Beach Queens Misaka Mikoto and Misaka-imouto – I’m seeing double!

Hey peeps, how are you doing this week?

With the awesome A Certain Scientific Railgun S airing I figured it was the perfect time to look at these two cute looking Misakas from Wave’s Beach Queens line.

I actually have had this super lovely and cute Biri Biri for ages now, don’t remember for how long. When she was released I never really paid attention to the Beach Queen line at all, always seemed kinda boring and I was dubious of their quality due to their cheap price and the rather small 1/10 scale.

Luckily enough for me this changed when Exilehero got his Cecilia Alcott from Infinite Stratos, thanks to that I was able to finally see one up close. And you know what? They aren’t half bad, sure the size is a bit small but not too small, still bigger than a figma and the quality while not perfect is more than what I expected for the price.

However, that still left one problem, I still found most of them boring.

Then this lovely Biri Biri came along and I just found her irresistibly cute! I wasn’t the only and she pretty much sold out everywhere fairly fast so I wasn’t able to get one. Luckily for me Fab from Wieselhead was parting with his and sold it for me for a fairly low price.

Because Biri Biri was a second hand woman figure I never really felt like doing a whole photoshoot for her, even more so since Fab had already done a wonderful job with her.

This is where Misaka-imouto comes in, when I saw this Beach Queens I was in love with a Misaka once again and an idea hit me.

Sure, don’t really feel like snapping pictures of Biri Biri by herself but with her little sister? Sure, I’ll go take pictures of them together. With that decided when I was invited by Exilehero to go this park he discovered I figured that would be the perfect chance.

Plus it had just rained the day before, perhaps I could even find some water! This was gonna be perfect!

Alas there was none, it was actually kinda dry, lots of death so to speak… hmm kinda creepy in some parts too. Totally didn’t help we were the only two people there…

However, when I saw the loosened soil from the rain I thought it would work for my designs. The texture that it had kinda reminded me of a sandy beach so I went along with that plus in that location there was some nice green stuff around us.

This is actually the same location where Exilehero did his latest photo shoot for the ever so cute Kuroneko, or as he called her, the only reason to watch Oreimo. Poor Kirino and everyone else.

Anyways, I found it quite interesting when looking at his photos how different they ended up from mine, even though we were only a few feet away from each other. This one of the reasons I love figure photography both as a producer and a consumer. Same location, same lighting conditions and yet we ended with quite different looking photos. This is why I find looking at different photos of the same figure from different people fun.

Are you guys enjoying Railgun S? I sure as hell am!

I been waiting since I read the Sisters arc in the manga to see this adapted into anime! Originally I was hesitant at first when it started since revisiting the same arc could end up boring but boy was I wrong.

It started normally enough and then bam! Got super dark and cruel for poor Biri Biri. Surprisingly enough JC Staff has managed to do a very good job about it so far. With the last two episodes of the anime that introduced Misaka-imouto and Accelerator I was super happy with the quality all around. Here I’m hoping they keep the atmosphere going.

I think what has surprised me the most is how good the music has been those episodes. Usually the Raildex stuff goes for the techno-ish side of things. But those ending songs for poor Misaka-imouto’s fate and Biri Biri rushing accelerator at the end were great. Then the following episode flashback with one of the Sisters going outside for the first time with the nice piano arrangement was so nice.

I just can’t believe JC Staff is doing such a great job, I guess they finally leveled up as a studio!

I look forward to rest of the arc, if JC Staff keeps up like this it should be great. Biri Biri being crushed by the world, Biri Biri blowing things up, this version of the Touma vs Accelerator match. Man so many things to look forward too, no wonder this is my favorite arc in both Index and Railgun so far.

Contrary to what some people say though, I doubt the opening reflects what will happen in the show. JC Staff is probably not gonna make big major changes like that, and will keep events mostly the same. A bit hard for me to comprehend why some people are so worried.

Oh I should mention that I’m very surprised with how well received this set of pictures was in flickr. I never get that many amount of favorites or views for my sets. Now the hard part for me is trying to figure out why people liked them so much so I can apply that to future photo shoots.

Ah, the joys of figure photography, I just love it. Can’t really phantom enjoying my figures as much as I do without taking pictures of them. Then again it’s probably because I been this sort of stuff for years now.

I shall leave you guys with this very appealing shot of a couple of Misaka tushies. I think I have found out a place where the clone might be better than the original. May be it is the shimapan bottoms but there is just something about Misaka-imouto’s tushie that I really, really like.

And on that pervy note, until next time folks.

 

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  1. I was kind of interested in getting that BQ Imouto, along with the matching versions of Last Order and Misaka. It would have been like having a complete Pokemon evolution chain!

    But even though I like the Saber Extra one I have, I can’t really justify the prices the BQ’s go for. And I have two Figma Imoutos, anyways, they’re plenty good.

