Banpresto's latest may be worth it even if not a prize

Nov 19 // Jonathan Tubbs    @SuxAtGames

Gintama, Ao no Exorcist, Saint Seiya, and Natsume Yuujin-chou cover the latest prize figures from Banpresto

It was just a couple of weeks ago that we saw Banpresto display several of their upcoming prize figures for 2013 at the 30th Prize Fair. It was then last week that the Master File Blog gave us a much better look at the Gundam Unicorn line of prize figures. However, the blogging site didn't stop there for clear photos of the Banpresto prize figures. Even more have been added.

My personal favorite title, Gintama, has Hijikata and Kagura being the third set for the Gintama DXF Figure ~Ooedo Figure~ series. Hijikata is looking fine, being the cool guy that he is as he takes a puff to add to his cool value. He's look rather decent though I wish I could say the same for Kagura. She's in a traditional pose in her dress and long pants but I'm not too keen on the face. She actually looks much older and just doesn't feel like Kagura because of that. And then you look at her face from the side and she just looks silly with her mouth and eye placement. Look for these two to come out in April, 2013.

Saint Seiya Omega also sees a duo for the first DXF Figure set to this title. Of course you have Pegasus starting off the line up and following him is Lionet. Both are in typical posing fashion with Lionet looking like the rather lanky fellow. Look for these two to come out in May, 2013. Ao no Exorcist will see the second DXF Figure with Rin releasing his power. It's of course no MegaHouse version but if you're on a budget, this may be what you need. Look for him to also come out in May, 2013.

Lastly, there's a trio of figures to collect from Natsume Yuujin-chou. Natume, Nyanko-sensei, and Kogitsune make up the first volume of Chibi Kyun-chara for this title. Obviously not the best looking of figures for their size and expected cheap price but at least Nyanko-sensei is looking every so cute with the round belly and happy face. Look for these three to come out in March, 2013.

Look for these prize figures to be available at the following popular sites for such products:
Pre-order at [ HobbyLink Japan | Big In Japan | AmiAmi | ToysLogic

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