Archive for February 3rd, 2012

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Just 9 days away from WonFes!!

We’re finally into the single digits! Just nine more sleeps until Wonder Festival! The offices are currently filled with cardboard boxes and products for display! This is always how the offices end up looking just before an event.

The WonHobby site has also been updated!
Today’s blog will be taking a look at those updates!

Event Summary


This page now has a booth map!

This map will show you exactly what will be where! The main things to look out for are (2) – the Exhibition Corner, or (9) YUIKAORI Stage Premium Ticket Viewing Area, or the lovely (12) Indotei, who will once again be bringing a lovely menu to the event. I’m sure the event will be all everyone expects and more this year!

Event Sales Information


How to buy things at the event!

Those wanting to buy the WonFes products at the event should read through this page. It explains the queue and order sheet.
There are also of course web sales of the products.
More information about that can be found here:

– Online Sales –

Fun Corner


The communication corner for readers!

From 14:00 the Sales Corner will change into the ‘Fun Corner’!

The Touch & Try corner, where all of you get to give some figures a test run, or Tomokazu Seki’s ‘Izenborg‘ talks or some info about the Good Smile Seijin candy grabbing. Lots of interesting things to read up on!

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Miku Art



We want photos from everyone!

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I’m sure there are a few people who are wondering that!
We want lots of little pictures to make one giant ‘something’!


Something like this!

For instance, that one tiny part of this picture above is the image you see here! (Thanks for the photo, Mikage!)

The only requirement for the photos is that they must include figures distributed by Good Smile Company of Crypton’s Vocaloid characters!
You can have yourself in the picture with them, or just the figures alone! For more information and to submit your photo, check here.


The recommended size is 200px x 200px!
“Aww, that’s too hard to work with!” – don’t worry about it! Any photo you submit will be automatically resized if it doesn’t match the recommended size!

But what exactly will be made with these? You’ll find out on the 12th February!

While it’s being finished up, you can watch progress on the Miku Art Page or WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 15 Booth Miku Art Corner Page.

I hope to see your photo as part of the big something!

Stage & Live WonHobby 11


The guests and URL have been announced!
Here is a quick timetable of the events!



Opening Stage
■ Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company)
■ MAX Watanabe (Max Factory)
■ Takuo Akiyama (Good Smile Company)
■ Tomokazu Seki (Voice Actor, Sculptor)
■ BuffaloBELL (ORIX Buffaloes Official Mascot)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear Stage

■ Aoi Yuuki : (Hibiki Tachibana)
■ Noriyasu Agematsu (Elements Garden) : Original Work/Music Producer

Good Smile Racing 2012 SUPER GT Event

■ Yasuaki Suzuki (STUDIE)
■ Team Supervisor: Itsuo Ohashi
■ Team Sporting Director: Katayama Ukyou
■ Supervisor: Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company/Good Smile Racing)
■ 2012 Team Drivers
■ 2012 Racing Queen (Racing Miku Supporters 2012)

Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne Stage

■ Kaori Ishihara (Role of Madoka Kyouno)
■ Megumi Nakajima (Theme Song Artist)

■ Megumi Nakajima (Theme Song Artist)
Live event exclusive to the event. Will not be broadcast on NicoNico.

Mawaru Penguindrum Stage

■ Subaru Kimura (Role of Kanba Takakura)
■ Miho Arakawa (Role of Himari Takakura)
■ Marie Miyake (Role of Ringo Oginome)
■ Kunihiko Ikuhara (Director)


■ ULTRA-PRISM (Opening Theme Artist)
■ Yuka Saotome (Ending Theme Artist)
■ Mari Kanou (Role of Nee-san)

WonHobby 15 Event Exclusive YUIKAORI Mini-Live!

This will not be broadcast on NicoNico either. It’s only for those at the event. Sorry! You can find out more about getting special seats for the event at the Live WonHobby 11 Page. There will be an open space for WonFes guests to watch as well.

Opening Talk
■ MAX Watanabe (Max Factory)
■ Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company)
■ Mikatan (Good Smile Company)±22:40~
Figure Makers Assemble!
■ Alter
■ Shuichi Miyawaki (Kaiyodo)
■ Kota Hoshino (Hobby Japan)
■ Masaki Asai (Sculptor / figma Producer)
■ MAX Watanabe (Max Factory)
■ Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company)Plus we’re still looking to get more guests in! We’re also looking for questions you want to ask all the figure companies! This is your chance to get your voice out to those in the industry! Simply send a mail including your name, where you live, who you wish to question and your question to the following address.namawan@goodsmile.jp  

Companies that are accepting questions: (There are still more possibly coming, so check the WonHobby 11 Page for an updated list!)
■Alter ■Kaiyodo ■ホHobby Japan ■Max Factory ■GSC

Become a Sculptor!
Lessons from the GSC Sculptors!

■ Takanon (3D Sculptor / Good Smile Company)
■ Hiro (Polyester Putty Sculptor / Good Smile Company)
■ Mesuka (Wax Sculptor / Good Smile Company)
■ Kudou (Epoxy Putty Sculptor / Max Factory)
■ MAX Watabe (Max Factory)
■ Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company)

New Product Introduction Corner!

■ MAX Watabe (Max Factory)
■ Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company)

We are also currently running a poll!

We want you to decide if you want to see the ‘MXF vs. GSC Presentation Showdown’ that we’ve seen twice before in the past. If you want it to come back, then vote “I want it back!” (復活してほしい), if you don’t want it then pick ‘I just want normal product introductions’ (普通に商品紹介してほしい). Then click ‘Vote’ (投票する).

*One vote per person.


These are the current results!
But we want everyone’s opinion, so add yours!

What is a Presentation Showdown?
Back when Live WonHobby was broadcast from the GSC Meeting Room, Max Factory and Good Smile Company would compete to see who could sell their products most effectively! The judges are half from each company, and the losing company has to take part in a penalty game! Let the presentation battle begin!

That about covers this week’s update!

Just 9 days till WonFes!!

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All the staff here at GSC are working hard to make sure that everyone who comes along will have a great time!!!

But that’s all for today!  I can’t believe it’s Friday already… I’ve completely lost track of the days of the week 😛
I hope to see you all again next week!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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