Summer Wonderfestival 2013 Wishlist

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is coming to a close. But the good news is that this bitter transition is marked by one of the best events for collectors: Summer Wonderfestival! In just five days, figure makers of all kinds will join forces to make us forget any resolution to spend less that we’ve ever made. With fairly little figure news to keep us occupied, now is the perfect time to gather our wish lists and speculate about just what will be at the event.

My winter list was vaguely successful. Of the 15 things I hoped for, 4 have since come to fruition, and most of those appeared far after the event had taken place(in fact, I forgot most of those things had even been on my list).
This year’s list is rather slim though. After Sword Art Online ended, I marathoned Arakawa Under the Bridge, and have barely touched anime since. I haven’t lost interest, I just have not been in the mood to watch anything. For that reason, my knowledge of the last few seasons is remarkably slim, and I doubt I can offer any decent speculation with regard to newer shows. But there are still a number of timeless characters and rehashes of older franchises for me to want figures of, so let’s look at those!

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Rin and Len Kagamine Append figmas
For years now I’ve been wanting these. Rin and Len are the little brother and sister of the Vocaloid family, but this design depicts them as all grown up, and with the Append Miku figma and Append Rin and Len nendoroids already in existence, it’s a shame to not have these two to display alongside. And with a lot of recent Vocaloid revival, I feel that they have an increasingly good chance of becoming a reality.

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Rin and Len Kagamine 2.0 figmas
Let’s continue with the obvious theme here. With the Append versions being my primary concern, I’d never had much hope for remakes of the original Rin and Len. But now that Miku 2.0 has gone up for preorder, and the recent Kaito figma features a modern sculpt, the time is perfect for Rin and Len 2.0! I think remakes of the originals actually have a better chance right now than Append figmas do!

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A sculpt for figma Chariot
This one is pretty much guaranteed. Figma Chariot was finally confirmed at Anime Expo, and now that Strength is up for preorder, there’s nothing to keep them from sculpting Chariot! …Except everything else for the event.

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Asuna Titania ver. figma
Ok, I hated ALO. Or, maybe hate is a harsh word. I deeply disliked ALO, the majority of my least favorite moments from the show happened during that arc, and I’m sad that it even happened. Something I disliked the most from that arc was what happened to Asuna. I don’t really mind her being put in a cage(it happens) as I do what happened in said cage and the fact that I had to see it. My high school English teacher always said that nothing in good literature is gratuitous, and in case it wasn’t already obvious that Sword Art Online is not good literature, the entire latter half of episode 24 was highly gratuitous.

Then why after this rant do I still want an Asuna Titania figma? Because my philosophy regarding SAO is “Watch and Forget”. So even though ALO is far from being my favorite anime arc, I still do have an attachment to Asuna, and would love to see another version of her become a figma. She’d be a very pretty figma, and I’m sure coming up with faces and accessories for her would not be difficult.

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Spriggan Kirito figma
Do I need to say anything?

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Leafa figma
Although her real world counterpart, Sugu, is not my favorite character, Leafa has a wonderful design. Not only do her colors match well, her wings would look great, and she has a sword! There really haven’t been enough Leafa figures.

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Prisma Illya figma
Prisma Illya is a Type Moon spinoff series that began airing very recently(I should probably watch it…). The show features the fiery loli Illyasviel von Einzbern as a cute magical girl, so what’s not to love? There are already several figure renditions of her, and now is a great time for new announcements since the anime has begun.

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Oreimo 2 figmas
I’m not exactly dying for more figmas from Oreimo, but considering that the second season is still fresh, I wouldn’t doubt that we’d see more. I’d really like to see figma Shironeko or Kuroneko in her uniform!

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A PVC Yuzuruha
This is a garage kit of Yuzuruha from the game Oboro Muramasa. Having already given us Momohime and Kongiku(who also began as a GK) from the same series, I really hope Alter decides to continue their Muramasa line and include Yuzuruha as well!

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More Sailor Moon
With the new anime due out…eventually, I’m itching for someone to give us the quality figures Sailor Moon needs. And I mean someone other than Bandai. I won’t hope for figmas, but some good scaled figures would be amazing. It may be too early to look for these, but I’m including it in my list just in case there is anything.

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Kirito scaled figure
Did you think I was done with Kirito? There have been several Asuna scaled figures, but not a single good Kirito. I know he’s at a disadvantage for being a guy, but to not have a Kirito to display alongside her is sad. Any number of cool fighting poses would suit him, and a lot could be done with his long coat. The chances of him appearing at all are slim, but if he did, I’d most expect to see him in Alter’s all male Altair line. And we already know that Alter has a SAO license since they made a Suguha recently. I need more Kirito!

