The 2015 Winter WonHobby Site is Open!

The WonHobby Site is open!!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

As of today, you can head the WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 21 site and take  a look at what you can expect from the Good Smile Company and Max Factory joint booth at the upcoming 2015 Winter Wonder Festival!

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 21 Japanese Site
⇒ WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 21 English Summary Site

On today’s blog I’m going to be picking up on some of the information from the site and sharing it with everyone!

– WonFes Figures –

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver.


Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4763/

Nendoroid Battleship Re-Class


Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4764/

figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell ver.


Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4765/

figma Saber: Dress ver.figma


Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4766/

What a wonderful collection of figures! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
I’ll be taking a closer look at each of them at a later stage!

– WonFes Goods –

We will have various goods on sale at the event too! (`・ω・´)ゞ

This includes goods from the following series: 

· Nendoroid More Series
· wooser’s hand-to-mouth life
· IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
· PriPara
· Kantai Collection -KanColle-
· LoveLive!
· Sora no Method

You can see more information on the official site!
WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 21

The one that personally really catches my attention is…
wooser’s Wonder Festival Set!

One of the items included in the set is… Wonder Underwear!
It’s the kind that can be worn by both gentlemen and ladies, so don’t miss out!

– Booth Highlights –

Along with various brand new figures on display, we will also be running all sorts of interesting projects at the booth!  For example…

The Tottori Factory Corner!
~ See the Factory at Work~

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Along with the items made at the factory on display, we will also have some special areas for a closer look at some of the factory processes

– Stamp Printing Corner –

Stamp print a Nendoroid face of Tottori prefecture’s Kurasuke-kun on a blank Nendoroid face! You can buy a blank Nendoroid face for just ¥100 (Max two per person) . This corner is scheduled to start at around 16:00. Find out more about stamp printing here: Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 4

– Injection Mold Machine –

We will be using an injection molding machine to create some Nendoroid parts right at the event! Find out more about injection molding here: Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 2

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Tottori prefecture’s Kurasuke-kun will also be coming by the event for a visit! Him and wooser will be running around for everyone to enjoy and take photos with!

Tottori prefecture’s Kurasuke-kun will also be coming by the event for a visit! Him and wooser will be running around for everyone to enjoy and take photos with!  That’s not all though! I’m also told that they will be handing out one of Tottori prefecture’s famous treats, Utsubuki Park Dango!

They are absolutely delicious!! *nom* (๑´ㅂ`๑) *nom*


– Live WonHobby TV –

Once again we will be having both an afternoon and a night broadcast! The afternoon broadcast will feature the stage at the event itself, while the evening broadcast will feature all sorts of interesting guests as we broadcast from the GSC Office! ★

More information is available here: http://whl4u.jp/stage/ (Japanese)

Let’s take a little peek at what you can expect during the broadcast! |o゚д゚)

First up is the afternoon section, which will be MCed by Takeshi Washizaki!
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv206939190

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- DC the Movie Stage

GOODSMILE RACING Kick-Off Meeting

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! Talk Show

Pripara Stage ~Everyone Get Together! WonFes Tour~

DOG DAYS” Stage ~Welcome to Flognarde~

[Ending Stage] IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls / 346 Production WonFes Stage

There are also some sections that have yet to be announced! Be sure to check back!

Next up we have the evening section!


URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv206939429

Opening Talk: Live WonHobby TV 17! 

Japan Figure Factory: Hobby Industry Talk!

Good Smile Racing ~Series Championship Winners~ The Road to the Top!

Midnight Figure Commercial Battles!

Kahotan Station: February WonHobby Edition

Ending Talk

I also here there will be another corner with very special guests!! 

More details will be up on the 19th January! (/ω\)

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Finally a quick notice! ♪

Kahotan Station: January Edition is coming up fast!

Kahotan Station: January Edition

Date: 23rd January 2015 from 20:00JST~

URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv206846094

Contents: 

◇ January Highlights!
A Look at some of the figures that were announced this month

◇ Upcoming Items!
A look at various upcoming products and goodies!

…and more

My guest host this time around is Kevin (@gsc_kevin) from the WEB team!

Perhaps the broadcast will be slightly more… English than normal! (Don’t get your hopes up though!)

