Aoshima is going to release the CharaMofu ( キャラもふ ) Ayuzawa Misaki ( 鮎沢美咲 ) Plush from the manga/anime “Kaicho wa Maid-sama!” ( 会長はメイド様! ). Will be released in September 2010. Around 260mm tall, 3,800 yen.
I don’t know anything about “Kaicho wa Maid-sama!” so let’s talk about Aoshima plushies and Gift plushies instead.
I have both Aoshima plush and Gift plush. Both of their quality is really good. Beside the Aoshima plush is a bit bigger than Gift plush, here are 2 main differences that I notice.
The first one and also the main difference between Aoshima plush and Gift plush is the Gift plush has wire frame.Yes, the Gift plush has a wire frame inside the body so that you can pose your plush whatever you want. But this is a double sided blade, the wire frame makes the plush really hard and it’s not comfortable when you hug it.
The second difference is Gift plush is really flat compared to the Aoshima plush especially the head. When you look at the plush in side way, you can see the head of Gift plush is flat like loli chest (LOL). But the Aoshima plush is really round on everyside, personally I like it around like that.
The plushies by Aoshima might be a little expensive compared to the plushies by Gift (MSRP 3,800 yen VS 2,800 yen), but I think it worth the extra 1,000 yen. In fact the price difference is less than 1,000 yen if you know where to buy them. A lot of stores (mainly in Japan tho) offer a better discount on Aoshima plushies than Gift plushies. =]
Kaicho wa Maid-sama! OP