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A sculpt for Saber Alter Yukata ver.
This yukata version of Saber Alter was announced long ago, and although the other girls in FREEing’s Fate yukata line have at least gone up for preorder, Saber Alter has yet to be seen. I love her pose, and since the Beach Queen made me so happy, it would be a shame for her to go unfinished.

That concludes my Summer Wonderfestival Wish List! My list is lacking in characters from new anime, so I’d love to hear what you all are wishing for! Do we have any wishes in common? Or is your personal list entirely different?

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32 thoughts on “Summer Wonderfestival 2013 Wishlist

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  2. Good Lord!!!!

    A new Madoka figure that looks like she is shooting an arrow like the Ultimate Madoka?

    Wow! I don’t really like the existing Madoka Magica figures outside Ultimate Madoka, happy-go-lucky feel, disproportionate faces, etc), but if this turns out to be good, then this is a sure buy!

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    • She’s based off of this illustration. http://www.zerochan.net/1307442
      That may even mean there will be a whole new set for the movie! I hope they do them in Aoki Ume’s style! That would be a nice change.

      I agree with you on GSC’s Madoka line. The show is dark and complex, but their figures are so bland and don’t represent it very well. I wish they did original poses with cool bases that actually represented the girls instead of playing off of moe cutesy factor =_=

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  3. For my wishlist, I’d love for them to make a Figma Triela from Gunslinger Girl. We need another cyborg girl to go with Henrietta. Figmas of Oshino Shinobu and Black Hanekawa from the Monogatari series would be nice too.

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  4. Agree with your list! Would add, any figmas from Psycho Pass, especially the men, Figma Archer plz, a painted Summer Yukata Madoka (the sculpt with the Kyubey head purse), and YES YES to Prisma Ilya AND a Rin AND a Luvia. AND a SnK Mikasa 1/8 from GSC.

    That garage kit is stunning.

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      • That hair is divine.

        I forgot! that I want more Fate Extra CCC figures. Particularly Elisabeth/Lancer. Also, there’s a Fate CCC artbook up for preorder now that looks tempting. Thought you might like that – IK you like Extra, maybe CCC is a little weird? but eyecandy ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway …

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        • Have you seen the new Fate/Extra Saber nendo? I wasn’t expecting that at all! Maybe there’s a market for Extra and CCC merchandise now.

          I love the art part, but not the book. I’ve tried having art books before, and having the art in a book ruins it for me. I like having my art somewhere that I can see it all the time. That’s why I prefer posters ^^’

          CCC is more out there, but I don’t dislike it. If we ever get a North American localization(and I finish the first one), I’d totally play it. I just wish the gameplay were more forgiving.

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  5. Oh please, oh please, oh please let there be more Rin and Len figma! I want a pair so badly!

    Actually… I’d probably have to buy most all of your figma suggestions, LOL… but you know who I *really* want in figma form?

    The Blue Exorcist cast… ooooh how I would love figma of them.
    I could get Spriggan Kirito and pretend he’s Rin from Blue Exorcist, LOL.

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    • But Rin is so much cooler than Kirito XD
      I started Blue Exorcist a while back and really enjoyed it! But I sort of stopped since I heard the anime has a disappointing/manga inaccurate ending =/

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  6. Actually I don’t care for SAO much. I was just too disappointed with how it turned out (I even canceled my preoorders for the figmas because of that…).
    But I would love to see those Vocaloids! Since I will be getting my Miku 2.0 figma (my first Miku! <3) this year, it would be nice to have more to keep her and Kaito company. ๐Ÿ˜€

    …my biggest wish would be the cast of Steins;Gate. I'm really happy Okarin got up for preorder and Kurisu is getting her re-release, but come on…!
    Where's Faris?! …I'm dying for Faris. ;_; She is my favorite right after Kurisu and Okarin.
    Although I would love to see anyone from this show. I'd gladly buy Mayuri and Suzuha! Just give me more Steins;Gate figmas! …I'm too hooked on this show XD
    I wonder how high the chances are for that. I'd guess they are fairly high, since the movie is going to come out this year, but I guess it's just my dream… ._.
    Anyone thinks this is at least a little possible? I'd really want more Steins;Gate figmas! ๐Ÿ˜€

    PS: I'd like to mention that I really love your Blog, Yami Usagi! I've been reading it since I started being interested in figmas recently and enjoyed it ever since. ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm always waiting for your figma news friday! Keep it up!
    And one more thing: Can you do a review of your Racing Miku? ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd like to know if buying her is worth it, since I've been interested in her for years. My only concern is that she's so expensive now XD"

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    • Congratulations on your first figma! I still need to order her >_>

      I’m not getting my hopes up for the WHOLE cast(Daru figma? XD), but some more lab members would be amazing! I’m not sure if the characters adhere to whatever MF is looking for in a figure, but they’d look awesome. Mayuri and Suzuha are obvious choices for me, but I’d like Shining Finger too!

