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Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier

TYPE-MOON Ace Vol.7 is on sale!!

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I found one over at the Matsudo Good Smile Cafe!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      / :::\:::/\   ”By the way, my copy hasn’t arrived…
     /  。<一>::<ー>。   I wanted to play the trail this weekend!!”
     |   。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  ← Preordered online
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

Inside this issue of TYPE-MOON Ace you can find…

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New images of the Bike Saber!!

I’m sure a lot of you have already seen it, but there are probably a couple who haven’t had the chance to take a look yet, so I’ll be taking a quick look in today’s blog!

The photos are beautiful as they are taken by a professional!

I just wanted to take a look on the blog as soon as possible, and the second prototype was still busy with coloring. I was told just to wait it out, but instead I can use these professional images in the meantime!
 
Let’s take a look!!

002Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier!

From the popular anime that is currently airing, ‘Fate/Zero’ comes this lovely 1/8th scale figure of Saber wearing a black suit on a motorbike. The pose is taken from one of the illustrations in the light novel! As I said back when I looked at the uncolored prototype…

Just for the sake of this product, the bike was also given a name by the original author of the novel, Gen Urobuchi! ((((゚Д゚)))

By the way – this scene hasn’t aired in the anime yet. But those who have read the original will know it’s definitely one of those scenes that will stick in your memory!!

004This is how it looks from the back!
 
As you can see, the bike she is riding is no ordinary bike…! I don’t want to spoil too much, but here is a quick spoiler-free wiki quote:

The bike is based off the ‘YAMAHA V-MAX’, but made to be even stonger, taken to a point that really takes the bike to it’s limits!

The bike was originally based off a ‘V-MAX’ bike!

It was changed both visually and practically just for Saber!!

005This is how it looks from the front!
I’ve mentioned it before and will go into more detail at the end of the article – but GSC has actually created a full-size version of the bike! 😛 I’m really not very knowledgeable when it comes to things like cars and bikes, but I’m really impressed to see a this bike come out from just an illustration!

Simply put, it’s unbelievably detailed for a 1/8th scale figure!

I actually meant to save comments like that for when I do my own photos and more personal review… but just look at the tony screws at the bottom there! They are not even a millimeter in size!

003A very determined looking Saber-san!

The sculpting is done by Takayuki Kawahara (Kawapon), the same person who did Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~!!

But I’m sure you could tell that just from the quality!

By the way, Kawapon is currently working on the second prototype coloring with a fever… 😦

The bike itself makes use of 3D data, but is then adjusted by hand afterwards! Both Kawapon and Oda-P (who was head of planning for the figure) are both huge bike fans! It really shows in the result as well!

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A look from the reverse side!

Nevermind the bike – Saber herself is also incredibly sculpted! It looks fantastic! I can’t wait to see the painted version with my very own eyes!!

009As I’ve mentioned before… GSC has made a full-size bike as well!!

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    /::: ( ○)三(○)\  ”S-Seriously?”
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     \:::   |r┬-|   /
    ノ:::::  `ー’´ \

 
Seriously!

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It will be on display at the Matsudo GSC Cafe from the 15th to the 21st December!

You’re even allowed to sit on it!

You’ll be able to ride on Saber’s bike yourself!!! Could there be anything better for a fan of the series!!? You can sit on it and say… “I am Saber!!” 😛

If you’re a Fate fan, don’t miss out of this opportunity! You CAN’T miss out on this opportunity! Even if you’re alone, the staff will take a photo for you – so don’t miss out!

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Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier!

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

 
She’ll be on the GSC site from the 22nd!
 
 
For preorder or sales info, get in contact with our partner shops!

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       ||   /      \
      /〔|/   ─    ─\   ”Why are so many people calling me today…?”
      〔ノ^ゝ   ( ○)  (○) \
      ノ ノ^,-   (__人__)  |     
     /´ ´ ‘ , ^ヽ  ` ⌒´   /
     /     ノ'”\__ ーーノ゙-、.
   人    ノ \/_____ ノ.| ヽ i
   /  \_/ |  \/゙(__)\,| i |

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The reason is… these products!

A special request from Masu at Max Factory and Uchitarou at Phat! Company to have these two products announced on the website at the same time!! I’m sure those who know the series will know exactly why!

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Max Factory’s:
Nendoroid Popura Taneshima!

And Phat Company’s:
Nendoroid Playset #05 : Wagnaria A Set!

