Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Maru and Moro 1/8 PVC from xxxHolic by Lilics




So, I was just checking out what was new at Hobby Search, and I stumbled across newly available for pre-order Maru & Moro from xxxHolic, that I had previously mentioned a couple posts back in Figure Seeking in 2009. Due out in May for the price of 6,153 Yen. Now you can see better pictures, I thought I'd share the pictures from Hobby Search with you all, since this is going on my pre-order list. As I mentioned before I'm not fond of Lilics, they certainly don't get rave reviews for figure making, but as this is my first purchase I can't really say anything negative other than based on what I've heard/seen. This will be my first purchase of a Lilics PVC figure, so I'll be taking the gamble and finding out myself. I can only hope they end up looking like the prototypes. I totally agree with lovelyduckie though, in her comments on the last post about this figure she mentioned wanting a Yuko figure (from xxxHolic) more than anything, Yuko is highly desirable, and it's rather annoying that they haven't released a figure of her yet. Maybe this figure here is a sign of more xxxHolic figures to come? One can only hope and wait. /end xxxHolic fanboy rant, you can pre-order the figure here.





3 comments:

lovelyduckie said...

I'm hoping it's a sign they're building up to a Yuko figure too! So Lilics only gets so-so reviews? I've yet to get a figure by them but I do have one on pre-order...how bad are they rated? Maybe I should cancel....

Persocom-san said...

Honestly I've only seen a few reviews, Blowfish recently did one of a figure that looked like it had a bad sunburn and the Chi one I heard bad things about the peg on the foot breaking and the paint job being pretty bad, though it's notable that they have different sculptors so I'd try and see what sculptor did the one you've pre-ordered and maybe see what else they've done and what kind of reviews it got. I'm going to stick with this pre-order though, see how I feel after it arrives.

lovelyduckie said...

Ah I know the Chi you're talking about, I decided to avoid that one based on bad reviews too. Didn't realize it was a Lilics. I'm a bit torn over this figure, the price tag is high. But then you have to think about how you're getting 2 small figures, not just one big figure...and the the price starts to sound better...