Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. Its mascotshave been illustrated by Keinojou Mizutama. This year, Mizutama has been battling health problems, so, with best wishes for a speedy recovery from all involved, Kiyohiko Azuma, author of manga Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh, was invited to illustrate the pair for the summer event.
Wonder Festival 2014 is currently being held at the Makuhari Messe expo center in Japan and Free! fans are glued to the Alter booth for the new and improved prototype figures for Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana that are on display. Dedicated Japanese fans have already created a side-by-side comparison image for the rest of us to stare at. See the detailed comparison and bonus Free! Ocha-Tomo figure photos after the jump!
Union Creative, the figure maker who brought out the Calne Ca figures from their H" (Edge) line, has posted 3 teaser images of upcoming Yowapeda prototype figures from their Men's H"(Edge) line in preparation for Winter Wonder Festival 2014 this weekend at the Makuhari Messe in Japan. The blog is not even sharing the names of the characters and leaving fans to speculate which figures they are. Make your guess after the jump!
Yokai are supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore and have been often used as motifs in films and comics. Shodoshima Yokai Project held a competition for Yokai-themed original sculptures, and displayed the winners at this summer's Wonder Festival. Check the super-detailed Yokais after the jump.
The second part of our photo feature for Wonder Festival 2013 Summer, which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on July 28, covers the newest product from popular figure companies including ALTER, Kotobukiya, and Sega Prize. Check the latest Japanese character figures after the jump!
As in the past, one of the most crowded corporate booths in this summer's Wonder Festival was Good Smile Company and Max Factory's joint booth. In addition to the 1/1 scale Titan head replica from Attack on Titan, their displays and latest products attracted so many visitors. Check the photo report after the jump!
This summer's Wonder Festival was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on today July 28. One of the most popular character display was a 1/1 scale Titan head replica from Attack on Titan, which was built in the entrance of Good Smile Company and Max Factory's joint booth. Check the photo report after the jump!
Toymunkey Studios showed off some unpainted prototypes from their Silent Hill line at San Diego Comic-Con, and now we have a look at one of the debut releases with an especially horrifying coat of color. Peek through the closet at Pyramid Head after the jump!
From what I have seen, the most featured character in the dealers room of Wonder Festival 2012 Summer was still the virtual Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku. More than a hundred amateur figure makers displayed their own version of Miku on the tables. Find your favorite Miku after the jump!
Following the first section which featured Good Smile Company and Max Factory, the second part of the Wonder Festival photo report introduces more interesting products by other popular scale kit/figure companies including Kotobukiya and ALTER. Check the photos after the jump!