Samus Archive

  • We’ve already shown you Pokemon figmas, Tracer and Genji from Overwatch, some new Fate/Grand Order figmas, Persona 5 figmas, and Utena, but it’s not a Wonder Festival if Max Factory and co don’t shove every possible franchise ever down our throats in poseable 1/12th scale form! When it comes to video games, we’ve got a lot between Crow from Gravity Daze 2, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere, Bloodborne and Dark Souls III, Ludens (who knows if this is even a game, but whatever), Kusanagi Kyo and Yagami Iori from King of Fighters, and the painted Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Samus. Then we’ve got like the entire cast of Love Live! Sunshine!! with Matsuura Kanan, Kurosawa Dia, Watanabe You, Tsushima Yoshiko, Kunikida Hanamaru, Ohara Mari, and Kurosawa Ruby so that you can recreate the show yourself a la Robot Chicken. Then continuing on with the anime we’ve got Rem and Ram from Re:Zero aka the same sculpt twice with super minor differences, but everyone’ll only buy Rem since she actually had a storyline unlike Ram, Tanya Degurechaff from Saga of Tanya the Evil (because Japan still has a hard on for little girls dressed up as the enemy from WWI or WWII), Klaus and Leonardo from the new season of Kekkai Sensen, Yukari Akiyama from Girls Un Panzer, and Misako Akeno from High School Fleet. Then from KanColle we’ve got three new entries with Yuudachi, Tokitsukaze, and Fubuki. FREEing also had a few figmas on hand with their massive Iron Fossil from Dariusburst as well as the Bubblegum Crisis Moto Slave and a figma ex:ride of Ray from Kikou Souseki Mospeada. Then over in experimental land we’ve got the amazing sculptor Takayuki Takeya taking on Devilman. Oh, but that’s not all. No. We also got *the best figma of all time*. What is it might you ask? What could be better than stuff like The Thinker? Oh, I’ll tell you. It’s the E233 Series Train. Yes, that’s right, it’s a literal figma of a train. Now everybody better hop on the figma train hypetrain before it leaves the station because woo boy I hope they make more trains to keep on with the ridiculous factor of having a figma train. [via whl4u, Yodachin0330’s Twitter 1 | 2, Dariusburst’s Twitter]

    Winter WonFest 2017: figmas

    We’ve already shown you Pokemon figmas, Tracer and Genji from Overwatch, some new Fate/Grand Order figmas, Persona 5 figmas, and Utena, but it’s not a Wonder Festival if Max Factory and co don’t shove every possible franchise ever down our throats in poseable 1/12th scale form! When it comes to video games, we’ve got a lot between Crow from Gravity Daze 2, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere, Bloodborne and Dark Souls III, Ludens (who knows if this is even a game, but whatever), Kusanagi Kyo and Yagami Iori from King of Fighters, and the painted Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Samus. Then we’ve got like the entire cast of Love Live! Sunshine!! with Matsuura Kanan, Kurosawa Dia, Watanabe You, Tsushima Yoshiko, Kunikida Hanamaru, Ohara Mari, and Kurosawa Ruby so that you can recreate the show yourself a la Robot Chicken. Then continuing on with the anime we’ve got Rem and Ram from Re:Zero aka the same sculpt twice with super minor differences, but everyone’ll only buy Rem since she actually had a storyline unlike Ram, Tanya Degurechaff from Saga of Tanya the Evil (because Japan still has a hard on for little girls dressed up as the enemy from WWI or WWII), Klaus and Leonardo from the new season of Kekkai Sensen, Yukari Akiyama from Girls Un Panzer, and Misako Akeno from High School Fleet. Then from KanColle we’ve got three new entries with Yuudachi, Tokitsukaze, and Fubuki. FREEing also had a few figmas on hand with their massive Iron Fossil from Dariusburst as well as the Bubblegum Crisis Moto Slave and a figma ex:ride of Ray from Kikou Souseki Mospeada. Then over in experimental land we’ve got the amazing sculptor Takayuki Takeya taking on Devilman. Oh, but that’s not all. No. We also got *the best figma of all time*. What is it might you ask? What could be better than stuff like The Thinker? Oh, I’ll tell you. It’s the E233 Series Train. Yes, that’s right, it’s a literal figma of a train. Now everybody better hop on the figma train hypetrain before it leaves the station because woo boy I hope they make more trains to keep on with the ridiculous factor of having a figma train. [via whl4u, Yodachin0330’s Twitter 1 | 2, Dariusburst’s Twitter]

