I admit this figure has a somewhat boring pose and the character doesn’t stand out well amongst other Good Smile Company products as of recent, but she’s still cute and even better totally affordable.
Misaka Mikoto might be the cheapest new figure I’ve bought, that wasn’t produced by SEGA. Misaka’s MSRP is an everymans ¥5,800 / $65 CAD, but even better AmiAmi has her on sale for 19% off, ¥4,410 / $50 CAD. Three years ago I likely would have considered this far too expensive for what I was receiving, but times have changed I suppose. Comparing her price to everything else out there she’s quite the low cost addition to ones collection. In addition to her relitively low cost, she’ll also be the first figure I own that has shorts, I think. I’ve got panties, granny panties, pants, skirts, plugsuits, swimsuits, kimonos, but no shorts so far as I can see. That will make her unique in some way.
Misaka will be only 18 cm tall making her 4’8″ or 144 cm tall if she were real and not 1/8th scale. Seems quite short to me, though I suppose her pose doesn’t help her. She’s of course from the spin off anime “A Certain Scientific Railgun”, sculpted by Yokota Ken and will be released in July of this year.
(Note: I’m comparing the prices in Japanese Yen, not Canadian Dollars, as the dollar fluctuates frequently.)