Ok I made my pre-order for her today but I have been waiting for her for what seems ages! Queen’s Blade Risty by Excellent model easily the most anticipated figure since the release of the Queen’s Blade Anime. From the outlook of the concept pictures, the wait has been worth it with the release date set for December I expect pre-orders to go fast not only because its Queen’s Blade by Excellent Model but also purely because Risty is such a cool character design.
Compared to the existing Queen’s Blade figures, this particualr design moves away from the pouty sexually charged figures such as Echidna and Melona. Risty is depicted in a very serious and fierce stoic pose (very unlike the depiction from the Anime) which makes this figure more credible then the previously mentioned.
I have yet to see any box art but I would expect something similar to what we have already seen, but who knows since the figure design is so very different to whats been produced already. Below is the Art from which this sculpt is based on.
This year was looking quite bland for me in terms of figure pre-orders especially compared to last years Elfen Lied pre-orders, but the release of Risty for end of year has brightened things up. All I need to do now is buy a few more cabinets solely for my Queen’s Blade collection! On a random note it would be cool if they gave copies of the original art work with the box release much like they did with Asagi Igawa.
Risty should be available from all Anime pre-order sites now but I do orders to fill up quite fast, if you have a Playasia coupon now might be a good time to use it, just pop to the usual sellers via the side bar and see whats available.
Till next time