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The GSC Tetsujin Cafe!

Hmm.. I think I’ve used this photo before… sorry.  I’m not really sure why I didn’t take more general photos like this one while I was there… I must have been too absorbed by all the wonderful figures around me! ^^;

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Up until yesterday, lots of upcoming goodies were displayed here for everyone to enjoy!

Of course I saw them all at WonFes as well, but it was nice to see all the newest products without the whole rush! (WonFes gets so busy, even those who work at GSC hardly get a chance to look at the displays!) I didn’t even know that some of the products were on display… like this one…

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Princess of the Crystal!

( ゚д゚) < “Survival Strategy!!!”

 
 
Welcome to Rock ‘n Roll Night——–
Welcome to Rock ‘n Roll Fight——–

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figma Insane Black Rock Shooter!

This was also on display for the first time at WonFes! I saw it nice and close up during the Live WonHobby Broadcast… she’s so cute! Plus that weapon is gigantic!!  😛

This figma will included with the TV Anime Black Rock Shooter Blu-Ray Box & DVD Box.

I think the figma review will be up for her soon… and should help convince those who are not sure whether to get her or not yet!  (`・ω・´)ゞ

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Anyways, that was a long introduction, but onto today’s main review!

Character Charm Collection: Puchimasu!

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     :/ ..:─:::::  \:   ”Huh? Are they multiplying?
   :/  ..::<●>::<●>\:   Well they’re cute, so who cares!”
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That’s right! There were a whole bunch of new characters revealed at WonFes! But let’s look at them each in the sets they will be sold in!

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Set #1 : Makochi, Haruka-san & Yayo!

From ‘Puchimasu!’ a spin-off IDOLM@STER manga currently being serialized in Dengeki Maou comes a set of figures of the cute miniature idols creatures, here to join the Character Charm series!

I’ve already introduced these three on my blog before! They are up for preorder, so you can order your’s right now!

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Now for the main set that will be announced next!

Set #2 : Chicchan, Miura-san & Io!

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but size-wise they are a little bit smaller than Nendoroid Petite figures, but to be more exact…

Each charm is about 3cm high!

So they are in fact very tiny! Perfect as charms, but still very detailed for their size… just look at the details on the paintwork for Io’s clothes!

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This is how they look from the back!

Chicchan’s braided hair is incredible! And the other two have such long hair you can’t even see they are stranding up! I wanted to shout out all these things in the cafe, but I managed to restrain myself… 😛 All the figures stand on their own without any stands – something that I love to see!

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Playing with them on the table!

They’re so very small and cute to look at! And still fantastically sculpted! Just look how tiny her glasses are.  They are also very easy to carry out with you whereever you go!

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The 3rd set are these four!

Koami and Komami look so cute!! Not to mention Chihyaa! I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

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Character Charm Collection: Puchimasu!

Set #2: Chicchan, Miura-san & Io!


They will be on the GSC site tomorrow! (`・ω・´)ゞ

If you have any preorder or sales queries, be sure to contact our partner shops!

Now for some a quick notice corner! (・∀・)ノ


【Notice】

WonFes products are up for order!

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They are available until 21:00 tonight! (JST)

That means you only have a few hours to order your’s! Don’t miss out – you can place your orders at the GSC Online Shop:

GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP

http://goodsmile-wf.ecq.sc/
 
 
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)窪岡俊之 (C)NBGI

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Visiting the Good Smile Tetsujin Cafe!

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Lots of goodies are currently on display here!

All the lovely figures on display at WonFes are all lined up here now! Well… not all of them, but the ones that are here are all available to everyone to take  a look and enjoy! For more information, you can read up here:

http://www.goodsmile.info/post/en/3289/
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But today we’ll be looking at this product!

Sakuma Drops: Character Vocal Series Ver. – Nendoroid Petite Rubber Strap Included!

A collaboration product between the delicious ‘Sakuma Drops’ and the Character Vocal Series!

Original illustrations and photos of the Vocaloids are plastered all over the Sakuma Drops tin for a lovely new colorful look, and each tin also includes an adorable rubber strap of one of the Vocaloid characters. There are a total of 8 different straps to collect, including one secret strap! Enjoy the delicious Sakuma Drops along with an extra dose of cuteness!

They were made for GSC’s 10th anniversary!

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There are two designs for the tins!

Anyone who knows Sunkus Drops knows it comes in this rectangular tin! There is one type with Nendoroid photos and another with illustrations of the Vocaloids. The contents are the same as always though – delicious candies filled with fruit juice  (`・ω・´)
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Each includes a rubber strap!

The rubber straps are of cute illustrations by the Nendoroid illustrator! So cute! There are a total of 8 to collect, including one secret one!

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Let’s take a quick look at each of them!

First up is Miku-san!

She is in a lovely sitting pose!! Plus she is holding the original Sakura Drops tin in her hand and is enjoying munching on one as well!

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Next up is Snow Miku!

She is also sitting in a kind of mirror image pose of the original Miku. The outfit is from last year’s Snow Miku! The winking face is absolutely adorable!

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Kagamine Len & Kagamine Rin!

These two look full of energy as always, with their arms up in the air! They look great posed next to each other like this!

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Luka Megurine, KAITO & MEIKO!

Take a look at Luka and MEIKO’s legs! Even in chibi form they are super sexy!! 😛 KAITO is standing up straight in a cool looking pose as normal!!

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There is one strap in each tin!

The strap that will be inside the tins is completely random, and doesn’t have anything to do with the two different designs. You just have to grab a tin and look forward to seeing which character you get inside!

The straps are also layered!  (`・ω・´)ゞ

They kind of bounce outwards toward you – you need to hold them for yourself to get the full effect!
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Let’s try it out as a strap!

Obviously the cord to use it as a strap is included!

You can connect it onto your bag or anything else like this, or just hang it somewhere in your room as a decoration!
A collaboration of Sakuma Drops, Vocaloid and Nendoroids!

A wonderful product to release as a 10th anniversary product!

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Sakuma Drops: Character Vocal Series Ver. – Nendoroid Petite Rubber Strap Included!

Presales will be available in May at…

■ Circle K Sunkus Stores
■ Circle K Sunkus Shopping Site,
‘KARUZAWA ONLINE’

You can also order a box of 8 at KARUZAWA ONLINE.

KARUWAZA ONLINE
http://karuwazaonline.jp/pc/00000003/goods2/30120200944/
I’m not certain if the box will include all the variations. I believe it will work like a box of Nendoroid Petites.

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And lastly… we’re at the GSC Tetsujin Cafe, so…

Ultimate Madoka!

 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week! (・∀・)ノ゛
Sorry for the lack of updates this week! I’ll be going loads of figure reviews next week!! (I hope! :P)
 
 
 
(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc.
(C)Magica Quartet/Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS

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The ping-pong table is in chaos!!

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With each day that passes, the offices get more chaotic!!

The image is actually of a WonFes display simulation! This time around Tori Bird from the planning department was in charge of the display, and he has done a great job! Those coming to WonFes can look forward to seeing the finished product soon!

But today we’ll be looking at some non-WonFes related products! 

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Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.!

Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.!

The 10th month of Cheerful JAPAN! products brings these two lovely additions to the line-up! They are each sold separately though – they are not a set.

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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!

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Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.

As a part of the 10th month of Cheerful JAPAN!, the adorable Nendoroid Tachikoma is coming back in a special ‘Cheerful Ver.’.! Along with all the optional parts from the original version, this version also has a number of extras to help him cheer everyone on!

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This is how the original Tachikoma’s packaging looked!

This new version includes all of these parts as well! Along with a whole bunch of new parts!
What kind of parts…?
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W-What is this?!

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Production I.G illustrated the Cheerful Tachikoma for us!

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Cheerful Goods #1 : A Banner!

