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Broccoli photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Broccoli

I'm sure you can find a waifu here...
Feb 14
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Misc Garage Kits (part 2)

That's all folks! Hope you're hungry
Feb 14
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 5)

The Final Frontier!
Feb 14
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
WonFes 2015 Alphamax photo
WonFes 2015 Alphamax

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Alphamax

The most voluptuous booth?
Feb 14
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
Prime 1 Studio photo
Prime 1 Studio

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Prime 1 Studio

Official statue line of the Michael Bay fan club
Feb 14
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
Azone Aldnoah.Zero photo
Azone Aldnoah.Zero

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Azone Aldnoah.Zero Asseylum Vers Allusia

Holographic disguise projector not included
Feb 14
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
Wonder Festival MegaHouse photo
Wonder Festival MegaHouse

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse

Sailor Senshi, swordsmen, and shinobi in here
Feb 13
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Video Game Garage Kits (part2)

Are you ready? I'm lady...
Feb 13
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 4)

damn, how did the Infinite Stratos 2 anime suck so badly?
Feb 13
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Vocaloid Garage Kits

life in the old girl yet!
Feb 13
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 3)

More to come!
Feb 13
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 YouTube photo
Good Smile YouTube

Good Smile U.S. kicks off their YouTube channel with a look at WonFes

Short video gives a look at their recent booth
Feb 13
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: KanColle Garage Kits (part 2)

The light before we land
Feb 12
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Misc Garage Kits (part 1)

In a mood for music?
Feb 12
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 2)

Takao is awesome!!
Feb 12
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Video Game Garage Kits (part 1)

Have we met before?
Feb 11
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: KanColle Garage Kits (part 1)

Still waiting for an immovable object for this unstoppable force
Feb 11
...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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 1)

On the starting line
Feb 11
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
WonFes Embrace Japan photo
WonFes Embrace Japan

[NSFW] Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Embrace Japan

Very nice demon designs
Feb 10
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
WonFes 2015 Kotobukiya photo
WonFes 2015 Kotobukiya

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya's anime and video game ladies

There are some familiar faces
Feb 10
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Volks

Soon, my precious...
Feb 10
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 photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: X-Plus

Kaiju and anime; classic and modern; crazy and cool
Feb 10
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
Bishoujo photo
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

WonFes 2015: QuesQ photo
WonFes 2015: QuesQ

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: QuesQ

Do you like KanColle? No? Well, too bad ... mostly.
Feb 09
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Alter

Welcome back, old friend!
Feb 09
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
Star Wars photo
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

Figuarts Zero SM Crystal photo
Figuarts Zero SM Crystal

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon Crystal

Moon, Mars and Mercury show off their newer looks
Feb 08
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

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Vertex

What happens when you show your cards early?
Feb 08
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
Grell Sutcliff photo
Grell Sutcliff

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya's painted Grell Sutcliff is a cut above

Don't fear the reaper
Feb 08
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
MegaHouse Sailor Moon photo
MegaHouse Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse Tsukino Usagi schoolgirl uniform

Schoolhouse rock!
Feb 08
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
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: S.H. Figuarts Sailor Pluto, Super Sailor Moon, and more

Sailor V joins S.H.Figuarts
Feb 08
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 2015 Winter: Fighting Game fans rejoice! Guilty Gear figures are incoming!

Working their way up!
Feb 08
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

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