The April ’08 edition of Hobby Japan has once again reached the hands of intrepid 2channers a few days early, and this issue is particularly rich with items sure to be of interest (and sure to be on display at Wonder Festival on Sunday): includes a new “Capcomaniax” line of Excellent Model figures from Megahouse, scoops on the next two CORE Queen’s Blade figures, repaint versions of two others, the latest from Goodsmile and Max Factory, news regarding the next round of Shuraki releases, details on Yamato’s sexy Ringo and Griffon’s sexy Ryofu, an elven archer from Yamashita Shunya, and much more – read on for pictures and item descriptions:


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From left to right:

  • Megahouse Excellent Model Capcomaniax Ibuki (from Street Fighter III), due out this summer, 38 cm tall, sculpt from Melting Neuron
  • Megahouse Excellent Model Capcomaniax Rainbow Mika (from Street Fighter Zero 3), due out this summer, 20 cm tall, sculpt from Toushirou (Cobra-Kai)
  • Alpha Omega Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Gate Mon wo Hiraku Mono Arisu, due out in August, 1/8 scale (13 cm tall), sculpt from Akatsuki (Alter)
  • Megahouse Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Blade Mellona, out in August, 1/8 scale (12 cm tall), sculpt from Yamachichi (Heavy Gauge)
  • Post Channel limited alternate color of Kotobukiya’s Jingai Makyou Didii
  • Hobby Japan limited 2P color Queen’s Blade Airi
  • Megahouse Excellent Model Core R-2 Yuumil (2P color ver.), due out in June, 5,250 yen retail, 1/8 scale (16 cm tall), sculpt from Kibayashi Norio (Eyeup)


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From left to right:

  • Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de Benisu, due out from Goodsmile in July, 1/8 scale (21.5 cm tall), sculpt from Otoyama Houjun (?)
  • Demonbane Another Blood, due out from Max Factory in June, 1/8 scale (14 cm tall), sculpt from Tiger Gate
  • Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi Louise, 1/8 scale (17 cm tall), due out from Jun Planning in June, 4515 yen retail, sculpt from Oniyama Naotake
  • Announcement that the second round of Shuraki figures will start with the 6th Shuraki being Monicadred Olivié, no timeframe set
  • Some Yujin Nanoha StrikerS figures and some Dollfie things


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From left to right:

  • Yamato’s Air Gear Ringo, 23 cm tall, sculpt from essence, due out in July ’08
  • Griffon’s Ikkitousen Ryomou Shimei (maid ver.), 1/7 scale (22.5 cm tall), due out in March at 6,825 yen (PVC)
  • Little Busters Kamikita Komari from Toy’sworks in July, 1/8 scale (10 cm tall), 6,800 yen retail
  • Wafuudou Ganguten To Heart 2 Sasara x Manaka (already scooped)
  • Utawarerumono Eruru, coming from Taki Corporation in April, 1/6 scale, 9,240 yen, two clothing sets and face patterns
  • Creamy Mami (gothic lolita ver.) from Maitan, due out this summer, 20 cm tall, PVC


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From left to right:

  • Art of Yamashita Shunya Myuu, due out from Kotobukiya in April at 7,140 yen, 1/8 scale (23.5 cm tall w/bow), Kotobukiya shop limited
  • VIP Trading Figures, set of seven, 7-12 cm tall, various sculptors, due out in June at 800 yen each
  • Alter’s formerly event limited Quiz Magic Academy Sharon (white version) coming in limited release to Hobby Channel
  • Atelier Sai does Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula SAGA Asuka PVC, due out this spring at 7,140 yen, 1/6 scale (27 cm tall)
  • Atelier Sai does Tinkle Saber NOVA 1/8 scale (25 cm tall) “Tinkle Saber” figure (“Tinkle Savior”?), out this spring at 7,140 yen
  • Kotobukiya announces Kurogane no Line Barrel figures
  • Megahouse does Blassreiter mechs in cooperation with Nitro+, Gonzo