Pre-order list: the mid year edition!

I’m feeling all partied out and too sleep deprived to actually go take pictures. So I will give you a pre-order list instead.

Here it is my and exilehero’s pre-order list for the next chunk of the year.

The previous list from February.

June

To start off an exclusive from the Good Smile Shop. I love me some Homu Homu. I, like many, was disappointed by the lack of weapons in the Homura figma. It all became clear when this figma was sold as a Wonfes exclusive, the more guns for Homura the better. I look forward to it even more so since it includes that lovely hair bow.

No, you can’t have enough Puella Magi as long as it is Homura!

 

 

Don’t you have enough Puella Magi already? Though I suppose I do like homura better with her school uniform. Maybe I just think those sock boots are too silly. But what do you do with a non-magical version of a magical girl? Make them eat cake? Actually scratch that, it might be a good idea. We’ll make millions!

The lovely Chie from Persona 4 my second favorite girl from that game. I’m so happy that the anime managed to garner enough attention from Max Factory to make more Persona figmas. Chie is so nice I love her tomboyish personality. I gotta say though after the anime I don’t think the English VA will be able to match Yui Horie even though it was a really good dub in the game.

 

 

I thought the English VA was very good when I was playing the game, then I watched the anime, there’s just no comparison. Can’t go back to the game without cringing anymore. Anyway I didn’t like the way they did her face. I know it looks more like in the game art but I got used to the game model and anime version. She seems more playful there. She has spats under that right?

The clumsy piece of moeness that is Rorona, best clumsy alchemist ever. Until Totori came around anyways.

MegaHouse went and did this depiction of the titular character from Atelier Rorona and it looks spot on. Still not close enough to Kishida Mel’s illustrations but not bad at all. Never gotten anything from MegaHouse so I look forward to see how it is when exilehero gets her.

Also, go play the Atelier games on the PS3, they are really nice.

 

Eh, I take insult to you belittling Rorona next to Totori. I think they’re a little too different to compare.

Promo shots look fine for her, hope I’m not disappointed. Only thing off with her is that I think her breasts are a little too big compared to the in-game character and art. Though I just think to myself that it’s Rorona form later on in the game where she finishes blossoming through puberty.

 

This stupid idiot, while I did not end up keeping up with Akibarangers in the end it is a nice show from what I did watch. It is really nice if you like super sentai stuff since it plays with and against the usual tropes and cliches associated with it.

I never gotten anything other Precures from the SH Figuart line so I wanna see how good it is with this stuff after exilehero gets the set.

 

 

I watched Akiba ranger and I really liked the show, so I’m getting the figuarts. I think they have great potential to do comics with. It’s too bad I couldn’t get the Z-Cune transformation gun though, it was sold out when I woke up. I’m not that bummed out about it though since it was really darn expensive.

 

 

 

July

Sanya is my favorite girl from Strike Witches, she is also the only who wears any sort of bottoms and doesn’t run around pantless.

After Miyafuji it seem there wouldn’t be more figmas from Strike Witches but I’m glad the line continues. I don’t plan to get all of them but for the girls I like Sanya there is no question. After all just look at her cute demure expressions.

 

 

Sanya is boring, she’s wearing normal clothes. I still like her though and the rocket launcher is a nice prop. I’m a little surprised you’re not just getting them all, you’d be just like 2 away from getting them all.

 

I hate this guy, he should burn in hell and suffer eternal torment. If I ever did a top ten list of my most hated characters he would be in the top five may be top three.

Nice figma though.

 

 

 

If you already have Gutts why not get Griffith? Well Griffith figma has a prettier face than even girls, it’s insane. Promo shots make him look very detailed, hope he comes out alright. He’ll make a really good villain.

This Fate is awesome, nice and sexy. I do not mind so much that the figure differs from the illustration. Although I suppose a big deal of appeal is Fate’s pleasing behind. Not that it matters since I’m quite happy with Alter’s swimsuit clad Nanoha.

 

 

 

 

Fate’s ass is the miracle of the universe and all but lately Nanoha’s not far behind. I recently found out that it’s actually Nanoha with the bigger butt and fate with the bigger boobs, according to official details anyway. I don’t think the lecherous artists from pixiv focus on just one thing of any of the girls though.

