Hooray for Figma News Fridays! This week wasn’t bad! We have scans from last Saturday(they went up right after last week’s FNF), a preorder, and some lovely previews that are determined to get you to part with your cash. So let’s get started!
Miku Version 2.0 Appears in Scans
This Miku is turning out better than expected. The faces and sculpt are much more lively than the original Miku which had that robotic feel since it was based on box art and I think the guitar is a better instrument for her than the keyboard live stage Miku came with. The wings are a cool touch too.
But I do have to wonder whatever happened to Miku’s leeks. They were an important part of her for a long time, but seemed to fade away as Miku became more popular. Wouldn’t nendoroid of Miku in a leek covered yukata be adorable?
Still, I’ll be keeping an eye on her.
Okabe Rintarou Appears in Scans
After giving us pictures of his back for months, Max Factory is finally ready to show Okabe from the front. I wish I could say I love him, but he looks a little off right now. His faces don’t quite seem right. But I’ll be waiting for the painted version to make my final decision.
Oh, who am I kidding? I’ll buy him regardless.
Amy Appears in Scans
Amy from Suisei no Gargantia was announced back during last year’s Winter Wonderfestival, but was not seen afterwards. Until now. Amy is now sculpted and has her accessories along with her! She looks very cute(like of a combination of Lisbeth and Silica from SAO) and that glider is something we’ve never seen included with a figma. I probably won’t be getting her, but I’d still like to see her colored.
Hiro Preorders Begin
Presenting the newest figma to join the Hidamari Sketch line: Hiro! Hiro is a kind girl, but an optional face is included in case anyone upsets her. She also comes with a second head and necktie to transform her into Nazuna! You can enjoy switching between theses two lovely characters for 3810 yen and have them both in your possession in November.
First the good news: I love Hiro’s hair. Now the bad news: Max Factory has reached a new low. Last week they dazzled us with the limitd Cinderella Girls figmas, now they bring us back down to earth by offering a figma with no accessories other than one optional face and pieces to make her into a different character without lowering the price. This is something I would’ve expected a few years ago, but to see this now is crazy. A this trend is mainly affecting the Hidamari girls which is dtrange because I’m sure there are many good accessories that could have come with them.
Cinderella Girls Previewed
Have you been successfully resisting the Cinderella Girls figmas? Maybe you like them, but just haven’t convinced yourself that you need them. Well, this photo shoot is for you. The folks at Max Factory must have known about people like you and me and responded by assembling the girls for a wallet tempting bonanza.
The boxes for Anzu and Rin who were released this week.
That’s all for this week! Did you preorder Hiro? Or are you bracing yourself for what’s to come?