Apr 292021
 

The Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refined Ver. 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile company is now available for preorder! This special figure remake also includes a Good Smile Company 20th anniversary book, which features the staff’s top 20 items, special interviews and more (book is in Japanese only).

Celebratory Figure:
Presenting a new “Refined” version of Good Smile Company’s 1/8th scale figure “Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver.” originally released in 2012. From “Love is War”, the popular song composed by ryo and produced by supercell with illustrations by Shirou Miwa, comes a 1/8th scale figure of Hatsune Miku! Shirou Miwa’s illustration has been faithfully recreated, with key details like the contrast between Miku’s pale skin and her vivid hair color masterfully captured in figure form. Miku is posed holding a megaphone in one hand as she leans over the railing to shout, with her skirt and hair waving wildly as though blown by the wind. Be sure to add this dynamic, powerful figure of a girl entrenched in a war of love to your collection!

The scale figure is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 19,800 JPY ($188.99 USD), and can be preordered until May 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST, or until preorder inventory is depleted. She’s expected to release in March 2022. You can also find her at the other online shops listed below!

Links will be updated as they become available.

  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • CDJapan (Link Pending)
  • Amiami (Link Pending)
  • Hobby Search (Link Pending)
  • Nippon Yasan (Link Pending)

Lastly, don’t forget to check out Kahotan’s more in-depth photo review on her blog! → https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12670243116.html

Apr 282021
 

Along with the announcement of the Snow Miku 2022 & Rabbit Yukine design finalists, Good Smile Company decided to announce and tease several new Hatsune Miku figures, and give updates on others. Check them out below! If you’d like to watch the live stream event, there’s a recording available on YouTube.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku if

Based on Hatsune Miku’s earlier concept art/prototype design by KEI, before her finalized 2007 software box design. Despite this, the outfit was popularly drawn and admired by fans. This Nendoroid is still in development, and further details such as price and release date are TBA.

Nendoroid & Scale Figure of Hatsune Miku NT

Hatsune Miku NT, the latest version release of Hatsune Miku’s software, is having her design transformed into a scale figure and Nendoroid! There’s no further details on the scale figure, such as a prototype or scale size. The figure will be produced by Good Smile Company. The Nendoroid had its unpainted prototype teased, but details about a price and release date for both figures are still TBA.

Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refine Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure

The classic Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver. scale figure is being refined in a new release! The colors and sculpting have been reworked to more faithfully match the original artwork by Miwa Shirou. The scale figure is scheduled to become available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop on April 30th at 12:00 PM JST.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2021 Winter Festival Ver.

A Nendoroid based on the winter theme Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 is being created! So far there’s only a glimpse of her sleeve in this picture, holding hands with the Summer Matsuri ver. Nendoroid. Additional details such as release date and pricing are still pending.

Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series continues to grow with the announcement of Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku! The above image of the (near?) final design was revealed, so we can expect info regarding preorders fairly soon. Stay tuned!





Apr 112021
 

The next Miku Expo inspired Fan Forge from For Fans By Fans is up and running, and accepting art entries from all over the world! Your artworks, if selected, could be used for shirts, wallets, backpacks, and other collectables.

Submission Deadline

  • April 26th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

  • Nendoroid Snow Miku: Glowing Snow Ver.
  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • DX Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

Runner Up Prize (Several Winners)

  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

GUIDELINES

  • Design something original, creative and inspired by any of the Piapro characters.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or have guardian consent.
  • Submissions are open internationally to all countries.
  • “Mash-ups” or “cross-overs” will not be accepted.
  • Use only characters from the Piapro family: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO.
  • Don’t submit similar versions of the same design. This will only divide your votes.
  • Your own take on or own versions of costumes is encouraged, but please do not use costumes created by other artists in the community.
  • Please do not submit anything overtly sexual.

Click here to submit entry

Click here to view and vote on entries

Click here for contest detail

Mar 112021
 

Good Smile Company has opened preorders today for a new Hatsune Miku POP UP PARADE figure, based on the 3DCG model created by YYB!

The very first figure of YYB’s 3DCG model “YYB Type Hatsune Miku”.
POP UP PARADE is a new series of figures that are easy to collect with affordable prices and speedy releases! Each figure typically stands around 17-18cm in height and the series features a vast selection of characters from popular anime and game series, with many more to be added soon!

Presenting a POP UP PARADE figure of YYB’s 3DCG model “YYB Type Hatsune Miku”. This version of Miku features an slender, mature look. The use of translucent parts across the figure provide an extra level of detail not to be missed. Be sure to add her to your collection!

▼POP UP PARADE Special Site
https://special.goodsmile.info/popupparade/en/

The figure is priced at 3,900 JPY ($38 USD) from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and will be available to order until April 8th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in July 2021. Check out these other online shops as well!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search





Feb 102021
 

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU 32 has kicked off with its usual bang, and brought us some new and exciting Hatsune Miku figure reveals and announcements! Before we get to those, however, it is important to note that Nendoroid and figma Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. are both available for order and preorder right now from the Good Smile Company online shops. The Nendoroid is available for immediate order in limited quanitities, afterwards normal preorders will be taken until March 29th, so act quick!

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. Preorder Links
Goodsmile USA
Good Smile Online Shop

figma Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. Preorder Links
Goodsmile USA
Good Smile Online Shop

 

New Figure Announcements

 

Title: Hatsune Miku: Land of the Eternal
Scale: 1/8 Scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date & Price: TBA
Other notes: Based on artwork by RELLA

Title: Nendoroid Racing Miku: 2021 ver.
Scale: Non-scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Goodsmile Racing
Release Date & Price: TBA

Title: Hatsune Miku: Virtual Pop Star Ver.
Scale: 1/7 Scale
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Release Date & Price: TBA
Other notes: Based on artwork by Mikimoto

Title: Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refined Ver.
Scale: 1/8 Scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile company
Release Date & Price: TBA

Title: HELLO GOOD SMILE Hatsune Miku/Kagamine Rin/Kagamine Len
Scale: Non-scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date & Price: TBA

Title: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku (New Series)
Scale: Non-scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date & Price: TBA

Via WHL4U