As a huge fan of Tony Taka’s art, Kotobukiya’s giant new Sakuya was one of the Wonder Festival highlights for me. Even after the shock of her ¥12,000 pricetag as revealed in magazine scans, my hopes were still high, and I think these new promotional shots really deliver! Yes, she’s very expensive, but she’s also 13 inches of awesome with a giant sword and an intricate base. I still love her sculpt,and the color palette they chose mimics Taka’s soft illustration very well. If anything, she will go very well with Yamato’s 1/6 Maxima! Actually, I think those two would make a gorgeous display set. And while Sakuya is expensive, I am very happy to see the continuation of the 1/6 scale Shining World line.