Sep 062019
 

The past week has brought quite a bit of Hatsune Miku figure news, from updates to past announcements to refreshing ones that certainly caught us off guard in awe. Here’s a roundup of Hatsune Miku figure announcements from the past week if you missed them, as gathered in the list below!

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Kigurumi Agumon Ver.

Via GSC’s Kahotan

Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: TBA
Release date: TBA

Hatsune Miku: 7 Net Shopping Ver. Figure

Via Taito Toys, Illustration by 黒星紅白

Manufacturer: TAITO
Price: TBA
Release date: March 2020

Hatsune Miku: Noodle Stopper Figure

Via FuRyu Figure, Illustration by 黒星紅白 (sketch)

Manufacturer: FuRyu
Price: TBA
Release date: September 20th (prize figure release)

Hatsune Miku: Miku Expo 2019 Taiwan & Hong Kong Ver. Figure

Via Alphamax

Manufacturer: Alphamax
Price: TBA
Release date: TBA

Racing Miku 2019 Ver. Figure

Via Goodsmile Racing

Manufacturer: SHINE
Price: TBA
Release date: TBA

Racing Miku 2018 Summer Ver. figure

Via review by GSC’s Kahotan (preorders open September 10th!)

Manufacturer: Max Factory
Price: TBA
Release date: TBA

Aug 282019
 

The 48th edition of the of the Summer Endurance Race concluded last weekend with Audi Sport Team WRT taking victory at the 10 Hours of Suzuka. Just a lap behind them was Mercedes-AMG Team GOODSMILE finishing in 10th place.

The #00 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 would qualify in 6th for the start of the race which started off well overtaking the #777 CarGuy Ferrari 488 GT3 on the first lap. The first hour of the race would be calm with some overtakes and minor spins until the first big incident would happen when the #88 JLOC Lamborghini Huracan GT3 made contact with the #5 GTNET Nissan GT-R GT3 to overtake spinning both cars and getting the #34 Walkenhorst BMW M6 GT3 that was in 2nd place involved forcing them to pit for repairs.

Things start to heat up after 2 hours into the race when the #27 HubAuto Ferrari 488 GT3 and the #98 Arrows Honda NSX GT3 started banging wheels until the Honda went off track followed by a ‘T-bone’ collision with the Ferrari bringing out the first long Full Course Yellow meaning all cars should slow down and no overtaking is allowed.

After the race restarted the #999 GruppeM Mercedes-AMG GT3 makes a move on the #00 Miku AMG late braking into the final chicane causing both cars to go off track. This also helped the #018 KCMG Nissan GT-R GT3 (Not to be confused with the #18 UpGarage NSX GT3) overtake the Miku AMG down the main straight as she was recovering from the earlier contact. The incident gave the #999 GruppeM a 5 second penalty for cutting the chicane.

As the race enters the second half, the #27 HubAuto Ferrari loses control at the fast-left turn of 130R crashing into the foam barriers, bringing out the Full Course Yellow once again. Fortunately, Nick Cassidy who was driving the Ferrari escaped un-injured and surprisingly the car wasn’t badly damaged that he managed to drive it back into the pits for repairs.

As night falls at the track, the lights go on giving teams an extra challenge racing in the darkness. As the race was reaching it’s closing stages, Super GT’s GT500 driver Tsugio Matsuda in the #35 KCMG GT-R makes a move on the #107 Bentley Team M-Sport late braking into the final chicane and still fighting for 6th place side-by-side along the main straight until the GT-R successfully overtook the Bentley.

At last after a long 10 hours of non-stop racing the checkered flag was waved with the #25 Audi Sport Team WRT taking victory with the #00 Miku AMG just behind them a lap behind to finish in 10th position. Although Mercedes-AMG Team GOODSMILE may not have won the race overall. The team has been awarded the “Team of the Day” as voted by race fans during the race. They were also awarded the winner of the Super GT award and runner up of the Asia Award for being the first Super GT team to finish and a team with at least 2 or more Asian drivers respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners and the teams that finished on the podium. Until then, Super GT is next on the 7th and 8th of September at Autopolis.

Aug 072019
 

Before we begin, we would like to congratulate Black Falcon for finishing 3rd place overall with the #4 Promare car and 3rd place in the Silver Class (24th overall) with the #6 Miku car at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps back in July. Unfortunately for Goodsmile Racing and TYPE-MOON, the #00 Fate car retired halfway into the race when they collided at the high-speed turn of Blanchimont.

