Kotobukiya is going to release the Gertrud Barkhorn ( ゲルトルート・バルクホルン ) 1/8 PVC figure form the anime “Strike Witches” ( ストライクウィッチーズ ). Will be released in August 2010. Around 245mm tall (195mm tall with figure alone), 6,800 yen. You can order her here
Here is the fifth Strike Witches, Gertrud Barkhorn, PVC figure from Kotobukiya! Her pose looks great. I’m not a fan of Gertrud, but I think she is the best looking one in these 5 witches so far. Compared to Alter, Kotobukiya is working really fast on their SW figures. I think in mid 2011, we will be able to see all 11 witches from Kotobukiya. =D
Btw, Isn’t that Type 99 Machine Gun from Miyafuji Yoshika and Sakamoto Mio? I thought Gertrud doesn’t use that.
——Description from Manufacturer——
Sculpted by Teruyuki (M Field)
The fifth release in the Kotobukiya Strike Witches line is the strictly disciplined, hard-nosed realist Gertrud Barkhorn! With a tough look on her face and two heavy assault weapons (an All-Purpose MG42 Machine Gun and a Type 99 Machine Gun) Gertrud shows that bravery is beautiful! Contrasting that are her floppy dog ears and cute tail – definitely an attractive dichotomy!
Every detail and characteristic of her uniform, from her collar and epaulets to her ribbon and cuffs are expertly reproducted. This is the Gertrud that everyone knows and loves! Her Striker Units – the Fw190D-6 Prototypes have been tamp printed with authentic markings and feature realistic details to really stand out! And of course the propellers can be displayed in motion or stopped!
You can also enjoy posing Gertrud with the included base – which features a movable arm for lots of display possibilities!