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  • Well we’ve already showed you the KanColle figmas, the new Link and Zelda, the Persona 5 figmas, the Bloodborne figma, and Li, but that’s not all that was on hand at WonFest! In things we already knew about land there’s the Kaiba figma, Dark Magician Girl’s figma, Leafa, the new Samus from Metroid Prime 3, Gravity Crow and Gravity Kitten from Gravity Daze 2, the protagonist from Persona 3, Fuchiko (who now has five color variations), R. Tanaka Ichirou from Kyuukyoku Choujin R, Conan from Mirai Shounen Conan, Kogure Kenzou from Seibu Keisatsu, and Majima Goro from Ryuu ga Gotoku. So what was actually new to the show then? Well we’ve got two figures from My Hero Academia with both Midoriya and Bakugou, who both look awesome, female Corrin from Fire Emblem: Fates, Guyver III, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Klaus von Reinherz from Kekkai Sensen, Mumei from Kabaneri, and Ononoki Yotsugi from the Monogatari series. Then we’ve got a few oddities with Asato Miyo and Rikka Shiina from Little Armory and then Nipako that are being made by Tomytec, and three new art additions by FREEing: The Mona Lisa, Scream, and The Actor. Personally I’m most excited for the My Hero Academia figmas and the super odd art additions, but what are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments! [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site and toysking2016’s Twitter]

    Summer WonFest 2016: figmas

    Well we’ve already showed you the KanColle figmas, the new Link and Zelda, the Persona 5 figmas, the Bloodborne figma, and Li, but that’s not all that was on hand at WonFest! In things we already knew about land there’s the Kaiba figma, Dark Magician Girl’s figma, Leafa, the new Samus from Metroid Prime 3, Gravity Crow and Gravity Kitten from Gravity Daze 2, the protagonist from Persona 3, Fuchiko (who now has five color variations), R. Tanaka Ichirou from Kyuukyoku Choujin R, Conan from Mirai Shounen Conan, Kogure Kenzou from Seibu Keisatsu, and Majima Goro from Ryuu ga Gotoku. So what was actually new to the show then? Well we’ve got two figures from My Hero Academia with both Midoriya and Bakugou, who both look awesome, female Corrin from Fire Emblem: Fates, Guyver III, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Klaus von Reinherz from Kekkai Sensen, Mumei from Kabaneri, and Ononoki Yotsugi from the Monogatari series. Then we’ve got a few oddities with Asato Miyo and Rikka Shiina from Little Armory and then Nipako that are being made by Tomytec, and three new art additions by FREEing: The Mona Lisa, Scream, and The Actor. Personally I’m most excited for the My Hero Academia figmas and the super odd art additions, but what are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments! [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site and toysking2016’s Twitter]

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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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  • While Good Smile’s Nintendo collaboration started out rather slowly, with really just the two Samus figures, it started booming after they saw the skyrocketing prices the figma & statue were commanding on the after-market. Seriously, $150 for a figma is hella impressive. They had both of them along at Toy Fair to celebrate the recent re-releases, along with a few other Nintendo goodies like the adorable Luigi Nendoroid, figma Link, and (of course) the brand-new Nendoroid Link! I am so in love with this Nendo, and thrilled they went with the Wind Waker design instead of one of his more realistic incarnations. Cartooney adorableness!

    Toy Fair 2014: Good Smile Company’s Nintendo Figures

    While Good Smile’s Nintendo collaboration started out rather slowly, with really just the two Samus figures, it started booming after they saw the skyrocketing prices the figma & statue were commanding on the after-market. Seriously, $150 for a figma is hella impressive. They had both of them along at Toy Fair to celebrate the recent re-releases, along with a few other Nintendo goodies like the adorable Luigi Nendoroid, figma Link, and (of course) the brand-new Nendoroid Link! I am so in love with this Nendo, and thrilled they went with the Wind Waker design instead of one of his more realistic incarnations. Cartooney adorableness!

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  • We’ve already shown you a few of the more memorable pieces at Good Smile Company’s booth: Belldandy & Holly Bell, the Attack On Titan goods, 7th Dragon Miku, Bayonetta, and Nyaruko. But of course there are more than just a few figures in a booth as big as Good Smile’s! They had lots of Madoka merchandise as you’d expect, in fact it was almost their whole lineup! Nendoroids and scaled figures a plenty. In fact there were tons of Nendoroids from a lot of different shows and series as well as figmas and scaled figures. We’ve got Vocaloids, Samus,  Dangan Ronpa, and a few of their past exclusives. Check them all out in the gallery!

    NYCC 2013: Good Smile Company Booth Overview

    We’ve already shown you a few of the more memorable pieces at Good Smile Company’s booth: Belldandy & Holly Bell, the Attack On Titan goods, 7th Dragon Miku, Bayonetta, and Nyaruko. But of course there are more than just a few figures in a booth as big as Good Smile’s! They had lots of Madoka merchandise as you’d expect, in fact it was almost their whole lineup! Nendoroids and scaled figures a plenty. In fact there were tons of Nendoroids from a lot of different shows and series as well as figmas and scaled figures. We’ve got Vocaloids, Samus,  Dangan Ronpa, and a few of their past exclusives. Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • It’s that time again! For some people delays mean frustration: for me, it’s time to celebrate! Yay, figures I don’t have to pay for until next month… or later! Always a good thing. There’s not a whole lot of surprises here. Max Factory is continuing their massive slew of delays with SIX figures: Belldandy & Holly Bell, both Dark Elves, Kuroyukihime, and the re-releases of figmas Link & Samus. Not even re-releases out on time, MF? For real? Good Smile seems to be a bit better, with only two delays, both Nendoroids: the new Yoshika from Strike Witches and Maou. Then we’ve got Yu & Rise Pettankos from Phat! Company along with (shocker) their elaborate Bayonetta. Did anyone think she was coming out on time? For once all of these are only pushed back one month, but I’d be surprised if they all actually came out in October. [via GSC]

    Good Smile Company & Co Announce Their September 2013 Delays

    It’s that time again! For some people delays mean frustration: for me, it’s time to celebrate! Yay, figures I don’t have to pay for until next month… or later! Always a good thing. There’s not a whole lot of surprises here. Max Factory is continuing their massive slew of delays with SIX figures: Belldandy & Holly Bell, both Dark Elves, Kuroyukihime, and the re-releases of figmas Link & Samus. Not even re-releases out on time, MF? For real? Good Smile seems to be a bit better, with only two delays, both Nendoroids: the new Yoshika from Strike Witches and Maou. Then we’ve got Yu & Rise Pettankos from Phat! Company along with (shocker) their elaborate Bayonetta. Did anyone think she was coming out on time? For once all of these are only pushed back one month, but I’d be surprised if they all actually came out in October. [via GSC]

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  • Once a month Good Smile Company gets together a bunch of prototypes and shows them off on Nico Nico, usually with a mix of figures we know about and 2 or 3 pieces of brand-new info. This month they had quite a few juicy pieces of information floating around, so let’s get started! We have a few new things: the figma of Himari Takakura from Mawaru Penguindrum is painted, and looks amazing! She even comes with a little penguin. We also got some announcements of new figures, first that they are doing Race Queen Nendoroid Petit versions of Miku, Luka and Rin in the style of the full-sized Race Queen 2011 Miku. The Miku was a pricey exclusive, and these will be too. However, they’re quite cute–I just wish that they were actual Nendoroids instead of petits. Last up they’ve announced a continuation of their Berserk figma line with Griffith–this actually annoys me to no end, first of all because I loathe his character and want to buy this just to smash it into a thousand pieces, and second because figures like Archer are getting neglected when Max Factory obviously has no qualms with making male figures. They also showed off a lot of stuff that has already gone up for order: Nendoroid Momoyo, GSC’s 1/8 Sayaka, the Samus scaled figure and figma, Nendoroid Cordelia Glauca, the WonFest Homura Nendoroid, and Nendoroid Snow Miku 2012. I was hoping we’d get a sneak peak of Kyoko, but I guess we will have to wait until WonFest for her! [via Figure/GK]

