Miyazawa Model Exhibition

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

Although it's a lot of stuff we've already seen in one form or another
Nov 20
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 ... read
WonFes Good Smile Company

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company - miscellaneous

Attack on Titan, Sonico, and more
Aug 10
Continuing with Good Smile Company's (and associates) apparently near-infinite display at WonFes, we arrive at some Attack on Titan figures and a bunch of Sonicos. GSC usually does a decent job with Sonico figures in that I d... read
WonFes GSC girls

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company girls part 2

Now with 75% less clothing!
Aug 06
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... read
A swimsuit figure with a little bit of cheese
Looks like Infinite Stratos' Houki isn't enjoying her moment in the sun, judging by the expression on this figure. This is the imaginatively-labeled Houki Shinonono Swimsuit Ver. by Gift. Kahotan's preview gravitates on Houki... read feature

I just love that the Kahotan preview leads with the butt
Although this figure appeals to me, I feel like I shouldn't champion it too much. It's the kind of figure that gives otaku their creepy reputation. Hey, I'm not about judging people based on their tastes (within reason) but t... read feature

Ultra Tokyo Connection

GSC launches new distributor Ultra Tokyo Connection in LA

Good Smile Company and UTC to appear at Toy Fair in February
Jan 26
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 wit... read
I'd vote for her... what, you don't vote for a king/queen?
Kahotan has released a preview gallery for Gift's upcoming Arthur (currently available for pre-order). While I'm not at all familiar with the source material (a visual novel called Eiyuu*Senki), I've loved the design since fi... read feature

Responsible older sister, or something else...?
I asked to review Haruka and Kana because many of our editors had expressed a growing apathy for Nendoroids in the past. It's understandable; in fact this is just the type of release that you look at and think "there's anothe... read feature

Always on the lookout for legendary banchous
Hot on the heels of Lucky Star's massive popularity, Minami-ke emerged as another slice-of-life comedy anime revolving around a heavily female-oriented cast. Although their formats were similar, Minami-ke went a little more l... read feature

Don't tease me so, Gift!
Oh Gift, you certainly know how to make me squeal in delight. Recently, @Giftkanegon posted a few pictures via twitter featuring the next bishounen to appear in their DRAMAtical Murder plushie series. The set of pictures play... read feature

Gift Hayate swimsuit ver.

Hayate joins the Nanoha girls at the beach

Though it's not her first beach rodeo
Aug 12
If you've been collecting anime figures over the past year or so, chances are you've seen one of the Nanoha girls in a swimsuit. It's an unavoidable fact of life. Most of the figures out there currently are of Nanoha herself ... read
WonFes Gift

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Gift

Get a taste of summer
Jul 29
Gift's display featured a summer theme, showing several girls enjoying a beach outing in their swimsuits. They had an unpainted Houki Shinonono from Infinite Stratos, who doesn't look terribly pleased to be there. The three g... read

Take command and pre-order Eiyuu*Senki's "King" Arthur

Gift - 1/8 Scale
Jun 28
Japan's penchant for gender-bending history is at it again with the moe-filled visual novel Eiyuu*Senki, featuring all sorts of prettied up historical figures. Perhaps trying to play off the popularity of Fate/Stay Night's Sa... read

Gift's Tiger Parka Sonico is painted

And she's gleaming
Jun 12
Gift's cute new Sonico figure, sporting a tiger parka and lugging a guitar case, has been revealed with paint splashed on by t_santa on TwitPic.  We've only got two images for now, but she's looking rad. She's also looki... read

Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: Gift chooses its Saber Bride

Sculpted by Kagutsuchino
May 05
To my disappointment, Gift has held on to making more plushes than PVC. When they do get to making a PVC, it's usually a Saber. I'm not in anyway a fan of Fate, but I love this marriage of the two entities. It's fitting then ... read

Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Good Smile Company umbrella

Good Smile Company, Phat!, Wing, Max Factory, Gift, and FREEing!
Apr 10
Brian already has you covered with the figma that were on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition 31, but what about the rest that Good Smile Company et al. have to offer? Look no further than this post, thanks to coverage by Mi... read

Have some more Hobby Maker Exhibition photos

Danny Choo's photos shine a light on some of the smaller companies
Feb 21
Mikatan grabbed a few photos from Hobby Maker Exhibition, mostly centered around Good Smile and its closely affiliated companies. Danny Choo has posted some photos as well. However, he grabbed a few more photos of compan... read

Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: Gift & Wing

A lovely new Border Break sculpt
Feb 11
Gift and Wing didn't bring a whole lot to WonFes this year, but I thought what they did bring was pretty solid. Most of Wing's stuff was teased earlier, except this time we can see the figures from the front. The biggest news... read

Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: Super Sonico gets bigger

Not that she could technically could get bigger
Feb 10
It's not that much of a surprise to see a lot of Sonico at WonFes. I'm not a fan but definitely understand why her fans are so enamored. They'll be plenty happy as there's big things on the horizon for the Nitro+ mascot.... read

More photos of Gift's Snow Miku 2013 plush emerge

"Totally adorable" is a fairly good assessment, isn't it?
Feb 08
We posted a little earlier about the Snow Miku 2013 plush, being produced by Gift, and now, Gift themselves have tweeted two pictures of Snow Miku that are a little clearer. We can see she's probably about the same size as th... read

