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Posted by Leah Bayer on April 23, 2013 | 6 Comments
Another month, another batch of magazine scans! Is it just me, or have scans kind of tapered off in intensity? I feel like several companies have kind of “dropped out” of the Hobby Japan scans, namely Good Smile Company & co. We really don’t get many big reveals from them anymore! In fact, the scans pretty much seem to be “check out what cool things MegaHouse has, with some stuff from Alter and Kotobukiya on the side. Oh, and maybe Orchid Seed will pop up too!”
Decline of the scans or not, we do have a pretty action-packed month for you! Well, if you’re a MegaTen fan at least. Because there are three new MegaTen girls! And only one of them is from Persona, believe it or not! So hit the jump and let’s get started.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 13, 2013 | 3 Comments
Hibiki didn’t used to be one of my favorite of the IDOLM@STER girls, but due to the influence of a certain someone she’s quickly climbing the ladder. Sadly her MegaHouse figure fell out of my reach (stupid exclusives!) but Kotobukiya has made a cuter and much more affordable version of miss Ganaha in her Angelic Island swimwear.
I absolutely adore this version of her! In fact I think it’s my favorite of the Angelic Island girls. She’s so sassy and cute, plus there’s a hamster on her head (that yes, you can remove if you don’t want it). Check out a big gallery of this cutie below the jump!
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
When Volks released Dollfie Dream Sisters Miki and Haruka, I thought that might be all we saw from the IDOLM@STER line. I mean there are so many girls, it’s not like they can make all of them! But as we’re finding out from Volks News 49, there will be at least two more–Yukiho Hagiwara and Chihaya Kisaragi! I’m a bit surprised, I thought for sure Azusa would be up next given her popularity and I was really hoping for Hibiki as well.
Thankfully neither of these girls sparks my interest (yet) because if they are anything like the first two they will be Japan-only. But who knows, maybe they’ve changed their minds and these girls will come to the US…. as pre-orders! Hey, I can dream. We also have scans of a super cute Alice in Wonderland themed look for Miki and Haruka.
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 22, 2013 | 9 Comments
Magazine scans always take me by surprise. Well, most of the time anyway. It’s funny, because I know they are the same night every month yet somehow I forget! So I’m just sitting around, minding my own business and indulging in sappy tv shows when BAM suddenly scans!
This month we’ve got a whole lot from MegaHouse, including a brand new boy! To be honest it’s not the most action-packed month but of course there are lots of goodies to be had. Check them all out after the jump!
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 20, 2013 | 3 Comments
AmiAmi has this nasty habit of combining our orders into big glumps that overlap between months. So, for example, we might not get some of our January stuff until the beginning of March (yet mysteriously it will be with not just February but March items as well). You may have noticed that we skipped a January loot post: well, that’s because we didn’t even get all our figures from it until a few days ago!
But thankfully January and February seemed to be smaller months than most, so we’re just going to combine them into a mega loot post! Check it all out after the jump.
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 18, 2013 | 4 Comments
Kotobukiya’s Angelic Island line has been my favorite figure-related thing to come out of IDOLM@STER. The whole series is just so cute, and manages to to some very nice swimsuit figures without resorting solely to sex appeal. Probably my most-anticipated after Miki has been Hibiki Ganaha, who was teased quite some time ago and we finally saw painted at WonFest.
Now we’re getting all the info and oh my goodness is she cute! I mean, she has a hamster on her head. What more do you want? She’ll retail for ¥7,800 with an August release and like the rest of the girls she is 1/7 scale.
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 22, 2013 | 4 Comments
I have such a love-hate relatipnship with magazine scans. On one hand, it’s so much fun to see all the new goodies! On the other, it’s 3 in the morning and I wanted to catch up on Supernatural but instead I’m cropping photos. Ah, what a hard life us toy bloggers lead! Truly, we suffer for our art.
Let’s face it magazine scans the month of a Wonder Festival will be the dullest of the year. Half the stuff we’ve already seen, and there are very few new reveals. However, that doesn’t mean there is nothing at all! Some companies, like Alter, apparently think it’s fun to save their most interesting sculpt for scans instead of the event, and we’ve got double Nyaruko along with a lot more goodies!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on February 10, 2013 | 6 Comments
Well, we already showed you a big group of new figmas via the Avengers and Spider-Man, but that’s not all there was on hand. Like Nendoroids, there were a metric ton of figmas at WonFest as well. First up, figma 200 was finally unveiled as a Miku version 2.0. Keeping in the Vocaloid vein we also finally got a figma of Kaito, and he looks quite nice. Keeping with the standards there’s a new Strength, a new Nanoha and Fate with a Hayate to go with them, a casual clothes Kyoko, and another version of Guts from Berserk.
Hidamari Sketch x Hanikamu received three new figmas in Michiko, Sae, and Hiro all of which are quite cute. Also coming in at three figmas is Vividred Operation with two versions of Isshiki Akane (one casual, one battle), and a figma of Kuroki Rei as well. From Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is a pretty awesome figma of Honda Futayo, and rounding out the girls are Amy from Gargantia and a new Idolm@ster line.
Rounding out the guys and robots are Yuichi Shima, whom I’m unfamiliar with, a Zombie from Dawn of the Dead, Guyver, El Urakan, Cobra the Space Pirate, Bruce Lee, and last, but certainly not least, Marth from Fire Emblem. I’m glad to see more Nintendo figmas and I think Marth is the right direction to go in for the next release and I can’t wait to see how he comes out. Also, Bruce Lee, while completely random, is also looking completely awesome and the amount of detail on the Guyver sculpt is simply stunning. Now that you know who they all are, head on over to the gallery and check them all out! There’s quite a lot!
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 9, 2013 | 4 Comments
Kotobukiya usually has one of the biggest booths at any event, so you can expect a lot of figures! And indeed, we have a veritable ton. Let’s start with the teasers: they’re all here (of course)! Kobato, Ayase, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, Maou, and Meiya Mitsurugi, Panis, and Yukiho (along with a painted Hibiki). But of course it wasn’t all given away before.
As far as new figures go, we’ve got… Gumi! Yes, the Vocaloid. Surprising, I know, but she looks great! There’s also their Horizon figure of Honda that we found out about so long ago, brought back to live, as well as art for Tomo. There’s also the last of the Muv-Luv Total Eclipse girls, Inia, looking as divine as you’d expect. Oh, and Cu-Poche Mami! Phew, that’s a lot. But stay tuned… we have one more piece of Koto news for you coming up!
[via AmiAmi's Facebook]
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 9, 2013 | No Comments
Remember when Phat! Company was a dinky little manufacturer that barely made any figures? Well that’s obviously changed recently, but it seems like they are taking on some more challenging sculpts this year! First off we’ve got two Type-Moon girls: Jack the Ripper from Fate/Apocrypha (based on that amazing gk) and Caster Extra in her fancy Fate/Extra CCC outfit! She sure looks better than the first version (review).
Then we’ve got a trio of IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls figures: Mika Jougasaki, Sachiko Koshimizu, and Hibiki Gahana. Wait… she’s not a Cinderella Girl! I know someone who will be very happy at this announcement. Then, last but not least, an announcement for Kyouko Kirigi from Dangan-Ronpa. Hooray!
[UPDATE] We now have shots of Sawa Okita from Tari Tari and the older Totori!