Max Factory is going to release the figma EX005 Manabe Nodoka ( 真鍋 和 ) Uniform Ver. ( 制服ver. ) action figure from the manga/anime “K-ON!” ( けいおん! ). Will be first released in “Wonderful Hobby Life for You 12″at WF2010[Summer] on July 25, 2010. Regular order will be taken at Good Smile Online Shop from July 26 – 31, 2010, and will be released on November 2010. Around 135mm tall, 2,500 yen (tax in). Only 3,000 pieces will be available in the event.

You can order her here

Good Smile Company just announced some new items for “Wonderful Hobby Life for You 12”! So far there are only 3 items in their website but I believe more items will be announced soon. For those who want to get your hand on these new items but can’t make it to the event, you can order them from the Good Smile Online Shop. The order will be taken from July 26 – 31, 2010.

figma Nodoka!!!! This is really unexpected. It is hard to believe Max Factory is releasing a background character like her. Oh well, all Max Factory need to do is making the head and use the same body as Yui and same legs as Mugi/Ritsu. Nothing complicated for them. =P

——Description from Manufacturer——

The reliable Nodoka, always supporting the K-ON club from the background.

With the second season well under way, the popular anime “K-ON!!” sees yet another figma release! This time it’s Yui’s childhood friend who is always there to help out when help is needed – Nodoka Manabe!

Two expressions are included: A calming smile, as well as a worried face. She also comes with a hat and arm-band allowing you to recreate the look she had at the Culture Festival, when she dressed like a security guard.

As a bonus extra, a new face part designed for use with “figma Yui Hirasawa: School Uniform ver.” is also included. Nodoka deserves to be displayed with the other band members from HTT – and now you can display them all together.

**extra face for figma Hirasawa Yui School Uniform ver.**

Prologue – Manabe Nodoka
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