Vocaloid Archive

  • I am usually a staunch defender of the constant flood of Miku Hatsune figures. While it’s all figures of the same character, there is just so much variety! Racing Miku, Snow Miku, Maiko Miku, Mebae Miku, Tell Your World Miku, Deep Sea Miku… see what I mean? It doesn’t seem repetitive to have so many figures of her when they look so vastly different. But I have a confession: I don’t really love her basic design! I used to be all about it, and I have the original Max Factory and GSC versions of her. And as you can see in the comparison photo of the old & new GSC sculpts, they’ve come a loooong way. The difference in quality is astounding! For me, I prefer the more outrageous Mikus. For new collectors, though, this is a great opportunity: not only is her sculpt great, but her price is ¥8,241–almost unheard of in 2017! And you have a while to save that $80 up because she’s not coming out until 2018. [via Kahotan]

    GSC’s Miku Hatsune Hits The Stage

    I am usually a staunch defender of the constant flood of Miku Hatsune figures. While it’s all figures of the same character, there is just so much variety! Racing Miku, Snow Miku, Maiko Miku, Mebae Miku, Tell Your World Miku, Deep Sea Miku… see what I mean? It doesn’t seem repetitive to have so many figures of her when they look so vastly different. But I have a confession: I don’t really love her basic design! I used to be all about it, and I have the original Max Factory and GSC versions of her. And as you can see in the comparison photo of the old & new GSC sculpts, they’ve come a loooong way. The difference in quality is astounding! For me, I prefer the more outrageous Mikus. For new collectors, though, this is a great opportunity: not only is her sculpt great, but her price is ¥8,241–almost unheard of in 2017! And you have a while to save that $80 up because she’s not coming out until 2018. [via Kahotan]

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  • We’ve seen all of the new goodies that Good Smile Company had a toy fair already, like Nendoroid Tracer, the Portal 2 figmas, and Nendoroid Link. But of course they had more than 3 figures out! That would be pretty odd, right? A big booth with just 3 things. Very ominous. Anyway, they had lots of their more US-centric licenses out on display, like the Naruto Nendoroids… which are USA only! Weird, right? But cool. There was also a lot of Zelda, Dota 2, Fire Emblem, Metroid, Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course… that amazing Disney announcement. Check ’em all out below the jump!

    Toy Fair 2017: Good Smile Company’s Booth Overview

    We’ve seen all of the new goodies that Good Smile Company had a toy fair already, like Nendoroid Tracer, the Portal 2 figmas, and Nendoroid Link. But of course they had more than 3 figures out! That would be pretty odd, right? A big booth with just 3 things. Very ominous. Anyway, they had lots of their more US-centric licenses out on display, like the Naruto Nendoroids… which are USA only! Weird, right? But cool. There was also a lot of Zelda, Dota 2, Fire Emblem, Metroid, Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course… that amazing Disney announcement. Check ’em all out below the jump!

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  • As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual before-event roundup, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day! The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump! [via 1up, tom matsumodo, & hanpenx]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kits

    As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual before-event roundup, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day! The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump! [via 1up, tom matsumodo, & hanpenx]

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  • Union Creative used to be known as “that company that basically just makes guys standing around.” Somehow they have turned into “that company that sometimes makes guys but mainly it’s half-naked girls.” When? How? Why? This was on full effect at Wonder Festival, where they had nary a male in sight. However, lots of ladies. Strange. The star was definitely their Halloween Miku, who is so freaking cute and the sculpt looks sharp as hell. They also had the half-naked Reika from Gantz:0, the almost-naked Ryomou Shimei, and the more-clothing-than-the-others Mumei. Oh, and a sculpt for Ayame Tomogawa from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, a show that I thought would get a ton of figure attention and now has barely any. [via moeyo]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Union Creative

