Nendoroid Kongo Kai-II (Kantai Collection -KanColle-)

Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

My Twitter account has reached 70000 followers! A big thank you to everyone who follows me!! Today I’m going to be taking a look at this product that went up for preorder earlier today…
Nendoroid Kongo Kai-II!☆

From the popular browser game “Kantai Collection -KanColle-” comes a Nendoroid of the upgraded form of the first Kongo-class battleship’s upgraded form – Kongo Kai-II! She comes with three face plates including her standard expression, a winking face as well as a doubtful expression.

Optional parts include a selection of cannon firing effect parts as well as some freshly baked scones for tea time! These can be used together with the tea set included with the previously released Nendoroid Kongo for an even more complete tea time! The ship parts are also highly articulated allowing them to be moved into all sorts of different poses! Be sure to add this upgraded form of Kongo to your fleet!

“Yes! Let me show you my full potential!”

The battleship that was built in Britain by Vickers Shipbuilding Company, Kongo has returned to the Nendoroid series in her upgraded Kai-II version!

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All of the changes on the Kai-II design such as the decoration on her chest and the different Alice band parts have all been faithfully included on the design, plus…

The ship parts that that kind of bend around her have also been faithfully shrunk into Nendoroid size! ヽ(゚∀゚ヽ 三 ノ゚∀゚)ノ

This time around the end part of the ship parts features a drawer joint so that it can be deployed further out, allowing for various different posing options!

Before and after it has been deployed outward it can also move to the left and right allowing for a huge amount of customization! ♪

This is what the drawer effect looks like from the top!

The shield part and center part of both the left and right sides also feature a double joint that allow the part to be moved vertically and horizontally! (●‘∀‘●)ノ”

As with all the previous KanColle Nendoroids, she also comes with a nice selection of firing effect parts for powerful attack parts, and also comes with a winking expression! ★

▲ You can also bring the shield parts around like this!

She also comes with…

Freshly baked scones!! ★

All of the Nendoroids in the KanColle series have almost always come with some kind of food part, and this time around Kongo comes with scones!! Just look at the golden brown top and overall delicious appearance!! She even comes with oven mitts to take the hot tray out of the oven! ♪

“Admiral! Would you like a freshly baked scone?”

She also comes with a doubtful expression that suits the above line so nicely! She looks a little unsure, with that open mouth looking so cute!

You could instead switch it over to the winking expression which makes the line “I made scones! Waiting for you” fit better! ★

Various parts for all sorts of situations from the game as well as original poses!

The English born, Admiral-loving battleship!
Nendoroid Kongo Kai-II!

She is currently up for preorder!★

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Preorders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a ‘Nendoroid Kongo Kai-II’ Special Box Sleeve & Special Nendoroid Base & Clear Ocean Display Sheet!

▲ The base will be approx. 8cm x 8cm in size. The clear sheet is A4 in size!

We also have many more KanColle figures in the works, so stay tuned!!

◆ Nendoroid Haruna Kai-II ◆

◆ Nendoroid Abukuma Kai-II ◆

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Preorder Deadlines!!

Preorders for many products at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are closing soon! Here are the products closing on the 16th and 23rd of November (JST)!

⇒ MORE DETAILS

Most Good Smile Company products are made to order, so if you want to be sure that you get your hands on them preordering is always the safest bet! Make sure you don’t miss out! (∩・∀・)∩

*figma Genji has had his deadline extended to the 30th November 2017.

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Phosphophyllite (Land of the Lustrous)

Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

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

From the popular manga series currently being serialized in Monthly Afternoon magazine, “Land of the Lustrous” comes a 1/8th scale figure of the main character, Phosphophyllite! The figure has been sculpted by Shokubutu Shojo-en’s Iwanaga Sakurako, who has created a figure that captures Phos’ beauty in a work of art.

The figure makes use of a large amount of translucency in order to capture Phos’ jewel-like appearance as faithfully as possible, with the hair making use of a metallic paint that captures the dazzling look in careful detail. Be sure to add this beautiful gem to your collection!

The phosphophyllite gem!

From the popular manga series that currently also has an anime airing, “Land of the Lustrous”, comes a 1/8th scale figure of the main character and youngest of the gems at just 300 years old –  Phosphophyllite!

The figure has such a unique appearance that really captures the atmosphere from the series! Let’s start off with a quick spin to take a look from various different angles! (∩・∀・)∩

The sculpting is done by Shokubutu Shojo-en’s Iwanaga Sakurako, and as always the sculpt looks absolutely stunning! The intricate details and subtle touches all over the sculpt make you want to stare at the gem for ages!

The tight fitting black outfit sticks close to the curves allowing you to make out all the little bumps along the hipbone even through the outfit!

The contrast of the black outfit and the pale and soft looking skin of the thighs is lovely, and the curves of those thighs are also so beautiful!!

▲The creases in the outfit are also very intricate! (*´ェ`*)

The gem-like hair is made completely using a translucent green that also makes use of a special glowing metallic paint that creates a kind of oil-like effect that really captures that gem-like appearance of Phos’ design! ヽ(゚∀゚ヽ 三 ノ゚∀゚)ノ

The way the hair catches the light differs depending on the angle you choose to look from, so be sure to try all sorts of different angles once it joins your collection!

Plus, if we take a close-up of the face…

You’ll notice that the eyelashes are actually sculpted onto the figure! This also makes use of a metallic paint which makes the whole eyes glitter beautifully and differ depending on the angle you choose to look from – just like an actual gemstone! ★

Such beautiful long legs and arms also in fact make use of an ever so slightly translucent appearance to add even more to the gemstone feel! ♪

Now let’s take a look at the base!

The main part of the base has a watery-look with ripples all along the water surface!  The ripples are coming from Ventricosus jumping out of the water!

▲ The details of the water are really a treat for the eyes!

Phos is attached to the base like so!

▲ If you look close at the base you’ll see some pieces of the arm! (´□`。)

Be sure to add this gem to your collection! 

The 1/8th Scale…
Phosphophyllite!

The gem will be up for preorder tomorrow!

Keep your eyes on the Good Smile Company website for more details!

▼ Land of the Lustrous Manga Official Site
http://afternoon.moae.jp/lineup/235

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Preorder Deadlines!!

Preorders for many products at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are closing soon! Here are the products closing on the 16th and 23rd of November (JST)!

⇒ MORE DETAILS

Most Good Smile Company products are made to order, so if you want to be sure that you get your hands on them preordering is always the safest bet! Make sure you don’t miss out! (∩・∀・)∩

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English Updates: @gsc_kevin

 

 

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Hatsune Miku: 10th Anniversary Ver.

Today’s Main Feature!

Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I’m going to be taking a look at…
Hatsune Miku: 10th Anniversary Ver.!

Hatsune Miku celebrated her 10th anniversary on the 31st August 2017. In commemoration of the anniversary, Hatsune Miku’s character designer KEI illustrated a brand new illustration of Miku featuring the outfit designed by manga artist Mari Shimazaki. This illustration has now been transformed into an intricate scale figure by sculptor Takayuki Kawahara, filled with 10 years of appreciation toward the virtual idol!

Her body shines with a rainbow glow, and the transparent areas of the design have all been captured on the figure, together with the meticulous detail of her twin-tails and the ribbons in her hair. The huge, iconic ribbon from the illustration has also been included on the figure, and even flows down to form the base of the figure as well.

In addition, the figure will include a 390 page A4 size commemorative book called the “Hatsune Miku Archive”, which will include the winners of the pixiv Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary illustration contest as well as other contents to look back on Miku’s 10th anniversary. Be sure to add this commemorative figure to your collection and celebrate ten years with Hatsune Miku!

Celebrating 10 years of Hatsune Miku!

This year is the 10th anniversary of Miku-san!! We have taken her 10th anniversary design and transformed it into a 1/7th scale figure!

▲ The flow of her twin-tails and ribbon are so amazing!

The figure is of based on the 10th anniversary that was specially illustrated by character designer KEI! (。・ω・)ノ゙

The lovely Miku that we all love has been transformed with a metallic look and rainbow colors all over for a familiar yet new appearance! This version of Miku was designed by the designer and manga artist Mari Shimazaki! This was the original design!

⇒ Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary x Good Smile Company Special Site

The original illustration and design were of course amazing… but the figure has all been brought together by Good Smile Company’s very own Takayuki Kawahara!

Here are some items sculpted by him in the past! ↓↓


▲ Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier

▲ Sakura Kinomoto: Stars Bless You

 

But anyway, let’s get back to today’s main feature with a quick spin!

You can see just how large the huge ribbon on her back is, and speaking of ribbons, the rainbow-colored ribbons in her hair and glittery outfit bring so much lovely color to the figure! (●‘∀‘●)ノ”

The Nendoroid has to have some of the ribbons removed to fit in the mini-size, but the scale figure faithfully captures all seven different colors on each side! ♪

Each of the ribbons also has a glittery effect making it sparkle! So pretty!

Let’s take a look at three points that make this figure so special!

– Cuteness –

Just look at this adorable face!!

The feeling that KEI captured in his illustration has been preserved on the figure so beautifully! She looks so innocent and pure with a smile that could warm anyone’s heart! I could stare at this adorable expression for ages!

– Transparency –

If you look closely at her shoes you’ll notice that the tips are actually translucent!! In order to capture the illustration as faithfully as possible, the feet were completely sculpted first and then the shoes with a transparent layer on the outside! The inside isn’t just paint – it’s all actually sculpted!

The combination of transparency and glitter on her arm covers is also lovely!

▲ From the front you can’t really see them, but the panels on her arm covers are also of course included! ♪

– Shininess –

The rainbow gradient on the metallic part of her outfit has been carefully adjusted as not to be too overpowering, but still create that lovely colorful look!! ε-(o´ω`o)

▲ Even the soles of her shoes have a metallic rainbow gradient!

Another area you have to take note of is the bottom the skirt and top of the socks!

Not only do they feature a glittery look, but the inside is also painted to make it look like the inside is glowing in order to capture the lighting effect from the illustration! ♪

The areas circled in red here have a kind of glowing effect that looks so amazing!!

It really is an absolutely stunning figure in terms of sculpt and coloring!! There is so much to see and enjoy! You really need to see her for yourself though!!

▲ She is so sparkly!

A commemorative item to say thanks and congratulations to Miku!
Hatsune Miku: 10th Anniversary Ver.!

She’ll be up for preorder tomorrow! 

Take a look at the Good Smile Company website for more details!

This figure will also come with a 390 page A4 size commemorative book called the “Hatsune Miku Archive”, which will include the winners of the pixiv Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary illustration contest as well as other contents to look back on Miku’s 10th anniversary!

 

A book filled with Miku to enjoy together with your figure! ♥

 

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illustration by KEI © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net