Monday, November 16, 2009

Figutto Reimu Hakurei March 2010 Release

Kaiyodo has Revoltech, Max Factory has Figma, Bandai has S.H. Figuarts, Aoshima has Mobip and Griffon Enterprise is aiming to have a share in the action figurine market with their new Figutto series.

First release from the series would be Reimu Hakurei (博麗霊夢). March 2010 release, 3,990 Yen (inclusive of tax). Pre-order will start this Wednesday (November 18th).

16 or more points of articulation for the entire body, allowing the figurine to perform many natural-looking poses as seen in the third image, but Reimu's dress would probably prevent her from certain poses like sitting down.

For your information, the Figma version of Reimu Hakurei will be released in early January at 2,800 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Pretty stiff competition eh? ^^; I wonder if the Figutto series is going to pick up other characters developed by Revoltech or Figma in the past, like Saber, Haruhi, Asuka, Rei and so on. But more importantly, how well this new series stands up against established competing product lines. No point repeating the formula of other companies, will fans be able to see the design features of Figutto instead of looking at it as "another Figma" or "another Revoltech"?

Images are from the official site.