Sometimes when I see a figure I can like it so much I get a little obsessed with getting that figure. It's happened a few times...Strength, Jougasaki Mika, Shirai Kuroko.....latest thing that's happened to is this handsome, sexy fellow:
That would be the Kyoshinhei ("Giant Warrior") from a Ghibli tokusatsu short (A Giant/Warrior Warrior/God Descends on Tokyo) that serves as a vague prequel to the old Miyazaki film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. He's a pretty monstrous and really very cool and unique figma among the sea of japanese schoolgirls that is the figma line. Not to mention that he's based on my favorite Miyazaki movie, so there was no way I wasn't going to get him eventually. So here he is, in eventually. He's pretty cool.
Along with him came Aigis (The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena ver. (long name) there on the right. She has so many guns and is generally very neat. Also Racing Miku 2011 (behind kyoshinhei) I don't like or understand Vocaloid fan culture, especially not surrounding Miku (who imo sounds the worst out of them all) but this (and really only this) design I thought was good enough to warrant buying. It turns out all it ever took to convince me to like Hatsune Miku is to give her spiky hair and an older-looking appearance.
Most importantly (and the best figma out of the 4 i got in this shipment) Araragi Karen, is doing her whole warrior of justice this on the left. Karen is great. The huge majority of all figmas either wear uniforms, cosplay, or some sort of series-specific clothing (or various combinations thereof) so a figma in casual clothing is about the rarest thing ever. I'm no fan of Karen in the actual anime (since her only purpose seems to be Incest Subtext, And Sometimes Text Too) but as a figure she's pretty much perfect. Along with Hanekawa and Hachikuji I'd say she's one of the best I've gotten so far, which really sets a great precedent for the Monogatari series. I have a Tsukihi, Senjougahara and Koyomi coming, and I hope they're as good as the ones I've gotten already. (And I hope that whenever I get around to ordering Kanbaru and Nadeko, they too will be good. Also whenever Shinobu comes out, I guess)
[end of part 16 of the ongoing series "this dude has way way way too many anime figures"]