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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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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゛
 

 
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Today’s blog has quite a few photos, so I’m just going to jump right into it today!

Today we’ll take a quick look at all the products announced for rerelease this month!

We all know that once a figure has been our for awhile it becomes incredibly to get hold of it… I’ve know there have been times I’ve just been unable to get a figure I wanted leaving me down in the dumps. If you wanted but missed out on any of these figures in the past, then don’t miss out this time around!
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Shiki Ryougi Garannodou

Shiki is of course from ‘Kara no Kyoukai’, one of the the many famous TYPE-MOON series! A movie of “Mirai Fukuin’ has also officially been announced now – when I head that I was so excited that I just couldn’t sit still! (I hope we’ll see a rerelease of Nendo Shiki as well!)

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What a beautiful figure!!

I am a huge Kara no Kyoukai fan, but even if I wasn’t I would want this figure – she just looks so lovely! It’s quite hard to see from this photo, but the kimono is covered is a really intricate pattern that looks absolutely stunning!

Definitely a figure you’ll regret missing if you’re a TYPE-MOON fan!

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She will be rereleased in November 2012!

As you can see, the packaging was just as beautiful as the lovely Shiki! She is available for preorder at our partner shops now!

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Nendoroid Saber Lion!

Another product that had one of the highest results on Good Smile’s 10th anniversary rerelease polls! Somehow her mane looks really tasty – it looks like some kind of doughnut! 😛

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A rice bowl with a little lion on it is also included!

Plus she also comes with chopsticks and a leg of meat to help you pose her in some interesting situations. This lovely version of Saber was sculpted by none other than Hiro-san! He makes both scale figures and Nendoroids so well…!!

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She is Nendoroid #50!

The rerelease version might also be changed to an arm-type stand instead of the one that you see in these photos, but there might be some problems that arise in manufacturing so we’ll have to see! As soon as there is a definite answer I’ll let you know!

Nendoroid Saber Lion will be available in November!

She is also available at all of our partner shops right now!
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Nendoroid Saber:

10th ANNIVERSARY Edition!

This isn’t a rerelease, but instead a metallic version of the previously released Nendoroid Saber: Super Movable Edition. It’s a special release to commemorate TYPE-MOON’s 10th anniversary! Her armor and sword are so shiny!

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Expressions and swords included!

Excalibur and Caliburn are both included for Saber to swing around! She also has this lovely tantrum face that has so much energy about it – I love using it! 😛

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Nendoroid Saber : 10th ANNIVERSARY Edition is up for preorder at the Good Smile Online Shop!

She isn’t available at our partner shops, so be careful not to miss out on her!

– Good Smile Online Shop –

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

Orders close at 21:00JST on the 23rd July!

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Nendoroid Nozomu Itoshiki!

Itoshiki-sensei was also placed very high in the rerelease polls, and his rerelease is now confirmed!! Yay! You can also use Phat! company’s playsets to recreate his classes like this!

He will be up for preorder shortly!

Keep your eyes on the Good Smile website for more information!

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(Photo by: Nitouhei)

figma Marisa Kirisame & figma Reimu Hakurei!

The figma Touhou series! Great figures along with a load of extras to play with! Both Marisa and Reimu are going to be available once again! Ooh, just look at Reimu’s cute little belly button in that photo!

That’s to their large skirts its really easy to put them in great poses very easily, so I highly recommend these two to any new figma collectors as well! Don’t miss out again!

figma Reimu is available for preorder now!
figma Marisa will be re-announced soon!

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Kiritsugu Emiya/Zero & Saber/Zero!

These two were released in 2008 by Max Factory and are going to be refined and rereleased with modifications to the expressions!

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Saber has a replaceable hand part!

You can choose to either display her with Excalibur or without it. I love having small little options like this!

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A very relaxed expression!

A very suiting expression to the Zero version of Saber, wearing her black suit from the series! I can just hear Ayako Kawasumi’s lovely voice saying “Madam!” when I see this figure.

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Kiritsugu has his Thompson Contender!

It wouldn’t be a Kiritsugu figure without his beloved gun! This was made from Batayan from Max Factory – they are some really impressive figures!
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Or have him hold a cigarette instead!

With just a quick switch of his hand the pose seems to change from a combat scene to a much more relaxed scene! I’m really not sure which way I would want to display him!
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A real mischievous expression!

What a wonderful pose!! Those dull eyes with those lovely cheekbones and stubbly beard are all so wonderful!

Any Kiritsugu fan should enjoy this figure, but even just as a really awesome looking male figure he is great!

Kiritsugu Emiya/Zero and Saber/Zero will also be re-announced shortly on the GSC site!
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Bonus Shot!

Kiritsugu displayed with Saber Motored Cuirassier!!

They are both 1/8th scale, so they look perfect displayed together!
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… lots of products for you to grab if you missed out on them!

These are all going on sale again as a part of GSC’s 10th anniversary, so I hope those who missed out will be able to grab them this time around!
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
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Lots of products and prototypes to check…!

There is one prototype that I can’t wait to show everyone, it has come out so cute! I’ll be able to show everyone soon!!

Today it’s time for a much-needed prototype review!

Good Smile is moving offices on the 29th June, but I’ll be getting through as many reviews before then as possible! I’ve already contacted the planning team to ask to keep the prototypes until the move!

So let’s get started today with…

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Nendoroid Petite : 

THE IDOLM@STER2 Stage 02!

From the popular idol simulation game, THE IDOL@STER2 comes another set of cute figures to join the first set! This time along the set includes Miki Hoshii, Iori Minase, Yukiho Hagiwara, Azusa Miura, Ami Futami and Hibiki Ganaha all in their stage outfits!

A total of 7 to collect including one secret character!

Each single figure will cost 500JPY, but just like the first set there will also be a larger box containing 8 figures.

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Yukiho Hagiwara & Miki Hoshii!

The outfits are the same as Stage 01 -the outfit is called ‘Pink Diamond’ in the game! Miki is showing off her lovely body and hips!

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Azusa Miura & Iori Minase!

The slightly older idols of IDOLM@STER 2! I personally think Azusa looks much better with her hair like this! It’s so cute!

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Hibiki Ganaha & Ami Futami!

Ami’s twin sister was in Stage 01, so now you can display the two of them together! The diamonds along Hibiki’s pants are less than a millimeter in size – as always the Nendoroid Petites are going to cause a lot of trouble for the manufacturing team! 😛

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The Stage 2 figures are looking at their predecessors…

Nendoroid Petite : THE IDOLM@STER2  – Stage 01 will be on sale from the 26th June! (・∀・)ノ

This is one of the boxes filled with 8 smaller boxes – you don’t know which character you will get in the smaller boxes until you open them!
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I got the secret character first again!!

But I think most of you can figure out who it is even from the back! (`・ω・´)  

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The complete Stage 01 set!

Wow! They came out wonderfully – even the small small gold areas on the outfits have been painted perfectly! Wonderful!

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You can hardly tell the difference between the prototypes and the product versions!! (((゚Д゚)))

Of course you can tell which ones are the prototypes because they all have larger bases at the moment. But seeing all the idols together like this is really a lovely sight!

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Nendoroid Petite :

THE IDOLM@STER2 Stage 02!

They’ll be up on the GSC site from Monday!

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any sales or preorder inquiries!


Now time for some news!

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“Berserk : Golden Age Arc II -The Battle for Doldrey” is in cinemas from the 23rd June!

In other words it starts tomorrow! Akiyama-san managed to use his charms to get hold of one of the gorgeous pamphlets that will be on sale at cinemas early – you can see Yukipo is very interested in it! It has a beautiful cover with a golden foil logo! I think displaying this beside the figmas would look wonderful!

 

Even more news!

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The Black Rock Shooter Blu-ray &
DVD BOX also goes on sale tomorrow!

The photo above is of the Black Rock Shooter DVD BOX (Limited First Edition). I found it over at Otanaka’s desk and quickly stole it before he could stop me!

The packaging features illustrations by huke!  

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This is the contents of the box!

Obviously the DVDs with the anime are all included, but along with them you’ll also get a load of extras including a booklet with interviews and character designs, the original soundtrack of the series and a special video collection disk! A lovely set of goodies for any fan – not to mention that it also comes with…

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figma Insane Black Rock Shooter!

This is just a picture of the inner packaging, but the actual version does come in it’s own box!

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Posed and ready to fight!

I’m always impressed with the figmas of the BRS series! (And I’m not just saying that to advertise, they are really amazing!) They stick into really nice poses so easily and it’s so much fun to pose them. I’m certain she’ll look great displayed with the normal Black Rock Shooter figma, but note that she is only included with…

The Black Rock Shooter Blu-ray BOX (Complete Limited Edition Version) or The Black Rock Shooter DVD BOX (Complete Limited Edition Version)!

You’ll only find her with these sets, so make sure you don’t buy the wrong version if you want her!

The boxsets are on sale tomorrow!

 
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!

I’ll be Kyuushuu tomorrow with the sales team that are touring Japan – if you see me feel free to come have a chat! (・∀・)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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Fate/Zero Figure Special!

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Hello everyone, my name is Oonoshi, another member of the Good Smile WEB team. I am the one always sending out the official comments on live broadcasts, and I am also in charge of the GSC email newsletter. (`・ω・´)

I’ll be taking over the blog for Mikatan today, and I’ve decided to take a look at some of the figures from a series that I look forward to every week!

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Fate/Zero!

The last episode of the series is going to air later this week, so I thought I’d take a look at some of the upcoming and released figures from the series!

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figma Saber : Zero ver. &

figma Irisviel von Einzbern!

First up let’s take a look at figma Saber, in her lovely black suit that she was known for in the Zero series. She was just recently announced for a rerelease which will be coming in October! The suit itself is made from a soft material allowing you to pose her in all sorts of wonderful poses!

Next to her is Irisviel who went on sale last month – she looks so lovely and elegant! I’m sure that Fate/Zero fans will be proud to display these two together. They look great alone, but they look event better when they are together… but fans of the series also won’t want to miss out on the most recent addition to the figma Fate/Zero:

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figma Kiritsugu Emiya!

figma Emiya is currently up for preorder to be released in September this year!

He comes with a load of heavy weapons along with his Thompson Contender, and he even comes with a hand holding a cigarette and an expression with a cigarette in his mouth – all the optional parts really bring together Kiritsugu’s personality! He even comes with a extra arm part that lets you display him with one hand in his pocket – it’s the perfect pose for him in my opinion!
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ex:ride Spride.05 : Saber Motored Cuirassier!

To add even more options to the figma collection, and ex:ride of Saber’s bike is also up for order at the moment, due for release in October!! It is absolutely amazing quality – I was actually scared to touch the prototype because it looked so great. ^^;

You can of course also pose figma Saber: Zero ver. riding the bike, allowing you to recreate the amazing scene from episode 20 of the anime series! The bike also comes with an extra head part for figma Saber that makes it look like her hair is blowing in the wind, as well as a hand part for her to grip onto the handle bars.

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All lined up together!

Here we have all the different versions of Saber and her bike – the 1/8th scale version will be released later this month.  Both the scale figure and the figma have their own unique feeling – I love putting different scale figures together like this and comparing them!

But… where did that Nendoroid come from…?

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Nendoroid Saber : Zero Ver.! (Unpainted)

She was on display at NicoNico Super Kaigi so I’m sure most of you already knew about her, but the black suited Saber will be joining the Nendoroid world as well!

Because this was a special on Fate/Zero figures, I had to beg Oda-P to let me include the unfinished version in this post – but note that it is still incomplete and may still have some changes made!

The painted version along with all her optional parts will be introduced shortly, so look forward to it – I’m sure Mikatan will give her a proper introduction with lots of photos!

I also want to introduce this figure of Saber!

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The 1/7th Scale, Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~!

This figure has also been announced for rerelease this September! Saber wore this classic armor in Fate/Zero as well, so fans of the original Fate/stay night and fans of Fate/Zero will love this figure! The long flowing fair and realistic looking armor are absolutely stunning!

Anyway, that brings an end to my Fate/Zero figure special!

If you enjoy the anime then don’t miss out on the figures!


Lastly, a look at another upcoming figure!

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The 1/8th Scale, Princess of the Crystal!

She is sculpted in the famous pose she always took when she said “A message to all you who will never amount to anything!”

Her huge fluffy dress that gives the figure some nice volume along with the all-important penguin hat have all been faithfully sculpted as not to disappoint fans of the series! The pose itself is also lovely to look at – you can see all her lovely curves and the expression is perfect!

She is available for  preorder as of tomorrow!


Phew, I managed to finish the blog… I can’t tell you how much pressure I was under to write this… thanks for reading the whole thing!

Perhaps I’ll see you all again sometime!!
…maybe much sooner than you think…

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It seems I’ve been roped into writing again tomorrow! I’ll be taking a somewhat different look at introducing a certain set of figures to everyone – I hope you’ll enjoy it.

But that’s all for today!

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Good Smile’s 10 Year Appreciation Project:

The Rerelease and Product Request Polls!

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A big thanks to everyone who voted between the 10th April and the 1st May!

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           /,, / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄\     ”We had lots of comments congradulating us!
          /,//::         \     Thanks to everyone who sent them in!”
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     __( ⌒ー-ィ⌒ヽ、   /⌒`ー’⌒  )  
━━━━━`ー──ゝィソノー‐ヾy_ノー─”━━━━   

I’m sure some have already seen that the results of the polls have been released!

The result screen during the voting period only showed the top 20, but these results show to the top 50!

I hope the figure you were looking for is somewhere on the list… let’s take a look!
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The Nendoroid Results!

The top 4 of the Nendoroids were all from the first 100 Nendoroids! With 6 years and running, it has become quite difficult to get hold of some of the older releases, so now you might get a chance to grab them again!

Miyafuji, Saber Lily and Saber Lion got a lot of votes from mail entries and I have to say that I was very surprised (but happy!) to see Zetsubou-sensei! I’m so happy to see a male figure popular enough to be voted into the top 4 in a poll like this!! There were also a load of Touhou and Vocaloid requests from all the new fans!

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The figma Results!

The top results featured two of the special ‘SP’ figmas which made alongside other companies! There were also a number of ‘fate’ series related products and some BRS requests spurred on from the recent anime series!

There are also a lot more male figma requests when compared to the Nendoroids! I for one will be sure to grab another Lelouch for my collection!

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The Scale Figure Results!

The top three characters are all TYPE-MOON characters! Wow!

It looks like once again the Vocaloids have invaded! Not only the Nendoroid and figma results, but the scale figure results as well! Kino is one of the very first figures I ever reviewed on this blog, so she has a very special place in my heart!

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The product request results!

Characters that people want to see as new figures!

There were a lot of characters that as I saw I couldn’t help agree that they were excellent ideas! As of now there is no guarantee any of them will be made, but we will continue to look into them as well as all the rerelease possibilities!

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        /     \    
     /   ⌒  ⌒ \   ”Hmm…? Continue…?”  
   /    (●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)” .)|    ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ ,/ j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |             |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |             |
| | /   /         r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ .|_|___________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Yep! We have already had a meeting between the planning team, production team and web team, in which we managed to decide the first few products that will be rereleased:

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Nendoroid #136:

Nendoroid Flandre Scarlet!

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Nendoroid #105:

Nendoroid Sakuya Izayoi!

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Two figures straight from the Scarlet Devil Mansion!

Rerelease orders will start tomorrow!

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figma #124:

figma Sayaka Miki!

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figma #128:

figma Kyouko Sakura

These two will also be rereleased! Kyouko was released recently and thus wasn’t on the polls, but she was popular enough to warrant a rerelease anyway! Plus you can’t display Sayaka without Kyouko, right!? 😛

They’ll be up for order from the 24th!

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Onto scale figures…

Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~!

She will also be rereleased! The date has not been confirmed yet, but she should be up for order sometime in May!

Plus there are many more to come!

We still need to look into the viability of a number of products – there are many things such as licensing issues, possible production problems and other things that need to be addressed before we can ensure the product can be rereleased. Rest assured we will be looking at all the highly voted products! I’ll keep you informed on live broadcasts and on the blog whenever possible!
 

