Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Broccoli

Broccoli gets a bit obscure for source material
Aug 04
Broccoli apparently doesn't care if a series isn't a super popular anime or blockbuster game. Just having a following is enough for them. Just take visual novel series Amairo Islenauts as an example, it's getting its fir... read
AmiAmi's Alter sale

AmiAmi has a fantastic price on these three Alter figures

I own and love all of these figurines.
Aug 17
Yesterday when I was trying to dig up some sales to tell you about I happened across some amazing deals at AmiAmi for Alter figures. First up we have Alter's Majyokku Miracle-n hailing from YuruYuri for just  ¥3950 y... read
Tea time in Wonderland. Very good idea but falls short.
There have been a lot of K-On! figures released over the years. I know some of you that would be happy if no other figures or merchandise of them came out ever again. You know who you are! I for one like to see more... read feature

See Banpresto's latest figures from the 31st Prize Fair

Fate/Zero, K-ON!, IDOLM@STER, and many others hit the show!
Feb 22
Just when you thought all of the figure shows were over for February another one sneaks in with a bunch of new things to see. Dengeki Hobby has posted their coverage of the Japan Amusement Expo 2013 31st Prize Expo showi... read
These figures are the foundations for our collections
Ever look over your collections and think about what started it all in the first place? As collectors, we always treasure new and old things, but there is always a special place in our hearts for the first things we collect. The header images may make it obvious, but hit the jump to see what figurine kick started many of our editors' collections. read feature

K-On! puppets arrive for those lucky enough to win them

These were originally given out as prizes during a Lawson campaign ... but you may have to define "prize" differently
Jan 22
So last summer, Lawson was having one of their campaigns where they have different prizes you can win. This one centered around the K-On! movie, and one of the prizes was ... puppets. Of the entire Houkago Tea Time crew.... read

It's prize figures aplenty in the latest magazine scans

Banpresto, FuRyu, and Sega prize show off their latest cute moe girl figures in these new scans.
Nov 23
This time around from the wonderful world of magazine scans we get some serious offerings from the big three in the realm of prize figures: Banpresto, FuRyu, and Sega Prize. All three look to be bringing their A-game, gi... read

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Cospa, Banpresto and the rest

PLUM, Kaitendoh, Ken Elephant/Kaiyodo and Chara Ani also featured
Nov 09
As the cap on our Miyazawa Model Exhibition coverage, there's a few more companies whose wares we've rounded up into one big post. The Ken Elephant booth was chock full of Kaiyodo's Revoltech figures, including the prototype ... read

30th Prize Fair: Sega Prize

YuruYuri, Accel World, OreImo, and even Kaito Kid show up from the game company that's also prize figure maker.
Nov 07
What's a Prize Fair without the company that has it in their name? Sega Prize attended the 30th Prize Fair with their assortment of prize figures from an array of anime titles that may interest some folks. The one that immedi... read

30th Prize Fair: Banpresto

Prize figures coming in 2013 for Gundam Unicorn, Code Geass, K-On!, Kamen Rider, and Magi.
Nov 07
Cripes! Another event, Japan? You're keeping yourselves busy with all the product showcasing. At least with the focus of this event, there are plenty more chances for characters we may like at a fraction of the cost. I'm talk... read

Transformers, train girls, more come to Dengeki Festival

Oct 20
TakaraTomy is a mix bag of properties and then some as evident at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. The company showed off some of its popular properties including ZOIDS, Transformers, and TomyTec's line of train girls. ... read

The month's not complete without some Alter delays

They round up and execute your hopes and dreams
Oct 11
Continuing my trend of posting news that no one is surprised at, Alter has announced another round of delays. If you were hoping to receive Nodoka Manabe, Accelerator, or Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen (a re-release) this month, then your hopes have been dashed. Take that. They've only been delayed until November, but that gives Alter plenty of time to revel in the sweet taste of your tears. [via Alter] read

Keep an eye out for these Banpresto figures

Banpresto's August 2012 prize figure releases
Aug 31
More than a handful of awesome prizes from Banpresto have been released this month, so check these highlights: Blue Exorcist: Petites Rin, Yukio, Amaimon; plush Kuro two Hunter x Hunter DX figures: Killua and Leorio two K-On... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Sega Prize! Part 3

Jul 30
Here we are with the final set of news and pictures from Sega Prize! This is by no means the left overs, think of it more as the grand finale. We'll be wrapping things up with new figures from Another, The Prince of Tennis, Working!!, K-On!, Sword Art Online, Accel World, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Vocaloid, A Certain Magical Index, and Bakemonogatari! Phew! [see also: part 1 | part 2] read

This month's hobby scans show off new prize figures

Jul 23
I always love looking at the stuff coming out from Banpresto, Ichiban Kuji and SEGA prize. This month, we've got some Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, OreImo (September release), Accel World (also September), K-On! (the ... read

ALTER's Nodoka from K-On! awaits your pre-order papers

May 23
One thing I would always complained about with the mass marketing of K-On! figures was the lack of a scaled figure of the responsible and kind Nodoka Manabe. My wish came true when ALTER revealed a unpainted sample at Wonder ... read

Sing along with KyoAni's little SD Singing! Tsumugi

Apr 11
So we've had Mio, Yui and Ritsu as Singing! figures from K-On! by Kyoto Animation. That means we're missing the best one, right? Yep, Tsumugi is a part of the series too, coming in at 10 cm (3.9-... read

According to Akiba Hobby, Banpresto recently held a figurine exhibition called Defohaku, where they showcased Banpresto's excellent Kyun Chara collection showing off their past, present and future creations. Today, we are goi... read feature

Check out these Ichiban Kuji K-On! movie prize figures

Mar 17
K-On! has always had a special place in my heart, so it is no surprise that when Moeyo posted a two-part article on these Ichiban Kuji prize figures due late March, I just had to share with you all the cool figures they are m... read

Continue Singing! with KyoAni's Mio from K-On!

Mar 05
Did you not get enough of the adowable Singing! figures from K-On! by Kyoto Animation? The company is not stopping at Yui and Ritsu. Of course not! Why would they? The next in this series of squishy figures is fan favorite Mi... read

Prize Fair 2012 Summer: Banpresto - K-On!

Feb 18
Try as you may, you'll never escape K-On! Of course, the question is how many times can you really re-release these girls in their school uniforms playing their instruments? Banpresto thinks they can do it one more time which... read

This K-On gallery makes me question my principles

Jan 30
Figure makers everywhere are determined to make me take back my loathing for the ridiculously popular moeblobs of K-On! As if knowing my personal love for all things vibrant and colorful, these new Engeki Taikai figures from ... read

Alphamax brings us the Hirasawa sisters in swimsuits

Jan 27
Alphamax's newest figure has just hit the world of pre-orders, and it's of K-On!'s Hirasawa Ui in a swimsuit! The 1/7-scale Ui really, really worries me because she looks like she could be a bit of a leaner leaning forward li... read

Banpresto keeps the K-On!! figure train a-rolling

Jan 23
Yes, the newest scans have some more K-On! figures in the mix. Or more precisely ... K-On!!, which is the second series/season; the extra exclamation point makes all the difference. In any case, Banpresto is responsible for t... read

I'll get it out of the way right off the bat. I'm not a fan of K-On! I don't like what it did to anime, and I don't like the cross-eyed main character that passes for "moe" nowadays. That said, I'm not too proud to admit when... read feature

Sega Prize has figures but not prizes at Comiket 81

Dec 29
You think Comiket is just limited to the big companies? Oh no. Sega Prize, who covers a wide array of titles for their bargain figures, was at the event showing their upcoming wares and it looks like they have a little someth... read

