Friday, April 07, 2006

1/8 Tsukamoto Yakumo Goodsmile Company

Name: 1/8 Tsukamoto Yakumo
Anime: School Rumble
Company: Goodsmile Company
Sculpted by: Fumiki Saito
Price: 4200 Yen
Released: October 2005
Added to collection: 7th April 2006

Yakumo arrived this morning! I bought her on sunday on ebay from a UK seller so it only took 5 days to get here. At first I was surprised by the size of the parcel- it was small compared to the other ones- but once I opened it, I wasn't disappointed at all. She's well painted, especially her eyes, and there aren't any major faults on her. Her school uniform was done very well- I like how her skirts spreads on the ground. The base is nice and simple and suits the colour theme of the figure. All of the different joint-lines on the figures are well-concealed (except the joint-line between her face and neck, and between her fringe and the rest of of her hair). The only thing on the down-side are the mould-lines along her arms and thighs which are visible at close inspection.

I've also posted the manga cover from which the sculpt is based on. For the photos, I've changed the style now- I've stopped using a white background and flash. Now I take the photos on a sunny day with bright sunshine coming through my window so there's large contrast between the figure and the background (i.e. my room), and so making the background nearly black.

See also:
School Rumble figures,
School Rumble
1/8 Tsukamoto Yakumo Good Smile Company Gallery 1
















Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya! Do you happen to know where I could get a Yakumo Figure like that one... or is it "out-of-print" already? T___T

Please let me know! ^___^v Thanks for your time inadvance.

31/10/06 5:15 AM  
Blogger Cloud said...

mmm.... i know where to get her where i live, here in singapore, but i don't think it'll be helpful to you.

i got mine on ebay when i was in france so you can start looking there. NB: they are quite expensive on ebay though but i haven't been on ebay for like months.

31/10/06 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey cloud, would you mind telling me where to get it? I live in Singapore myself =) Great thanks if u can tell me.

14/1/07 8:04 PM  
Blogger Cloud said...

heard of china square? 18 cross street. there're tonnes of figurine shops there. i haven't been there for 1-2 months so not sure if they would still have it.
one good shop is #01-25/26.

14/1/07 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool, that helps, i never heard of china square, but i'll look around for it. izzit in chinatown? Hope it still sells. Thanks

17/1/07 11:11 PM  
Blogger Cloud said...

10 minutes walk from chinatown MRT. i think you can ask people around there. or you can always get a taxi. good luck.

17/1/07 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woot, thanks alot! I take a trip down chinatown today and got the LAST BOX! Thanks alot, i dunno where else can i get it if i miss this. ebay's all sold out. Thanks again.

19/1/07 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This figure is pretty rare, and there are bootlegs of all 3 GSC Shcool rumbles on the market
(with box stickers!) so be careful!

13/2/07 6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh no, i got the fake one, =*(
can u roughly explain the difference between the features of real and the fake? i can't differentiate between them online. i dont mind paying the price if its only the brand that make the real authenticate.

16/2/07 5:35 PM  
Blogger Cloud said...

mmmm..... i haven't seen the fake one in real life or its detailed photo. i guess you can check my photos to see the difference between mine and yours. and thanks again to whoever pointed me to the fake/real issue.

16/2/07 6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe i sucked in telling differences, but i really cannot find any difference between the one in your pic and mine. I haven't seen the real one though. I read thru the forumn and its just a fuss over the stickers and where the product originates from. In my point of view, i rather have a quality product than an original but poorly made product, very seldom this will happen though. This time the bootleg and the real are identical so i guess this still alright. The eri figure seems to have flaws when compared to the original, so careful when buying products.

16/2/07 7:17 PM  
Blogger Lilika said...

I can't determine if the Yakumo bootleg looks any different, as I've not seen it up close.

Though I myself, have yet to run into a fake (having acquired 2 myself) that is as flawless as it's authentic original.
Fakes also tend to have poor paint quality, that can chip, fade or even be scraped off.

And, yes, the new fakes are pretty well done, which makes them hard to herd out from the real deal, but the flaws are typically pretty glaring.

The sticker on the box was zeroed in on at the forum, because it's was a completely wrong sticker.

Also it was important to determine if the bootleggers were indeed producing fake stickers, and we found that this is now happening.

This is not a good thing for the anime figure market :(

Here is a comparison of a typical fake against the authentic product, if you wish to see one:
My fake Miharu:

The Authentic:

19/2/07 2:37 AM  
Blogger Cloud said...

Thanks lilika ;) for those links- very interesting indeed!
i've stopped shopping on the internet since there're plenty of decent figurines shops where i live and i really can't be bothered to pay for the shipping anymore.
My next target is the Eri figurine by Alter.

19/2/07 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picked up this great figure on ebay a few days ago

Mine has a different sticker on compared to the above so I checked out those links above only to find out the 3 topics are locked/deleted.

Found this follow up though

Seems like theres two legitimate sticker types to watch for

3/8/07 3:40 AM  
Blogger Cloud said...

thanks for the info! it was interesting to read the reply sent from the distributor in hongkong.

3/8/07 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! I owe you this moment but the background is black I cant see better coz Im wearing eyeglass. My eyes is blard with no glasses...


3/8/07 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for interferring, would you mind taking photos of her once more but please change her background. Her hair is black and the background is black as well... Pardon me... heheh


3/8/07 7:25 PM  
Blogger Cloud said...

take a look above at:
1/8 Tsukamoto Yakumo Good Smile Company Gallery 1

hope the background pleases you ;)

3/8/07 8:30 PM  
Blogger THEKING said...

I am willing to pay up tu $120usd if you want to sell this figure..

24/6/09 3:38 PM  
Blogger Cloud said...

sorry. that's a very generous offer but i've already sold it a while ago :(

24/6/09 4:28 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

Gahhhh. I saw this figure on ebay but I already brought Nyu and Nana from elfen lied, So I couldn't afford it.
T.T I havn't seen her since I REALLY want that figure.

26/7/09 8:55 PM  
Blogger Cloud said...

elfen lied, i love that anime :)

26/7/09 9:02 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

Yeaah me too it was the first anime I watched :).

26/7/09 9:03 PM  

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