Hey everybody, we're back with another episode of the Tomocast! For this episode, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy to talk about our Toy Fair 2014 coverage. We discuss some of the better things to come out of the...
Remember seeing that figma and Nendoroid Spring Miku? They've appeared in the latest batch of magazine scans, along with all the other lottery prizes. They range from more figures (Rin and Len inside of spring blossoms) to th...
She popped up briefly at Wonder Festival, but these scans give us our first close look at the next entry in the ever growing Monogatari line of Nendoroids. This time it'll be the loli (looking) vampire Shinobu Oshino who...
Why is March such a painful month for us? It seems like every march we get bombarded with a bunch of cool stuff that we all want all at once. Do companies think that we've recovered from the holidays by now and can affo...
When I go to a concert, usually all I come back with is a useless ticket stub and half a cup of low-quality beer that's been spilled on me - if I'm lucky. If I'm not lucky, a lot of beer has been spilled on me. Wouldn't it be nice if I could leave a concert with a Nendoroid, though?
May'n fans have such an opportunity as Good Smile Company will be selling a special Nendoroid version of the pop star. It'll be sold at concert venues along her 10th anniversary tour, making it an actually memorable piece of memorabilia. Kahotan's blog has the preview, showing off May'n's trademark accessories and some really cool box liner art. This is yet another reason to love Japan.
[Update: Kahotan has put up a preview and we've added the images to the gallery below]
After emerging in glorious colour at WonFes, Good Smile Company has now opened pre-orders for their rendition of Shimakaze from Kantai Collection. Though the series, and the character herself, may be near ubiquitous at this point, a new scale figure from Good Smile Company is always worthy of note.
Based on a popular magazine cover, Shimakaze is shown in a revealing, if not quite NSFW pose. I do like her facial expression though, which deviates from the normally pretty blank look she wears by showing off a nice smirk. She's also accompanied by a triple decker of Rensohou-chans, who look fantastic and really add a lot of personality to the setup.
As ever, detailing, paint quality and everything else look to be utterly top drawer. You'd hope so too, since Shimakaze costs a mighty ¥14,800. That's no small amount of money and I suspect it'll cause quite a few to pause. But if your mind is made up, hit the links below to have her come sailing in this September.
When you hear that scream, you know Mako's on her way for a cuteness attack, right Ryuko? Yep, that's right; Spoiler alert: Today's special guest of adorableness is none other than the Mako Nendoroid...
Good Smile have never been the most hasty of companies, and in her preview even Kahotan admits that it's been almost two years since the Black Rock Shooter animated series aired. Still, they're nothing if not thorough and now the final entry in the new line of 'Animation version' Nendoroids from the series has arrived.
Although we've seen the BRS designs to death by this point this is still a great looking Nendoroid, with her spiky design and eerie face really doing a lot to convey the creepiness of the character. She's also bundled with one of my favourite accessories for a while - two tiny figures of her 'incomplete girls', marvelously detailed for their minuscule size. Pre-orders open tomorrow and we'll have all the links right here.
Hobby Japan has teamed up with Good Smile Company to produce a Sakura Miku scale figure. If the sculpt looks familiar, that's because it's based on GSC's 1/8-scale Miku. This one has been run through a copier and shrunken to 1/10-scale. Luckily the shrinking process hasn't impacted the detailing on her beautiful twin tails.
Sakura Miku will be an exclusive, coming in October bundled with Figure Japan magazine. For now you can check out Hobby Japan's gallery of the painted prototype. They're promising an update of some sort on March 9, so speculate away on what that might be about!
This Nendoroid was announced a while back for the latest Madoka Magica film. Although the film came out last October, the spoiler situation can be tricky with anime movies so I'll keep this post intentionally vague.
Nagisa Momoe is from Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. In it she's a character who does things. The Nendoroid version also comes with things, which you can use to recreate scenes in which she did the stuff. Spoiler: she has a block of cheese. Whew, that was tough. For those of you who don't care about potential spoilers (or maybe they're non-spoilers, who knows?), you can check out Kahotan's adorable preview.
Nendoroid Nagisa will be out in June, which may or may not be an important date. The MSRP is ¥3,889 but the story significance of this price is unconfirmed. You can pre-order her now... or can you?!
By now the regular Good Smile Company delay post is a warm familiar friend. OK, that's a lie. It's still a crushing disappointment, but at least Good Smile is prompt and consistent about notifying us when our eagerly awaited ...
We've mentioned Good Smile's Spring Kuji items briefly before, but there's finally a nice collection of retail shots of all of the new items for us to drool at. Starting March 8th, they'll be stocked at the shelves of Family ...
With the amount of Nendoroids being made these days, I wouldn't blame anyone for forgetting that Good Smile Company occasionally makes (really good!) scale figures too. The latest one that went up for pre-order is a 1/8-scale figure of Frau Koujiro from Robotics;Notes.
For a schoolgirl design, Frau has a pretty unique look. I like her peeved expression, the robot in her hands, and the slew of Pocky boxes. Those are actually loose pieces that you can scatter around as you wish.
You can check out Kahotan's preview for more shots of the figure (especially her legs - Kahotan is a bit of a perv). Frau will be out in July with an MSRP of ¥10,800.