KyoAni releasing a squishy K-On! Ura-On! Yui figure

Dec 28
Japan, stop making anime kids so squishy! Granted, doesn't mean I want one but cripes! They are so adorable! That's the case I'm running into when looking at Kyoto Animation's Movie K-On! First Special "Singing/Yui" figure. T... read

Alphamax's Yui is off to the beach to join Mio and Azusa

Dec 26
It was six months ago that Alphamax felt the world needed 1/7 scale versions of Mio and Azusa from K-On! in their swimsuits. Sure, Wave has done it before but those are 1/10 scale and those are tiny compared to other figures!... read

As a K-On! fan, it's probably assumed I buy everything K-On! related. Truth is, I don't, and I'm not really a Mio fan. Though I do like figures that aren't just the girls and their instruments and show some personality. In pa... read feature

Ichiban Kuji the first to start with K-On! movie figures

Dec 23
Just like most popular anime titles, it was only a matter of time before K-On! would get a chance to be shown on the big screen. Of course, it is also only a matter of time before figures would begin to pop up based on the mo... read

These K-On! Ichiban Kuji Kyun Chara figures are adorable

Nov 21
AHHHHHH, SO ADORABLE. That's all I really need to say about the new Ichiban Kuji K-On! figures that will be out starting tomorrow. The new Kyun Chara figures feature the girls of Hokago Tea Time in holiday suits, but Yui in t... read

Cutie Figure Mascot K-on!! series takes the stage

Nov 10
More K-On! goodies? Why yes, I will take a few of them, and Megahouse is ready to dish them out. Their newest blind-boxed Cutie Figure Mascot series features the series' characters, albeit in a much, much smaller form. The gi... read

Nendoroid Ritsu re-release delayed until October

Sep 20
Poor Ritsu. Maybe she forgot to turn the paperwork in again. That would be an explanation as to why she's now being displayed as an October re-release on the Good Smile Company website. As you might remember, she came back up... read

Finally, a Sawako Petit Nendo-what do you mean exclusive?

Aug 25
FINALLY. After what's seemed like absolute non-sense from Good Smile Co. and Max Factory, after seeing Petit Nendos released of almost all the other main characters from K-On!, Sawako is finally getting her moment. The girls'... read

Sega offering up a pair of K-On! prize figures

Aug 22
Sega's prize figures division has a few new treats for you, K-On! fans. As you can see above, they've got a lovely little pair of Mio and Ritsu figures, standing about 16-17 cm tall, featuring the girls in their sum... read

It's Azusa's turn to show off her swimmies

Aug 19
Oh hey, it's a gallery! And it's..Azusa! I'm not into K-On!, and I'm not into this figure, but hey, maybe you readers are. This is the Alphamax version, so she's much larger than your Wave 1/10 scale Beach Queens figures (a w... read

A gallery of Alphamax's 1/7 scale swimsuit Mio Akiyama appears!

Aug 08
For release in November, this swimsuit figure by Alphamax (along with her partner Azusa) are a decided alternative from the Beach Queens figures, mostly due to the scale difference. You would probably have to be quite the K-O... read

Here's everything from the K-On! Ichiban Kuji lottery

Jun 29
Recently, we got a glimpse at the K-On! Ichiban Kuji figures and most of you were not impressed. Well, we now have some more detailed shots of the five girls metal-inspired get-ups. And you know what? I'm still not sold on an... read

Alter's Hirasawa Ui from K-On! dresses up in some color

Jun 27
If you're a fan of rising girl band title K-On!, then you really can't lose in the figure world. Almost every figure maker has had their hand in the pot. Heck, even Alphamax, better known for their raunchy Skytube line of fig... read

K-On! rocks out in these upcoming Ichiban Kuji figures

Jun 24
Need a little more metal in your life? Or a little more K-On!? Well, why not both with the new Ichiban Kuji K-On! figures? This set features the girls in Death Devil versions — Death Devil being the name of their club m... read

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