I’ve given in, I couldn’t resist her tsundere cues, despite her pricy-ness for her size. Wave’s Shikinami Asuka Langley (Apron ver.) is just too cute not to order.
Everyone and their mother’s been telling me to order this figure, and I refused for quite some time, citing her price as the main deterrence. For 1/10th scale, and only 16 cm in height, I felt that $58 CAD was a bit much, and well, it still is to be honest. But I’m hoping that by her release date in January of 2011 the ¥en has dropped considerably, or the CAD has risen, whichever the case, I’m hoping she’ll be cheaper when she comes out than she is now. Of course, that’s also her full MSRP which almost no one pays, I’ve pre-ordered her at a current price of $45 CAD making her considerably more reasonable but still over priced I feel.
Often I find Wave’s figures to be boring in overall execution with some details which are well done, Saber for example, she’s got some cute breasts and I love her alternate head with her hair down but the rest of her is just boring. Or their other Asuka figure wearing her test plugsuit, a terribly boring overall pose but seemingly well done and her arching back pushing her breasts upwards is cute. This apron donned Asuka shares a similar arched back pushing up her breasts pose, but the rest of it feels better choreographed. I think the only thing not executed as well on this apronned Asuka is her breasts, they seem just too big, not unattractively so, but in her test plugsuit rendition she’s got smaller breasts, add to it the apron is cast off and has to fit over top of already slightly larger breasts she comes off much more well endowed.
Hopefully Asuka turns out and hopefully the ¥en turns more in my favour.