Wonder Festival Winter 2011
*UPDATE* New Pics Added

Over the weekend, IAT’s very own Robert Baldwin (a.k.a. Dorkey) was kind enough to brave the cold weather and long lines to bring us coverage of the newest and coolest toys that will be coming out of Japan this year. So check out Part 1 of our Winter Wonder Fest galleries, with more to come later this week.

We’ve got a lot of pics and more coming, so to help keep everything organized, we’ve broken up the different companies into pages. This page will serve as the table of contents throughout our coverage.

Page 2 – Kaiyodo – We kick off our coverage with a look at some of the new Assemble Borg planned for this year. Then there’s a peak at Revoltech #100 in translucent purple, a new version of Sci-Fi Revoltech Daimajin, and the amazing looking Black Vash the Stampede. We also get to see what Kaiyodo is planning in its capsule figure lines, and lastly we wrap it up with the upcoming MuvLuv figure.

*Update*Page 3 – Good Smile Company (Max Factory, Figma, Phat) – Big-O, my favorite anime, is getting a slew of new products from the Max Gokin versions of Big O, Duo, and Fau, to an amazing Figma of R. Dorothy. I couldn’t be more excited, and my wallet couldn’t be sadder. Also, a nice gallery of some new Kamen Rider figures and a look at Figma #100: a new Miku Hatsune.

Page 4 – Fewture – Fewture has some great stuff planned for this year including an awesome, but very expensive, Sword of Garo, some Ultraman figures, and a nicely detailed line of aircraft and vehicles from the various Ultraman series.

*Update*Page 5 – Medicos, J-Factory, and Wonder Showcase – If you can’t wait for the new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure figures, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Medicos gallery. J-Factory shows off its Xavorger figures. While the Wonder Showcase has a great look at Dimension Diver’s Aegis figure and an incredibly cute Miku statue.

*Update*Page 6 – Vendors & Miscellaneous – Some independent vendors give their own unique versions of Assemble Borg (I love that Blue Beetle looking one!), a really cool submarine, and various other figures that are pretty snazzy too.

*Update*Page 7 – Kappas – Kappas are mischievous reptile-like water sprites who love cucumbers, and there’s a whole gallery dedicated to different artist’s interpretations of the little creatures. Very interesting.

Don’t forget to check out our upcoming exclusive Q & A with Kaiyodo, Max Factory, and Medicos.

Thanks again to Robert for all his work in making this coverage possible.

A thanks also goes out to Kaiyodo, Max Factory, and all the companies who made this possible.

18 thoughts on “Wonder Festival Winter 2011
*UPDATE* New Pics Added

  1. man, that medicos page makes me happy, but i hope there’s more kinnikuman photos coming! not the jojo stuff looks bad! i must say, i admittedly only own one of those series of figs, but MAN is that thing well done. he poses fantastically, and looks great, the paint aps are gorgeous, and change in different light which is just money… and the scale is excellent. and the best part is, he doesn’t feel delicate!! if the jojo stuff is half this well made, they’re excellent figs!

    1. That’s all they had for Kinnikuman this time.

      With so many manufacturers making Kinnikuman products (Bandai, TakaraTomy, Romando, Inspire, etc.), Medicos appears to be focusing more on JoJo. This doesn’t mean they’re quitting Kinnikuman, just that JoJo has higher priority.

    1. Big, with big play value.

      His foot opens up and a car shoots out, chest opens up revealing some weapons (?, sorry, I’m not too familiar with Big-O, I’ll familiarise myself later this month), his arms have a pile-driver sort of gimmick, his head lights up using an LED, each of the fingers are fully articulated…

    1. I was going to see if we could get some people to send international entries for the next round. However, the Kaiyodo executives are expecting an increase in domestic entries and don’t think they’re equipped to take this international.

  2. Uuuuuummmmm, hell yes on the RoboCop Revoltech figure!!! Let’s hope they roll out an Ed-209 and (finally) a RoboCop 2!!! Hell, I’d love to have a Clarence Bodiker and some of the RoboCop 2 “fails” too. And the jumpack from RoboCop 3 and an Emilio mutant and…………

    1. That RoboCop is a Figma from Max Factory.

      As with any other product, if this one sells, there’s always the possibility of the next being manufactured.

  3. and CAIN!!!!! i want cain, both in drug lord mode and robo-cain!! who doesn’t want a creepy ass tom noonan fig in their collection? he becomes the default child molester in the display! keep him away from pitt’s timmy!

    1. Hey DR, if you really want a Tommy Noonan, there’s always Reaper from Last Action Hero! =)

      But yeah, I pretty much want every chracter from the first 2 movies.

  4. Wow, that page of Kappas is crazy. O_O; Is that a company or a guy or a studio or something? What’s going on there?… It’s like an art exhibit…

    1. The Kappas are a joint effort between Kaiyodo and the Shimanto township for the promotion of Shimanto through the use of the legendary Kappa. Kappa were though to live throughout Japan (every region seems to have they’re own stories) but they all make their homes in or near prestine water. Kochi prefecture advertises the Shimanto river as the last uncontaminated stream in Japan.

      The collaboration between Kaiyodo and Shimanto is a three year deal. The pictures are of the award winners for the first two years and 2011 will be the third and final year of the Kappa figure making contest.

  5. Kamaty Moon was there.

    Unfortunately, with Kaiyodo’s policies concerning early entry becoming strict this year, time was limited and people were abundant, making it a little difficult to take all of the pictures that I had hoped for.

  6. Great pics! Can anyone tell me about those 3-4 stylized medieval knight figures on the misc. vendor page (i.e. the company, scale, source material, etc.)? They’ve got this awesome Knightmare from Soul Calibur vibe.

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