1/4 Archive

  • At this point, it’s not an event until we’ve been smothered by figures of Tsuji Santa’s bodacious babes. Soniko and Pochaco are all the rage: I was praying that Soniko-mania would die down, but with the introduction of her even fuller-figured companion, it’s only grown. It’s an out of control wildfire. There were 4 figures total of the duo at Miyazawa, an even two for each! For Soniko we’ve got Wave’s adorable Beach Queen, which is SO cute but insanely expensive (over $50 for a BQ AFTER discounts? ouch), and an announcement from X-Plus: they’re going to be making a 1/4 scale figure of her. I wonder what outfit it will be? For Pochaco, we have both Vertex’s Cowgirl and A+’s Beer Girl on display. I am so not sold on Pochaco at all, she creeps me out. [via moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Spring 2014: Soniko & Pochaco

    At this point, it’s not an event until we’ve been smothered by figures of Tsuji Santa’s bodacious babes. Soniko and Pochaco are all the rage: I was praying that Soniko-mania would die down, but with the introduction of her even fuller-figured companion, it’s only grown. It’s an out of control wildfire. There were 4 figures total of the duo at Miyazawa, an even two for each! For Soniko we’ve got Wave’s adorable Beach Queen, which is SO cute but insanely expensive (over $50 for a BQ AFTER discounts? ouch), and an announcement from X-Plus: they’re going to be making a 1/4 scale figure of her. I wonder what outfit it will be? For Pochaco, we have both Vertex’s Cowgirl and A+’s Beer Girl on display. I am so not sold on Pochaco at all, she creeps me out. [via moeyo]

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  •   So you thought you’d seen it all with the scaled figures, Nendo and figmas at Miyazawa Model Exhibition? Oh no, there was more of course. You know, the stuff people don’t care enough to tweet about during the event and we only see in event coverage later. Which is why I’d like to actually be able to go to Japan and do this shit myself. Sigh. ANYWAY, Good Smile had their Mikasa out on display, Max Factory’s Kongo was there as well (with a changed release date: September), 2 KanColle Nendo protos made an appearance (Kaga and Kitakami), Gift’s Houki Shinonono, FREEing’s various giant bunny girls (that Cecilia, squee!), and a brand-new Celia from Penguin Parade. Check ’em all out in the gallery! [via Kahotan & moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Spring 2014: More Good Smile Company & Co

      So you thought you’d seen it all with the scaled figures, Nendo and figmas at Miyazawa Model Exhibition? Oh no, there was more of course. You know, the stuff people don’t care enough to tweet about during the event and we only see in event coverage later. Which is why I’d like to actually be able to go to Japan and do this shit myself. Sigh. ANYWAY, Good Smile had their Mikasa out on display, Max Factory’s Kongo was there as well (with a changed release date: September), 2 KanColle Nendo protos made an appearance (Kaga and Kitakami), Gift’s Houki Shinonono, FREEing’s various giant bunny girls (that Cecilia, squee!), and a brand-new Celia from Penguin Parade. Check ’em all out in the gallery! [via Kahotan & moeyo]

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  • Gift never has a big showing at events, seeing as how they make 3-5 figures a year, but there’s always one or two figures worth talking about! This time the star is their Prisma Illya who is SO CUTE I AM GONNA DIE. And there’s more Fate/Stay Night goodies: they’re picking up Toda Satoshi’s Meltlillith and making a Jeanne d’Arc to boot. Then we’ve got a 1/7 scale swimsuit figure of Charlotte Dunois (who seems shockingly popular this WonFest), and updated pictures of their giant Sena and Tiger Parka Soniko. [via GSC]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2014: Gift

    Gift never has a big showing at events, seeing as how they make 3-5 figures a year, but there’s always one or two figures worth talking about! This time the star is their Prisma Illya who is SO CUTE I AM GONNA DIE. And there’s more Fate/Stay Night goodies: they’re picking up Toda Satoshi’s Meltlillith and making a Jeanne d’Arc to boot. Then we’ve got a 1/7 scale swimsuit figure of Charlotte Dunois (who seems shockingly popular this WonFest), and updated pictures of their giant Sena and Tiger Parka Soniko. [via GSC]

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  • Ahh, FREEing. Giver of the giant bunny girls and wallet nightmares. Usually their offerings are… less than awesome, but every once in a while they pull out a set of awesome 1/4 scale girls like the Freezing lingerie quartet. Seems like they might score another home run, as their sculpts of Laura Bodewig, Charlotte Dunois, Cecilia Alcott and Fang Lin Yin (along with the announced Houki Shinonono) look pretty freaking awesome. [via Figure/GK]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2014: FREEing x Infinite Stratos

    Ahh, FREEing. Giver of the giant bunny girls and wallet nightmares. Usually their offerings are… less than awesome, but every once in a while they pull out a set of awesome 1/4 scale girls like the Freezing lingerie quartet. Seems like they might score another home run, as their sculpts of Laura Bodewig, Charlotte Dunois, Cecilia Alcott and Fang Lin Yin (along with the announced Houki Shinonono) look pretty freaking awesome. [via Figure/GK]