With the second season on the way, both of these products come from the popular anime series ‘WORKING!!”. Wagnaria is the restaurant where the series is set, and Popura Taneshima is one of the waitresses at the restaurant! It’ll be so nice to have a backdrop to display the WORKING Nendoroids with!

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As you see, it looks just like the series!!

It really is of unbelievable quality! I’m sure fans of the series will be most impressed! By the way… seen I’m looking at two products at once today, there are lots of things I need to point out, but I don’t have the time to write essays about them… so I’ll just be taking a quick look at everything!

First up, let’s look at Popura!
She has a lovely smiling expression!

Plus as optional parts she comes with a menu for the restaurant and a tray with some glasses placed on it! She also has a bent arm which lets you display her hard at work, carrying the tray and menu to customers!

Then if we turn our attention to the playset…

It comes with two windowed walls, the floor, a table and two restaurant sofas! The coloring and sculpting really make it look just like the Wagnaria that everyone knows and loves!

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The playset also comes with some extras!

They’re all lined up on the table here – there is a parfait, a coffee cup and saucer, a coffee pot as well as the order taking device! The set also comes with the Wagnaria signboard that featured in second photo of the article!

Seeing all of this really makes me want to see more of the characters in Nendoroid form! Like Yamada… or Yamada…. or Yamada! 😛

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Popura can even hold the device for taking orders!

Generally speaking most of the items included with the play sets can’t be held, but with some double-sided tape anything is possible! I love having little things like these to play around with!

She also comes with a chibi face!

Aww, seeing that face makes me want to find her and hug her!!  I can understand just why Takanashi always wants to pet her on the head! I really can’t help but smile when I see Popura… she is just so happy!

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Now let’s take a look at the B-set! The Kitchen Set!

A lot of the show takes place in this kitchen, so of course this part of the restaurant also needed to be included…. and once again the quality is incredible! This set includes one standard wall part, a kitchen wall part, a fridge, shelves and the big sink in the middle!

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The fridge can even be opened and closed!

I’m a big fan of little things like that! Of course the inside is fully painted as well, so you could simply display it open all the time. (By the way, it doesn’t actually work as a fridge :P)

Popura also comes with an upset face!
As well as a footstool!

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     :/ ..:─:::::─ \:    ”Popura is too short…
   :/  ..:<●>::<●> \:    She needs help to reach high things!”
   :|    (__人__)    |:
   :\     ` ⌒´   _/:   ”And looks so cute trying to reach!!”
   : ノ           \ :

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This set also comes with little extras!

In the first photo of this set you can see the cutting board and knife, as well as this frying pan and ladle – all sorts of things needed in the kitchen! There is also a separator part included… but I compeltely forgot to take a picture of it. (You can see it in the very first photo – but it is very small…)

By the way, the frying pan is also being held here with double-sided tape 😛

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Max Factory’s…
Nendoroid Popura Taneshima!

and Phat Company’s:
Nendoroid Playset #05: Wagnaria: A & B Set!

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

They’ll be on the GSC site from the 20th!
Please contact our partner shops if you have any pre-order or sales queries!
 
 
A quick notice to end this blog!
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A Nendoroid of a character from Mashiroiro Symphony?

There is going to be a late night live broadcast by Denpa publishers tonight where she might debut…? Do take a look if you’re interested!
 
 
– Denpa Publishers –

Hosted by Takeshi Washizaki and May’n! Tonight from 20:00!
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv68747030?ref=top

Mashiroiro Symphony Anime Website:
http://www.mashiro.tv/

 
 
 
(C) 高津カリノ/スクウェアエニックス・「WORKING!!」製作委員会

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Nendoroid Kyouko Sakura

Yesterday, I gave a quick glimpse of her…

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       /      \
      /  ⌒    ⌒\   ”W-Why am I getting so many mails?!”
    /     (○)  (○) \
    |    U  (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Sorry for the wait, Kyouko fans!!

I’ve previously shown her unpainted version, but finally the final version is available for me to show to everyone! Just as I mentioned yesterday, we’ll be taking a look at this lovely Nendoroid today:

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The 5th Puella Magi Madoka Magica Nendoroid:
Nendoroid Kyouko Sakura

From the popular anime series with a movie on the way, ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ comes a Nendoroid of the most egotistical Puella Magi!!

Some that are unreleased, but now all five have been announced!
Oooh… I can’t wait to line them all up next to each other!

