While checking Play Asia‘s listings today to update our figure release schedule I came across a puzzling item: a cold cast figure described as “The Art of Shunya Yamashita Fine Art Bust Cold Cast Statue: Niniane“. It’s a roughly 1/8 scale cold cast bust (15 cm tall, 18 with sword) retailing at 9,710 yen on the PA site, with release scheduled for next April; I’m not sure if this is a limited edition item, a non-Japan release, or even whether it’s legitimate at all, but I’ve seen neither hide nor hair of it beyond the Play Asia site so a mystery she shall remain for now. It’s supposedly from Kotobukiya, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for news from that quarter… other newly updated items can be found below. Update: see below for the evening’s figure take, and a first look at Daiki Kougyou’s Shiranui Mai castoff:

December 20th figures Daiki Kougyou Shiranui Mai castoff

buy Daiki’s Mai at Play Asia

Now On Sale

  • Art Storm’s Nakoruru PVC from Samurai Spirits [Play Asia]
  • [ERO] Yamato’s Dynamite Keikaku Kanu Unchou (prisoner ver.) PVC from Ikkitousen [Play Asia] [J-List]
  • Art Storm’s Mizuka PVC from Sengoku Ace / Sengoku Cannon [Play Asia]
  • Daiki Kougyou’s Shiranui Mai PVC from King of Fighters (Fatal Fury) [Play Asia]
  • Shueisha’s Gally (Alita) action figure from Gunnm Gaiden (Battle Angel Alita) [Amazon.co.jp] [J-List coming soon]

Kanu, Mizuka, Mai, and Gally reviews coming soon!

New Play Asia Preorders

  • Kotobukiya’s Art of Yamashita Shunya Niniane cold cast (original design) [Play Asia]
  • Max Factory’s Pec Champo (Baek Changpo) PVC from Senko no Ronde [Play Asia]
  • Kotobukiya’s Uesugi Kenshin PVC from Sengoku Rance [Play Asia]
  • Kotobukiya’s Tina PVC from DOAX2 (Dead or Alive Xtreme 2) [Play Asia]
  • Kotobukiya’s Kureha PVC from Shining Wind [Play Asia]
  • Toranoana’s Tsuzuki Shiori (transformed ver.) PVC figure from Witchblade [Play Asia]
  • Toranoana’s Amaha Masane (transformed ver.) PVC figure from Witchblade [Play Asia]
  • Tecmo’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Kasumi (blue ver.) PVC figure from Dead or Alive [Play Asia]
  • Tecmo’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Kasumi (white ver.) PVC figure from Dead or Alive [Play Asia]

More recent bishoujo figure preorders can be found here.