Mawaru Penguindrum

Tomopop Review: Alter's Princess of the Crystal

Sep 19 // Martin Siggers
Figure Name: Princess of the CrystalFigure Maker: AlterRetail Price: ¥11,800Available at: HLJ Good grief this is a big box. It's so big in fact that it doesn't even fit properly into my lightbox, so have a glimpse at my messy photography setup. Nendoroid Petit Yuuno is perched up at the top there to give you some idea of scale. The packaging is plain but effective, with a nice clean design, some lovely soft-touch cardboard and recurring use of the iconography of the show, as you can see at the bottom of the picture. I'm very much for this trend towards simpler packaging, as I think it's classier and more understated than windows and photos everywhere. Even the cardboard that lines the box is beautifully detailed and emblazoned with symbols from the show. All the extra attention really makes you feel like you're getting a premium product, which is only fair since this girl costs a whopping ¥11,800. So let's crack this box open and see if you're getting value for your money. The Princess actually comes with two bases, both of which are once again styled in line with the show's designs with the looping red circles. The larger base has the train map which is often shown in the anime, along with the show name printed in silver, while the smaller one features two of the penguin head designs and again the show name. The minimalist approach is very abstract and classy, and offsets the extravagance of the figure itself very well. The bigger base is for the figure itself and has three pegs. The smaller one we'll return to in due time. So yeah. Wow. Some figures make an immediate impression, and this is definitely one of them. As anyone who reads my coverage consistently knows, I have a real weak spot for extravagant displays of cloth, the more flamboyant the better, and this might be the most incredible example I've seen. That colour scheme is very striking too, the black and white splashed with bright primary colours really 'popping' very well. A couple of things to note - she's very small for a 1/8 scale figure at only 180mm tall. That would give the princess a 'real' height of 1.44m/4ft 9in and while that's believable considering she's meant to be a 14 year old girl (again, long story) she definitely feels undersized for the scale. The balance to this is that she's extremely heavy - that incredible train/skirt thing is all solid PVC and consequently the heft is astounding. In a pinch I'd be happy using her as a (very expensive) hammer. As you can tell, the Princess isn't meant to be displayed from head on, given the direction of her eyes and the slight tilt of her head. From this angle you can see the princess is rocking the thigh high boots and leotard combo. Because anime! You also get a better look at her corset and the way her bow is slightly offset, again to give the impression she's turning to her left. One quick clarification - the penguin hat is attached to her head and you can't take it off...which is oddly true to the show's fiction, as those who've seen it will know. Unlike previous Kotobukiya and GSC's figures, no part of the Princess's getup is painted in gloss, despite the obvious intention that the material is PVC or leather. In my opinion this is a smart move - there's just so much material that painting it gloss would make the figure look like an explosion in a baby oil factory. As it is, they stick with a nice smooth matte black. The rear three-quarter view gives you more idea of just how expansive this skirt really is, as well as giving us a chance to see the massive set of poofy bows that run along the back of the dress. The Princess's hair is relatively simple but nicely modelled. I did find a couple of spots of rough paint, unusual for Alter. After having similar issues with Ohana, I wonder if Alter have recently changed the way they do hair? It's no big deal, but worth a small note. You can see that the dress bunches up a lot more on this side, since it's the 'thrown back' side, leading to some pretty wild curves. There were some very minor issues with black paint transfer onto the red lining, but a lot of this was surface level and could be wiped away. Note the way the layers are actually separated with a ridge rather than just being painted on two sides, which helps sell the illusion of the dress actually having an inner. Note also the meticulous recreation of the stitched frills on the underside. Fine detailing is utterly beyond reproach. It's simply one of the best paintjobs I've ever seen. Check out the absolutely perfect golden piping on her top, the bangles on the headdress tails, or the eyelids on the penguin face. I'm in love with the expression too - it's cold and indifferent, but not quite into angry or haughty territory. Basically, it looks like she's looking at you like you're human garbage, which is pretty much the most in character expression you could possibly