Sunday, 5 February 2012

Review: Cube3

This is a cute machine I found at a game centre I don’t usually go to.  It’s name comes from CUte and BEauty, I like the design of the outside of this one with it’s square theme.
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Inside it has a fairly basic set up of big lights
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It tells you at the beginning which way to go so you have to remember!
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First up you choose your course between ふんわり(fluffy/soft) and くっきり (clear)
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Next up is the brightness choice, notice there’s English (well, Engrish) all the way through this machine.
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After that you can choose the frames course or without frames course. Of course we went with frames as it’s more fun!
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The tabs on the right give you your options. You can choose square frames…
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Vertical frames…
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Horizontal frames…
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Or fun frames…
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You get the usual six shots but all are in the same square shape, there’s no full-length options.
First step in the graffiti corner is to choose your layout, you have to choose together. If you choose a layout with the white boxes that means you can select which purikura you want to make bigger. We chose that layout, as you can see from the hovering pen!
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The machine has one-touch graffiti but they weren’t too impressive and the one on the right kinda covered our faces too much.
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These ribbons were really cute, you can draw them like a pen and stamp on the matching bow/sticker.
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These initials were under the special tab labelled ‘deco-initial’ there were normal ones too but these were much cuter! There’s also rainbow options for the colours.
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The date stamps… The blocks are my favourites.
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They have seasonal stamps too. It was nearly Halloween when we went so these are the Halloween/autumn stamps.
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Weird little characters… I don’t know why you’d spoil perfectly pretty purikura with them but hey!
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The message stamps are really good on this one and the colours worked well with the backgrounds.
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Friend stamps…
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And love stamps…
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This is a neat touch. If you feel like your frame is too boring you can add a pattern over the top of the frame section. The button at the top is to change the pattern to white for dark frames and the white square at the bottom right will erase the pattern if you want to.
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These are message rolling stamps, they work just like rolling stars or hearts but it writes a message. I like the style of the preview pic with the black frame, it looks really stylish.
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Random pens, I like that it gives you a preview of how they look.
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Some patterned pens…
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There’s also a graphic making option, but it was more for cell phone graphics than blog graphics.
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You chose the layout at the beginning but if you chose a layout with the white square then this is the time to choose which picture you want larger. Just tap two you like to add them.
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Last step is entering your email address, and yep iPhones are ok with this one.
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This is something a few machines have but while you are waiting you can play a memory/matching game on the screen. You don’t win anything but it’s fun while you wait for the printing to be done!
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Overall I think the frames and stamps are really good on this machine. I think you also look quite a lot like yourself, no freaky eyes. The skin toning was a little weak, even on the plus one brightness but it’s not enough that I wouldn’t use the machine again. The colours print out nice a vivid as well.
I would definitely choose this machine again!
And here’s the pictures… the different sizes are from my iPhone and my friend’s mobile but I honestly don't know which is which!
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Also! The 9th of February is this blog’s one year anniversary! I really didn’t think I would make it this far or have more than a few followers! To say thank you and to celebrate I’ll be having a giveaway so look out for that post!
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8 comments:

  1. I've tried this machine before, it's awesome! Great review, and CONGRATS on the one year anniversary!

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    1. It's a good machine, isn't it?
      And thank you!

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  2. CONGRATS ON YOUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Your blog has brought me lot of joy in reading. I would totally want to visit Japan now just to play with all the purikura machines. :D

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    1. Thank you!

      Haha there are a lot of other things to do in Japan but yes, purikura is one of the must-do things I think!

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  3. my favorites are the wierd characters :3 my friends like to add humor to our purikura lol. If only we had these machines in California!

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    1. Fingers crossed you get them one day!

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  4. great review! :D

    am I getting this right: do you get to choose 2 puris to be sent to your phone?

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    1. Yes, two people can enter their email addresses and each get a picture, then you can mail them to each other. If you only have one phone then it's ok to use the same address twice!

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