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I spy a figure to play with on someone else’s desk!!

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I guess I’ll just help myself as always… ^^

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Plus there is already some ASCII Art of him!!

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Anyway, lets get this review started! Today I’ll be playing with…

Nendoroid Riela!

Riela is one of the heroines from the PSP game ‘Valkyria Chronicles 3″ which released in Japan this year. She’s a cute, reliable character who always tries to look out for everyone else!

…plus she has big boobs!! Yay!


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This is how she looks from the back!

The most obvious feature for Riela is her contrasting red/blue gradient hair – and as you can see it looks great in Nendoroid form. The extra tied of piece of hair on her right is also fitted with a joint, so you can move it back and forth.

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The Valkyria Chronicles series is well known for its giant Valkyrian weapons…

This is how Riela’s Valkyrian spear and shield look!

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\  ”They looks so detailed!!!”
    |:::::::::::(__人__)::|
     \:::::::::   |r┬-|   /
    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´ \  

These are made from 3D Data!

When you actually get the chance to hold them in your hands and take a look you’ll be astounded by how fine the details are. Tiny details like these are difficult to replicate by hand, but by outputting 3D data the details are much easier to perfect!


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You can equip and unequip the weapons!

Don’t only look at the weapons though – the details on her clothes and boots are also outstanding!!! The glove part of her hands can be replaced with straight for a more simple pose like this one!


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She has an extra bent arm part for poses like this!

I’ve also twisted the joint at the waist slightly which gives her a more feminine pose. Riela looks amazing with her weapons, but shes just as charming away from the battlefield!


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Let’s take a look at Riela’s extra expression!

Riela comes with an angry face!

This is the perfect expression to recreate a scene of Riela charging her enemies! You can twist the shield and gloves to get the weapons into all sorts of different positions from the game – from raised upward above her head to relaxed down by her side!

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Riela also has some non-Valkyrian weapons she can use!

A knife to hold in her right hand!

This is a memento that was given to her by her grandfather, which she now carries around with her wherever she goes. The knife is also nicely detailed so Riela fans won’t be disappointed by it!

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Last but not least – a crowbar-like-weapon!

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\    “W-What the heck is that?
    |:::::::::::(__人__)::|     I’ve never seen a weapon like that…”
     \:::::::::   |r┬-|   /
    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´ \  

This is actually an item that makes its appearance in the bonus mission called “Nikkitousen” – the mission you get access to by buying the Nendoroid!

It’s a mission made specially for Nendoroid Riela!!
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The original image of the crowbar-like-thing!

You may have noticed that the colors actually mimic those of Riela’s hair!

Normally you can get and of the DLC by just buying it on the PS Store, but…

This mission is only available with Nendoroid Riela!!

If you’re a fan of the gae you won’t want to miss out on it!!
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Nendoroid Riela!

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

She’ll be on the GSC site from the 1st March!

Check our partner shops for details or pre-order information.

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Nendoroid Imuka is also on her way!!

She’ll be announced a little while later… but for now just seeing the size of that weapon gives you something to look forward to!
 
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)SEGA
* 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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Nendoroid Sherlock Shellingford

There is no end to the Nendoroids!

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This really has been the week of Nendoroids!  WonFes has left me with so many figures to put up on the blog! ^^; ,

Today I’ll be taking a look at…

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Nendoroid Sherlock Shellingford!

A Nendoroid of the leader of the Milky girls in Bushiroad’s anime ‘Detective Opera Milky Holmes’!

The GSC offices are actually filled with fans of the Milky Holmes girls – the story and characters are so cute!! The opening theme for the anime ‘Seikai wa Hitotsu! Janai!!’ is such an incredible song!!!

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This is how she looks from the back!

Her hair is is such a nice shade of pink… plus the rings in her hair are fitted with joints so that they can be moved up and down!

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        /     \      ”Wait a second…
     /   ⌒  ⌒ \   wasn’t Nendo Sharo already released before…?”
   /     (●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)” )|  ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ / j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |             |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |             |
| | /   /         r.   ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ .|_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

There was indeed a Nendoroid Sharo before this one!

Nendoroid 122 was the game version of Nendoroid Sharo…

It was included with the Milky Holmes PSP game special edition!

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Let’s compare the two!

The left is the anime version and the right is the game version!

Here are some differences you’ll notice:

・ The ribbon on her hat is bigger.
・ Her fringe has a different look.
・ The size and thickness of the rings in her hair have changed.
・ Her shoulder width has been changed.
・ The frills on her clothes differ.
・ Her waist looks different.
・ Her boots have a different style.

It’s amazing how different the same character can be sculpted!


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Her hat can be removed!

You can place her huge yellow ribbon in it’s place! This Sharo also comes with a Nendoroid-sized version of the cat the girls picked up – Kamaboko!


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Let’s take a look at what extra parts she comes with!

First up is the her ‘Toys’ expression!

All the Milky girls have powers called ‘toys’ and Sharo’s toys ability is ‘psychokinesis’ – whenever she used it she has an expression like this! If you look close you’ll see the eyes have a little spark in the middle just like they did in the anime whenever she activated her toys.

She also has a pointing hand to complete the pose!

The collar on her clothes will be made from a very soft material so it will push up easily for poses like this one.

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She also has a sly expression!

This is the expression that appeared in the second episode of the anime when she kept trying to hide things! That sideways glace is so adorable!

This pose also comes with hands to complete the pose!

You can recreate all sorts of scenes directly from the anime!
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Her Baritsu pose with hands!

This one is based off the legendary episode 7! If you have no idea what this pose is for then take a look at the image below!

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Baritsu!
 

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Nendoroid Sherlock Shellingford!

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

She will be on the GSC site from 1st March!

For preordering details or questions check out our partner shops.


Whether you’ve noticed it or not, it’s already Friday!
I hope everyone had a great week!

By the way, Hatsune Miku Lat-type Ver.

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Will be on display at the Sofmap Akihabara store!
She’ll be available for everyone to see from the 26th – 27th of February!

If you happen to be in Akiba consider stopping by the store to take a look!

I hope to see everyone again next week!!!  (・∀・)ノ゛
I can’t believe we’re already heading into March…
 
 
 

* 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

(C)2002-2006 TYPE-MOON
(C)2010 Crypton Future Media, Inc./PAwLaboratory/UMAA Inc./Anima Inc.   「VOCALOID」はヤマハ株式会社の登録商標です。

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There is a table tennis table in the middle of the GSC Offices! (It was passed on to us from Nitroplus! Thank you!)


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Late at night we often start table tennis tournaments for no reason, but during the afternoon the staff often just use it as a meeting place. ^^;

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      /   ─    ─ \
    /   (=・=)  (=・=)\
    |       (__人__)  |
     \      ` ⌒´   /
     ノ            \

Looks like Take-chan from planning is having a meeting with Tsukki from the production team!

But that box at the back of the table looks like…!

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Ooh! Just as I expected, it’s a new master figure to play with!

Nendoroid Kudryavka Noumi: Winter Clothes ver.!

Kudryavka is from Key’s PC Game ‘Little Busters! Ecstasy”, and now she is getting the Nendoroid treatment by Gift!

The Summer Clothes version was a special magazine-only sale, but this Winter Clothes version is available for everyone to grab!

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This is how she looks from the back!

Kudo’s cute baggy hat looks great from behind with the ribbons coming out the back. Her long silvery hair has also been colored very nicely.


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Obviously her hat and mantle can both be removed!

Now that it’s starting to warm up a little this should leave her at just the right temperature! Her pet dog Belka is also included to walk beside her in scenes like this!


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Let’s take a look at her extra parts!

First up is a Frisbee!

This is of course so she can play some Frisbee with Belka!! She also comes with two extra mantles that allows her to lift up her arms so she can play with the Frisbee and wear a mantle at the same time!

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Kudo just has to have her ‘Wafu!’ Face!

This is the famous expression from the game that she made whenever she said “Wafu!”! She also comes with extra parts to recreate the entire Wafu! pose! You can also see that Belka’s neck is posable! You can even pose her to be part of different scenes!

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She also has a worried expression!

Well… it’s kind of a mix between a worried expression and an embarrassed expression! It’s so cute!

Plus she has dog ears and a tail for an even cuter Kudo!

She also comes with a separate skirt to allow you to attach the dog tail, as well as the extra hand parts you can see here – there really are a lot of parts to play with!

