The most anticipated Athena Cloth has finally been unveiled and confirmed. The goddess doesn't have to hide behind the dark silhouette anymore! Our beloved goddess is finally official! At this point, it looks to be confirmed that she isn't a website exclusive, but her price is well over 10K Yen! Scheduled to be release in December! Athena... finally! And she looks awesome too!
Aside from Athena and her Cloth, Bandai announced they will be releasing 'again' the 5 Bronze Saint's God (or Divine) Cloth dubbed as the 10th Anniversary Edition. Same mold, same stuff with the only difference is the color being done in metallic color and they will include perhaps 2-3 different faces of each character in the pack. Not to mention they box is different too. Pegasus Seiya God Cloth is scheduled to be release first in September, Dragon Shiryu God Cloth is scheduled to be release in October, Cygnus Hyoga God Cloth is scheduled to be release in November, Andromeda Shun God Cloth is scheduled to be release in January 2014, and Phoenix Ikki God Cloth is scheduled to be release in February 2014. Al prices for the 5 are 7,875 Yen.
-DX Display Stage-
Another DX item that hasn't seen the light for a while is a new display set. Unlike the previous display set's, this one uses the same structure as seen with the EX stands. Same holder compared to the older holder from the Myth Cloth stands. One stand can fit 5 figures, and it looks pretty neat. It will go good with other products such as SHF in our opinion. It looks a bit crowded with the 5 Bronze Saints in their God Cloth as well as Athena and her Cloth but nonetheless nice. The display stage doesn't come cheap though, 5K Yen and is scheduled to be release in December along with Athena.
We're always wondering 'when' will we ever see a Gold Cloth made of real gold, and not just 24K we mean REAL gold; and what do you know, Bandai finally did it... they will be collaborating with a local jewellery company and will be producing a 'not for sale' pure gold Sagittarius object!!!!!!!! (Sorry, we had to use the exclamation marks!) Size will be 15cm tall and weight will be 2000g. Apparently, even though it's not going to be mass produced or for sale, Japan and Hong Kong will be getting announcements on how to obtain this item. Perhaps through prize of related ideas. This one is going to be priceless is all we could say! You can kill somebody with this! LOL~
Saint Seiya Omega
So it looks like Bandai will continue with their Myth Cloth line and won't let it die easily LOL~ That was what we meant by intriguing... Omega will be getting the Myth Cloth line treatment and it will be based on their revived Bronze Cloth. Pegasus Koga, Lionet Souma, Dragon Ryuhou, & Orion Eden were the ones on display and only Koga's has been confirmed and with a release date of November. Looks to us that the Myth Cloth line will become a lower end line due to the price compared to the EX line; since the Myth Cloth line was suppose to conclude with the release of Athena's Cloth, Bandai wants to continue the line with characters outside of the original Saint Seiya series. Who know's this might work out way better then the SHF Koga and Myth Cloth Lost Canvas Touma. Those aforementioned characters merchandise were a major disappointment and sales disaster. So we won't be seeing any Omega characters in the EX line, well at least anytime soon.
We had to put this part in here. We're a little disappointed with Bandai's announcement this time around. The last time they made a big announcement like this for the Myth Cloth line was giving us EX. Now while we're happy to see Athena's Cloth, the milking for the Bronze Saints not so happy to see. If they were going to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of this line, they should have given us an EX version of the 5 Bronze Saints in their God Cloth. The display stand is a great touch, but the price is a killer. Unless there is something else that is worth the price. And speaking of prices, Athena Cloth's price is really insane... her price is a lot more compared to Hades! We know she's the goddess that everybody has been waiting for, but 10K Yen? Bandai better has something good for her to smack us with that price. Omega, even though we don't really like the anime very much, is a good way to introduce new fans as well as collectors in the Myth Cloth line. Not to mention a damn good way to keep that line alive. Being a lower end line now, this will definitely attract other people to spend due to the price. But one thing we really have to rant... why are there crystals and the Cloth so colorful? Is this seriously Saint Seiya and not Pretty Cure? XD