The recent summer Wonder Festival brought a lot of eye candy and surprising announcements for Hatsune Miku fans. For those unfamiliar with the Wonder Festival, it is a bi-yearly event where garage kit artists and manufacturers come together to show off their creations in the hopes to lure interest from consumers, or interested companies for mass production.
Highlights of reveals and announcements:
1/4 scale V3 Hatsune Miku figure by FREEing – Date and Pricing: N/A
1/8 scale figure and figma confirmed for Racing Miku 2014 EV MIRAI ver. – Date and Pricing: N/A
The full track list and bonuses for the official Magical Mirai 2014 album have been revealed, and is now available for international order via Amazon Japan (2500 Yen) and CDJapan (2315 Yen). The album contains 21 tracks spanning 2 disks, with one track being an exclusive original from the 39′s live band. It also gives a preview of what to expect at the upcoming Magical Mirai concert events in Osaka and Tokyo.
The Amazon Japan version of the album is slightly different, in that you will received one of 4 different picture magnets as a bonus. The album is scheduled to ship out on August 6th JST. Below is the cover art (illustrated by MONQ), track list and demo video.
The Good Smile Racing website has recently opened reservations on their Figma sponsorship packages, which once again cover 4 different tiers. All four tiers will include the Figma, but will also include various other bonuses depending on how much you wish to pledge. Reservations opened on July 23rd, and international sponsors are accepted. The Figma design will be revealed later this week at the Summer Wonder Festival.
Courses A and B are the first two pledge tiers, priced at 7,000 Yen and 10,000 Yen respectively. Course A will include the sponsor membership card (sent soon after purchase), and reserves the 2014 Racing Miku Figma. Course B offers the same items as Course A, but also includes a rubber strap and a #4 themed folding parasol. Click the images below to visit the page for each course.
Courses C and D are the last two pledge tiers, and are priced at a heftier 30,000 Yen and 50,000 Yen. Course C will include all items found in the lower tiers, as well as a team-themed work shirt and windbreaker. Course D, the final tier, includes all items in the lower tiers, and throws in an original GSR tool bag (not pictured), and GSR original headphones (not pictured).
Orders for Figma sponsorship courses will end on September 10th at 11:59 PM JST, and reservations are expected to ship in January 2015. Please remember that this is a sponsorship pledge, not a typical preorder, so the amount you pledge will be withdrawn immediately upon purchase.
In the Summer of 2013, the Sepang version of Racing Miku was illustrated by Saitom to cheer the Good Smile Racing team at the Sepang circuit. FREEing’s 1/8 scale sculpture based on that illustration is finally finished, and is available for preorder starting today!
The next big album release by 8#Prince, aka HachiojiP, will release on August 27th, and is now available for international preorder. Titled “Twinkle World”, the album will come with the obligatory regular and limited editions. However, this time, two different illustrations by TNSK are used for the jackets of each edition, which may leave some people tied between which version they want. (I’m already considering just buying both.)
Besides the cover art, the main difference between the two editions is that the Limited Edition will also include a DVD with music videos for “Twinkle World” and “Carry Me Off”, both of which are also likely to appear later on Hachioji’s official YouTube channel.