Nendoroid Kasane Teto

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

When ever I am hungry my stomach is always very happy to let me know by growling rather loudly. This is often in the middle of meetings… and is always incredibly embarrassing!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Kasane Teto!♪

The long awaited Nendoroid of the Hatsune Miku spin-off character Kasane Teto is finally here! Even her trademark drill-shaped twin-tail hair has been faithfully preserved on her Nendoroid!She comes with both a smiling expression as well as a sneering expression, and her beloved French bread as well as a panzerfaust-shaped microphone are also both included allowing fans to enjoy all sorts of poses from Teto’s popular songs and more!

Ooooooooohhh!! (´□`。)

The character who was originally announced in March 2008 as an April Fool’s Joke, the BOUCOLOID ‘Kasane Teto’ has now comes to join the Nendoroid series!!

Her mostly black uniform with red highlights that match up with her lovely red hair and eyes has been faithfully reproduced in Nendoroid size! Even the small little details like the buttons are actually sculpted – not just painted – on to the figure! ♡

The ‘0401’ numbers on her left arm are also faithfully included!

Her trademark ‘drill’ twin-tails are also looking lovely in Nendoroid size! (*´Д`)=з

They also feature joints at the connection point that allow you to change the angle that they are pointed at! ♡

Speaking of joints, her neck is also of course articulated, which means…

You can pose her like this based on the image used for the ‘Ochame Kinou’ song!! Obviously you can then also add a few little personal touches as well!! 

Plus there is one item that just had to be included with Kasane Teto…

Her favorite thing to have by her side – French Bread!

A special hand part is also included which allows her to hold the bread as well!!

△ The tiny bread looks deliciously baked! Golden brown!

This Nendoroid Kasane Teto was planned by Hamako, who actually has quite an emotional attachment to her!

Hamako: “When I first joined GSC, there was a period of time that I was assigned a training exercise as a part of the planning team. I had to come up with my own proposal for a Nendoroid figure. My very first proposal was in fact Nendoroid Kasane Teto! Obviously that was some time ago and this ended up as an all new proposal now – but to see the figure actually finally being made is quite moving! I wish I could go back in time and high five the younger version of me!” 

A long awaited product! I’m also told you really struggled to decide on the expressions and parts to include with her?

Hamako: “I wanted to add all different aspects of Teto… and after lots of thought I decided the one just had to be French bread, and I also thought she needed a microphone… but not just any microphone, the one seen in the song ‘Uso no Utahime’, which was made to look like a panzerfaust!”


△ Shiny golden panzerfaust mike!

The microphone also comes with a special hand that allows her to hold it, so you can easily display her singing into the microphone like so! (●´ω`●)

 

Hamako: “As for the alternate expression, I really wanted to include an expression that captured her most famous line…”

 

“You really are an idiot!”

Hamako: “This is easily Teto’s most well known line, and so I decided to include a sneering expression to capture the feeling behind it!”

That upward sideways glance, mocking expression and pointing finger!!

Why do I get the feeling I’ve just been ridiculed?! (/ω\)

Hamako: “The sneer gives off a very different feeling to her smiling expression, and it captures that playful, mischievous side of Teto that fans have come to love!”

Hamako: “Teto was started as an April Fool’s joke all those years back, so I think in that sense as well this more boorish expression kind of suits her! That and it’s surprisingly cute!”

Add the cute diva born from an April Fool’s joke to your collection!

Nendoroid Kasane Teto! 

She will be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♪

Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a ‘Joined Hands Part’ as a bonus! This part allow you to recreate a certain scene that fans should be quite familiar with!

When used with the sneering expression it makes it look like she is asking you to do something you really shouldn’t do…

 Also makes use of the wings from Nendoroid More: After Parts 01
to bring out her Chimera charm! 

Be sure to keep the bonus in mind when preordering! ♪

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♥︎ Today’s Date ♥︎

“Let’s go see the Autumn leaves!”
This was taken in Kyoto this Autumn. Miku seemed most excited with the falling leaves!

– Itsuki Akaishi

 

 

What is ‘Today’s Date’?

Today’s date is a photo corner featuring figure photos sent in by fans with the theme ‘The Perfect Date’. See the bottom of this post for details on how to take part: Kahotan Post Office


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( ・∀・) .。oO(I feel like some dorayaki!)
oノ∧つ⊂)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(… I could eat them everyday!!)
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と_)_))

Planning Team / Kahotan / Twitter ID:@gsc_kahotan

© 線 / 小山乃舞世 / ツインドリル

 

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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See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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

Cheerful Japan! Part 6 : Nendoroid KAITO: Cheerful Ver.!

Tomorrow is the start of another long weekend!

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In preparation for the long weekend, everyone at GSC is hard at work to finish everything up! Amongst all the work, I spotted this interesting looking box on the design team boss’ desk!

That Momoclo photo on display is definitely rather interesting… but I think I’ll steal the box first, I can’t wait to see what is inside!

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Inside was of course this lovely figure!

Cheerful JAPAN! Part 6:
Nendoroid KAITO: Cheerful Ver.!

As I’m sure a lot of you may have figured it out already, but this is effectively a KAITO resale – he is coming back as a Cheerful! version!

The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named ‘Cheerful Japan’ which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!

Cheerful JAPAN!
http://www.cheerfuljapan.com/

For each figure sold, Good Smile will donate 1000JPY to aid relief efforts!

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This is the original Nendoroid KAITO!

The Cheerful version includes all the expressions and optional parts that the original had!
The original KAITO was Nendoroid No. 58, he was first released in 2009/02! I can’t believe it was a year and a half ago that it first came out!

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This is how he looks from the back!

KAITO’s trademark scarf looks so cute in Nendoroid form! You can also turn the scarf to the front if you prefer!

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His lovely smiling expression!!

How much of my heart can you possibly steal, KAITO!!!? You’re just too adorable! I’m sure everyone who already has KAITO has loved using this expression with loads of other Nendoroids as well!

Plus, KAITO has to come with an ice cream!

It’s not an official thing, but KAITO has definitely become well known for his love of ice cream! He also of course comes with arm parts that let him hold it!
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Plus the impressive, ‘Hero Expression’!!

A very different expression to the smiling face above, but this is also an expression that just can’t be left out! Parts to recreate the Hero pose are also included!

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Now lets move onto the Cheerful Ver. parts!
First is a brand new cheering uniform!

As you can see, the body has had a complete makeover for the Cheerful version!
The idea behind this was from Oono, and handled by Sacchan – the newbies at GSC are really doing wonderful things!!

All the female Cheerful versions have had cheerleader outfits, so this is definitely what KAITO needed to blend in with them!

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This is how he looks from the back!

KAITO’s image color is of course the lovely blue, so a blue cord is tied onto his back! The orange armband is also a lovely touch!
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Let’s move onto the optional parts!

Pompons are included as with all Cheerful versions!
His pompons are a lovely bright blue – very suiting for KAITO!

They connect the same way as Cheerful Miku, Rin and Len – with a stub that connects to the arm! I know some people think pompons are girly, so that’s why I decided to give them to Miku instead. 😛
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He also comes with folding fans!

You can have him hold both of them and he really looks ready to cheer on for everyone! I’d be glad to do my very best if I had KAITO cheering for me!

The hands for holding the fans are wearing white gloves!
There are standard hands as well, so there are all sorts of ways to pose him!

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On the reverse side of the fans is the Japanese flag!

It’s been seven months since the disaster, but Japan is still far from what it was before the disaster… there are lots of people who are still having a very hard time. The Cheerful project has been going for a good six months now, and hopefully it has brought some smiles to the people who need it most.

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He also comes with a head band!

The headband needs to be tied yourself (double-sided tape works too), and it really adds even more to the cheering atmosphere!

He also has these cheering hands!
Both arms are lifted up into the air!

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Miku decided to try on KAITO’s outfit!

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This is amazing!

It’s just way too cute!!

It’s really, really amazing! I love the standard Miku, but when I saw this my heart just melted! I never thought a girl would look so great in guy’s clothing… 😛

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Cheerful Japan! Part 6:
Nendoroid KAITO: Cheerful Ver.!

■ He will cost 3000JPY. Shipping within Japan will be free of charge.
■ For each figure sold, Good Smile will donate 1000JPY to aid relief efforts.

Please note the following if you want to order:

[Purchases Within Japan]

This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.

・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Mobile: 
http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

■ Orders can be made until 27th October 2011 at 20:00.
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in March 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email shop@goodsmile.jp. Japanese only.


[Overseas Sales]

・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

■ Orders can be made between 11th October 2011 at 11:00 (JST) until the 27th October 2011 at 20:00. (JST)
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will be sent in March 2012.
■ Payment must be done via credit card.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax and customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail shop.overseas@goodsmile.jp if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders can be made on the GSC Online Shop from 11th October 11:00 ~ 27th October 20:00 (JST).

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Anyway, that’s all for today! I hope to see you all again next week!
Enjoy the long weekend if you’re in Japan!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
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