Jun 212017
 


 
Taito’s newly announced Hatsune Miku prize figure, the Hatsune Miku Original Summer Dress Ver. Non-Scale Figure, can now be ordered online! Usually you would have to try your luck at arcades within Japan to win such prize figures, but recently direct sales have become more popular as worldwide interest in these figures grew. Prize figures have been increasing in quality, while remaining relatively inexpensive.

Our partners at Tokyo Otaku Mode are offering a chance to reserve yours before she’s unleashed at the arcades in Japan this August! She’s priced at $14.99 USD, with a scheduled release of December 2017 (4 months after Japan release). Please note the figure ships only to the United States and Canada.

Link: https://otakumode.com/fb/8pS

Based on an illustration by Naoki Saito, the Original Summer Dress Ver. of this figure has the beloved Vocaloid in a cute white dress featuring gray and blue sailor uniform details as she holds an eye-catching lifesaver above her~ The semi-transparency of her hair towards the ends adds a nice touch, too, along with the ever-so-slightly visible swimsuit on the inside of her dress.

She reaches a height of 7.1” and comes pre-painted and ready for display~

A secret detail of this figure that others were quick to hush is that this figure is also the castoff variety, allowing you to display Hatsune Miku in her swimsuit if you choose! Cute! (〃ω〃)

Jun 142017
 

Every Miku fan’s favorite bicycle racing mascot is here! The Racing Miku 2016 TeamUKYO ver. is finally getting the Max Factory quality treatment, after previously appearing as a prize figure. Compared to that version, you can expect significant improvements in the sculpt and details.

The 2016 Racing Miku is here to support TeamUKYO as a scale figure!

The TeamUKYO Support Ver. of the official character of the Hatsune Miku GT Project, “Racing Miku” has been transformed into a scale figure! The illustration by popular animator Mai Yoneyama featuring Racing Miku in a TeamUKYO cycling jersey has been faithfully converted into a 1/7th scale figure.

She has a huge smile her face as she carries a spare bicycle tire and a bag filled with supplies for those who need some replenishment! The adorable Racing Miku is ready to support the team with a smile!

The figure is open for preorder now from Good Smile Company’s online shop, as well as various other partner shops. Preorders from GSC’s shop are available until August 3rd at 12:00 PM JST, with a price of 17,810 Yen ($163 USD), although this will vary among other shops. She’s expected to ship in March 2018.

Check out the shop links and gallery below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode Use code “MikuFan06” for $5 off
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search

May 312017
 

The much-anticipated bust figure of Hatsune Miku is now available for order through our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode! The Hatsune Miku Figure-rise Bust is a fully painted plastic model produced by Bandai, standing at 5.5 inches tall. The most surprising aspect of this figure is its relatively inexpensive retail price compared to most existing Hatsune Miku figures, making her perfect for just about anyone’s collection.

She is available for $20 via Tokyo Otaku Mode’s shop, with a special 50% cash-back bonus and reward coupon for all orders placed before June 7th at 11:59 PM PDT! Orders are expected to ship sometime in September 2017. Grab her from the following link: https://otakumode.com/fb/8nQ

EDIT 6/6/2017 – More sources also now available!

> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search

Top photo via くらくらプラモ

May 242017
 

There was a lot of exciting news from Good Smile Company’s livestream event! In the way of new announcements, the beginning of the stream revealed two new figures: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2013 version, and a 1/7 scale figure of Racing Miku 2016: TeamUKYO version!

Next was the Snow Miku 2018 design finalists announcement, with 6 designs chosen. The six finalists were Anzu Natsumikan (#1), Mori (#2), Wanekoto (#3), Komadori Ui (#4), Zaao♪ (#5), and Taicha Don (#6). The initial live stream vote showed the #5 design by Zaao♪ to be the most popular. However, voting isn’t done yet!

Until May 29th, Good Smile Company has opened a web poll on their website where worldwide fans can choose their favorite Snow Miku design out of the 6 finalists. The results will be announced at this year’s Magical Mirai! Cast your vote at the following page:

http://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2018/en/

May 242017
 

The community voting live stream events for Snow Miku 2018’s design begin tonight in about 20 minutes! Here’s several stream sources linked below where you can tune in. There will also be new figure announcements and news for Magical Mirai 2017. We’re unsure if the two sources besides Nicovideo will offer the voting interfaces like we’ve seen with Nicovideo in the past, so show some caution if you use them!

EDIT: Website voting after the streams has also been confirmed. We’ll share details in the next article!