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Old 2012-12-16, 09:00   Link #4801
Ichihara Asako
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There are way too many Mikus, but this one is different enough (and particularly gorgeous) that I just don't care, and will get her anyway. Perhaps several of her. >.>
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Old 2012-12-16, 09:48   Link #4802
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HNGGGHHHH...
She is so cute....
Holy...this one actually looks good for once
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Old 2012-12-16, 10:03   Link #4803
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She's definitely GSC's Nendoroid poster girl. Although I'd also kind of understand the exasperation some collectors would have of seeing "yet another Miku"...
Not like I'm objective in that matter, due to being in the other side of the fence, but I find funny seeing people complaining about the number of miku nendo, whereas the "alternate" versions hardly take up anything from them to do (aside of "really" different ones such like HMO, Snow miku 12 and 13), so it it isn't like it is detrimental to any new creations (although I do consider some decisions quite ssilly, such as Mikumix and notably the infamous Mikudayo).
At least it isn't as exaggerated as the number of Ikkitousen and Saber figs that are literally flooding the market, being nowhere close to mascot of any of the company.
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Old 2012-12-16, 10:24   Link #4804
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353 Miku figures

329 Saber figures

There are over 500 Ikkitousen figures, but that's an entire franchise with quite a few characters. For single characters, Miku and Saber dominate by a huge margin.

23 Miku nendos -- what other franchise even comes close to that in total, let alone a single character?

But yeah, I'm not anti Miku, I'd just like to see more variety. Glad to see there's a Sakura nendo coming, and Horo came in as one of the most wanted, so there is hope yet.
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Old 2012-12-16, 10:28   Link #4805
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Actually, you cannot take these results for figures seriously: the search for Miku is completely misleading because it also count non PVC stuff, such like papercraft and... cars.
It also include alt versions that weren't even sold to begin with (such like the chrome ver and orange ver of the nendo).
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Old 2012-12-16, 10:32   Link #4806
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Actually, you cannot take these results seriously: the search for Miku is completely misleading because it also count non PVC stuff, such like papercraft and... cars.
It also include alt versions that weren't even sold to begin with (such like the chrome ver and orange ver of the nendo).
Unfortunately there's no way to filter those out of the search, since they're counted as "figures" on MFC and are listed under her name. They are a very small minority, though.
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Old 2012-12-16, 10:46   Link #4807
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Well, manual counting:
Miku:
Prepainted: 35 (cars are ignored)
Action/Dolls: 37 (ignoring those who are not purchasable/available from a lottery, but counting alt ver, so original + support = 2)
Trading: 29 (ignoring papercraft)

Garage kits, model kits and accessories are not really part of this, so ignored. The total is thus 101 (which is of course a very high number regardless)


Saber:
Pre painted: 79
Action dolls: 40 (ignoring that beast wars one)
Trading: 50 (one appeared thrice, 1 is irrelevant)

Total: 169

Ikkitousen, particularly Kan'u Unchou:
Prepainted: 158
Action/dolls: 8
Trading: 5
Total: 171

I'm not going to argue they should milk franchises to such extent, but there is actually quite a difference in term of attention for a specific franchise (due to GSC "too successful" marketing), whereas there are much worse results out of there.
At least, in case of Miku, only GSC, Sega and to some extent, Banpresto use that franchise, and it is sort of a mascot/poster girl, (a bit how Nanoha is to Alter). Suffice to say, it doesn't literally shape the market and sculptors release, since alt versions aren't exactly a major commitment.
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Old 2012-12-16, 11:44   Link #4808
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Saber just have the MOST figs and nendo of EVERY Type Moon characters ever. I mean, I like Saber BUT I love various Type Moon female characters MORE than her, namely Shiki Ryougi and Aoko Aozaki.
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Old 2012-12-16, 22:51   Link #4809
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Well, kinda expected figures Miku to be produced a lot because she herself is a symbol / mascot for Vocaloid. The figures doesnt even has 1/10 of Miku's illustration that span from her birth till now.

