Update! Preorder available here! The figures are finally available for order!
But… They seem to be only available from Gift online store (unless you’re lucky enough to get them during a DRAMAtical Murder event held early Feb 2015 早春ドラマダ市). You can try your luck at Yahoo! Japan auctions if you are only after some of the characters. They have already started to pop up :)
Title: DRAMAtical Murder trading chimi figure collection
DRAMAtical Murder トレーディングちみフィギュアコレクション
Price: 6,800 yen (w/o tax)
Pre-release sale (Event): 21 February 2015
Pre-order period: 24 Feb 2015 – 9 March 2015.
Date available: Mid April 2015
Online store: http://giftshop.jz.shopserve.jp/SHOP/f030.html
(Shipped within Japan only. Proxy buyer or forwarding address required. )
Manufacturer: Nitro+ and Gift.
Description: Featuring characters including Aoba, Koujaku, Noiz, Mink, Clear, Virus, Trip and 1 secret. (「蒼葉」「紅雀」「ノイズ」「ミンク」「クリア」「ウイルス」「トリップ」「シークレット1種」の全8種です！) Eight figures to collect. Each box contains 10 figures and you can get the full set with each box.
Measurements: Approximately 4.5 cm tall (height varies depending on the design).
Tokuten: Big Aoba keychain
I was really surprised that Nitro+Chiral didn’t work with Kotobukiya again for their one-coin figures. Maybe Gift gave them a good deal considering that they are making DMMd 1/8 PVC (Aoba, Ren) and Nendoroid figures (Aoba, Noiz) Anyway, I wonder if these chibi figures have removable heads like their predecessors too? It’ll be a shame if they don’t :(
These are the official shots. Aoba looks pretty cute. I find Koujaku’s colours a bit off the mark.
Overall I feel that the colours look a bit too washed-out since the official photos look over-exposed. They’re probably trying to go for a “cyberspace” look ^^;; Here are more shots of the figures from events and users under “normal” lighting.
The box packaging looks like the usual Kotobukiya ones. What do you think?
Yahoo Auction pics. Ren looks so goofy from this shot lol~
Freebie Aoba keychain
Anyway, I only ordered one box this time since I wasn’t overly excited by how they turned out. Maybe I’ll change my mind after I see the real thing.