Mawaru Penguindrum

Alter Princess photo
Listen up you lowlives who will never amount to anything!
The dreamy, surreal Mawaru Penguindrum was one of 2011's best anime. While its niche appeal meant it was never going to become a merchandising juggernaut, it found an instantly iconic design in the extravagantly dre... read feature

Mikatan initiates the Survival Strategy
Good Smile Company's rendition of the Princess of The Crystal from Mawaru Penguindrum has been through some pretty hefty issues since we first saw it unveiled, including three delays, and Mikatan does offer an apology in her ... read feature


The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

Delays ahoy!
May 21
I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'l... read

Good Smile Company announces exciting new round of delays

Sadly, this post isn't an April Fool
Apr 02
I think everyone knows by this point that Good Smile Company are the world's premier maker of inexplicable delays. While other companies might try hard, nobody can compete with GSC for quality, craftsmanship and sheer an... read
Princess of the Crystal photo
Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal looks lovelier than ever with Kotobukiya's treatment
This lovely Princess of the Crystal statue was a surprise when she arrived at my doorstep. Another Princess? Alright. But this time, it's Kotobukiya. And this time, she isn't posed so similarly to other iterations of the char... read feature

Where have I seen this before?
[update: Princess of the Crystal is now up for pre-order! Retail: ¥11,800] Though we absolutely cannot compare their quality standards, I can't help but look at Alter's version of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crys... read feature


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Alter

Just reminding you that Kongiku's still a thing
Nov 27
Alter had a few figures to show at MegaHobby Expo, including a timely reminder that their Kongiku figure is still going to happen. Eventually... probably. Who knows with Alter? Among the sights to see were: Saber in probably... read

ALTER's announcements for MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn

More of what we already know from Shining Blade, Shining Hearts, Muramasa, and Mawaru Penguindrum coming to MegaHobby EXPO.
Nov 22
In case you haven't heard me say it enough, let me remind you again one more time. The MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn event is this weekend on November 25, 2012. We've already seen Kotobukiya tease what they'll be showing at the ... read

Penguindrum and Strike Witches round out ALTER's scans

The Princess of the Crystal and another version of Sanya show up in the latest magazine scans.
Nov 22
Put down that turkey! There's still scans to talk about! With MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn around the corner, certainly the latest magazine scans have something for what ALTER may have at this event on November 25, 2012. ALTER ... read

30th Prize Fair: Sega Prize

YuruYuri, Accel World, OreImo, and even Kaito Kid show up from the game company that's also prize figure maker.
Nov 07
What's a Prize Fair without the company that has it in their name? Sega Prize attended the 30th Prize Fair with their assortment of prize figures from an array of anime titles that may interest some folks. The one that immedi... read

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Kotobukiya

Plamo, PVC, and whatever else you like
Nov 07
Kotobukiya had a diverse array of products on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. You can see some of their character model kits, such as the Combat-san Rookie, Yotsuba&!'s Danbo (and miniature version) and Yotsuba,... read

Good Smile delays more toward and after the new year

Ultimate Madoka, Princess of the Crystal, Saber Lily and more get pushed back
Oct 31
What? Is it already time for more product delays from Good Smile Company and Max Factory? Apparently so. Here is what you'll need to be rolling over your planned budget for: Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Ultimate MadokaNovember... read

Princesses, Rabbits, and more from FuRyu in September

Maids, idols, schoolgirls, and hamsters, too!
Sep 28
FuRyu is probably the most eclectic prize figure company out there. I don't think there's a property they won't touch from super obscure mascot characters to AAA anime titles. They have a pretty impressive work load every mon... read
Sponsored by HobbyLink Japan for September's Megapixel Contest
Princess of the Crystal figures always look rather impressive because of that outfit of hers. It tends to, you know, take up more space than the lonesome figure normally would. And in some cases (like with the figure we're lo... read feature

One shot challenge: the color blue
Woo, September! Another month has gone by, so I've got a new challenge for you. For September, rather than the full Megapixel, we're gonna do it like July's contest: drop your entries in the comments section here with one ima... read feature


Kotobukiya's Princess demands your pre-orders

Aug 09
...But will you obey? Kotobukiya's take on Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal certainly sets itself apart from its Good Smile Company and Alter counterparts. Rather than having her look like a penguin-stomping ... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Sega Prize! Part 2

Jul 30
Sega Prize! had no small amount of offerings at Wonder Festival this time around. Moving on to part two we'll be looking at new figures from Ben-To, Last Exile, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Yuruyuri♪♪! Follow me after the jump to see what's in store for all of these series. [see also: Part 1] read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Kotobukiya

Jul 29
Sure, we've gotten some big announcements from Kotobukiya so far, but there's much more in store from the Japanese figure maker. Beyond Co-poche and the previously revealed Dark Magician, Kotobukiya had to offer: Oreimo... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Alter

Jul 29
Not to be shown up by anyone, Alter is in with plenty of prototypes of new and upcoming figures, as well as a few other things we've seen before (like Charlotte Dunois which is up for re-release, Laura Bodewig which is up for... read

Princess of the Crystal goes up for pre-order

Jun 20
Good Smile Company's Princess of the Crystal is upon us, and it looks like she wants a little more than the Penguindrum from you, because a lady of her stature does not come cheap. I gotta say I wasn't expecting the ¥9,33... read

Good Smile Company talks June releases and delays

Jun 04
Well, with another month starting up, it's time to talk ... delays? Yes, a bit earlier in the month than usual, but we have a few delays to announce from the folks at Good Smile Company, as well as confirmations on other rele... read

Fans of Mawaru Penguindrum looking for something a bit bigger than a figma or a Nendoroid rejoice, for photos of Good Smile Company's 1/8 scale version of Princess of the Crystal are upon us! Hailing from Moe C... read feature


Mawaru Penguindrum One Coin figures let you build an army

May 17
Up on Kotobukiya's Facebook page have popped new photos of the Mawaru Penguindrum One Coin figure series! Each figure is blind-boxed and stands 1.5 inches tall, and there's a total of 12 figures in the set. Of course, Hi... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 10, 2012

May 10
Whaaaaa~t? Reserve or Regret a second time today? There's just too much awesome to not talk about! Today is a day that you will go broke! ...or so I hope because so much more was released from MegaHouse as well as Good Smile ... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 8, 2012

May 09
After the dull day yesterday for pre-orders, today's feature brings you some worthwhile products that you'll definitely want to pre-order. Probably one to more wanted products wold have to be Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Pr... read

Right on schedule, Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal has gone up for pre-order this evening! The princess, who comes with extra transformational parts, is probably what every Mawaru Penguindrum fan has been waiting for, ... read feature


Good Smile displays their products for Golden Week

May 04
Golden Week has been going on now for the past week in Japan with it coming to a close this weekend. From May 3, 2012 to May 6, 2012, Good Smile Company has taken to exhibiting their current and upcoming goods at the Kotobuki... read

Mikatan's newest preview is up, and it's of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal in her Nendoroid form. As you might remember, Princess of the Crystal comes with all three Penguins, and she can stand herself on t... read feature


Have a few more shots of Penguindrum's Ringo

Apr 19
Perhaps Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess is a little too flashy for your tastes? No worries, as we've seen already, Wave's gotten your tastes covered with the much more mundane Ringo instead. Though if you've seen the show you k... read

New images of upcoming figures surface via Twitter

Apr 09
Thanks to Figure/GK I've noticed that AmiAmi's twitter account got to posting a slew of images showing off upcoming figures such as Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo Asuka and a colored DC Comics Bishoujo Harley Quinn (that one is... read

The Princess of the Crystal demands you see this gallery

Apr 05
Mawaru-Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal isn't exactly the most accommodating person. First she's going around demanding your pre-orders, but if that isn't enough, now you'd better take a look at this gallery as well. At ... read

These Beach Queens have something extra and penguins

Feb 28
I feel like we were just at the beach but looks like Wave Corporation is sending us back once again. So who's coming along this to claim the crown of the next queen of the beach? It's the petite Ringo Oginome from Mawaru Peng... read

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