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1/7 Fairy Tail Lucy by Good Smile Company

About time really!

Among the more mainstream and popular anime/manga serializations, One Piece seems to get the bulk of the PVC love. It has always irked me that another rather similar looking and equally enjoyable (so similar that one cannot be faulted in thinking that both were drawn and written by the same person – they are not) title hasn’t received a major PVC release.

But fret no more – Fairy Tail gets a figurine, and from Good Smile Company no less.

Seems quite close to the source art.

Nothing spectacular – plain and simple are the first things that come to mind here. I do like how closely she mirrors her 2D anime counterpart, and that can only be a good thing. Megahouse’s POP line for One Piece shares these same characteristics, and preorder allocations are often sold out within the day.

Preorder her here, for 6580 yen, after discounts. One can only hope that Lucy will be as popular (and as commercially successful) as Nami & friends.

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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in PVC

 

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Revoltech Danboard Mini Corporation Collaboration Project

Sometimes, there is really no need for words.

10,770 yen. Get them. Now.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Action figures, Kaiyodo

 

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Queen’s Blade Grimoire P-1 User of the Darkness in Wonderland “Arisia” by Megahouse

PVC preorders sure seem like buses to me, I wait for ages for one and then they suddenly come in bunches! Megahouse has been concentrating on other lines for the last few quarters so it is a pleasant surprise to see them release an upcoming Queen’s Blade character.

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in PVC

 

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Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls Silver Sword Princess Yagyu Jubei by Alter/Hobby Japan

Season 2 for Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls has been confirmed for quite some time now – it was literally impossible for Hobby Japan to not continue the popular, fan service heavy but still rather artistic anime. Furthermore they have once again teamed up with Alter to release the 1/8 figurines, which alas starts with yet another Japan only exclusive…

First off we have one of the three mains – Yagyu Jubei. She maintains her ridiculously short pink outfit but her hair has turned silver and her longer katana has been replaced with a much larger and ornate cleaver?

The PVC releases for Season 1 were very hit and miss for me (some awesome figures, one or two outright disappointing ones and poor scaling for a few) so will things be better the second time round?

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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in PVC

 

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Nendoroid Petite x Tamiya Mini 4WD

Vroooom… vrooooom… or more like buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz as these Tamiya mini 4WD engines have that distinctive high pitched buzzing sound. However, I seriously doubt that these two will see any track time at all!

Miku was available for preorder on AmiAmi a fortnight ago and today AmiAmi listed Saber’s version on their front page as well. Both are going for 1690 yen each, with AmiAmi only offering a miserly 15% discount this time round.

The nendoroid themselves are typical standard petite offerings from GSC, but as far as I know of, this is the first time Tamiya has released something so exceedingly cool. Its Mini 4WD series has a large and dedicated fanbase, and it does regularly release itasha offerings as well as crossovers (mainly Japanese sports or idol themed) but my oh my, this pair blows everything else out of the water.

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in General

 

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Danbo (Mini) Plastic Kit by Kotobukiya

What was once big is now small! The ever popular Danbo from Yotsuba&! (よつばと!) gets another release – who would have thought that a simple cardboard box robot disguise will turn out to be one of the most memorable ‘character’s from the manga.

Revoltech has already released a fair few versions of Danbo in both sizes so this does not really come as that big of a surprise. However, being a model kit, the possibilities for customization are endless, especially if this smaller version is also compatible with Kotobukiya’s own Modeling Support Goods line of aftermarket accessories (no official word on its compatibility yet though).

Kotobukiya re-releases their kits, so there is no real hurry to secure one, but given the popularity of Danbo and the irregular re-release schedule, it might just be prudent to pre-order one from AmiAmi for 620 yen, after a not so mini 29% discount.

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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Kotobukiya

 

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Xenosaga III KOS-MOS Plastic Kit by Kotobukiya

Mecha musume fans seriously have the best of both worlds. Excessive moe-ness, check. Excessive amounts of oversized military hardware, check.

Scheduled for release in December 2012, this Kos-Mos is both an evolution and a massive upgrade from the Phantasy Star Online girls that Kotobukiya has been producing these couple of years. She is also nominally at 1/12 scale but is slightly taller at 160mm (as compared to 135mm for many of the PSO kits). With her large amount of accessories, she is also quite a bit more expensive, currently available for preoder at AmiAmi for 3280 yen after their customary 20% discount.

Judging by Kotobukiya’s recent track record, colour separation on her will be a lot better than the usual gundam fare from Bandai. Kotobukiya calls their releases ‘partially painted’ so she’ll probably look decent enough snap fitted out of the box.

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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in General, Gundam

 

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Bayonetta 1/7 PVC Figure by Phat Company

Remember the Xbox360 and PS3 game Bayonetta? The one that featured the ultra long legged, anatomically incorrect yet strangely alluring witch?

Apparently many people do, as Bayonetta, the titular character is getting a PVC release in March next year (from Phat Company – a sister company of Good Smile Company no less!) more than a full three years since the game’s initial release.

Figurine itself looks detailed enough, and the butterfly base (paying homage to her in-game attacks) rounds out the whole package extremely well.

Preorder her from AmiAmi for 10490 yen after a discount of 20%.

Price is a tad hefty for a PVC so if you need more convincing…

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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in PVC

 

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