1/4 Archive

  • FREEing: home of the bunny girl, land of the yukata. Guess what they had this year? So so many bunny girls, and two yukata… boys? It’s Shinji and Kaoru! Plus the FREE boys are here, so really they’re kind of boy-crazy. But don’t worry, we have like 50 announcements that are all girls all the time. In 1/4 scale we will be getting: Asmodeus & Lucifer from Seven Deadly Sins, Reimu, Lala & Nana & Haruna, Mea from To LOVEru, Purple Heart & Black Heart, Belldandy (!!), Reika from Gantz, Shiro from No Game No Life (both 1/4 and 1/12 scale because why not), Shimakaze, and Sumire Kanzaki from Sakura Wars. I’m excited to see them in 3 years when they finally get sculpted. [via amiami]

    Summer WonFest 2017: FREEing

    FREEing: home of the bunny girl, land of the yukata. Guess what they had this year? So so many bunny girls, and two yukata… boys? It’s Shinji and Kaoru! Plus the FREE boys are here, so really they’re kind of boy-crazy. But don’t worry, we have like 50 announcements that are all girls all the time. In 1/4 scale we will be getting: Asmodeus & Lucifer from Seven Deadly Sins, Reimu, Lala & Nana & Haruna, Mea from To LOVEru, Purple Heart & Black Heart, Belldandy (!!), Reika from Gantz, Shiro from No Game No Life (both 1/4 and 1/12 scale because why not), Shimakaze, and Sumire Kanzaki from Sakura Wars. I’m excited to see them in 3 years when they finally get sculpted. [via amiami]

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  • Cowboy Bebop is an anime classic, but it gets sadly little figure attention. Probably because, you know, it’s almost 20 years old. We have had a spurt of figure announcements from it recently though, like Kotobukiya’s lovely Spike! And First 4 Figures told us ages ago we’d be getting some statues from them, and finally here they are. Or here the rough 3D sculpts are for Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, and Jet Black. They don’t look… amazing, but usually First 4’s sculpts are pretty polished so I assume this is just a teaser. They have also announced that Ed will be joining the line too! Hopefully with Ein, right? Because I need a 1/4 scale corgi in my life. [via First 4’s Facebook]

    First 4 Figures Shows Off Their Cowboy Bebop Line

    Cowboy Bebop is an anime classic, but it gets sadly little figure attention. Probably because, you know, it’s almost 20 years old. We have had a spurt of figure announcements from it recently though, like Kotobukiya’s lovely Spike! And First 4 Figures told us ages ago we’d be getting some statues from them, and finally here they are. Or here the rough 3D sculpts are for Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, and Jet Black. They don’t look… amazing, but usually First 4’s sculpts are pretty polished so I assume this is just a teaser. They have also announced that Ed will be joining the line too! Hopefully with Ein, right? Because I need a 1/4 scale corgi in my life. [via First 4’s Facebook]

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  • Christmas is almost upon us, and while it definitely won’t be white here in NY we’ll at least have some snowy figures to keep us company! FREEing’s giant 1/4 scale Miku Hatsune, who was released only a few months ago, is getting a seasonal repaint. That’s right, we are getting 1/4 scale Snow Miku! I have to say, the first version was an easy pass for me but this one? I love it! Snow Miku gets me every time. It happened with the Dollfie Snow Miku, these damn money-grabbing repaints are such a weakness for me. I just prefer the soft silver and blues of this version, plus the amazing hair gradient. I’d normally assume that this would be an exclusive, considering how much GSC & co hate me, but apparently this is going to be a standard release! Of course that doesn’t make her ¥25,741 pricetag any easier to swallow… [via Yumesano_Parcia’s Twitter]

