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Hello everyone, my name is Wakamizu, another member of the Web team here at Good Smile Company!

Following on from Oonoshi, I’ll be taking care of the blog today! When I first started I was sitting staring at the monitor and wondering what exactly I could possibly do for the blog when Mikatan told me…

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I’m a big fan of motor sports as well as Hatsune Miku, so today’s theme will be:

A Look at Good Smile Racing’s History with Nendoroid Racing Miku!

…the title ended up sounding a lot more interesting than I think the actual blog will be, but I hope those who are interested will take the time to read through this post!

In 2007, Good Smile Company  became a motor sports sponsor for the 2007 Rally JAPAN, a World Rally Championship. In 2008, the Hatsune Miku GT Project began and Good Smile Racing began taking part in the SUPER GT with a Hatsune Miku themed itasha. In 2009, Good Smile Racing (GSR) was officially established as a subsidiary company of Good Smile Company.

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At the moment, GSR is working with Studie who provide the looks for the BMWs as well as the former F1 Racer Ukyo Katayama’s racing team ‘teamUKYO’ to create the team ‘GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO’ who are now taking part in the SUPER GT with a BMW Z4 GT3!

What exactly is the SUPER GT?

The SUPER GT is one of Japan’s most well known motor races!A total of eight races are held all over Japan as well as in Malaysia. Depending on their position in each of the races, each team is given a certain number of points, which accumulate over each race.

In the end, the team with the most points is crowned the champion of the season! To those watching the races the cars might just look like slightly modified stock cars, but the cars have actual each been very finely tuned to perfection for each and every race! The cars are separated into two different classes depending mostly on their engine ability – either the GT500 class or the GT300 class.

GSR takes part in the GT300 class races!

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Ever since GSR was established it has been running under the motto, ‘Racing Together with the Fans!’, and through that concept it has been funded through a system of personal sponsorships!

Sponsors have been given special edition figures for their support!

The very first of which was this Miku!

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This version of Miku is now very rare…!

The separated race queen outfit was definitely the highlight of this figure! It also featured some more black and grey onto the standard Miku colors, which ended up making a really awesome looking version of Miku that was named ‘Miku Hatsune : RQ Ver’.

It was only available to the personal sponsors in 2009, so I’m sure that the figure is extremely difficult to get hold of now! She was essentially the very first Miku in the now long series of Racing Miku figures!

Back at this time GSR was a part of a team known as the Studie GLAD Racing, racing in a BMW Z4 M Coupe.

“I remember when we couldn’t even get through the preliminaries, but got through via a letter of appeal…” – GSR PR Emii.

Even GSR had to get through some tough times at the start…!

 
Into 2010!

In 2009 the team was known as Studie GLAD Racing, but in 2010 to clear up some misunderstandings the name was changed to GOODSMILERACING with COX.

This was also the year that…
The Miku Hatsune GT Project’s Official Character, ‘Racing Miku’ was officially created!

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A version of Miku in a mechanic outfit illustrated by redjuice!
She looks absolutely amazing! I love the way this figure looks!

She even came with a wireless headset and an impact wrench to replace tires quickly! I think this combination of cute girls and mechanics really has some potential!

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Thanks to the hard work of mechanic Miku, the 2010 season didn’t go too badly for the team…

They finished 16th out of 26 teams!

A very good result for a newcomer team! The car they were using in this season was a Porsche 911 GT3 R, which at the time was a brand new model – one of only 21 in the world!

 

Then the 2011 Season!

Still working together with Studie, but now changing from Porsche to BMW, the team set forth against all new challenges for the new year!  It was announced on the WonHobby stage that they would be working together with Ukyo Katayama and thus the team name would become GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO!

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The special supporter induction of the F1 Racer Kamui Kobayashi also happened this year!

Together with the new team name there was also…

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2011 Ver.!

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Her twin-tailed hair looks incredible!

The hair made use of clear plastic, plus the ends of the hair had a lighter gradient that looked great!

The 2011 Miku was based on designs by Yuichi Murakami – a lovely race queen version of Miku! Her hair was not the only highlight by any means – her skirt was also made with clear parts giving an overall really airy feeling to the design, and the black areas dotted around the figure brought everything together to make her look absolutely stunning! Balance is just as important on figures as it is on car designs!

The team were the winners of 3 of the 8 different races, and with those points…

They were the 2011 series champions!!

It was basically the first time this team was together once again, but even so they managed to take the gold! All thanks to the support of all the personal sponsors!! Mikatan made a report about the series championship before, which you can read here:
The Miku Hatsune BMW is the Season Champion of the 2011 Super GT!


And now we are back to the present…

 
The 2012 season!

This season the team name has stayed the same – GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO, however the team is running two separate cars this season – Car #0 and Car #4!

The team is growing more and more every year… and this year also brings…
Nendoroid Racing Miku : 2012 Ver.!

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She looks just like some kind of fairy!

Most people normally refer to Miku as an angel, but I think she could easily be described as a fairy based on this year’s design! She is so cute!!

This year’s design was by the illustrator GAN, and features a lovely pearl white outfit and unique costume! The little tiara placed on her head is also a lovely touch!

It’s certainly a change to the ‘cool’ style of Racing Miku in the past, but it shows that Miku is the queen of the circuit once again this year! The outfit once again makes use of clear parts which really adds to the cute and light feeling the design gives! I just don’t have the vocabulary to explain how cute she is to everyone out there, I hope you all feel the same was as me….

So, how are the results of this season looking so far…?

Race #1 (Okayama)

Car #0 – 3rd Place / Car #4 – 15th Place!

Race #2 (Fuji)

Car #0 –  1st Place! / Car #4 – 11th Place!

Race #3 (Sepang)

Car #0 – 12th Place / Car #4 – 10th Place!

The third race took place just the other day in Malaysia, Sepang.Car #0 managed to keep 2nd place almost the entire race when just near the end it ran out of fuel and unfortunately ended up in 12th place. On the other hand, Car #4 managed to finish in 10th place, giving Car #4 its first points of the season!

The next race will take place on the weekend of the 28th July! Hopefully we can get back on track to being the season champions again!

Looking back at all the past versions… Racing Miku has been amazing every single year! I can’t help but be amazed at the unique design that each illustrator has brought to Racing Miku each year, and props to the sculptors that made such lovely figures every year as well!

Finally, a big thank you to everyone over at GSR!

I’m sure most of you already know, but there are also of course a number of other Racing Miku figures – both Nendoroid Petite and Scale Figure versions. I would love to have gone through all of them as well, but I unfortunately don’t have the time, so I just took a look at the Nendoroids this time around.

If I ever get the chance, perhaps I’ll show the other figures as well some time! There have been a couple of posts about racing Miku in the past on Mikatan blog – take a look at these posts if you’re interested!

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Nendoroid Miku Hatsune RQ Ver. + Parasol + Nendoroid CAR (Japanese)

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2010 Ver. (Japanese)

Nendoroid Petite Racing Miku Set 2010 Ver. (Japanese)

RACING Miku 2010 ver.

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2011 ver.

Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku 2011 Ver.

Racing Miku 2011 ver.

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 Ver.


But I still have more to show everyone!

I want to show off these two cars that were announced on the GSC website on the 5th June. – GSR Miku Hatsune BMW 2012 : Season Opening Ver. and GSR ProjectMirai BMW 2012: Season Opening Ver.

The prototypes just got back from Anime Festival Asia Malaysia, and let me just say they are amazing… absolutely amazing!

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This is how they look from the front!

The cars GSR are using are 2011 model BMW Z4 GT3s!
Definitely a very sexy front appearance for any car lovers!

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They are also a nice 1/32 scale!

This picture compares the new version to last years 1/43 scale Miku Hatsune GOODSMILE BMW Z4 2011 : Sepang Champion Ver..

I don’t think there was anything wrong with a 1/43 scale model, but I won’t deny that the 1/32nd scale size has a lovely presence to it!

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Both of the cars have a really colorful body design that contrast brilliantly with the black tires. They really give off a professional aura!

The 1/32 scale GSR Miku Hatsune BMW 2012: Season Opening ver. and the 1/32 scale GSR ProjectMirai BMW 2012: Season Opening ver. !!

Both will be on sale from October this year!!


Notice #1!

