I just learned about Kantai Collection earlier this year since I kept on seeing figures based from it. Kantai Collection is basically an online card game featuring cute girls dressed as Japanese battleships.
Good Smile Company already announced their first (correct me if I’m wrong here) “Kan Colle” figure – Shimakaze and now Max Factory is doing the same by announcing the 1/8th scale figure rendition of Kongou. Figure looks really good and I love Kongou’s facial expression. Slated later this year September 2014, ¥13,704.