Ok, so I did it. I’ve ordered my first ero figure. I’m not sure how I feel about this, Aludra (aka “Razor Cock”) was already pushing it in many ways, but now a nude figure? Where am I going to display that!
Shoujo S is part of the Creator’s Collection, a series of figures that Native is producing after works of art by various artists. So far the collection is just 3 figures, 1 by Tony Taka and 2 by Naruko Hanaharu. This is one of the Naruko Hanaharu figures and is created from this piece of art.
I’m unsure as to whether or not I’ll actually receive this figure as she’s a limited run figure and I’m not sure how supply will be dispersed about. I’ve chosen to order through Hobby Fan for the first time as they seemed to have the cheapest price I’ve seen at $119 USD, pretty expensive still, but cheaper than other sources that went as high as $140 USD.
Shoujo S I believe will be a 1/7th scale figure though only Hobby Fan seems to claim that at the moment. Her original MSRP is ¥8,000 / $94 CAD, so I’m definitely paying a premium due to the limited nature of the release and living outside of Japan. She’ll be released in May of 2010, though Hobby Fan says I should have her by the end of July! That’s worse than Toyslogic’s turn around time. Hopefully though they’re like Toyslogic in that I’ve ALWAYS received what I ordered, no matter how long it took.
Update: Lots of great pictures of a sample unit over at アキバHOBBY.