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8:15 PM on 04.20.2014

Winter's over. Now's the time to make Snow Miku for 2015!

Winter is thankfully done for most of the country. As we turn to Spring, we shake off all the snow except for one, Snow Miku! 2014's Nendoroid version of the seasonal Vocaloid was especially cute this year so how could it be ...

Andres Cerrato


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Miku Type 2020 is almost here, looking gorgeous photo
Miku Type 2020 is almost here, looking gorgeous
by Martin Siggers

We were stunned by her first appearance at Wonder Festival last July, and now nine months later Kahotan has put out word that Max Factory's terrific Hatsune Miku Type 2020 is shipping out to lucky buyers. To celebrate the occasion, we've been gifted a preview gallery that confirms she's still as pretty as ever.

As anyone who's ever read any of my articles knows I'm obsessed with the portrayal of movement in figures and this is one of the best examples I've ever seen. The way her train flows out behind her, the ribbons on her wrists and ankles, and of course those colossal twin tails of hair - it all adds up to one great looking figure (and at 1/7 scale pretty huge too). Are any of you lucky readers awaiting her arrival?

[ via Kahotan's Blog

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12:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Life size LEGO Hatsune Miku is a brick house

Once again a LEGO builder does something cool and unexpected with the little blocks. This time it's Japanese builder ChaosBrick that impresses with a life size replica of Hatsune Miku made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Ra...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Get a look at Funko's Vocaloid Pop! figures

At NY Toy Fair, we got a look at all of Funko’s upcoming series. One of those series shown were prototype renderings of figures from Vocaloid. Now Funko has released official images of these figures with more informati...

Vanessa Cubillo



Good Smile Company to attend Sakura-Con photo
Good Smile Company to attend Sakura-Con
by Natalie Kipper

Those of you planning on attending Seattle's Sakura-Con should be excited to hear that Good Smile Company will have a presence there. They will be sharing booths #423 and #332 with Ultra Tokyo Connection. Attendees will have the chance to purchase some of Good Smile Company's and Max Factory's harder to find figures, including Nendoroid Snow Miku - Magical Snow Version, figma Snow Mikufigma Armin Arlert, Nendoroid Mami Tomoe - School Uniform Version, and Nendoroid Asuna Titiania Version. All of these toys will be in limited supply so hurry over to Good Smile Company's booth if you fancy them.

[via Good Smile Company's tumblr]

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7:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Nendoroid Racing Miku 2014 packages are now available

April 1 was full of pranks, but Good Smile hid a little real news in the mix: personal sponsorship packages for Good Smile Racing's 2014 Super GT season are now available. As has become customary, that means a new Nendoroid R...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 AM on 03.15.2014

Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover

Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku is pretty in pink for pre-orders photo
Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku is pretty in pink for pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

Kahotan's preview today spotlights Good Smile Company's second collaboration with Hobby Japan for their Figure Japan magazine (the first being their 1/10 Ultimate Madoka). As we saw a few weeks back, it'll be a scale version of Sakura Miku, based on GSC's existing Miku figure but reduced to 1/10.

The downsizing doesn't appear to have hurt the quality though, as this is still a lovely looking figure. Kahotan notes the use of pearlescent paint to give her a real shimmer, and those massive twintails are still a standout feature of the sculpt. Happily, there'll be an easy way for overseas buyers to get her, as GSC have also put the magazine and figure bundle up on their online store. You'll pay 7,980 for the package, with deliveries due in October. Anyone tempted to splash a little pink into their life?

[ Pre-order at Good Smile Company Online Store ]

[via Kahotan's blog]

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8:00 AM on 03.03.2014

Have a gander at all the Miku-themed Good Smile Kuji prizes

Remember seeing that figma and Nendoroid Spring Miku? They've appeared in the latest batch of magazine scans, along with all the other lottery prizes. They range from more figures (Rin and Len inside of spring blossoms) to th...

Brian Szabelski



Pink is the new turquoise with Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku photo
Pink is the new turquoise with Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku
by Tianxiao Ma

Hobby Japan has teamed up with Good Smile Company to produce a Sakura Miku scale figure. If the sculpt looks familiar, that's because it's based on GSC's 1/8-scale Miku. This one has been run through a copier and shrunken to 1/10-scale. Luckily the shrinking process hasn't impacted the detailing on her beautiful twin tails.

Sakura Miku will be an exclusive, coming in October bundled with Figure Japan magazine. For now you can check out Hobby Japan's gallery of the painted prototype. They're promising an update of some sort on March 9, so speculate away on what that might be about!

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2:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Good Smile's here to drop some more delays

By now the regular Good Smile Company delay post is a warm familiar friend. OK, that's a lie. It's still a crushing disappointment, but at least Good Smile is prompt and consistent about notifying us when our eagerly awaited ...

Martin Siggers



8:00 AM on 02.23.2014

All of the things for Good Smile's Spring lottery

We've mentioned Good Smile's Spring Kuji items briefly before, but there's finally a nice collection of retail shots of all of the new items for us to drool at. Starting March 8th, they'll be stocked at the shelves of Family ...

Kristina Pino