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This is how she looks from the back!

Her long pony-tail looks absolutely adorable in Nendoroid form! The little bits of hair sticking out the top are also so cute!! They are also fitted with Nendoroid joints to be moved around however you like!

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Let’s move onto the optional parts!

Kyouko’s main weapon – her long spear!

This is her weapon in it’s standard straight form! In the picture above I have her holding it in just one hand, but she can hold it with both as well!  She also comes with bent feet which you can use to pose her as if she was jumping through the air like this thanks to the arm stand!

Also completely unrelated… that moe tooth is so cute! xD

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An angry expression and a disjointed spear!!

This is the perfect set for a completely different kind of fighting scene! The spear is included in both of these two different versions, so you can pick whichever you prefer for your pose! This particular scene was a really one that sticks in the minds of fans of the series, so it’s great that you can recreate it in Nendoroid form!! The expression suits Kyouko’s personality so well – just look at the little blush on her cheeks when she gets angry… ad those eyes are just perfect!

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The disjointed spear is partially posable as well!

You can’t change each joint, but you can alter the direction it’s facing – so you can be sure she is pointing the spear at the bad guys! You can also combine it with the bent arm part to pose her with the spear slung over her shoulder like this!

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Munching on some ‘Rocky’ treats!!!

Personally, this one is my favorite expression!! Just look what a perfect rendition it is – this is the Kyouko I know and love!! She is munching on her favorite treats, ‘Rocky sticks’, and looks ready to take on the world!

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A fight between Sayaka and Kyouko!

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        /  ノ ‘ ヽ\
 ミ ミ ミ /   (≡)  (≡)\      ミ ミ ミ    ”Now that all the Puella Magi are here
/⌒)⌒)⌒ // (__人__)//\   /⌒)⌒)⌒)    I can make all of my best scenes!”
| / / /     |::::|   | (⌒)/ / / //
| :::(⌒)   l;;;;l     /  ゝ  ::::/      “This is why I love figures!!”
|     ノ     `ー’     \  /  )  /
ヽ    /             ヽ/    /
 |    |   l||l 从人 l||l      l||l 从人 l||l
 ヽ    -一””””~~``’ー–、   -一”””’ー-、
  ヽ ____(⌒)(⌒)⌒) )  (⌒_(⌒)⌒)⌒))

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“Want some?”
 
In the actual show she was holding an apple, not a taiyaki… I’ll have to find a Nendoroid sized apple…  but in the meantime I decided she had to say this line on the blog anyway!

Kyouko is well known for her love of eating, so the Nendoroid also comes with a taiyaki for her to enjoy! She is holding it using a bent arm in the picture above – the arms and hands are separate, so you can attach any hand you like to the bent arm, or let her hold things like the taiyaki with a straight arm!

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All of the Puella Magi!!!

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      /   ::\:::/\   ”Yaaay!
     /   。<一>::<ー>。   I finally got to do it!!
     |  .:。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜   It’s so great to see them all together!!”
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

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The 5th Puella Magi Madoka Magica Nendoroid:
Nendoroid Kyouko Sakura!

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       /      \ 
      /   ─    ─\  ”Being all by yourself is way too lonely!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           | 
 |    l                | |           | 
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be up on the GSC from tomorrow!
For preorder or sales info, be sure to check out our partner shops!

Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
 –  Live Broadcast Notice! –

The GSC Staff love Vanguard, and thus have challenged Bushiroad to a GSC Vs. Bushiroad contest – and Bushiroad have accepted!

Thus we will be having a live broadcast of the contest from the Akihabara Good Smile x Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe!! You will be able to see the GSC side of the table from Mikatan Channel, as well as the Bushiroad side of the table from the Bushiroad channel!

If you’re not sure on the Vanguard rules but want to watch anyway…
There will also be a Vanguard introduction talk by Doctor O!
Also don’t forget about the Nendoroid Plus Cardfight!! Vanguard: Grade 01 which is now up for preorder!!

The show starts tomorrow from 19:30! (JST)
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv74255833
 
 
 
 
(C) Magica Quartet/Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS

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Nendoroid Mami Tomoe

All sorts of products on the table tennis table!

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      /::::::─三三─\

    /:::::: ( ○)三(○)::\  ”H-Huh? 

    |:::::::::(__人__):::|    Isn’t the one on top not released yet?!”

