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Figure News: Tecmo’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Dead or Alive Kasumi prize figure gallery online

A puzzle presents itself today in the form of this pair of Yamashita Shunya designed DOA Kasumi prize figures with a gallery newly up at Tecmo’s online shop. I’d swear up and down that they’re the same figures we first scooped back in May, and I have the original design illustrations to prove it; however those are listed as coming out this month at 2,520 yen for the pair, while the new ones up at Tecmo are listed at 6,090 yen for the pair and due out in February. Not only that, the ones from May are listed at 18 cm tall, while these new ones are 20 cm. I find it hard to believe that they could be different items with the exact same design, but stranger things have happened… we’ll be keeping an eye out for more information as it comes to light. Either way, if you can find the set for the original 2,520 yen at this point it seems like a steal. Gallery reproduced below:

Figure News: Kotobukiya’s April ’08 lineup unveiled, includes Sengoku Rance, Clannad, To Heart 2, DOAX2, Shining Wind (updated)

Kotobukiya updated their official site this afternoon with four five new PVC figures scheduled for release in April of next year! First up is Uesugi Kenshin, one of the main heroines of Alice Soft’s 2006 eroge epic Sengoku Rance (figure originally covered here). She’s due out at 1/8 scale and 7,140 yen retail. Next up is the newest installment in the Venus on the Beach series from DOAX2, Tina. She’s due out at 1/6 scale and 9,240 yen, and like her predecessors sports two different clothing configurations. A limited edition color version is coming from Tecmo. Finally we have a maid version Komaki Manaka from To Heart 2 Another Days and Ichinose Kotomi from Clannad, both due out at 1/8 scale (Manaka at 6,090 yen and Kotomi at 5,040 yen). I’m tempted by the Kenshin, but that face sculpt doesn’t really do her justice… if only Volks would put out some of their stuff in PVC. ;__; Update: Kotobukiya’s April schedule also includes their version of Shining Wind‘s Kureha, now up for preorder at Amiami along with their other April offerings. She’s due out at 1/8 scale and 6,090 yen retail. (no more)

Figure News: Kotobukiya preorder blitz includes DOAX2, Another Days, Shana, Clannad, D.C.S.S.

The boatload of Kotobukiya figures first presented a week and a half ago at the 2007 Plastic Model / Radicon Show went up for preorder today in one of the brand’s periodic listings blitzes, including Lei Fang from Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (due out in January), Yuzuhara Konomi (maid ver.), Yamada Michiru, and Kousaka Tamaki (maid ver.) from To Heart 2 Another Days (due out in January, January and February respectively), Shana (candy bikini ver.) from Shakugan no Shana II (due out in February), Ibuki Fuuko from Clannad (due out in January), and Shirakawa Kotori (beachside ver.) from D.C.S.S. (due out in January). We’ll be keeping half an eye on the Lei Fang for any surprises… (no more)

Figure News: scoops from the 2007 Plastic Model / Radicon Show

The 47th annual Plastic Model / Radicon Show is happening this weekend, and Moeyo! Akibajin Blog was there yesterday to check it out. While mostly devoted to plastic models (mecha and vehicles) and radio controlled devices (hence the name), bishoujo figures made a fair showing as well; the following can be deduced from Moeyo’s initial coverage:

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