Phygure® No.4 Issue 02

otakumouse

What is Phygure®?
Phygure® is a community driven digital magazine that focuses on toy & figure photography.

About This Issue
12 new figure photographers are here to show you the beauty of toy and figure photography in this 4th release of Phygure®!

• Featuring 12 talented toy and figure photographers from all over the world.
• Star Wars fans rejoice as we teach you how you can get the ultimate lightsaber.
• So you wanted to be a hero? Check out Boku no Hero Academia manga preview.
• Anime’s hidden gem - Uchouten Kazoku and why you should watch it.

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LIGHTSABER FOR DUMMIES | BOKU NO HERO ACADEMIA | UCHOUTEN KAZOKU | CASED FEBRUARY | PPS

OWNING A

LIGHTSABER

FOR DUMMIES

getting your first “custom” Saber

BOKU NO

HERO

ACADEMIA

so, you want to be a hero?

UCHOUTEN

KAZOKU

HIDDEN GEM: (The Eccentric Family)

CASED

FEBRUARY

upcoming figures worth

checking out this month!

PLUS+

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awesome figure photography submissions

from figure photographers around the world.

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Thank you to everyone

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- Nico / Otakumouse -


Marvelous Mika, Nikon D5200, Sigma F1.4 50mm EX DG HSM lens, f/5, ISO100, 1/3sec, Photo by: EXKurogane

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toys 16

Believe it or not, the word “lightsaber” is now a permanent part of our

culture. Even people who don’t watch Star Wars knows... Cont to p.16

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manga 24

In a world where people are usually born with quirks (superpowers) and

heroes are the greatest figures of humanity, how... Cont to p.24

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anime 32

Tanuki, tengu and humans: three residents that co exist in Kyoto, Japan.

After the death of the tanuki’s head, his children became... Cont to p.32

cased 40

Cased is a section where we feature some of the promising figures to be

released in the said month. Prepare your wallets. Cont to p.40

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FOR DUMMIES

BOKU NO

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ACADEMIA

UCHOUTEN

KAZOKU

CASED!

FEBRUARY

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Fubuki, Nikon D3100 18-55mm, ISO 100 f/5.3 1.3s

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PROFILE

Gale XV is a figure photographer and collector from

Toronto, Canada. He started figure collecting in

2008 before moving to Toronto in 2010. His interest

in the hobby came back in 2012 starting from figma,

doll customizing, gunpla, then with Nendoroids and

PVCs today. The figure photography started when

he was customizing my gunplas, and came across

photos of other anime figures with dioramas from

the figure photography community around the

world, which inspired him to give it a try.

Eventually, he started doing photos through phone

camera and went on full steam last April 2015.

The works of the figure photographers worldwide

continue to inspire him to keep the creativity going,

and bring them to life. Learning from authors like

C.S. Lewis, and G.K. Chesterton became an inspiration

for the imagination. Also the things he learned

from summer school last July about the arts helped

a lot to create and develop themes until it became

a personal project. Today, he still continues to learn

from these writers and experiences to develop

more ideas.

His main purpose for these photos are, as one author

put it, to “recapture the wonder” through the

photos. It’s still in the process and he is looking forward

for the fruits these projects will bear in the

future. His favorite themes are fantasy, history, and

slice of life. He also like to experiment on different

stuff like applying Renaissance art techniques to

figure photography.

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Gale XV

(Jerome)

facebook.com/galexvphotography

instagram.com/galexvphotography

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Christmas Buddies, Nikon D3100 18-55mm, ISO 100 f/5 1s

Baby Kaga, Nikon D3100 18-55mm, ISO 100 f/5.6 1s

Takao’s Room, Nikon D3100 18-55mm, ISO 100 f/5 1s

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PROFILE

Life long collecter and display artist from Harlem,

New York. Founder and CEO of Articulated Comic

Book Art, a collector based brand established in

2009. A.C.B.A. is a visual artform rooted in tangible,

practical displaying in which the subject matter is

influenced by comic book/superhero themes that

pays homage to characters from varying universes

from Manga, Anime, and American Comic Books

and Cartoons.

A.C.B.A makes use of highly articulated action figures

in any scale, incorporating elaborate background

sets, dynamic/dramatic lighting, scaled

props, inserted paper dialogue balloons and comic

book style sound effects with the end result emulating

scenes lifted right from the source material

or simply influned by it. Due to the nature of this

medium, the individual artist is not chained to any

of these concepts and liberties are often taken.

