Figma News Fridays X2

Howdy ya’ll
This week we’ll be going over two weeks worth of figma news since the news was delayed last week and I was sick this week(first time in 6 months wooh?). In spite of this being two weeks worth of coverage, there still isn’t much to look at. We have three preorders and a preview, so let’s get started!

Week 1

Tuesday

Rin Shibuya: CINDERELLA PROJECT version Preorders Begin
rin shibuya 2 preview page

From the anime series ‘IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls’ comes a figma of Rin Shibuya!

Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
She comes with three expressions including an expressionless face, a singing face and an embarrassed face.
Optional parts include her school bag, a smartphone with earphones attached and her beloved dog, Hanako.
Special parts that allow you to display her with her hands in her pockets are also included.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Rin retails for 5370 yen and will be released in July.

skeptical expression bonus Rin
Preorders of figma Rin Shibuya: CINDERELLA PROJECT ver. from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a Skeptical Expression as a bonus!
This product will be available at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP. Orders can be placed between the 24th February 2015 (Tues) from 12:00JST and the 25th March 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST. Please see the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP page for more information regarding shipping and shipping costs.

Rin Shibuya was one of the first Cinderella Girls figmas announced. I immediately liked Rin’s cool unique design, but never pursued her since she was exclusive. Since then I’ve repeatedly talked myself out of getting her, so when I heard that there would be a second figma for Rin, I told myself that if it featured a different outfit, I would go ahead and get both. Sadly, this new version is a rehash of the old one, albeit improved and more available which isn’t a bad idea since Cinderella Girls figmas have since become standard. Whereas the first Rin’s color scheme was dominantly brown, new Rin is more blue.
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Here’s the old Rin figma for comparison
New Rin has an overall darker tone with dark brown hair and a navy skirt. She also has three new faces and an improved Hanako!
Rin also has the first bonus expression I’d consider getting. Unlike with the newest EV Mirai Miku, this expression is different. Were I getting Rin, I would wait for the end of the preorder period before getting her from GSC to make the best of that flat rate EMS.
In the end whether or not new Rin is worth getting depends on your preferences. I prefer the lighter brown color scheme of the old Rin who I do not have, so I will not open Pandora’s box and just forgo getting both. But if you like the new colors, improvements in sculpt, or want some new faces for Rin, this is not a bad buy!

Thursday

Honoka Kousaka Previewed
honoka thursday
Origin: Love Live! School Idol Project

Looks like we can expect the first of the 1000 Love Live figmas to open for order soon. Honoka already has a super cute optional face to show off, and what looks like a bowl of rice? Or is it pantsu? With that face, it really could be either.

Week 2

Thursday

Gorou Inogoshira Standard Helping version Rerelease Preorders Begin
gorou preview page

From the manga ‘Kodoku no Gourmet’ comes a rerelase of figma Goro Inogashira!

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.
Three expressions including his standard face, a face to display him eating and a talking face are included.
He comes with special hand parts holding chopsticks and a rice bowl.
An alternate jacket with one side pushed aside to display him with one hand in his pocket is included.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Gorou retails for for 4500 yen and will be released in August.

I don’t really know how or why Gorou is getting rereleased since I’ve never seen anybody own him, but get him while you can!

Gorou Inogashira: Extra Helping version Rerelease Preorders Begin
gorou preview page
inogashira extra helping
Just pretend that says extra helping version.

From the manga ‘Kodoku no Gourmet’ comes a rerelease of this special version of figma Goro Inogashira!

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.
Three expressions including his standard face, a face to display him eating and a talking face are included.
He comes with special hand parts holding chopsticks and a rice bowl.
An alternate jacket with one side pushed aside to display him with one hand in his pocket is included.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
The ‘Extra Helping’ version also includes various foods from the first chapter, as well as a table and pipe chair to sit at.
A jacket with both sides pushed aside is also included, allowing you to display him with both hands in his pockets.
This version retails for 5556 yen and will be released in August.
This product will be available at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP. Orders can be placed between the 5th March 2015 (Thurs) from 12:00JST and the 1st April 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST. Please see the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP page for more information regarding shipping and shipping costs.

Friday

Sinon Released
sinon friday
I see no official announcement date, but pictures online seem to show that Sinon is or is very close to being released, I’m sure people who ordered her will have a better idea of what is going on.

That wraps up the new for these past two weeks! Have you made any orders lately?

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5 thoughts on “Figma News Fridays X2

  1. the new rin looks almost as if she’s a slytherin! I’m really hoping they make figmas for ryuko and satsuki in their uniforms, and possibly even a mako, but I suppose it depends on how well the figmas they have of them now do popularity-wise. how likely do you think that will be??

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  2. the new rin looks almost as if she’s a slytherin! I’m really hoping they make figmas for ryuko and satsuki in their uniforms, and possibly even a mako, but I suppose it depends on how well the figmas they have of them now do popularity-wise. how likely do you think that will be??

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    • A while back, I was hopeful, but KLK ended a long time ago, and it’s hard to gauge how open the market is to it now. I didn’t see much if anything at Wonfes, so I hope the window hasn’t closed. Maybe if the Fight Club Mako nendo does well, we’ll see more.

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