Wonder Festival is just 23 days away!

Unfortunately it’s only available in Japanese, but…

The ‘WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 13‘ site has just been updated!

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      /  ─    ─ \   ”Ooh, give me the link! I wanna see!”
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    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
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 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Here you go – go and take a look:


For those who don’t know, ‘WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!!’ was created as a joint group of Max Factory, Good Smile Company and all the other related companies. It represents them all!

It’s also often shortened down to just “Wonder Hobby”!

There is an article that explains it in a lot more detail that I wrote back in 2008, but once again it is unfortunately only in Japanese…

Let’s Head to Wonder Festival 2008! (・∀・)ノ゛ (Japanese article)

Today I’m going to be going over the latest updates to the site above!  (・∀・)ノ

[Event Summary]http://www.whl4u.jp/gaiyou.html


On this page you’ll find all the details about when and where the event is going to be held.

This year’s event will be held on 6th February (Sunday) at the Makuhari Messe.

This page will also feature updates about handouts, Indotei, the special thanks corner and the Wonder Hobby Map.

It’ll be updated fairly often, so if you’re interested stop by and check it out whenever you have the time.

[Product Information]


These six products will be available this year!

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    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´   \| |          |  

You can find the following info about the WF products on this page:

  • Product Name
  •  Product Price
  •  Number available (per person)

Anyone who wants to get hold of the products will find them available both at the event and online. Sales at the event will work through numbered tickets. There will be more details coming up on how to go about doing that soon.

In a few days, there will be new pages added for both:

  • Event Sales
  • Web Sales

Everything you need to know to grab the figures will be put up on these pages – just be patient for a few more days, they’ll be up soon!

[Special & Live Wonder Hobby TV]http://www.whl4u.jp/stage.html


This year’s live broadcast will include the festivities at the event’s stage… and it’s scheduled to go on into the early hours of the morning!  

The show will be separated into two parts – one for the afternoon which will feature the event’s stage performances, and one later in the evening where there will be all sorts of interesting topics being discussed!

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     /ノ( _ノ  \     ”I can’t make it to the event! :(”
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   |     ` ⌒´ノ |`”’|   
    / ⌒ヽ     }  |  |         __________
   /  へ  \   }__/ /             | | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| | |
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( _ ノ    |      \´       _    | |   \ ノ(  /   | | |
       |       \_,, -‐ ””   ̄ ゙̄”―—└’´ ̄`ヽ   | | | 
       .|                        __ ノ _| | | (
       ヽ           _,, -‐ ”” ̄|_ ̄_o o o___|_|r'”

That’s why we’re going to be bringing you a live broadcast of even the stage performances… so everyone can enjoy them!

If you want to know more about which guests will be there and when, take a look at the page above!  (・∀・)ノ

We’ll also be interviewing a number of guests for the evening show… who knows what kind of interesting stuff they might end up talking about!

[Photo Contest]http://www.whl4u.jp/photo.html


The competition is for any photos that feature products distributed by Good Smile Company. The photos can be anything you like – photo editing is allows and even photos from cellphones are welcome. Just send in your beautiful pictures!

The deadline is today at 23:59! (JST)

Everyone who enters will recieve a “Wonder Hobby Stand” as a present.

That’s all that was updated today!

Keep watching the page though, it’ll have a number of more updates as more information is released.



Just 23 days to go!

All of the limited edition products for Wonder Festival will be allocated to customers at the event using numbered tickets.

This is something new we’re trying to try and minimize the time people spend waiting in queues, and also to allow more people the opportunity to grab the figures. We really hope it’ll all go smoothly, but bear with the new system in case something goes wrong. We’ll do our best to see it through smoothly!!!

But whether you’ve realized or not, it’s already Friday…

And that’s all for today!
So I’ll see you all again next week! (・∀・)ノ゛

* 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