Double Figma News Fridays: 10/9/15 & 10/16/15

Welcome to two weeks of figma news! This was really unintentional since things kept coming up and pushing my writing the first week back, but at least one of them is on time, so let’s get started!

Week 1

Monday

FigFIX Nagato Release Date Announced
nagato preview page
October 15th!

Tuesday

FigFIX Mutsu: Half Damage version Preorders Begin
mutsu preorder page
Mutsu from ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ is joining the figFIX series of figma-sized statue figures in her half-damaged pose!

He half-damaged ship parts and torn clothes have all been carefully sculpted, as she stands bent over with an embarrassed look on her face. Be sure to display her with the previously released figma Mutsu!
Mutsu retails for 5370 yen and is scheduled for February 2016.

Preorders of figFIX Mutsu: Half-Damage ver. from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a Confident Expression as a bonus!
mutsu preorder bonus
Preorders will be open from 6th October 2015 (Tue) from 12:00JST until 4th November 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST.

5370 yen… Remember when we thought low prices were supposed to be a selling point of the FigFIX line? I wonder how much I’ll have to pay for Sakura ans Jiiji…
Regardless of her high high price and how much Kan Colle half damage sculpts creep me out, Mutsu is well done for what she is! Also surprising is seeing a FigFIX with a shop bonus expression! I like the idea because it potentially means more faces for characters, but dislike it because it means paying more.

Motoko Kusanagi: The New Movie ver. Preorders Begin
motoko movie preorder page
From the new theatrical release of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ made for the series’ 25th anniversary, ‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ comes a figma of Motoko Kusanagi!

Her standard calm and collected expression, an expression with clenched teeth as well as a smiling expression are all included.
Motoko’s favorite pistol as well as an assault rifle are both included for various action scenes.
An alternate front hair part with her visor is included, which matches up with her thermo-optical camouflage suit perfectly.
A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Motoko retails for 5370 yen and is scheduled for a February 2016 release.

Preorders of figma Motoko Kusanagi: The New Movie ver. from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include Thermo-Optical Camouflage Leg Parts as a bonus!
motoko movie preorder bonus
This product is available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
Preorders will be open from 8th October 2015 (Thu) from 12:00JST until 11st November 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST.

Another figure that was announced a long time ago is finally seeing the light!
I am not a Ghost in the Shell fan, so I can’t tell you anything about Motoko, but as an outsider, I prefer this outfit more than the one the previous figma wore since it looks more modern and practical. Overall, she looks great to me!
And as for those invisible feet…they should have given them to Lucina too!

Sherlock Hound Preorders Begin
sherlock preview page

From the classic anime which featured direction by Hayao Miyazaki, ‘Sherlock Hound’, comes a figma of Sherlock Hound himself! 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. Alternate eye parts are included to pose him looking straight, left, right or upwards. His trademark deerstalker hat includes a joint which allows the hat to be placed covering his eyes. The pipe he almost always has in his mouth includes smoke effect parts which can be attached to give a more dynamic pose. His magnifying glass as well as the pistol he uses when in trouble are included to recreate detective action scenes! The classic car her uses to travel around London is also included. An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken. Hound retails for 8800 yen and is scheduled for a June 2016 release. There were rumors that Hound would be part of a bundle–so much that I forgot they were just rumors and was surprised to see he is standard! Aside from being a non human figma, Hound’s best feature is his amazing car. The price is surprisingly good considering how much figmas cost now and what he comes with. I’ll be passing on Sherlock, but he’s very unique, and I mean that in a good way!

Friday

Link: Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce 2 ver. Sculpted link sculpted

This Link was announced one year ago, and like all Nintendo figmas, spent ages in development. But finally he appeared at New York Comic Con with a sculpt! I always love when there’s a figma in an unconventional style, and this is another example. Link looks very cute and accurate to his character design, so I look forward to seeing him finished and maybe some progress on Zero Suit Samus.

Kitten Accessories Shown

We saw the Kitten figma bundled with the Gravity Daze Collector’s Edition a while back, but no accessories and only one picture. Now we have some new pictures to admire!

kitten 1

Apple, cat, and smiling face

kitten 2

uh flipping

kitten 3

er moving

kitten 4

“What is that behind me” face

kitten 5

and uh a different pose

Admittedly that was not as exciting as I’d expected…unless you really like the figure! In that case, it’s cool to see more pictures of her! To be honest, something about her face doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe I’m just not used to seeing a figure without bangs, or it could be the tan skin and blonde hair. Regardless, preorders for her are or were already open. She is part of a bundle, and those are not always easy to get.

 

Week 2 Monday

Bubble Head Nurse Delayed

bubble head nurse preorder page
Delayed from October to November

Red Pyramid Thing (Rerelease) Delayed
Red Pyramid Thing preview page

Also Delayed from October to November

Wednesday

Angela Balzac Now Available Internationally angela balzac preorder page
In the definition of “Too late”, Angela and Frontier Setter have finally been made available to international buyers.
Better late than never?

Yoshika Miyafuji Shinden ver. Preorders Begin
miyafuji yoshika shinden ver preorder page

From ‘Strike Witches the Movie’ comes a figma of Yoshika Miyafuji in her ‘Shinden’ Striker Unit! 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 new ‘Shinden’ model Striker Unit as well as her modified Type 99-2 Model 2 weapon are both included. Ear and tail parts are included for when she uses magic, and both still and spinning propeller parts are included. She comes with three expression parts: a cheerful smile, a shouting face for combat and a gentle smile. Careful attention has been given to the articulation, even allowing for poses looking up high while flying. An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken. Yoshika retails for 7000 yen and is scheduled for a March 2016 release. Preorders of figma Yoshika Miyafuji: Shinden ver. from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include Squeezing Hand Parts as a bonus! yoshika shinden preoder bonus
This product is available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
Preorders will be open from 16th October 2015 (Fri) from 12:00JST until 11th November 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST.

This is an updated and slightly different figma of Yoshika after her first which was released in 2010. There appears to be some outrage over this figma though as her 7000 yen price tag warrants little more than the first figma which was only 3333 yen five years ago(those were the days). The groping hands, which were included with the original, are now shop exclusive too.
Figmas have changed a lot over time, so I feel a side by side comparison would really tell us whether getting this new version is a good idea.

What did you think of these past two weeks of figmas?

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One thought on “Double Figma News Fridays: 10/9/15 & 10/16/15

  1. The new Link is adorable. Shame it’s taking them so long to work on him and Samus.

    Motoko’s black body suit gives me some hope that Celty will turn out great too, but Celty’s being made by Freeing. Still, it does show that an outfit like that can still look good in action figure form.

    Bummer that the most Halloween-y figures were delayed until after Halloween. I bet lots of fans are doubly upset because of that.

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