    Union Creative used to be known as “that company that basically just makes guys standing around.” Somehow they have turned into “that company that sometimes makes guys but mainly it’s half-naked girls.” When? How? Why? This was on full effect at Wonder Festival, where they had nary a male in sight. However, lots of ladies. Strange. The star was definitely their Halloween Miku, who is so freaking cute and the sculpt looks sharp as hell. They also had the half-naked Reika from Gantz:0, the almost-naked Ryomou Shimei, and the more-clothing-than-the-others Mumei. Oh, and a sculpt for Ayame Tomogawa from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, a show that I thought would get a ton of figure attention and now has barely any. [via moeyo]

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  • Nendoroids. I love ’em, but on days like this I think to myself “why are there so many?!” We’ve seen the Nendos from Persona 5 and Fate/Grand Order. But there’s more. SO MANY MORE. We’ve got a surprise Lum, Fullmetal Alchemist cuties, Atlas & P-Body, Tony Taka Racing Miku, a new Kirby x2, Leonard Watch, Li from Cardcaptor, maiko Madoka Nendoroids, a Detective Conan quartet, new Rin & Len, even more Love Live!, Vocaloids Rin & Len, Attack on Titan, Re:Zero, a new Reimu (who looks sooo much better than the old one), Little Witch Academia, Fire Emblem, Kimi no Na wa, Ero Manga-sensei, Granblue Fantasy, Kyoukai no Rinne, Serval from Kemono Friends (so cute!! but why is the African mammal white guys), Saga of Tanya the Evil, Little Armory, Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou, BanG Dream!, Is the order a Rabbit?, AND MORE. So much more. Like many cool Nendoroid accessories: tanks for them to ride in, penguin & bear suits, special Halloween and Christmas sets… check ’em out below, and decide what tiny plastic babies to spend your hard-earned money on. [via whl4u & uray_sylvian]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Nendoroids

    Nendoroids. I love ’em, but on days like this I think to myself “why are there so many?!” We’ve seen the Nendos from Persona 5 and Fate/Grand Order. But there’s more. SO MANY MORE. We’ve got a surprise Lum, Fullmetal Alchemist cuties, Atlas & P-Body, Tony Taka Racing Miku, a new Kirby x2, Leonard Watch, Li from Cardcaptor, maiko Madoka Nendoroids, a Detective Conan quartet, new Rin & Len, even more Love Live!, Vocaloids Rin & Len, Attack on Titan, Re:Zero, a new Reimu (who looks sooo much better than the old one), Little Witch Academia, Fire Emblem, Kimi no Na wa, Ero Manga-sensei, Granblue Fantasy, Kyoukai no Rinne, Serval from Kemono Friends (so cute!! but why is the African mammal white guys), Saga of Tanya the Evil, Little Armory, Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou, BanG Dream!, Is the order a Rabbit?, AND MORE. So much more. Like many cool Nendoroid accessories: tanks for them to ride in, penguin & bear suits, special Halloween and Christmas sets… check ’em out below, and decide what tiny plastic babies to spend your hard-earned money on. [via whl4u & uray_sylvian]

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  • FREEing seems to only make 3 things: huge bunny girls, tiny swimsuit girls, and medium-sized yukata girls. And sometimes boys in various sizes (though, so far, never a bunny one!). This year, yeah, that’s all they had. Lots ‘o bunnies, swimsuits, and yukatas. For some characters, like Rem & Ram, you get both mega bunny size AND mini swimsuit size! We’ve got some bunny-sized Muv-Luv girls (Yui Takamura, Ilfriede von Feulner), Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 2 bunnies (Aqua & Megumin), Highschool DxD swimsuit girls (Rias & Akeno) and the surprising addition of Shinji & Kaworu in yukatas. As for announcements, we have 2 Dead or Alive bunnies (Marie Rose, Honoka), 2 Girls und Panzer bunnies (Yukari & Kay), and Kaito. Man, I love how popular Marie Rose suddenly is! [UPDATE] FREEIng is doing another tan waifu, aka Thailand Racing Miku 2016! SO CUTE [UPDATE 2] Added some stragglers to the gallery [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

    Winter WonFest 2017: FREEing

    FREEing seems to only make 3 things: huge bunny girls, tiny swimsuit girls, and medium-sized yukata girls. And sometimes boys in various sizes (though, so far, never a bunny one!). This year, yeah, that’s all they had. Lots ‘o bunnies, swimsuits, and yukatas. For some characters, like Rem & Ram, you get both mega bunny size AND mini swimsuit size! We’ve got some bunny-sized Muv-Luv girls (Yui Takamura, Ilfriede von Feulner), Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 2 bunnies (Aqua & Megumin), Highschool DxD swimsuit girls (Rias & Akeno) and the surprising addition of Shinji & Kaworu in yukatas. As for announcements, we have 2 Dead or Alive bunnies (Marie Rose, Honoka), 2 Girls und Panzer bunnies (Yukari & Kay), and Kaito. Man, I love how popular Marie Rose suddenly is! [UPDATE] FREEIng is doing another tan waifu, aka Thailand Racing Miku 2016! SO CUTE [UPDATE 2] Added some stragglers to the gallery [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • Max Factory is one of my favorite companies, but they’re certainly not a super productive one. They only had a few scaled figures on hand at WonFest, but they were lovely! Like that bike racing Miku: so cute! There’s also a Luka figure if you’re all Miku’d out. Wedding Lingerie Lala is finally here, and Murakumo from KanColle is painted. We also have 3 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata announcements (so many from them and GSC!): Utaha, Eriri, and Megumi. Oh, and there’s a surprise Devilman outta nowhere. A large portion of their display is dedicated to the small figures, like their Love Live figFIX and the model kit Plamax (Dirty Pair!). Plus we had all those Fate/Grand Order figures from earlier. [UPDATE] We have a picture of their Iowa! [via whl4u]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Max Factory

    Max Factory is one of my favorite companies, but they’re certainly not a super productive one. They only had a few scaled figures on hand at WonFest, but they were lovely! Like that bike racing Miku: so cute! There’s also a Luka figure if you’re all Miku’d out. Wedding Lingerie Lala is finally here, and Murakumo from KanColle is painted. We also have 3 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata announcements (so many from them and GSC!): Utaha, Eriri, and Megumi. Oh, and there’s a surprise Devilman outta nowhere. A large portion of their display is dedicated to the small figures, like their Love Live figFIX and the model kit Plamax (Dirty Pair!). Plus we had all those Fate/Grand Order figures from earlier. [UPDATE] We have a picture of their Iowa! [via whl4u]

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  • It seems like every year Good Smile goes bigger and bigger. We’ve already seen their Fate/Grand Order scales, but they have over 25 others at the event. So let’s just dive right in! A massive amount of the announcements are from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata: Utaha Kasumigaoka, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Michiru Hyoudou, and Megumi Katou are all getting swimsuit figures. There will also be a figure of Eriri in the very strange ‘Hot Limit’ line that also includes Uzuki Shimamura (with floating boobs!) and Sonico. Speaking of Sonico, her wedding figure is painted. So disappointed: I wish she was less tacky, because the sculpt is gorgeous. Moving on, we have Albedo painted, along with the teased Miku Hatsune and Vira. Their Rem from Re:Zero will of course have a matching Ram, and they’ll give us (of course) a second Rem–the birthday cake version. From KanColle there’s Warspite and Shigure, and some other weapon-wielding ladies like Arisa from Shadowverse & Izetta from Shuumatsu no Izetta. Both Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana from Kimi no Na wa will also be getting figures. Not enough? Well, there’s more! Wilhelmina and Mei Irizaki from High School Fleet, an amazing diorama from Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction, Sayaka & Kyouko, Phosphophyllite from Houseki no Kuni. Damn, that’s a lot of figures! [via whl4u]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Good Smile Company

