This post contains it all, awesome, perversion, compromised morals and even nudity! Ok well actually I didn’t post any nudity, but there’s links to some, honest! Five figures I’ve recently ordered and am looking forward to purchasing.
Company: Good Smile Company
Release: January 2010
Price: ¥8,800 / $102 CAD
Released just today for order one of the things that stands out most about this figure is Canaans action pose. It’s very dynamic and exciting, even more so than my Tohsaka Rin’s dynamic state, and very much fitting of her character from the series. The paint and shading of the figure look phenomenal, just about everywhere looks correct. Of course these are promotional photos so one can’t be too sure how much the colours and contrast have been altered to produce these wonderful images. But regardless I can’t praise the figure enough, even with the unpainted pre-production pictures, I wanted this figure.
Obvious fear, leaning. She’s supported by her left leg with just one post. I’m sure GSC has used different materials in her to reduce the possibility of leaning, but one has to wonder with such a pose.
Series: Shining Wind
Company: Orchid Seed
Release: November 2009
Price: ¥7,800 / $90 CAD
Originally a piece of artwork (Original) by the games character designer, Tony Taka, Orchid Seed seems to have produced a pretty accurate 3D recreation. When I first saw this figure I thought she was cute, but I didn’t think she was Seena Kanon from Shining Wind. I thought she might have been from another game or maybe just a piece of artwork, I did however know she had to have been designed after something Tony Taka had done. His art style is pretty unique to him.
The main reason I didn’t think this was Seena was due to the long hair, previous incarnations of Seena figures by Max Factory and Kotobukiya both had short hair. I’m not sure if something happens in the games, perhaps a time skip, but oh well.
Having never purchased an Orchid Seed figure I’m a tad worried about quality, as I seem to be with everything new. But the pictures I’ve seen from various events along with the promotional photos, I feel pretty confident. I like the unique base, as well as her pose. Her pose seems to incite some rather impure thoughts but is also tame enough to be displayed on my shelf. A good mix for sure. Also, they’re striped. The promotional photos don’t include such a picture, but I tell you, they’re striped ;).
Release: December 2009
Price: ¥6,800 / $79 CAD
Moral compromising, that’s what this figure is. I’ve seriously compromised my morals in pre-ordering this figure I think. She’s very cute though and I couldn’t resist. This is another company I’ve never purchased from previously, Megahouse. I’m pretty confident for the most part, though I have a few issues.
With some of the pictures out there of this figure, you can see what look like gaps between her upper left leg and swimsuit. as well as another gap between her midriff and her swimsuit bottoms. But in more recent photo it doesn’t seem as apparent as it did in the originals, which is good.
This is yet another figure based on a piece of artwork, a ‘stick poster’ by Hashimoto Takashi (Original size, very large) whom I believe was the character designer for the game. I think the most obvious thing lost in the translation from image to figure can be seen in her face. Notably her expression and blushing, they seem to differ greatly. Another thing is the towel she’s holding, it seems very narrow compared to the artwork, and you can notice a seem, likely where it comes apart to be removed.
Some good points on this figure though are some of the details in the sculpting, sometimes in places you’d likely not think of. Such as the back of her knees, they seem quite detailed compared to some other figures, or the base of her back just above her bum seems to have some nice detail work. So some ups and downs with this figure, hopefully I’m happy with it when she arrives. Tons more pictures available at AkibaHobby.
Series: Rebuild of Evangelion
Release: October 2009
Price: ¥6,800 / $79 CAD
I almost feel as if I was talked into buying this figure by Rico over on Polyvinyl Crush (What else is new? :P). But I don’t think I was, I’ve been trying to find a set of Evangelion figures that I like and this one stumbled along and piqued my interest. Overall it seems well done, and being a larger scale is also quite nice. Maybe she’ll stand out enough to drag one’s eyes off the figure above and forget how morally compromising it is.
I think my biggest problem with this figure is Asuka’s bum. It’s enormous. Seriously, I think that plugsuit makes your butt look big Asuka, you can’t possibly have such a large bum. Is it just me who sees this?
Anyway, I like the shape of her face and the design of the base. The colouring seems about right as well, though perhaps her face looks a bit pale against that beige-ish seeming background.
Series: Sengoku Rance
Release: August 2009
Price: ¥6,800 / $79 CAD
Sill has already shipped and likely will be arriving next week or so. But I figured while I was at it I’d put her in here anyway. I was on the border with this figure for a while. I loved the vibrantly pink hair and colours compared to a lot of figures I have and thought it would be a nice contrast. I always thought when looking at her sleeves that they must come off due to that seam and sure enough they do, and her skirt too. Though she has white panties on underneath she’s still topless.
Despite the cast-offability though I prefer her clothed, she’s much more vibrant that way and I’m a fan of zettai ryouiki. Additionally there’s a nasty gap between her midriff and panties. Sill has a very simple pose and a strange green thing in her hair, and what seem like overly blue eyes. Also, sandals and thighhighs? seems strange, like Grandpa wearing socks in sandals, except a bajillion times cuter.
I don’t have any of the cast off pictures as there are none in the official shots, however Akibahobby has some with their review.
Quite a few figures here on order, but many many months until some are actually released. Always a pain waiting, I’m a very impatient person sometimes. But, I have other figures arriving soon that were pre-ordered months ago, so I always have something new arriving each month it seems.
Tell me what you think.