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Madoka Magica, you look different from all the other figures I’ve seen! You’ve got hair on you! lol You can see Homura has fine hair too, and their clothes are made of real material! What has been seen cannot be unseen….I never knew there were figures made of such quality. They completely differ from those head-to-toe plastic figures we all know, even though I still love them as they are. I might as well call them dolls, with utmost respect.
You might think these are average sized figures; however they’re taller and bigger. Ergo the detailed clothing that they have on, but still, they’re obviously not wearing easy-to-put-on clothes like Barbie dolls. Since the Madomagi series itself is significantly popular, the prices of these dolls were …let’s just say “it was for the store,” meaning they weren’t for sale.
So let me ask you….are you a hard-core enough fan to purchase this on sight if sold, whatever the cost may be? It doesn’t have to be Madoka, just imagine your most favorite character of all time. [margin_60b]
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – The movie trailer 1 –
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – The movie trailer 2 –
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – The movie trailer 3 –
Blu-ray&DVD Long Promotion Video
I spoke briefly about fan goods are not only figures, although they are undoubtedly the most popular. These happen to be another genre of merchandise, and as you can see from the picture, they’re cards.
The Dragonball cards are clearly for playing against another, since they show numbers of “lifepoints” and “power.” Unfortunately I don’t have any knowledge of the rules, but I know cardgames are popular throughout the world. Reminds me of the series “Yu-Gi-Oh!”
The other cards we see here are just your ordinary playing cards, I guess. When you take a look at the price, I don’t think they’re sold one by one for these girls to have an intense battle. lol. These girls are mainly characters from “Love Live” and “The Idolmaster.” Both Dragonball and these playing cards are good collectable items, especially if you like the pictures on them. [margin_30b]
Even if you’re not a figure lover, these kimono-wearing dolls would sparkle like a gem for kimono fans. They’re not exactly the traditional types with the thin eyes and wooden material, but these have more taste of the modern figure fever that goes on. It’s also more affordable than the traditional dolls, so if you happen to love figures AND kimonos, these products will sure satisfy you.
The kimonos are made from actual textures, and vary in pattern and color for obis. It kinda makes it hard to get a perfect piece, because what will you do when you like the pattern or print of the kimono, but not the hair color or the facial expression? lol. I don’t know if you can just exchange the head or not, but this alone might be a HUGE dilemma for people who are just interested in the perfect piece.
Which kimono pattern would you like to wear in real life?
Related: Shichigosan, a coded tradition 753