What is that piled on top of the figma Riders…?
The figure has actually been displayed at a couple of events already, but now it is finally being released as the first figure in a series of products – those of you who were at the 10th birthday will already know, but that series is…
Cheerful JAPAN ! http://www.cheerfuljapan.com/
The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named ‘Cheerful Japan’ which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!
To support the relief efforts up North, we will be announcing a charity product every month on the 11th, starting with this month and continuing for a year!
The first ‘Cheerful JAPAN!’ product, is…
Nendoroid Gumako: Support Ver. !
・ She was once a show girl for ‘GSC Udon’ at a udon shop in Matsudo.
・ She had a side job working as an announcement giver for GSC.
・ The things on her head are ‘udon’.
・ She gives depressed people some of the udon to cheer them up.
She sometimes eats them herself too.
Gumako once ran out of energy and collapsed only to be saved by the owner of an udon shop. She then realized the power that udon has at cheering people up and giving them energy, and named that ‘Udon Power’.
The GSC Site on April 1st 2008!
Gumako was born as an April Fool’s joke!
Even through she was only there for one day, she was very well received and has now become GSC’s mascot character! A lot of people have been asking for a figure of her, and it has finally come!
Plus it’s the first in the ‘Cheerful JAPAN !’ series! Gumako!
This is how she looks from the back!
Her wears a pure white outfit, boots and gloves. It’s a very simple design, but it still looks great! The little orange stripes are also a nice cute touch – the Good Smile color!
The Udon on her head are also posable!
As with all Nendoroids she also comes with optional parts!
First, a bent arm and bent leg!
You can make cute poses like this one by using these parts! Plus just look at those puffy sleeves… they’re adorable!
She comes with an udon face!
This is the first time we’ve seen this expression!
The reason it’s called an Udon face is because she has it when eating udon… which means she also comes with…
Udon, chopsticks and arms to hold them!
It shows you just how happy she is when eating udon!
This is what she calls, ‘Udon Power’!!
Gumako enjoying her udon!
You can’t really see that well in the photo, but the quality is really astounding! I’m certain the sculptor must also make the food models you always see outside shops!
That’s all the bonus parts for Gumako, but as an extra bonus…
She also comes with a mini-GSC Seijin Mascot!
You see this mascot all over GSC things, so he has been included in Nendoroid Petite size! His two arms (tentacles?) are also fitted with joints for some posing!
Gumako is flying!
This is the BRS Chan x CO face! It’s still undergoing a few changes, so it might change, but at the moment she is very compatible with other expressions!
For every purchase made, GSC will donate 1000JPY to the Japan Red Cross Society!
Preorders will be available on the GSC Online Shop on 11th May from 13:00 until the 24th May at 20:00.
The products will be made to order, so don’t worry about rushing to order – just make sure to get your order in within the time limit.
[Good Smile Online Shop]
Please take note of the following if you wish to order.
|[Sales in Japan]
■ This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP (http://goodsmile.ecq.sc/ )
・animate (shop only)
■ Orders must be made by 24th May at 20:00.
■ Delivery will be in late September.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Japanese only please.
■ Orders can be made from 25th May at 11:00 until the 7th June at 20:00.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Delivery will be in late October 2011.
■ Payment will only be possible via credit card.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail email@example.com if you have any questions. English only please.
The second product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series has already been created!
It’s a Giant Plushie of the GSC-Seijin!
The price will be a bit steep at 15,000JPY, however we will be donating 5000JPY of each sale to the Red Cross. It’s like GSC has become a Red Cross society of it’s own! I’ll be going a review tomorrow, so look out for it!
That’s all for today.
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
(Please note the Gumako figure is still under development and may undergo some slight changes before release.)
(C)GOOD SMILE COMPANY