figFIX Conan Edogawa & figma Criminal and ‘The Perfect Insider’ Set Building!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Every Spring I always look forward to a new Detective Conan movie! I get goosebumps whenever I hear the movie’s theme song!! It’s even better that it changes slightly each time!!

The last movie featured the Tokyo Skytree, where the GSC offices are located! I got all excited when I saw the silhouette preview in the previous movie!! I can’t wait for the new issue of the manga to release on the 18th December!

Anyway, as I’m sure many of you may have guessed, today’s blog will be about this item from FREEing!

figFIX Conan Edogawa & figma Criminal!

From “Detective Conan” comes a set featuring a figFIX of Edogawa Conan as well as a figma of the ‘Criminal’!· figFIX Conan Edogawa features an articulated head, as well as optional parts that allow him to make his signature pointing pose or wristwatch tranquilizer gun pose!
· figma Criminal comes with a rifle, knife and various other dangerous weapons allowing for all sorts of poses!
· Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
· An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Yahoooooo!!!! (๑´ㅂ`๑)

Detective Conan is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and both the main character ‘Conan Edogawa’ as well as the popular ‘Criminal’ silhouette from the series!

The pose above captures both the ‘You’re the culprit!” and the ‘There is only one truth!” poses!

The characteristic shape of his head, his blue jacket and his shoes have all been faithfully kept in place! ♪

The way he looks from the back looks exactly like the original manga!

Conan is a part of the figFIX series, while the Criminal is a part of the figma series. The two are however sold as a set! 

However, something to note is that while normally the figFIX series is static other than an articulated head, Conan also features interchangeable parts for a could of different poses! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Along with the pointing pose from above, you can also choose to pose him using the wristwatch tranquillizer gun!

The left and right arm parts are both completely interchangeable, so changing the pose is quick and easy!

Additionally, he also comes with standard straight arms! ♪

The arms together with the neck articulation allows for simple poses to serious looks like this!

Anyway, moving on we also have figma Criminal!! ♪

This one is a standard figma with all the normal joints for all sorts of poses, but he also comes with a multitude of weapon parts to enjoy! (σ・∀・)σ

Including the rifle above, he comes with a total of six different weapons to choose from!

I can see so much playability with these parts!! <○><○>

Personally I found the rope parts rather interesting, so here we have the Criminal holding them with an evil grin on his face!

He looks so nefarious!

Just looking at it makes me hear the Criminal’s theme from the soundtrack play through my head! Along with the evil grin above, he also comes with an angry or panicked expression!

I made this pose in the image of when Conan reveals him to be the bad guy! You can also use it with the weapons as a rather frightful shouting expression!

His toes are even separately articulated for tip-toe poses!

I’m sure he will be a load of fun to display alongside other figmas too!! ( ´ノД`)

Fun as a set or each on their own!
figFIX Conan Edogawa & figma Criminal

The set is currently up for preorder!

Don’t miss out! ヽ(・ω・´(`・ω・´)ノ`・ω・)ノ

★FREEing’s Official Site: http://www.freeing.co.jp

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Now for a rather interesting bonus!

The other day, GSC went to help with the filming of an episode of the TV drama, ‘The Perfect Insider’ (Subete ga F ni Naru)!

TV Drama: The Perfect Insider

Broadcast Times:
Tuesdays 21:00 – 21:54. (Fuji TV)

Summary:
Due to Professor Kita’s suggestion, student Moe Nishinosono (Emi Takei) and Associate Professor Sohei Saikawa (Gou Ayano) head to Professor Kita’s research institute. There, various experiments have been conducted in a low temperature research room. During the night a murder takes place. Two graduate students are found dead in the low temperature research room. How did the killer enter the closed research room and how did the killer leave the room?

(Source: http://asianwiki.com/The_Perfect_Insider)

Official Site:
http://www.fujitv.co.jp/F/index.html

But how did GSC help out with the filming of a drama? In the episode that airs today as well as next week’s episode, GSC went to help out with the making of the set! Some fans may have already noticed the GSC logo in the preview from the last episode!!

Today I’m going to be showing a few photos of the set building!

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Last month. Somewhere in Kantou.
(*Not actually Yokohama)

I joined the advertising team to help out with setting the stage for the episode’s events… events that take place at a ‘Modeler’s Festival’!

Various other companies also came by to help out with the set!

We brought around thirty figures which were used on the set!

 

One of the newcomers to GSC this year, Yoshii (@gsc_yoshii) put them together most efficiently!

In the time it took me to put one figure together she had done three… but slowly but surely the display came together…

Each figure was arranged by series, and carefully placed to be at a good eye-level for filming! The filming staff made a few changes on the recording day, but this is how the display looked on the day of filming! 

Ooh! This setup lets the filming take place in between the figures! 

I wasn’t there on the day of filming, but they were kind enough to share this photo with me for the blog! Thank you!!

Not to mention that Katagiri Masato’s actor Makoto Sakamoto seemed to love our products!!

Thank you!!! 

He looks so cute looking over all the figures…!!
Perhaps it’s just me, but that short cut, black hairstyle looks adorable to me!!

I’ll be sure to keep these photos safe in my ‘Precious Stuff’ folder!

Anyways, to get back on track! While I was helping set up I decided I need to sneak around and take some photos! _(°ω°」 ∠)_三_(°ω°」 ∠)_三

However! I can’t show those as the episode hasn’t aired yet!

I’ll take a look at those photos at a later stage…
but here is one little bonus for now!

A mysterious poster that was on display at the exhibition! What could it mean?!

You’ll have to watch the episode tonight to find out!!

By the way, the series has also been confirmed for an anime by A-1 Pictures to be directed by Mamoru Kanbe! I look forward to that too!! <○><○>

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Finally, a live broadcast reminder!!  (`・ω・ ´)


‘Made in Japan’ Figures: A Broadcast to commemorate the start of the new Japan Factory!■ Date: 5th December from 20:00 ~ 21:30■ URL : 

Cast:

· Shinji Hirai (Governor of Tottori Prefecture)
· Koutarou Ijida (Kurayoshi City Mayor)
· Minoru Shiraishi (MC)
· Asami Shimoda (Voice Actress)
· Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company CEO)
· Kahotan

■ Contents:

A brand new factory in Kurayoshi, Tottori for Good Smile Company to make figures directly in Japan. The broadcast is to commemorate this as well as announce the very first figure that will be ‘Made in Japan’!

I’ll be in Tottori for the first time!! 

I’m quite looking forward to it!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Tune in for a look at what’s to come!! ♪

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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( ・∀・) .。0 (How did ‘Subete ga F in Naru’ become ‘The Perfect Insider’?)
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( ( ・∀・).。0 (…I should read the original novels!)
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Anyways, see you again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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