Figure Friday – September 4th-10th.

This is the Figure Friday post for last week. Not much news, and we’ll keep the restocks and new releases to this week’s Figure Friday. Not entirely Safe For Work

As always, click the first photo to get taken to a page with more coverage and pictures, and the photos at the end of the description for larger versions.

Five Hot:

1.

The Devil on G-String Usami Hal 1/8 PVC figure by Toranoana

The Devil on G-String Usami Hal 1/8 PVC figure by Toranoana

This is a very attractive figure. Cool socks, sweet face, very nicely sculpted and posed. The ears and tail seem to come on and off, perhaps magnets.
Very sexy figure, in a certain pose she might be too much for some companies. The original art is included in the phone card version for 500 yen more.
Seems to be limited.
November 209, 100mm long, 5,500 yen (tax included) for normal version, or 6,000 for phone card version.
Some NSFW post the “More” tag.
Toranora online store exclusive (use deputy services). Normal and card (limited) versions.

   
 
 

 

2.

Evangelion Ayanami Rei Race Queen Ver. Dark Cherry Color 1/8 PVC figure by Chara-ani

Evangelion Ayanami Rei Race Queen Ver. Dark Cherry Color 1/8 PVC figure by Chara-ani

I prefer her original blue-white colours version, but this is pretty sweet too. Nice rear, nicely sculpted, good Rei face (so rare).
Manufactured by Kotokubiya. For a 1/8 figure, it’s pretty cheap. Heck, it’s cheaper than Wave’s 1/10 plug-suit Rei, which I ordered. Then again, she’s just standing there, not a lot of material, so it makes sense. Now if only the rest of the figure makers who have figures just like this price them the same.
December 2009, 3,800 yen. Reserve.

 

 

3.

Excellent Model Core Macross Frontier Sheryl Nome N.A Ver. By MegaHouse

Excellent Model Core Macross Frontier Sheryl Nome N.A Ver. By MegaHouse

Love her hair, the sculpting and the subtle shift in colouring. Her fishnets are pretty well-made too. I dislike the bullets, but they can be removed.
150mm, December 2009, 150mm tall, 6,800 yen. Reserve.

 
 

 

4.

White Album Morikawa Yuki 1/8 PVC figure by Good Smile Company

White Album Morikawa Yuki 1/8 PVC figure by Good Smile Company

This is a nice figure. She has a cheerful disposition, very cute stance. Her outfit might have done better if it had some more colours, but you have source material…
Nice stockings, nice bow on her back.
She’s a very nice figure, but Rina Ogata is much cooler, more colourful, and more to my taste J
December 2009, 210mm, 6,190 yen. Reserve.

  

 

5.

GEM Series Bleach Hitsugaya Toshiro by MegaHouse

GEM Series Bleach Hitsugaya Toshiro by MegaHouse

The first Bleach figure to get a proper release, instead of a Banpresto one, which are fine, but still.
Pretty good work on Toshiro, though his face is slightly narrower than it’s in current episodes of the anime, and the perm-white hair is something I didn’t see done satisfactory in a figure yet. Then again, you can draw crazy things that physics and sculpting have a hard time with ;)
185mm, December 2009, 6,600 yen. Reserve.

 

 

Four Not:

1.

Black Lagoon Revy non-scale GK by Alphamax

Black Lagoon Blalaika non-scale GK by Kaitendoh

Kit is assembled and pre-painted by Kaitendoh. Her face is totally out of wack, and that “smudge” is supposed to be a scar.
So sad, because look how much detail was given to the pantyhose, the sofa is very real, and all the small details in her hair (from the back it’s amazingly spectacular) and the cigar, etc. But in the end, you can’t bear to look at it.
November 2009, 217mm, 16,200 yen. Completed model.

  
 

 

2.

Saiminjutsu 2 Sakurai Sawa non-scale PVC figure by Pleasant Angels

Saiminjutsu 2 Sakurai Sawa non-scale PVC figure by Pleasant Angels

I’m not going to talk too much about this figure. The body seems all wrong in some ways. All the muscles are contracted/pinched, her pose is no fun, and well, she’s way hardcore, what with the metal grate up her business, or whatever that is. Click on the photo for more pictures.
The base is a mirror, so you get to see her other sides. Her pose is so that you can have her sitting, or laying on her back.
2009 release, price unknown, cast-offable, created by Black Rainbow.

