You might have noticed the absence of a Pre-Order Roundup last week, which was due to an unfortunately timed case of food poisoning. And we’re a bit late this week as well, but we pushed through the sickness just to give you a hit of PVC ordering goodness. Just kidding, we’re actually doing much better!
This week we’ve got one figure that will probably overwhelm all the others (you all know who I am talking about) but there were some other gems. Everyone’s favorite priestess is now a Beach Queen, Max Factory revived a figure from the grave, we got a spectacular version of Mari from Evangelion, and as always, lots more!
Charlotte Dunois | 1/8 | ¥13,800 | September
Leah: Over 10k, small, undetailed, and September… it’s like the perfect storm of nope.
Stephen: No point in ordering this whatsoever.
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Goddess Madoka | 1/8 | ¥14,800 | November
Leah: I am trying as hard as I can to be positive about this figure. Yes, she’s gorgeous, but… her head is SO big! I ended up being less than pleased with HSP Miku for the same reasons, so hopefully it looks smaller in person. Also I wish they’d kept the wings solid… the clear looks cheap to me (and this is coming from someone who LOVES clear PVC).
Stephen: Well, she’s finally here, looks great, and is just as ridiculously pricey as we all imagined.
Airi | 1/8 | ¥5,900 | August | Re-release
Reina | 1/8 | ¥5,900 | August | Re-release
Kanu Unchou | 1/7 | ¥7,600 | August | Re-release | NSFW
Leah: I don’t know why Griffon chose to re-release the world’s most boring Queen’s Blade figures. Really, they put me to sleep. And I wish they’d make some new Kanus instead of just re-releasing all the old ones… or at least re-release the damn Nekomimi Kanu, aka the only one we actually want.
Stephen: A bunch of re-releases that can easily be passed up without regret. Nothing major from Griffon this week.
Mari Makinami | 1/7 | ¥7,800 | November
Leah: I am SO in love with this Mari! She’s one of my favorite characters and it’s nice to finally see a decent figure of her in the green suit.
Stephen: Koto did a great job with this Mari and she’s going to slide under a lot of radars I feel like.
Izumi Shizuno | 1/7 | ¥7,800 | October
Leah: Izumi is my favorite of the se.kirara girls, but this figure leaves me disappointed. Why does her bra have to be showing? It takes away a lot from the figure for me… I am fine with hints of NSFW, but it is going to look soooo weird with the other girls.
Stephen: Izumi looks quite different from Aya and has a very different all around feel to her. I feel like two different people worked on these figures with someone else overseeing them as opposed to the same person working on them, but I know that’s not the case, which just adds to the odd nature of it all.
Sena Kashiwazaki | 1/8 | ¥7,800 | September
Leah: This is very lackluster and not at all up to MH’s standards. I feel like they’ve been slacking lately… first the unfinished-looking Rewrite girl, then the weird arms on Yukiko, now a doofy Sena.
Stephen: Insta-pass. No need for more of Sena especially when it’s this sub-par.
Mai Ichijou Yellow & White Versions | 1/6 | ¥15,800 | September | NSFW
Leah: This is bad in every single possible way. It doesn’t look anything like Mai… compared to the Orchid Seed version of her, this is a joke. A very expensive joke.
Stephen: It looks like a bunch of water-balloons wrapped in a swimsuit with a human head attached… for about $200. No. Just no.
Yukiko Amagi | 1/10 | ¥3,800 | December
Ami Futami | 1/8 | ¥7,800 | December
Leah: Yukiko and the last of the Ryugu Komachi gang! A good week for Wave, though I think Yukiko could use a bit of polishing up.
Stephen: Two fairly solid releases from Wave to round out the week. Yukiko looks pretty great and Ami is adorable!
Well, that’s it for this week of lackluster re-releases, giant breasts, and a giant goddess that no one can seem to stop talking about. What did you pick up this week or was it a bust for you? Let us know in the comments below!