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1:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Good Smile U.S. kicks off their YouTube channel with a look at WonFes

Good Smile Company's U.S. office has opened an official YouTube account, and their first video features a look at the GSC booth from last weekend's WonFes 2015 Winter. With Mamitan narrating the video, it's a brief look at t...

Brian Szabelski


4:40 AM on 02.08.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion

Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt...

Oansun

4:05 AM on 02.08.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: figma and figFIX flood

So you say you've got some figma you're just dying to see made? Well then, let's see how many of your wishes have come true this time with the first round of announcements!  figma: Kantai Collection - Yukikaze, Kitakami...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:30 AM on 02.08.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Here are all of Good Smile Company's scale figures

It's WonFes time, which means Good Smile Company (and associates) will be out with all guns blazing. As usual they've put up their Wonderful Hobby Life For You site with a summary of all the stuff they're showing off. I'm alw...

Tianxiao Ma



Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Stormtrooper will subdue your rebel heart photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Stormtrooper will subdue your rebel heart
by Scarecroodle

GSC's Nendoroid Storm Trooper was fully on display and in painted form at Winter WonFes. The figure was first announced on the Summer 2014 WonFes wall and had appeared my Highlight Reel for that month.

The figure (full image in gallery) easily lives up to expectations. While it would make an awesome Nendoroid army-builder, odds are that I'll probably skip picking one up since I'm trying to stay away from the Nendoroid line (there are, after all, only so many things you can buy!). However, I look forward to seeing it displayed with the Nendoroid Darth Vader in an array of photos in the future.

Now, if GSC did a Nendoroid Boba Fett... or a Nendoroid Bossk... or a Nendoroid Dengar... (I can't imagine how messed up a Nendoroid IG-88 might look.)

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Mako joins the Fight Club photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Mako joins the Fight Club
by Martin Siggers

Everybody agrees that magnificent klutz Mako Mankanshoku was the breakout star of Kill la Kill, but now she's getting a bunch of attitude and a whole lot more badass. Good Smile Company revealed that Mako will be returning for a second Nendoroid, this time of her Two-Star Fight Club uniform. This gives our favourite schoolgirl a sneer, a sweet coat and a bunch of weapons to hurl at her enemies and OH GOD IT'S TOO ADORABLE. More details as we get them.

[via Facebook ]

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Max Factory's scale Link photo
Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Max Factory's scale Link
by Martin Siggers

What with figma Link and Nendoroid Toon Link popping up in Good Smile's portfolio over the past few years, it was surely only a matter of time before a full fat scale version of the legendary hero broke ground. And here he is, hot off the presses from Winter Wonder Festival. Made under the Max Factory brand and seemingly based on his Skyward Sword look, it's definitely a dramatic looking pose, although something doesn't quite click about it for me. Still, this is pretty big news. Are you excited readers?

[via Good Smile Company's Facebook ]

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These Snow Miku previews should have everything you'd want to see photo
These Snow Miku previews should have everything you'd want to see
by Tianxiao Ma

The upcoming Nendoroid Snow Miku (Snow Bell ver.) is a great design - one that works better as a Nendoroid than as a figma, I think. The proportions look just right as a Nendo, emphasizing her fancy head gear and cutting down on a fairly plain looking dress.

I'll let you decide for yourself, as there are two great preview galleries out. You can check out Mamitan's photos on her blog. She makes great use of her snowy setup! Akiba Hobby also has a large preview gallery up showcasing the accessories and alternate faces.

This is a Wonder Festival "exclusive" but you'll also have a chance to order this online for a limited time.

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Power to the People: GSC opens a poll for overseas fans photo
Power to the People: GSC opens a poll for overseas fans
by Scarecroodle

Good Smile Company has released a poll for its overseas fans (ie, everybody not living in Japan or its immediate vicinity).

While many of the questions are the usual "Where do you buy..." humdrum, there is a question devoted specifically to what fans want to see in the line (the answer? Richard Moore/Kogoro Mouri from Case Closed / Detective Conan). GSC mentions that these characters can come from "anime, games, etc" (The "etc" opens up a world of possibilities. I mean, you could even suggest a Santa with Muscles Hulk Hogan!) and specifies that the choices can come from both new and old games (meaning we could potentially finally see a figma Inuyasha to go with that Kagome?)

There's a good chance nothing may come of those figure suggestions, but it's still worth a shot. I mean, how else is GSC going to know that fans want a figma Yusuke Urameshi?

[ Answer questions at GSC ]

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2:44 AM on 02.04.2015

Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Re-Release

If you weren't able to snag Nendo Link when he was first released in Fall of 2014, there's good news! The Wind Waker adventurer will be re-released in June of this year with pre-orders already underway. Good Smile Company's v...

Rachael Chambers



Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link photo
Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link
by Martin Siggers

Last time our reviews editor Rio McCarthy and I teamed up we talked about our collective joy and frustration over Real Action Heroes Link. It seems only appropriate then that we reunite in textual form to look at another variation of Nintendo's eternal hero. This time though, he's much shorter, younger and bigger headed, both by design and by format. Will the Hero of Winds meet with more universal approval than the Hero of the Sky? Only one way to find out.

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9:00 AM on 02.03.2015

Take to the track with figma Hatsune Miku 2014 EV Mirai ver.

Oh, what's this? It's rare for us to have a Hatsune Miku figma dropped on us without first seeing it at an event. The first and last time we heard official mention of the new figma Racing Miku 2014 EV Mirai ver. was back at W...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker