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Eye Ball announces Ouse Kohime figure series

Being unfamiliar with her work this is a rather dense scoop to parse, but bear with me as I try to sort things out: goods maker President Japan announced on their Eye Ball production blog yesterday that they’ll be producing a series of figures based on the original illustrations of mangaka and artist Ouse Kohime (official site). A post on her blog provides further details and additional pictures of the first figure in the series, “BLACK BAT”, who is from the Time Keeper series (apparently a series of original illustrations; I can’t source these for the life of me). Future figures in the series will include an “angel” and a “fallen angel”. The initial batgirl figure is scheduled for release in July as a prepainted and assembled polyresin statue. Price and other details are not yet announced, but this is bound to be an expensive item… we’ll keep a lookout for more details. If anyone has copies of Ouse’s artbooks on hand and could possibly find the original image of this it would be much appreciated! (no more)

Shining Force EXA Riemsianne preorder open

For figure fans with deep pockets, the latest in President Japan (Eye Scream)’s line of Shining-series figures, scooped back in April, appeared for preorder in tonight’s Amiami update: Riemsianne, from Shining Force EXA. She’s scheduled for release in late August at 1/8 scale (44 cm tall, 37 cm wide, 22.3 cm deep – box dimensions? Text listing says 39 cm tall). The retail price is 17,640 yen, and sculptor information is unknown. Pictures of this impressive kit can be found below:

Shining Force EXA’s Riemsianne announced

We got our first glimpse of her back in February, and today President Japan sub-brand Eye Scream updated their product lineup with an entry for their Riemsianne PVC from Shining Force EXA. She’s scheduled for release in August at 1/8 scale, 37 cm tall, and 16,800 yen retail (ouch…). With her listed on the official Eye Scream page preorders should be opening shortly. Sculptor information is currently unknown, but we’ve got pictures below:

President Japan “Shining” series trio preorders open

Three of the Shining series figures from President Japan (Eye Ball/Eye Scream) we’ve had our eye on for the past few months went up for preorder simultaneously today, with listings appearing at Kotobukiya’s online shop. First up is Seena Kanon from Shining Wind [PA], who’s set for release in July at 1/8 scale (28 cm tall) and 8,190 yen retail. Next is Houmei, also from Shining Wind, set for release at 1/8 scale (14.5 cm tall) and 8,190 yen retail; her listing is not accompanied by a release date, but July seems like a logical guess. Finally we have Maple from Shining Tears [PA], presented at a stunning 1/1 scale, 38.2 cm tall and due out in July at 18,900 yen. Sculptor information for all three figures is currently unavailable. We’ll update this post with additional details and images as they come online; current images below. Update: full image galleries now online:

Two new “Shining” series figures announced

Recapping a bit of news from a couple of days ago, the official Shining series figure blog Shine na Blog posted with unpainted prototype shots of a new Shining Wind Blanc Neige figure coming from Kotobukiya. Little is revealed in the entry text (no news as to a release window, price or sculptor information) but it is mentioned that her cape is removable.

President Japan‘s Eye Ball blog brings news of the second recently announced Shining Wind figure, a new rendition of Kureha. The color prototype is pictured before final detailed color tuning, but provides a rough look of what to expect from the final version; again virtually no information regarding the sculptor, price, or release date is provided, though it is noted that her skirt is castoffable. We’ll be keeping an eye out for further information on both figures in the coming weeks. Images below:

Shining Wind Houmei color sample

The official Shining franchise figure blog Shine na Blog posted photos yesterday of a finished color prototype of President Japan (Eye Scream)’s upcoming Houmei figure from Shining Wind. These are the first pictures we’ve seen of the figure in color, and she’s looking really quite nice indeed! We don’t currently have any official information on pricing or a release timeframe, but apparently more information will be available when she goes on display at the Tokyo International Anime Fair at the end of the month. (no more)

Figure News: 1/1 scale Maple PVC from Shining Tears in the works

According to the official Shining series figure blog Shine na Blog, Maple, Elwyn’s faerie companion from Shining Tears, is scheduled to be rendered in 1/1 scale PVC! Clocking in at 30 cm (~one foot tall) she dwarfs the 1/8 scale Elwyn placed next to her. She’s schedule to come from President Japan (parent company of Eye Scream, known for their earlier Shining Tears lineup) at a yet undisclosed release date and price point; we’ll be keeping an eye out for further details. Prototype photos and original Maple illustration below:

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