This figure is a different release from Max Toys than you guys are used to… not a Kaiju ! But I have to admit I’m very excited about this new figure and of course once again working with talented sculptor, Makino-san of TTToys in Japan.
Based on the popular manga and anime called Azumanga Daioh, we decided it would be cute to do a figure of the character Chiyo-chan ! Chiyo-chan is a spunky 10 year old girl whose so smart she’s now in high school ! You can learn more about the series via Wikipedia, but in short it’s a very funny anime that has great character development and types ! And even though it’s about high school girls, I think any one can identify with one or more of the characters 😉
For those who may not know, some companies in Japan will allow exhibitors to get a one day license and produce a model kit or toy for a special fee, but the deal is you can only sell for that day and can not wholesale or sell after the event. So our Chiyo-chan figure set will only be for sale at Wonderfest in Japan on Sunday July 24th. I can not and will not be selling this figure version before, after the show or via any other method. So, if you want one you will have to find a friend whose going to WF in person to buy you one ;-P
It will be a two figure set, Chiyo-chan stands about 8 inches tall and comes with the crazy cat, Kamineko ( bite ! )
The figures are currently in the iron molds stage, so the figures shown are actually resin pulls from the wax molds. Also, the eyes have been loosely sketched in to give you sense of what the eyes will look like once painted.
I love how her ponytails can be rotated up like in the series ;-P
Chiyo-chan will be in a school gym type of out fit for this version. 😉
It’s a bit hard to see the end results but I can tell this one will be really nice once cast in flesh soft vinyl and fully painted up !
I’ll be posting more pics as we progress to the final pieces for WF… !