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Racing Miku 2015 photo
Is she a Valkyria?
Racing Miku is getting her yearly update. This time Good Smile Racing has gone with a clever sword and shield motif, which for me personally evokes the titular warriors of Valkyria Chronicles. I'm not the only one who thinks ... read feature

1/7 Hatsune Miku photo
1/7 Hatsune Miku

Max Factory's new 1/7 Hatsune Miku is all jeweled up


It also hits all the right notes
Dec 24
Let's not kid ourselves, Miku has received a lot of PVC figures. This isn't as bad a thing as I've thought in the past, especially with the bar being raised each time. Max Factory is throwing in yet another effort to capture ... read
Variant PAK Hatsune Miku photo
Variant PAK Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku goes from Letterman to new Play Arts Kai


Anything is better than that performance
Oct 09
[Update: Now with actual images. Duck face?] Yes, we all have seen that thing that happened last night. (In case you haven't it's after the break.) It's now time for better things and with New York Comic Con opening in just u... read
Miku Tell Your World ver. photo
Miku Tell Your World ver.

Give Miku a splash of color with the Tell Your World version


Up for pre-order now
Sep 17
As far as Miku variants go, the "Tell Your World" version isn't terribly radical. In fact it's mostly just a cool splash of paint on the standard Miku design. However the sculpt has a delicacy and sense of motion that really ... read
Miku photo
I can't read her pumpkin face
Good Smile Company has released an image gallery for its recently unveiled Nendoroid Halloween Miku. Most striking among these images is a rather unexpected display option: a jack-o-lantern mask/face for the diva of all seaso... read feature

Miku photo
Will you treat yourself to a Halloween Miku?
Mamitan has unveiled the fully painted Nendoroid Halloween Miku. As previously reported, the figure will be first available at Miku Expos in Los Angeles and New York City during October. Nendo Halloween Miku is absolutely ado... read feature

GSC Racing Miku 2014 photo
GSC Racing Miku 2014

Racing Miku 2014 spools up for pre-order


Hopefully the turbo lag isn't too bad
Aug 25
As promised, Good Smile Company's Racing Miku 2014 ver. is now up for pre-order. A few of you guys expressed your approval of the design, and I'm with you. I've also decided that those are turbochargers because they're connec... read
2014 Racing Miku photo
2014 Racing Miku

Racing Miku got some upgrades for 2014


Is she twin-turbo now?
Aug 23
For those of you keeping track, this would be the fourth Racing Miku design we see this year. I took a look through the history of Racing Miku figures (just scale, not counting prize figures, figmas, etc.) and she has really ... read
Max Factory Mikuzukin photo
Max Factory Mikuzukin

Max Factory's Mikuzukin goes up for pre-order


Available now at the Good Smile Online Shop and most retailers
Aug 12
The lovely Mikuzukin figure from Max Factory is up for pre-orders, merrily skipping along with a wolf on her head. I have a feeling this Miku design will be pretty popular. If you haven't already, you can check out the previe... read
Max Factory Mikuzukin photo
In fact she's wearing one on her head
Last spotted at WonFes, Max Factory's Mikuzukin figure now has two proper previews. You can see some promo shots of her on the figma blog, and another gallery at Kahotan's Blog. I've been looking forward to this figure even b... read feature

Sega photo
Epic sitting
Sega's Summer WonFes booth featured prize figures for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Terra Formars, among other properties. Among the highlights were a seated Gendo (!!!), Caster (Fate/EXTRA CCC), mini Terraforma... read feature

WonFes Vocaloids photo
WonFes Vocaloids

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company - Vocaloids


Not a WonFes without some Mikus
Aug 01
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
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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Vocaloid Garage Kits


Not out of the game yet!
Jul 31
The Volcaloid kits may not play second fiddle to the sheer numer of KanColle kits but Miku is still popular enough to draw enough kits to make a gallery. Having said that... DAT MEIKO!!! I know a few people who would be happy... read
SDCC 2014 Bluefin photo
SDCC 2014 Bluefin

