This is the Figure Friday post for the dates of September 11th till September 17th. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year (Rosh HaShana), and may you have a good year (Shana tova!) :)
This is also the source of the slight delay of this post; family gatherings, including some which got their dates moved. I even tried to post this from my family’s, but it didn’t go well. I managed to insert the first figure’s posts and then it crapped out on me.
As always, click on the first picture to go to a site with more information on the figures (usually Nekomagic), and the pictures after the description for the Flickr page, with bigger photos.
Definitely my figure for the week. Cast-offable, though it might actually require the body to be swapped out as a whole. Love the design of her dress, detailed yet dynamic. She has a pretty face and nice hair.
Also, she fulfills what I want from a cast-offable model: I like her both dressed and undressed. Though her hair might seem to be a tad big with her clothes off, but that’s life.
This also gives me hope in regards to seeing “La campanella della benedizione Chelsea Arcot 1/6 GK by Volks Turn A-brand” as a PVC figure.
Winter 2009, 220mm, 7,500 yen. Volks Web Store exclusive; preorders taken since August 25th. You’ll need to use deputy services.
More pictures after the “More” tag, not all safe for work.
I like Neon Genesis Evangelion, I like Kotokubiya, I like Gothic Lolita. I really like this figure. This figure is nice, elegant, has a nice looking base (even though it seems bare from the backside) and is rather inexpensive for its size. I only wonder if the figure can be removed from the base?
I might remove the Wave 1/10 plugsuit Ayanami Rei (#link) for this figure. Or I might try to get both…
This figure is a re-release, and of a really nice figure.
December 2008, 180mm, 4,800 yen. Reserve.
This figma looks cute. This figma looks fierce. The ferret is a nice touch. Love the ankle-wings. What more can a person ask for? It’s a pretty small figure, but that’s life.
December 2009, 115mm, 2,667 yen. Reserve.
I decided to only have one of the Figma girls here this week, but Figma Vita is pretty ace too, check her out, Reserve link.
This figure is pretty simple. This figure is pretty amazingly adorable. Love the plaid skirt. Nice snickers. Simple. Lovely. A tad expensive.
December 2009, 180mm, 5,500 yen. Reserve.
Great diorama base. Great wings. Really nice sculpt. Just need to hope Alter will live up to its reputation and this figure won’t lean or anything.
Not too crazy on her sleeves, as the green strips should be part of the fabric, and not loose like they appear to be from the photos.
February 2010, 230mm tall, 7,800 yen. Reserve.
Not a figure, but this deserves a special mention, 3,000 yen for slime?
Green slime? I dunno what to say.
December 2009, limited set of 5,000. Reserve.
Bigger scale figure means more space to add in details. Instead, we get this rather uninspired model. Uninspired pose, uninspired outfit. Only the hair is really detailed, and it looks a bit weird as well. Not worth the price. Ah, and if you want, they also have a limited version with shorter hair, different ribbons, and pink pants instead of blue (# http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=7751 ), which is cuter, I’d admit.
January 2009, 150mm tall, 12,000 yen. Reserve. Limited reserve.
This figure from 2007 is getting re-released. Well, it’s tiny, but that’s not my problem with it. This figure is UGLY. It looks like someone took the ugly beatstick of chimp-looking, and beat Ayanami thoroughly with it. I have no more to say.
Also, Rei doesn’t really smile, certainly not like this.
December 2009, 150mm, 4,200 yen (1/12 figure!). Reserve.
I was going to say that at least her socks look nice, but there’s a really big gap between her left sock and her leg (our right). She looks like she doesn’t know where she is. What IS up with that expression?
Also, her glove has a mis-paint, on the promo shots, and it adds way too much girth to her arm..
October 2009, 8,800 yen.
Another Kanu Unchou figure this week. And the ridiculous pose of the year award goes to! Yes, I don’t really need to say more, do I?
They really should’ve added more details to the top part of the hair. And I for one like one’s bikini to stay on one’s body. If you go for bare, go for it, don’t do half and half like that.
And what’s up with that cut in her abdomen? Her skin/flesh clinching as she’s somewhat leaning forward? Weird.
Cold Cast GK, pre-painted and completed. January 2010, 290mm, 17,800 yen.
Re-stocks and releases:
A whole boat-load of them, since some piled up (only listing still relevant ones):