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9:00 AM on 01.28.2015

Max Factory Kill la Kills it with Kiryuin Satsuki figma

The popular anime series Kill la Kill can come home to you with this figma of Honnouji Academy's student council's President Kiryuin Satsuki. Max Factory along with designers Nobuhiko Asahina and Taizo bring Kiryuin...

Soul Tsukino


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1:30 PM on 01.23.2015

Kahotan previews figma Sakamichi Onoda

Kahotan's latest preview happens to be a figma I'm now interested in: Sakamichi Onoda from Yowamushi Pedal. The series is about a boy, a bike and a high school cycling club, but the accessories are really what makes Onod...

Brian Szabelski



Yes, there's a commercial for figma Horse photo
Yes, there's a commercial for figma Horse
by Brian Szabelski

It's the commercial you never knew you wanted: Good Smile Company has a new series of ads for figma Horse, featuring Livedoor founder and former CEO Takafumi Horie. Horie also happened to own a race horse or two before he went to jail for securities fraud in 2011, so it's an interesting choice to have him appear here.

The commercials feature Horie talking about horses and figma Horse, which will be out in June. Pre-orders for both the white and chestnut horses are still available; have any of you picked one up yet?

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Good Smile Company reveals Winter Wonder Festival exclusives photo
Good Smile Company reveals Winter Wonder Festival exclusives
by Martin Siggers

With Winter WonFes 2015 less than a month away, Good Smile have stepped up to reveal the exclusive goods that they'll be selling at the event, thus saving us the agony of speculation and second guessing that used to characterise the event.

As is always the case at Winter WonFes, Snow Miku headlines the exclusives available, with her fan-designed 'Snow Bell' look available in both Nendoroid and figma forms. We've also got a rather striking Nendoroid of Battleship Re-Class from Kantai Collection and another Saber figma, this time an unarmoured 'Dress ver.'.

As with all WonFes exclusives in recent years these will also be available from the Good Smile Online Shop for a limited period of time. GSC will also take any remaining stock touring round the world on the convention trail, so if the company attends an event near you that might be a smart time to get your hands on this stuff. Online sales will be made to order so as long as you get in between the 8th and 16th of February you'll be guaranteed to get one. The two Snow Mikus will be ¥4,500 apiece while saber and Re-Class will set you back a little more at ¥5,000.

Honestly I'm a little underwhelmed, but then I'm not a huge fan of any of these characters. Any of you readers out there really liking what you're seeing?

[ via Good Smile Company ]

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7:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Akiba Hobby takes a closer look at SAO II's figma Kirito GGO ver.

Recently the pre-orders went up for Max Factory's figma Sword Art Online II Kirito Trap ver. GGO ver. and Akiba Hobby has already gotten their hands on one for a gallery. Kidding aside, this is a really great likeness of the ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Good Smile Racing reveals Miku design for 2015 photo
Good Smile Racing reveals Miku design for 2015
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

It's that time of year again when Good Smile Racing shows off the latest design that their Racing Miku Nendoroids and figmas will be based on. This year they seem to be going for something a little different compared to previous years. Earlier Racing Miku designs kept pretty close to the race queen idea before moving to more technological "Apend" designs. This time we're treated a very "princess knight" looking Miku. 

I can't be the only one that looks at this and thinks she looks like she stepped right out of Valkyria Chronicles. Skimpy outfit? Check. Sparkly  hair? Check. A white lance/parasol with a blue glow? Absolutely check! I don't know if Sega had a hand in this design (they make games for both VC and Miku), but it isn't hard to imagine someone took a little inspiration from the game series for Miku. Still, it's not a bad design and I do love the shield. 

Sooner or later they'll be adding 2015 personal sponsorships to the Good Smile Racing website where fans will be able to buy the Nendoroids and figmas based on this design along with some other goodies. Until then, enjoy the new Miku, you'll probably be seeing a lot of her next year. 

[via GSC on Facebook]

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7:00 PM on 12.22.2014

Pre-order these now, because a figma is nothing without its horse

Every hero (or moe schoolgirl) needs a trusty mount - that's beyond questioning. So it's unfortunate that the figma world has gone on so long without one. Those days will soon be over, as two figma horse variants have gone up...

Tianxiao Ma



figma Lucina sword-swings into pre-orders photo
figma Lucina sword-swings into pre-orders
by Scarecroodle

Max Factory's hotly anticipated figma Lucina (Fire Emblem: Awakening) is currently available for pre-order.

While franchise fans may remember the character from Fire Emblem: Awakening, the rest will undoubtedly know Lucina from her appearance in the latest Super Smash Bros. game. Even if you're completely unfamiliar with the character, however, she sports a pretty cool design. figma Lucina comes with her sword (and scabbard), mask, an alternate hair piece, and an alternate smiling face.

Max Factory's figma Lucina can be pre-ordered for around ¥6,296 (I miss when these were around ¥3000!) and is slated for an April release.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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2:00 AM on 11.20.2014

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:30 PM on 11.07.2014

figma Sakura is ready to be captored plus future plans revealed

The time has finally come for Card Captor Sakura fans as the title character's first figma is finally up for pre-order! Along with it comes a mountain of details and photos to satisfy us. The Sealing Wand is full of options s...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Max Factory strikes back with painted figma Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Max Factory strikes back with painted figma Cardcaptor Sakura
by Martin Siggers

Surprise! In what almost seems like an intentional piece of counter-programming, the figma blog decided today was the day to release the first fully painted shot of the upcoming figma Sakura Kinomot. Though we've seen her in grey plastic before, this is the first time we've seen the iconic pink and white in place.

Naturally, she's looking pretty ace. It may be the lighting, but it seems as if Max Factory have gone for a slightly softer, paler palette than the very bold S.H. Figuarts version and the level of detail is as outstanding as always. In past coverage most of you guys have voiced a strong preference to stand by Max Factory and resist the temptation of the SHF version, and based on this I doubt those people are going to be disappointed

[ via figma blog

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12:00 PM on 10.17.2014

Ponder no more: figma The Thinker is up for pre-order

Rodin's "The Thinker" being made into a figma can be described as "interesting," "a bizarre decision" or "literally figures as art." It can also now be described as up for pre-order! The first entry in Max Factory's Table Mus...

Brian Szabelski