And Some Figures, Too: K-On!, C.C. Lookalike, Etc

Topic started by gia on Dec. 23, 2009. Last post by Matte 5 years, 3 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Okay, it's probably totally unfair to refer to Masou Shizuka as a "C.C. Lookalike" considering that the game Rance VI, from whence she came, came out in 2004, two years before Code Geass hit the air waves in Japan. But I can't help it: at first glance her long green hair, slightly outrageous outfit, and intelligent world-weary eyes made me think of the Geass witch. Nonetheless, this is in fact Shizuka, and she looks great. Due out from Alter in May for ¥6800 (about $75 USD), you could stare at her butt and PRETEND she's C.C. if you wanted. Or not. Y'know. Whatever.

Moving on, I promised you some K-On!, didn't I? Both Ritsu and Nyanka-- err, Nakano Azusa are available in their swim gear, and unsurprisingly, the Azusa one has had a lot more care taken of it, I suspect. While Ritsu looks just okay, Azusa somehow seems a touch nicer, and it doesn't hurt that she comes in two versions-- normal and tan/be-cat-eared.

I've had word of another Shunya Yamashita Marvel figure, this time Psylocke. I have to confess that while from a distance she looks great, a close-up on her face kinda makes me wince. Her lips look weird and frankly, something just doesn't look right about the eyes-- I think the bottom lid is a bit too heavy for the otherwise light-touch of the face. It definitely doesn't have the life and intelligence of the face Yamashita actually drew. So Psylocke makes me go "meh;" I'd rather have the Scarlet Witch one.

Last but not least, Tomopop spotted a new Saber figure. You guys know that I'm not a huge Fate/Stay Night fan, but some of the figures from it are stupendous. I'm particularly impressed by this one because, well, Saber doesn't have a very attractive facial expression (in the traditional sense)...and that fact actually makes the figure more attractive to me. It's unusual, it's different. Would buy. Depending on the price. <3
Your turn! What are you gonna pick up? Any other recent figures I haven't posted about that you're thinking of buying? Disagree with my thoughts on these? Update me!
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Exact recreation of my reaction upon reading through this:
" Masou Shizuka - hmmm... wait a second, didn't Rance VI come out before Code Ge-...oh wait, n/m.... I think I prefer non-sunburned Azusa the most.... meh, weird blue lady in skin-tight clothing typical of American superhero comics...
 A Saber figure I haven't seen before?! This is awesome!! And a GSC one no less! It's beautiful!"
Yeah, that's pretty much it. :D
EDIT: Sadly, I probably won't buy it though seeing as it's in one of the singly most unstable poses I've ever seen a figure in... this thing is ASKING to warp over time from gravity.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@HeeroYuy: That's why god invented museum putty!
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@gia: I'd rather have that Scarlet Witch figure too. Still, that Psylocke is still better than most of the anime-themed DC girl figures.
Post by InfiniteGeass (527 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I've sometimes thought about buying figures, but they seem so expensive.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Niko: The Ame-Comi? Yeah, some of those look okay, but otherwise...
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I totally want that witch one! Or little brown girl.
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@InfiniteGeass said:
" I've sometimes thought about buying figures, but they seem so expensive. "
The hard part is justifying to yourself it's worth it.  I just can't yet, but I'm sure one day I'll find that figure.  That one figure that will change my world and then I will happily purchase it!
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@InfiniteGeass: Yeah, I'm seconding @Matte.
Figures are nice to have, but their prices are kind of ridiculous, especially when you're talking about something newish. I honestly don't buy anywhere near as many as I say I'm interested for exactly that reason. I DO like having a few around, though, and every once in a while I even see one that I could imagine putting on display in my living room (read: non-anime area)...but those are always WAY too expensive! ;)
Post by metalsnakezero (698 posts) See mini bio Level 16
The true winner here is Tanned Azuse :D
Post by Nebs (106 posts) See mini bio Level 2

I've had BOTH versions of Azunyan preordered for a few days now. ^^;; & FYI, the untanned version comes with nekomimi modo as well.

Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@gia:  I very nearly got those nendroids of the Bakemonogatari love triangle.  Those were pretty affordable and not too crazy, but I just couldn't pull the trigger.  *sigh*
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