The ping-pong table is in chaos!!


With each day that passes, the offices get more chaotic!!

The image is actually of a WonFes display simulation! This time around Tori Bird from the planning department was in charge of the display, and he has done a great job! Those coming to WonFes can look forward to seeing the finished product soon!

But today we’ll be looking at some non-WonFes related products! 


Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.!

Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.!

The 10th month of Cheerful JAPAN! products brings these two lovely additions to the line-up! They are each sold separately though – they are not a set.


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!


Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.

As a part of the 10th month of Cheerful JAPAN!, the adorable Nendoroid Tachikoma is coming back in a special ‘Cheerful Ver.’.! Along with all the optional parts from the original version, this version also has a number of extras to help him cheer everyone on!


This is how the original Tachikoma’s packaging looked!

This new version includes all of these parts as well! Along with a whole bunch of new parts!
What kind of parts…?

W-What is this?!


Production I.G illustrated the Cheerful Tachikoma for us!


Cheerful Goods #1 : A Banner!

The writing and position is exactly the same as the illustration above. It reads ‘Hooray! Hooray! Japan!’ Of course Tachikoma can hold it in his little mechanical hand – he looks so cute holding it! (It might end up being attached to his arm, depending on how the production goes)


Cheerful Goods #2 : A Folding Fan

Here we have Tachokoma waving hid folding fan which features the Japanese flag! It really gets my spirit up to see this… the manipulator arms of Tachikoma come in two types – open and closed.

Cheerful Goods #3 : Pompons!

There were many people wondering how these would connect to Tachikoma – they actually just connect on like normal hands, they are not held in the actual manipulator hands of the figure. They are very small parts, so you’ll have to be careful not to lose them!

I really think Tachikoma with pompons is adorable!! (*´ω`*)

And we have another product this month!
Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

As a part of the ‘Cheerful JAPAN!’ project, Kamui Kobayashi is rejoining the Nendoroid world in a special ‘Ganbare Nihon!’ version! He comes with different head parts and a different helmet to the standard version, as well as an all new mini F1 car made specially for Cheerful JAPAN!


The pullback racing car!

You can just see the driver’s helmet sticking out the top of the car! The back part of the car has that ‘wing’ part sticking out which really gives it that racing car feeling!

Plus, as I mentioned it’s a pullback car! (・∀・)ノ
Pull it back a little and let it go and it’ll go racing ahead! It’ll work on desks, or floors – wherever you want to have a little fun!

He also comes with this white helmet!

You can pose him wearing it like this, or have him holding the helmet instead like the images above this one. This is the helmet that was used in the Malaysia Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix! Just like his suit, the helmet also has all the sponsor logos on it! They’re so tiny!


Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.

■ Tachikoma will cost 4000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
■ Overseas shipping will cost 2000JPY.
■ For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1500JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

■ Kobayashi will cost 4000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
■ Unfortunately this product is not planned to be sold internationally.
■ For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1000JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Please take note of 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.

■ Orders can be made between 10th February 2012 at 11:00 until the 27th February 2012 at 20:00 (JST).
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in June 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 Japanese only.

[Overseas Sales]


■ Orders can be made between 10th February 2012 at 11:00 until the 27th February 2012 at 20:00 (JST).
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will start being sent out from June 2012. (Delivery time varies depending on location)
■ Payment must be done via credit card or Paypal. Please see for more information.
■ 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 if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 11th January at 11:00 and continue until the 30th at 20:00.

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And lastly, a quick notice!

Danny Choo, our good friend who introduces otaku culture all over the world will be doing a live broadcast on the evening of WonFes!

It will be broadcast from

This is of course the English version of Niconico Douga! Comments are therefore of course welcome in English! There will be lots of introductions of Good Smile’s upcoming figures!

The broadcast starts at 22:00 (JST) on the 12th February!!

From tomorrow the blog’s updates may become a little erratic, as I will be going to the Sapporo Snow Festival! The blog will have a break tomorrow, and the blog on Thursday might be delayed till late in the evening as well. But in the meantime I will be tweeting updates about the Snow Festival, so do be sure to check my twitter! (Although, it is in Japanese :P)
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again soon! (・∀・)ノ゛
(C)士郎正宗・Production I.G/講談社・攻殻機動隊製作委員会
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