    It seems like every year Good Smile goes bigger and bigger. We’ve already seen their Fate/Grand Order scales, but they have over 25 others at the event. So let’s just dive right in! A massive amount of the announcements are from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata: Utaha Kasumigaoka, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Michiru Hyoudou, and Megumi Katou are all getting swimsuit figures. There will also be a figure of Eriri in the very strange ‘Hot Limit’ line that also includes Uzuki Shimamura (with floating boobs!) and Sonico. Speaking of Sonico, her wedding figure is painted. So disappointed: I wish she was less tacky, because the sculpt is gorgeous. Moving on, we have Albedo painted, along with the teased Miku Hatsune and Vira. Their Rem from Re:Zero will of course have a matching Ram, and they’ll give us (of course) a second Rem–the birthday cake version. From KanColle there’s Warspite and Shigure, and some other weapon-wielding ladies like Arisa from Shadowverse & Izetta from Shuumatsu no Izetta. Both Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana from Kimi no Na wa will also be getting figures. Not enough? Well, there’s more! Wilhelmina and Mei Irizaki from High School Fleet, an amazing diorama from Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction, Sayaka & Kyouko, Phosphophyllite from Houseki no Kuni. Damn, that’s a lot of figures! [via whl4u]

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  • It’s that time again! Time to look at a few of the garage kits that will be on display and for sale at Wonder Festival. Of course for most of us this is just to drool over, but as always if you are attending the event each picture is labeled with the circle & character name! Also, I am insanely jealous of you. The trends this year are basically what you would expect. Tons of Re:Zero (and by that I mean tons of Rem & Ram, who cares about the other characters!), idol shows out in force, and quite a bit of Granblue Fantasy. Some old trends seem to be dying (there’s very little of Miku & Sonico compared to previous years). And, surprisingly, Cartoon Network is represented quite a bit. Check them all out in the gallery below, and let us know what you’d like to see as PVC! [via Grizzry Panda, mokupate, Volks, Kotopora, Primal Heart, fixia, Anadigi, Tinami]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kit Roundup

    It’s that time again! Time to look at a few of the garage kits that will be on display and for sale at Wonder Festival. Of course for most of us this is just to drool over, but as always if you are attending the event each picture is labeled with the circle & character name! Also, I am insanely jealous of you. The trends this year are basically what you would expect. Tons of Re:Zero (and by that I mean tons of Rem & Ram, who cares about the other characters!), idol shows out in force, and quite a bit of Granblue Fantasy. Some old trends seem to be dying (there’s very little of Miku & Sonico compared to previous years). And, surprisingly, Cartoon Network is represented quite a bit. Check them all out in the gallery below, and let us know what you’d like to see as PVC! [via Grizzry Panda, mokupate, Volks, Kotopora, Primal Heart, fixia, Anadigi, Tinami]

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  • I’ve always been surprised that Good Smile Company doesn’t do yearly scaled Snow Mikus the way they do with Racing Miku. It seems like easy cash: the designs are (usually) very nice, and us Miku fans go crazy for interesting scaled figures of her. But yet there are so few! Thankfully that is being fixed a little bit by Good Smile’s take on her. This is such a unique, interesting figure: first off, she’s snowboarding, and do we have any other figures doing that? Probably, but none as cool and dynamic as this one. I’m just in love with how great she looks from every angle. Pre-orders should start soon, and she’ll have a November release date along with a ¥14,800 pricetag. Ouch! [via Kahotan]

    Take A Ride With GSC’s Scaled Snow Miku Hatsune

    I’ve always been surprised that Good Smile Company doesn’t do yearly scaled Snow Mikus the way they do with Racing Miku. It seems like easy cash: the designs are (usually) very nice, and us Miku fans go crazy for interesting scaled figures of her. But yet there are so few! Thankfully that is being fixed a little bit by Good Smile’s take on her. This is such a unique, interesting figure: first off, she’s snowboarding, and do we have any other figures doing that? Probably, but none as cool and dynamic as this one. I’m just in love with how great she looks from every angle. Pre-orders should start soon, and she’ll have a November release date along with a ¥14,800 pricetag. Ouch! [via Kahotan]

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