As for Saber, kinda annoyed that for every Fate's franchise heroine that has Saber class must look like Arturia.
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Old 2012-12-16, 23:13   Link #4810
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It's really only Nero and Jeanne. I'm cool with Jeanne, since it fits with the story, and Nero is just badass. They just better not add another that looks like her. That'd be stretching it far too much.

That said, I could really go for a nice Jeanne figure.
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Old 2012-12-16, 23:17   Link #4811
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Not like I'm objective in that matter, due to being in the other side of the fence, but I find funny seeing people complaining about the number of miku nendo, whereas the "alternate" versions hardly take up anything from them to do (aside of "really" different ones such like HMO, Snow miku 12 and 13), so it it isn't like it is detrimental to any new creations (although I do consider some decisions quite ssilly, such as Mikumix and notably the infamous Mikudayo).
Mikudayo...? Okay, I wish I hadn't seen that... Though judging from the comments on MFC it wasn't supposed to be a figurine of Miku, but a figurine of a creepy Miku impersonator. That said, it is a silly decision. To produce what seems to be a meme into a figurine when some other popular character out there does not even have one and have fans waiting for one to be made. *cough* Yui-nyan scale figure *cough*

I admit that was not one of my better comments out there since I have two Miku nendos myself... Just that I expected the usual "yet another Miku" comment to come in.
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Old 2012-12-19, 07:37   Link #4812
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Apparently Kotobukiya's 1/8 Asuna went up for preorder and then sold out at both AmiAmi and HobbySearch all during the short period in which I was asleep. Sigh. Guess I can hope they'll re-open reservations, have seen that happen before with a couple other figures.
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Old 2012-12-19, 07:38   Link #4813
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Apparently Kotobukiya's 1/8 Asuna went up for preorder and then sold out at both AmiAmi and HobbySearch all during the short period in which I was asleep. Sigh. Guess I can hope they'll re-open reservations, have seen that happen before with a couple other figures.
I saw it but I'm not sold on it. Something about the color tones and pose used look rather lifeless for someone like Asuna. Hoping Good Smile or Alter come up with a better one. As in a 1/8 or so, already got a pre-order of the nendoroid version of Asuna on HobbySearch,
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Old 2012-12-19, 07:44   Link #4814
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I saw it but I'm not sold on it. Something about the color tones and pose used look rather lifeless for someone like Asuna. Hoping Good Smile or Alter come up with a better one.
I agree about the pose. At this point that's something I've come to expect out of Kotobukiya. (Their Tohsaka Rin and Tear Grants figures being 2 other excellent examples from my collection.) It's not a deal-breaker for me though; if I like a character enough, nothing will really deter me from a figure besides a really terrible face or grossly out-of-proportion body.
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Old 2012-12-19, 08:26   Link #4815
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With the number of figures I have and the likelihood of multiple versions coming of bigger characters, I have to be pragmatic with my choices. I really can't afford spending near 100 then wishing I hadn't once I get it.
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Old 2012-12-19, 09:11   Link #4816
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And no one is talking about Kotobukiya's Wolfwood?


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Old 2012-12-19, 09:42   Link #4817
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I saw it. Face put me off.
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Old 2012-12-19, 11:57   Link #4818
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With the number of figures I have and the likelihood of multiple versions coming of bigger characters, I have to be pragmatic with my choices. I really can't afford spending near 100 then wishing I hadn't once I get it.
This is a much healthier mindset than mine at least, haha. I tend toward obsession if it's a character I really like. Hell, I ordered THREE of the Asuna Nendoroid just so I could display her in all 3 expressions.
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Old 2012-12-25, 10:57   Link #4819
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I'm hoping to buy my first figurine pretty soon which obviously means i'm a noob at this

I'm keeping my eyes on the sold out Asuna from SAO

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/det...-7996&page=top

I'm also looking at Kirito made by figma

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/det...%24pagecnt%3D1

Lastly, i'm looking at 2 different Inori's from Guilty Crown, one by figma which is cheaper and another 1/8 figure

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/det...%24pagecnt%3D1

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/det...%24pagecnt%3D1

Any advice for a newbie?
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Old 2012-12-25, 15:56   Link #4820
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They're all good choices. If you like SAO, make sure to get the Nendoroids from GSC. There's one for Asuna and one for Kirito.
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