    FREEing’s 1/4 Miku Hatsune Gets In The Holiday Spirit

    Christmas is almost upon us, and while it definitely won’t be white here in NY we’ll at least have some snowy figures to keep us company! FREEing’s giant 1/4 scale Miku Hatsune, who was released only a few months ago, is getting a seasonal repaint. That’s right, we are getting 1/4 scale Snow Miku! I have to say, the first version was an easy pass for me but this one? I love it! Snow Miku gets me every time. It happened with the Dollfie Snow Miku, these damn money-grabbing repaints are such a weakness for me. I just prefer the soft silver and blues of this version, plus the amazing hair gradient. I’d normally assume that this would be an exclusive, considering how much GSC & co hate me, but apparently this is going to be a standard release! Of course that doesn’t make her ¥25,741 pricetag any easier to swallow… [via Yumesano_Parcia’s Twitter]

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  • FREEing is always up and down in terms of quality, but man do they make a lot of things I want. We’ll start with their bunny girls: did you think the long line of 1/4 scale Infinite Stratos girls was the end? Nope, they are doing… a second line, with all the girls, standing in bunny costumes. So it’s different. There’s also a pair of Tony Taka bunnies (!!), their bunny Yoko, Koneko Toujou, Chitoge, and Index. Yukata girls? We got ’em! The Steins;Gate and Girls und Panzer lines are sculpted, along with Aegis. Oh, and there’s a creepy Mikage Kuroki from Maid-san to Boin Damashii. There’s tons of new stuff, like a Miku with super awesome hair, a swimsuit Miku & Luka, and a lovely Isla from Plastic Memories. And then we have a… lot of announcements. Hestia, Luka, Angela Balzac, Meiko Shiraki, and Nodoka Haramura. Want more bunny girls? Brace yourselves. They’ll be doing Hakufu Sonsaku and Shiryuu Chouun from Ikkitousen (FINALLY continuing that line), Momo and Golden Darkness, Yuki Nagato, and Alisa from God Eater. Damn! [via Hobby Search & Akibahobby]

    Summer WonFest 2015: FREEing

    FREEing is always up and down in terms of quality, but man do they make a lot of things I want. We’ll start with their bunny girls: did you think the long line of 1/4 scale Infinite Stratos girls was the end? Nope, they are doing… a second line, with all the girls, standing in bunny costumes. So it’s different. There’s also a pair of Tony Taka bunnies (!!), their bunny Yoko, Koneko Toujou, Chitoge, and Index. Yukata girls? We got ’em! The Steins;Gate and Girls und Panzer lines are sculpted, along with Aegis. Oh, and there’s a creepy Mikage Kuroki from Maid-san to Boin Damashii. There’s tons of new stuff, like a Miku with super awesome hair, a swimsuit Miku & Luka, and a lovely Isla from Plastic Memories. And then we have a… lot of announcements. Hestia, Luka, Angela Balzac, Meiko Shiraki, and Nodoka Haramura. Want more bunny girls? Brace yourselves. They’ll be doing Hakufu Sonsaku and Shiryuu Chouun from Ikkitousen (FINALLY continuing that line), Momo and Golden Darkness, Yuki Nagato, and Alisa from God Eater. Damn! [via Hobby Search & Akibahobby]

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  • You know what I really want the day before Wonder Festival? Magazine scans. Because my dream is for mountains of work. Yay. Anyway, we have scans this month again! More than usual! I mean, there’s the normal MegaHouse stuff: Digimon (Amgemon & Angewomon painted!)… and, okay, most of the others are missing. Do you know why? Because we are getting POKEMON FIGURES. Yes, that’s Jessie in the header. She comes with Wobbuffet. All my dreams are coming true. I mean, they’re 1/10, but beggars can’t be choosers, right? And there’s lots of non-MegaHouse. Max Factory has finally sculpted the Tony Taka versions of Rin & Len.. that only took like 2 years. We have FREEing’s bunny girl Chitoge, a whole lot of updates for Bikini Warriors (including that Paladin is an exclusive, my heart is breaking!) and and finally some news from Sword & Wizards ~The Emperor of Sword & Seven Lady Knight~. Fuyuka Yukishiro has been sculpted, and will be produced by Kotobukiya. All that and more after the jump! [via takezo1101 & ALTEISEN1]