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Nendoroid Kudryavka Noumi: Winter Clothes ver.!

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

She was put up on the GSC site today!

For preordering details or questions check out our partner shops!
 
 


– Notice –

Disgaea 4 was released in Japan today!


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The limited edition of the PS3 game comes with a Nendoroid Petite of Fuuka Kazamatsuri!

She was made with the help of Phat! Company!

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Fuuka is one of the main characters in the game who has fallen down to the underworld!

She wears an adorable Prinny hat, which of course can be removed if you prefer her like this! She also comes with her bag and her bat (which even has the ‘X’ plasters on it’). The game was released today, so if you want to grab her go grab the game!

[Product Info]
http://nippon1.jp/titlelineup/ps3_disgaea4.html

[Disgaea 4 Japanese Website]
http://disgaea.jp/4/
 
 


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



 
 
 
(C)VisualArt’s/Key
(C)2011 Nippon Ichi Software, 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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Nendoroid Stocking

Time to continue the review of…

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Nendoroid Panty & Stocking!

A new set of Nendoroids from Good Smile Company!

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        /     \
     /   \   ,_\    ”Huh? Did I miss something?”
   /    ( ●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)”)|    ___________
   \      。` ||||==(⌒)ー、| |             |
__/         ||||    \  〉| |             |
| | /    ,  | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| ̄ ̄ | |             |
| | /   /   ヽ回回回回レ     | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn.ヽ___/     |_|_________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) └─┘ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

First off you should read the previous review on Nendoroid Panty:


Nendoroid Panty



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Today we’ll be looking at:

Nendoroid Stocking!

Stocking is the younger sister of the two girls that protect the world from ‘ghosts’ in GAINAX’s popular anime ‘Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt’.

She’s the sweet loving goth-loli girl!

Some girls that have stopped by the Panty & Stocking Cafe were wearing Stocking-esque goth-loli clothes! Yay!

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This is how she looks from the back!

Stocking’s long straight hair looks just as lovely in Nendoroid form! Her hair also has a little secret which I’ll introduce later!


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Her plushie cat ‘Honekoneko’ can be removed!

You can see her holding it in the first two pictures above, but if you remove it, it just looks like a ‘crossed-arm’ pose! The default pose has her holding it though, so unfortunately the plushie does look a little strange when she is not holding it. ^^;


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Let’s take a look at the expressions and optional parts!

First up is her ‘Sweets!’ Face!

This is the expression she has whenever she sees her beloved sweets… the pupils have become hearts! She also comes with a pair of bent arms which let her take the pose above… which just suits the face so perfectly!


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A fork and Swiss roll with hands to hold them!

You wouldn’t find Stocking without some sweets by her side! The Swiss roll is the famous ‘Whitey White’ swiss roll from episode 7! One of the biggest problems for girls all over the world – we want to eat sweet things without getting fat!!


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She also has a combat ready expression!

Plus she comes with her stocking katanas – Stripe I & II!

This more serious expression are for those who preferred Stocking when she was fighting the ghosts… and as a completely unnecessary bonus, the colored parts on the katanas make use of lovely clear plastic!
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Oh yes… I shouldn’t forget to mention that just like Panty having extra no-panties parts for when she uses her guns…

Stocking comes with legs wearing no stockings!

When you equip her with Stripe I & II be sure to use these legs!

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Panty & Stocking ready to beat some ghosts!!

The two definitely look the cutest when they’re together…


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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \     ”How can I buy her…??”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Some options to get hold of them:

These girls are scheduled to release in June!

1) Preorder!

Preorders will start from the 24th February. If you preorder from our partner shops you’ll be guaranteed to get the figure! There are lots of places that you can preorder the figure online as well – some that will even ship overseas!

2) I don’t wanna preorder!

If you just wait until July then you can head to our partner shops and simply pick up the figure from them. But you might not be able to get one if you don’t preorder, so personally I think preordering is a better idea if you want the figure.

Plus there is a special extra way to preorder these two!
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You all know the Panty & Stocking Cafe is open, right?

Due to it’s popularity the cafe has been extended until the 3rd of April!

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      /  (○) (○)\
     / /// (__人__)//\       “There are also a load
     |       |::::::|    |       of girls visiting the cafe!!”
     \       l;;;;;;l  /l!| !
     /     `ー’    \ |i
   /          ヽ !l ヽi
   (   丶- 、       しE |そ
    `ー、_ノ       ∑ l、E ノ <
               レY^V^ヽl

I’m so glad to see more girls at the cafe! Girls really brighten up the atmosphere!

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Panty and Stocking are visiting the cafe!

Inside the cafe you can find the actual models of the ghosts used in the series, along with things like the script and frame sketches for fans of the series to enjoy!

Plus there is a special “Panty & Stocking Menu”!

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Anyone who visits will get a few freebies!

– A coaster (Panty or Stocking)
– A table mat
Shop card

They are all unique to the cafe, so if you’re a fan be sure to stop by!

Plus from the 25th you can grab the brand new menu items:

The ‘Angel Plate”Anarchy Plate’ and the ‘Demon Plate’ 

Which will be ¥4000!

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     /  :::─三三─\     ”What! ¥4000 seems like a bit too much!”
   / :::: ( ○)三(○) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)ル ゚。 ゚   ___________
   \      ゝ’゚      ≦ 三 ゚ | |             |
__/     。≧       三 = | |             |
| | /    ,   -ァ,       ≧=| |             |
| | /   /    .イレ,、       > | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn ,≦`Vヾ  ヾ ≧ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二)。゚ /。・イハ 、\、l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

It’s a meal and preorder price!

Anyone who orders these from the menu will also need to fill out preorder form to grab the figure they want… which will be sent to you in June! (Only to addresses in Japan)


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Plus anyone who preorders using this method will also get another bonus!

A ‘Heaven Coin’!

It looks just like the coins from the series!! Plus you’ll get the coin right there on the day you preorder!

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This shows how big it is!

The coin is made from color resin, which makes a nice solid and sturdy coin! If you want to grab the figures then do consider pre-ordering by using the brand new meals at the cafe!!

For more information about the menu you can check out the address below:

Panty & Stocking Cafe:http://www.goodsmilecafe.jp/


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Nendoroid Panty & Stocking!

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

They will be on the GSC site from the 24th!

For other preordering details or questions check out our partner shops!
 
 

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

(C)2010 GAINAX/GEEKS
 

 
 

* 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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Until the 3rd April, the GSC Cafe…

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will be a Panty & Stocking Cafe!!

Originally it was only going to be until the 27th of February, but the date got extended because it was so popular!

It looks like one of the GSC Staff are wandering about outside the cafe with a box… could that box be… a master figure…?! Give it to me!!
 

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   / /     | (_         !、_/ /   〉
  `、_〉      ー‐‐`            |_/


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Ooh! There really were figures in the box! These two are likely to attract a couple of newcomers to Nendoroids, so let me give a quick introduction!

My name is Saitou and I work for Good Smile Company – we make a variety of figures like these girls! These two are ‘master figures’ which are basically the master designs created by the sculptor before they are mass produced for stores. I always steal the master figures and display them on this blog!

Today we’ll be playing with these two!

Nendoroid Panty & Stocking!


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     /   ⌒  ⌒ \      “Err… but what’s a Nendoroid?”
   /     (●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)”)|   ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ ,/j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |              |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |              |
| | /   /         r.   ( こ) | |              |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ .|_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Well… to put it simply, they are cute posable character figures with big heads and small bodies!

The photo above shows how big they are!

A very convenient size to display on your desk!


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Right, today’s introduction was a little longer than normal, so let’s hurry up and look at the actual figures. Today we’re going to be focusing on…

Nendoroid Panty!

Panty is the older of the two girls from GAINAX’s popular anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt”! She is quite the playgirl and is rather bitchy as well. ^^;


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This is how she looks from the back!

Panty’s long blond hair looks just like it did in the anime!

But who is that next to her!?


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Her pet(?) Chuck is also included!

The actual figure of Chuck is only about 3cm high, but even so it is of an incredibly high standard of quality – he is made using 3D data so even the smallest details are included!

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Nendoroids also come with replaceable expressions!

First up is the face she made whenever she saw a cute guy!

Definitely an expression suited to her playgirl personality. She also comes with an extra pair of hands with interlocking fingers, which really suits the expression!


