The “Best Figures Awards” ( is coming once again! In this year, I’m being invited as one of the nomination committee! The purpose of this event is to select the best figure that was released between January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 by internet users (YOU!).

I had nomiated 5 figures, and above 4 made into the final 20. (they don’t like Mina Tepes by Kotobukiya ='(, too loliness? ) I didn’t nomiate any Good Smile Company and Max Facotry figures on purpose since their quality control and pricing were really disappointing last year.

So which are your favorite figures out of these 20? It would be great if you can pick those 4 that I nomiated, keekee. =P

——Description from BeFA2011——

Welcome to the BeFA 2011 – Best Figures Awards website. Elect the Best Figure of the Year!

The purpose of this event is the election of the most appreciated japanimation/manga figure, according to a two-round vote of internet users.

Who can Vote?

Any web user can vote, thus participate in the BeFA – Best Figures Awards.

The selection of the nominees is made by the websites which are members of the BeFA Committee.

Between this selection of the most beautiful figures released in 2010, you are invited to decide which will be the 2 finalists.

Between these two last figures, on the final round, you will decide the winner!

How to Vote?

BeFA – Best Figures Awards will take place in two rounds: the selection of the finalists and the final vote.

1st Round: Selection of the finalists

(from January the 15th to February the 14th, 2011)

Among the nominees selected by the BeFA Committee, you will have to choose 3 of them, in maximum.

You are not obliged to vote for 3 figures, feel free to vote for 1, 2 or 3 of them.

This round ends on February the 14th at 11:59PM (London Time).

2nd Round: The final

(from February the 15th to March the 1st, 2011)

The two figures which receive the most votes in the first round will be in the second round.

In this last round, the figure which reaches the absolute majority will win the title of Best Figure of the Year 2011!!

Vote for Whom?

The BeFA 2011 – Best Figures Awards determines the manga figure which is the most appreciated by internet users, released in Japan in 2010 between January the 1st and December the 31st, except for re-released ones.

The toys and dolls are excluded, so the Figma, Nendoroid, Chogokin, Pullip, Dollfie, Mobip, actsa, Revoltech … are excluded from BeFA’s, only static figures are concerne

The nominated figures are chosen among prepainted productions from Japanese editors such as Good Smile Company, Alter, Max Factory, Orchid Seed, MegaHouse, Bandai, Kotobukiya, Griffon Enterprises, Wave, Volks, Gigapulse, Amie-Grand, Art of War, Yamato, Aizu Project, Atelier Saï, First Class, Taki Corporation, Banpresto, Movic, Chara-Ani, Alphamax, Native, CM’s Corporation, Musasiya, Alpha x Omega, Beat, Uplark, Pleasant Angels, Kaitendoh, Daiki Kougyou, Enterbrain, Organic, Keumaya, Union Creative, Taito, Konami, Toranoana, Clayz, Hobby Japan, Solid Theater, Resinya, T’S System, Okayama Figure Engineering, Gift, Beagle, Kaiyodo, Amiami, Dive, Aoshima, FREEing, Medicos, Proovy, Square Enix, Toy’sworks, Toypla …

This list doesn’t claim to be exhaustive (but it’s nearly the case!)

In order to be sure of the exact release date of a figure, you can go and visit the editors’ official websites (see links above). They generally sort their products by year of release. Otherwise, you can also check the Figure Maniax forum, section “Figures News” or the news website Neko Magic.

  • Clalaclan Phirias Armor Alter

  • Mercedes by Alter

  • Momohime by Alter

  • Takamachi Nanoha Exceed Mode by Alter

  • Saber Alter Maid Ver. by Alter

  • Sanada Yukimura by Alter

  • Black Rock Shooter Animation Version by Good Smile Company

  • Dead Master Original Version by Good Smile Company

  • Hayakawa Yuzuko by Good Smile Company

  • Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~ by Good Smile Company

  • Goddess of Forest Elwing by Kotobukiya

  • Hatsune Miku VN02 mix by Max Factory

  • Kousaka Tamaki by Max Factory

  • Seena Swimsuit Ver. by Max Factory

  • Klan Klang Armor Ver. by Megahouse

  • Shoujo S by Native

  • Elf by Orchidseed

  • Ayanami Rei Ver.2 by Yamato

  • Compact Hog by Yamato

  • Velvet by Yamato