Following the trend of popular series like Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and Lucky Star, K-On! is starting to recieve the massive figure production treatment. We’ve already some of the figures that are already available for pre-orders like the Ivoice and Prop Plus Petit figures, and just a few days ago, Nendoroid Mio. Here are some of the other upcoming K-On! figures spotted at WonFes Summer 2009.
There has been some discussion at dc.com about the quality of Alter’s Mio and Yui, majority — even Danny Choo himself, stated that Yui looks much more in character than Mio, and I do agree with that. Mio doesn’t look bad, but she doesn’t look great either.
These 1/10 scale versions of Mio and Yui in their swimsuits are looking good! I can’t wait to see them painted. Being a figure newb, I keep on hearing about figures from Alter, GSC, Koto and the other big names — but after seeing some Wave figs — including Ayanami’s 1/10 scale figure — I’m starting to really like Wave’s figures.
Yui is looking abso-totally adorable! Mio is looking — flat. LOL. I seriously love the details on the guitar and bass! I’m not sure if they’re dollfies though *BJD NOOB* can someone fill me in?
Could… not… read… sign… OTL. Halp?
Mobip is a fairly new series of articulated figures made by manufacturer Aoshima. You probably don’t hear much about them since the manufacturer isn’t that popular as well (had to search for Mobip via Hobby Search). I’m just glad that they actually made Mugi ahead of Mio! Don’t get me wrong, Mio fans — I love Mio too… but Mugi has a more special place in my haato. X3 Figure quality wise though, I don’t think they’re as impressive, but seeing these Mobip figures makes me wonder if Max Factory’s going to make K-On! figmas.
So far, those are the only K-On! figures that I’ve seen weeding through different blog posts about WonFes Summer 2009. Out of all of them, I might consider buying Wave’s figures and maybe Alter Yui… but I have a long extensive discussion to do with my wallet first.