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Wonder Festival 2017 Winter: Wonderful Hobby Life For You

There were some intriguing Nendoroid and figma announcements at Wonder Festival but the scale figure previews weren't as interesting. Under the Wonderful Hobby Life For You banner, Good Smile Company and associated groups showed off a ton o...

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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Good Smile Company part 1

Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You display is like the all-you-can-eat buffet of Wonder Festival. By my quick internet research I estimate they have infinity figures. And I feel like half of that infinite number goes to FREEi...

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Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Wonderful Hobby Life For You

[ Update: Hobby Search has even more coverage of the WHL4U booth, including more Nendoroids, figmas, and ThreeA figures! ] Wonder Festival has come and gone. While it's odd to me that such a big event is one day only (wouldn't it be awesome...

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Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Durarara!! figma are coming!

Well, here's my favorite bit of news from Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Durarara!!x2 figma are happening! A series that has long been on my figma wishlist will finally get checked off, just as I was trying to cut down on my figma buying habi...

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Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2015: figma

Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing here we haven't se...

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Kyoko Sakura is festival ready

Eventually, all anime figures end up in a yukata. Kyoko, professional snacker and reluctant magical girl, is no exception. Standing at just under 8 inches, this PVC figure features the magical girl in a red yukata accented with white blosso...

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Hop to it for FREEing's Yukata Mikoto Misaka.

FREEing has found big success in their recent forays into Yukata figures, and A Certain Scientific Railgun remains a perennial merchandise favourite. It's hardly surprising therefore that the two have crossed paths, with the company's ...

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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 variety to boot, t...

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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 an extremely la...

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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 additional scu...

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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 aren't all made by...

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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 Company and their a...

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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 definitely the a...

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

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 t...


Tomopop Review: FREEing's μ-12

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 s...

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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 much better, do...

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

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 la...

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You only get a little peek with FREEing's Tsukiko

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 th...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Olympics are in f...

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Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Giant figma roundup

I'm sure it comes to no one's surprise that there were a lot of new figma on display at Wonder Festival. But could you really predict just how varied the offerings this time around would be? They really dug out some unexpected sources this ...

FREEing Kaworu photo

Be an angel and pre-order FREEing's new Kaworu

It's been a little time since we've covered FREEing's take on Kaworu Nagisa - last Summer Wonfes in fact. The company seems to have used the time well however, as he's gone up for pre-order now and the resident Evangelion pretty boy is...

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[UPDATED] Senbonzakura Miku is looking pretty in purple

[Update: Pre-orders are up! Check below for links] It's been a while since we last saw FREEing's striking take on Hatsune Miku. She popped up last year, then went dark for a considerable period of time. Now though she's re-emerged in a Kaho...

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GSC launches new distributor Ultra Tokyo Connection in LA

In an attempt to bombard North America with all things otaku, Good Smile Company has launched new distribution company Ultra Tokyo Connection in Los Angeles, California. The service is being produced through a partnership with Koto Internat...

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It's a pre-order festival for FREEing's yukata Inori

Although Guilty Crown is a couple of years old now, its leading lady Inori Yuzuriha continues to be popular enough to inspire some big companies to turn out figures of her. This time roun it's FREEing's turn, and they've gone, as the t...

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Good Smile unleashes a torrent of further delays

We should have known it was too good to be true. When Good Smile Company announced a very slim roster of delays just a few days ago, it looked like the company was on track for a remarkably punctual December. Turns out not so much, as a fre...

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FREEing's Sora caters to fans of gigantic bikini figures

Generally I buy figures of characters that I like, or figures that have really amazing and detailed sculpts. I do have a handful of figures that I bought solely for the quality of the butt. It seems like FREEing's Sora Takanashi may be one ...

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D-Arts Noel Vermillion with Vertex ver. and Mu-12 at TGS

zatuyoP tweeted an image of all three versions of the figures, but MyFigureCollection posted an up close picture of her. I'll admit, I finally decently like a Noel Vermillion figure, and might contemplate buying the D-Arts version of her, e...

FREEing Miku photo

FREEing's Senbonzakura Miku spins me right round

We'd caught a glimpse of her at Summer WonFes but now more shots have emerged of FREEing's new scale Hatsune Miku, based on her 'Senbonzakura' design. As someone who's a noted sceptic of Miku, even I have to admit that this looks fanta...

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FREEing's Akemi Homura puts on her best yukata

We've seen plenty of Akemi Homura figures in the past, including works from Gift and Max Factory, but FREEing's yukata-clad version is the one in this month's magazine scans. It's not the first time we've seen her recently, but the magazine...

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Good Smile Company announces August delays

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Good Smile Company recently updated their website announcing the August release schedule, and well, you can already guess where this is going, right? Our monthly nemesis, the dreaded 'D,' has reared ...

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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: FREEing

FREEing had plenty of figures to show off at WonFes, and they didn't look half bad. One thing for Evangelion fans (and for the ladies too) was a Kaworu Nagisa figure. He's sensually thrusting his pelvis forward, because that's what Kaworu's...

Pre-order Freeings Yuzuko photo

Pre-order FREEings Yuzuko from Yuyushiki

FREEing just announced that their swimsuit figure of Yuzuko from Yuyushiki is now available for pre-order. Her sculpt is looking very sharp and captures the style of the show well. Yuzuko isn't really striking a sexy pose in her swimsuit, s...

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Tomopop Review: Semi-NSFW FREEing's Arshes Nei

Before we go too far, I'll warn you at-work-readers that you might want to jump across this article just to be safe, and wait until you get home. While there's no actual nudity, I would want to get you lovely readers in trouble! Now that we...

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Good Smile confirm a mass of further delays

Hold on Good Smile Company, I thought we'd already gotten June's delays done and dusted? Alas, it was just a trick to lure you into a false sense of security, as GSC have now unleashed a massive second announcement confirming a whole raft o...


Pre-order FREEing's Chiwa from Oreshura

Recently we have seen an influx of figurines based on childhood friends from various series become available for pre-order, for example Alter's Kanna from Ano Natsu and Suguha from SAO come to mind. Well another childhood friend is now avai...


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