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I’m completely lost in these new offices!!

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Aha! Eno-kun with a new prototype!

I’m still having trouble remembering where everything here on the 17th floor is, but at least I’ve managed to find something for today’s blog. The first review with pictures taken in the new offices will be…
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From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’:
Nendoroid Spider-Man Hero’s Edition!

From the world famous ‘Spider-Man’ series comes a fully posable Nendoroid of Spider-Man in his outfit from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. All the finest details of his outfit have been added in Nendoroid size!

Who would have thought Spidey would make it into the Nendoroid world! Plus he is a part of the extra special and posable ‘Edition Series’! Σ(゚∀゚ )

He is made to be fully posable so you can recreate all of your favorite action scenes and poses from the films or comics!
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This is how he looks from the back!
As you can see he makes use of an amazing texture!

It really looks (and feels?) just like the texture of Spider-Man’s costume! This was done by first sculpting the Nendoroid from a normal material, and then applying the spiderweb design using 3D data afterwards. The cooperation between a normal sculptor and a 3D sculptor shines once again!
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A diorama pedestal is also included!

A completely new kind Nendoroid stand! It lets you pose him swinging from his web above the night streets of New York! The arm included with the stand is much longer than normal to allow for midair poses like this one!
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The diorama is really nice quality as well!

The use of the gradient to create the night light effect is really pretty! You could also use this stand with any other Nendoroid that make use of an arm-type stand, which could make for some interesting scenes!
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You can pose about to shoot out his web!

It just wouldn’t be Spider-Man if you couldn’t pose him like this! You can also create the pose of him swinging just like this by placing his thighs, knees and ankles at the right angles. Even for me who is normally terrible at making poses, this wasn’t too hard to accomplish!
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Or even pose him shooting the web!

This is done with a quick swap of his hand parts to another set which is shooting out the web! Now it really feels like Spider-Man! Great job, Eno-kun!

You can choose to pose him with both hands shooting web like the above picture, or of course just use one for a swinging pose!
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Spider-Man, watching over the city!

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(ヽ、 ゛ー ′ / ̄)|
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Nendoroid Spider-Man Hero’s Edition!

He’ll be up for preorder from Next Week!

If you have any sales or preorder queries, be sure to get in contact with out partner shops!

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

TM & © 2012 Marvel Characters, Inc. © 2012 CPII. All rights reserved.

Skytree East Tower 17th Floor!

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GSC, Max Factory and Phat! Company have all moved to this floor of the Skytree! (`・ω・´)

I accidentally caught Aesop-san running across the hallway, but it gives everyone a good feeling for the size of the passage! Apparently late at night the standard entrance is closed which makes it seem like quite a dungeon at times, the size also adds to that – trying to remember where everything is here on the 17th floor is still a bit foreboding….

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But Oonoshi has created a map of the new offices!
Phew! The snacks are not too far!! But anyway, today I’ll be running around the offices to take some photos while taking a look at this map!

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This is the main entrance!

It’s just a little to the right after you get off the elevator. There is a phone placed at the entrance for guests to contact the relevant department from the entrance.
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We received lots of flowers!

The Good Smile face at the back is made of flowers as well! It’s so cute!! Because it was three companies all moving at once, we ended up with a huge number of flowers!

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The offices look like a flower store!

I really love flowers, just looking at them when I come past makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! A big thank you to everyone who sent flowers to congratulate the company!

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These are the meeting rooms!

It’s a bit hard to see from these pictures, but the circles on the doors have a Good Smile mark on them! In the past we’ve had far too little space for meetings and some staff would sometimes end up having meetings on the floor – but now we have much more space!

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The inner meeting room has a beautiful view!

Both of the side walls are made from glass, so you can see very clearly! I’m fairly certain this room will become the most popular meeting room!

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This is left from the entrance!

Each staff member has a locker which is what you can see all lined up here! We need to store documents, figure samples and goods so there really is a need for this much space! No matter how much space there is it never seems like enough!

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This area is free space at the moment!

The chairs and tables from the old Good Smile Cafe are being used here by the window for staff to get together and have smaller meet ups. The sun shines through the window which I bet will feel great in the Winter months!

By the way, these photos were half taken in the afternoon and half in the evening, which explains why the saturation is so different between pictures… sorry about that!

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These are all desks for the staff!

All the staff besides the sculptors are all together in this area to work! Running from one end of the desks to the other is actually quite tiring – perhaps the new offices will lead to me getting a bit more exercise!

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We have lots of shelf space above the desks!

How each staff member chooses to make use of their desk space and shelf space is entirely up to them! I’ve made a threeA corner, a Miku corner and a Panda corner!  (`・ω・´)

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The prototype storage area!

Easily one of the most important areas!!! (゚Д゚;)

Next to the prototype shelves there is a giant fridge or ice maker or something. I’m really not sure why, so we’ll just ignore that for now. 😛

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The president’s office has glass windows and tatami mat flooring!

You can see a faint outline of the actual Skytree tower just outside the window! The windows are all fitted with blinds, but the view is just too nice to block it off with blinds! I’m situated at the WEB team’s section, which is the closest to the president’s office! (・∀・)ノ

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Time to infiltrate the studios!

The passages to each room always have glass windows like this so that all of the staff can always see other staff – it really brings everyone together nicely!

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This is GSC & Phat!’s Studios!

This is where all the sculptors are hard at work making new figures for everyone! I’ll need to go through very quietly to make sure I don’t bother them…

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A silver pipe stretches across the room!

These pipes suck in all the unclean air and replace it with clean air! It’s (kind of) like Nausicaä!

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Sculptors hard at work for WonFes!

Yep! Even with all the excitement of moving, we can’t forget that WonFes is coming up this month – easily one of the busiest time for sculptors here at GSC!

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The 3D Team’s room!

Most of the pedestals and bases for figures are made here, plus there are more and more full digital figures being made as well now! They pair up with a sculptor to get the best of both techniques and create beautiful figures faster than ever before!

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The small room next door has a couple of interesting machines!

The blue vinyl sheet at the back gives the room a strangely imposing feeling…

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This is the ‘Digital Wax’!

It’s a high-end 3D printer! It basically prints out 3D data directly from the PC! One of these machines is rather expensive (probably the cost of a few cars) but this one has definitely been put to good work! I hope we can get a second one for even more 3D printing sometime…

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This is an example of what it can do!

When it is first printed it comes out a blue color, but this one has already been coated in a surfacer. The lamination layer that is considered the weak point of 3D printing is hardly even visible at this point!

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This machine is the ‘Perfactory’!

I introduced this machine in a previous article some time ago, it is also a 3D printer. I think I should do an article that explains the difference between this one and the Digital Wax at some point… I’m really not sure what the difference is at the moment!

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The storage room for sculpting tools!

There are all sorts of tools I’ve never even seen before in here! To think that there figures are made from just these tools and the skills of the sculptors!

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Still busy setting up some equipment?

It looks like some kind of machine that sucks something into this box…

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Aesop-san is now taking me…
to the Max Factory studios!

I hope I’m not interrupting anything too important. Every room requires a security card to enter and exit, so if anyone forgets it they are locked out completely!

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Here we have Max Factory’s studio!

Max Factory have been always had their studio in North Matsudo – it is their first move in ten years! It was the first ever move for the Max Factory staff, so I’m sure it must have been quite a lot of work. (This was the 4th move for me!)

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The lovely figures are all created here!

It’s amazing to see everyone hard at work up close! I think I’ll have to sneak in here and watch over people’s shoulders when I have some spare time…! 😛

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Even more mysterious machines!

At the back you can also see one of the sculptors, Kitade, jumping up for the photo! Everyone here at GSC and Max Factory are such nice people, I’m really glad to be working here!

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Here we have Max Factory’s president!
MAX Watanabe-san!

Yesterday was his 50th birthday! Happy Birthday MAX-san!! The staff all got together to celebrate his special day! Seen we now work in the same building and same floor, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of each other! (*´ω`*)

GSC, Max Factory and Phat! Company will all be giving their best from their new base!

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

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I’m sure all my female readers feel the same way!!

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Nendoroid Petite :
Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%!

They are now up for preorder from animate!!

From the popular anime series, “Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%’ comes a set of the princes to join the adorable Nendoroid Petite series of figures! There are seven to collect including one secret character!

Each of the characters is posed in a way that really brings out their personality so you can keep the princes by your side whenever you like! ♪
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We had a quick look at them yesterday, let’s take a closer look now!

This is how they look from the back!

Even from the back you can see all the unique characteristics of each of the princes! Just look at Tokiya’s pointy hair from the back! A lot of them even have a gradient applied to their hair!

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The three from A-Class!

One of the best things about the Nendoroid Petite series is that it is quick and cheap to get hold of a whole collection of characters! They’re just ¥500 for one, so you can grab each for just one coin!

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The three from S-Class!

They’re all wearing the same Academy’s uniform, but each of them wears it in a different way – the sculptor must have had to sculpt all the bodies up from scratch! That did give us figures that each have their own special something though!

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

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I can hear everyone shouting that on the other side of the monitor…. ^^;
I’ll be taking pictures of each prince displayed with another prince so you can get a better look at each of them!

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Tokiya Ichinose and Otoya Ittoki!

When you display two of them together like this it really makes it seem more like the characters are actually there! The best thing about figures is that you can actually touch them and place them wherever you like – they’re really there!!

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Tokiya glaring at his rival…!

The actual stands on the product version will be much smaller, so you’ll be able to pose them even closer than this. You could display them in a display case, or just keep them by your side and change their positions each and every day!

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Masato Hijirikawa and Ren Jinguuji!

The two sons of big families! Seeing the two of them together makes me want to get hold of a small melon bread extra to recreate the purchasing scene…

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The necks, arms and shoulders are posable!

That means the face can be moved around left and right and the arms can be moved up and down to create a slightly different feeling for different scenes! Even though they’re so small there are so many options to play with! (`・ω・´)

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Natsuki Shinomiya and Syo Kurusu!

As I mentioned yesterday, Syo-chan’s hat can be removed and attached whenever you like! Natsuki, Otoya and Tokiya all have a very thin gold lining on their jackets which looks spectacular – seeing such amazing detail on such small figures always impresses me!!
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Their expressions are also very detailed!

Finally an entire set of Nendoroid Petites that are all male! I think that UtaPuri fans will be very satisfied with the amount of detail that went into them – I know the expressions went through a ton of adjustments over and over again to get them looking perfect – they each really grasp the character’s personality!

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Nendoroid Petite :
Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%

There are a total of 7 to collect including one secret character! (゚∀゚)ノ

They cost ¥500 each and come in a sealed box so you don’t know who you’ll get until you’ve opened it! You can also buy a box with eight figures inside.

They are up for preorder from animate now!

If you have any preorder or sales queries please contact animate!

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

(C)UTA☆PRI PROJECT

The Skytree—!!!

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GSC, Max Factory and Phat! Company have finished their move to the Skytree! (`・ω・´)

This is a picture taken from the president’s office! Quite an impressive view!!

We’re still settling down at the new offices, but we are starting work up again today. I’ll post a blog all about the new offices once everything has settled down a little more, but in the meantime I’ll take a look at this prototype that I grabbed before the move even started! (I’m glad I did, as I’d never be able to find them in the mountains of boxes at the moment!)

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Nendoroid Petite :
Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%
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From the popular anime series ‘Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%’ comes a set of all the princes to join the Nendo Petite series!

You can get a good feel for their size here!

They are each about 6.5cm in height – just compare them to the size of the mouse and keyboard and you’ll get a good idea of the size. There is of course also a secret character!
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Otoya Ittoki from A Class!

He is posed holding his headphones in one hand with a lovely smile that shows off his cheerful personality! I also love the way his tie is a little loose!

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Masato Hijirikawa from A Class!

The eldest son of the Hikirikawa Group! This was the first character I finished the game with, so he has a special place in my heart! I love the argyle pattern on his jersey!

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Natsuki Shinomiya from Class!

The warm atmosphere that Natsuki brings about is captured with the Nendoroid perfectly! I have this urge to try to take his glasses off, but we’ll have to wait for the final product to see if that’ll be possible! His rather difficult to sculpt hairstyle has also been shrunk into Nendoroid form nicely!
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Tokiya Ichinose from S Class!

He is sculpted with his arms folded in a very stylish pose! I think all of them are sculpted incredibly, but Tokiya really seems to capture the character the best of them all! (There are lots of Tokiya fans at GSC who were very glad to see how he came out! :P)

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Ren Jinguuji from S Class!

As soon as I could just hear him saying ‘Lady’ in my head… Ren has a fairly mature looking pose that suits him well. The long fringe and slightly open shirt are great!

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Syo Kurusu from S Class!

Syo is super cute in the series and even cuter as a Nendoroid! His hat can be attached and removed for some extra posing options as well!! I think I’ll feel happier everyday having that straight-forward gaze and lovely smile next to me at my desk.

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All displayed together!

There are a total of 7 to collect including one secret character! (゚∀゚)ノ

They cost ¥500 each and come in a sealed box – you won’t know which prince you’ll get until it’s open! There will also be a box available with 8 figures in, making it slightly cheaper than the normal 12 figure boxes for the bigger Nendoroid Petite series.

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Nendoroid Petite :
Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%
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They’ll be on the GSC website tomorrow, but sales will be exclusive to animate! (`・ω・´)

If you have any preorder or sales queries please contact animate!

I’ll be continuing my review tomorrow!!

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/    (≡)   (≡)\
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\      |r┬-|   ,/ | |        |
ノ      `ー’´  \  | |        |
/´              | |        |
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ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

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

GSC, Max Factory and Phat Company…

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Are all moving offices to the Tokyo Skytree 17th Floor from the 3rd July! (Tues)

Ooh, I can’t believe I’m going to be working inside that building! I still haven’t had a single chance to go there myself, but according to the rumors around the current offices…

 ・ The closest station is Oshiage Station.
 ・ You can get to the offices without ever going outside of the station.
 ・ You need to switch elevators half way up.
 ・ You need to keep a security card for access.
 ・ You seem to be surrounded by glass inside.
 ・ The company president’s room has glass walls.
 ・ The Skytree is big.
 ・ People are worried about getting to work late.
 ・ Nighttime is scary.
 ・ The company president is already looking into the next move.

That about sums up all the rumors – but they really are just things I’ve heard, so I look forward to seeing them for myself in a few days! I am so worried that I’m going to end up loosing my security card…

…Meanwhile!(`・ω・´)
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Back at the old office everything is being packed away!

It’s been around two years that we have been using this building for the offices, and I had a lot less junk to sift through than I expected – I managed to pack everything up quite quickly.

The move before this one was much worse – you can take a look at the previous Japanese blog posts about that move if you’re interested. 😛

– Good Smile Moving Offices! Let the Moving Strategy Commence! –
http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-10638320439.html
– Move Complete! The New Good Smile Company Offices!
http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-10642791128.html

 

Anyway, today I’d like to ask for help with this once again…
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I’m looking for a new blog title!

At the start the title was:
3 minute walk from Matsudo Station.

Afterwards it changed as follows…
2 minute jog from Matsudo Station.
1 minute run from Matsudo Station.

After that I started to ask for title ideas from readers:
5 minutes by panda from Matsudo Station (nobuno-san)
4 minutes by dog sled from Matsudo Station (Pupu-san)
0 minutes by Google from Matsudo Station (Futagoneko-san)
Move Forward 10 Blocks from Matsudo Station (Haruaki-san)

Seen we’ve moved quite far from Matsudo station now, the title needs to take on a new theme!

The only requirement is that the title must…

have a sense of distance!

I’m looking for something that gives an idea as to where GSC is! I know it’s not that simple to work with, but something along the lines of the previous titles. I really don’t have much of an idea of where the Skytree is, so it’s really hard for me to think of much at the moment either! 😛

“I’ve come up with a new title!”

mikatan-b@goodsmile.jp

 

Send me an an email with the title “I’ve come up with a new title!”, along with the title you’ve though of –  I’ll pick the best one which will be placed on the header of the top page of the blog along with your username – you can enter as many times as you like! (Please note that the entries do need to be in Japanese – the translations here are just for understanding purposes!)

The deadline is the 9th July!

However, I’ve also decided to add some forbidden words this time around! These words kept coming up in previous entries, and I’d rather not have them this time!

The Forbidden Words are…
  ・ Matsudo Station
  ・ Crawling
  ・ Moonwalk
  ・ Handstand

As much as I’d love to keep ‘Matsudo Station’ to keep the pattern of the blog, I feel like its a time for a change now, so I’ve decided to block that word out as well… Don’t get me wrong though, I still love Matsudo and I’ll still be going there sometimes – my house is close and Indotei is still there!!

The entrant whose title I select will be getting a little prize along with ten entries selected at random!

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I’ll be making the final selection for the blog title, so if you have an interesting idea then please send them through!

I’ll looking forward to everyone’s entries!!

 

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

Me: “I want to go with to the product inspection but I don’t have the time… can you take some pictures for me, Oda-P?”

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He got me some pictures of the warehouse!

There are piles and piles of cardboard boxes reaching the ceiling – and all of them are filled with Saber and her motorbike!

Now I’m even more depressed that I didn’t get to go with them!!

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The truck is packed up and ready to go!

Lots of people want to get hold of this figure, so the size of the truck is really impressive! A big thanks to all the workers at the warehouse for loading all those boxes up!
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Saber is watching over the warehouse!

All the boxes were successfully sent out yesterday thanks to her watchful gaze! One of them was also brought back to the offices for me to do my product review!!

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From Fate/Zero:
Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier!

From the popular anime series ‘Fate/Zero’ comes this 1/8th scale figure of the servant that Kiritsugu Emiya makes a contract with, Saber.

The figure’s pose is based on an illustration that featured in the original novel for the series, in which Saber is riding her motorbike while holding Excalibur in one hand – a pose that truly captures her fighting spirit as she rides into battle!

To summarize my feelings for the figure…
You’ll regret it if you miss out on this one!

It’s really hard to believe this is the final product and not the prototype – the manufacturing team has done an incredible job!! I literally got goosebumps when I saw her… she is just that amazing!

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The reverse side looks like this!

She looks great no matter what angle you choose to look at her from! You can’t help but spin the base around to see her from all sides!

Instead of just placing her in a display case I think you should keep her beside you on your desk to spin her around once in awhile and see her at every angle possible!

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\    。 | |    /=3    | |          |
__/        ⌒    \     | |          |
| | /   ,  | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| ヽ || | |         |
| | /   /   ヽ回回回回レ   ヽ|| | |         |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn.ヽ___/   .(⌒)|_|___________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) └─┘ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

The bike itself is very long so these pictures make her look much smaller than she really is! Let me take a closer look at each section now, in the hopes that will give you a better opinion of how amazing the figure is.

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Let’s take a look at Saber herself first!

Her expression is amazing!!

Even zoomed in this much I can’t find a single fault in that expression – the sculpting of the hair and jacket really makes it seem like the figure is in mid-motion!

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Her lovely hip-line!

Pay special attention to just how round her bottom looks! I think it’s the part of the figure that really shows off Saber’s feminine side the most! It looks like it would be soft if you were to touch it… unfortunately it isn’t, I tried 😛

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The seat makes use of a soft material!

At first Oda-P and Tsukki from the manufacturing team were discussing that the figure would look strange of Saber was ‘floating’ above either the pedal, the seat or the ground. The first way to avoid this was by putting a tab on the figure to hold her in place, but they didn’t want to have to place a tab on Saber’s bottom to connect her to the seat, nor make the seat dented.

That’s when Tsukki came up with the idea to make the seat from a softer material instead – that allows all the three parts to be put together easily and keep Saber touching all three points while still keeping the shape of the seat normal. Great job, Tsukki!!

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The engine section is so intricate!

As I mentioned with Nendoroid Saber, mechanical sections like this on figures tend to look odd more often than not – but as you can see this engine looks just like a real motorbike’s engine!

I can’t imagine how they managed to put together all the tiny parts like each of those screws with such amazing detail and accuracy!

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The suspension and exhaust!

If you feel the exhaust with the tip of your finger it really feels like metal!! According to Tsukki the metallic parts are made from ABS with a metallic coating to create a very realistic appearance and feel!

The springs also look just like real springs, but they don’t expand and contract like a normal spring would. (they looked so real, I had to try!)

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The cowl has a shiny gradient effect!

The shininess here is a different kind compared to the exhaust – it is less evident but also looks stunning! The bike has a very streamlined shape, so if you change the angle or lighting in just the slightest way the shine looks completely different!

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A long-angle shot!

I recommend using a long angle like this when you want a picture that captures the feeling of the scene. Looking at this photo really makes the bike and Saber look so heavy and realistic, it’s hard to think she is just a figure!

This figure in particular really has been so much fun to photograph, I ended up taking way too many photos of her…

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I also love the creases in her jacket!

The way it seems to be fluttering in the wind is amazing in itself, but just look at the creases on her upper arm! They are incredible!!

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A close-up on the tires and base!

The tires don’t actually spin, but they do have a kind of rubbery feel to them!! It’s amazing how realistic they can become just through different materials and paint…

The base is modeled off the scene from the anime where Saber slid along the road to a halt! A big thank you to Kondo-san from ufotable for all the help with that!

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Now to play around a bit with parts from other figures!
Here she is holding Invisible Air!!

This is the sword that Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~ is holding! Although the Triumphant Excalibur figure is a 1/7th scale and this Saber is a 1/8th scale figure it doesn’t look too out of place when she holds it instead. This recreates the scene from the anime perfectly!!

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figma Saber Zero can sit behind her!

I’m sure a lot of you have thought about putting other figures on the bike, so here is a figma size comparison! Obviously the size doesn’t quite match up, but I think you could fit three figmas on the bike at once! 😛

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My best photo for today!

Saber and her bike are not stuck together, so you can remove Saber and display her on her own! If you put Excalibur in the hand that would normally be holding the handle bars then it just looks like she is swinging the sword around instead – I think it looks great!!

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From Fate/Zero:
Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier!

She is being shipped out today!!

Apologies for the long wait, but you’ll be able to get your hands on her soon!! This is definitely a product that Good Smile has worked hard to release in the best possible quality, so I hope fans will enjoy having her on display!!

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)Nitroplus/TYPE-MOON・ufotable・FZPC

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Excellent! Package Located!

This figure was rather hard to get hold of, I’m glad I called and asked for it in advance… I know lots of fans have been waiting for the next Nendoroid in this series and now she is finally here!!
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The 5th in the Strike Witches Nendoroid series:
Nendoroid Gertrud Barkhorn!

From the hit anime series ‘Strike Witches’ comes the reliable ace of the squad – Gertrud Barkhorn. She also comes with her twin MG42 machine guns, various arm parts and expressions which can be used to create all sorts of your favorite scenes from the 501st Joint Fighter Wing!

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This is how she looks from the back!

The stand she uses is the arm-type stand that we are seeing more often on Nendoroids now! It makes it very easy to pose her in flying poses!
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An embarrassed expression with arms folded behind her back!

Gertrud is well known for her stern personality – even her embarrassed expression is very reserved! You can even pose her with her hands folded behind her back for a very professional looking pose like this!

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Her Striker Unit is also included!

Plus she can hold both the MG42 machine guns at once!

The photo above has her holding them with two bent arms, but the hands are detachable from the arms so you can have her holding the guns with any arm parts!

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A look from the back while flying!

The ears are a separate fringe part that you just need to swap out when you like, and the best part is that the sculpting of the braids and fringe on the version with ears is much more airy and really suits flying poses!

Of course a tail is also included and is even fitted with a joint for some more posing options! That little bit of skin showing just above her hips is beautiful!
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She can even hold the MG42 backwards!

She comes with special hands just to pose her like this to recreate the batting scene! Plus she also has this lovely expression for combat poses!

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She also comes with the alternate base!

On the left is the adapter for the stand that lets you pose her flying horizontally. You just need to place the Nendoroid’s waist on the white section! The base on the right is the same base seen with all the previous Strike Witches Nendoroids, featuring the 501st Joint Fighter Wing logo!
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The 5th in the Strike Witches Nendoroid series:
Nendoroid Gertrud Barkhorn!
She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!

Be sure to contact our partner shops if you have any sales or preorder queries!


Now for a quick notice!

The 2013 Snow Miku Outfit will be decided tomorrow!!

A big thank you to everyone who sent in designs to Piapro for the 2013 Nendoroid Snow Miku design!

The following four designs are the final options!

Just like last year, we’ll be having a public vote during a NicoNico Live Broadcast to decide between these four designs – come along and cast your vote as well!
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1: Snow Miku : Borage Flower Ver. (Provisional Name)
The Borage flower in her hair is and edible flower often used to decorate desserts. They also bloom in Winter. The tips of her twin-tails are made to look like cream at the end. The colors throughout the figure have a light blue to white gradient which is made to look like shaved ice with syrup.
http://piapro.jp/t/5Hi8
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2: Sweet Pâtissier Snow Miku
A Snow Miku with a very chilly appearance and a sweet tooth. The earphones on her ears are macarons filled with fresh cream, and the ribbon on her back is made to look like a sugar sculpture.
http://piapro.jp/t/5nK-

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3: Fresh Cream Snow Miku (Provisional Name)
Snow white clothes with frills shaped like whipped cream and features ornaments shaped like soda candy. Her hair has a white to blue gradient and flows like melting snow.

http://piapro.jp/t/lJh0
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4: Strawberry Daifuku White Kimono Miku
She has a strawberry leaf on her head with a snowflake lacing around her head. She is wearing a white kimono with silver snowflake patterns on it.
http://piapro.jp/t/XSGC


“Hatsune Miku Time” – Brought to You by Sega x GSC x Crypton:
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv97744174

The show starts tomorrow at 19:00! (JST)

I hope you’ll be there to cast your vote – just wait for the poll and click the number that corresponds to the design you like best!

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

(C)2007 第501統合戦闘航空団