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Di Gi Charat, Piyoko, Clear Figure

Di Gi Charat, Piyoko, Clear Figure
10 Aug 2012 23:41:41


So, feeling nostalgic, I thought, why not talk about my first PVC?
Here she is:

Her name is Piyoko (ピョコラ=アナローグIII世) from Di Gi Charat (デ・ジ・キャラット).

STORY TIME:
I got her when I was 10 years old. A Local comic book store just got the trading box series and at the time I was with a friend of my dads who still a very good friend to me. This was also my first trip to this Local comic book store, and now it's a store I frequent.
Since it was my first trip, my friend told me I could pick something out so long as it wasn't expensive.
At the time, I was still very new to anime, but entering the wee-boo fandom. Not long before this trip, a local library visited my school to talk about books. She had a book with an anime character on it (I think it was anglic layer but I dont remember well) and told us about Graphic Novels.
My little child heart seen love at first sight because as soon as I went home I begged my mom to buy a Graphic Novel.
We went to the book store and I picked up a book called: Di Gi Charat Theater becuase of the cat girl on the cover.

This manga was my first manga, graphic novel and even comic book I actually officially owned myself. I've read it so many times that today it's pages are soft.
Looking back on it though, it was a very simple and even cliche' manga series. The jokes are corny and crazy, but for my 10 year old mind finally learning to read- it was amazing and funny.
But it's not a series I'd recommend to anyone. LOL.

Back to the figure:
Because I had the Di Gi Charat manga, when I saw the familiar main character on the box I immediately wanted it.

When I opened the box, low and behold, I obtained the clear version of Piyoko.
To be honest, when I first opened the box, I was disappointed because;
1.) She wasn't colorful and
2.) it was Piyoko and I didn't know who she was. (She wasn't in the first Volume.)
But before I could find reason to complain about it, my friend remarked how amazing she looked and that she'd never seen a clear toy before.
Some how that stuck because I held on to Piyoko for a very long time.
So long that she's turned yellow!
(At the time I didn't know how to take care of my figures.)


So on an official level what can I say about it?:
Well, She's the all Clear version of the Piyoko figure from a Di Gi Charat blind box trading series.
2002, Manufactured by Broccoli(ブロッコリー).
The box gave you the chance to get one of 9 different figures.
4 Colored,
5 Clear/Translucent.
Here's the colored version next to the clear-


It was 500Yen when it was released in Japan, and 6.99 in the US where I bought it.
85MM or 3.32"

Now on to the personal review:
Well, I can't say much about it since mine is so old it's turned yellow.
I guess that can be a lesson to people about translucent PVCs changing color in sunlight...
(but really you shouldn't keep them in the sun anyway.)
-I think when I was 10 I kept mine on the windowsill.-

I can say she's smooth and soft like most translucent pvcs.
Her entire body is one piece except her head, but she holds together very well, even after all this time.
She has an adorable pose and I like how her stethoscope is bouncy looking.


That's All! Thanks for looking!
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mikki_malu
mikki_malu (Russia)
11 Aug 2012, 07:05:48
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I wish there were more good figures of Di Gi Charat characters :)

The only thing I don't get is why they do transparent figures at all? I mean, you can't see her features as good as with the 'normal' one, or at least that's the feeling I get from the pictures. Or is it because the characters turned transparent in the anime?
Bingk
Bingk (USA)
12 Aug 2012, 07:28:44
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Well, the details on a translucent figure don't usually photograph well unfortunately, but they do have a certain uniqueness to them.
From a distance- they can look almost like glass.
In person, the details are a lot easier to see to. It's kinda something you'd have to see for yourself.
Also I've met some people who like to custom paint translucent figures when they get them into OCs. (But I rather keep mine as they are.)
Hikaru
Hikaru (Russia)
11 Aug 2012, 11:05:18
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Thanks for your blog post!)) It was really interesting to read about your first anime figure!))

It reminds me of my first figure. It was Neptune from SM. The quality is really horrible. But, despite its quality, like this figure. It's like a warm memory.)) ^_~
Bingk
Bingk (USA)
12 Aug 2012, 07:32:32
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That's awesome!
After my Di gi Charat figure, all I bought was sailor moon figures for a long time.
In RL I only have one DC figure and about 10 SMs.
My second figure was sailor mini-moon.
Hikaru
Hikaru (Russia)
12 Aug 2012, 12:12:42
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Wow, also like Sailor moon?))
I also have several SM figures and one GK. ^_~
Bingk
Bingk (USA)
12 Aug 2012, 22:21:27
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I love Sailor moon!
x,D and awesome! I kinda want to find a figure of Fiore one day. He's my favorite, but I also love Tuxedo mask, Ail and An.
But their so hard to find.


What's GK?
Hikaru
Hikaru (Russia)
12 Aug 2012, 22:30:47
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I love Sailor moon! - me too!!))

x,D and awesome! I kinda want to find a figure of Fiore one day. He's my favorite, but I also love Tuxedo mask, Ail and An. - It is possible to find Tuxedo, but I'm not too sure if there are figures or GKs of Fiore, Ail and An. T____T
Never saw them.((

GK stands for Garage Kit. (In short - a figure that you have to assemble and paint yourself.)
I have this one in my collection.
http://ru.myanimeshelf.com/figures/444566_Tsukino_Usagi_With_Luna
Bingk
Bingk (USA)
12 Aug 2012, 22:44:49
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Oh yes! I've seen Garage kits before.
They are really hard to find in the U.S. for anime characters. (Unless they're mecha building figure models).

All my figures so far are prepainted and most are trading figures. Lol.

That GK Sailor moon is really nice! I love the pose alot. <3
Hikaru
Hikaru (Russia)
12 Aug 2012, 23:03:53
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They are really hard to find in the U.S. for anime characters. (Unless they're mecha building figure models). - Same goes here, if you want a GK, you should order it online. :/ They are not available in Russia.
I got mine from
http://www.e2046.com/pvc.php

That GK Sailor moon is really nice! I love the pose alot. <3 - totally agree that's why I bought it. :3
Bingk
Bingk (USA)
12 Aug 2012, 23:27:15
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Awesome!
Thanks for the link, this is a cool site.
Hikaru
Hikaru (Russia)
12 Aug 2012, 23:47:24
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Your welcome!) Glad you like this site.)
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Thank_You
13 Aug 2012, 00:27:42
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Am I the one who wants to read this manga after your post?
Bingk
Bingk (USA)
13 Aug 2012, 00:33:23
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That's cool!
It's a lot of fun actually, each chapter is drawn and written by another Mangaka.
mu597
mu597 (USA)
13 Aug 2012, 06:54:39
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It's interesting to see reviews on such old (and unpainted) figures!

I've had similar poor luck with Di Gi Charat trading figures. I bought two (from a different set then yours) and I ended up with a clear Puchiko and a figure of Abarenbou. (who I don't even remember seeing in the series)

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Bingk
Bingk (USA)
13 Aug 2012, 07:08:07
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Wow, That puchiko is really CUTE- but I'm sorry about the bad luck.
(thanks for the picture to btw!)
Personally, I'd love to see figures of the DiGiCharat Black Gema Gang (other than piyoko).
Those boys are so cute.

I'm very glad you liked my review <3

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