Hatsune Miku V3

Today is the 9th of March – Miku Day!★

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I’m going to be taking a look at the Hatsune Miku figure from FREEing that went up for preorder today!

The 1/4th Scale…

Hatsune Miku V3!☆

The Hatsune Miku V3 key visual illustration by iXima has been sculpted into a massive 1/4th scale figure, which stands an impressive 42cm in height.

The twintails winding around her body have been sculpted with the utmost detail, with incredible care also given to the intricacies of her outfit – bringing out a level of realism and detail that can only be achieved through such a large scale figure. This is the work of art that Miku fans have been waiting for – a Miku figure that, both literally and figuratively, stands above the rest!

Ooooooohhhh!!(´□`。)

The beautiful charm of iXima’s illustration has been captured in figure form beautifully! It’s hard to put into words, but just looking at her seems to clear the air around her!! What a wonderful rendition of Miku-san!!

Let’s see how she looks from the back! (・ω・ノ)ノ

△ I wanted to show off this angle, even though it’s cutting it a little close!

The twin-tails at her sides are gently curling  around, and are sculpted in a way that makes them look so bouncy and light, as if floating by her side. Although she is in a relatively simple standing pose, the pose has been captured beautifully – the classic Miku pose! ♪ 

The creases in her outfit, and difference in texture all over the figure is fantastically done!

There was clearly so much love and care put into making this figure, and it shows! Let’s take a closer look at each of the points that makes this Miku-san so exceptional! (σ・∀・)σ

 

– Expression –

Her beautiful expression has such a clean and clear feeling about it! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

The gentle yet confident feel that iXima’s illustration had has transferred into figure form so very well!

When the figure is a large scale, the expression becomes all the more difficult to capture correctly – particularly for certain angles. However… I can honestly say that this Miku-san looked lovely matter which angle I decided to look from! ☆

– Size – 

To be honest, I don’t think many people have a good feel for just how big 1/4th scale is! (´□`。)

I am one of those people, so to make things easier for people like me, I decided to create a few comparison images!

Size Comparison with Nendoroid and figma!

As you can see… she is huge!! (゜д゜;)

The Nendoroid and figma figures are like little fairies in comparison to the huge scale figure! (Plus, this angle once again shows off those lovely twin-tails!)

As far as height is concerned, here is another comparison!

Comparison with Nendoroid Boxes!

To state her height in terms of Nendoroid boxes…

She is five Nendoroid Boxes tall!!

Looking at the Nendoroid boxes in this photo makes it seem like they’re in fact miniature boxes…! They’re real size, I promise!!

 

– Outfit –

In particular, look at her arm cover!

It’s translucent!!

The original illustration definitely has a slightly see-through look to the design, and while on smaller figures this amount of detail on a transparent item is difficult… a 1/4th scale figure allows that kind of detail to be preserved so very nicely!!  ♪

Also, while her outfit may look rather simple at first glance, the patterns on her skirt and all the little attachments to the outfit that make it not-quite symmetrical have all been done with painstaking attention to detail – creating an incredibly accurate outfit that simply looks amazing to look at!

The creases around her hips as well as the movement of the frills have also all been altered one-by-one to create a truly faithful rendition that actually has an interesting , almost  realistic feeling to it! (`・ω・´)ゞ

 

– Body – 

A 1/4th scale size really does allow for amazing detail… and not just on the outfit, but also on Miku’s beautiful body! ε=(。・д・。)

You can clearly make out the curves of her body beneath the outfit, the supple curves just bounce right into your mind! ♪ 

The slight little indent of her armpits are done so very beautifully!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Miku-san is well known for her rather slender build, and her soft pale skin looks so very touchable! She really is such a treat for the eyes!

The sculptor behind this Miku-san is none other than Hiroshi (Sakurazensen)!
The same sculptor who worked on popular GSC items such as Ultimate Madoka and Kaname Madoka ~The Beginning Story / The Everlasting~!

The work of Hiroshi always brings out the charms of characters in such a beautiful way! It’s like magic!!

This time around is no exception – the size of this Miku has allowed everything that makes her special to be brought out in magnificent 1/4 scale size!  ♡

 

Be sure to add FREEing’s electronic diva to your collection and experience her for yourself!!

 

A huge Miku figure for fans to love for years to come! ♡

Hatsune Miku V3!

She is currently up for preorder! ♪

Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will be open until the 15th April 2015 at 21:00JST! Don’t miss out! 

⇒ http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/frescawd00076.html

FREEing Official Site: http://www.freeing.co.jp/

 

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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( ・∀・) .。0 (Today, in honor of Miku…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…we should all eat some leek today!)
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と__)__)

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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

Steiff x Hatsune Miku

\A Hatsune Miku themed teddy bear!/

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

When I was younger, I always  slept together with plushies! Just having them by my side always made me feel so much safer!

Today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Steiff x Hatsune Miku!

The electronic diva Hatsune Miku is joining up with the German-based teddy bear brand known for their high quality, ‘Steiff’ for a rather unique Miku teddy bear collaboration!

