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10:00 PM on 10.05.2014

Bring the fight to life with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax prize figures

Japanese publishers love their crossover fighting games. Just in recent years we've seen games like Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match merging characters from various Aquaplus visual novels and games and J-Stars Victory Vs ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

7:00 PM on 07.23.2013

Dengeki Hobby plays around with history and releases Mary

You would think that with such a varied cast and a decent amount of popularity behind it, figure makers would be all over a show like Kyokai Senjo no Horizon, but alas it appears that we are only getting a small but steady st...

Chris Seto

Dengeki's Mikoto Misaka gets more details, pre-orders photo
Dengeki's Mikoto Misaka gets more details, pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

Last week we got a glimpse of the latest Dengeki exclusive, a new swimsuit version of everyone's favourite electric-powered tsundere Mikoto Misaka. Details were frustratingly thin on the ground at the time but now a few more have emerged, so let's round them up.

Firstly, as I guessed, the mysterious manufacturer has been identified as Kotobukiya. That can only be good news, as their stuff remains top-notch, so quality is assured. Mikoto's also confirmed to be a whopping 1/6 scale, way bigger than you'd normally expect, measuring 28cm from top to bottom. There's also some official pictures for you to check out in the gallery below.

Naturally, this isn't coming cheap. Mikoto's list price is ¥8400 but as a mail-in exclusive you'll need to go through a proxy, and such a large figure won't be cheap to ship either. Nevertheless, that's not actually a terrible price for an exclusive 1/6, and she's looking extremely sharp, so if you're willing to make the investment there are some pre-order links for you below.

[ Pre-order at Big in Japan | Nippon-Yasan | Mio Boutique ]

[via Dengekiya]

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Dengeki's got an exclusive Mikoto Misaka photo
Dengeki's got an exclusive Mikoto Misaka
by Martin Siggers

Dengeki gets a bunch of great exclusives and it looks like they've captured another one, as shots have leaked out showing the magazine has a new version of A Certain Scientific Railgun heroine Mikoto Misaka waiting in the wings.

It's yet another swimsuit figure too, which is a bit of a disappointment - when will we get a truly great regular version? - but even though it's treading a well worn path this is still quite a looker. There's a great pose with a unique hose accessory,  swappable happy and embarrassed faces and a cast-off wet t-shirt option, which is certainly a neat piece of painting and texturing if nothing else.

The quality looks great judging by these preview shots, but the manufacturer of the figure remains a mystery (I'd wager on Kotobukiya), as does the scale, price, and in fact pretty much everything else about it aside from its exclusive status. Hopefully once the next issue of Dengeki comes out we'll get some more solid details, but she's impressive enough that I suspect people will already be preparing their proxies of choice. We'll be sure to update you when more information comes to light.

[via 2chan]

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Scans show more images of Pokemon D-Arts, prize plushes photo
Scans show more images of Pokemon D-Arts, prize plushes
by Natalie Kipper

Dengeki HOBBY magazine gives us another look at the the previously announced D-Arts of Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, and Mewtwo plus a quick peek at the I Love Eevee prize plushes. While we have heard news of the D-Arts figures before, this is the first time we have gotten a look at the D-Arts Mewtwo on display with its Mew accessory. The pair look quite impressive together with the effects in place. 

The I Love Eevee plushes include the titular Eevee as well as some of its evolutions: Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Glaceon, and Leafeon. Eevee and Vaporeon are the larger of the plushes, standing 23 centimeters tall. The others measure only 14 centimeters.

What are your thoughts on the Pokémon scans, Tomoreaders? 

[Update: I mistakenly used older scans from last month as my source material.]

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9:00 AM on 01.25.2013

Aquarion Evol, Hyakka Ryouran, and more in scans

We've got the rest of this month's magazine scans - that eternal wellspring of anime/PVC news - and there's a bit of old and new all mixed in. MegaHouse's 1/8-scale Yunoha Thrul from Aquarion Evol, now painted. She's shown w...

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 PM on 10.22.2012

Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival Round Up

On October 20, 2012, ASCII Media Works celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Dengeki brand with a large festival attended by many vendors. Figure manufacturers were in attendance including Good Smile Company, Bandai, Volks, ...

Jonathan Tubbs

4:00 PM on 10.22.2012

Eva, Kamen Rider, and more Bandai at Dengeki Festival

We've already seen quite a bit from Bandai at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival with series like Durarara!, Senran Kagura, and Strike Witches getting figures. With the number of properties Bandai produces for, of course t...

Jonathan Tubbs

2:00 PM on 10.22.2012

Furyu has more for you than the usual at Dengeki Festival

I know you're happy to get your fill of Sword Art Online and Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb figures but certainly you're reaching your limit? If you are, luckily Furyu displayed prize figures at the Dengeki 2...

Jonathan Tubbs

4:00 AM on 10.21.2012

Dengeki Festival 2012: Sega-Prize

No real surprises from Sega-Prize at Dengeki Festival, much of what was shown is due within the next month or so, but it's hard to complain about getting new looks at some great upcoming figures! More than anything shown...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Dengeki Festival 2012: Banpresto photo
Dengeki Festival 2012: Banpresto
by Natalie Kipper

As you might have gathered from other posts today, another toy event is going on in Japan! This time, the event in question is Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. Banpresto had a display there and, while it only showed figures from three series, there is still plenty to be excited about. 

The reveals I am most psyched for are those involving the Tales series of video games. Banpresto announced a ton of Ichiban Kuji figures along with a teaser for something extra special. Two of the Ichiban Kuji prizes were full proportioned figures of Xilia's Milla Maxwell and Vesperia's Yuri Lowell. There rest of the prize toy prototypes on display were Chibi Kyun-Chara figures of Vesperia's Yuri and Flynn, Graces' Asbel, and a fourth character that for the life of me I cannot recall. Banpresto also provided attendees with a teaser image of another set of Chibi Kyun-Chara prize figures, with the silhouettes of a short-haired Luke (Abyss), Elle (Xilia 2), and yet another Yuri. That guy is pretty dang popular.

From the world of the To Aru series of anime, we see a truckload of Chibi Kyun-Chara prize toys. No, seriously. I counted fourteen new figures. Yes, one-four. That is a whole lot of love for fans of that series.

And finally, Banpresto presented us with seven prize figures themed to the anime, Kyousogiga. Characters included in the preview included Hakase, Yase, Myoue, and several iterations of Koto (including the special version Kyun-Chara you see in the header). I'll admit I had no idea this anime existed but I totally dig the character designs.

See any figures you would want to add to your collection, Tomo-faithful?

[via Akiba Hobby]

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9:00 PM on 10.20.2012

Dengeki Festival 2012: Griffon

Griffon may have already shown off their lovely Monster Hunter Sena, but there's also some reminders at Dengeki Festival of what's to come from them. Yes, there's the Mei Misaki and tanning Kanu we saw recently, along with tw...

Brian Szabelski