In lieu of a decent post

typed for your pleasure on 16 May 2007, at 2.10 am

Sdtrk: ‘Bedazzled!’ by Drimble Wedge and the Vegetation

Found this tiny treasure on some Japanese person’s blog today:

Yes, a doll — specifically, a Takara Cool Girl (marketed in the States as ‘CyGirl’) doll — of the Robot station emcee version of Actroid-chan. Yes, that high-pitched sound would be coming from me.
Takara’s Cool Girl site yields no positive results, and online translators aren’t really helping me, either. Running the accompanying paragraph through Babelfish results in

(Gramar from the thing) . The end is a figure of this and Expo Actoroid in the booth in Kokoro ・・・ Yes though feelings from which it already wants to make something are understood well.

So like, what? Were they offering these dolls during Aichi’s 2005 Robot Expo? Is this a mod that this person came up with? Where’d they get the race queen outfit for it from? Is… is this what an aneurysm feels like??

I might well have to ask some friends in Japan if they can find anything about that doll’s availability, as that’d be a hell of a collectible item… It might almost be easier to track down a human-sized race queen outfit, and have Shi-chan cosplay as Actroid-chan! Brilliant!
Huh. That’s an unusually evil eye she’s giving me

Technorati tags: Actroid, Takara, Cool Girl, CyGirl, race queen

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5 have spoken to “In lieu of a decent post”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Its points of articulation remind me of the “myRealGirl” line of dolls from a few years ago.
    I got the asian snow boarding chick from TQ.

    I would want one, too, although I’m not as passionate as thou.

  2. Davecat writes:

    O yeah yeah, I remember that Asian snowboarding lass! Came with a snowboard and ‘phat pants’, if I recall correctly.

    See, the problem with that Actroid doll is that unless I learn otherwise, just because it’s on a Cool Girl stand (in corresponding colours, I might add), doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s by Takara. It could be by Dragon, or Medicom, or Alfrex, or any of those other Japanese companies that produce those overly-articulated 12″ dolls — sorry, ’12” action figures’. I need more clues, damnit!! YAARGH RAGE

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    Yes, and her feet were big, and flat. She could stand easily upon her own two.

    Rage is healthy if it doesn’t mix with bigotry. Use it!

  4. Island Of Toys writes:

    The legs look like a Takara type body and the wrist joints as well. It’s the older style wrists however. They stopped using those hands around 2001 or 2002 I believe.

    I’ve never seen this figure, but the head looks very similar to the “Revenger” or “Ray” figure Takara released back in 2002 or 2003. There have been several Race Queen clothing sets from various manufacturers and custom 1/6th scale tailors though. My guess is it’s just a custom someone put together.

  5. Davecat writes:

    DAMNIT *slams fists on table* Those feckin’ Japanese and their custom-job this, kit-bashing that! Still, I wonder if they’ll sell it…

    Thanx for the info!

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