Kahotan Post Office: Winter 2015 Edition

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

When eating strawberry daifuku I love having strawberries on top as well as inside!  (๑´ڡ`๑)

Anyway, at the end of last year you may remember that I asked for photos for my 2014 Winter Twitter header! It’s a tad late, but I’m finally ready to announce my selected photo!!  (/ω\)

Apologies for the wait!! Thanks once again to everyone who sent in photos!

I have previously already announced my chosen photo on Twitter, but for those of you who have not seen, it was NaoNakagawa‘s lovely snowy photo of Snow Mikus that has become by header photo!

* I edited the size for use in my Twitter header. 

Title:  ( ゜∀゜)o彡 Wedge Plow! Wedge Plow!

A Snow Miku family together with a wedge plow on the Sekihoku Main Line. I actually wanted a photo with the snow falling, but the snow ended before I got to taking photos!

Even so, I think I got a nice snowy, playful scene! d(^▽^o)♪

Hokkaido x Wedge Plow x Snow Miku! ♡♡

Not a scene you get to see very often, that’s for sure! It’s such a lovely combination! Thank you for sharing this rare and beautiful scene with me!!

There were however lots of other very lovely photos, which made it very difficult to decide on one!! Thank you to everyone who sent through a Winter photo!!

I’ll be taking a look at a few more of the lovely photos sent in! (●´ω`●)

* Brightness in some photos have been slightly edited.

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Nendoroid Racing Miku dressed up in her Winter outfit playing hip deep in some snow with her friend Crystal Miku!

– Mitsuru

The Fluffy Coat Ver. body suits Racing Miku beautifully! ♥︎
Crystal Miku blends into the snow I hardly noticed she was there at first! (/ω\)

 

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主人欢迎回来~~

– 牛肉

I wish I could enjoy some cake in the Winter sun with Mio-chan! That would be a rather luxurious tea time!!

 

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Magical Girl Miku’s illumination magic! ♪

– Fuoru

Snow Miku-san lit up by the colourful Christmas lights! ♥︎
Thank you very much for the romantic magic!

 

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A photo taken at Christmas time! 

– Dakeusa

The Santa outfits are so adorable!! I want to give them all sorts of presents!!

 

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This photo was taken last year during the first heavy snow in Kantou in 16 years! The snow came well up to my knees, but I just had to go out and take some photos with Miku! I think this is one of the few photos I’ve taken that I think came out really nicely! Definitely one of my favorites!

– BLACK*ALICE

The snow falls gently to the ground with Miku smiling like an angel as she enjoys it!  The heavy snow last year was quite troublesome in some ways… but seeing photos like this makes me remember that it can also being about great memories! ♡

 

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Mako-chan sees snow for the very first time at her hometown!

– Scher P.

Mako is definitely the type that would run around frolicking in the show! Guts as well! I can see a lot of love has gone into this with the scarf around her neck and little items all around the photo!

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There were many other wonderful photos as well! 

Thank you once again to everyone who sent in!! (´□`。)

But with the Winter photos now done… it’s just one day until March!!
Although the cold days have definitely not yet come to and end!

This time around, I’m looking for a header that suits Spring!

 

ヽ(・ω・´(`・ω・´)ノ`・ω・)ノ

A photo with nice warm, cheerful Spring weather!! 

If you’re happy to let me use your photo for my Twitter header, please send it through! 

△ Nendoroid Sakura Miku: Bloomed in Japan is currently in production in Tottori!!

Kahotan Blog Twitter Header Photo
~ Spring 2015 ~

E-mail: kahotan-b@goodsmile.jp

 

– Title –

Anything you like, but please copy and paste Japanese text into your title: “ヘッダーOK” (It means ‘Header OK’!)

– Body –

・Add a comment regarding your photo!
It doesn’t have to be long, just where or why you took the photo!

・Add your nickname so you can be credited!

– Photo –

Take and attach a photo that includes GSC scale figures or Nendoroids with the theme of ‘Spring’. The situation and pose can be anything you like!

・Please only send your own work!

・Your photo will likely be trimmed and slightly edited if chosen to be used as the header.

・Your photo may also be introduced on this blog, even if not selected as my header image.

・I will contact the owner of the selected photo.

I’m looking forward to everyone’s photos!

Please feel welcome to send other unrelated photos too! I’m always happy to see them! Other questions and product requests are also welcome!

 

* Please send product defects or problems to the support team!
* If you don’t want me to show your mail on the blog, please let me know!

 

I look forward to your mail!! ヽ(・∀・)ノ

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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 these questions!


1) What is Nendoroid Co-de?

2) How do you play with them?

3) Compatibility with Nendoroids?

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\


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( ・∀・) .。0 (W-Wait…!!)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…how can it already be the end of February?!)
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と__)__)

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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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Nendoroid Plus: Capsule Factory ~Snow Miku and Friends from the North~ SEASON 1

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m having a bit of trouble with cavities at the moment… they don’t hurt that much, but when I go to get them treated the drilling to fix them always hurts!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a set of figures that can even calm the pain of the dentist…

These adorable figures from Max Factory…!

