Ok, let's be perfectly honest here: this Professor Layton Revoltech figure is on-fire hot. If I had a saltier lexicon, one surely unbefitting of a gentleman like Professor Layton, I'd say it was sh*thot. At the very least, I would explain the extent which it is so Raven.
Brass tacks: This buddy comes courtesy of Kaiyodo's Revoltech Yamaguchi line of figures. He's five inches tall, fully articulated, and comes with a handful of accessories: two faces (thinking and "I've got it!"), a coterie of hand gestures, his trusty notebook, a brick-patterned stand, and a cuppa, as well as a table and chair in which to enjoy said cuppa.
I have to admit that I don't know much about Revoltech -- most of my collecting is done chez Kid Robot and tokidoki -- but Tiny Cartridge says the good Professor will only set you back a reasonable $26. I'm not even sure where you can pre-order this lovely package -- I find my lack of Google-fu or Japanese language skills disturbing in this case.
The good news is that if any of you fine readers knows more about importing Japanese figures than I do, you can enlighten me about how to get my grubby, gaijin mitts on one. Even better news -- Professor Layton goes on sale in March, which is just in time for my birthday.
Which is actually in May, or whenever this figure goes on sale. Whichever comes first.
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