It's WonFes time, which means Good Smile Company (and associates) will be out with all guns blazing. As usual they've put up their Wonderful Hobby Life For You site with a summary of all the stuff they're showing off.
I'm alw... read
Who would have thought cowboy boots and glasses blended so well? Kahotan has previewed Phat Company's 1/8-scale Miki Hoshii, which is also available for pre-order.
This crazy adorable figure comes an interchangeable glasses piece, allowing you to display her without or without the prop (al... read feature
Continuing with Good Smile Company's (and associates) apparently near-infinite display at WonFes, we arrive at some Attack on Titan figures and a bunch of Sonicos.
GSC usually does a decent job with Sonico figures in that I d... read
Now that we're seeing more and more creative takes on Vocaloid designs, I'm actually enjoying their presence. It looks like the days of the same boring Miku design being made over and over again are done with.
Good Smile Comp... read
Well look at that, we're only a couple days away from Wonder Festival this weekend and Good Smile Company has another preview for their upcoming exclusives. Sure, you've already seen the figures they have in store, but thanks... read
Ah, the Good Smile Company delay announcement post. It's like an old familiar friend at this point, popping up once or twice a month to shatter our hopes and dreams, and then riding off into the sunset. While Deep Sea Miku re... read
Kantai Collection leads the fleet Is it really almost Wonder Festival time again? Yes, though it might be difficult to believe, the biannual celebration of all things figure is almost upon us, and as ever headliner Good Smile Company has some neat exclusives ... read feature
The Woman in White [ Update - Pre-orders are go! ]
We last saw Phat Company's take on scowling Kill La Kill antagonist Satsuki Kiryuuin in scans, but now Kahotan has dropped an official preview on us and she's looking great, albeit extreme... read feature
Phat Company seem to be branching into larger, more ambitious sculpts recently and this new figure of Chiaki Nanami from Super Dangan Ronpa 2 is one of their most ambitious yet. That's a good thign though, as ambition se... read
Definitely something extra in the chest Keeping track of the various casts of the Fate franchise is beyond my patience, so I'll just say this Caster is the one featured in Fate/Extra CCC. The original Caster in Fate/stay night was rather dour while this one is... I... read feature
Man, the guys over at Good Smile really need to invest in a better calender. Just one month after a massive blitz of delays, GSC has issued the by now grimly familiar press release announcing the April releases that are being... read
Oh, Mika, I wag my finger at thee! Kahotan recently uploaded a preview for Phat Company's Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver. (currently available for pre-order).
I have to confess that I'm a little worried about Mika's career... read
Mika Jougasaki is one of the Jougasaki sisters (what, you haven't heard of them?) from Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. I don't know what her personality is like, but I do love that grin and wild-eyed stare. You could say that I... read
[Update: Added pre-order links, corrected figure name]
A long time ago, we covered a Wonder Festival and made casual mention of a Phat Company line of poseable figures. Then quite a while passed without much news. Now that li... read
Fantasista Doll may have been a bit of a disappointment, but it wasn't lacking in attractive character designs at all. Perfect for PVC, because who cares about plot when you're just displaying something pretty? Phat Company s... read
If there's any producer that I'm sad over owning a lack of figures from, it'd almost definitely be Phat Company. Almost every product they release seems to be just gorgeous, with a very soft style of both sculpting and painti... read
Phat Company's 1/8 scale Swamp Witch Metallica is currently available for pre-order. This wickedly cute witch is the star of The Witch and the Hundred Knights, which released in Japan earlier this year and is slated to appear... read
Last month's tiny Nendo Tohka was all well and good, but the Date a Live girls are far too good to be relegated to the realm of chibis. Thankfully Phat Company's stepped things up with a normal version of best girl Tohka. Whi... read
Fantasista Doll was one of my most anticipated series of this season. Seeming a cross between Angelic Layer and magical girl shows, the premise and art design hooked me right off the bat. While the actual show ended up a bit ... read
Phat Company has certainly been keeping itself busy! Having stepped out of the shadow of its umbrella parent a little, we're getting to see more figures from the company and they're certainly starting to diversify.
As well as... read
[Update: the Fire Emblem figma is Marth!]