Gift trots out a new Sonico for WonFes

Not much more than a teaser at this point
Feb 07
You know what's rare? A Sonico figure where she's just getting on with her life, doing Sonico things. That's basically what Gift's newest Sonico is all about. Their last Sonico figure had her tied up to a bed with legs spread... read

Two of the Minami sisters appear for pre-order

Haruka-neesama is missing...
Jan 29
Shifting art style anime Minami-ke is now in its fourth season, which makes it just the right time for these Nendoroids to hit pre-orders. Are you enjoying Minami-ke: Tadaima? I've only seen the first episode, and felt that C... read
Gift - 1/4 Scale
With the impending release of their giant Fate, it should be no surprise that Gift is preparing to re-release the matching Nanoha from earlier this year, allowing fans who missed her the first time around a chance to make sur... read feature

Gift's giant Fate certainly makes a splash!

Gift - 1/4 Scale
Jan 18
There are few nicer things in the PVC world than a gorgeously done large scale figure, and Gift's always been one to certainly perform admirably with more sizable options! Hitting shelves in a seasonably appropriate June, thi... read

Oh look, it's another Nanoha girl in a swimsuit

At least this one is gigantic
Jan 17
Let's not mince words - there are a lot of Fate Testarossa figures out there. There are also a lot of swimsuit figures out there. Combining the two really just seems lazy and obvious. If I were to focus on the positives,... read

Comiket 83: Gift plushes

More variety than I was expecting
Dec 30
Over at Comiket 83, Gift had quite a few of their poseable plushes to showcase. Some of them (Golden Darkness from To Love-ru, To Aru's Shirai Kuroko and Misaka Mikoto, and several of the Vocaloids) weren't so new a... read

[NSFW] Stretch out and pre-order Lolita Maid Sonico

Gift - 1/6 scale
Nov 09
Everyone's favorite pink-haired perv is back for round two of her "interesting" Lolita Maid version courtesy of Gift. This cutie seems to get herself in all sorts of less than savory situations, but this definitely seems to b... read

Who is coming to Animate Girls Festival 2012?

Which companies will be there on November 17, 2012 to display their latest boy figures?
Oct 30
Otome games, anime, cosplay, and especially Boys' Love are all the things you're going to find at the upcoming Animate Girls Festival 2012 event in Tokyo. But what about figures of boys, boys, and more boys? Who is coming alo... read

Gift's Homura leaps onto shelves

Sep 19
Usually what draws me to a figure is how well the creators have managed to capture the original feel of the character--my gushing over various Buriki-styled figures the most notable example. Sometimes, though, a manufacturer ... read

Gift's new Homura Akemi is something different

Newest figure has some fans divided
Sep 18
You may not know the name Satoshi Toda, but if you've followed Tomopop for any amount of time you've most certainly seen his work. He's the sculptor behind Solid Theater's Saber Alter, several of Gift's Sabers including Lily ... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Under Good Smile's umbrella

Jul 29
Since the galleries were pretty condensed for Max Factory, FREEing, Gift and Wing, I just put them together to form up one big collection of awesomeness. Check out the gallery for these highlights: 1/7-scale Lineage II Elf a... read

Since a lot of folks are off in July, on vacations, doing all kinds of crazy stuff for the summer around this time, I've decided to make July's Megapixel contest something... short and sweeter. I challenge you all to a swimsu... read feature

This version of Saber hails from the PSP dungeon crawler Fate/Extra. Although she looks like Fate/stay night's Saber, this is apparently not the same character. Well, you could have fooled me. Aside from the color changes, th... read feature

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 29, 2012

May 29
It really bothers me knowing that I haven't been around to make you spend money. Hopefully today is a day I get revenge with today's Reserve or Regret offerings. There are certainly some gems available for pre-order now. One ... read

Gift's Saber Lily is summoned back for another Grail War

May 09
I've always been a big fan of Saber's Lily costume. Something about that pristine white look just stands out in such a stark way you can't help but take notice. Gift certainly felt the same when they released this version of ... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 8, 2012

May 09
After the dull day yesterday for pre-orders, today's feature brings you some worthwhile products that you'll definitely want to pre-order. Probably one to more wanted products wold have to be Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Pr... read

Tales of Vesperia's Yuri plush gets a re-release

Apr 12
Tales fans are in luck because not only is the Flynn Scifo figure seeing a re-release but so is the plush of Yuri Lowel, brought to us by Gift and Alter. The poseable plush of the hero from Tales of Vesperia wi... read

Miyazawa Model 2012 Spring: GSC and associated companies

Apr 10
Unfortunately, I don't have enough title space to fill out all the names under or associated with Good Smile's PVC empire, but this round-up includes images of upcoming figures from Good Smile Company and Max Factory, and I'v... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for March 29, 2012

Mar 30
Lots of stuff so let's get on with what you may be reserving today because you may have to be figuring out how to juggle your living costs here in a minute so you don't regret passing any of this up. I'm going to start off wi... read

Gift's towering Nanoha now available for pre-order

Mar 29
It was just a couple days ago when we brought word of Gift's upcoming Nanoha, towering over lesser figures at a gigantic 1/4 scale. Even so, she's already available for pre-ordering, so if you too have a penchant for PVC loli... read

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