Chara Hobby 2009 started today, and Akiba Hobby and Hobby Stock have some updates on the figures that can be seen there, here are some of the more interesting figures I’ve spotted in their coverages.
If people have seen my posts about the K-On! Prop Plus Petit figures, the only previews that I could provide were magazine scans with unpainted prototypes or illustrations. This is the first time that I’ve seen the K-On! PPP figures, and so I’m sharing them to interested K-On! fans XD
My favorites among the bunch are Azu-nyan, Sawako-sensei and Yui. For some reason, the others look strange — and Ui seems to be missing her ponytail — or maybe it’s just because she’s seen in a wrong angle.
As mentioned by Mikatan in her blog, Nendoroid Azu-nyan is currently in production! We now see a sneak peek of her here (still unpainted) can’t wait to see more previews~!!! <3
I’m actually more interested with the FMA figures (that are out of focus) in this photo — and with the looks of it, they seem to be iVoice figures? FMA, strangely doesn’t have much figures for such an awesome series (most likely because of the fact that most of the protagonists are males), I’ve gotten some FMA gashapons the past few days though (3 Roy Mustangs; 1 Riza Hawkeye; 1 Angry Ed — as much as I love Roy, I don’t want to keep getting him from the machine Dx).
Seems that GSC is going to produce a new line of Nendoroids aside from the regular Nendoroids and the Nendoroid Puchi — These Queen’s Blade Nendoroids are called “Nendoroid Plus” — they’re approximately 2 1/2 in in height — and because the illustrations have them in ball chains, it means, they’re keychains? I have to say, they’re wonderfully made keychains — but I think they’d be quite expensive key chains. And a side note — that Pixel Maritan Nendoroid (forgot the character’s name)… HAS A CUTE PANDA. I WANT THAT PANDA ;A;
Hot Saber Maid is Hot. I love the details on her outfit and the props. Not much love on the paleness of the hair, but I think Alter was trying to give a more realistic rendition of Saber here. I love how the stockings look too :3
I’ve already shared Mika-tan’s sneak peek for 1/8 scale Alphard in a previous entry, and here we see her again on display with GSC’s 1/8 scale Canaan. Is it just me, or does Canaan look puny here?
figmas on display — Reimu catches my interest the most… I never heard anything about planned pre-orders for her or when will she even be released. I really, really, hope that she won’t be a limited figure like Nendoroid Reimu.
This lovely 1/4 Volks Garage Kit figure, is sadly a Chara Hobby Exclusive — not like I’d be able to buy her since her price tag is 50,400 yen. But damn, if I had that kind of money (and some more to get her painted), I’d buy her.
If you know of the Freeing 1/4 scale Lucky Star figures of them in their gym uniforms — it seems that Freeing had an ulterior motive as to why their clothes are cast-offable… yep! They now have alternate outfits as shown here in the photo. The idea is kinda awesome IMO — it’s like having Dollfie dreams without the hefty price tag, joints, wigs and the eyes — well, it is great if you don’t mind them in one pose, all the time.
I’ve spotted this figure in Akiba Hobby’s coverage — love, love, love her funky outfit. If anyone can give me more details about the character, please do tell me! ^_^
If there are more updates or previews, I’ll post them in another entry!