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10:00 PM on 10.05.2014

Bring the fight to life with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax prize figures

Japanese publishers love their crossover fighting games. Just in recent years we've seen games like Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match merging characters from various Aquaplus visual novels and games and J-Stars Victory Vs ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

7:00 AM on 02.11.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Griffon Enterprises Roundup

Griffon brought their A-game to Wonder Festival this past weekend. They had a very impressive number of figures on display, both new and old. They displayed several previously announced figures for the first time from their v...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 AM on 09.17.2013

GSC announces a raft of delays for September

By now, Good Smile Company's monthly release schedule post has become a regular source of frustration as the firm announces which figures will miss their shipping dates. This month is no different, except maybe for a higher t...

Martin Siggers

9:00 PM on 07.26.2013

Kuroyukihime bares all in a new pre-order

Accel World's "Madame Butterfly" Kuroyukihime has been the subject of more than a few rather naughty figures, and it looks like the streak isn't stopping anytime soon thanks to the capable hands of Chara-Ani's sculptors. Cast...

Emily Smalara

12:00 PM on 06.26.2013

Bend over backwards to grab a new Kuroyukihime

Despite the end of the Accel World anime, the allure of the mysterious Kuroyukihime continues to hold fans in its grasp. We've already seen quite a few lovely figures, and now Chara-Ani is stepping up with their own take on t...

Emily Smalara

5:00 AM on 04.30.2013

GSC's Kuroyukihime now available for pre-orders

In her preview of Kuroyukihime the other day Mikatan promised us she'd be up for orders on the 30th, and true to their word stores everywhere are now carrying links for the lovely butterfly girl. I worried in my previous post...

Martin Siggers

Kuroyukihime spreads her wings in this preview photo
Kuroyukihime spreads her wings in this preview
by Martin Siggers

There's a lot of Kuroyukihime going around at the moment! While she's not yet reached Nanoha levels of saturation, a ton of different companies have either released figures of her or have them in the works. Even Good Smile Company themselves have another completely different Kuroyukihime in the works in the form of their 'Death by Embracing' version.

Nevertheless, it's a testament to the quality of the figure that Good Smile's regular Kuroyukihime still dazzles in this new preview from Mikatan. I have to say I'm not a big fan of her increasingly lewd commentary, but the pictures are still top notch and that's what we're here for right? The giant wings that draw they eye so much look to be a fantastic piece of work in their own right, but they don't stop GSC from delivering excellent detailing on the smaller bits, like her dress straps or even the chair that she's sitting on. Mikatan notes the wings are removable, but why would you ever display without them? At least it'll hopefully help shrink the box size.

All in all it's looking close to being the definitive version. She'll go up for pre-orders on the 30th and while no price is given, this is a big figure and I'd expect an accordingly big cost.

[via Mikatan's Blog]

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12:00 PM on 03.28.2013

Embrace pre-ordering this lovely Kuroyukihime

It's been a long time since we first saw Max Factory's dangerous new Kuroyukihime bust way back during Aki no Saiten last Fall. The long wait is over however, and she and Black Lotus are now available for pre-orders! My near-...

Emily Smalara

Preview Max Factory's Kuroyukihime photo
Preview Max Factory's Kuroyukihime
by Jon Wills

Thanks to Ameba's Figma blog we are able to bring you a preview of Max Factory's latest Figma of Kuroyukihime hailing from Accel World. I have to admit I have not seen Accel World however I have been interested in the design of the characters from the show.

So, having not really seen Kuroyukihime animated I can't comment as to how accurate the Figma is, though I will say that in terms of points of detail I have seen few Figmas that can compare to this lovely sculpt. She has a big dress and wings and is really looking good! However I have to wonder how pose-able she will be with all those things on her

If you’re excited by seeing this Figma you will be happy to know that she will become available for pre-order on Saturday the 19th and is expected to cost ¥4500.


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Tomopop Review: FuRyu's Kuroyukihime photo
Tomopop Review: FuRyu's Kuroyukihime
by Pedro Cortes

On my incredibly large list of shows that I plan to watch is Accel World, a seinen anime about a unpopular guy that decides to help out a girl in a game involving a highly-evolved form of the Internet. The concept is pretty interesting and the lead gal, one Kuroyukihime, is quite cute. This lady has had a couple of nice figures pop up, so it's with pleasure that I bring you this review of FuRyu's prize figure Kuroyukihime, courtesy of HobbyLink Japan.

Hit the jump to read up on this little cutie!  

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12:00 AM on 11.23.2012

It's prize figures aplenty in the latest magazine scans

This time around from the wonderful world of magazine scans we get some serious offerings from the big three in the realm of prize figures: Banpresto, FuRyu, and Sega Prize. All three look to be bringing their A-game, gi...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 AM on 11.09.2012

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Cospa, Banpresto and the rest

As the cap on our Miyazawa Model Exhibition coverage, there's a few more companies whose wares we've rounded up into one big post. The Ken Elephant booth was chock full of Kaiyodo's Revoltech figures, including the prototype ...

Brian Szabelski