Figma News Fridays 3/22/13

It’s Friday, are you ready for your figma news? Then it’s time for Figma News Fridays! This week we have a release, a preorder, and some news on figmas we haven’t seen since Wonderfestival. Oddly, everything interesting occurred on Friday, so let’s get started!

Friday

Sonico…Delayed?
Sonico Preview page
Well this is certainly an odd turn of events. Tuesday, Max Factory updated with sample photos of Sonico and declared her release date to be March 30th. And although all seemed well, Goodsmile Company has now posted a notice stating that serious defects were found during Sonico’s final inspection, and she will now be delayed until May. A two month delay is serious business, and I can’t help but be reminded of the Snow Miku fiasco. Still, Max Factory has proven to be competent, so all we can do is wait.

Hayate Yagami The 2nd Movie A’s ver. Preorders Begin
hayate preview page
Hayate Yagami is making her appearance as the third figma from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A’s. Hayate is equipped with her magical device and book to allow her to fight alongside Fate and Nanoha. Also included is an alternate head so she can be displayed with either hair color. Hayate retails for 3619 yen and will be released in July.

This is actually the second figma of Hayate. The first depicted her more grown up, and was figma #26! I’m not a Nanoha fan, so I’ll be passing, but it’s nice that Hayate is able to get an updated figure!

Futayo Honda Previewed
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Futayo is making her first appearance since Wonderfestival, and still isn’t painted. The most noticeable changes I see are that super long spear and the suspected September release date.

Akane Isshiki Previewed
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Akane is making her triumphant return and now has a few accessories to show off. In addition to two new faces, it looks like Akane will be coming with her bike. The bike looks great, although I wonder how much it will increase the price. And if the bike really is included, this will be the first figma to come with a vehicle of some kind. She’s so scheduled for August.

Rei Kuroki Previewed
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As always, Rei is appearing beside Akane. She’s scheduled for September.

That’s all for this Friday! Are there any figures in this bunch that you have your eye on?

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4 thoughts on “Figma News Fridays 3/22/13

  1. Haven’t watched Nahona but that Hayate Yagami figma is pretty great looking, removable jacket, alternate hair color. Also love Rei Kuroki, even though she reminds me of Homura-chan.

    Still, nothing here is as exciting as this and next month’s releases.

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    • Haha Rei reminds me of Homura too ^^’

      I’m not sure if it’s because I’m behind on my anime, but none of the recent figmas have appealed to me much. In fact, I don’t have any preorders after July(and it’s only figma Asuna).

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        • Ah~ Saber Bride for me too! I’ve waited so long for her =_=

          Nah, I decided to pass on her and Deadmaster. I’m not even sure about the new Strength. I’d definitely get Chariot if they made her though.

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