Hatsune Miku

2016 Snow Miku

The next Snow Miku will have a sportier design


Winner revealed on the GSC live stream
May 22
Snow Miku has had many looks, going from a straightforward palette swap to a beautiful interpretation based on traditional Japanese dress to the fanciful designs of the last two years. For 2016 we're getting away from the whi... read
Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo

Rue the coming of spring with Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo


Pink is the new color of the abyss
Apr 30
The fact that Good Smile Company has embraced the Mikudayo meme should tell you something about who they are as a company. If you thought Mikudayo would just be a one-off, though, you'd be wrong. She's back in force this year... read
Is she a Valkyria?
Racing Miku is getting her yearly update. This time Good Smile Racing has gone with a clever sword and shield motif, which for me personally evokes the titular warriors of Valkyria Chronicles. I'm not the only one who thinks ... read feature

Snow Miku 2016

Snow Miku 2016 is all about the winter sports


Winter sports themed submissions are underway
Apr 19
What's this? It's finally starting to look like spring around here and I have to think about winter again!? I guess if it's for a new Snow Miku design I'll let it slide. Slide... heh. Anyway, it's time to start thinking about... read
GSR sponsor tiers

2015 Good Smile Racing sponsor tiers revealed


Starting at only 8,000 yen
Mar 12
Good Smile Racing have revealed the sponsorship tiers for their 2015 season, with every tier getting access to the new Racing Miku Nendoroid. I'm not quite sure why she's a knight now, apparently, but hey, it's still a better... read
figma and figFIX

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: figma and figFIX flood


Time to check stuff off of the wish list!
Feb 08
So you say you've got some figma you're just dying to see made? Well then, let's see how many of your wishes have come true this time with the first round of announcements!  figma: Kantai Collection - Yukikaze, Kitakami... read
Galleries from Mamitan and Akiba Hobby
The upcoming Nendoroid Snow Miku (Snow Bell ver.) is a great design - one that works better as a Nendoroid than as a figma, I think. The proportions look just right as a Nendo, emphasizing her fancy head gear and cutting down... read feature

figma Hatsune Miku

Take to the track with figma Hatsune Miku 2014 EV Mirai ver.


First look after a six month wait
Feb 03
Oh, what's this? It's rare for us to have a Hatsune Miku figma dropped on us without first seeing it at an event. The first and last time we heard official mention of the new figma Racing Miku 2014 EV Mirai ver. was back at W... read
Nendoroid Plus Capsules

GSC's Nendoroid Plus Miku capsules are ready for winter


BEAR MIKU IS BEST MIKU!!!
Jan 28
I hope all of my fellow New Englanders are all shoveled out and safe. Here's something cute and snowy to cheer us all up! Good Smile Company's latest line of capsule toys featuring, of course, Miku Hatsune has a long name, bu... read
Dollfie Miku

Volks milks the Hatsune Miku License for yet another Dollfie Dream


what, already?
Jan 21
It has only been a few months since Volks have completed shipping their Hatsune Miku dollfie dreams to buyers, and now they are already planning the next one! We've had a couple of additional costumes already, but in a rather... read
Snow Miku, F/SN, KanColle figures available
With Winter WonFes 2015 less than a month away, Good Smile have stepped up to reveal the exclusive goods that they'll be selling at the event, thus saving us the agony of speculation and second guessing that used to character... read feature

1/7 Hatsune Miku

Max Factory's new 1/7 Hatsune Miku is all jeweled up


It also hits all the right notes
Dec 24
Let's not kid ourselves, Miku has received a lot of PVC figures. This isn't as bad a thing as I've thought in the past, especially with the bar being raised each time. Max Factory is throwing in yet another effort to capture ... read
Not designed by Sega... I think
It's that time of year again when Good Smile Racing shows off the latest design that their Racing Miku Nendoroids and figmas will be based on. This year they seem to be going for something a little different compared to previ... read feature

Good Smile Company

Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri


Plus a bunch of other friends from Miyazawa Model Exhibition
Nov 19
Although announced a few months ago, we're finally getting out first look at Nendoroid self proclaimed magical girl Akari Yomatsuri from Captain Earth at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Autumn 2014! They haven't said a wh... read

GoodSmile Company gives us a Racing Miku... Transformer?


