One figure I’ve been looking forward to for a while is the Giant God Warrior from Good Smile Co’s Figma line. Not only is he a visually interesting character, but he’s also the first collaboration between the Figma line and Studio Ghibli!
We’re finishing off our Winter Wonder Fest 2013 coverage with my favorite part of the show. Sure it’s great seeing what new toys to expect from the big companies, but I really enjoy discovering what the incredibly talented individual artists have been working on.
While we were gawking at all the news from Toy Fair, Japan was in the midst of hosting Winter Wonder Festival. Luckily for us at IAT, Robert Baldwin braved the cold temperatures and large crowds to bring us the latest news from our favorite Japanese companies
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. While Noisy gets his new house of boxes organized, I’m back with my regular Tuesday review. So bear with me as I get back into the swing of things with a look at Figma’s Skyward Sword Link.
Today’s our last day of WonderFest coverage. The big companies are out of the way, and now the spot light is on all the talented individuals who create their own amazing toys, garage kits, figure add-ons, and accessories. You’ll find a bit of everything in these last galleries.
As we were enjoying the afterglow/aftermath of SDCC 2012 a couple weeks ago, another important toy event was taking place half way around the world. Our man in Japan, Robert Baldwin, was there gathering the latest news, pictures, and even a few rumors from WonderFest!
Well, the wait is finally over and I have one of my most requested characters in action figure form. What’s even better news is that Good Smile has picked up a few more of my favorite Nintendo licenses and Samus won’t be alone on my video game shelf for long!
This review is a bit oddly commemorative. The original Figma Drossel was my first review for IAT waaaay back in 2009. She was also the first Japanese import I’d ever purchased. So I’m feeling a roundabout nostalgia for Figma’s newest Drossel figure.
If Tuesday was the appetizer, and Wednesday was the main course, then today’s update must be the dessert! With the bigger companies out of the way, we’re wrapping up with a look at the miscellaneous odds and ends of the convention. So settle in for six
While we were anxiously awaiting news from New York Toy Fair, Japan was celebrating the modern action figure with Winter Wonder Festival 2012. Over the next two days we’ll be updating with coverage, Q&A, and a ton of great pictures from the show.
As with Dorothy, I’m thrilled to be getting Big O figures eight years after the show premiered. Now that Roger Smith is on my shelf I can breathe a sigh of relief that at least the two most important characters on the show were made.
As with the Cheerful Japan Miku, the Good Smile Company took another bold step forward and offered last summer’s Wonder Festival exclusives online for worldwide distribution. The first of the two figures I ordered from them is an alternate version of their Aegis Figma.