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Posted by Leah Bayer on April 14, 2015 | No Comments
One of my very first PVC purchases years and years ago was Wave’s hard-to-get Teddie, who even back then was a challenge to find (especially the rare variants!). But since then Persona 4‘s popularity in the figure world has skyrocketed to proportions I never would have guessed. So of course we got lots more Teddie figures! This one is really riding on the tail end of P4‘s success (or on hype for Persona 5, perhaps?) but of course I’m going to get it. IT’S TEDDIE.
I was kind of bummed by the initial plain art, but he looked great at Anime Japan and of course he looks great in the promotional shots! It’s definitely on the simpler end of things, but the price (¥5,800) reflects that. He’s actually pretty large, 7 inches tall, so it’s a bargain! Of course Aniplex figures are always exclusives, but they do ship overseas so he won’t break the bank… too much.
[via P4_A’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 20, 2015 | 4 Comments
Oh look, another event in Japan! This one isn’t actually centered around figures like MegaHobby or WonFest–it’s about anime! And that’s where 80% of figures come from, so of course a few showed up. We’ll start off with Aniplex who brought quite a few new things. The first in importance (to me) is the sculpted Teddie–he looks so great! And huge. Then we’ve got painted versions of the maiko Sayaka & Kyoko, who took a while but they definitely look like they were worth it.
Then there’s the surprise announcement: Shiki Ryougi! Her pose looks really great and dynamic, but of course Aniplex = expensive. They also had a few up-for-order figures out and about, so check them all out in the gallery.
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
Are you ready for the most un-BEAR-ably cute booth at Wonder Festival? Because it has that announced Teddie, who has already stolen my heart. I love him so very very much and he will be mine. There was some other stuff too, I guess, like towel Mami and the Maiko versions of Sayaka & Kyoko.
Wedding Saber made her painted appearance, but while I really love wedding figures usually this just isn’t doing it for me. And last but not least is cancer girl Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. This figure’s sculpt is just BEARLY hanging in there! But for real, that face is a tragedy.
Posted by Leah Bayer on January 27, 2015 | 3 Comments
Teddie from Persona 4 might be the most divisive character in the MegaTen series (though really, that “honor” should go to Ken THE WORST OF ALL CHARACTERS), but he sure has got a lot of merchandise! More than any other cast member, since Wave was making figures of him back in 2009 and he’s gotten a ton of plushes. And as a member of Team Teddie, I’m excited for a new one on the horizon!
This version will be manufactured by Aniplex, and will be soft vinyl (not PVC). So, he’ll be squishy! Just like real life. He’s also rather larger than the Teddies we’ve gotten in the past, clocking in at just under 7 inches. Plus, moveable limbs! Let’s just hope he’s not an exclusive.
[via Aniplex’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
Taito’s Persona 4 Arena line has been going really well so far: Izanagi, Aegis, Yukiko & Chie looked great, and though Kanji wasn’t the best the Naoto he came with was totally awesome. So I had high hopes for the Rise & Teddie duo, since they are by far my favorite characters from Persona 4. To be honest, I could take or leave pretty much anyone else: I’m all about P3.
Let’s start with the postitive: Teddie looks amazing! Then again he’s pretty much a giant orb with hands, so that’s not too hard to pull off. But still, aww! Teddie! Sadly, Rise got the short end of the stick. Her face isn’t as bad as Kanji’s but it’s really not good. At all. And the hair! Good lord! Hopefully Elizabeth looks better, and I’d like to see them move on to the P3 characters that pop up in Arena: Mitsuru, Junpei and Akihiko, yes please.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 18, 2013 | No Comments
Remember that set of Persona 4 metal charms featuring Yu, Chie, Kanji and Naoto along with their Personas? Well there are more than 4 characters in the game so it’s no surprise that we are getting a second set! This time it features Yosuke, Yukiko, Rise and Teddie along with their first-tier Personas. Shocking, I know!
Like the first set, it’s ¥4,300 for a set of 12 on AmiAmi with a June release–which, yes, means you’ll get a few dupes. There are two secret figures but even taking them into account you’re left over with 2 extras! I still think it’s weird how they split these up–usually you get the first ‘half’ of the cas (Yu, Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko) together and the second ‘half’ (Kanji, Rise, Teddie, Naoto) in a separate bundle. I tend to prefer the second bunch, so perhaps their goal is to make me spend more money….
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 February 14, 2013 | 4 Comments
Taito didn’t really show up to Wonder Festival, but apparently they still have a ton of new prize figures ready to be ordered! We’ve got a great batch this time around, with the biggest additions being the continuation of their Persona 4 Arena line which now includes Elizabeth (who is an individual release) and Teddie & Rise (who come together). So glad to be seeing more of Elizabeth!
Then we’ve got a swimsuit version of Soniko featuring a rather suggestive ice pop. Personally, I think there’s never enough figures of her! You can grab these all at Big In Japan, but act quick: Rise’s single-figure pre-orders have already sold out!
Posted by Leah Bayer on January 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
You know what we totally don’t have enough of? Persona 4 figures! Just kidding, we totally do have plenty, but as a huge MegaTen figure I am all up for more more more. Taito has been a pretty prolific force in the Persona world with large prize figures, plushes, and now the cutest darn minifigs ever. Seriously, these rival Kotobukiya’s set for cuteness!
Taito has made the whole main cast: Yu, Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, Kanji, Rise, Naoto, and Teddie. Of course they’re prize figures so it won’t be so easy to get them: thankfully HLJ has most of the cast, minus Naoto. She sure is popular! The whole gang is on Toyslogic if you don’t mind the wait (along with the plushes!) And as always, you can also keep an eye on the regular after-market sites as sets are bound to pop up.