I hope to see you there!! ☆ 

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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( ・∀・) .。0 (WonFes…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…is just around the corner now!)
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Anyway, see you all again next week!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

CharaHobby 2013

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

In the corner of GSC’s offices, a bunch of staff are hard at work!

You probably can’t quite tell what they’re doing, so let me explain with a photo!

Ta-da!


They’re putting sashes into bags for these events!! (σ`・ω・)σ


At both Magical Mirai 2013 and CharaHobby 2013…

The first 390 customers to buy Nendoroid Petite: Mikudayo will receive one of these sashes with the event name on as a bonus to display with her! ヾ(・ω・o)ノ

You can find the official event pages here:
· Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2013
· CharaHobby 2013

The sashes will be provided as ribbons like this!


Just place some double-sided tape or glue on the edges (the red circled area in the photo below) and stick it in a circle!


Of course, this also means you can also place the sash on other characters to have them promote the events instead! ♪

But anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at what else you can expect at CharaHobby 2013! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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CharaHobby 2013
Date/Time: 31st August (Sat) – 1st September (Sun) / 10:00JST – 17:15JST
Location: Makuhari Messe: International Halls 1/2/3
More Details: GSC Event Page
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Here is a list of what will be on sale at the event:

The ever-popular Attack on Titan and wooser goods will be available along with Danganronpa goods! There will also be some goods from the anime starting in October, ‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel‘.

The Nendoroid Petite Hatsune Miku Selection will also have early sales following on from Magical Mirai! So those who have been waiting to get their hands on Romeo and Cinderella Miku will finally have a chance!

You’ll have to believe in the heart of the boxes though, as they are random!

(・∀・) “Don’t forget about the food menu!!”

Today we have Chanshuu from the MD team here to join us!

(・∀・) “This time we have a set with 3 badges including Levi!”

All three badges are included with the omrice and cookie ‘Scouting Legion” food set! But stock is limited so don’t come too late!! I’m so glad to finally see Levi on one of the badges!

“I don’t suppose you have any samples of the badges?… <●><●>”

(・∀・) “Ah, they just arrived a little while ago!”

Just look at those eyes!! That’s my Levi!! (눈_눈)

(・∀・) The price is unchanged but now includes three badges! This set is exclusive to CharaHobby so don’t miss out! It’s really tasty too!”

The omrice actually has some delicious fried chicken underneath the head! ♪
You have to get into character when eating a meal like this, it makes it all the more delicious!

“I’ll kill them all… every last grain of rice!!” ∠(゜Д゜)/

Both wooser and Mikudayo are also planning to attend to the event!

You’ll even be able to get a photos with them!!


Now as a special bonus for all those who have read this far down into the blog! A look at some of the Nendoroids that will be on display!

★ A certain Titan-transforming character! (*First Debut!)

★ Someone who loves her Onee-sama! (*´Д`) (*First Painted Debut!)


★ The high-capacity Gatling Girl! (*First Painted Debut!)


There will also be various figmas and scale figures on display!
☆figma Eren (Still in development)


We hope to see you there! (*´Д`)=з

The GSC event page can be found here!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

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・∀・) .。0○(I’ll be joining the event myself on Saturday!!
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と__)__)

 
Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!

 
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

Nendoroid Hibiki Kuze & figma Anniversary Night

“Hee-ho!!”


Hello everyone! Kahotan here! Sorry for the icy start, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could all keep a Jack Frost at home to keep things cool during the Summer?

But today’s review isn’t actually Jack Frost, but in fact another Nendoroid from the same universe! The long awaited bunny-hoodie Nendoroid…!!

Nendoroid Hibiki Kuze!!   +゚。*(*´∀`*)*。゚+

From the anime series ‘DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION’ comes a Nendoroid of the main character, Hibiki Kuze! He comes with two expressions including a confident ‘summoner’ expression as well as the gentle smile he always showed when talking with Daichi or Io.

He comes with various optional parts including his cellphone, his primary demon Byakko and even summoning effect parts, which altogether allow you to pose him in the demon summoning scene from the series! Alternate head parts allowing you to display him wearing the hood on his trademark bunny-ear hoodie are also included, giving you even more options to choose from!

He’s so cute!!

I haven’t seen such an adorable male Nendoroid in ages! He’s easily just as cute as most female Nendoroids! Here is how he looks from the back!

Kuze-kun is known to be a rather serious character in the series…
But that doesn’t mean we can’t have his cute side too!

That’s exactly what Oda-P said while we were planning this figure… and the head planner for this project was none other than… myself! σ(。・д・。)

*Kahotan: Planner Mode Engage*

(・∀・) “In the series, Byakko is a rather fierce demon… but the Nendoroid form is cute and easy to display by Kuze’s side!”

(・∀・) “I decided that GSLS’s Fujii-san is the closest person to Kuze Hibiki in our offices, so let’s see what he thinks about Byakko! ☆”


Look at his hairstyle! Don’t you agree he has the same hairstyle as Kuze-kun?! Not to mention that by some amazing coincidence he’s also wearing a striped white and black shirt to match up with Byakko!

(`・ω・) “Ooh! The tail and neck can move! He also looks soft and fluffy!”
(・∀・) “Yep! Byakko can take slightly varying poses for different situations!”

Here he is standing atop my old blue cellphone! Big, fluffy-looking feet and all!

(・∀・) “Kuze-kun also comes with a very detailed phone of his own!”

You can even make out the ‘Nicaea’ logo on the screen!

(・∀・) “And my personal favorite… the bunny-ear hoodie!”

The ears are even articulated! Here I’ve posed the left ear slightly more apart!

(・∀・) “Characters with hoods should definitely be displayed with the hood up!”

I was also in charge of the planning of two other Nendoroids with hoods! Nendoroid Rin and Nendoroid Ren! The hoods connect onto the front hair part, so you can still easily swap out expressions too!

(・∀・) “Here we have his more serious ‘summoner’ expression!

I was constantly in contact with ‘Index’, the publisher of DEVIL SURVIVOR2, while planning and developing this Nendoroid, and through lots of discussions and adjustments we were able to create a really great product! It’s such a great feeling to see the product I’ve been working on finally be officially announced and be ready for order!

It’s a figure filled with not only GSC’s love for the character, but also our love for the publisher:

Nendoroid Hibiki Kuze!


He’ll be up for preorder from the 8th August!!

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Onto the next part of the blog… I managed to sneak into the figma Anniversary Night last Friday, so let’s take a look at what was going on!

The event was held in Shinjuku LOFT PLUS/ONE which is right in the middle of Kabukicho! I got completely lost on my way there and only just managed to reach the venue at the start of the show! Shinjuku is such a confusing labyrinth! (´・ω・`)

From the outside it looked like a somewhat shady place, but on the inside there was nothing but festivities! Let me show you some photos of the event…in no particular order!

First a look at some of the heroines that began is the figma legend!!

T-These were the original figma joints?!


According to Kaneko Nitohei, the compatibility of K-ON! characters and the figma series was much better than everyone expected!


There were even some nostalgic stories of figma Camp!


There were even instances in the early figma years where all the staff got together to rework things!


The figma series has continued to expand with big names such as Nintendo’s series and the IDOLM@STER series! ☆



A figma MAX Watanabe based on the poses of figma Yuuki Nagato! (Apparently used as a New Year’s greeting card at the time!)


The sekirara series includes a number of kitties, which was apparently MAX Watanabe’s idea!!


Apparently making the helmet cost about the same as a complete figma! ∑(゚Д゚)


The discussions continued on, even touching on the Dragon Knight series!


Talking about the disaster of WonHobby 9! Apparently the police were involved…?


A talk with Asai-san about BRS, the series that created a new connection between anime and figures!


Sorry about the poor pictures! I’m no good with pictures in the dark it seems…

I hope that the photos gave you even a small idea of the fun that went on at the event! It was very interesting to hear of the past memories of Max Factory’s products and well as how they are going to continue to advance in the near future!

Even with a certain popular anime airing at the same time, we managed to get many viewers on NicoNico Douga as well! A big thank you to both those who came to the event as well as all those who watched the broadcast!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

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( ・∀・) . 。0○(Ooh! There’s still another male Nendoroid coming this week?!
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Planning Team / Kahotan (Blog Update #5!)
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan