Penguin Parade is going to release the Shirai Kuroko ( 白井黒子 ) Standard Edition ( 通常版 ) non-scale PVC figure from the manga/anime “A Certain Scientific Railgun” ( とある科学の超電磁砲 ), a side story of “A Certain Magical Index” ( とある魔術の禁書目録 ). Will be released in September October November December 2011. Around 210mm tall, 6,800 yen.

May 13, 2011: Updated with more images from Good Smile Company and description from manufacturer

You can order her here

Misaka Mikoto, Misaka Sister, Shirai Kuroko (left to right)

Here come Misaka Mikoto, Misaka Sister, and Shirai Kuroko from Penguin Parade!!! =D They all named “Standard Edition” so most likely there will be some kind of speical edition or limited edition later on.

Some people asked about the quality about Penguin Parade. I only own one of their figure (Soso Karin! =D ) but I had read some of review of their other product. I would say that their quality is good. Well, not at good as Alter, GSC/Max Factory, and Megahouse. But I would say that they’re as good as the high quality Kotobukiya. =]

The 6,800 yen price tag for Kuroko is reasonable but I think the 8,800 yen Mikoto+Sister set is a bit overpriced. For 8,800 yen, you DON’T get Misaka + Sister, you only get Misaka + parts for Sister. That means if you want to get both Misaka and Sister, you need to pay 8,800 yen twice! =/

——Description from Manufacturer——

The Judgement member with never-ending love for Misaka!

From the popular anime “Toaru Majutsu no Index II” comes a 1/8th scale figure of Kuroko Shirai that will be released at the same time as Mikoto, allowing you to display the two roommates together!

She is posed holding her school bag in one hand and pulling out a load of metal arrows with the other, ready to jump into some action. Careful detail has been given to even the smaller parts of her sculpting, including her Judgement armband as well as the hidden metal arrows around her thighs. Also be sure to display her together with her beloved Misaka!