A summary of figure news from the past few days, including Petit Nendoroid Lucky Star and Haruhi, an update on the Vispo-sculpted Seyada Tara PVC coming from Daiki Kougyou, CM’s’ near lifesize Kokonoe Rin gets a makeover, Ore no Yome Chouun castoff gallery, Tandem Twin Annerose update, release delays from Toy’sworks, and dates set for this summer’s Bandai-sponsored Chara Hobby (C3) expo.
Two new items from the Petit Nendoroid sector: first, the official Goodsmile blog shows off the upcoming Lucky Star Nendoroid Petit lineup, scheduled to ship in February. Also, the recently announced Nendoroid Petit Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutusu #2 trading figure set will receive an advance release in mid-April via Circle-K and Sankus convenience stores, and the Tokimeki Mall online shop (preorders are open today). Full release of the set is scheduled for May.
Sculptor Vispo reports on his blog yesterday that he received a PVC test copy of the 1/5 Seyada Tara kit (from Alice Soft’s Daiakuji) that he sculpted for Daiki Kougyou (we scooped her at last summer’s Wonder Festival). He says the PVC version is looking great, so we can expect a product listing up at Daiki soon!
CM’s’ near lifesize Kokonoe Rin vinyl figure has received a makeover and an extension of her preorder deadline from January to February 24th (Wonder Festival, where she’ll also be on display). The slightly revised paint job on her eyes looks a lot better than before, but I’m not sure if this will be much of a tipping factor for those wary of shelling out the required 70,000 yen.
Online shop Digitamin’s official blog has posted a gallery of Pleasant Angels’ recently announced Ore no Yome Chouun from Koihime Musou that includes [ERO] shots of her cast off, revealing her to be fully bare both above and below. Despite the brand’s less than sterling reputation I think I may have to preorder and investigate further. For science.
Sculptor Tandem Twin has received a PVC sample of the Yamato-produced repaint version of his Doubutsu Nee-chan Inu, Annerose, which he profiles in this photo gallery. She’s currrently available for preorder from Play-Asia and elsewhere, with release scheduled for this April.
Word is in from the official Toy’sworks website that their recently announced Exelica PVC has been rescheduled for a June release, along with their earlier announced Kusuha (onsen ver.) from Super Robot Wars.
Gundam and Bandai figure fans, mark your calendars: GA Graphic brings news that the dates for Chara Hobby (C3) 2008 have been set! The event will take place relatively late this year, over the weekend of August 30th-31st.