Last year marked the 5th anniversary of the widely popular Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The sci-fi mecha anime and manga starred the adventures of Simon and his friends as they battled against the Spiral King. One of his allies is the buxom sniper Yoko Littner.
During its run, Yoko was not only one of the most popular characters in the series, but arguably one of the most popular in Japan. While the outright queens of the figure realm are clearly Rei Ayamani and Asuka Langley Souryu from Neon Genesis Evangeleon, and Kan'u Unchou from Ikki Tousen, Yoko quickly amassed a large collection of figures of her own in the short period of time.
Last year, Sega marked the occasion with a special Yoko Littner 5th anniversary prize figure. I managed to snatch one up last month while I was in Tokyo. The figure itself is not rare in the US, and can still be found in circulation around anime conventions, but that didn't contain my excitement over it. As you can see from the pictures in the slideshow, the figure is fairly large for a prize figure. Normally, they are found at 1/8 scale, but this one is more like a 1/7 or even 1/6 scale. The details are very well done on Yoko, and includes separate guns and Boota.
I've seen the figure go for around $40-$50 online and at conventions. It may be a little high for a prize figure, but this one is worth it considering how well it turned out and the size of the figure. Please subscribe to my Arcade Games column. Check out my Video Game Babes and Action Figures columns as well. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and my Blog for more news about anime, games and other events in Houston.