Good Smile Company has previewed the January releases planned for their super deformed Nendoroid line. The 10th anniversary of TYPE-MOON's visual novels and related media is selected in a set of Petit figures (5000yen - $64.50), while Mahoutsukai no Yoru representative Aoko Aozaki (2750yen - $35.50) gets her own full sized Nendoroid. On the Vocaloid front, Megpoid Gumi gets her own figure, with previews of it all from GSC's Mika-tan blog.
Nendoroid Petite: TYPE-MOON Collection!
A collection of the heroines from TYPE-MOON PC games over the past 10 years! The set includes many classic characters as well as characters from the most recent TYPE-MOON game – the perfect set for TYPE-MOON fans!
There are 12 characters, including one secret character to collect!!
From Fate/stay night:
Saber (Dress) & Rin Tohsaka (Coat)!
Saber is wearing a lovely dress and also comes with a replaceable arm part allowing you to either give her a bent arm like this, or display her with Excalibur, which you can see in the previous photos. Plus Rin is in her famous red coat!
From Tsukihime & MELTY BLOOD
Arcueid Brunestud & Ciel!
Saber (Motorbike) & Irisviel!
From ‘Mahoutsukai no Yoru’:
Aoko Aozaki & Alice Kuonji!
From Kara no Kyokai, Fate/stay night and Carnival Phantasm:
Shiki Ryogi, Saber Lily & Phantasmoon!
preorders opened last week
Speaking of TYPE-Moon, there's also a Nendoroid of Aoko Aozaki from the relatively recent Mahoutsukai no Yoru
With Mika-tan's commentary
From famous game developer TYPE-MOON’s latest work, ‘Mahoutsukai no Yoru’ comes a Nendoroid of the game’s main character and heroine, Aoko Aozaki! Enjoy the company of the apprentice witch whenever you like, in the pose of your choice! Aoko is also known for her rather bountiful bust…
Which is even nice and clear on the Nendoroid!! (ﾟ∀ﾟ)
This is how she looks from the back!
Even though the sculpting is fairly simple, the hair has a lovely dynamic look to it. The way the hair on the side stands up is also a perfect rendition of the illustrations! As a side note, I have to say that Aoko’s skirt is incredibly short… it was really hard to get a picture not showing anything…
The pose from the key visual!
A lovely jumping pose! She comes with both bent arms and legs, so you can probably recreate the pose from the game’s packaging as well… I’ll have to try out for myself later!
She comes with a shouting expression!
Aoko is often quite cranky, so a shouting pose like this is actually very suited to her. It’s perfect to pose her shouting out orders as the head of the student council. I’m sure there are many fans of this angry side of Aoko!
Plus if use it in conjuction with the folded arms you see here, it really looks like she is angrily shouting about something! (*ﾟ∀ﾟ)=3
A chibi face for some more comical poses!
Aoko often had this expression in her dailogue with Soujurou, it has a kind of surprised and embarrassed feel to it and looks lovely!
It also has the potential to be used with all other Nendoroids, which is something I love to have with expressions.
A special magical circle pedestal!
Those who have played the game will know which scene this is from instantly – it even has edges made to look like debris! I don’t want to spoil anything, but this really is an amazing fight scene!!!
The scenario itself is amazing, but the production and music really bring everything together for an absolutely incredible scene! I just stared at the sceen with my mouth half open…
She also comes with magic effect parts!
There are actually three magic circles in one, another perfect rendition of a scene where Aoko is fighting a certain opponent! I love seeing figures in poses from the game like this, it makes me want to create a little diorama to recreate the scene even further!
But I’m sure there are a lot of fans of the game that are also wondering if a certain other character is going to be joining Aoko… I think any fan would want to see this character join Aoko!!
Nendoroid Alice Kuonji is on her way too!!
Unfortunately I can only show you her back today, but I’m sure we’ll be able to take a closer look at her very shortly! But even just looking at her back there is so much I want to say about her…
Will she come with her cape and hat? Will she come with sitting parts? (I want to have her sitting next to the fighting Aoko Nendoroid!), will she come with her little robin? I’m really not sure what parts she’ll come with, so we’ll have to just wait and see!!
On the Vocaloid front,
From ‘Virtual Vocalist Megpoid’:
With Mika-tan commentary
The image character for the Virtual Vocalist Megpoid, GUMI, is finally joining the Nendoroid world! You can pose her in all sorts of poses that became popular from a number of her songs!
I know many of you have been waiting for her!! ヽ(ﾟ∀ﾟ)ﾉ
There have been requests for a Nendoroid of GUMI for ages, and now we are finally able to bring her to the fans!! Apologies for the long wait!
