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[ERO] Figure News: C-Works’ Bible Black Shiraki Rika up for preorder, POLO System Wendy from Gun x Sword, etc.

Online shop Infinity Wonderland put up a preorder listing yesterday for [ERO] C-Works’ Shiraki Rika PVC from Shin Bible Black vol. 4 (first scooped back in November). This figure continues in the notorious tradition of Imari and Saeki, with a sculpt from Tainidou Tinykid and skirt and chest castoff configuration; it’s scheduled for release in April at 6,825 yen (size details are not disclosed in the listing, but she’s presumably 1/6 scale like her predecessors). In other news, an entry yesterday evening on the Goodsmile blog shows off the flexible shirt gimmick of Max Factory’s POLO System Wendy from Gun x Sword. This makes her a bit more interesting than originally expected… Finally, preorders were up briefly on Goodsmile’s official online shop yesterday evening for their Dark Elf Female PVC from Lineage II. She sold out within a few hours, but hopefully the release of this new batch onto the market will make her a bit easier to come by second-hand. (no more)

Figure News: limited edition black uniform version of Alter’s Kanu coming from Hobby Channel, etc.

Some bits of figure news coming over the desk from yesterday evening: first is news that Hobby Japan’s online arm Hobby Channel will be offering a 700-piece limited edition run of a black school uniform variant of Alter’s Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen. She’s set for release in April at specs similar to her regular edition counterpart (1/8 scale, 21.5 cm tall, 7,140 yen) and preorders open at the Hobby Japan online shop on January 7th. See below for more news:

[ERO] Figure News: preorders open at Toranoana for Keumaya’s Violet and Axia

Those interested in procuring the latest work from [ERO] doujin figure circle Keumaya are urged to act quickly with their proxy of choice, as preorders are now open at Toranoana for both Axia (“A” ver.) and Violet (purple ver.). Further information on the figures can be found here and here, and a list of proxy services can be found in the lower left corner of the main HD page. Good luck to anyone going for these, as they’re likely to be quite popular… (no more)

December 21st 2007 figure news roundup (updated)

A whole lot of action on the figure front to sum up today, including a continuation of Cerberus Project’s collaboration with Wafuudou Ganguten, a faux trap figure from Toy’sworks that’s almost Bridgetlicious, a bunny Haruhi + guitar prize figure, a review of the Haruhi itasha model first seen back at the Miyazawa Model exhibition, a step-by-step tour through a Nakoruru castoff, a couple of new angles on Alter’s Kanu, and a Keumaya update. Check it out! Update: Keumaya’s new items up at Toranoana, Revoltech Fraeulein Asuka and Play Stationery Rin up for preorder!

[ERO] Figure News: Art Storm’s Nakoruru – castoffable if broken

Moeyo! Akibajin Blog has a review online today of Art Storm’s Samurai Spirits Nakoruru PVC, in which he sacrifices the structural integrity the kit to find out what lies beneath. The kit is obviously not meant to be cast off, as the broken shards in this picture clearly show; she has to be physically torn apart at the waist and the clothing has to be pried away from the binding glue beneath. The prize for all this violence? The chest part is “lightly shaded”, according to Moeyo’s testimony (no visual evidence thanks to the censorship). This isn’t a procedure that seems at all recommendable unless you’re confident in your reconstructive surgery skills or have a spare copy of the kit, but it answers the question posed last month when we found out her release was delayed. If you’re interested in picking up the kit and would like to support HD, you can find her in stock at Play Asia. (no more)

Figure News: Shuraki vol. 5 Rize preorder “unsealed” tonight

The fifth and final volume of the Shuraki multimedia figure series goes up for preorder tonight (December 17th) at midnight! Rizefis Rutetiiva Mente (aka. Rize) was designed by Yano Takumi, voiced by Shintani Ryouko, and sculpted by Kaiya Hajime of circle Acetone. Like vols. 2-4 she will be priced at 6,800 yen retail, with release scheduled for April of next year; with reissues already announced for the first two volumes it’s expected that the rabid preorder frenzy that has plagued her predecessors will abate somewhat for Rize, but the next 24 hours will tell for sure… (no more)

Figure News: Max Factory presents Baek Changpo from Senko no Ronde

The official Goodsmile page updated this morning with the announcement of a Baek Changpo PVC coming from Max Factory. She’s a character from arcade game Senko no Ronde (旋光の輪舞), first announced back at Wonder Festival this past summer but having seen nary a sample shot of her since then she dropped off the radar for awhile… She’s coming to us at in April of ’08 at 5,800 yen, 1/8 scale (14 cm tall) and with what’s being dubbed the “Choi Polo System”, which apparently in this case refers to the castoff ability of her transparent one-piece dress but nothing beyond that. With her up at Goodsmile preorders should be opening soon! (no more)

[ERO] Figure News: Pleasant Angels’ “Ore no Yome” series vol. 1 ‘Chouun’ prototype unveiled

A month or so ago goods maker Pleasant Angels announced new figure brand “Lip Mates”, whose signature lineup is called “Ore no Yome” (literally “My Wife”). The maiden release from this new brand is a PVC incarnation of Chouun, one of the many heroines of BaseSon’s January ’07 released eroge Koihime Musou. I passed over this news when it was initially available due to lack of images of the figure, but today her page was updated with shots of an unpainted preproduction prototype – enough fuel for speculation for my fevered brain, so I figured it was worth passing on. There’s no word yet on a release window or any product specifications, though she is listed as “18+ only” so castoffability can be confidently assumed. We’ll be keeping an eye on this project as further information comes to light. (no more)

[ERO] Figure Gallery: Megahouse’s Excellent Model CORE TSUKASA BULLET 02 Guernsey Hanako-san PVC

As promised in our review of the Tsukasa Jun-designed Megahouse Excellent Model CORE Holstein Hanako-san, what follows is a photo gallery of her limited edition alternate color counterpart, Guernsey. I was unable to find any shops that would ship her internationally and it seems she’s gone from the primary market in Japan as well (though still available on Yahoo auctions via proxy for those willing to pay a premium); for the rest of us, this is all I can offer:

[ERO] Figure Review: Orchid Seed’s Seihouin Erika from Miraroma

Another in the parade of Orchid Seed’s delayed releases finally made her way to open air this week. When we first reported on Seihouin Erika she was due for release in September, and looked quite attractive in her prototype incarnation; eight months later it seems she may not have been worth the wait, alas. Just how does she live up to the aspirations of naked apron aficionados everywhere? Read on for the inconvenient truth:

[ERO] Figure News: Orchid Seed’s Sherrice from Ma ga Ochiru Yoru up for preorder (updated)

We first reported on this figure back in November when it was announced at Hobby Complex 02 that she would be PVCified, and now it’s official: Orchid Seed’s site was updated last night with a page for their Sherrice kit from Ma ga Ochiru Yoru (the eroge and eroanime). According to newly available information she’s scheduled for release in April of next year at 1/8 scale (20 cm tall) and 7,800 yen retail, with several exchangeable arm configurations. Castoffability is assumed based on the original resin kit (see below for pictures) though we don’t have official confirmation yet; we’ll be keeping a close eye on her as more information becomes available. As of this morning she’s only up for preorder on Orchid’s official site, though other shops are expected to list her shortly. Image gallery below:

Mainichi Junk: C73 roundup, anime news, etc.

It’s a general roundup of news from the past few days in another installment of the increasingly inaccurately named Mainichi Junk! We’ve got stuff from all corners of the otakuverse today, starting with a heaping helping of Comic Market 73 (the latest on Momoi’s AX DVD, Keumaya’s new doujin figure project, and hug pillows galore), new moves on the anime scene (trailers for Mnemosyne, Code Geass season 2, and Kite Liberator), eroanime news (featuring a new Pixy title in the “valkyrie vs. orc” genre), a few bits of figure gossip (Orchid’s Erika shipping for reals, Donne Anonime too, and Shuraki mangafication) and a new MOSAIC.WAV eroge movie that is certainly worth your viewing time.

