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Preview gallery appears for figma Archer, needlessly raises fans' hopes that it may actually come out by Scarecroodle
Archer (identity withheld) was the only name associated with the Archer-class servant of the Fifth Grail War who appeared in Fate/Stay Night. As Rin Tohsaka's servant, Archer had a prominent supporting role in the anime and was a master of assorted weapons (many of which were inspired by other heroic weapons). figma Archer will apparently include his two iconic blades (Kanshou and Bakuya) as well as his (unnamed?) bow and spiral sword Caladbolg II (which was used as an arrow).
While pre-orders have opened for the figure, skeptical collectors assume that there will be a series of delays followed by an abrupt cancellation accompanied by a "GOTCHA!" message. If you want to hop on the emotional roller-coaster that is figma Archer, he's listed for ¥4,630 and is initially slated for a late August release.
On a more personal note, a lot of my enthusiasm has tapered off over the past three or four years that I've waited to see the character get a release. I was absolutely enamored by the figma line in general when I started collecting it five or six years but that opinion has waned in light of increasing price points, competition from other companies (like Bandai), and a general collectors' fatigue (the features I dislike about the line seem more apparent, the things I like become harder to find). As such, what seemed like incredible news when he was first unveiled almost feels like just another release today.
It's that time again. Good Smile Company have posted up a release schedule for April, including some delays. As more dates are announced, we'll be sure to update.
GSC's Asuna, Knights of the Blood ver. (delayed...
If you're a Kantai Collection fan you're probably feeling pretty good right about now and maybe a little overwhelmed by all of the new figures coming out. The series is quickly turning into the next Hatsune Miku or K-ON! and ...
Were you one of the many who went to see Captain America: The Winter Solider over the weekend? I sure was! Now all I see is Captain America fever. So it was perfect that Max Factory’s figma Captain America appeared at ...
On display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014 was a somewhat long-awaited figma Chariot (tv version) of Black Rock Shooter fame. The figma will apparently come with a sword and a gargantuan-sized wheel sure to drive the...
Yesterday we had a double whammy of Kill la Kill previews, with both Nendoroid Mako and figma Ryuko going under the cameras. Now, as promised, they're both available for you to spend your hard-earned on.
For all the supe...
You haven't been able to move for Kill la Kill figure news over the past couple of days (Nendoroid Mako was just this morning!), and it doesn't look like the rush is about to slow down, as the figma blog has taken the wraps off of their preview of Ryuko Matoi. We first saw her pop up at WonFes, but this is the first time we've had cameras on her in a studio.
Ryuko looks predictably great, and the preview is careful to highlight some small touches that you might not notice at first glance, like the hidden thigh joints or the way her chest straps can stretch to aid posing. We also get confirmation on the standard three figma faces to be included - happy, angry and in pain.
She's certainly looking sharp, and the best news is you won't have too wait too long to get your order in. Pre-orders open tomorrow at ¥4,800. Who's buying?
Max Factory announced that they'd be making figmas based on Free! back in November, but since then we've seen and heard nothing of the Iwatobi Swim Club boys. The wait is finally over however as the water loving Haruka N...
In the same stream where we got a look at Nendoroid Mako, the fine people over at Good Smile Company bought in their Max Factory compatriots for a quick preview of figma Ryuko, who I'd suspect is pretty close to opening for orders. We get to see some nice all-around shots and a hilariously over-the-top shouting face that's very much in character. There's also a look at an additional accessory, her Scissor Blade in extended 'decapitation mode'.
At the end of the segment, the team also showed off a MYSTERY SILHOUETTE teasing what's coming next. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to work it out - that exceptionally round head all but confirms figma Mako Mankanshoku is on her way. You could never separate these two after all.
Gear up for adventure! Max Factor's figma Indiana Jones ships later this month but in the mean-time Kahotan has sent figma Indiana Jones on a little journey via a new preview gallery.
Marvel as Indy breaks out of a box prison...