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Good Smile Racing is currently looking for personal sponsors! There are a number of sponsor courses available that each come with lovely original goods and other extras! Check out the Good Smile Racing Official support site!

Personal Sponsor Information (Japanese)


Notice #2!

It’s time to introduce a newly announced product!!

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“It’s Pirate Time!”

A Nendoroid of Marika Kato from the series, ‘Bodacious Space Pirates’!!

The Official Product Page can be found here!

She will be available from October 2012!


Anyway, tomorrow Mikatan will be back! Look forward to her return!!
 
 
 
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(C) redjuice/Crypton Future Media, INC.
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The BMW logo, the BMW wordmark and BMW model designations are Trademarks of BMW AG and are used under license.
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Racing Miku 2011 ver.

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Printing a Racing Miku Poster!

If you head over to the shops you’ll see many hobby stores have these posters made by the GSC design team up on the walls now!

This big printer prints out the posters in full size, and they are then checked for balance and tone issues before heading out to the shops!

But anyway… now that the posters are done, time for me to take a look at the prototype!

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Racing Miku 2011 ver.!

The champions of the 2011 SUPER GT 300 class series – GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO! Racing Miku was their official mascot throughout the tournament, based on the illustration by Yuichi Murakami!

The figure is a lovely 1/8th scale! (・∀・)ノ
Racing Miku 2011 has a very mature feeling about her design, and from my point of view that comes across very nicely in the figure!

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This is how she looks from the back!

The sculpting work on those long twin tails is incredible! They are twisting and winding all around, with thin little hairs branching out all over the place…. it’s really beautiful! You can look at her from any angle and still be astounded by the way the hair twists and winds around her.

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Yuichi’s design has been faithfully reproduced!

The paint work on her outfit – even just the front side – is so intricate!!

Another highlight for me is the slightly see-though area between her neck and her breasts. It may be hard to see it in this picture, but it is really beautiful to see up close!

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Would anyone who would say no to these legs?

No way! I’m absolutely certain that everyone has to approve of these beautiful legs! The silver on the boots also contrasts very nicely with the black boots.

Plus we have more of the thin see-though material!

From the pelvis down to the black accessory on her legs there is more of the see-though look that really gives her a sexy appearance! There are also more silver bands that contrast the colors of the figure so perfectly!

We all love to see some bare skin on our figures, but this thin see-though material somehow gives the figure a whole new kind of charm!

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A very mature looking Miku-san!

Her expression gives off an air of confidence, but also comes across as very gentle. It really seems like Yuichi-san’s beautiful illustration has jumped off the drawing board and into the real world!

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Today’s best shot!

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The outfit makes lots of use of clear parts!

Plus, areas like this skirt are not only made from clear plastic, but are also painted with a gradient that makes certain areas more clear than others.

Another interesting thing I noticed is that the body and the skirt don’t seem to be separated at any point – I’m not sure how that will work through production… :P

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Her hair and the parasol also use clear plastic!

The parasol is a kind of clear silver that looks really incredible! Plus I have to mention the stunning hair once again – just look at it!

If you look at her heels in this photo you’ll also see the heel seems to be floating a bit – it’s balanced on a tiny little clear part to make it look like that. The small little details all come together to create a really stunning figure!

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Miku has to have a decorative headset!

The 2011 Racing Miku really had an incredibly unique design – the headset design actually looks more like a hair accessory, which really makes her look very cute!

Seeing the extra volume on the left side of the picture, I can also mention once again that Racing Miku’s body is definitely more mature than the normal Miku… :P

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Racing Miku 2011 ver.!

She’ll be on the GSC website and up for preorders from tomorrow! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Be sure to contact our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!
 
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C) Yuichi Murakami / Crypton Future Media, Inc

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GSR’s Yama-chan, who was on Friday’s live broadcast!

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Although his real name is actually Tsukamoto. :P The reason he ended up being called Yama-chan is that apparently because he looked very similar to another person named Yama-chan, so the name ended up sticking for him as well. Apparently he also has some royal blood running though his veins… :P

But anyway! Today we’ll be looking at this prototype figure!

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Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku 2011 Ver.!

From the Miku GT Project and in commemoration of the 2011 championship victory, Miku, Rin and Luka are all being released as Nendoroid Petite figures in a set of three to stand in cute poses on the winner’s podium!

