It looks like that I may fall for another little action figurine next month -_-;;
Meet Reycal Orichalcum, from a relatively new manga series of the same name.
She will be released by Kaiyodo Revoltech on 15th August so these pictures are from a preview by Hobby Stock.
Reycal will be released under Kaiyodo Revoltech's Yamaguchi line (not Fräulein or Queen's Blade line). Standing at about 13cm, she will be around the same size as figmas, which is good news for me ^^
As for the manga, here's a sypnosis from Baka-Updates Manga:
Sakugi Mitsuaki is a poor college student who gets hooked on figure modeling. In return for helping his class he receives some special putty -- but the figure he builds with it suddenly comes to life. The figure is a life force called Orichalcum ("Oriharukon") that fulfills the wish of its creator. Their strange life together begins
I'm sure that an inanimate girl coming into life is not the first time for a manga/anime series already, but I hope this will be a good series should I decide to continue it after the first chapter.
Number of accessories (optional hands, faces, armour parts for Knight Reycal mode, and stand) looks fairly good. The Knight Eagle is not included here.
Hair has joints so you can fan them out for more dynamic poses, but I personally prefer the ones in figma Shana, which are a bit more subtle.
Hole-in-the-back like figmas. Judging from the fact that the Revoltech joints are pretty universal and my experience with Revoltech Airi, Reycal should also be compatible with the figma stands.
Reycal's bird-shaped armour Knight Eagle. Haven't come across this yet as I've only read the first chapter. Gotta say that the head doesn't look like that of a bird's though ^^;
Knight Eagle can combine with Reycal to form "Knight Reycal"
Action pose as Knight Reycal. Hope the stand can hold the figure just as well when the real product comes out.
Reycal holding an art knife...
... Which is to simulate this particular scene.
Manga extract from AnimeA
デレデレ ("dere dere", i.e. lovestruck)
Retail price for this will be 2400 Yen, which is just 100 yen cheaper than regular figmas. Both Hobby Search and HLJ has her up on pre-order.
First noticed this from Ngee Khiong, which is a little ironic as he mainly focuses on Gundams and mechas ^^; What's interesting though is that it's not mentioned much in many other places. Being roughly at the same size and price with figma, I'd say that it looks promising and a fair deal, but let's hope the real thing is as good as I hope.
Anyone planning on getting this? It could be just me, but she somehow looks a little broad at some angles, and some people even complained about her "thunder thighs", but nevertheless I think I might get this when it comes within a month's time :o
All images are from Hobby Stock
As for what I've got with the same price recently, here it is:
3 HGUC 1/144 GM Commands (800 Yen each)
"3? Have you gone nuts buying 3 of the same models?" Well, I tend to like grunt machines a bit more, so I've wanted to build at least 1 team of them (3 units) to get to match with the Zakus from Ground War Set, which I've got 2 of them sometime back in April. But hey, 3 cheap gunpla for the price of a figma isn't bad though (well at least for me ^^;)
Have been building the 4 tanks from the Ground War Set at the moment, and they are surprisingly detailed and a pain to panel line; perhaps reaching that of a MG gunpla XD This would surely require quite a bit of patience to get them all done, and I still have quite a backlog of other gunpla to do ^^;