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.
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.
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.
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!