Here we are for another Figure Friday. This time there will be less photos, as I’ll try to use “Five Hot – Five Not”, with an additional figure or two.
Also, there were less figures this time around for me to look through, seems a combination of Obon, it not being directly after WonFes Summer 09, and not being the beginning of the month. Comiket 76 is ongoing currently, but I’ve decided to wait with figures from it either to next week, or till when there is an official declaration for them.
Anyway, let us begin (most figures under the cut, due to it being photo heavy). Pictures are not in order of how good or bad they are. Click on the opening photos to go to a page with more photos, usually.
BTW, some pictures are a bit risque.
Best figure of the week. I really love the detail of her hair, her skirt’s edges might seem a bit too plastic-like, but I wouldn’t know without more photos, her forehead’s slightly big. She is adorable though, cute nice face, cute outfit. And did I mention the hair?
It seems costly for the height, but she’s squatting, and her hair is almost as big as her.
November 2009, 130 mm, 7,800 yen.
Some more photos.
Long-haired Seena, I prefer the Kotokubiya versions of Tony Taka’s designs, but this is pretty sweet too. Nice figure, nice base, except for the necessary butt-impression to keep the figure steady.
For this amount of material, I don’t think it’s expensive either. I just wish we had pictures of her from behind, especially the hair-detail.
November 2009, 7,429 yen, 190 mm. Reserve.
Nice figure, non-scale, based on manga (Kobato), anime will air on October 6th, 2009. You can see that this is a CLAMP character.
I think it’s cute, the face is a little weird, but that’s to be expected. Hair is nice if not /spectacular/. The little blue monster reminds me of Stitch from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. Very nice price for this figure.
4,800 yen, October 2009, 180 mm. Reserve.
Cute face/bun, nice long legs. I dislike the fact that many gothic-lolita dresses seem so maid-like, but hey, you can present it as either of the two, I guess. The small animals are always cute. Nice detail in the hair and dress, and the pantyhose, not really sold on how lace is basically half-opaque plastic.
October 2009, 6,800 yen, 230 mm. Reserve.
Will be sold at the Comiket 76 August 14-16, the question is whether it’ll be sold non-exclusively later.
Adorable nendoroid, that’s all I’ve got to say. Gotta love the hair piece going up.
Some pictures here are not entirely Safe For Work, but none reveal anything directly. The links might.
So NOT. Her tail between her legs doesn’t make her look sexy, it looks like, well, a furry peenar. A limp furry peenar.
Also, not crazy about the face. The top will apparently be cast-offable, but it looks meh with it on, like someone just dropped it there. Not a good design.
She looks cuter in her young form and in the drawn version (is based on a manga).
September 2009, 6,000 yen.
Another NOT for me. ¼? This figure has nice, detailed hair, but what’s up with the posture, what’s up with her hand on her rear? Also, boring.
November 2009, 11,238 yen.
There is nothing really wrong with this figure, except for the Drill Hand (???), maybe it’s from the anime, but regardless, not a fan. Anyway, this figure has flat hair, the folds in her bottom part are too precise and angular, and the whole loin-clothe seems too easy. This figure just seems, in a word, uninspired.
December 2009, 230 mm, price unknown.
Well, a big blue blob of clothing, there’s a weird fold at the belly so the clothings could be removed. Heck, the worse thing is, it looks like she’s taking a dump.
September 2009, 7,800 yen. Reserve.
Her abdomen is sculpted and painted very well, but her pointy oppai are a meh, her figure as a whole is pretty boring and lackluster, especially for the asking price.
The pose looks pretty ridiculous from behind, and I can’t decide if her red-clothings are just ok or really bad. Totally not hot for the rag around her waist, in black. The chains are also unexciting.
January 2010, 9,800 yen, 250 mm. Reserve.
Delays and Re-stocks:
Black Rock Shooter delayed from August to October, not surprising considering they just finished it. Should announce dates when they’re done, but then, where’s the promotion value in that?
Saber Lily, Distant Avalon version delayed from August to September. PVC quality was not good enough…
Hiro488 is someone who sells on eBay. The seller lives in Japan and only ships via EMS, so shipping is a bit costly, usually sells only via “Buy it now” except for nendos and figmas, but currently has other, interesting items for sale. All bids started at $0.01. Feel free to click on “All items” to see his sales as well.
Feel free to tell me how I’ve got everything wrong, or how you agree with me :)