     \::::::   |r┬-|   ,/

    ノ::::::::  `ー’´   \

It is indeed a pre-release sample!

It’s also the very first look at her packaging!

Today’s target will be this lovely figure!

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The third Puella Magi Madoka Magica Nendoroid:
Nendoroid Mami Tomoe!

Another Nendoroid from the popular anime series, ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ – this time it is the older third year student at Madoka’s school.

Nendoroid Mami-san will be released later this month!

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This is how the packaging looks!

As you can see, it is loaded with all sorts of interesting things! This Nendoroid really gives you a a load of parts to have some fun with! 😛

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This is how she looks from the back!

Mmm… the fluttery sculpting of her skirt looks absolutely lovely! Plus as always her twin-tails are fitted with Nendo joints for even more lifelike posability!

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An upset expression and muskets!

Mami-san’s primary weapon is of course her muskets – and she comes complete with four of them to display around her! Each of them also comes with a little stand to display them upright as if they were wedged into the ground as they were in the anime!

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She can also equip the musket for battle!

Only one of the guns can be held like this – just combine the gun with the included ‘gripping hand’ for a serious combat pose like this!

Her hat can also removed! It attaches via a magnet!

It just had to be removable, but we all know that we hate to see that little bump on her head, so the production team was kind enough to make it use a magnet instead! Great job!

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The elegant Mami-san with her tea set!

She comes with both a bent arm and a hand to hold her cup and saucer, so you can pose her elegantly drinking some tea! The sitting parts are not included though – I took those from Nendoroid MEIKO! It’s so nice to be able to parts from other Nendoroids for some unique poses like this!

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A despairing face and the Candy Witch!

These allow you to recreate a very specific battle scene that fans will know all too well! The witch also comes with her own arm stand, and you can change the direction of the tail!

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“Tiro Finale!”

The massive cannon which she uses for her ultimate attack, ‘Tiro Finale’ is also included! The cannon is pretty much the same size as the Nendoroid herself! 😛 The cannon also comes with its own little arm stand!

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The third Puella Magi Madoka Magica Nendoroid:

Nendoroid Mami Tomoe!

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 /   ⌒ ⌒\  

 |    ( ●) (●)               ____

. |  ⌒(__人__)            /      \   ”Nendo Mami , please!”

  |     |r┬-|            /─    ─    \   

.  |     `ー’´}  \      / (●)  (●)     \

.  ヽ        }     \     |  (__人__)     | 

   ヽ     ノ       \   \   ` ⌒´     _/

   /    く. \      \  ノ           \

   |     \  \    (⌒二              |

    |    |ヽ、二⌒)、      \         |  |

She’ll be available later this month!

For more details around the release schedule, be sure to watch the GSC website!

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Hmm? Who is that in front of her?!

She will be reviewed tomorrow!!

But that’s all for today!

I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 

(C)Magica Quartet/Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS

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Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier

The 1/8 Scale Saber that was on display at WonFes!

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A figure that GSC has put so much hard work into!

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     /   _ノ ‘ ヽ \   ”What?! Still no color?!”
   /    ( ●)  (●) \
  |   、” ゙)(__人__)” )|   ___________
   \      。` ||||==(⌒)ー| |             |
__/         ||||    \  〉| |             |
| | /    ,  | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| ̄ ̄ | |             |
| | /   /   ヽ回回回回レ    | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn.ヽ___/     |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) └─┘ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

I’m sure there are many who are disappointed about that… but…

The painting has been completed, but you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for that – this will be the last article to feature her unpainted!

When I discovered she had been painted, I decided I had to up a little article of this version before it was painted. It’s not often I put up images on the blog of figures before the final version, but the sculpting on this one is so absolutely incredible that I just had to show it to everyone!

By the way, this review is just the images and won’t have the normal captioning – it’s just a quick look at what’s to come!
 
 
Let’s take a look!!

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Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier
 
On the 15th December 2011:
You can see the painted version in TYPE-MOON Ace Vol.7!

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 !   !    `Y⌒y’´   |
 |   l      ゙ー ′   ,/
 |   ヽ   ー‐    ィ
 |           /  |
 |          〆ヽ/
 |          ヾ_ノ

This volume also includes a trial version of TYPE-MOON’s newest game, ‘Mahoutsukai no Yoru’ is also included! I’ve made sure to preorder my copy, and I can’t wait to get it!

Plus one more quick notice!

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The V-MAX that Saber is riding on…
…has a 1/1 scale real bike version made!!

