Macross Archive

  • Two years ago, Volks added Sheryl and Ranka to the Dollfie Dream line. They were part of the pre-order project, so for many collectors they were finally accessible in the cutthroat world of actually owning a character DD. Now it seems they’re continuing the Macross line with Freyja Wion! I have to say I’m not a huge fan of the wig or outfit, but I love her face and eyes! So cute. Since we have a pre-order set going already she’s certainly not going to be one of those, and will likely be a lottery doll. Unless they’re pulling a Snow Miku and doing two pre-orders back to back! [via Volks’ Twitter]

    Freyja Wion Is Getting A Dollfie Dream

    Two years ago, Volks added Sheryl and Ranka to the Dollfie Dream line. They were part of the pre-order project, so for many collectors they were finally accessible in the cutthroat world of actually owning a character DD. Now it seems they’re continuing the Macross line with Freyja Wion! I have to say I’m not a huge fan of the wig or outfit, but I love her face and eyes! So cute. Since we have a pre-order set going already she’s certainly not going to be one of those, and will likely be a lottery doll. Unless they’re pulling a Snow Miku and doing two pre-orders back to back! [via Volks’ Twitter]

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  • The star of MegaHouse’s booth was clearly their perfect Sailor Moon, and while that alone was enough to sway my heart they also had some other stuff. Like Dragonball Z, One Piece, Gundam, Naruto, Digimon… all the stuff we expect at this point. But we also got some cool announcements, like Zatch Bell figures (!!). Along with a beautiful Liko from Active Raid, who looks like a fancy Vocaloid and I am totally on board with that. Also with the lil Naruto tailed beasts, how cute is that? [via AmiAmi]

    Summer WonFest 2016: MegaHouse

    The star of MegaHouse’s booth was clearly their perfect Sailor Moon, and while that alone was enough to sway my heart they also had some other stuff. Like Dragonball Z, One Piece, Gundam, Naruto, Digimon… all the stuff we expect at this point. But we also got some cool announcements, like Zatch Bell figures (!!). Along with a beautiful Liko from Active Raid, who looks like a fancy Vocaloid and I am totally on board with that. Also with the lil Naruto tailed beasts, how cute is that? [via AmiAmi]

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  • Good Smile is pretty much the progenitor of the Wonder Festival teasers trend, so it’s no surprise that once again they went all out with them. They gave us a whopping 13 this year! So let’s just dive in, starting with scaled figures. We’ve got a new Mami from Madoka (probably matching the newer Madoka/Homura ones), Megumi Katou is painted, as are Yotsugi Ononoki from the Monogatari series and KanColle‘s Bismark. Of course the Nendoroids are where it’s at! Metaknight is painted, we’ve got Ookurikara from Touken Ranbu, Chuuya Nakahara from Bungou Stray Dogs, KanColle‘s Libeccio, Freyja Wion and Mikumo Guynemer from Macross Delta, Akeno Misaki from Discount KanColle… I mean High School Fleet, Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri. Plus you know that’s going to be barerly a 5th of the Nendos they have at the event… [via Kahotan]

    Good Smile Company’s Summer Wonder Festival 2016 Teasers

    Good Smile is pretty much the progenitor of the Wonder Festival teasers trend, so it’s no surprise that once again they went all out with them. They gave us a whopping 13 this year! So let’s just dive in, starting with scaled figures. We’ve got a new Mami from Madoka (probably matching the newer Madoka/Homura ones), Megumi Katou is painted, as are Yotsugi Ononoki from the Monogatari series and KanColle‘s Bismark. Of course the Nendoroids are where it’s at! Metaknight is painted, we’ve got Ookurikara from Touken Ranbu, Chuuya Nakahara from Bungou Stray Dogs, KanColle‘s Libeccio, Freyja Wion and Mikumo Guynemer from Macross Delta, Akeno Misaki from Discount KanColle… I mean High School Fleet, Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri. Plus you know that’s going to be barerly a 5th of the Nendos they have at the event… [via Kahotan]

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  • You  know what they say: new season, new prize fair! Okay, so only I say that, but it’s basically true. Prize Fairs are a never-ending event that seem to strike when the weather changes. I know it’s technically been spring for months, but here in NY it’s been incredibly chilly until just this week. Finally, warm weather! And new figures! We have quite a few awesome things here, and some less than awesome ones as well–like the incredibly creepy Disney Princess line that will haunt my dreams. But along with the nightmares are cool releases like a bunch of Dragonball Z goodies including, at long last, Mr. Satan! We’ve also got Macross, Evangelion, Miku Hatsune, Fate/Grand Order, Kantai Collection, and a whole lot more… like my persona favorite, the Okami noodle toppers. Check them all out below! [via Dengeki]