SDCC 2014: Bluefin - miscellaneous figures


Abnormal titan spotted
Jul 28
Bluefin's presence at SDCC is spread across two booths, one with the Tamashii Nations items and one more dedicated to sales. The sales booth did have some prototypes of upcoming figures, including the titan in the header. The... read
What Kristina Is Up To photo
Or what I've been doing to unwind
Oh hey, I'm back! And the weather is still pretty much gloomy and rainy in Japan, even though we're in July. The humidity is up, which is nice - my skin is amazing right now. But my students are getting frustrated because we'... read feature

What Kristina Is Up To photo
Getting paid to doodle is pretty awesome
Summer is almost here, which means that students are almost off on break. Well, many students are, anyway. Some elect to do summer school (or are forced to by their parents), and end up missing out on that glorious month of v... read feature

GSC Deep Sea Miku photo
Somewhere beyond the sea, she's there watching for me
The wait for Good Smile Company's Deep Sea Girl Hatsune Miku has been lengthy, but Good Smile Company at long last has shipped her out. And you know what? I'm not bitter. I think we all know (more or less) what we'll be getti... read feature

Racing Miku Mirai photo
Racing Miku Mirai

Good Smile Racing teams up with Mirai for a new Racing Miku


On yer bike
Jun 06
I'm already losing track of all the different racing Mikus, especially since there are multiplele figures of every design. Now we're getting another, as Good Smile Racing has announced they've allied with Team Mirai to produc... read
Snow Miku 2015 photo
Snow Miku 2015

Snow Miku 2015 competition winner revealed!


Beautiful lilies
May 16
You saw all of the finalists earlier today, but this morning's GSC livestream revealed the final designs for both Snow Miku 2015 and adorable bunny Yukine. Miku is going to be Taran's design #4, while Yukine will be Hayuki's ... read
Snow Miku photo
Four go in but only one can come out
Kahotan has announced the finalists for the 2015 Nendoroid Snow Miku Costume Design Contest. The results consist of four possible designs for Snow Miku and another four for Rabbit Yukine. While I'm partial to design #4 for Mi... read feature

Deep Sea Miku photo
Somewhere, beyond the sea...
Deep Sea Miku is gorgeous. Deep Sea Miku has also been delayed more times than most of us can count. In an effort to convince us that she's finally actually a real thing, Kahotan has put up a new blog post previewing the love... read feature

figma Racing Miku photo
figma Racing Miku

Let's get racy with figma Racing Miku and 1/7 Red Riding Hood Miku


Black, white, and some red all over
Apr 26
Have you had enough Miku? Of course you haven't! Overnight, for us at least, at a special NicoNico event, Good Smile Company decided to let word out of two new pieces of Miku that you will tell yourself you cannot live withou... read
Vocaloid photo
Vocaloid

Get a look at Funko's Vocaloid Pop! figures


Have you had enough Miku?
Apr 08
At NY Toy Fair, we got a look at all of Funko’s upcoming series. One of those series shown were prototype renderings of figures from Vocaloid. Now Funko has released official images of these figures with more informati... read
1/10 Sakura Miku photo
Precious Flower
Kahotan's preview today spotlights Good Smile Company's second collaboration with Hobby Japan for their Figure Japan magazine (the first being their 1/10 Ultimate Madoka). As we saw a few weeks back, it'll be a scale ver... read feature

Hobby Japan Sakura Miku photo
I can't tell you about the shimapan though
Hobby Japan has teamed up with Good Smile Company to produce a Sakura Miku scale figure. If the sculpt looks familiar, that's because it's based on GSC's 1/8-scale Miku. This one has been run through a copier and shrunken to ... read feature

GSC Kuji photo
GSC Kuji

All of the things for Good Smile's Spring lottery


Look at all of the things!
Feb 23
We've mentioned Good Smile's Spring Kuji items briefly before, but there's finally a nice collection of retail shots of all of the new items for us to drool at. Starting March 8th, they'll be stocked at the shelves of Family ... read
Tomopop LinkUP photo
Oh, right, there are other events going on this week
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Ol... read feature

Mostly Miku all the time! photo
Mostly Miku all the time!