Figure News: Mabinogi Nao up at Orchid Seed, Kojika Play Stationery Mimi and Kuro prototypes unveiled

Orchid Seed’s Nao PVC figure from Mabinogi was first brought to our attention at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition last month, and last night she found her way into an official listing on the maker’s site along with a companion Miyazawa limited color version. The unlimited version clocks in at 1/7 scale (26 cm tall with staff) and 7,400 yen retail, with release scheduled for April. According to the product description she comes with a full change of clothes (presumably the white version pictured), though it’s unclear precisely how the castoff mechanism works. Sculpt is from rookie creator Ribun, thus far only credited on Orchid’s Seinarukana Satsuki. It is currently unknown how the Miyazawa color version will be released. News continues below:

[ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya’s Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder (updated)

Amiami’s noon update today included a listing for rookie maker Miyabiya’s first project, an [ERO] Imari Kurumi PVC figure from Bible Black. First scooped by us (mistakenly as a C-Works item) back at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition, last month’s issue of Hobby Japan brought clarification as to her origins and a decent sized prototype image of the figure, along with release details that are confirmed today: she’ll be available in March at 5,040 yen retail and 1/8 scale (15 cm tall), with a castoffable bra part and apparently three options for clothing her lower half, implying castoffability there too. The sculpt is from heretofore unknown creator Souden Sonamae, based on the cover illustration of volume 3 of the original Bible Black R2 DVD release. More information and color images as we find them; prototype and DVD cover images below. Update: color images of the kit have been found! See below:

[ERO] Figure News: Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Blade Shizuka up at Alpha Omega (updated)

With color preproduction images appearing in last month’s Hobby Japan it was only a matter of time before she appeared online in an official capacity, and today is the day: Megahouse x Alter collaboration brand Alpha Omega presents official pages for both the regular edition Excellent Model Core Queen’s Blade EX Koumanin Guntouryou Shizuka and her Hobby Japan limited alternate color counterpart Nukenin version. Designed by artist Eiwa and first appearing in the illustrated sound novel Queen’s Blade Bitoshi Gaiden, this 3D rendition of Shizuka will go on sale in April of next year at 5,775 yen retail and 1/8 scale (22 cm tall). With her up at Alpha Omega’s official site preorders should begin online shortly; a listing for the limited version is already up at Play Asia (though still display only) so it looks like they will be offering it as they have with past HJ-only figures. For a full preview of Shizuka including [ERO] shots check out Hobby Channel‘s coverage. Update: as of this evening she is now available for preorder at Amiami. (no more)

[ERO] Figure Review: Megahouse’s Excellent Model CORE TSUKASA BULLET 02 Holstein Hanako-san PVC

When Hanako was first revealed to be in production back in May she was an instant preorder for me, and I expect was so for many other Tsukasa Jun fans; his past collaborations with Megahouse had yielded nothing but solid gold, and the prospect of an original cowgirl kit was right up my alley. When we confirmed later in the summer that she was a likely candidate for castoff that was just icing on an already delicious cake – now that she’s finally out, how does she stack up to the hype? Very well indeed, as I’m pleased to report:

[ERO] Figure News: castoff update – Kotobukiya’s Xecty Ein from Shining Wind

Kotobukiya’s Xecty PVC from Shining Wind went on sale recently, and there has been some curiosity regarding her castoff potential. I’m sad to report that like Clalaclan before her Xecty is more a tease job than anything – her shirt is removable, but there’s nothing of interest to be found underneath. This is expressed most eloquently by the following image, mined from 2chan’s mokeiura board:

Figure News: Orchid Seed’s Shiori enters full preorder, amaloli Ryofu Housen announced; Q-six’s Linda kit sells out

After her unveiling yesterday on Orchid’s official site we assumed it would only be a matter of (short) time before her preorder became widely available, and it seems we were right: Hobby Stock has a preorder listing up today for Orchid Seed’s Tsuzuki Shiori (bikini ver.) PVC figure, with other shops presumed to follow shortly. I’ll be watching Amiami like a hawk… In other news from Orchid, they’ve announced a new “amaloli” color version of their recently released gothic lolita Ryofu Housen PVC figure. This pink dress version is apparently limited to sale via wholesale supplier Shinpo, and release is expected in the spring (preorders close on January 25th) at 6,800 yen retail. On the garage kit side of things, the Linda-designed Q-Six resin kit we reported on earlier this month went up for preorder and back down again with astonishing speed, with the first wave of production shipping on the 28th. Horribly color-reduced GIF images of the [ERO] kit can be found here. We’ll be on the lookout for further news on all of these items as it comes to light. (no more)