The winner’s podium is also included! (`・ω・´)ゞ

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This was drawn by GSR’s Yama-chan!

Oooh! Nice work!! Although I do ponder why the tires of the car have been removed! :P Also great work to the sculptor who managed to create such lovely figures from Yama-chan’s illustration!

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This is how they look from the back!

As usual, I’m fairly certain the Nendo Petite series is going to bring tears to those in the production team! Look at the intricate details!! Just look at the tiny details on the hem of the skirt… I made a quick measurement of it and all three lines came to about 1mm.

The podium here currently uses brass wires to secure the Nendos in place, but the final product will make use of the usual Nendo Petite rods that hold them up.

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A pull-back Miku GT Car is also included!

A pull-back car is one of those cars you pull backwards so that it can drive forward! The actual car on the final version will be a completely white car – but there will be decals included for you to create your own Miku GT car!

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   |   `i  i´  |   GSR’s Decal Fitter for the best results!”
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   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
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Yama-chan… is an excellent salesman! You can find out more about the GSR Decal Fitter over here: http://www.goodsmileracing.com/products/gsr_mss/mss_02.html

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The normal stands are also included!

You can choose if you want to use the podium or the normal stands. That also means you can put other Nendo Petites on the podium if you like!

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Miku also comes with optional parts!!

A different expression as well as different arm parts! The expression is a much more serious looking one, and the arm part stretches her arm out to recreate the key visual pose! The more serious looking Miku is still so cute though!!
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They are so tiny, but still so intricate!

Rin’s trophy and Luka’s champagne both make use of lovely clear parts! Even as tiny Nendo Petites the effort has still gone in to make them perfect! The trophy Rin is holding is the series championship trophy – the exact same design as the real one, but this one measures just 2.5cm! :P
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Nendoroid Petite: Racing Miku 2011 Ver.!

They will be on the GSC site as of tomorrow!
Please contact out partner shops if you have any sales or preorder queries!
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)Yuichi Murakami / Crypton Future Media, Inc

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Sunday, 16 October 2011 at Tochigi Prefecture’s Twin Ring Motegi!

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The Finals of the SUPER GT!!

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There might be some of you that may be wondering this… but it really was a nail-biting start right from the entrance for all of us!

Wondering whether our Miku 2011 SUPER GT will be able to take gold in the final race!

Let’s take a quick look at how amazing this race is – for each race, the higher you rank in, the more points you receive. The only problem is, the more points you have, the more of a handicap you receive in the following race.  There are 8 races each year, and the team with the most points at the end will be the champions for that year. Our Miku has managed to pull first place positions twice this year, so it was all up in the air as to whether or not she would be able to take the champion title for this year’s series.
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An overview of the race course!

The cars obviously all drive along the blue line on this map. As I only ever really play the games I thought the course seemed fairly small – but it really isn’t – it actually covers a huge amount of space!

First off we went to the area shown in purple!

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The seats just at the finish line!

Hmmm… these seem like very high quality seats that should be used for the most dedicated fans… and here I am as a complete amateur. The seat even had ‘VIP’ written on it… I’m so sorry everyone who wanted these seats! xD

But I promise that I’ll be cheering as much as I possibly can!
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Miku is also here to cheer on!

It was cloudy with little drizzles of rain the whole morning. It was also rather humid and not really the best weather for an event like this… but looking at the Miku car’s track record, rainy days always gave her the upper edge!

If the rain allows Miku to win, then I’ll gladly pray for even more rain! :P

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Next up we moved on to the pit area!

The pit is where all the cars for the race are held! (I think… :P)

It looks so close on the map, but it was quite far to walk!

It must have taken about 10 minutes to walk from the seats before down to the pit area. (You need to go underground, so some of that is also climbing up and down…)

It makes me wonder how long it would take to walk around the entire course… :O
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This is the behind the pit area!

Very close to the pit is this tent where all the people involved can watch how the race is progressing. All the personal sponsors of the Miku car are also all written up here for everyone to see!! A huge thank you to everyone who helped with the sponsorship!

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This is how it looks inside!

Aki and Emi are hard at work it seems! The championship title is up for grabs, so they’re all putting their absolute best into this one!
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Race Queens!!

