It’s time to look at some figures that are available order. It feels like it’s been a slow year for figures but quite a few nice ones have gone up for order in just the last week or so. Strangely, there aren’t any Alphamax or Skytube figures on this list, but there are still quite a few quite a few lewd figures that have caught my interest.
Kagura from Lechery’s Hentai Series
We’ll start off with a figure that has to get automatic consideration. There are at least two versions of this figure, this one and one in pink (I think there are also pregnant versions of both figures). To be honest, I’m not really digging this figure as much as I thought I would, mostly because the face looks a little off to me, but the subject matter more than compensates for any misgivings I have in that regard so I’m going to buy it. I thought that I preferred the pink version due to the lack of tongue protrusion but on second thought, I think I’ll go with the black version instead, being that I like that color scheme much more.
Maya Kamiwazumi from Fault!!
I generally liked Alphamax’s Maya figure aside from the length of her neck, which bothered me a bit. Dragon Toy’s version doesn’t have that issue, and she’s down on her knees, which I like better than a figure that is lying down, though I still always prefer a figure that is standing. On the plus side, her kneeling position and 1/6 scale size will provide for photographic opportunities with a certain guest figure that is occasionally seen here (not often as of late, but I’ve come to realize that with the next election scarcely more than a year away, I’m running out of time to make use of him).
Takao from Arpeggio of Blue Steel
This is another figure I think I should like more than I do. It’s a 1/4 scale figure, which I appreciate very much, and the saucy pose is quite attractive as well, but the face seems a bit off to me. I’m also not entirely familiar with the manufacturer, though I do actually own a couple of Aoshima’s 1/6 scale dolls from their Lady’s Mission line (this is going back about ten years, well before I started this site). I’m putting this down as a maybe, but a combination of the strong US dollar (which makes this figure cost about $134 right now – not quite as expensive as I’d expect it to be) and the figure’s large size may yet sway me.
Black Heart from Hyperdimension Neptunia
It’s nice to see Alter make another elaborate mecha girl figure; this sort of thing used to be a staple of their lineups but seems to have become rare as of late. I’m certainly buying this figure and I think I will order Wing’s Neptune, which is getting an unexpected re-release. It’d also be nice if someone would make a figure of Green Heart but as the embodiment of the least popular (by far) console in Japan, I’m not expecting it.
Celia Cumani Aintree from Walkure Romanze
It’s nice to see Celia – by popular acclaim the best girl from Walkure Romanze – getting so many figures. I own one – to be reviewed very soon – and I think I’ll get this one as well, though I don’t know much about the maker (despite owning their Mitsuru Kirijo figure, which is buried somewhere in my closet). It’s curious and disappointing how this figure’s armor is apparently removable but they provide only one picture of Celia’s back and ass. I’d think that selling figures would be their highest priority and more photos would only help in that respect.
Momoka Shijou from Magical Warfare
I watched the first episode of Magical Warfare a while back and it was so generic and uninspired that I dropped it immediately. Perhaps it got better but I have my doubts. (Though on the other hand, there are occasionally shows that I like very much that are neither very popular nor highly regarded. Like Cross Ange; where are all the Cross Ange figures?) I did like the character designs, though; the lead girl looked quite a bit like Accel World’s Kuroyukihime except without the porcine baggage. I am not at all familiar with Momoka, but she looks quite nice; I had thought that this figure was an Alter figure when I first saw it, as it is strongly reminiscent of their styling, at least from a distance. It’s not as easy to tell how good it will look on close inspection, and it’s disappointing that it’s only 1/8 scale, but nonetheless, I think I will order it, even though I expect that it will hit the bargain bin shortly after its release.
Nobody from X-Blaze – Lost: Memories
The second white-haired girl from FREEing scheduled for release in October is Nobody, one of the main characters from the bizarre BlazBlue spinoff Xblaze. I’m definitely buying this figure, for highly obvious reasons.
Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay night
Every now and then I get this whim to buy a new big-ass doll, and I’m thinking about picking up Azone’s Rin Tohsaka. This despite that she doesn’t look a whole lot like Rin, Azone’s dolls tend to be hit-or-miss, and the fact that I don’t really do anything with the dolls that I already own (I keep them in their boxes). On the other hand, wrapping Rin up in tentacles or dressing her up in a naughty bondage slave outfit has a certain appeal, but as it is, I think that I’d probably prefer to buy the other figures scheduled for release in October.
Haruna Sairenji from To Love-Ru
I’m also going to preorder this figure, as I have Momo and Mea and like both figures quite a bit. I have to wonder how Yabuki Kentarou, the creator of To Love-Ru, feels about this figure, though; apparently Haruna was patterned after his wife, who later royally screwed him over (leading to an acrimonious divorce and custody fight over their daughter). The sexy bride outfit certainly cannot help, though it looks awesome anyway.
Nurse Momoi from the Native Creators Collection
Any figure from Native is worth a look and Momoi definitely looks fantastic. I think I’m going to get the regular version, which comes with the gynecological examination chair; there’s a cheaper version that dispenses with the furniture but I think the chair adds a lot to the appeal of the figure.