Anyway the figure looks great to me so far, maybe I’d wish it was a bit more interesting. When you put it next to Nanoha she looks a bit plain. I’m hoping to like her more when I see her in front of me.

The second member of the Akibarangers. She is blue and tsundere and the one sane person. Looking at these, they sure are more detailed than actual official super sentai.

 

 

 

 

Now that you’re comparing them, Akibarangers seem to have much more interesting costumes than the normal Sentai, which are just wearing spandex. Akibarangers have armor! It helps that designs are made by the Tiger and Bunny guy.

 

 

 

 

August

Giant figure of loli Nanoha in a bikini. I see no reason not to buy this. Just look at those slims legs, the delicate budding chest, the cute frilly two piece, the 1/4th scale. It’s so awesome.

 

 

 

 

You are just a lolicon.

Yukiko, the resident yamato nadeshiko of Persona 4. Yukiko and Chie must be together so buying them was a no question. Hmm… come to think of it, the Persona 4 crew sure use some questionable weapons like Yukiko’s fan.

My only complaint is that there is no expression of when Yukiko goes into one of her laughing fits.

 

 

I like the Yukiko figma better than the Chie one since she looks a bit more like the anime. Wonder if they’ll come up with summer uniforms or like shadow versions and such, since she doesn’t seem to come with the shadow face.

I’m still a big Precure fan and I’m still a big Heartcatch fan in particular. So I ended getting this exclusive release of Cure Blossom in her Super Silhouette form. If there is one thing I loved about Heartcatch is how expressive the girls were. The chance to get more expressions for them is a big plus for me.

 

 

 

Bigger hair and bigger costume, good luck trying to balance that one. Wonder if they come out with some of the smile girls. They seem like they’d fit that form well. I just remembered that I’m so behind watching Precure. heart thing on the background, since it looks kinda CGed in. I would actually like if they made figuarts.

 

 

 

The last of the Akibarangers, the silly cosplaying woman. Ever since I saw her I still can’t get over the twin tail helmet thing.

Apparently these are very popular as they sold out almost instantly. Aren’t you happy you managed to pre-order them before?

 

 

 

Apparently it’s normal for sentai stuff to sell out that fast, just look at the Moe Moe Z-Cune that sold out like nothing I’m camping for the robo itasha since I really do want that one.

 

 

 

 

September

I get the impression that people did not like Symphogear. I don’t quite understand why, since it had a nice set of characters, some yuri, Mizuki Nana, music by Mizuki Nana and a nice decent storyline.

Since I really liked it, that means I go buy the merchandise like this lovely figma of the protagonist, Hibiki. I find it interesting that this figma has four different faces when the norm is two or three.

 

This figma actually looks really clean and you can’t see the joints that people like to complain about. I wanted to get her too but in the end I didn’t go for it. Guess I don’t like Hibiki that much. I might go for Tsubasa or Chriss though.

You can’t have Sanya without Eila trailing too far behind so here we go. Eila is the other sensible dressed girl, it almost looks like she is just wearing a really short skirt with that coat of hers.

I look forward to some yurilicious scenes between Eila and Sanya.

 

 

 

I don’t think Eila gets enough credit, everyone seems to focus on Sanya. Eila is one of my favorite witches though I’m not sure she fits well as a figma since she’s not very expressive. I guess I like how she acts more than how she looks.

T-elos is cool, she is what I call deliciously evil. Unlike her counterpart, evil Kos-Mos sure showed more personality ranging from arrogance to outright hatred.

I did not particularly like her after Xenosaga but because of the Super Robot Wars spin off Endless Frontier that changed. I look forward for her and Kos-Mos to be together and “become one” all over again.

 

 

Hmm… her skin tone looks a little too dark to me. I also think that Kos-Mos has the better exploding breast thing. And I also wonder if the legs are sculpted from the same mold, Kos-Mos’s butt/tights seem to be more alluring because she wears a skirt. Look at me nothing but complaints about T-elos, then again i don’t really know much about her.

