Figure News: Nendoroid Generation is really happening
I still can't believe that they're making a Nendoroid video game. I mean, GSC may be on great terms with much of the video game industry (they've made promotional Petit Nendoroids for everyone from Nippon Ichi to Arc System Works), but they're actual...
Figures & Dolls | 11 May 2011 01:38
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Figure News: Massive glut of pre-Golden-Week preorders
Ah, Golden Week. The week that everyone's tsundere for. On one hand, schools and many businesses are closed for this week of three holidays. On the other hand, traffic increases tenfold as everyone goes to visit relatives at once. Regardless, Banda...
Figures & Dolls | 29 Apr 2011 01:18
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Figure News: A Nendoroid... video game?
Well, folks, we've reached that point. We had a perfectly good sketch about hermits a successful and popular line of figures, but now things are beginning to get rather silly. The newest issue of Famitsu, which leaked today, unveiled something comple...
Figures & Dolls | 21 Apr 2011 02:19
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Figure News: Figma Mayoi Hachikuji given a release date
Ah, Bakemonogatari. One of the most polarizing anime of 2009. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, Japan evidently loves it enough for it to be getting the Figma treatment. In addition to the soon-to-be-released Hitagi Senjougahara a...
Figures & Dolls | 14 Apr 2011 02:19
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Figure News: J-JUST PLACE AN ORDER, YOU DOUBLE FIGMA!
Today, not one but two Figmas went up for preorder. The first was one I've been secretly hoping for ever since Figma Reimu was announced way back in summer 2009. That's right, the Little Pandemonium, Suika Ibuki, has joined the Figma line! What...
Figures & Dolls | 08 Apr 2011 02:00
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Figure News: New Figuarts preorders open (for all of five minutes)
Alright, I'm in a bit of a love-hate relationship with Bandai at the moment. On one hand, their last batch of announcements was one of the most impressive this year. But on the other hand, they still don't know how to distribute their products effect...
Figures & Dolls | 05 Apr 2011 22:51
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Figure News: New Figma prototypes leaked
My, what an interesting development has occurred this week. Two days ago, a mysterious thread popped up on 2ch's figure board from someone claiming to be a former intern for Max Factory. He posted a brief story to explain the photos he posted. Note t...
Figures & Dolls | 01 Apr 2011 22:20
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Figma News: You might not want to let this girl near your fragile figu...
I'm not gonna lie, I laughed upon seeing this information - mainly because it turns out that the Figma Blog had updated while I was typing the last article. Anyway, the fourth release in the wildly popular Black*Rock Shooter line is here! Don't...
Figures & Dolls | 29 Mar 2011 23:14
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Figure News SPECIAL: GSC continues to push its Sendai relief fundraise...
Good Smile Company is one of many corporations donating money towards the relief effort for the Sendai tragedy. In addition to its initial donation, GSC plans to sell a special-edition version of its Hatsune Miku Nendoroid, including an extra face an...
Figures & Dolls | 29 Mar 2011 22:39
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Figure News: It's showtime for Max Factory
The Big O was one of the shows that got me into anime, and I still have a soft spot for it to this day. So you can guess how excited I got when I saw these gems on the new-items lists at the usual stores. That's right, the Figma of R. Dorothy...
Figures & Dolls | 26 Mar 2011 01:51
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Figure News: Bandai Rider-Kicks fans' wallets with new announcements
...Whew. The first major news update since the Sendai tragedy, and it's utterly massive. Kamen Rider fans be warned, your wallet may suffer a painful death upon reading this article. I'll start off with a less-anticipated exclusive release. S.
Figures & Dolls | 24 Mar 2011 00:19
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Figure News SPECIAL: Regarding the Sendai Earthquake
Alright, the situation over in Japan is looking pretty bleak right now. The death toll continues to shoot up (current estimates are that it'll reach 10,000 before this is over). So most Japanese companies have higher priorities right now than releasi...
Otaku & Japan | 16 Mar 2011 11:19
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Figure News: Max Factory gives us Miku-Miku
March 9th is something of a special day for Vocaloid fans. As 3/9 can be pronounced as "Mi-ku" in moonspeak, Crypton has declared it to be Miku day! In addition to the annual concerts, plenty of new Miku merchandise goes up for order. In ad...
