I think I may have chewed a bit too much off, certainly this Friday, as I’m way behind on school-work, but here I am.
I plan to try and go during Fridays on exciting figures that caught my eye, or figures that are real stinkers. I will discuss figures that have recently been released, figures up to pre-order, re-stock figures, etc.
I will mainly reference Hobby Search, because their site is nice to look at, easy to navigate, and sends me emails on a timely basis, letting me find stuff out with ease.
Kumo‘s blog and Nekomagic are two other sources for pictures I will use here, so I’d like to time to thank them via this blog-post.
At the end of the post, there will be a poll, and some open questions, please take the time to give me feedback, at least if you care to see this again.
This post is image-heavy, understandably.
Stuff up for order:
(You can click on the figures to go to pages where you can usually see more pictures of theirs. And information, like what series the figure is from.)
This figure is a limited re-release for November 2009. 10,000 yen! I like the normal version better, but as it’s slightly more “goth” than the original version, and is limited, I’m sure it’ll get picked up like hot-cakes.
Limited figma, very cute. Not worth the asking price because it comes with a video game that looks like crap. And I care for content, people.
From the people who’ve brought us the Evangelion XX Nano. Sadly, these are not half as neat.
January 2010, 2,500 yen.
Simple, elegant, cute.
December 2009, 6,800 yen.
Please note, to find out the following figure’s name, place your mouse over it to see the ALT-Text. Thank you.
The attention to the bum (click on photo for Nekomagic post) was a bit too much, and a bit too shiny. But honestly, beautiful, adorable. And who doesn’t like Christmas outfit? Even non-Christians like me can like it. Expensive, but you get two figures.
12,000 yen (2 figures), December 2009, Magazine exclusive.
Cute, usagimi (bunny-girl), a gun-bunny. Not really my taste, but nice.
September 2009, 6,648 yen.
Pretty simple figure, but I love it, seriously. Love the dress, love the frills, love the swords. Love.
November 2009, 7,200 yen. I want this, but it might be a bit too expensive. Maybe I should stop buying figures I like less at $35 and save for figures I like more at the $70-$90 range?
The other Griffon Touhou project figure. I am less excited about it, though the clothings are better. Not a fan of the see-through plastic, it looks like snot, but the dress, the folds, the creases, the colouring, seems pretty spectacular to me.
Nov 2009, 7,800 yen.
Not too crazy about the hair crack, and the seam goes up too much at the back, but, damn, I love this character’s looks (I have a folder of her pictures), I love this figure. I am not getting it, no :(
Magazine exclusive, Dec 2009 (reservations till August 26th), 6,300 yen.
Reservation started, release at November 2009. Regular Nendoroid price (~3,400 yen)
Good figure. Very similar to Canaan. Could be her twin, basically. Cat’s chest is a bit too bulky/angular.
Ok figure, unexciting. If you want a guitar wielder, I’d pick Haruhi. I guess most of the excitement comes from people who’ve watched the series and love the character.
Reservation started, November 2009 release, 6,800 yen
Yes, a resin kit. If you want to order, try clicking on the picture to go to Tokyohunter’s blog, must be before September 20th.
50,400 yen(!!!), Limited release at 29/08 and 20/09.
Reserves out, 13,800 yen. October release.
AMAZING robe, if I were made of money, I’d get this. I know someone who paints miniatures at this level, or even higher, actually.
Adorable, love the snazzy hat.
September 2009. 3,334 yen.
Click on figures for Hobby Link page.
6,800 yen, came out this week.
What’s up with all those horrible seam-lines? I hope the actual figure is not like this.
Came out this week, 7,800 yen.
Love the figure, love the colours. Love the ears :)
It’s queen’s blade, so cast-offable and mature. But I actually like her better in her clothes!
This is just sweet, nice, and seems really well made.
Came out this week, already sold out. 9,334 yen.
9,334 yen, August release.
The figure/image with the craze about it. Nice figure, girl’s a bit too thin, but big BIG gun.
Came out, 8,800 yen.
I’m a fan of leather bands, what can I say? Hm, would be better if they were black.
Re-Stocks and Delays:
These items were meant to come originally in August, or have come out before and are getting a re-stock at Hobby Link, or getting a new printing run.
October 2009 re-release. 6,000 yen.
The most likeable character on Hayate no Gotoku, aside from the silly girl who gets lost and exorcises ghosts. True to the character in the show, in ways both good and bad.
Delayed from August to September 2009. 8,200 yen.
Amazing figure. Every other word is a waste.
Delayed to September 2009. 6,800 yen.
I like this figure more than the limited edition one at the top, and it’s cheaper. Win-win.
Delayed to October 2009. 7,800 yen.
Not too crazy about the too short shirt. But I love everything else about this figure. Love the swords, the socks, the way the shirt is, the face… BTW, to me the real Jubei will always be in “Ninja Scroll” :D
Re-stocks in stock:
Really cute, but looks suspiciously like the upcoming Saber Maid version.
The rest will be down-post, pictures only.
This stuff will get links and no pictures. You’ll forgive me.
I get daily updates from Hobby Search, and this week I saw some crazy things. Figures got re-stocked and were already sold out by the time I checked the site! Either they ordered very few pieces, or people went into frenzy.
A couple of the figures in question were Clalaclan Noir version, Tamaki Kohsaka, both the pearly version and the black undergarment version (hot!).
Here are some re-stocks you can still get (and one above)
Happoubijin Book of paintings Sweet Body [Hustler] – Nice figure, ok.
Magical Amber – Simple and cute.
Leliel XXNano – Hobby Search carries some of the Evangelion XX Nanos again. Very cute, and cheaper than any other retailer who has them in stock.
Creators Labo #012 Nonnon – I really like her outfit. Well done.
Unity-Mei – I was sad when I missed it when it was on sale. Awesome figure.
This post took a lot of time to research, post, etc. so I’d appreciate feedback on the following in the comments:
- Do you find such a weekly post useful, or do you think the daily posts on other sites are more than sufficient?
- What if it were bi-weekly, or a monthly review of the best and the worst?
- Pictures, are they necessary, or links and thoughts are good enough?
- What did you think? Please share.