New Preorders part 13

Hello friends ^^, I think it’s time for a new preorder post. I already placed many preorders for the next few months, but it feels like it takes ages until the release actually happened, so the list of preorders gets longer and longer with each new order. It’s hard to stay interested in a certain figure when there appear many other nice figures each new month that you’d also like to have.

There are times when I just want to cancel everything and make a complete new preorder list.

Well, since the New Preorders 12 post I canceled nothing, I just can’t bring myself to pass on one of these lovely figures. The most dramatic changes were that Bath Time Sonico was delayed a 3/4 month and the release of Bath time Hinako was pushed far back to October, due to quality issues, she should have been already released but there already happened a number of delays.

Last Minute Preorder

Noel Vermillion – Hobby Link

As this exclusive figure was announced, I was pretty much interested in getting Noel Vermillion, but at that time I already had two preorders of exclusive figures and I also didn’t if her quality would be worth the trouble of using a proxy buyer service. I forgot about her, but after I’ve read  Tier’s review about her, I just had to get her into my fingers. I don’t know much about her origin BlazBlue, but her look is already reason enough for me to get her. She has a nice slender body and her face reminds me of Kazuki from Amaenaide yo!! Katsu!! I loved this little antagonist. This figure was released on April the 26th 2012, but I will get her in a few days, I ordered her @ the german shop Figuya for 169,00 €

Regular Preorders

Anarchy Stocking – ALTER

In the last preorder post Stocking already was on my Maybe Baby List, it rarely happens that I buy figures that are on this list, but her look was quite convincing. She reminded me of the time where I started collecting figures, where figures with a fancy outfit and design caught my interest.

Aside from the funny cursing I was no big fan of the Panty, Stocking and Garterbelt anime, but I liked Stocking and her look in transformation mode. ALTER did a great job with recreating her lovely dress also the voluminous pink-blue hair is lovely. I ordered this figure @ Big In Japan for 6,846 Yen and her release is scheduled for September 2012.

Hibari – Phat Company

This cute and playful girl is Hibari, I don’t know much about her origin, the Nintendo 3DS Game Senran Kagura, but I really like the design of this character and this certain figure. Hibari’s face and hairstly are very cute and the jersey jacket in combination with the bloomers is kind of sexy. The figure will have an optional right arm in the final product.

It wasn’t long ago as the Garage Kit of this figure was announced, what you would have received would been unpainted resin pieces of course. I was quite surprised how fast Phat Company secured the rights to turn this GK into a mass produced PVC figure, I was also quite happy about this. It rarely happens that Garagekits are turned into PVC figures. The sculptor of Hibari was also in charge of this lovely GK of Nagi, which I’ve bought a few years ago (its still untouched)

I actually don’t have that much trust in Phat Company, but I hope they make a good figure of her nevertheless, the release is scheduled for October, I ordered Hibari @ AmiAmi for 5170 Yen.

Takamachi Nanoha – Ques q

The prototype of this Nanoha figure was announced on the last Wonfes, the sheduled release date was announced quite early, but it took Ques q a little while until preorders for her were taken, I could have ordered the also very adorable 1/4 scaled bikini Nanoha figure from Gift, but I slightly prefer the smaller 1/7 scale and the more innocent looking bikini and facial expression.

Next to Sonico Im a big fan of the young Nanoha, but surprisingly this will be just my second figure of her. I ordered her @ AmiAmi for 5340 Yen and this Nanoha will be released in October.

Super Sonico Nendoroid – GSC

I remember saying that I would stop buying Nendoroids, since they break easily in my hands, but come on it’s Sonico. It’s actually strange that this Nendoroid wasn’t made earlier, regarding her popularity in the last year. With her Tiger Parka she is presented in the least revealing outfit to date, but I still like it with the hood she looks very adorable and there are some more items.

Anyway, this Nendoroid is an exclusive one and was ought to be sold in Japan only, at first you could only order her via a proxy, but a few days later GSC also offered her at their international online shop, but at that time I had already ordered her somewhere else, because I couldn’t wait.
I ordered her for 4680 Yen @ Tokyohunter, the release is also shedulded for October 2012.

 

Maybe Baby List

– Figures I’m interested in, but not sure about the purchase at the moment.

