Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there w...
Miku blizzards are no laughing matter as they claim the lives of dozens each year. The heavy snowfall of holiday Mikus buries sidewalks and even houses. The danger posed by the figma Snow Miku, as seen in Kahotan's preview gallery, as well the Nendoroid Snow Miku may be the most severe in years.
I cannot stress enough how harmfully cute this figma Snow Miku is and, if matters weren't bad enough, it comes with an adorable snowman accessory. I'm shivering already! Snow Miku comes with an optional scarf and alternate mitten hands which are perfect for outdoor snowy scenes (your levels of snow may vary).
Max Factory's figma Snow Miku will be first available through various promos (check out Kahotan's preview for more information) before becoming available to the general public through online orders. Are you guys as ic-ecstatic as I am?
figma Spider-Man is coming out later this month, so the figma blog has a preview of what you'll be getting. Generally I like the aesthetics of figmas, but this is not my favorite figure ever. He's too sparkly and that outfit just looks too busy. Superhero costumes have gotten the ultra-textured treatment for the big screen but I'm not a fan of it on this scale.
The figure comes with a few accessories such as a cell phone, backpack, and pieces to simulate him shooting his webs. As you can see from the gallery, he's also a natural candidate for use with the Nendoroid more suction cup stands.
I'm a little surprised by how massively popular Girls und Panzer has become but hey, I guess cute girls and giant machines of war are a winning combination. Oddly enough the merchandising machine has been a little slow to crank up over at Max Factory, but now we're ready to roll out as the figma blog shows off the first of the crew, the charming Miho Nishizumi.
Miho's design is a little plain, and goodness knows we've seen enough schoolgirl figmas, but Max Factory have done their best with a selection of imaginative accessories. We've got the obligatory headphones and binoculars, but there's also a miniature replica of her vehicle seat and, most impressively, a detailed reproduction of the tank hatch, which immediately lends itself to fantastic posing opportunities.
You'll also get three faces - happy, impatient and shouting - in the pack. Pre-orders will begin tomorrow with a list price of ¥4,800 and though no release date has been announced, sometime next spring is a pretty safe guess. Are there any tank fanatics among you who are looking to add this one to your crew?
With the big hit that Nendoroid Shimakaze was, it was surely only a matter of time before Max Factory got in on the sweet, sweet Kantai Collection business. And indeed, scans leaked early this morning have showed off a protot...
Max Factory's figma Casca (Berserk), recently seen in a figma round-up, is currently up for pre-order.
While I still haven't seen Berserk (despite having been aware of the anime for over a decade now), I've always had a weakn...
Another Japanese figure show means another crop of figma being put on display by Max Factory. While nothing shown at Miyazawa Model Expo Autumn 2013 was entirely new we are getting an updated look at some figures that we haven't yet seen at this stage.
One of the upcoming figma I hear a lot of people asking about is Guyver. When we last saw him at Wonder Festival 2013 Winter he looked like a nearly complete and colored figure. But the latest look is an unpainted prototype with some different articulation. In reality the original prototype was probably a reworked Bio Fighter Collection figure also from MF. The updated sculpt is very detail-heavy and looks to be using the figma 2.0 body.
Another update goes to Casca from Berserk, shown here for the first time in color. The figure looks exceptional and may be worth getting even if you aren't a big Berserk fan. Indiana Jones is also making his first public appearance which is kinda strange when the figure has already gone up for pre-order.
Other things of note are the new figmaPLUS display sets featuring street and classroom scenes, Space Adventure Cobra's Golden Boy showing off his golden skeleton, and of course you can't talk about figma right now without mentioning Attack on Titan.
Still a lot of stuff left unseen, but I'm sure they're holding the best for the next Wonder Festival 2014 Winter in February.
The latest figma incarnation of Hatsune Miku is now here and the last thing Max Factory wants is for you to not get the most out of her newly redesigned body features. Or even worse, break her! MF has posted yet another posing guide, this time on making Miku look her best in anybody's hands.
The feature they spend the most time talking about is the new shoulders that can slide out to widen the range of motion in her arms. This allows her to do something like hold a weapon (in this case a bat) in both hands with her arms straight, something that would have been a real chore to make look right in the old 1.0 body type. Considering how many figma come with swords this is a pretty big deal.
They also spend some time on the hands and the new wrist joint which gives them even more directions to move in. One feature that they haven't really pointed out in previous talk of the new 2.0 body type is the ease at which you can pull the body apart. By doing this you can easily direct the joint inside and give your figures even more flexibility. Just remember to pull the figure apart by the body halves and not by the head and legs!
There's also a pointer for attaching her wings to her back with the included pin, cautioning to only push on the pin and not the wings themselves as they might break in the middle. The new 2.0 has a lot going for it and should prove to be a lot of fun to play around with. Miku came out just under a week ago and we shouldn't have to wait too much longer before we're seeing all new figma using the new body.
They're just not letting up, are they? We only got our first look at Levi the other day and already scans have revealed that the next Attack On Titan figma will be the adorably bowl-cutted Armin Arlert.
Though it's not c...
The Attack On Titan train keeps rolling over at Max Factory, as the latest addition to their figma range has just been revealed on Twitter. This time it's Levi who's taking the spotlight.
We've only got this single unpainted shot to go on for now, but Levi's distinctively dour features are very much recognisable already. The rest of him looks good too, although given we're going for a range of characters who all wear more or less the same uniform that's to be expected, and I do wonder if fatigue will set in before long. Regardless, I'm sure Titan fans will be thrilled, and let's hope we see more of him soon.
Photos have finally been dug up for Max Factory's upcoming figma Indiana Jones (previously teased at Summer WonFes). The figure, based on Indy's appearance in the beloved original trilogy (and apparently includes an accessory...
As the Madoka Magica movie trilogy soon comes to a close with Madoka Magica: Rebellion, a toy featuring the new magical girl, Momoe Nagisa, appears. A picture of an unpainted figma prototype was released on twitter by Go...