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Posted by Leah Bayer on January 19, 2017 | 1 Comment
One of the biggest announcements at last Wonder Festival was the reveal of a Kylo Ren Nendoroid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I knew we’d be seeing some merchandise from it at the event, but I thought for sure Finn and Rey would be up first. Thankfully it’s the angsty little cinnamon roll who seems to be the most popular merch-wise!
I assumed there’d be some fuss and buss (aka a million Kahotan posts) before Kylo went live, but he’s already up for order! And he comes with some cool accessories: his janky lightsaber, the bolt he stops in mid-air, Vader’s destroyed helmet, and of course an angry lil Adam Driver face. D’aww! Release date is June and he retails for ¥5,500.
Posted by Leah Bayer on January 19, 2017 | No Comments
At the tail end of last year, Good Smile Company unveiled the art for Racing Miku 2017 which is designed by Tony Taka. I find myself ordering less and less every month and in fact it takes a lot for any figure to interest me now, but I am always such a sucker for the Racing Miku line… and this year looks like it will be no exception! Tony Taka, Miku, butterfly wings, soft pastel colors? Yes please.
Of course we don’t just get the figure: there’s a figma and Nendoroid too! This might actually be the first time Tony’s art has been on a Nendoroid, since I can’t think of a single other. GSC was never on the Shining World hype train, after all. But oh my god does his style look adorable all chibi and fat! I hope that, unlike Snow Miku, they keep all the detail in her outfit because this could be a really spectacular Nendoroid.
[via Good Smile Racing]
Posted by Leah Bayer on December 26, 2016 | 4 Comments
I think we can all agree that 2016 sucked. But the year is almost at an end, which means a fresh start for all of us! And a fresh start for yearly figure lines, too. Usually we have to wait until Wonder Festival for the new Racing Miku, but GSC feels so bad for all of us they’re giving us a little taste of the 2017 design already.
While I was quite smitten by 2016’s figure, I am even more excited for 2017’s. Because it’s Tony Taka!! Finally, dreams do come true. And it’s not just any Racing Miku, it’s a FANCY FAIRY RACING MIKU. 2017 can’t come fast enough.
[via GSC Racing]
Posted by Leah Bayer on December 7, 2016 | 1 Comment
There’s nothing figure companies like more than girlie idol shows, so it’s no surprise that Good Smile Company is taking on yet another music-themed show. I mean, it is kind of surprising that it’s the 2017-airing BanG Dreams! rather than Hibike! Euphonium (aka “did they spend the entire budget on these girls’ hair?!”). But here we are.
They’re actually taking on the whole main cast: Saaya Yamabuki, Arisa Ichigaya, Tae Hanazono, Kasumi Toyama, and Rimi Ushigome going clockwise from the top. And they’re, uh, in school uniforms. How exciting. At least we get little Nendo-sized instruments?
Posted by Leah Bayer on December 5, 2016 | 1 Comment
At any event they attend, Good Smile Company and their numerous umbrella companies always steal the show. How can they not, with so much firepower? Of course Nendoroids were right at the forefront. Megumin, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, lots of KanColle (Hatsuzuki, Kiso, Pola), Caster Extra, Hajime Iwaizumi, and Boba Fett all made an appearance. And of course figmas too! We had Takao, Iowa, and Mumei on display.
Max Factory brought their new To LOVEru girl, Yuuki Mikan, and we had FREEing’s bunny Ryuuko Matoi. Last but not least, there’s Phat!’s Parform Hikari Karibuchi and Saber.
[UPDATE] Added a few stray figures!
[UPDATE 2] Added one last announcement: 22 Niang and 33 Niang from Bilibili!
[via Kahotan’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
Back in September we got the reveal for Snow Miku 2017’s winning design, and I was cautiously optimistic. Sure, no space suit bunny, but the art was gorgeous and would make for a beautiful figure. We have the reveal for both the painted figma and Nendoroid now and my feelings are… shall we say, mixed.
At first glance, they’re lovely! The colors look gorgeous, the hair is beautiful, and the moon base for the figma is stunning. But if you take a close look, they are missing a LOT of the detail from the original art, mainly the starry sky pattern on her dress. Why would they include this design in the finals if they couldn’t/wouldn’t execute it in its entirety? Kind of disappointing. I’m still tempted though, because they do look so cute! The Nendoroid will retail for ¥5,500 and the figma for ¥6,000 with orders opening tonight on the GSC online shop.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 15, 2016 | 1 Comment
Naruto is such a ubiquitous force in the anime world, especially in the US, that I’m always a bit taken aback by the lack of figure merchandise. We basically have the MegaHouse figures and some minifigs, but a lot of lines that I feel would be very suitable (Nendoroids, figmas, etc) have gone woefully Naruto-less… that is, until GSC’s announcement in July!
And apparently they’re moving along at a very rapid pace, because Nendoroid Naruto was sculpted and painted at NYCC. My brother is beyond obsessed with Naruto so seeing this makes me feel all nostalgic: it’d make such a good present! I wonder what extras we’ll get? Of course we’d all like a 9 Tails face, but I feel like that’s more likely to happen as a totally different release.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 8, 2016 | 1 Comment
Recently Good Smile has been putting out a lot more video game-centric figures, especially ones aimed at the US market. They had two on display at NYCC: Chris Redfield from Biohazard (Resident Evil in the US), and Rockman X (Mega Man X in the US). What’s up with all the different names? Truly a mystery.
With figures like this and the upcoming Nathan Drake Nendoroid, I’m really excited to see what else they have in line for us. Tomb Raider, maybe? What video game characters would you like to see in Nendo form?
Posted by Leah Bayer on September 23, 2016 | 1 Comment
Overwatch is definitely the game of the moment, but given that it’s a US game we’re not likely to see many figures from it. I mean, many PVC figures, I’m sure we’ll get POPs of every character and all their alternate skins by the time Funko is done with them. But man, I’m sure we all want a really cool scaled figure of our mains. It’s not going to happen, but a girl can dream. And if you’re a talented customizer, you can just make it yourself!
That’s what the awesome Gale XV did with this D.Va Nendoroid. Using parts from Agaki, Rider, Elsa, and Snow Miku 2016 they’ve crafted not only a perfect D.Va but a totally amazing and immersive setup for her. Burgers on the table! Bunnies on the ground! Even a tv all set up to play the game. I’m so impressed by this–GSC, people would pay good money for some production Overwatch Nendos! We all want a tiny edgelord harassing our collection.
[via Gale XV’s Instagram]