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Great outfits on super cute girls!

These three have come to support Racing Miku and add even more to the upcoming race! The outfits they’re wearing are of course the same that Racing Miku wears! They are so very cute!!

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Let’s rush down to the pit!

The Miku car is being prepared!!

I really didn’t want to bother anyone before such an important race, but I did grab permission to take a few pictures! Thanks –  you won’t even notice that I’m here!!

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This is how it looks from the back!

The tires have not yet been put on, and all sorts of parts still seem to be missing. The mechanics are really trying to make sure that there are no problems, so Miku can race in her very best condition! Just look at the serious expression on the mechanic’s face!
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And a look from the front end!

The Miku car is car number 4!

In just a few hours she’ll be dashing out into the race! Good luck, Miku!!

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The front area of the pit!

I must say that the pit area is a lot smaller than I expected…! In such a tiny area the mechanics have to work without error as fast as possible… the pressure must be really intense. It also really shows that the race is also a lot about teamwork as well.
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It’s time for the pit walk!

During the pit walk time, you can walk around the pit areas and take a closer look at your favorite cars.
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The pit walk begins!

The left side of this photo is filled with people because each team’s race queens are all lined up and everyone is free to take photos! The three Racing Miku Supporters were super popular!!

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Look how busy the pit area was as well!

It was actually really hard to even move around… so many people can to take a look at the Miku car! I hope that all this support will give Miku the power she needs to win!

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The race is about to begin!!

Can you see the Miku car? The arrow is pointing it out!

In the preliminary yesterday, Miku placed first giving her pole position for this race!

Pole position allows Miku to be in the very front position of the race. In the photo you’ll see a few other cars in front of her as well, but they are GT500 cars. Miku is a GT300, and is in front of all the other GT300 cars.
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The race has begun!

Miku is unbelievably fast!!!

I was really worried I wouldn’t be able to get a clear shot of the Miku car during the race because it was moving too quickly! I’m glad some of the pictures managed to come out nicely… :P

The red car behind Miku at the moment is #11 – Miku’s rival car who also has a shot at the championship with this race! Don’t lose Miku! You can do it!
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The Eva RT Unit 1!

There were other itasha racing cars along with Miku! The Eva one you can see here, plus there is also the Ika-musume car that was in this race!

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The race is mid-way, let’s check out the back!

Miku hasn’t lost first place once yet, and the staff are all working hard and keeping their spirits as high as possible to continue cheering on the team! The twitter team is also sending out tweets letting everyone know how the race is progressing for Miku!
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Almost at the finish line!!

I went with the rest of the staff to the pit to see the final stretch!

The Miku car is the first one to appear!

Which means…!!!

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The 8th race ends in victory!! The champion for the series has been decided!!

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Banba, the driver, Suzuki, the team representative, Oohashi, the director and Ukyou Katayama!

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Just look at the smiles on their faces!!
What an amazing victory for everyone on the team! Thank you so much!
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The Final Race’s Winners!

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The Season Champions!!

It’s taken 4 years to reach this spot, but they did it! A very big thanks to all of those who have supported the team up until this point – they got here thanks to all of you as well!

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The director enjoys some champagne!

The fellow teams that competed against them were also there to join in the celebrations! Even the rival red car #11’s team was happy to join in the fun!

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The 2011 SUPER GT has come to an end!

After four years, the team has finally come out with the best possible result!

A big thanks to everyone on the team, all the Good Smile Racing staff and all the personal sponsors for the team – this is all thanks to you!

I really cannot thank everyone enough for all the support the team has received – even those who have simply been cheering on from home, thanks to you as well! Good Smile Racing will continue to work to their very best thanks to all

There will also be some print races on the 11th and 12th of November!
Our team will be competing there as well, so I hope you’ll be cheering for them!

http://supergt.net/jp/

 

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

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   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ

 

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W-What?!
(Gulp…)

I managed to grab this figure just before it went out to Hobby Stock – Takepi from Hobby Stock was on standby while I was taking my photos! Sorry! I really did apologise in person, and both Machida and Takepi both just laughed and told me it was no bother… what nice guys!!

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Anyways, today’s figure review is of…

figma Racing Miku 2011: First Win ver.!