Figures & Dolls | 10 Mar 2011 00:55
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 2/23-3/5
Well, the past 9 days or so have made up for the recent dearth of releases in a big way - all the major manufacturers shipped a lot of items out. The natural response is to list them! Nendoroid Ui Hirasawa Manufacturer: Good Smile Company Orig...
Figures & Dolls | 06 Mar 2011 01:46
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Figure News: Catching up
First off, I want to apologize for the lack of articles over the last week or so. I came down with the flu, which complicated things. Anyway, updates will be resuming as usual now, but I'll list the new items that went up for order and were released...
Figures & Dolls | 03 Mar 2011 03:18
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Figure News: New preorders, and mysterious GSC developments
Well, yesterday was a very, very slow news day. But now I'm glad that I waited 'til today to see if anything notable would crop up, as it most definitely did. >gir before being stepped on.jpg Impending_Sky already said pretty much all ther...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Feb 2011 19:43
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 2/15-2/22
Good lord, this really was a slow week for releases. Only three things of note showed up, two of which were spillover from last month (oh, GSC, you and your delays~). I even tried delaying the article by a day in the hope that something new would pop...
Figures & Dolls | 21 Feb 2011 04:58
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Figure News: Touhou creator cracks down on merchandising, new figures...
The Touhou Project has always been in something of an interesting spot as merchandising goes, if only due to its doujin nature. Well, genius drunkard creator ZUN is now establishing new policies for commercial Touhou Project goods, which goes into ef...
Figures & Dolls | 19 Feb 2011 04:30
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Figure News: Another month, another batch of delays
Well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but it still sucks. Good Smile Company, ALTER, and Max Factory have just announced another batch of delays - which includes pretty much everything they were going to release this month. To be...
Figures & Dolls | 17 Feb 2011 00:23
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Nendoroid HMO Miku's arrival
Today, I found these two in the mail. While TTGL is pretty old news, I did utterly fall in love with Nendoroid HMO Miku. If anything, her parts go so well with Neko-Arc's... And Woody decided to jam with the band. And if anyone...
Figures & Dolls | 15 Feb 2011 02:29
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Figure News: Figma Kurisu Makise up for preorder
Well, well, well. It seems that I got so swept up in the Tamashii Features announcements that I missed a new Figma preorder! Fear not, for Kurisu Makise is here! Piccolo-tan? Kurisu here comes from the sleeper-hit VN STEINS;GATE, about severa...
Figures & Dolls | 15 Feb 2011 02:04
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 2/7-2/14
Well, Valentine's Day is around the corner, and love is in the air. It feels kind of sticky and hard-to-breathe-in. Not fun. ...Anyway, this week actually yielded a surprising number of releases for the middle of the month, starting with an old cl...
Figures & Dolls | 14 Feb 2011 01:43
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Figure News: TAMASHII FEATURES 2011 COVERAGE
Well, Bandai has gone off trying to be all independent-like again. Rather than showing off their wares at Wonder Festival like everyone else, they've created their own show! Tamashii Features revealed a lot of new products, but not in the fields you'...
Figures & Dolls | 12 Feb 2011 01:41
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Figure News: WF Interview reveals new Sci-Fi Revoltechs, Figmas
Well, I'd like to draw the attention of MAS to a very interesting interview courtesy of toy site It'sAllTrue.net. Shortly before Wonder Festival, they asked readers to supply questions for them to ask to Kaiyodo, Max Factory, and Medicos representati...
Figures & Dolls | 10 Feb 2011 01:52
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Figure News: Interesting 3A Rumors
Alright, Wonder Festival has come and gone. The Mikus were appended, the Stockings were stocked, and ROBOCOP GOT A FIGMA. Anyway, we're in that lull that comes after big announcements - this week is probably going to be pretty slow figure-news-wise.
Figures & Dolls | 08 Feb 2011 02:12
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Figure News: WONDER FESTIVAL COVERAGE
Alright, the flood gates are open, and the new images from WF2011 are pouring in! Here's how I'm gonna do this - I'll be uploading images continuously into this post until the flow stops. For now, there'll be no text, just images. In return, I'd like...
Figures & Dolls | 06 Feb 2011 01:19
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 1/31-2/6
Well, tonight's the night, folks! Wonder Festival has come to town! But rather than get completely caught up in the hype, we should also remember that there are plenty of cool things that are already out, even this very week. Let's take a look at the...
