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Top 20 Wished For Figures

Top 20 Wished For Figures
06 Jan 2010 03:46:35

There are a lot of figures out there. There are many different figures of many different characters. Some characters like Rei and Asuka from Evangelion, the Ikki Tousen girls, and the three main girls from the Haruhi series all seem to have literally hundreds of figures made of them. Then sometimes a figure of a really random character might surface that really catches you off guard and surprise you. But other characters just seem to never get their cut of the figure pie. A little while before I joined the site Vallefor made a blog post asking what your “wished figures” were. Well, I had a lot of time on my hands during the holidays so I made this list of my personal top 20 figures I wish would get made. Some of these characters might have figures already, but they’re either not quite what I’d want or they’re extremely obscure and near impossible to find (or I just never knew about the release). I’ll have a picture, a “brief” explanation as to why I want them, and information links (mostly from MyAnimeList.net) for each character and their series, and maybe a few other links. So without further ado, time to get on with the list!



20. Gendo Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion) - Like I said in the intro, Rei and Asuka have literally hundreds of figures. But what about the guys of Evangelion? Shinji and Kaoru have at least one good figure that I know of (together) so that’s at least something. But what about Gendo? The man, the myth, the uber pimp. I don’t know about everyone else, but I for one would love to have a good 1/8 PVC figure of Gendo. With the new Evangelion remake movies currently being released, who knows, maybe it could happen?


19. Tamaki or Tomoe or just about any girl (Accelerando/Stringendo series) - Yep, second entry and I’m already asking for a hentai figure. Well, there’s only one more on the list so I guess that’s okay, right? Anyway, the girls in this series look very nice. Personally I prefer how they look in the-many-anime-adaptations much more than the original manga so I’d like the design to be based off of that. Just about any of the girls from the series would be awesome, but preferably one that isn’t too psycho.


18. Misaki Nakahara (Welcome to the NHK) - A very cute though somewhat damaged girl. Not much else to say about her.


17. Gene Starwind (Outlaw Star) - Outlaw Star was my first real favorite anime when I was first getting into anime and was the first anime I ever bought on DVD. Male characters in general don’t seem to get enough figures. There’s probably next to no chance of this ever being made.


16. Isaac and Miria (Baccano!) - Okay, so I’m cheating a little here. Two characters in one entry! But anyone who has seen Baccano can tell you that the duo of Isaac and Miria is one of the best in all the world of anime and separating them would be a crime! Sadly, I don’t think there have been any Baccano figures made. The chances of this coming out is next to zero, probably.


15. Kei Yuuki (Moyashimon) - Sorry, a little bit of a spoiler here. Kei is a boy and one of my favorite crossdressers ever! I’d love to have him on my shelf.


14. Ashley Riot (Vagrant Story) - The only non-anime figure wish on my list and yet another male figure that will almost certainly never be made. Vagrant Story is my official favorite video game and Ashley Riot is an awesome one-man army of awesome. I don’t really know how his crazy hair would work for a figure, though. I actually like how he looks in the ending more than this normal character design. He has a really cool long coat.


13. Beatrice (Umineko no Naku Koro ni) - Beatrice is awesome. I’m kind of torn between having a figure of her in her standard elegant gown or her in the miniskirt and stripped thigh highs. Such a hard choice. Good news is that she might actually have a chance of being made! Umineko is a very popular series so I’ll be hoping!


12. Eikichi Onizuka (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) - One of my favorite male manga characters and again probably a figure that will never be made. But who knows, the new 14 Days manga is currently being release so I guess there is a slight sliver of hope, maybe.


11. Nyu/Lucy (Elfen Lied) - Ahhh, what a troubled character we have here. Lucy is pretty damn evil through most of Elfen Lied, but a lot of times you can’t help but feel sorry for her. Well, it’s been years since the anime and manga finished so this is probably another wish that will go unanswered.


10. Shion Fujino (Hatsu Inu) - My other hentai figure dream. Fujino is one of my favorite hentai characters. She’s just so damn adorable. And with the second anime adaptation released just a little over a year ago, maybe she has a chance to be a figure? Oh, and for the record, I don’t necessarily want a Christmas figure of her. That was just the most presentable color picture of her I could find in the manga series.


