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Posted by Leah Bayer on February 18, 2017 | 6 Comments
Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.
The Caster/Lancer from their teasers is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from Granblue Fantasy (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from Clockwork Planet, and Charlotte from Shironeko Project. There’s a new Girls und Panzer bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from Yuri on Ice!! Check ’em all out below.
[via AmiAmi’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 18, 2017 | 3 Comments
It’s almost Persona 5 time in the US! I mean, it was supposed to be Persona 5 time several days ago… probably good that it got delayed, because lemme tell you, I would NOT be here posting if it was out. I’d be playing. No regrets.
Anyway, we have quite a few figures from GSC & Co! The Protagonist figma, a figma announcement for Anne, a surprise Morgana Nendoroid (kawaii af), and the Phat! Company Futaba Sakura.
Now you may be asking, why is this NSFW Leah? Well lemme tell you. There is a GODDAMN MARA FIGMA. This is not a drill. This is real life. DREAMS COME TRUE.
[UPDATE] Added Pixie figma. Are they going to do a whole monster line?
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 16, 2017 | 15 Comments
Wonder Festival is less than a week away, and you know what that means–teaser time! I feel like every year these pop up sooner and sooner. It used to start on Wednesday and Thursday, now we get them at the beginning of the week! Well,the better to spread ’em out, I guess.
First up is Kotobukiya with 4 teasers. Two are of figures we already knew about: the protagonist from Persona 5 and RyuuuZU from Clockwork Planet. Then we have two new ones! There’s an ArtFX+ of Arrow (from the show, not the comics) and a new Lancer from Fate/Grand Order. Which is basically Caster Extra in a swimsuit? I’ll be honest, I have not the faintest clue what is going on with Fate anymore.
[UPDATE] We have some teaser artwork for the Ms Marvel Bishoujo! This will be on display at Toy Fair (which we will be covering in person!), but might also make a WF appearance.
[UPDATE 2] We also have Bishoujo Katana’s teaser! Thanks Marissa~
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…