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DO WANT: March 2012 edition

6:00 PM on 03.31.2012 // Brian Szabelski

Well folks, it's that time of the month again: DO WANT is here! The editors have assembled and made their picks known. March was ... well, beyond WonderCon, it was awfully quiet. Perhaps the calm before a stormy summer? Maybe everyone's hungover from February? The world may never quite know.

In this month's installment:

  • - Those terrified of giant mascots should stay away
  • - BOYS BOYS ... okay, BOY. There's only one.
  • - Evil is good
  • - Nice boat.

And more! Well, what are you waiting for? Let's check out what everyone loves this month!

Brian Szabelski wants figma Buffalo Bell

March was a boring month. Honestly. So when in doubt ... PANIC. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!


... Didn't work, did it? I guess Plan B is try to find something, or just pick the last thing you were interested in. That would be figma Buffalo Bell, which I mentioned I was interested in because I liked Nippon Professional Baseball.

So there we go. I am going to WANT a giant pink bull mascot. Yay?

Kristina Pino wants Disney's Genie and Cruella DeVil busts

Yup, as soon as I got to post about the pre-orders for these Genie and Cruella DeVil busts I pretty much decided that I would really love to have these in my life. Unfortunately, I have to save as much money as possible for the next few months, so I probably won't be able to get both of these (maybe at least Genie sometime in the future), but these are very faithfully crafted and bring a smile to my face. Surprisingly enough, it isn't always that easy to find well-crafted collectible quality statues of Disney characters. I don't really know why that is considering how big the company is, but I can definitely appreciate these busts since you end up having to filter through lots of "derp" before you find something worthwhile.

Rio McCarthy wants Alter's Luke fon Fabre

Ok, so I'm totally behind the party with trying to figure out what I want this month. I finally decided that I'm a big doofus and that I should have pre-ordered the Luke fon Fabre figure back when it went up. Now that it's coming closer to time for it to be released I'm wishing I could have him in my collection. Darn you, self! Why did you have to start playing the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss?!

Natalie Kipper wants Toy's Planning's Chibi-Moth plush

I may not know anything about Rewrite but I am well-versed in the language of cute and that Chibi-Moth plush is definitely speaking to me. I don't want this plush; I need it. Those wide, innocent eyes! The widdle blushing cheeks! Who knew I was such a sucker for bubblegum pink?

Tianxiao Ma wants Alter's Kneesocks

March was pretty underwhelming for me, but one of the bright spots was seeing Alter's Kneesocks go up for preorder. Angel and devil ladies always have my interest, so while Alter's figure won't blow anyone's mind, it's a great design and I'd love to have it. Now if only I could get her to be my character in Skyrim...

Michael Muller wants iGear's Shark Sentry

I've always wanted to purchase something by third-party Transformers company iGear and now that they've revealed this big ol' ball of ugly I think I'll finally take the plunge. According to fans this company make quality product and considering how promising this figure looks I think it will be a wise investment. Hopefully I'll resist the urge to build my own army of these as I would quickly become drunk with power, killing both enemies and loved ones, while feeling nothing.

Chris Seto wants Volks' prepainted KOSMOS ver. 4

My DO WANT for this month will be somewhat surprising as it would be the GSC Racing Mi... I CAN'T SAY IT!!!! My throat feels like it's burning up when I try to even utter the words...

Well, there's always the Volks prepainted KOSMOS ver 4 which they're selling via lottery at Hobby Round! But Selvaria is a better bet, and a lot nicer on my wallet too!

Emily Smalara wants Kotobukiya's Sena

Surprising no one, my most wanted figure of the month is Kotobukiya's Sena from Haganai. She hits all the right notes, from the gorgeous eyes to the wonderful paint job to just the right amount of cheesecake -- I'd have to say she's the perfect figure. Even if I wasn't a fan of the artist or the series this would be a lovely piece, but as it stands? My only hope is that the rest of the cast gets equal treatment!

Jonathan Tubbs wants Kotobukiya's Makoto Kikuchi -Angelic Island-

I would say my DO WANT would have to be ALTER's Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia but that ended up a DID BUY. So I'm going to have to go with Kotobukiya's Makoto Kikuchi -Angelic Island- from THE iDOLM@STER. As I've said before, Makoto always won me over with her tomboy looks and this figure pushes those right buttons with her hairstyle, cute face, and smile. I also like how you can almost pose her any way and that face will still work from that angle. The body is a bit petite for my liking and the outfit is a bit revealing but part of me still wouldn't mind owning it but I just can't bring myself to. ...yet.

Jon Wills wants Bandai's Chogokin Going Merry

There are so many figures and models that interest me that it makes it difficult to choose. Part of me always squees and goes gaga over all the cute girls. But when it really comes down to it the figures that I am interested in most right now are of men and boats!

My first pick would be Alter's Luke fon Fabre, however he is sold out. So I will have to go with my second pick of Bandai's Chogokin Going Merry because not only is it awesome and highly detailed but it can double as a doll house. Bonus points for it being featured in the first Tomopop article I had ever written.

And so ends another monthly installment of DO WANT from the Tomopop staff. But what about you, Tomopop readers? What do you want from the past month? Hit the comments below and make your voices heard!

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