The KOF 98 Mai Shiranui Bishoujo figure is on the way in 2022. However, depending on where you live, you might see her sooner. The official Kotobukiya website lists an estimated August 2022 release window for her in Japan. However, the Sideshow says to expect her between September and November 2022 in North America. She’ll cost $120.
This version of Mai is a 1/7th scale figure. She’s expected to stand at about eight inches tall. She’s wearing her outfit from the game. Her stand also references the JAPAN STREET stage in-game. The design is based on Shunya Yamashita art, as all Bishoujo ones are.
Here are Kotobukiya’s official pictures of the KOF 98 Mai figure.
Back in March 2021, Kotobukiya announced that SNK characters would join its line of Bishoujo figures. At the time, it only teased characters from The King of Fighters ‘98 and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. It wasn’t until August 2021 that Mai Shiranui was confirmed as the first character in the collection. In December 2021, it noted that the second one would be the female version of Terry Bogard from SNK Heroines. There’s no release date or prototype for her yet, though her concept art is online.
The Kotobukiya Bishoujo KOF 98 Mai Shiranui figure will appear in Japan in August 2022 and North America in September-November 2022.