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Wonder Festival 2017 (Winter): KanColle Garage Kits

Regardless of the resurgence of Fate kits, it's safe to say that the KanColle juggernaut is showing no sign of slowing down. Warspite makes her WF debut this time around (Rule Britannia!!) and, as always, the Abyssal units are super impress...

 
 
 
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Wonder Festival 2016 Summer: KanColle Garage Kits (part 2)

If nothing else, it's good to see the overall quality of KanColle kits to have improved over recent events. Before, it was only really the abyssal fleet figures which truly impressed but now, we have quite a few kits of the ship girls incre...

 
 
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: KanColle Garage Kits (Part 2)

And we're done again for KanColle for another Wonder Festival.  I don't really have much to add to this gallery, not being a KanColle fan, but more Atago and Takao is always good! I do have to wonder why it feels like garage kit makers...

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

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 least some of the...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Aoshima

It looks like more Kantai Collection stuff is coming from Aoshima, who showed off a few prototypes at Wonder Festival. The biggest crowd pleasers will probably be Shoukaku and her tsundere sister ship Zuikaku. Although it's tough to tell fr...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank higher from the ...

 
 
Top sales 10/19 to 10/25 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25

The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans buying into them...

 
 
Max Factory Atago photo

Panpakapan! Check out Max Factory's Atago prototype

At the 55th All Japan Model Hobby Show, Max Factory put their next KanColle ship girl on display: the heavy cruiser Atago! This 1/8-scale figure is stunning, capturing Atago's lighthearted personality and beauty. I love the way her hair and...

 
 
Top sales 9/28 to 10/4 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being as good of qua...

 
 
Nendoroid Ooyodo photo

Nendoroid Ooyodo piles on the naval accessories

[ Update: Pre-order info added ] Relaying orders to the fleet, handling communications, giving mission briefings, and occasionally getting glomped by Kongou - these are all part of Ooyodo's everyday life. Doesn't that make her more of a sec...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: KanColle kits (Part 2)

We've reached the second and final KanColle gallery for this Wonder Festival and this time, we get a couple of rather cool looking Abyssal ships in this gallery but mostly, we get several ships out of their usual attire. Especially Kaga. Ca...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: KanColle kits (Part 1)

Well, it's not like we would be able to avoid this but, as stated earlier, there are far fewer KanColle kits this time around! Having said that, it is still the title with the largest number of kits under its name. As usual, the german ship...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Ques Q

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that a figure company which basically takes garage kits and gives them a PVC release is going really heavily into the KanKolle boat. After all, if the whole community is pretty much churning out an in...

 
 
Top sales 6/29 to 7/5 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/29 to 7/5

It was a short break, but it would seem Ninninger is back again in the top five. Clearly Bandai hit a home run with the current Super Sentai incarnation. It is interesting to not see Yo-Kai watch return, or Kamen Rider Drive for that matter...

 
 
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A whole bunch of KanColle stuff went up for pre-order

The Kantai Collection engine is steaming along nicely with five new pre-orders appearing throughout yesterday. Anime fans may not recognize the first two, which would be the Tenryuu-class light cruiseres Tenryuu and Tatsuta. The remaining t...

 
 
 
Top sales 6/1 to 6/7 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/1 to 6/7

Normally the majority of toys we see make the rankings every week are robots. But this week things are a little different with only three bots on the list, and only two of those are Gundam. Plus we've got two girls on the list and the retur...

 
 
Nendoroid Kongou photo

Kongou sisters assemble... for a relaxing tea time

It looks like Good Smile Company's planning/development team also has fans of the Kongou sisters as they've posted a neato gallery showing off all four of them. I only know them from the Kantai Collection anime, but that's good because they...

 
 
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31

Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and a Nendoroid! G...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10

Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp had new items on...

 
 
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3

Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for the past six week...

 
 
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Aoshima's Kongou is almost ready for tea time

Let me tell you something about Kongou: she is the best. Period. The Kantai Collection anime cemented her as one of my favorite female characters in recent memory; her scenes are hilarious, and she's basically the Gaptain Ginyu of that univ...

 
 
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Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2015: figma

Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing here we haven't se...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't even the only fi...

 
 
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Kotobukiya's Inazuma is ready to sortie

In an anime full of moe shipgirls, Inazuma is perhaps the most moe of them all. Her timid personality hasn't stopped her debut as a Kotobukiya scale figure, though! This version is based on the KanColle anime design. Her expression stands i...

 
 
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22 photo

Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22

  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as four big names ...

 
 
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Kotobukiya's Ikazuchi won't torpedo your bank account

Kantai Collection's anime run ended yesterday, but don't expect a reprieve from ship girl figures anytime soon! Kotobukiya has put up their 1/8-scale figure of Ikazuchi for pre-order. Ikazuchi is part of the 6th Destroyer Division, which go...

 
 
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Anime Japan 2015: Max Factory

Tian rounded up Good Smile's offerings at Anime Japan 2015, but Max Factory was there, too, with a few figma to show off at the very least. Yep, that's Iron Man Mark XXI, and sure, that robot figma is Shidonia no Kishi's Tsugumori ... ...

 
 
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KanColle's Shigure sets sail

Although I'm enjoying the KanColle anime, I haven't been too excited about the figures coming out. Well, count this as one more day where I won't get the Kongou figure I've been wanting. Sure, Max Factory made one, but that Kongou is too mu...

 
 
WonFes 2015: QuesQ photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: QuesQ

Kantai Collection fans, your ship has come in from Ques Q, and we perhaps mean that literally. They brough enough KanColle PVC with them to sink a small fleet: Kitakami, Yukikaze, Tatsuta, Tenryuu, Kongou, Kirishima, Kitakami Kai, Naga...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: figma and figFIX flood

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 Persona 4: Ult...

 
 
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Good Smile Company reveals Winter Wonder Festival exclusives

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 characterise the event. ...

 
 
 
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Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri

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 whole lot about t...

 
 
Nendoroid I-401 photo

Nendoroid I-401 is sinking me with her cuteness

The KanColle designs have translated pretty well to Nendoroid form so far, with I-401 continuing that trend. Right away I liked her happy face, which is just too heartwarming. I do tend to like expressive Nendoroids above all! I-401 is up f...

 
 
NYCC 2014 GSC photo

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close

Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there so take some t...

 
 
 
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Get in some more figFIX Shimakaze preview action

figFIX Shimakaze is up for pre-order, but if you wanted to ogle her midriff some more, Max Factory's figma blog has another preview for you. My theory about this is that since the figma didn't come with the half-damage body (because that wo...

 
 
 


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