15 April 2017

Figure Picks - Spring 2017

Photo: Screenshot of the Good Smile Company (English) website captured during the period of April 2017.

For the very first time ever in the history of Project JeForceX, we are pleased to launch our Figure Picks series of feature articles which will see new entries on a seasonal basis! Similar to the Anime Picks series, we will be hand-picking our favorite Character Figure releases from our favorite manufacturer and distributor Good Smile Company.

The character figures which we have hand-picked are categorized into 'The Scale' for un-pose-able scaled figures and 'The Action' for action figures with movable joints. All of mentioned character figures are based on our very own personal preferences and not from any known public rankings or popularity among other figure collectors.


THE SCALE

Bismarck Kai

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Battleship Bismarck, set sail! Heading into battle!

From the popular browser game 'Kantai Collection -KanColle-' comes a 1/8th scale figure of the name ship of the Bismarck-class battleships - Bismarck! Her classic pose from the game has been carefully converted into a figure that preserves the feeling of her dashing forward with a lovely dynamic pose.

The powerful ship parts that also boast being the largest of all the German ships in the game have been completely included and feature a heavy appearance through meticulous paintwork. Her hat can be attached and removed for a slightly different appearance, and the ship parts are articulated at various points allowing for all sorts of fun to be had posing even on a scale figure! Be sure to display her with the previously announced Prinz Eugen who is scheduled to be released in January next year!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Elphelt Valentine

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I'll shoot you… right to your heart!

The fighting game with innovative graphics and a polished battle system 'GUILTY GEAR Xrd -SIGN-' comes a figure of Elphelt Valentine! Her adorable facial expression, beautiful dress and the various roses all over her design being out her charm to create a lovely, detailed figure for fans to enjoy.

The 'Miss Travailler' gun that simply had to be included with her has been faithfully sculpted for her to hold in hand, and the various parts of her character not normally visible have been sculpted in detail with 3D modeling. Elphelt is simply overflowing with ladylike charm - a match made in heaven who is ready to tie the knot and join your collection!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

GIRLS' FRONTLINE Mauser Kar98K

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I am Mauser Kar98K. I will do whatever possible to assist you.

From the popular Chinese smartphone game soon to be released in Japan, 'GIRLS' FRONTLINE' comes a figure of the elegant and high-class 'Mauser Kar98K' who supports the player with her expertise!

Her sexy curves and gorgeous outfit have all been faithfully sculpted to ensure she keeps her proud appearance in the figure! The weapon she gets her name from is included in perfect detail through 3D sculpting technology! Be sure to head in to the frontlines with the reliable Mauser Kar98K by your side!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Prinz Eugen

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Guten Morgen! I'm the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen!"

From the popular browser game 'Kantai Collection -KanColle-' comes a 1/8th scale figure of the third Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser in her standard pose from the game - Prinz Eugen!

The complex paintwork of her ship parts have been faithfully reproduced on the figure giving them a heavy, realistic appearance. In contrast, her feminine body has been sculpted and painted to look soft and smooth - in particular, her long ladylike legs bring out the beauty of her standing pose as they contrast against the dark naval uniform and heavy ship parts.

Her hat can be removed and the ship parts feature over 20 points of articulation allowing for various different posing options even as a scale figure! Enjoy the company of Prinz in whatever pose you think suits her best!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Rin Shibuya: Crystal Night Party Ver.

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The third in the 'Crystal Night Party' series - Rin Shibuya!

From the popular anime 'THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS' comes a 1/8th scale figure of the New Generations member Rin Shibuya in a 'Crystal Night Party' version! Rin is posed wearing the 'Crystal Night Party' outfit she is seen wearing in both the opening theme of the anime's second season as well as in the last episode of the series.

The outfit shouts out what it means to be an idol with it's shining and colorful design - a design which has been intricately sculpted and painted for fans to enjoy in their collection. Be sure to display her together with the previously announced figures of Uzuki Shimamura and Mio Honda in their Crystal Night Party outfits to complete the New Generations unit!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

THE ACTION

figma Shielder/Mash Kyrielight

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My figma is complete. Heading into battle!"

From the popular game 'Fate/Grand Order' comes a figma of the Shielder demi-servant, Mash Kyrielight!

• Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
• A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
• She comes with three face plates including a expressionless face with a diligent look, a shouting expression for combat as well as the timid expression seen at the start of the game.
• Optional parts include her large shield which she uses for both offence and defense.
• An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Nendoroid Caster

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Delivery of a 'foxy' good wife from Kenenryobo!

From the popular game 'Fate/EXTRA' comes a Nendoroid of the 'good wife' with a foxy appearance - Caster! She comes with three face plates including a smiling face, a combat expression and a winking expression.

Optional parts includes the 'Eightfold Blessing of Amaterasu' mirror as well as the charms she uses for her skills. She also comes with hands shaped like foxes for a rather cute pose, as well as parts to recreate her 'Charm: Gyokutenhou' skill. Kneeling parts for a more relaxed appearance are also included! Be sure to enjoy the adorable Nendoroid Caster in your collection!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Nendoroid Megumi Kato

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The heroine who rarely gets noticed.

From the popular anime series scheduled to air from April 2017 - 'Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ♭' comes a Nendoroid of the main heroine Megumi Kato wearing her school uniform! Megumi is known to change her hairstyle frequently, and so the Nendoroid comes with different hairstyles to choose from including a bobcut, a ponytail and one secret hairstyle that will be revealed after release - a total of three different hairstyles on a single Nendoroid!

She also comes with three face plates including her standard expression, an embarrassed expression as well as an upset expression. She also comes with special parts to display her squatting with her hands on her cheeks, and her cellphone is also included for her to hold allowing you to pose her in all sorts of different situations.

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Nendoroid Wilhelmina

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Who is the captain of this ship?! I see nothing but amateurs!

From the popular anime series 'HIGH SCHOOL FLEET' comes a Nendoroid of Wilhelmshaven High School's Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg - also simply known as Wilhelmina! She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a shouting expression as well as the frowning expression she made when given natto in the series.

Optional parts include a binocular telescope with its stand which can be displayed together with the parts included with Nendoroid Akeno Misaki to bring out the atmosphere of a ship's bridge even more! She also includes both the eintopf and natto dishes allowing you to recreate all sorts of different scenes from the series!

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Nendoroid You Watanabe

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All aboard!! Full speed ahead!!

From the anime series 'LoveLive!Sunshine!!' comes a Nendoroid of the Aqours member You Watanabe wearing her outfit from the song 'Aozora Jumping Heart'! She comes with both a standard expression as well as a playful winking expression with a big smile that shows her teeth, and she also comes with glasses parts which can be worn for a quick change of style!

A selection of different parts are also included which allow you to pose her in different dance poses from the opening theme of the anime series! Be sure to enjoy her together with the other members of Aqours! ♪

(Source: Good Smile Company)

Round-up: Figure Picks - Spring 2017

Photo: Screenshot of the Good Smile Company (English) website captured during the period of April 2017.

What do you think about our Figure Picks for the season of Spring 2017?
Would you pre-order or purchase any of the mentioned character figures?

Should our Figure Picks be not quite suitable for your exquisite tastes, head over to the Good Smile Company website to check out the full line-up of announced and upcoming character figure releases!

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