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Excellent Model Blassreiter Elea preorder open (updated)

Preorder listings went up this morning at Amazon and Moe Soul for Megahouse’s Blassreiter (Wikipedia) figure series, including the single bishoujo PVC announced in the lineup thus far, Excellent Model Blassreiter Elea ~Niθ Ver.~. As indicated by the title the figure was designed by Nitro+ artist Niθ (Nishii), and features a sculpt from Eye Up‘s Kibayashi Norio. Her scale is unspecified (19 cm tall) and she’s scheduled to ship in late August at 5,775 yen retail. Update: full image gallery below:

Figure Review: Alpha Omega Queen’s Blade Shizuka

When we first saw her in prototype at Wonder Festival last summer and later learned of her castoff potential, a preorder was mandated by some sort of federal law. With two of the top figure makers in the business collaborating on the project and a price that shouts rude epithets at the rising cost of oil (not to mention her demonic good looks), who could possibly resist Shizuka’s allure? Not me, which is why I am making this post:

Queen’s Gate Alice figure update (updated)

Update: preorders are now open at Amiami for Alice, Mellona, Ibuki, and Mika.

Original Post: Two slight movements on the Alice scene over the noon hour today: first is a Moeyo! Akibajin Blog post that scoops the resin sample of the adult Alice (“Boost” version Alice) we saw yesterday in the pages of Hobby Japan. She’s apparently now on display at the Kotobukiya store in Akihabara, and he’s got a photo gallery with some great close-up shots (though this one casts a discouraging light on her castoff prospects).

Second is an update at the official Alter x Megahouse collaboration Alpha Omega brand homepage, which presents a listing for the Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Gate Mon wo Hiraku Mono Alice (Arisu) finished PVC model that we’ve been tracking for the past few months. The page confirms information we’d previously reported on the figure (August release at 5,775 yen, Akatsuki sculpt, 1/8 scale, 14.5 cm tall, castoffable), and now that she’s online we can expect preorders to commence very shortly – likely later in the day today. This post will be updated once the first preorders are spotted.

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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:

Images and further details below:

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 News: Megahouse Queen’s Blade Cattleya figure castoff on display (updated)

Akiba Hobby and Ascii.jp are both reporting tonight on the castoff status of Megahouse’s Excellent Model CORE Queen’s Blade Cattleya figure that was much hyped here last fall. Both scoops are censored to a certain degree, but leave little to the imagination – for good or ill both Cattleya and her son are fully castoff ready, and to my admittedly warped sensibilities she’s looking really good. :3 With the recent round of PVC samples on display we can expect her to ship in the very near future. Update: Senaka Blog represents with a completely uncensored look at Cattleya (though still no full frontal shot). My one gripe would be that her neck looks oddly elongated with the collar off, I’m guessing most will opt to leave it in place… (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 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:

Figure News: Claymore, Lineage II, catgirl Tsuruya, Revoltech Rin, and prize figures oh my!

A bunch of figure news rounding out the day today: word is coming in from 2chan’s mokeiura board that Megahouse’s Claymore Clare PVC figure and Yujin’s SRDX Lineage II capsule figures are both now on sale. In addition Bandai has put a Metamo (color changing) catgirl Tsuruya-san up for preorder; she’s set for release in late March at 4,410 yen. Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Fraeulein Rin action figure is up for preorder today as well, with release set for February 1st; finally, GA Graphic brings us a look at the 10th “Prize Fair” that took place on November 2nd, which is presumably a fair where prize figures are shown (hence the name – brilliant!). The items on display come from six different makers and will be released between April and June of next year. Oh, and also:

Figure News: January ’08 Hobby Japan preview

Hot on the heels of this morning’s Hatsune Miku Nendoroid leak comes further scoopage from the as-yet unpublished pages of the January ’08 issue of Hobby Japan magazine! On the Queen’s Blade front we get our first look at Megahouse’s Shizuka in color (scooped back at Wanfesu), along with the news that she’s due out next spring at 5,775 yen and is castoffable. We get looks beneath the clothing of both Airi and Nix as well, with Nix revealed as a lower castoff. We have word that an Izuruha figure will accompany a box set release of the four volumes of Ru Li Lu Ra manga (details in the next HJ issue). Word from Goodsmile as well that they’re producing a Kuonji Shinra figure from Kimigashu (no details yet), and a look at the MMS Yoko action figure coming from Konami in December. Last but not least we have Akashiya Moka from Rosario to Vampire coming from Shueisha on May 23rd at 5,000 yen, and what for me is the heart-stopping revelation of the issue: the Orchid Seed Ishiyama Satoshi-sculpted Witchblade Shiori kit scooped at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition is coming out in resin at Hobby Complex 02 this Sunday, November 25th. Holding my breath until the PVC announcement… visual evidence below:

[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:

Figure News: Megahouse Queen’s Blade Cattleya up for preorder, gallery online

Happinet’s online shop Moe Soul certainly doesn’t waste any time, listing Megahouse’s Excellent Model CORE Cattleya PVC figure from the Queen’s Blade game artbook series up for preorder a scant four minutes after the stroke of midnight on the day the magazine officially announcing her sale (December’s Hobby Japan) was released. Not only is the listing up, but it contains a full decent resolution image gallery (though no evidence of castoff yet). Now that she’s up at Moe Soul we can expect other retailers to have her up soon, so those interested should keep a sharp eye out – there may be more of us MILF fans out there than this thread would suggest. :3 Thanks to Imp for the heads up! Gallery below:

Figure News: Megahouse Excellent Model CORE Cattleya (Katorea) PVC from Queen’s Blade, now in color

The December issue of Hobby Japan won’t be officially released for two more days, but images are surfacing from it around the net already including this most delicious item (scooped here last month): Megahouse‘s Queen’s Blade Cattleya PVC, now in color. The set (complete with her son Rana) is due out in February of ’08 at 7,350 yen; if Cattleya alone is your flavor, word has it that she’ll be available for sale as a separate item as well. While no castoff configuration has been officially confirmed as of yet, several elements of both figures are looking mighty suspicious at this point… Hobby Japan scan below:

[ERO] Figure Review: Hobby Japan’s Izuruha PVC from Ru/Li/Lu/Ra

Izuruha is one of those figures that Hobby Japan puts out on a regular basis to sell their magazines. The only way to get them is to clip out a stamp from a page of the magazine, tape it to a card with your name and address and send it in, thus guaranteeing that you spend an additional 780 yen for the magazine above the price of the figure (and exorbitant postage). I’m guessing they did quite well by this particular piece of promobait, as nothing beats a full castoff for drawing the eye to an unknown character with a vaguely seedy design; I was among the legions hooked in by the promise of leggy PVC, so here’s the HD take on what is admittedly a very nice item indeed:

[ERO] Figure News: Hobby Japan mail-order limited Ru/Li/Lu/Ra Izuruha PVC available at Play Asia

First scooped back in April, the Megahouse-produced Hobby Japan mail order limited Izuruha PVC figure from the Ru/Li/Lu/Ra manga and TRPG was finally released over this past weekend. Back when she was announced much hype was made over both her full castoff and the fact that the body portion of the kit is made from a single cast piece of PVC (meaning no seams); I shot her this morning for our HD review, and she’s looking great. I mention this now because checking over at Play Asia it seems they have her in stock, though at a rather steep premium; this may be the only way for fans outside of Japan to procure her, though, so if you’re interested now’s the time. Preview 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.

Figure News: Alter / Megahouse collaboration brand Alpha Omega official site launched

First announced at Wonder Festival 2007 Summer, the “Alpha Omega” figure brand that is a collaboration between Alter and Megahouse put its official site online today. Two figures are featured in conjunction with the site launch: the Code Geass C.C. and Karen PVCs that we’ve reported on twice before. They’re confirmed as due out in February of next year at 1/8 scale and 5,775 yen each; now that the official site is up I’m guessing it’ll be a matter of (relatively little) time before we see preorders for them. The vigil begins… (no more)

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