Whoo I sure have been getting more and more lazy as time rolls by lol. Anyway a few days back I read from Heisei Democracy and other various places of a couple of new figures which, though not connected to each other by way of series, are both inspired by designs from Taka Tony (aka “the MAN”).
First up is a sexy maid-ish bikini girl, based off an illustration found in one of Taka Tony’s more recent doujinshi based around the manga/anime Bleach (though the character has nothing to do with Bleach. She was featured in an intermission within the doujinshi).
Sculpted by Maeda Tomoki of Works Sapporo, I guess this will be the first in a series of collaborations between artists and Toranoana, as officially this figure is known as “Toranoana & Creators Collaboration Figure Series 01【T2 ART WORKS】” according to a Toranoana blog post on Akiba Blog. A first look at the figure can be seen right here.
Next is Kotobukiya’s new version of Blanc Neige, featuring her new outfit from Shining Wind.
just thought I’d show off T2’s artistic prowess while I was at it
She looks like she’s got a bit more of an adult charm compared to her Shining Tears self, and I really love the way her dress exposes part of her hip. P-r-e-t-t-y sexy lol. Dunno who the sculptor is or when it’ll be released, but Shine na Blog has many more pics of a sample production in progress.
These two figures are lookin pretty good so far, though I wish we could get a more head on look at the bikini maid. Anyway I think these two will be ones to look out for. Could always use some more T2 inspired works!