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NYCC 2016: Good Smile Company

Oct 08 // Tianxiao Ma
NYCC 2016 GSC photo
Lots of toys for gamers!
Good Smile Company's Mamitan has been hard at work revealing their upcoming figures at NYCC. There are lots of Nendoroids and figmas but I wasn't expecting this many video game figures. The full armor Megaman X Nendoroid has ...


Wonder Festival 2016 Summer: Nendoroids

And Parforms!
Jul 27
// Chris Seto
And next, we move onto another GoodSmile Company juggernaut in the form of their Nendoroids. I have to admit that I still get the odd one or two of these from time to time and the selection is so large, I'm sure everyone will...
SDCC 2016 GSC photo

SDCC 2016: Good Smile Company

Nice figures tucked into a tiny booth
Jul 21
// Tianxiao Ma
Good Smile Company doesn't usually do Comic Con as WonFes is usually the same weekend. However it seems like they're starting to stake out some territory at SDCC. Their booth was pretty small and tucked away - not what you'd ...
Nendoroid Naruto photo
The first Naruto merch from GSC!
Naruto is, like, one of the most popular things ever. Strangely enough this is, to my knowledge, the first time Good Smile Company has produced merchandise of it. Mamitan tweeted out from Anime Expo this momentous (?) announc...

GSC 15th anniversary photo
Nendoroid #600 hinted at
Like a typical teenager Good Smile Company wants to do everything. No longer content with just making figures, GSC is growing into quite the powerhouse these days, having their hands in TV series and video games, and even bro...

Cheerful Japan photo
Buy some figures for a good cause!
In 2011 Good Smile Company launched Cheerful Japan, a fundraising effort created to aid those effected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the sales of specially designed figures. In a way it's now unfortunate that Che...

iDoll x Nendoroid photo
Finally, a Nendoroid that talks back
Is a regular Hatsune Miku Nendoroid not enough anymore? Tired of having to pose it yourself? Wish she would actually answer you when you talk to her (you know who you are)? Well Good Smile Company has come up with the perfec...


Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/30 to 12/6

Dec 18
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Interesting week this time around. Not one, but two toys made specifically for girls found their way into the overall ranking this week. Meanwhile the hobby ranking features a male Nendoroid and two female knights that couldn...
Nendoroid Genos photo
Your Nendo disciple is coming
Nendoroid Saitama (coming in December) wont be enjoying his alone time much longer. The One-Punch Man anime twitter account pointed out that at the November Kahotan live broadcast Tuesday announced Genos will soon b...

GSC Halloween photo
GSC Halloween

This is how Good Smile Company says Happy Halloween

Mako and Guts want your candy
Oct 31
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good Smile Company's Kahotan is celebrating Halloween the figure way by tweeting this great Nendoroid pic. Mako and Guts from Kill la Kill get a little extra use out of Halloween Miku's accessories to great effect! Not much else to say aside from Happy Halloween!
Nendoroid Mako 2-Star photo
I want this more than heaven will allow
Anime Expo is opening this weekend and thousands will crowd into the Los Angeles Convention Center. For many, the goal of the weekend is stride right into the dealer's room and buy more stuff than is economically responsible....

GSC Orange Rouge photo
GSC Orange Rouge

Good Smile Company announces Orange Rouge, a brand for male figures

Spearheading the bishounen lineup
Jun 22
// Tianxiao Ma
Good Smile Company and Max Factory have announced a new brand dedicated to male figures called Orange Rouge (after the colors of their respective logos). The idea is basically the same as Altair is to Alter, except the GSC/Ma...
Good Smile Company photo
Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company announces WonFes exclusives

WHL4U 22 site is up now
Jun 19
// Tianxiao Ma
It's time to gear up for the one-two punch that is Anime Expo and Summer Wonder Festival! Good Smile Company has put up their Wonderful Hobby Life For You site with a list of "exclusives" that they'll be bringing. I use quote...
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31

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

So this is what variety looks like
Jun 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
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...
Wooser photo

Nendoroid Wooser returns in a budget-friendly light version

Available for less than US$20? Count me in!
Mar 17
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Back in 2013 Good Smile Company released a pair of Nendoroid Wooser figures after the popular first season of anime shorts. The sets featured Wooser with Rin and Darth Wooser with Ren and a ton of extra stuff from the&nb...
Nendoroid tree photo
Nendoroid tree

Oh Nendoroid tree, how lovely are your branches

Nendoroids look as good on the tree as under it
Dec 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
For some families it's common to trim the Christmas tree just before the big day arrives. Me, I say do it the day after Thanksgiving or don't do it at all (or maybe I just said that as an excuse not to put up a tree this year...
Good Smile Company photo
Good Smile Company

Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri

Plus a bunch of other friends from Miyazawa Model Exhibition
Nov 19
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
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...
NYCC 2014 GSC photo

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close

We get up-close and personal with the GSC display
Oct 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
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...
Nendoroid SAO Sinon photo
Nendoroid SAO Sinon

[Updated] Take aim at this new SAO Sinon Nendoroid gallery

On target for pre-orders tonight
Sep 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
[Update: Hey, look, pre-orders are up. Find them down below.] Coming into the Sword Art Online 2 anime I wasn't really sure what to expect from series newcomer Sinon. The early previews made her look like the cold, emotionles...
Nendoroid Red at J-List photo
Nendoroid Red at J-List

Pre-order the elusive Nendoroid Pokemon Trainer Red at J-List!

Our prayers have been answered
May 16
// Natalie Kipper
This is not a drill, people. Good Smile Company had previously announced that Nendoroid Pokemon Trainer Red was to be exclusive Japanese Pokemon Centers and the Amazon Japan Pokemon store. But while we were busy cursing our f...
Rail Wars! Nendoroids photo
Rail Wars! Nendoroids

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2014: Rail Wars! gets two Nendoroids

Joined by Tetsudou Musume's Kinugawa Miyabi
May 15
// Brian Szabelski
TomyTec just wants to keep giving us those railroad girl Nendoroids, it seems, and now we're seeing their collab with Good Smile Company spill into a second series. Rail Wars! is joining the Nendoroid line, as revealed a...
Nendoroid Yakumo Yukari photo
Nendoroid Yakumo Yukari

Prototype Nendoroid of Touhou Project's Yakumo Yukari spotted

Located at Gift's booth at the Annual Hakurei Shrine Grand Festival in Tokyo, Japan
May 10
// Natalie Kipper
Over in Tokyo, Japan, fans of Touhou Project are most likely attending the Annual Hakurei Shrine Grand Festival (or the Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai, in Japanese). The event is a mecca for all things Touhou, including merchandise....
Fate photo

Pre-order Nendoroid Gilgamesh; do it for the gold solo cup

Gold solo cup / I fill you up / Let's have a party
Apr 09
// Scarecroodle
Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Gilgamesh (Fate) is currently available for pre-order and, in addition to what we saw in the recent preview, will apparently also include his famous jug of wine along with a chalice. The Archer-...
Nendoroid Rin Tohsaka photo
Tsundere Nendoroids are great
Saber gets all the attention these days, but Good Smile Company hasn't forgotten about tsundere master Rin Tohsaka of Fate/stay night! She got a gorgeous scale figure way back in the day, but now returns as a diminutive Nendo...

Tomopop LinkUP photo
Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover

Breathing new life into old favorites
Mar 15
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans...
Nendoroid May'n photo
Available at concert locations for Mayín Road to 10th Anniversary Japan event
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...

Nendoroid Nagisa Momoe photo
Eats cheese, surrender monkey status unknown
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. Nagi...

Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you

Feb 20 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Pinkcheeks has been having a lot of fun with Mayoi Hachikuji. Here's figma Mayoi enjoying some fresh air in the great outdoors on a mountain hike... ...and here's Nendoroid Hachikuji looking platinum cute in a pink bunny costume! Right in our very own Tomopop C-Blogs, CrowMaiden did a wonderful photo review of Megahouse's G.E.M. series Yamato "Matt" Ishida from Digimon. I really need to get myself one of these and Tai. [embed]33698:37257:0[/embed] Kenneth Bolido did a great video review for the 2014 Snow Miku. Lots of nice visuals in this review. I'm sure this isn't the last time we'll see her in LinkUP. Reflective Boundary did a gallery for the very sexy Alphamax 1/8 Velvet from Shining Ark. Quite the treasure. Kixkillradio made Kaiyodo's Capsule Fortune Saber figrues look pretty darn irresistible. She also spent some quality time with Cu-Poche Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi from HenNeko. This figure needs a neko mask in the worst way! Former Tomopop staffer Chag posted on his blog Hobby Hovel about his engagement this past weekend and how love effects our hobby (and vise versa). Congrats! Don't forget to check out the Tomopop Tumblr for great stuff being shared all the time like these amazing Star Wars figure photos from Avanaut shared by Archie McPhee. That's it for this week. See you next week right here on Tomopop LinkUP!
Tomopop LinkUP photo
Take a moment to enjoy other people playing with toys
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! This week we're doing something entirely different from the normal LinkUP. Last week we took no prisoners when reporting on Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] which doesn't leave much for ...

Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic

Feb 13 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kahotan posted a gallery for the upcoming Bakemonogatari Nadeko Sengoku Nendoroid. She comes with a lot of neat arm and leg parts for some really great poses. She's up for pre-order now so go get one. AmiAmi did an early photo review of the Beach Queen's Ayase Aragaki from OreImo. She looks great, but a little simple just wearing a white bikini, but I suppose that has its own appeal. She won't be out until June so enjoy the gallery. figsoku blog posted a gallery for the FuRyu Sonico Going Out Time ver. prize figure that was released last month. I'm not much of a Sonico fan, but I might have to reconsider my negative impression of FuRyu. Piapro posted a new colaboration between Pullip dolls and Hatsune Miku with a new Sakura Miku doll. They're not a doll series that's for everyone, but they did an impressive job with the outfit. Piapro also posted a look at a new series of Vocaloid plush products from Sekiguchi. Included are stuffed dolls and dangly things of Miku, Len, and Rin. If you're a gamer then simply by saying 'George Washington with a Gatling gun' should be conjuring up images of BioShock Infinite. So here's a Motorized Patriot made out of LEGO blocks. I got the game when it came out and still haven't played it... Thanks to io9 we're getting a ride back to the obscure side of the Golden Age of comics for a look at the slightly disturbing Fantomah statue based on the works of Fletcher Hanks. She comes in three varieties, all pretty limited. Task One has a new series of seven-inch WeedBears up in his store. Available are Green Crack, Purple Kush, and Stoned Panda for US$69.99 each. There's also a limited pink Bubblegum bear for Valentine's day, but that one has gone away like so much smoke. Akiba Hobby has posted a gallery for FREEing's new Asuna figure coming up in March. She's nicely sculpted and while the pose is a bit awkward at least it's something different. Good Smile Company's Mamitan was over in Japan for Wonder Festival and took the most amazing photos of figma Snow Miku out in the wilds. We've seen a lot of photos for Miku, but these are probably some of the most adorable ones yet. Pinkcheeks posted a surprisingly easy DIY tutorial for making your own Japanese-style table. I think I need to give this a try. And that's it for this week's Tomopop LinkUP. Look for the next installment next week during the craziness of Toy Fair!
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Oh, right, there are other events going on this week
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Ol...

Wonder Festival photo
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Nendo and figma Hatsune Miku

School uniform versions getting lottery treatment this year
Feb 08
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Probably the two biggest complaints about the figma and Nendoroid lines are that there are too many Hatsune Miku variants and too many characters in school uniforms. Well look at what we have here, a figma and a Nendoroid of ...

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