Ah, Miku. Not technically the first Vocaloid-esque singer, but certainly the most popular by far. I doubt figures of everyone's favorite digital diva will come to a halt any time soon, especially with Good Smile's regular yea...
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?
It's magazine scan time again and we have some very exciting pictures for fans of Nendoroids. For starters, we can see some poses and accessories for the recently-announced Nendoroid Neptune (previously featured in last week'...
Remember that kinda unusual looking Hatsune Miku version of Licca-chan by Takara Tomy that appeared earlier this year? Looks like Good Smile Company and Crypton Future Media have given their blessings on a second doll based on the 2014 Snow Miku design coming in February. The original wasn't a very popular doll design among western fans, but must have had some level of popularity in Japan to have gotten a second release like this. Face aside, the costume isn't bad and would certainly look good on a more expensive doll.
She's being made available for order at the same events that the Nendoroid version will be throughout February for a kinda pricey ¥4,200 yen. She'll then be shipped out on March first. I'm fine with them making a doll like this, but Takara Tomy gets to make a Snow Miku and we still haven't gotten a figma Snow Miku from Max Factory? Not fair!
[Update 3: Added the new pictures from Good Smile Company's Facebook album]
[Update 2: Good Smile Company's tumblr revealed an additional face along with a magical effect accessory!]
[Update: Additional photos have ...
Recently, I had a chance to wander around one of my local arcades and see what prizes were locked up inside the machines. Locked away behind a promise if you get the claw to drop in some precise way, or break the piece of toilet paper separating your waifu from freedom, or some other obstacle.
Besides the usual array of plushies (including some Pokémon X & Y ones you can see in the gallery), I saw some OreImo figures, Sonico, Miku, One Piece, Medaka Box, and more. There's usually a little bit of everything, though, so you're bound to find something that you like.
This image collection is really just a bit of the highlights, since it's impossible to take pictures of all the machines (if photos are allowed in the arcade at you're in at all) when some of them are too crowded. Either way, take a look at what I managed!
Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you deal with a few hundred tips in a week like we do, some stuff is just bound to fall to the wayside.
Our solution is Tomopop LinkUP; taking the best of what's been left behind and rounding it all up into one big report. Unlike the daily news you see around here, LinkUP consists of a series of short blurbs and teaser images with links you can follow for more information. If the rest of the site is the main course, then consider this the dessert.
And speaking of dessert, this week we'll be talking about Japan's incredible holiday cakes, designer toys, robots, anime stuff, and even a few videos!
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.
Up on the GSC Shinsotsu blog today are some new photos of the prototype for the 1/8-scale Racing Miku 2013 figure. Kiking is the sculptor on the project, and it's a lovely-looking figure. It's pretty faithful to the original ...
Wow. That was my first thought on seeing HairyAsHell's newest sculpt, the Vocaloid Unit-01 that he's put together for this weekend's Anime Festival Asia in Singapore. I mean, you've got Miku in mid-stride, inside a futuristic...
It seems that last week's delay announcement was just too good to be true, because Good Smile Company have come through with a solid list of delayed figures, some of which have already been bumped from previous months. Expect...
In this first round-up of Good Smile Company's showing at NYCC, we've got plenty of Attack on Titan merch on display in the way of figma and Nendoroids of Mikasa and Eren, and the Colossal Titan playset, along with some detai...