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Hi everyone! Long time no see!

Things have finally calmed down after the WonFes weekend, and GSC is getting back into the normal swing of things! (´・ω・`)

Today I have an announcement to make:

WonFes Products are up for order!

I’ll take a quick look through what’s available, so if something catches your eye you can grab it at the Good Smile Online Shop!
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figma Buffalo Bell : Visitor ver.
(Orix Buffaloes Official Mascot)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp214.html

・ Price: ¥3,000

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late November

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Nendoroid Insane Black Rock Shooter
(TV ANIMATION BLACK ROCK SHOOTER)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp213.html

・ Price: ¥3,500

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late November

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Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver.
(Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp220.html

・ Price: ¥6,000

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late November

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Takumi Tools : Ultra-Thin Diagonal Pliers – Good Smile Orange Special
(GSR Modeler Support Series)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp235.html

・ Price: ¥2,600

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 2 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late November

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WWR JDF HAROLD
(threeA)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp237.html

・ Price: ¥26,800

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late November

All of the above products will be available until Monday the 6th August at 21:00JST!

Shipping is expected to be in late November or shortly after! All items will be made to order, so don’t miss out and place your order at the Good Smile Online Shop!

-GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP-
http://goodsmile-wf.ecq.sc/

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.     / (ー) (ー)\    ”But that’s not all!!”
    /   ⌒(__人__)⌒ \   
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     ノ          \

As announced at WonFes…
There will be a number of previous GSC and Max Factory WonFes products being rereleased!!
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Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~
(Fate/stay night)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp215.html

・ Price: ¥9,000

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late December

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Nendoroid Kurisu Makise: White Coat ver.
(Steins;Gate)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp235.html

・ Price: ¥3,000

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late December

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Nendoroid Miku Hatsune:
Hachune Face Ver.

(Character Vocal Series 01: Miku Hatsune)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp235.html


・ Price: ¥3,000

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late December

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figma archetype:he flesh color ver.
(figma archetype)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp235.html


・ Price: ¥2,500

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late December

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figma archetype:she flesh color ver.
(figma archetype)

● GOOD SMILE ONLINE (WEB Sales)
http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/top/gcp235.html

・ Price: ¥2,500

・ Number Available: Made to Order. Max 3 per person.
・ Shipping Date: Late December

These rereleases will be available for order just after the WonFes products:
From 6th August 22:00JST until 20th August at 21:00JST!

The order dates do differ from the standard WonFes products, so make sure to order the products you want at the right time! These will be shipped out in December and will also be made to order – so don’t miss out and order yours from the Good Smile Company Online Shop!

– GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP –
http://goodsmile-wf.ecq.sc/

The products above can also be ordered from the GSC Tetsujin Cafe in Akihabara. More info about the online purchases can be found on the links below, or at the product pages on the GSC website!

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

– WEB Sales Info – (Japanese)
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html

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

 
(C) ORIX Buffaloes
(C) BRS on TV
(C) NANOHA The MOVIE 2nd A’s PROJECT
(C) threeA Holdings 2012. All rights reserved.
(C) GOODSMILE RACING. All Rights Reserved.
(C) 2002-2006 TYPE-MOON
(C) 2009-2010 5pb. Inc./Nitroplus
(C) Crypton Future Media, Inc.
(C) MAX FACTORY・MASAKI APSY

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Just 2 Days Until WonFes!!
 
The booth setup starts tomorrow!!

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      r⌒ヽ、   .  / ー  ー\
     / \  \. / ( ●) ( ●)  
    _/ / ヽ   /   (__人__) \  ”I’m off to the Makuhari Messe!”
   〈__/  . |  |    ` ⌒´   | 
        /  .\     i⌒\   / 
       ./   / ⌒ヽ, _.ヽ  .\/
        r  /     |/ー、\   \ 

I’m going to head off to the event hall now!!

I’ll once again be doing a live broadcast that covers the building of the booth tomorrow! Watch my twitter for updates!!

– WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! Behind the Scenes of the Booth! –
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv101857958
The broadcast is scheduled to start at 15:30JST tomorrow!
 


Finally, another quick notice! Danny Choo will be doing an English WonHobby Live Broadcast! You might even get the chance to see some of the figures that debuted at WonFes, so don’t miss out! For more info, head over to Danny’s website: http://www.dannychoo.com/wonhobby

– Danny’s Profile –
http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25018/

– Yoshimi’s Profile –
https://www.facebook.com/ferlynyoshimi.fb


 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope you’ll join in for the live broadcast tomorrow!! (`・ω・´)ゞ

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Just 3 days until WonFes!!
 
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The GSC and Max Factory staff are all hard at work preparing for the event!!

Whether we like it or not, there are only 3 days left to prepare! We all work super hard before the event to make sure that everyone can have a great time, so if you have the time I hope you’ll stop by the event!!

Let’s take a look at some things to look forward to!

Firstly, hand-outs!
 
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A jumbo-sized fan & 3A stickers!

We are in the middle of Summer, so the event hall is likely to get very hot! Luckily everyone can grab one of these fans to cool down a bit!

The 3A stickers were seen at the previous WonFes, and will be here again this time around!
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The figma Catalog!

All the latest figmas all lined-up in a single catalog for you to take a look at. You’ll have to wait and see what is behind the giant GSC logo over on the left!
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The Nendoroid Catalog!

The reverse side of the figma catalog is in fact a Nendoroid catalog! Just like the figma version, all the latest Nendoroids are lined up for you to see!

Please note that all the hand outs will have limited stock and are on a first come, first serve basis. Head to the event early if you don’t want to miss out!
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Here we have the booth info!

The WonHobby booth will have quite a lot going on as usual! There will also of course be lots of figures on display, so figure fans are sure to have a great day!

– Event Summary – (Japanese)
http://www.whl4u.jp/event.html
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For those who want to buy WonHobby products!

There will be a queue for purchases that will follow the arrows in the above image. You’ll be given an order sheet in the queue – you simply need to circle the products you want and wait for you turn in line!

The following products will be available at the event:

figma Buffalo Bell : Visitor ver.
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3581/
(Blog): http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-11283855693.html (Japanese)

Nendoroid Insane Black Rock Shooter
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3583/
(Blog): https://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/nendoroid-insane-black-rock-shooter/

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver.
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3582/
(Blog): https://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/nendoroid-nanoha-takamachi-fate-testarossa-seishoudai-primary-school-uniform-ver/

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Please note that The Good Smile Orange Special Diagonal Pliers will only be available in the afternoon!

They will be on sale at the same sales corner from the afternoon. This time around the threeA product will only be available via online sales. More information can be found here, unfortunately only in Japanese though!

– Event Sales –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_kaijou.html
– Online Sales –
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html
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Live WonHobby!

The usual live broadcast will of course be coming around once again! In the afternoon we’ll be showing the stage events, with some rather deep contents coming in the evening!

For those who have school or work the next day, you can also watch the broadcast using NicoNico’s timeshift! I hope you’ll join us!

– Live WonHobby 12: Afternoon –
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98624534

– Live WonHobby 12: Evening-
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98639019
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WonFes Japan Figure Displays!

All the new figures on display at WonFes will be making their way around Japan for everyone to see! They will be available at 4 different locations over the weeks following WonFes. The last tour around Japan for the sales team just ended the other day, and now a new one is about to begin! 😛

I’ll also be at the display at Osaka, so if you see me there be sure to say hi!

– WonFes Figure Displays –
http://www.whl4u.jp/tour.html

-GSC Sales Team Twitter –
https://twitter.com/gsc_sales

You can also follow Gumako on twitter to find out about new products and sales info from twitter!

If you can’t make it to the event, she’ll keep you updated so you don’t miss out on any news from the event!!

– Gumako Twitter –
https://twitter.com/GSC_GUMA

Just 3 days until WonFes!!
 

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       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     / ─    ─ \    ”Hmm?
    /   <○>  <○> \.   What is that capsule toy machine…?”
    |   (__人__) し|
    \    ` ⌒´  / 
    /  し        \

From all of us here at GSC…
We hope to see you at the event!! (・∀・)

I’m sure you’ll have a great time if you come along, so don’t miss out! The event day is likely to be very hot, so be sure to bring some water along with you!

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

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The production team just before WonFes!

Here we have Takanon’s desk!
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       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
/ ─    ─ \
/  (≡)  (≡) \.  “Sorry for bothering you right before WonFes!”
|    (__人__) し|
\    ` ⌒´   /
/  し        \

But I had to come by at least once before Friday! I needed to grab some photos of the products that would be on display at WonFes – but that’s a blog for another day. 😛

Today I’ll be borrowing that weapon lying on his desk to introduce this figure to everyone!! (`・ω・´)
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From Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s:

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi : Exelion Mode Edition!

From the hit anime film ‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s comes a fully posable Nendoroid of Takamachi Nanoha wearing her barrier jacket! You can also switch her weapon into different forms with replaceable parts!

Another Nendoroid to join the posable ‘Edition’ series!!
It’s so nice to be able to pose a figure exactly how you want to see it – and with Nanoha that means you can create all the famous combat scenes! There are so many poses I want to make!
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This is how she looks from the back!

Raising Heart is in Excelion ! (*゚∀゚)=3

She can hold it on the grip or on the blue handle area – which ever you prefer!
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Floating in the air with a smile!

She uses the arm-type stand allowing you to pose her in aerial poses just like this! The base of the stand also features a lovely magical circle!
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A shouting expression for combat!

You can also change Raising Heart into Strike Flame mode!

The light and wing parts of the Strike Flame form are made using a clear pink plastic which looks really nice. The wings on her feet are actually made using the same clear parts, and can also be removed and attached whenever you like.

She really is loaded with joints – she has joints on her neck, twin-tails, shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, wrists, ankles and more! Even the sides of her skirt can be moved around, allowing you to create really dynamic looking scenes with her skirt blowing around in the action!!
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Just looking at this smile calms me down!

If you prefer the more peaceful side of Nanoha then you can stay way from the combat poses and have a much more peaceful pose like this one! She looks so happy to be holding Raising Heart!!

The ability to change the poses to however you like is really great! You can really pick the Nanoha you want to see with this version!

Bonus Scene! ( ゚∀゚)ノ

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Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver. will be on sale at WonFes this Sunday!

The full review for these two can be found here: https://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/nendoroid-nanoha-takamachi-fate-testarossa-seishoudai-primary-school-uniform-ver/

You can take this adorable expression…

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… and place it on Exelion Nanoha!!

Even as a super posable Nendoroid, you can still swap expressions with other Nendoroids! Which means you can also of course use this Nanoha’s expressions on the school uniform Nanoha as well!

Nanoha fans can grab both of them for even more variations!
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From Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s:
Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi : Exelion Mode Edition!

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/      \
/   ─    ─ \   ”I hope Fate-chan is coming soon too!”
/    (●)  (●) \
|       (__人__)  | ________
\      |r┬-|   ,/| |        |
ノ      `ー’´  \ | |        |
/´               | |        |
|    l             | |        |
ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、   | |_________|
ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Nanoha will be up for preorder on the 26th July!

Be sure to contact our partner shops if you have any sales or preorder queries!
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛


(C) NANOHA The MOVIE 2nd A’s PROJECT

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The GSC Meeting Rooms have a window shaped like the Good Smile logo on the doors!
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Beyond this lovely little window…
WonFes preparations are well under way!

If you look through the window’s smile you’ll see a couple of figures – there are being setup to figure out how they should be placed in the display cases at WonFes! There will be a lot of new figures on display at WonFes as well, so figure fans have a lot to look forward to, whether you are going to the event or not!

Let’s go through this year’s WonFes products!!

These five products will be available at the WonHobby booth this time around!

figma Buffalo Bell : Visitor ver.
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3581/
http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-11283855693.html

Nendoroid Insane Black Rock Shooter
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/ja/3583/

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver.
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3582/
https://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/nendoroid-nanoha-takamachi-fate-testarossa-seishoudai-primary-school-uniform-ver/

WWR JDF HAROLD
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3599/

Takumi Tools : Ultra-Thin Diagonal Pliers – Good Smile Orange Special
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3605/

Today we’ll be taking a look at this one!
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Nendoroid Insane Black Rock Shooter

She is of course from the anime series that aired on Fuji TV’s noitaminA block, ‘Black Rock Shooter’ – a more psychotic version of Black Rock Shooter that played a big role in the series!  The Nendoroid can take a variety of poses from the series as well as from key visuals from the series!
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This is an actual sample of the product!

With only five days to go, we obviously aren’t looking at the prototype, but in fact at one of the actual figures that will be on sale at the event! This is pretty much exactly what you’ll get if you pick her up at WonFes this weekend!

As you can see from the packaging above, she comes with a lot of extra parts to play around with!

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This is how she looks from the back!

As you can see, the Insane Cannon Lance at her side is even taller than her! It’s also attaches to her back with a chain. Her spiky twin-tails are also fitted with joints! The crown on the left is made of a softer material so it doesn’t get in the way of posing at all!
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The Insane Cannon Lance!

She can be posed holding the cannon with her right hand while her left hand pulls the chain back to support it! The incredible size of the weapon creates a pose has a really epic feeling to it!

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        /     \   ”Hmm, this seems like a cooler pose than normal…?”
     /   ⌒  ⌒ \
   /    (●)  (●) \
    |    ゙)(__人__)” .)|    ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´/ j゙~~| | |          |
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| | /   /         r.  ( こ| |         |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ .|_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

I’m glad you noticed! But in case you didn’t…
Insane-san has more joints than a normal Nendoroid!

Not only does she have joints in her shoulders and wrists, but also her elbows, knees and ankles! It’s not quite as many joints as the super posable ‘Edition’ series of Nendoroids, but it is definitely more than normal and definitely makes it possible for some more interesting poses!

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A rather cute looking combat expression!

Those scornful eyes with the kind of blank staring expression suits her so well! Insane-san is so adorable… 😛

She also comes with a separate arm part to pose her with the Cannon Lance horizontally at her side like this!
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The Insane Blade Claw!

The blade has been given a nice metallic look, and can be held in either hand! The BRS series is often praised for working with figmas very well, but I have to say I think it works just as well with Nendoroids! huke’s designs are just so incredible!!
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Insane-san looking down from above!

She looks like a dominatrix looking down on everyone, it’s lovely!! The purple flame over her eye connects onto her fringe and so can be used with either of the expressions!
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Exchange expressions with Nanoha!

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver. is another one of the WonFes products together with Insane-san – if you grab both of them you can exchange expressions for a rather interesting look like this!

Their eyes are a similar purple color, so it actually suits quite well! Insane-san looks so much more innocent suddenly! ((((( ;゜Д゜)))))

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Good Smile Company’s:

Nendoroid Insane Black Rock Shooter

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      /   ─    ─\   ”The black crown looks lovely!”
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |     (__人__)    | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/| |        |
    ノ      `ー’´  \ | |        |
  /´               | |        |
 |    l             | |        |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、   | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

There are four ways you can get hold of her!

Here is a quick summary, click the links for more information!

■ 07/29 : WonFes’s Wonhobby Booth
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_kaijou.html
Number Available: 3000. Max two per person. Stock is limited!

■ 07/29~ : Web Sales
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html
You’ll be able to order them online for a week from the 29th July! All figures will be made to order and are planned to be delivered in November.

■ 07/29 : GSC & Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe Akihabara
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/
Number Available: 200. They will be on sale from 11:00 at the Akihabara cafe on the 29th July. Max one per person. Stock is limited!

■ 07/29 : GSC & Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe Taipei
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/tw/
Number Available: 300. For more information please check the official facebook page of the cafe! Max two per person. Stock is limited.

Just 5 days left until WonFes!!

There will be a lot more than just things to buy at the event! I’ll be putting that up on the blog soon as well, so look forward to it!
 
– WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 16 –
http://www.whl4u.jp/
 

Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C) BRS on TV

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The WonHobby 16 website was updated today!

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The previously unknown products have been revealed!

WonHobby 16 Product Information:

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

Two more products have been added to the website!

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver. & WWR JDF HAROLD!

The WWR Harold is joining the Japan Defense Force Series from threeA – a lovely model with caterpillar treads! It’s also a huge 30cm in size which is certainly quite impressive… but more than the size, I just want those caterpillar treads!

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Today is also the premiere of…

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha : The MOVIE 2nd A’s!

We decided to announce this WonFes product to coincide with the release of the movie!

There is even a sample for us to peek at!

There are only 15 days left till WonFes now, so I suppose its not really that amazing that there are samples already! But anyway, let’s get on with the review!

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From Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha : The MOVIE 2nd A’s:

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver.!

Nendoroids of Nanoha and Fate from the most recent Nanoha movie, both wearing their school uniforms! They also both come with a variety of optional parts!

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This is how the packaging looks!

This is obviously a set of two Nendoroids, and each comes with some extras parts which we’ll take a look at shortly. They also each come with an extra expression – lots of goodies for fans to enjoy!

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This is how they look from the back!

That simple white uniform with the blue stripes has such a neat and tidy look to it! The skirt is also nice and loose which ensures the legs can be moved around without any problems for all sorts of fun poses!

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Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi!

The younger version of Nanoha is so adorable!!

Nanoha comes with her device and a school bag!

The school bag is carried on her back, but it has a hole for the arm of the stand so that it doesn’t get in the way when you’re trying to pose her!

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Nendoroid Fate Testarossa!

The young Fate is just as cute as Nanoha!! She looks so happy!

Fate comes with her school bag and a hand to hold it!

They both come with two bent arms for some cute posing options like this!

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Arf and Yuuno in their animal forms!

They’re so tiny!! Both of them are attached to the arm parts that are holding them, so hopefully they won’t go missing too easily!

Even though Yuuno is so tiny, he still has highlights for the pupils in his eyes! Both of them are really important characters, so I’m glad to have them included!
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Holding out their intelligent devices!

When you pose the two of them together like this, it looks just like they are about to transform together! The devices are attached to the hand parts, but can be attached to any of the arms!
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Crying faces while holding hands!

This lets you recreate one of the most popular scenes from the show!

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They suit each other so well!!

Not only can they hold hands, but there are also hand parts for them to couple hands together like this – you can even make out each and every one of their tiny fingers!! Absolutely incredible!!

There is no way a fan could say no with parts like this included!! Σ(゚Д゚)ガーン
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From Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha : The MOVIE 2nd A’s:

Nendoroid Nanoha Takamachi & Fate Testarossa : Seishoudai Primary School Uniform Ver.!

There are four ways you can get hold of them!

Here is a quick summary, click the links for more information!

■ 07/29 : WonFes’s Wonhobby Booth
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_kaijou.html
Number Available: 3000. Max two per person. Stock is limited!

■ 07/29~ : Web Sales
http://www.whl4u.jp/buy_web.html
You’ll be able to order them online for a week from the 29th July! All figures will be made to order and are planned to be delivered in November.

■ 07/29 : GSC & Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe Akihabara
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/
Number Available: 200. They will be on sale from 11:00 at the Akihabara cafe on the 29th July. Max one per person. Stock is limited!

■ 07/29 : GSC & Karaoke no Tetsujin Cafe Taipei
http://www.gstjcafe.jp/tw/
Number Available: 300. For more information please check the official facebook page of the cafe! Max two per person. Stock is limited.

Just 15 days left until WonFes!!

I’ll also be doing a review of Insane-chan soon, so watch out for that if you’re interested in grabbing her!

 
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again on Tuesday! (・∀・)ノ゛

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The WonHobby Site is Live!

Wonder Festival 2012 (Summer)

29th July at the Makuhai Messe!

I can’t believe how fast these seem to come around every 6 months! It feels like the last WonFes was not even three months ago!

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The special site for the event went live today!

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU !! 16!

This will be Max Factory and GSC’s joint booth for the event! The booth name is shortened to ‘WonHobby’ for the event, so you just need to remember that.

– WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU !! 16 –

http://whl4u.jp/


The site will be updated again from time to time, so keep an eye on it! (`・ω・´)

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WonFes Products!

From Max Factory we have,
figma Buffalo Bell : Visitor ver.!

From Good Smile we have,
Nendoroid Insane Black Rock Shooter!

There are also some products that will be up later!
Keep an eye on the site, as they’ll be announced soon!

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There will also be online sales!!

Delivery will only be in November for online sales, as they will all be made-to-order. But it does mean that if you can’t make it to the event you can still grab the exclusive products!

They will be available for order at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP from 29th July until the 6th August!

– GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP –

http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc


This will also be updated when the products are available, so keep an eye on it if you want to order! We’ll also announce it on the GSC site once they are available for order!

– WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU !! 16 –

http://whl4u.jp/


And finally a quick notice!! (ノ゚∀゚)ノ キャホー

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The Nendoroid Complete File!

This was released by Hobby Japan and you should be able to find it in stores from today! It’s much bigger than I expected and the package is so cute!! It a great read but that’s not all – it also comes with a Nendoroid to play with!!

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This is what’s inside the box!

Here you can see the included Nendoroid Saber : Complete File Edition! (`・ω・´)

This is a fully posable version of Saber in her casual clothes! She comes with a fencing sword, some tea, parts for sitting on her knees and much more!

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Inside the actual album!

All the Nendoroids of the past are all included for you to enjoy! Everything you need to know about Nendoroids you can find in this lovely album!

The album also includes interviews that you can’t find anywhere else as well as production reports which shows exactly how Nendoroids are made – definitely a book that Nendoroid fans will enjoy. The album was released to commemorate GSC’s 10th anniversary, and should be available for purchase now!

Today we have a special guest on the blog!

An interview with the Nendoroid illustrator, kako!

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions for the blog! I’ve got to know kako quite well now, he is a really nice guy!! We’d never have so many cute Nendoroids without him!! (`・ω・´)

Q. Is there anything you need to pay specific attention to when illustrating Nendoroids?

You need to be very careful to keep to the original character design as much as possible. When making a Nendoroid design there is a careful balance between keeping to the Nendoroid design and still keeping the original character design intact as much as possible. The illustrations need to indicate things like where the waist starts which changes quite a lot from character to character, so each needs to be very finely tuned. Nendoroids are ‘chibi’ characters, but even so we try to keep their outfits and extras with the same amount of detail on the original designs. I think that’s partly what makes Nendoroids so amazing! (Although I’m sure it’s a lot of work for the sculptors!)

Q. Are there any illustrations that really stick in your mind?

There are lots that I remember quite fondly, but if I had to talk about a few…

● Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

This was the first Nendoroid to have an illustration done before it was sculpted, so it is definitely very memorable. When I first saw a picture of the rough sculpt, I couldn’t believe how much cuter the figure looked compared to the illustration – I was overcome with how amazing she looked and that was when I realized just how incredible the sculptors were!! I was also amazed that the rough sculpt was ready the week after I sent in the illustration… they were really quick!

Ryuk (DEATH NOTE)

I wasn’t able to get the head to look right on this one… I must have redrawn the face at least 100 times before it looked right. Nendoroids are supposed to have a kind of cute feeling to them, but that was very hard to capture with Ryuk. I think it must be the illustration that I’ve spent the most time on ever. I was personally quite happy with the way the design came out in the end though – it was cute but still had the Ryuk feeling to it.

Miku Hatsune

The Nendoroid illustration of Miku was kind of the illustration that set the format for all the future Nendoroid illustrations – most new designs use her as a base now. It’s like the definitive Nendoroid illustration! Plus the illustration was not only used for sculpting the original Nendoroid, but also for the plushie, rubber straps, Racing Miku and lots more!

Q. Anything else you want to add?

Congratulations on the release of the Nendoroid Complete File! I made sure to order a copy for myself! I couldn’t believe the Nendoroid series got its very own game, and now it even has its own album! To be perfectly honest I never expected the Nendoroid series to become so big and last for so long when I started working on it. I’m so very glad that the Nendoroid design has been loved by so many people for such a long time. I’ll be sure to bring more and more of the cutest illustrations I can! A big thanks for having me on the blog as well!!

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer the questions!! kako’s Nendoroid illustrations really have the most amazing balance – they suit the conversion to figures absolutely perfectly!

The reason we are all able to love Nendoroids is thanks to you and the sculptors that work so hard to bring them to us! I’m looking forward to more illustrations in the future!!

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

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