MegaHobby Expo Spring Archive

  • Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another Persona 5 announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$ Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from Fate/Grand Order, along with a few of their older sculpts. [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Amakuni

    Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another Persona 5 announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$ Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from Fate/Grand Order, along with a few of their older sculpts. [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from Yuri on Ice’s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them! They also had Sagiri Izumi from Ero Manga-sensei, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to! [via AmiAmi Twitter & Dengeki]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from Yuri on Ice’s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them! They also had Sagiri Izumi from Ero Manga-sensei, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to! [via AmiAmi Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on. Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from Atelier Sophie was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt. [UPDATE] Added some lovely bonus pictures from Hobby Maniax [via Dengeki & AmiAmi]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Alter

    Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on. Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from Atelier Sophie was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt. [UPDATE] Added some lovely bonus pictures from Hobby Maniax [via Dengeki & AmiAmi]

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  • I will be honest: when it comes to Wonder Festival, I never really look forward to MegaHouse’s booth. They tend to save all their good stuff for their own event… which is MegaHobby! And that time has finally come. The star of the show was, of course, the amazing Suzaku & Lelouch duo they teased earlier. And my how beautiful these sculpts are. Of course they had all the usuals: Naruto (including the adorable Naruto Girls line), Dragon Ball Z, Gintama, Gundam, One Piece, and my new favorite from them… Zatch Bell. Check ’em all out in the gallery below! [UPDATE] They have also announced a new Pokemon figures: Ash with Greninja and Pikachu! [via AmiAmi’s Twitter & Dengeki]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: MegaHouse

    I will be honest: when it comes to Wonder Festival, I never really look forward to MegaHouse’s booth. They tend to save all their good stuff for their own event… which is MegaHobby! And that time has finally come. The star of the show was, of course, the amazing Suzaku & Lelouch duo they teased earlier. And my how beautiful these sculpts are. Of course they had all the usuals: Naruto (including the adorable Naruto Girls line), Dragon Ball Z, Gintama, Gundam, One Piece, and my new favorite from them… Zatch Bell. Check ’em all out in the gallery below! [UPDATE] They have also announced a new Pokemon figures: Ash with Greninja and Pikachu! [via AmiAmi’s Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • A few weeks ago we showed you Kotobukiya’s painted sculpt for their Hestia, this season’s new overnight It Girl, and now, today, we’re seeing her full sculpt, which we now know is 1/7th scale. Featuring her signature ribbon bra that makes absolutely no sense, Hestia here looks pretty spot on to her in show model. That said, now that we’re getting some other angles of her, one thing really ridiculously bugs me about their sculpt of her: her breast sculpt is completely nonsensical, which is the exact opposite of what DanMachi portrays as Hestia is always drawn with more lifelike breasts that would not float like this. I’d really like to see her bust redone before she goes into production as breasts, especially ones held up by a ribbon, do not act like how they are here — gravity is a thing, guys! Now onto Kotobukiya’s other figure on hand: Saber from Fate Stay/Night: Unlimited Blade Works, the It Girl of the last like… 10 years. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a figure of Saber in her standard blue dress with armor outfit and I’m a bit on the fence with Koto’s version here. Everything’s executed well in the sculpt, but sadly she’s just standing there. Yes, it’s an iconic pose for her, but after having just so many Saber figures to choose from, many of which have incredibly dynamic poses compared to this, it just feels like it’s a figure aimed at no one as most collectors are still suffering from Saber fatigue. [via figsoku]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2015: Kotobukiya’s Hestia and Saber

    A few weeks ago we showed you Kotobukiya’s painted sculpt for their Hestia, this season’s new overnight It Girl, and now, today, we’re seeing her full sculpt, which we now know is 1/7th scale. Featuring her signature ribbon bra that makes absolutely no sense, Hestia here looks pretty spot on to her in show model. That said, now that we’re getting some other angles of her, one thing really ridiculously bugs me about their sculpt of her: her breast sculpt is completely nonsensical, which is the exact opposite of what DanMachi portrays as Hestia is always drawn with more lifelike breasts that would not float like this. I’d really like to see her bust redone before she goes into production as breasts, especially ones held up by a ribbon, do not act like how they are here — gravity is a thing, guys! Now onto Kotobukiya’s other figure on hand: Saber from Fate Stay/Night: Unlimited Blade Works, the It Girl of the last like… 10 years. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a figure of Saber in her standard blue dress with armor outfit and I’m a bit on the fence with Koto’s version here. Everything’s executed well in the sculpt, but sadly she’s just standing there. Yes, it’s an iconic pose for her, but after having just so many Saber figures to choose from, many of which have incredibly dynamic poses compared to this, it just feels like it’s a figure aimed at no one as most collectors are still suffering from Saber fatigue. [via figsoku]

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  • MegaHobby is a pretty predictable event: we get pretty much the same companies every year, time after time. So when you see a figure that’s not with any of those manufacturers, it’s kind of surprising. You pause and say, “what? It’s by… who now?” That was pretty much my reaction when I saw this figure of Alice from Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic by Revolve. Revolve is a pretty tiny company who only has a few releases, and honestly this kind of looks like a MegaHouse figure, right? But it’s not. IT IS SO CUTE THOUGH. I just wanna pinch her cheeks, aaaah! ADORABLE! [via Oyj’s Twitter]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2015: Revolve’s Alice Cartelet

    MegaHobby is a pretty predictable event: we get pretty much the same companies every year, time after time. So when you see a figure that’s not with any of those manufacturers, it’s kind of surprising. You pause and say, “what? It’s by… who now?” That was pretty much my reaction when I saw this figure of Alice from Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic by Revolve. Revolve is a pretty tiny company who only has a few releases, and honestly this kind of looks like a MegaHouse figure, right? But it’s not. IT IS SO CUTE THOUGH. I just wanna pinch her cheeks, aaaah! ADORABLE! [via Oyj’s Twitter]

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  • Amakuni, unsurprisingly, showed up at MegaHobby–I mean, Hobby Japan is one of the founders… and they are Hobby Japan’s figure manufacturer. We already saw what we have in the works for the Seven Deadly Sins, but what else is up their sleeves? Unsurprisingly, they brought both the figures they just showed off in magazine scans: Hestia and Momohime! I have to say, I was excited for Momo but she does not look so great here. Maybe it’s the event lighting but I HATE the expression and the sculpt is lackluster. Hestia, though… I don’t like her design but I like this sculpt. It’s like opposite day up in here! [via figsoku]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2015: Amakuni

    Amakuni, unsurprisingly, showed up at MegaHobby–I mean, Hobby Japan is one of the founders… and they are Hobby Japan’s figure manufacturer. We already saw what we have in the works for the Seven Deadly Sins, but what else is up their sleeves? Unsurprisingly, they brought both the figures they just showed off in magazine scans: Hestia and Momohime! I have to say, I was excited for Momo but she does not look so great here. Maybe it’s the event lighting but I HATE the expression and the sculpt is lackluster. Hestia, though… I don’t like her design but I like this sculpt. It’s like opposite day up in here! [via figsoku]

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  • We’ve already seen quite a few of the figures MegaHouse brought to MegaHobby (Digimon, Sailor Moon, Bikini Warriors), but what else did they have on display? One Piece. Like, a whole lot of One Piece. Bikini Nami, action figure bikini Nami, bikini Boa and Robin we can’t show you… I’m so tired of One Piece. If I never have to write up another Nami figure I’ll sacrifice a baby to the figure gods. Oh, there were some other things too! Like the header girl, the totally adorable Kiraseiten Arcana. And Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Souma! Oh, and they brought a figure of Angela Balzac… behind frosted glass. Wow, so smart. Check them out and more in the gallery. [via figsoku]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2015: MegaHouse

    We’ve already seen quite a few of the figures MegaHouse brought to MegaHobby (Digimon, Sailor Moon, Bikini Warriors), but what else did they have on display? One Piece. Like, a whole lot of One Piece. Bikini Nami, action figure bikini Nami, bikini Boa and Robin we can’t show you… I’m so tired of One Piece. If I never have to write up another Nami figure I’ll sacrifice a baby to the figure gods. Oh, there were some other things too! Like the header girl, the totally adorable Kiraseiten Arcana. And Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Souma! Oh, and they brought a figure of Angela Balzac… behind frosted glass. Wow, so smart. Check them out and more in the gallery. [via figsoku]

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  • If Orchid Seed or Hobby Japan/Amakuni is attending an event, you can bet that there will be a few Seven Deadly Sins figures making an appearance! MegaHobby Spring was no exception, with three demon girls showing up. Can you believe we all actually thought there would be 7 figures in this line? Haha, what fools we were. The 9th Sin (and the only one of the original line I won’t be buying) Belial showed up, along with Mammon and Asmodeus’ alternate versions. I could take or leave the alt Mammon, but ohhhhh god gimmie that ice cream Azzie. [via figsoku & ojy]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2015: Seven Deadly Sins

    If Orchid Seed or Hobby Japan/Amakuni is attending an event, you can bet that there will be a few Seven Deadly Sins figures making an appearance! MegaHobby Spring was no exception, with three demon girls showing up. Can you believe we all actually thought there would be 7 figures in this line? Haha, what fools we were. The 9th Sin (and the only one of the original line I won’t be buying) Belial showed up, along with Mammon and Asmodeus’ alternate versions. I could take or leave the alt Mammon, but ohhhhh god gimmie that ice cream Azzie. [via figsoku & ojy]

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  • When I first heard of Hobby Japan’s newest figure collaboration, Bikini Warriors, I thought it was totally absurd, but it’s slowly been growing on me. I mean, is it any more absurd than Hyakka Ryouran, Queen’s Blade, or the 7 Deadly Sins? Nope, and all of those have given us some fabulous figures. And hey, once Tony Taka got added to the lineup I was totally on board. We have a ton of updates from MegaHobby: Dark Elf is painted (I hate her boobs but god everything else is so fabuloussss), while Paladin and Fighter have been sculpted. I love both of them! What is happening to me! [via figsoku]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2015: Bikini Warriors

    When I first heard of Hobby Japan’s newest figure collaboration, Bikini Warriors, I thought it was totally absurd, but it’s slowly been growing on me. I mean, is it any more absurd than Hyakka Ryouran, Queen’s Blade, or the 7 Deadly Sins? Nope, and all of those have given us some fabulous figures. And hey, once Tony Taka got added to the lineup I was totally on board. We have a ton of updates from MegaHobby: Dark Elf is painted (I hate her boobs but god everything else is so fabuloussss), while Paladin and Fighter have been sculpted. I love both of them! What is happening to me! [via figsoku]

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