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Everyone's All Growed Up in New Gurren Lagann Figures

No baby Simon here!


Just yesterday I posted about a new series of anime figures aimed at women-- most likely mostly male anime figures --from Alter, called Altair --and both Simon and Kamina from Gurren Lagann were among the requested characters in the comments of that post. So what did my eyes spy this evening but Simon and Kamina figures! Huzzah!


 Well, okay, so they're not quite the figures we might have wanted-- they're just small trading figures. And Kamina's trademark smirk leaves a lot to be desired, as does Simon's grin. They clearly spent a lot more time on the pecs and the coats than the faces here.

It's a trading figure set, so of course the ladies are represented as well. They managed to make Yoko's space outfit look slightly less than ridiculous (SLIGHTLY!), although her bespectacled Yomako-sensei is infinitely superior, in spite of its highly unlikely breasts. Nia comes in both sweet and sour, her naked self wrapped in Simon's jacket and evil!Nia as well.
Each figure runs ¥683, about $7.50 USD, and they're due out this May.    
 
So, the all-important question, guys: would you buy? 
theillienon Feb. 23, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.
I'd buy. I especially like the Nia figs.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 23, 2010 at 7:33 p.m.
Simon's adult outfit always looked a little fetishy, but still oddly enough. Pretty cool. Even Tim Curry couldn't make a bustier look that manly (a cookie to anyone who actually gets that reference without looking it up).
 
I think Yoko looks pretty damn sexy in her teacher outfit.
Nikoon Feb. 23, 2010 at 7:36 p.m.
I want Simon, Kamina and Nia in Simon's coat.
Sigueon Feb. 23, 2010 at 8:28 p.m.
I'm not entirely sure how these are aimed at women, because I'd buy them all.
JJOR64on Feb. 23, 2010 at 8:40 p.m.
Those figures look pretty sick.  I would buy em.
Nebson Feb. 23, 2010 at 9:19 p.m.

I don't usually buy gashapon figures, too cheap looking & small.  Bigger & expensive is more my tastes.  These do look nice though, but then again these are the model prototypes.  They're meant to look good.  We'll see how the final product comes out looking.

Kuma_From_Argentinaon Feb. 24, 2010 at 2:52 a.m.
I'd buy all of them....twice....

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