wow, so much good news for Tales collectors lately! xD I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AN ASCH FIGURE ALKDJSKJDDJLJFKF
I know!! I've never seen so much Tales of merchandise before. Here's hoping Luke sells really well and we get to see an Asch next! <3 IT WOULD BE EPIC! I mean, his uniform is so detailed and his hair would be gorgeous!
Also, I updated this entry with a preview of an Asch chibi figure!! I could hardly believe it XD
I was totally just thinking this! XD
I would have preferred an Endgame Luke figure but I guess we can't have everything. STILL, A LUKE TO FINALLY GO WITH TEAR.
I know, right!? XD We have two Tears now without any Lukes!
I doubt they'd make an Endgame Luke yet (if they did) since they're being really weird about not showing spoilers for the 3DS game right now. XD; Everything having to do with the game is long haired Luke and no Asch (except the game cover, but it was that way with the PS2 one as well).
W-WAIT A SCALED LUKE FIGURE?! D8
/explodes out of happiness
*explodes with you!* I can't wait to see photos!
I AM SO GETTING THAT CHIBI TALES set... CLESS! Luke! Yuri! Flynn that I like to believe its alternate Guy Cecil XDD Sweet!!! *saves up money*
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG /too much awesome for switching accounts or coherency
THANK YOU NAMCO, FOR FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGING THAT ASCH EXISTS. ;__;
I KNOW! *gets choked up* Finally a real Asch figure! ; ; I can't wait to see prototype pictures! If Alter made a scale Asch figure too, I might just die of happiness.
I HOPE THEY DO, SO I CAN HAVE MY LUKE PPP FIGURES PLAY UNDER HIS TABARD. 8'D /dork extreme haha;;
LOLOL, are they naughty or just curious? |D
Curious and of course LH!Luke is a brat that would delight in making Asch rawr. X)
And from ALTER's blog:
『テイルズ オブ ジ アビス』の「ルーク・フォン・ファブレ」の製作途中の原型を展示しました。
So it's official, as we already knew. :'D
Yeah, I saw that last night. It concerned me a bit because the photo they showed of "Luke" from the event had the Abyss anime title instead of the game's in the display case. Alter is a great figure company, but they better not base these figures off of the anime designs or I'll cry. = =; I dunno about you, but the anime designs just feel odd. Asch looks especially strange and all of their clothing and hair are colored wrong.
I'm with you on that. The anime is hideous at the start and only gets so much better by the end. If they have any brains at all, they'll use Fujishima's design (and get the coat lining right for once) even if they stick with the anime logo.
XD Exactly! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. It was a pity too, since the backgrounds in the anime are amazing! But their faces feel so wrong... not Tales-like at all. Since Yuri and Flynn were also designed by Kosuke Fujishima, let's hope Alter tries to keep them all on that same style!
Gah, it would be a sad day if an Asch figure actually got made but he ended up looking like the anime version. *shudders* Not just his face, but his hair looks funny in the anime too. And his uniform is a weird brown color. XD I don't know what they were thinking when they did the anime character designs. It's almost like they were trying to make them look like non-Tales characters (whereas the Symphonia OVA and Vesperia movie looked fine... It's like we got more episodes than them, so something had to pay the price XD )
Screw it not being Tales-ish! The art was just poorly done and not at all accurate. =__= But yes, let us have hope!
I guess whoever was in charge of the animation design/quality only looked at the game art once or twice before just fudging it. And therefore it took the actual animators forever to correct it. :|
OH MY GOD AND AN ASCH FIGURE TOO?! D8!
/EXPLODES WITH PURE JOY
*EXPLODES WITH YOU!* /o/
The only way this could get better is if Alter made a scale Asch figure to accompany Luke (and parts for his short hair |D *SHOT FOR ASKING TOO MUCH*)
ARE WE POSITIVE THAT THEY ARE MAKING A SCALED FIGURE OF LUKE?
I freakin LOVE LUKE (always liked his long haired look more, but of course he's adorable with short hair too...!, this made MY LIFE. xD
I'll be sure to get the chibis of them too!
Totally! I wouldn't have believe it if only one blog said so, but multiple blogs reported actually seeing it (an uncolored prototype, that is). Continuing from my above quote, the same person wrote: "撮影禁止だったので載せられません" (There was a Luke figure! But...) photography was prohibited so I can't post it."
ANYHOW, YAY LUUUUKE <3
Same here! I will be getting all of these and the new Luke, Jade, Guy, and Tear Tales of Friends straps! <3
Thanks for replying back with the extra info! x3 Arg, I'm so excited about this!
I can't believe how much Tales stuff is coming out, especially for Abyss..! <3
First I thought the anime being licensed for NA was a dream come true, not to mention how it was getting a limited edition. Then the two manga adaptations. Then the 3DS version being announced for NA. And now a figure of LUKE? Seriously, life is good. <3
Alter also confirmed it on their Altair blog yesterday! /o/
I know, right? I can't remember ever getting this much Tales merchandise all in one year before. XD I guess it's understandable now that Namco has several big titles out now and another on the way. But there's no way I could've predicted getting ALL that Abyss in America! Life is good indeed.
I just got Alter's Flynn figure, thinking "I won't buy any more of those expensive but wonderful figures"... I could resist for Luke but not for Asch... and it would end up the same ways it did for Flynn and Yuri, I would need Luke too so that it doesn't feel lonely OTL.
Awesome news anyway!
By the way, gniii, chibi figures! I'm so looking forward to those, expecially since I missed the previous chibi figures. I especially love Dhaos *o*!!
I want a Duke one to complete the "awesome hair" pair :'D.
And I want thos chibi straps as well. I'm gonna be so broke if I can find all those goodies u///u (but a happy fangirl).
Thank you for sharing those news, by the way!
XDDD I always try to limit the number of big figures I buy cause they're so darn expensive! But then new ones keep popping up that I think I just have to get... And well, getting Luke isn't even a question for me.
The chibi figures might be keychains... not sure yet, but I'm almost positive they'll be tiny. And yeah, I totally need those chibi straps <3 I think all of us Tales fans will be broke but happy this year! /o/
Yes please to the ASch figure and Altair Luke figure *A*
MOSTLY ASCH BECAUSE...IT'S ASCH.
I agree completely! BECAUSE IT'S ASCH >D And because he got jipped out of a Kotobukiya one coin figure.
Is this what I get for recently forbidding myself to spend any more money on doujinshi? Now there are figures coming to eat up my wallet! |D
*grabby hands at Asch merch* Exisssst... Exist darn you!!!111 =^=;;
The chibi stuff all looks super cute and dangit LUKE FIGURE. Even if it's longhair, I think I will just have to get it. Plus Alter does some amazing work on figures.