Griffon Enterprises' Nanoricchi line is fairly new but the chibi figures were still a major presence at Japan's Treasure Festa in Ariake 11. The majority of the figures were revealed back at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter but th... read
Not to be outdone by Vertex and their offering, a GK circle by the name of MadHands has shown off their rendition of you companion fairy from Dragon's Crown in time for Treasure Festa in Ariake 10, which occurs just before Ch... read
Custom garage kit Masterful garage kit crafter Grizzry Panda is at it again, teasing us with a new pair of Madoka cuties set to be shown off at December's Treasure Festa. Featuring who else but Madoka herself and lovely Homura, it seems like G... read feature
More Treasure Festa coverage? Sure! Let's take a look at two more kit makers with some popular characters. Mana Mode brought two different Asukas with them, one of her in her plugsuit and the other featuring her jamming out w... read
An old friend returned at Treasure Festa from the folks at Mouse Unit, the bikini-clad Zettai Tora. All colored up, she probably needs to invest in a bigger swimsuit, but she looks pretty damn good regardless. Her hat's even ... read
Treasure Festa's real gems can often be found at some of the smaller maker's booths, and this year provided no such difference. I'm highlighting three of them in this post:
From 83 C, we have an old kit of theirs of Yagami H... read
Touhou ladies, Isshiki Akane make their big debuts
// Brian Szabelski
Grizzry Panda's Treasure Festa offerings brought us a look at his Touhou race queen kits of Reimu and Marisa. They're unpainted, of course, but looking pretty good. Then there's the Isshiki Akane garage kit, which we saw prev... read
Ques Q seems to love Touhou Project figures, but they do have their stylistic differences with Griffon. I enjoy seeing the odd Touhou figure every once in a while thanks to their whacky and elaborate character designs.
The li... read
Orca Toys appears to be a new name in the business, but their stuff at Treasure Festa establishes them as leaning toward the pervy side. Not all of the figures are explicit but some can cast off while others just have lewd po... read
Miss, I think you need some pants before you ride that bike
// Brian Szabelski
Spotted at Treasure Festa in Ariake 9 were Atelier Hiro's gorgeous Miku kits, along with his Girls und Panzer pieces. The two Mikus look particularly amazing; look at the detail on her hair! I especially like the one with the... read
Amie-Grand had some nice figures at Treasure Festa with my personal favorite being Asuka. I like the concept, with her chilling on a really cool NERV-themed base.
You can also see a polystone 1/6-scale Chuubou Sonken from Ikk... read
For every one of these events, there's always the glut of characters flooding the tables. Miku, Saber, Tamaki, Nanoha, etc. It just goes on and on. While those girls are here too, I've noticed that one new show has begun to d... read
Liquid Stone isn't a new company by any means, but they did bring something I hadn't seen previously to Treasure Festa. What you see above is a series of the five Madoka girls, each coming with a variety of appropriate a... read
At Treasure Festa in Ariake 9, we got a glimpse at T's system's latest works. Those happen to include a healthy dose of girls in swimsuits, including Sword Art Online's Silica and Asuna; Kagamine Rin; and Sena and Yoroza from... read
Moon Writer shows why figures are posed the way they are
// Andres Cerrato
It's no secret that there are figures posed in very, very odd ways. It's even more odd to explain it to family members. They're provocative without any semblance of reality. "Why is her back like that?" "She's going to topple... read
To my disappointment, Gift has held on to making more plushes than PVC. When they do get to making a PVC, it's usually a Saber. I'm not in anyway a fan of Fate, but I love this marriage of the two entities. It's fitting then ... read
Some big news came out of the Griffon booth at Treasure Festa in Ariake 9. The biggest of which, at least for anime fans who like to wax nostalgic, is the announcement of two Silent Möbius figures, one of Katsumi in a sw... read
Persona, Girls und Panzer, and a cosplaying Soniko
// Natalie Kipper
It is time for Treasure Festa in Ariake 9 and Mugenkyou is getting the party starting right. The company had figures from Persona 4 Arena, Girls und Panzer, and what I believe to be Soniko cosplaying as a rather busty Ma... read
OK, so I lied. Here's the last gallery for Treasure Festa! Sadly, with all that's going on it's easy to miss quite a few kits out there so here's a selection of kits which we missed from our main coverage.
The gallery is a mi... read
And here we are, at the end of the line with our last gallery of misc garage kits! We have some Berserk, some Sharks, and a little WTF to finish things off!
I'm fairly certain that a few of the figures are from Touhou but sin... read
And now onto the final stretch with the last few galleries from Treasure Festa in Ariake 8! Time to round up the anime kits now, and it's all about Madoka Magica!
Admit it, you smiled when you saw the chibi magical girls do t... read
Actually... Just Miku. lots and lots of Hatsune Miku.
// Chris Seto
Perhaps I should just call this the Hatsune Miku gallery. With every event, the number of Miku kits increases while we see less and less of the other vocaloids. And this time, they're relegated to side acts! Poor Luka...
Time to delve back into the misc kits again, but fewer surprises this time. At least, no unpleasant ones.
For me, the stand out figure would be the one of the lady reading a book on her chair. It's based off a light novel but... read
Are you ready for more? Did nothing tickle your fancy in the last anime kit gallery? Well, lets see if we can change that, shall we?
For the second anime kit gallery, Sword Art Online strikes out with kits for Kirito and Sili... read
We have the video game kits next and we find the usual Touhou and love plus suspects lined up along with some rather interesting newbies in the mix.
There are some new kits for the as-of-yet unreleased game Dragons Crown and ... read
WTF doesn't even begin to describe some of this stuff!
// Chris Seto
Next up, we're jumping into the kits which defied my ability to identify them. Either that or they don't really fit into the other categories. For example, we have a kit of Nanabe Madoka, the "official" OS-tan for Windows 7. ... read
Better get in your favourite comfy chair. We're going in!
// Chris Seto
T's System weren't the only circles with stuff to show at Treasure Festa, of course. There were a number of other circles showing off their kits both old and new. Mostly old though but aside from some great works worth revisi... read
I'm not sure why, but T'S system seemed to have a much greater presence compared to the other GK circles. They also had a fair amount to show off, although much of it is not new but it's enough to split them off into their ow... read
Treasure Festa managed to sneak up on us this time around. Usually considered a smaller version of Wonder Festival, the larger Ariake event lacked the pomp for its buildup and it seems that the larger figure companies decided... read