Scoops of Wonder Festival offerings from Kotobukiya, Kaiyodo, and Yamato, bracketed by some general figure news and recent sales and new item announcements courtesy of HobbyNet. A good bit of redundancy sprinkled throughout so nothing falls through the cracks, but keep an eye out for the Sei, Win-chan, Kagerou, Rakka, Yamaneko, and race queen Tessa PVCs among many others. Might want to leave your wallet at the door…

  • Kotobukiya’s Yamashita Shunya-designed, Mitsumasa Yoshizawa-sculpted Sela-chan PVC kit is once again available for preorder from the official Kotobukiya store. It’ll be shipping in April, which means the window of opportunity for orders probably won’t last through March. good luck to anyone trying to hunt her down.
  • Word from Akiba Blog is that these three figures (a Meg from Bakuretsu Tenshi and two Rakkas from Haibane Renmei) were shuttled straight from Wonder Festival to be put on display in Akihabara after the event. The fact that they’re in a Yamato Story Image Figure display case is significant – apparently two of the three will go on sale later this year. Yes, this means a PVC Rakka (the one further from the camera in the above shot) coming down the pipe (not to mention the rather sexy Cerberus Project-sculpted Meg); I know the former bit of news will make some people very, very happy. [Akibajin scoops Meg] – more information available in the Wonder Festival Yamato section below.
  • Goodsmile’s Magical Girl Rin PVC from Fate / hollow ataraxia is HUGE. H U G E. Also, coming in late March.
  • This is mentioned below courtesy of HobbyNet, but Yamato’s Yamaneko PVC was on display in Akiba over the weekend, and is set for a late June release. If I’ve ever seen a removable shirt that is certainly it (corroborated by the [ERO] original resin kit). This is one I’m definitely looking forward to. :3

Wonder Festival Scoops: Kotobukiya

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Wonder Festival Scoops: Kaiyodo

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  • Bome Collection Jungle Emi (repaint ver.) PVC (original design)

July 2006

  • Bome Collection Ignis PVC from Jingai Makyou

Wonder Festival Scoops: Yamato

    Note: Yamato had several items on display for which detailed descriptions were not provided. We’re thus left hanging on items such as the Morrigan and Lilith, this Hakufu from Ikkitousen, and the Cowboy Bebop trading figure set; more information on these as it becomes available. Unfortunately this Rakka garage kit seems to be limited to an event-only release; here’s hoping for a PVC incarnation in the future.

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  • Rakka PVC from Haibane Renmei

Summer 2006

HobbyNet Scoops: Now on Sale

HobbyNet Scoops: Coming Attractions

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July 2006

  • Kaiyodo’s King Gainer action figure from Overman King Gainer
  • Medecom’s Saya action figure from Blood+

August 2006

Konami, Toys Planning, Toranoana, Griffon, Art Road, Atelier-Sai, Gigapulse, Chara-ani, Solid Theater, and a few other miscellaneous items remain… hopefully one more update should take care of the lot. Again – if you have questions about a particular item pictured (or not pictured) feel free to ask, but until these things are listed by online retailers (or in hobby magazines) I’m afraid there won’t be much more information forthcoming. With so many awesome kits coming out in the next few months a bit more ignorance would probably be a good thing, wallet-wise. -_-;;