How could anyone resist this amazing figure? The uniqueness of the school supplies falling out of her skirt alone is worth the buy, but Senjougahara Hitagi is a pretty awesome character as well.
Everyone and their mother are pouncing on Senjougahara Hitagi by Good Smile Company, and who can blame them? Despite all the talk about how aspects of the figure look strange or wrong I think everyone is into the final product. While many have quipped that Good Smile Company wont be able to deliver on time and that she’ll be horribly delayed, I hope this is not the case given the distance between pre-order and release, her release date being in October. With a solid 4 months and then some between now and then it’s hard to imagine them not being able to meet their deadline. But with the quality concerns everyone is having with them I also hope they don’t rush it, I’d rather a delay than an inferior product.
From the promo shots released, and the other shots around the ‘net from various events in Japan she looks like an amazing figure and I don’t really see everyone’s problem with her face. One thing I don’t understand though is GSC’s choice to include a 2nd skirt. The entire figures appeal is that she’s got school supplies falling out of her skirt, having a normal skirt, well I could just buy Kotobukiya’s for that, but that’s not what I want. This extra skirt, seems very minor and much like an afterthought that also adds cost, even if it’s minor. Regardless, I hope she can live up to the hype that I feel is building now, Black Rock Shooter managed to I think, while not perfect she was quite well done and if GSC can manage that I think I’ll be happy.
Hitagi’s MSRP is ¥9,800 / $109 CAD making her quite the expensive figure and I’m not sure she’s actually worth that price, however ‘discounts’ at various retailers makes her acceptably priced, AmiAmi has her for ¥7,450 / $83 CAD, Hobby Link Japan ¥8,866 / $98 CAD, and Hobby Search ¥7,933 / $88 CAD. She’s sculpted in 1/8th by Tokunaga Hironori who I have to say hasn’t done anything too noteworthy in the past however has done one of my Yami figures and his upcoming figures appear quite splendid indeed, Saber and Nadeko.
Now the wait begins… Wolfram|Alpha says it’ll be 170.5 days from the date of this post until the end of October. Click here for an up to date duration.