Some of you may remember, or even own, the last “Real Action Heroes: Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- F” figure by SEGA and Medicom Toy Factory. If you enjoyed the last one, SEGA has opened an official poll to gather fan votes to pick the next figure’s design, starting today!
HOW TO VOTE
Visit the official poll page from the link above, and answer the first two questions:
1: Have you purchased the first “Real Action Heroes: Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- F” Figure?
2: Have you purchased “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd” for PS3 or PS Vita?
Next, choose up to 3 outfit designs you like from the list. You’ll find outfits from every Project Diva game made to date, so you’ll likely see your favorite(s) in the list! The first round of fan votes will end on November 25th. Votes will be tallied, and a new poll with the top 10 designs will be opened on December 25th.
SEGA and Medicom Toy Factory will announce the winning design on February 7th, 2015, and they will reveal the figure itself at the 2015 Winter Wonder Festival event on February 25th. Orders for the figure will be accepted soon afterwards.
Thanks to popular demand from fans, Good Smile Company has reopened orders for a limited time on the Sandmaster Racing Miku: 2014 Version. Please note that this is not a preorder! The remaining stock for orders is quite limited, so once they’re gone, they’re gone. Don’t miss your chance!
The Sandmaster Racing Miku: 2014 Version is a specially designed RC car that has been modified to fit a Nendoroid Plus version of Racing Miku 2014 (note: not a full nendoroid), complete with Racing Miku-themed decals for both the vehicle and the remote control. The car is also part of the EZ series, allowing easy removal of parts with a single screwdriver.
The popular YYB Type Hatsune Miku model for Miku Miku Dance has had an update today, pushing the version to 1.01. Known changes include a slight facial update, improvements to eye reflections, and more. The download link is the same as the old version, along with the same password (found in the image description):
Also released by YYB today is a swimsuit version of the model, featuring YYB Miku wearing a cute polka-dot bikini. The download link can be found from YYB’s tweet below, no password is required. You can also follow his twitter for future model releases and updates.
Ever since at least 2009, some of the Hatsune Miku fans over in Japan have had a rather unusual goal: Creating ways of lifting Hatsune Miku’s skirt, primarily through use of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality hardware and software.
Sure, they could just open any of these 3D models in MikuMikuDance and be done with it. But that’s just too easy for some people. It’s just not rewarding enough unless you make it incredibly complex, as well as interactive.
I’ve attempted to compile a number of video examples with the help of Kowhey from MikuStream. The challenges that the Japanese have put themselves to achieve a seemingly simple goal are both hilarious and commendable.
One of the oldest examples from 2009, using MMD and AR Toolkit.
A setup using Android Wear and Oculus Rift.
AR using Oculus Rift and MMD. The “fun” part happens at 3:50.
A coin operated device using a Miku plushie and RaspberryPi computer.
A video I previously wrote about here. The “fun” part starts at 2:58.
Earlier at Hobby Round 12 today, a new Hatsune Miku Dolfie Dream outfit was showcased to the crowds. The outfit is based on the iconic marching band costume from the song “Do-Re-Mi-Fa Rondo” by 40mP, and it will release on VOLKS online store sometime in December this year. Details regarding the doll and Senbonzakura optional outfit can be founded in our previous article.
Please pay extra attention to the word optional outfit, as their orders will come with the outfits only.