New Figure Preorders #38

Hi, I hope you had nice Christmas holiday

Today, I will present you a newU Preorder post. Uhh, what has the Figure Hobby turned into, it is more expensive than ever before, release dates became unreliable and updated dates are pushed around more regularly than ever.

Although with all those negative aspects one can not complain about the lack of beautiful figures.
This month was full of very nice figure announcements, which actually needs to the next problem…

Which one should I purchase!?

Rikka Takarada – I Believe in Future from GSC

From the SSSS Gridman show that I liked just a little bit, main heroine Rikka appears in an nice pose with parts of the base flying around her. The cute expression aside this figure is a rather ecchi creation, some will like it some won’t.

The figures proportions seems to be more inspired by pixiv artworks than how the girl looked in the anime, but that is fine since I love nicely shaped thighs like that. There aren’t many figures around with such voluminous thighs and I really like the figures expression, so I would be very happy to order the figure here. She is scheduled to be released 2021, that is for sure a long time, but I would not have to worry too much about expenses for 2020.

release date: April 2021 – list price: 19,800 Yen

Chino – Summer Uniform from PLUM

Plum just makes the best figures of young girl characters and this Chino could be easily one of their best.
The sculpt and overall presentation are so enchanting, everything about her is just so sweet and happy.
Her summer uniform accentuates her cuteness once more and everything looks quite lively.
I think from all the figures listed in the post her preorder will be set by me soon.

release date: 03 2020 – list price: 14,850 Yen

Hurdle Girl Illustration from Skytube

An figure adaptation based on a character drawn by Kekemotsu, the color palette is strong, the bold yellow jacket for example is striking. I approve about hurdle running in a black bikini and I also really appreciate that they combined the rather daring outfit with a very sweet facial expression and the golden eyes are beautiful. It seems to be a pretty figure of a nice, sweet girl in a skimpy outfit and a great looking butt.

release date: 08 2020 – list price: 19,580 yen

ARMS NOTE Kouhai-chan of the Swimming Club from AMAKUNI

I would really appreciate it if AMAKUNI would start giving bigger promo pictures to the shops, it’s just so tiny!

Ahem, while I don’t know a lot about ARMS NOTE, this stunning figures positive aura is contagious, really love the golden eyes and the happy fang. The tan suits the figure very well, especially in combination with the blue sports bikini.

release date: 09 2020 – list price: 13,618 Yen

Kantai Collection Suzuya [Xmas]mode from AMAKUNI

I forgot about Kancolle to be honest, still remember the characters that were dear to me, but I only play Azure Lane nowadays. Nevertheless this Suzuya figure is especially pretty in the nicely textured red christmas dress, the exposed shoulders and overknee black santa boots.

release date: 09 2020 – list price: 14,500 Yen

Ore o Suki nano wa Omae dakekayo – Sanshokuin Sumireko from Aniplex, Aquamarine

Her anime is on my “going to watch” list, but I really know nothing about this character. Nevertheless her figure appears to be very nonchalant and attractive, also her pose looks cool. The alternative top looks very interesting together with this school uniform, I really like the long skirt version in blue.

release date: 08 2020 – list price: 13,182 Yen

Teletha Testarossa: Maid version from Phat Company

In 2018, 13 years later FMP received a new season, not as great as I wanted it to be, you can’t just use content from 13 years ago and expect people to be all excited about a so so adaptation that ended with a cliffhanger. I did finish the light novel because of it and at least Tessa got 3 more figures because of it, but I think this one was the nicest.

release date: 08 2020 – list price: 16,280 Yen

Iya na Kao Sarenagara Opantsu Misetemoraitai Hon Chitose Itou STD version from Alphamax

The angry panty flashing girls are surprisingly popular and this character even got the second adaptation. doing something you don’t like, but still doing it nevertheless is a weird fetish. Anyway a scornful maid is somewhat interesting. There are 2 versions available, one with castoff option and one without, in any case you get the 2 faces, one that shows you even more disgust, you swine!

release date: 06 2020 – list price: 19,580 Yen

Asuka Soryu Langley -Gothic Lolita Ver.- :Re from Kotobukiya

This figure is apparently a reissue from a figure first time released in 2004, the new Asuka figure has a nicer anime style face and a few more smaller differences made, I really like the base with the stairs, the gothic lolita dress is nice anyway.

release date: 05 2020 – list price: 12,800 Yen

Sansei Muramasa – Character’s Selection from Rocket Boy

I really like Sansei Muramasa, but this here is the tainted love version apparently, bondage, chain around the neck, it’s all quite kinky. The figure has an alternative face plate and alternative hip part. I’m really not sure about purchasing this figure, it’s a bit too erotic and display in the open might be interesting.

I know the origin of the figure and while most visual novels have sexual scenes, but Soukou Akki Muramasa is very grim and not vanilla. Still seems to be a great looking figure just not really my cup of tea.

release date: 08 2020 – list price: 17,500 Yen

And now I will show you my latest preorders concerning 2020. The ambitious plan is to order only 8 new figures in 2020, delayed figures doesn’t count at this. I admit with those delays together it looks like I lost control ahahaha.

Asuka Langley – RADIO EVA Original Color

A quite nice figure adaptation of Asuka. There are 2 color variations of this Asuka figure, I decided to get the less saturated one.

Lacia – Black Monolith Deployed version

I’m outing myself … as fan of the Beatles anime, a big reason was the charming Lacia voiced by Touyama, Nao. The figure doesn’t show Lacia’s pretty smile but at least she looks like from the anime. I decided against the cheaper version, I rather want the cool one haha.

Takimoto Hifumi – Witch version

Ummm, why did I buy a figure of Hifumi, I think it’s a very cute figure with the breezy witch outfit and the gigantic hat.

Juliana Eberhardt

I became quite a fan of the odd Raita design, while the body proportions look something special, I’m really addicted to great faces Raita creates. Great coincidence that I also love summer and bikinis, Phat Company also announced a figure of the more friendly looking Riela Marcellis. I will definitely order her, too.

Matoi – Nidy-2D version

The nidy version is so adorable I decided to watch a few episodes of the anime Phantasy Star Online 2 – Episode Oracle, before I would order this Matoi, unfortunately also there she is a cute angel, although she didn’t wear this great outfit so far.

I wish everyone a wonderful start into 2020, I look forward to another year of exciting figures in 2020.

16 Responses

  1. Miette-chan

    This is quite interesting, is this the year you abandon curvy bodies for more slim athletic ones? I think you should get all the maids, maids are great, they are a man’s dream! I will see how the years goes before committing to Tessa, I’ve been wanting a figure of her for over a decade now! I think Ques Q’s version will probably the most likely one for me to get.

    Another thing I noticed is how all this is from older shows, it feels to me like figure companies are so far behind that we are barely getting figures from shows of the past 2-3 years rather than whatever aired in 2019.

    • wieselhead

      Haha, maybe that was the mistake in the past year. Well, a fair number was curvy though.
      Yes, maids are always enchanting, really hope for a lovely figure of Belfast, if I would have even more luck I would also wish to get Edinburgh as figure. Tessa is a wonderful character, yet the figures around aren’t that great.

      Yes, I have the thought that they wait on purpose to see what’s popular, Kotobukiya has often announced a figure when an anime began, although they sometimes place their bet on something that turns out unpopular.

      GSC is a bit weird at the moment, they still work on stuff that aired 3 years ago or is old like Kancolle.
      Delays won’t make it better for them. As long as cancellation of orders is not allowed they will be fine though.

  2. Otaking, the Statue Conqueror

    I see you are interested in some of the ones I already have my eye on (since before i saw your article here). Here’s the ones we both like or want.
    1)Rikka Takarada – I Believe in Future from GSC — it comes out very far off so I have time to get the money for this one, and it looks great. I am already going to get 2 more from this anime, but this one looks great, I wish I could also get the other one, with Akane Shinjō. Hot girls, good anime, I’d love to support it and Trigger this way. I already saw this one before your article.

    2) From Is the Order a Rabbit? I might get the Megu one, the colour combo is more to my liking and she has curly tails just like Mami from Madoka Magica. I haven’t watched “Is the Order a Rabbit?” yet, I am waiting for the new season to come out, to see it all together. I already saw this one before your article, same for Megu.

    3) Hurdle Girl looks great, but I dunno. I saw this one here first, thanks.

    4) Iya na Kao Sarenagara Opantsu Misetemoraitai Hon Chitose Itou STD version from Alphamax looks funny, but I think I’ll pass. I already saw this one before your article.

    5) Takimoto Hifumi – Witch version — I already saw this one before your article. I love it, really… I wish I could but no money lol

  3. Otaking, the Statue Conqueror

    I just watched Oresuki this week, and man, it was very very good. A small review without too many spoilers
    1) STORY Both the story structure and the characters are very well written. The story is divided into arcs. The first one amazed me. The rest were inferior but still very good. It’s very subversive of the rom-com conventions, in good way. It’s wholesome/decent in regards to morality. It teaches the whole self responsibility/improvement shtick you see in most anime, but it teaches it well. And it moves in a way you cannot predict, it’s very surprising.

    2) CHARACTERS The characters are great and endearing. I’d say that, most of all this story teaches empathy. If ever you are tempted to judge a character, the show hits you in the back of the head, but also it doesn’t excuse any of the actions they take.

    3) ANIMATION so-so, but the characters sometimes have interesting and complex movements that you don’t see often in other animes. The animators put in extra effort just to make some scenes more fun to watch. But the graphical style / art style are great.

    4) Direction. It’s very good, toward fantastic. You have to pay attention to what you see, there are many symbolic and psychological clues about the people and he direction of the story

    I think that’s enough…perhaps I should get an account on MAL or some other review site…not that my input is really needed, there are much better writers then me at reviewing stuff, and there’s too much info and competition on the internet already.

    OK OK OK now about the figures!!! Sumireko’s figure here really does represent her well. But I didn’t catch it on preorder because she looks too similar in terms of pose and eroticism to a lot of other figures I have. But I might get the statue that Furyu will produce, even if it’s the “light novel version” in stead of the anime one…it looks better overall- In terms of pose and of clothes. I can’t tell what her stockings will be made of though. What I really like about her design is that her school shirt opens/closes to the side, in stead of the middle…like biker jackets. And also that she actually has a longer skirt the the typical mini-skirt.

    • Otaking, the Statue Conqueror

      Damn it, I always forget something important.
      About the Story, it’s not only surprising and unpredictable, but very engaging. The episodes just fly by and you can’t wait to see the next.
      And about the morals and message of the story, it’s about life in general (the self responsibility I mentioned), but specifically it’s about the relationship between the two sexes/genders. Not just in the romantic sense but also in general, in society (atleast that’s how I see it). And the humor feels more…american then strictly japanese (but that might just be my impression).

      This is one of the reasons I watch current anime (not just the old good ones). It’s like the writers of these shows, books and videogames are always paying attention to what is happening in the world, and in our societies (especially the japanese one). It’s like they follow all the latest controversies and societal dialogue, to see what is new and what people care about. While I was watching this show, I was thinking about the current debate around topics such as incels, mgtow, herbivore men, thots, golddiggers and the friendzone. What I am trying to say is that the show feels very…in the current times. I guess you could say it’s the meta-narrative at work.

      Ok, now I’m done lol

    • wieselhead

      Good to hear your thoughts on it.
      Coincidentially, I have the anime sitting next to me, it’s just a question of time when I have the pleasure to watch it.
      When you like shows like that, I would really recommend Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru, to you.
      It is really ambitious with exploring the thoughts of high school students and it’s great how the sarcastic main character slowly findsfriends. What made me curious about Oresuki at first was the figure haha. But you are absolutely right, the Furyu figure is a lot more interesting and has a more striking appearance. I really like her face and the pantyhose is probably made of mesh which is probably quite nice.

      • Otaking, the Statue Conqueror

        I looked at your preorder map and I see Nanachi is suffering a big delay. I also preordered that one, only mine will arrive in june lol…oh well. Unlike you, I can order without paying ANYTHING until I get the figure :P. It’s not the first time I have to wait 6 months for a product.

        Regarding Teen Comedy SNAFU, I have it on my wait list for about 3 months now, I’ll try to see it when the new season is done.

        Do you remember that horror Rem figure I showed you? The one with the psychosis look, the mace and the white kimono with a bas-relief pattern? It arived a few weeks ago and it’s magnificent. She actually has 3 different patterns on her 3 different layers of clothing. And they are all shiny, made from that type of hard, breakable plastic (I think). Furyu has made other statues with that material, here is one of them. If you can, you should try to buy one with this type of kimono, it’s really special. Just a warning, it’s really heavy

        • wieselhead

          Yes, sadly Nanachi received a delay again, I didn’t see it coming.
          Delays are certainly annoying, since they mess up my figure budget plans completely.
          In best case I have to pay for the figure on the day the shop receives it.
          Currently I have a problem with the shop Nippon Yasan, they already received my payments, but take a lot of time to prepare my 2 figures for delivery.
          It’s the most irritating problem I ever faced with buying figures, I hope it is resolved soon since it is so nerve wrecking.
          Ah I see, that is good, it sure has a silly title but I really liked SNAFU a lot, it’s a beautiful anime, at times it’s kind of depressing but it’s very well done.
          Yes, I remember that Rem. Good to hear that you are happy with the figure, it’s quite nice with the pattern.
          Its probably the higher amount of ABS that makes it heavy. Haha unfortunately I’m in team Yui for the most part 😀

          • Otaking, the Statue Conqueror

            Time for a blackpill. You know about Corona-chan, right? She’s really fucking China right now. Real hard. And with a lot of noise. She’s gotten everything wet and slippery. I am referring to the mucus coming out of people’s lungs, what did you think I was talking about?

            I’m joking but it’s actually really bad and serious. What’s the death count? Over 2600 they say? Hope it doesn’t go…over 9000…ok enough morbid humor, I’m sorry.
            Where are all our figures made? Expect A LOT more delays…actually I can’t believe that the figure producers from Japan keep launching new models at this time. Furyu for example is going insane with how many they have announced.

            I hope I haven’t made you too sad with what I said and my stupid jokes.

            Ahh, so websites from Japan also are unserious sometimes? I was expecting better from them, but I guess I’m just a reysist. I really hope it gets sorted out soon.

          • wieselhead

            Corona is probably not funny and there is a bit too much hype about i, sure it’s sad when people died because of it,
            but it’s not a deadly disease for everyone there are lots of lighter cases. Don’t panic about it, it’s no zombie apocalypse.

            Lol, don’t worry my dad also makes stupid jokes from time to time, but there might be other people who can’t accept these kind of jokes.
            Yes, many figure manufacturers announced additional delays around 2-3 months. This will be a hard time for me without any new figures.
            I could order older ones that I always wanted hahaha.

            Yeah how unserious, I never expected to run into such a disaster with figures involved.
            Those bastards should hurry with giving me my money back. Yes, I hope so, too.

  4. Otaking, the Statue Conqueror

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    Yeah, more info seems to be coming out, but I won’t trust what the chinese state has to say. Winnie the Pooh, you will not take my honey! I’m not too worried about Corona-chan where I live, but even you should have some dry food just to be safe. But I like all the fanart with her, with all the symbolism, especially ones with the UN/WHO logo on the dress. She even has Corona beer (a real brand btw). I love internet meme culture XD.
    This second one is literally banned in China under threat of prison

    In the next days I will receive these three, bought on sales with Damaged Package. I saw the Love Live one around here, I just didn’t comment yet. And I can’t wait to assemble the one with the swords.

    The local shop I buy from, in my country, imports them from Germany, from this site:
    I know you usually buy yours from japanese shops, but I suggest this: look for some german shops that get their stock from Heo, you could find some reduced-price ones and in a quicker time. On Heo you can look for Hot Deals and DAP, and see if you find the products on the german shop site you would buy from. It might be more expensive, but atleast you won’t worry about border-import taxes.

    • wieselhead

      Lol Corona chan should be a bat.
      Corona beer should change it’s name very soon.

      Wow, those figures are really pretty and damaged packages deal sounds great.
      Nice Altair there. I liked Re:Creators, too bad they never made a figure of favurite character (A lie about a lie …)
      Oh Fumiko is really pretty, you will like her a lot. Also the Umi figure is so adorable, this figure is actually one of my favorites.

      Yeah, I know about the german shops, but nowadays they are so much more expensive than buying from Japanese stores even with custom fees,
      it’s not a good deal in my opinion.

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