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
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.
By the time I learned just how great Figma figures were, it was too late for me to purchase the original Miku Hatsune without paying insanely high prices. That’s why I jumped at the chance when Max Factory rereleased her in their Cheerful Japan line.
An expensive package arrived at my doorstep last week. You know what that means? Another Japanese import review, yay! This time I’m taking a looking at Figma’s one hundredth figure, Hatsune Miku’s Append version. To celebrate the special occasion, Max Factory even included a bonus accessory.
I was really happy with my Kamen Rider Skull figure, so I decided to try out another one. This time I went with something a little different though. Instead of S.H. Figuarts, Kamen Rider Siren was made by MAX Factory for their Figma line, and the differences between the two
Just before Winter Wonder Festival 2011, we put out an open call for questions to ask the various companies that attended the show. Our own Robert Baldwin caught up with many of the company representatives and got a few interesting answers and some big news concerning the future of the Sci-Fi Revoltech line.
Over the weekend IAT’s very own Robert Baldwin (a.k.a. Dorkey, on our forums) 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.
Every once in a while I’ll see a toy that I must have even though I know nothing about it. The Persona 3 character of Aegis was the first import figure I bought purely on the basis that she looked awesome. I wasn’t disappointed. So when Max Factory released pictures of the Metis figure for the Figma line, it didn’t take long for me to submit my preorder.