    • I thought about getting the whole set too but I ended up liking the original BQ Biri Biri more.

      They are ok I guess, probably won’t buy anymore besides that nice Laura from IS. I want another figma imouto, at least this time she won’t be in the 5 digits,

  2. Bonjour, two Misaka cest bien *lol*

    I kinda regret that I had given her away, but it is good to see that she has a good home now at casa la miette,

    I think it’s great to have both sister together.
    Biri Biri as figure is nice, the episode with her was so hilarious as she suddenly turned into super moe mode, kicking the water and stuff XD

    It’s hard to put in words, but Misaka Imouto has a lot of charme as well, she is really adorable in her way. That worldly innocent expression of her and the way she talks.
    As figure here she’s also sexy haha, striped bikini plus heavy nightvision on her head. I really like this figure.

    I already drooled about your pics on flickr, they are just lovely, everything about them. It’s nice to find a certain spot for photography that suits the model and is free of other people ;)

    • Hey! Hope your endeavors in France are going great!

      No! She is mine now! You can’t have her back! Only may be if I bought the new Koto version of her in that swimsuit.

      I’m surprised with how well they go together since technically this is the wrong Biri Biri BQ to go along with my Misaka-imouto.

      I agree, I just love her expression is just so aloof, so easy going, just so lovely!

      Sure is, I was glad there was no people there. I don’t like when there is people not because of embarrassment but because I feel I should do a better job since I’m out there with all this gear.

      • Yes it is cool so far, the house is great and I haven’t starved so far because of very limited french vocabulary XD

        Ok, she probably prefers to stay with anyway ^^ Big Koto Misaka is interesting and quite enchanting, Im still on the fence.

  3. It’s kinda sad that Misaka’s powers are hard/impossible to be sufficiently captured in figure form. Sure, you can slap a cheesy clear plastic lightning bolt to her arm, but I doubt anyone could do her justice when she really gets going (like that fight against Accelerator). Kudos to JC Staff for making it such a spectacle.

    Still, Misaka and clones sure are cute — even cuter in swimsuits! They definitely need to shake off the uniforms for something else more often. Oh yeah, the deformed faces in the show are killing me. HNNNNNG, Nendos fucking when?

    • You know what, that’s true. I would totally love an actiony figure of her with a whirlwind of her iron sand. Dubious story telling and etc aside I have found JC Staff to usually deliver on their Raildex fights quite nicely. Can’t wait to see the rest.

      They are the most moe clones I have ever laid my eyes upon. You wanna know why I went and spent 11K on that figma? I had just read the chapter where Biri Biri and her sister spent the day together. In fact I was hoping that the number I got would be her.

    • True, but I’ll settle for her just looking embarrassed or annoyed. Unfortunately figure makers keep insisting on making her look happy. How dare they??

  4. Great idea for a photo set! The third picture’s gotta be my favorite – I want to make it my wallpaper.

    Have to say, BiriBiri’s head on Imouto’s body looks weird. Her neck looks a wee bit too long. But Imouto’s head on BiriBiri’s body works really well… maybe even better than the original?

    • Yes, exactly my thoughts on the matter, Misaka-imouto looks so delicious with Biri Biri’s body. The other way around? Yeah not so much.

  5. Wow, I didn’t know that you could swap heads with BQs or even turn them. The head swap came out nicely and it’s cool that Imouto has the nightvision goggles. I haven’t really watched much of Index/Railgun save for the occasional episode over Zai’s shoulder but it definitely seems interesting and is on my list to see someday.

    • Well, Biri Biri is the one that can swap heads, for Misaka-imouto I just took advantage that her head was in a ball joint too.

      It’s nice, I really like the Raildex stuff, specially since you are bound to find characters to like since there is a a bit of everything for everyone.

  6. Two guys in a deserted park with some bikini-clad figures, not creepy at all :)

    I didn’t know Wave released an imouto figure, though I do recall seeing the original Misaka figure. They both look pretty good considering they’re smaller than your average figure. I definitely think the stripes on the imouto figure make her stand out a bit more though.

    • Hey, play nice!

      Yup, they are not bad, still surprised how well they turn out considering how much they cost.

  7. No fair! Lemme “steal” them pics too! *drool*

    Nopy, let’s just say: “Slightly” :D

    I didn’t know about the imouto figure until this post. Might as well scour and try to acquire one to appease the pervy craving here.

    And finally… Wieselhead, let’s compare the amount of drool we have released. xD

    • Lol!

      Luckily enough Misaka imouto is a Beach Queen’s, not too bad to get after release.

  8. Agreed, Imouto seems to be better than the Original in these figures. Probably it’s just my eyes fooling me or the shimapan is the reason indeed…:D

    • Well, the old Biri Biri one came out some time ago so I suppose Wave could have gotten better at making them? Either way I find both incredibly cute!