The July 2007 issue of Hobby Japan came out yesterday with a lot of interesting stuff inside, including the first published images of Code Geass’s C.C., Shirley, and Millay in figure form, a ginormous Tsuruya-san bunny girl PVC, Max Factory’s Fasalina and POLO System Wendy from Gun x Sword, a new Tsukasa Jun-designed Excellent Model CORE PVC from Megahouse, and more. Read on for the scoop and some deliberately crapified images!



Hobby Japan July 2007 edition

Code Geass Karen, Zero, Lelouche, Suzaku & Arthur, and C.C. from Bandai’s “EX-PORTRAITS” series – 13 cm tall, no price or sale date set

Hobby Japan July 2007 edition

Code Geass C.C., catgirl Millay, Karen, and Shirley, from Bandai’s Otodama nano Code Geass series, due out in late August at 735 yen each, 8-11 cm tall, four base sculpts plus variations

Hobby Japan July 2007 edition

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Tsuruya-san 1/4 scale (33 cm tall) PVC from Freeing, due out in August at 11,800 yen retail

Hobby Japan July 2007 edition

Gun x Sword Fasalina 1/8 scale (15.5 cm tall sans staff) PVC from Max Factory, due out in October (no price set)

Hobby Japan July 2007 edition

Gun x Sword POLO System (castoff-able) Wendy 1/8 scale (~10 cm tall) PVC from Max Factory, on sale this fall, no price set

Hobby Japan July 2007 edition

Tsukasa Jun original Holstein Hanako-san 1/8 scale (14 cm tall) PVC from Megahouse’s Excellent Model CORE division, price and release date not yet set

Other notable new release announcements from this month’s issue include:

  • A large (1/6 scale, 34 cm tall) and quite impressive Queen’s Blade Nanael resin kit coming out in July from Griffon‘s R-Line for 15,750 yen
  • BOME Collection #24 will be Top wo Nerae! 2‘s Nono in Diebuster form, due out in August at 4,725 yen, 23 cm tall
  • Gonzo / Organic is putting out a second Strike Witches figure, Francesca, due out this summer at 4,410 yen, 17 cm tall
  • Yujin is putting out a Princess Crown Gradriel action figure, 16 cm tall, price and release date not set
  • Atelier-Sai is putting out an original Miyu-chan school swimsuit action figure in August, 1/10 scale, 3,150 yen, 16.5 cm tall

I’m pretty excited about a lot of these, especially the Geass trading figures, the Fasalina (now that we’re finally allowed to show her!) and the new Excellent Model from Tsukasa Jun (predictably, I suppose). I’m not providing full-resolution images as a small incentive to buy the magazine for those who may be interested; it’s available for shipping internationally at the following locations: [Mangaoh] [Amazon]