Okay, this is a pretty awesome figure of Macross Frontier's Ranka-- the pose, which would normally probably present some balancing issues, looks to have a pretty firm base, it's cute, and it's very active and lively, which I like. She also has an MSRP of approximately $65, making her relatively affordable.
But...I do'nt remember Ranka's Nyan-Nyan restaurant outfit being made out of something as shiny as lamé.
Moving right along, some incredibly adorable chibi figures from Macross F have also been announced. It features the female leads in restaurant uniforms hanging out at the Nyan Nyan cafe, including Sheryl on a spoon, Clan Clan with a thing of shuumai on her head, Ranka with manju, and also Ranka's phone and the restaurant mascot in a rice container. Oh, and there's also Alto in a bowl of ramen, which is awesome and I want it.
But did anyone else notice that that manju looks remarkably breast-like?
And last, I don't have any images for this one, but Bandai has announced another series of trading figures, called “Half Age Girls Macros Heroine.” At least, I assume that's right; HobbySearch calls it “Harf Age.” In any case, it'll be interesting to see if they turn out more chibi or more realistically young. The half-ages are due out in December; Ranka and the restaurant figures are due out late October.
So! Which do you guys want?