Chidori and Tessa

I have never really been a fan of Bome figure but not because the figures are not nice, it’s more because they uses clamp shell packaging. I have always prefer box packaging instead of clamp shell, at least with box I have a place to store the figures if I need to move or something, and boxes always looks nice :) . So how did I ended up with 2 Bome figures, simple, they were cheap and I have always wanted some figures from the anime Full Metal Panic. I got them for less than 30 bucks, though they are already open which mean no packaging, but they are in good condition, so it’s a steal :) .

Kaname Chidori and Teletha Tessa Testarossa (should just call her TTT XD) are from the anime Full Metal Panic or more specifically, these two are based on Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid. They have the honor to be the first two figures to be have a photo session using my new EOS 400D. I am not sure if the picture are any better than when I was using the 850IS, as there are still a lot of things I need to figure out about the camera. Shots are done using M, Av and A-DEP mode, with custom white balance. I directly connect my camera to my pc so that I can preview the shots right after I took them.


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Not much props were use this time, as I can’t really think of a good setting for them, so it’s back to basic. I was being a bit lazy so only 1 color background is use, but kinda feel that it’s really the best color for them.

Start off with Tessa, she’s small, just about 10cm with the base. She’s wearing her Mithril uniform and playing with her hair, which she really do in the anime.


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Nice detail on the uniform, with Mithril emblem on both her arm. The base she’s sitting on is also Mithril emblem and there are actually writings on it. One is the name of her submarine, the other two I am not very sure what they mean.


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Since the camera have auto bracketing, I try out HDR again with this shot. I use something that resemble a hanger as a background, her base is infront of her to make it look like Mithril emblem is painted on the floor. The larger image will show more of the emblem.


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Next up is Kaname Chidori, in her school uniform and holding a Harisen on her left hand. Chidori is about 14cm from the base to her hair. The barbie’s sofa made a triumphant return XD.


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Quite nice detail on her uniform, but the hair sculpt kinda rough though, but if I remember correctly the anime artstyle kinda look like that, been a while since I watch it XD. Will rewatch it again once my FMP dvd arrive.


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Very very long hair, not as detail as I would like though.


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While Tessa base is Mithril emblem, Chidori’s base is a pinky oval shape base with the word Full Metal Panic (in japanese) TRS written on it.

As this is the first time I purchase a Bome figure, I am not really sure what to expect from it. Overall the figures are nice and solid, the painting is good with no visible bleeding. The sculpt is kinda rough though on certain part but still acceptable. Forgot to mention that both figures is connected to the base using a single peg, so you can spin them around the base if you want XD.

Even after getting this two girls, Bome if still not my choice for figures, but there’s another figure set that I want and only Bome has it, it’s Eclair and Lumiere from Kiddy Grade, no other company seems to have release figures of them except for Bome, but only if I can get them cheap XD.

Bome Collection Vol. 12 Chidori and Tessa
Anime: Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
Scale and Material: Non-scale pre-painted PVC
Company: Kaiyodo
Price: 6800 Yen
Released: May 2006
Added to collection: September 2007
Availability: sold out
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF-S 17-85IS USM lens