have given her. Great work on the eyes too, which is something Alter always seems to nail really well. Yet more detail porn. Those individual fingernails are point perfect, and you can see the fabric of her outstretched hand has tiny crinkles moulded in at the wrist joint. It's a little dark in the picture, but you can also see the really nice sculpting on her shoulder and armpit area, with the stretching skin making it look like actual human physiology, as opposed to an arm just going into a torso. Because I can't emphasise it enough - that skirt is BIG. This high angle shows you just how much it billows out around her, giving her the footprint of a far, far bigger figure. We're not quite talking Ultimate Madoka levels of shelf dominance here, mostly because the base figure is way smaller, but you'll need to clear some considerable space to put her out. Such a massive combination of size and weight means serious support is needed. The Princess has standard peg-in feet, complete with protrusions for her high heels, but the skirt itself also pegs into the base on her right hand side where it drapes down towards the floor. This means the skirt essentially carries its own weight. While she'll stand without pegging the skirt to the floor, she leans dangerously to her left and I have to imagine the combination of weight and her slender legs would cause serious long term issues. Her boots are also curiously free of detail, but this is down to the original design rather than any failure on Alter's part. But wait, there's more! The Princess wouldn't be the Princess without her faithful penguin servants, so Alter have included them in the form of an impossibly charming mini-figure. It's probably pretty obvious straight away, but I'll say point out that there are no individual penguins here - it's a one piece sculpt. The designs are delightful and the paintwork sharp, and they even come with their own base, the miniature separate one we saw back at the beginning of the review. There's no attachment method, they simply sit loose on it. I love that Alter, rather than just going with something easy and conventional, took the time to sculpt this adorable pile-up. It brings so much more life to the piece. The accessory comes with its own accessory, in the form of a miniature apple that Penguin #3 can hold. The detail on the apple is astounding - it's got a lovely mix of shades of red and 'runs' of colour and even has a readable label. Remembering the scale we're working at here, that's quite extraordinary. In another piece of cleverness, the apple has no need for pegs or grips to hold it in place. That's because there's actually tiny magnets in the top of #3's head and in the apple itself that just cause it to snap into place, with an indent ensuring it sits comfortably in position. Removing it is just a matter of gently pulling. There's actually a third base part included as well, this small semicircular segment that's the same size as the penguin's base. It acts as a riser to life the penguins up a little bit higher... ...So that they can interlock with the main base like so. The penguins are designed to slide under the hem of the Princess's skirt (ooh-er) to give the illusion that they're propping it up. This is also the reason why the apple is removable. Perhaps it's just my legendarily bad skill at posing figures, but I couldn't really find a position for the penguins where this looked good. Above is perhaps the closest I got, but it's still a bit silly, and frankly I prefer to pose them separately as a companion pieces. Let's briefly talk about durability as well. An unfortunate accident directly following this photoshoot meant that the Princess fell off a shelf more than two feet directly onto her head. There's not a single scratch on her - this thing is built like a tank. (Note: Tomopop.com does not endorse the dropping of figures on their heads for kicks and cannot take responsibility for any ensuing tears). Um...a conclusion. I don't know, there's so many things to love. The amazing sculpt. The flawless paint. The myriad of tiny, delightful details. The penguins. I don't even know where to start. Tell you what, let's put it like this. Alter make the best figures, everyone in their heart of hearts knows this. This is one of the best, most beautiful, most detailed figures they've ever released - one that clearly has had hundreds of hours of love, care and attention to detail poured into it. And if it's one of the best figures ever made by the best figure company, well, that means it has to be one of the best figures ever right? How's that for a Survival Strategy?
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Listen up you lowlives who will never amount to anything!
The dreamy, surreal Mawaru Penguindrum was one of 2011's best anime. While its niche appeal meant it was never going to become a merchandising juggernaut, it found an instantly iconic design in the extravagantly dre...

