Fans of Beatmania II DX will be happy to hear that Konami today tentatively launched a series of 1/8 scale PVC figures based on the Bemani characters. I say “tentatively” because the production of the first in the series (Iroha Umegiri) is contingent on Konami receiving 2,500 preorders for the item by June 17th; certainly a safe way to do business, but one bound to frustrate those of us unable to preorder via Konami’s exclusive site; the lack of a production model or resin sample of the kit does little to inspire confidence either, though the lone design illustration does have some promise. Something tells me Konami won’t reach 2,500 orders without throwing a bit more in the fans’ direction first… (no more)