The teddy bear features lots of special touches in the image of Miku, such as a frilly collar and necktie, a ’01’ mark sewn onto the shoulder and even a silhouette of Miku embroidered onto the sole of the foot! The overall color of the teddy has also been matched up with Miku, while the soft and fluffy feeling of the mohair is a delight to touch! Each and every bear is made by hand to create a Hatsune Miku teddy of the utmost quality for fans to keep by their side!

Ooooooooooooohhhh!! (*´Д`)

Our Miku-san has teamed up with the world famous teddy maker, Steiff!!! ♪

I can’t thank them enough for working together with us!!

Just look at this soft and fluffy hair!!

△ It feels so nice to touch!! I wish I could hold onto this mohair all day long!

As the teddy is a collaboration item with Miku, you’ll notice things that link to her! The color is of course the first thing, but also note the necktie and collar that have obviously been made with so much love!! If you take a closer look at the tie, you’ll also notice that it is even has the back fold!! ☆


△ The collar goes all the way around the neck! 

Also take note of his furry feet! <○><○>

The right foot has ‘Miku’ sewn onto the design! ♪

The pink coloring comes from the pink found on her hair accessories!

Plus the arm faithfully keeps the ‘01′ mark! (●´ω`●)

As if a Steiff teddy bear wasn’t already one of the most lovable things in the world… now it comes filled with Miku-themed goodness!!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

But… what exactly is Steiff …?

△ Photographed with Aki-san’s other Steiff bears! ☆

Steiff (Margarete Steiff GmbH) is a German plush toy company started in 1880 and known for its high quality! In 1902 they were the first company to create the teddy bear that the whole world has come to love, and even now they are the top brand of teddies around the globe! φ(.. )

Each of their products are carefully handmade in Germany!

All Steiff bears are works of art made the classic, traditional way!!

△ The Chest Tag clearly has both the Miku and Steiff logos!

Each of the bears also features the Steiff Ear Tag and Steiff “Button in Ear” – a worldwide trademark of unmistakable quality! (●´ω`●)

△ Proof that the teddy was handmade with love and care! ♥︎

The tags on normal Steiff bears are yellow with red text, but limited edition ‘Collector’ products such as the Miku bear instead have a white tag with red text!

△ The yellow tag has an item number and material used printed on it.
The white tag shows the item number, year of manufacture and serial number!

Here we have a size comparison with a Nendoroid!

△ Looks great displayed with Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 2.0!

Another thing that I’m sure vigilant readers have already noticed, is that her left foot contains an embroidered silhouette of Miku!!

△ To think that this was done by the teddy artisans in Germany! ♪

Also, all the photos I’ve shown so far have been of sitting poses…

But the arms and legs are articulated!! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

△ Standing up! The bear stands around 270mm in height!

The teddy doesn’t quite stand on it’s own, but you can help it along by offering your hand for some adorable photos like this one! ♥︎

△ I want to take him out for walkies!!

It probably no longer even needs to be said, but another trait well known about Steiff bears is their durability!! It’ll stay by your side for years to come!

This really is a collaboration of dreams between the best of the best in teddy bears and out angel Miku-san!! Not only does it look absolutely adorable, but is made with top materials and carefully manufactured to create a top quality item for fans to enjoy!

Grab one and add some love to your home!

Steiff x Hatsune Miku!

Preorders will open on the 9th March! ♥︎

The 9th of March is Miku Day!! What better day could there be?!

There are three places where orders will be available:

– 1 – GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP

– 2 – STEIFF NATURE WORLD

– 3 – STEIFF AOYAMA

※ All preorders above will open on the 9th March 2015.
※ Stock is limited! Preorder early to avoid disappointment.

 

An important thing to note is that unlike most of our figures…

Steiff teddies are not made to order!!

Stock is limited and orders will close the moment we run out! (´□`。) 
Be sure to check the GSC Site  next week for more information!

☆ Steiff Official Website:  http://www.steiff.com/

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Finally a Live Broadcast notice!

Next week on Friday the 6th March will be a special 

Nendoroid Co-de Explanation Broadcast! ♥︎

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Nendoroid Co-de Explanation Broadcast!

Date/Time: 6th March 2015 from 20:00JST
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv211870578

Products:

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Cutie Ribbon Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo : Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo: White Swan Co-de

More Details on the special Co-de site below!
http://www.goodsmile.info/en/nendoro-code

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The head planner for the products, Otanaka-shi, will be explaining everything about the series and what makes it so special! Along with a look at the upcoming figures, we will also be answering all sorts of common questions!

We will also be taking questions from the comments and answering them live! We hope you’ll join us!!

We might also be taking a look at some upcoming Nendoroids…! (/ω\)

 

If you’re looking for info right now, be sure to check out the…

Nendoroid Co-de Special Site!

 

 

You can see various Co-de on the site, as well as some of the potential combinations you can make with multiple Nendoroid Co-de! ★

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (Maybe…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…I’ll try sleeping with a teddy again!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

See you all again soon!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

© Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net

figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell ver.

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today is Setsubun where you are supposed to eat Ehomaki sushi… but I’m just eating swiss roll instead as it’s the same shape! I also still need to do some Mamemaki!

Only 6 days left until WonFes!

Following on from yesterday I’m going to be looking at another one of the WonFes exclusive products! Here is the line-up once more!

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver.

Nendoroid Battleship Re-Class

figma Snow Miku

figma Saber: Dress ver.

More details can be found here: http://whl4u.jp/en/

Today I’ll be taking a look at…

figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell ver.

Pure and innocent, the new snow songstress is joining the figma series!

Snow Miku has reached its 6th anniversary this year, and once again the design from piapro voted as the best on the NicoNico Live Broadcast has been transformed into a figma! The theme this year was ‘Plant Life in Winter’, and the winning design was this fairy-like design by Taran! Rabbit Yukine is also included based on the adorable design by Hayuki!
· Three expression parts are included: a standard face a winking face and a bright smiling face.
· Optional parts made to suit the theme are also included, such as a leaf umbrella and lily of the valley shaped bells.
· An alternate body for Rabbit Yukine is also included for more posing options.
· An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Even the package is overflowing with cuteness!! 

The new Miku based on the theme of plant-life and Winter in Hokkaido has become a figma and landed on my desk for review!! 

Her expression is so cute that it’s unfair!

The gentle, soft feeling of Taran’s illustration comes across so nicely! ♪

I’m so glad to see that Max Factory decided to make another Snow Miku into a figma! The one released in 2014 was so cute! A big thank you to Max Factory!!

Let’s take a look at what optional parts are included!

Just like Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver. , she comes with a leaf umbrella! She comes with special hands to hold the umbrella up, making it easy to attach even for someone as clumsy as me! (*゚ー゚*)

She also has this winking expression which gives her a slightly more mature appearance!!

But the expression I like the most this time around just has to be this one…

Her smiling face!!

Oooooooooooooooooh!! (●´ω`●)

Just looking at this innocent, adorable expression makes a smile crawl across my face as well! She just looks so happy!!

In her hands she is holding a Lily of the Valley bell, which has been painted with a lovely golden gradient! The little optional parts as well as her outfit are all painted absolutely amazingly!! (/ω\)

This is how the blister pack looks!

As you can see…. Yukine is also included!! <○><○>

Rabbit Yukine comes with his very own flower lamp to hold! He is posed in a bit of a jumping pose too! ♥︎

He looks so soft and fluffy! This is actually the very first Rabbit Yukine to be included with a figma, and thus he comes with some extra little parts too…


/ Ta-da!! \

He comes with an alternate body to display him standing! Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ!

This makes him look much more gentlemanly – the perfect escort for Snow Miku!! ★

The ribbon designed to look like a lily of the valley leaf and the fluffy round tail are also faithfully recreated on the figma version! ♪ 

\ Yay!!/

Snow Miku seems very pleased with how Rabbit Yukine has come out! ♪

Plus, just like the Nendoroid from yesterday, figma Snow Miku can also have her cape removed for a slightly different appearance!  (σ・∀・)σ

*Photo taken in the image of Snow Miku feeling the first snow falling down!

The outfit really does make her look like a little fairy!! ♪

The edges of her outfit around her chest have been coloured beautifully with a golden strip! 

Speaking of parts that can be removed, the leaf of the umbrella can also be separated!

Miku is playing some hide-and-seek! ★

I can’t wait to take her out for some photos out in a forest or some other places outdoors! Bring her home with you an enjoy the last few weeks of Winter with a Winter fairy by your side! ♡

figma Snow Miku Snow Bell ver.

She will be on sale at WonFes this weekend!

She will cost ¥4,500! A maximum of two per person will be available, and a total of 2500 will be on sale at the event! φ(.. )

Don’t get there too late or you might miss out!!

You can also preorder this item from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP starting from the 8th February at 16:00JST until the 16th February at 21:00JST! 

figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver. (GSC Online)

If you can’t make it to the event, be sure to preorder online!

*Online orders are scheduled to ship in July 2015.

Plus, speaking of Snow Miku and WonFes…

Nendoroid Plus: Capsule Factory ~Snow Miku and Friends from the North~ SEASON 1 will also be on sale at the event!

You can see my blog about them in more detail over here:
⇒ Nendoroid Plus: Capsule Factory ~Snow Miku and Friends from the North~

 

For more information about WonFes items, be sure to check to official site below: http://whl4u.jp/en/

You can also stand a chance to win some of WonFes products in a special Twitter campaign! The campaign is bring run worldwide (excluding Japan), so be sure to take a look!

Twitter Campaign: http://partner.goodsmile.info/wh21test/en/campaign/

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Finally a quick rerelease notice!

Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker ver.!

For those of you who missed out on the first release, you have another chance to grab the Hero of Winds! He will be on sale at our partner shops as well as on the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP!

GSC Online: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/gscnenwd00413-02.html
* Orders close on the 4th March 2015 at 21:00JST. 

Blog Article: Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker ver.

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (Tomorrow…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…will be the abyssal ship!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

Anyway, see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


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