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)上海アリス幻樂団
(C)Magica Quartet/Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS
(C)2002-2006 TYPE-MOON

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That’s a prototype box…!?

I don’t think I’ve ever had a prototype that is almost the same height as my desk! I remember the Yu-Gi-Oh! dragon being pretty huge, but it is nothing in comparison to the figure we’ll be looking at today!

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From ‘Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo’:

Giant God Warrior Vignette,

figma Giant God Warrior &

Giant God Warrior Statue Replica!

From Studio Ghibli’s newest short special effects film titled ‘Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo’ that was screened at the Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects exhibition comes various different figures of the Giant God Warrior that invades Tokyo. These figures really are something else…!!!

They will be on sale at the exhibition “Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects Museum – View Techniques of the Showa Period in Miniature”

Dates: 2012/07/10 (Tues) ~ 2012/10/08 (Mon) From 10:00 ~ 18:00. Entrance permitted up to 30min before closing.
Place: Tokyo Gendai Art Gallery – Planning Exhibition Room 1F/B2F
〒1335-0022 Tokyo, Koutou-ku, Miyoshi 4-1-1
www.mot-art-museum.jp/

These figures will be on sale at this event! I’m got to find some private time and go there myself!! ^^

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Big, smaller, smallest!

The biggest version is the Giant God Warrior Statue Replica, and its considerably bigger than my monitor! To the right of him is the figma, and then the Vignette version as well!

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Giant God Warrior Statue Replica!

He is so big that the lights on the ceiling ended up in the photo as well. A huge 50cm cold-cast statue!

This is a miniature mock-up of a life-size muppet that was used in the film ‘Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo’! The life-size version was used for reference and examination while sculpting this smaller replica version!

The sculpting was done by Takayuki Takeya! (`・ω・´)ゞ

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What an amazing presence…!!

I really have no idea how to describe it, but once you see it you just can’t look away. I was also stunned at how detailed it was while I was running my finger over it a few seconds ago…

I’m generally more of a fan of cute things, but the sculpting on this is so stunning it’s impossible to not to be impressed!

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figma Giant God Warrior!

This is basically the same figure shrunk down to figma size and made just as posable as all other figmas! It’s amazing what kind of poses you can put him into! Plus the price is great!

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An optional head part to fire the proton beam!

By the way, this is a 15cm tall figma! The head alone is more than 2cm tall!! An amazing size and stunning quality to boot!!

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A rod of light and wing parts!

It might be hard to see from this angle, but the wing span of the wings is actually very big! Plus the wings are just as detailed as the rest of the figure!

You can make use of the figma stand to pose him in mid-air like this, which gives the wing parts that extra bit of realism! I almost want to get a whole bunch of these to line them all up together like this!! 😛

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Three different Giant God Warrior Vignettes!

These prototypes literally just arrived! They might be small but they are just as amazing as the other versions! As I mentioned on twitter yesterday, these were the products we were going back and forth with, together with Kaiyodo.

These are in fact Kaiyodo’s products!! (`・ω・´)ゞ

They are about the size of a capsule toy, but they are absolutely fantastic quality! As expected of Kaiyodo!
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From ‘Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo’:

Giant God Warrior Vignette,

figma Giant God Warrior &

Giant God Warrior Statue Replica!

You can purchase your’s at the following event!

They will be on sale at the exhibition “Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects Museum – View Techniques of the Showa Period in Miniature”

Dates: 2012/07/10 (Tues) ~ 2012/10/08 (Mon) From 10:00 ~ 18:00. Entrance permitted up to 30min before closing.
Place: Tokyo Gendai Art Gallery – Planning Exhibition Room 1F/B2F
〒1335-0022 Tokyo, Koutou-ku, Miyoshi 4-1-1
www.mot-art-museum.jp/

figma Giant God Warrior & Giant God Warrior Statue Replica! will also be on sale at the GSC Online Shop!

On sale between 2012/10/08 (Mon) at 18:00 until 2012/10/22 (Mon) at 24:00. (JST). Delivery is expected to be in February 2013.

http://goodsmile.ecq.sc/

 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!(・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C) 二馬力・G

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