Throughtout each year we partner with many online

retailers and run several global display comeptitions

that offer cash and prizes. We have our own

unique brand of products for sale that are specifically

for Display Art, Toy Photography and Figure

Photograhpy and have one of the largest networks

of fans and followers from any toy group.

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BOOG_ACBA

(Kendel Gray)

articulatedcomicbookart.com

facebook.com/ArticulatedComicBookArt

instagram.com/articulatedcomicbookart

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toys

OWNING A

LIGHTSABER

FOR DUMMIES

PART 1:

GETTING YOUR

FIRST SABER

by Otakumouse

Believe it or not, the word “lightsaber” is now a permanent

part of our culture. Even people who do not

watch Star Wars knows what a lightsaber is - and that

alone is pretty amazing. Thanks to Hasbro, everyone can

own a lightsaber nowadays and you’ll see different types

of this iconic “jedi/sith” weapon everywhere. From the

cheap “retractable” kids sabers up to the full blown LED

powered master replicas, Hasbro made sure that they can

cater to any Star Wars fan. But there’s one problem… all

of this lightsabers, particularly the master replicas are just

for “show” meaning, you can’t do the “things” that makes a

lightsaber a lightsaber.... dueling.

Yep, dueling or the clashing of your lightsaber into another

lightsaber :P Try to do that with your Hasbro version and

you’ll risk breaking it (depending on how hard you hit). It’s

just not designed for it to work that way. If you’re good with

just showing off your lightsaber inside your display cabinet

or just want to do some spinning without any type of physical

contact, then a Hasbro saber is fine. But if you’re the one

who wants a lightsaber that is both durable, can withstand

physical abuse, is 10x much brighter, and the one that you

can duel with, then enter the underground market of custom

made duel-ready lightsabers.

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OWNING A LIGHTSABER FOR DUMMIES

Ultrasabers “Menace” RGBA Saber (Self Customized)

Well, it’s not really an “underground” market (i just made it up to make

it sound cool :P). They’re all legit businesses who fabricates and designs

custom lightsabers that you can smash with other lightsabers, thus, the

term “duel-ready”. Obviously, they can’t just replicate the ones in the movies

because those saber hilt designs are all licensed. What they usually do

are original designs or a re-imagined version of the licensed ones. And

since they are all hand made and fabricated from scratch, everything in that

lightsaber are fully customizable. From the hilt (handle) up to the complex

electronics that powers them.

There are numerous companies doing custom made lightsabers designed

for dueling and they have their own pros and cons. But in this particular

article, I’ll focus on the company where I mostly buy my lightsabers from.

They’re the cheapest, the fastest in terms of fabrication time, and they’re

just the best company to choose for people just starting out in the custom

lightsaber hobby.

Ultrasabers “Guardian” Saber

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ULTRASABERS

Located in the US, they’ve been around for quite some time now doing custom

“duel-ready” lightsabers to a lot of saber enthusiasts. Their sabers come

with a bunch of different designs and features depending on how much money

you’re willing to spend. The more features you add, the cooler your saber

gets and obviously, the more expensive it’s going to be. This guide will walk

you through the things you need to know when purchasing your very first

lightsaber. The stuff that you will learn here are also applicable to other custom

lightsaber manufacturing companies/brands.

Ultrasabers “Menace” RGBA Saber (Self Customized)

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Ultrasabers “Menace” RGBA Saber (Self Customized)

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LIGHTSABER SPECIFICATIONS

All custom lightsaber companies uses the same set of specifications when it

comes to their products. These are the specifications you need to know before

clicking that add to cart button on their website. It’s very important that

you know what you’re doing when shopping for your very first saber since

it’s quite a hassle when you receive your saber in the mail and you find out

that you did a wrong decision spec-wise when you bought it on the manufacturer’s

website. Here are some of the common builds of a custom lightsaber

depending on your budget

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HILT ONLY

STUNT SABERS

This option is designed for advanced individuals who

wants to build their own lightsaber from scratch. “Hilt

Only” means that you will only receive the hilt (or handle)

and it’s up to you to assemble the saber yourself.

Not recommended for people who are not familiar with

the ins and outs of electronics. Some say it feels great

when you’re the one who assembled your lightsaber

since it’s how the Jedis & Siths acquire their lightsabers

in the Star Wars universe.

