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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 4)


One more for the road!
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
And now we have reached the final garage kit gallery for this Wonder Festival and we've saved some pretty damn cool kits such as the hyper detailed Titan busts from Shingeki no Kyojin and a pretty cool Ushio & Tora kit. T...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Video Game Garage Kits (Part 2)


It's Faintear!! Faintear!!!
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
And we've reached the last of the video game kits for this Wonder Festival. And I can't stop staring at that great figure of Faintear from Triggerheart Exelica. Man, I loved that shmup! It's one of the few reasons I still sta...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 3)


The home stretch!
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
And here we are with the third misc garage kit gallery. I have to say that this event hasn't really given us many "out there" garage kits like previous ones. Sure, there was the fish skeletons and a few oddities here and ther...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: KanColle Garage Kits (Part 2)


Thar she goes!
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
And we're done again for KanColle for another Wonder Festival.  I don't really have much to add to this gallery, not being a KanColle fan, but more Atago and Takao is always good! I do have to wonder why it feels like ga...

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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Vocaloid Garage Kits


Keep on trucking
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
Vocaloids may no longer be the big draw for many garage kit makers but there is still a steady flow of new Vocaloid kits on display at Wonder Festival. Of course, Miku makes the bulk of kits but there are a few other Vocaloid...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 3)


Half way there!
Feb 13
// Chris Seto
And now we reach the third gallery of anime garage kits and this one is a bit of a doozy. I mean, check out those weird evangelion kits and the zombie Stocking from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt! Pretty messed up! We als...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 2)


Down the rabbit hole we go!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
We still have quite a few more misc garage kits to go through so here we go! In a bit of a surprise, we get some custom costumes for dolls at Wonder Festival. Traditionally, we never really saw dolls at WF as they usually kep...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Mecha Garage kits


concentrated awesome!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
Yay! This time, there are enough mecha kits to make a separate gallery! And some of them look pretty sweet! The Virtual On kits look fantastic and there's even a kit of the new arm slave "shadow" from Full Metal Panic! Anothe...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 2)


Even war isn't safe from moefication!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
We now return to our regularly scheduled anime garage kit showings where various (superior) non-KanColle shipgirls and tank crews argue over which is the best branch of the armed forces. Rori also brings over some of the othe...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: KanColle Garage Kits (Part 1)


The beast isn't quite dead yet!
Feb 12
// Chris Seto
While nowhere near as dominant as in previous events, KanColle still has a lot of garage kits being made of their characters so I don't think we can expect a KanColle free Wonder Festival for quite some time... Oh well, at le...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 1)


And now the weirdness sets in!
Feb 11
// Chris Seto
And next, we have the kits which I was unable to categorise, either because I was unable to recognise the series, it is an original work or it was just too plain weird to fit into one of the other categories... And boy, was t...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Game Garage Kits (Part 1)


Are you ready? I'm Lady!
Feb 11
// Chris Seto
Time to look into the video game garage kits now and the Idolm@ster is taking the whole thing by storm. No doubt buoyed by the recent anime series, the members of the Cinderella project have been getting a lot of exposure thi...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 1)


Buckle up!
Feb 11
// Chris Seto
And here we go! A bit later than usual but lets dive into the contents of the dealer floor at this years winter Wonder Festival! On the plus side, there's quite a good balance from various shows this time around and while Kan...
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Kinetiquettes teams up with Mad Catz to unleash the beast!


Just in time for Street Fighter V!
Feb 10
// Chris Seto
Well, this is one way to celebrate the end of an era and the ushering of a new one! Kinteiquettes have teamed up with Mad Catz and Capcom to create a special 1/4 scale diorama of Ryu and Evil Ryu from Street Fighter IV. ...
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Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Figmas


it never stops...
Feb 09
// Chris Seto
*inhales* OK, time to take on the elephants in the room, starting with the every popular figma releases!!  The biggest news was of figma #300! (yes, there have been 300 of these things now...) and it was announced that G...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Plum


Stepping up to the plate
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Plum aren't really the kind of figure maker which one keeps their eyes on. Their figures have been decent but never particularly outstanding but sometimes, that's enough. Afterall, they have made the second best Alisa figure ...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Megahouse


Change into digital champions!!
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Not one to be left out, Megahouse joined with the other big name figure companies... and showed off a bunch of rather boring figures from popular (mostly shonen jump) series. There was also a female Monkey D Luffy figure in t...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Flare


That's quite a coup!
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Man, Flare really hit us with a doozy! Looks like their deal with cerberus project has managed to unearth a real gem in the form of their kit of Futaba Ooki from Amanchu! This figure is several years old but still looks stunn...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Volks


...I got nothing
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
I'm starting to think that Volks don't really want to spend too much effort or funds to promote their stuff at Wonder Festival. A lot of floor space was spent on showing of numerous kits from Votoms and Panzer World Gallient....
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KodyKoala is back with an interesting take on the Super Mario Powerup theory


It all makes sense now!
Feb 08
// Chris Seto
Ah, super mario. Everyone knows the basic mechanics of the game by now as well as the effects of the power ups such as the stalwart mushroom. Pick up a mushroom and it makes Mario double in size as well as provide him with an...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: QuesQ


KanColle... KanColle Everywhere...
Feb 07
// Chris Seto
QuesQ appear to be doing their usual thing this Wonder Festival and buying a lot of garage kits to make them into more easily obtainable PVC figures. Of course, with the track records from the previous events, there's one thi...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Alter


Back to the grind
Feb 07
// Chris Seto
I had some high hopes for Alter since their more recent showings seemed to show a return to more dynamic and extravagant designs for their figures but it looks like they went back less interesting designs for now. Having comp...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Kotobukiya Bushoujo


Whatever floats your boat
Feb 07
// Chris Seto
I can't say I've ever been a fan of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo line. There have been a few here and there which I thought were pretty cool but not enough to make me jump and purchase right away. And, like many others, I was comp...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Kotobukiya Mecha


change in the wind
Feb 07
// Chris Seto
Despite having one of the most unfortunate shorthands in the business, the Frame Arms Girls (or FA:G) seem to be doing quite a considerable amount of business for Kotobukiya, especially if the time it took for the latest rele...
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Kotobukiya Figures


A good spread to start!
Feb 07
// Chris Seto
Kotobukiya really decided to start off this year with a bang! Wonder Festival saw quite a few new announcement and figures from Kotobuiya and there was pretty much something for everyone, and some things which really shouldn'...
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Volks Joint Festa 2: Dealer Floor


It wasn't a 1 company show!
Dec 20
// Chris Seto
Lets not forget that Volks also had a dealer section at the event where garage kit makers showed off their wares. There was a strong lean towards KanKolle at the event, but that was fine as there were some other interesting k...
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Volks Joint Festa 2: Figures and Mecha


doing their own thang!
Dec 20
// Chris Seto
And I thought Treasure Festa was a little too close to Christmas... Well, Volks chose to prove me wrong as, along with Jump Festa, they also held their own event this weekend, a mere five days before we all take a few days of...
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Kinetiquettes returns to Street Fighter with Ken Masters (and a very ambitious plan)


Bow before the master!
Dec 16
// Chris Seto
When we last saw news of works from Kinetiquettes, we received info of two works, one of Lion-O from thundercats and a series of figures from Street Fighter 4, depicting Ken, Ryu, Gouken and Akuma in battle poses which could ...
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Treasure Festa in Ariake 14: Lots of anime garage kits!! (part 3)


Here we go!
Dec 13
// Chris Seto
Once more into the fray!  It's easy to forget that being a dealer at events like Treasure Festa doesn't mean that you deal in just garage kits. Especially at events like this and Hobby Round from Volks, we also get to se...
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Treasure Festa in Ariake 14: Lots of anime garage kits!! (part 2)


Even more goodness!
Dec 13
// Chris Seto
And here we go with our second gallery of Garage kits from Treasure Festa in Ariake 14! A few recognizable names in this gallery. Grizzry Panda shows up with a new kit of Shinobu from the Monogatari series and we get a look a...
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Treasure Festa in Ariake 14: Lots of anime garage kits!! (part 1)


Christmas came early! if I had cash...
Dec 13
// Chris Seto
It's a good thing that the far east doesn't really celebrate Christmas like we do over in the west! Otherwise, one would think that holding an event like Treasure Festa so close to Christmas would be close to suicide for the ...
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Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn: Megahouse


The mouse of House
Nov 29
// Chris Seto
Given the name of the event, it's no surprise that Megahouse had one of the larger exhibitions on display and there were quite a variety of figure lines as well. They continue to milk the childhood of 90s fans with more digim...
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Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn: Alter


the Power of the Ahego
Nov 29
// Chris Seto
I'm afraid I can't tell you why Megahouse would think that it is autumn despite being a stones throw away from December but it's their event so they can call it whatever they like! Interestingly, a few of the larger, non-good...
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Hot Toys breaks the 4th wall with their next Release


Greetings, True Believers
Oct 31
// Chris Seto
If you're familiar with Hot Toys, you probably know that they have a particular obsession with Marvel characters, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe and especially Iron Man. I've lost count of the various Iron Man arm...
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Tamashii Nations 2015: Super Robot Showdown!


Godly!
Oct 29
// Chris Seto
Gundams weren't the only mecha which were getting some love at Tamashii Nations! Along with some non-gundam Robot Damashii releases, there were also some new entries in the Super Robot Chogokin line! Aura Battler Dunbine and&...
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Tamashii Nations 2015: There be Gundams, lots of Gundams!


...but not a gunpla in sight!
Oct 29
// Chris Seto
What would a Bandai show be without some Gundam in the mix? With no major gunpla announcements to make, the floor was taken on the other lines of gundam figures, such as Robot Damashii, Fix figuration (Yes, that's still going...
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Tamashii Nations 2015: Macross makes a big Splash!


believe in the sign of Delta!
Oct 29
// Chris Seto
Bandai have just held their Tamashii Nations event and started it off with a pretty big bang by giving us the first proper look at the newest entry into the Macross series in the shape of Macross Delta. In addition to showing...
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Bandai sets off a bomb at the All Japan Hobby & model show 2015


Sweet dreams are made of this!!
Sep 26
// Chris Seto
They finally did it!! Bandai have finally announced that they will be releasing a Master Grade kit of the V2 gundam from Victory Gundam. A MG release has been rumoured for years and referenced in several interviews regarding ...
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Magical Mirai event shows off a number of new Vocaloid figures for future purchases!


And also Dollfie Dream Kagamine Rin/Len
Sep 06
// Chris Seto
The recently concluded Magical Mirai Vocaloid concert seems like a good time for companies to show off their newest Hatsune Miku figures, and when I say companies I pretty much mean GoodSmile Company. They weren't the only on...
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C3X Chara Hobby 2015: We got our Super Fumina!!!


All's right with the world!
Aug 23
// Chris Seto
Rest easy everyone! The single best unit (yes, even better than Tryon 3!!) has finally been confirmed to be getting a kit release from bandai! We knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when! The HGBF Super Fumin...

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