Figures & Dolls | 06 Feb 2011 01:11
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Figure News SPECIAL: Wonder Festival Preparations
Alright, folks. I hope your bodies are ready, 'cause that very special time that comes twice a year is nearing once more! Wonder Festival Winter 2011 begins on this Sunday, February 6th! While it's likely that leaks will begin tomorrow afternoon (as...
Figures & Dolls | 05 Feb 2011 03:10
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Figure News: Rider Reissues Result in Rush
The past 48 hours have proven that a lot of people are attempting to count the medals one two and three. With the S.H. Figuarts line only growing in popularity and Kamen Rider OOO proving to be quite the hit, demand for both Figuarts and OOO merchand...
Figures & Dolls | 03 Feb 2011 01:24
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Figure(?) News: New details emerge about B*RS RPG, including bundled F...
Well, this isn't really that figure-related, but I know that a lot of people are big Black*Rock Shooter fans 'round these parts. Anyway, some more concept art was revealed in recent magazine scans, including clear looks at two of the new characters.
Figures & Dolls | 01 Feb 2011 02:31
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 1/23-1/30
Well, Good Smile Company hasn't exactly been winning friends lately. Not only is there the controversy regarding the questionable future of their international sales, but they've developed a knack for biting off a bit more than they can chew - nearly...
Figures & Dolls | 30 Jan 2011 01:42
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Figure News: GSC stopping some international exports?
Well, there's been quite the cafuffle in the figure-collecting world over the past 48 hours, due to a mysterious newsletter sent out by figure retailer CDJapan. It merely read: "IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, products manufactured by Good Smile Co...
Figures & Dolls | 29 Jan 2011 05:54
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Figure News: Bandai trolls non-Japanese, Kaiyodo makes up for it
As much as I (and many people) love Bandai, I must admit that it's a rather tsundere relationship. Their figures are among the best on the market, and they delve into properties other companies tend to overlook (tokusatsu, Digimon, Shonen Jump franch...
Figures & Dolls | 27 Jan 2011 00:53
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Figure News: HobbyLink Japan begins their Fabulous Figure Bargain Batt...
HobbyLink Japan has been known for doing sales quite a lot, but they're usually focusing on less-popular manufacturers like Aoshima. Well, they've began their new sale, the Fabulous Figure Bargain Battle! 75 items are available from 25%-75% off, f...
Figures & Dolls | 25 Jan 2011 01:17
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 1/17-1/23
Next week begins that time of the month when manufacturers begin shipping their wares in bulk. Until then, though, new products are down to a mere trickle. Anyway, there were still a few new items shipped this week... Ultra-Act Kaiser Belial Manu...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Jan 2011 15:54
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Figure News: Figmas and Revoltechs amidst the WF hype
Well, Wonder Festival is creeping closer and closer, but this isn't stopping companies from revealing (or leaking, as the case may be) new products! First up would be the revelation that Max Factory is stretching their Kamen Rider Ryuki Dragon Knight...
Figures & Dolls | 22 Jan 2011 01:58
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Figure News: Hamhands and reissues abound
One of the most popular Figma sublines in the history of the line would be the Black*Rock Shooter series. Not only was the main character Good Smile Company's top-selling product last year, but she's also the highest-selling Figma to date! So Max Fac...
Figures & Dolls | 20 Jan 2011 02:46
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Figure News: Revoltech Predator falls prey to mediocrity
Kaiyodo's Sci-Fi Revoltech Predator has been eagerly anticipated ever since it was revealed almost a year ago. Well, images of the final-release Predator have emerged, and the result is... underwhelming. You might want to get to the chopper to g...
Figures & Dolls | 17 Jan 2011 22:36
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Figure News: Release Roundup, 1/9-1/16
The dry spell of figures that started last week continues, with a noticeable dearth of new releases this week. But GSC and Kaiyodo have still managed to get a few things out (mostly delayed items from last month in the case of the former), as shown b...
Figures & Dolls | 16 Jan 2011 01:20
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Figure News: March Revoltechs march onwards
Kaiyodo seems determined to continue its reputation as the most prolific of the major figure manufacturers - they've just opened preorders for three March releases! First up would be the return on their Queen's Blade subline. FEAR MY MIGHTY HAMH...
Figures & Dolls | 15 Jan 2011 02:40
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