Help Decide on the Design for the 2012 Nendoroid Snow Miku!

We have already reached June!

We’re fast approaching the halfway mark of the year… and WonFes is only 2 months away!

Even though we have moved into summer now…  

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We still have Snow Miku!

The left is the 2010 edition, and the right is the 2011 edition – she has also been released as a downloadable costume for Sega’s Project DIVA game!

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     /   ⌒  ⌒ \    ”What will the 2012 version look like?” 
   /     (●)  (●) \
    |   ” ゙)(__人__)” )|   ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ /j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |             |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |             |
| | /   /          r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

We have a collaboration going on to help decide that!

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A collaboration project between Good Smile Company and Piapro!

The 2012 Snow Miku

 Costume Design Contest!

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We’ll pick one design to be used for next year’s Sapporo Snow Festival Snow Miku!

 
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     / ⌒  ⌒\
    /  (○)  (○) \    ”Ooh! Awesome!”
  / ///(__人__)/// \  
  |       `Y⌒y’´    |  
   \      ゛ー ′  ,/   
    /      ー‐  ィ

But, there is a bit of a theme that needs to be followed…

‘A 2012 Nendoroid Snow Miku Outfit that makes use of gems/jewels resembling snow or ice!’
Ooh! That seems like it’ll bring in lots of gorgeous designs!

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So, in order to get some creative thoughts going I found a little blue jewel and let the previous Snow Miku hold it!

We won’t be able to use real jewels in the 2012 Snow Miku…
But we’ll make them look as realistic as possible!

Well, I say ‘we’, but the real hard work will come from the Good Smile production team… but I’ll be there to cheer them on! Thanks as always guys!

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I believe this is the first time we’ll be putting jewels or gems into the design of a Nendoroid!

Snow Miku is known to bring lots of interesting challenges to the team, but it’s always a lot of fun to work on! (albeit a lot of trouble for the production team :P)

Details for entering a design can be found on Piapro’s website linked below, so if you’re interested take a look. (Unfortunately it’s only in Japanese.)

-2012 Nendoroid Snow Miku Costume Design Contest!-

http://piapro.jp/static/?view=2012yukimiku_detail

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      /  ─    ─ \    ”Time to come up with a Snow Miku design!”
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |      (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

I look forward to seeing all the entries!

 
 
 
 
Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
(C)Crypton Future Media Inc.

RACING Miku 2010 ver.

Aki came back from his trip to China yesterday! (・∀・)ノ

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Look at his smile while holding a figure he brought home with him!

… well actually I kind of just forced him to hold it for a picture while he was in the middle of a serious meeting… ^^;

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But the smile was genuine! Anyone would smile holding this beautiful figure!

RACING Miku 2010 ver.!

She is the official mascot of the ‘GOODSMILERACING with COX’ SUPER GT team that raced in the 2010 SUPER GT, who was originally illustrated by redjuice!


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This is how she looks from the back!

Previously we only got to see the front of her from the original illustration, but now we get the full 360 degree Racing Miku! Figures are so wonderful! Just look at those sexy hips and back!


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She is absolutely gorgeous!

The original illustration by redjuice gave a nice cool feeling to Miku-san, which is portrayed through the figure perfectly! She has a more mature feeling to the standard versions of Miku which just causes your heart to skip a beat when you see her…


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Stunning thighs!

Could anybody not love the beauty in this photo?! I don’t think it’s possible!!

I’ve blown the image up quite a bit, but just look how detailed the stitches and wrinkles are on her clothes… wonderful work production team!

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Although my #1 is definitely this area!

Just look at the way the collarbone is slightly visible through her smooth looking skin! Plus you can then enjoy the bare skin from her armpits to her breast – just as stunning!

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Ready to work with her impact wrench!

For those who don’t know, it’s used to change wheels of the car as fast as possible! The black cord comes apart from the wrench and just needs to be pushed into it.

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Plus a set of tools on her hips!

Only the wrench can be taken out, but you can see inside the pouch which is all just as carefully sculpted and painted as the outside!

If you look close you can even see the screwdrivers have both a star head and a flat head! How can you possibly get more detailed than that!

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The boots have a metallic feel to them!

Once again, a perfect recreation of redjuice’s illustration in figure form – from the tips of the toes to the top of the head!

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RACING Miku 2010 ver.
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      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |      (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be out for sale from the 30th May!


For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.

 
 
Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛

 
 
 
(C)redjuice/Crypton Future Media.INC


 
 
 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver. is Here to Cheer on the Recovery of Eastern Japan!

After the huge earthquake that hit Eastern Japan earlier this month lots of people are living in very unfortunate circumstances in the East of Japan. Good Smile is trying to help in any way it possibly can.

All sales of Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support Ver. will support the relief efforts in Eastern Japan.
Each sale will contribute 1000 yen to the Japan Red Cross. Overseas sales will be available!

Today I’ll be doing a review for Support Miku!  (`・ω・´)ゞ

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Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver.!

First up is her normal face and standard pose!

This version of Miku is based on the normal Nendoroid Miku and comes with all the extra parts and expressions from the original. but also includes new parts such as a support face, a support flag and some pompons to cheer on the recovery of Eastern Japan!


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Her singing face, bent left arm and twisted leg parts!

The perfect set of parts to recreate Miku in her singing pose. I’m using the twisted leg on her right, but you can also use her left leg instead.

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Her Hachune face, Hachune hair and the famous leek!

The complete Hachune set is of course also included! You can pose her in the classic ‘leek swinging’ pose!

↑  Up to here has been the normal Nendoroid Miku!

The Support ver. contains everything you see above, plus…!

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First up she comes with a brand new facial expression…

A bright, smiling face to cheer everyone up!

With this expression included that means the figure come with a total of four expressions!!
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A support flag shaped like a musical note!

This is a collaboration between Miku and Good Smile, so the musical note is GSC’s orange! The flag reads ‘You are not alone!”, I hope Miku’s message reaches everyone it needs to!

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You can also remove the bottom for a normal flag!

The reverse side of the flag is left blank so you can put whatever stickers you want on it. The one in this version features a GSC logo, but the figure comes with a couple of other stickers as well.

You can even write your own support message and fly a completely original support flag!

Once everyone has their Miku I’ll be have a photo contest to see what kind of support flags everyone manged to come up with! Also be sure to put it up on your blog to show your support!

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She also comes with pompons to cheer everyone on!

These are actually attached by removing her hands entirely and attaching the pompons as hands. They are also an inspiring orange in color!

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Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver.!

The normal Miku with a whole bunch of extras to show support to those in need!

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Orders will be taken at the GSC Online Shop from the 8th April.

The figures will be made-to-order, so be sure to order if you wish to show your support. Further details about payment methods and shipping will be put up on the Good Smile Online shop in the near future.

Good Smile Online Shop:

http://goodsmile.ecq.sc/

If you are ordering from overseas, please note the following:

Overseas Sales

■ Orders start on the 8th April. More details will be revealed later.
■ Delivery will be in mid-July.

And finally,

A big thank you to Crypton for their support with this figure. Let’s hope that everyone in the East will be able to see loads of smiles again soon!

That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED