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8:00 AM on 10.15.2014

Improve your odds of beating the P-1 Grand Prix with Alter's Labrys

Persona fans should be feeling pretty good with how 2014 went down, from the release of The Golden Animation to the announcements/releases of Ultimax, Persona Q, Dancing All Night, and the eventual Persona 5. You can now...

Tianxiao Ma


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




10:00 AM on 06.23.2014

Delays hit Max Factory's Cerberus, Phat Company's Ryuko and more

Ah, the Good Smile Company delay announcement post. It's like an old familiar friend at this point, popping up once or twice a month to shatter our hopes and dreams, and then riding off into the sunset. While Deep Sea Miku re...

Martin Siggers

6:00 AM on 05.16.2014

Persona 3 The Movie #2 prize figures from Happy Kuji

Who's ready for Persona 3 The Movie: Chapter 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream on June 7th, 2014? I am! Apparently Happy Kuji is getting ready for it as well, as they're showing off several prizes that will be available coinciding ...

Rio McCarthy

7:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Treasure Festa in Ariake 11: Griffon - Nanoricchi gallery

Griffon Enterprises' Nanoricchi line is fairly new but the chibi figures were still a major presence at Japan's Treasure Festa in Ariake 11. The majority of the figures were revealed back at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter but th...

Natalie Kipper

7:00 AM on 02.11.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Griffon Enterprises Roundup

Griffon brought their A-game to Wonder Festival this past weekend. They had a very impressive number of figures on display, both new and old. They displayed several previously announced figures for the first time from their v...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Vertex's Mitsuru is really going insane with the colors photo
Vertex's Mitsuru is really going insane with the colors
by Tianxiao Ma

[Update: Pre-order info added]

Persona 4 Arena's Mitsuru isn't really one for the whole austerity thing. But if you thought her standard look (reviewed) with black bodysuit and white fur coat wasn't loud enough, then maybe this recolor is more to your liking.

Although her lovely red hair has been changed to black, this version gives her green glasses, a bright red coat, gold belt and holster, and a new bodysuit with splashes of red and strategically placed skin tones. I absolutely love it because I want my fighting game characters to be loud and colorful.

This version will be available to buy at WonFes this weekend, but will also be getting a standard release in April. Pre-orders are now open for ¥12,000.

[via Vertex's blog]

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | Big in Japan ]

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Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth photo
Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth
by Andres Cerrato

So, there was a little game called Persona 4 Arena last year. Since Persona has become all of the genres, they started to merchandise the series. After several releases of the cast from the fourth entry, the release of Arena gave reason to go back and revisit Persona 3. After the release of D-Arts Thanatos, we arrive at the release of D-Arts Elizabeth.

Is this new D-Arts release worth stepping into the Velvet Room for? Find out in today's review of D-Arts Elizabeth!

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1:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Parfom Aigis is up for order, still won't talk to Junpei

[Update: Added pre-order links, corrected figure name] A long time ago, we covered a Wonder Festival and made casual mention of a Phat Company line of poseable figures. Then quite a while passed without much news. Now that li...

Tianxiao Ma



Tomopop Review: Ques Q's P3 Elizabeth Christmas ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Ques Q's P3 Elizabeth Christmas ver.
by Rio McCarthy

Welcome to the Velvet Room, fellow Persona 3 fans. We have a treat for you today in the form of a lovely lady that goes by the name Elizabeth. However, you may normally recognize her in her blue outfit. This time around she has gotten with the Christmas spirit and dressed all in red from head to toe, also including a Santa hat.

Does this new red look work for her? Hit the jump below and see my thoughts on it!

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9:15 PM on 11.29.2013

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - Alter

Alter showed up in force at MegaHobby Expo, and after waiting it out, we've got a nice little round-up here of what they had on display. Check out the gallery for images of: Labrys Super Soniko and Kaguya in swimsuits Infini...

Kristina Pino

5:00 AM on 11.26.2013

Nendoroid Aigis now available for pre-orders

After Kahotan previewed her last week, we knew Nendoroid Aigis would be going up for pre-orders today, and now she's being listed at all the major stores. I'm pretty sure I don't need to run over how totally adorable she is, ...

Martin Siggers





Nendoroid Aigis is here to blow you away photo
Nendoroid Aigis is here to blow you away
by Martin Siggers

With her colour prototype recently unveiled at Miyazawa Model Expo, it was surely only a matter of tiem before the adorable Nendoroid Aigis got a full-fat Kahotan preview. That day is today, as Kahotan busts out the camera and gives us plenty of details on this latest release.

Firstly, there's confirmation Aigis will be one of the fully-articulated edition Nendoroids, which means proper elbow and knee joints for extra poseability. She's also shown with a great array of accessories, including effects parts for her finger guns. There's also three of her removable arm weapons included - cannon, rifle and bad-ass rocket punch gauntlet. You'll get a matching number of faces too, with smiling, angry and close-eyed being your options. Most adorably, Aigis also comes with a miniature version of her 'charred screw', an item that will be familiar to dedicated players of Persona 3.

I'm pretty sure I don't need to tell you how good the sculpt and paint look - she's a perfect chibified recreation of the character, and darn adorable to boot. We don't have a confirmed price yet, but pre-orders will open next week on the 26th. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting hold of her, how about you readers?

[via Kahotan's blog]

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