/ ⌒  ⌒\
    /  (○)  (○) \    “Ah! It’s Yabuki-san from ALTER!! 
  /  ///(__人__)// \    Long time no see!!”
  |      `Y⌒y’´   |  
   \      ゛ー ′   ,/   
    /     ー‐   ィ


Hmm? That prototype looks familiar…?

Isn’t that the prototype Tsumezuka-san brought out at WonFes!? Why is it at my desk?! Now I just have to play with her!! :P


Gumako: Cheerful Ver.!

The latest addition to the Cheerful JAPAN! charity product is this lovely figure of Good Smile Company’s mascot character, Gumako! The original Nendoroid proportions have all been upsized to a lovely scale figure by her sculptor, Hiroyuki Tsumezuka.

A quick summary about the Cheerful JAPAN! project.


Cheerful JAPAN!


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!

For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1000JPY! 


This is how she looks from the back!

 / ) ) )/  \  /\  
 {   ⊂) (●)  (●) \    “Ooh! As expected from Tsumezuka-san!
 |   / ///(__人__)// \    Lovely loli proportions!”
 !   !    `Y⌒y’´    |
 |   l      ゙ー ′   ,/
 |   ヽ   ー‐    ィ
 |           /  |

The adorable little shoulders and soft looking thighs… looks perfect to me!!


Ready to cheer with yellow pompons!

A bright, cheerful yellow to cheer everyone along!! The yellow and orange really contrast nicely with her pure white outfit!

The shiny outfit is so adorable!!

Nendoroid Gumako didn’t have the glossy treatment that the 1/8th scale figure will have – it really gives her a kind of futuristic atmosphere!

I think my best part about her is that hip-line though!!
The way the sculpting gives the material a kind of sticky look is incredible!!


Beautiful eyes and a “ω” Mouth!!

Using that cute mouth is unfair play! It’s too cute!! Could there be anyone who doesn’t think that is cute?! I highly doubt it!

It might be hard to tell due to the lighting in the photo, but they eyes also have a lovely glossy finish!


Replaceable parts to remove the pompons!

If you just want a standard Gumako without the pompons, you can just do a quick switch at any time!


She also comes with a smiling expression!!
Even the helmet turns into a laughing face!

       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \   ”Is this really a charity product..?
    /    ( ○) 三 (○)\    It seems to have so many extras!”
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   / | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

But that’s still not all!!
She also comes with separate udon tentacles that can bend!

A-ALTER are incredible as always!! Bendable udon tentacles! I would never have imagined that could happen on a scale figure!!!


Displayed with Nendoroid Gumako!!
She is holding the pompons from Nendoroid Rin and Len!

     / ̄ ̄\
   /  ー  ー \  ← ALTER’s Yabuki-san
   |  (●)  (●) |  
   |   (__人__)|   ”I got a comment from the sculptor, Tsumezuka!”
   |   `i  i´  | 
   |   . `⌒   }      
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

Ooh goodie! Thank you so much!!

What the?! Where am I?! It smells so good…. it must be Mikatan Blog!!

Hello everyone, my name is Hiroyuki Tsumezuka and I’m the sculptor behind GSC’s 1/8th scale mascot character, Gumako!

I’m so glad that I was able to be involved in sculpting a figure that is related to Good Smile, my #1 figure making company! (AL*ER must be about #3…). But seriously, I didn’t think we’d get the chance to see a mascot character of one company be sculpted by another company…

But because you let us, I was able to have great fun sculpting everything from the tentacles down to the pattern on her panties. Whenever she has been displayed at events in the past, I could really feel the love for GSC overflowing from the Gumako prototype… or that might have just been the udon tentacle helmet and her lovely body that everyone loved? ^^;

I’m hoping to see much more of Gumako in the future! I’ll be rooting for her whenever I can! By the way, does the “helmet” refer to the hat she wears as a whole, with the tentacles? There are still so many mysterious behind Gumako!

Anyway, I’ll be off now – sorry for the intrusion, Mikatan!


Tentacles and panties patterns… you sound like such a pervert!
But that’s why we love you!!

And now for some quick Gumako news!!
The Gumako account on twitter (@gsc_guma) that gives GSC news has just reached 10000 followers!

In commemoration, a look at Gumako’s secrets! Everyone who grabbed Nendoroid Gumako, check the back of the included stickers! (Sorry, it’s only in Japanese!)


Might have similar looking friends.

       /      \
      /  ⌒    ⌒\   ”Oh? you don’t mean…??”
    /     (○)   (○) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |


“We’re all actually very close!
We’ll all be doing whatever we can to help out wherever possible!”
– Gumaka

The Gumaguma V! (Five)
They look so adorable altogether!!

I think my best is the purple one, Gumahana!! She’s going to be clumsy, I can tell already! I hope we’ll see more of the Gumaguma V sometime soon!

Gumako: Cheerful Ver.!

■ She will cost 6000JPY. Shipping is free in Japan/2000JPY overseas.
■ For each sale made, GSC will donate 1000JPY to help relief efforts.

Please note the following if you’re interested in ordering:

[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 28th November 2011 at 20:00.
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in April 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an option.
■ 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 November 2011 at 11:00 (JST) until the 28th November 2011 at 20:00. (JST)
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will be sent in April 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 will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 11/11/11 at 11:00 and continue until the 28th at 20:00

       /      \ 
      /   ─    ─\  ”They’ll be made to order,
    /     (●)   (●) \   be sure to order her if you want one!”
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

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