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Tuesday is Toyday 01/27/09

A few of the week's awesomest figures and merch!

Three figures for you this fine (and snowy!) Tuesday!


The first is from Moon Toys, a really nicely sculpted original work by Kei Toume, the creator of the manga Lament of the Lamb. Titled “Skit Scooter,” I love her scooter and I also really like that checker cab-style obi over her kimono. The street clothes are, honestly, a bit less interesting to me...but a nice figure nonetheless.



Now, I'm not a huge fan of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha no A's, but this is a pretty badass figure of the adult title character. Her face is nice, and I rather like the painstaking shading-- but my biggest favorite on this is the hair. Yum.


Now, this new Kotobukiya Yoko figure has me a bit torn. I love her pose, and her body looks just fantastic-- plus, Boota is freakin' awesome. But the face is kind of odd-- at some angles I like it, and at others it looks rather odd, particularly around the mouth I think.


What do you think guys? Is that Yoko win or fail?

Void_Wizardon Jan. 27, 2009 at 2:47 p.m.
That Yoko is fail due to her face. I really like that scooter and Nanoha figure. I'm more impressed by Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~ even though it wasn't mentioned here possibly because I made a blog about her.
RedRoseson Jan. 27, 2009 at 3:59 p.m.
I'm really digging that scooter but I don't really see the appeal of the first figure's clothes. They don't seem as polished as the scooter itself.

I don't like that Yoko. The face creeps me out. I really love Eye Up, Revoltech, and that one realistic looking Yoko figure.
Bertmastaon Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:03 p.m.
i agree Gia, the face is weird, puts me off the figure.
MorpheusDreamweaveron Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:08 p.m.
Not a fan of the Yoko figure... but then again, I'd be happy not to see another Yoko figure for at least a year. I'm Yoko'd out.
I do like the girl on the scooter, though. If I had the money & the space, I'd definitely want to get her for my figure collection.
Zeouterlimitson Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:08 p.m.
*sees Yoko's face*
WAAAAAAAAAAAAH  - What the hell is that?!?

*looks at post* 'odd' Odd? Looks more than 'odd'.
giaon Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:08 p.m.
Void_Wizard: Actually, it's because I posted about Saber Lily back in December :)
Void_Wizardon Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:55 p.m.
Gia: True, but the picture from that time was mediocre. :P
OkazukiIchigoon Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:59 p.m.
Meh.. other than that, that scooter looks great
Agent_Loston Jan. 27, 2009 at 6:56 p.m.
that scooter figure look amazing

Dig Deeper into Kei Toume

Kei Toume is the author of Lament Of The Lamb. She studied at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. Her first manga, Rokujô gekijô, was published in Comic Burger magazine in 1992. The manga won her the Shiki prize in a contest held by Kodansha in 1993. A year later, her follow-up manga Mannequin also won a prize. Her list of works include: * Acony * Fuguruma Memories * Hour of the Mice * Kurogane * Lament of the Lamb * Luno * Our Rhythm Change * Sing Yesterday For Me * Zero

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