Figma News Fridays 3/13/15

Welcome to Figma News Fridays!

This week had some preorders, so there’s something for everyone…that is if you like moe girls!
So let’s get started!

Wednesday

Racing Miku 2015 Preorders Begin

It’s that time of year already~
As usual, the Racing Miku figma is offered as a reward for purchasing a Goodsmile Racing sponsorship. There are four sponsorship tiers to choose from:
miku wednesday


miku keychain
8000 yen course
Includes:
1. Personal Sponsors Card
2. Ticket Holder
3. figma Racing Miku 2015 Ver.
4. Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015 Ver. Rubber Key-Chain Vol. 2

This basic package is what I imagine people most interested in the figma will choose.

miku wednesday
miku keychain
GSR chair
12000 yen course
Includes:
1. Personal Sponsors Card
2. Ticket Holder
3. figma Racing Miku 2015 Ver.
4. Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015 Ver. Rubber Key-Chain Vol. 2
5. GSR Folding Chair

I’ve never seen a chair as a bonus. I would sit in it forever.

miku wednesday
miku keychain
GSR chair
headphones
shirt
30000 yen course
Includes:
1. Personal Sponsors Card
2. Ticket Holder
3. figma Racing Miku 2015 Ver.
4. Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015 Ver. Rubber Key-Chain Vol. 2
5. GSR Folding Chair
6. GSR Original Earphone
7. Team-Wear Pilot Shirt

So many things…

miku wednesdaymiku keychain
GSR chair
headphones
shirt
pants
windbreaker
Includes:
1. Personal Sponsors Card
2. Ticket Holder
3. figma Racing Miku 2015 Ver.
4. Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015 Ver. Rubber Key-Chain Vol. 2
5. GSR Folding Chair
6. GSR Original Earphone
7. Team-Wear Pilot Shirt
8. Team-Wear Long Pants
9. Team-Wear Windbreaker

The mac daddy Miku sponsorship! All will bow before you.

Miku is scheduled for release in December.
Registration will be open from (San) Mar. 1 to (Wed) Jun. 10, 2015.

Orders can be placed on the Goodsmile Racing global site which is different from the Wonderfestival and normal GSC shop.
Please refer there for full information about shipping and payment.

When this design made its debut, I was worried that people would deem it too over the top and not like it, but the reaction appears to be the opposite! There’s no denying that regardless of what this Miku is supposed to be, she makes a darn cool figma! One thing that bugs me is her lack of accessories. Maybe these are just promotional shots and everything else will come later(recall how the nendo course goes up with just a concept photo), but at the moment, Miku has one face and a lance-brella. Still, this would not stop me from getting her!

As for actually getting her, that will have to wait. Payment for GSR items is up front, and EMS is the only option. The preorder period has also been shortened from September 11th to June 10th giving people like me less time. I will see if I can preorder this Miku, but if not, I’ll have to resort to eventually getting one secondhand…like with Racing Mikus 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Thursday

Honoka Kousaka Preorders Begin
honoka kousaka preview page
From the anime series ‘LoveLive!’ comes a figma of the μ’s leader – Honoka Kosaka!

Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
Three expressions are included: A cheerful smile, a shocked expression as well as a content expression!
Optional parts include her school bag, a microphone and her favorite food – bread!
Two glow sticks of her image color are also included.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Honoka retails for 5370 yen and is scheduled for release in August.

wait for it

wait for it

Honoka preorder bonus
Preorders of figma Honoka Kosaka from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a Winking Expression as a bonus!
This product will be available at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP. Orders can be placed between the 12th March 2015 (Thurs) from 12:00JST and the 15th April 2015 (Wed) at 21:00JST. Please see the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP page for more information regarding shipping and shipping costs.

Ok that bonus face is actually cute. Thank goodness I’m not interested in Honoka because I would need that face. Frighteningly, PO bonuses have become more and more tempting while others do so to the point of rage(I’m looking at you nendoroid Hoozuki who’s pipe is really important to the character and should be a granted. Why would you make people pay over $20 extra for a tiny pipe he should have anyway and not even include smoke with it? You know the smoke that’s in the transitions for every episode.)
But the stuff Honoka does come with is very very cute. She has a perfect range of emotion and is downright adorable.

That wraps up this week! Did anything win you over? A race queen, or maybe a kawaii idol?
And how do you feel about bonuses?

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