Needless to say, this particular figure is a beautiful work of art, and took a large amount of development time by the GSC team. The first unpainted prototype was teased at the Winter Wonder Festival, then visitors of the Niconico Chokaigi event and Anime Central were treated to a painted prototype on display.
The figure appears to be finished at last, and will be available for preorder starting on May 31st from Good Smile’s online shop, and possibly other online vendors. The price is set at 14800 Yen from the GSC store, and is scheduled to ship in December 2013.
At 1/8 scale, you would think the figure would be relatively small. But the decorative landscape base takes up a fair bit of space, more than even larger figures. Check out the images below, and give Mikatan’s blog post a quick read!