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12:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Preview gallery appears for figma Archer, needlessly raises fans' hopes that it may actually come out

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open, but don't hold your breath that he'll actually be released] Max Factory has cruelly raised fans' hopes by posting a preview gallery for figma Archer, a figure that was first used taunt fans a...



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12:30 AM on 04.09.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Lots of KanColle from lots of KanCompanies

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

7:00 AM on 04.08.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: figma Captain America

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 ...

Vanessa Cubillo

12:15 AM on 04.08.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: figma Chariot (tv ver)

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...


Good Smile Company to attend Sakura-Con photo
Good Smile Company to attend Sakura-Con
by Natalie Kipper

Those of you planning on attending Seattle's Sakura-Con should be excited to hear that Good Smile Company will have a presence there. They will be sharing booths #423 and #332 with Ultra Tokyo Connection. Attendees will have the chance to purchase some of Good Smile Company's and Max Factory's harder to find figures, including Nendoroid Snow Miku - Magical Snow Version, figma Snow Mikufigma Armin Arlert, Nendoroid Mami Tomoe - School Uniform Version, and Nendoroid Asuna Titiania Version. All of these toys will be in limited supply so hurry over to Good Smile Company's booth if you fancy them.

[via Good Smile Company's tumblr]

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5:00 AM on 03.27.2014

Nendoroid Mako, figma Ryuko now available for pre-orders

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...

Martin Siggers

figma Ryuko gets officially previewed, pre-orders open tomorrow photo
figma Ryuko gets officially previewed, pre-orders open tomorrow
by Martin Siggers

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?

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7:30 PM on 03.21.2014

Free! figmas begin with Haruka Nanase

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...

Martin Siggers

Max Factory shows off figma Ryuko, teases figma Mako photo
Max Factory shows off figma Ryuko, teases figma Mako
by Martin Siggers

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.

[via figsoku

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Kahotan plays no games with her Tsurugi Yagami preview photo
Kahotan plays no games with her Tsurugi Yagami preview
by Brian Szabelski

Kahotan's latest preview is of Max Factory's upcoming Tsurugi Yagami figure, featuring the adult-game-playing homeroom teacher from Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. She's dressed in her casual clothes, controller in hand and a blushing, yet happy expression on her face. Just what kind of game is she enjoying so much? Well ... I guess that's up your imagination.

Kahotan says pre-orders for the 1/7-scale Tsurugi Yagami begin on March 20, which should be in the evening on March 19 if you live in North America. Will you be picking her up for your collection?

[via Kahotan's Blog and figma Blog]

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7:00 AM on 03.18.2014

figma Indiana Jones and the Kahotan Preview Gallery

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...


6:30 AM on 03.17.2014

Good Smile Company announces it's delaying (almost) everything

OK, not quite everything but man, there are a LOT of delays this month. In fact, there are so many delays that GSC took the rare step of not bundling the announcement in with its upcoming release schedule. Instead, we go...

Martin Siggers