I found Banpresto’s DX Madoka line a bit lackluster, especially compared to the adorable Ichiban Kujis, but they redeemed themselves a bit with the awesome SQ Mami we saw at the Summer Prize Fair. Now she is painted, and there are two new additions: Madoka and Homura!
I really love these figures, and they provide a nice contrast to the happy-go-lucky mood of GSC’s scaled versions of the girls. Madoka looks determined, Mami cocky, and Homura sad and forlorn. If you notice the ribbon in her hair it’s clear what part of the anime this Homu is from, and I think the pose and face fit perfectly. I have been trying to stay away from prize figures recently as I am close to running out of space, but I don’t know if I can resist these girls–especially given how dirt-cheap they will be! You can find images in the gallery of the DX line as well, which is pretty massive now that there are school uniform versions of the girls, as well as the newly expanded Ichiban Kuji line–though now that we have the SQ figures, this line doesn’t look so tempting.