    Good Smile Company’s January Nico Nico Broadcast

    Once a month Good Smile Company gets together a bunch of prototypes and shows them off on Nico Nico, usually with a mix of figures we know about and 2 or 3 pieces of brand-new info. This month they had quite a few juicy pieces of information floating around, so let’s get started! We have a few new things: the figma of Himari Takakura from Mawaru Penguindrum is painted, and looks amazing! She even comes with a little penguin. We also got some announcements of new figures, first that they are doing Race Queen Nendoroid Petit versions of Miku, Luka and Rin in the style of the full-sized Race Queen 2011 Miku. The Miku was a pricey exclusive, and these will be too. However, they’re quite cute–I just wish that they were actual Nendoroids instead of petits. Last up they’ve announced a continuation of their Berserk figma line with Griffith–this actually annoys me to no end, first of all because I loathe his character and want to buy this just to smash it into a thousand pieces, and second because figures like Archer are getting neglected when Max Factory obviously has no qualms with making male figures. They also showed off a lot of stuff that has already gone up for order: Nendoroid Momoyo, GSC’s 1/8 Sayaka, the Samus scaled figure and figma, Nendoroid Cordelia Glauca, the WonFest Homura Nendoroid, and Nendoroid Snow Miku 2012. I was hoping we’d get a sneak peak of Kyoko, but I guess we will have to wait until WonFest for her! [via Figure/GK]

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  • A while back, we got word of two figures of Samus that Max Factory was planning–a figma and a 1/8 scaled figure. And while there were a handful of leaked pictures, the signs specifically said Do Not Photograph so we refrained from posting them. It seems like Max Factory is ready for the big reveal now, as pictures of the scaled figure have mysteriously appeared on an Italian figure blog’s Facebook. Where are these pictures from? It’s a mystery, but it could easily be from one of the many hobby events that took place in Japan recently. In any case, the sculpt of the 1/8 scale Samus has been revealed! She’s sculpted by Shining Wizard, who worked on figures like VN-02 Miku and Meltdown Rin. Though I know a lot of people hated Other M, this is still a beautiful representation of the character. Samus looks sleek, elegant, and badass, which is pretty much what I’d want in a figure of her! No word on pricing or release date, though it’s safe to assume that she is planned for a 2012 release and her price won’t be sky-high–simple 1/8 figures from Max Factory are rarely over ¥8,000 before discounts. [via Facebook]

    Max Factory’s Samus Is Ready For Action

    A while back, we got word of two figures of Samus that Max Factory was planning–a figma and a 1/8 scaled figure. And while there were a handful of leaked pictures, the signs specifically said Do Not Photograph so we refrained from posting them. It seems like Max Factory is ready for the big reveal now, as pictures of the scaled figure have mysteriously appeared on an Italian figure blog’s Facebook. Where are these pictures from? It’s a mystery, but it could easily be from one of the many hobby events that took place in Japan recently. In any case, the sculpt of the 1/8 scale Samus has been revealed! She’s sculpted by Shining Wizard, who worked on figures like VN-02 Miku and Meltdown Rin. Though I know a lot of people hated Other M, this is still a beautiful representation of the character. Samus looks sleek, elegant, and badass, which is pretty much what I’d want in a figure of her! No word on pricing or release date, though it’s safe to assume that she is planned for a 2012 release and her price won’t be sky-high–simple 1/8 figures from Max Factory are rarely over ¥8,000 before discounts. [via Facebook]

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