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Mikatan initiates the Survival Strategy
Good Smile Company's rendition of the Princess of The Crystal from Mawaru Penguindrum has been through some pretty hefty issues since we first saw it unveiled, including three delays, and Mikatan does offer an apology in her ...

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The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit


Delays ahoy!
May 21
// Yami Casas
I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'l...
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Good Smile Company announces exciting new round of delays


Sadly, this post isn't an April Fool
Apr 02
// Martin Siggers
I think everyone knows by this point that Good Smile Company are the world's premier maker of inexplicable delays. While other companies might try hard, nobody can compete with GSC for quality, craftsmanship and sheer an...

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Princess of the Crystal

Jan 30 // Kristina Pino
Figure Name: Mawaru Penguindrum Princess of the CrystalFigure Maker: KotobukiyaRetail: ¥7,800Available at: HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi Princess' box here is cute and pink, with plenty of little fluffy shapes and stars to set the mood. Inside the box, she's pretty much assembled save for having to peg her into her base. For me, it took a slight amount of leg-pulling (persuasion) to match her feet and then a bit of her dress to the pegs, but the cracking sound wasn't as horrifying as usual. It was only slightly off. Once she's ready, it's a beautiful ensemble. She's in her usual outfit, but instead of posing with her arm sticking out or something, she's kind of sashaying towards you and holding one side of her dress in her hand, her other hand in a fist on her hip. Everything else, like her hair and hat, are sweeping to the other side. Looking at her from behind, you can get a better idea of how her dress is billowing behind her and her hair whipping to the side there. I also can't stress enough how nicely they nailed the lacquer finish along with the sculpting to make the dress look like actual material. My first impression of the figure? Absolutely fantastic. I don't even have a connection with the character -- I just really appreciate what I have in front of me. On to some details: Her base has this nice shine to it that offsets the figure rather nicely. If you had asked me what would be the perfect color to make the base, I would never have considered this limey green with a white border, going instead for a dramatic purple or even yellow. I guess it's a good thing I'm not a figure designer. Going a bit further up, here's a look at her legs and the bottom of her top. I know a lot of folks aren't a fan of the glossy finish, but once again I'm going to mention that I like the overall effect. I like the outline that the light makes in the above picture around her legs -- so sleek. We saw earlier she's got her hand on her hip, so here's a look at that. Her body reminds me a bit of Taiga's since she's flat-chested and full of attitude. It feels appropriate that the sculptor is familiar with this body type having worked on her beforehand, and I like the subtle molding at her hips to make the wrinkles and such. Something you could also see in this picture though, is that her glove is a separate piece from her hand (it sticks out just a little). Her hair is nice and wavy, and there is no gradient to it besides some slight darkening down at the ends. Nice and simple. There's a look at the emperor penguin hat as well, which features nice, clean paint and more of that glossy finish. Finally, we've got her torso and lovely face. I'm happy to report (and show) that there are no paint goofs to be found on her top, even between the black and white areas, or even with the gold buttons. Everything is perfectly clean, including her face which is slightly down-turned (the one drawback I could find in this figure) but otherwise not too blank-looking. It might just be the art style with her eyes that makes other figures of her look kind of emotionless, but she's got a little more spirit here thanks to the sassy pose and sweeping look the way her hair frames her face. Kotobukiya's rendition of Princess of the Crystal is a real winner. In an effort to be less gushy, I actually held out on writing this review for several days after handling and shooting the figure, telling myself, Kristina -- you need to calm down and be honest, unbiased... you know, give everyone all the ups and downs. After a few days though, I couldn't think of anything to complain about besides my usual personal gripe with figures that have down-turned faces. If you're a fan of the show and the character, I can recommend this figure with ease. If you have no idea who she is, it's up to your judgement and of course, the way you collect based on your tastes and whether you usually buy figures based on their looks alone. In the spirit of Valentine's Day coming up and sharing the love of nice figures, this one is going to be a give-away very soon, so please keep your eye on our contests! Thanks to Kotobukiya for providing Tomopop with this review sample! She's a beautiful addition to any collection, making a statement without taking up too much space. Check out the gallery to see more images that didn't make it to the main body of my review.
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Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal looks lovelier than ever with Kotobukiya's treatment
This lovely Princess of the Crystal statue was a surprise when she arrived at my doorstep. Another Princess? Alright. But this time, it's Kotobukiya. And this time, she isn't posed so similarly to other iterations of the char...

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Where have I seen this before?
[update: Princess of the Crystal is now up for pre-order! Retail: ¥11,800] Though we absolutely cannot compare their quality standards, I can't help but look at Alter's version of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crys...

