It’s time for figure collector’s to get excited as Wonder Festival 2013 Summer is just hours away. Many figure manufacturers will be attending the event to show off their upcoming goods as well as show off some unannounced products.
Many of the manufacturers have been posting teaser photos on their blogs and other sites to get people such as myself excited for what is coming up. Below are just a few of the several figures being teased that have caught my eye in one way or another.
This fighting game by Arc System Works has been an enjoyable series for its characters and gameplay. The artwork on the other hand has been slowly dropping in quality and falling more and more into that amateur doujin look. That’s why I had to roll my eyes when I saw Noel Vermillion’s new outfit in this next title in the series. With FREEing disappointing me with their Noel, at least new comer Vertex will disappoint me by default. With their preview, my eyes are rolling into the back of my head when I see that Vertex opted to have Chronophantasma Noel poke through her top.
Tales of Symphonia – Colette Brunel
ALTER is not the only one that has their hand in the Tales RPG series. Kotobukiya has had their hand in the series for a very long time and have teased a couple of familiar looking weapons. I’ll have to reserve my judgement when I see the complete figure as well as painted though it looks like they may be going with Colette’s common twisting pose. …I suppose I should brush up on this title since it’s one of the many Tales titles I have not played. I have played Destiny though and I do have Leon. So how about a Stahn someone!? Koto? ALTER? Hmm!?
Strike Witches 2 – Lynette Bishop
You know, I would really like to own a figure of Lynette Bishop but it’s a bit difficult due to the series having these mecha musume ladies of the 501st parading around in their underwear. The latest version of Lynette by ALTER has a really cute smile as well as one heck of a weapon to carry. It’s just that split leg pose the company opted to go with. Perhaps the one by Kotobukiya is my only safe haven. …which I sold. Good job, me!
Transformers – Exo-suit with Spike and Daniel
by CM’s Corporation
It surprises me to see CM’s Corporation dabbling in some of the rarer characters such as Minerva (Minelba) and Ginrai from Transformers Masterforce. I guess if we want human characters, this is the company to rely on. I’m surprised once again to see the company planning to release the “Excel-suit” originally featured in Transformers the Movie along with figures of Spike and Daniel. Based on the tease, it looks like maybe Spike and Daniel will be static figures. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to owning a David Hasselhoff look-a-like in this robotic suit.
Fate/hollow ataraxia – Nendoroid Saber Alter
by Good Smile Company
The big name company of figure makers, Good Smile Company, actually doesn’t have anything that appeals to me. The only thing that caught my eye was a tease of Nendoroid Saber Alter. Why? Because it’s Saber! …really. That’s it. I have no intention of buying it.
Now that is just what is teased. What other surprises will the many figure makers have that hasn’t already been shown in magazine scans? Well, I’m positive it’ll be many figures of ladies, boobs, and characters from titles that I have no idea about because I don’t keep up with the anime scene as much as I use to. …and my wallet says “thank you” to that.