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Today in Preorders

The last couple of days of preorder updates show a few fancy exclusive items!

Firstly, from Amakuni and Hobby Japan, we have two very attractive blondes from two prolific artists – Namaniku ATK and Tsuji Santa! Ashikaga Chachamaru Wedding ver. has been made to match with the previously announced Sansei Muramasa and like Sansei, she also casts off. This Chachamaru has both a Regular and a Limited Edition available, though both are Exclusive to Hobby Japan. The Limited Edition comes with a bonus clearfile set.

Character: Ashikaga Chachamaru Wedding ver.
Series: Soukou Akki Muramasa
Manufacturer: Amakuni
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,019 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Limited + Exlcusive (Regular ver)
Character: Ashikaga Chachamaru Wedding ver.
Series: Soukou Akki Muramasa
Manufacturer: Amakuni
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,130 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive
‘Shinwa Taisen Gilgamesh Knight’ is also seeing a long awaited figure of Deena Challenger. With her fancy weapon and motorbike, she’s definitely something to admire for the details. She is also limited to Hobby Japan.

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Character: Deena Challenger
Series: Shinwa Taisen Gilgamesh Knight
Manufacturer: Amakuni
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥20,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

And the last from the Exclusive set, we have ‘High School Fleet’s Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg. Limited and Exclusive to Aniplex+, she is made to go along with the previously announced Misaki Akeno. Her flowing coat is particularly lovely!

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Character: Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg
Series: High School Fleet
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,037 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

From Medicom Toy, we have more Pokemon products, which is fantastic for the fans out there who have been waiting a long time for high quality products of the characters! This is of Diantha from ‘Pokemon XY’ and even comes with a Gardevoir.

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Character: Diantha + Gardevoir
Series: Pokemon XY
Manufacturer: Medicom Toy
Category: Non-Scale
Price: ¥6,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard

Moving to the GSC umbrella, we have Rise Kujikawa in her Arabian Armour outfit from the dancing game ‘Persona 4: Dancing All Night’ being made by Aquamarine! The details on her are wonderful and the gold is looking very classy, rather that gaudy. The only thing holding back this wonderful figures are her eyes; yikes!

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Character: Rise Kujikawa
Series: Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard

Fans of the recent anime about Japanese sweets, ‘Dagashi Kashi’, will be very happy to see this figure of Shidare Hotaru holding the ever-popular Umaibo! Her eyes are perfectly replicated and her typical outfit shows off all the right areas.

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Character: Shidare Hotaru
Series: Dagashi Kashi
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Standard

While figma fans have been seeing very little good stuff lately, today definitely is a change from that. Even moreso for those who are fans of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”! Not only do we have Link but we also have Zelda! Link comes with both a Standard and a DX ver. for those of you who are keen to have lots of weapon and display choices!

Character: Link
Series: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: figma
Price: ¥5,093 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Link DX ver.
Series: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: figma
Price: ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard
Zelda is just as intricately sculpted, and comes with both her sword and the Bow of Light, however she comes with only two faces.

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Character: Zelda
Series: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: figma
Price: ¥5,556 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard

‘Berserk’ fans are also seeing some more love! This time we’re seeing more God Hand members; Slan, named the ”Whore Princess of the Uterine Sea” by the Skeleton Knight, as well as a figFIX figure of the silent and eerie Conrad. It would seem that Slan is nude, so this is a first for the world of figma! figma Void and figma Ubik are currently in production, and it would appear that these will also be released together as Slan and Conrad are being released.

Character: Slan + Conrad
Series: Berserk
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: figma + figFIX
Price: ¥13,704 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard

And never short of love, we have more Nendoroids! One of the well loved lead of ‘Love Live: Sunshine’, Chika Takami  in her outfit from the song ‘Aozora Jumping Heart’! It’s also been announced that all the girls will be made, so don’t hesitate if you were concerned about this! And similar to the original Love Live set, she will also come with a Stage Base & Small and Large Nendoroid Base Extension Parts as a bonus if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop!

Character: Chika Takami
Series: LoveLive! Sunshine!
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥3,241 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February
Run: Standard

And last but certainly not least, we also have another Peko-Chan, dressed up in her school uniform. She even comes with an adorable puppy with the less-than-imaginative name of Dog.

