Figma News Fridays 7/4/14

It’s figma! It’s news! It’s Friday!
This week marks the end of my first week of classes! I’m happy to attend a school in a lovely location where you can see mountains all around. Exciting!
Also exciting is this week of figma news which presented us with some release information and two preorders on the same day! So let’s get started!

Monday

Wonderfestival Exclusive Release Dates Announced
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This time around, the exclusive figmas were Armin and Snow Miku, and both will be shipping from GSC on July 25th. So if you ordered either, have your wallets ready for payment!
I ordered both and will of course be reviewing both.

Thursday

Uno Uzume Preorders Begin
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From the anime series ‘Fantasista Doll’ comes a figma of the main character, Uzume Uno!

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.
She comes with a cheerful smiling face, a serious expression for battle as well as a unsure expression.
Her beret and school bag are both included, as well as a card for battle scenes, and a drum with drumsticks to recreate your favorite scenes.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Uno retails for 4444 yen and will be released in November.

It seems that 4444(ironically the unluckiest Japanese number ever) is becoming a common price for standard figmas and nendos.

Since she was announced some time ago, I’ve found Uno’s design to be very cute! I know nothing about her show, but sometimes a unique design is enough to make you appreciate a figure, and I enjoy seeing Max Factory execute different outfits. Uno’s faces have good variety, and she possesses several unique accessories like cards(I mistook the pack for a smart phone >_>’) and a little drum. Objectively based on these previews, I’d say Uno looks like a solid release, but I will be passing on her for obvious reasons.

Chariot Preorders Begin
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From the anime series ‘Black Rock Shooter’ comes a figma of Kagari Izuriha’s existence in the alternate world – Chariot!

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.
She comes with three expressions: a standard face, a downward glancing face as well as a shouting face for combat scenes.
Chariot’s sword is included, and she also comes with the huge shield shaped like a tank wheel.
The few of the colorful macarons from the series are also included.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Chariot retails for 6296 yen and will be available in November.

All I can say is finally. Two years after the titular Black Rock Shooter Anime ver. figma was released, we now have the fourth and final alternate world main character of the series: Chariot! Chariot’s design harbored arguably the greatest figure potential of the characters, yet her figma’s announcement, sculpt, and now preorders were inexplicably pushed far beyond the ideal release time. After years, we finally have Chariot, and it looks like the wait was worth it. Chariot’s sculpt and contrasting colors are everything I hoped they’d be, and she has a good amount of accessories(those macarons!) along with a nice range of emotion.
But there is just one down side: that price. The price is not necessarily surprising considering the already rising price of figmas and of course Chariot’s extra detail and large accessories, but it still does not mean that paying $60 for a 1/12 scale action figure is fathomable or ideal. I definitely want Chariot, but with that price, I’ve decided to not preorder and hope for the price to lower(it almost always does for high priced standard figmas) and will pick her up at a better time.

That closes out this week! Did you preoder either of these lovely ladies, and do will any Wonderfestival exclusives be making their way to you?
Also, happy fourth of July! All I have to say is that before you attend a fireworks display, make sure your camera is you know, charged.

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2 thoughts on “Figma News Fridays 7/4/14

  1. Whoa another review, rather impressive! Did they ninja charge your card yet? I’m definitely picking up Chariot and Uno. After the long wait, it’s nice to finally have her up for order. The camera advice is probably first hand experience, eh.

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  2. Armin!!! Oh my god, I can’t wait. My friend’s Levi figma just came, and I am in love with the new joints. Also, we put Levi’s head on Madokami’s body. Freaking fabulous.

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