Earlier today, Miku fans in Sapporo get to witness an early preview of the Snow Miku 2015 tram, as well as the nendoroid and figma. The tram will start operating from November 17th 2014 to March 29th 2015. The full operation schedule of the tram can be found here: http://www.city.sapporo.jp/st/event/2607.html.
Along with the tram preview today, we also get to have an early look at Snow Miku 2015 nendoroid and figma officially under the name “Snow Bell ver.”. Additionally, this is the second Snow Miku figma ever ceeated. Details on the first Snow Miku figma can be found in our previous article.
Preorders for the figures were announced for February 2015, and typically open in mid-February after the Winter Wonder festival ends.
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A surprising game feature was revealed today for the Western release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, just mere days before the game is set to release. The announcement came not from SEGA themselves, but early game reviewers who received test copies of the game. Which is surprising, considering how huge this feature is.
The Western release of Project Diva F 2nd will support the importing of save data from the Japanese version of the game, via the cross-save feature over the PlayStation Network. This is good news for those of you who already purchased the Japanese version, and also plan to get the Western version!
To use the feature, simply select “Import” from the main menu, where you will be taken to a screen detailing the import process. Once completed, just load your save data from the main menu and play! Feature confirmed via justonegamr on YouTube. Below are images showing the save data import process.
As a reminder, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is scheduled to release in North America on November 18th, and in Europe on November 21st for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Appearance Miku, also commonly known as ApiMiku, will get an official figure release in June 2015. The garage kit of the model was seen several times at the Wonder Festival events, and now we’ll finally get to see an official release. The information comes from the official magazine “MIKU-Pack volume 10″. Further details and preorder announcements are expected to arrive soon.
With the qualification race today, Good Smile Racing team will start off at 3rd position tomorrow in the final. This is considerably a great advantage for us, as GSR is currently point leader of 2014 series ranking with 67 points, follows with #11 SLS and #7 Z4 with both 58 points. The likelihood of GSR winning is undoubtedly high.
The racing transforming car, “Gear Tribe Hatsune Miku GT Project 2014 version”, was showcased at the circuit today as well. I’ve linked a tweet below providing clear images of the car, both rear and front view. Details regarding the product can be found here.
Last night’s announcement live stream by Good Smile Company brought a lot of news announcements regarding various figures. A lot of these were overshadowed by Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen, who stole the spotlight of the entire stream. But we did catch some important announcements from the stream regarding a couple of the Hatsune Miku related figures.
First up is the Senbonzakura ver. Hatsune Miku Nendoroid, which was finally revealed fully painted. The preorder period has also been announced to begin sometime around mid-December, meaning we can likely see shipments before the end of Spring. Pricing and accessories were not announced, however.
The second major reveal was of the transforming car from Good Smile Racing’s GT Project, which has been officially named “Gear Tribe Hatsune Miku GT Project 2014 version”. Based on Good Smile Racing’s own BMW Z4, the model demonstrated was fully functional in terms of transforming abilities. The scaled sizes vary depending on the mode, with transformed/robot mode being rated at 1/6 scale, and the car form rated at 1/24 scale.
The price for the transforming model car will be set at 8,000 Yen ($70 USD), and will be available for preorder “sometime soon”. It will be available only from Good Smile Company’s online shop. Below are additional photos from the live stream, courtesy of figurenews2: