jrharbort

A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan.com as the Head Writer in October 2011, and enjoys sharing news with other fans around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @jrharbort!

Jan 122019
 

Goodsmile Company has released the official product pages for Nendoroid and figma Snow Miku 2019: Snow Princess ver., which details all of their accessories, pricing, and availability. Check out the details below!

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Princess Ver.

The 10th anniversary of Snow Miku! We present this special memorial version of Snow Miku to you.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Snow Miku, and the 2019 design was once again selected by fans through online votes between a selection of outfits all submitted to piapro by fans! This year the theme was “Princess of the Hokkaido Winter”, and the winning Snow Miku design was this version based on illustrations by -L F-! The design has now been converted into this beautiful Nendoroid!

Her unique twintails have been carefully sculpted to give them a whimsical appearance. She comes with three face plates including her gentle standard expression, a curious blank expression and a lovable smiling expression. A freestanding figure of Rabbit Yukine is included as well. She comes with her staff, a blue rose bouquet, special skirt parts to display her hold her skirt hem, a hair brush and a mirror are included as optional parts! Her curled mantle can be removed for more display options! Be sure to add this 10th anniversary edition of Snow Miku to your collection!

Price: 6,000 Yen.
Detail Page: https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/7868/

figma Snow Miku: Snow Princess ver.

The princess blessed by the snow is now a figma!

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Snow Miku, and the 2019 design was once again selected by fans through online votes between a selection of outfits all submitted to piapro by fans! This year the theme was “Princess of the Hokkaido Winter”, and the winning Snow Miku design was this version based on illustrations by -L F-! The design has now been converted into this figma together with Rabbit Yukine holding a magic staff!

  • She comes with three face plates including a calm standard expression, a smiling expression and a closed-eyes expression.
  • She comes with a gorgeous staff fit for a princess, a bouquet, a masquerade mask and a cup & saucer set as optional parts!
  • Interchangeable skirt parts are included to display Miku.
  • An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Price: 6,000 Yen.
Detail Page: https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/7869/

Both the Nendoroid and Figma will be available at the following locations and times:
■ Wonder Festival 2019 Winter (2/10/2019)
■ GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP (Feb 10th @ 4:00 PM JST ~ Feb 26th @ 12:00 PM JST) (Figma | Nendoroid)
■ GOOD SMILE x animate Cafe Akihabara / Osaka Nipponbashi
■ 70th Sapporo Snow Festival (Exchange voucher required)

Jan 102019
 

Goodsmile Racing has finally announced the design for their 2019 Race Machine for competing in SUPER GT! The itasha-styled car is fully covered with this year’s Racing Miku 2019 artwork by Annin Oiko, and it looks stunning as usual! We can’t wait to see this one on the race track.

The design reveal also confirms that Goodsmile Racing will be sticking to the Mercedes AMG for yet another season. They switched to the Mercedes AMG from the BMW Z4 starting with the 2015 racing season.

Let’s show our support to GSR once again this year! If you’d like to pledge your support as a personal sponsor, applications are now open! Details here → https://www.mikufan.com/goodsmile-racing-sponsor-courses-now-open-for-2019-racing-season/

Dec 282018
 

In preparation of the 2019 SUPER GT racing season, Goodsmile Racing has opened the first phase of personal sponsorship course preorders! Additionally, they’ve listened to the feedback from fans, and made the previously Japan-exclusive colored card benefits available for overseas sponsors (finally!).

Sponsors page: https://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/sponsor/personal/

Both the Nendoroid and Figma sponsors courses are now available with options ranging anywhere from 15,000 Yen to 70,000 Yen. There is also a basic 3,000 Yen starting tier, for those that just want to show their support and receive a green sponsors card!

The Coupon and Ranking system has also been introduced overseas this year. Many participating official GSR products and sponsors goods will come with a coupon code, which will add to your overall sponsorship total for the year. The higher your total, the higher ranked sponsors card you will receive as thanks. The higher rank will also increase the size of your name on the sponsors boards displayed at race events!

The cards are ranked as follows:

Green – 3,000~ Yen
Gold – 50,000~ Yen
Platinum – 100,000~ Yen
Black – 300,000~ Yen

Goodsmile Racing has also announced they plan to reveal next year’s car wrap design at TOKYO AUTO SALON 2019 on January 11th, 2019, at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center in Chiba, Japan. Look forward to that reveal on that date!

Lastly, thanks to a press release article posted by Auto Sport Web, we can see all 4 variations of the official Racing Miku 2019 artwork illustrated by Annin Oiko, including the chibi versions! Aren’t they just absolutely cute?

Via GSR and AS-Web

Dec 262018
 

We here at MikuFan.com hope everyone had a Merry Miku-ristmas, and a Happy Holidays! We took a little break to relax and visit with family, and we’ll now resume our usual news reporting schedule. Our co-writer @Mercuryw is due back from Europe next week.

In celebration of the recent holiday season, here’s our favorite Christmas-themed Hatsune Miku illustrations from Twitter and Pixiv!


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Dec 222018
 

At Goodsmile Racing’s 2018 year-end party, Goodsmile Racing made several announcements regarding their 2019 plans! First up is the reveal that the team will be participating in 2019’s SUPER GT racing season, as well as the SUZUKA 10 HOURS race! We’ll be cheering for GSR again next year!

The second big reveal was the new Racing Miku 2019 design, drawn by Annin Oiko, who’s also popularly known as the Idolmaster Cinderella Girls character designer! With Annin Oiko as the chosen illustrator, the design for 2019’s Racing Miku also adopted an “Idol” motif.

A prototype of the nendoroid was also shown off at the event. Check out the tweets below!