    Check Out The Goodies From The 44th Prize Fair

    You  know what they say: new season, new prize fair! Okay, so only I say that, but it’s basically true. Prize Fairs are a never-ending event that seem to strike when the weather changes. I know it’s technically been spring for months, but here in NY it’s been incredibly chilly until just this week. Finally, warm weather! And new figures! We have quite a few awesome things here, and some less than awesome ones as well–like the incredibly creepy Disney Princess line that will haunt my dreams. But along with the nightmares are cool releases like a bunch of Dragonball Z goodies including, at long last, Mr. Satan! We’ve also got Macross, Evangelion, Miku Hatsune, Fate/Grand Order, Kantai Collection, and a whole lot more… like my persona favorite, the Okami noodle toppers. Check them all out below! [via Dengeki]

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  • Max Factory is one of my favorite companies, but sadly it seems like they make fewer and fewer figures every year and have so much focus on figmas. But hey, I’ll take what I can get from them. I mean, look how beautiful Ranko is. Just… stunning! Orange Blossom Miku is looking nice too (though I am not 100% sold), and we have the sculpt for the teased Hotaru Shidare. That’s not all! They showed off a brand new figure of Galko-chan, a little tiny Lynn Minmay, and Lal’C Mellk Mal is painted. Check them out in the gallery, along with their announcement for a new Caster figure. [via Wonder Hobby]

    Winter WonFest 2016: Max Factory

    Max Factory is one of my favorite companies, but sadly it seems like they make fewer and fewer figures every year and have so much focus on figmas. But hey, I’ll take what I can get from them. I mean, look how beautiful Ranko is. Just… stunning! Orange Blossom Miku is looking nice too (though I am not 100% sold), and we have the sculpt for the teased Hotaru Shidare. That’s not all! They showed off a brand new figure of Galko-chan, a little tiny Lynn Minmay, and Lal’C Mellk Mal is painted. Check them out in the gallery, along with their announcement for a new Caster figure. [via Wonder Hobby]

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  • We’ve already seen some of the juicier tidbits from Tamashii Nations (Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Ranma 1/2, Digimon) but of course they had a ton more! This is Bandai we’re talking about, one of the most prolific brands, and they brought figures in full force. Can you think of a license Bandai owns? There were probably figures from it at this event. Kantai Collection, One Piece, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Gintama, Precure, Mega Man, Macross, Doraemon.. it’s all there, and tons more! The focus definitely seemed to be on Dragonball Z (not surprising since it has a new show), with a massive amount of merchandise. Including dead Goku! Which I am seriously excited about. No girls though, which is… unfortunate, but lots of muscley dudes. We also got the surprise (text-based) announcement that they will be doing Star Wars S.H.Figuarts–including Jabba the Hutt! [via 1up]

    Tamashii Nations 2015 Event Overview

    We’ve already seen some of the juicier tidbits from Tamashii Nations (Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Ranma 1/2, Digimon) but of course they had a ton more! This is Bandai we’re talking about, one of the most prolific brands, and they brought figures in full force. Can you think of a license Bandai owns? There were probably figures from it at this event. Kantai Collection, One Piece, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Gintama, Precure, Mega Man, Macross, Doraemon.. it’s all there, and tons more! The focus definitely seemed to be on Dragonball Z (not surprising since it has a new show), with a massive amount of merchandise. Including dead Goku! Which I am seriously excited about. No girls though, which is… unfortunate, but lots of muscley dudes. We also got the surprise (text-based) announcement that they will be doing Star Wars S.H.Figuarts–including Jabba the Hutt! [via 1up]

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  • I was so thrilled when we saw the reveal for Dollfie Dreams Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, except for one thing: the outfit choice. It’s not my favorite of Sheryl’s many costumes, but we usually get alternate outfits for pre-order dolls. They’ve revealed what she will be getting, and it’s probably her most recognizable one! Pre-orders should be opening really soon, and I’m wondering if we will get an alternate outfit for Ranka as well? Honestly, I’d love if they went crazy and did 3 or 4 for each girl! [via the DD Twitter]

    Volks Announces A Second Outfit For DD Sheryl Nome

    I was so thrilled when we saw the reveal for Dollfie Dreams Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, except for one thing: the outfit choice. It’s not my favorite of Sheryl’s many costumes, but we usually get alternate outfits for pre-order dolls. They’ve revealed what she will be getting, and it’s probably her most recognizable one! Pre-orders should be opening really soon, and I’m wondering if we will get an alternate outfit for Ranka as well? Honestly, I’d love if they went crazy and did 3 or 4 for each girl! [via the DD Twitter]

