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Limited edition Shizuka now in stock

Otherwise only available via mail order from Hobby Japan magazine, Alpha Omega’s Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Blade Shizuka (limited edition) is now in stock at Play-Asia. This is likely one of the few opportunities to obtain the figure without paying obscene markups at auction, so those interested who weren’t able to place preorders earlier have another chance now. She’s likely only available in very limited quantity, so quick action is advised if you don’t want to miss out.

Our review of the regular edition Shizuka can be found here. (no more)

Megahouse lists QB Mellona, QG Arisu, Capcomaniax Ibuki, Mika (updated)

April 23rd, 2008 Update: Full listings for the four figures are now online at Megahouse’s official site:

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Figure Review: Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Blade P-5 Cattleya

When Cattleya was first announced as part of the Megahouse Excellent Model Queen’s Blade lineup last September I was overjoyed. Given her ponderous dimensions and niche fetish appeal I thought her inclusion in the series would be unlikely, but it seems someone with decision-making power at Megahouse HQ recognized the appeal of her monumental design for what it was, and decided that justice must be done. The justice ended up so great that it could hardly be contained by Cattleya’s 120-cm bust, so I give fair warning – if the prospect of such developed womanly attributes makes you less than excited this review is not for you. Otherwise, read on for more gushing fanboyism than is probably appropriate:

[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 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: Megahouse Excellent Model CORE Holstein Hanako-san ships (to Tsukasa Jun), castoff revealed

Veteran illustrator Tsukasa Jun updated his official site yesterday with two items of note: first, the news that Megahouse‘s Excellent Model CORE Holstein Hanako-san PVC figure who we’ve been tracking since May is expected to finally see release at the end of November. Secondly (and of much greater interest) is the Hanako-san gallery posted synchronously, which reveals the finished version of what we very strongly suspected and in September confirmed: she’s made for an easy upper body castoff. These two bits of information taken together present a formula for very brisk sales indeed, so if you haven’t placed your preorder yet I’d recommend doing so soon. Via Play Asia, perhaps? *cough cough* Pilfered [ERO] gallery below:

[ERO] Figure Review: Megahouse Excellent Model CORE Tomoe PVC from Queen’s Blade

Tomoe is one of the earliest Queen’s Blade characters released and has been one of the most enduringly popular, being the subject of the Noto Mamiko-voiced Bitoshi Gaiden vol. 1 artbook / drama CD as well as several doujinshi. With Megahouse’s Queen’s Blade figure line famous for its castoffability a preorder of this item was inevitable; but how does the Excellent Model reputation for quality hold up in the face of her abundant mikoliciousness? Quite well, thankfully.

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