For those who don't know who these two girls are, they're Moro and Maru from xxxHolic, which I've been reading the manga of for a while now. Speaking of that I need to pick up the last few books yet. It's the first nice looking figure I've seen from the series that wasn't a gashapon. The only information I've managed to find so far is that it's made by Art Storm Co., Ltd as part of the Lilics Series, who were responsible for a rather bad Chi (from Chobits) figure, which right off the start makes me a bit worried. But, from the looks of this figure I can't see anything to complain about yet. The more recent figures look much improved over her though. If anyone who reads this happens to find out more about this figure before I do, I'd greatly appreciate it if you let me know.
Here's another figure that I want, but this one may just be the untouchable figure of 2009. More untouchable than Figma Saber Lily, it's Liquidstone's Flandre Scarlet kit. In case you don't know who she is, she's a character from a series of bullet-hell games known as the Touhou Project. She's my favorite character, and when I saw a random picture from a festival sometime last year of her, I searched all over trying to find out more about this figure. Well, I found out who she's made by and I found the product page, but, she's not for sale just anywhere. Of course, I found more and more pictures and got excited for this to be announced somewhere. This figure is not what it looks like. She's an event only figure, nearly impossible to obtain outside of Japan without having to pay (from the way it looks) between $150-350, only available through online auctions in Japan, at least to someone like me. My chances of getting her are very, very slim. Also, she comes in a box in little pieces that you have to assemble. No painting is required, but you have to wet-transfer her eyes onto her faces. It's basically like a Figma you have to put together, but it's not. Well, enough talking about her. Click here if you want to see her product page with more pictures.
Last but definitely not least, Misaki Nakahara from Welcome to the N.H.K. This is an old figure, and another hard to find one. You can see her product page on Hobby Link Japan. I wish I had been reading the manga back in 2005. I've read the novel and watched the anime, but this is the only figure I've ever heard of related to them. It came with the fourth volume of the Welcome to the N.H.K. manga, and at a very decent price I think. I'm willing to drop some money on this figure though, so long as it's in near-mint condition. I've been searching for her for months, but I haven't found anywhere I could get her from, auction or otherwise. This is my figure goal for this year. Again, if you have any information regarding this figure's availability anywhere, or you yourself would be willing to sell her to me through some safe method, please let me know.