Broccoli doesn't exactly have a banner year of super-popular characters on their slate (save for one), but it's not like they care. In the gallery, you'll see their bread-and-butter. Emphasis on the butt(er).
Their 1/8 scale ... read
And so, as tradition demands, we end our coverage of the garage kits at wonder festival with our final miscellaneous gallery. And boy, are there some weird things in this one!
Before we begin, I should warn you that some of t... read
We've saved the best for last folks... Well, the best of the new stuff anyway and top of that list for me would be the Mari on Eva bike by Vispo! He's done a few Rei and Asuka kits before and they've been very well received b... read
If you're into more developed women, Alphamax is a good manufacturer to look at. They mostly make borderline ecchi figures, although their SkyTube label has more explicit stuff. They had a handful of figures on display for Wo... read
No matter what you think of Michael Bay's treatment of the Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have to admit that Prime 1 Studio knows how to make a killer statue. I'm guessing they use actual CGI renders fr... read
Are you a big fan of Aldnoah.Zero with some money to burn? Then Azone has the doll for you. Announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 Summer we've finally gotten our first look at Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia at Wonder Fe... read
MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar... read
Moving on, we come to our second gallery of video game garage kits, featuring a rather eclectic mix of characters along with a load of Idolm@ster ones!
The Nekomata kit from the first DLC of Muramasa: The Demon Blade really s... read
Hands down, Ceclia was my favourite kit at this Wonder Festival, sadly she's not new! but that doesn't stop her from being great!
There were also some nods to classic anime like Space runaway Ideon and Tetsujin 28 but I was p... read
Despite not being as popular as the line once was, Miku is still able to generate a number of new kits still. However, it does seem that the other vocaloids have not been able to keep their popularity up.
I doubt that Miku wi... read
We're about half way through our GK coverage for this wonder festival so it's time to dive into more anime garage kits!
I have to admit that I was surprised to see a barakamon kit not to mention an ore, twintail ni narimasu k... read
Good Smile Company's U.S. office has opened an official YouTube account, and their first video features a look at the GSC booth from last weekend's WonFes 2015 Winter. With Mamitan narrating the video, it's a brief look at t... read
If you're a fan of KanColle, then soak it up! If you're not, hang in there! This is the last gallery!
Without a doubt KanColle dominated the dealer floor at this wonder festival in a way other titles have not managed since...... read
And now we come to the first gallery of the kits which are either weird, don't fit into any other category or I simply could not identify (or any combination of the above).
This gallery has a slight musical lean to it in the ... read
TAKAO!! she's just awesome. The Aoki hagane no arpeggio version (and the D-Frag version) though. Nobody really cares about the KanColle version...
We also get our first Sailormoon kit in this gallery, which is a little surpri... read
I had mentioned earlier that there were quite a few repeats of old kits on display at this winter wonder festival and nowhere is it more apparent than with the video game garage kits. Many of these have been spotted at previo... read
...I got nothing. Not being a fan of KanColle means that it gets very hard for me to get worked up for garage kits of the ship girls but at the same time, one cannot simply ignore them because there are just SO DAMN MANY OF T... read
If I had to describe the garage kit offerings at this years winter wonder festival, I'd probably just say rehash. Aside from the complete and utter domination of KanColle (again!) Many kit makers chose to sell older kits rath... read
I'm often taken by Embrace Japan's original character designs. The build quality of their figures, though, tends to be pretty rough. But once again, they're showing off some great designs at WonFes and I'm itching to get my h... read
Kotobukiya isn't only about their Shunya Yamashita-designed Bishoujo series figures, in case you've forgotten. They also make, well, bishoujo figures... in the traditional sense.
Kristina was able to get a load of photos from... read
They came, they saw, they left us (well, me) impressed.
For the most part, Volks were content with showing off their older works with only a few glimpses of what they have in store for the future. In terms of completely... read
X-Plus drops some new and old figures, making a great impression this year. Some wacky stuff here, folks. Let's break the diverse range down a bit.
The vinyl masters are offering another chance for some high demand figures in... read
But when will a Red She-Hulk variant be announced? While Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Raven and Lady Deadpool may have just been illustrations on cards, our intrepid reporter in Japan managed to capture some additional photos of the upcoming Bishoujos on display.
These photos includ... read feature
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, Kit... read
For a while now, Alter has pretty much towed the line with the other manufacturers and their output has been somewhat dull with characters just standing or some other mundane pose. It has been a while since they produced a fi... read
Boba Fett? Where? Where?! An unpainted prototype for Kaiyodo's Revoltech? Boba Fett was on display at Winter WonFes. Fans will recall that the character had previously been teased with a silhouette at Summer WonFes 2014 when Kaiyodo first displayed it... read feature
Bandai doesn't think you have enough Sailor Moon figures in your life, because they're rolling out Figuarts Zero figures of Sailor Moon, Mars and Mercury in their Sailor Moon Crystal design. Seen at Wonder Festival, Moon... read
Vertex were one of the few companies to announce exactly what they were bringing to Wonder Festival so their booth packed little in terms of surprises.
Celia continues to impress (though I'm probably a little biased in ... read
After showing an unpainted preview last month, Kotobukiya showed off the final painted version of its statue of the ArtFX J Grell Sutcliff Grim Reaper from Black Butler. Besides a smile and being "covered in red", Grell ... read
With the inner Sailor Senshi lineup complete, MegaHouse displayed the school uniform versions of Usagi, Ami and Rei at WonFes.
The three figures are stand-alone and already posed, which is common for UFO prize figures so that... read
If you're ready to complete the Outer Scouts/Sailor Senshi, Sailor Pluto is incoming. Bandai is providing an unpainted prototype (complete with staff and a serious face) and it looks pretty great. Super Sailor Moon was also s... read
Wonder Festival has finished and we're trawling through all the news now. But while much of it is (dare I say it...) rather standard and dull, we have already had a few interesting bits and bobs from various makers.
One of my... read