This option is the cheapest route when purchasing your

very first saber. It’s complete with a hilt, blade, and a

LED module to light up you saber. The only feature this

option lacks is the SOUND. You won’t get any idle, lockup,

clash, and motion sounds that is a signature to any

lightsaber. In my opinion, a lightsaber is not complete

without a sound. But if budget is really an issue, you can

still experience having a fully functional saber by going

with this build.

PRICE: 30USD - 150USD

PRICE: 60USD - 200USD

SABERS W/ SOUND

SABERS W/ PREMIUM SOUND

This is the standard package when purchasing your

very first lightsaber. It comes complete with a hilt, blade,

LED module, and the sound module to really bring your

lightsaber to life. The sound module included in this

package is the basic version meaning you will only have

one fixed sound. There’s a “premium” option available

where the sound module is capable of storing multiple

“sound fonts” that you can change and customize anytime

you want.

This is still considered as a standard saber with the addition

of a premium sound module which lets you customize

your lightsaber’s idle, lockup, clash, and motion

sounds. It means you can plug your lightsaber directly

into your computer and change the “sound fonts”

to any sound you want. There’s a website where you

can download and purchase different lightsaber sound

fonts called “Saber Fonts”.

PRICE: 150USD - 280USD

PRICE: 200USD - 350USD

RGBA SABERS W/ PREMIUM SOUND

This is the highest tier and the most expensive. Wondering what’s the RGBA for? Well, it’s a dynamic LED module that lets

you customize your lightsaber’s blade color to any color you want! Couple that with the sound module that lets you customize

and change your saber’s sound and you have the most flexible custom lightsaber in your hands.

PRICE: 350USD - 480USD

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PROFILE

Hi I’m Yumi a Filipina currently living in Japan. I started

collecting figures when I was 17 years old. At first

I was only interested in collecting small sized figures

namely petite figures and gashapons, shortly after

a friend of mine introduced me to Amiami, that’s

when I started collecting from nendoroids to scaled

figures. Although I’m quite new to figure photography

I’ll do my best to improve my photos ^^v.

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(Yumi Anne Baculi)

hitsukikunendoroid.blogspot.jp

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PROFILE

Hi, my name is Redha Wahyu Pradana, everybody

call me redha. Born and raised in Semarang, Central

Java, Indonesia. I was born from poor and broken

family, so my childhood is not to good to be remember.

but thanks god my family life is getting better

and better so i can start collecting figure since 2

years ago. yeah, it feels like find my lost childhood.

Start from collecting gunpla and now become a lot.

honestly i buy any figure that interest me, doesnt

matter its from shf, figma, gunpla, etc.

I started my new hobby in toysphotography since

1 year ago, even i know that i don’t desserved to be

called as toyphotographer yet. i was boring with all

my gunpla collections so i tried to think what else

i can do with those, and i found toyphotography.

I started taking picture with my samsung galaxy

pocket and its under my expectation. but i try to

keep learning and learning. lucky i got chance to

be internship worker in malaysia, so i can bought

new smartphone that i use to take picture until now,

asus zenfone 4. my reason not buy dslr or pocket

camera because they are to expensive for me, hahaha.

I always try to break my limit in toy photography

with my asus zenfone 4. So with support from photoshop

and others editing apps in my smartphone

i can create all my picture in this folder. hope you

like it.

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re_dhaa

(Redha Wahyu Pradana)

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manga

BOKU

NO

HERO

by sevenPocky

ACADEMIA

So you want to be a hero?

TYPE: MANGA

• Volumes (as of February 2016; Japanese): 7

• Author: Kohei Horikoshi (Barrage)

• Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural

• Intended Audience: Male Pre teens to Young Adults

ABOUT SEVENPOCKY

From the Philippines. I am a student, writer, artist and an amateur

graphic designer. I have also written news related to anime and manga

for various websites. Collecting manga is one of my hobbies, along

with watching anime seasonals during free time.

twitter.com/sevenpocky

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BOKU

NO

HERO

ACADEMIA

SO YOU WANTED TO BE A HERO?

In a world where people are usually born with quirks (superpowers) and heroes are the greatest figures of humanity, how

big is a chance of a quirkless middle school student, Izuki Midoriya, to become an amazing hero? Even if he desires to enter

the academy for rising heroes, U.A. High School, he does not stand a chance given that he has no single ounce of power at

all. However, the time he encountered his idol hero, All Might, he thinks that his destiny might change. Discover the world

of heroes and superpowers in this light, action packed manga that explores the adventures of a kid who thought everything

was impossible.

