By Patrick Aguda / July 21st, 2016
Good Smile Company has opened up pre-orders for a new figure from the Cardcaptor Sakura series. The figure is a collaboration between Good Smile Company and CLAMP and features the main protagonist, Sakura Kinomoto.
The figure was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Cardcaptor Sakura series and the 15th anniversary of Good Smile Company. The figure’s design is based off of an original illustration by CLAMP.
Good Smile Company describes the figure as follows:
A collaboration project between Good Smile Company as a part of our 15th anniversary and ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’, which has not only reached its 20th anniversary but also started an all new ‘Clear Card Arc’ in the July edition of Nakayoshi magazine! The figure is based on an original illustration drawn by Cardcaptor Sakura’s author, CLAMP!
Sakura-chan’s sweet smile has been captured for fans to enjoy by their side, and the details of her hair as well as the frills on her skirt have been intricately sculpted to ensure everything about the original design has been kept intact. A special base has also been included to truly bring the illustration to life – it features various celestial bodies floating around Sakura as well as a circular frame based on the waxing and waning of the moon. Be sure to add Sakura to your collection with this intricate commemorative item!
Sakura looks absolutely adorable and the sculptor did an amazing job recreating CLAMP’s original design. She is a 1/7 scale figure, stands about 45 cm high and is sculpted by Takayuki Kawahara. If you don’t believe me, you can check out some pictures below. She looks stunning and clearly a lot of care went into her design from her special base all the way to the frills on her skirt.
The Sakura Kinomoto: Stars Bless You figure is available for Pre-order now from the Good Smile Company online store. Pre-orders will be open until September 7, 2016. The figure will cost ¥23,148 (before tax), approximately $215.85. If you pre-order from the English GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP you will receive free shipping.
If that price is a bit too steep for you, another version of Sakura’s figure is also available for pre-order. This one is simply titled Sakura Kinomoto and does not feature the special base from the Stars Bless You version and will cost ¥12,963 (before tax), approximately $120.88. Even without the special base, Sakura still looks as adorable as ever and the figure by itself still looks stunning. You can check out some pictures of that one below.
You can pre-order the Stars Bless You Version HERE.
You can pre-order the Sakura Kinomoto Figure (w/o base) HERE.
Both figurines will release sometime in June 2017.
If it interests you, you can also check out the special website Good Smile Company opened up for the figurine. You can reach the website HERE.
I absolutely love all the attention Cardcaptor Sakura has been getting lately. It is getting a new manga series, getting a new anime and now this special figure. It’s a dream come true for any fan of the series.
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