lol- Nagi is just dying to have a body swap with Yoko too. =) The only Nendo that is not showing signs of jealous is little Miku, who is the only other Nendo in my collection with a hint of oppai.

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