Boku no Hero Academia has been published by VIZ Media under the title “My Hero Academia”.

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Sheila from the Philippines here! I’m known online as

srsng or aShlie/ashes (Minitokyo Account). I started

toy photography when I got my first anime figure -

Tenshi. My tools? Just a Sony DSC W-55. Yup! It’s a

compact digital camera.

I focus mainly on scaled figures. Give me an indoor

set up and a Nendoroid, and you’ll find me hiding in

a corner, but if you give me a scaled PVC expect me

to be out of the house. I tend to shy away from nendo

+ indoor shoot due to limitations of my camera,

but after bagging Spookiest Entry in GSC’s 2013

Nendoroid Halloween Contest, I’m hoping that I’ll

be able to conquer nendo + indoor shoot. What to

expect from me? Something out of the box.

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(Sheila Regine Ng)

srsn.minitokyo.net

srsn.deviantart.com

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Kyleigh Grace Parker (b. 1994) Starting from an early

age toys weren’t toys. Her room wasn’t simply

a room. When crossing the threshold, you stepped

into another world. To her, these figures stepped

out of their universe and into hers. As she grew

older the fervor for collecting and her creativity

reached new heights.

After meeting who would be her husband, Kyle, in

early 2012,. They soon found they shared a deep

love for all things anime, video games, and general

geekery. Her passion and ingenuity were then compounded

by sharing that life together. Under the

moniker CaptainDangerous, camera in hand, and

slivers of what made her life so magical, she started

to plow a path in the toy photography community.

She currently spends her time with her Husband,

taking photos, editing and tackling the worlds

toughest bosses. Accompanied by their dog, Scout,

and their cat, Sir Hammerlock, they continue to

plunge into new avenues of toy collecting and photography.

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CaptainDangerous

(Kyleigh Grace Parker)

facebook.com/Dang3r0usPix3ls

twitter.com/captdangerous64

instagram.com/captaindangerous

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anime

HIDDEN GEM: The Eccentric Family

UCHOUTEN

KAZOKU

by sevenPocky

TYPE: TV

• Episodes: 13

• Premiered: Summer 2013

• Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life

• Studio(s): P.A. Works

ABOUT SEVENPOCKY

From the Philippines. I am a student, writer, artist and an amateur

graphic designer. I have also written news related to anime and manga

for various websites. Collecting manga is one of my hobbies, along

with watching anime seasonals during free time.

twitter.com/sevenpocky

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ECCENTRICITY

STRENGTHENS BONDS

Tanuki, tengu and humans: three residents that co exist

in Kyoto, Japan. After the death of the tanuki’s head,

his children became disgraces and treated as losers

of their race. However, the shapeshifting third son of

the Shimogamo household, Yasaburou Shimogamo,

lives his carefree life while tending to an old tengu and

avoiding a magical human. Follow the weird yet fun

ride of the tanukis as they discover the mystery of their

head’s death in Uchouten Kazoku.

This anime was released along with Free! and the

second cour of Shingeki no Kyojin in the Summer 2013

anime line up and was produced by P.A. Works (Nagi no

Asukara, Shirobako). However, given its fascinating approach

to storytelling, it went out of the radar on some

anime fans. Uchouten Kazoku is an interesting narrative

with an emotional approach to its viewers. The characters

are unique in their own ways. The art is very fitting

to the story’s setting. The opening and ending theme

songs are quite catchy. And enjoyment? It will make

you smile or feel sad; whichever train you’re taking, you

will feel something from watching this show.

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My name is Siwakorn, but you also can call me

“Palm”. I’m a student from Thailand. I start collecting

Anime Figure in 2014. At that time, I just started

to watch anime and interested in, especially drama

and romance anime like Ano Hana, Clannad, Your

Lie in April, Amagami SS, etc. My first Anime Figure

is Nendoroid 204 – Homma Meiko (Menma) and

now I have more than 30 Nendoroids in my collection.

My figure collection almost from Good Smile Company,

and Nendoroid is my main figure line. I also

own few Figma and scale figures too. I like to take

my figure to outside and take some photos, but

now I also interest to make DIY rooms and houses

to take the Nendoroid’s photo too. I hope that everyone

will like my figure’s photos.

