Griffon Enterprises is going to release the Seven-Colored Puppeteer ( 七色の人形遣い ) Alice Margatroid (アリス・マーガトロイド) 1/8 PVC figure from the doujin danmaku shooting game series “Touhou Project” ( 東方プロジェクト ) by the circle Team Shanghai Alice ( 上海アリス幻樂団 ). Will be released in February 2010. Around 180mm tall, 7,200 yen.
Yeah! Here is the Seven-Colored Puppeteer Alice Margatroid!!! She is one of my two favorite Touhou girls. That thing floating beside her is her favorite doll/puppet named “Shanghai” ( 上海 ). Alice is the most skillful puppeteer in Gensokyo. But poor Alice, she got no friends. You can always see her being alone in the fanart. Like the one below, she is celebrating her own birthday alone. ='(
Since Amiami is taking oversea order now. I think I’ll try to pre-order her there. But I don’t really like this Alice, I want the one from T’s system. (@@.
“Happy Birthday to me…”
——Description from Wikipedia——
Alice Margatroid (アリス・マーガトロイド)
Returning from Mystic Square, Alice is the first PC-98 character (besides the main characters) to make an appearance in the Windows games. She now lives in the Forest of Magic. She is superficially similar to Marisa; they live alone nearby one another, are both magicians, and both of them love to collect things. Alice, however, is quite different in personality. She is aloof, rarely caring much about others and often attacking them for her own amusement. However, Immaterial and Missing Power states that she is actually a coward at heart, which made her into the most abused character in dōjin; there she is a fragile and oversensitive girl who desperately seeks Marisa’s affection, nearly the inverse of her in-game character.
Though she still carries the grimoire around, Alice now manipulates dolls to create her danmaku, and is perhaps the most skilled puppeteer in Gensokyo. Of special note is a doll named Shanghai, who is the most prominently featured doll among the games and derivative fanworks. In the official fanbook Perfect Memento of Strict Sense, it is stated that Alice was originally a human who became a magician through training. However, this seems to contradict her background from Mystic Square.
Marisa Stole The Precious Thing