Every once in a while, something odd happens. I’m compelled to buy a toy that I know nothing about. My friends might tell you that it’s not that odd an occurrence, but I promise it is. The reasons vary. First, she’s a robot girl. If you’re familiar with my reviews, you’ve probably noticed I’m a sucker for robot girls. Second, just from the solicit pictures, you could tell this figure had a cuteness about her. Sure there are a lot of good looking toys out there, especially from Japan, but Aegis had something most toys lack. Somehow, Figma was able to imbue this figure’s looks with a sense of personality.
Every once in a while I’ll see a toy that I must have even though I know nothing about it. The Persona 3 character of Aegis was the first import figure I bought purely on the basis that she looked awesome. I wasn’t disappointed. So when Max Factory released pictures of the Metis figure for the Figma line, it didn’t take long for me to submit my preorder.
In 1995, Squaresoft released Chrono Trigger on the Super Nintendo, and the video gaming world was forever changed. Now, fifteen years later, Square Enix has released a set of figures based on this timeless game. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw them: Finally!
In our Green Room, forum member Dorkey has been posting links to his site's coverage of Wonder Festival 2010 (Summer). His site is in Japanese, but the pictures speak all languages. Check out his links starting on page 18 of our Japanese Import Theatre thread.