1/12 Archive

  • Miyazawa is one of those events I always forget about. I saw all this news popping up and said “what the hell?!” But indeed, it’s one of the (many) autumn hobby events! So let’s get right into it. Phat! Company seemed to bring the most: their new Ranko, Makoto’s sculpt, a tiny teaser of Takane, the action figure Labrys (so cuute!), the painted  Yuudachi Kai Ni, and the chibi figure of Hikoujouki (Harbor Princess). Oh, and let’s not forget: the full sculpt for their Shiro! KanColle unsurprisingly ruled above all, once again. We’ve got the Nendoroids of Suzuya & Kumano, along with ANOTHER Nendo announcement: Kirishima! There was also the sculpt for the figFIX Amatsukaze. Nendoroids of Elsa, Senbonzakura Miku, Kyouko Toshino, Akari Yomatsuri, and Tobio Kageyama. Of course that’s not all: don’t forget about the tiny Detective Conan and FREEing’s yukata figures of Misaka & Kuroko. [UPDATE] Added Max Factory’s Venera-sama, Gift’s Vita and Penguin Parade’s Miyuki Shiba from moeyo! [via Hobbylog, Phat!’s Twitter]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: Good Smile Company & Co

    Miyazawa is one of those events I always forget about. I saw all this news popping up and said “what the hell?!” But indeed, it’s one of the (many) autumn hobby events! So let’s get right into it. Phat! Company seemed to bring the most: their new Ranko, Makoto’s sculpt, a tiny teaser of Takane, the action figure Labrys (so cuute!), the painted  Yuudachi Kai Ni, and the chibi figure of Hikoujouki (Harbor Princess). Oh, and let’s not forget: the full sculpt for their Shiro! KanColle unsurprisingly ruled above all, once again. We’ve got the Nendoroids of Suzuya & Kumano, along with ANOTHER Nendo announcement: Kirishima! There was also the sculpt for the figFIX Amatsukaze. Nendoroids of Elsa, Senbonzakura Miku, Kyouko Toshino, Akari Yomatsuri, and Tobio Kageyama. Of course that’s not all: don’t forget about the tiny Detective Conan and FREEing’s yukata figures of Misaka & Kuroko. [UPDATE] Added Max Factory’s Venera-sama, Gift’s Vita and Penguin Parade’s Miyuki Shiba from moeyo! [via Hobbylog, Phat!’s Twitter]

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  • Max Factory has really been on a roll with these announcements, haven’t they? First the school uniform Sakura figma, then the Tomoyo figma, and now… we’re getting a Sakura Kinomoto figFIX which is Max Factory’s figma-sized scaled figure line. They’re a bit vague on the costume: it’s her “battle uniform” (she has so many??) so I am going to guess it’ll be the same outfit as the first figma. Max Factory hasn’t been the only one announcing Cardcaptor merchandise recently: we also got news of a yellow dress Sakura S.H.Figuarts and quite recently a third prize figure from FuRyu! I guess 2015 will be the year of the Clow. [via Max Factory]

    Max Factory Announces An figFIX Sakura Kinomoto

    Max Factory has really been on a roll with these announcements, haven’t they? First the school uniform Sakura figma, then the Tomoyo figma, and now… we’re getting a Sakura Kinomoto figFIX which is Max Factory’s figma-sized scaled figure line. They’re a bit vague on the costume: it’s her “battle uniform” (she has so many??) so I am going to guess it’ll be the same outfit as the first figma. Max Factory hasn’t been the only one announcing Cardcaptor merchandise recently: we also got news of a yellow dress Sakura S.H.Figuarts and quite recently a third prize figure from FuRyu! I guess 2015 will be the year of the Clow. [via Max Factory]

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  • I have a thing for sitting figures. I love their small proportions (and the fact that you can display them in front of standing ones, taking up less space). And while I generally prefer larger scales, with 1/5 being my personal favorite, when it comes to sitting girls… I want them teeny tiny! And you don’t really get much tinier than figFIX Shinobu. Being the size of a figma I knew conceptually that she’d be small, but being so close to the figure is a whole different thing. We even have a picture with a quarter to show you just how petite this little vampire is! I can’t get enough. I want 20 of them to hide all over my house.

    NYCC 2014: Max Factory’s FigFIX Shinobu Gallery

    I have a thing for sitting figures. I love their small proportions (and the fact that you can display them in front of standing ones, taking up less space). And while I generally prefer larger scales, with 1/5 being my personal favorite, when it comes to sitting girls… I want them teeny tiny! And you don’t really get much tinier than figFIX Shinobu. Being the size of a figma I knew conceptually that she’d be small, but being so close to the figure is a whole different thing. We even have a picture with a quarter to show you just how petite this little vampire is! I can’t get enough. I want 20 of them to hide all over my house.

