iDOLM@STER Collection Part 1
Yesterday I received my package of iDOLM@STER trading figures, I’ve been waiting for these for a while. As soon as I saw the post office’s red and yellow package card in the mail box I immediately rushed out to the postie, it was close to closing for the day by the time I got there ^^;
For the photos you’ll have to excuse the terrible lighting, I still don’t have a proper indoor figure lighting setup…
There have been a few iDOLM@STER trading figure sets in the past done by Yujin and I think Megahouse as well. To put bluntly, they suck ass =/
Including the figures that came with the iDOLM@STER Xbox360 Limited Edition boxset (which seem to be done by Yujin), the running record of iDOLM@STER figures seem to be fairly low in standard, and is one area in which I cringe at the thought of.
That is until I saw a few months ago when Alter were entering the ring with their own series of iDOLM@STER trading figures. Normally I try to stay away from any trading figures these days since they take up a lot of room once you have enough, but this was a definite exception.
As you can see on the back of the box, this set only has 6 of the 11 girls, Takatsuki Yayoi, Amami Haruka, Hagiwara Yukiho, Akizuki Ritsuko, Kikuchi Makoto and Futami Ami. Not only that, but there’s two colour versions, the black (Twinkle Black) and silver (puririantopaaru..what ever that means >.<).
I only managed to get one full set of the black version from this box of 10. The other 4 were silver and not complete. From the way they’re marketing this, I can only assume Part 2 of this trading figure set will had the other girls also in either black or silver. Let’s hope I get a full black one again ^^;
Some of you may also know there was a release of THE iDOLM@STER XENOGLOSSIA trading figures by CM’s Corporation, I didn’t get that… I’m not a fan of the Xenoglossia series, which could be likened to how Konata of Lucky Star puts it, listening to your favourite drama CD, then finding out they’re making it into an anime…with different a voice cast. Except with iDOLM@STER’s case, they also radically changed the story AND character designs. So you could say I’m against Xenoglossia in principle, or that I’m an anal asshole XD
Details – Trading Figures
THE iDOLM@STER Collection Part 1
THE iDOLM@STER – Video game version
FA4 – figure association for life… I think?
non-scale – approx 10-11cm
Place of purchase
650 yen per piece
Bought it for
$61.00 AU Est. for a box of 10
Availability – HLJ (at time of writing)
Alter’s THE iDOLM@STER Collection page JP
THE iDOLM@STER Official portal site JP
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOTORI~!!!!