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PalmAhBeng

(Siwakorn Nuamnual)

facebook.com/Nendography-by-Palm-Ah-Beng

instagram.com/palmahbeng_toygraphy

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Snowflake Wizard

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Good Morning, Nikon D5100 ƒ/4.0 35.0 mm 1/30 ISO 400

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PROFILE

I’ve been a Dollfie Dream owner since 2013. I started

photography with figures but was not satisfied

with their static poses and decided to venture into

the realm of doll photography. With all the clothing,

wig, and eye options, the possibilities are limitless!

My goal is to put life into these girls as if they were

living and breathing beings.

My collection consist of figures, nendos, and dollfie

dream dolls. My focus right now is Dollfie Dream

clothing because you can never have too much

clothes!

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SeishunOtoko

(Tatsuya Nomura)

flickr.com/photos/seishunotoko

instagram.com/thebobness

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Shopping, Nikon D5100 ƒ/4.0 35.0 mm 1/5 ISO 100

Comfy Bed, Nikon D5100 ƒ/4.0 35.0 mm 1/5 ISO 100

Nice Legs, Nikon D5100 ƒ/8.0 35.0 mm 1/6 ISO 100

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SHARE

YOUR

FIGURE

ROOM

by Otakumouse

PHYGURE® HQ

This is my room/office, the place where I spend most of

my time and the “home” of my entire figure collection.

Why am I sharing it? It’s because I want you guys to

share yours too! Since we all love figures, It would be

nice to see how and where you keep your figure collection.

This “share your figure room” is going to be a

new section in our community driven magazine and I‘m

super excited to see some awesome rooms in future

issues of Phygure®!

HOW TO SUBMIT

Like in our PPS (Phygure® Photo Showcase) section,

you can upload your room’s images inside Phygure’s

public content repository on Google Drive.

Visit Phygure’s Google Drive public content

repository at https://goo.gl/A28ajJ.

Create your own folder inside the “Share Your

Figure Room” directory.

Upload your room’s images inside your own folder.

A mandatory “landscape” shot is required.

Create a document containing your name, social

media links, and a description of your room.

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cased

CASED

02.2016

Cased

is a section where we feature some of

the promising figures to be released in the said

month. Prepare your wallets.

CHARACTER: Naoe Kanetsugu

VERSION: Pink Swimsuit Ver.

ORIGIN: Hyakka Ryouran

MANUFACTURER: Alter, Hobby Japan

SCALE: 1/8

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥8,381

CHARACTER: Mito Ikumi

VERSION: Original

ORIGIN: Shokugeki no Souma

MANUFACTURER: Kotobukiya

SCALE: 1/8

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥9,000

CHARACTER: Kirika Towa Alma

VERSION: Original

ORIGIN: Shining Resonance

MANUFACTURER: Kotobukiya

SCALE: 1/8

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥12,000

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cased FEB 2016

CHARACTER: Mutsu (figFix)

VERSION: Half-Damage Ver.

ORIGIN: Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~

MANUFACTURER: Max Factory

SCALE: Non-Scale (4.88in)

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥5,370

CHARACTER: Beelzebub

VERSION: Aoi no Koromo

ORIGIN: The Seven Deadly Sins

MANUFACTURER: Amakuni, Hobby Japan

SCALE: 1/8

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥13,300

CHARACTER: Kirisaki Chitoge

VERSION: Bunny Ver.

ORIGIN: Nisekoi

MANUFACTURER: Freeing

SCALE: 1/4

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥21,111

CHARACTER: Charles D’Artagnan

VERSION: Original

ORIGIN: Hyakka Ryouran

MANUFACTURER: Alter, Hobby Japan

SCALE: 1/8

CATEGORY: Prepainted

RELEASE DATE: February 2016

PRICE: ¥12,000

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FUJIFILM A-X2 F/2.8 ISO3200

pps

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

My name is JJ, I’m a 3D Artist from the Philippines,

also into photography and toy collecting. My appreciation

for the smaller details, works of others, and

especially anime itself brought me here. I started

with a figure I used as my 3D reference and starting

to love them slowly that made up my entire living

room full of these lovely figures.

phygure® photo | showcase

Jjson

(John Joseph Son)

www.phygure.com

facebook.com/i.am.altair

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FUJIFILM A-X2 F/2.8 ISO320

FUJIFILM A-X2 F/2.8 ISO200

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

FUJIFILM Goddess Descends, A-X2 F/2.8 Canon ISO200 70D 50mm, f3.2 ISO 100 Night FUJIFILM Changes, A-X2 F/7.1 Canon ISO2500 70D 50mm, f3.2 ISO 200

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pps

The Dark Side, Nikon D3200 f/7.1, 1/2, ISO 400

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

Hello my name is Christian. I rather new to collecting

figures although as a child my parents bought quite

many toys from some popular series back then like

digimon, pokemon, kamen rider, power rangers,

beetleborg, etc. But now my old collections whereabouts

are unknown :( , I started it as a real hobby

back in 2012.

