Durarara Archive

  • Some of the first figures in Alter’s all-boy Altair line were Izaya and Shizuo, who were popular enough to get second editions even. So I guess it’s natural for them to make more Durarara! boys for us, and we got a surprise announcement for one at Animate Girls Festival. And I do mean surprise: he was fully sculpted & painted and came out of nowhere! We’ve been waiting patiently since then, and I really thought we’d get a Valentine’s order date given his lovey-dovey color scheme and the heart in his wire. Well, they’re only a little late! And everything about him is fantastic. Dynamic boy figures are just so rare, and I think he’d go fantastically with Max Factory’s Aoba. Orders open tonight! [via Alter’s Blog]

    Check Out Alter’s Lovely Izaya Orihara

    Some of the first figures in Alter’s all-boy Altair line were Izaya and Shizuo, who were popular enough to get second editions even. So I guess it’s natural for them to make more Durarara! boys for us, and we got a surprise announcement for one at Animate Girls Festival. And I do mean surprise: he was fully sculpted & painted and came out of nowhere! We’ve been waiting patiently since then, and I really thought we’d get a Valentine’s order date given his lovey-dovey color scheme and the heart in his wire. Well, they’re only a little late! And everything about him is fantastic. Dynamic boy figures are just so rare, and I think he’d go fantastically with Max Factory’s Aoba. Orders open tonight! [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • Welcome to another episode of “where the hell did all these figmas come from?” It’s like Nendoroids: there are just too many to keep track of. We brought you updates on a few of the big updates (Link, Deadpool, Gwendolyn). Sadly my dream figma, the Persona 3 MC, is still in the art phase while all these other guys are being announced. Life is so hard! But there’s lots of other cool things here. Like figma Ted! Just kidding, that thing is an abomination. Speaking of abominations there’s lots of Berserk news! Also Elsa, Caster, Metal Gear Solid, SAO, Samus, Kantai Collection, IDOLM@STER, Touken Ranbu, Fate/Grand Order, One Punch Man, and so much more! Hit the jump for the full gallery (and, like the Nendo roundup, a full list of all the figmas compiled by Stephen). [via WHL4U, sakai_max, shin_1, takeix, gsc_mamitan [1 2], amiami]

    Winter WonFest 2016: figmas

    Welcome to another episode of “where the hell did all these figmas come from?” It’s like Nendoroids: there are just too many to keep track of. We brought you updates on a few of the big updates (Link, Deadpool, Gwendolyn). Sadly my dream figma, the Persona 3 MC, is still in the art phase while all these other guys are being announced. Life is so hard! But there’s lots of other cool things here. Like figma Ted! Just kidding, that thing is an abomination. Speaking of abominations there’s lots of Berserk news! Also Elsa, Caster, Metal Gear Solid, SAO, Samus, Kantai Collection, IDOLM@STER, Touken Ranbu, Fate/Grand Order, One Punch Man, and so much more! Hit the jump for the full gallery (and, like the Nendo roundup, a full list of all the figmas compiled by Stephen). [via WHL4U, sakai_max, shin_1, takeix, gsc_mamitan [1 2], amiami]

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  • Animate Girls Festival seems like it’d be an event dedicated to female figures (so, you know, basically every other event). But no, it’s an event… for girls! Who like dude figures. So today we’re bringing you some manly (and less manly) men. Including, most importantly, our header figure: based Alter finally made a dynamic guy! Thank you, figure Jesus, for this figure of Durarara’s Izaya Orihara. The rest of it was basically all the Touken Ranbu. Max Factory/Orange Rouge’s Mikazuki Munechika and Tsurumaru Kuninaga are painted, and we have the sculpt for Kotobukiya’s Hotarumaru is sculpted (and SO adorable). There was a lot of Nendo stuff going on: the announcements for Hotarumaru and Doutanuki Masakuni were out, Ichigo Hitofuri is painted, and Yagen Toushirou is sculpted. Aniplex’s amazing Ciel, Toy’s Works’ Sousuke Yamazaki from Free!, and Nendoroid Clear all showed up too. [via whitenoize & Orange Rouge]

    Animate Girls Festival 2015

    Animate Girls Festival seems like it’d be an event dedicated to female figures (so, you know, basically every other event). But no, it’s an event… for girls! Who like dude figures. So today we’re bringing you some manly (and less manly) men. Including, most importantly, our header figure: based Alter finally made a dynamic guy! Thank you, figure Jesus, for this figure of Durarara’s Izaya Orihara. The rest of it was basically all the Touken Ranbu. Max Factory/Orange Rouge’s Mikazuki Munechika and Tsurumaru Kuninaga are painted, and we have the sculpt for Kotobukiya’s Hotarumaru is sculpted (and SO adorable). There was a lot of Nendo stuff going on: the announcements for Hotarumaru and Doutanuki Masakuni were out, Ichigo Hitofuri is painted, and Yagen Toushirou is sculpted. Aniplex’s amazing Ciel, Toy’s Works’ Sousuke Yamazaki from Free!, and Nendoroid Clear all showed up too. [via whitenoize & Orange Rouge]

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  • Figmas: those tiny poseable things that Max Factory and a few other companies make a ton of every year. So without further adieu, here’s a super long list of em. We already told you about Shizuo and Izaya from Durarara!!, but we’ve also got word that FREEing will be doing Celty as well. Also from FREEing we’ve got Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant from the original Virtua Fighter, Femto, Void, Ubik, Slan, and Conrad from Berserk, Magic Kaito from, well, Magic Kaito, the Vitruvian Man, and what appears to be some sort of cherub, but is way too tiny and also only an outline to be able to tell. Then from Wing we’ve got Masaru Nananakajima from Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san that we already saw in their previews. From Phat! Company we’ve got Sherlock Holmes, Ninja Slayer, and Yamoto Koki who is also from Ninja Slayer. Finally, rounding out weird third parties making figmas we’ve got Tactical System Uniform Girl by Tomytec. Then from Max Factory we’ve got a whole slew of things: Angela Balzac, two versions of the Archetype, Benisuzume from Knights of Sidonia, Erica Hartmann, Mio Sakamoto, and Yoshika from Strike Witches, a Fubuki anime ver. and Prinz Eugen from KanColle, and Miho Nishizuma Uniform ver. from Girls Und Panzer to round out our selection of anthropomorphic military vehicle females. We’ve also got a Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Shirou from Fate Stay/Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yotaro from Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Mika and Rika Jougasaki from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, and Rin and Umi from Love Live to round out the anime selection. For video games we’ve got a Gurlukovich Soldier from Metal Gear Solid, Majima Goro from Yakuza, and the picture of the previously announced Samus from Metroid: Other M. Then in the movie world we’ve got the Hulk, Iron Man XLIII, and King Leonidas (I have no clue why). Other announcements that we can’t show as they were do not photograph: Tomoyo’s figma from Cardcaptor Sakura and the new Sakura figFIX. Phew! [via Wonderful Hobby Life For You, AmiAmi, Hobby Search, and Dengeki Hobby]

    Summer WonFest 2015: figmas

    Figmas: those tiny poseable things that Max Factory and a few other companies make a ton of every year. So without further adieu, here’s a super long list of em. We already told you about Shizuo and Izaya from Durarara!!, but we’ve also got word that FREEing will be doing Celty as well. Also from FREEing we’ve got Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant from the original Virtua Fighter, Femto, Void, Ubik, Slan, and Conrad from Berserk, Magic Kaito from, well, Magic Kaito, the Vitruvian Man, and what appears to be some sort of cherub, but is way too tiny and also only an outline to be able to tell. Then from Wing we’ve got Masaru Nananakajima from Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san that we already saw in their previews. From Phat! Company we’ve got Sherlock Holmes, Ninja Slayer, and Yamoto Koki who is also from Ninja Slayer. Finally, rounding out weird third parties making figmas we’ve got Tactical System Uniform Girl by Tomytec. Then from Max Factory we’ve got a whole slew of things: Angela Balzac, two versions of the Archetype, Benisuzume from Knights of Sidonia, Erica Hartmann, Mio Sakamoto, and Yoshika from Strike Witches, a Fubuki anime ver. and Prinz Eugen from KanColle, and Miho Nishizuma Uniform ver. from Girls Und Panzer to round out our selection of anthropomorphic military vehicle females. We’ve also got a Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Shirou from Fate Stay/Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yotaro from Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Mika and Rika Jougasaki from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, and Rin and Umi from Love Live to round out the anime selection. For video games we’ve got a Gurlukovich Soldier from Metal Gear Solid, Majima Goro from Yakuza, and the picture of the previously announced Samus from Metroid: Other M. Then in the movie world we’ve got the Hulk, Iron Man XLIII, and King Leonidas (I have no clue why). Other announcements that we can’t show as they were do not photograph: Tomoyo’s figma from Cardcaptor Sakura and the new Sakura figFIX. Phew! [via Wonderful Hobby Life For You, AmiAmi, Hobby Search, and Dengeki Hobby]