9. Paprika (Paprika) - I really like Satoshi Kon. Millennium Actress and Paprika are two of my all time favorite anime feature films. I also thoroughly enjoyed Paranoia Agent. I think Paprika is the perfect character to represent my love for Satoshi Kon and is the character who I think has be greatest potential as a figure. And actually, there was a figure of her made back in 2006, but it’s just about impossible to find for sale anymore. Probably not a very good chance of another being made.


8. Kyon’s Sister (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) - Yes, there are quite a few figures of Kyon’s Sister, but none of them that I’ve come across are really what I’m looking for. And no, I’m not looking for a figure of her in Kyon’s duffle bag, I just like that scene. I just want a good 1/8 PVC figure of her in her normal outfit (preferably made by Max Factory to match my other Haruhi girls). Hopefully with the movie coming out I might actually have a good chance with this one. Also, the picture I used for her is half as tall as all of the other pictures, just as she’s probably about half as tall as all the other characters.


7. Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke) - Sawako was hands down my favorite character during the Fall 2009 anime season and Kimi ni Todoke is potentially the best shoujo series I’ve ever seen. Sawako is just so adorable and weird and awesomely straightforward and innocent and stuff. I don’t know what the chances of her getting a figure are. I don’t see many figures from shoujo series so it might not be a very high chance, but just like everything else on this list, I’ll still hope.


6. Alpha Hatsuseno (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou) - Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is my number 1 favorite manga. It is just so beautiful and simple and Alpha is a great character. I was so happy that I was brought to tears when I found out that the manga was getting a re-release in Japan. By the time I discovered the series the original release was out of print and I couldn’t find the whole series for sale anywhere. I should be getting my copies of the first four volumes of the re-release soon. Maybe the re-release could give some chances to an Alpha figure?


5. Hitagi Senjougahara (Bakemonogatari) - Senjougahara is awesome. We have the Petite Nendoroid of her coming out, but she really deserves a good 1/8 PVC figure. The DVD’s and Blu-rays of Bakemonogatari are selling like crazy in Japan so I see no reason for this not to get made.


4. Rin Asogi (Mnemosyne) - Rin is an extraordinarily sexy character and Mnemosyne is an extraordinarily sexy and violent anime. I’d think she’d be perfect for a figure, but I guess I’ll just be left hoping for now.


3. Yuuko Ichihara (XXXHolic/Tsubasa) - Another very sexy character. It’s sad that the closest I could get to a figure of her so far is a little chess piece.


2. Urumi Kanzaki (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) - At one point in time Kanzaki was my favorite female anime/manga character. She’s a very disturbed 14 year old genius. I’d still love to have a figure of her. Again, maybe with the new manga currently being released, there might be an ever so slight chance of this happening.


1. Kiri Komori (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei) - And finally my number one spot goes to my favorite Zetsubou girl. I think this cute little hikikomori would just be wonderful to have as a figure, though I would be really picky about the design. I thought the figure set of Chiri and Kafuka could have been much better. With that said, I think there might be a good chance for this figure being made, but the question is if it would be made the way I want it to be. Who knows?


So that’s my list! I like making lists. Sorry if I was a little longwinded. I tend to babble a bit when I typing. I tried to control it as much as I could.

And I know Vallefor asked this in his blog, but any input on what figures you wish would be made?
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Eld
Eld (Canada)
05 Jan 2010, 19:53:13
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Alpha, yes.

I wish there are more goods for the whole Cafe Alpha series in general. Such a great manga.

To add few of my own to this list:

Elehaym Van Houten from Xenogears series,
Azusa from K-On (I know, they have some out already, but none that I've felt the need to purchase)
Karen from H-game Triptych (the gothic girl).
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pluvia33 (USA)
06 Jan 2010, 01:43:13
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Yes!! You have officially gained 5 more awesome points in my mind!

2 points for being a YKK fan. More people need to read and love the series. ^_^

2 points for Xenogears and Elly. She's one of my favorite girls in video games, if not my top favorite. She really should have been on the list but by the time I remembered her the list was pretty much finished and I didn't want to rework everything and have to bump someone out. There was actually a figure of Elly that came packaged with a special edition of Xenogears in Japan. I was very tempted to hunt one down and buy it just for the figure even though I wouldn't be able to play the game. But considering that it was a packaged extra, it didn't look very high quality.

