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12:00 AM on 04.11.2015

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 e...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 04.01.2015

Good Smile Company unleashes Nendoroid fundoshi

It's that time of year again, time for the more gullible among us to become momentarily confused by ridiculous announcements! Good Smile Company's contribution this year is pretty awesome, and goes along with their recent pro...

Tianxiao Ma

8:00 PM on 03.22.2015

Anime Japan 2015: Good Smile Company

Anime Japan 2015 wrapped up over the weekend, which means we can see some of the goodies that figure makers brought to the event. Good Smile Company put some upcoming Nendoroids and scale figures on display. The big one for m...

Tianxiao Ma

1:00 PM on 03.12.2015

2015 Good Smile Racing sponsor tiers revealed

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...

Brian Szabelski


4:40 AM on 02.08.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion

Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt...

Oansun



Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Stormtrooper will subdue your rebel heart photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Stormtrooper will subdue your rebel heart
by Scarecroodle

GSC's Nendoroid Storm Trooper was fully on display and in painted form at Winter WonFes. The figure was first announced on the Summer 2014 WonFes wall and had appeared my Highlight Reel for that month.

The figure (full image in gallery) easily lives up to expectations. While it would make an awesome Nendoroid army-builder, odds are that I'll probably skip picking one up since I'm trying to stay away from the Nendoroid line (there are, after all, only so many things you can buy!). However, I look forward to seeing it displayed with the Nendoroid Darth Vader in an array of photos in the future.

Now, if GSC did a Nendoroid Boba Fett... or a Nendoroid Bossk... or a Nendoroid Dengar... (I can't imagine how messed up a Nendoroid IG-88 might look.)

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Mako joins the Fight Club photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Mako joins the Fight Club
by Martin Siggers

Everybody agrees that magnificent klutz Mako Mankanshoku was the breakout star of Kill la Kill, but now she's getting a bunch of attitude and a whole lot more badass. Good Smile Company revealed that Mako will be returning for a second Nendoroid, this time of her Two-Star Fight Club uniform. This gives our favourite schoolgirl a sneer, a sweet coat and a bunch of weapons to hurl at her enemies and OH GOD IT'S TOO ADORABLE. More details as we get them.

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These Snow Miku previews should have everything you'd want to see photo
These Snow Miku previews should have everything you'd want to see
by Tianxiao Ma

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 on a fairly plain looking dress.

I'll let you decide for yourself, as there are two great preview galleries out. You can check out Mamitan's photos on her blog. She makes great use of her snowy setup! Akiba Hobby also has a large preview gallery up showcasing the accessories and alternate faces.

This is a Wonder Festival "exclusive" but you'll also have a chance to order this online for a limited time.

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2:44 AM on 02.04.2015

Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Re-Release

If you weren't able to snag Nendo Link when he was first released in Fall of 2014, there's good news! The Wind Waker adventurer will be re-released in June of this year with pre-orders already underway. Good Smile Company's v...

Rachael Chambers



Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link photo
Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link
by Martin Siggers

Last time our reviews editor Rio McCarthy and I teamed up we talked about our collective joy and frustration over Real Action Heroes Link. It seems only appropriate then that we reunite in textual form to look at another variation of Nintendo's eternal hero. This time though, he's much shorter, younger and bigger headed, both by design and by format. Will the Hero of Winds meet with more universal approval than the Hero of the Sky? Only one way to find out.

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Good Smile Company reveals Winter Wonder Festival exclusives photo
Good Smile Company reveals Winter Wonder Festival exclusives
by Martin Siggers

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.

As is always the case at Winter WonFes, Snow Miku headlines the exclusives available, with her fan-designed 'Snow Bell' look available in both Nendoroid and figma forms. We've also got a rather striking Nendoroid of Battleship Re-Class from Kantai Collection and another Saber figma, this time an unarmoured 'Dress ver.'.

As with all WonFes exclusives in recent years these will also be available from the Good Smile Online Shop for a limited period of time. GSC will also take any remaining stock touring round the world on the convention trail, so if the company attends an event near you that might be a smart time to get your hands on this stuff. Online sales will be made to order so as long as you get in between the 8th and 16th of February you'll be guaranteed to get one. The two Snow Mikus will be ¥4,500 apiece while saber and Re-Class will set you back a little more at ¥5,000.

Honestly I'm a little underwhelmed, but then I'm not a huge fan of any of these characters. Any of you readers out there really liking what you're seeing?

[ via Good Smile Company ]

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1:00 AM on 01.15.2015

Good Smile Company's getting a head start on summer with Nendoroid swimsuits

Good Smile Company has been kicking around the idea of Nendoroid More swimsuit bodies for a while now, but just recently they've announced something for Wonder Festival. They're making two basic bodies and styles with some co...

Tianxiao Ma