Santa Claus suddenly arrived at the GSC Offices! Σ(ﾟДﾟ;）
But that’s weird… I’m sure he didn’t have those glasses and the mustache when I saw him yesterday… but anyway…
We also have Ayupan from the sales team supporting him from the back! I’m sorry, but I needed someone to take up the embarrassing role! 😛
Anyway, today I’ll be playing with a product that was released quite awhile ago, which has been a great hit with Ayupan and many other girls! I really have a tough time saying no to fellow girls when they request something…
Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE 1000%!
From the popular anime series, “Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%’ comes a set of the princes to join the adorable Nendoroid Petite series of figures!
The set contains Otoya Ittoki, Masato Hijirikawa and Natsuki Shinomiya from A-class as well as Tokiya Ichinose, Ren Jinguuji and Syo Kurusu from S-class, all wearing their Saotome Academy uniforms. There is also a secret character to look out for! Each of the characters is posed in a way that really brings out their personality so you can keep the princes by your side whenever you like! ♪
They come in a box of 8 random figures!
You won’t know which character is in which box… but one will cost you just ¥500! You can also get a full box for ¥4000!
As always, let’s see who I manage to get first!
I’m hoping for… Hijirikawa-sama!! Come on, come on!!
My first random pick… Masato Hijirikawa!
Oooh!! I was actually lucky enough to get him on the very first try!!
It must be fate…!
I suppose in terms of the blog, pulling the one I wanted the most first isn’t the best thing, but I think my love for Hijirikawa-sama managed to let me pull him first!! That’s got to be it!! Yay!!
My second one… Natsuki Shinomiya!
What a nice, gentle expression and an beautiful gradient on his hair that looks great! He has his one hand up in the air… is he trying to greet someone or something?
Otoya Ittoki and Tokiya Ichinose!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – they look absolutely amazing!!
Not to mention how very cute they are!! The gold lining of the blazers came out so nicely, and the paintwork on small things like the belt buckle and armband is simply outstanding! They really came out beautifully, and I know I’ll be happy to keep them by my side for many years to come!
Syo Kurusu and Ren Jinguuji!
When I showed the prototypes many people wrote in to let us know that Ren’s bracelet was missing – that has been corrected on the final product! It is something that really means a lot to him – he just wouldn’t be the same without it!
These two also both have very detailed outfits that fans can enjoy every inch of!
The secret character is… Cecil Aijima!
I know many of the fans were able to predict who the secret character was going to be. Good Smile hasn’t really released many products for the female audience in the past, and certainly not many with darker skin like this!
Plus just look at that amazing pose!! Just by looking at the figure, I can hear him speaking inside my head! 😛
Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE 1000%!
They’re on sale at animate stores across Japan!
If you have any sales queries, be sure to get in contact with animate!
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But this blog isn’t quite over yet!
We’re also going to take a look at how the animate stores are displaying the Nendo Petites!! (*゜∀゜*)
Oooh! This should be interesting! I’ve actually gone to a couple of animate stores myself and taken a look at how they’ve had the figures on display – today we’re going to take a look at two stores in particular!
They’ve made a nice big display up near the 1st floor staircase so that everyone can see it on the way past! The way the boxes are all stacked up is really impressive too!!
A lovely diorama in the middle!!
Amazing! I also got a comment from one of the staff members, so let me post it for everyone to read!
We decided to make a diorama around the Nendoroid display case in order to bring out the atmosphere of the Utapuri setting. The Princes are all wearing their school uniforms in the Nendo Petite series, so we decided to base the diorama around the so-called ‘Stylish Hometime’ scene from the opening of the anime. We really tried as best possible to fit the diorama around the size of the products to make it seem like they fit in nicely!
It was quite a lot of work, but I teamed up with other staff members and we worked together passing out advice and help, eventually managing to complete it! I myself am a huge fan of the Uta no Prince-sama series, so creating the diorama as a part of work was actually quite an honor, and I hope it will catch the attention of people in the store so that the series can grow even more. I hope our display will inspire lots of fans to grab some Princes for themselves!
It was… handmade?!
A true show of your love for the series! I wish I had been able to introduce these figures to everyone with such enthusiasm!! There was also one other comment, which was also quite amazing!
|We wanted to create a sort of 3D feeling which meant we really had to consider the positioning of the figures quite carefully. In particular, it was quite difficult to get Ren to fit in with a pose that still had him with his elbow on the handrail – but in the end I was very happy with the final result!|
Next time I visit the Shinjuku store I want someone to introduce me to everyone who worked on this display! I need to thank them in person!!
animate Fukuoka Tenjin!
Ooh! A really impressive display with so many boxes piled up!! The big poster at the back is also up nice and high so people can see it from far away!!
The Princes wrapped as a present!!
Isn’t it lovely!!! The heart shape is just perfect!
Normally you’d see figures like these on display on shelves or on desks, but it’s very interesting to see something different like this for a change! Although I think a big part of it is also that because the figures are aimed at the female audience, my fellow girls all get a chance to put their expression to the test to make the displays look wonderful! Just looking at this display makes me feel all happy inside!
That brings my two store highlights to an end! (`･ω･´)b
These photos were actually sent to me just after the Nendoroid Petites were released, so the layout might have changed a bit by now… but I’m certain they are still well worth the visit!
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ
(C) UTA☆PRI PROJECT