Character: Peko-Chan School ver.
Series: Fujiya Peko-chan
Manufacturer: Play Future
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Today in Preorders

So in an effort to get updates to you sooner, I’m going to quicken my updates to daily, or bi-daily if there are no/very few updates! So for today, let’s see what is up for preorder!

From Kotobukiya and up for preorder yesterday, we have an ARTFX Green Lantern 1/6th Scale! Designed to go with a ‘Justice League’ set, he definitely has a powerful presence463961.

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Character: Green Lantern
Series: Green Lantern
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Mentioned in a previous TWIP as a Valve Shop Exclusive, the ‘DOTA’ figures are now available in the standard shops! All set for a release in February 2017, these all look really well made and you will be able to find reviews of these to help you decide if you need them yourself.

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Character: Anti-Mage
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Valve
Category: figma
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Windranger
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Valve
Category: figma
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Dragon Knight
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Valve
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Mirana
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Valve
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

While we continue to look at Western IPs, we also have ‘The Legend of Korra’s’ main character, Korra! Previously very limited in availability, Good Smile have today announced that she will be available Worldwide and the new parts that had been previously teased will be available for everyone who has ordered her (yay!).

Character: Korra
Series: The Legend of Korra
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

Additionally in the space of strong female characters, we have a Nendoroid S-Class Rank 2 superhero, ‘One-Punch Man’s’ ~Tornado of Terror~ Tatsumaki. Her naturally curly green hair also comes with an interchangeable version to display the hair more ruffled up after using her esper abilities, of which debris is also included. Definitely a must have to go with Genos and Saitama.

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Character: Tatsumaki
Series: One-Punch Man
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Today is truly a “strong woman” day, with a figma of Celty also up for preorder! Ikebukuro’s ‘Headless Rider’ comes with her mobile device, sickle and smoke effect parts to display her without her helmet.

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Character: Celty Sturluson
Series: DuRaRaRa!! X2
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: figma
Price: ¥5,074 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

And more strong girls… I mean… Wait.

Next we have Okurikara, from ‘Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-‘ the aloof sword that would rather get things done alone. His details have all been really well replicated and as with the rest of the set, he comes with a round base with his symbol. Also orders from the Good Smile Online Shop comes with a Rubber Strap.

Character: Okurikara
Series: Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

From the incredibly popular ‘Fate/stay night’ spin-off series ‘Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!’ comes a figure of the main character Illyasviel von Einzbern in her ‘beast’ mode! The second figure of her in this outfit, I think the differences between the Broccoli version makes her much cuter to the eye!

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Character: Illyasviel von Einzbern Beast ver.
Series: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!
Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

From ‘My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!’ comes Yukino Yukinoshita in a kimono based on some official artwork! Her long black hair matches with the purple kimono her face and curves can be enjoyed from all angles!

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Character: Yukino Yukinoshita
Series: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!
Manufacturer: Souyokusha
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥12,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

‘Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch’ seeing figures after all these years, comes a yukata figure of Kanu Unchou! Wearing a loose yukata which shows off her beautiful skin tone and shapely body, she has a very sexy charm which is very appropriate for the series.

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Character: Kanu Unchou Yukata ver.
Series: Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥10,926 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

And lastly, from Kotobukiya, we have an adorable figure of Shimada Alice from ‘Girls und Panzer der Film’. As the commander of the Selection University’s Senshadou team and a rival to the Nishizumi house, this figure shows her shyness and age, carrying Boko and a feature of him on the base.

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Character: Shimada Alice
Series: Girls und Panzer der Film
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

Last Week In Preorders

Well it doesn’t seem right to say it’s this week when it was actually last week but Melbourne’s Animaga Convention meant I wasn’t able to get these delicious preorder updates to you last week.

Orange Rouge don’t look like they’re about to slow down any time soon with their ‘Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-‘ figures. This 1/8th scale figure of Shishiou based on his standard standing pose from the game has so many incredible details replicated from his card. His powerful yet slim legs, long wavering cape blowing in the wind, the even the nue creature on his back have been replicated wonderfully to create a perfect rendition of Shishiou and all his charms. Naturally a must have for any fans of him!

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Orders through the Good Smile Online Shop also come with the bonus that all the previous Touken Ranbu scales have come with; a charm of the character’s sword!