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Vocaloid garage kits


Down, but not out
Feb 12
The Vocaloids may have been completely outdone in terms of popularity this time by the new kid on the block but that doesn't mean that they were abandoned completely. True, the number of vocaloid kits is considerably smaller ... read
CuteRody Miku plushes photo
CuteRody Miku plushes

Taito's CuteRody Miku plushes are lethally adorable


Warning: May contain cute
Feb 03
I've somehow missed out on the Hatsune Miku x CuteRody plushes that Taito is producing, but my goodness ... they are adorable. Featuring Miku wearing a little hat that resembles the ear of a Rody horse, it's just too cute for... read
Hatsune Miku plamo photo
Hatsune Miku plamo

Since Miku is everything else, now let's make her a plamo


Both in human and train form
Dec 30
Hatsune Miku has no shortage of merchandise. I honestly can't think of a product that the Vocaloid darling hasn't been turned into. I'll have to scratch two more items of the list as Fujumi has made not only a Hatsune Miku pl... read
Tomopop LinkUP photo
It's the last LinkUP of the year!
Hello and Welcome to this week's Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a crazy, exhausting week for me. Between a three-day ice storm, a 17 hour power outage, and rushing through Christmas, it has all left me a little drained. But the ne... read feature

figma Snow Miku photo
figma Snow Miku

Warm up with figma Snow Miku


On second thought, warm her up. She's snow.
Dec 26
While it wasn't much of a white Christmas for most of us, you can at least pretend by trying to get figma Snow Miku. Croodle, courtesy of Kahotan, brought us a preview earlier this month of what you'll get with the formerly-N... read
Tomopop LinkUP photo
Seems to have been the week for handmade and limited editions
Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day t... read feature

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Speed your way to being first in grabbing Racing Miku


Good Smile Company - 1/8 Scale
Dec 10
Ah, Miku. Not technically the first Vocaloid-esque singer, but certainly the most popular by far. I doubt figures of everyone's favorite digital diva will come to a halt any time soon, especially with Good Smile's regular yea... read
Miku photo
Brrrrr, it's cold in here, there must be some Snow Mikus in the atmosphere
Miku blizzards are no laughing matter as they claim the lives of dozens each year. The heavy snowfall of holiday Mikus buries sidewalks and even houses. The danger posed by the figma Snow Miku, as seen in Kahotan's preview ga... read feature

Preview Gumi Extend photo
I like Gumi's music, but something else needs to be done for me to really like her figurines!
Akibahobby recently posted photos on their blog that they took of Aquamarine's Gumi Extend. While I find this version of Gumi to be bright and eye catching I can't help myself but to sigh and wish that a company were to pull ... read feature

Figma photo
Some figures look a lot different from when we last saw them
Another Japanese figure show means another crop of figma being put on display by Max Factory. While nothing shown at Miyazawa Model Expo Autumn 2013 was entirely new we are getting an updated look at some figures that we... read feature

Miku 2.0 photo
All while highlighting the features of the new figure
The latest figma incarnation of Hatsune Miku is now here and the last thing Max Factory wants is for you to not get the most out of her newly redesigned body features. Or even worse, break her! MF has posted yet another posin... read feature

Racing Miku 2013 proto photo
Racing Miku 2013 proto

Take a gander at Racing Miku 2013's 1/8-scale prototype


Kiking's sculpt looks impressive
Nov 08
Up on the GSC Shinsotsu blog today are some new photos of the prototype for the 1/8-scale Racing Miku 2013 figure. Kiking is the sculptor on the project, and it's a lovely-looking figure. It's pretty faithful to the original ... read
HairyAsHell's new sculpt photo
HairyAsHell's new sculpt

HairyAsHell debuts his Vocaloid Unit-01 sculpt


Appearing at Anime Festival Asia in Singapore
Nov 05
Wow. That was my first thought on seeing HairyAsHell's newest sculpt, the Vocaloid Unit-01 that he's put together for this weekend's Anime Festival Asia in Singapore. I mean, you've got Miku in mid-stride, inside a futuristic... read






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