You Are Browsing ' body pillow ' Tag

By Inactive or EX ROG Staffer On 1 Jun, 2013 At 02:47 AM | Categorized As Reviews, Toys and Merchandise | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThere are not a lot of special product for straight otaku girls out there. And just what do I mean by that? I’m mostly talking about the shortage of body pillows, wall scrolls, sexy figures, and many other similar products featuring attractive male characters. Do a search for “pillow” on a reputable website and the amazing majority in that department is female characters. So once I saw this nice reasonably priced official body pillow I had to get my mitts on it immediately instead of risking the possibility of having it sold it. For $24.99 I can’t complain about what I got.

pillowixbThe only description of the body pillow was just 70 cm so I knew it wouldn’t be the type of body pillow you could give a full body embrace to but at least provides someone to hug on lonely nights. Any other detail about the pillow was left out, which is where I come in. The listing looked like this, and I was super excited because the unbearably attractive bodyguard, Soshi Metsukami, from one of my new favorite shows Inu X Boku Secret Service had his very own pillow, despite the fact THERE ISN’T AN ACCURATE FIGURE OF HIM YET (as a figure collector I hate that the show has no figure replicas of their male leads whom are all attractive) at least I can now have a body pillow of him.

I suffered over ten days of agony waiting for him to arrive and was quite excited when I got him. The pillow has no packaging and was put in a clear bag for convenience so the first thing I saw was the side the listing didn’t show, I was hoping maybe a full body shot of him like with Ririchiyo would be there but it was just a plain purple side. I like to call those sides “3D sensors.”

Plain purple side

But now to the interesting side, it does look much better in real life. The quality of the printing is of high caliber and, dare I say, the colors are vivid and makes Soshi look like he came straight out of the anime (or manga, whatever). I love the checkered background which makes it stand out from other pillows and Soshi’s nine-tailed fox manifestation in the background is a nice touch.

IMG_4423IMG_4460

The most neat thing about this body pillow is that it comes as a pillow and it is not just a cover. This makes it a great deal because typically pillow covers are sold separately from the pillow itself. These are quite costly, and having to buy the pillow gives another hit in the wallet. I’d say typically $100 at least for both of them.

The pillow is 100% polyester which brings me to my only complain, it isn’t what I would call soft. However it’s still feels good enough to sleep with.

An authentic pillow has this label and tag with a sticker from Aniplex.

IMG_4448IMG_4458

IMG_4454

I hope this doesn’t become pirated as it is a reasonably priced official good. Usually my product reviews stop at this point, but this product can only be found in one place from my research, so here is the link.

As more products fangirls can enjoy are released, I’ll try to cover the most I can. Just remember this, support the industry and show them you want this merchandise by buying it and they will deliver.