It's Halloween week and we've been busy gathering treats! Here's a look at what's new that's come across our desks from various preorders and toy shows lately. Look forward to reviews of some of these awesome figures very soon! More exciting stuff after the jump!
Art Spirits may be a newcomer to the PVC figure scene, but they're already putting out some promising lookng stuff, like this Kisaragi Saya due out in January 2013. Kisaragi Saya is the CLAMP-designed protagonist of the new series in the Blood franchise, Blood-C. I have a big weakness for CLAMP, which is part of the reason why I own as much Code Geass merchandise as I do. Looks like I'll have to start paying attention to this series as well!
Max Factory is bring us this tube of wonderful in March 2013 and as hard as I try I cannot resist Aoba, despite his high price tag! At 1/7 scale and about 28 cm, his retail price of 14,800 yen isn't exactly surprising given his detail but it's enough to crush most figure budgets! Still, it's hard to be upset when Max Factory seems to have done it again with their perfect combination of dynamic pose, detailed base, and captivating character.
There was a lot of figure buzz coming out of New York ComicCon reccently, but one of the things that excited me was this Death statue, due out in February 2013 from DC Collectibles. Jack Matthews has brought us another spot-on DC female sculpt it seems, and Sandman fans have something new to salivate over at long last!
With the Japanese yen to US Dollar rate being as terrible as it is currently, figure fans on a budget sure have a lot of temptations being thrown at them! I've been able to be pretty strong lately and only cave on a few things, but one of my big weaknesses is the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series. With Persona 4 being remade, a hit anime series and a Persona fighting game coming out there is a huge amount of things to choose from as seemingly every merch company tries to get a piece of my very limited figure budget. Today, Megahouse and Bandai are the winner with High Priestess Yukiko Amagi and her summoned Persona Konohana Sakuya. Lots more pictures after the jump!
It's been a busy couple months of figure buying at my local comic shop with all the great stuff coming out lately! I completely fell for this Barbara Gordon Batgirl bust when I first saw the prototype at C2E2 earlier this year, and she immediately went on my "preorder as soon as I see it" list. Sculptor Jim Maddox brought us a great figure, but how did the manufactured version stack up? Check it out after the jump!
Sideshow collectibles aren't always my favourite producers but when they get something right, it's fantastic. That seems to be the case with their upcoming giant 1/4 scale Green Lantern statue, due out in April 2013. That should give you a little time to save your pennies as this figure will set you back a cool $350, but for the mega Green Lantern fan it might be a worthwhile centerpiece of a collection.
DC has been quite busy with the statue releases since announcing their new DC Collectibles line, and a line of Arkham City statues was inevitable with how popular the action figures have been. So it should be a surprise to no one that they just announced a Harley Quinn to be released in January 2013. What is a surprise is how appealing she is compared to the action figure releases!
As a Fate/stay night fan from way back, I try to keep an eye on the figure releases. With the recent Fate/zero popularity, there's been a resurgence of interest in the characters, seeing things like the re-release of the Max Factory Kiritsugu Emiya that I was unable to get despite preordering a couple years back. Now we get to see some new sculpts from new talent in the form of the FREEing 1/8 Yukata series of the main girls of the original visual novel, the most impressive of which being this Tousaka Rin, due out in February 2013!
Recently had the chance to have some new photos of my Kotobukiya 1/8 Iris Chateaubriand taken that better show her shading and base. In case you're interested, here is her original gallery. She still occupies a prime space in my display case as she waits for my other Sakura Taisen kits to join her. Lots more photos after the jump!