Iowa Half-Damaged: Heavy Armament Ver. (Kantai Collection -KanColle-)

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Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I’m going to be taking a look at Max Factory’s…
Iowa Half-Damaged: Heavy Armament Ver.!

From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a new addition to Good Smile Company and Max Factory’s “Wonderful Hobby Selection” series of top quality figures – the US Iowa-class battleship Iowa in her half-damaged version!

The damaged appearance of her ship parts such as the bent gun turrets, broken bow and bridge have all been carefully sculpted and painted to create a convincing damaged appearance! The torn tights showing off her soft looking skin, as well as her beautiful long blond hair and playful expression have been detailed to create a cute figure of Iowa for fans to enjoy by their side!

“Ouch! You hit me pretty hard…
but I’ll get my pay back! Just you wait!”

Perhaps one of the most impressive battleships ever built, the USA’s Iowa has been transformed into a half-damaged scale figure for fans to enjoy!

▲Golden blond hair, a stunning body and a playful wink!

Not to mention the ship parts that give the figure some really impressive volume! (。・ω・)ノ゙

Iowa has previously been released as both a Nendoroid and a figma with equally impressive ship parts included with both!

– Nendoroid Iowa –

▲Released April 2017

 

figma Iowa –

▲ Released June 2017

The “half-damaged” figure lives up to its name with various little details all over to convey the damage! (´□`。)

▲ A chunk of metal taken out from the turret! (・∀・)

▲ The damage is not only sculpted, but also painted onto the design!

▲ Even the inside of parts that broken parts can
be seen when you look through the holes!♪

Of course the ship parts are only one side to this figure!! She also has a very beautiful body for fans to enjoy as well!! ヽ(゚∀゚ヽ 三 ノ゚∀゚)ノ

Her body looks so very soft and squeezable!! Just looking at her makes me reflexively want to reach and and touch her! (/ω\)

The torn appearance of her mini-skirt and other damaged parts of her outfit have all been sculpted in lovely detail! Be sure to take a look from all sorts of angles once she joins your collection!

If you look up at her impressive bust from a lower angle you get a good feel for just how big and heavy the Iowa Battleship was!! ♥

Another area that I personally really like are her legs!!

Just look at the way the torn stockings are pressing against her skin!! It has been captured so beautifully! I want to run my finger along them and feel the bumps along the way!! (*´ェ`*)

Be sure to add the USA Battleship to your collection!

Iowa Half-Damaged: Heavy Armament Ver.!

She is currently up for preorder!

PRODUCT DETAILS

Preorders are open until the 12th October 2017 at 12:00JST!

This product is the latest addition to the  WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION!

The WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION is a set of products brought to you by Good Smile Company, featuring only the highest quality figures. Meticulous sculptwork, intricate paintwork with unique artistic flair and superior quality products made for those wanting to add only the best to their collection. Experience the Extraordinary.

Here is a look at all the items in the series so far! (・∀・)

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Also note that there is also a cheaper, more simple version available!
Iowa Half-Damaged: Light Armament Ver.!

From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a figure of the US Iowa-class battleship “Iowa” in her half-damaged version! The damaged outfit reveals her impressive body for fans to enjoy from any angle they please! Be sure to add the powerful battleship that knows no shame to your collection!

“Oh shit… I’m going to have to make use of Japan’s high-performance baths…”

This version doesn’t include the huge ship parts… but you can still enjoy Iowa…

From this angle…

that angle…

and even this angle!

Be sure to take a closer look once she joins your fleet! ヽ(●´Д`●)ノ

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Preorders for many products at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are closing soon! Here are the products closing next week!


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De De De De Vignette Figure (Dead Dead Demon’s De De De De Destruction)

Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Can you believe we are already on the last day of May! Today I’m going to be taking a look at…

De De De De Vignette Figure!

From the popular manga series ‘Dead Dead Demon’s De De De De Destruction’ comes a new addition to Good Smile Company and Max Factory’s “Wonderful Hobby Selection” series of top quality figures – a beautifully detailed vignette figure complete with the background sculpted into the design to truly bring out the atmosphere of the series.

The figure is based on an original illustration by the author of the manga, Inio Asano. His unique touch and the details on the background not only on the robot, but even on each of the leaves and tiles has been carefully sculpted to ensure a figure packed with incredible detail. The tiles of the base are also made to form the Japanese katakana “de” shape that is found multiple times in the title of the series. The figure will also come with a bonus short manga written by Inio Asano. It is the ultimate addition to the collection of any De De De De fan!

A vignette figure based on an original illustration by Inio Asano.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Apologies for the wait since it was revealed during the last WonFes! (/ω\)

The lively pose and dynamic appearance of the figure is such a pleasure to the eyes no matter what angle you choose to look from! It really is such a beautiful work of art! ♡

Let’s start with a 360° spin! ☆

…isn’t it simply stunning!

You’ll have to wait until she joins your collection to see certain angles that I can’t show though! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Here is the original illustration that the figure is based on! You can see just how faithfully it has been reproduced in figure form!

▲ This is the first time the illustration has been shown!

 

The figure stands around 180mm in height!

▲ Size comparison with an iPhone6! So much detail in such a small space!

 

Let’s take a look in a little bit more detail! ♪

Kadode Koyama 

Her red-framed glasses looking great! The swaying appearance of the ribbon on her chest is also a lovely point!

The shiny appearance of her shoes has also been captured nicely, and I personally love the rather full look of her calves! ♥

– Ouran Nakagawa 

Even the drool from her mouth has been sculpted on the figure!

She is instead wearing rather functional, expensive looking sneakers which are also sculpted in intricate detail!

Isobeyan 

His bizarre, plump appearance is so perfect!

