PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 9/16~9/20

Welcome to a week of particularly pretty ladies! And unusually enough, no boys! Even a year ago having a boy would be a big deal, but now it seems like there’s one every week so it’s unusual that we have none! My, how the figure world changes. Of course that’s not all that has changed: figure companies have made leaning a thing of the past, so we also get more adventurous poses… and boy, do we have some nice ones this week! Along with way too many Nendoroids, lots of swimsuit girls, and one chainsaw-wielding babe, so hit the jump to check them all out.


Chisato Sumiyoshi | 1/7 | ¥6,800 | March

AmiAmi | Hobby Search

Leah: Chisato is so cute! But I feel like my swimsuit collection is reaching critical mass.

Stephen: Chisato is really cute, but she doesn’t stand out enough for me and I’m not familiar with the source material.


IA | 1/8 | ¥9,500 | March

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Leah: The star of the show for me this week is IA. Everything is perfect, I love her!

Stephen: Pretty damn flawless and unique.


Shizuru Nakatsu Regular & White Editions | 1/7 | ¥8,200 | February

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Leah: Her hair and face are really cute, but I do not like the body sculpt or the skimpy swimsuit at all.

Stephen: That swimsuit is just terrifying.


Noumi | 1/8 | ¥6,700 | December | Re-Release | NSFW

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Leah: Poor Noumi, this is just wrong.

Stephen: Noumi ='(

CM’s Corp

Alice | 1/8 | ¥12,000 | December

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Leah: She looks… weird. Like, so close but so far.

Stephen: I like the computer and the bear, but not the figure.

Daiki Kougyou

Aoi Fujimi | 1/6 | ¥14,000 | February | NSFW

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Leah: She kind of reminds me of Kotone, but she has no room for her organs. Maybe she stores her lungs in her giant boobs?

Stephen: That mouth just brought me back to 2008. Who is going to buy this!?


Homura Akemi | 1/8 | ¥9,800 | April

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Leah: Ah, what a perfect HomuHomu. I really do love the face, it’s so elegant.

Stephen: So stunning, but every time I look at her pictures, the shading around her mouth just looks like a 5 o’clock shadow to me and makes her look like MANLY HOMU HOMU.

Good Smile Company

Aoko Aozaki | Nendoroid | ¥3,500 | January

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Monster Hunter Female | Nendoroid | ¥4,000 | January

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Racing Saber | Nendoroid Petit | ¥2,000 | February

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Type-Moon Set | Nendoroid Petit | ¥5,800 | February

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Leah: NENDO OVERLOAD! Too many! Aoko is okay, the Saber is overpriced, MonHun girl is cute but lacking accessories, so the Type-Moon set is the winner for me this week but overall.. a mediocre set of offerings from GSC.

Stephen: I really like all of these Nendoroid offerings and don’t have any complaints about any of them.


Jaycee | 1/7 | ¥6,800 | February

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Haruka Amami | Cu-Poche | ¥3,500 | April

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Leah: I still think Jaycee’s lip is weird, but I love her colors! And it’s nice to see how reasonably priced the Cu-Poche line is.

Stephen: I really am getting tired of the bishoujo faces looking absolutely nothing like Shunya’s art and having this weird odd style instead when everything else is pretty much spot on. It’s also nice to see the Cu-Poche line starting, but personally, they’ll never be anywhere near as amazing as Nendoroids, and that stupid name just reminds me of this even stupider song every time I hear it.

Media Factory

Miyabi Kannagi | 1/8 | ¥6,800 | March


Leah: I don’t even know what to say about this one. Cute… I guess? But so plain.

Stephen: Whatever.

Orca Toys

Tamaki Kousaka | 1/5 | ¥12,800 | January

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Kanna Tanigawa | 1/7 | ¥6,800 | November

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Leah: Her head is so big, her legs are weird. Do not want.

Stephen: Every time I look at her, I see the camera as a pipe bomb and it makes her creepy ass smile even creepier.

Phat! Company

Ikaruga | 1/8 | ¥7,800 |February

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Leah: I really dislike this sculptor, I think he’s sub-par and honestly ruins figures he works on (for me at least *cough*Kneesocks*cough*). Ikaruga just looks… off. Weird proportions, blah face.

Stephen: Interesting concept, but she just looks chunky and unnatural. As Leah said, this sculptor really sucks.


Haruna | 1/10 | ¥3,800 | April

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Leah: Chainsaw bikini figure… great Beach Queen or the best Beach Queen?

Stephen: I need this to put her next to the Mawaru Penguindrum Beach Queen to add to the ridiculousness.

Well, that’s it for this week. Lots of disappointment all around for us, but what about you? Anything not meet your expectations or did something blow your expectations out of the water? Let us know in the comments below!


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