I slightly got the dates on last week’s post messed up. The post covers from last Friday to this week’s Thursday. Anyway, on we go, with a special side dish of Comiket news, Volks Garage Kit, and NSFW figures on our “NOT!” list.
As always, click the “read more” to get to the main body of the post, click on the first picture of each figure to get to a post with more pictures that are larger. Clicking on the following smaller pictures will lead you to the Flickr page. And we’re on!
Compared to the source picture, Canaan’s body looks a bit short, would’ve worked better if she was more upright. This makes her look a bit less graceful and long limbed. The cloak isn’t actually attached to her body. The face is also slightly more emotional/short than her long face. Very cool figure though, very dynamic, if you don’t mind the pin holding her up. Personally, I think she looks best when she’s “shooting at you”, so you can see her face. Alphard from the original picture is also getting released.
Canaan also got a Nendoroid treatment, which is too ordinary, and looks like the clone of the Ryogi Shiki nendoroid.
January 2010, 200mm, 8,318 yen. Reserve.
BTW, for some reason you’ll note that the pictures of her cloak on Nekomagic are considerably a darker shade of brown than on Kumo’s blog.
Simple figure. No-nonsense in colouring, in pose. And it works. Nice fluid, clean lines, good hair. Face and eyes are totally dead, befitting a cold-hearted killer, eh?
January 2010, 200mm, 6,800 yen. Reserve.
I love Rei Ayanami. I love her. Sadly, the Rei figure often gets ridiculous faces which annoys me to no end. This seems like a good plug-suit Rei with her face done right. I’ve ordered the Wave version recently. You can note, there’s also an accompanying Asuka. Both are good, but for some reason it seems someone oiled their suits, a bit too shiny. The gloss on Asuka is a bit excessive.
“Winter 2009”, 160mm tall (but longer), price unknown.
An exclusive, sadly, it seems nendoroids are coming out too fast, which results in us getting the boring ones, and exclusive ones getting all the cool ones.
Cute, with a weird and cute lion-like companion. Can’t go wrong.
December 2009, 3,810 yen. Pre-order here, through deputy services, such as Goody-Japan.
Love the details. I’m unsure how the hands happen, do people actually take parts on and off on garage kits? Or do they choose before making the figure? This seems to be a web-site exclusive, and is a resin kit to boot, there will be more at a dedicated segment at the end, but this is just so adorable. So many details, the cute animals, the backpack… I so hope this comes out as a PVC figure.
August 24th, Volks Web Site Store, 12,600 yen. Unpainted.
This section is especially NSFW this week.
Why does Saber look like she’s pregnant? Why is she leaning backwards like that? Why is her face all soft and full, when it doesn’t look like Saber at all? People hint it will be cast-offable, not something that is re-assuring, because I want the figure to look good both with the clothes and off, if that’s the case. Only upside is size. Price is high as well, no way. As I said elsewhere, I’d rather have a small pile of crap over a large pile of crap, y’know?
I’m also unsure what I think of the paint-job, the colours are very much alive, the metal and dress may be a bit too shiny.
November 2009, 375 mm, 27,000 yen. Reserve.
2+3 (you’ll see).
Seriously? Aside from how ridiculous it is, the seam-lines/muscles are utter crap. The joints look more like early Revoltech or action figures of the crappy kind, that horrible gap under his chest, etc. Errr, no. Someone save me.
December 2009, 145mm, 3,000 yen. Niconico store exclusive?
I think this is slightly better, because this figure takes itself even less seriously, enabling it to go to the realm of parody.
October 2009, 145mm, 3,000 yen. Niconico store exclusive.
Figure is NSFW, be ready before clicking the link.
The pose of the figure is ridiculous, it makes her whole abdomen look almost segmented, like an insect’s. Note the one figure where the bandaids over her oppai are off (don’t worry, it’s got stars added on), how her chest turns aside makes it look “off”. I actually like the bit she has on her hips.
Also, this figure doesn’t really have a “Safe mode”, which limits it to many people.
October 2009, 250mm, 7,500 yen.
But honestly, if you have no shame, like Madarame (from Genshiken), and if you don’t have a problem with her pose, then this might be the figure for you.
Another NSFW figure.
Yes, this is the NSFW lame week, it seems. This figure’s face is totally off. Her clothings? Awesome. This figure also suffers from the “sculpted chest problem”, where because the clothes are sculpted and rigid, they take space. With the clothes she looks ok, once you remove the top, you realize that there’s no way her top is going to occupy this much space, given the size of her non-existent chest.
This figure is also off in composition. Her waist is non-existent, compared to her other parts.
If you like her face, you may like her, but only with the clothes on. And having a cast-offable figure where you never want to remove the clothes? An issue.
August 2009, 8,800 yen.
Volks Garage Kits (Resin?):
As promised above. Hopefully these will get remade as PVC.
September 2009, 10,000 yen, unassembled. Hair seems a bit plastic-like, too blocky, but painting which puts emphasis on shading could probably fix it.
August 24th Volks site exclusive, 12,000 yen, unpainted, reminds me of Katsura Hinagiku from Hayate no Gotoku in the face and hair. Stunning, another PVC super-hopeful.
After I saw pictures of her at the Volks’ show (link below), I became even more enamored with this. I so want this! Hopefully it’ll be released as PVC and it’d cost less than my soul.
News and Others:
Here‘s Nekomagic’s post for the Volks’ Cool! Summer Exhibition Show, Amazing figures, some were covered above. The Saber, the woman with the spear/naginata and the red-haired girl with the sword are especially attractive to me. And Chelsea Arcot which I discussed above.
Kannagi Gashapon (trading figures), relatively high quality. I really like the first Nagi (Nagi type A), though the face is a bit off, and the sign-carrying version of Zange-chan (Zange type B). I might actually get them. November 2009, 100-120mm, 800 yen each, 7 types + 1 secret.
And last, a question. I saw the following image on Kotokubiya’s site, can someone shed more information?