Figure Friday is back on track, covering the figures announced and released during the past week. Since it had been the Silver Week in Japan from the 19th to the 23rd, there was a relative dearth of figures.
I did not skip this installment, though it is slightly smaller, because some of the good figures were really great, and already on this Friday (which goes to next week’s post) I’ve seen two really lovely figures, and I couldn’t handle next week’s post otherwise, so here goes :)
UPDATE: More re-stock items.
As always, click on the first picture to go to a site with more information on the figures, and the pictures after the description for the Flickr page, where bigger photos can be had. As always, post is not entirely safe for work, be advised.
Images both from Nekomagic and Kumo‘s blog.
On any other week, this figure definitely would have been number 1. This week it has to share the title.
Best elf I’ve ever seen. Love the details, love the filigree, love the lace-design. Her leg isn’t too big, it’s the ankle-bone and a trick of perception. Her hair is a bit bland. And in case you worry about the seam in her arm when her top is off, there’s a nice bracelet to cover it. Now that is smart design. Just wish her arm next to her face had another configuration.
December 2009, 227mm, 7,429 yen. Reserve.
(Slightly short elf, she’d be 158 centimeters due to scale, /with/ those high heels).
This is the other super-hot figure. I really want this figure. But as explained in the last post about Saber Lily Distant Avalon, here I’ll also have to pay for a deputy service on top of everything, but since it’s out in April, there’ll be time to collect some money.
Anyway, very sexy figure. Love the drills, love the dress, LOVE the zone where her legs connect to her bum, even without the panty-shot. Also, nice shoulderblade area.
Of course, the chibi-version is SO adorable. Even my mom who isn’t too keen on full version due to bum/panty area being exposed, really liked the petit nendoroid.
The rust on the bucket and the diorama base are nice touches.
Reservations until November 10th, 2010, figure will release in April 2010, 8,000 yen. Will have to use deputy service. Hobby Channel site exclusive.
THIS is how you do an Ikkitousen figure. Yes, it’s very expensive. The GK cost 18,000 yen previously. But price aside? Love the frills, love the model’s pose and the gothic-lolita punk look.
Also, wooden or wood-looking base? Interesting.
January 2009, 275mm, 14,800 yen.
This is a very simple nendoroid, base look wise. Then again, Ein had always been a rather brown figure with no-nonsense.
But this figure really scores on the accessories; a gun, knife and a teddy bear(!). Also, I like her faces, and for those who say her smile is too similar to her no-smile.. well, she’s a soulless killer, no?
January 2009, 3,500 yen. Reserve.
(I had more I could put here, but I thought they were slightly meh, and didn’t deserve a mention here.)
Another awkward position Ikkitousen figure by Taki corporation. Not as bad as the going to the bathroom pose figure, but pretty awful. Ill-fitting clothes and gaping arm seams are always a bonus, right?
September 2009, 7,800 yen. Cast-offable. Reserve.
If I had to imagine what this character’s expression says, it is, “Oh no! I need to go to the toilet post-haste, and you’ve caught me in a state of undress!”
Because we can’t get enough pee-pee dance poses from Taki corporation ;)
October 2009, 8,800 yen. Reserve.
Re-stocks and Releases:
Amie-Grand’s Swimsuit Nia version opened for reservations. Erm, pretty horrible. Didn’t see this discussed anywhere, might have to bring her to next week’s Figure Friday as “Five Not”, if I remember? OK, seen it mentioned, next week it’s on the chopping block.
Gothic Punk Asahina Mikuru is re-stocked, so lovely.
Griffon’s Gothic Lolita Nagato Yuki also re-stocked. Very pink.
Griffon’s Queens Blade Elina.
Cheerful! Sakuragi Yurika cold-cast by Aizu Project. Nice and costly.
Volks held their Hobby Round 2, a Volks only event, on the 20th of September.
Here’s Nekomagic’s coverage: Part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Not a lot of new stuff, but seeing GKs painted professional is always nice. Part 3 is especially nice for the mecha lovers amongst you all.
The 17th Prize Fair was held, showcasing prize figures that people could win January-March 2010, Nekomagic with the coverage again.
Part 1, Banpresto figures, a lot of dross, many plushies, and super cute super-deformed Eva girls.
Part 2, more Banpresto, TAITO and FuRyu. Nice Sheryl Nome at the top, Castle Cagliostro figures bring back memories. FuRyu lineup of figures looks very neat, also, Dakimuras! Not too impressed with the Fate/Stay Night figures.
Part 3, SEGA and System Works. Eva girls shine, especially in their maid outfits, but nice overall.