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Tuesday is Toyday 02/10/09: Mega Hobby!

A collection of some of the coolest figures from the last week.

Yoko
Yoko

Japan is full of delicious figure festas, and the current of these events is Mega Hobby Expo, running this very day in Japan. So! Let's talk about a few Mega Hobby shots, shall we?

Idolmaster
Idolmaster


Danny Choo provides this delicious shot of
Gurren Lagann's Yoko in cowgirl attire. I'm not totally thrilled with her mouth, but the look of determination on her face is more than awesome enough to make up for it, if you ask me. The badass outfit doesn't hurt, either, amirite?


Then there's this new series of Idolmaster figures. Now, I don't mind the overall design of these cuties, but the execution seems pretty mediocre. And then, something seems a little off...like maybe the heads are slightly disproportionate to the rest of the bodies. Especially the one pictured right here.


Yagyuu Juubei
Yagyuu Juubei
Let's move into some original works, shall we? Alter has a new line of moe-fied versions of traditional Japanese swordsmen, such as Yagyuu Juubei (pictured here) and Sanada Yukimura. This concept isn't entirely unfamiliar to us-- after all, Yagyuu Juubei is the swordsman who eventually became the subject of Jubei-chan: Secret of the
Ranka Lee
Ranka Lee

Lovely Eyepatch. (God, that show was awesome.) The line is called Hyakka Ryoran.


But oh, we're not done yet! How about an angelic, pre-wardrobe malfunction Ranka Lee? I come down on the Sheryl Nome side of the Macross F debate in the general run of things, but I have to admit, I love her cute little wings. Even if, uh...hm. Did anyone consider telling Megahouse that Ranka's hair is green?


Doubtless we'll see tons more from Mega Hobby over the next day or so, so stay tuned and I'll keep posting the awesomest ones.

Nikoon Feb. 10, 2009 at 11:05 a.m.
The Yoko is by far my favorite out of this bunch. Really awesome design.

And really, how'd they miss the green in Ranka's hair? Possible color variant?
giaon Feb. 10, 2009 at 11:33 a.m.
Niko, it is a little greenish-tinted on one side...kind of odd, but maybe they're pretending it's a lighting thing within the fictional 'scene' she's in?
Nikoon Feb. 10, 2009 at 12:29 p.m.
Future lighting that turns all green-haired people into blonds.

But I would prefer a Sheryl figure. I also liked her more than Ranka.
Agent_Loston Feb. 10, 2009 at 12:29 p.m.
Cowboy Yoko is the ****, yep it that good
Sonata moderator on Feb. 10, 2009 at 12:42 p.m.
Man I want that Jubei chan Figure!! I love that showXD
Void_Wizardon Feb. 10, 2009 at 12:50 p.m.
That Yoko figure is pretty awesome and the others I find the others to be bad(except Jubei), especially the Idolmaster one.
Devillyon Feb. 10, 2009 at 12:51 p.m.
wow epic Yoko figure
OkazukiIchigoon Feb. 10, 2009 at 12:58 p.m.
Thanks for those awesome shots!
giaon Feb. 10, 2009 at 1:04 p.m.
Sonata: That figure's not actually from the anime; it's a different design-- but the show and the figure use the same historic figure (who was a dude) to base the concept on. :)
Sonata moderator on Feb. 10, 2009 at 1:07 p.m.
gia said:
"Sonata: That figure's not actually from the anime; it's a different design-- but the show and the figure use the same historic figure (who was a dude) to base the concept on. :)
"
Oh yeah I remember hearing some of the stories of Jubei pretty cool stuff:)

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