Figumates are 3 inch high figures by toy and game maker Konami, based on anime or game characters. Previous series have included the female wrestlers from the Rumble Rose game, the schoolgirls from the very popular Negima anime and the fairytale characters from Fairy Musketeers. Their latest release feature the recent manga trend of Mecha Musume - military hardware anthropomorphisised as cute little girls. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has been given the figumate makeover. Many pinky:ST collectors use figumates as "little sisters" to their dolls. Very strange and very kawaii!