As part of their ORI series of products, E2046 has created an original Kan’u Unchou (from Ikkitousen) resin figurine that looks like the most thorough work in their pre-assembled product line thus far.
As usual, pre-assembled and professionally-painted resin kits don’t come cheap, although E2046′s pricing is definitely cheaper than paying a hobby shop to do it for you. This particular one costs 300 USD excluding shipping, and you can get the unpainted garage kit for 100 USD. Generally, resin figures do look more impressive than mass-produced PVC ones, and E2046 has a pretty good track record so far.
More pictures available in the official gallery. (With even larger watermarks!)
I have no idea how well these things sell, given their limited nature (each one is assembled and painted manually) and pricing as compared to PVC figures, but E2046′s version of BUBBA Haruhi Bunny sold pretty well, enough to warrant remakes. It seems that E2046 has been trying quite hard to duplicate that success with an original sculpt of their own. Besides this, they also appear to be working on a sculpt of Shunya’s Asuka.
From my experience, most people who coughed up over a hundred bucks for Haruhi (like me) were fanboys of the show rather than collectors of resin figures in general. I wonder if Ikkitousen has enough fanboy appeal. Well, do take a look at the product page for yourself. Also, Miku.
Full disclosure: I’m not being paid for this post, but it was solicited. The opinions above represent my own.