Yes, that number of zeroes is entirely correct. You’ll be paying about seven hundred US dollars for the privilege of owning Mr Titan here. On the plus side, you’ll be getting something truly rare, since GSC is limiting this run to a mere 500 copies worldwide. The much feared shipping cost is waived too, since hilariously he still falls under the GSC Online Shop’s blanket ¥2,000 EMS shipping cost. Pre-orders are open now if you have way way WAY more money than sense. I’m really glad something this insane exists, but short of extravagant lottery win I don’t think I’ll be partaking myself.
After emerging in glorious colour at WonFes, Good Smile Company has now opened pre-orders for their rendition of Shimakaze from Kantai Collection. Though the series, and the character herself, may be near ubiquitous at this point, a new scale figure from Good Smile Company is always worthy of note.
Based on a popular magazine cover, Shimakaze is shown in a revealing, if not quite NSFW pose. I do like her facial expression though, which deviates from the normally pretty blank look she wears by showing off a nice smirk. She’s also accompanied by a triple decker of Rensohou-chans, who look fantastic and really add a lot of personality to the setup.
As ever, detailing, paint quality and everything else look to be utterly top drawer. You’d hope so too, since Shimakaze costs a mighty ¥14,800. That’s no small amount of money and I suspect it’ll cause quite a few to pause. But if your mind is made up, hit the links below to have her come sailing in this September.
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 Marts and Tsutaya book stores throughout Japan, and it’ll be my turn to try and avoid them all lest I burn all my money on the cute things. I mean, come on. The Nendoroid comes with two display kits (school interior and cherry blossom backdrops), and a friggen Nendo-sized piano.
See the over-sized gallery below for images of:
Nendoroid Hatsune Miku, Sailor Uniform ver. (A Prize)
figma Hatsune Miku, Sailor Uniform ver. (B Prize)
Tulip coin jars, Rin-chan and Len-kun ver.s (C Prize)
Napping set: Miku neck pillow and Luka eye mask (D Prize)
Rice bowl set: Four types, each comes with chopsticks (E Prize)
Large tote bags: Two types for FamiMa, two others for Tsutaya (F Prize)
Vinyl pouches: Four types, each comes with a charm (G Prize)
Graphig figures: Six kinds (H Prize)
Special Prize: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku, Sailor Uniform ver. re-color
Everything here looks like something I’d want to own, which makes this lottery all the more dangerous. If you’re looking for any of these items, you can start trolling your favorite goodies websites once these are released, as there are sure to be resellers.
Armed with photos taken by our very own Kristina Pino along with supplemental ones from AkibaHobby, we now take a look at the scale figures Good Smile Company brought with them to Wonder Festival. The majority of figures appeared to be from the series, The Idolm@ster – Cinderella Girls. Within the series in painted prototype form, we have Shimamura Uzuki and Shibuya Rin. As for unpainted ones, we see Honda Mio and Koshimizu Sachiko. To fill in the less bouncy-happy quota, there was the painted prototypes of Ciel from the game God Eater 2 as well one of Attack on Titan‘s Titan, which appears to be perfectly to scale with the series’ characters figma.
From Phat! Company, we see little chibi figures of a sampling of the Idolm@ster girls (some painted, some not) along with a teaser image for a scale figure of Takane Shijou, yet another idol from the game.