    Magazine Scans July 2015

    You know what I really want the day before Wonder Festival? Magazine scans. Because my dream is for mountains of work. Yay. Anyway, we have scans this month again! More than usual! I mean, there’s the normal MegaHouse stuff: Digimon (Amgemon & Angewomon painted!)… and, okay, most of the others are missing. Do you know why? Because we are getting POKEMON FIGURES. Yes, that’s Jessie in the header. She comes with Wobbuffet. All my dreams are coming true. I mean, they’re 1/10, but beggars can’t be choosers, right? And there’s lots of non-MegaHouse. Max Factory has finally sculpted the Tony Taka versions of Rin & Len.. that only took like 2 years. We have FREEing’s bunny girl Chitoge, a whole lot of updates for Bikini Warriors (including that Paladin is an exclusive, my heart is breaking!) and and finally some news from Sword & Wizards ~The Emperor of Sword & Seven Lady Knight~. Fuyuka Yukishiro has been sculpted, and will be produced by Kotobukiya. All that and more after the jump! [via takezo1101 & ALTEISEN1]

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  • Takao is one of those characters who I would really love a figure of, but I haven’t found one that I like. The Phat! Company and Ques Q ones are okay, but I found flaws big enough to not purchase them. I knew Aoshima/Funny Knights were making a version of her, but I didn’t have very high hopes… and for good reason. This is an okay figure. That’s about the best I can say for it. The face is a bit wonky, and there’s very little detail in the sculpt. Which is not a surprise, given that she is 1/4 sale, but they really could have done more. I guess her hair looks nice? She will retail for ¥19,800, which is pretty standard for figures this size, and is slated for a September release. [via Aoshima’s Facebook]

    Aoshima’s Takao Towers Above The Competition

    Takao is one of those characters who I would really love a figure of, but I haven’t found one that I like. The Phat! Company and Ques Q ones are okay, but I found flaws big enough to not purchase them. I knew Aoshima/Funny Knights were making a version of her, but I didn’t have very high hopes… and for good reason. This is an okay figure. That’s about the best I can say for it. The face is a bit wonky, and there’s very little detail in the sculpt. Which is not a surprise, given that she is 1/4 sale, but they really could have done more. I guess her hair looks nice? She will retail for ¥19,800, which is pretty standard for figures this size, and is slated for a September release. [via Aoshima’s Facebook]

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  • X-Plus only had three painted figures at Wonder Festival, but… they were at Wonder Festival, so they get a post! The first and foremost (in both importance and size) is the huge Amazon from Dragon’s Crown. While I still think her proportions are laughable, honestly this looks better than some of the others! Then we have Fairy Tail’s Lucy Heartfilia in a massive 1/4 scale. It’s a swimsuit figure and we have quite a few of her already, so unless you want a giant version of her there’s not much here. Last if Frieza–or Freezer, tehe, in Japanese. [via moeyo]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: X-Plus

    X-Plus only had three painted figures at Wonder Festival, but… they were at Wonder Festival, so they get a post! The first and foremost (in both importance and size) is the huge Amazon from Dragon’s Crown. While I still think her proportions are laughable, honestly this looks better than some of the others! Then we have Fairy Tail’s Lucy Heartfilia in a massive 1/4 scale. It’s a swimsuit figure and we have quite a few of her already, so unless you want a giant version of her there’s not much here. Last if Frieza–or Freezer, tehe, in Japanese. [via moeyo]

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  • When it comes to Valkyria Chronicles’ Selvaria, there’s a noticeable trend: increased bust size. It wasn’t noticeable on her original figures from Alter or Enterbrain, but more recently (especially with swimsuit ones) Raita has really gone all out with the boobage. See Alter and Volks‘ bikini Selvarias, and the more recent Vertex sculpt. I thought there might be a lull in her figures for a while, but Volks is bringing back a project announced a year and a half ago: a 1/4 scale CharaGumin Selvaria! Yup, 1/4 scale. So very expensive. But also very pretty! I’m loving almost all of this… except once again, inflated bust. Not nearly as bad as Vertex’s but she has Raita’s obnoxious signature floating boobs. If they were a bit more naturally shaped like Misae I wouldn’t even second guess this purchase. [via Hobbyholic]

