This is the weekly Figure Friday post, covering the figures released, announced and such during the past two weeks. There will be the best figures of the week and the worst, as well as news, delays, releases and re-stocks.
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 (you must be logged in, due to some photos in the set being R18), where bigger photos can be had. As always, post is NOT entirely safe for work, be advised.
In personal news, felt crummy yesterday, thus no post, and tomorrow I’m beginning the final year of my B.A.!
Best figma ever. The joints are not too noticeable behind the skirt, poseable, good quality looking. GREAT faces, and the drunk face is so priceless.
It’s a minor hassle to obtain; while not a limited edition, you have to order it from one of several stores that will sell it exclusively, so you’ll have to use some sort of deputy service, but it’s not a limited release, at least.
I am so getting it :D
January 2010, 140mm, 2,800 yen with tax.
Get her from NicoNico where you can also get the Reimu and Marisa nendoroids. Direct Reimu figma link.
Follow the “more” tag to see the rest of the figures, again, not all safe for work.
Nice figure, fun pose, nice face, really like the darker yellow/golden hair hue, better than bright yellow. Always liked this kind of dress in my art. One thing I find a bit problematic is that the handle of her broom is too thick, so where it’s positioned, you keep thinking it’s her leg, and then it looks weird ;)
January 2010, 250mm with base, 7,619 yen.
You will need to order her from an online shops, such as AmiAmi; no direct link yet, sorry. They seem to have plenty of Marisa figures, BTW.
Her outfit, that jumpsuit, it’s so funky, and not cool looking, and her pose is slightly awkward. So why is this figure here, aside from that ace rendition of her Hollow mask? Well, because this figure perfectly captures both the original design and the “kick-your-ass” rebel feel of Hiyori. Her jumpsuit is funky, but she actually wears it, and it’s well-done.
February 2010, 210mm (with mask), 6,300 yen. Reserve.
Her face is very sweet, her chest is nicely sculpted, and she has a neat overall figure/pose. Her hair could be a bit more detailed, and I wish you could actually display her in a “Safe mode”, and/or remove the spider. She fails my ultimate cast-off test: Where I like displaying both with and without clothes as valid options, cause she doesn’t seem to have a “with” clothes options per se; at best she’s half dressed.
And yet, her face is really sweet. I kinda wish we had a regular non-cast-off figure of her, heh.
December 2009, 200mm, 7,800 yen. Reserve.
Cute simple figure, really nice shading on the stockings, sweet face. Really like the two-arm options, and both are quite appealing. Oh yes, it’s a trap.
January 2010, 180mm, 5,800 yen. Reserve.
Taki Corporation, why do you lay hands on character I love?
The face is off, the whole configuration, the shape of the eyes and how they go around the head, how far they are from one another, the quality of the hair, both sculpting and painting..
Her skirt goes off, but it’s Misaka Mikoto, so we know she has boxers underneath. Now, either we can take them off, or that huge gap in her boxers, which are one of the center-points (perspective wise) of the figure, are just there in order to be ugly.
No. Either way.
Also, she looks ghoulish in the official art, a bad colouring and photography combination…
November 2009, 180mm, 8,980 yen. Order via AmiAmi.
I am sure many would disagree with me, but I think this figure belongs here. She suffers from proportion issues of the first order: Her legs are way too long, her upper body half is too small, the angle of her legs versus her torso looks weird, her heads looks improperly attached (WTF?), the bottom piece of her swimsuit looks too big, and her gun is HUGE. Way too huge compared to how thin the rest of the model seems.
Also, rather than matching the bikini to her hair, I think they should’ve contrasted it.
January 2010, 180mm, 5,500 yen.
I couldn’t put my finger exactly on why this figure was something I didn’t like. Well, turns out it’s soft-vinyl and real-fabric, for a pretty small clothes. This means that her hair and features are a bit less detailed and more “Massy”, I guess, and real-fabric dolls often look weird, especially because they give them neon-bright colours instead of the bit more subdued fabrics real people dress in, and of course, it seems like felt rather than say, cotton.
As a combination of the above two, that figure really will suffer from wear and tear if not protected, as clothes attract dust, and soft vinyl is not that durable. Well, good thing it doesn’t look that good, eh?
February 2010, 200mm, 5,696 yen.
Do I really need to say much about this figure? It’s the same figure as the one which got the worst Ikkitousen figure of the month choice , but with Christmas clothes, and her hands up in her hair. It’s slightly better, but still not nearly good enough. Actually, I like her gloves, but wonder how you replace them, probably have to replace the whole arms.
November 2009, 8,800 yen, castoffable.
Why is this figure here? The clothes look as if they are made from plastic, and way too shiny. That is excessive glare, and with this being the second try at this figure, I can’t credit it.
To be honest, as you can see in her body-shots, her body is almost perfectly sculpted. Really well-made. Also, while her yellow outfit has less clothes-glare, her hair is much better in light blue. If you plan to display her without clothes, then I’d move her to “Five Hot”.
February 2010, 200mm, 6,800 yen. Reserve.
Will get posted tomorrow, probably, or something. Sorry everyone, but this post took way too long to get up as it is! :)