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Character: Shishiou
Series: Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard

The last few weeks have seen figure after figure from the series ‘God Eater 2: Rage Burst’ and no wonder; these characters look fantastic! The next figure is of the captain of Fenrir’s special force unit ‘Blood’ – Julius Visconti! This figure is based on the main visual illustration from the series and replicates all the finer details of Julius and his outfit. His God Arc is also included, and even better, he has interchangeable parts allowing you to choose between two different poses when you display him!

Character: Julius Visconti
Series: God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

From the classic Hayao Miyazaki series ‘Future Boy Conan’ comes a figma of the main character, Conan! To think, a figure of a character from back in the 70s! His faceplates are incredibly entertaining; a smiling expression, a valiant expression and a face with clenched teeth.

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Character: Conan
Series: Future Boy Conan
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥4,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The world of Nendoroids is never boring for fans of the deformed style. Last week saw a Nendoroid of Karasuno High Boys’ Volleyball Club’s vice captain known as the ‘Indomitable Setter’ – Koushi Sugawara, from the incredibly popular Volleyball anime, ‘Haikyu!!’; the Shielder servant, Matthew Kyrielite, from the hugely popular -and addictive- mobage ‘Fate/Grand Order’; and from the game series ‘Kirby’, a matching Meta Knight using the same magnets as the previously released Kirby to create a massive range of poses!

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Koushi will come with a rubber strap if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop.

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Character: Koushi Sugawara
Series: Haikyu!! Karasuno High VS Shiratorizawa Academy
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Shielder
Series: Fate/Grand Order
Manufacturer: GSC
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Meta Knight
Series: Kirby
Manufacturer: GSC
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

From Pulchra, another ‘Fate/Grand Order’ character! This time, we’re looking at Rider – this one in particular is Ushiwakamaru based on her second stage! This pose is so dynamic but it’s unfortunate that they had to use a clear support attached to her leg to achieve it.

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Character: Rider/Ushiwakamaru
Series: Fate/Grand Order
Manufacturer: Pulchra
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥14,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

The next figure in Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo and ‘Street Fighter’ series, Ibuki the super cool kunoichi is now up for order and gosh does she look amazing. Not only that, but she also comes with a KotoUS exclusive version, which comes with her masked face.

Character: Ibuki
Series: Street Fighter III
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥7,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (Exclusive version also available)

For the ‘iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls’ fans out there, a new bunny figure of Totoki Airi. A Princess Bunny, to boot! She looks incredibly awkward with her pose but that seems to be a part of her charm. She also comes with an Exclusive version with an additional face, this time from KotoJP.

Character: Totoki Airi
Series: iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥9,200 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (Exclusive version also available)

Also from Kotobukiya, a Cu-Poche of the demon butler Sebastian from ‘Kuroshitsuji ~Book of the Atlantic~’ comes with absolutely fantastic faces and some weapon cutlery.

Character: Sebastian Michaelis
Series: Kuroshitsuji ~Book of the Atlantic~
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: Cu-Poche
Price: ¥4,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

New manufacturer Bell Fine have been getting some really popular licences, including ‘Hidan no Aria AA’ and ‘Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!’. These figures of Kanzaki H Aria, Mamiya Akari and KonoSuba’s Megumin show a lot of promise but close ups of the details show that they have a lot to learn still. Hopefully they’ll be able to improve quickly! At the least, they are picking some magnificent poses.

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Character: Mamiya Akari
Series: Hidan no Aria AA
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2016
Run: Standard
Character: Kanzaki H Aria
Series: Hidan no Aria AA
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard
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Character: Megumin
Series: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2016
Run: Standard

Aoshima/Funny Knights have released a number of Kai Ni versions of characters from ‘Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~’ and here they are with yet another one; this time of Maya, from the Takao-class of Heavy Cruisers. Her pose and those ship parts look fantastic but that angle is terrifying! There’s definitely high chances of leaning issues over time.

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Character: Maya Kai Ni
Series: Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~
Manufacturer: Aoshima/Funny Knights
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2017
Run: Standard

Alter and Ryu-NS have made a new version of the previously released ‘To LOVEru Darkness’ Lala Satalin Deviluke 1/6 scale figure. This new and updated version is the Pastel Co-De version and it looks fantastic! The changes in colour to her hair, the updated colouring on her swimsuit and even details as small as a new print on her canvas sneakers. The original was highly regarded and well sought after so if this version appeals to you, definitely get an order in at AmiAmi; who happen to be the only retailer carrying this item.

