I haven’t done one of these posts (or any post, really) in a while so now is as good a time as any to take a look at some of the figures I’m considering preordering. A huge number of figures have gone up for preorder since the 53rd post so I’m going to limit the number of figures I write about here, as this post would otherwise be way too long.
Bertille Althusser from Walkure Romanze
I generally like Daiki Kougyou’s figures of the girls from Walkure Romanze, but I have to admit that the body shapes for most of them are thicker than I generally prefer. But Q-Six is doing figures of the girls as well in much the same vein – that is, essentially nude aside from armor plating on the shoulders and legs – and therefore I see no reason not to collect both series. I have Q-Six’s Celia somewhere around here, and I probably ought to review her to compare her to Daiki Kougyou’s version.
Cryska Barchenowa from Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Yet another bunnygirl from FREEing, and I suppose there is not much more for me to say about them other than that they will likely be the cause of my bankruptcy, if SkyTube and Native don’t do it first. I do own Yui Takamura, so Cryska will pair nicely with her.
Saber of Red from Fate/apocrypha
It’s yet another Saber derivative, though I suppose this is actually Saber’s offspring, or somesuch. The shorts and bandeau look great on her, and it’s nice that she’s 1/7 scale, as that will match most of the other Saber figures that I own.
Asuka Langley Shikinami from Neon Genesis Evangelion
I don’t think her face is quite as pretty as Rei‘s, and her backside is regrettably flat as is typical of REFLECT’s work, but Asuka still looks very pretty. I don’t know that the lance adds a whole lot but I suppose it gives her the opportunity to strike a sexy pose.
Origami Tobiichi from Date A Live
I watched a couple of episodes of Date A Live and thought it was absolutely dreadful. The character designs were decent enough, which I guess was reason enough to give it a chance. I don’t recall any characters dressing like this, though. If the female characters looked like this from the start, I might have been inclined to stick with it longer.
Won Pairon from Blade Arcus from Shining EX
Alphamax released a very nice figure of Pairon a while back; this one from Aquamarine is a good deal more dynamic, with her leg lifted way off of the ground. I’m not a huge fan of the plastic special effects and I hope that they can be removed but otherwise, I don’t have any criticisms regarding the way this figure looks.
Dizzy from Guilty Gear
Now this is a statue that I’m conflicted about. On one hand, I’m a big fan of Dizzy and she doesn’t have a large number of figures to choose from. On the other hand, this statue is ridiculously expensive (a staggering $650 plus shipping) and I’m not too enamored of the facial expression used here. Maybe if I’ve got some extra pocket money next year, but likely not.
Tohka Yatogami from Date A Live
Everything I wrote about Origami applies to Tohka as well. She’s got a very nice outfit with much of her torso bared, and a view from the back suggests a tantalizing lack of panties.