Figma News Fridays 6/20/14

Another week, another seven days.
With just release news, I figured this week would be ok at best. Then GSC and friends stopped our hearts by unveiling their Wonderfestival exclusives. Wonfes is still a ways off, which means we can all plan last minute trips to Japan to get these exclusives ASAP.
So let’s get started!

Monday

Mikasa Ackerman Rerelease Preorders Begin
Mikasa preview page

From the anime series ‘Attack on Titan’ comes a rerelease of figma Mikasa Ackerman!

Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
She comes with three expressions including her standard emotionless expression, a shouting expression and an expression with clenched teeth.
Her dual blades are included for combat scenes, along with her Vertical Maneuvering Equipment and smoke effects to recreate its use.
The hooks connected to a wire that shoot out from the equipment are also included, along with an optional mantle.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Mikasa retails for 4571 yen and will be rereleased in October

Remember when Mikasa was released in January? Then remember when she was again released in April? Well, now you have another chance to get her in October! Three releases in one year? Well, this is Mikasa.

Ranko Kanzaki Release Date Announced
ranko preview page

Ranko will be available on the 28th!
Levi and Ranko are the figmas I have coming this month!

Friday

Yukari Akiyama Released
yukari akiyama preview page

And now put your hands together for exclusives

Kaga Announced

Wonderfestival exclusives are always fun to see. Not just because they’re usually a step above standard figmas, but because they give us a good look at what’s popular. Lately we’ve seen Cinderella Girls, Attack on Titan, and of course Miku. But now that Kantai Collection’s popularity has skyrocketed, Kan Colle fans can feel pain just like everybody else.
Who am I kidding, they feel enough pain already.
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From ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a figma of Kaga from the First Carrier Division.

Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
The connection of the ship deck is fully posable. You can even display her drawing an arrow.
She comes with a standard expression, an injured expression and a gentle smile with a blush.
Optional parts include her bow, her arrows based on famous aircraft and some ice cream, her favorite treat.
An articulated figma stand is included.
Kaga retails for 4630 yen and will first be available at summer Wonderfestival in July. She’s limited to 2500 pieces and is limited to 2 per person.
Online preorders begin after the event and are open from the 27th of July at 16:00 until the 4th of August at 21:00JST.
· Online orders are scheduled to ship out in November 2014.
· This product will also be available at other future events.

Kaga joins the figma Kantai Collection…collection. Shimakaze was the first Kan Colle figma , and proved to have a very unique and eyecatching design, but she appears to be one of the few as the majority of Kan Colle characters seem to share a look dependent on their class in the game. So at this point, I assume that fans will be buying based on how much they like the characters, and it leaves me with little to say about Kaga other than, “Do you like Kaga?”

Levi: Cleaning version Announced
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From the popular anime series ‘Attack on Titan’ comes another figma of Levi… this time dressed up in his cleaning gear!

Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
Three expressions are included: a standard expression, a shouting expression and a combat expression!
His bandana comes in two forms: one hanging from his neck and another tied up around his mouth.
A cloth, duster and broom are all included to help him clean.
Alternate front hair parts for Levi, as well as some bonus alternate front hair parts for Mikasa are both included!
An articulated figma stand is included
Levi retails for ¥4,167 yen and will first be available at summer Wonderfestival in July. He’s limited to 2500 pieces and is limited to 2 per person.
Online preorders begin after the event and are open from the 27th of July at 16:00 until the 4th of August at 21:00JST.
· Online orders are scheduled to ship out in November 2014.
· This product will also be available at other future events.

Now they’re speaking my language! Levi is one of Attack on Titan’s most popular characters. He slays Titans like nobody’s business, but that’s not all there is to Levi. Levi has an extreme dislike of uncleanliness, and one of his most popular scenes in the manga and anime is when he dons his cleaning gear to tidy up the Scouting Legion’s new base. Sentinel produced a limited scaled figure which gave Levi mops a while back, but it was not until GSC announced their exclusive Cleaning Levi nendoroid that it became apparent a figma was inevitable.

Cleaning Levi represents what I think Wonderfestival exclusives should be. There’s still a standard Levi figma for those who want all of the main characters or are casual fans, but for those who have Heichou in their hearts, this is a wonderful option. And I love his accessories! Not just because they feature a beautiful selection of sideways glances(ok, that IS a reason), but because every single face is wildly expressive. Whether you like annoyed Levi(AKA Levi), annoyed Levi(AKA Levi), or “I’m going to kill you in your sleep” Levi(AKA Levi), the option in there, and he will surely be fun to combine with the standard version.
And I haven’t even mentioned the optional head included for Mikasa!

If it wasn’t already apparent, I’m definitely getting Cleaning Levi.

That brings this week’s FNF to a close! Do either of this summer’s exclusive figmas strike your fancy?

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9 thoughts on “Figma News Fridays 6/20/14

  1. luckily i really dislike levi as a character; if i liked him, cleaning ver would be downright irresistible. im not interested in too much this time around, though i HAVE to get those bundled kyouko and sayaka nendoroids, because kyouko is my favorite character ever and kyousaya is my otp above all otps. and theyre adorable.

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    • I’m lukewarm about Levi which makes the cleaning version on limits XD

      I’m not into the shipping, but darn those nendos are adorable! GSC knows what they’re doing.

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  2. OMG GOOD SMILE EXCLUSIVESVIM GOING TO BE POOR. Cleaning Levi looks too good, those faces are even better than the normal version, and the accesories are perfect. I’m not a Levi fan, but I’m heavily considering buying one. Kaga’s cool too, she compliments Akagi fine. While neither release is exactly a surprise, I like both of them. Now I want to give all off my AOT figmas cleaning supplied. I mean how can anyone turn down bed head Mikasa. Come to think of it, cleaning is a lot like sewing…………………

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  3. I originally wasn’t interested in the Cleaning Ver. of Levi at a glance, but once I really looked at the extra faces, I gotta get one. Here I was trying to cut down on figures, then they announce him and Kaga

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