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Ayase Aragaki Archive
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
The designs for OreImo are pretty standard for the most part: schoolgirl uniforms and causal clothing. But much like Boku wa Tomodachi and the Monster Hunter gear, they manage to get around this with ridiculous video game outfits. For OreImo it’s in the form of Siscalypse, a fighting game full of Kirino’s favorite thing: little sisters. We’ve actually seen a garage kit featuring Kuroneko in some cosplay, and now it’s Ayase’s turn.
We first saw this figure in magazine scans, and she popped up painted at Wonder Festival. She’s certainly on the racy side for Kotobukiya (especially the back view), and her face and arms remind me of Panic! Tamaki. Certainly more interesting than their first version of her! She’ll retail for a reasonable ¥6,800 with release in July.
[via RED☆STAR Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
As we tick down the days until Winter Wonder Festival, it’s time for a flood of teasers! We haven’t gotten the big batch from GSC yet, but I like smaller teasers personally–I love the surprise of WonFest, don’t want to give too much away! Kotobukiya is doing it right with only 3 little teasers, 2 of which are new sculpts. The “old” figure is the new Ayase we saw in scans, who will be painted at WonFest.
Next we have a Idolm@ster figure, an Angelic Island version of Yukiho Hagiwara! Does this mean we’ll see Hibiki at the event too?! The third teaser is the Cu-Poche Miki, which is now painted and sculpted!
[via Koto's Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 13, 2012 | No Comments
Delays are a natural part of collecting, but for many people they certainly aren’t a highlight of the hobby. Sometimes you want a figure really bad and wait 6 months for the release, only to find out it’s been pushed back! For others delays are a blessing in disguise, especially if you find yourself running out of money for a particularly expensive month. But no matter what your opinions on delays are and how much (or how little) you collect, it’s something that ends up effecting all of us! So hit the jump to check out what goodies you will be getting this month and which ones you’ll have to wait a little bit more for.
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 19, 2011 | 3 Comments
Good Smile Company seems to go to more events than all of the other figure companies combined, and last night they hit up another one–Pixiv Market Volume 2! Why an event is called a “volume” I have no idea, but let’s move along to what GSC had on display. There was nothing brand-new, but they did have the Mikumix Nendoroid which is now rumored to be a standard release as well as a mysterious mini cardboard box that apparently is going up for order on the 25th. While no one has any clue what that could mean, I think it might be hinting at a standard release of that Armored Huke. Or, you know, Good Smile is putting a box up for pre-order.
We also got to see all 4 of their scaled Madoka figures together for the first time, and while I’ve bemoaned their standard poses they really do look great together. Sayaka should be painted soon and go up for order next month, so you won’t have long to wait if you’re dying to see them all painted! They also showed off art from the Cheerful Japan Pixiv contest, which should mean that this Miku will be sculpted soon–my guess is at this Winter Wonder Festival. Continuing with the Cheerful Japan theme, the new scaled Gumako made an appearance.
They also had a few miscellaneous Nendoroids–Menma, Sayaka, Ayase and Haruka, as well as the Saber Zero figma. It was a nice mixed display of figures, but for me the highlight is that damn cardboard box-what does it mean?!
[via gscs_hirase's Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 4, 2011 | 5 Comments
This was an incredibly slow week for figures. They really seemed to trickle in, and we ended up with a slim 13 additions to the pre-order roster. As always, we ended up with some awesome figures though! A very cute Charlotte Dunois from Alter, some new Nendoroid and figma additions, and the highly-anticipated 1/8 Millhiore from Good Smile Company.
On the bad side of things, we had some unsightly polystone Ikkitousen figures (which almost always means bad news) and some frightfully expensive coldcast cuties. To balance it out, though, Kaitendoh offered up a cheap resin figure, and we also had a surprise release from FREEing. So hit the jump to check it all out!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 14, 2011 | 1 Comment
This week had a flurry of toy news. Between coverage of the Mokei Hobby Show and the flood of NYCC news, as well as our preparation for event coverage, I must admit that the new release of the week got a bit lost! I went back over it all last night and realized that there were a surprising number of wonderful figures that I’d totally let slip under my radar. There were the usual duds, like Beat’s bizarre new offering, but for the most part the offerings were pretty excellent!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 5, 2011 | 5 Comments
Well, it seems like it’s Ayase Aragaki week! The yandere from OreImo already had her Nendoroid painted, and now pictures of Kotobukiya’s 1/8 version of her have leaked. We’ve seen this figure unpainted, and the main complaint seemed to be that she was very simple. Even painted, she’s not a super-dynamic pose–but she’s not exactly the kind of character who would jump up and down! So yes, she’s simple, but I think she’s really aimed at fans of the show moreso than collectors who buy for looks.
And while I am usually in that second category, I really loved OreImo so I will definitely get Ayase! She also comes with two faces, happy and pissy. It’s nice that they didn’t save the pissy face for a special edition, because it suits her personality so well. Now, if only she had crazy yandere eyes!
Because she’s small and simple, I expect that her price will be quite low. March seems to be a safe estimate for her release, and since she’s already painted she will probably go up for order soon!