The third and final installment of the event’s figure news brings scoops from Toys Planning, Toranoana, Konami, and several other sources (Akane Shinsha, Wafuudou Ganguten, Ensky, CM’s, Atelier-Sai, Vice), along with updates from HobbyNet on items now on sale and / or available for preorder. Notable entries include new mechamusume offerings from Toranoana and Konami, various Rumble Roses, Hazuki, Primula, and a Lain PVC for the ABe fans. Finally caught up with figure news, and it only took two weeks!
Note: there’s some borderline ero material in here that I haven’t bothered to mark, so proceed with caution if you’re browsing at work.
Wonder Festival Scoops: Toys Planning
- Nekomiko-tama original PVC, coming in spring 2006
- Rio PVC from Super Black Jack, coming in March
- Fii-tan (Akibajin mascot) PVC, coming in 2006
- Mutsuki-chan original PVC, coming in 2006
- Akezuki Ayumi PVC from Ringetsu, coming in April
- Da Capo Summer Vacation trading figures, coming in June
- Ouka PVC from something Nitro+, coming in summer 2006
- Ayano PVC from Pia Carrot he Youkoso!! G.O., coming in 2006
Wonder Festival Scoops: Toranoana
- Shino original PVC, coming in May
- Naado-tan trading figures    coming in 2006
- Mig-60 Russia mechamusume PVC, coming in May
- Re-2200 Italy mechamusume PVC, coming in July
- Nyan-neko Garden trading figures, coming in summer 2006
- Manaka PVC from To Heart 2, coming in April
- Hazuki PVC from Tsukuyomi, coming in May
- Celes Victoria PVC from Hellsing, coming in summer 2006
- PalmCharacters Dengeki Bunko trading figures, coming in March
- Vash (angel ver.) PVC from Trigun, coming in 2006 (?)
- PalmScenery Rin & Archer trading figure set from Fate / stay night, coming in May
Wonder Festival Scoops: Konami
- Multi Movable System (MMS) mechamusume action figure set, coming ???
- A whole crapload of Negima figures, most of which have already been scooped and I’m not going to bother to rehash here (aside from noting this pair of Evangeline PVCs, coming out on April 27th and May 27th respectively)
- Mechamusume trading figures Vol. 1 (recast) and Vol. 2, both currently set for an April 20th release
- Rumble Roses vol. 2 trading figures, coming in summer 2006 (Vol. 1 on March 16th)
- Evil Rose PVC from Rumble Roses, coming in summer 2006
- Hinomoto Reiko PVC from Rumble Roses, coming in summer 2006
- Anastasia PVC from Rumble Roses, coming in summer 2006
- Chika & Miyu (waitress ver.) PVCs from Ichigo Mashimaro, coming in summer 2006
- Matsuri PVC from Ichigo Mashimaro, coming in summer 2006
Wonder Festival Scoops: Miscellaneous
- Akane Shinsha’s Urushihara Satoshi original PVC #2, order form in the March 13th edition of Comic Tenma
- Wafuudou Ganguten’s Louise Forsmeier PVC from Growlancer, coming in March
- Wafuudou Ganguten’s Tachibana Rei resin kit from Paniponi Dash, listed due to high likelihood of future PVCification (sculpted by Polygonia)
- Ensky’s Gyakuten Saiban trading figures, coming in May
- Ensky’s Capcom Companion trading figures, coming in June
- CM’s’ Yuusha Heroines trading figures, coming in April
- CM’s’ King Gainer and Anna-hime trading figures, coming ???
- CM’s’ My HiME Collection Figures 2.5 trading figures, coming in April
- Atelier-Sai’s AIC Heroine Collection trading figures, coming in June
- Atelier-Sai’s Neverland Heroine Collection trading figures, coming in June
- Atelier-Sai’s Primula PVC from Shuffle!, coming ???
- Atelier-Sai’s My Otome Action Figures, coming ???
- Atelier-Sai’s Tessa (race queen ver.) PVC from Full Metal Panic, coming in May
- Vice’s Sei PVC from Bakuretsu Tenshi, coming in May
- Vice’s Lain PVC from Lain, coming in June
… and that’s a wrap. The remaining items scooped at this year’s event were either a) soon to be released and thus unnecessarily redundant, b) unassembled / unpainted garage kits, or c) photography prohibited or so highly speculative that listing them here would be irresponsible. A glance at HobbyNet from the past few days shows that some of the items scooped here and in the previous two fallout posts are already making their way into the preorder queues:
- Orchid Seed’s Arika resin kit from My Otome
- Orchid Seed’s Carmen 99 resin kit from Gun x Sword
- Konami’s Figure Mate Setsuna trading figure (Dengeki Hobby Magazine May 2006 edition append) from Mahou Sensei Negima
- [ERO] Orchid Seed’s Hakufu resin kit from Ikkitousen
- Bandai’s Voice I-Doll Emma Sheen PVC from Z Gundam
- Bandai’s Voice I-Doll Hamaan Kaan PVC from Z Gundam
- Bandai’s Keroro Gunsou Girls Collection trading figures
- Kurushima’s Anna resin kit from He is My Master
- Griffon’s Talho resin kit from Eureka 7
- Griffon’s Eureka resin kit from Eureka 7
- Yamato’s Growlancer Heroine Collection trading figures
- West Kenji’s Honoh June PVC from Great Mazinger Z
- B-Club’s Ramius polystone from Gundam SEED
- [RESTOCK] Kotobukiya’s Himeyuri Sango PVC from To Heart 2
- Kotobukiya’s Kusakabe Yuki PVC from To Heart 2
- Yujin’s SRDX Alice Carrol PVC from Aria
- Bandai’s Fate / stay night Torikore trading figures
- Yamato’s Tandem Twin Doubutsu Nee-chan Yamaneko (ruby & emerald vers.) PVCs
- Aizu Project’s Ryofu (uniform ver.) cold cast from Ikkitousen
- Kotobukiya’s Komaki Manaka PVC from To Heart 2
- Kotobukiya’s Hazumu PVC from Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl
Now On Sale
- Bandai’s SEED Destiny Heroines vol. 7 trading figures
- Kotobukiya’s Himeyuri Sango PVC from To Heart 2
- Yamato’s Chun Li polystone from Street Fighter
- Toys Planning’s Erisu, Sumire, and Kana PVCs from Canvas 2
- Bandai’s Harokapu SEED Destiny vol. 3 trading figures
- Yujin’s Kamichu! capsule figures
- Atelier-Sai’s Nerine (waitress ver.) PVC from Shuffle!
- Yujin’s SRDX Iroha PVC from Samurai Spirits
I was mortified to find out earlier today that the Yujin Iroha I had on order at my local hobby shop would not, in fact, be entering my possession; apparently the store didn’t recieve enough of them from its distributor to fill all of the preorders. Not particularly surprised about this, given its consistent ranking at the top of various preorder charts for the past several months, but it just goes to show you that if you’re not on top of release news every single minute of every single day, POOF – things you want will slip through your fingers.
I bit the bullet this afternoon and put in an order at Amazon for a second-hand copy of the item, figuring it would be better to pick one up now at twice the initial sales price than to wait for it to triple. We’ll see if the gamble pays off; either way, I’ll have a review of it online when it arrives in the next few days.
Whew. With that I think we’re pretty much caught up with the post-Wanfesu rush; hopefully things will settle back into their normal rhythm from here on out. Have a question on anything you see here? Post it to comments, and maybe someone can puzzle out an answer.