Heartcatch in general was very expressive but all that pales in comparison to Cure Marine here. If Bandai decided to include all her expressions show on the show she would need dozens and dozens of them. Much like Blossom a chance to get more of them is worthwhile enough.

 

 

 

Super Silhouette is kinda silly now that I look at it. They just cram the girls with frilly clothes, I guess that’s the best way to show that they powered up. Though I’m not gonna complain about the elbow-gloves.

 

 

 

 

 

There you have the next batch of stuff we are buying. There is still some stuff that was delayed or hasn’t been released yet from our last list, if you wanna see those you can read them up.

15 Comments

  1. Damn, that’s a lot of stuff. But then, you are two people. That’s still a lot, averaged out.

    I’ve only got Rathalos, Vox Aura, and Beach Queens Nero on order, though I might add some random foxgirl figure I found out about.

    • Oh that’s right!

      exilehero is leaning towards buying that Rathalos, hope he does.

      I’m just happy that the second half of the year looks scaled figure free for the most part so it shouldn’t be too bad.

      Although I gotta say my gaming purchases have taken a bit of a hit for new releases thanks to my figure spending this year.

      I kinda want that Nero, first figure I see that reflects her personality. Alas. I just don’t like the patter on her swimsuit even if it is so nice.

  2. That’s quite a lot, may be I should get a job now. Still haven’t decided on my final pre-order list yet, just some figmas and a scale figure or 2. Can’t wait for Sanya figma~

    • This is pretty much it for the rest of the year, unless summer Wonfes brings out anything big.

  3. You sure love to order these moveable figures ^-^
    Im lookiing forward to your upcoming picture stories with them.

    The Persona 4 girls have some really interesting faces, I don’t like every face plate, but certain expressions are very appealing.

    Rorona is quite appealing, I don’t know the game, but the design looks beautiful, the cape will probably be castoffable. Oh and I think her boobs are very nice :p

    Im still a little disappointed that they didn’t adapt the pose from the illustration, but honestly this one is also nice, she has a cute face and a splendid body.

    Loli giant Nanoha is soo cute, I nearly ordered her here, but come on 1/4 sounds so huge. Well, since she’s small she isn’t that big, but the proportions would make her look odd to my other figure which range from 1/8 to 1/6.
    I must resist the budding chest *lol*

    The Akibarangers look kind of gay *muhahahaha*
    I’d rather like the super cute pink Precure girl, she’s seems so adorable ^^

    • Yup, I like that this pre-order list if skewed more towards the articulated stuff.

      They reflect the ones from the game, although I would have preferred some more.

      Kishida Mel’s art style is really, really nice, one of the main things that attracted me to the Alchemist of Arland trilogy of games. This Rorona seems to reflect that style well enough.

      I expect that Nanoha to be more in like with a 1/6th figure given the preview shots shown on Mikatan’s blog.

      DFC FTW!

  4. I don’t think we have any overlapping pre-orders this time. I’ve actually cut back on figure buying, so that could be the reason why. That Fate figure looks hot though. I considered getting the Rorona figure, but she just doesn’t look right so I passed up on that.

    • Haha, should try to cut back, at least the scaled stuff is the minority now for e.

      Fate and Rorona look nice indeed, can’t wait for exilehero to get both.

  5. So many figmas in this order! :P

    On June I have a pair order for the first time (always picked up single figures). Buddy from Megiddo and Momo from To Love Ru! Why aren’t they here already?! >_<

    • Yup, that’s how it should be!

      Only two? Must be nice, not a bomb for the wallet. I had my eye on Momo for a bit but ended up passing on her,

  6. aahaha so many poseable action figures here! I skipped out on Homu Homu uniform version since I also didn’t have Madoka uniform version but yeah, those extra weapons are nifty.

    Akibarangers look really good and I’m kinda regretting I didn’t pre-order them when it was open..dang

    • I been bad during the past year as I been buying more scaled figures than before and less figmas and what not. Good thing everything is going back to normal.

      I don’t plan on getting the uniform version of Madoka, all I really wanted was the extra weapons for Homura and the hair piece with the bow.