Hello, and welcome to a very special Figma News Fridays! In this “special edition” we will be looking at the figma side of 2015 Winter Wonderfestival! What is Wonderfestival? Why only the most magical time for figure collectors in which companies gather together and announce their figure lineups! There’s something for everyone at Wonderfestival, but since this is Figma New Fridays, we’ll just be concentrating on the figma side of the event.
Format for Wonderfestival posts is a little different. We will begin with “announcements”. Those are figmas with just an announcement card, but no sculpt to show. We will then progress to unpainted prototypes before ending with painted prototypes. Character information including name and origin will be below the picture, and any other helpful information will be added. So let’s get started!
You’re about to see that Max Factory announced pretty much the whole cast of Love Live! School Idol Project. Hoorah!
I guess it’s cool to see Max Factory taking on large casts like this, but it’s a mixed bag for fans since releasing all of these characters can take a year.
Must be Itsuki’s sister.
If these girls turn out as nice as the Cinderella Girls figmas, we’ll be in trouble!
I really do love how well coordinated these signs are.
Hey! I know that name! There’s a Pureneemo of her.
Awww she looks nice. I might keep an eye on her figma.
AHAHAHA Last one! We did it! Let’s go out and celebrate, everyone!
Oh right, the rest of the post…
Ok I still haven’t watched SAO II, and at this point, I don’t think I’m going to, but I do still like Kirito and Asuna. So for that reason, I’m on board with this figma!
Ok, let me get this out of my system…
KIRITO KIRITO OH MY GOSH ANOTHER KIRITO FIGMA YES YES!
So…I wasn’t too crazy about Kirito’s GGO design which made me sad to be skipping a figma of him. But this version makes up for it! I wonder what faces he will have! *waves arms*
AND WILL THERE BE A NENDOROID?!
Leafa’s true identity, Sugu, may not be my favorite character(or should I say character…concept?), but I have always liked Leafa! I was surprised when given SAO’s popularity, we saw no figmas from the ALO arc, so it’s good the see them returning to those designs.
Asuna, Kirito, and Leafa are insta-buys for me!
The Godhand has been hanging around for some time now, but they’re all finally sculpted and ready to appear on a piece of paper together. I do wonder how the releases are planned though–especially since two of the characters barely qualify as humanoid.
Another classic character being made into a figma! But while FREEING has made most of these characters, this one is surprisingly being produced by Max Factory.
I hope she has a lot of faces.
I remember not seeing much from this anime when it first came out, but it looks to be more popular with figure makers now. Takao should make a pretty figma!
Woah another classic character! Human-animal hybrid figmas are not something we see often either!
It looks like the gates are opening on CLAMP properties! After announcing three figmas and a FigFIX from Cardcaptor Sakura, Max Factory now gives us the characters from Magic Knight Rayearth to look forward to. This series is from the 90’s, so I look forward to seeing how the style will adapt to figma form. I also wonder what else we may see from CLAMP in the future. How about a decent Chobits figure…please?
A video game character! And a super cool one at that!
So many classic characters who we will hear nothing of for several years because schoolgirls are important. From the placeholder alone, I expect many awesome extra parts and look forward to seeing how his style adapts into figma form!
Were I mean, I would remark on how fetishized this character is with no pants, a military coat, mecha legs, animal ears, a sword, and an eyepatch, but I am not, so I won’t.
Instead I’ll say, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a Strike Witches figma!
New FigFIX figures are here too!
Well, FigFIX Sakura isn’t exactly new since she was announced when figma Sakura’s preorders began. However, we did not yet know what Sakura would be wearing, and it is wonderful to hear that she will not be in a uniform, but one of her many creative battle costumes. This outfit appeared in episode three of the anime when Sakura fought the Watery card.
I am seriously looking forward to seeing this figure finished!
These uniform figmas of Tomoyo and Sakura are not new either, but the confirmation that they will be wearing winter school uniforms is. I’m just glad that we are getting separate uniform figmas unlike what GSC did with the nendoroids.
Friends, the day has finally come. His figma released ages ago only to skyrocket in price to a place unreachable by many BUT TODAY everything changes because we are getting another figma of Shirou! This UBW version is sure to benefit from the much improved quality of figmas since the first one was so old that it was still using the first hand joint system. I have the first figma, but am more than happy to see a new one in the works(or should I say the Unlimited Blade Works?!) since mine is not in stellar condition. I am also happy to see that his clothing is different, and we are not getting a complete rehash of the first Shirou figma.
So many Girls und Panzer characters…
I know nothing about this character, but she looks cool, and based on what little I read online, her story sounds cool too. Can anyone recommend the series?
This is Bubble Head Nurse’s first time appearing sculpted! I am sure she will be exceptionally creepy when finished.
Bakemono is another series I stopped following, but this Hitagi figFIX is quite nice! She has short hair, a great pose, and a sideways glance full of personality, so I’ll keep an eye on her.
That series name O_O’
Iona looks to be the cutest member of the Arpeggio cast, so yay for cuteness!
Kan Colle never ends NEVER!
So Leonidas hasn’t changed much since his last appearance except a few accessories, most notably a cape! Yay for capes!
Yoshika figma number two!
I’m still not a fan of damaged versions, but at least she isn’t a loli?
Been writing for so long…I’m running out of comments.
A male Persona figma? That’s right, we’re finally seeing a boy from Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Tampax Duplex Reflex Annex Suplex Hold!
I know you all have been clamoring for information on the Venus de Milo figma. Well here she is in all of her poseable glory.
I had forgotten about the Yu-Gi-Oh figmas for a while! Sadly Dark Magician Girl did not make an appearance, but here’s Yami fresh from…the 3D printer?
Kan Colle can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Yet another figma the masses have been banging down FREEING’s door for. Funasshii is labeled as a figma, but his exterior appears to be fabric! A jointed plush of sorts?
Just keep it away from your dog.
Iron Man Mark XXI may only be painted gold, but surely the price will be as if he was made of it.
AAAAAHH Another Love Live figma!
Finally, the full reveal of this year’s Racing Miku!
Just for being unique, she earns a spot on my favorite Racing Miku list. Preorders for her sponsorship course should begin soon, and I might be able to snag one, but my DD does need a body, so we’ll have to see.
This figma was originally labeled New Generation which made me hopeful it would be Rin’s black dress, but instead we get Rin in her school uniform…again! Rin was already released in her uniform as an exclusive, so this ifgure has some minor changes like a darker skirt. I have always liked Rin, but not enough to pursue her. Had this been her black dress, I’d have gladly bought her and tracked down the original, but seeing that these two are so similar, and I like the original better anyway, I’ll just go without Rin.
Now this is a Rin I’m more excited for! Like Shiro, Rin had a figma back in the day, but it is of course outdated now, and I never liked it anyway. Something just seemed off. Rin 2.0, however, looks more like herself. She is also wearing her uniform! I like everything so far, and the only thing to make it even better would be a red coat accessory.
There are so many human figmas that sometimes your forget how good mecha characters look as figmas!
Another Cinderella Girls figma! Uzuki is a bundle of cute, and in spite of knowing nothing about her, she is rather tempting!
That brings and end finally FINALLY to this year’s winter Wonderfestival Figma News Fridays! So…out of this gigantic batch, what interested you? Is there anything you’re disappointed by or wish you’d seen instead?