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[KOTO] 1/8 Takamachi Nanoha -School Uniform- PVC

news nanohaFigures from the series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha seem to never stop releasing, maybe because most of them are either insanely cute and/or well sculptured. In any event, this time around Kotobukiya has released yet another Nanoha centered figure.  It is a 1/8 Scale PVC figure of Nanoha in her School uniform. Struck in a moving pose, this figure is sure to attract even the not-so-hardcore fans.

Nanoha is casted here as if she is just on her way to school; with a slice of bread in her mouth, Yuuno (in Ferret form) sticking out from her bag and a fluttering skirt, this is a must buy in my book. The face carries a surprised but very cute expression. Promo photos show a very decent paint job on the demo model; however, we shall see how she turns out on the mass production line. Kotobukiya has their hit and misses, hopefully this one will turn out to be a hit.

Scaled at 1/8 for a retail price at 5,800 yen, this figure is actually on the expensive side. There isn't much complexity to the figure and it doesn't come with an elaborate base. With the current exchange rate, this is an expensive buy. Several online retailers should have it for a little bit cheaper, so check your favorite web retailer. Even though this figure is slated to be released in January of 2012, pre-orders have already started.

More photos after the jump.

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[GSC] Hatsune Miku: Love Is War 1/8 PVC

news liw mikuGood Smile Company has teased us for almost a year now, originally with the unpainted version of the figure appearing at various figure shows in Japan, and finally preview photos have popped up on their blog. The figure is based on the popular Hatsune Miku song, Love is War by supercell

The figure will be released in 2 versions, the deluxe, "version DX," which will only be available exclusively from the Good Smile online shop for 14,000 yen, it will come with a larger tower platform complete with the megaphones found in the original art by Shirou Miwa. At almost half the price, the normal version will come with a smaller tower platform without the megaphones for 8,800 yen.

You have until September 26, 2011 to order either version, but for American shoppers, beware of the current exchange rate or you might find yourself paying more than you expected.

This has been on my buy list for some time since it was shown, which version interests you?

More photos inside that may help you decide.

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Madoka Replica Soul Gem Pendants and Rings for Sale

Although not really figure news, fans of the popular Puella Magi Madoka Magica series will be please to learn that COSPLA will be releasing a replica of the Soul Gem rings while Algernon Products will be releasing replica Soul Gem pendants. Both products outer body is made of silver while in the inner gem itself are made from cubic zirconia.

Each pendant will cost a hefty 15,750 yen while each ring will cost 12,600 yen and are expected to be released in September 2011. Tough choices but would make great addition for fans and cosplayers alike looking to make a contract with Kyubey. In the meantime, you can stare of drool over the photos.

 

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Summer Wonder Festival 2011 Coverage

As it is tradition, we will be posting updates from one of the largest figure conventions, Wonder Festival! We've seen a plethora of figures and Nendoroids from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and fans will be pleased to hear figures from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Infinite Stratos, and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. For now, you can check out some of the latest photo updates from the show at the following link:

http://twitpic.com/search#q=#wf2011s&type=recent&page=1

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[GSC] 1/1 Scale Vinyl Kyubey

For those who have not been pleased with the recent plush offerings of Kyubey from the popular series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, figure maker Good Smile Company is offering a life sized 1/1 scale soft vinyl version

Unfortunately, he will only be sold at the 2011 Summer Wonder Festival (7/24/2011) and on the company's Japanese online store for a limited time (7/24 - 8/1, 2011). Although you won't have to make any 'costly contracts' to obtain Kyubey, he still comes with a hefty price tag of 10,000 yen. More pictures inside!

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