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10:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: QuesQ

QuesQ's Summer WonFes display featured painted and unpainted prototypes of characters from Kancolle, Touhou Project, Busou Shinki, and more (which, in this instance, means I can't ID the other franchises). The selection included a really neat unpainted Remilia Scarlet (see header) and cute painted Flandre Scarlet. Be sure to check out the gallery for all of those characters I couldn't ID.

Scarecroodle


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12:30 AM on 04.09.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Lots of KanColle from lots of KanCompanies

If you're a Kantai Collection fan you're probably feeling pretty good right about now and maybe a little overwhelmed by all of the new figures coming out. The series is quickly turning into the next Hatsune Miku or K-ON! and ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Jump and leap onto these QuesQ Mikasa pre-orders photo
Jump and leap onto these QuesQ Mikasa pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

Although it's been off our screens for a bit, Attack On Titan continues to be the hottest thing in the figure world, with almost every company cranking out merchandise at a furious rate. Given the vast amount of stuff out there, you really have to be exceptional to rise above the noise, and I have to say unfortunately this QuesQ rendition of Mikasa Ackerman doesn't really do it for me.

Sure, it's smart and competent, and not hilariously rubbish like something from Clayz or Griffon on their bad days. There's even some nice rendering of the 3D Manoeuvre Gear. But the rest of it is a little off. This is the first time we've seen her in colour and it's not a great impression. The colours are flat and lack depth, and the pose is weird and feels unnatural.

My biggest though is the face, something Tian also noted when we last saw her. It's bland and unusually long and drawn, making it look almost distorted from some angles. it certainly doesn't look much like Mikasa, and that's disappointing. I expect more from QuesQ. Still, if you've got your heart set, we've got the pre-order links below. She'll be a hefty 12,500 and come swinging your way in June.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

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Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nonsensical translations. In one case a line in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex talking about children being abducted by the mafia was translated as "Are you aware of the frequent occurrences of the mass naked child events within the country?" by a particularly awful fansub group. For a time the phrase "mass naked child events" became a meme referring to terrible translations.

When you think about it, Wonder Festival really is a mass naked figure event. Let's face it, most of the figures we'll be drooling over the pictures of this weekend probably won't be wearing a lot of clothes. And yes, some of them will indeed be naked, or pretty near it, especially if some of the previews in this edition of LinkUP is anything to go by. Plus we've got some other stuff to gawk at like videos, an interview, and various other things all after the jump!

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Slay titans like it ain't no thang with QuesQ's Mikasa photo
Slay titans like it ain't no thang with QuesQ's Mikasa
by Tianxiao Ma

Attack on Titan's Mikasa was on pace to be one of my favorite female characters of the year... but then the show just kind of stopped building her up. Even so, there's no denying that she's a talented titan killer, which brings us to this figure by QuesQ.

They've certainly captured her fighting spirit, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm glad Mikasa is getting figures, but this particular one is... a bit wrong. Her face just doesn't look like Mikasa at all.

I'll wait for a dekomasu before getting too down on this, but the sculpt looks inaccurate to me. You can check out the rest of this gallery at Akiba Hobby. And hopefully let me know if I'm crazy.

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2:00 AM on 11.12.2013

Mikasa from Attack on Titan getting a figure by quesQ

Miyazawa Model Expo: Autumn is in full swing, and we're seeing some great stuff coming out of there. Check out the gallery for a shot of Mikasa Ackerman, who is getting a scaled figure by quesQ. She's an unpainted prototype for now, but looking pretty solid. Mikasa is slated for release in June of next year, for now. [via Hobby Search]

Kristina Pino

9:00 AM on 10.22.2013

Another look at quesQ's Halloween Remilia and Flandre

Yesterday, quesQ updated their page with a release notice for the lovely Halloween figures of Touhou Project's Remilia and Flandre. Emily wrote up their pre-orders back in March, and I am pleased to note that these figures ar...

Kristina Pino

12:00 PM on 09.18.2013

Round out your collection with this Percival pre-order

Nothing is sacred when it comes to Japan's genderbending history fetish! The Fate series has brought us quite a bit of King Arthur, but--as far as I can tell with a bit of research--another knight of the round table is given ...

Emily Smalara

7:00 AM on 06.10.2013

Ques Q takes Garagantia's Amy for a spin

We've already seen that the ladies of Gargantia on the Vedurous Planet will be receiving the Beach Queens treatment but now Ques Q have announced the first non-swimwear figure from the show. Well actually, that migh...

Martin Siggers

11:00 AM on 11.19.2012

Touhou Project's Yuuka shows quesQ who she really is

Griffon Enterprises isn't the only company in town that produces figures from the insanely popular Touhou Project. Though not producing at the rate and quality that Griffon does, quesQ is there as an alternative to figures fr...

Jonathan Tubbs

11:00 AM on 08.23.2012

Pre-order QuesQ's spirited new Menma

While Menma continues to be one of my least enjoyed AnoHana characters in terms of aesthetics, I can still admit when there's some appeal to be had. QuesQ's bringing us a new Menma this December, and while she is, of course, ...

Emily Smalara



3:00 PM on 07.13.2012

Last night's pre-orders don't care if you're at SDCC

The world keeps turning even though most of us are paying attention to the big event at San Diego, so here's a quick post on last night's pre-order highlights! Wave added two Beach Queens figures to their arsenal, Muginami fr...

Kristina Pino