DO WANT: October 2011 Edition

6:00 PM on 10.31.2011 // Brian Szabelski
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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 the ghosts come out to play and we get to eat massive amounts of candy, so grab a handful from your stash and read on!

In this month's installment:

  • - ROBOTS!!!!
  • - ALIENS!!!!
  • - MOTORCYCLES!!!!
  • - ... Beartato?

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

Brian Szabelski wants ThreeA's new Heavy Brambles

Oh my. I think the ThreeA collecting bug as caught up with me. I just bought my first ThreeA piece earlier this month and now, these Brambles are looking mighty good for my collection. I'm going to be broke and surrounded by robot figures, aren't I?

Kristina Pino wants Kotobukiya's Katsura Hinagaku

My DO WANT this time around is definitely going to be the upcoming Katsura Hinagiku. It's a beautiful figure and a fantastic opportunity for those who missed the original. I eventually also want to have the original version, but I'd be more than happy with this one (same goes for Kotobukiya's original Kirino versus the Wonder Festival limited version — I'd be happy with the limited version). It's close enough that one or the other would suffice in most collections, but still so, so very cute.

Andres Cerrato wants Bandai's MG Heavyarms ver. Ka

I've got too many DO WANTS for this month. For starters, the kit I've wanted for far too long is finally coming out in January. MG Gundam Heavyarms ver. Ka, you will be mine finally after all these years. I'm not a Fate fan in any sense, but that new Saber on her motorcycle needs to be on my shelf. I can't wait to see the painted prototype and that eventually in my collection.

Natalie Kipper wants Squishables' Beartato plush

Being a big fan of webcomics and plushes, it seems only natural that I would feel my heartstrings tugged at the sight of a beloved character being reimagined as stuffed toy. I mean, come on, how can you resist that grin, huh? And those little limbs! Beartato is going to look perfect next to my Squishable Yelling Bird plush (I told you I was a webcomic fangirl).

Philip Lee wants Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Liara

I've probably put more than a hundred or so hours into playing the Mass Effect series so far, so for me it's rather disappointing that such a popular game had a lacking toyline (Wave 1 was released, Wave 2 was cancelled) or figures accompanying it. While Liara's release is still a ways away, her appearance in the Bishoujo line gives me hope that other ME femmes will show up too. Can't wait!  

Tianxiao Ma wants Alter's Gertrud Barkhorn

I'm a fan of Strike Witches, girls with no pants, and guns, so it's obvious why this figure appeals to me. Also the machine guns look very phallic, and that makes me giggle.

Rio McCarthy wants the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Otoishi Akira and Red Hot Chili Pepper figure

A sexy manly-man with purple hair and tights. Yup. That's.. all I need to know that this needs to go in my collection. Now. 

Chris Pranger wants Speedlee's custom Leonardo action figure

My DO WANT for this month is yet another thing that I simply cannot have as it is Speedlee's custom Leonardo action figure, a piece commissioned by someone else for someone other than myself (unless they're planning head for my birthday). I've discovered that I love custom action figures more than the law allows in some states, but I can't really get a hold of them that easily as I'm not intimately connected with many custom figures artists (with one notable exception), nor do I possess the ability to customize anything beond adding little adorable sweaters to existing figures. 

Chang Su and Jonathan Tubbs want Good Smile Company's Fate/Zero Saber (the one on the motorcycle)

Chang: It's a good thing I have a job these days, because I would do dirty, criminal things to get my mitts on this figure otherwise. Even as an unpainted prototype, there is a palpable sense of speed in Saber's flowing locks and jacket. I can't wait to see what sort paint and display base Good Smile Company has in store for her. Also, what a sweet ass.

Jonathan: Yeah, what Chang said. I mean, it's not like I didn't make it clear enough in my post how much I wanted sexy suited Saber.

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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