Figma News Fridays! This time I’ll be covering two weeks since last week…my Wifi wasn’t working. Amazing how much that can mess things up.
With two weeks’ worth of news, we have an exciting salad(?) of news tidbits, so let’s get started!
Racing Miku 2015’s Parasol Revealed
As is common with Racing Miku figures, Miku went up for preorder incomplete. All we saw earlier was her folded parasol/lance accessory, so here the parasol is open now. I hope we get more accessories for her!
Nagato from ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ is joining the figFIX series of figma-sized statue figures in her half-damaged pose!
Her torn outfit and damaged ship parts have all been carefully sculpted, and her weakened expression trying hard to still look tough has been faithfully preserved on the figure. Be sure to display it with the previous announced figma Nagato!
Nagato retails for 5093 yen and is scheduled for September.
This product will be available at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP. Orders can be placed between the 6th April 2015 (Mon) from 12:00JST and the 7th May 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST. Please see the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP page for more information regarding shipping and shipping costs.
As expected, Max Factory’s newest addition to their line of sex crime victims is dead on. Nagato’s clothing which was forcefully torn off of her and damaged ship parts have all been carefully sculpted so that you can feel like you’re witnessing the crime, or perhaps committing it. Watch as she feebly tries to retain her dignity by covering herself–all in vain. And her weakened expression has been faithfully preserved on the figure–because looking at vulnerable people is fun. Be sure to display it with the previous announced figma Nagato!
Opinions aside, one of the more promising aspects of the figFIX line was the substantially lower prices since the figures have no articulation or accessories. However Nagato negates that by costing as much as an actual figma with joints, accessories, and clothes. I imagine that her ship parts drove up the price substantially since they look complicated to paint, so whether that is enough justification for the high high price is up to you.
Another pass for me. C’mon figFIX Sakura Kinomoto!
Snow Miku 2015 Announced
Not a surprise at all since Snow Miku has been a thing for years. But this is only the second year for a figma to be part of the festivities making for the third figma Snow Miku total. Of course the most fun part is the design contest. This year’s theme is Winter Sports! Past themes were magical girl, dessert, and plants which have always yielded cute designs, so this time we’re guaranteed something different and hopefully refreshing. I am not a sports fan, but if what we get is anything like the first Racing Miku who was a cute pit girl, I’m all on board!
Who am I kidding…they’d have to mess up pretty bad for me to not get her.
I look forward to covering the designs as they go up for voting!
Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
She comes with three expressions including a smiling face, another smile with closed eyes and the frightened expression she showed during lessons.
Her school bag and smartphone are included as optional parts.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Uzuki retails for 5370 yen and is scheduled for release in September.
Preorders of figma Uzuki Shimamura: CINDERELLA PROJECT ver. from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include an Unsure Expression as a bonus!
This product will be available at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP. Orders can be placed between the 17th April 2015 (Fri) from 12:00JST and the 13th May 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST. Please see the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP page for more information regarding shipping and shipping costs.
More Cinderella Girls!
Uzuki was on my wishlist because I love Cinderella Girls figmas and her scaled figure was awesomely cute, but I find her final product a bit underwhelming. I don’t know her character which makes her less appealing to me, but I was hoping for something to push me over the edge anyway. Maybe this is better since I have 13 figures ordered right now…
The bonus expression is once again somewhere between “gotta have” and “don’t need”.
Uzuki looks like a solid release, but she isn’t for me.
That wraps up two weeks of figma news! What sparked your interest?