At the first time I just collecting and display them,

but then I saw posts on social media about how

beautiful toy photography is. I started to learn to

take a proper photo (and still learning until now)

with my phone camera and recently I use a dedicated

camera to take pictures of my toys. I consider

myself a newbie in toy photography. There are

much more things I haven’t learned yet, and I hope

my skill will improve over time.

phygure® photo | showcase

revocsx

(Christian)

www.phygure.com

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Ride of the Valkyrie, Nikon D3200

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

Nona Manis, Nikon D3200 f/4.5 , 1/50, ISO 200

Peeking, Nikon D3200 f/9, 1.3, ISO 200

Supreme Commander, Nikon D3200 f/5.6, 1/10, ISO 200

Is the order a Sniper?, Nikon D3200 f/5.6, 1/15, ISO 100

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facebook.com/hubbytetoystore

instagram.com/hubbytetoystore

orders@hubbytetoystore.com


pps

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

My nick Yukataonly, I reside in Singapore and I

made diorama for my figure Photography, Most

are scratch built from common material, I started

19 months ago and now have quite a large series of

unique photos. I am in the process of a Photo Book

publication on all my 19 months of work all printed

on high gloss paper with Hard cover.

All my work is shot with my Sony A7r at 36

megapixel, the three lens I used is 24-70 zeiss 16-35

zeiss and voigtlander Sl 125 mm Apo Lanthar f2.5

macro. Though I did not have an actual tutorial I will

be happy to help anyone who has a question about

diorama making. You may also find some tutorial in

short part at my page https://www.facebook.com/

yukataonly.

phygure® photo | showcase

Yukataonly

(Patrick Quek)

www.phygure.com

facebook.com/yukataonly

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THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

www.phygure.com

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pps

Marvelous Mika, Nikon D5200, Sigma F1.4 50mm EX DG HSM lens, f/5, ISO100, 1/3sec

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

A figure collector and photographer who mainly focuses

on scale PVC figures and finding or creating

a suitable background for the figure by building a

suitable diorama if necessary, aiming to bring figures

to life making them look like a real person in a

photograph.

Most of his works are done after spending weeks

to months doing researches and planning first, including

finding for ideas for the background of a

figure from various sources. Many are inspired from

scenes or screenshots directly taken from anime,

movies, console game titles, and various other media

such as artworks and even movie posters. A figure

collector since year 2010 but only picked up the

hobby of figure photography on October 2013 after

being inspired by other photographers.

phygure® photo | showcase

EXkurogane

(Kay Stevenson)

facebook.com/EXkurogane.Blog

flickr.com/photos/exkurogane

www.phygure.com

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Red & Furious, Nikon D5200, Sigma F1.4 50mm EX DG HSM lens, f/5.6, ISO100, 1/30sec

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

www.phygure.com

A Reflection of Our Society, Nikon D5200, Sigma F1.4 50mm EX DG HSM lens, f/5, ISO100, 1/4sec

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for the toy & figure

photography community


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Don’t worry! Your submission

will automatically appear on

our next issue :)

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PHYGURE® NO 04 ISSUE 02

DESIGN / ART

Otakumouse

PROOFREADER

sevenPocky

ARTICLES

sevenPocky

Otakumouse

PHYGURE

PHOTOGRAPHY

SHOWCASE

Gale XV

BOOG_ACBA

Hitsuki

re_dhaa

srsng

CaptainDangerous

PalmAhBeng

SeishunOtoko

Jjson

revocsx

Yukataonly

EXKurogane

SPECIAL THANKS

Toy Photography

Group

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THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

bringing figure

photographers together


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The Geek Behind Phygure®

Otakumouse is a Designer / Developer and a part time otaku

based in Manila, Philippines. He worked on a lot of international

brands including Marvel, Nickelodeon, Activision, and Hasbro.

He also worked as a Designer / Developer for Danny Choo and

his brand, Culture Japan.

He loves playing video games and collecting figures. He maintains

his own personal blog at www.otakumouse.com.

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