Having finally finished watching Studio TRIGGER‘s latest offering SSSS.GRIDMAN just recently, this is certainly welcome news to my ears. Figure manufacturer PULCHRA has been called on to make a set of 1/6 figures for characters Rikka Takarada and Akane Shinjo that are set to open for pre-order on 19 March at midnight.
Being the fan favorites that both characters are, I’m sure this is definitely welcome news for many, and something that I’m hoping won’t leave too large a dent in my bank account.
Clocking in at roughly 250 mm in height, the upcoming figures for both Rikka Takarada and Akane Shinjo do an excellent job capturing the overall look and design of the characters. While pictures aren’t always to be trusted when it comes to figures, I’m also seeing an excellent paint job here, complete with proper shading and detailing. The manufacturer also took the time out of their day to mention that Rikka’s thighs are particularly thick, so there you go.
Set to open for pre-orders on 19 March, the figures are going to set you back roughly 14,900 yen each and will reach you at some point in July 2019. Manufacturer PULCHRA also makes note that the two figures pair quite well together, so if you’ve got almost 30,000 yen to spend on SSSS.GRIDMAN merch, this might just be a valid route.
While I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m somewhat out of the PVC game, I am about to become the proud owner of two completely empty IKEA Detolf’s, so maybe these will make some pretty great space-fillers. With pre-orders set to open in a little over a month, I’ve probably got plenty of time to make up my mind too.
For those interested in checking out additional pictures of both figures as well as pre-order information, be sure to check out PULCHRA’s official website.