If you wanted a quick peek at everything on display from Good Smile Company and friends, then you should check out the Wonderful Hobby Life For You 18 site. It's got all the newly rev... read
Do you remember February of 2011? Odds are you don't, but that during that time over 2 years ago, a prototype for Nendoroid Etna from the popular RPG Disgaea was displayed along with Flonne. It took two plus years, but the tw... read
For some reason, producers seem stuck on Date-a-Live's lovely loli Yoshino. We've already seen a very pretty release from Plum, but now Phat Company is getting in on the act with their own version. I suppose the makers are co... read
As popular as the Fate franchise is, Fate/Extra tends to be a bit overlooked by many. Out of all of the game's characters though, it shouldn't be a surprise that the foxgirl Caster is recognized by most, and she's no stranger... read
Fans of Strike Witches and in particular Miyafuji should be pleased to hear that Phat Company has unleashed an updated version of Miyafuji's Nendoroid for the masses to pre-order.
What's new? Well for starters everything has ... read
Right in the wake of Plum's own Yoshino figure going up for pre-order, Phat! Company is teasing their own 1/8-scale rendition which is now painted! We've got a back view here of the figure, which we last saw at Miyazawa Model... read
iDOLM@STER 2's Hibiki Ganaha is looking lively as a 1/8-scale figure thanks to Phat Company's work. This prototype was on display at a Good Smile Company exhibition in Akihabara.
Hibiki is running with her hands in her pocket... read
This is Ranko Kanzaki from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls from Phat Company's Minicchu line. Mikatan posted this single picture on her Twitter account. Maybe she'll be doing a preview in the near future? The tweet itself says th... read
Brian already has you covered with the figma that were on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition 31, but what about the rest that Good Smile Company et al. have to offer? Look no further than this post, thanks to coverage by Mi... read
I feel like getting one's hands on any Haganai related figure needs accompanied by the Super Cool Ski Instructor meme. These girls go out of stock faster than I've seen from just about any series, and to be honest I wish the ... read
Senran Kagura is probably the stupidest show airing this season. There, I said it. It's an entire show based on the premise of fanservice without actually having any fanservice--even the sort that's usually censored by the ev... read
Did you like Good Smile Company's WonFes exclusives? Now you have a chance to pre-order them! Get Snow Miku in exactly the wrong season! Or a dude whose head is on fire!
Indeed Mikatan's Blog has announced that Good Smile Com... read
Good Smile Company's WonHobby booth at Wonder Festival was packed with goodies from several of their affiliated companies. I took the liberty of highlighting a few figures that interested me, but no mere mortal could hope to ... read
Coming in July for all you Gurren Lagann fans out there Seems you Gurren Lagann fans, especially Nia fans, are about to get a nice surprise! Good Smile has just posted up a new entry on their website for Phat! Company's Magical Nia figure, releasing in July (just in time for Wonde... read feature
Phat! Company has got themselves another new line of figures in the Dekacchu series (bigger versions of their Minicchu figures), featuring Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls' Kirari Moroboshi in a rather large-scale look. ... read
Phat! Company's latest twin pack is a double shot of Gainax: it's Gurren Lagann's Yoko and Nia designed in Panty & Stocking's style. In fact, these two were designed by Atsushi Nishigori, who did character design for... read
MOECEPTION previewed by Mikatan and now up for pre-order! I suppose it's pretty rare to see a figure of an anime character within an anime... moe-ception?!
Anywho, Mikatan's preview of this cutie came in along with the pre-orders last night, so you'll see both the retail sample and ... read feature
Somehow, despite all odds, the Atelier series seems to be one of the few JRPG franchises that just refuses to die. Being a fan with such tastes rather than seeing how many people in terrorist masks I can shoot in an hour, I'm... read
My pleas have been heard yet again! It may be my week to play the lottery, after calling the arrival of a new NakaImo figure, and now a scaled figure of one of Tari Tari's lovely ladies. Phat Company's taken it upon themselve... read feature
Phat Company have another Persona 4 Twin Pack coming along, and the next set features two more of the cast: Yu Narukami and Rise Kujikawa. Between 9 and 12 cm tall, these non-scale figures feel more along the line of ine... read