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Archive for April 5th, 2012

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       /  \  /\  キリッ
.     /  (ー)  (ー)\
    /   ⌒(__人__)⌒\   
    |      |r┬-|     |  
     \     `ー’´    /
    ノ             \

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Tori Bird striking a classy pose for the camera! (`・ω・´)

He really looks to be very cheerful in this picture, which is understandable since the figures he worked so hard on are nearly ready to ship out to stores! Samples arrived here at Good Smile, so I’ll be taking a quick look at them!

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Nendoroid Plus:

Cardfight!! Vanguard – Grade 01!

From the popular anime series, ‘Cardfight!! Vanguard” comes a set of miniature figures of characters and units from the series! Each figure also comes with one of three possible random Vanguard! cards – either “Wyvern Strike Gyuntor”, “Mithril Summoning Arts” or “Dark Dragon Monk, Makoraga”.

Each only costs 315JPY!!

An incredible price for both a figure and a Vanguard card!

One big box like the one above contains 9 small boxes!
Each small box contains a random character – you can’t tell what is inside. You just have to wait and see who you get!

Today I’ll be opening the boxes one-by-one until I have each of the figures to show on the blog! I’m looking forward to opening up Aichi and the Wyvern Strike Gyuntor card!

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First up is Blaster Blade!

The card included is ‘Mithril Summoning Arts’!

The figures are very small, but by no means does that make them poor quality! For just 300 yen you get an incredibly detailed miniature figure! For those unsure of just how small they are…

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Size comparison with a Nendo Petite!

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    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\  ”Eh? Conan?” 
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    ノ:::::::::  `ー’´  \

I’ll be introducing this Conan at the end of the blog as well… but for now we’ll just use him as a size comparison! 😛

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Next up is Soul Saber Dragon!

The card is once again, ‘Mithril Summoning Arts’!

For those who have never seen a Nendoroid Petite and need a separate size comparison, I placed a ruler in the front of this photo to give you a better idea. The body of the Soul Saber Dragon is about 1cm long!!

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Blazing Flare Dragon!

The included card is ‘Dark Dragon Monk, Makoraga’!

That Gatling gun is really impressive! So intricate even though it is so tiny! Although for some reason it seems the Aichi figure I wanted just isn’t popping up…

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The forth is Toshiki Kai!

The card included is ‘Wyvern Strike Gyuntor’!

Finally the card I was looking for!! I’m not actually a cardfighter myself, but I just really like the sound of the name ‘Gyuntor’, and the lightning attacks he uses! Pika!!

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The fifth is… Aichi Sendou!

He also came with the ‘Wyvern Strike Gyuntor’ card!

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      /   :::\::/\   ”Yaaay! I finally got them both together!!”
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     |   ::。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

I know there are a lot of female readers of this blog, (I think almost half the people who call out to me at events are girls!) and I know lots of them were very happy to see the prototype review of these figures!

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And finally, Draconic Overlord!

The card included is “Dark Dragon Monk, Makoraga”!

Each of the characters also have posable necks that can move left and right for some posing variations! Some of them also have posable arms as well!

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This is how the stands look!

Only these three figures include stands, as the others can stand on their own just fine! Aichi and Toshiki both have the connector pressed into the lower part of the stand and then stand on the higher part. The Soul Saber dragon has the connector pressed into the higher part and then just flies up in the air!

“Arise!! My second self!!” ヾ(゚∀゚)ノ゛

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There is also a secret character!

Along with the six figures I just introduced… there is also one secret character to look forward to! Lots of readers have specifically requested that I don’t show the secret figures, so this time around I’ve hidden it from view!! Just look forward to finding out for yourself!

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Nendoroid Plus :

Cardfight!! Vanguard – Grade 01!

They will be on sale at Circle K Sunkus stores and our partner shops from the 24th April!

If you have any sales queries, be sure to get in contact with them!

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Plus, heading back to the character who made a guest appearance earlier…

Nendoroid Petite: Conan Edogawa!

In commemoration of the release of the most recent Conan film, “Detective Conan and the 11th Striker”, two different kinds of Nendoroid Petite Conan figures will be available around the 14th April. I never thought I’d see the day when a legend like Conan would join the Nendoroid world!

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Nendoroid Petite:

Conan Edogawa – Tokyo Spirits Ver!

The Conan manga has finally reached it’s 75th volume, and this version of the Nendoroid Petite in a Tokyo Spirits uniform will be included with the special edition of it! The blue stripes are a simple, but lovely design! The soccer ball is also very accurately sculpted!

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Nendoroid Petite:

Conan Edogawa – Big Osaka Ver!

The special edition manga focusing on a collection of Conan soccer stories, ‘Detective Conan Soccer Collection’ will come with this Big Osaka version of the Conan Nendoroid Petite!

This will be sold exclusively at Seven Eleven!!

Both of them look really cute, I think it would be well worth it for Conan fans to grab them both and display them together!
 
But anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
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