When Alter’s (in collaboration with Hobby Japan) Yagyu Jubei Swimsuit Ver. was first released a year ago, it caused a string of rioters screaming proclamations of “EVIL!” everywhere, and with good reason. The grail of ero figures was not only a Hobby Japan mail-order exclusive, but it was also a lottery figure limited to only 1500 pcs. So even if you sent in a mail-order ticket, you weren’t even assured of getting one. Fast forward to 2011 and the two companies are going at it again, this time re-releasing the now legendary figure in a white swimsuit variant, but unlike the demonic limitations of the red version, this one will simply be a mail-order exclusive, meaning everyone gets a chance to snag one! Apart from the change in color, the figure retains the sweet sexiness and ultra-sharp detailing of the first version. Personally, I like the red version more, but hey, this one’s delicious too.
Alter X Hobby Japan Yagyu Jubei White Swimsuit Ver. will be released in March-April 2012 for a tame 6980 yen. Pre-orders for her will be through Hobby Japan mail-order by sending a ticket included with the November or December issue of the magazine. Of course, international customers will have to go through the (uggghh…) usual middlemen for her.
Images taken from Hobby Japan.