WiP: Hoihoi-san – Part 2

Continuing with the build of Hoihoi-san.  In our last WiP, I built up to the waist, this time around we’ll take it close to the end. So, continuing from where we left off, it’s time to do the upper body. With the pieces snipped out, which have the following.


Fairly simple build for the torso. The USB cover is one part that is not painted, so you’ll want to paint that to look more in line with the actual colors. Next up a comparison shot of a completed arm with uncompleted arm.


The figure comes with two hands for each arm, a standard closed fist, and semi-open fist for holding the weapons.

So with the arms and torso completed, we attach to the waist, and here’s a front and back shot.



It may be hard to tell, but I’ve done some slight panel lining in the back ribbon in light gray to help accent it.
So next up, the head, and hair. The kit comes with three “inner faces” so to say, but the only difference is two of the faces look to the left, and one to the right. Why two to the left I don’t know. The back hair as well is fairly big, but snaps together to one giant seamless back hair piece. Along with that there are two side tails as well.



Last we have the ront of the hair, the bangs, followed by the hairband bunny ears.


The bangs pop in above the forehead while the back hair is shoved into the back of the head. Gaps are hidden by the hairband and side tails.

Pop the head on top of the torso and we get….


Next up, the final bits and pictures, and thoghts in the final WiP for Hoihoi-san.

PG OO Raiser release date

Out in Akiba today and noted that the release date fort the PG OO Raiser is scheduled for 11/27, at least according to Yodobashi. While not confirmed yet by Bandai, most likely this is a for sure date. Bandai sure likes the 27th for a major release date. The PG Astray was also a 27th release date if I recall. Unfortunately the iPhone ate the picture I took for some reason so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Dengeki Hobby – November swag

Picked up the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby, which comes with the first set of Unicorn Swag scheduled for the next couple of months.


The Unicorn Gundam figure is actually a special version of the Gundam Taizen line of collection toys (usually 300 yen or so) that come with candy.  Looks like the only way to complete the set then is to pick up this issue. 



Put together, unfortunately the gun came bentstuff69

Size comparisonstuff68

Overall, neat swag, but I think people are going to be looking forward to the 1/48 Unicorn head in November.

WiP: 1/1 Hoihoi-san

In a bit of a switch from my normal mecha kits, I picked up my first non-mecha (and non-Bandai at that) kit over the last weekend.  I haven’t read the manga so I’m not too familiar with Hoihoi, but the charm comes across on the moe side, so I tracked it down.  Apparently I wasn’t the only one tracking it down, as I picked it up on Sunday, the day after it was released, and it was sold out in all locations in Yokohama, as well as Machida.  I managed to get the second to last one when I happened to stop by the Bic Camera in Shin-Yokohama. 

So, as I mentioned, this is my first non-Bandai kit, so I was interested to see how different if any it would be from a Bandai kit.  And it turns out that it isn’t that different at all.  Comes with your standard runners, dry decals, and instructions.


Jumping into the build, this 1/1 kit is well, small, but the character itself is a USB powered cleaning robot, so I guess that’s going to be small in itself.  Starting off with the legs.


Followed by a comparison of a completed leg to partshoihoi03

All together we see the legs and waist stand as tall as about my PEN.  I rather like the way the joints work because they look somewhat better than a ball joint which you normally see used on action figures.


The skirt pieces, which slide over the waist peg.hoihoi05

The skirt isn’t a uniform shape, so you can rotate it around and adjust to whichever pose you like.hoihoi06

I’ll save the upper body and additional weapons (this maid comes packing it seems) for the next post.  Overall, it’s a very easy build so far, and I’m amazed at the quality that you can do with a plastic kit for a figure.  In fact, I don’t really recall seeing pura model kits for figures, usually mecha and vehicles… are there any others out there?