Lucky Star and FREEing strike back with the recent release of Hiiragi Kagami in 1/4 scale. This is a follow-up to last month’s “Super” Konata, a figure of epic proportions (literally). Luckily, “Super” Kagami does not disappoint ^^. Continue reading
Returned home today to find a rather large package from Hobby Search waiting for me. It was packed full of delicious bishoujos :D
Three new Lucky Star girls and a Kyou challenger appears! Since I’m quite cheap and shipping EMS is quite expensive, I try to package as many items into a single order as possible. Hobby Search is great for this as they will hold your items up to a month and then ship them all together. Results in a slight delay for some items that are released early in the month but saves a lot of money on shipping ^^
I’m looking forward to playing with my new toys over the long Labor Day weekend :-D
Image by tearfish.
On a unrelated note, I have been keeping myself busy with a few new games (new to me, at least). Picked up LittleBigPlanet (PS3), God of War 2 (PS2), and borrowed Persona 4 (PS2) from a friend. Too many games, too little time xD The PS2 games play quite nicely on my PS3 thanks to the backwards compatible hardware in the 60GB model.
And lastly, I’m almost done with final part of my Italy trip coverage. Should have done that a while ago ^^;
Hey, look at this ^^ At the ongoing Chara Hobby 2009 event, FREEing displayed new, alternative outfits for their 1/4 scale Lucky Star figures. Konata was released last month and Kagami will be out in a few days. By default, all the figures come with gym uniforms but it looks like we’ll have the option to pick up cheerleader, miko, and winter serafuku outfits as well!
So awesome! It now makes perfect sense why they designed the figures to be (mostly safe) cast-offable ^^ Buy the figure once and you’ll have the ability to dress it in multiple sets of clothing :) It seems the cheerleader outfit will be the first one released. Now we just need some details on pricing and release dates.
Will probably be more interesting goodies shown at Chara Hobby later ^^
My latest acquisition in the quest for Lucky Star world domination ^^. Here we have Wave’s non-scale Konata and Kanata, Treasures of Soujirou Set. Soujirou, for those who aren’t aware, is Konata’s otaku galge/H game/anime loving dad. The Treasures of Soujirou set is both Konata and Kanata together (normally sold separately) and some bonus accessories. Continue reading
For the Lucky Star fans out there, a new Kagami figure is available starting today. It is Atelier Sai’s non-scale Hiiragi Kagami, the first of a set by them. At 160mm, it’s somewhere around 1/8 scale, maybe a bit smaller. I don’t have any Atelier Sai figures so I can’t say how the quality will be but the at 4,560 yen I’m willing to take a gamble on them. I’ll be the guinea pig and get her ^^
She can be ordered at Hobby Search. Tsukasa will supposedly be also shipping later this month ^^.
Quite literally, that is…
A sneak peak at my latest acquisition which arrived today. I knew right away what it was based on the size of the package ^^; Konata is FREEing’s first figure in their 1/4 scale Lucky Star set and was released last week.
I know it’s 1/4 scale and is supposed to be big but I’m amazed by the size of this figure >_< The above picture shows Konata against my monitor. That’s a 26″ monitor and it really shows the sheer size of Konata ^^. Also, the gym uniform is nice. Real fabric!
Anyway, no time for a full review right now. I will be posting more pics and a proper review sometime this week. Look forward to it :)
There’s certainly no short supply of coverage for the Summer Wonder Festival that just finished up. Wcloudxkumo has a nice summary of the new and upcoming figures that were on the display. Tons of awesome new figures on the horizon ^^.
Here are some of the figures I found most interesting:
K-ON Nendoroids by GSC
We all knew this was coming ^^. K-ON! was absurdly popular and the inevitable Nendoroids of the four girls were displayed. They’re not jump-off-the-screen cute but they all look good, a very likely get for me. There are also pics that Mio is sporting her shima pantsu ^^; I believe reservations for Mio and Yui will begin in a few days.
Nendoroid Minami Chiaki from Minami-ke by Gift
Finally, some Minami-ke Nendoroids! Chiaki looks pretty cute here in her mostly expressionless face ;) I hope the other Minami-ke characters are forthcoming in their own Nendoroid forms. Scheduled for December release.
1/8 scale Black Rock Shooter with Black Blade by GSC
A new Black Rock Shooter figure by GSC. I didn’t reserve the first BRS figure that’s due out in August and I’m not sure if I regret that or not. This is mostly the same figure but with her sword instead of her Rock Cannon. Also, her jacket is off. It’s pretty hot ^^; Since I didn’t order the first version, I just might be tempted into getting this one. No price or release date (that I was able to find).
1/8 scale K-ON figures by Alter
Now here’s some good stuff ^^. 1/8 scale K-ON! figures by Alter. Given the popularity of the K-ON! series there is no doubt we will be seeing many figures of the girls but to have Alter start things off is a good sign. Mio and Yui are first up and look energetic and cute in their school uniforms and with their instruments (which look amazing). Quite tempting. Both are supposed to be released near the end of the year but no prices have been announced.
1/8 scale Mercedes from Odin Sphere by Alter!
I’ve been watching this figure for a while. The previous unpainted photos I had seen were promising and now the painted PVC version is arriving. The Alter Gwendolyn that matches with this figure is absolutely stunning and I expect this figure to be the same. Due out by end of year, no price yet.
1/8 scale Aisaka Taiga from Toradora! by Wave
Yes, yes, and yes ^^; Here is Aisaka Taiga in 1/8 scale by Wave. After watching Toradora, I’ve fallen in love with Taiga so I’m very interested in this figure. She is wearing her angel outfit from the school festival. Just based on the unpainted concept model, I like it. If the final, painted version turns out anywhere near as good as I expect, this will be a must get figure for me. No date or price yet.
1/6 scale Saber Maid Ver. from Fate/Stay Night by Alter
Another maid version of Saber by Alter. I’ve been eyeing Alter’s first version for a while but it seems to be sold out everywhere… so this figure might be the one for me. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a Hobby Japan magazine exclusive which means it may be horribly expensive for me to acquire :(
Lucky Star Summer Seifuku versions
The last items of interest to me are the Lucky Star summer seifuku figma by Max Factory. I already have the winter seifuku versions but I like the summer versions more (maybe it’s the blue ^^). More pics at Moeya. Konata is supposed to come with a head for Yutaka so you kind of get a free Figma with her ;)
And that’s it! Whether or not I will be getting these figures is not yet decided but I should probably start saving up in any case ^^;