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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 3)


Half way there!
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
And now we reach the third gallery of anime garage kits and this one is a bit of a doozy. I mean, check out those weird evangelion kits and the zombie Stocking from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt! Pretty messed up! We als...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 2)


Down the rabbit hole we go!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
We still have quite a few more misc garage kits to go through so here we go! In a bit of a surprise, we get some custom costumes for dolls at Wonder Festival. Traditionally, we never really saw dolls at WF as they usually kep...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Mecha Garage kits


concentrated awesome!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
Yay! This time, there are enough mecha kits to make a separate gallery! And some of them look pretty sweet! The Virtual On kits look fantastic and there's even a kit of the new arm slave "shadow" from Full Metal Panic! Anothe...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 2)


Even war isn't safe from moefication!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
We now return to our regularly scheduled anime garage kit showings where various (superior) non-KanColle shipgirls and tank crews argue over which is the best branch of the armed forces. Rori also brings over some of the othe...
Bihou photo
Bihou

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Bihou


Heads up!
Feb 12
// Soul Tsukino
Wonder Festival Winter 2016 has provided us toy folks with lots of cool things to ogle over during the exhibition. Everything from anime toys to  statues to big robots has been on display during the exhibition. But one booth seems to stick out amongst all the presenters.
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: KanColle Garage Kits (Part 1)


The beast isn't quite dead yet!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
While nowhere near as dominant as in previous events, KanColle still has a lot of garage kits being made of their characters so I don't think we can expect a KanColle free Wonder Festival for quite some time... Oh well, at le...
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I ain't afraid of no merchandise!
Diamond Select Toys recently announced plans to release merchandise based on the upcoming 2016 Ghostbusters movie. Fans may recall that DST has been producing an assortment of Ghostbusters-themed collectibles starting way bac...

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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 1)


And now the weirdness sets in!
Feb 11
// Chris Seto
And next, we have the kits which I was unable to categorise, either because I was unable to recognise the series, it is an original work or it was just too plain weird to fit into one of the other categories... And boy, was t...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Game Garage Kits (Part 1)


Are you ready? I'm Lady!
Feb 11
// Chris Seto
Time to look into the video game garage kits now and the Idolm@ster is taking the whole thing by storm. No doubt buoyed by the recent anime series, the members of the Cinderella project have been getting a lot of exposure thi...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 1)


Buckle up!
Feb 11
// Chris Seto
And here we go! A bit later than usual but lets dive into the contents of the dealer floor at this years winter Wonder Festival! On the plus side, there's quite a good balance from various shows this time around and while Kan...
WonFes Union Creative photo
WonFes Union Creative

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Union Creative


All of the boys
Feb 11
// Tianxiao Ma
Union Creative is a producer partnered with several toy makers, such as Sentinel and Kaiyodo. That means they usually bring a ton of figures to WonFes, so yay for us! While most manufacturers' figures have a decided bias towa...
Kakurezakiís Face  photo
Kakurezakiís Face

KCAL debuts figures of the prettiest girl you've never seen


You've never seen her face
Feb 11
// Soul Tsukino
Kadokawa, the publisher that brought you The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and other big manga titles has introduced a unique concept in action figures. A cute girl whose face you will never see. KCAL, Kadokawa's action figur...
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Needs to be real
Do you like cats? And do you like superheroes? What would happen if that peanut butter got mixed in with your chocolate? Artist Tom Kennedy recently unveiled some mock ads and packaging for his Marvel Boomcatz, depicting what...

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And the collectible of the year is...
The 2015 Poppies results are in! The annual awards rank the best collectibles in over 20+ categories. The Poppies Awards are based on the opinions of 150 judges (including yours truly) but, to balance things out, also include...

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Finally, a Nendoroid that talks back
Is a regular Hatsune Miku Nendoroid not enough anymore? Tired of having to pose it yourself? Wish she would actually answer you when you talk to her (you know who you are)? Well Good Smile Company has come up with the perfec...

Prime 1 Studio photo
Prime 1 Studio

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Prime 1 Studio


More than just Transformers now
Feb 10
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Known for their giant sized and exceptionally expensive Transformers movie statues, Prime 1 Studio appeared at Wonder Festival 2016 Winter bigger than ever. Oh, sure, they're still pumping out Transformers statues at a surpri...
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Kinetiquettes teams up with Mad Catz to unleash the beast!


Just in time for Street Fighter V!
Feb 10
// Chris Seto
Well, this is one way to celebrate the end of an era and the ushering of a new one! Kinteiquettes have teamed up with Mad Catz and Capcom to create a special 1/4 scale diorama of Ryu and Evil Ryu from Street Fighter IV. ...
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WonFes GSC

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Good Smile Company part 2 - Nendoroids


There was an actual tower of Nendos
Feb 09
// Tianxiao Ma
If there's one thing I want to know about this industry, it's how Good Smile Company picks the licenses to make Nendoroids for. At this point their Nendoroid production line must be a well-oiled machine, possibly on its way t...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Figmas


it never stops...
Feb 09
// Chris Seto
*inhales* OK, time to take on the elephants in the room, starting with the every popular figma releases!!  The biggest news was of figma #300! (yes, there have been 300 of these things now...) and it was announced that G...
WonFes GSC photo
WonFes GSC

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Good Smile Company part 1


I'm so sick of bunny outfits
Feb 09
// Tianxiao Ma
Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You display is like the all-you-can-eat buffet of Wonder Festival. By my quick internet research I estimate they have infinity figures. And I feel like half of that infinite numbe...
WonFes X-Plus photo
WonFes X-Plus

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: X-Plus


Dragon Ball Z, kaiju, and Harry Potter
Feb 09
// Tianxiao Ma
X-Plus hit WonFes with some big name properties. Right off the bat you have their Godzilla figures, sure to please you kaiju fans out there. If classic anime is more to your taste, they also showed a selection of Dragon Ball ...
WonFes Embrace Japan photo
WonFes Embrace Japan

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Embrace Japan/Milestone


Some great stuff for Street Fighter fans
Feb 08
// Tianxiao Ma
Man, Embrace Japan has really put out some lovely designs as of late. They're looking to continue that roll with the Diabolus Angelite figure shown at WonFes. Fun fact: this line of original designs has been titled Black Arts...
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WonFes Alphamax

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Alphamax


T2 Art Girls and... Transformers?
Feb 08
// Tianxiao Ma
Alphamax is usually all about girls with clothes falling off their bodies. Well they took it to a literal extent this WonFes with some of the figures from their SkyTube label. I won't focus on the NSFW stuff but Amiami a...
WonFes Arcadia photo
WonFes Arcadia

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Arcadia


A big dose of Katanagatari
Feb 08
// Tianxiao Ma
Arcadia's showing at Wonder Festival featured a whole lot of Katanagatari. If you've waited this long for Katanagatari figures, hopefully you like what you see. These look like 3D printed prototypes, with the grainy finish an...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Plum


Stepping up to the plate
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Plum aren't really the kind of figure maker which one keeps their eyes on. Their figures have been decent but never particularly outstanding but sometimes, that's enough. Afterall, they have made the second best Alisa figure ...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Megahouse


Change into digital champions!!
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Not one to be left out, Megahouse joined with the other big name figure companies... and showed off a bunch of rather boring figures from popular (mostly shonen jump) series. There was also a female Monkey D Luffy figure in t...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Flare


That's quite a coup!
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Man, Flare really hit us with a doozy! Looks like their deal with cerberus project has managed to unearth a real gem in the form of their kit of Futaba Ooki from Amanchu! This figure is several years old but still looks stunn...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Volks


...I got nothing
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
I'm starting to think that Volks don't really want to spend too much effort or funds to promote their stuff at Wonder Festival. A lot of floor space was spent on showing of numerous kits from Votoms and Panzer World Gallient....
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KodyKoala is back with an interesting take on the Super Mario Powerup theory


It all makes sense now!
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Ah, super mario. Everyone knows the basic mechanics of the game by now as well as the effects of the power ups such as the stalwart mushroom. Pick up a mushroom and it makes Mario double in size as well as provide him with an...
WonFes Aquamarine photo
WonFes Aquamarine

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Aquamarine


Persona, Guilty Gear, and more
Feb 08
// Tianxiao Ma
I don't have much experience with Aquamarine, but the photos from their booth caught my attention. If you're a gamer - particularly if you're into Japanese games - you might recognize the gals in the header image. I picked th...

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