Well, this is an unexpected but pleasant surprise: word now is that Jun Planning USA, whose parent company Jun Planning has filed for bankruptcy in Japan, is actually NOT dead. Everyone sort of assumed they would be, since their parent company reportedly shut them down prior to filing.
But word directly from JP USA announces that its office is actually separate from the Japanese office, and that they will continue to operate and have figures planned for the rest of '09 and even 2010.
Which meeeeeans, maybe we can look forward to that kitty Louise figure after all. Excuse me, I have to go throw a little happy party now!