The limited figma Black Hair Shana is out recently. While I haven't got one (and I think I'm starting to regret it orz), I'll be using pictures from ToysDaily forum member yui_style (a great Hong Kong figma modder)
Comparison of the black hair ver. with the flaming hair (normal) ver.
This Shana is an alternate release of the normal flaming hair Shana (review + pics here), and is released as a limited item mainly as a Dengekiya magazine exclusive item. The main difference between the two figmas are the hair colour and the different faces.
It seems like that if there's a Shana figure with flaming hair, there's bound to be a black hair version which will be limited or exclusive. One such example is Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Shana.
Her smile along with her black hair (which has more of a brown shade) looks very natural~
You may have noticed that yui_style has done some touch-ups with his Shana, just like his flaming hair Shana as mentioned on this post.
Shana holding her melonpan with her alternate blushing face.
Quite deredere here~
As you may or may not know, yui_style does quite a bit of figma modding before, with figma Lacus Clyne being his first and best known example. This time is no exception, as he has managed to convert the winter uniform to a summer uniform!
According to yui_style, the parts he used were Mikuru's shoulder joints (apparently left over from modding his Lacus Clyne a while ago) and a figma Sun Seto.
Both black hair figma Shana (with nekomimi!) and black hair nendoroid Shana enjoying their melonpans on an almost real melonpan!
The two Shanas side by side.
Black hair Shana's smile definitely looks more natural, whereas flaming hair one has an aggressive yet confident feel to it (i.e. the "I will beat you up without breaking a sweat" look).
The melonpans are actually different; flaming hair Shana is obviously a bit hungry~ ^^;
Swapping uniforms. yui_style has asked an interesting question: Would you prefer the flaming hair Shana in her summer uniform and black hair Shana in her winter uniform, or vice versa?
... I can't really choose to be honest, so I'd like to hear your answers~ ^^;;
All pictures are from ToysDaily