Grizzry Panda Archive

  • It’s that time again! Wonder Festival is only 2 days away, so we’re bringing you our annual roundup of some of the best garage kits that will be at the event. Because, as you probably know, Wonder Festival has way more gks than PVC figures but we can’t get our greedy little paws on them. Plus, if we did, we can’t paint. But, as always, if you can paint/will be at the event, all images are labeled with both the circle & character name. The tides seem to be changing this WonFest. There’s very little of our usual standards, like Miku Hatsune or KanColle, and the new darling Re;Zero seems to have already fallen off. Instead we have a TON of Fate girls (both Grand Order and Extella), quite a bit of Persona 5 merchandise, and some truly stunning original characters. And more Adventure Time! Check them all out after the jump. [via i_con, horikazz, crea mode, amie grand, Akiba Weekend, moeyo, vispo, wonder showcase, mfc]

    Summer WonFest 2017: Garage Kit Roundup

    It’s that time again! Wonder Festival is only 2 days away, so we’re bringing you our annual roundup of some of the best garage kits that will be at the event. Because, as you probably know, Wonder Festival has way more gks than PVC figures but we can’t get our greedy little paws on them. Plus, if we did, we can’t paint. But, as always, if you can paint/will be at the event, all images are labeled with both the circle & character name. The tides seem to be changing this WonFest. There’s very little of our usual standards, like Miku Hatsune or KanColle, and the new darling Re;Zero seems to have already fallen off. Instead we have a TON of Fate girls (both Grand Order and Extella), quite a bit of Persona 5 merchandise, and some truly stunning original characters. And more Adventure Time! Check them all out after the jump. [via i_con, horikazz, crea mode, amie grand, Akiba Weekend, moeyo, vispo, wonder showcase, mfc]

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  • Ahh, Amakuni. What am I gonna do with you. They’re a mystery: some figures (I’m looking at you, Kasumi Iwato, and your crazy boobs) are just terribly made. Others, like the sculpts they showed off for Nunnally Shirokiite and Umuru, are just gorgeous. Then we have the lovely 7 Deadly Sins line and of course the big header surprise: Grizzry Panda’s AMAZING Homura & Madoka, finally as PVC! How do they make things so good and so bad? It’s a mystery. We also have some announcements: Saki Miyanaga & Hatsumi Usuzumi from Saki Zenkoku-hen, Kashima from KanColle, and Kokuten no Miko Tamayorihime form Wixoss. [via amiami]

    Winter WonFest 2016: Amakuni

    Ahh, Amakuni. What am I gonna do with you. They’re a mystery: some figures (I’m looking at you, Kasumi Iwato, and your crazy boobs) are just terribly made. Others, like the sculpts they showed off for Nunnally Shirokiite and Umuru, are just gorgeous. Then we have the lovely 7 Deadly Sins line and of course the big header surprise: Grizzry Panda’s AMAZING Homura & Madoka, finally as PVC! How do they make things so good and so bad? It’s a mystery. We also have some announcements: Saki Miyanaga & Hatsumi Usuzumi from Saki Zenkoku-hen, Kashima from KanColle, and Kokuten no Miko Tamayorihime form Wixoss. [via amiami]

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  • Between Good Smile Company and Max Factory, there were just so many Mikus at last Wodwer Festival. I mean, there usually are, but it felt like an unusually high number last summer. So I kind of forgot about, well, the majority of them: like Max Factory’s Orange Blossom Miku, based on one of the Project Diva outfits and sculpted by Grizzry Panda. Yeah, I know, I let a Grizzry sculpt slip from my mind! Probably because, let’s be honest, it didn’t look very exciting sculpted. Kind of rough, almost. But painted? I mean, it’s only the back, but the colors are so bright and cheerful and CLEAR HAIR. Shiny. Want it. [via beyond_the_2d’s Twitter]

    Orange Blossom Miku Hatsune Is Painted (Kind Of)

    Between Good Smile Company and Max Factory, there were just so many Mikus at last Wodwer Festival. I mean, there usually are, but it felt like an unusually high number last summer. So I kind of forgot about, well, the majority of them: like Max Factory’s Orange Blossom Miku, based on one of the Project Diva outfits and sculpted by Grizzry Panda. Yeah, I know, I let a Grizzry sculpt slip from my mind! Probably because, let’s be honest, it didn’t look very exciting sculpted. Kind of rough, almost. But painted? I mean, it’s only the back, but the colors are so bright and cheerful and CLEAR HAIR. Shiny. Want it. [via beyond_the_2d’s Twitter]

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  • Wonder Festival is a little over 24 hours away, and you know what that means–time for the traditional roundup of the garage kits that will be available at the event! Well, obviously not all of them, because there are hundreds. And a lot of them are terrible. So we go through and weed out the best/most interesting of the bunch to bring to you! This year there is a whole, whole lot of Kantai Collection. Even more than at Winter Wonder Festival! There’s also, no surprise, a ton of Sailor Moon figures since the license is open. Though there’s a surprising lack of Cardcaptor Sakura. We also have the traditional batch of kits from Cerberus Project and T’s System, along with tons tons more from franchises like Dark Souls, Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Monster Hunter. Check them all out after the jump! And like always, kits are labeled with their circle so if you happen to be at WonFest, you can snatch them up. [via Grizzry Panda, RyunRyunTei, wallaby0819, Project CK, Cherry Blossom, Amie Grand, doat, T’s System, fg-site, Crea Mode, Reply From…, Snow Cat, Fixia, Windflower, Ryoheifull, Tinami, Akimof8, Yamonyamon, Metalbox, 3x3x3]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2015 Garage Kit Roundup

    Wonder Festival is a little over 24 hours away, and you know what that means–time for the traditional roundup of the garage kits that will be available at the event! Well, obviously not all of them, because there are hundreds. And a lot of them are terrible. So we go through and weed out the best/most interesting of the bunch to bring to you! This year there is a whole, whole lot of Kantai Collection. Even more than at Winter Wonder Festival! There’s also, no surprise, a ton of Sailor Moon figures since the license is open. Though there’s a surprising lack of Cardcaptor Sakura. We also have the traditional batch of kits from Cerberus Project and T’s System, along with tons tons more from franchises like Dark Souls, Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Monster Hunter. Check them all out after the jump! And like always, kits are labeled with their circle so if you happen to be at WonFest, you can snatch them up. [via Grizzry Panda, RyunRyunTei, wallaby0819, Project CK, Cherry Blossom, Amie Grand, doat, T’s System, fg-site, Crea Mode, Reply From…, Snow Cat, Fixia, Windflower, Ryoheifull, Tinami, Akimof8, Yamonyamon, Metalbox, 3x3x3]

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  • Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that Good Smile Company started attending US conventions with regularity? It’s been a few years now, but I’m still always pleased to see them at more niche events like Toy Fair. I mean, there’s really nothing like checking a figure out in person before you hit that “pre-order” button. Though this can be dangerous: for months I’ve been debating over Max Factory’s Red Riding Hood Miku, but I decided against it because I already own the garage kit. But after checking her out in real life? Well, I’m not so sure… she’s just so detailed! But do I need 2? Decisions, decisions.

    Toy Fair 2015: Max Factory’s Red Riding Hood Miku Gallery

    Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that Good Smile Company started attending US conventions with regularity? It’s been a few years now, but I’m still always pleased to see them at more niche events like Toy Fair. I mean, there’s really nothing like checking a figure out in person before you hit that “pre-order” button. Though this can be dangerous: for months I’ve been debating over Max Factory’s Red Riding Hood Miku, but I decided against it because I already own the garage kit. But after checking her out in real life? Well, I’m not so sure… she’s just so detailed! But do I need 2? Decisions, decisions.

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  • Native teased a LOT of figures this year. Like, a totally unusual amount. They usually have 4 releases… in a packed year. But no, we are getting a million figures from them this time around! Okay, it’s like ten counting art but jesus. All of the teasers are here, including the full art. Funnily enough, we DO have a Sonico but it’s not the toothbrush one everyone though she would be. As usual with Native I love some of them and hate some of them. But really, It’s probably good not to love ALL of them because that would be a lot of pain for my wallet. [via figsoku]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: (NSFW) Native

    Native teased a LOT of figures this year. Like, a totally unusual amount. They usually have 4 releases… in a packed year. But no, we are getting a million figures from them this time around! Okay, it’s like ten counting art but jesus. All of the teasers are here, including the full art. Funnily enough, we DO have a Sonico but it’s not the toothbrush one everyone though she would be. As usual with Native I love some of them and hate some of them. But really, It’s probably good not to love ALL of them because that would be a lot of pain for my wallet. [via figsoku]

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  • A large chunk of Amakuni’s goodies at MegaHobby were already covered in the Seven Sins post, but of course they’ve got more to show us! They went from a small-time, kind of crappy quality producer to a rather large one so quickly, and I’m actually excited for most of these releases. We’ve got some brand-new stuff: mainly the announcement of a Dark Magician Girl figure, sculpted by Grizzry Panda. YES. Their Dark Schneider from Bastard!! is painted, and looks pretty freaking awesome. Then we’ve got the two KanColle girls who were just in scans, Amatsukaze and Haruna Kai Ni, though only Amatsukaze is sculpted. And finally we have the sculpt for their Maou from Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: I haven’t liked any of her figures so far but this one is ADORABLE. Of course, everything Amakuni is exclusive… [via Ykosge’s Twitter & Hobby Search’s Blog]

    MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2014: Amakuni

    A large chunk of Amakuni’s goodies at MegaHobby were already covered in the Seven Sins post, but of course they’ve got more to show us! They went from a small-time, kind of crappy quality producer to a rather large one so quickly, and I’m actually excited for most of these releases. We’ve got some brand-new stuff: mainly the announcement of a Dark Magician Girl figure, sculpted by Grizzry Panda. YES. Their Dark Schneider from Bastard!! is painted, and looks pretty freaking awesome. Then we’ve got the two KanColle girls who were just in scans, Amatsukaze and Haruna Kai Ni, though only Amatsukaze is sculpted. And finally we have the sculpt for their Maou from Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: I haven’t liked any of her figures so far but this one is ADORABLE. Of course, everything Amakuni is exclusive… [via Ykosge’s Twitter & Hobby Search’s Blog]

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  • We’ve already seen the KanColle goodies that Good Smile Company and their sister/child companies had on hand at Chara Hobby, but of course there was more! A lot more. To be honest, there was nothing really “new” but they did show off some figures I am really looking forward to like Racing Miku 2014, Phat!’s Ranko, Eren, and Tell Your World Miku. You can also see that there are some franchises they are pushing particularly hard: the amount of Love Live! School Idol Project and Terra Formars merch is bordering on comical. And let’s not forget about Madoka! There are also Nendoroids & figmas galore, of course, almong with some updated sculpts. [via Akibahobby]

    Chara Hobby 2014: Good Smile Company & Co

    We’ve already seen the KanColle goodies that Good Smile Company and their sister/child companies had on hand at Chara Hobby, but of course there was more! A lot more. To be honest, there was nothing really “new” but they did show off some figures I am really looking forward to like Racing Miku 2014, Phat!’s Ranko, Eren, and Tell Your World Miku. You can also see that there are some franchises they are pushing particularly hard: the amount of Love Live! School Idol Project and Terra Formars merch is bordering on comical. And let’s not forget about Madoka! There are also Nendoroids & figmas galore, of course, almong with some updated sculpts. [via Akibahobby]

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  • It seems like Wonder Festival was only yesterday, but figures from it are already going up for order! Ahh, the circle of figure life. Always trudging forward. Today we have Max Factory’s Red Riding Hood Miku Hatsune, which is based on the very popular Grizzry Panda garage kit. They will also be doing his Tell Your World variant, which I am a bit more excited for… because I have the GK version of this particular Miku. Even if I did not, I think I’d be a bit torn: on one hand I love the brighter almost cartoony colors, but on the other I feel like the shading is just a bit lacking. And her price… is ¥11,852. With a January release Sure, her scale is listed as 1/7, but the original figure is tiny. I think I will wait to see figure-versus-garage kit pictures before pulling the trigger! Orders open August 10th [via the figma blog & Kahotan]

    Red Riding Hood Miku Hatsune Is Ready To Deliver Your Goodies

    It seems like Wonder Festival was only yesterday, but figures from it are already going up for order! Ahh, the circle of figure life. Always trudging forward. Today we have Max Factory’s Red Riding Hood Miku Hatsune, which is based on the very popular Grizzry Panda garage kit. They will also be doing his Tell Your World variant, which I am a bit more excited for… because I have the GK version of this particular Miku. Even if I did not, I think I’d be a bit torn: on one hand I love the brighter almost cartoony colors, but on the other I feel like the shading is just a bit lacking. And her price… is ¥11,852. With a January release Sure, her scale is listed as 1/7, but the original figure is tiny. I think I will wait to see figure-versus-garage kit pictures before pulling the trigger! Orders open August 10th [via the figma blog & Kahotan]

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  • There are always a lot of good garage kits being shown off at Wonder Festival, and while they’re not really feasible for most of us to own… it’s always nice to look! It can be a bit overwhelming, so over the days leading up to the event (which is on the 27th!) we’ll be breaking some of the kits down by series and category so we can cry together over things we can’t buy. Today’s theme is Vocaloids! Because of course there are a ton at the event. Actually, it seems like there are less this year… especially when you take into account that three of them are from Grizzry Panda. He’s got a gorgeous new “vintage dress” Miku, a chibi version of her, and an Alice recolor of the Red Riding Hood version that Max Factory has picked up for PVC. Then we’ve got a gorgeous, flowing Sakura Miku, a very busty Meiko, and an adorable Rin. Check them all out in the gallery! [via Grizzry Panda, fg-site 1, 2]

    Summer WonFest 2014 Garage Kits: Vocaloid Overload

    There are always a lot of good garage kits being shown off at Wonder Festival, and while they’re not really feasible for most of us to own… it’s always nice to look! It can be a bit overwhelming, so over the days leading up to the event (which is on the 27th!) we’ll be breaking some of the kits down by series and category so we can cry together over things we can’t buy. Today’s theme is Vocaloids! Because of course there are a ton at the event. Actually, it seems like there are less this year… especially when you take into account that three of them are from Grizzry Panda. He’s got a gorgeous new “vintage dress” Miku, a chibi version of her, and an Alice recolor of the Red Riding Hood version that Max Factory has picked up for PVC. Then we’ve got a gorgeous, flowing Sakura Miku, a very busty Meiko, and an adorable Rin. Check them all out in the gallery! [via Grizzry Panda, fg-site 1, 2]

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