[ERO] Figure Review: Yamato’s Yamashita Shunya designed, Cerberus Project (Sunny Day) sculpted, Creators’ Labo CL#014 Guitar Girl Arisa PVC

Cerberus Project’s guitar girl Arisa is a kit I’d been lusting after since I first saw her in resin at Wonder Festival Winter 2006, so when news came last July that Yamato was going to produce a PVC rendition of her the extent of my chortling glee can scarcely be underestimated. I’ve been in high tension mode ever since, wondering just how Yamato would treat her – fears that I am very happy to say were largely needless. Read on for a look at what turns out to be one of the loveliest kits of the year.

Figure News: Haruhi, Fortune Arterial, Keroro coming from Wave, Dynamite Kanu PVC sample up at Moeyo

Wave updated today with a few new items on their release lineup for next spring: Treasure Figure Collection Suzumiya Haruhi is coming out in May at 4,935 yen and 1/10 scale (16 cm tall), DreamTech Sendou Erika from the new August game Fortune Arterial will be out in late April at 5,775 yen, 1/8 scale with a sculpt from zenko, and Dark Keroro x Nasuka will be out in conjunction with the new Keroro Gunsou movie on in late January, but it may only be available in theaters in Japan (4,800 yen, non-scale, 15 cm tall). In other news Moeyo has a sample PVC review of Yamato’s [ERO] Dynamite Keikaku Kanu Unchou online, and she’s looking a good sight better than in Akiba Hobby’s review from a couple of weeks ago. She’s still on track for a December release, thank goodness… can’t wait to see her in person. :3 J-List still has her available for preorder if you’ve been on the fence. (no more)

Figure News: Yamato’s Guitar Girl Arisa and high kick Hakufu, Movic’s Matsu now on sale

According to their product listings, Yamato‘s Yamashita Shunya designed, Cerberus Project sculpted [ERO] Guitar Girl Arisa and their [ERO] Story Image Figure Sonsaku Hakufu (high kick ver.) are both in stock and shipping now! Buying via these links is a great chance to pick them up if you haven’t snagged them via preorder yet, and you can support HD in the process. Akibajin blog is reporting today as well that Movic‘s Sekirei Matsu figure is now on store shelves (and just arrived here, in fact – expect a review later tonight or tomorrow morning). More whoredom / news below:

Figure News: Hobby Japan January 2008 leftovers

We’ve already scooped the bulk of what was new in this month’s issue of Hobby Japan, but after getting my hands on an actual copy of the magazine last night I noticed a few other odds and ends that might be of interest. Includes updates from Witchblade, Kimikiss, Code Geass, Queen’s Blade, Bible Black, and Nitro+ character designer Niθ; details below:

Figure News: Shuraki roundup – high res Needa, Meifeng reissue, Rize release date

Online shop Infinity Wonderland posted their Needa preorder last night, and along with it a gallery of high resolution images of the kit (reproduced below). She’s looking great! Of greater import in the listing however is the news that Shuraki vol. 2 Meifeng is scheduled for an April 2008 reissue, and Shuraki vol. 5 Rize is due out in April as well. This should put fears to rest of those unable to get Meifeng when she was first released earlier this month. Images below:

[ERO] Figure News: Aoshima’s Funny Knights Masterpiece of Yamashita Shunya No. 2 Petra PVC up for preorder

Amiami’s noon updated today featured the surprise preorder listing of Aoshima‘s Funny Knights Masterpiece of Yamashita Shunya No. 2 Petra PVC figure. As we reported last month she is indeed castoffable, and is scheduled to retail in mid-February of ’08 at 1/7 scale (30 cm tall – staff included) and 7,140 yen. As was the case with Rudy and Cream Coru-nee before her Petra is the work of sculptor Modeler-T, who has a better shot of Petra on his site than the one currently up at Amiami (see below). I’m wavering on this one… probably going to hold off on a preorder until Amiami has their full gallery up.

