Mari Illustrious Makinami became available for pre-order today amongst the various vendors. I don’t think I’d seen the figure prior today, though I suspected Kotobukiya would make a Mari figure. I have to say though I’m not overly impressed with her. Again I feel the need to mention my dislike for Kotobukiya’s figures, but I guess I don’t hate them that much, I’ve got 11 of them… But they so often disappoint, and this one already doesn’t look so hot. Frankly, I’m only buying this figure to complete my already complete set of Koto Eva figures. I imagine she’ll be decently done for Koto due to her 1/6th scale form-factor but the design doesn’t feel right to me in the pictures provided, and Koto tends not to live up to those so I’m expecting worse.
The stats, she’ll be 24 cm tall, cost ¥7,800 / $93 CAD, though she can be had for ¥6,250 / $74 over at AmiAmi. She’s likely to be released in May 2010 and is sculpted by Shirahige Tsukuru, the same sculptor as the other figures in this set.