Xenoblade 2 – Homura | Hikari – 1/7 (Good Smile Company, Max Factory)
Otherwise known as Mythra and Pyra, this once again opened as a limited pre-order. Be quick as pre-order slots are very limited and will close once the limit is reached. These two are one of the most coveted figures out there.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Rem – 1/7 – Birthday Cake ver. (Good Smile Company, Kadokawa)
First released back in 2018, this Rem figure clad in Emilia’s clothes will make a fine birthday gift for any otaku. However, timing the arrival of the item for any birthday will be difficult considering Good Smile Company has never met (at least in my experience) any of its release date targets for the past 2 or 3 years. If you plain want a Rem figure, there’s no shortage of options though. Tons of figures for Rem have been released and companies still keep dishing out new ones.
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun T – Shokuhou Misaki – B-style – 1/4 – Bunny Ver. (FREEing)
Adding more to Misaka’s insecurities, Shokuhou Misaki gets ger own bunny figure. If you prefer FREEing’s bare-leg bunny figures, then you might want to hold off on pre-ordering this one and wait for the bare-leg version to go on pre-order. There’s no saying when or if that will actually happen though so take my advice with a grain of salt.
Fairy Tail – Happy – Lucy Heartfilia – 1/8 (Bell Fine)
There’s no shortage of good figures for Lucy. The colors on this one however looks a bit dull. Not a fan of Bell Fine especially their paint job. In addition, the inclusion of Happy in this figure I think ruins the aesthetics. Also, I’m not paying over ¥16,000 to get just this level of detail on a figure. If you want a Lucy figure, skip on this one and find a pre-owned one of a different figure of her. Any other scale figure of Lucy that has been released so far is better than this.
Vocaloid – Hatsune Miku – F:Nex – 1/7 – 2021 Chinese New Year ver. (FuRyu)
Is it just me or has there been an increase in Chinese-outfit themed figures lately? The face is good on this one with that tiny fang showing. Is Miku supposed to be some kind of beast girl now though? I think the price is a real turn-off for this one though. If you are a fan of Miku and you think the price is fair, then pre-order her.
IS: Infinite Stratos – Laura Bodewig – B-style – 1/4 – Bare Leg Bunny Ver. (FREEing)
I feel like it’s 2009 all over again. If you still want the IS girls in their bunny figures although it’s the bare-leg version, then now’s your chance. You can still grab Houki and Cecilia. Charlotte should be up for pre-order soon. I would especially recommend grabbing Houki since her after-market price went through the roof after the initial release of the regular version.
Original Character – Water Prism (Union Creative International Ltd)
I am still hung over my disappointed after unboxing Hanekawa and Black Hanekawa’s figure by Union Creative that I currently cannot recommend Union Creative figures at this point. This one seems to have a great level of detail if they can execute it properly. I am a bit dumbfounded though why the top part of the dress is opaque while the rest of the dress is transparent.
Shin Evangelion Gekijouban:|| – Souryuu Asuka Langley – 1/6 – EVA 2020 (Amakuni, AmiAmi)
My first though is this was a rerelease of the same figure. Apparently, it’s a recolor just in time for the release of the new Evangelion movie. If you already have the other color version, they you shouldn’t fret too much about getting this one.
Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED – Haro – Lacus Clyne – B-style – 1/4 – Bunny Ver. (FREEing, MegaHouse)
It’s not your regular bunny figure. This one has the frills and the sleeves. It is, nonetheless, a beautiful figure so pre-order if you will. If you are more a fan of the bare-leg version that FREEing has been dishing out, you might want to wait for that one instead.
Gotoubun no Hanayome – Nakano Nino – 1/8 (Kotobukiya)
I have yet to bite on any figures for the Nakano Quintuplets. Kotobukiya makes good figures but I am not sold on this line just yet. If you like them, then nothing wrong with that. This Nino figure comes with an alternate short hair part if you order from the Kotobukiya store. Also, I think her boobs look bigger than everyone else’s. I thought they were supposed to be identical twins? Or maybe that pose is really just pushing it up. What I love about Kotobukiya is their prices are fair too.
Persona 5 The Royal – Niijima Makoto – Lucrea (MegaHouse)
If you want the best figure for Niijima Makoto, then the one by Amakuni would be the best but given the current prices on that, this one ain’t looking like a bad deal. Personally, I would just wait for a rerelease of the Amakuni figure.
THE iDOLM@STER Million Live! – Hakozaki Serika – Pure Present ver. (AmiAmi)
It’s a figure that’s lying down but let’s you display it upright. Now that’s a nice touch. I’ve always avoided figures that are lying down because I didn’t know how I would display them and that’s not a problem with this one.
Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san – Nagatoro Hayase – 1/7 (Bell Fine)
The anime will air on April 2021. Nagatoro Hayase is a freshman who loves bullying her senpai who puts up with it because he is in love with her. Could be a good romantic comedy. As for the figure, I don’t have high expectations on this one. The prototype doesn’t really look that good and it is made by Bell Fine, a company that makes mediocre figures.
Original Character – Skytube – Usada Mimi – 1/6 (Alphamax)
This is an original character that is sure to be of good quality. From the SkyTybe line of sexy figures, Alphamax is never one to disappoint. This is a 1/6 scale that stands at 30cm. including the base so she’s huge.
Original Character – Ayaka-chan – 1/6 (Bishop’s Rondo)
I don’t know much about the company that made this — only that it makes hentai figures. So this one is a full cast-off. The figure comes in a regular and an exclusive version with an alternate facial expression.
Non Non Biyori Nendoroids (Good Smile Company)
Four nendoroids for Non Non Biyori opened up for pre-order all at the same time (two of which are re-issues). Welcome to Nendoroid Hell I guess.
- Renge Miyauchi – Pre-order at Amiami, Solaris Japan (Affiliate Link)
- Hotaru Ichijo – Pre-order at Amiami, Solaris Japan (Affiliate Link)
- Natsumi Koshigaya – Pre-order at Amiami, Solaris Japan (Affiliate Link)
- Komari Koshigaya – Pre-order at Amiami, Solaris Japan (Affiliate Link)
Nijisanji – Honma Himawari – Nendoroid (#1586) (Good Smile Company)
Ordering from Good Smile Company’s online shop nets you a limited edition round base. People who like to play around with their nendoroids would have their eyes set on that pump-action shotgun.
Fate/Grand Order – Xiang Yu – Yu Meiren – Nendoroid (#1589) – Assassin (Good Smile Company)
It’s FGO and it’s a nendroid. Nuff said.
I started the NekoFigs blog in January 2021, 5 years after I’ve started collecting anime figures. It all started with one humble prize figure of Saber Lily which was bought on a whim. Now, I face the big problem of how to deal with over 200 empty boxes.