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Figure News: January ’08 Hobby Japan preview

Hot on the heels of this morning’s Hatsune Miku Nendoroid leak comes further scoopage from the as-yet unpublished pages of the January ’08 issue of Hobby Japan magazine! On the Queen’s Blade front we get our first look at Megahouse’s Shizuka in color (scooped back at Wanfesu), along with the news that she’s due out next spring at 5,775 yen and is castoffable. We get looks beneath the clothing of both Airi and Nix as well, with Nix revealed as a lower castoff. We have word that an Izuruha figure will accompany a box set release of the four volumes of Ru Li Lu Ra manga (details in the next HJ issue). Word from Goodsmile as well that they’re producing a Kuonji Shinra figure from Kimigashu (no details yet), and a look at the MMS Yoko action figure coming from Konami in December. Last but not least we have Akashiya Moka from Rosario to Vampire coming from Shueisha on May 23rd at 5,000 yen, and what for me is the heart-stopping revelation of the issue: the Orchid Seed Ishiyama Satoshi-sculpted Witchblade Shiori kit scooped at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition is coming out in resin at Hobby Complex 02 this Sunday, November 25th. Holding my breath until the PVC announcement… visual evidence below:

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Figure News: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku, Lucky Star Petit series unveiled – UPDATE – Miku preorder?!

Scans have begun leaking on 2chan’s Mokeiura board from this month’s issue of Hobby Japan magazine, and the first to surface is the revelation that explosively popular virtual idol Hatsune Miku is to see a Nendoroid rendition come next March. She’s listed with a price point of 3,000 yen and typical Nendoroid accessories, clocking in at 10 cm tall. Revealed simultaneously is the news that a Nendoroid Petit series featuring the main female cast of Lucky Star (Konata, Kagami, Tsukasa, Miyuki, and Akira) is to be released! The figures will go on sale in March at 500 yen each and are approx. 6.5 cm tall. As far as we know neither are scheduled to be limited in the way that the full size Lucky Star Nendoroid release was. HJ magazine scan below. 16:30 Update: online shop Rakuten Sproutoy briefly had Miku up for preorder a few minutes ago, complete with color image (see below). Word is that she does in fact come with a leek…. She sold out in seconds, and is likely to disappear equally quickly wherever she appears. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any further info.

Site News: HD does Comic Creation 19 – twice!

Comic Creation 19 is tomorrow, and HD will be there – in not one but two circles. I’ll be hanging out at space A02a, circle スタジオHD (with nothing to sell, still working away at the book for Comiket). Shipon will be there as well, and he’s really gone the whole nine yards: he’s the one-man circle Taiyaki Instrumentality Project, and will be holding court to peddle his wares at space C09b. He’ll have a couple of CDs of music that he’s produced on sale, samples of which are available at his circle site – check ’em out! If you’re in the area tomorrow (it’s at the Plaza PiO in Oota-ku, Tokyo) and have some free time, why not stop by and say hi? A few additional details below:

Figure News: Nagato Yuki Figma unsealed, Yotsubato! Revoltech Danboo (Amazon ver.) up for preorder

On the action figure side of things this morning we have word of the official preorder opening for the first ever general release Figma action figure (HD coverage here and here), Nagato Yuki from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. She’s scheduled to hit store shelves on February 14th, 2008, at 2,500 yen retail and 13.5 cm tall, and if you’d like to support HD you can preorder her right now at Play Asia. In other news, Amazon opened preorders today for its limited edition Revoltech Danboo cardboard robot action figure from Yotsubato!. It’s just like the regular version, only with the Amazon logo plastered all over it… the regular edition goes for 2,205 yen with release on December 1st, and is available at Play Asia if you’d rather not have corporateness with your cute yet menacing robot overlords. (no more)

Figure News: Alter’s Kanu Unchou, Reinforce Zwei up for preorder

We predicted in yesterday’s Miyazawa Model Exhibition news roundup that Kanu and Reinforce would be up for preorder soon, and WHAM – here they are! Moe Soul is the first up to the plate with the listings for both. Alter’s Kanu Unchou PVC figure from Ikkitousen is set for release in April 2008 at 7,140 yen and 1/8 scale (21.5 cm tall), with an age rating of 15+… this means castoff, right? Right? Reinforce Zwei from Nanoha is also up for an April release, non-scale (19 cm tall) and 6,090 yen retail. She’s also listed with a 15+ age rating, though I have no idea why… pictures below (Updated!):

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