Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 2010 Anime Preview

eStarland has long been a supplier of anime merchandise, and now that we have this blog up and running, we figured that we'd make a post each month about what we've ordered and what new action figures, statues, and artbooks have just been made available for preorder.

Armored Core GA GAN01-SUNSHINE-L Model Kit

The next robot in the Variable Infinity Series from Armored Core For Answer is the highly anticipated GA GAN01-SUNSHINE-L! The long-awaited flagship model of GA, the Sunshine is one of the player's default corporate Armored Cores and a fan favorite with its heavy armor and weapons.

Resembling a main battle tank, the robot is made up of blocky armored sections built to withstand incredible punishment. Able to mete out quite a bit of destruction on its own, the Sunshine is equipped with twin handheld GAN01-SS-WB bazookas and shoulder-mounted CHEYENNE02 missile launchers.

Standing 7" tall (1/72 scale), this powerful unit is comprised of approximately 600 parts and when fully assembled it has 20 points of articulation for extreme poseability! AC kits require easy snap fit assembly with included pictorial assembly instructions and do not need to be painted.

(Expected release date: 12/29/2010)

Bakemonogatari Mayoi Hachikuju Ani-Statue

From the smash hit anime series Bakemonogatari comes the second in a series of Ani*Statues, the ghost MAYOI HACHIKUJI! Forever trying to complete her journey to her mother's house, the young girl met up with Koyomi and eventually reached her destination.

Always on the move, Mayoi trudges along determinedly, clutching the straps to her plush animal-inspired overstuffed backpack. She wears a school girl outfit with a white short-sleeved shirt, bowtie, high socks, and a pink suspendered skirt with matching shoes.

Mayoi has lots of unique details including a bandage on her knee, embroidered cherries on her skirt, a bracelet, headband, and leafy hair decorations! While her whole body is in motion, the ghost girl stares straight ahead toward her destination, a slight smile on her lips.

Sculpted by Koei Matsumoto, Mayoi stands 7.5" tall (1/8th scale) and is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic.

(Expected release date: 01/26/2011)

DC Batgirl Bishoujo Statue

Celebrating DC Comics' 75th Anniversary, Kotobukiya is proud to debut the very first in a new line of beautiful bishoujo-inspired statues, BATGIRL!

The DC X Bishoujo Collection combines DC's superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings. The classic and best known Batgirl first appeared in 1967, the alter ego of Gotham City police commissioner's daughter Barbara Gordon.

Brilliant and courageous, Batgirl helped defend the good citizens of Gotham City alongside her mentor Batman. Barbara comes to you now in the Japanese bishoujo (pretty girl) style based on original character art by world famous illustrator Shunya Yamashita! A fantastic beginning to the DC X Bishoujo line, Batgirl stops bad guys in their tracks with her sexy costume and alluring pose.

Every element of her classic gray, blue, and gold bodysuit has been recreated, from her tall boots to her bat-symbol, utility belt, gloves, cape, and cowl. Barbara stands with one foot resting on a gargoyle, accentuating her long legs, while she slyly spins her cape in front of her.

Batgirl's long flowing red hair is a striking contrast to her dark blue cape, especially as they both frame her beautiful Bishoujo-styled face.

Sculpted by Atelier Bamboo, Batgirl is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic and stands approximately 9 inches tall (in an increased 1/7 scale for DC X Bishoujo statues) with the exclusive Gotham City gargoyle base. Barbara is an amazing beginning to the new line, and you can look forward to more beautiful DC ladies coming soon!

(Expected release date: 12/29/2010)

Dissidia: Final Fantasy Trading Arts Volume 2 Figures

The worlds of Square Enix's best-selling Final Fantasy games collide in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, the new action-fighter video game for the Sony PSP. The gods of Chaos and Cosmos have summoned champions from throughout the Final Fantasy pantheon, bringing heroes and villains from the two decade history of this series.

The Dissidia: Final Fantasy Trading Arts Volume 2 figures bring the characters of the game to life with detailed sculpts of Cecil (Final Fantasy IV), Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII), Terra (Final Fantasy VI), and Firion (Final Fantasy II).

(Expected release date: 03/30/2011)

Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Mari Illustrious Figma Action Figure

The characters of the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, the reimagining of the popular Neon Genesis Evangelion anime, are brought to life as figma-style figures. Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, the figure can be positioned in a variety of stances to act out various scenes.