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  • I was thrilled when Volks announced that they would (finally) be doing Dollfie Dreams of Ranka & Sheryl… especially since it’s a double release revealed in mid-fall. You know who else were just like that? Extra & Alter and KOS-MOS & Momo! Yeah, so there was a high probability of them being pre-order dolls. And indeed it’s been confirmed, with orders tentatively slated for November! This is great news because I am totally in love with Sheryl. I love the DDs with more defined noses, and her faceup is beautiful. While I am not 100% sold on Ranka that’s just because the big eyes aren’t always for me, but oh my god the lightning bolt shoes. I think I need both of them. [via the DD Twitter]

    Dollfie Dreams Ranka & Sheryl Get Revealed

    I was thrilled when Volks announced that they would (finally) be doing Dollfie Dreams of Ranka & Sheryl… especially since it’s a double release revealed in mid-fall. You know who else were just like that? Extra & Alter and KOS-MOS & Momo! Yeah, so there was a high probability of them being pre-order dolls. And indeed it’s been confirmed, with orders tentatively slated for November! This is great news because I am totally in love with Sheryl. I love the DDs with more defined noses, and her faceup is beautiful. While I am not 100% sold on Ranka that’s just because the big eyes aren’t always for me, but oh my god the lightning bolt shoes. I think I need both of them. [via the DD Twitter]

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  • It has been a while since I was really interested in a Dollfie Dream release (except, of course, for Ranko, who I did not win and we don’t speak of). This is mostly because… well, Stephen and I just have too many Dollfies and we need to stop buying them. Which means nipping DD lust in the bud and not getting excited about releases. But I think that is about to change, because Volks is FINALLY doing some Macross Dollfies. Sheryl and Ranka (who I am guessing will be on a DDS body)! If they nail Sheryl’s face I just know I won’t be able to resist her: I’m a big fan of their prominent sculpted noses (KOS-MOS, Rise, Alna, etc). [via Satottoro’s Twitter]

    Sheryl Nome & Ranka Lee Are The Next Dollfie Dreams

    It has been a while since I was really interested in a Dollfie Dream release (except, of course, for Ranko, who I did not win and we don’t speak of). This is mostly because… well, Stephen and I just have too many Dollfies and we need to stop buying them. Which means nipping DD lust in the bud and not getting excited about releases. But I think that is about to change, because Volks is FINALLY doing some Macross Dollfies. Sheryl and Ranka (who I am guessing will be on a DDS body)! If they nail Sheryl’s face I just know I won’t be able to resist her: I’m a big fan of their prominent sculpted noses (KOS-MOS, Rise, Alna, etc). [via Satottoro’s Twitter]

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  • We tend to focus on PVC coverage during Wonder Festival because, well… those are the things most of us can buy! But really, there are about ten times as many garage kits at the event as pre-painted PVC. Actually… that might be underestimating it, the garage kit area is HUGE! We’ve already shown you some of the kits that will be at the event like Purple Heart, Yagyuu Toshiyuki’s Marisa Kirisame, an acrobatic Saber Bride, chibi Saber Lily, Toda Satoshi’s terrifying Passionlip, and Coneckers’ Momiji. But of course there are a ton more, and we’ve got some really lovely kits this time around. My personal favorites are Vispo’s astonishing Jeanne d’Arc & her horse–though Jeanne seems very popular this WonFest!–, the bathing suit IDOLM@STER trio, the gory Labrys, and Atelier Hiro’s punk rock Miku Hatsune. And my oh my do we have a lot of Mikus. Chec them all out (and plenty more) in the gallery! [via fg-site, sachihira’s Twitter, INF’s Blog, Tinami, Temjin747’s Twitter, Atelier Hiro, Rum Kandis’ Blog, T’s System, Anna Nyan, Vispo, Sakura Zensen]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013 Garage Kit Roundup

    We tend to focus on PVC coverage during Wonder Festival because, well… those are the things most of us can buy! But really, there are about ten times as many garage kits at the event as pre-painted PVC. Actually… that might be underestimating it, the garage kit area is HUGE! We’ve already shown you some of the kits that will be at the event like Purple Heart, Yagyuu Toshiyuki’s Marisa Kirisame, an acrobatic Saber Bride, chibi Saber Lily, Toda Satoshi’s terrifying Passionlip, and Coneckers’ Momiji. But of course there are a ton more, and we’ve got some really lovely kits this time around. My personal favorites are Vispo’s astonishing Jeanne d’Arc & her horse–though Jeanne seems very popular this WonFest!–, the bathing suit IDOLM@STER trio, the gory Labrys, and Atelier Hiro’s punk rock Miku Hatsune. And my oh my do we have a lot of Mikus. Chec them all out (and plenty more) in the gallery! [via fg-site, sachihira’s Twitter, INF’s Blog, Tinami, Temjin747’s Twitter, Atelier Hiro, Rum Kandis’ Blog, T’s System, Anna Nyan, Vispo, Sakura Zensen]

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