Phat! company is going to release the Kirikumas Iona ( 霧くまs イオナ ) soft vinyl action figure from the manga/anime “Arpeggio of Blue Steel” ( 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ ). Will be released in May 2016. Around 180mm tall, 4,000 yen.
These Kirikumas are so cute! I always love them and I always want to get one. The Kirikumas that WAVE released last year were just to tiny for my liking. These ones are a lot bigger but the price is lots higher too. I guess I’ll just wait a little bit hoping that their price will drop later. =P
——Description from Manufacturer——
“Is soft vinyl squishy like starfish?”
The anime series ‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova DC-‘ features a spin-off where all the mental model characters are teddy bears like Yotaroh called ‘Kirikumas’ and from that spinoff series comes a soft vinyl figure of Iona! Her head, arms and legs are all slightly articulated allowing for some subtle movements, and her charming necktie has been faithfully included on the design.
The figure also makes a sound when pushed on the head which imitates the sound made when she walks! Be sure to display her with Kirikumas Kirishima who is scheduled to be released at the same time, and enjoy the gentle colors and appearance that only soft vinyl can provide!