Character: Lala Satalin Deviluke
Series: To LOVEru Darkness
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Exclusive

Also from Alter, the long awaited figure of Yasuhara Ema from ‘Shirobako’ has finally come up for order. After seeing her at expos painted for months, it was getting to a point where it was unclear when she would come up for order. But here she is! The key animator at Musashino Animation is sitting on her chair, ready to work. I personally particularly love her green eyes and those wonderfully sculpted hands!

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Character: Yasuhara Ema
Series: Shirobako
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The fabulous Erza Scarlet ‘Fairy Tail’ is seeing yet another figure of her not in her traditional armour. This Kuro Neko Gravure_Style version from Orca Toys is an alternate colour from the previously available white version, which releases in December as well. The sword included looks fantastic as well.

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Character: Erza Scarlet – Kuro Neko Gravure_Style Ver.
Series: Fairy Tail
Manufacturer: Orca Toys
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

To the world of Exclusive Cast Off items, there are two new Hobby Japan items up for order.

Yukime from ‘Jigoku Sensei Nube’ is being made by Amakuni and is looking fantastic and is by former Griffon sculptor, I-Con. Yukime’s overall aesthetic is very reminiscent of the 90s artstyle and this figure replicates that very well with the highly detailed hair strands, simplistic face and outfit. I really like the inclusion of the snowman for the base, as she is a yuki-onna/snow-woman. She also has alternate parts for her to be cast-off (not shown).

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Character: Yukime
Series: Jigoku Sensei Nube
Manufacturer: Amakuni
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥10.926 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March/April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

And from Alter we have the last figure in the ‘Hyakka Ryouran’ series; Yagyu Jubei Final Bride Ver. She looks fantastic. The details on her dress, her swords, even her hair and face are just incredible. The print all over is so sharp and the gradient makes what could’ve been a painfully white outfit, pop.
But the biggest shock of this item is that fact that she is cast-off. This will be Alter’s first example of a cast-off figure and to do this with the last of an ecchi figure series? Talk about finishing with a bang.

Character: Yagyu Jubei Final Bride Ver.
Series: Hyakka Ryouran
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

Lastly, from Native we have the next in the Character Selection series; Suzushiro Mizuki from the manga series Boku Girl. Often mistaken for a girl, and transformed by the trickster god Loki, Mizuki is shown here based on the illustration from the 5th installment of the recently finished series. This figure seems simple but every detail has been recreated magnificently by Chieri (who is behind incredible works such as Max Factory’s Belldandy) and even comes with an interchangeable hood. Loki’s long tail is also bendable, allowing you to shape it however you please! Native items are always Exclusive, but fortunately they do ship to selected international countries!

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Character: Suzushiro Mizuki
Series: Boku Girl
Manufacturer: Native
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥12,037 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Exclusive

“Good Smile Company 15th Anniversary Exhibition” in Akihabara!

Good Smile Company have opened a 15th anniversary event, commemorating all of the wonderful support from their fans. Not only is this event being held in the Otaku Hub of Tokyo, Akihabara; it features the display of almost every single figure released by GSC (which is over 1000 items!). The event started today on the 20th August and will be running up until Sunday 4th September and best of all, entrance is free.

Good Smile have a Figure Exhibition featuring all their previously released figures and some prototypes; a 15th Anniversary Corner showing items that specifically relate to their anniversary; and a Sales Corner for purchasing the various goods and figures available at this amazing event.

Items such as the wonderful looking ‘Stars Bless You’ ver Sakura Kinomoto are on display and lovers of Nendoroids will be in heaven, able to admire all Nendoroids released and up for pre-order/prototyped.
For those who don’t have the luxury of going to the event themselves, AmiAmiBlog have been so kind as to take numerous photos for fans to admire.

And those who have the chance to go to Japan before the event is over, the access details are below!

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Dates 20th August 2016 – 4th September 2016
Times Weekdays 12:00 – 20:00 (Last Entry 19:30)
Weekends 11:00 – 19:00 (Last Entry 18:30)
Location 3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021
Access – 1 min. from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Suehirocho station (Exit 4)
– 3 min. from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Yushima station (Exit 6)
– 6 min. from Toei Oedo Line Ueno-Okachimachi station (Exit A1)
– 7 min. from JR Okachimachi station (Southern Exit)
– 8 min. from JR Akihabara station (Electric City Exit)
Entrance Fee Free

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