Touwa Erio  – scale: 1/8 – manufacturer: CM – release date: August

 

This is actually my favorite Erio figure to date I don’t know about the reputation or quality of CM, but I really like the design, face and pose of this Erio. She will also have a cast off option.

Ignis – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Orchid Seed – release date: October

Orchid Seed always needs some time from grey prototype until the figure can be preordered, this Ignis is a good example for that. I actually haven’t followed the development of Ignis, but I kind of like how she turned out, she has a wonderful white dress and the red air adds a nice contrast.

Cover Girl – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Dengeki/Ryu-NS – release date: October

I have a few problems with her, she’s a limited and exclusive figure, a garage kit, no panties, cost more than 14000Yen and she’s very cute XD Ok, I will probably pass on her because of the price.

Mikazuki Yozora – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Alpha Max – release date: November

Personally I think it’s an enchanting adaption of Yozora’s character in a cute swimsuit, I kind of like her overall appearance with the adorable face and pose. Maybe I get her after the release.

Shizuno Izumi – scale: 1/7 – manufacturer: Max Factory – release date: October

Izumi has a very cute appearance and an attractive body. Unfortunately the short shirt is a strange looking part of her outfit, too bad it isn’t castoffable like the skirt. But she’s still cute.

Preorder Roadmap

– Figures I’ve already pre ordered this year

New Preorders part 12
New Preorders part 11
New Preorders part 10
New Preorders part 9
New Preorders part 8

32 Responses

  1. exilehero
    exilehero

    I like Alter’s stocking, I really love how the boobs push out of the dress. So nice :D. If I was a bigger fan of the show I would have gotten her.

    Ahh Hibari has so much good things going for her, the cute face, the twin tails, the big boobs, the school swimsuit, the loose socks . I’m on the verge of ordering her haha. Wish I knew more about her and the game.

    There needs to be more Sonico figures with her clothes on :P.

    Ignis has a really ncie butt, but I don’t like the dress that much.

    And Cover Girl reminds me of this girl from To Love-Ru.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      I like the whole figure and dress of Stocking, so fancy
      You don’t have to like the show, the figure itself is lovely enough ^^

      Hibari is great, isn’t she, its a cool design and the expression is soo cute
      just order her man 😀

      I actually agree, there should be more figures that accentuate her cute and innocent side.
      There already have been enough figures, that show her looking teased and skin revealing.
      But Im also looking forward to my Bath Time Sonico, 6 more days until release *happy*

      She looks a lot like Golden Darkness.

  2. Miette-chan
    Miette-chan

    Sigh… I shouldn’t have hesitated with Noel. The exclusiveness and high price made me weary but it seems the figure turned out just fine. I want it so much, since I don’t think the second hand market prices will be fair I probably wont ever buy it.

    Hibari seems tempting, there is just something about that figure that really makes me want to get it. I don’t have any orders for that month so I might just order her.

    Haha, I had the same reaction to the Cover Girl that you did. Looks so nice but that price and resin? No thanks.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      We two were quite tempted to get her as she was announced, too bad she was sold as exclusive.
      In the end I couldn’t resist. Well, I can give her to you in case I will ever get bored of her.

      Yeah order Hibari as well ^^
      She’s such a cute and cheerful figure, I really like the works of the sculptor, the Kannagi gk figures for example.

      The bad things are in the majority I mean 14000!? + proxy and shipping, it’s not worth it.

  3. Nopy
    Nopy

    Somehow I knew you would get that Sonico nendoroid 😛

    That Erio figure and Hibari figure are sitting in my maybe list right now. I told myself that I would only buy 1 Erio, and I’ve already preordered the Ques Q version. The CM Corporation version looks really nice too, but if I get that too, I know I’ll just end up getting more Erios like Plum’s version as well.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Im weak against this smaller Soniko merchandise.
      I don’t buy every scale figure of her, but I can’t resist chibi Sonico.

      Both are quite appealing, well I prefer Hibari, but I consider to get CM’s Erio as well.
      Ah so youre a big fan of Erio, I would be pleaseed with just one figure o this character, but sometimes it’s hard to pass.

