Figure News: Preorders, Preorders Everywhere
01 Oct 2010 22:25:08
Oh my. It seems that in all of the Tamashii Nations hype (SRC GAOGAIGAR), a lot of manufacturers have quietly opened up preorders. There's everything from Revoltechs to Nendoroids, so let's take a tour of the new offerings!
Remember those Figuarts Bandai leaked before TN? Well, they've gone up for preorder, including Kazuma, who's due out in January.
Also up for order are Cure Marine and Cure Blossom. The release date is up in the air for these two - Amiami states it's in January, but HLJ states that it's in October. I'm more inclined to believe the former, because October would be really too sudden for these two.
"What am I!?"
Phat Company is also making their PVC debut, with the not-quite-a-Vocaloid Lily. This piece comes out in January 2011 - if it's anything like their DokiDoki Animal Series (the alpaca from which is currently being ridden by my Figma Haruhi), it'll be a solid figure (if nothing to write home about).
"I wuv this music pwayer..."
Preorders also opened for the Figma release of teh Rei herself, for a January release. One new accessory that wasn't shown in the Hobby Japan scans is Shinji's music player. While it's a nice addition, it makes me suspect that there are no plans for a Shinji Figma. Oh, Max Factory, why do you seem to think that male characters never sell?
"Are you ready, guys? PUT YA GUNS ON!"
Phat Company, on the other hand, is more than happy to give the males a chance, as their Nendoroid Date Masamune shows. I'm not even a big fan of full-size Nendoroids, but I'm such a sucker for Sengoku Basara that I may have to grab this guy. Date will be putting his guns on in January.
Where's Admiral Ackbar when you need him?
Max Factory is also releasing their second Nendoroid - Hayate the Combat Butler himself! He comes with both his standard body, as well as his "Hermione Ayasaki" alter-ego. This trap is due out in December.
Yup, you'll have a headless body to display with Ui. I smell a closet yandere...
Continuing the trend of two bodies with one Nendoroid is K-On's Ui Hirasawa. Frankly, I wonder why they don't just throw in a second head and set of hair so you can display both bodies simultaneously.
"Yeah, I'm hideous. But at least my head isn't shaped like a dong, like that other guy's is."
From 80s classic Aliens comes a Revoltech of the terrifying Queen Alien. While it's not in scale by any means, this thing is still huge - 12 inches long! The Queen ships in December, so she shall make a majestic steed for Love Machine.
"Argh! I HATE department stores!"
Godzilla's fellow Toho kaiju Rodan is also shipping in December. In addition to a flight-styled base, Rodan includes a breakable, in-scale Iwataya Department Store. I must admit, including bits of scenery with each Revoltech kaiju is certainly a clever move - if you collect them all, you'll have a city for them to wreck!