Monday, August 30, 2010


When I received a right leg in the mail, I knew it was time for me to give Azunyan a proper photoshoot...

I'm being very cryptic, aren't I? =P
So here is the unblurred photo I took during the unboxing. And yes it is a K-ON Azone doll, Azunyan to be specific, as Ninjovee, Wolfheinrich and Q have guessed. Can't get past anything by you guys ^^; So if I do giveaways, I know that it won't be enough to just blur the photos XD

Also as I've mentioned before, she did not arrive in one piece... I was very excited when I unpacked her and then notice her feet were dangling... Oh no! I checked her left feet. It's just not inside the peg; perhaps it's the same with her right feet... Unfortunately not the same situation. Her ankle joint broke inside the leg. I panicked.

I wasn't aiming for a panchira... Honest!
I quickly took photos of the broken joints and send an email to Hobby Search, where I ordered her from, and explained the situation. Unfortunately it was the Obon holiday by the time my package arrive and they would be off for several days... They responded quickly after the holidays, however, and assured me I will get a new "right foot" in the mail.

Uh-oh... Just the right foot? Does that mean I have to take out the broken peg from her leg?? I don't know how to do that! I asked around and many people (Fat B, Flawless Exa, Eidrag, Yunamon, Soundwav2010, MarxTaichou) answered my call. At the time I was also in communication with Chun regarding dolls in general, so I also told her about this problem and I'm grateful for her support and answers for any questions and other concerns I had. Thank you Chun!

All that worry about removing the broken peg disappeared the instant I opened this package from Hobby Search. Which brings us back to my first sentence... The right leg that came in a box that was way too big for its content. What they sent to me was the lower leg, which means I just need to replace this leg, with ease, might I add.

The obligatory box photo... It splits in half revealing window view to the items inside.
So here we go again with the real beginning of the actual photoshoot and "review". ^^

The legendary moe item, the nekomimi!
Multiple outfit change for Azunyan! One of the selling points for me.
Multiple hands and... Not sure what that is on the bottom left...
Instructions on how to take care of Azunyan... Unfortunately I can't read any of it... HELP! I wonder if it's online anywhere... I'm very new to this Azone doll thing, so if anyone's got advice about this particular line of dolls, don't be afraid to chime in the comments!

Here's Azunyan showing off Muttan, her guitar.
I couldn't wait to put on her nekomimi right away! It was actually pretty difficult because it kept getting stuck to other parts of her hair.

Azunyaaa~n! Don't fiddle with it! It was so hard to put it on you!
And now Azunyan will strip for you! No, just kidding. Her thumb actually got stuck in some of the loose threads on her blazer, so I had no choice but to strip her... of her blazer. It created a nice opportunity for this photo!

She relaxed a little while I fixed her blazer. It also gave me an opportunity to see how her arms and elbows bend. It was hard to see because of the blazer and I did not want to break another joint...

Awww Azunyan's being cute putting her hands inside and letting her sleeve loose ^_^  Uh... not really... When I was trying to replace her hands her arm kept coming off from the elbow joint. Both left and right! I had to keep rolling up her sleeves to join them at the elbows again.

Ultra cute pose!
I've yet to learn about proper lighting for photoshoots, lol, so I apologize for the light being too shiny on her eyes.

Ok, this panchira's on purpose, unlike the one near the top...
I was able to balance this pose (even though it looks a bit strange) for a moment, enough to take a photo of it. anonymous_object mentioned in his recent review that it was hard for Azunyan to do other pose than just standing there. So I thought I'd try it out, lol. A stand is coming though ^^;

And now la piece de resistance! Two Azunyan with Azunyan's mug cup! Die! Die from all this cuteness!!! Umm... I don't mean that literally ^^;

I had to do a close up of Azunyan Nendo by herself. Too cute!

"I'm gonna have you for dinner, Azunyan Unit 2!" *OM NOM NOM NOM*
Sisterly love. No, wait, they're not sisters...
For some reason I thought Azone Azunyan would have a bigger nekomimi than the Nendoroid... How wrong I was.