  4. Zai
    Zai

    BlazBlue is such a fun game and I love Noel’s design but for whatever reason that figure doesn’t do all that much for me. Oh well, saves money I guess. xD

    Hibari is quite cute, I especially love her eyes. Looking forward to seeing how she turns out.

    I would have been pretty surprised if you didn’t get the Soniko nendo, hehe. The winking face and the hoodie parts are so adorable! I sort of want her for myself too but I’m no good with Nendo’s either, lol.

    Ahhh, the CM’s Erio is great! I already ordered the Ques Q one though.. and I already have a CM’s resin Erio that I wasn’t all that impressed with so I won’t be ordering this. I’ll be pretty upset at missing out if she turns out really nicely though..

    Too bad about Cover Girl.. I was really excited when I first saw her but yeeeah, GK. Booo.

    That Yozora is actually pretty nice! More of a Sena fan though.. too bad there are no Sena figures I like yet.

    My partner really likes Izumi but I think her outfit is just plain strange. I prefer Aya more but I think these se.kirara figure are a little bit too expensive for what they are. I’d be more interested if they were cheaper.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Ah ok. It’s always interesting when a figures is very appealing for oneself aren’t appealing for other persons.
      Sometimes I don’t understand the appeal of certain figures, but tastes can be quite different even in figure collecting.

      Hehe, she was just too cute like that, I like to see a happy Sonico, after all the ero figures of her.
      I hope she will be my last Nendoroid *lol*

      I don’t know about CM’s quality but I hope it will turn out decent in the final Erio figure, the sculpt left a rather good impression.
      Too bad I have to pass on Cover Girl, but there are too many disadvantages that come with her purchase.

      I also like Sena the most, but where are decent figures of her, the one from Kotobukiya was a big dissapointed for me, I really liked the grey prototype, though.
      Haha yeah it’s super strange. They are not that special, so the price seems a little high, maybe both can be found in the bargain bin after the release.

  5. hoshiko
    hoshiko

    When I saw Nendoroi Sonico, I thought you’d love it! She’s very cute in Nendoroid form.

    I couldn’t recognize Yozora at all. It doesn’t look like the girl I know from Haganai, but I’ll admit it’s a rather, as you said, enchanting adaptation of her.

  6. Pedropinilla
    Pedropinilla

    Hi there!

    Nice taste with your figure pre-orders.
    I’m not buying a lot lately because of the money (and the exchange rate), I just have Ignis & the new Chichinoe+ from OrchidSeed but your pre-orders are very nice specially Stocking from Alter and Hibiki from Phat Company.
    The other that I really like is that cover girl from Dengeki but, as you said, is too expensive u.u …and btw, are you gonna get that GSC Goddess Madoka that everyone’s talking about lately?

    That’s it , bye bye~

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      thx I try my best to order the stuff I really want, but sometimes there are too many nice figures XD
      I actually will have just a few space problems if I will keep ordering like this
      Ignis is so nice, I would like to get her as wel. Chichinoe? Is this the Young Hip Cover Girl?

      The Godess Madoka is a great looking figure, but it doesn’t wake up my buy instinct.
      Maybe it’s the face expression I don’t fnd appealing.

  7. feal87
    feal87

    Why?! Why not picking up that Yozora?

    Now that I watch her again, it’s a must pick in terms of quality…my wallet…my wallet is crying…>_>

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Maybe I will, but I always see other new figures everywhere XD
      You should order her instead of me, she looks so cute 🙂
      Do you also have such long preorder lists like me?

  8. softz
    softz

    Great choice! I can’t wait to read your review on them. From your list, Noel, Sonico Nendo, Cover Girl and Shizuno caught my eyes. Ignisu looks great too. I can’t appreciate the Stocking.. for me, she doesn’t have the look 🙁

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      thx but somehow I have too much on order, which somehow feels bad.
      They are quite appealing ^^ Oh too bad well at least I like her 😀

  9. Aya
    Aya

    Noel looks so nice and Hobby link ? do you mean hobby Japan ^^ and great choices as usual 😀

  10. G.K. Sil Kamina
    G.K. Sil Kamina

    I’m hitting the point in my collecting where I’m realizing I can’t keep spending so much on figures. After one last grand splurging back in January I’ve tried to keep my pre-order list slim.

