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 192019
 

Overseas ticket sales for Hatsune Miku Expo 2019 in Taiwan are now open! You can grab them from the following page. Please note the website is in Chinese-only, but tickets ARE purchasable from overseas.

Ticket page: https://ticket.com.tw/application/UTK02/UTK0201_.aspx?PRODUCT_ID=N01HDKMV

Taiwan’s Miku Expo event is scheduled to take place at New Taipei City Exhibition Hall on May 11th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Accomodation plan applications are open until January 25th @ 5:00 PM JST. Check those out here: http://entame.knt.co.jp/tour/2019/05/mikuexpo/en/index.html

Miku Expo 2019 HK & TW Official Site: https://mikuexpo.com/twhk2019/

Jan 182019
 

The latest Snow Miku 2019 news update announces many new official goods, and partner collaborations! First up is the full list of Official goods announced so far. Since we’re less than 3 weeks away from the event, this should be pretty close to the final list.

Official Goods

The items pictured below are in the following order.

Image 1: Snow Miku 2019 Plushie, Stained Metal Charm, Stadium Jacket, Big Acrylic Stand, 10,000mAh Mobile Battery, Another Battery, Smartphone Case, Another Case.
Image 2: Trading Straps, Compact Mirror, Keyholder Strap, Full Graphic Shirt, B2 Tapestries, Glass Jewelry, Assorted Gacha Prizes, Model Train.
Image 3: Can Badges, Clear File Set, Rubber Strap Collection, Rabbit Yukine Plushie, T-Shirt, Mushroom Cushion, Card Case, Glasses Case.
Image 4: Glasses Cloth, Full Graphic Happi, Room Key Holder, Mini Flag, Big Photo Towel, Charm, Big Clip, Visual Book.
Image 5: Mini Flag Set, Coffee, Penlight, Penlight Sleeves, T-Shirt, Shopping Bag, Face Towel, Clear File.
Image 6: Rubber Strap, Pin Badge, Official Album, Nendoroid Snow Miku 2019, Figma Snow Miku 2019, Snow Miku 2019 Dress for Snow Miku Dollfie Dream.

Goods Page: https://snowmiku.com/2019/goods.html

Collaborations

There’s also a long list of collaborations for this event. Here’s a quick summary of them!


Animate
The Sapporo Animate shop will be ofering exclusive Snow Miku goods, and rewards for those who spend 2,000 Yen or more in the store. There’s also a twitter campaign where tweeting a photo enters you for a chance to win a special apron.

Details: https://www.animate.co.jp/onlyshop/234384/


Karaoke
Special food items, goods and songs will be available at the Takahashi Group Karaoke Sapporo location.

Details: http://www.takahasi.co.jp/snowmiku2019/


Mirai.St Cafe
From February 2nd~~1th, Crypton Future Media’s Mirai.St cafe will be offering special collaboration food dishes, with drink coasters offered as a free reward for each food item purchased. Verious official goods will also be sold inside the cafe.

Details: https://snowmiku.com/2019/collabo_campaign.html


Sugoi Dinos
Dinos is repeating their previous years collaborations. You can obtain tickets for every 500 Yen you spend on participating machines, which can be redeemed for can badges, or other various prizes. You can also get limited edition mugs from the Dinos bowling alley, and the Dinos theatre while supplies last.

Details: http://www.sugai-dinos.jp/campaign201819win/


Norbesa
The Noria ferris wheel at Norbesa will be wrapped with a Snow Miku theme again this year. Riding the wrapped carrage will cost 800 Yen, which nets you a fantastic view of Sapporo city while enjoying some Hatsune Miku music. You also get a memorial postcard.

Details: https://snowmiku.com/2019/collabo_campaign.html

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