The writing and position is exactly the same as the illustration above. It reads ‘Hooray! Hooray! Japan!’ Of course Tachikoma can hold it in his little mechanical hand – he looks so cute holding it! (It might end up being attached to his arm, depending on how the production goes)

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Cheerful Goods #2 : A Folding Fan

Here we have Tachokoma waving hid folding fan which features the Japanese flag! It really gets my spirit up to see this… the manipulator arms of Tachikoma come in two types – open and closed.
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Cheerful Goods #3 : Pompons!

There were many people wondering how these would connect to Tachikoma – they actually just connect on like normal hands, they are not held in the actual manipulator hands of the figure. They are very small parts, so you’ll have to be careful not to lose them!

I really think Tachikoma with pompons is adorable!! (*´ω`*)
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And we have another product this month!
Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

As a part of the ‘Cheerful JAPAN!’ project, Kamui Kobayashi is rejoining the Nendoroid world in a special ‘Ganbare Nihon!’ version! He comes with different head parts and a different helmet to the standard version, as well as an all new mini F1 car made specially for Cheerful JAPAN!

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The pullback racing car!

You can just see the driver’s helmet sticking out the top of the car! The back part of the car has that ‘wing’ part sticking out which really gives it that racing car feeling!

Plus, as I mentioned it’s a pullback car! (・∀・)ノ
Pull it back a little and let it go and it’ll go racing ahead! It’ll work on desks, or floors – wherever you want to have a little fun!
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He also comes with this white helmet!

You can pose him wearing it like this, or have him holding the helmet instead like the images above this one. This is the helmet that was used in the Malaysia Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix! Just like his suit, the helmet also has all the sponsor logos on it! They’re so tiny!

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Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.

■ Tachikoma will cost 4000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
■ Overseas shipping will cost 2000JPY.
■ For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1500JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

■ Kobayashi will cost 4000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
■ Unfortunately this product is not planned to be sold internationally.
■ For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1000JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Please take note of the following if you want to order:

[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 10th February 2012 at 11:00 until the 27th February 2012 at 20:00 (JST).
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in June 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 10th February 2012 at 11:00 until the 27th February 2012 at 20:00 (JST).
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will start being sent out from June 2012. (Delivery time varies depending on location)
■ Payment must be done via credit card or Paypal. Please see http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc/help for more information.
■ 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 11th January at 11:00 and continue until the 30th at 20:00.

http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

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And lastly, a quick notice!

Danny Choo, our good friend who introduces otaku culture all over the world will be doing a live broadcast on the evening of WonFes!

http://com.niconico.com/community/co1512817

It will be broadcast from niconico.com

This is of course the English version of Niconico Douga! Comments are therefore of course welcome in English! There will be lots of introductions of Good Smile’s upcoming figures!

The broadcast starts at 22:00 (JST) on the 12th February!!
 


 
From tomorrow the blog’s updates may become a little erratic, as I will be going to the Sapporo Snow Festival! The blog will have a break tomorrow, and the blog on Thursday might be delayed till late in the evening as well. But in the meantime I will be tweeting updates about the Snow Festival, so do be sure to check my twitter! (Although, it is in Japanese :P)
 
 
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again soon! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)士郎正宗・Production I.G/講談社・攻殻機動隊製作委員会
 
Copyright 2011-2012 by Sauber Motorsport AG
Licensed through: Global Sport IP GmbH, Munich
– All rights reserved –
Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

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Nendoroid Mahiru Inami

Max Factory’s Batayan’s desk! It’s way too chaotic!!

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Although it’s also a pile of wonderful goodies! I had to censor everything as there were too many secrets I couldn’t show! All sorts of products in development… and some unseen prototypes!

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Then it must be prototype review time!!

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Today we’ll be taking a look at this lovely Nendoroid!

Max Factory’s:
Nendoroid Mahiru Inami!

From the popular anime series, ‘Working!!’ comes another Nendoroid to follow on from Nendoroid Popura – this time it’s the shy girl with a fear of guys, Mahiru Inami! She looks so cute working in the Wagnaria playset!

She looks so innocent and honest! (*゚∀゚)=3

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This is how she looks from the back!

Mahiru’s hair looks so round from the back in Nendoroid form – although you can of course still see the side bits sticking out! The bottom half of her body also has a lovely balance!
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An embarrassed expression!

Mahiru has a fear of men, so whenever she gets close to, or even sees them – she ends up panicking like this! When I look into her eyes it seems like they’re about to move… it’s like she is alive! Wonderful!

There are also bent arms to make her look even more worried!
The shoulder part (down to the sleeve) and arm parts are separate, so you can mix and match parts for different poses easily!

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The ‘Magic Hand’ and a hand to hold it!

Souta used this to allow the two of them to walk home together without having to get too close! Along with the embarrassed expression it really makes it look like she is holding hands with someone! ^^;

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A shouting face and punching arm!

And punching effect parts, which also come with Souta’s silhouette!
That’s definitely a unique extra! 😛 The punching arm has a big fist to get across the strength of Mahiru’s punches! She also comes with a bent leg which makes it look like she is punching someone down!

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Another punching effect part!

This one makes it seem like the air around her punch is getting displaced at incredible force! These parts just connect into a hole on the punching hand parts.

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Max Factory’s
Nendoroid Mahiru Inami!


She’ll be on the GSC website on the 9th February!
If you have any sales or preorder queries, be sure to get in contact with our partner shops!

Also seen in the background of the photos was Phat Company’s Nendoroid Playset #05: Wagnaria!

It will be on sale from April! If you’re a Working fan, then I highly recommend it!
 

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(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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    /::: ( ○)三(○)\  ”The offices are in a shambles!” 
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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
http://www.whl4u.jp/event.html

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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
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_kaijou.html

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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 –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html


Fun Corner
http://www.whl4u.jp/communication.html

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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

http://www.whl4u.jp/mikuart/index.html

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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’!

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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.

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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
http://www.whl4u.jp/stage.html

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

Afternoonhttp://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv79292555

10:30~

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)

11:40~
Senki Zesshou Symphogear Stage

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

12:40~
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)

13:40~
Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne Stage

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

14:05~
■ Megumi Nakajima (Theme Song Artist)
Live event exclusive to the event. Will not be broadcast on NicoNico.

14:30~
Mawaru Penguindrum Stage

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

15:20~
+TIC ELDER SISTER Stage

■ 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.

Evening
http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv7929454022:00~
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

±01:20~
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)

±03:00~
New Product Introduction Corner!

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

We are also currently running a poll!
http://gsc.enq1.shinobi.jp/vote_form/101717/

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.

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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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         ;/⌒'”:::..            |⌒ヽ    
       /  /、:::::…           /ヽ_ \  
     __( ⌒ー-ィ⌒ヽ、   /⌒`ー’⌒  )  
━━━━━`ー──ゝィソノー‐ヾy_ノー─”━━━━ 

 
 
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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Nendoroid Snow Miku : Fluffy Coat Ver.

Snow Miku has arrived in Japan!!

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Yesterday, we went to the warehouse to take a look!

All these boxes piled up are filled with Snow Mikus to go to WonFes and Sapporo Snow Festival. I’m glad to see they’ve all arrived safely, so today I’ll be doing a review of her!

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Nendoroid Snow Miku : Fluffy Coat Ver.!

This is the Nendoroid made each year in commemoration of the Snow Miku sculpture being made at the Sapporo Snow Festival! This year loads of outfits were submitted to the website Piapro, and then the most popular was selected by popular vote on WonHobby TV 10!
This year’s Snow Miku design was submitted by Nanaka! ヾ(・∀・)ノ゛
She is a very fancy looking  fluffy jacket, and even gems on the ribbon in her hair!

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This is how the packaging looks!

She comes with three expressions! Along with a number of cute Nendoroid parts to play with! The standard expression makes it look like she is looking around and enjoying the snowy scenery around her! (Personally I love the way her eyes look…)

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This is how she looks from the back!

Takanon was in charge of the sculpting for this Miku – just look at the way the twin tails curl in! Such lovely sculpting! The snowflake prints on her hair are also beautiful. The previous two years the snowflakes were silver, but this time around they are silver and blue for a little change!

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Her base has LED lights!

The base is shaped like an ellipse and has three different holes to place the arm to hold her in. That also means you can display three Nendoroids on it! (As long as they use arm stands)

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The top of the base can be taken off!

The top is also made of a very fluffy soft material – unfortunately it doesn’t come out very well in the photos. 😦 It also has a few silver bits mixed in to make it look a bit more like snow! Gakkun really put his heart into this little base! The material is quite delicate just like real snow, so do be careful when handling it!

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Alright, let’s move onto the optional parts!
First up, a smiling face and mike stand!

Nanaka’s spade-type microphone has also been included! You’ll see just why it’s called that a little later on 😛 She also comes with bent arms and bent legs for left and right allowing for some different poses!

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A worried looking Miku!

A cute, unsure expression across her face with red cheeks! Lovely! It’s so cute I could look at it all day… plus as you can see the mike can be removed from the stand and placed in her hand!

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Holding the spade with a surprised face!

The mike can be transformed into this spade! Miku can then hold it… but what is she going to do with it?

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She’ll make a Snow Sculpture of herself!

It’s a Nendoroid Petite sized ice sculpture made from half clear plastic! It’s not completely white as that would just look strange, and it’s not completely clear so that it still has a slightly cloudy, icy look! The production team never cease to amaze me! Thanks everyone!

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Plus her head and arms are posable!

Unfortunately the hips and legs are not posable so you can’t pose her that much, but at least you can move her around a little bit! You practically get a whole extra figure as an extra!

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Let’s try the lights out!

The white background makes for a rather bad picture, but the clear Miku really looks beautiful when lit up! You can recreate the Sapporo Snow Festival right in your own home!! If you remove the top of the stand the lighting becomes a lot stronger as well – it’s up to you how you want to use it. It looks best to have the LED lights at the edges of her twintails and her legs.

The ribbon on her head can also be removed, but it does leave a small hole where it should connect on. I didn’t forget to put it on for this photo, I swear! 😛

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You can also light up Snow Miku herself!

If you want to light up Miku instead of the ice sculpture – it also looks great like that! Snow Miku’s hair is also made from clear plastic so it lights up very nicely! It looks like she is singing on her very own snow stage.

For those that think the base is too big – don’t worry as she also comes with the standard Nendoroid stand which you can see in the photo below.

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Nendoroid Snow Miku : Fluffy Coat Ver.!

The packaging also has a lovely sparkling effect! A box very befitting of the gorgeous Snow Miku!! The box is the same size as the Snow Miku box from last year – a little bigger than the standard Nendoroid boxes.

For more information, you can view the following links: (Japanese).

– Product Information –
http://www.whl4u.jp/products.html

– Event Sales –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_kaijou.html

– Web Sales –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html

– Good Smile x Tetsujin Cafe –
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/

Plus you can also grab her at CYPTON’s SNOW MIKU 2012 booth at the Sapporo Snow Festival! I’m definitely headed to Hokkaido to join in at the festival! I can’t wait!

– SNOW MIKU 2012 –
http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/special/snowmiku2012/
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(c)Crypton Future Media, Inc.

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I’ve been waiting for this to arrive for ages!!

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There are only 10 days till WonFes!!

I can’t believe it’s snuck up on us so quickly! Time really flies, but that means that we can start to have a closer look at all the WonFes products! If we have any folks who don’t know what I’m talking about, you can find the WonHobby site over here:

http://www.whl4u.jp/index.html

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From Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
Nendoroid Homura Akemi : School Uniform ver.!

She comes with three expressions, a school bag and some extra lower body parts to let her sit down! She also comes with extra parts such as a fringe with Madoka’s ribbon, a bow and the wings seen in a key visual! All the parts will work with the previous Nendoroid Homura Akemi as well – allowing you to create an almost limitless number of poses!

This Homu-Homu is a WonFes Product!
That means you can only get hold of her at WonFes, through web sales or for a limited time at the Good Smile x Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe.

All the information about the WonFes products can be found on the Good Smile Company English website. There is also information on the WonHobby site over here, in Japanese:
http://www.whl4u.jp/products.html

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This is how the packaging looks!

A huge number of parts, as you can see! Absolutely lovely! There have been a lot of comments stating that the official product photos don’t show enough, so I’ll be taking a much more detailed look today!

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This is how she looks from the back!

This is how she looks taken straight out of the packaging without any of the extra parts. She uses the standard arm-type stand that connects into her back.

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Homura with glasses and braided hair!

One of the most common questions asked was which of the legs are included – the legs with black tights or the legs with just socks – they’re both included! In the above picture the following parts are included:

Smiling Expression (Bottom Left of Packaging)

Braided Hair (Bottom Right of Packaging)

School Bag (Top Right of Packaging)

Lower Body Wearing Socks (Lower Middle of Packaging)

The expressions can be used either with the long hair or braided hair – so you can play around and find the combination you like best!

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The sitting pose from episode 10!

Worried Expression (Lower Right of Packaging)

Braided Fair For Sitting Pose x2 (Center of Packaging)

Legs and Arms for Sitting Pose (Lower Center of Packaging)

Lower Body for Sitting Pose (Lower Right of Packaging)

Handkerchief (Center-Right of Packaging)

Golf Club (Upper Right of Packaging)

The handkerchief looks just like it did in the series – with the cute little cat print design! I also love the way that the feet on the sitting legs are pointed in different directions!

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She can also hold the golf club!

All the hands come apart from the arm parts so you can switch them around a bit as well. In the picture above I’m using actually using the ‘sitting’ arms with the hand to hold the golf club! So many options between the expressions and various arms and hands!

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Displayed with the original Nendoroid Homura!

Of course you can use all the parts from this Nendoroid with the previous Homura!

The hair color between the two, is slightly different – just as it was between the two Madoka Nendoroids. This is all based exactly on the original character designs though – it’s not an error! (Although it’s so slight that you almost can’t even tell from this photo :P)

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Let’s remove all the parts we’ve used and look at the packaging once again! We’ve already looked at so much and yet these is even more to come – not to mention that you could combine all the previous parts in all sorts of different ways.

The remaining parts are made to be used with the previous Homura!

So in a sense, the ‘School Uniform ver.’ is in fact also a kind of add-on pack to the original Nendoroid Homura!

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Recreate the famous key visual illustration!

Two bent arms (Bottom Left of Packaging)

This lets you pose her in the same pose that the 1/8th scale figure of Homura is in – the pose based on the famous key visual!
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Posed ready to fire her bow!

Fringe Parts with Ribbon (Bottom Left if Packaging)

Arm/Hand Parts to Hold the Bow (Upper Middle of Packaging)

Bow (Upper Right of Packaging)

Arrow (Upper Right of Packaging)

Some extra parts to have Homura holding her bow, along with an extra fringe part featuring the ribbon she received from Madoka!
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Wing parts are also included!

These black wings appeared in the final episode of the anime – and are now included for the Nendoroid as well! They are a really wonderful extra for use on the Puella Magi Nendoroid of Homura!
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This is how the wings look from behind!

They use a lovely gradient coloring effect from clear red to the dark black –  a truly stunning design that looks great in Nendoroid size! The wings connect onto the arm stand while it still connects into her back as before.
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From Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
Nendoroid Homura Akemi : School Uniform ver.!

You can buy at WonFes, through web sales or at the Good Smile Cafe!

For more information, you can view the following links: (Japanese).

– Product Information –
http://www.whl4u.jp/products.html

– Event Sales –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_kaijou.html

– Web Sales –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html

– Good Smile x Tetsujin Cafe –
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/

She really comes with a huge variety of parts – you are getting much more than you’re paying for! I’m certain that any Homu-Homu fans will be very impressed with this Nendoroid! Just 10 days to go until you can pick up yours at WonFes!

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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