We have now 3 versions of Nanoha in varying stages of mass production. The Alter one has been released and isn’t too bad. The Movic version is expensive but is pretty much the coolest. And now, Kotobukiya joins in the fun.

With a price tag of 5040 yen and standing at 21 cm, this 1/7 scale PVC figurine is at first glance, superior to Alter’s. After all, it has a more wingy weapon. But in terms of pose and appearance, the two are pretty much the same and Koto has this really annoying glossy finish on their figurines. The face of Koto Nanoha also appears to be rather… plump and oily.

The number of wingy spikes are another concern. Sometimes, there’s just too much of a good thing. Here, it just makes everything look messy.

Interesting is the hair though. Nanoha seems to have her hair parted to the left while the Alter version has it to the right.

I’m not too big a fan of Nanoha so I’m skipping this. It’s to be released in November 2006.


6 Responses to “Figure News: Koto Strikes Out with Messy Nanoha”  

  1. 1 Tsubaki

    Her face looks ugly here. Maybe it’s just the photo, but I’m not getting this either.

  2. 2 shiachan

    she feels like she is going to touch the floor soon

  3. 3 Bridge Bunny

    Nope, not on my shopping list.

  4. 4 omo

    Her face is fine… Just need more CG effects.

    They should make a Fate/Nanoha figure where it pulsates rings of light from the base to mimic the magic circle. I would so buy that.

  5. 5 Xak

    darn the face looks off…more fierce than i like her face to be…and too many feathery adornments…but raising heart looks cool…looks like i’ll still have to settle for the movic…

  6. 6 Moesuki

    Damn… GSC just announced their Nanoha release as well.
    http://www.hobbystock.jp/i.php?_t=index_item.html&ITEM_ID=HBY-GCF-00000495
    I think the Movic one still looks better.

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