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  • I will freely admit that it took me a long time to really hop on the Kantai Collection train. I mean, boats as cute girls. A strange phone game. Battle damaged lolis. But the KanColle draw is like some kind of evil black hole that sucks you in and makes you buy all the figures. All of them. But probably my favorite figure from the line (aside from Wo-Class and Yamato) is Max Factory’s tiny figFIX Shimakaze. I know, I know, tacky battle damage! But LOOK AT HOW CUTE HER FACE IS. It was great being able to see this piece in person because she is indeed very small but jam-packed with detail. I love that we’re getting small, affordable figures again now that the Beach Queens line has gone completely bonkers with pricing.

    NYCC 2014: Max Factory’s FigFIX Shimakaze Gallery

    I will freely admit that it took me a long time to really hop on the Kantai Collection train. I mean, boats as cute girls. A strange phone game. Battle damaged lolis. But the KanColle draw is like some kind of evil black hole that sucks you in and makes you buy all the figures. All of them. But probably my favorite figure from the line (aside from Wo-Class and Yamato) is Max Factory’s tiny figFIX Shimakaze. I know, I know, tacky battle damage! But LOOK AT HOW CUTE HER FACE IS. It was great being able to see this piece in person because she is indeed very small but jam-packed with detail. I love that we’re getting small, affordable figures again now that the Beach Queens line has gone completely bonkers with pricing.

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  • When Max Factory announced their figFIX line, a collection of tiny (1/12) scale figures to pair along with figmas, I was skeptical. I mean, Beach Queens cost almost $50 after discounts now. Do we need more tiny, overpriced figures? Thankfully, the figFIX line seems more like cheap(ish) enhancements & upgrades for figmas than anything else, as the second girl in the line proves. Figma Shinobu comes with quite a few goodies, and when paired with the figFIX version they make quite a team! All of the faces are swappable, and you can even put the frilly hat from the figma on the figFIX. And even if you only buy the scaled version, at under ¥2,000 after discounts you aren’t exactly breaking the bank! And if the figma + figFIX combo isn’t enough for you? Pre-orders from the GSC shop will come with a bonus chair for Shinobu. Even though… the figma comes with a chair. But this one will be extra special! Doesn’t that make you want to pay for EMS shipping and forgo discounts? Pre-Order At: AmiAmi, Hobby Search, Big In Japan [via Kahotan]

    figFIX Shinobu Oshino Is The Tiniest, Grumpiest Vampire

    When Max Factory announced their figFIX line, a collection of tiny (1/12) scale figures to pair along with figmas, I was skeptical. I mean, Beach Queens cost almost $50 after discounts now. Do we need more tiny, overpriced figures? Thankfully, the figFIX line seems more like cheap(ish) enhancements & upgrades for figmas than anything else, as the second girl in the line proves. Figma Shinobu comes with quite a few goodies, and when paired with the figFIX version they make quite a team! All of the faces are swappable, and you can even put the frilly hat from the figma on the figFIX. And even if you only buy the scaled version, at under ¥2,000 after discounts you aren’t exactly breaking the bank! And if the figma + figFIX combo isn’t enough for you? Pre-orders from the GSC shop will come with a bonus chair for Shinobu. Even though… the figma comes with a chair. But this one will be extra special! Doesn’t that make you want to pay for EMS shipping and forgo discounts? Pre-Order At: AmiAmi, Hobby Search, Big In Japan [via Kahotan]

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  • Recently, GSC’s NicoNico broadcasts have been a bit lackluster, showing off maybe 2 or 3 items a go–and often, they’re not that new. Well, things are changing today! We’ve got a buttload of goodies, all of which have new updates. Let’s start with the Nendoroids: we have what is basically a full preview of Nendoroid Winged Homura, who like the figure comes with both open and closed wing parts. Also, she’s just so pretty. Then there’s a brief but tantalizing preview of Yukari Yakumo, a Nendo I’ve been waiting ages for–she’s pretty much my favorite Touhou girl! Or Suika. I can never choose between them. As for figmas, we’ve also got two of those: a brief colored preview of KanColle’s Amatsukaze, and an extensive preview of the adorable Shinobu (who looks just as cute as the Nendoroid, and comes with basically the accessories). As a bonus, there’s also a peek at her figFIX! As for scaled figures, we’ve got one: Sakura Saber is painted! And I actually like her. But I really, really don’t need any more Saber figures. Sigh. [via mfc]

    Good Smile Company’s September 2014 NicoNico Broadcast

    Recently, GSC’s NicoNico broadcasts have been a bit lackluster, showing off maybe 2 or 3 items a go–and often, they’re not that new. Well, things are changing today! We’ve got a buttload of goodies, all of which have new updates. Let’s start with the Nendoroids: we have what is basically a full preview of Nendoroid Winged Homura, who like the figure comes with both open and closed wing parts. Also, she’s just so pretty. Then there’s a brief but tantalizing preview of Yukari Yakumo, a Nendo I’ve been waiting ages for–she’s pretty much my favorite Touhou girl! Or Suika. I can never choose between them. As for figmas, we’ve also got two of those: a brief colored preview of KanColle’s Amatsukaze, and an extensive preview of the adorable Shinobu (who looks just as cute as the Nendoroid, and comes with basically the accessories). As a bonus, there’s also a peek at her figFIX! As for scaled figures, we’ve got one: Sakura Saber is painted! And I actually like her. But I really, really don’t need any more Saber figures. Sigh. [via mfc]