      Woohoo! I’m so happy that you enjoy reading! You’ve made me a happy usagi ^^

      I’d be happy to review her for you~

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      • Thanks I’m looking forward to that review ๐Ÿ˜€
        And my first figma was actually Labrys from Persona 4 Arena. But this Miku is something I was looking forward that whole time. And as I said, I always wanted a Miku figure X3

        What’s wrong with a Daru figma? XD I guess I’d still get him *lol* (I wonder what accessories would be included XD)
        Well, I’d certainly love to get Faris, Mayuri and Suzuha. ๐Ÿ˜€
        I was already planing to build myself a little Future Gadget Lab. Already asked my boyfriend for help XD
        Maybe I’m gonna build myself a little “Steins;Gate dollhouse” XD If this ever is gonna happen (and I guess it will at my current fangirl rate) I’m gonna put every Steins;Gate figma there is in it and have a blast XD …and maybe if it looks good, I’ll upload some of those pictures on mfc. ๐Ÿ™‚
        But for now this is my little dream.

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        • There are so many Miku figures that it can be hard to choose!

          It’s not that I wouldn’t want him, I just don’t think Daru is really in the figma range. He’s not a moe school girl XD

          A Gadget Lab would be amazing! I wish I were better with building sets. I’ve seen some wonderful ones and always intend to try myself, but never get to the measuring, cutting, and gluing you need for those kinds of things. I guess I’m not what you’d call handy ^^’

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          • Yeah I guess Daru’s not gonna happen. Even though I would be happy to see him XD He’s by far not my favorite, but I liked him anyway. But as you said: not enough moe points.
            I still have my hopes up for the girls though. ๐Ÿ™‚ Faris and Mayuri should have enough moe points for figma, right? Maybe it’s going to happen after the movie release. I still want to believe X3

            I’m trying to do it, but I don’t know if I’ll suceed. ;_; I don’t have that much time to do it either, so maybe it has to remain a dream for now.

            Anyway, I’m looking forward to your news later. I decided I wouldn’t get those Wonfes exclusives after reading through Mikatan’s Blog today. ><; although it will be a little painful to pass on them. I just don't know those characters and if there will be even more stuff than chariot I'd be interested in, I would be angry at myself for throwing my money on those exclusives XD"
            Btw, do you know where I could follow the event? Like a website or blog which will list everything that's new right on sunday? I'd be very interested! ๐Ÿ™‚

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            • True! With the hype from the Blu Ray, this is the best time to release Steins;Gate merchandise. They already put the Faris nendo, Kurisu figmas, and Okabe figma up for PO. Alter has a Suzuha figure out too. So if that’s any indication, there should be lots of new Steins;Gate stuff!

              I find myself doing the same thing. I’m not making any extra purchases until after Wonfes since there are usually a bunch of new things I want ^^’

              I always follow MFC http://myfigurecollection.net/ You can watch the “New figures” tab for new entries and check pictures. They go up really fast. It’s really fun because everybody else on the site is there for the same thing XD

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              • I just made myself a little wishlist. Lot’s of Steins;Gate of course XD But I guess not nearly 50% of my wishes are ever going to come true. I mostly wish for things, that arent too up to date, like Ranma 1/2. I mean why? There was Inu Yasha’s Kagome figma and even Lum. So why the hell no Ranma figmas? ;_; And there will be nothing from Kami nomi zo shiru sekai either, I guess. Even though that show got Nendos. ._. If they really never gonna do a figma of anyone I’m going for those nendos. (but I guess why not? Now that the 3rd season is coming…)

                figure collecting is one expensive hobby. My wallet cries whenever I look at my wishlist on Mfc. XD Even though most of this stuff is actually just up there for me to remember it and not really because I want it so badly. ๐Ÿ™‚

                Actually that said mfc has made me really happy and at the same time rellay broke XD There was a lot going on lately and I preorderd so many things… But thanks for letting me now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still new to all of this, so I’ll gladly take your advice.