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She also comes with an expression that is ready to destroy some ghosts!

If you prefer Panty when she’s fighting then this is the expression for you! Plus she comes with the two guns that she changes her panties into- “Backlace”!

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\    “But…
    |::::::::::::(__人__):|    that means she’s wearing no panties…?”
     \:::::::::   |r┬-|  /
    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´ \ 

Of course!

She comes with replaceable parts for that too!

We’ve released so many Nendoroids… but this is definitely the first one to have replaceable parts for when she takes off her panties… ^^;


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The last option part is a bent left leg!

You can use these parts to recreate the scene where she stomps on Chuck, or just for a cool battle pose like this one! Obviously there are a load more poses you can make – you just have to find your favorite pose for Panty!

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But that’s all the time I have for today…

Tomorrow we’ll look at the younger sister,

Nendoroid Stocking!

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \     ”How can I buy her…??”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Some options to get hold of them:

These girls are scheduled to release in June!

1) Preorder!

Preorders will start from the 24th February. If you preorder from our partner shops you’ll be guaranteed to get the figure! There are lots of places that you can preorder the figure online as well – some that will even ship overseas!

2) I don’t wanna preorder!

If you just wait until July then you can head to our partner shops and simply pick up the figure from them. But you might not be able to get one if you don’t preorder, so personally I think preordering is a better idea if you want the figure.

Plus there will be one extra method to preorder these girls!

But I’m only going to explain that one if you come back tomorrow! 😛
So I hope to see you all again then!  (・∀・)ノ
 
 
 
* 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
 
 
(C)2010 GAINAX/GEEKS

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Nendoroid Totori

Let’s start off with some news!

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Nendoroid Lynette Bishop!

Will be up on the GSC website tomorrow!

I wanted to do a review of the master figure, but a couple of things got in the way and I ended up not being able to… sorry… But if you’re a Strike Witches fan be sure to check her out on the GSC website tomorrow!

http://www.goodsmile.info/


Now let’s move onto today’s review!

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There are so many figures to look at that were on display at WonFes… I find them all over the offices!!

This week is going to be dedicated to the Nendoroids!

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Nendoroid Totori!

Totori is the main character from the popular role playing game called ‘Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2’. Her full name is actually Totoria Helmolt, and she is a young alchemist that is traveling the world in search of her missing mother… and now she’s joining the Nendoroids!
 
‘Atelier Totori’ is actually the 12th game in the Atelier series! It’s been going for a long time!!


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This is how she looks from the back!

The Atelier series is famous for it’s unique illustrations that have a kind of transparent feeling to them – and you can see the same feeling is kept with the Nendoroid, which makes use of a lot of clear plastic to recreate the effect. If you look close you can see the dress has a lovely purple to pink gradient effect on the clear plastic.


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She also comes with her staff!

Totori uses this staff as her weapon in the game, and so it had to be included with the Nendoroid. Even the tiniest of details have been carefully preserved for the Nendoroid version of the staff. Of course she also comes with a replaceable set of hands to hold the staff!


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Here she is with her crying face!

Fans of the series should remember this expression and pose – it was used as an official illustration! She also comes with a flask and a blue test tube to hold!
 
Plus…

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Her homunculus, Chimu-chan!

She’s so tiny!! But even the tiny little Chimu-chan has gradient hair!! 😛

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She also comes with a smiling face!

And some optional parts – her bag and a bomb!

Totori is an alchemist so she can create all kinds of items like bombs. Although… that smiling face combined with her holding a bomb is a little worrying. ^^;


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She also comes with sitting legs!

You replace her entire lower body to let her sit down!

Plus she comes with a bent arm and another test tube – a red one!

Isn’t she just adorable!!

       ____
     /_ノ ‘ ヽ_\
   / (≡)   (≡) \    “Aww… that face is just too cute…
  /o゚⌒(__人__)⌒゚o\    it almost brings a tear to my eye!”
  |      |r┬-|      |  
  \      `ー’´     / 
  ノ             \

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She also has a replaceable ribbon for when she sits!

Posing her head to look down like really creates a depressed atmosphere… particularly with the crying face. But it’s still adorable. ^^;


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Nendoroid Totori!

