Weekend Hobby Roundup: April 20th-22rd

  • A cold cast Yasumi-chan series Holiday (Summertime) kit is coming from Kurushima and sculptor Keiko in August, slated to be featured in the next volume of Replicant and currently available for order as a resin kit.

Kurushima's Keiko-sculpted Yasumi-chan series Holiday (Summertime) resin kit and cold cast coming in August

  • Musashiya is putting out what may be their first PVC kit, a downscaled 1/6 version of their original 1/5 scale Iroha cold cast / resin kit from Samurai Spirits. It’s due out in May… despite the lower price point this still doesn’t seem particularly attractive to me, I think it’s because all Musashiya kits seem to have the exact same head.
  • Ootsuka Kikaku presents their fourth original PVC kit, derived from the cover of the first volume of the Moero! Sensha Gakkou (tank school) series, theoretical maneuvers captain Akiyama Yoshika. Due out in August, I’ll be looking for this to appear for preorder any time now…

Moeyo! Sensha Gakkyou vol. 1 cover, source of the Ootsuka Kikaku Akiyama Yoshiko figure design

  • Shunya Yamashita scoops completed PVC versions of his Kotobukiya-limited Kairi PVC kit, due out later this month. I have the brown-haired one on preorder, and am eagerly anticipating the review opportunity… :3 As a side note, the current Gainax top image is a stirring rendition of Yoko and Gurren Lagann penned by none other than the master himself!
  • Max Factory’s staff blog scoops the finished version of their upcoming Shana figure, as well as a work in progress from Takemiya Yuyuko’s Dengeki Bunko-serialized novel Toradora!, featuring the character Aisaka Taiga and her te-nori (hand-riding) tiger companion, as depicted on the cover of the novel’s first volume:

Toradora!'s Aisaka Taiga and te-nori tiger, source of the new Max Factory kit

  • Fans of school supplies and small girls take note: colorized designs are now available from Hobby Channel for Solid Theater’s next round of Play Stationery figures, due out in August.

What are you going to do when they come for you?

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0 Responses to Weekend Hobby Roundup: April 20th-22rd

  1. Kurushimi April 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    Speaking of Gurren Lagann, HLJ already has some figures for preorder, but just the mecha. Someone needs to come out with a Yoko figure ASAP, as I’ve already deemed it my first venture into the world of figures and pvc’s!

  2. Shingo April 23, 2007 at 7:53 pm #

    I’m not much of a mech collector, but I’ll definitely be on top of any sort of Yoko figure news. Given the speed that Bandai’s Otome Damashii Karen PVC came out for Geass I’m guessing we can expect some preliminary Yoko figure pics some time in May, though I wouldn’t quote me on that.

  3. Jankars April 24, 2007 at 12:47 am #

    Speaking of Geass, I find it unbelievable that no C.C. figure has been announced. It just doesn’t make sense… -__-

  4. kristallimeri April 24, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Speaking of yamashita Shunya, there’s no way to obtain these Kotobukiya-limited figures outside of Japan, right?

  5. Shingo April 25, 2007 at 7:11 am #

    I’m guessing C.C. will be the next in the lineup, but I agree – it’s surprising that no other Geass figures have been announced yet. I imagine it’s only a matter of (relatively short) time before they start flooding the market.
    At this point there’s no way to get the Kotobukiya-limited Yamashita Shunya figures outside of Japan, but if their treatment of the earlier Sela-chan figure is any indication I’d imagine these newer figures will be eventually offered up to the broader market. It’s an insult to fans to have them limited to one sales outlet, and I’m not sure that it makes good business sense either. :(

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