Sitting in the cup, showing off her shoes ^^
Yes, there are "L" and "R" on her shoes :D
Reminiscent of the GO! GO! MANIAC! opening video? :D

Dipping her foot in the bath ^^
"Nya... Nyaaa"
That's it for now. I mean that's a lot of photos already, isn't it? I went nuts with Azunyan here despite having to deal with the elbows that keep coming off from her joints. This is just the beginning though... I've waited many moons for Azunyan and I already gotten quite a lot of outfits for her already even before I got her ^^; Not to mention she hasn't interacted with her "older sisters" yet... ^_^ Look forward to some more Azunyan!


  1. Some awesome photos there :) Whatever did you do to break her limb off in the first place? :p

  2. That's very nice man, and congrats on her. Pretty sucks you had her with broken peg once she's arrived.

  3. Love the cat pose ^^. Sucks that it broke but glad to know it was replaced. I like that you can still fit in her in the cup somewhat lol.

  4. @Michael: Thanks! Umm... She didn't pay her loan in time so I had to break her leg? XD No idea really, just broken out of the box >.<

    @Yamada: Thank you! She made it okay though :D

    @AS: I went all out with the cat poses ^_^ LOL she is very cute in the cup, right? And yes, thankfully Hobby Search replaced her broken limb :D

  5. Congrats on your Azusa! She's really cute in person, isn't she? ^^
    I gotta admit you got some pretty good poses without a stand. Yeah, it's possible to pose them, but too much work for lazy me. I'll just use my stands xD
    Also, nice to see Hobby Search taking swift action to get Azusa's broken leg fixed. I've only had one problem with an item from them and they sent me a brand new one for free! Great shop :)

  6. @anonymous_object: Thanks! I can’t get enough of her smile ^_^
    I was actually quite scared she would fall! She’s just barely standing there and a light blow from my breath could easily topple her over, lol. So it was NOT easy XD
    Yes, they were on holiday, but they did send the leg by EMS! They’re really awesome!

  7. I hnnngh'ed so hard I popped all my arteries.

  8. Azunyan is sooo cute!
    It's really great that Hobby Search quickly sent a replacement leg for her.

    Looking forward for more doll posts in the future. ^^

  9. @Shin: OMG! Go call the ambulance! Quick!!

    @Xine: She's berry berry cute! I'm so glad she got her new leg so soon :D Oh and the next set of photos will be soon!

  10. Good to see HS acting promptly on the broken joint. They sent it to you even when they're on holiday??

    Azonyan... Interesting word play of Azone and Azunyan. I remember hearing from local forum and later from anonymous that her joints are really loose compared to other non K-On Azone dolls. Must be a bit hard to pose then. Nice to see her with her nendo counterpart. You getting figma as well?

  11. @Q: They sent it right away after their holiday. So I waited a week before they made a reply. Still fast though.

    I wonder if it's because Azunyan is a smaller size compared to the other K-ON dolls. She's not that loose that she can't pose as you can see here :) But her parts seem to come off easily, especially at the elbow... Haha thanks. I try to play around with the words ^_^

    Figma is coming, but I think I got the second shipment instead...

  12. Very cute, I actually thought about getting this one for the wife but we have never owned a proper doll yet (though she's got one "in-progress"). I wonder if she's impossible to buy now, also love the Azunyan cup. Seems like she's a bit fragile :3 Glad Hobby Search went so far as to replace her leg ^^

  13. @persocom: An "in-progress"? Custom made or on pre-order stage? Hehe. Azonyan is still available in some places. They don't seem to sell out that fast. She isn't that fragile ^^; But it does make other people think that way after this, lol.


    That is the cutest thing ever!!!

  15. @Yi: Hehe, yeah, and next I need to add the Figma :D

  16. It would seem that we all had our fair share of challenges and hurdles to overcome during the summer. To each was their own harrowing quest where we confronted fears and perils.

    Pretty commendable of HS. Though as far as I've experienced net-based anigoods sellers are usually pretty reliable. Them's newbie words though.

  17. @Tim: I think you had a more challenging hurdles on your end >.> I'm kinda glad I dealt with Hobby Search. I've heard nothing but good things about them. They were very apologetic in the email too. I have heard a couple of online retailers not from Japan aren't as good though...