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Wed, 12 Sep ’12

Go Figure: The Must-Have Statues, Figma and Toys

Because no collection is complete without a tinier version.

Hey, there! Yeah, you! Your desk is looking kind of empty isn’t it? What about the space on your shelf? Doesn’t it look lonely? Well, we’re here to fill that hole in your shelf space and in your heart with a look at figma, vinyl toys and statues that will add some pop culture panache to your room.

Start Your Engines – Sure, there are plenty of Hatsune Miku Nendoroids already and there are also plenty of Racing Queen Miku Nendoroids, but do those other figures come with their very own race car? Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Petite x Mini 4WD Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special makes Barbie’s Dream Car look like a Ford Pinto. You can pre-order it now, but you’re going to have to wait ’til January 2013 for this figure to take pole position in your house.

Variarts Variants – Garfield may never have met a lasagna he didn’t like, but Doraemon never encountered a problem for which he couldn’t produce a tool from his robotic cat pouch. In celebration of his -100th birthday (one hundred years until he’s born!), Variarts is releasing a line of vinyl Doraemon figures in December that are visually stunning. The best part? It’s cheaper than buying a Toyota, which Doraemon (played by Jean Reno) is also trying to sell you.

The Cutest Chaos – Just when you thought something as beastly as H.P. Lovecraft’s Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, couldn’t be given a moe makeover, Japan delivers the adorably awesome Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos. True to the spirit of the show, MaxFactory’s Nyarko-san figma, which comes with her signature “hard-to-describe crowbar-thingy” and “unholy hand grenade,” is a case study in compact cuteness and will make a great gift this December.

Statue Stampede – It’s no secret that we love Kotobukiya around these parts. Their sculpts are top-notch and the level of craftsmanship that goes into each statue, especially their sterling ARTFX+ line is unparalleled. However, finding out that Trigun creator Yasuhiro Naito himself supervised the creation of their upcoming ARTFX Vash the Stampede statue? We couldn’t hit the pre-order button fast enough. You too can ring in the New Year with Vash when the statue comes out in January.

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