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MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Alter


Just reminding you that Kongiku's still a thing
Nov 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Alter had a few figures to show at MegaHobby Expo, including a timely reminder that their Kongiku figure is still going to happen. Eventually... probably. Who knows with Alter? Among the sights to see were: Saber in probably...
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ALTER's announcements for MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn


More of what we already know from Shining Blade, Shining Hearts, Muramasa, and Mawaru Penguindrum coming to MegaHobby EXPO.
Nov 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
In case you haven't heard me say it enough, let me remind you again one more time. The MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn event is this weekend on November 25, 2012. We've already seen Kotobukiya tease what they'll be showing at the ...
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Penguindrum and Strike Witches round out ALTER's scans


The Princess of the Crystal and another version of Sanya show up in the latest magazine scans.
Nov 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
Put down that turkey! There's still scans to talk about! With MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn around the corner, certainly the latest magazine scans have something for what ALTER may have at this event on November 25, 2012. ALTER ...
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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
// Jonathan Tubbs
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...
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Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Kotobukiya


Plamo, PVC, and whatever else you like
Nov 07
// Tianxiao Ma
Kotobukiya had a diverse array of products on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. You can see some of their character model kits, such as the Combat-san Rookie, Yotsuba&!'s Danbo (and miniature version) and Yotsuba,...
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Good Smile delays more toward and after the new year


Ultimate Madoka, Princess of the Crystal, Saber Lily and more get pushed back
Oct 31
// Jonathan Tubbs
What? Is it already time for more product delays from Good Smile Company and Max Factory? Apparently so. Here is what you'll need to be rolling over your planned budget for: Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Ultimate MadokaNovember...
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Princesses, Rabbits, and more from FuRyu in September


Maids, idols, schoolgirls, and hamsters, too!
Sep 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
FuRyu is probably the most eclectic prize figure company out there. I don't think there's a property they won't touch from super obscure mascot characters to AAA anime titles. They have a pretty impressive work load every mon...

Tomopop Review: Sega Prize Princess of the Crystal

Sep 25 // Kristina Pino
Figure Name: Princess of the Crystal (Premium Figure)Figure Maker: SEGA PrizeRetail: ¥1,550Buy it at HobbyLink Japan The box doesn't have any windows. At first, I did think this was a bit strange, but then I opened up the package and saw why: she needs to be assembled. Now, you might look at this tray here and think it'd be a breeze. But: Honestly, this is what the "assembly" resulted in for me most of the time. It was a royal pain to get her to come together, and a bigger one to keep her together while I handled this review shoot. Once on the shelf, she's fine — as long as you aren't moving her around, you don't need to worry about her falling to pieces. Until then, though, beware! Once assembled, she looks rather nice. Her dress is held up by this plastic stand thingy with stars on it, and if positioned correctly her shoes should naturally rest on the ground and keep her balance. There are two separate pieces making up the ribbons and bow over her dress, which were kind of tough for me to wedge in. The ribbons have to be slid between her dress and hair first, then you have to match the notches on. The big bow goes last and attaches to the end. It's heavy, so mine fell off several times. Besides these little hitches with the assembly, I don't really have anything negative to say about the figure. Promise! Let's take a look at various points of interest, starting with her shoes and working our way up: Her shoes are just plain black boots with a little shine to them, and end up at her mid-thigh. The detailing is nice, particularly where you see here at the ankle with the wrinkles and the realistic heel and platform below the foot. Yay! Once you get up here, you've got this white leotard bottom type thing with her vest and the beginning of ruffles that go all the way to the back of the skirt. Right, and she's got a ruffly bandana/scarf sort of thing on as well that adds a little more volume to the overall effect. From what we're seeing here, the overall paint application isn't shabby at all. It helps that her color scheme is rather simple and the mold is nice and detailed, so Sega has produced a solid piece of work here. Even her dainty little hand here is nicely molded and set with pink nail polish. Of course, she's got her emperor penguin cap on and the yellow bits that come out of it are part of the assembly as well. They pop in rather easily, though, and you can hardly tell it's a separate piece since there's some frill there. The hat itself has an almost perfect paint job (I only notice a tiny bit of sloppiness with the black paint on the jewel at the forehead); nothing to complain about here. Her hair has this pastel pink/mauve shade to it that is rather nice, and it goes nicely with the bandanna and her purple eyes. It matches well with the pastel yellow look of the hat's tails, and apart from the hair I wanted to show off the detail at the ends. Nice and clean. Finally, we get to her face. Princess of the Crystal has a calm expression on, and my attention is mostly drawn to her eyes. Once again, great molding and application here. There's a lot to be said about those eyes ... she could be simply calm and monotone, or more expectant and demanding. I honestly haven't watched Mawaru Penguindrum, so I'm not entirely sure what her demeanor is like — though I'm leaning towards expectant. With her hand reaching out as it is, it's like she's waiting for someone to hand something over. Miss Princess of the Crystal is a beautiful figure, and Sega really outdid themselves here. For the price, you really are getting a nice big piece that will stand out, and thanks to HobbyLink Japan one of you Tomopop readers will be getting this as a prize soon! Check out the gallery for additional images which didn't make it into the main body of this review, and check out our September contest for a chance to win this figure for yourself.
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Sponsored by HobbyLink Japan for September's Megapixel Contest
Princess of the Crystal figures always look rather impressive because of that outfit of hers. It tends to, you know, take up more space than the lonesome figure normally would. And in some cases (like with the figure we're lo...

