Time for new preorders, this time I just ordered 2 new figures, but a few bigger changes occured with the already placed preorders and I will also talk about the problems of a figure collector.
I looked over my latest list of preorders for this year and I felt that something wasn’t right. It was just too much, it actually were around four figures each month. It would be quite expensive and I can’t write my reviews that fast. So after the Wonfes in July, I decided to get rid of my bad feeling and canceled three figures for the sake of precious shelf space, money and freetime. Sometimes canceling is also part of the figure collecting hobby. We order our figures many months in advance and while waiting for their release other pretty and interesting figures appear.
Of course you should know which figures you want to have, but the no cancellation policy many Japanese figure shops have is very inconvenient (even though when they make exceptions). One more cancellation this year and AmiAmi might ban me. Well, I actually just canceled 6 orders there in the last two years, but I understand that is annoying for them to have indecisive and erratic customers . Have you ever canceled a few more figure orders?
I canceled the following figures
Blanc Neige from Orchid Seed; I don’t know if I should have done this since outfit pose and base looked very pretty, but I guess I wouldn’t liked the figure without rosy cheeks on her face.
Takamachi Nonoha from Ques q; I still think that this Nanoha is very cute, but after I’ve heard not many good things of the figure which have been released recently by Ques q I better pass.
Hinako from AmiAmi zero; I was seriously sick of all these delays that occured with this figure and the pictures I’ve seen of her lately weren’t convincing to me anymore either. I might regret this decision, but for the time being I feel very relieved.
In case I’ll really regret some of my decisions there is always the aftermarket and AmiAmi’s new pre-owned items section.
This month I was hit by two unexpected delays, first the 1/6 scaled Kan’u Unchou and then the Hatsune Miku Cheerful Japan! Support version was also delayed. I already expected Anarchy Stocking and Yagju Jubei, but now I can expect to receive 4 figures in September, how funny 🙁
*haha* There was stil no info about Nagisa’s release date 😛
In November and December I still have no preorders out of two reasons, first so far there will be nothing I would really like to have in these months. Second Im more interested in the figures from the Summer Wonfes which will come out in 2013. Now to the few preorders I’ve placed.
Louise … de la Vallière – Uniform version -1/8 – Alter
I already complaint a few times about the lack of Louise figures that match my image of the cute tsundere magician. She’s one of my 2D girl favorites, but I never got any figures of her 🙁 However this one from ALTER must have slipped under my radar, maybe because she is already from 2009. Anyway thx to the very nice pictures of Rubee I noticed the figure which comes quite close to my image of Louise. I was able to get her for a fair price. The seller promised to mark her package as gift, but the customs snatched the package nevertheless. Time to pick her up ^^.
Takamachi Nanoha – Swimsuit version – 1/6 – Alpha Max
Haha I canceled loli swimsuit Nanoha to get the adult swimsuit Nanoha what is wrong with me ;D Well, Alpha Max left a good impression with their Gravure Swimsuit figure from Sonico, that I received a few weeks ago. I already had her prototype on my list, so I didn’t hesitate to place my order for this figure in a few seconds as soon as I noticed that she was availabe for preordering.
I think this 1/6! scaled figure does justice to the appearance of adult Nanoha character, I really like her gentle smile and the huge sidetail. She will be released in February of the next year.
what Im looking forward to …
This figure is called Leviathan, she is an exclusive figure from Hobby Japan in collaboration with AMAKUNI. Leviathan is scaled 1/8 and will have a height of 22cm, the base will add 8,5cm to the height. Leviathan is sculpted by Hiroshi and this time AMAKUNI is in charge of Leviathan, the next figure from The Seven Deadly Sins lineup. On August 25th this figure can be preordered.
Since I saw the illustration of her I know that I want the figure. Leviathan has the appearance of a cute, yet rebellious punk rock girl. Im a big fan of her outfit and the overall presentation of this character. Orchid Seed won’t work on her unlike on Asmodeus, but nevertheless AMAKUNI also equipped their figure with a cast off option. I can’t wait until tomorrow (>◡<)
Maybe Baby List
Touwa Erio – scale: 1/8 – manufacturer: CM – release date: August
Ignis – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Orchid Seed – release date: October
She also was in the last maybe baby list, maybe I should get her soon. Its a really nicely sculpted figure with a good looking outfit and also the color combination is quite appealing.
Suzuhara Misae – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Native – release date: October
Yeah, Yeah I know the preorder Deadline is already over and I probably won’t get her anymore, but nevertheless she would have been a great figure here in my room. It is a nicely sculpted angel with a beautiful face and convincing female attributes ^^
Amami Haruka – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Kotobukiya – release date: October
I liked Haruka a lot in the Idolmaster anime, this figure adaption from Kotobukiya’s Angelic Island lineup captures her cheerful and positive personality very well, but I’d rather have a figure of her in a more casual outfit. But her happy open mouth is so adorable 😀
Chouhi Ekitoku – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Orchid Seed – release date: December
I don’t know anymore how long I’ve waited until the figure was ready for preordering. I had high expectations, but felt rather dissapointed by the outcome of magical Chouhi. Somehow her eyes look rather odd, maybe a bit too pale. Argh it feels so stupid, I was really looking forward to it, but now I have only unmatched expectations. Well her butt is still nice, but I won’t order a figure just for a nice butt. Maybe Im just too picky, hopefully further pictures will convince me until December.
Tenshi – scale: 1/8 – manufacturer: GSC – release date: January 2013
I don’t even like Angel Beats! but I like pure girls in cute summer dresses 😀 This new figure of Tenshi is convincing on her own. Barefoot and wings Im looking forward to this figure. At Wonfes GSC confidently announced her early release date, but I doubt that there will be no small delay.
Akasa Akari – scale: 1/8 – manufacturer: Alter – release date: in 2013
Ok these two figures here have no fix release date so I anticipate quite a bit. Akarin! … , since I started to watch Yuru Yuri a month ago I fell in love with Akasa Akari , she is such a cute and good girl, no matter how cruel the world is around her, she never looses her cheerfulness. She wears a plain school uniform, but with such a sweet face everything would look good on her =)
Melty de Granite – scale: 1/8 – manufacturer: Alter – release date: in 2013
Yes a Shinning Hearts figure from Alter, it was a shallow anime overall, but at least the characters were cute. This figure seems to turn out quite pretty and elaborate. All these details on this Melty and her dress just look stunning and the base turns the whole figure into something enchanting.
Now the post is finished, thx for your attention. Next time I will hava a review of Noel Vermillion.