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2:00 PM on 10.22.2014

Good Smile reveals DRAMAtical Murder's Ren

I don't know too much about DRAMAtical Murder but the visual novel (and now anime) has already made it's mark in the toy world, with several fine figures mostly of protagonist Aoba. During today's Kahotan Station stream,...

Martin Siggers


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Good Smile Company's Eren Yeager doesn't look any less pissed in color photo
Good Smile Company's Eren Yeager doesn't look any less pissed in color
by Tianxiao Ma

Good Smile Company's Eren Yeager is still a ways away, but Akiba Hobby has posted a large gallery of a pre-production sample. As expected of a GSC figure, the sculpt and paint job are looking great so far.

I really like these dynamic, aerial poses for their Attack on Titan figures. But more than that, I like the unintentional humor of looking at them off-angle and realizing they look like drunk people staggering around. Seriously, check out the gallery and tell me what you think.

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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

5:00 AM on 10.14.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close

You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 AM on 10.03.2014

NYCC 2014: Pre-order Kotobukiya's exclusive Nightwing

Croodle covered the ins and outs of Kotobukiya's NYCC-exclusive Nightwing variant, so check out his post for opinions. I'm just here to deliver pre-order information. Indeed, non-con-attendees (non-cons?) will have a chance t...

Tianxiao Ma



Alter unveils promo shots of their second Mikan Yuuki photo
Alter unveils promo shots of their second Mikan Yuuki
by Tianxiao Ma

To Love-Ru has recently gotten a couple of high quality figures from Max Factory. Now Alter is gearing up to release their second Mikan Yuuki figure. If you'll recall, Alter's first take on Mikan had her lying prone in her casual clothing. This variant is rather plain, featuring her in the stereotypical school swimsuit.

Alter's blog has some promo shots. It looks like a decent enough figure, though nothing really stands out to me. Mikan will have a smiling expression and a more... let's say accusatory face. Pre-orders begin in just a few days!

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Kahotan previews Good Smile Company's Eren yeager photo
Kahotan previews Good Smile Company's Eren yeager
by Tianxiao Ma

I'm sure Good Smile Company's Eren Yeager will be a fine figure - the definitive one, even - but all these Attack on Titan guys are starting too look the same to me. Back when the show first aired, I was starving for AoT figures. Oh, the irony.

Kahotan's latest preview shows off Eren in all his hotheaded glory, leaping off a chimney and presumably toward the maw of a titan. Stop me if you've seen this before: the maneuver gear, the gas canisters, the blade holder, and the wires all make for an impressive figure. But Sentinel's figures were impressive. Kotobukiya's figures were impressive. I guess we'll see how GSC stacks up (I do have their Mikasa on order so I'll soon know first-hand).

Eren is up for pre-order right now for ¥13,800. Unlike Mikasa, it doesn't look like Eren will get a deluxe variant, or even a Good Smile Online Shop exclusive bonus. He's set for an April 2015 release.

[ Pre-order at Good Smile Online ShopHobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | Play Asia | J-List | ToysLogic | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store ]

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9:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Travel some dungeons with Alter's Alisia Heart

How we got from To Heart to this is a mystery to me. Anyway, this is Alisia Heart, a character featured in Dungeon Travelers 2. As you can see, Alter has made a magnificent figure of her. I'm sure this is an exact replica in ...

Tianxiao Ma

8:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Tony Taka has another lovely fairy design in the works

Because every brunette must have a blonde counterpart, Kotobukiya will be releasing another butterfly/fairy-themed Tony Taka heroine. "Fairy Garden" Annabel will join "Peace Keeper" Daisy, released a while ago, in Koto's Tony...

Tianxiao Ma

7:45 PM on 09.19.2014

Two loli vampires are ready to emerge from your shadow

Shinobu, formerly a notable omission from the Monogatari series figma line, will soon get her moment in the sun. The really-old-but-looking-young vampire is getting to releases from Max Factory: the standard figma and a figFI...

Tianxiao Ma



Get in some more figFIX Shimakaze preview action photo
Get in some more figFIX Shimakaze preview action
by Tianxiao Ma

figFIX Shimakaze is up for pre-order, but if you wanted to ogle her midriff some more, Max Factory's figma blog has another preview for you. My theory about this is that since the figma didn't come with the half-damage body (because that would be like giving you two figmas for the price of one!), Max Factory decided to create this figFIX line. That theory's almost certainly incorrect but it's fun to pretend.

Anyway, there isn't anything you haven't already seen here, which is a phrase that often gets uttered when something perverted happens. I'm just a huge fan of the little damaged Rensouhou-chans. They're so cute!

[ via figma blog ]

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Here's Aquamarine's Koki Yamoto in full color photo
Here's Aquamarine's Koki Yamoto in full color
by Tianxiao Ma

Koki Yamoto hails from the Japanese novel series Ninja Slayer. And, well, she certainly looks like a slaying kind of person. I don't really have much to go on because of the rather plain design, so I'll just go ahead and write some generic comments.

Wow her skirt is short! It must be cold for her at night. That's a sweet translucent scarf thing. Her sword is pretty awesome, probably! It would be nice to see a few ninjas, or at least some slaying with this figure, but I guess that's just not in the cards.

[ figsoku via Twitter @NJSLYR ]

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