8 February 2011
figma WRS preview
So the recent hyped Black Rock Shooter (BRS) will have a white counterpart called (WRS) for an upcoming PSP game "Black Rock Shooter the Game", and it's getting materialised in the form of a figma action figure.
Close up on the upper body and face. This >:9 face has resemlance to one of figma Dead Master's expressions, which also has a tongue out.
3rd expression. The two fangs in the open mouth are visible.
Action pose. Looks like that the wings have articulations as well.
A picture taken in the very recent WonFes 2011 Winter from Hobbystock blog. One can see that the wings are removable.
Edited: There are no confirmed news that WRS necessarily stands for "White Rock Shooter". It can be "White Rock Scythe" or anything. Until new info is released, I will only refer it as "WRS".
But whatever the reasons, I am falling for it. Be it the big scythe, the evil yet with a hint of mischievous look of her, the unzipped short shorts, or no protruding horns and such that what didn't get me to buy figma Dead Master at the end, I want to say no more... OTL
The design appears to be that of Black Rock Shooter combined with Dead Master but with a white colour scheme. The mecha-like wings are not so much to my liking, so the fact that it's removable changed my heart on it, which is what I would have preferred when I first saw the artwork of it.
The problem? This figma is bundled with the upcoming PSP game Black Rock Shooter the Game "limited edition", which will cost around 10497 Yen for official retail price (according the to the official "pre-information" page). This is going to be a classical sample of what we call "買figma送game" in Chinese, or "buy figma and get game as supplement". The "limited edition" will also come with an artbook and soundtracks, but will they be worth getting just because I want the figma? Well, let's hope the shooter RPG game is actually good but I won't put too much hopes and hypes for it.
Image from Siliconera
The game itself is going to have a different setting from the one in the OVA. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, humans are near the edge of total extermination from unknown robots, and a girl called Black Rock Shooter is called upon as a final weapon to battle against this robot invasion. For some reasons this got me to think of Saikano all of a sudden.
This is when I start blaming myself for falling into such "marketing ploy" stuff. Go laugh at me all you want, or if you too are falling for it too, let us fall together.
Images from 4Gamer via Kyouran Kyoudai
More pictures available on figma official site