Love Hina Ping Pong SEGA Prize Set
Anime: Love Hina Again
Company: SEGA Prize
Price: 1200 Yen per figure (HLJ price)
Release date: 2003
Added to collection: 04/10/05
I bought this set from a Japanese ebay seller. Each figure comes with a third of a ping pong table so the 3 makes the full diorama. These are the variants- they were first released with white yukatas. I couldn't find much info on these figures since they're available as prizes in SEGA arcades - not sure what kind of machine though (but there're a few online shops which sell these figures).
The figures are: Narusegawa Naru, Maehara Shinobu, and Urashima Kanako. This set isn't based on a specific scene from the anime; I can only remember on ping-pong scene between Naru and Keitaro. The green yukata was probably taken from Love Hina Again (see pic). The level of detail is pretty good- the fine details (e.g. the eyes and the onsen sign) are printed rather than painted. The overall paint job was done well and I also like the small plastic bases screwed on to the feet, making the figures very stable.
The whole diorama is very interesting- looks like they're in the middle of a match- and it's worth getting the 3 of them (1 or 2 on its own is useless).In my room, I have a little plastic bead suspended by a thin thread which works well as the ping pong ball and it looks as if Kanako is about to smash it back towards the Naru-Shinobu team.
Another gallery here.