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  • Orange Caramel is Good Smile Company’s new all-boy imprint, much like how Alter has Altair. And they really brought a lot to Wonder Festival! I mean, like 90% of them are from Touken Ranbu, but it’s still a lot of stuff! Let’s start with the non-Touken. We are getting figmas of Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara! So what Touken Ranbu stuff are we getting? Scales of Nakigitsune, Gokotai, Mikazuki Munechika (who is sculpted!), Yamatonokami Yasusada, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, and Shishiou. There’s a lot of Nendoroids, too! Shokudaikiri Mitsutada is sculpted, then we have announcements for Yagen Toushirou and Ichigo Hitofuri. Not enough? We’re getting figFIX too. Phew, so many boys! [via Orange Caramel’s Twitter]

    Summer WonFest 2015: Orange Rouge

    Orange Caramel is Good Smile Company’s new all-boy imprint, much like how Alter has Altair. And they really brought a lot to Wonder Festival! I mean, like 90% of them are from Touken Ranbu, but it’s still a lot of stuff! Let’s start with the non-Touken. We are getting figmas of Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara! So what Touken Ranbu stuff are we getting? Scales of Nakigitsune, Gokotai, Mikazuki Munechika (who is sculpted!), Yamatonokami Yasusada, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, and Shishiou. There’s a lot of Nendoroids, too! Shokudaikiri Mitsutada is sculpted, then we have announcements for Yagen Toushirou and Ichigo Hitofuri. Not enough? We’re getting figFIX too. Phew, so many boys! [via Orange Caramel’s Twitter]

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  • Miyazawa Model is one of those weird, in-between figure events. It’s not Wonder Festival or MegaHobby, but everyone shows up! Of course, there aren’t as many new figures as a “big” event, but man are there a lot of old ones and minor updates. Good Smile Company and all their umbrella companies had a huge display, full of… a lot of stuff we’ve seen before. And lots and lots of…. pictures of art of Nendoroids that aren’t finished yet! Wow, thrilling. But there is some good news! At least for IDOLM@STER fans: Phat!’s Yuriko Nanao is sculpted and looks as wonderful as you’d expect, given the rest of the line. There’s bunny girls from FREEing, a Sonico from Wing, tons of KanColle, the requisite terrifying Pochaco, and lots more. Check it all out in the gallery! [via Akibahobby]

    Miyazawa Model Spring 2015: Good Smile Company & Co

    Miyazawa Model is one of those weird, in-between figure events. It’s not Wonder Festival or MegaHobby, but everyone shows up! Of course, there aren’t as many new figures as a “big” event, but man are there a lot of old ones and minor updates. Good Smile Company and all their umbrella companies had a huge display, full of… a lot of stuff we’ve seen before. And lots and lots of…. pictures of art of Nendoroids that aren’t finished yet! Wow, thrilling. But there is some good news! At least for IDOLM@STER fans: Phat!’s Yuriko Nanao is sculpted and looks as wonderful as you’d expect, given the rest of the line. There’s bunny girls from FREEing, a Sonico from Wing, tons of KanColle, the requisite terrifying Pochaco, and lots more. Check it all out in the gallery! [via Akibahobby]

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  • I feel like Good Smile has been in a kind of Nendoroid slump lately. We’re getting a lot of the same thing over and over (…KanColle), rehashes of old things (the damn Wooser girls), or ones with just not many accessories. So when I saw the preview for Celty, I was sure it couldn’t be real. A Nendo that looks so good? And with a ton of accessories?! It’s true! Celty has kind of a simple design, but they executed her perfectly. I mean, her visor even lifts up. And if you don’t want her awesome cat helmet on for some crazy reason, there’s of course her alternate “head” aka cloud of smoke. And if you order through GSC, you get a second one in the shape of a heart! How cute. But that’s not all: you also get the scythe, motorcycle, and her mobile device. Crazy, right? I wonder what her price will be… Order open tonight! [via Kahotan]

    Preview Nendoroid Celty Sturlson from Durarara!

