I may have let out a small, geeky squeal when I saw this at HobbyLink Japan today:
Holy cow! A 1/35 scale injection molded (as opposed to cast resin) model kit of Edelweiss from Valkyrie Chronicles! Even more interesting is that it's from Volks and retails for about ¥5000. While I had trouble staying with the anime series (and never played the game), the tanks from Valkyrie are some of my favorite fictional designs. (Yes, I see all the design flaws but I still like this one.) I'm really tempted to pre-order this but I'm trying to cut back on hobby-related expenditures for the rest of the year. I'll ponder that but in the mean time, I'll just marvel at how cool and totally unexpected this release is.