Hello, and welcome to Figma News Fridays! Wait, but isn’t today Saturday? I chose to wait until Saturday since magazine scans were due that day, and I wanted as much news as possible! But I may not have even needed to wait an extra day, because this week had a TON of news. We have a whopping four preorders, a release, a few delays, and those lovely magazine scans. So let’s get started!
Saber Bride Release Date Announced
Saber Bride and the wonderful bundle she’s a part of are due on February 21, 2013.
Finally! I can’t wait to add her to my Saber family.
Racing Miku 2012 Delayed
She’s now scheduled for January.
How unfortunate, especially since pre-payment was required for her(which is precisely why I couldn’t get one >_>).
Tekkaman Evil Release Date Announced
He’ll be released on December 28th.
Kirito Preorders Begin
From the highly anticipated anime Sword Art Online, comes the hero of SAO, black swordsman Kirito! Equipped with his swords, Elucidator and Dark Repulsor, Kirito is ready to slash his way to victory. Kirito is scheduled for May 2013 and retails for 3619 yen.
This figma reminds me of the Sword Art Online anime itself: great potential, failed somewhat, but I buy it anyway. Kirito looks nice, but he’s lacking in accessories necessary to give him pizzaz. Surely an HP bar, a menu, a teleportation crystal, a healing potion, or a ragout rabbit like the one that comes with his nendorid could have been included. I do love that embarrased face though, it’ll work quite well with Asuna, and I can’t wait to abuse it in comics! Instant preorder for me =).
Pit Preorders Begin
From the game Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami(AKA Kid Icarus:Uprising) comes Pit the winged warrior! Pit comes with a battle-ready expression, and all the weapons he needs to defeat whatever monsters come his way. Pit will be released in April 2013 and retails for 3619 yen.
I’m not familair with Pit, so this will be a pass for me. I love his jointed wings though!
Dark Pit Preorders Begin
Also from Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami is Dark Pit! Like his counterpart, Pit, Dark Pit comes with all he needs to fight monsters(and mabye even Pit!). He retails for 3619 and will be released in April.
Another pass, but it’s great to see more Nintendo characters!
Egashira 2:50 Preorders Begin
Do you like odd things? Wanna weird out your friends? Then this figma is for you! Based on the Japanese comedian with a decidedly vulgar style, comes Egashira 2:50. He’s equipped with multiple parts to allow you to depict the comedic stylings of Egashira in the comfort of your own home! Egashira 2:50 is scheduled for June 2013 and retails for 3619 yen.
Definitely a unique figma. If I had money with nowhere else to go(and didn’t find him a tad bit creepy), I’d get Egashira for bodyswaps, but I’ll be passing in the meantime. Looking forward to seeing what other people do with him though!
Drossel will finally have her bike!
Aegis The Ultimate ver Delayed
She is now scheduled for February 2013
Now set for January 2013
Wow, a two month delay? That stinks. I was going to have her shipped with Tsukihi, now she waited all that time for nothing…
Her new release date is January 2013
Nanoha Sacred Mode ver Delayed
She’s now scheduled for January 2013
Scarlet Rain Delayed
Her new release is January 2013
Asuna’s Sculpt Revealed
Looking good so far! I hope she comes with more than Kirito though. It looks like Kirito won’t be alone for too long, because Asuna’s planned release is June 2013.
Cryska Barchenowa Sculpt Revealed
Well, that concludes the longest Figma News Fridays ever! Did you see anything you like? Dissapointed by any delays? Then leave a comment, and I’ll see you next week for the last FNF of 2012!