Figure Gallery: Sawatari Makoto the foxy girl

January 25, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Figures, Kanon, Merchandise, Photography

Determined to get through the figure backlog I have once again gotten through another figure photo shoot. This figure is a well known one amongst collectors so once again, no review, just pretty pictures. I’m not sure why this took me so long to get around but none the less I have done it. So hit the jump to check out more photos of Max Factory’s Sawatari Makoto.

Back in the days before the Kanon remake, I never really liked Makoto much as a character. In fact I found her really annoying, but after the KyoAni remake, that all changed. I can’t quite put on my finger on why that is so but not that it matters. Having gotten the Tsukimiya Ayu before and knowing the quality, it certainly was a no brainer to get this Makoto figure.

Although not exactly an outdoor shoot, I tried utilizing the same method of using the cardboard background that came with the figure. I certainly had great success with the Succubus figure, but I think the yellow is too pale of a colour to be visibly dynamic. Or I’ve lost my touch for indoor figure shoots. Also I photographed this Makoto figure when it was 40 degrees celsius outside. So 40 degrees and lighting equipment generating heat isn’t exactly comfortable.

Well you certainly can say that she has some very nice legs. And oops, panchira shot.

So for a fox that turned into a girl, she’s turned out well. Indeed a worthy purchase but unfortunately this figure is sold out in most online retailers. So good luck finding her!

Also just a question, do people prefer if I comment more on the figure or prefer less text when I make figure posts? What kind of things do you prefer me to write about? e.g photography techniques, figure quality, just normal ranmblings?

Do check out other reviews of Max Factory’s Sawatari Makoto:

15 Responses to Figure Gallery: Sawatari Makoto the foxy girl


Dancing Queen

January 25th, 2009 at 10:04 am

thanks for the link, i personally prefer all of the above, i learn new things when other figure reviews talk about the photography, i like hearing about the quality of the figure if i haven’t gotten it yet to let me know if i should get it or not, and i like hearing ramblings about personal life and just everyday things. lets us know little pieces of your life

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January 25th, 2009 at 10:33 am

Nice review and pics. She has some nice legs indeed. ^_^

For reviews, I am relatively new to anime figure collecting and unlike in the past (SW/LOTR), I am extremely selective with what figures I buy. So for me, text about the figure quality is the most important.

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January 25th, 2009 at 11:27 am

“So for a fox that turned into a girl, she’s turned out well.”
I absolutely agree. ^^

I usually enjoy reading the normal ramblings on figures like for eg. how they got it, dilemmas (if any), picky about bit’s and pieces etc. but in addition, photography techniques are also good as some ppl may pickup a few tips and/or tricks to improve their figure shoots (like me ^^).

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January 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I first thought the background was a gift wrapper…

Anyway, you could add stuffs like the most notable thing in the figure, or plus and minus from the figure. But i think the most important thing you should add is your personal thought on the figure.

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January 25th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

It was nice. The post is pretty much well balanced since we didn’t have to tl;dr the wall of text and look at the pictures.

Keep it up!

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January 25th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Yeah, I think just going the way you’re going’s fine. As a side note, I never really liked Makoto from Kanon >_>

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January 25th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Max Factory’s Makoto is quite pretty. She’s simple, but amazing.

It’s nice to read something too. You see it with your own eyes, so you know the figure better and can comment about different things about it, which can’t be shown in photos. I mean, sometimes it’s hard to take the photo exactly how one would like to. And some good story about the purchase of figure, or just something concerning the figure is pleasant to read, too.

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January 26th, 2009 at 3:22 am

You did good enough on this one, but it never hurts to add more about the figure because even the most popular figures are bound to be unknown to someone.

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January 26th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Good shoot!!!!!
It’s hard doing a box shoot I say as the size of the box matters…
Overall, great photos!!!!!

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January 26th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

your photos are getting more more awesome phil!! =)

where are you getting those backdrops from? =)



January 27th, 2009 at 12:31 am

this is the first time i see her pantsu. chris hanson is not around right? (‘~’)

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January 27th, 2009 at 9:50 am

yah this amount of text should be fine :)

somehow the 1st photo looked different, must be the color balance is a lil bit different :)

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super rats

January 28th, 2009 at 7:38 am

Write what you feel like. People who want less text will just skip the text. Like you did it before was a good way since you had headers as to photography notes, so those who care about it can go to that. On the other hand if it’s a chore to write something up, there’s no real harm in being brief.

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February 6th, 2009 at 7:06 am

Nice shoot, the background works well. It’s a great figure too but I never got around to buying it considering I’m not much of a fan of the character. I love my Ayu and Nayuki though…and I must do everything I can to stop myself from ranting about why we haven’t gotten a Shiori figure yet >_>

As for your question, assuming that “witty jabs” isn’t an option (it’s hard to be witty in a figure review), I’d say go for the photography techniques. You can also talk about the figure itself, of course, but maybe you could write a paragraph or two about the item at the end of the post and discuss techniques after certain interesting shots. Of course, it’s up to you, but that’s my take at least. It’s a given that some readers will skim all forms of text and only look at the pretty pictures, but if all bloggers adhered to that, then we wouldn’t have much of a sphere :P

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July 16th, 2009 at 5:24 am

i just saw recent about this anime and to bad all the Kanon figures of Max Factory are not avaible anymore :(
btw nice pictures.

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