    Volks Brings Us Another Bodacious Selvaria

    When it comes to Valkyria Chronicles’ Selvaria, there’s a noticeable trend: increased bust size. It wasn’t noticeable on her original figures from Alter or Enterbrain, but more recently (especially with swimsuit ones) Raita has really gone all out with the boobage. See Alter and Volks‘ bikini Selvarias, and the more recent Vertex sculpt. I thought there might be a lull in her figures for a while, but Volks is bringing back a project announced a year and a half ago: a 1/4 scale CharaGumin Selvaria! Yup, 1/4 scale. So very expensive. But also very pretty! I’m loving almost all of this… except once again, inflated bust. Not nearly as bad as Vertex’s but she has Raita’s obnoxious signature floating boobs. If they were a bit more naturally shaped like Misae I wouldn’t even second guess this purchase. [via Hobbyholic]

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  • FREEing has been hard at work on a 1/4 scale set of the Infinite Stratos girls in animal outfits for a while now, but it’s kind of flown under the radar. FREEing items just don’t get the same level of previews and press as, say, GSC, Koto or Alter ones do. But now the last girl in the line is ready for orders, and it seems like they’ve finally decided to give us an awesome preview. Probably the best thing about this set is that the girls are all different animals (as you can see in the gallery’s group shot), and Houki is dressed up as a fox maiden. While Laura is my favorite of the line, Houki comes in as a close second! And even though she is a massive 1/4 scale her price should be in line with the rest of the group (around ¥18,800) making her insanely affordable in today’s figure economy. Orders open on the 11th! [via Kahotan]

    Check Out FREEing’s Foxy 1/4 Scale Houki Shinonono

    FREEing has been hard at work on a 1/4 scale set of the Infinite Stratos girls in animal outfits for a while now, but it’s kind of flown under the radar. FREEing items just don’t get the same level of previews and press as, say, GSC, Koto or Alter ones do. But now the last girl in the line is ready for orders, and it seems like they’ve finally decided to give us an awesome preview. Probably the best thing about this set is that the girls are all different animals (as you can see in the gallery’s group shot), and Houki is dressed up as a fox maiden. While Laura is my favorite of the line, Houki comes in as a close second! And even though she is a massive 1/4 scale her price should be in line with the rest of the group (around ¥18,800) making her insanely affordable in today’s figure economy. Orders open on the 11th! [via Kahotan]

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  • As usual FREEing’s display was pretty much yukata girls and big bunny figures all the way down. We’ve seen the IM@S yukata offerings, but of course there were more! Kirino & Kuroneko from OreImo, along with Misaka Mikoto & Kuroko Shirai. We also have an update on the Madoka line! Mami is painted, and Kyoko and Sayaka are sculpted. Now, the bunnies. If you’d always wanted a slithering Elder Chaos in a bunny outfit, you are in luck because Nyaruko is getting one of their 1/4 scale variants. So is Origa from Hyakki Yakou who looks STUNNING. Finally, the last Infinite Stratos animal girl is finished: Houki, who seems to be a fox! [UPDATE] The Freezing 1/4 scale girls are painted! [via whl4u & GSC Facebook]

    Summer WonFest 2014: FREEing

    As usual FREEing’s display was pretty much yukata girls and big bunny figures all the way down. We’ve seen the IM@S yukata offerings, but of course there were more! Kirino & Kuroneko from OreImo, along with Misaka Mikoto & Kuroko Shirai. We also have an update on the Madoka line! Mami is painted, and Kyoko and Sayaka are sculpted. Now, the bunnies. If you’d always wanted a slithering Elder Chaos in a bunny outfit, you are in luck because Nyaruko is getting one of their 1/4 scale variants. So is Origa from Hyakki Yakou who looks STUNNING. Finally, the last Infinite Stratos animal girl is finished: Houki, who seems to be a fox! [UPDATE] The Freezing 1/4 scale girls are painted! [via whl4u & GSC Facebook]

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