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  • Remember when FREEing showed off their bunny Soniko and we were all shocked and horrified at how big her bust was? Ah, what a fond memory. A simpler time, before Super Pochaco. That’s right, Bunny Soniko is getting a matching friend! With boobs twice as big! Oh joy. Just what we all needed in our life. Obviously, I am not a fan of Pochaco and she creeps me out so much I can’t even. Thankfully, not all our news is about this eldritch monstrosity. We also have two new Soniko announcements (because there aren’t enough figures of her, amirite?): an Office Lady version from Wing, and a figure from Good Smile Company. Both should be shown off at Wonder Festival! Oh, and Griffon is doing another Nanoricchi of her, if the two announced ones weren’t enough for you. [via Nitro+ & t_santa’s Twitter]

    Soniko & Friends Are Getting Even More Figures

    Remember when FREEing showed off their bunny Soniko and we were all shocked and horrified at how big her bust was? Ah, what a fond memory. A simpler time, before Super Pochaco. That’s right, Bunny Soniko is getting a matching friend! With boobs twice as big! Oh joy. Just what we all needed in our life. Obviously, I am not a fan of Pochaco and she creeps me out so much I can’t even. Thankfully, not all our news is about this eldritch monstrosity. We also have two new Soniko announcements (because there aren’t enough figures of her, amirite?): an Office Lady version from Wing, and a figure from Good Smile Company. Both should be shown off at Wonder Festival! Oh, and Griffon is doing another Nanoricchi of her, if the two announced ones weren’t enough for you. [via Nitro+ & t_santa’s Twitter]

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  • I’ve been pretty vocal about my dislike of the existing figures of Medaka Kurokami from Medaka Box. I think her character design has a lot of potential if executed right, but the MegaHouse version had an iffy paintjob and the boobs on the Max Factory one were just… kind of frightening. Well, now FREEing is taking a crack at her and while that would usually be my cue to roll my eyes I actually think so far she looks… good. I know, right?! But the sculpt is so crisp, and they’ve taken the main focus off her rather voluminous chest while still keeping her curvy figure. Oh, and she’s 1/4… so there’s that. [via AmiAmi’s Blog]

    FREEing Brings Us A Supersized Medaka Kurokami

    I’ve been pretty vocal about my dislike of the existing figures of Medaka Kurokami from Medaka Box. I think her character design has a lot of potential if executed right, but the MegaHouse version had an iffy paintjob and the boobs on the Max Factory one were just… kind of frightening. Well, now FREEing is taking a crack at her and while that would usually be my cue to roll my eyes I actually think so far she looks… good. I know, right?! But the sculpt is so crisp, and they’ve taken the main focus off her rather voluminous chest while still keeping her curvy figure. Oh, and she’s 1/4… so there’s that. [via AmiAmi’s Blog]

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  • Gift is very selective about the figure sculpts they take on. They produce a handful of figures a year, and it’s always an odd mix: super stylized things like King Arthur or Toda’s Homura, and then giant bikini babes. Yeah, strange to say the least. Their newest addition to the swimsuit line? Sena Kashiwazaki from Haganai. She reminds me very strongly of their Tamaki, only with a derpy face. It’s like… almost Sena, but not quite right. Let’s hope it turns out better with paint! And speaking of their swimsuit figures, I see a big Soniko on their horizon… [note: also in the gallery are Gift’s trio of Fate, Nanoha & Hayate loli 1/4 scale figures and their 1/7 Houki Shinonono] [via Akibahobby]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013: Gift’s 1/4 Sena

    Gift is very selective about the figure sculpts they take on. They produce a handful of figures a year, and it’s always an odd mix: super stylized things like King Arthur or Toda’s Homura, and then giant bikini babes. Yeah, strange to say the least. Their newest addition to the swimsuit line? Sena Kashiwazaki from Haganai. She reminds me very strongly of their Tamaki, only with a derpy face. It’s like… almost Sena, but not quite right. Let’s hope it turns out better with paint! And speaking of their swimsuit figures, I see a big Soniko on their horizon… [note: also in the gallery are Gift’s trio of Fate, Nanoha & Hayate loli 1/4 scale figures and their 1/7 Houki Shinonono] [via Akibahobby]

