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Figure News: Dengeki 15th Anniversary figure fallout

Publishing company Mediaworks (parent of the Dengeki magazine lines) is holding a festival to mark the brand’s 15th anniversary this weekend at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, and several figure makers were there to hawk their wares and unveil a few new items in the process. Word is still coming in from the event hall floor, but what we know at present is shown below:

Figure News: Konami’s Bemani Lilina PVC gets the green light (barely)

We’ve been tracking the progress of preorders for Konami’s Beatmania IIDX Lilina PVC figure over the past several months, and with the final deadline back on October 28th it seems she just barely made the 2,500 unit preorder cutoff required to trigger production. She’s set to go on sale on March 14th of next year at 4,935 yen retail and 1/8 scale (12 cm tall). Unlike Iroha, the first Bemani figure in this made-to-order series who cleared her 2,500 unit preorder quota with ease, Lilina required a three week extension to make the cut; while a third installment in the series is apparently planned it seems that if fan enthusiasm continues to wane Lilina may be the last that we’ll see actualized. If you’d like to support HD with your Lilina preorder, she’s available now at Play Asia. Update: figure sample image below:

Figure News: Konami’s Gurren Lagann Figure Collection vol. 1 up for preorder

Hobby Stock posted a listing this afternoon for Konami’s Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Figure Collection vol. 1! It’s a six piece set that includes Yoko, Nia, Simon, Kamina, Gurren Lagann, and a rare Yoko (swimsuit version). Simon comes with replaceable drill, which can also be equipped on the robot; the larger figures are approximately 12 cm tall (sized in proportion to the earlier released Impact Model Lagann), and they’re set to retail in March of next year in a box of ten for 7,140 yen. Picture below:

Figure News: preorder window for Konami’s Bemani Lilina PVC extended

Hinazuki Lilina, the second entry in Konami’s Beatmania IIDX figure series, is not dead yet! We thought it was unlikely back on October 6th that Lilina would reach her 2,500 preorder quota necessary to trigger production by the original cutoff date of the 9th, and it turns out that premonition was correct. Instead of dropping the project entirely however Konami gave her a new lease on life, allowing preorders through October 28th. As of the 20th they’re still 314 units shy of the goal, so it’s looking to be a close thing… I don’t know whether this counts toward the preorder total or not, but Play Asia has her listed as available for those pondering the purchase and hoping to influence the outcome of events. (no more)

Figure News: Bemani figure project #2 Hinazuki Lilina sample image up, preorder quota still unreached

We reported a month ago on the production of the second in Konami’s Beatmania bishoujo figure series, Hinazuki Lilina. With the October 8th preorder deadline that will determine her production status fast approaching, Konami has updated her product listing with a photo of the finished kit; they also note that as of today (October 6th) they have only recieved 1,727 of the 2,500 preorders necessary to trigger production of the figure. Will a shot of a pre-production prototype be enough to drum up 750+ preorders over the next two days? We’ll be keeping an eye on this. (no more)