    I feel like Good Smile has been in a kind of Nendoroid slump lately. We’re getting a lot of the same thing over and over (…KanColle), rehashes of old things (the damn Wooser girls), or ones with just not many accessories. So when I saw the preview for Celty, I was sure it couldn’t be real. A Nendo that looks so good? And with a ton of accessories?! It’s true! Celty has kind of a simple design, but they executed her perfectly. I mean, her visor even lifts up. And if you don’t want her awesome cat helmet on for some crazy reason, there’s of course her alternate “head” aka cloud of smoke. And if you order through GSC, you get a second one in the shape of a heart! How cute. But that’s not all: you also get the scythe, motorcycle, and her mobile device. Crazy, right? I wonder what her price will be… Order open tonight! [via Kahotan]

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  • Nendoroids. They’re kind of like bunnies now; you put two in a room and bam, you’ve got like a thousand before you know it, and this year’s Wonder Festival was no different. Good Smile Company and it’s umbrella of companies had over 40 new Nendoroids on hand at this show. Remember when it took them like two years to hit 40 Nendoroids? Yeah, it’s been a while… We’ve already shown you the Majora’s Mask 3D Link, Kirby, and Marth and Sheeda from Fire Emblem, but that was certainly nowhere near all that was on hand. We got to finally see the sculpted and painted version of their Stormtrooper, Celty from Durarara! looks great, and a second Mako from Kill la Kill that is utterly adorable. Then we’ve got Oono Akira from Hiscore Girl, Moritomo Nozomi from The Rolling Girls, Alice Cartelet from Kiniro Mosaic, Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou, Angela Balzac from Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise, Kaffu Chino and Tippy from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a Senbonzakura version Kaito, Beni and Koujaku from DRAMAtical Murder, Eclair Martinozzi from Dog Days”, Kazami Kazuki from Grisaia no Kajitsu, Itsuka Kotori from Date A Live, Hoozuki from Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Yuuki Yuuna (who seems to be everywhere this WonFest), Emiya Shirou from Fate Stay/Night Unlimited Blade Works, Umaru from Umaruchan, and Shiren from Shiren 5+. Over in idol land we’ve got three new iDOLM@STER Cinderalla Girls with Shibuya Rin who is painted, Shimamura Uzuki who is sculpted, and Honda Mio who was announced. We’ve also got SIX new Nendoroids from PriPara with Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie all painted, a sculpt of Toudou Shion, and announcements of Dorothy and Leona West. Phew! There are also three Nendoroid Code figures (seems to be non-poseable Nendoroids?) of Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie. Then in magical ship girl land, aka Kantai Collection, we only have five new additions: sculpts of Yamato and Ryuujo and announcements of Northern Princess (Leah’s favorite!), Ooyodo, and our bumbling idiot misfit star of the anime, Fubuki. From IS: Infinite Stratos we’re getting some new additions with Laura Bodewig and Charlotte Dunois, who are both quite cute. We also have three new Nendoroids from Touken Ranbu with Mikazuki Munechika sculpted and announcements for Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Kogitsunemaru. We also have a Nendoroid More announcement of cheerleader outfits, which are pretty adorable. That’s a lot of little Nendoroids… [via Wonderful Hobby Life For You]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: Nendoroids

    Nendoroids. They’re kind of like bunnies now; you put two in a room and bam, you’ve got like a thousand before you know it, and this year’s Wonder Festival was no different. Good Smile Company and it’s umbrella of companies had over 40 new Nendoroids on hand at this show. Remember when it took them like two years to hit 40 Nendoroids? Yeah, it’s been a while… We’ve already shown you the Majora’s Mask 3D Link, Kirby, and Marth and Sheeda from Fire Emblem, but that was certainly nowhere near all that was on hand. We got to finally see the sculpted and painted version of their Stormtrooper, Celty from Durarara! looks great, and a second Mako from Kill la Kill that is utterly adorable. Then we’ve got Oono Akira from Hiscore Girl, Moritomo Nozomi from The Rolling Girls, Alice Cartelet from Kiniro Mosaic, Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou, Angela Balzac from Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise, Kaffu Chino and Tippy from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a Senbonzakura version Kaito, Beni and Koujaku from DRAMAtical Murder, Eclair Martinozzi from Dog Days”, Kazami Kazuki from Grisaia no Kajitsu, Itsuka Kotori from Date A Live, Hoozuki from Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Yuuki Yuuna (who seems to be everywhere this WonFest), Emiya Shirou from Fate Stay/Night Unlimited Blade Works, Umaru from Umaruchan, and Shiren from Shiren 5+. Over in idol land we’ve got three new iDOLM@STER Cinderalla Girls with Shibuya Rin who is painted, Shimamura Uzuki who is sculpted, and Honda Mio who was announced. We’ve also got SIX new Nendoroids from PriPara with Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie all painted, a sculpt of Toudou Shion, and announcements of Dorothy and Leona West. Phew! There are also three Nendoroid Code figures (seems to be non-poseable Nendoroids?) of Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie. Then in magical ship girl land, aka Kantai Collection, we only have five new additions: sculpts of Yamato and Ryuujo and announcements of Northern Princess (Leah’s favorite!), Ooyodo, and our bumbling idiot misfit star of the anime, Fubuki. From IS: Infinite Stratos we’re getting some new additions with Laura Bodewig and Charlotte Dunois, who are both quite cute. We also have three new Nendoroids from Touken Ranbu with Mikazuki Munechika sculpted and announcements for Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Kogitsunemaru. We also have a Nendoroid More announcement of cheerleader outfits, which are pretty adorable. That’s a lot of little Nendoroids… [via Wonderful Hobby Life For You]

