We arrived at part 20 of my New Preorders we could celebrate a little jubilee. Several times I talked about cutting back, but don’t blame me, blame the manufacturers for throwing pretty figures in my direction. All in one I ordered 8 new figures, 2 prize figures are among the selection.
Lets start with the stuff I’ve preordered recently
Araragi Tsukihi is scaled 1/8 and manufactured by GSC
I badly waited for this figure to be announced, surprisingly I nearly haven’t noticed her announcement, if it weren’t for the tweet of a fellow figure collector. There was also a nice surprise with figure, there are two color versions. one is based on the Blu Ray/DVD cover,
where Aragi Tsukihi is wearing a pink Yukata, the other “exclusive” version is based on her outfit from the anime in a teal like color, both looked very good but I ordered the pink one.
The release date is sheduled for December 2013, December is already a full month, otherwise I would have gotten both versions for sure. I made bad experience with waiting for GSC’s Bakemonogatari to hit the bargain bin, so I ordered this little sister on the first day possible.
Tharja is scaled 1/7 and manufactured by both Max Factory and GSC.
Her origin is the Nintendo Game Fire Emblem: Kakusei I don’t know anything about it, but I do know what I like. To be honest I didn’t see much in her as she was still a grey prototype. Now that she’s painted I love what Shining Wizard did with her, these colors, the textures and hell that subtle sex appeal of her is just awesome. Just look at her beautiful face with this teasing yet playful expression. Her clothes with the golden applications are very pretty and have a certain charme. Tharja reminds me a bit of a female villain from a sci fi saga like Flash Gordon.
Stop your villanious act cute daughter of Ming! Her release date is planned for December 2013.
Miyuki Mana is scaled 1/7 and manufactured by Max Factory
It is fascinating how loyal Max Factory is towards this figure lineup from the old Game from 2010… how was the title again Se Kirara. Don’t get me wrong all of this figures are lovely,
but I could resist most of them. Well Im still on the face about the lovely Kawamura Yuu.
What caught my attention instantly without a second doubt was the megane Bishoujo with braids Mana. I really love her sculpt, the tall and slender body is quite attractive, also the pose where she seems to fight against the physical force of wind has a nice sense of dynamic. I definetely not forget to mentione Miyuki Mana’s beautiful face. Next to her deep hazel colored eyes it features a cute worrying expression, it appears like she’s bothered if the person in front of her has seen “it” and *damn* these glasses ^^ Oh right her release date is in September 2013.
Kirigaya Suguha is scale 1/8 and manufactured by ALTER
Oh another “little” sister, I hope this is no trend. Here is Suguha from Sword Art Online, the sweet girl who was one sidedly in love with Kirito. I think she deserves a better guy, me 😀
ALTER loves their sitting figures for sure, I also like these figures they are cute and offer many display options. I just couldn’t resist her expression, it looks just too good to pass.
I wouldn’t have mind to get Suguha as the charmingly busty alter ego Leefa or a figure like in the illustration that I have used in the header, but keeping it casual is no bad decision either.
The figure is sculpted in a nice natural sitting pose where she is placed on a cute veranda while she playfully reaches out with her leg to get someones attention. I also like her outfit which consists of short shorts and a red jersey. The release is planned for November 2013.
Inaba Rinne is scaled 1/8 and manufactured by MegaHouse
Rinne is from the anime Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter, I have no real idea about it but it seems to be a shounen show with cars and mechs. What did the deal was the pretty face of this figure the rounded shape and the big eyes let her appear quite adorable and she has an extra face.
It’s kind of remarkable, that a figure with no really good or decent illustration material (there are many horrid indecent ones, though) gets such a nice figure treatment.
Compared to the anime it’s not 100% spot, but I think it’s far the better, in 3D Rinne gains a lot more appeal since the sculpting is a lot more detailed. This happens when Kibayashi Norio a sculptor of many Queen’s Blade figures, works on a character from an anime for the younger audience. Rinne seems to be fashionable teenaager with cool clothes and a cute side ponytail.
This happy and cute girl has a quite dynamic pose and the vibrant color sheme is another good reasons for purchasing this anime figure, her release date will be October 2013.
Hasegawa Kobato is scaled 1/8 and manufactured by Kotobukiya
I already knew that I wanted to get her and I was lucky enough to place my order. Kotobukiya got really cautious in not producing too many copies of a figure, like many other of their recent figures Kobato was sold out very fast. The figure was restocked a few times, but it was sold out even faster, even though this makes figure collecting more thrilling, but it’s actually annoying.
I think this is a super sweet image of a goth loli, Kobato is petite, adorable and her outfit offers a bit of mild sex appeal. This figure is very close to Illustation which was chosen for Kobato, the face, the blush and the beautiful hair turned out great. Her release date is in late November.
Sonico Prize Figures
A number of recently announced Sonico figures turned out not convincing enough for me. Surprisingly Taito and Furyo created something that caught my interest instantly for the price I didn’t hesitate for long, I think they look quite elaborate and interesting for figure of the prize category. I also like that there are some change in the presentation of the Sonico character.
There is the Sonico Sweets Time version, where she is hanging on the sofa in a very casual way. The sculpting looks really good as well as the articulation of her body. This figure is from FuRyu and release is planned for November 2013. If this turns out good I’ll be really happy.
Sonico Space Police version is manufacturered by Taito and will be released in October 2013.
I especially like her as Space Police officer, she looks so happy here what is unbelieveable rare.
I know that there will be some more quality compromises, but the sculpts look really good, creative and they resemble Sonico very well. I have relatively high hopes for the one from Taito.