Warning: Statue is Top Heavy
Yesterday saw Arc System Works make a series of announcements pertaining to its flash fight franchise Guilty Gear. In addition to the news that a huge, gameplay-changing update is headed to Guilty Gear Strive for the game’s one-year anniversary, the stream also took the time to talk about some cool upcoming toys, figurines, and statues for the Guilty Gear die-hard’s bookshelf.
Leading the pack was the announcement of a massive 1/6 scale Guilty Gear statue of the wandering samurai Baiken. Currently in the works at Union Creative, the statue is set to be pretty damn huge, in more ways than one, and (according to the image used) will likely depict the buxom warrior in the thick of the fight — rising to her feet to deal another mighty blow. Given the recent pricing of 1/6 statues, it is very likely that Baiken will retail for a princely sum. But I’mma start saving anyway.
For those who prefer their fighters a little more on the happy-go-lucky side, Broccoli offered up its first painted prototype of this utterly delightful May figurine. Rocking her GG Strive hoodie and accompanied by her trusty anchor, the seafaring adventurer will be made available to pre-order on June 6, although no price was announced. Stay tuned to the official Broccoli Twitter for more details on this gorgeous piece.
Next up, premium merch maker Prime 1 Studio will be making figurines of two very popular GG veterans, Dizzy and Ramlethal. These figurines are not quite the same scale as yer gal Baiken, and will stand roughly nine inches tall — a pinch higher than your average Kotobukiya model. Again, there were no prototype images available, but perhaps the concept art will give us a sneak glimpse at the posing Prime 1 will be going for. Prime 1 Studio is a premium retailer, so prepare your wallet, Dizzy fans.
Meanwhile, Storm Collectibles is working on a more typical action figure for Guilty Gear poster boy and card-carrying scene kid Sol Badguy. As you can see from the image below, Sol looks more to be an action figure of the common variety, complete with full articulation and several accessories. Storm has done an excellent job in capturing the distinct chunky proportions of a typical GG character model here.
These are unlikely to be all of the Guilty Gear-related merch headed to hobby stores over the coming year, especially as the title gathers speed heading into its second season. It’s pretty mind-blowing to see that Baiken, of all the fighting game characters, is in line for the 1/6 statue treatment, but I’m not complaining, obviously.
Guilty Gear Strive is available now on PlayStation and PC platforms. The new update launches June 10.