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                • That was bizarre that Lum and Kagome came out, but nothing else did. I wasn’t nearly as “informed” at the time they came out, so perhaps it was an anniversary of some sort for the author? Maybe they didn’t sell well? I have no idea =_=’

                  The Elsie nendo is so cute! MF did the same thing with Working!. Adorable nendos, but not a figma in sight. Isn’t figmas what they do?!

                  Did you know about MFC before?
                  Haha yeah, that sight made my collection go from 2 to 4983989859 figures. I didn’t buy things often, but now I have monthly preorders, and now I collect dolls…WHY?!
                  I keep my wishlist to things I must get eventually and my favorites list is things I’d like to have, but won’t go out of my way to get. Keeps me sane that way XD

                  Glad I was able to help ;D

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                  • I don’t know if it was any kind of aniversary, but I’m sure they sold welll. Lum is actually really rare now.
                    And Rumiko Takahashi is awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€ I got into Anime and Manga because of her, partly at least. Ranma 1/2 was the first series to really hook me up (up until today). I honestly don’t know why they decided on Lum and Kagome. Inu Yasha wasn’t really my thing and as far as I now Urusei, yatsura! is even older than Ranma o_O Anyway I don’t think they will ever fill this gap. The series is too old to revive it that way, I guess. Even though I’m sad because of that.

                    Well maybe they’re trying something new? XD Just trying to fool us all by giving us the image of producing figmas… XD …in secretl it’s an all-nendo-company *lol*
                    Anyway nendos are better than nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚ So it’s okay for me.

                    Actually I signed up to buy my Mato figma. XD” I really really wanted her and she was cheap so I decided to at least ask if she was still available. And when I got Mato I had already found this place to be the best source of information I could find and I also found a friend through that. ๐Ÿ˜€ So I got to stick with it. If you want you can PM me there. ๐Ÿ™‚ My nickname’s the same on MFC (Kagari). Replying here is becoming more and more off topic and hard too read XD
                    I guess I’ll start collecting Nendos (at least of shows I like) if this keeps up. I’ve already got two on preorder, even though I was telling myself I wouldn’t ever fall for their chibiness XD” I’m not too much into chibis. anyways I will always be more into figmas than anything else. If anything I realised how much I love poseable figures the day I got my lovely little Labrys. โค
                    If you want please pm me on MFC. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd be happy to talk more.

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  7. I’m kinda hoping for a Luka 2.0. I mean, I guess her current figma is terribly outdated, it’s just that mine got extremely broken and something makes me hesitant to replace her. She needs more (and better) faces, better elbow joints, a sculpt that lets her move around more, and perhaps some transparent hair?? Maybe it’s just me and my broken Luka nightmare over here.
    On the topic of Vocaloid figmas: Gumi. She’s my favorite and she got a nendo recently, so… Fingers crossed! Also hoping for Meiko, the Rin/Len 2.0/Append duo-duo, and some info about this years Racing Miku. And for not likely but would be cool: Snow/Sakura Miku, IA?
    Also going to highly agree w/ more Kuroneko figmas and Salior Moon (maybe a school girl line and a magical girl line like they did w/ madoka? hmmmm)
    I should probably make my own list somewhere… I should probably just make a blog already.

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    • Yeah, I guess Luka could use an update too. I didn’t mention her because I’m not sure the odds of it happening are high, and the Luka figma was eh for me. But now that I think about it, I would like her a lot more after an update… The current one is sort of lifeless.

      Oh! Gumi would be nice! I didn’t even think about her or Meiko XD.

      Getting the blog design right and getting it started was tough for me, but once you get into it, blogging is fun ^^ It does take a lot of time though!

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  8. My wishlist would be a figma of Chariot (already confirmed) and Leafa (not really much of Sugu though). I really hope Max Factory produce a figma Leafa sooner than later, I just can’t wait! Their is no denying that I’m a really huge fan of her character design and an instant favorite character for me the first time I saw her on the TV series.

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      • Yes, I remember that Leafa, I’m not sure if my standard is high or what, but looking at the figure, it definitely looks like Leafa, but when I compare it to my 1/8 scale Ultimate Madoka of GSC (my only scale figure), it just fails in comparison in terms of detail and overall quality, so it’s already a no-no to me.

        Also, may be I just want to stay focus on figma lines only. With the upcoming upgrades to the figma line I’m sure a figma Leafa would be great.

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        • Your standards should be high when you’re spending your hard earned cash! Griffon isn’t known to be a high end company. Their quality is so-so and the bases are always the same.
          My only scaled figures are girls(or guys if I found any I liked) in kimonos or kimono inspired outfits. That way I stop myself from buying a lot of scaled figures. The problem is that a lot more have been coming out lately T-T

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