After two years of waiting, and several teases at the Wonder Festival events, the Hatsune Miku: Tell Your World ver. 1/8 scale figure is now available for preorder!
This particular figure’s design is based on the original jacket illustration for “Tell Your World EP” album. The song was also featured in an award winning Google Chrome advert in 2011.
Official Video of Google Chrome feat. Hatsune Miku
Preorders from Good Smile Company’s online shop opened today, and will remain open until October 22nd at 9:00 PM JST. The price is set for 10,000 Yen ($94 USD), with an expected shipment period of May 2015. GSC shop preorders will also include an A3-size tapestry, featuring a high-res photo of the figure itself, as a bonus. The figure can be found from other online retailers like CDJapan and Amiami, but without the preorder bonus.
A special website has opened up for the preorder period, where fans can submit their “dream” to be featured on the box art for the figure. Simply submit a name up to 10 characters, and your “dream” message up to 100 characters. Don’t use any copyrighted quotes, however!
Submit your message here: http://event.goodsmile.info/tell_your_world/
For more photos and a figure review, head to the official GSC product page, and check out these articles by Kahotan from Good Smile Company:
Kahotan’s Review (Part 1)
Kahotan’s Review (Part 2)
Piapro has announced that Hatsune Miku will preform in Japan’s Summer Sonic music festival from 22:00 to 22:40 on August 9th!
The SONIC MANIA special event takes place in both Tokyo and Osaka on the 9th, while the main event takes place on the 10th, and 11th (Saturday and Sunday). The announcement also gave a link to the Summer Sonic official website where tickets are for sale. The Tokyo tickets and the SONIC MANIA tickets both sold out, but tickets for the Osaka viewing are still available for either a 1 day pass (13000 JPY) or a 2 day pass (23000 JPY). Other bands to be included in the performance are Metallica, Linkin Park, Volbeat, Fall Out boy, and so much more.
Further news will be posted as information is given, stay posted!
Sources: Summersonic Piapro Blog Creativeman
Good Smile Company has announced a couple all-new nendoroids that will be made available at Anime Expo 2013, and among them is the Hatsune Miku: Yukata Ver. Natsutsubaki nendoroid. She will also be obtainable through online orders starting July 8th, and at other summer events in east asian countries.
This beautiful Yukata Miku nendoroid comes in a red summer yukata outfit, complete with 3 different facial expressions and several different accessories. These include a pouch, a candy apple, and a decorative flower for her hair.
Event-goers will be able to get their hands on this figure months before anyone else, as online orders aren’t scheduled to ship until October 2013. You’ll even save by not having to pay shipping costs. Event prices are currently unannounced, but the online price is set at 3200 Yen.
You can read the official Good Smile product page here, and find higher resolution images from Mamitan’s blog. Lower resolution images can be seen below.
As another small announcement, I will personally be attending Anime Expo once again this year for the full 4 days, from July 4th through the 7th. I will have some special announcements regarding my visit, so stay tuned!
Man, this is shaping up to be a VERY busy month.
In addition to all of the other announcements in regards to Miku’s 5th anniversary, Family Mart has announced their participation in yet another event. With all of these events and announcements going on, it’s becoming almost impossible to keep track of each one.
The “Miku Loves FamiMa” campaign is a special event running from today (August 14th in Japan) until September 10th (Japan time). To participate, you simply need to buy 500 yen or more in select goods from the store, many of which are themed after Miku herself (one product even featuring official art from Zaneeds). Doing so will result in a chance to win various prizes such as prepaid cards (1,000 winners), Miku themed MP3 players (100 winners), and a grand prize featuring a Hatsune Miku decorated electric scooter (1 winner).
To help promote the event, Family Mart has released several commercials. There’s the main commercial itself, which shows Miku happily marching through Family Mart while singing what sounds like the store’s theme song. In addition, there are two hilarious blooper videos that feature scenes from the “filming” of the commercial. To check out the official Family Mart site for the event, just click the image above, or click here. And enjoy the videos!
There is a lot of buzz and excitement about the upcoming 2012 Sapporo Winter Festival, along with the participation of Crypton and Snow Miku. A lot of artists have gotten creative and carved large Nendo Miku models out of snow and even ice, currently on display in Sapporo.
The most exciting piece of work on display now has to be the life sized figurine of Miku on display at the New Chitose Airport, approximately 100km south east of Sapporo. Many excited fans and visitors have flocked to capture pictures of the impressive statue, and also look at other various artworks on display. Nearby shops also had a lot of special Vocaloid related merchandise on sale.
It is doubtful that more will be produced, so don’t think that anyone will simply be able to buy one of these anytime in the future. One can always dream though. Oh, and be sure to check out all the other Snow miku goodies and art on display here: Click to view.
“Shut up and take my money” sure fits this well.