Tezuka Osamu fan site News Rocket is reporting this morning that a Tezuka x Yoshizaki Mine “Collabolution” figure project has begun! The first figure to be produced in what is billed as an ongoing series will be a Fushigi na Merumo (Marvelous Melmo) set, featuring the title character in girl form and transformed adult form, based on Yoshizaki renditions of her original Tezuka design. The set is scheduled for release from Organic this summer at an as-yet undisclosed price. Images below:

The sculptor isn’t credited in the News Rocket post, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for further information on these. Provided the price is reasonable they’re looking like an automatic buy for me… I never thought about it this way before, but Yoshizaki seems uniquely suited to the task of updating Tezuka’s style to a more modern design aesthetic while still keeping the original “retro” feel. I’m really digging it.