Good Smile Company is working on a Tales of Arise Shion Pop Up Parade figure. The company announced it at WonHobby 36. Only preliminary concept art appeared. It noted that she’ll be wearing more formal attire, rather than one of her outfits from the game.
Here’s the reveal that the Shion figure is in the works. As this is a concept, the final pose might not exactly resemble the art.
#WonHobby36 Figure Update!
Good Smile Arts Shanghai
Tales of Arise
POP UP PARADE Shion
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— GoodSmile_US (@GoodSmile_US) February 12, 2023
If this concept art looks familiar, that’s because it seems this Tales of Arise Shion figure will be based on official art for a concert. Back in 2021, Bandai Namco announced a Tales of Orchestra 25th Anniversary concert. As it was going to include songs from Tales of Arise, the promotional art included pictures of characters from the game dressed formally and ready to perform. For example, Alphen was in a tuxedo with a baton, and Shion was wearing this red dress and playing a flute.
This isn’t the only figure inspired by the series to appear recently. Kotobukiya recently showed off a Dohalim one that is in development.
Tales of Arise is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and there’s no release window for this Shion Pop Up Parade figure yet.