 

3.

Da Capo II S.S. Asakura Otome non-scale PVC figure by CM’s Corp.

Da Capo II S.S. Asakura Otome non-scale PVC figure by CM’s Corp.

GGT who runs Nekomagic described it right: trading figure quality for the price of a PVC figure. No need to say more. Would rather pay Wave about 1,000 yen more and get a figure a dozen times better. Though to be honest, a couple weeks back I covered Kannagi trading figures that looked way better.
October 2009, 165mm, 3,800 yen. Reserve.

 

 

4.

CANAAN - Canaan figma 048 action figure by Max Factory

CANAAN - Canaan figma 048 action figure by Max Factory

Is this a bad figure? No. It just hurts my artistic values. Just like Emiya Shirou a couple weeks back, this figure is about as boring as they come. Plain red shirt, ok pants, and that’s it.
Like a couple of her faces, but hardly enough to justify her. If you have her faces, you could almost mount her on Tohsaka Rin. Heh.
November 2009, 140mm, 2,381 yen. Reserve.

 

 

Limited? News?
Kirisame Marisa nendoroid preview on Kumo’s blog; please, let her not be limited…

 

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18 comments on “Figure Friday – September 4th-10th.

  1. Marshmallow says:

    Slightly tempted by Rei, since I watched the anime in the summer (finally!) I’ve wanted figures of the cast of Evangelion, and the price is nice. Usami Hal is really cute, too bad she’s exclusive, or I might have wanted to get her, but exclusives are too much of a hassle.

  2. Snark says:

    If memory serves me right, Blalaika’s scar in the anime was pretty much a smudge as well

  3. phossil says:

    Interesting to see more Rei figures arriving…

    • Guy says:

      I’d say “Cashing in on the Rebith or Evangelion”, except Rei made it to almost every “Top 10 Anime girls” since she came to be, including all the years without any Evangelion releases.

  4. bluedrakon says:

    The Devil on G-String > Just the way I like my women – I mean figures – LOL
    Macross Frontier Sheryl Nome just scares me with that whole bullet thing

  5. lovelyduckie says:

    Yay Hitsugaya! LOL glad Balalaika made the list! I actually see the beautiful aspects of this figure now that I see your post. Had no idea the couch was so nice and how well her hair ripples down in the back. But that face…bleh…

  6. Itai Raccah says:

    Love #1, if she was a kitty, I would have gotten her.

    • Guy says:

      Everything’s better as a cat-girl or kitsune (fox-girl), but this specific dog-girl is pretty cool.

      Heck, it’s a great figure even without the ears and tail.

  7. James says:

    Is it me or the first girl looks like the girl in Kurokami ?

    I think that maybe i’ll buy her , she looks cute :)

    But the Black Lagoon figure is awful , i’m gonna get nightmares :D

    • Guy says:

      You’re right about the Kurokami girl, but not that surprising considering how some archetypes seem so common :)

      And I’m sorry about the nightmare bit, but I did call it “Five(four..) Not” for a reason ;-)

  8. lylibellule says:

    The figure “The Devil on G-String Usami Hal” is adorable with his little ears. It pleases me greatly. Quality will be at the rendezvous with Native.
    Sheryl is in MegaHouse “Hot” … but it is superb!

  9. Tommy says:

    Is that a cheese grater in her v-spot?

    I love that first figure, which I didn’t really read her name because I’m at work. But I saw some of her photos earlier this week. She’s gorgeous, but I mail order if I remember correctly.

    Canaan figma = fail. In fact, that can be said to a lot of recent figma announcements. Not that they’re bad bad, but they’re more of a meh in terms of sculpt and accessories. I was going to order a couple Canaan figmas, but her face with the “red eye” is too boring. I think I would like it more if her mouth was closed.

    • Guy says:

      Yeah, mail order. I linked to the page where you can order her.
      She is surprisingly cheap, only 5,500 yen, tax included. But yes, you’ll have to add in the costs for the deputy service.

      As for that figure with the metal-grate. I thought the same. I uploaded 4-5 pictures of hers, as usual, but I then couldn’t subject you readers to all of them… it is that horrifying.

    • Guy says:

      Oh, I think it’s a chastity-belt kind of thing, with the grate-setup to allow fluids out…

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