Today Wonder Festival 2018 [Winter] took place in Japan and, as Kizuna Ai had promised earlier this week, a coloured version of her reacently announced Nendoroid figure was unveiled. However, there was other big news for Kizuna Ai fans. As I suspected, a figma figure of Kizuna Ai in the works! As you can see from the image above, which I got from the Good Smile Company’s YouTube Channel, Max Factory only had a little cardboard cutout stand-in to show, but I’m already excited! And as if that wasn’t enough, a 1/7th scale figure of Kizuna Ai, by Tokyo Otaku Mode x Stronger, was also announced.
Well, now I know not to nominate Kizuna Ai for the figma figure survey that the Good Smile Company is currently holding, but who should I nominate instead? There’s not much time left to decide… Anyway, that’s all for now. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
In January, 2008, a new type of figure was released as part of the limited edition version of the PS2 game The Confusion of Haruhi Suzumiya (which is of course, part of the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise). This figure was of Haruhi Suzumiya herself as a superhero and it marked the beginning of the figma brand of articulated figures, which are now ten years old!
Today, Good Smile Company announced that a figma of Kasumi, the main protagonist of the DEAD OR ALIVE fighting game franchise, is going to be produced by MAX Factory. For those that may be unaware, “figma” is a Japanese brand of high quality, but non-scale, action figures..This particular Kasumi figma really looks like it’s going to be a fantastic. And look at the size of those breasts! I’m not really into over-sized breasts, but these do look impressive. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a figma with a more endowed chest!😄
Well, I didn’t expect this. Back in February I reported that a Nendoroid figure of Tracer (from the video game Overwatch) was going to be released in August, which was a bit of a surprise. Now, though, a figma figure of Tracer has been announced as well! It’ll be released in December and the price on the Good Smile Company’s website is listed as ¥6,296. For a figma, that’s a little bit on the expensive side, but Tracer looks absolutely magnificent, doesn’t she? As I said in the aforementioned post, I’m not really a fan of Overwatch, but I do like its character designs, so this figma figure is quite tempting, more so than the Nendoroid one…
Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!