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Meshi here, ready to deliver another heaping helping of figure previews! I'm happy to see that the media mix of new school TCGs like Cardfight!! Vanguard are raising a new generation of analog gamers. Today's figure is particularly popular with young and old players alike thanks to Tony Taka's art and her Grade 3 stats. Let's dig in!
Cardfight!! Vanguard - Omniscience Regalia, Minerva 1/8 Complete Figure [Kotobukiya]
Start clearing out the best spot in your display case now, this Minerva isn't fooling around--and neither is her spear! Together they stand at around 30cm tall!!
All Knowing, huh... I usually go for All Showing but I'm willing to make an exception here! Sexy as her open shouldered miko uniform is I can't help but feel a bit blasphemous when I see the shinto paper "shide" hair ornaments.
Hey, if the owl is allowed to stare I have nothing to feel bad about. Between him and the hair feathers she looks wise far beyond her apparent years.
The wings and shield have a classical quality but the gradation of her Noble blonde hair reminds us that her beauty is not of this world.
As Genesis unleashed Omniscience, Minerva's art unleashes all sorts of new feelings in the boys lucky enough to crack her card. The sculptor was as concerned with the small things as illustrator Tony himself and it shows in areas like the strained fabric of her top.
This is some divine absolute territory, but the devil is in the other details. Take this unique hakama/skirt hybrid, for example.
Side lightning Limit Break! I'll gladly discard the contents of my wallet for this Grade 3 level of artisanship.
The transparent spearhead'll make a Brilliant Strike--straight through your heart!
As the name implies, Minerva is nothing short of a sacred treasure!
*Photos are of a prototype and the actual product may differ.