It really begs the question as to why this was even done, but at the same time it really shows off what Good Smile Company staff can do when they put their minds to it!!

This 1/1 scale bike will be on display at the Matsudo GSC Cafe from the 15th December!

Photos are welcome, so do stop by the cafe if you’re interested!
(I know it can be a little far…)

A full review of the prototype will be coming up in a little moment, so look forward to it!
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
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     /  ─    ─ \    ”Man…
    /   <○>  <○>  \    Vangaurd looks like a lot of fun!”
    |    (__人__)  |  
    \    ` ⌒´    / 
    /             \

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The GSC guys are addicted to Vanguard!

I’m serious too – it’s not just for the blog, they really love the card game! 😛 Whenever it’s time for a quick break, they all whip out their decks and start a cardfight!!

I’m afraid I just can’t get the rules right myself… (I only know about it from the anime series.) I hope that one day I can join in as a fellow cardfighter though! 😛

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“Nendoroid Plus: Cardfight!! Vanguard: Grade 01”

The characters from the popular anime series ‘Cardfight!! Vanguard’ are all joining the Nendoroid series! The set includes the main characters Aichi Sendou and Toshiki Kai, as well as four of the units they summon to their cardfights!

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     /   ヽ、_ \
    / (● )  (● ) \   ”Why’s the picture so small…?”
  /:⌒(__人__)⌒:: \  
  |  l^l^lnー’´       |
  \ヽ   L        /
     ゝ      ノ
   /       /

Well… The figures are just that small!! xD

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Here’s a comparison shot!

On the left we have Nendoroid Petite Madoka-san, and on the right is the Kyubey included with Nendoroid Madoka. The figures are about 4cm in height, but even so they are incredibly well sculpted and painted!!

Of course as soon as a figure becomes smaller it also means that the painting becomes harder to accomplish neatly, but looking at how well these are done really shows you just what GSC’s staff can do!

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Aichi Sendou!

The main character of the Cardfight!! Vanguard series, Aichi-kun! He has a bit of shy and unreliable personality, but he’s still a great guy!!! (At least, I think a lot of girls feel that way!)

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Two of Aichi-kun’s units are also included!

Soul Saber Dragon & Blaster Blade!

The Grade 3 Royal Paradine, ‘Soul Saber Dragon’ as well as the card the connected Aichi-kun to Kai-kun – the Blaster Blade

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     /_ノ ‘ ヽ_\
   / (≡)   (≡) \   ”Stand up once more!! My second self!”
  /:::⌒(__人__)⌒:: \  
  |     |r┬-|     |
  \      `ー’´     / 
  ノ            \

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By the way!

Even though it’s so small, it’s still posable!

Just what poses differs between the characters, but at the very least all of their necks and arms are movable! Such tiny figures with careful painting and posability?! GSC must be full of masochists! xD

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Toshiki Kai-kun!

As you can see, the cool, relaxed character, Kai-kun is also included! Kai-kun is a very strong cardfighter who appears as Aichi-kun’s rival! He really looks great here!

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Two of Kai-kun’s units are also included!
First up is the Draconic Overlord!

The Grade 3 Dragon card, the Draconic Overlord is really impressive! The card in the background comes from the one who was in charge of this project, Tori Bird-kun!

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The Blazing Flare Dragon!

I thought it when I saw the Draconic Overlord as well… but these two are so overdone! 😛 Let me remind you that this figure is just 4cm in height! The minute detail on the Gatling gun is incredible! 😛

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“Ride!!”

Is what they say as they both reveal their cards, and slowly but surely summon stronger units! You can display them just like this as if they were in the middle of a cardfight – plus they’re small enough to fit on a desk easily!

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I’m sure some of you are wondering about the price…
Each is just 300JPY!

You might think that alone isn’t a bad deal, but how about this as well!
There are also three Vanguard cards to collect with the set!

For each figure you buy, one of three possible cards will be included with the figure! And according to Tori Bird – they are pretty powerful cards as well!! You get a figure as well as a good card for just 300JPY! I honestly think it’s too much of a good deal… but I guess as long as you guys are happy, thats what really counts!!

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Nendoroid Plus: Cardfight!! Vanguard Grade 01

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       /      \ 
      /   ─    ─\  ”Stand up once more!! My second self!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__   | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           | ← I love this line and sometimes
 |    l                | |           |   just randomly say it 😛
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

They’ll be on the GSC site from the 13th!

