PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 5/13~5/17

Welcome to another week of wallet-killing goodness! This was a particularly spectacular week of releases, with big-name releases from Alter and Good Smile Company, the sexiest male figure ever, a stunning Nendoroid, some hilariously big-breasted girls, and even more! So hit the jump to check them all out (and weep at how much money we are all going to have to spend in September).


Sena Kashiwazaki | 1/7 | ¥6,800 | November

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Leah: This makes me happy that I skipped the Beach Queen of Sena–this version is SO much better!

Stephen: It’s like Alphamax decided to recently increase their quality 10 fold, but only for swimsuit figures, and offer them at a ridiculously affordable price. Most certainly picking up Sena as a result.


Menma | 1/8 | ¥8,800 | October

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Leah: I am amazed at how well-priced this Menma is. The base is spectacular, and she’s truly a centerpiece figure.

Stephen: Alter + Menma = ordered.


Nue Houjuu | 6″ | ¥6,650 | September | Exclusive


Leah: Oh the cuteness! This is definitely coming home with me.

Stephen: Adorable AND clear PVC? Count me in!

 Daiki Kougyou

Yuniko | 1/6 | ¥12,000 | September | NSFW

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Leah: It’s a unicorn with head-wings and giant boobs… I don’t even know, but it’s amazing.

Stephen: One of Daiki’s best sculptors working on an adorable unicorn girl is most certainly something I can get behind.

Good Smile Company

Kuroyukihime | Nendoroid | ¥3,800 | September

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Kyoko Sakura | 1/8 | ¥7,800 | September

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Leah: What a great week for GSC! One of the best Nendos ever and the final addition to the Madoka lineup (not counting Goddess Madoka, who is not part of the set).

Stephen: Good Smile Company knocked it out of the park with both of these and offered up two insta-orders.


Haruhi Suzumiya | 1/7 | ¥6,500 | July | Re-release

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Cattleya & Rana | 1/7 | ¥9,500 | September

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Leah: The releases from Griffon this week are kind of so-so. Haruhi is a nice re-release but Cattleya… what the hell.

Stephen: Haruhi is pretty cute, but yet again Cattleya winds up just scaring me.


Yozora Mikazuki | 1/8 | ¥6,800 | September

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Seto Kaiba | 1/7 | ¥7,800 | September

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Leah: OH MY GOD KAIBA. MY INNER FANGIRL IS EXPLODING. Oh, and Yozora is nice too.


Phat! Company

Rika & Yukimura | trading figures | ¥2,500 | September

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Leah: I didn’t like the first two sets in this line, and I don’t really care for this one either.

Stephen: These are just kind of meh… Nothing ridiculously adorable about them and they’re chibi, which just seems kind of odd.


Kneesocks | 1/6 | ¥11,800 | October

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Leah: Holy wow. Expensive? Yes. Worth every penny? Hell yes! This totally knocks Alter’s version out of the water, and I am praying that Yamato at least releases a matching Scanty.

Stephen: Kneesocks is amazing and just goes to show how great Yamato really is at creating figures despite all of the completely unwarranted flak they receive from people.

Well, that’s it for this week! We had a duelist, a company one-up Alter (which rarely happens), some great Good Smile Company releases, and lots in between. Did you play your cards right like Kaiba and have things go in your favor or are you just drawing all of the wrong cards? Let us know in the comments below!


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