Friday, March 10, 2006

Knocker your eyes out

Looks like the Ninja Gaiden Rachel figure is out or about to be released in Japan from Kotobukiya. It goes for roughly $60 although it’s much more once you figure in shipping and dealer mark-ups. Kotobukiya is releasing the same figure in May (or June if it slips) for $39-49, so I’ve pre-ordered the latter.

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Some of their earlier figures had more paint detail in the Japanese original than the domestic release (like Tidus from FFX), so I’m a little worried about the quality of the US version of Rachel. Still, the potential differences (if any) should be minor.

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I sort of wanted the Kotobukiya figure of Ayane when it first came out, but that craving has passed since it’s near impossible to find at its original price now.

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Rachel’s outfit is basically fetish gear slightly modified with armor and weapons to look more gamery. It could have gone horribly wrong, but it works for me. It’s probably because the costume design and character are so far over-the-top. She has big blue eyes, huge hammer weapon thing, and large…er assets. You either accept it, and love it or not.


Chris said...

Looks like the Ayane figure is getting reissued when the Rachel figure comes out. And if the link is hard to look at in this window then go to and search "ninja gaiden".

Wataru Maruyama said...

Oh thanks for the heads up. I'll have to look up all the places taking pre-orders to see if any are offering discounts.

The Elderly said...

love it!, happy st. paddy's day