    Right now I’ve only got three PVCs. My remaining four orders consist of two figmas, a figuarts and a nendo. Still sounds like a lot but this is pretty low compared to how much stuff I used to order.

    While I’m happy Max Factory is making more PVCs my mind just can’t comprehend what’s going on with Izumi’s shirt. Is that little thing her shirt and the thing covering her breasts her bra? Is it all her shirt? WHAT IS IT?

    I was interested in getting that swimsuit Yozora. I’ll wait until she’s out before I make up my mind. She does look REALLY good.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      My problem is not the spending itself, its actually the space the boxes require for storing 😉

      The pink thing is her bra thats correct XD
      Its such a letdown that the shirt looks weird and the facts that it can’t be taken off doesn’t make it better.
      I also will wait a little longer, hopefully she won’t be sold out before release.

  11. Tier
    Tier

    Noel is a very good figure! It’s definitely a great buy.

    Izumi is looking great, I’m looking forward to that figure. Her clothes are a bit weird but it’s a good way to spice up what might otherwise be an uninteresting uniform.

    I think a figure maker should put loli Nanoha in a thong and see what happens. Given how Ques Q’s and Gift’s figures look, they ought to see how small they can make her swimsuit.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Thx to your review I wont miss her, even though I know next to zero about her character.

      Izumi looks much more interesting with her fancy outfit than Aya from that line up. If just the shirt would be castoffable.
      Haha that’s funny, but yeah they’ve put her in quite revealing bathing suits. As long as I won’t get any dirty thoughts about loli Nanoha it’s ok for me.
      I ordered my loli swimsuit just because of her cuteness.

  12. Persocom
    Persocom

    Hibari is quite cute, and I like Noel. I’d probably get them too if I knew I could afford it, but I’ve cut down a lot on buying figures lately, and Summer is usually the time I buy the least.

  13. Nightmare
    Nightmare

    I’m still waiting for Alter to release a figure that I’d consider grabbing but sadly that hasn’t happened yet, though I’ve been eying Menma since her announcement. All of their figures look great and Anarchy Stocking is no exception, her design and paint job make for quite an interesting subject.

    There sure is something about Hibari. I very much like the gym class getup coupled with the sweater and oversized leg warmers. Phat should do themselves a favor and release the entire cast from Senran Kagura, plenty of interesting character designs all around. The only complaint I have is that her fingers appear slightly bloated, other than that she makes for a solid figure and one I’m sure you’ll have a good time shooting later this year.

    Cover Girl reminds me of the recently available for pre-order PVC version of Sayame in where the garage kit alternative looks mind-blowing in comparison, provided you have a painter’s touch anyway. But yeah, a limited and exclusive garage kit is probably not the best of combinations out there.

    As much as I adore Yozora I don’t think any company has captured her or Sena’s face properly yet. That said, Alpha Max has done a pretty good job and they seem to have improved in their craft lately, especially with the upcoming ladies from FAULT!!.

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      Ah ok, well don’t force yourself ^^
      Stocking convinced me with her overall design and fancy appearance.
      Alter’s Menma looks enchanting, but I’m not very confident in placing an order

      To me she appears a bit like Sonico’s little sister ;D
      Anyway she looks super cute in her PE class outfit and her face completes the package.
      The fingers could be sculpted bit finer, hopefully they will change this detail before release.

      Sayame looks so pretty but the price is not so nice.

      You’re right about Sena and Yozora, there is no figure where I would say “hey, that really resembles the characters from the anime” not from Koto and not from GSC.
      So far I like Alphamax adaption of Yozora the most. Funny that the sidecharacters Kobato and Maria already have figures that resemble them very well.

  14. Xine
    Xine

    I see another Sonico on your list. ^^ Nendo Sonico looks super cute, especially with her hoodie.

    Hibari looks a bit odd to me, odd in a good way I guess. Her outfit’s cute too.

    Cover Girl sure is pretty but she doesn’t really have clothes or she’s a castoff?

    Looks like you have a lot of figs to look forward to. ^^

    • wieselhead
      wieselhead

      @Xine, Haha yes I tried to slow down my Sonico figure purchases, but this one was too nice and adorable ^ v ^

      No she only has a band aid at her private area, quite bold I have to say.

      I think my list is too long now, especially October.

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