Beige/White Military Shiki and Akira… Notice anything special about this pic?
Lots of photos shall follow the answer~
That’s right, Akira’s head is REMOVABLE!!!
That’s why it is possible to have Akira’s head on Shiki’s body without photo manipulation or cutting his head off :D
It’s probably a good enough reason to label this a limited edition one-coin and justify the 2000 Yen cost for just two one-coins. Besides creating a new removable Akira head, there are less figures made, so production cost is probably higher.
Also, now we know why the free postcard (see pic) is an illustration of white military Akira sitting on Shiki’s chair (and looking so darn cute ^^).
Titie: One-coin figure series Togainu no Chi Akira & Shiki Chibi Military uniform set.
(ワンコインフィギュアシリーズ 咎狗の血 アキラ＆シキ～ちみ軍服せっと～)
Damage: 2,000 Yen (w/tax)
Size: Non-scale 40~50mm
On sale: 13-15 August 2010 at Comiket 78 (Exclusive)
Although the figures are officially labelled by Kotobukiya as military white, the colour of the uniforms of the actual figures is actually closer to light beige. The difference is very obvious when you compare the colour of their pure white gloves with their military uniforms.
This following photo shows the couple taken out of their box packaging and posed with the printed backing image as backdrop. Shiki looks so happy (or leery) and Akira has the “what’s so funny look” lol~
The package, including Kotobukiya catalogue and life-size armband free gift in front and back view.
A pic of our boys with their heads switched :3 I really like Akira’s facial expression :D
A pic comparison of white military Akira with the Secret version from Togainu one-coin original release (2005). Note that the old one-coins do not have removable heads. Oh but both hats are removable :) The two figures are more or less the same. But white military Akira’s hat visor is glossy.
More detailed pic. Old Akira’s face is more saturated (reddish/tanned?) while new Akira’s face is more pale. The material used to make his face looks better/finer. Maybe it’s just me. I think the new Akira looks nicer in this regard. Colour of the swirly eyes is slightly different too. Well, the original is still cute tho’ :)
The armband of white military Akira has two black stripes painted as well as the stripes on his sleeve but the old one didn’t. That’s detailed and crisp painting if you ask me. Probably production techniques have improved over the years.
Now on to Shiki. Not a lot of difference since this white military Shiki is based on Chiral Mori one-coin series that was released in late 2009.
Some close-ups. Hmm… I just noticed that the stripes on Shiki’s armband and sleeves are painted in both figures. I’m convinced it is definitely due to improved production techniques now. Only slight difference in the matte/glossiness of his hair.
White military Shiki’s hair is more matte.
Cute arm chairs that have Shiki’s butt prints on them XD
After seeing the new set and the quality of new Akira, I’m wondering if the re-release of the old Togainu no Chi one-coins (2005) will also show the improvements or even get removable heads? There are no news about updates to the old releases on Kotobukiya’s website. I mean they also didn’t mention anything about white military Akira’s head being removable when the set was first revealed. Either that or I missed out something from their marketing text *_* Ok, I just went to their blog and found that it was mentioned in one of the posts just before the event. OTL They should publicise such important information much earlier right…
I’m really tempted to order another set of the old one-coin re-release but I know I shouldn’t after spending a bomb on this limited set.
If you already own the original one-coins, would you buy the re-release again? And how about this limited white military set?
Omake pic. The catalogue revealed that we can wear Akira’s boxer pants soon lol~ Illustrated by Yu-pon, they will be sold during an event sometime in September 2010. Cute! Will be watching out for them, so stay tuned :)