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Posted by Leah Bayer on December 7, 2016 | 2 Comments
While Persona 5 isn’t even out in the US yet (grumble grumble), it’s certainly reaching peak hype in Japan. And thus, it’s time for figures! We recently found out about Amakuni’s Anne, who was at the most recent Persona-themed event, along with Aquamarine’s Caroline and Justine who are newly sculpted.
Then we have some new figures! Phat! Company surprised us all by showing off two sculpts: the main character and Futaba Sakura! Which means we have figures of most of the girls, something that’s (still) not even true for 3 or 4.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 30, 2015 | No Comments
Did you know that so far, counting all the recolors we’ve gotten, there have been ten Persona figmas so far–but only one boy? Which is odd, because the cast is always split about 50/50 between the male and female characters. But god forbid we get tons of figures of them! Grumble grumble. Well, we are at least getting a figma of the Persona 4 protagonist (why not P3? Whyyy), and I’m sure we’ll see some more once P5 comes out. But today we’re looking at Yu Narukami, the prematurely gray highschooler who saves the world!
He popped up in the NicoNico broadcast, so I was pretty sure orders would open soon. And indeed, they have! He comes with everything we originally saw–glasses, sword, and a card. Honestly, it’s not as much as I’d like, but I’ll take it. Oh, and if you order from Good Smile you get… a second jacket! Wow, thrilling. I’m always happy when their exclusive bonuses are things I’d never want. He retails for ¥6,000 with a September release date.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 23, 2015 | 4 Comments
Once again, it’s time to look at blurry video screencaps of Good Smile Company & Co’s newest figures! How exciting, right? Actually, I’m usually kind of bored by the lineup in these broadcasts but this month was definitely a highlight for me… and because of the figmas! Crazy right? I order like 3 figmas a year, so the fact that I want 2 of the 3 ones shown off surprised even me. They gave us a peek at the Rin Tohsaka 2.0 figma and the MC of Persona 4. And yeah, of course I want both of them! They look fantastic–especially Rin’s extra faces. Then there’s… figma Bruce Lee. So strange.
There were no scaled figures this time, but a whole lot of Nendoroids. Patchouli‘s sculpt was shown off briefly, and we got extended looks at the massive Yamato and Angela Balzac, whose popularity is really peaking at the moment. Check them all out in the gallery!
[via Figma Action]
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
It’s no secret that a figure of the protagonist from Persona 3 is my ultimate dream figure, be it a re-release of the Kotobukiya figure or a totally new version. No, the Figuarts and Happy Kuji don’t count: I want a real figure. And for a shining moment, when I first saw this sculpt, I thought my dreams might be coming true. Because holy hell is this a perfect sculpt.
Sadly, it’s a garage kit, and limited to Winter Wonder Festival 2015. If you’re going to the event and want this kit, be sure to hit up the booth of circle Choukokushitsuza who will be doing the release!
[via komegane9’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 16, 2013 | 6 Comments
I love Junpei Iori from Persona 3. A lot. Like… he’s probably my favorite male character from any (Japanese) property ever. I’ve been dying for merchandise of him since I first popped in the game disk and saw his goofy face. He’s my video game soulmate. And we’re finally getting something of him! You think that would be good news, right? WRONG.
The dreaded Happy Kuji is upon us again. Prize figures… damn you to hell! So far we’re getting keychains of Junpei, the MC, Mitsuru Kirijou, Yukari Takeba, Fuuka Yamagishi, Akihiko Sanada and Elizabeth. They’re so cute ;~; Like their Persona 4 lineup we’ll also be getting chibis (of all the playable characters! Except Ken, cause Ken sucks. And Shinji, because… you know), and 2 scaled prizes of the MC and Elizabeth. And for once, no Aegis! It’s a miracle. But I just want Junpei. Sadly Happy Kuji figures seem so hard to get *sob*
[via Happy Kuji’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on December 9, 2012 | 11 Comments
While we’ve had a ton of Persona 4 merchandise, there haven’t been a lot of plushies except for the multiple versions of Teddie in his bear form. Now we’re finally getting (almost) the whole cast in squishy form: Taito is doing prize plushes of the MC, Chie, Yosuke, Kanji, Naoto, Yukiko, Rise, human Teddie, and even Nanako. ADORABLE! Each set of 3 is ￥2,680 and while they’re not up on any US sites yet you can snag some on Rakuten. Man, I need that Nanako in my life…
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 18, 2012 | 5 Comments
Welcome to two months of loot in one! Actually it’s kind of three: as you may or may not have noticed, we didn’t have a August loot post either. It’s a long story, but basically AmiAmi has been smushing our orders together oddly so we get things late (but some early–most of our October was here before the September items). So some August items squeaked their way in! Hit the jump to get started on our most action-packed loot post yet.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 28, 2012 | No Comments
For a male character, the MC of Persona 4 and its variations sure is popular with garage kit circles! We had that great one back at Summer WonFest, and now the circle Gate River has one for Treasure Festa in Kobe 4 (which is pretty much over, so it’s a little late to get in line for him!). While the face isn’t quite as nice as the G.E.M version the pose and body sculpt are awesome!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 16, 2012 | 15 Comments
For a while now, there have been Persona 4 glasses on the market, but really only of the MC’s design. Now, you can wear the glasses of your favorite main castmember: Yu, Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, Kanji, Rise and Naoto’s designs are all part of the new Movic line! That’s right, finally a line that includes everyone. The price might be the best part–each pair is only ¥2,670 at AmiAmi, and each comes with a mini poster of the character as well. I am really tempted to snag Rise’s, I actually do need some new glasses!