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  • Do you like yukatas? Do you like pretty girls in yukaas? How about… sets of pretty girls in yukatas? THEN MAN OH MAN IS FREEing THE COMPANY FOR YOU. Thought the just announced set of Soniko pals was enough? Wrong. What about the Madoka set? I mean, she is here and painted, along with the Homura sculpt? WRONG. What about the Fate/Stay Night ones, I mean we haven’t seen Saber Alter yet! Oops well they forgot about her. But we DO have: Tamaki Kousaka; Inori; Nagi from Kannagi; Fate, Nanoha & Hayate (announced); Sasami Tsukuyomi and Mashiro Shiina. All. In. Yukatas. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Yagyu Jubei (colored!), Rin, Len & Kaito (BOYS?!) in Senbonzakura gear (announced, no sculpts), Percival from Eiyuu*Senki (announced), Kaworu Nagisa (sculpted, uhnf), Rei Ayanami (announced), bunnygirl Rias Gremony (sculpted & huge), the ribbon gals from Kono Naka ni Hitori (painted), Akiho Senomiya (sculpted) and Akiko Himenokouji (sculpted) along with all the Sword Art Online figures. Holy crap FREEing, slow it down a little! Also, that Tama-nee. Be still, my heart. [UPDATE] Saber Alter is indeed sculpted, but wsas marked DNF so we can’t show her off. [via HMV_Anime & AmiAmi]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013: FREEing

    Do you like yukatas? Do you like pretty girls in yukaas? How about… sets of pretty girls in yukatas? THEN MAN OH MAN IS FREEing THE COMPANY FOR YOU. Thought the just announced set of Soniko pals was enough? Wrong. What about the Madoka set? I mean, she is here and painted, along with the Homura sculpt? WRONG. What about the Fate/Stay Night ones, I mean we haven’t seen Saber Alter yet! Oops well they forgot about her. But we DO have: Tamaki Kousaka; Inori; Nagi from Kannagi; Fate, Nanoha & Hayate (announced); Sasami Tsukuyomi and Mashiro Shiina. All. In. Yukatas. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Yagyu Jubei (colored!), Rin, Len & Kaito (BOYS?!) in Senbonzakura gear (announced, no sculpts), Percival from Eiyuu*Senki (announced), Kaworu Nagisa (sculpted, uhnf), Rei Ayanami (announced), bunnygirl Rias Gremony (sculpted & huge), the ribbon gals from Kono Naka ni Hitori (painted), Akiho Senomiya (sculpted) and Akiko Himenokouji (sculpted) along with all the Sword Art Online figures. Holy crap FREEing, slow it down a little! Also, that Tama-nee. Be still, my heart. [UPDATE] Saber Alter is indeed sculpted, but wsas marked DNF so we can’t show her off. [via HMV_Anime & AmiAmi]

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  • Whoo, scans. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but the week leading up to Wonder Festival always has me dreading scans. It means extra features (garage kit roundup and wishlist) on top of, well, the event coverage and we have three reviews to work on this week! So when I remembered scans were tonight I nearly cried. For real, ask Stephen. So, let’s just dive right in. Wow, such figures! So PVC! Wowwwww! Maybe I’ll just do every post in Shibe…

    Magazine Scans July 2013

    Whoo, scans. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but the week leading up to Wonder Festival always has me dreading scans. It means extra features (garage kit roundup and wishlist) on top of, well, the event coverage and we have three reviews to work on this week! So when I remembered scans were tonight I nearly cried. For real, ask Stephen. So, let’s just dive right in. Wow, such figures! So PVC! Wowwwww! Maybe I’ll just do every post in Shibe…

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  • One of the best things about Wonder Festival is the anticipation. It’s like Christmas: what will be under the tree this year? Nitro+ thinks this is totally silly for some reason, and announces all the figures from their licenses well before the event. Booo! To no one’s surprise we are getting TONS of Soniko–but only from two companies, Wing and FREEIng. Wing will have two–a child version (whut) and a mouse version. I’m not sure if they mean mouse as in the animal or mouse as in based on one of her mousepads. FREEing will also have two versions of her: a recolor of their 1/4 scale Bunny Soniko and… a yukata Soniko, which I have been waiting for FOREVER. Hopefully it’s based on the header art! As for the other Nitro+ licenses, we’ve got a figure of Muramasa from Wing which makes me very happy since I adore my MF version, and FREEing is taking on Soniko’s other bandmates: Suzu Fujimi and Fuuri Watanuki, both of whom will be in yukatas. [via Wing’s Blog & Nitro+]

    A Plethora Of Super Soniko Figures Are Coming Your Way (And More!)

    One of the best things about Wonder Festival is the anticipation. It’s like Christmas: what will be under the tree this year? Nitro+ thinks this is totally silly for some reason, and announces all the figures from their licenses well before the event. Booo! To no one’s surprise we are getting TONS of Soniko–but only from two companies, Wing and FREEIng. Wing will have two–a child version (whut) and a mouse version. I’m not sure if they mean mouse as in the animal or mouse as in based on one of her mousepads. FREEing will also have two versions of her: a recolor of their 1/4 scale Bunny Soniko and… a yukata Soniko, which I have been waiting for FOREVER. Hopefully it’s based on the header art! As for the other Nitro+ licenses, we’ve got a figure of Muramasa from Wing which makes me very happy since I adore my MF version, and FREEing is taking on Soniko’s other bandmates: Suzu Fujimi and Fuuri Watanuki, both of whom will be in yukatas. [via Wing’s Blog & Nitro+]

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