48 Day Preorder Drought Ends
Posted by meronpan on June 15, 2009
Not that there wasn’t anything I wanted, but rather I had been shielding my wallet from damage ^^; Was going rather nicely for the last month or so but leave it to Alter to bust it open again…
Back at Hobby Search I found myself adding figures to my cart ^^; Ah nanoha. No way I could pass her up. Series is named after her! With all the bits flying around her, I really have no idea where to put both her and fate orz. *ahem* Sorry blowfish, I’ll try to keep the nanoha bits to a minimum :P
Two others made the cut – first we have Freeing’s Kanu. Really love the pose and had been wanting a kanu from koihime musou. Giga Pulse had released her earlier… but with her oppai exposed and a very subdued pose I passed. The link goes to their more recent clear version, but there was a normal colored version too.
I was able to see the prototype at wonhobby and had been impressed then, despite the lack of painting. Now seeing the fully colored prototype I think this is going to be a winner (assuming she doesn’t lean ^^;).
Last to end up in my cart was Alter’s miyafuji.
I’m not exactly a pantsu witches fanatic but despite all my complaining, I love sets… and the prospect of an Alter pantsu witches set was tantalizing.
Had to stop myself there or my plans to purchase a dslr would be liquidated ^^;;
The Unfortunate Unchosen
Some others that I had to cut (but am still considering… if budget constraints let up ^^;)…
More queen’s blade ^^ Alleyne (sp?) looks pretty dang good but when trying to trim down my cart, I just couldn’t help but think… I’m not really a devoted Queen’s Blade fan… no need to push this one. But on the other hand she’s an elf! Pose could also stand to be a bit more dynamic… but yeah, gonna wait and see.
Max Factory’s realistic Yoko was another…
I totally love the execution but again thinking about it… am I that much of a yoko fan? I’m going to have Alter’s & Enterbrain’s release in hand… and perhaps I should get Gift’s rendition first… But yeah, hesitated so gonna sit on this one too.
And finally there was Alter’s Saber Lily and Silfa.
With GSC’s version already on order I couldn’t bring myself to get the Alter one. Looks like her outfit may have some finer details (and that scabbard looks beautiful)… but I am not (yet) a Saber fanatic. Plus the GSC pose and base grab my attention more. Can definitely see how people may prefer this one, just saying I couldn’t justify a 2nd saber lily purchase ^^;
Though ToHeart2 holds a tight nostalgic grip on me, silfa wasn’t really a favorite of mine. The figure looks fantastic but just reminds me how disappointed I am that Alter hasn’t released tama-nee ^^;
That actually only scratches the surface of my 96 figure wishlist (‘course that has everything, including the kitchen sink) but the above are probably the ones most on my mind at the moment.
Have preorder announcements incurred much damage to you lately? Anything you’re looking forward to? I’m still trying to figure out if I’ll nab the actSta subaru when she goes up for order… and bikini-Fate is probably just around the corner, which is another must buy ^^;