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Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou

Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou

Project details

Daiki Kougyou’s version of Tamaki Kousaka is available in three different versions; a white, black and pink bikini outfit. The figure also sports quite the rarity when it comes to bikini bottoms; the front being a v-front micro side tie usually leads to a thong but instead we’re greeted with a regular tanga piece covering her bottom. Not the best paint job here but not the worst either.

There’s an optional piece of plastic acting as pouring water from the hose, allowing you to cover up an exposed nipple.
One thing that was quite annoying was how the manufacturer changed the figure’s position from the sample shots. In the retail version the figure stands much closer to the beach shower, which leans quite heavily. To top that off, the holes where you attach her feet wouldn’t align properly.

With the visual style of 2004 and production standards of 2011 this was possibly my favourite Tamaki Kousaka to date. The art dated a few years back really helped accentuate the character’s personality which Daiki Kougyou brought out nicely in their creation.

SCALE

1/6

ART DIRECTION

Prying eyes

PHOTOGRAPHY SETUP

Flash, graduated backdrop, flour

Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou
Tamaki Kousaka by Daiki Kougyou

Comments

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    Miette-chan
    November 23, 2011

    There sure are many Tamaki figures, so far I like the Max Factory one quite a bit, would have liked it more with a smaller bust size.

    It’s quite interesting now that you mention how the art style reflects and older different look than modern designs. Even more so since designs tend to be updated for a modern release.

    The figure is nice, nice curvy hour glass figure and the cast off approach is quite unique.

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    wieselhead
    November 24, 2011

    thx for the review, somehow I would have liked to get her,
    but I wanted to read an opinon of her first, the white/pink version is the best imo

    The design of this figure is quite nice and adds some diversification to the for some reason ultra popular Tamaki character. The face expression is cute and the curves are fantastic, such a pretty butt ^^

    I hope I can find her for a good price at a local shop, the international shipping might be too much

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    Tier
    November 26, 2011

    Daiki Kougyu is sort of an odd manufacturer. I think they do a lot of garage kit-to-PVC adaptations from various sculptors, so sometimes you get some absolutely breathtaking figures and then you get some figures that just make you wonder why they picked them to manufacture. When they’re on point, though, they can hang right up there with the best makers.

    That’s too bad about the quality control. As you mention, it does call to mind one of my friend’s IKEA furniture; he kitted out his home with quite a bit of IKEA stuff, and I remember his big eight-foot tall bookcase looked like it was about to lean over and collapse. I’m not quite sure how much of that was due to construction error rather than shoddy design, but I imagine a bit of both factored into its precarious positioning.

    This is a lovely figure, and I probably ought to take mine out of its box already. I don’t have many great ideas for photographing her, though, and the funny thing is, I think that’s caused by her base. I like to envision sets that I like to shoot figures in but building a beach on my desk is well beyond my capabilities. An interesting base can add a very appealing touch to a figure but it can also cause a lot of headache when it comes to photographing it.

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