A flexible plastic is used around the shoulders and skirt, as well as parts of the hair, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability. The first figure in the Evangelion Figma series is Mari Illustrious Makinami, the mysterious and alluring heroine introduced in Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance.

With 20 points of articulation, Mari can be configured as you see fit. Window box packaging.

(Expected release date: 01/26/2011)

Kingdom Hearts Final Fantasy XIII Avatar Mascot Straps

These stylishly cute mascots feature character designs based on Kingdom Hearts Avatar, the Japanese mobile version of best-selling video game series!

These straps can be connected to cell phone, handheld game systems, and more. Choose from Avatar-styled mascots of Lightning, Snow Villiers, Oerba Dia Vanille, Sazh Katzroy, or Serah Ferron from the best-selling Final Fantasy XIII.

Each 1 1/4" tall PVC mascot comes attached to a 4 3/4" strap perfect for attaching to your jacket or backpack.

(Expected release date: 11/24/2010)

Marvel Emma Frost Bishoujo Statue

Joining the Marvel X Bishoujo Collection (combining iconic superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is one of the hottest and most popular mutants ever, EMMA FROST!

Standing her ground with a wide stance, Emma smiles slyly as she reaches out with her left hand. Her skimpy costume is in full effect, with particular attention paid to the details on her tightly knit top.

The amazing sculpt is highlighted by a striking Bishoujo-styled face and billowing hair and cape. Frost stands approximately 8" tall (in 1/8 scale with the other Marvel x Bishoujo statues) atop an exclusive environmental display base.

(Expected release date: 12/29/2010)

One-Shot Bug Killer Interceptor Doll Hoi Hoi-San Mini with Hoi Hoi Carry

Next up in the line of 1:1 scale models of Interceptor Dolls from One-Shot Bug Killer!! Interceptor Doll Hoi Hoi-San is the main character's diminutive assistant and support staff, HOI HOI-SAN MINI WITH HOI HOI CARRY!

This little 'doll' resembles her boss, with a cute maid's uniform complete with bowtie, puffy shoes, gloves, and a big bow in her hair. She may be small, but she's still an Interceptor Doll and comes armed with a special 'Pumping Gun' in her size. She also brings an exclusive 'Hand Gatling Gun' for her boss, and the fantastic Hoi Hoi Carry. A portable armory, the Carry cart has hooks on its sides for weapon storage as well as a dividing plate and opening hatch for loading items big and small.

Hoi Hoi-San Mini also comes with extra eye parts for customization, three sets of hands (closed, open, and weapon gripping), and special decals. At just over 3 ? inches tall she is in 1:1 scale along with the other One-Shot Bug Killer!! robots. Sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige and Yuta Itoyama, the extermination assistant and her gear are comprised of approximately 200 pieces, and Mini has 30 points of articulation.

(Expected release date: 01/26/2011)

Robot Spirits Neon Genesis Evangelion EVA Unit 02 Nigoki Action Figure

Bandai's high-precision robot figures, the Robot Spirits, present figures rendered with an attention to detail using the latest technology. Solid, smooth, and soft materials are combined to create an unprecedented level of detail and realistic finish. The result is nothing less than a new standard in robot figures!

The first Neon Genesis Evangelion character to join the Robot Spirits series will be EVA Unit-02 Nigoki from the movie Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance. This figure is the most poseable, advanced articulation Eva figure ever made. Standing 6" tall, the figure comes with interchangeable hand parts, jet pack, progressive knife, needle gun, and bow gun accessories.

(Expected release date: 10/27/2010)

Toradora Taiga Aisaka Ani*Statue

Coming straight out of the TV series finale of Toradora! is the beautiful but antisocial TAIGA AISAKA. Dressed in a black school girl uniform complete with thigh high black stockings and blue shoes, the 'Palmtop Tiger' stands nervously with her hands behind her back and one foot pointed innocently inward.

Fans will adore her cute 'tsundele' face, and 'moe' lovers will especially appreciate the 'absolute territory' between her skirt and coat! Sculpted by former garage kit dealer and star of Wonder Festival 2010 Winter 'Okamoto Dou Noa Sakura,' Taiga stands fully 10" tall (in 1/6th scale)!

(Expected release date: 12/29/2010)