Well, the wait is finally over and I have one of my most requested characters in action figure form. What’s even better news is that Good Smile has picked up a few more of my favorite Nintendo licenses and Samus won’t be alone on my video game shelf for long!
This review is a bit oddly commemorative. The original Figma Drossel was my first review for IAT waaaay back in 2009. She was also the first Japanese import I’d ever purchased. So I’m feeling a roundabout nostalgia for Figma’s newest Drossel figure.
If Tuesday was the appetizer, and Wednesday was the main course, then today's update must be the dessert! With the bigger companies out of the way, we're wrapping up with a look at the miscellaneous odds and ends of the convention. So settle in for six more galleries of some pretty unique creations.
While we were anxiously awaiting news from New York Toy Fair, Japan was celebrating the modern action figure with Winter Wonder Festival 2012. Over the next two days we'll be updating with coverage, Q&A, and a ton of great pictures from the show.
As with Dorothy, I’m thrilled to be getting Big O figures eight years after the show premiered. Now that Roger Smith is on my shelf I can breathe a sigh of relief that at least the two most important characters on the show were made.
As with the Cheerful Japan Miku, the Good Smile Company took another bold step forward and offered last summer’s Wonder Festival exclusives online for worldwide distribution. The first of the two figures I ordered from them is an alternate version of their Aegis Figma.
By the time I learned just how great Figma figures were, it was too late for me to purchase the original Miku Hatsune without paying insanely high prices. That’s why I jumped at the chance when Max Factory rereleased her in their Cheerful Japan line.