This is about as Safe for Work as it’s gonna get, kids.

This is absolutely one of my favorite figures (my standard reprieve). Getting her, however, proved challenging, but she was a “first” in several respects that enabled me to move forward as a figure collector. Like so many of my non-bishoujo purchases, I was locked in by this review of Eleanor on that old standby, Tentacle Armada. It was love at first sight, but a few problems instantly presented themselves: Eleanor is completely topless. That bikini top isn’t castoffable; it’s just an accessory in her hand. She’s also extremely well-endowed—unrealistically well-endowed? Probably, although the internet never ceases to amaze me. The topless aspect certainly didn’t bother me, but I figured my wife might take issue with it. The other challenge was that Eleanor didn’t have an American distributor, so my options were limited to the internet. I had successfully purchased Tamaki from Amazon on sale, and had considered online again for Kobobukiya’s “Venus on the Beach” Kasumi, who I found in town by luck alone, and then with Yamato’s wonderful Velvet from Odin Sphere, who I ordered through a local comic shop because Velvet DID get an American distributor. Eleanor, however, would be harder to come by. Continue reading

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