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9:00 PM on 10.10.2014

figma the Thinker can't sit still for this gallery

Statues aren't supposed to move, but don't tell FREEing that. Their new figma based on Rodin's 1902 masterpiece is all about the ROM (range of motion). Being essentially a naked figma (and I do mean naked), and of the 2.0 var...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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10:00 AM on 09.11.2014

FREEing's Houki Shinonono is pretty foxy

I've not kept up with Infinite Stratos but its cast sure has gotten a lot of figures. I rather like FREEing's 1/4-scale Houki, mostly because of the way her expression works with those fox ears. Very cute indeed. If you want ...

Tianxiao Ma

1:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Kahotan's newest preview is Racing Miku Sepang ver.

Kahotan's newest preview happens to be a face we've seen before: FREEing's Racing Miku Sepang version. There aren't a ton of revelations in her preview, but we do get at least a nice shot of her torso, showing off some of the...

Brian Szabelski

8:15 PM on 08.06.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company girls part 2

Partial nudity and figure collecting go hand in hand. If it makes you uncomfortable, you may want to avoid this gallery. However it makes me very comfortable, so I'll tell you a little about what's going on! These figures are...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company - Vocaloids

Now that we're seeing more and more creative takes on Vocaloid designs, I'm actually enjoying their presence. It looks like the days of the same boring Miku design being made over and over again are done with. Good Smile Comp...

Tianxiao Ma

4:30 PM on 07.27.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing

FREEing definitely know a good thing when they see it, as their booth was packed with their popular range of yukata-clad ladies. It seems like paired sets are the new hotness in FREEing's world. For me the highlight here is d...

Martin Siggers



FREEing's Racing Miku Sepang version speeds into pre-orders photo
FREEing's Racing Miku Sepang version speeds into pre-orders
by Scarecroodle

FREEing's 1/8-scale Racing Miku Sepang Version is currently available for pre-order. The figure features Vocaloid mascot Hatsune Miku in what might be her oddest racing attire thus far, although I'm sure it's a bar others may leap over in the future.

While I really like the design, there's no way that I'd guess that this figure had anything to do with racing if she wasn't holding the sign. As such, if you're just a fan of racy figures (as opposed to racy racing figures), you could always just remove the optional sign and display Miku as if she were doing some kind of dance.

Otherwise the pose and detail is certainly different. The wings are a neat touch as well. I'm less fond of the GSC stamp above her waist, but it's less of a distraction than the giant Super Sepang markings which remind you that the Sepang Version.

FREEing's Racing Miku Sepang Version has a ¥11,800 list price and is slated for a January release date. Hmm, January... seems a little slow for a racing figure.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi ]

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Tomopop Review: FREEing's μ-12 photo
Tomopop Review: FREEing's μ-12
by Chris Seto

In a relatively short space of time, FREEing have established themselves as a solid middle ground manufacturer of figures. They may not be able to match the big boys like Alter, Kotobukiya or their parent, GoodSmile Company, but they have shown the ability to punch above their weight on previous occasions.

Unfortunately, one thing they do lack is consistency. While some of their releases are solid entries, we've also had a fair few duds from them as well. Ones which come to mind are their Blazblue releases. They have already released figures for Rachel Alucard and Makoto Nanaya and they were... how should we say, poor. Rachel came off as emotionless rather than melancholic and as for Makoto... I'll let our Tomopop review spell things out for you.

Then FREEing decided to step into the fray once more for a third release from the Blazblue series and they decided to hit a bit close to home for this reviewer by choosing μ-12 as the subject. Will it suck like the previous releases, or might they actually get it right on the third try? Only one way to find out...

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3:00 AM on 06.19.2014

Madoka dons a yukata once more, now in Nendoroid form

Madoka of the popular Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series is once again breaking out her yukata. We saw her appear in this outfit for a figure by FREEing last year but the whole ensemble suits a cutesy Nendoroid ...

Natalie Kipper



FREEing's Laura Bodewig is up for pre-order, so hop to it photo
FREEing's Laura Bodewig is up for pre-order, so hop to it
by Tianxiao Ma

The thought of a sexy 1/4-scale figure is appealing to me, but in practice very few of them have designs that I like. FREEing will be releasing this 1/4-scale Laura Bodewig this December, and I'm on the fence about it.

Laura's one of the ladies from Infinite Stratos, which I haven't seen. I'm also just not fond of the Playboy bunny look, although I have to admit the character design and expression are pretty cute here. So conflicted!

If you're more decisive than I am, you'll be able to pre-order Laura for ¥18,333. The price actually seems pretty decent for a 1/4-scale figure, but I'm hardly an expert here. She'll be out in December, but you can get a nice preview from Kahotan's blog.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | ToysLogic | Big in Japan ]

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You only get a little peek with FREEing's Tsukiko photo
You only get a little peek with FREEing's Tsukiko
by Tianxiao Ma

FREEing's Tsukiko has shipped out, prompting Kahotan to make a little release gallery for the figure. She especially likes the strawberry pattern on her panties, and the fact that the skirt isn't fixed in place. You can tell this is the kind of pose Kahotan likes to have fun with!

The post also contains a little preview of the Feed Me monster, a mascot of the UK electronic artist Feed Me. Good Smile Company is turning it into a figure featuring the monster on a sweet armchair. Take a look at all the pictures on Kahotan's blog!

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10:00 AM on 04.14.2014

Good Smile Company announces release (and delay) dates for April

It's that time again. Good Smile Company have posted up a release schedule for April, including some delays. As more dates are announced, we'll be sure to update. Delays first: GSC's Asuna, Knights of the Blood ver. (delayed...

Kristina Pino