Bandai has been working on their Armor Girl Project for a while, bringing us cute girls in mech suits. So far it’s been limited to the Haruhi cast, with Haruhi herself, Yuki and Mikuru making appearances. There was a 4th addition to the line at Tamashii Nations, and a rather creepy one: Kyon’s little sister. Now, I have nothing against lolis–I own quite a few loli-figures. But Kyon’s sister is just… you know, actually supposed to be very young, so having her in a hot pink, skin-tight bunny suit rubs me the wrong way. She’s a child, for god’s sake!
Anyway, let’s get on to the stuff that doesn’t bother me! First off, Cecilia Alcott from Infinite Stratos was shown off in her mecha suit, and the other 4 girls were announced as well. That’s right, Bandai is doing the entire IS cast! Fans should be thrilled, because I know a lot of people who really really wanted all the girls in full mech gear.
Last, and most importantly (for me) is the Gundam Girls! There was an artbook featuring girl/Gundam mashups a while back, and finally we’re getting some figures from it. There’s a female Wing Gundam, which is featured in the header, and RX-78GP3 Dendrobium, who is packing some serious heat. Both of these look great, and I think this is going to be a great line overall!