This is how she looks from the back!
Her hair has such a nice vivid green color, and even the little stand of hair coming off to the side has been faithfully kept in Nendoroid form! The tips of the hair are much darker with a gradient effect becoming lighter toward the center of her hair. Her outfit also looks lovely and detailed!
Recreate the illustration on the packaging!
Using the two bent arms you can pose her with her hands pressing the buttons on her headphones – the same pose from the Megpoid packaging! The actual illustration is a head-on frontal picture, but I decided to take a picture at a slight angle instead. She is also making use of the bent left leg part to really complete the pose!
A winking expression and ‘Kira’ pose!
I’m sure some of the fans will get the reference here, but I’m not going to expain it any further than that.
This pose actually makes use of another bent left arm different from the one used in the above photo, as well as special hand parts!
You can display her wearing the goggles!
The goggles are included like this as an expression part, with the ones on her head being removable for a pose like this. This pose also makes use of a second type of bent arms, as well as the pointing hand parts to hold up her goggles with one hand, and her other hands held to her hips! You can get all sorts of poses out of the arms and hands included with her!
I also only just realized, but even though the figure is seperable at the waist, you can still clearly make out the line from her hips to her legs! Ageta-san really is an amazing sculptor!!
But there’s still more!!
A chibi expression and giant carrot!!
GUMI comes with a total of four expressions!! Σ(ﾟ∀ﾟ )
It’s always great to have more variety!! Plus she comes with a giant carrot to contrast with the eggplant used by Gackpo! She can also be posed riding on the carrot just as Gackpo could be posed riding on his eggplant! You can connect the carrot to the Nendoroid stand to kind of make it look the carrot is soaring through the sky! She looks so cute!!（´∀｀）
Nendoroid - Gakupoid (Gakupo Kamui) has just been release
From Senki Zesshou Symphogear:
Nendoroid Tsubasa Kazanari! is also on her way
with Mika-tan commentary
From the anime series ‘Senki Zesshou Symphogear’ comes a Nendoroid of Tsubasa Kazanari, the character who uses the first Symphogear System, Ame no Habakiri! She also includes some Nendoroid sized versions of the ‘Noise’ that threaten humanity!
Just like Hibiki, Tsubasa comes an amazing expression!
I’ll get to it shortly, but it is definitely something to look forward to!!
This is how she looks from the back!
She has a much more posable thigh area when compared to normal Nendoroids. It’s not quite fully posable, but it definitely makes it a little easier to get her lower half into some poses – plus it doesn’t change the way she looks at all, so it’s really a win-win situation!
The wings on her ankles are also fitted with ball joints which allow them to be moved back and forth.
She comes with loads of optional parts, including four Armed Gears!
First up, her standard sword!
You can recreate a number of the combat scenes with the Noise! Tsubasa also comes with these whale-type Noise figures which will look great with alternate Noise figure that came with Hibiki! They’re even made with clear parts which looked lovely!
‘Blue Flash’ attack with her long sword!
The scroll that showed the name of the attack that always appeared in the show always sticks in my mind! Once the actual product releases I think I’ll try and recreate that scroll to display alongside her!
This pose features a special right and bent left arm, as well as a bent left leg and really makes it look like she’s swinging the sword around! ヽ(｀･ω･´)ﾉ
“Heaven’s Wrath” using her great sword!
The actual sword is actually a lot bigger than this, but it had to be made this size as the full size was simply impossible – but even so it’s incredibly big! There is a special stand to support the sword as well, so you can pose her kicking the sword as she did in the show!
But when I think of Symphogear, I think of this expression!!
A Swansong Expression━(ﾟ∀ﾟ)━ !!!!
I’m fairly certain those of you who haven’t seen the series must be quite confused by this expression. The girls can sing a Swansong in order to get a huge amount of power to defeat their enemies, but it puts a lot of stress on the body, as you can see here!
The expression actually uses much less blood than the series, though.
I also tried playing around with Hibiki’s dark expression on other characters (see the photo below), but I don’t think this particular expression would work great on others… ^^;
Leg blades for the ‘Reverse Rakshasa’!
The Reverse Rakshasa was an attack where she spun around upside-down with her leg blades deployed! You can see she’s hard at work with Hibiki destroying the Noise!
The expression on Tsubasa here is included with Hibiki! (・∀・)
You can actually put the expression on pretty much any character to give them a really devious appearance!
Nendoroid - Hibiki Tachibana has just been released
It's not up for pre-order yet, but there's also an Iron-Man scheduled for January
GSC and Max Factory's figma Henrietta from Gunslinger Girl is also up for preorder ahead of a January release