Although the entire figure is made from a hard material the contrast between the shiny metallic figure and the soft mushroomy look of Isobeyan really makes you expect that he should be soft to the touch! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

Robot

The robot everyone is riding on looks so realistic that it could just jump to life!

▲ All the details never visible on the original illustration are also faithfully detailed in a full 360° on the figure!

If we look a little from the bottom we get a good feeling for the impressive volume of the robot, as well as the fact that you can see all the structural detail inside the machine too!

▲The pole in the center is the stand for the figure!

It’s a little hard to tell from these photos, but all the warning labels and other stickers on the robot are also all faithfully included! Be sure to take a nice close look once the figure joins your collection! (*´ェ`*)

▲ The mix of the characters, the robot and the base all merge together so well!

Base

If you look from the top, the base is in this shape: デ. This is the katakana for “De” ヽ(゚∀゚ヽ 三 ノ゚∀゚)ノ

The smaller details such as the flowers and the tin can that were all in the original illustration have been beautifully added to the base!

▲ The paintwork and detail of the greenery is also amazing!☆

Plus we also have a little intruder…

▲ If you stare at him long enough it feels like something is going to happen…

It’s quite difficult to show the amount of detail of this figure with just photos, but those of you who want to see it in person and are in Japan… I have some goods news! The figure is currently on display at the De De De De POP-UP STORE taking place at Kinokuniya Book Store Shinjuku Main Store Annex 2F Comic Area! Be sure to take a look if you’re in the area!

The De De De De universe all squished into one figure!

De De De De Vignette Figure!

Currently up for preorder!

You can preorder from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP here: http://goodsmileshop.com/en/p/GSC_WHS_WD_00009/

All purchases will also include an Original Short Manga by Inio Asano as a bonus! Look forward to it! (σ・∀・)σ

 

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Murakumo Kai-II (Kantai Collection -KanColle-)

Today’s Main Feature!!

Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I’m going to be taking a look at the 1/8th scale…

Murakumo Kai-II!

From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a new addition to Good Smile Company and Max Factory’s “Wonderful Hobby Selection” series of top quality figures – the fifth Fubuki-class special destroyer, Murakumo in her Kai-II form!

The figure has taken care to capture Murakumo’s charm as faithfully as possible – from her lovely long legs wearing dark stockings all the way up to the impressive long hair flowing behind her. Her 12.7cm twin high-angle gun mounts as well as the sharp appearance of the ship parts above her head have also all been faithfully included! Be sure to add the determined Murakumo Kai-II to your collection!

“It’s finally time to demonstrate the power of my upgrades in battle!”

The latest in the Wonderful Hobby Selection from Max Factory comes a lovely 1/8th scale figure of the fifth Fubuki-class special destroyer: Murakumo in her Kai-II form!

The gentle curves of her body and the contrasting sharp appearance of her ship parts make for a figure filled with so many highlights!! ヽ(*´Д`*)ノ

From the back you can see the incredible dynamic sculpt of her hair as it flows behind her! 

The pose is based on her standard Kai-II illustration from the game! She stands on one leg in a rather simple pose, but the dynamic appearance of her hair makes it look like the whole figure is dashing forward! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

What exactly is the Wonderful Hobby Selection?

A selection of products brought to you by Good Smile Company, featuring only the highest quality figures. Meticulous sculptwork, intricate paintwork with unique artistic flair and superior quality products made for those wanting to add only the best to their collection.
Experience the Extraordinary.

You can find a list of all the products in the series over at the WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION page: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/whs/

But anyway, let’s get back to Murakumo Kai-II! ヽ(゚∀゚ヽ 三 ノ゚∀゚)ノ

A lovely determined smile and cute eyes with sharp corners makes for an adorable expression, and her body is absolutely stunning!! (/ω\)

The way the outfit sticks so closely to the shape of her stomach and the detail of the creases formed from that really shows the quality of the sculpt! You get a feel for the softness of her bare skin even though it is all covered up!!

Also note the collarbone!! It also looks rather impressive!

The tights covering her legs are also gorgeous with a lovely glossy look!

The thing to note here is that the slimmer parts of her legs have a darker appearance while the thicker areas are light as the fabric stretches! ★

Her rather characteristic loafer shoes also have a lovely texture as well as a mechanical appearance to them!!

Areas such as beneath her shoes were obviously never visible on the original illustration, but they have been specially thought out and sculpted for the figure!

The same thing goes for the area underneath her mini-skirt….! I really can’t go into much detail but let me just say that the artisan’s at Max Factory really know how to capture the feeling of different fabrics!! Be sure to take a nice close look once she joins your collection!!! I can’t say anything more than that!!

Let’s go back to the her hair again for a second! ♪

I already touched on the movement, but there is another thing about this hair that really stands out – the paintwork on the upper areas is a different color to that of the underside!! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

The underside has a slightly lighter blue to it that not only brings out the three dimensional feel of the figure but also adds an extra light and bouncy feeling to the hair as it flows behind her! ♪

The little bunches of hair tied up to the sides of her face are also faithfully included on the figure – and in lovely detail too!

Be sure to take a nice close look once she joins your collection! ♥

Last but not least, let’s take a look at the ship parts! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

Just look at the amount of detail!!

They are not only detailed, but also can be moved around spun around for different nuances when posing!!

Scale figures generally focus on the details more than the playability, but it’s always nice to have these moving parts for a little extra fun as well!! It’s the little things that all come together to create an absolutely stunning product! ♥

Be sure to add the fifth Fubuki-class special destroyer to your collection!
Murakumo Kai-II!

She is currently up for preorder! ★

This product is a Wonderful Hobby Selection item which means that in Japan she is exclusive to the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP, but note that our international partner shops will also be stocking it similar to other products!

You can preorder her from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP below – orders close on the 27th April 2017 at 12:00JST!

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