Snow Miku 2014: The ‘Spell Book Stand’ Revealed!

W-What is this…?! (((゜д゜;)))


Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I must admit I’m still stuck in holiday mode a little… but that’s not going to stop me from bringing everyone some new Snow Miku information!! (`・ω・´)

I’m sure from the title and first photo you already have an idea of what I’ll be showing today… the very first look at the special stand included with the upcoming Nendoroid Snow Miku: Magical Snow Ver!

The Spell Book Stand!!

Oooh!!! It’s adorable!!! (*´▽`*)

The product description for this Snow Miku says that she includes a ‘special spell book stand’ and I’m sure many wondered what that would be – it really is just that, a stand that looks just like a mystical spell book! You can see that compared with the Nendoroid itself, the book is rather large too!

It also appears to have such a lovely texture! It’s like a classic leather binding! If I ever entered a magic school this is exactly the kind of book I’d expect to find in their libraries! (゚A゚;)

You can find my previous blog article where I took a closer look at the Nendoroid itself here: mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/?p=16152

But with all that said…
How exactly is this book is a ‘stand’ for the Nendoroid?! (´・ω・`)

(・∀・) “Allow me to explain!!”

Once again we are joined by Hamako from the planning team!

(・∀・) “This spell book can in fact open up like this!”

Oooh! It opens!! Σ(゚∀゚ノ)ノ!!

(・∀・) “The book has a hole to attach a Nendo prop, just like a standard Nendoroid stand!”

It’s like she is popping out from the book! So cute!! ♡

It also gives the Nendoroid quite an impressive presence with the sheer size of the base! No wonder it’s called a ‘special’ stand!

(・∀・) “But that’s not all! This stand has another secret!”

W-What…?!

What do you mean by another secret…?

(・∀・) “Take a look! ☆”

It opened up even more!! (゚∀゚ノ)!!

(・∀・) “Yep! The book has a secret area which can be used to store things in!”

From the outside it just looks like a magical tome, but it functions as both a Nendoroid stand and a storage container! You could even keep Snow Miku’s spare optional parts inside!” ♥

(・∀・) “We actually struggled quite a bit to get this looking ‘book-like'”

Oh yeah! Is the book actually made from leather?!


(・∀・) “Not quite. It’s actually made from paper that has undergone a special process to give it this unique leather-like appearance!”

Paper! How can paper have such a realistic leathery look!
Technology nowadays sure is amazing… (;´∀`)

(・∀・) “Well as I said, it wasn’t easy… we went though many, many tests in order to get the quality and texture right. The first sample that came from the factory looked like crocodile skin… it was more of a wallet than a book!”

But through trial-and-error, it ended up as this ‘leather’ bound book! ε=(。・д・。)

(・∀・) “Yep! We also made a few other small book-like adjustments, like adding thin lines on the side to show all the pages, and adjusting the inside area to better match the cover!

Not to mention the shiny gold imprint on the cover!
It makes it all the more magical!

(・∀・) “When the final sample of the gold imprint came through, it looked just like a real spell book! I was so excited!”

I can see just how much you enjoyed working on this special stand and I’m sure everyone will love it! It ensures that this year’s Snow Miku is just as impressive in size and extras as last year’s! ♥

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Magical Snow Ver!


The third lottery applications for a chance to get her at the Sapporo Snow Festival begin on the 9th January 2014!

5th February 2014 – 11 February 2014:
“SNOW MIKU” Event (Sapporo Snow Festival)
 
Purchases at this event will require you to get a purchase ticket ahead of time!
Price: 4500JPY (Maximum 1 per person)

You can apply to the site below to be entered into a lottery with a chance to receive one of these tickets! Please see the e+ page for more details.
– e+ –
http://eplus.jp/snowmiku2014/

■ Third Lottery Application Period
9th January 2014 12:00 – 20th January 2014 23:59JST

■ Results Announcement
23rd January 2014

* This is the final application period for Sapporo Snow Festival Purchases
* The Nendoroid will only be available for collection on the 8th February 2014.

 

Along with the Snow Festival, Nendoroid Snow Miku 2014 will also be available at Winter WonFes on the 9th February, as well as via online orders!

The second Sapporo Snow Festival lottery for figma Snow Miku also closes tomorrow, the 9th January!

I can’t wait to display the Nendoroid and the figma together… this expression is simply too adorable!


figma Snow Miku information can be found here: http://eplus.jp/sys/web/s/snowmiku2014/index.html

You can find my blog about her over here: http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2013/12/04/figma-snow-miku/

Hmm… it also seems new release shots of Snow Miku are coming…!

How much longer until everything is revealed and the product page is up?

(・∀・) “Soon! Very soon!! ♡”

More information about Snow Miku can be found here: SNOW MIKU 2014

゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚ ゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚ ゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚

/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


  ∧_∧
 ( o・ω・) .。0   (I can’t wait to see her optional parts!)
 (  つ ⊂)
 と_)_)

Anyway, I hope to see you all again next week!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan