Well folks, it's that time of the month again: DO WANT is here! The editors have assembled and made their picks known. This month is when we give thanks that we made it through the month, mostly because of all the events going on. Seriously, can we spread them out a little more, Japan? Thanks.
In this month's installment:
And more! Well, what are you waiting for? Let's check out what everyone loves this month!
Brian Szabelski wants MegaHouse's Persona 4 figures
I really, really hope this is the sign of things to come. First off, yes, I am buying both of these, even if I have to stay up late to do it. Second, MegaHouse, make a Kanji and Chie already, please. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE.
Kristina Pino wants Sega's Magician Miku
My DO WANT this month might surprise you! Well, if you know me, anyway. If you don't, I'll fill you in: I really don't like Miku. There. I said it.
Well, that's a little harsh. I'm alright with her, I guess? I just prefer other Vocaloids (specifically the Kagamine twins), and I get tired of seeing Miku around everywhere. That being said, I really love the Project Diva style Magician Miku that we saw recently in some scans! I'll probably snatch it up despite her being 'another Miku' because she's just so darn cute. Her pose looks great and I like the design with her hair pulled back instead of the usual pigtails. That and, she just looks jazzy and classy in that outfit. Everything about her is just charming there! Here's hoping she's a regular release prize figure!
Andres Cerrato still wants Bandai's MG Heavyarms ver. Ka
To be honest, I'm kind of overloaded by want. This past weekend gave me quite a bit to look forward to, but I'm just holding off until next month. My real DO WANT is imaginary at the moment, so I'm just going to settle for the MG of Heavyarms coming out in January, not to mention SH Figuarts Vegeta in December and Trunks in April. I never thought that 2000-era Toonami would be affecting my purchases in 2012 so dramatically.
Pedro Cortes wants Camille Young's Espera
I've missed all of Camille's previous pieces that have been on Fangamer. No more. As soon as there is money in my meager bank account, I will be sure to order this little gem. A representation of Terra from Final Fantasy 6, it's sure to tickle any fan of the SNES classic, as well as anybody who likes extremely limited works of art.
Natalie Kipper wants Cube's Charlotte Hug plush
Before you start saying "but what about poor, poor Mami?" allow me to pose a different question: what about my poor neck? All naked, being ravaged the harsh and biting winds of Southern California. Okay, that didn't completely pan out but I will be adorned in this plushie turned scarf come rain, sleet, snow, sun, and witches. So, if you see a short-haired girl walking around Los Angeles wearing this plush- err, scarf- odds are, it's gonna be yours truly.
Rio McCarthy wants Nendoroid Yukimura Sanada and Masamune Date
On a normal occasion I would be fighting Pranger over the release of the Trunks figure, (because he's MINE, darn it!) but this month I have to go more the way of the samurai. The Sengoku Basara Yukimura Sanada Nendoroid went up for pre-order and I snatched him immediately, but I was also so giddy beyond belief that they also re-released the Masamune Date Nendoroid as well! Even if I already have them on pre-order these two are my definite DO WANTs because I can't wait to recreate some of that manliness in my own home~ OH BOOYYYYYYS~ Come to mama~!
Chris Pranger wants Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Trunks
Hur hur, a DO WANT? The same month that S.H. Figuarts Trunks is announced for a U.S. release with both regular purple hair and Super Saiyan hair? I don't think it'd be too ridiculous to say that I'm a bit excited right now, nope, not one bit. I want that, and I do want that now. It'll go good with that S.H. Figuarts Vegeta that you're all supposed to be buying me. Why did no one buy me the S.H. Figuarts Vegeta for my birthday?! It was like two days ago! You can fix that with Trunks! You have until May afterall, so don't fail me again!
Chris Seto wants a release date for Bandai's Gundam Girls
All I want for Christmas is yo... I mean, all I want for Christmas is a damn release date for the Gundam Girl figures Bandai like to tease us with so much!!
Chang Su wants Alter's Selvaria Bles swimsuit ver. figure
Swimsuit figures aren't usually my cup of tea, because let's face it -- after the first few dozen eyefuls of plastic women clad in a two-piece, they all start to blur together. Not so with Alter's Selvaria, because there's no way you can mistake those unique proportions with any other swimsuit figure. As a big fan of Valkyria Chronicles, I don't recall ever seeing her relaxing in the rubble wearing a bikini. Not that I mind, of course -- seeing so much skin on her reminds me of many less-than-worksafe works the character designer RAITA created, and that is a very, very good thing in my book.
(Chris Seto adds: They made a design for a scene in the game but the scene got cut for the final release. So the design is there, but many people would not have seen it. And at least the base has some sand on it, so the bikini isn't entirely inappropriate!)
Jonathan Tubbs wants Volks' Super Dollfie SD16 Girl Ami Ayase Tokyo 11 AW Version
There's so much DO WANT this month but then I remembered something that is not only a DO WANT. It's something of a dream. That is Volks' Super Dollfie SD16 Girl Ami Ayase Tokyo 11 AW Version coming out for Dolpa 26 in December. It has easily become my dream doll as my best friend put it. And she's right! This doll has a very beautiful, mature face. Her gentle eyes and soft smile along with some excellent clothing make me wish I could afford her US$1,400 price tag.
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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