For preorder or sales info, be sure to check our partner shops!

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Bonus Scene! Left: Oda, Right: Tori Bird.
The picture looks like the master is teaching the student! 😛
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!  (・∀・)ノ゛

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       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     / ─    ─  \   ”… I don’t remember seeing such a big
    /  <○>  <○>  \   flag included with any of the Cheerful products…?”
    |   (__人__) し |  
    \    ` ⌒´    / 
    /  し          \

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Could this flag be a brand new prototype…?

But of course it’s more than just the flag… but I do wonder where the actual figures are then… I guess it’s time to activate my prototype sensor and take a look around the offices until I manage to find the new prototype!

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The 8th part of the Cheerful JAPAN! Project…

Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver.!

The eighth product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! project is a set of two Nendoroids of TYPE-MOON’s popular characters – Saber and Rin Tohsaka, both wearing adorable cheerleader outfits! The Nendoroids are based on an illustration by Takashi Takeuchi, the original illustrator the series, which featured younger versions of the two girls – and now they’ve been shrunk down to adorable Nendoroid size as well!

      ____
   /::::::─三三─\
 /:::::: ( ○)三(○) \   “Oooh!
 |::::::::(__人__)::::|    There is some really juicy info here!”
 \:::::   |r┬-|  /
  ノ:::::::  `ー’´  \

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“Based on an illustration by Takashi Takeuchi”

“Younger versions of the two girls”

Just what I wanted to hear!!
I’m sure fans of Fate/Zero are thinking the same thing!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   :::\::/\  
     /   。<一>::<ー>。   “Just look at how cute that Rin is!”
     |   ::。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

Plus, we also even got a comment from Takeuchi-sensei about the illustration!

Here we have younger versions of Rin and Saber wearing cheerleader outfits.
I believe this is the first ever debut of a younger version of Saber!

Aaaah! Thank you so much, Takeuchi-sensei!

Just having your comment on my blog was more than enough, but to think it’s also the debut place for the younger Saber!! I don’t know how I can thank you enough!

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This is how the look from the back!

I’m sorry… I know I shouldn’t say it and I’ll probably get into trouble for this, but I can’t help it!
Those outfits are way too sexy!!

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Saber!

As with all the previous Cheerful products, they come with pompons to cheer everyone on! She also has a bent leg to really recreate Takeuchi-sensei’s illustration to the fullest!

Saber has lovely long braided hair, which is also fitted with a Nendoroid join for some different poses – it can swivel around left and right!

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Rin Tohsaka!

She also comes her own set of red pompons! Perfect for Rin, and so cute!

This is actually the first Nendoroid of Rin since Yasagure Rin!
That really was one of the very first Nendoroids, so I’m sure there are a couple who don’t have her, so now is your chance to grab her!

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This version comes with the same face!
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This giant support flag is also included!

As with the pompons, some kind of support flag is always included – this time it’s a giant one like this! 🙂 They both have to hold it up together!

As you can see, they also have bent arms included!
The arms work for either of them, so you can use either use both on one of them, or one each, like this!

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They also come with sitting parts!!

They also switched outfits! It’s a bit modest of me to say this about a GSC product, but they really are so unbelievably cute like this!!

You could even display them back-to-back! I think that would look great!
I’m certain any Fate addicts will love these two!
Even simple fans like myself will be very happy with them!! So cute!!

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The 8th product from the Cheerful JAPAN! Project:

Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver.

■ The set costs 6000JPY.
■ Shipping is free in Japan, and 2000JPY overseas.
■ For each figure sold, Good Smile Company will donate 2000JPY to aid relief efforts.

Please note the following if you’re interested in ordering:

[Purchases Within Japan]
This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Mobile: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

■ Orders can be made between 12th December 2011 at 11:00 until the 28th December 2011.
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in May 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an option.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email shop@goodsmile.jp. Japanese only.


[Overseas Sales]

・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

■ Orders can be made between 12th December 2011 at 11:00 (JST) until the 28th December 2011 at 20:00. (JST)
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will be sent in May 2012.
■ Payment must be done via credit card.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax and customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail shop.overseas@goodsmile.jp if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 12th December at 11:00 and continue until the 28th at 20:00

         ____
       /      \ 
      /  ─     ─\  ”Products are made-to-order.
    /    (●)   (●) \   Be sure to order within the designated time!”
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

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