130mm pre-panted figures will be shipped in May and June
Japanese retailers today start accepting pre-orders for the two latest character figures from Bandai's S.H.Figuarts line, Ichigo Hoshimiya and Aoi Kiriya in winter uniform of Starlight Academy from the idol-themed Aikatsu! franchise. The 130mm pre-painted Ichigo figure is set for a release in May at the price of 5,400 yen, then the Kiriya will be released in the following month. The two girls are members of the three-member idol unit Soleil, and a figure of its third member Ran Shibuki will follow in July. All of the figures will come with four Aikatsu! cards, a student ID and school bag.
The three items to be released for three consecutive months are the first real action figures from the trading card game/anime franchise whose original audience are elementary school girls in 6 to 10 years old. Target age of the figures is listed as ages 15 and up.
S.H.Figuarts Ichigo Hoshimiya (comes with a rice scoop and ax)
S.H. Figuarts Aoi Kiriya (with a digital camera and Aikatsu phone)
Aoi, Ichigo, Ran
Source: Bandai's Heroine Blog
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