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DD Yoko and Nia Preorder Open (Updated)

VOLKS USA has their preorder up for either Dollfie we reported about previously until Sunday April 19 at 11:00 AM PST. Interested buyers can also order from VOLKS' international site, the deadline for preorder there is Monday April 20 at 4:00 AM PST. VOLKS USA will deliver the Dollfies around the end of September while the international site will deliver around mid July. Nia will also feature a limited edition clothing set including a short haired wig, a hoodie, socks, and shoes. Do note that the doll modeling the set is most likely not the DD Nia.

Interestingly, VOLKS still has not released full finalized pictures of either Dollfies even with the deadlines approaching fast. A few pictures have surfaced on VOLKS' blog and on Gainax's blog which we have included inside. Will update when more pictures are out.

UPDATE: Finalized pictures have been released.

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[Koto] 1/8 PVC Kotonoha Katsura

Akibahobby reports that figure maker Kotobukiya will be releasing Kotonoha Katsura from School Days. She will also come with the fan favorite duffel bag of death. Sadly, she will not be holding a knife but a cellphone. For those who are not familiar with the series, School Days originally was an eroge visual novel adapted into an anime featuring a school romance story. The series ended in a twist which was unaired due to the nature of the content, but was found on the DVD release. She was be released later this year in Summer 2009.

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Tokyo Anime Fair 2009 Toys and Figures

The Tokyo International Anime Fair has begun, and as you can expect a flood of new toys and figures on display!

Check back here as we frequently make updates to this post as soon as more pictures and reports are online!

We apologize for the lack of hobby updates, within the last 2 months, there have been approximately over 3 hobby related events making it difficult for us to keep track of everything.

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[Max Factory] 1/6 PVC Yoko Litner

Unveiled at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Max Factory will be releasing a realistic rendition of Yoko Litner from Tengen no Toppa Gurren Lagann. The figure is absolutely stunning though some fans may wish that they had chosen to use the anime face. Maybe Max Factory will include an interchangeable head?

There are currently no price or release date available but as soon as that information is released we'll let you know. Judging by the scale, I would have to estimate the figure to be around or at least be $100.

More of pictures inside!

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[Wave] PVC Kagami and Tsukasa

Figure maker Wave brings us another set of Lucky Star figures (previous Konata and Kanata), this time it's the Hiiragi twins. Measuring at 1/12 scale, these will be pretty small figures but for true fans of the series this is the best so far. Kagami and Tsukasa will be released this August retailing around 3,500 yen each or about 6,800 yen as a set. Konata and Kanata will be released in late July for around 10,000 yen as a set and around 4,700 yen each. Personally I prefer Wave's previous miko (priestess) version.

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