Nendoroid Plus: Capsule Factory
~Snow Miku and Friends from the North~ SEASON 1
!

Snow Miku is back with a bunch of cute friends made in the image of animals found in the Winter of Hokkaido! Each of the figures are based on cute designs by illustrator Kiriku, creating a lovely line-up filled with adorable variety!

The Capsule Factory neck joints are also compatible with Nendoroid Petite figures, allowing you to use the Capsule Factory heads on Nendoroid Petites for some extra posing options as well!

They’re so cute!!!! (●´ω`●)

Each of these figures stands just 40mm in height! They are so tiny, yet so very lovely!  <○><○>

Let’s take a look at who is in the set!

Left: Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver. 

The 2015 version of Snow Miku based around a Hokkaido Winter! ♪

Middle: Rabbit Yukine

The little rabbit that is always together with Snow Miku!

Right: Snow Miku

The original Snow Miku born back in 2010!

Left: Hatsune Miku x × Marimo

The ‘Marimo’ moss balls found at Lake Akan have been designated as a natural monument!

Middle: Hatsune Miku x Hokkaido Red Fox

Her hair accessory is made in the image of a black-veined white butterfly! ♡

Right: Hatsune Miku x Hokkaido Brown Bear

Her hair accessory is made in the image of a Sargent cherry blossom!

 

Each of the Mikus have long twin-tails, while Rabbit Yukine has long ears!

This is how they look from the back! ☆

Even the respective tails of each animal has been faithfully sculpted onto the little designs! I love the way the fox tail is curling to the side!! (*´Д`)=з

Personally… the brown bear Miku is the cutest!!

*Growl!!*

The neck and twintails are articulated, allowing you to change the nuance of the pose to a certain degree! ♡ 

But another very important thing to note is a feature of the head parts! They are in fact compatible with Nendoroid Petite bodies as well!!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

For example… you can do things like this!

This photo makes use of the two Snow Miku Capsule Factory heads, but the bodies come from the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Selection –  to be precise, the ‘Deep Sea Girl’ and ‘Mikrystal’ bodies! 

The Marimo head matches up with the standard Miku body quite nicely too!

Quite a different look! Such a sweet appearance! ♡

You can also combine it with completely different characters like this!

The possibilities are endless!!! ╭( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑ !

*The above photo uses a body released in 2011 as the secret figure in the Nendoroid Petite K-ON (The First)

 

By the way, these are capsule figures!! 

Let’s take a look at how they are packaged, shall we? ♥

The capsules are also rather small!

This is the size compared with Petite Mikudayo-san! Let’s open one up…

The white capsule actually opens up very easily! 

Inside there is a plastic bag with the figure inside, as well as a sheet showing the line-up!

The head and body come detached inside the capsule, so you can enjoy putting the pieces together! ♪

Let’s take a look at how you can get your hands on them! 

66th Sapporo Snow Festival

This product will be on sale at the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival from the 7th February to the 8th February 2015.

Location: Sapporo Factory Hall
Time: 10:00 ~ 18:00 (Final Entrance 17:30) *Times may vary depending on crowds.

SNOW MIKU 2015: http://snowmiku.com/2015/

 

Snow Miku Skytown

Sales Dates: From 7th February 2015
Location: New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 4F
Store Hours: OPEN 10:00 / CLOSE 20:00
URL: http://snowmiku.com/skytown/

 

Wonder Festival 2015 (Winter)

Date: 8th February 2015
Location: WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!!21 Booth

☆ WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!!21 ⇒ http://whl4u.jp/en/

 

* Limited to 10 per person.
* Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
* Certain stores in Hokkaido and other events may also stock this product. 

Each capsule is random!
Look forward to who you’ll get!! ♪

 

Nendoroid Plus: Capsule Factory ~Snow Miku and Friends from the North~ SEASON 1

Be sure to grab them if you’re at any of the areas listed above! (´□`。) 

More Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4817/

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Finally a quick notice! ♪

This Friday is a special WonFes edition of… 

Kahotan Station!

 

 

Kahotan Station: Winter WonFes 2015 Revision

Date: 30th January 2015 at 20:00~

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

Contents:

· Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver

· Nendoroid Battleship Re-Class

· figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell ver.

· figma Saber: Dress ver.

· Nendoroid More: Dress-up Swimsuits

· wooser’s Wonder Festival Set

· The Important Things in Life T-Shirt: Soul Idol ver.

· Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Anzu Futaba / Kirari Moroboshi Set

· Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Pripara

…and more

Along with a look at the products we will also be taking a closer look at what will be going on at the booth at this Winter’s WonFes!! ヽ(・∀・)ノ

I’m sure we’ll have some actual product samples to look at too! ♪

I hope you’ll stop by and join us!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (Don’t miss out on Snow Miku…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… or Sakura Miku!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

Anyway, see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


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