[ERO] Figure News: Taki Corporation’s Ryomou Shimei PVC from Ikkitousen up for preorder

Amiami and Hobby Stock both represent today with the news that Taki Corporation‘s Ryomou Shimei PVC figure (first scooped here) is now available for preorder! As mentioned in our earlier coverage her maid outfit can be replaced by a bunny girl suit, and while there’s no visual evidence, based on the way her parts come together we can be sure that like Kanu before her she’s a full castoff job. She clocks in at 1/6 scale and is due out in late January at 9,240 yen retail; Amiami has a large gallery online for those contemplating the purchase. (no more)

[ERO] Figure News: castoff update – Metamo YUKI N., Resinya Sasara (updated)

A couple of small castoff status updates today: first from Moeyo we have word that Bandai’s upcoming Metamo Yuki that we scooped at the end of last month is cast in a separate piece from her dress, which may point to castoff of some kind (though the odds of anything detailed underneath are negligible). Also, word is in from ASCII that Resinya’s Sasara PVC (scooped in September) is in all likelihood bra-clad beneath her blouse. Rather disappointing for those of us anticipating a full castoff… 11/18 Update: Senaka Blog has shots up of Max Factory’s POLO System Fauna from Megachu in all her cast off glory, as well as sample castoff shots of the Guernsey version of Tsukasa Jun’s Holstein Hanako-san. Incriminating evidence below:

Figure News: Max Factory presents Feena Fam Earthlight, Comic Gum does black and white Cerberus Project Kanu

Goodsmile updated their official site today with news of two new figures coming in March of 2008! First up is a Max Factory rendition of Feena Fam Earthlight from August’s eroge Yoake Mae Yori Ruri-Iro na, who clocks in at 1/8 scale (20 cm tall) and 6,300 yen retail. More exciting (to me) is the news that the the third and final of this summer’s limited edition Cerberus Project Ikkitousen figures released by Comic Gum is seeing wide release: their French Doll sculpted [ERO] Kanu Unchou (black and white ver.) PVC is due out at 7,800 yen and 1/7 scale (28 cm tall) in March as well. In a third bit of news from Goodsmile today, FREEing’s 1/4 scale Kyon’s sister PVC from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu has been announced for a February ’08 reissue. Update: Preorders for all three are now up at Amiami! [ERO] Castoff Kanu shot below:

[ERO] Figure News: Art Storm’s Nakoruru a possible castoff candidate?

First scooped here back in May, word came in from Goodsmile recently that Art Storm‘s Samurai Spirits Nakoruru PVC has been delayed from November to a December ’07 release. Rumors have surfaced this morning that a possible reason for the delay involves her castoffability (or lack thereof); the original G.O-sculpted Cerberus Project resin kit was an upper body castoff, and if Art Storm decides to preserve the original kit design (as has been the case with every other Cerberus Project resin-PVC conversion of which I am aware) this will be the first ever SNK game character to officially receive the PVC castoff treatment (again, to my knowledge; please correct me if I’m wrong). A sign of things to come? Color images of the Nakoruru castoff kit below:

[ERO] Figure News: standalone alternate color Queen’s Blade Cattleya up for preorder

A standalone version of Megahouse‘s Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Blade Cattleya PVC figure (the normal version of which comes with her son Rana) was rumored back when the figure was confirmed in Hobby Japan last month, and now she’s finally up for preorder at Amiami – albeit in a slightly different color configuration and armed with a different weapon. Like the normal version this standalone kit is due out in February of next year, at 1/8 scale (22.5 cm tall) and 5,775 yen retail. A bit of a disappointment for fans hoping for the regular color version without Rana, but it’s still a nice option to have available. Pictures below:

[ERO] Goods News: Ikkitousen Treasure Limited Box uncensored

Just a quick note to mention that Getchu’s listing for the Ikkitousen Treasure Limited Box we scooped at the beginning of November contains an uncensored look at both the Hakufu bust and the Kanu oppai mousepad that come with the set. Preorders are open through December 2nd for those thinking of picking it up (Amazon and Mangaoh both have it available to international customers). Uncensored picture below: