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We have already reached June!

We’re fast approaching the halfway mark of the year… and WonFes is only 2 months away!

Even though we have moved into summer now…  

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We still have Snow Miku!

The left is the 2010 edition, and the right is the 2011 edition – she has also been released as a downloadable costume for Sega’s Project DIVA game!

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        /     \    
     /   ⌒  ⌒ \    ”What will the 2012 version look like?” 
   /     (●)  (●) \
    |   ” ゙)(__人__)” )|   ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ /j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |             |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |             |
| | /   /          r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

We have a collaboration going on to help decide that!

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A collaboration project between Good Smile Company and Piapro!

The 2012 Snow Miku

 Costume Design Contest!

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We’ll pick one design to be used for next year’s Sapporo Snow Festival Snow Miku!

 
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     / ⌒  ⌒\
    /  (○)  (○) \    ”Ooh! Awesome!”
  / ///(__人__)/// \  
  |       `Y⌒y’´    |  
   \      ゛ー ′  ,/   
    /      ー‐  ィ

But, there is a bit of a theme that needs to be followed…

‘A 2012 Nendoroid Snow Miku Outfit that makes use of gems/jewels resembling snow or ice!’
Ooh! That seems like it’ll bring in lots of gorgeous designs!

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So, in order to get some creative thoughts going I found a little blue jewel and let the previous Snow Miku hold it!

We won’t be able to use real jewels in the 2012 Snow Miku…
But we’ll make them look as realistic as possible!

Well, I say ‘we’, but the real hard work will come from the Good Smile production team… but I’ll be there to cheer them on! Thanks as always guys!

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I believe this is the first time we’ll be putting jewels or gems into the design of a Nendoroid!

Snow Miku is known to bring lots of interesting challenges to the team, but it’s always a lot of fun to work on! (albeit a lot of trouble for the production team :P)

Details for entering a design can be found on Piapro’s website linked below, so if you’re interested take a look. (Unfortunately it’s only in Japanese.)

-2012 Nendoroid Snow Miku Costume Design Contest!-

http://piapro.jp/static/?view=2012yukimiku_detail

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \    ”Time to come up with a Snow Miku design!”
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |      (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

I look forward to seeing all the entries!

 
 
 
 
Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
(C)Crypton Future Media Inc.

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Aki came back from his trip to China yesterday! (・∀・)ノ

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Look at his smile while holding a figure he brought home with him!

… well actually I kind of just forced him to hold it for a picture while he was in the middle of a serious meeting… ^^;

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But the smile was genuine! Anyone would smile holding this beautiful figure!

RACING Miku 2010 ver.!

She is the official mascot of the ‘GOODSMILERACING with COX’ SUPER GT team that raced in the 2010 SUPER GT, who was originally illustrated by redjuice!


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This is how she looks from the back!

Previously we only got to see the front of her from the original illustration, but now we get the full 360 degree Racing Miku! Figures are so wonderful! Just look at those sexy hips and back!


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She is absolutely gorgeous!

The original illustration by redjuice gave a nice cool feeling to Miku-san, which is portrayed through the figure perfectly! She has a more mature feeling to the standard versions of Miku which just causes your heart to skip a beat when you see her…


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Stunning thighs!

Could anybody not love the beauty in this photo?! I don’t think it’s possible!!

I’ve blown the image up quite a bit, but just look how detailed the stitches and wrinkles are on her clothes… wonderful work production team!

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Although my #1 is definitely this area!

Just look at the way the collarbone is slightly visible through her smooth looking skin! Plus you can then enjoy the bare skin from her armpits to her breast – just as stunning!

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Ready to work with her impact wrench!

For those who don’t know, it’s used to change wheels of the car as fast as possible! The black cord comes apart from the wrench and just needs to be pushed into it.

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Plus a set of tools on her hips!

Only the wrench can be taken out, but you can see inside the pouch which is all just as carefully sculpted and painted as the outside!

If you look close you can even see the screwdrivers have both a star head and a flat head! How can you possibly get more detailed than that!

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The boots have a metallic feel to them!

Once again, a perfect recreation of redjuice’s illustration in figure form – from the tips of the toes to the top of the head!

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RACING Miku 2010 ver.
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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |      (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be out for sale from the 30th May!


For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.

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

 
 
 
(C)redjuice/Crypton Future Media.INC


 
 
 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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After the huge earthquake that hit Eastern Japan earlier this month lots of people are living in very unfortunate circumstances in the East of Japan. Good Smile is trying to help in any way it possibly can.

All sales of Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support Ver. will support the relief efforts in Eastern Japan.
Each sale will contribute 1000 yen to the Japan Red Cross. Overseas sales will be available!

Today I’ll be doing a review for Support Miku!  (`・ω・´)ゞ

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Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver.!

First up is her normal face and standard pose!

This version of Miku is based on the normal Nendoroid Miku and comes with all the extra parts and expressions from the original. but also includes new parts such as a support face, a support flag and some pompons to cheer on the recovery of Eastern Japan!


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Her singing face, bent left arm and twisted leg parts!

The perfect set of parts to recreate Miku in her singing pose. I’m using the twisted leg on her right, but you can also use her left leg instead.

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Her Hachune face, Hachune hair and the famous leek!

The complete Hachune set is of course also included! You can pose her in the classic ‘leek swinging’ pose!

↑  Up to here has been the normal Nendoroid Miku!

The Support ver. contains everything you see above, plus…!

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First up she comes with a brand new facial expression…

A bright, smiling face to cheer everyone up!

With this expression included that means the figure come with a total of four expressions!!
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A support flag shaped like a musical note!

This is a collaboration between Miku and Good Smile, so the musical note is GSC’s orange! The flag reads ‘You are not alone!”, I hope Miku’s message reaches everyone it needs to!

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You can also remove the bottom for a normal flag!

The reverse side of the flag is left blank so you can put whatever stickers you want on it. The one in this version features a GSC logo, but the figure comes with a couple of other stickers as well.

You can even write your own support message and fly a completely original support flag!

Once everyone has their Miku I’ll be have a photo contest to see what kind of support flags everyone manged to come up with! Also be sure to put it up on your blog to show your support!

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She also comes with pompons to cheer everyone on!

These are actually attached by removing her hands entirely and attaching the pompons as hands. They are also an inspiring orange in color!

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Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver.!

The normal Miku with a whole bunch of extras to show support to those in need!

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Orders will be taken at the GSC Online Shop from the 8th April.

The figures will be made-to-order, so be sure to order if you wish to show your support. Further details about payment methods and shipping will be put up on the Good Smile Online shop in the near future.

Good Smile Online Shop:

http://goodsmile.ecq.sc/

If you are ordering from overseas, please note the following:

Overseas Sales

■ Orders start on the 8th April. More details will be revealed later.
■ Delivery will be in mid-July.

And finally,

A big thank you to Crypton for their support with this figure. Let’s hope that everyone in the East will be able to see loads of smiles again soon!

That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Good Smile Company Celebrates Miku Day!

Today is the 9th of March!

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It’s Miku Day!


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Today at ZeppTokyo is the ‘Hatsune Miku 2011 -38’s LIVE IN TOKYO’ event and GSC will be there to exhibit some figures!

The picture above is how it looked yesterday. There will also be a sales booth up today, so if you’re joining the event be sure to take a look at the GSC booth!

And during the live event…

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This commercial will be showing!

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     / ⌒  ⌒\
    /  (○)  (○) \     “Oooh!
  / ///(__人__)/// \     This style looks familiar!”
  |       `Y⌒y’´    |
   \      ゛ー ′  ,/
    /      ー‐  ィ

If you’ve seen the ‘Hatsune Miku (Θ) Dou iu Koto na no!?‘ video I featured on the blog before, then you’ll realize that this commercial for Lat-type Miku is in fact based off that video! We even worked with the original author of the video P-san so that we could get it to look as similar as possible! Thank you P-san!

The commercial will also feature on the GSC site today from 21:00!

If you can’t make it to Miku event then be sure to check it out here:

Good Smile Official Site: http://www.goodsmile.info/

Plus there is another bonus for those at the event…


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If you’re at the live then you’ll get this Miku: Sakura Version Charm!

They were made especially for this event by Good Smile!

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It’s small, but still excellent quality!

Even though we didn’t make that many the same GSC quality is still there!! Both Gakkun who was in charge of production and myself are proud to be giving them out at the event! We’re not quite in spring yet so the cherry blossoms are not blooming yet, but you can keep this Miku by your side in the meantime! ^^

Anyway, that’s all for today!

I hope today turns out to be a great day for both you and Miku!

Hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛

 
 

(C)Lat/Crypton Future Media Inc.
(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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My Melarus Slippers…

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Have found a new figure!! (゚∀゚)ノ

It’s the Lat-type Miku-san we saw last week in Sapporo! She came home to the GSC offices… although I couldn’t find her for ages… for some reason she was on the 6th floor where all the sculpting takes place… at least I found her!

Good slippers! Bring the figure to my desk now!


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Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.!

This Miku was also on display at WonFes… I upped a picture of her on twitter and she was possibly the most popular of all the images I upped: http://twitpic.com/3www1b
 

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \     ”What exactly is… ‘Lat-type’…?”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

 
Take a look at this video: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12976887

It’s a popular model of Miku created as a 3D model for MikuMikuDance (MMD) by Lat!

Those who use NicoNico might know that there is even a prize for the MMD video that gets the most “My List” adds on NicoNico! :O


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This is how she looks from the back!

I wanted to take more of an angled shot but this was the best I could get… I promise that even the parts you can’t see are made just the like Lar-type model!
 
 
The hair is made from stunning clear plastic!
When you look at her from different angles the coloring on the hair varies slightly… it’s really fun to look at. I actually sat spinning her stand around for awhile just staring at how the hair looked different from different angles…


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Lat-type Miku’s cute red glasses!

Another thing about Lat-type Miku is that she looks a little bit younger than the normal Miku… which is definitely visable in this figure. I don’t know how anyone couldn’t fall in love with face!!


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And a red ring on her arm!

The normal Miku has a ’01’ symbol on her arm, but Lat-type Miku instead has a red band that goes around her entire arm! If you squint you can even read the tiny writing… I wonder how this is going to be mass-produced…?


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The checked chain is really pretty!
You can see it at the back behind the skirt here…
 
 
And look at those thighs!! 😀


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She also has a lovely little neck-tie

Another part of Lat-type Miku that sets her apart from normal Miku… the original Miku’s tie was much longer! Lat-type Miku’s tie kind of looks like it’s fluttering upward as well which really gives a dynamic feeling to the figure… it really seems like she’s dancing!

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        /      \
       /  ─    ─ \    “That baggy look on her
     /   (≡)  (≡)   \    shirt also looks so nice!!”  
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄


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A close-up on her headphones!

This set of headphones is also a Lat-type specific design! They are made using 3D data so they are pretty nicely detailed… definitely worth a close look!


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Her mike and glasses can be removed!

She even comes with an alternate mike that suits her better when she’s not wearing her glasses!

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        CUUUUTE!!

         /⌒|___/⌒ヽ
      ○。 |  .|   ヽ /。/
        <|  .|   |ノ/ /  ・
   。・    | 丶    ヽ./
         ヽ     ヽ
          \     \
            \     \
             /    丿\
            /   /\  \
           /  /   \  .\
          /  /      \  ヽ
丿⌒ ̄ ̄ ̄⌒   /  ノ⌒ ̄ ̄ ̄   丿
|_つ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄    |_つ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

As you can see the mike is black and features a different design to the standard mike. (Apparently this was a request from Aki :P)

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1/8th scale Miku Hatsune with Lat-type Miku Hatsune!

The original Miku was released all the way back in September 2008… but if you were watching the WonHobby TV9 Live Broadcast then you’d already know that…
 
1/8th scale Miku is getting a re-release!
 
 
She will be re-announced at the same time as Lat-type Miku is announced! They look great together, so if you ever grabbed the original consider picking her up this time!


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Miku Hatsune: Lat-type Ver.!

(and 1/8th Scale Miku (Resale)!)

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

They’ll be on the GSC site from the 22nd!
 
For ordering information or questions check out our partner shops.

Whether you’ve noticed or not… it’s already Friday!

Almost everyone in the GSC office is tierd out thanks to WonFes, but now that it’s over we all need to charge up over the weekend and look forward to the upcoming events in March! I’ll also be sure to charge up over the weekend, so I’ll see you all again fully charged next week! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
 
* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas
 
 
(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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16 days to the Wonder Festival!

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Yesterday I went over the first of the WonFes products, Nendoroid Mato & Yomi Set!

Today I’m going to be looking at the second!

Nendoroid Snow Miku:

Snow Playtime Edition!

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\   ”The box is huge!”
  |::::::::::::::(__人__):::|
     \:::::::::   |r┬-|   ,/
    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´   \

S-Sorry… I think we added too many things…

During my trip to China in December I was making sure that she was being made just right!

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Let’s get started on the review!

This is how the packaging looks!

The pack is filled with extra parts! A Nendo Petite sized snowman, two different expressions, hair parts for a Hachune version, different hand parts, headsets…. and that’s not all!

She even comes with a Miku-shaped ice tray!

You can see the ice tray’s blue outline in the back of the blister pack.

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A fully posable Snow Miku!

She’s back again for the 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival, to commemorate the giant snow sculpture of Miku at the event!

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        /     \ 
     /   ⌒  ⌒ \   ”Why did you make her fully posable?”
   /    ( ●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)” .)|    ___________
   \      。` ||||==(⌒)ー、| |             |
__/         ||||    \  〉| |             |
| | /    ,  | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| ̄ ̄ .| |             |
| | /   /   ヽ回回回回レ    | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn.ヽ___/     |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) └─┘ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Some of you might be wondering about that.

SEGA announced it yesterday, but…
A new module featuring Snow Miku is coming to the PSP game ‘Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd’, as well as the arcade game ‘Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade!

Snow Miku is going to be bouncing and dancing around in the game, so it’s only fair that the Nendoroid can do it as well!! If you’re looking for more info about the module, take a look at SEGA’s site below:

[SEGA]

http://sega.jp/topics/110120_2/ (Japanese only)

And if you’re looking for more info about the Snow Festival, you can find more information on Crypton’s website:  

There are lots of other awesome looking goods on sale!

[SNOW MIKU for SAPPORO 2011 ]

http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/special/snowmiku2011/ (Japanese only)

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This is how she looks from the back!

The silver snowflakes in her hair look just the same as the previous version… still just as beautiful as ever! The hair also uses clear plastic just like before… isn’t it beautiful!?

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Let’s compare her with the last Snow Miku!

The left is the 2011 Snow Miku, and the right is the 2010 Snow Miku.

This year’s looks a little more grown up, but they’re both adorable!

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You can put the new parts on the old Snow Miku!

The scarf, earmuffs and gloves all fit her perfectly!

Unfortunately the expressions are not exchangeable due to some changes in the design. (Although I’m fairly sure the expressions will fit on any new Nendoroids)

If you want to put the new expressions on the old Miku, you’ll have to use the new fringe parts as well!

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Anyway, let’s get back to the new Miku’s review!

She comes with this embarrassed face!

Snow Miku was never based on any illustrations or anything, so all the expressions were designed by Kawapon. They were still being modified at the very last moments of being made… I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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The famous ‘Hachune Face!’

Although it’s a different Hachune face to the previous figure!

Of course she also comes with a ice leek to hold!

And using the new posability you can make epic poses like the one above!

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You can take off all the winter clothes!

The scarf, earmuffs and gloves can all be removed! In place of the earmuffs you can put her black headset on for a more Miku-esque pose!

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Nendoroid Petite-sized Snowman!

It’s got a Hachune face! And the arms are made of ice leeks! It’s adorable!

And because it’s Nendoroid Petite size…

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You can switch heads with other Petites!

It uses the normal connector used in Nendo Petites, so you can try it with all sorts of characters!

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     /     \
   / __ノ    ヽ、_\   ”S-Sorry Kaito…”
  /  o゚⌒   ⌒゚o  \
  |     (__人__)    |
  \     ` ⌒´     /
  ノ            \

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Bonus Scene!

This is how she looks with the charming CHAN×CO Face!
 
The eye color even matches! It looks great! This face along with the Hachune face… I think I’m going to die from cuteness!!! Aaahh!!

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Nyaa Face!

This one comes from Nendoroid Shiki Ryougi!

I wanted to try and pose her in a slick Shiki-like pose! It’s a lot of fun trying to think up and pose the fully posable Nendoroids like this!!

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The first public view of this extra…

The ice-tray!

It is made of a very soft silicone-like material. This obviously came from the idea of making Miku into your very own ice sculptures for the snow festival!

I’ll post the results on the blog at a later stage!
 

 

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Nendoroid Snow Miku:

Snow Playtime Edition!

She will be available for ¥4000!

I’m sure you’ll have fun with all the winter gear and the snowman as well! (・∀・)

There are three ways to get your hands on them!

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 / ) ) )/ \  /\  
 {   ⊂)(●)  (●) \
 |   / ///(__人__)/// \
 !   !    `Y⌒y’´    |
 |   l      ゙ー ′   ,/
 |   ヽ   ー‐    ィ

↑ Going to Wonder Festival

They will be sold using numbered tickets at the event on the 6th February! More details will be available on the ‘Event Sales Page’ which will be available soon.

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 / ) ) )/ \  /\  
 {   ⊂)(●)  (●) \
 |   / ///(__人__)/// \
 !   !    `Y⌒y’´    |
 |   l      ゙ー ′   ,/
 |   ヽ   ー‐    ィ
 
↑ Going to the Snow Festival

She will be on sale at the ‘nORBESA’ hall the 11th February 2011!

For more information, you can check out the ‘SNOW MIKU for SAPPORO2011’ webpage below:

【 SNOW MIKU for SAPPORO2011 】

http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/special/snowmiku2011/

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

↑ Buying Online

Sales will start on 7th February 2011 from 0:00!
For more details a ‘Web Sales Page’ will be put up soon! Just wait a little more!

Unfortunately we do not ship these figures overseas!


If you’re looking for more information…

[WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 13]

http://www.whl4u.jp/

The site is updated regularly, so be sure to take a look now and then!

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


Takanon, Kawapon, Imai-kun, Gakkun, Station and Mery-san…
Everyone working at the factory in China…
Crypton…
SEGA…
Everyone else who helped in the slightest way…

Snow Miku has come out perfectly! Thank you all so much!

(C)huke / B★RS Project
(C)奈須きのこ/講談社・アニプレックス・ノーツ・ufotable
(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The pack is filled with extra parts! A Nendo Petite sized snowman, two different expressions, hair parts for a Hachune version, different hand parts, headsets…. and that’s not all!

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