1 points for thinking the same thing about Azusa. She mainly isn't on the list because I'm pretty sure we'll be getting more figures of her and I wanted the other figures much more. She'd probably be on the list if I made a Top 50. XD

I've never heard of Triptych, but after a quick run through Google Images I do see that Karen is very cute and would make a nice figure. :)
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Glory (Russia)
05 Jan 2010, 22:16:44
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It was quite... informative. To tell the truth I know nothing about half the characters :( It probably is a result of not having enough time for anime. In fact I'm a weird otaku. I try to learn new words watching anime. So I literally watch stuff with dictionary and Excel file opened where I collect the new words. Sometimes I spend 1 hour (or more) on a regular 20 min. series.

So... I guess, the only one character I feel the same - is - Senjougahara. She's unusual, daring and smexy character :) Yap, and she has that long hair which can make her a stunning figurine.
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pluvia33 (USA)
06 Jan 2010, 01:57:50
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Don't worry, some of these aren't from very well known series. I just watch a LOT of anime. XD

Have you ever seen Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei? I think the series would suit your watching style very well. Some people spend about 10 minutes extra watching an episode of that anyway because of the crazy walls of text that come up. The series has some dark humor and rampant ranting social commentary. A very fun series. ^_^
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06 Jan 2010, 22:38:48
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I gave a glance at it, but was disappointed by... let's say strange... graphics. And graphics is pretty important to me. But I have to admit everybody is talking about Zetsubou Sensei! :) There should be some reason for it. So maybe I'll give in :)
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Vallefor (Russia)
05 Jan 2010, 22:45:03
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I think we will see more than one figurine of Hitagi Senjougahara (and I think I'll buy something), it's strange for me that they started with nendoroids (but they are cute too :P).

Elfen Lied was one of the first anime I watched. But yes.. I think figurine of Lucy will never be made :(

P.S. Grats Komori with first place! :D

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06 Jan 2010, 02:04:17
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Yeah, I think Senjougahara has the best chances out of everything on my list. She also has a lot of figure possibilities with her accessories, different outfits (including nude or in her underwear), and a good variety of moods for some wonderful facial expressions. Ahhh, I really want to have her not yet existent figures now. ^_^"
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Velorn (Russia)
06 Jan 2010, 03:49:21
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Agree with Hitagi & Beata =)
they are adorable ^_^"
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06 Jan 2010, 04:12:26
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Ohh.. I will not buy Beata even if the figurine turns to be very cool. Don't want to spoil (we need spoiler bb-code :(), but I really don't like this character :P
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06 Jan 2010, 13:18:02
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for me - you can't spoil the series, i've completed watching it =) *waiting for ova or next season)
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riraito (Russia)
06 Jan 2010, 12:18:28
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Hentai characters... I haven't thought much about this. Maybe Ingrid? And exactly gantz figurines - figmas Reika and Kei is too little collection, anyone has them? And without any TOP's: Dokuro-chan, Hei (DTB)... oh, I had write about personal preferences already :)
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mu597 (USA)
06 Jan 2010, 20:20:09
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I'm hoping we'll get a figma of Kyon's Sister. We've pretty much gotten everyone else.

Also any xxxHolic figures would be nice.
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pluvia33 (USA)
09 Jan 2010, 09:37:34
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Yes, a Figma would also be very nice. When I was writing this post I actually came across this custom Figma someone made of her. It's pretty cool. :)
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09 Jan 2010, 00:10:05
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I was checking HLJ web-site earlier this morning... look what I've found! Donno, if you like it or not, but... :)
http://www.hlj.com/product/WAVNF-52
http://www.hlj.com/product/WAVNF-58
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pluvia33 (USA)
09 Jan 2010, 09:31:34
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Yes, I have seen them before and was considering both at some point, but decided against it. The 1/10 scale would probably look weird next to my 1/8 scale figures of the rest of the girls. But the franchise is still going pretty strong so hopefully I can afford to be picky without regretting not picking up one of them. ^_^"
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11 Jan 2010, 05:56:39
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Kiri Komori :3
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11 Jan 2010, 05:58:27
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Misaki-chan is also very nice, although I like her manga design more than anime.

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