They also provide their own illumination

typed for your pleasure on 22 March 2006, at 11.02 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Il doit faire beau La-bas’ by Noëlle Cordier

Wasting time, err, I mean, doing research on the InfoBahn yet again, I revisited the site for maniacs for the first time in quite a while. No no, it’s not an admission of my insanity — heh — maniacs is a Japanese model-making company whose biggest claim to fame is the ‘Fever Doll’ series of Mannequins. I’d had it bookmarked for a while, then deleted it cos I’m not as passionate about Mannequins as I used to be. But noting the maniacs site again recently, I see that they have a new limited edition item that’s relevant to my interests: Eternal Angel. A Doll masquerading as a Gynoid? How is that even possible??

She has a rather ‘centrefold from OMNI’ look about her

She doesn’t appear to be poseable at all, but no doubt she’d be one hell of a conversation piece. Plus, dig that transparent PVC wrap round her — it took me a couple of minutes to realise that’s a dress! Very nice..
One would suppose she’s the upgraded sister of Android Angel, also made by maniacs *snicker*, which made her debut in back in 2004. Whereas Android Angel is a heart-stopping ¥1,200,000 ($10,136 USD), the site doesn’t even list a price for Eternal Angel. And you know what they say about prices — if you have to ask, you’d best get a firm grip on something sturdy, and be prepared to bend over.

Both lasses remind me of P.A.S.S.-chan, from the never-seen-Stateside XBOX game, ‘N.U.D.E@‘, what with all the transparent bits and the blue highlights and etc. Although I’m sure the maniacs sculptors didn’t have her in mind in the slightest. They’re completely different, you see! Good Job maniacs, and Well Done

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Silent Alma on January 13th, 2006

Stars in their Eyes, Part I on August 3rd, 2005

7 have spoken to “They also provide their own illumination”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Looks sweet, actually! Too bad its not poseable…
    And I followed the link that took me to the robo-lass sitting with the blue lamps inside her.
    What, pray tell, is she sitting upon?

  2. Tim writes:

    Yes, I agree OMNI centerfold! What a brillant concept, maybe the mag would still be around if they slutted it up a bit. Aren’t they owned by Playboy or Hustler, you would have thunk they would have thought of such a hair-brained shceme.

  3. Davecat writes:

    Tim –
    Yeah, the OMNI centrefold idea is a dumb one, but no-one in their right mind could honestly say it wouldn’t work! I think they were owned by Larry Flynt, if I’m not mistaken..
    I miss OMNI. 🙁

    I have no idea what Android Angel’s sitting on! Some kinda glowy pedestal thing, I would suppose. What I want to know is, what’s that thing to her right that looks like a clamp?

  4. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    This sort of reminds me, DC… how come “EVE of Destruction” wasn’t on your “best gynoids of film” list? What’s that? It SUCKED? Of course!
    Seriously, an interesting use of lighting… though if I forgot where I was and rolled over in the night to see GLOWING BLUE PEEPERS staring at me, I might just leap from the window.

  5. Davecat writes:

    Yeah, I would hope that you’d be able to switch ’em off now and again. Convenient as hell if you need to find her in a blackout — ‘o, hey babe, you’re right there!’ — but impractical otherwise..

    And I never saw ‘Eve of Destruction’! The lass playing Eve just didn’t turn my gears, if you’ll pardon the expression. 😉

  6. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    I don’t think “Eve” could turn anyone’s gears. The film is a remarkable testament, though , as to what NOT to do when making a film. Unfortunately, it’s not a candidate for “Bad Film Nite” because it’s bad-bad rather than funny-bad.

  7. Davecat writes:

    Doesn’t even make the ‘Bad Film Nite’ cut? Wow, it must be utterly appalling.

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