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  • This past Wonder Festival, Max Factory announced their figFX line: essentially it is like Bandai’s Figuarts ZERO, a line of smaller scaled figures at a more affordable price. They had a few initial announcements for characters they’d be producing on this tiny scale, but now we have one more: Bakemonogatari’s most adorable vampire! This is a real boon to collectors, because their original Shinobu commands sky-high prices on the after-market. Also, the pose is pretty damn similar… just minus the mountain of stuff she was sitting on. Even though I have the original I kind of want this too, she’s just so cute. [via Bauashima’s Twitter]

    Chara Hobby 2014: Max Factory’s figFIX Shinobu Oshino

    This past Wonder Festival, Max Factory announced their figFX line: essentially it is like Bandai’s Figuarts ZERO, a line of smaller scaled figures at a more affordable price. They had a few initial announcements for characters they’d be producing on this tiny scale, but now we have one more: Bakemonogatari’s most adorable vampire! This is a real boon to collectors, because their original Shinobu commands sky-high prices on the after-market. Also, the pose is pretty damn similar… just minus the mountain of stuff she was sitting on. Even though I have the original I kind of want this too, she’s just so cute. [via Bauashima’s Twitter]

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  • Hard times have hit a lot of collectors. Prices are rising, but salaries aren’t. Some companies already have cheaper figure options–think Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line, or the Figuarts ZERO. Well, seems like Max Factory is hopping on that train too with a new line, figFIX. Which is a 1/12 scale line they are just introducing! Remember the battle damage Shimakaze we saw? That’s part of the figFIX line! They’ll also be doing Amatsukaze, Natago, and Mutsu. For the non-Kantai fans we’ll have Hitagi from Bakemonogatari, and a trio of Girls und Panzer characters: Anchovy, Katyusha, and and Darjeeling. I wonder who else will be added? [via Figure/gk]

    Summer WonFest 2014: Max Factory’s figFIX Line

    Hard times have hit a lot of collectors. Prices are rising, but salaries aren’t. Some companies already have cheaper figure options–think Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line, or the Figuarts ZERO. Well, seems like Max Factory is hopping on that train too with a new line, figFIX. Which is a 1/12 scale line they are just introducing! Remember the battle damage Shimakaze we saw? That’s part of the figFIX line! They’ll also be doing Amatsukaze, Natago, and Mutsu. For the non-Kantai fans we’ll have Hitagi from Bakemonogatari, and a trio of Girls und Panzer characters: Anchovy, Katyusha, and and Darjeeling. I wonder who else will be added? [via Figure/gk]

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  • Ever wanted to own a Lamorghini, but only had like $1,000? Well now’s your chance! Good Smile Company has produced a 1/12 scale replica of the Lamborghini Countach that will retail for only ¥120,000 that is, quite frankly, awesomely bitchin. This die cast metal beast will have working lights and sounds in the end and is an officially licensed Lamborghini product. Now your figmas can go joy riding!

    Toy Fair 2014: Good Smile Company’s Lamborghini Countach Gallery

    Ever wanted to own a Lamorghini, but only had like $1,000? Well now’s your chance! Good Smile Company has produced a 1/12 scale replica of the Lamborghini Countach that will retail for only ¥120,000 that is, quite frankly, awesomely bitchin. This die cast metal beast will have working lights and sounds in the end and is an officially licensed Lamborghini product. Now your figmas can go joy riding!

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  • I am going to be totally honest: I have no friggin idea what is going on with Max Factory’s Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise figures. Yes, now it’s figures plural: the Angela Balzac we already knew about and Dingo. Dingo… what even. Not only is it a horrible name but could this figure BE any more boring? The answer is no. Not only are they adding figures seemingly at random, but the scale on these is so all over the place. First we thought they were figmas, and when I added Angela to our “Whatever Happened To…” feature she was listed as 1/5. She reappeared shortly later still listed as 1/5. Now they’re both suddenly 1/12. What, who makes scaled figures that tiny! That’s smaller than a Beach Queen. Hopefully they at least have small prices to match. [via Hobbylog]

    Max Factory’s Expelled From Paradise Line Gets An Update

    I am going to be totally honest: I have no friggin idea what is going on with Max Factory’s Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise figures. Yes, now it’s figures plural: the Angela Balzac we already knew about and Dingo. Dingo… what even. Not only is it a horrible name but could this figure BE any more boring? The answer is no. Not only are they adding figures seemingly at random, but the scale on these is so all over the place. First we thought they were figmas, and when I added Angela to our “Whatever Happened To…” feature she was listed as 1/5. She reappeared shortly later still listed as 1/5. Now they’re both suddenly 1/12. What, who makes scaled figures that tiny! That’s smaller than a Beach Queen. Hopefully they at least have small prices to match. [via Hobbylog]

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