I don't even...
Nov 17
Unveiled over the weekend, GoodSmile Company showed off the next item in their Wonderful Hobby Selection in the shape of a collaboration with Shouji Kawamori to give us a racing Miku "Transformer" (and I use the term lightly ... read
Yay, a figma Snow Miku that isn't just a repaint!
Snow Miku Snow Bell ver. is cute. Like, beyond belief adorably cute. Way too cute to be left as just a single figure so Good Smile Company and Max Factory are spreading the love. 2015 will be the first year were a new Snow Mi... read feature

Variant PAK Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku goes from Letterman to new Play Arts Kai


Anything is better than that performance
Oct 09
[Update: Now with actual images. Duck face?] Yes, we all have seen that thing that happened last night. (In case you haven't it's after the break.) It's now time for better things and with New York Comic Con opening in just u... read
Snow Miku 2015

Snow Miku 2015 design revealed


Likely to be coming to some Nendoroid near you soon
Sep 29
I'm already dreading the snow's return this winter, but the cold temperatures will also bring back Snow Miku. As such, her 2015 design has been revealed today on the Piapro blog. It's a mixture of three different designs... read
Miku Tell Your World ver.

Give Miku a splash of color with the Tell Your World version


Up for pre-order now
Sep 17
As far as Miku variants go, the "Tell Your World" version isn't terribly radical. In fact it's mostly just a cool splash of paint on the standard Miku design. However the sculpt has a delicacy and sense of motion that really ... read
It's starting to look a lot like Winter... Vocaloid
Good Smile Company has released a photo of its upcoming Nendoroid Snow Miku 2015. The figure is based on option #4 from the fans' poll while her accessory, the Rabbit Yukine, is based on option #3. The two will be accompanied... read feature

I can't read her pumpkin face
Good Smile Company has released an image gallery for its recently unveiled Nendoroid Halloween Miku. Most striking among these images is a rather unexpected display option: a jack-o-lantern mask/face for the diva of all seaso... read feature

New CuteRody Miku

Taito is back with more CuteRody Miku


This time, she's a solar-powered collectible
Sep 02
Earlier this year, we brought you news of Taito's lethally cute CuteRody Miku plushes. Well, CuteRody Miku is back, and she's looking as adorable as ever. The solar-powered figure basically just sways her head back and forth ... read
Will you treat yourself to a Halloween Miku?
Mamitan has unveiled the fully painted Nendoroid Halloween Miku. As previously reported, the figure will be first available at Miku Expos in Los Angeles and New York City during October. Nendo Halloween Miku is absolutely ado... read feature

GSC Racing Miku 2014

Racing Miku 2014 spools up for pre-order


Hopefully the turbo lag isn't too bad
Aug 25
As promised, Good Smile Company's Racing Miku 2014 ver. is now up for pre-order. A few of you guys expressed your approval of the design, and I'm with you. I've also decided that those are turbochargers because they're connec... read
2014 Racing Miku

Racing Miku got some upgrades for 2014


Is she twin-turbo now?
Aug 23
For those of you keeping track, this would be the fourth Racing Miku design we see this year. I took a look through the history of Racing Miku figures (just scale, not counting prize figures, figmas, etc.) and she has really ... read
Hatsune Miku

Prepare for a treat with Hatsune Miku Halloween Nendoroid launch events


New York and Los Angeles host special Miku events
Aug 20
On the official Hatsune Miku Facebook page they've revealed two big east and west coast events for the USA of particular interest to us here at Tomopop. On October 11 and 12 the Los Angeles Center Studios will be hosting the ... read
Kahotan Racing Miku

Kahotan's newest preview is Racing Miku Sepang ver.


Maybe the tan makes her go faster?
Aug 12
Kahotan's newest preview happens to be a face we've seen before: FREEing's Racing Miku Sepang version. There aren't a ton of revelations in her preview, but we do get at least a nice shot of her torso, showing off some of the... read
Max Factory Mikuzukin

Max Factory's Mikuzukin goes up for pre-order


Available now at the Good Smile Online Shop and most retailers
Aug 12
The lovely Mikuzukin figure from Max Factory is up for pre-orders, merrily skipping along with a wolf on her head. I have a feeling this Miku design will be pretty popular. If you haven't already, you can check out the previe... read
In fact she's wearing one on her head
Last spotted at WonFes, Max Factory's Mikuzukin figure now has two proper previews. You can see some promo shots of her on the figma blog, and another gallery at Kahotan's Blog. I've been looking forward to this figure even b... read feature

WonFes Vocaloids

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company - Vocaloids


Not a WonFes without some Mikus
Aug 01
Now that we're seeing more and more creative takes on Vocaloid designs, I'm actually enjoying their presence. It looks like the days of the same boring Miku design being made over and over again are done with. Good Smile Comp... read
Good Smile Racing

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Racing


Race queen or beach queen?
Jul 28
Wouldn't be a Wonder Festival if Good Smile Company didn't bring along some Hatsune Miku figures for us. They pulled out all the stops with the latest race queen versions of Miku including no less than two figmas, some fun Ne... read
Although you may be hearing the starting pistol a little late
FREEing's 1/8-scale Racing Miku Sepang Version is currently available for pre-order. The figure features Vocaloid mascot Hatsune Miku in what might be her oddest racing attire thus far, although I'm sure it's a bar others may... read feature







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