Genco announced a massive new figure based on Asuna Yuuki in her “Stacia, Goddess of Creation” appearance from Sword Art Online Alicization. The massive SAO statue will be a 1/4th scale one, which translates approximately 18 inches. It will cost 132,000 yen (roughly $1,020.) The pre-order period will last from January 25, 2023 until February 28, 2023. The expected release date is July 2023. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
The 18 inch tall figure is based on Asuna’s “Stacia, Goddess of Creation” form. This is the appearance that the character adopts during Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, the second part of the anime adaptation of SAO that covers the second part of the Alicization Arc. Particularly, War of Underworld adapts from volume 15 of the light novels, titled Alicization Invading, to volume 18, titled Alicization Lasting.
You can get a closer look at the figure here:
Good Smile Company released a different figure of Asuna in her Goddess of Creation form back in November 2022. While this statue was smaller, being 1/7th scale in size, it was also considerably cheaper.
The new Sword Art Online Alicization figure of Asuna’s “Stacia, the Goddess of Creation” will come to Japan in July 2023. Pre-orders are open until February 28, 2023. The statue is available exclusively from the Japanese Amazon Genco store website.