A new set of trading figures has been announced from Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji: Lucky Star characters dressed up as Macross Frontier characters.
Unsurprisingly, pink-haired Miyuki-chan will be dressed in Sheryl Nome's “military uniform” concert outfit-- for those unaware, the two characters feature the same voice actress, Aya Endo. Tsukasa is the Ranka to Miyuki's Sheryl...kind of ironic, when you think about it: the two least popular characters in Lucky Star (of the primary four) are playing the two most popular characters in Macross F, hm.
Kagami is dressed as Klan Klan, while gender-bending lovers will adore Konata dressed as Macross F's indecisive hero, Alto. There are other items available as well, it looks like, including the three younger Lucky Star characters dressed as waitresses from Ranka's restaurant, Konata dressed as that funny little green critter that runs off with Sheryl's undergarments in one episode, a few of the fighter jet models, and others. It's pretty epic.
The release date is set for September, and it looks like the MSRP per figure is ¥800 (about $8.20 USD). I'd bet on them being in the $10-20 range when imported, but it looks like we won't be seeing them at the big summer cons this year, alas! Still, how adorable are they? I want a full set. I can't wait until we can see the full paint versions.
What do you guys think? I'd also be kind of interested to see another set with the characters all cosplaying slightly differently-- maybe Yutaka as Ranka, Patricia as Sheryl, Minami as Klan Klan, and Minoru Shiraishi as Alto. Hmm!