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Figure News: Hobby Complex 02 Tokyo reports

The second iteration of garage kit and toy convention Hobby Complex occurred today, this one the first to be held in Tokyo (occupying one of the west halls of the Tokyo Big Sight). Preliminary event reports are up at GA Graphic (Lucky Star feature), Akiba Hobby, and Moeyo! Akibajin Blog. As primarily a garage kit event there wasn’t much in the way of PVC on display, though a few makers did show up (Goodsmile offering an event-limited Gargantuan Neco Arc CHAOS vinyl figure); the reports are worth checking out regardless for a look at what a bunch of the bigger kit circles are up to these days, as well as a fine vessel that both Moeyo and Akiba Hobby seem to feel sums up the event nicely. (no more)

Figure Review: Toy’sworks’ Suzumiya Haruhi (gakuran ver.) PVC from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Whenever I see the word “Vispo” a primordial reflex action is triggered somewhere in my brain stem that makes me hit the “BUY” button if one is within reach, and this Haruhi was no exception. Back when she was announced in May there was much rejoicing (along with a schooling in the meaning of the term “gakuran”), but when she was finally trundled out to an expectant audience earlier this month the excitement was somewhat abated. Would you trust Toy’sworks with your Vispo? After seeing this kit I’m not so sure…