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.
Aoba hails from the PC game DRAMAtical Murder and is expertly sculpted by Max Factory veteran Nanako, who I can only hope to be as good as someday.
Has a great figure ever made you want to check out the source material? It happens to me all the time. I don’t know much about DRAMAtical Murder but I expect that is about to change!
Max Factory and Good Smile are champs at getting their figures to balance perfectly without adding ugly spikes or tripods and hopefully this one will be no different! It looks quite promising from the prototype, but I guess we’ll have to wait until March to find out for sure!
Oh, and did I mention that if you preorder you get Aoba’s awesome dog Ren as a bonus keychain? What are you waiting for?
Preorder Aoba at your favourite online figure retailer: Hobby Search, AmiAmi, or perhaps Hobby Link Japan!