I'm from the lovely country of New Zealand. No, I am not a Hobbit. I don't live on a sheep farm either. And I'm only just out of high school, so forgive any childish remarks. I like to think I'm pretty mature...yeah, whatever.
I love death metal, Adult Swim cartoons and anime. In fact, I love anime so much that I'm willing to spend hundreds of dollars on anime-related goods such as figures and statues. I'm one of the few people left who still loves to buy DVDs. I love collecting things, always have, it's just that now my interests cost me more! My favourites are 1/8 scale PVC. Of boys. I like boys. Preferably with huge weapons.
My favourite anime genre is seinen. I love Gantz, Baccano!, Black Lagoon, Hellsing...that kind of stuff. Though my all-time favourite would have to be Soul Eater, hence my avatar.
I really wish I'd chosen a more imaginative name. Next time, it'll be ROBOT PANTS. Boosh!
That's all I have for now, toodles. Or ka kite ano, as we say here.
Kotobukiya's awesome new ARTFX J line of figures from classic anime has got me thinking about figures I'd love to see next. So far Yu-gi-oh!, Yu Yu Hakusho and Trigun have got some much-needed figure love, but I can't help but wish and hope for more.
These are some of my personal wishes for figures from classic series. (Though I am biased towards 90s shows)
-Hellsing. It's popular enough to get an OVA reboot and many garage kits, but so far no really decent scaled figure of Alucard. This badass vampire needs a gun-pointing tattered coat-waving figure, stat!
-Revolutionary Girl Utena- A classic series that I haven't actually watched yet due to a lack of R4 DVD release, but one that would make for great figures due to that flowing, colourful art style.
-Escaflowne- Ok, I know this is beloved in the west but not Japan, but I can't help but want figures of the main trio (and Dilandau!). Since it's aimed at both boys and girls it should work as a figures series that both genders of collectors can enjoy, too.
-Death Note. I wouldn't quite call this a classic just yet, but seriously, where are the quality figures from this!? So much merchandise, and only the Nendos and RAHs are really any good.
-Fushigi Yugi- mostly just cos I just finished watching it. With the large amount of otome games and anime out there starting to get figures, I can see this working. Because bishies.
-Evangelion-Yes, I know...but there are only like three scaled Shinjis that I can find and there are actually other characters in this series too other than Rei and Auka! With the amount of Eva merch I think they can afford to chuck a couple of extra figures in there.
That's all I can think of for now. Of course I am a very 'Western' anime fan and have a limited knowledge, but I'm always looking to know more.
Please let me know which classic anime you think deserve figure love in the comments below.
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