Posted by meronpan on March 23, 2009
Recently spotted the “provocative” version of Tamaki up for preorder at hobby search. Didn’t even know this version was in the works (not terribly different from the temptation version, but still ^^;)… She may end up being my first Tamaki.
Besides the palette swap, her expression is different, and she comes with some chain belt accessory thingy.
Sexay expression, new accessory and a pillow base… not to mention 1/6 yet priced under 8,000 yen… These are all strong arguments :P Guess I’d be willing to try out 4-Leaves again…
Speaking on Tama-nee, why is it so hard for figure designers to get her face right? She has quite a few releases (searching for ‘kousaka tamaki’ turns up over 25 results), yet I haven’t quite found a release that really hit home with me. Here’s how she should look:
Above is the first CG you get of her in her seifuku… Here’s her devious expression:
Maybe it’s just my warped memory, but somehow none of the figures have seemed to really nail her.
Anyhow, provocative version is now on the wishlist… which is what I was originally gonna post on, so let’s get to that.
Been using tsukiboard to manage my wishlist, which now sits at 90! Luckily it’s not all that ambitious… tsukiboard added the ability to rank wishlist figures based on desirability – 0 to 5 hearts. I’ve decided to use those as follows:
- 5 hearts – will buy as soon as it goes up for preorder
- 4 hearts – will probably buy
- 3 hearts – maybe… still considering
- 2 hearts – like these and if I had some spare cash, wouldn’t mind getting them, but they’re low priority. Generally characters I know and would like figures of but haven’t found a must buy version of yet. Alternately, characters I’m not familiar with but the figures looks pretty damn good.
- 1 heart – probably won’t buy, but if I could, would definitely “complete” my collection (i.e. has things like alternate color versions of figures I already have, figures of characters I already have enough of (at the moment ^^;), figures that are way too rare/expensive, etc.)
- 0 hearts – needs to be categorized.
With that in mind, out of my 90, only 10% are seriously up for consideration… I’ve got 3 must buys, 1 probably, and 5 maybe’s.
The rest of the Alter’s StrikerS releases (Nanoha, Fate & Shamal) make up my 5 heart selections…
My one 4 heart selection is GSC’s 1/4 swimsuit Nanoha.
She prolly woulda been at 3 hearts or lower but KOS-MOS sparked the swimsuit figure fire :P I am waiting a bit on her still though… 10+k yen is quite a hit and reservations are closed at hobby search. HLJ still has orders open but at the elevated (msrp?) price of 11429 yen. -_- Even if the opportunity does pass, there’s still the 1/4 fate swimsuit possibility…
At 3 hearts I’ve got tama-nee as talked about above… and two that have been getting a lot of attention… BRS & World is Mine Miku.
BRS definitely looks amazing, no arguments there. Something just isn’t screaming “GET” for me though… and quite frankly I’m happy to leave it at that to save myself a truck load of money ^^;; On the other hand, I have a terrible feeling I’m gonna regret not getting her, so I’ve left her relatively high on my list. HLJ won’t be opening orders until June so I guess I still have time to decide.
World is Mine Miku is probably more like a 3.5 or 4… I should re-rank my list…
A great take on miku (why can’t someone take this kind of artistic liberty with kagamin and make a figure?!), and I seem to have a thing for pillow bases :P I’ll probably end up getting hime-sama or BRS but both is unlikely at this point since I’m trying to save some money ^^;
The rest of the extravaganza is also at 3 stars… again it’s my set completion sickness. I am overflowing with haruhi figures… and yet this insane part of my brain is nagging me to pick up mikuru and nagato (already caved and ordered haruhi).
Again… love the f igures… that’s not what’s holding me back. It’s just hard spending another 15+k yen on haruhi figures when there’s so much other series that need some love.
I think I’ll hold strong, but only time will tell ^^;
After that, not too much that’s been in limbo for me… narika was a must buy so she’s already preordered. Have I missed out on any upcoming releases? Just hasn’t seemed like much has grabbed my attention lately.
I’ve got some Alter goodies in the mail, and chibi exelica should be shipping soon too! My review queue is at 27 but they’ll probably get bumped for the new goodies unless I happen to slip a review in before they arrive ^^;
How’s you wishlist looking? Tough decisions? Cut and dry? Changes you’d make to my list? :P