upLark is going to release the Viral ( ヴィラル ) 1/8 PVC figure form the anime “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” ( 天元突破グレンラガン ). Will be released September 2009. Around 155mm tall, 7,800 yen.
It’s kinda hard to believe for me. I’m sure Nia will sell a lot better than Viral but yet the marketing team set the price of Viral 1,000 yen higher. But since there aren’t any figure (I assume) of Viral exist in the market yet, maybe this Viral will sell like hot cake, just like the Kamina figure? =]
I don’t know about you, but to me upLark is a really new figure manufacturer. I checked they website and found that they were used to be “Eye up”, they just changed their name to “upLark” on April 01, 2009 (You can some of their products here and here). Althought they are a fairly new company in the PVC figure industry, their products are pretty good. If you’re still thinking whether to pre-order this figure or not, I’ll say just go ahead. Their quality is pretty good. =]
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann trailer (Eng)
Official Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann homepage