Now back to Super GT. The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 qualified in 9th position for the start of the race which would start off fine for the first hour until the pit stop strategies came into play with teams using different tyre strategies with some teams opting not to change tyres on their first pit stop. The team managed to climb up to 3rd position overtaking the #7 D’Station Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the process before their second pit stop.

The Safety Car came out on Lap 69 when the #38 ZENT Lexus LC500 crashed due to a loose wheel nut shortly after their pit stop forcing them to retire from the race. Things would calm down as the race restarted until the Safety Car was pulled out once again on the 104th lap, this time for the #24 Realize GT-R GT500 pulling over at the pit entry due to an engine failure which would then catch on fire. The #4 Miku AMG were lucky enough to pit before they closed the pit lane when the Safety Car came out.

Once again, the race restarts and teams would stop for their fourth and final mandatory pit stop mixing up the field for the last time until more drama unfolds with the #25 Hoppy 86 MC colliding with the #22 R’Qs AMG forcing Hoppy to retire from the race. As the race was at it’s closing stages a timer appeared finishing the race earlier rather than racing the full length of 177 laps. With less than 2 minutes until the end of the race, the #4 Miku AMG overtook the #61 Subaru BRZ placing them in 8th position until the end of the race.

The race would finish on the 175th lap with the #6 WAKO’S LC500 winning in GT500 and the #87 T-Dash Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in GT300. We would like to congratulate both teams on their victory in Super GT’s endurance round of the season.

Goodsmile Racing still stands 11th in the championship standing despite the pace they had during the race, only the timing of the pit stops, and safety cars compromised their position.

The next race will take place at Autopolis on the 7th and 8th of September. But before that is the 10 Hours of Suzuka happening from the 23rd to the 25th of August with Kamui Kobayashi returning as the team’s third driver for the race. Once again, we wish the team good luck for the upcoming endurance race. Fight, GSR!

Jul 272019
 

With today’s 2019 Summer Wonder Festival underway in Tokyo, we’re getting the usual wave of new Hatsune Miku figure announcements and reveals! Here’s everything that’s been revealed at the event so far. We’ll continue to add more if anything new is announced before the day is over in Japan, so be sure to check back for possible updates!

1/7 Scale Hatsune Miku Snow Princess Ver.

Photo via WonFes Gallery

Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

1/8 Scale Racing Miku 2019 Ver.

Photo via WonFes Gallery

Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Scale Hatsune Miku: Symphony 2019 Ver.

Photo via WonFes Gallery

Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Scale Hatsune Miku: Kentaro Yabuki x osoba Ver.

Photo via WonFes Gallery

Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Scale Racing Miku 2019: Thailand Ver.

Photo via Aquamarine

Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Sega Prize Figure Hatsune Miku Ribbon x Heart

Photo via @77tmair

Manufacturer: SEGA
Price: Prize
Release Date: TBA

Scale Racing Miku 2013 Rd. 4 SUGO Support Ver.

Photo via Aquamarine

Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

1/7 Scale Racing Miku: 2018 Summer Ver.

Photo via @hobbysearch

Manufacturer: Max Factory
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Scale Hatsune Miku Expo 2019 Taiwan & Hong Kong

Photo via @mfMikudayo

Manufacturer: Alphamax
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Scale Hatsune Miku Expo 2019 Taiwan & Hong Kong

Photo via @mfMikudayo

Manufacturer: F:Nex
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Scale Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 Ver.

Photo via @mfMikudayo

Manufacturer: F:Nex
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Jul 242019
 

From the recent Goodsmile Racing’s live stream comes a Racing Miku visual for the 2019 SUZUKA 10 HOURS race, to which the team will be participating in next month. Drawn by the artist Annin Oiko with direction by Shigeto Koyama, she wears a beautiful pink haregi surrounded in cherry blossoms.

The machine featuring the design is expected at the upcoming 2019 SUZUKA 10 HOURS race, which will be hled at Suzuka circuit on August 23rd~25th. She’s the also second Racing Miku Haregi ver. design to date since Tony Taka’s in 2017-2018. Fight, GSR!

2019 SUZUKA 10 HOURS: https://www.suzukacircuit.jp/10h_en/
Goodsmile Racing team: https://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/team2019_suzuka/