The Miku famous for being on the racing car of ‘GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO’!

I’m sure most already know by now, but they came in first place in their 3rd SUPER GT!

It was a race dramatic enough to make Aki-san shed tears of joy! Thank you to everyone who supported the team, as well as the team themselves, you guys did great!

As a commemoration to their first victory, this figma of Racing Miku will be included as a special extra to all personal sponsors of the team!

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Let’s have a look at the optional parts that will be included!

First up, a parasol!

This is the actual design that the team’s racing queen was holding! Definitely needed for fans of the team! The parasol is opened up here, but she also comes with a closed one – you can see it in the first photo of her above.

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Oops! I was rushing and forgot to show what she looked like from the back!

This is how she looks from the back! :P

Her twin-tail hair looks like it’s floating up at the ends, and is made from lovely clear plastic for a nice translucent effect. The shape of her skirt is also very unique and wonderful to look at!

Some of the white parts on her body are also translucent!

It really looks stunning! Max Factory really know how to make use of the translucent paint effectively!

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A signboard!

This is the signboard that tells the driver’s how many more laps they need to do!

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| | /   /         r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

… you might be thinking something like this, but worry not!

Decals for numbers 0~9 are included for you to choose which you want! Which means you can recreate your favorite race using the signboard! :P
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She also comes with an extra expression!
A super happy smiling face!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   :::\::/\  ”I-It’s too happy…
     /    。<一>::<ー>。  I can’t look her in the face!”
     |    .。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

Plus a checkered flag to end the race!
Plus of course hands to hold the flag – so she can wave it around however you want her to!

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The First Place Trophy!

An extra part perfectly suited to the figma’s ‘First Win’ subtitle!  To both those who have sponsored in the past and those who are going to sponsor – you also deserve the trophy!

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figma Racing Miku 2011: First Win ver. !

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       /      \ 
      /  ─    ─ \  
    /    (●)  (●)  \
    |     (__人__)    | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

2011 ‘GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO’ Personal Sponsor Courses…

Are available at NicoNico Chokuhan!

・[2011 figma included] Personal 7000JPY Sponsor Course
・[2011 figma included] Personal 10000JPY Sponsor Course
・[2011 figma included] Personal 30000JPY Sponsor Course
・[2011 figma included] Personal 50000JPY Sponsor Course

[NicoNico Chokuhan]

http://chokuhan.nicovideo.jp/special/kosupo2011figma
 
 
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)Yuichi Murakami / Crypton Future Media, Inc.

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Aki came back from his trip to China yesterday! (・∀・)ノ

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Look at his smile while holding a figure he brought home with him!

… well actually I kind of just forced him to hold it for a picture while he was in the middle of a serious meeting… ^^;

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But the smile was genuine! Anyone would smile holding this beautiful figure!

RACING Miku 2010 ver.!

She is the official mascot of the ‘GOODSMILERACING with COX’ SUPER GT team that raced in the 2010 SUPER GT, who was originally illustrated by redjuice!


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This is how she looks from the back!

Previously we only got to see the front of her from the original illustration, but now we get the full 360 degree Racing Miku! Figures are so wonderful! Just look at those sexy hips and back!


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She is absolutely gorgeous!

The original illustration by redjuice gave a nice cool feeling to Miku-san, which is portrayed through the figure perfectly! She has a more mature feeling to the standard versions of Miku which just causes your heart to skip a beat when you see her…


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Stunning thighs!

Could anybody not love the beauty in this photo?! I don’t think it’s possible!!

I’ve blown the image up quite a bit, but just look how detailed the stitches and wrinkles are on her clothes… wonderful work production team!

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Although my #1 is definitely this area!

Just look at the way the collarbone is slightly visible through her smooth looking skin! Plus you can then enjoy the bare skin from her armpits to her breast – just as stunning!

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Ready to work with her impact wrench!

For those who don’t know, it’s used to change wheels of the car as fast as possible! The black cord comes apart from the wrench and just needs to be pushed into it.

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Plus a set of tools on her hips!

Only the wrench can be taken out, but you can see inside the pouch which is all just as carefully sculpted and painted as the outside!