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  • Kotobukiya already showed us a whole lot in teasers, and surprise… it’s all here! The Bishoujos got their own post but here we’ve got everything promised. Ken Kaneki, Miho, Asseylum Vers Allusia, Anzu Futaba! Also, Yukari Akiyama, and the new KanColle girl Inazuma who comes with a surprise friend Ikazuchi. Of course, there’s new stuff as well! Like yet another Saber, yay. Can you feel my enthusiasm? On the happier side they’ll be doing another Bahamut figure: Little Princess Vania! We also have a surprise Durarara announcement which is definitely a mystery at this point, along with announcements for figures of Shinobu Oshino and Ouji Oshino. Then there’s the Shining girls: Excela Noa Aura is fully sculpted and they’ll be making the witch Rinna Mayfield. [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya already showed us a whole lot in teasers, and surprise… it’s all here! The Bishoujos got their own post but here we’ve got everything promised. Ken Kaneki, Miho, Asseylum Vers Allusia, Anzu Futaba! Also, Yukari Akiyama, and the new KanColle girl Inazuma who comes with a surprise friend Ikazuchi. Of course, there’s new stuff as well! Like yet another Saber, yay. Can you feel my enthusiasm? On the happier side they’ll be doing another Bahamut figure: Little Princess Vania! We also have a surprise Durarara announcement which is definitely a mystery at this point, along with announcements for figures of Shinobu Oshino and Ouji Oshino. Then there’s the Shining girls: Excela Noa Aura is fully sculpted and they’ll be making the witch Rinna Mayfield. [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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  • Good Smile always gives away a lot in their teasers: too much, in my opinion. I want some surprises! But it seems like they’ve toned it down juuust a bit this year, because while there are a lot of teasers only two of them are new. And both are Nendoroids! GSC will be making Nendos of Angela Balzac and Celty. I am so excited for a Celty Nendoroid! Then there’s the “things we already knew about” teasers: that crazy Ryuuko is painted, as is the dementedly cute Stormtrooper Nendoroid, the Ars Nova Kirishima and 3 of the PriPara girls. As for sculpts, the long-awaited Kiss-Shot will be making an appearance. I guess she’s not cancelled so that’s good news. Last but not least the Nendoroids of Uzuki Shimamura and Ryuujou will be making an appearance. I wonder if they have a new scaled Miku tucked away too? [via Kahotan]

    GSC & Co’s Winter Wonder Festival 2015 Teasers

    Good Smile always gives away a lot in their teasers: too much, in my opinion. I want some surprises! But it seems like they’ve toned it down juuust a bit this year, because while there are a lot of teasers only two of them are new. And both are Nendoroids! GSC will be making Nendos of Angela Balzac and Celty. I am so excited for a Celty Nendoroid! Then there’s the “things we already knew about” teasers: that crazy Ryuuko is painted, as is the dementedly cute Stormtrooper Nendoroid, the Ars Nova Kirishima and 3 of the PriPara girls. As for sculpts, the long-awaited Kiss-Shot will be making an appearance. I guess she’s not cancelled so that’s good news. Last but not least the Nendoroids of Uzuki Shimamura and Ryuujou will be making an appearance. I wonder if they have a new scaled Miku tucked away too? [via Kahotan]

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