Huh, didn't know they actually payed attention to the slowly-growing Shinki fanbase.
Yeah, I blame the TFW2005 for my Shinki addiction too. More specifically, I blame Halconfenix and his Arnval, as well as anyone who has ever posted in the "Show off your Busou Shinkis" thread before Fall of 2010.
To add on to this: The story of how I actually started collecting these figures began on Halloween of 2010. At this time, I was aware of the existence of the Busou Shinki and Figma lines, and was constantly infuriated by being unable to find these figures or buy them, and Amazon was out of the question (Since I couldn't exactly beam my allowance I did have into my computer). On Halloween, the local comic store, Tate's, was having a huge sale/event. Tate's has some good stuff, so I went there with my mother and uncle. As soon as I walk in, sitting there on a shelf near the cash register, totally unexpectedly, I find....Figma Black Rock Shooter, one of the figures that I really wanted to buy back then. I didn't get her that day, mainly because of the $40-50 dollar price.
A couple weeks later, I go back to Tate's with my uncle. We usually go there like once a month, just to check out what merchandice they have there. Sure enough, sitting on that shelf near the cash register, was BRS. To this day, I still don't know how the heck I convinced my uncle to buy her for me (Of course, it was close to my birthday, so that might have been something to do with it), but he did so anyway. He spent the entire car ride home making jokes about how BRS wanted to give me smooches.
As soon as I got home , I took some pictures, made a little photocomic, and placed her on my "Not-TF" shelf. One year later, it now has four Figmas, four Shinkies, a Chogokin Knight Gundam, and two Revoltech Transformers.
Btw, is it wrong that I still remember exactly how I got my first japanese female figurine? :p