Figma News Fridays 3/14/14

I am certain that it is already Saturday for 90% of the world(including where I am), but surely Figma News Fridays is no longer bound by time or days.
This week was fairly silent for the world of figmas–unless you count the ceaseless wails of fans of a certain metallic super hero. There was also some release info and preorders. So let’s get started!

Monday

Indiana Jones Release Date Announced
indiana jones preview page
Did you preorder figma Indiana Jones? If so, he will begin making his way to you on March 21st. Hopefully there won’t be a boulder in tow.

Akane Isshiki Palette Suit ver. Release Date Announced
akane isshiki palette suit preview page
Akane’s second version will also be released on March 21st!

Tuesday

Nagisa Momoe Preorders Begin
nagisa momoe preview page

From the popular anime movie ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story’ comes a figma of the key character, Nagisa Momoe!
•Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
•A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
•Her expressions include a standard face, a smiling face as well as the famous ‘Bebe’ face.
•The trumpet she uses as a weapon in the series, as well as the tray which held the Witch’s servants are both included.
•A figma sized Bebe with special sitting parts is also included.
•An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Nagisa retails for 4800 yen and will be released in July.

Nagisa is cute. Much cuter than I’d anticipated, and seeing her painted after Wonderfestival only confirmed that. However, there are downsides to such a cute figma. Not only is Nagisa small with few accessories, she follows the disturbing figma trend of late by being rather expensive. Of course the discounts of many stores do bring Nagisa’s price down, but 4800 yen for such a tiny character is a hard pill to swallow. Seeing that I already own all of the other Madoka girls, there’s a high chance I will order Nagisa just for completionist’s sake, but seeing that I still know little about Nagisa, I’ve decided not to preorder her right away. The movie will be my deciding factor on whether to order this cutie right away or take my time in acquiring her.

Nagisa is a get for me, but not an instant get.

Thursday

Iron Man Mark VII Preorders Begin
iron man mark VII preview page

The second in The Avengers figma series – the invincible Iron Man!

From the movie ‘The Avengers’ comes a figma of the world’s strongest CEO – Iron Man wearing his Mark VII suit!
•Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
•The utmost care has been given to the details of both design and coloring, ensuring a high quality figure that fans will be proud to own.
•Careful thought has gone into all points of articulation on the figma, preserving his heroic appearance while allowing for various poses from the movie!
•Along with a number of alternate hand parts, he also comes with effect parts for flying and firing his repulsors.
•An articulated figma stand is included, allowing various poses to be taken.
Iron Man retails for 7800 yen and will be released in August.

Iron Man Mark VII: Full Specifications ver. Preorders Begin
iron man mark VII Full ver preview page

The second in The Avengers figma series – the invincible Iron Man!

A special edition of figma Iron Man Mark VII exclusive to the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP!
•Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
•The utmost care has been given to the details of both design and coloring, ensuring a high quality figure that fans will be proud to own.
•Careful thought has gone into all points of articulation on the figma, preserving his heroic appearance while allowing for various poses from the movie!
•Along with a number of alternate hand parts, he also comes with effect parts for flying and firing his repulsors.
•An articulated figma stand is included, allowing various poses to be taken.
•The Full Spec ver. includes a special alternate head part with an open visor showing Tony Stark’s head.
•Additionally, extra parts to display him firing missiles or opening the flaps on his back are also included!
Iron Man retails for 8800 yen, will be released in August, and is exclusive to the GSC Japanese shop.

Two Iron Mans(or would that be Iron Men?) in one week? Surely it can’t be so simple!
Because it’s not.
Here we have two versions of Iron Man: regular and Full Specifications version. By looking at the accessories, it is obvious that Full Specifications version is superior. However, Full Specifications ver. is exclusive to GSC’s shop, and sadly licensing limitations make him unavailable internationally. Those of us outside of Japan are not without Iron Man because regular shops are still offering the standard version, but pursuers of the juicy accessories included with the Full Specifications ver. will have to resort to proxies and second hand shops like in the not so good ol’ days before GSC’s international shop. And I have not even mentioned the price which you can also thank licensing for.

But we are not entirely without hope! Mamitan has mentioned that given enough interest from fans, it may be possible to make Avengers figmas available worldwide–it happened with Kantai Collection! So if you do want a full specified Iron Man of your own, don’t waste your time telling me! I don’t work with GSC!
Although I wouldn’t mind it *looks around*
Go ahead and email GSC saying that you want him, or post on their Facebook page! Together Iron Man’s fans(Iron Fans) can get things done!

That’s all for this week! And while we’re on the subject of Facebook pages, don’t forget that you can like the blog’s and you can even follow on @NeverOutgrewToy on Twitter!

And did you preorder any figmas this week, or are you waiting for some to be released?

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2 thoughts on “Figma News Fridays 3/14/14

  1. I’m pretty bummed out by these crazy expensive figma prices. If Nagisa and Tony were cheaper I would buy them for sure, as it stands I’ll either wait for them to turn up in the bargain bin or just skip Tony. Guess I’ll have to only purchase characters I really like now.

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