[REMINDER] September Micropixel: Feelin' Blue

Sep 24 // Kristina Pino
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One shot challenge: the color blue
Woo, September! Another month has gone by, so I've got a new challenge for you. For September, rather than the full Megapixel, we're gonna do it like July's contest: drop your entries in the comments section here with one ima...

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Kotobukiya's Princess demands your pre-orders


Aug 09
// Chang Su
...But will you obey? Kotobukiya's take on Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal certainly sets itself apart from its Good Smile Company and Alter counterparts. Rather than having her look like a penguin-stomping ...
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Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Sega Prize! Part 2


Jul 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Sega Prize! had no small amount of offerings at Wonder Festival this time around. Moving on to part two we'll be looking at new figures from Ben-To, Last Exile, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Yuruyuri♪♪! Follow me after the jump to see what's in store for all of these series. [see also: Part 1]
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Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Kotobukiya


Jul 29
// Brian Szabelski
Sure, we've gotten some big announcements from Kotobukiya so far, but there's much more in store from the Japanese figure maker. Beyond Co-poche and the previously revealed Dark Magician, Kotobukiya had to offer: Oreimo...
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Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Alter


Jul 29
// Kristina Pino
Not to be shown up by anyone, Alter is in with plenty of prototypes of new and upcoming figures, as well as a few other things we've seen before (like Charlotte Dunois which is up for re-release, Laura Bodewig which is up for...
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Princess of the Crystal goes up for pre-order


Jun 20
// Chang Su
Good Smile Company's Princess of the Crystal is upon us, and it looks like she wants a little more than the Penguindrum from you, because a lady of her stature does not come cheap. I gotta say I wasn't expecting the ¥9,33...
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Good Smile Company talks June releases and delays


Jun 04
// Brian Szabelski
Well, with another month starting up, it's time to talk ... delays? Yes, a bit earlier in the month than usual, but we have a few delays to announce from the folks at Good Smile Company, as well as confirmations on other rele...
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Fans of Mawaru Penguindrum looking for something a bit bigger than a figma or a Nendoroid rejoice, for photos of Good Smile Company's 1/8 scale version of Princess of the Crystal are upon us! Hailing from Moe C...

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Mawaru Penguindrum One Coin figures let you build an army


May 17
// Brian Szabelski
Up on Kotobukiya's Facebook page have popped new photos of the Mawaru Penguindrum One Coin figure series! Each figure is blind-boxed and stands 1.5 inches tall, and there's a total of 12 figures in the set. Of course, Hi...
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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 10, 2012


May 10
// Jonathan Tubbs
Whaaaaa~t? Reserve or Regret a second time today? There's just too much awesome to not talk about! Today is a day that you will go broke! ...or so I hope because so much more was released from MegaHouse as well as Good Smile ...
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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 8, 2012


May 09
// Jonathan Tubbs
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...
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Right on schedule, Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal has gone up for pre-order this evening! The princess, who comes with extra transformational parts, is probably what every Mawaru Penguindrum fan has been waiting for, ...

