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4:00 AM on 10.21.2012

Dengeki Festival 2012: Sega-Prize

No real surprises from Sega-Prize at Dengeki Festival, much of what was shown is due within the next month or so, but it's hard to complain about getting new looks at some great upcoming figures! More than anything shown...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker




Make SCIENCE happen with this Nendoroid Hakase photo
Make SCIENCE happen with this Nendoroid Hakase
by Chang Su

Of the myriad of source materials the Nendoroid line draws from, there are some choices that just don't make a lick of sense (seriously, who thought Queen's Blade Nendos were a good idea?), and then there are the choices that are just meant to be. From the moment I laid my eyes on the characters in Nichijou, I could tell they were of the latter category. Between their big eyes, their round faces and their endless supply of reaction faces, I'm surprised it took as long as it did Good Smile Company to get on it. We've had plenty of advance warnings, but no amount of preparation could've kept me from being swept away by Mikatan's preview of the upcoming Nendoriod Hakase.

As if a little kid wearing a tie and oversized lab coat isn't cute enough, Hakase comes with some of the most adorable faces I've ever seen. Seriously, just look at them -- even if you aren't a fan of Nichijou, if you Nendoroids at all, then you'd know that those faces + any Nendoroid figure = instant gold. I foresee a massive influx of face-swap photos in the not-too-distant future.

If that still isn't enough for you, Hakase is loaded with extras. She's got a table, cups, roll cake, cat ears, cat tail, cat-containment cardboard box, and the unfortunate housecat Sakamoto, who looks appropriately speechless at what's going on around him. Hell, this Nendoroid is practically a one-figure diorama! Figures these days have been getting more and more expensive, but with this much stuff, I totally wouldn't mind if she ends up costing a bit more than usual. What do you guys think?

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8:00 AM on 07.30.2012

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Sega Prize! Part 1

I truly believe that Sega Prize! makes some of the best prize figures out there. I guess it's not that surprising, what with having a big stake in arcade gaming and all. Yet even with an already good reputation they still man...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:45 PM on 07.29.2012

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Nendoroids!

So, with announcements of Nendoroid Iron Man, new Black Rock Shooter TV Animation Nendos, and a bunch of new Miku Nendos including the first Nendoroid Jumbo, you probably think ... yeah, you know where I'm going with this, so...

Brian Szabelski

8:36 AM on 04.20.2012

Good Smile's figures from the April Nico Nico live stream

As posted not long ago, Good Smile Company ran a live stream on Nico Nico showcasing their products for the month of April. One of those products was Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 ver. As for other products, there are a few we k...

Jonathan Tubbs

10:00 AM on 04.04.2012

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 3, 2012

Welcome to the sold out edition of Reserve or Regret! Oh no. Not this feature. At least not until a good enough offer comes along. I'm talking about the usual madness that is almost any Bandai product because they have yet to...

Jonathan Tubbs

9:00 AM on 04.03.2012

Pre-order Nichijou Nendoroid Nano with Hakase to follow

Robots plus school girl is something of a fantasy to someone out there. Mix that in with Good Smile Company's Nendoroid series and you get Nendoroid Nano Shinonome from oddball comedy title Nichijou. For the title's art style...

Jonathan Tubbs

2:00 PM on 03.31.2012

Anime Contents Expo (ACE) 2012: Good Smile Company

Of course Good Smile Company and its affiliates were front and center at the Anime Contents Expo, running from March 31, 2012 to April 1, 2012, showcasing several of its previous and upcoming goods from many popular titles. A...

Jonathan Tubbs

1:00 PM on 03.31.2012

Anime Contents Expo (ACE) 2012

It's another event from Japan and figure manufacturers displaying their latest and upcoming goods! The Anime Content Expo (ACE) 2012, running March 31, 2012 to April 1, 2012, brings anime to the fans with various events such ...

Jonathan Tubbs

8:00 PM on 03.13.2012

Nichijou Toy's Works 2.5 box set ready for pre-order

Chara-Ani has announced that their Nichijou Toy's Works 2.5 box set is now available for pre-order, priced around ¥7,772. They should ship sometime in June. Included in the set are two versions each of Nano, Hakase, Mai, ...

Jon Wills

10:30 AM on 02.20.2012

2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo: Nendoroid

There are so many Nendoroid figures! Sooooo many!!! And Good Smile Company wanted to remind us of that just after Wonder Festival with what was displayed at the 2012 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition. Seriously, I bet you could g...

Jonathan Tubbs



10:30 AM on 02.19.2012

Prize Fair 2012 Summer: Taito

Taito is not just about plush at the AOU Amusement Expo 2012 / Prize Fair 2012 Summer event. The company did have prize figures on display from a few series as well as some interesting and cute odds and ends. Two kinds of To ...

Jonathan Tubbs