Who knows… there might be more from the series coming as well?

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

She’ll be on the GSC website from the 24th!

For preorders and questions check out our partner shops.

That’s all for today!

I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
 
* 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
 
 
(C)2007 第501統合戦闘航空団
(C)GUST CO.,LTD.2010

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My Melarus Slippers…

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Have found a new figure!! (゚∀゚)ノ

It’s the Lat-type Miku-san we saw last week in Sapporo! She came home to the GSC offices… although I couldn’t find her for ages… for some reason she was on the 6th floor where all the sculpting takes place… at least I found her!

Good slippers! Bring the figure to my desk now!


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Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.!

This Miku was also on display at WonFes… I upped a picture of her on twitter and she was possibly the most popular of all the images I upped: http://twitpic.com/3www1b
 

         ____
       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \     ”What exactly is… ‘Lat-type’…?”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

 
Take a look at this video: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12976887

It’s a popular model of Miku created as a 3D model for MikuMikuDance (MMD) by Lat!

Those who use NicoNico might know that there is even a prize for the MMD video that gets the most “My List” adds on NicoNico! :O


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This is how she looks from the back!

I wanted to take more of an angled shot but this was the best I could get… I promise that even the parts you can’t see are made just the like Lar-type model!
 
 
The hair is made from stunning clear plastic!
When you look at her from different angles the coloring on the hair varies slightly… it’s really fun to look at. I actually sat spinning her stand around for awhile just staring at how the hair looked different from different angles…


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Lat-type Miku’s cute red glasses!

Another thing about Lat-type Miku is that she looks a little bit younger than the normal Miku… which is definitely visable in this figure. I don’t know how anyone couldn’t fall in love with face!!


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And a red ring on her arm!

The normal Miku has a ’01’ symbol on her arm, but Lat-type Miku instead has a red band that goes around her entire arm! If you squint you can even read the tiny writing… I wonder how this is going to be mass-produced…?


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The checked chain is really pretty!
You can see it at the back behind the skirt here…
 
 
And look at those thighs!! 😀


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She also has a lovely little neck-tie

Another part of Lat-type Miku that sets her apart from normal Miku… the original Miku’s tie was much longer! Lat-type Miku’s tie kind of looks like it’s fluttering upward as well which really gives a dynamic feeling to the figure… it really seems like she’s dancing!

          ____
        /      \
       /  ─    ─ \    “That baggy look on her
     /   (≡)  (≡)   \    shirt also looks so nice!!”  
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄


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A close-up on her headphones!

This set of headphones is also a Lat-type specific design! They are made using 3D data so they are pretty nicely detailed… definitely worth a close look!


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Her mike and glasses can be removed!

She even comes with an alternate mike that suits her better when she’s not wearing her glasses!

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        CUUUUTE!!

         /⌒|___/⌒ヽ
      ○。 |  .|   ヽ /。/
        <|  .|   |ノ/ /  ・
   。・    | 丶    ヽ./
         ヽ     ヽ
          \     \
            \     \
             /    丿\
            /   /\  \
           /  /   \  .\
          /  /      \  ヽ
丿⌒ ̄ ̄ ̄⌒   /  ノ⌒ ̄ ̄ ̄   丿
|_つ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄    |_つ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

As you can see the mike is black and features a different design to the standard mike. (Apparently this was a request from Aki :P)

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1/8th scale Miku Hatsune with Lat-type Miku Hatsune!

The original Miku was released all the way back in September 2008… but if you were watching the WonHobby TV9 Live Broadcast then you’d already know that…
 
1/8th scale Miku is getting a re-release!
 
 
She will be re-announced at the same time as Lat-type Miku is announced! They look great together, so if you ever grabbed the original consider picking her up this time!


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Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.!

(and 1/8th Scale Miku (Resale)!)

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

They’ll be on the GSC site from the 22nd!
 
For ordering information or questions check out our partner shops.

Whether you’ve noticed or not… it’s already Friday!

Almost everyone in the GSC office is tierd out thanks to WonFes, but now that it’s over we all need to charge up over the weekend and look forward to the upcoming events in March! I’ll also be sure to charge up over the weekend, so I’ll see you all again fully charged next week! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
 
* 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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