If you look close you can even see the screwdrivers have both a star head and a flat head! How can you possibly get more detailed than that!

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The boots have a metallic feel to them!

Once again, a perfect recreation of redjuice’s illustration in figure form – from the tips of the toes to the top of the head!

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RACING Miku 2010 ver.
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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |      (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be out for sale from the 30th May!


For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.

 
 
Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛

 
 
 
(C)redjuice/Crypton Future Media.INC


 
 
 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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This is GSR’s Yama-chan!

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It’s quite hard to start a conversation with him at first, but once you get to know him he is a very nice guy! He has helped me out a lot at the register during events before! Thank you, Yama-chan!

Plus he has brought me a new figure to play with!
What a loveable soul…! I’ll have to get him something next time!

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Today we’ll be taking a look at….
Nendoroid Racing Miku 2011 ver. !

Racing Miku is a character based off the original Miku that was created specially for the GT Project – and now she is joining the Nendoroid world again with a new design dubbed the ‘2011 ver’!

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It’s the third design of Racing Miku so far!
This version was illustrated by YuiichiMurakami!

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     / ⌒  ⌒\
    /  (○)  (○) \   “That transparent effect…
  /  ///(__人__)// \   It makes Miku look so grown-up…!!!”
  |       `Y⌒y’´     |  
   \      ゛ー ′      /   
    /      ー‐    ィ


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This is how she looks from the back!

The way that her design keeps changing is a lot of fun! I think the highlight of this version is the beautiful gradient in the hair…

We’ve used clear plastic to recreate the effect on the Nendoroid!

Her hair, skirt and hair accessories all have a transparent effect to them just like in the original illustration. Even the patterns on her skirt have been carefully painted in!

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Right, let’s start taking a look at the optional parts!
A closed parasol and a bent left arm!

Racing Miku is of course a race queen – she has to have a parasol!! Wouldn’t you love to see Miku like this on the track?

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An open parasol, and an outstretched left arm!

Racing Miku is a race queen! She has to able to open her parasol!! Plus it looks great – even the inside of the parasol is incredibly detailed!

She obviously also comes with the arms and hands to hold the parasol!

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The parasol has a nice pattern on the top!

It features a silhouette of Racing Miku along with the logo! I really think this is going to be one Nendoroid to be remembered!

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She also comes with an embarrassed face!

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\   
    |::::::::::::(__人__)::::|
     \:::::::::   |r┬-|   ,/
    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´   \

I didn’t know she had that kind of side to her…!

Hahahaha!! It’s so adorable!!


画008 She carries on with her work no matter how embarrassed she is…!
(At least, that’s the setting I’ve created for her :P)

At the moment it’s still a master figure so I’m not sure how well the expressions will be able to swap with other Nendos… but I hope they can!

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Nendorocar!
 
But this isn’t the car that comes with her exactly… the car that comes included will be a completely plain white car – along with a number of decals for you to design the car however you like!

You can find a tutorial on sticking decals over that the blog written by Yama-chan, ‘GSR Report’… it’s only available in Japanese, though…

GSR Report:
http://ameblo.jp/goodsmileracing/

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Riding in the Car! Vroom!! Σ(゚∀゚*)

You can even put Racing Miku inside the car for a whole new effect! If you put her twin tails out behind her it even looks like the car is speeding ahead!
The car does actually have moving wheels, by the way!

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2011 ver. !
This Miku will only be available as part of the ‘GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO’ sponsor courses.

The courses she will be in are as follows:

・[2011 Racing Miku Nendoroid Included] 7000JPY Sponsor Course
[2011 Racing Miku Nendoroid Included] 10000JPY Sponsor Course

[2011 Racing Miku Nendoroid Included] 30000JPY Sponsor Course
[2011 Racing Miku Nendoroid Included] 50000JPY Sponsor Course

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \
    /    (●)  (●)  \
    |     (__人__)   |  ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |            |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |            |
 |    l                | |            |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

You can order at NicoNico Chokuhan!
 
Orders are available until the 9th of May.

NicoNico Chokuhan
http://chokuhan.nicovideo.jp/special/kosupo2011

GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO Official Support Site
http://supergt.goodsmileracing.com/

That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛

(C)Yuichi Murakami / Crypton Future Media, Inc.

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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