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Good Smile displays their products for Golden Week


May 04
// Jonathan Tubbs
Golden Week has been going on now for the past week in Japan with it coming to a close this weekend. From May 3, 2012 to May 6, 2012, Good Smile Company has taken to exhibiting their current and upcoming goods at the Kotobuki...
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Mikatan's newest preview is up, and it's of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal in her Nendoroid form. As you might remember, Princess of the Crystal comes with all three Penguins, and she can stand herself on t...

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Have a few more shots of Penguindrum's Ringo


Apr 19
// Emily Smalara
Perhaps Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess is a little too flashy for your tastes? No worries, as we've seen already, Wave's gotten your tastes covered with the much more mundane Ringo instead. Though if you've seen the show you k...
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New images of upcoming figures surface via Twitter


Apr 09
// Kristina Pino
Thanks to Figure/GK I've noticed that AmiAmi's twitter account got to posting a slew of images showing off upcoming figures such as Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo Asuka and a colored DC Comics Bishoujo Harley Quinn (that one is...
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The Princess of the Crystal demands you see this gallery


Apr 05
// Emily Smalara
Mawaru-Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal isn't exactly the most accommodating person. First she's going around demanding your pre-orders, but if that isn't enough, now you'd better take a look at this gallery as well. At ...
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These Beach Queens have something extra and penguins


Feb 28
// Jonathan Tubbs
I feel like we were just at the beach but looks like Wave Corporation is sending us back once again. So who's coming along this to claim the crown of the next queen of the beach? It's the petite Ringo Oginome from Mawaru Peng...
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Banpresto and Ichiban Kuji in this month's magazine scans


Feb 23
// Kristina Pino
Check out the gallery for this month's magazine scan offerings in all the moe (and not so moe) you can handle: Madoka Magica, K-On!! (for March), Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari (for April/May), Angel Beats! (for June), OreImo ...
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2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo: Wave


Feb 22
// Brian Szabelski
Wave's booth at Hobby Maker Exhibition this time around was an exercise in familiarity. From a familiar slate of Beach Queens to the upcoming Rise figure from Persona 4, everything at their booth on the PVC sid...
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Prize Fair 2012 Summer: Sega Prize


Feb 19
// Jonathan Tubbs
Earlier in the week, GA Graphic had a look at some samples of the figures that Sega Prize would have at the AOU Amusement Expo 2012 / Prize Fair 2012 Summer event. That was just a sample and now that the event has come and go...
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Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Miscellaneous figures


Feb 15
// Brian Szabelski
Despite all our coverage of Wonder Festival 2012 Winter, there's a lot of other companies who and some figures that haven't been posted yet for one reason or another, so we're rounding some of them up right here! Notably, CM'...
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Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Nendoroids


Feb 13
// Brian Szabelski
Are you an obsessive Nendoroid collector? Well, if you are ... I'm so sorry. Why? Because Wonder Festival 2012 Winter just dropped 20-plus new Nendoroids on the world. I was shocked, but perhaps it really shouldn't surprise m...
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While Tokyo Hunter snapped us some great photos of Kotobukiya's upcoming figures, they weren't the only things on display at Kotobukiya's booth. Thanks to the marvels of 2chan, Twitter and Twitpic (and the folks at MyFigureCo...

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Up on Mikatan's blog this morning, she's posted a whole bunch of teaser shots of some of what Good Smile Company will have at Wonder Festival 2012 Winter. Meanwhile, Max Factory's figma and staff blogs have made teaser posts ...

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MOVIC has various little ladies for Wonder Festival


Feb 08
// Jonathan Tubbs
Wonder Festival 2012 [Winter] is getting closer and several of the big faces in the figure maker world will be at the event. One of those companies is MOVIC who is known mostly for the KareKore (Color Collection) series of su...

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