Jun 142021
 

After successful launches of several versions of Hatsune Miku in Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series, they’re now looking towards officially adopting a fan-created Nendoroid Doll design to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the series in November 2021!

Good Smile Company is looking for designs from artists around the world to be used in an upcoming Nendoroid Doll Hatsune Miku release. The theme for this art contest is “Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination“! (Alternatively, “A date outfit that will strike him/her in the heart “)

Nendoroid Doll Hatsune Miku Design Contest Details

  • Theme
    『Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination』
  • Time Period
    5:00 PM on June 14th, 2021 JST ~ 5:00 PM on July 26th, 2021 JST
  • Result Announcement Date
    November 2021
  • Number of works to be selected:
    1
  • Target Character:
    Hatsune Miku
  • Qualifications:
    Be a registered member of Piapro.jp, and conform your submissions to the collaboration rules and guidelines (explained in English below).

Submission Format

  • Work Size:
    Please be sure to use only the provided JPG or PNG templates, do not modify the template size or specifications.
    [CLICK FOR JPG TEMPLATE] [CLICK FOR PNG TEMPLATE]
  • File Format:
    JPG, PNG
  • Color Mode:
    RGB
  • Post Tagging:
    Please submit your artworks with the tag “ねんどろいどどーる” (without quotes). This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection. If this is not done during the submission process, it cannot be changed, and you will have to submit your entry again. This tag should be automatically added if you use this link, or the link at the bottom of this article to begin your art submission.
  • Tag locking:
    Please make sure the tag for “ねんどろいどどーる” is locked. This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection.
  • License Terms:
    Please submit your artworks without any licenses. This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection. If this is not done during the submission process, it cannot be changed, and you will have to submit your entry again.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes

  • You can submit any number of artworks created by yourself.
  • High resolution data of the winning design may be requested, so keep all files safe until the winner is announced.

Precautions

  • Be sure to use the 3-view templates provided for your illustration.
  • Please note that detailed expressions and elements may be difficult to recreate in 3D/fabric, so some details may have to be omitted.
  • Please avoid using an excessive amount of shapes, patterns and colors, as this makes recreation in figure form more difficult.
  • Please make sure to lock your submission tag.
  • Please note that some modifications may be made to the chosen design.
  • Please avoid placing any text information on the submission. However, the corresponding character arm tattoos (i.e., “01”) is fine.
  • Derivative characters (i.e, Snow Miku and Mikudayo) are not eligible for selection.
  • Please remember to post your submission without any license conditions (check example above).
  • The adopted work will require data to be converted to CMYK for printing. Please note this might result in some slight color change.

If you’ve followed all of the rules and guidelines above, you can submit your designs using the link below!

-> Click here to begin submission <-

If you did everything correctly, your submission will appear on the collaboration submission list page. If it doesn’t appear, then you probably forgot to remove licensing terms, or forgot to include or lock the “ねんどろいどどーる” tag. Delete your post and then try again!

Good luck everyone!

Good Smile Company x Piapro collaboration page:
https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/gsc_doll/index

 

May 292021
 

Good Smile Company’s Wonderful Hobby Life For You!! 33 event was held online yesterday, and featured a few notable Hatsune Miku figure reveals, as well as updates on previously teased upcoming figures! Check them out below, or look at the full WHL4U33 gallery on the official site.

  • Figure Title: Racing Miku 2013 Rd.4 SUGO Support Ver.
  • Scale: 1/7 scale
  • Manufacturer: Goodsmile Company (Previously by Aquamarine)
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: Hatsune Miku: Virtual Popstar Ver.
  • Scale: 1/7 scale
  • Manufacturer: Max Factory
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku NT
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: figma Racing Miku: 2021 Ver.
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Manufacturer: Max Factory (For Goodsmile Racing)
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Stage Sekai Ver.
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
  • Release Info: TBA

Via WHL4U





May 202021
 

Hatsune Miku is joining Good Smile Company’s newest Nendoroid series Swacchao! This special and more affordable series of Nendoroids features some of your favorite characters in a new chair-sitting position. This release is based on the previous Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 2.0, and there’s also an optional parts set for those that already own the original Miku 2.0 Nendoroid!

Hatsune Miku joins the Nendoroid Swacchao! series!

Hatsune Miku from “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” is joining the new Nendoroid Swacchao! series! Nendoroid Swacchao! figures feature a Nendoroid sitting in a chair, making it easy to display them on desks, shelves or areas tight on space! The figures can even be displayed on the edges of your desk or shelf, so enjoy collecting and displaying them everywhere!

*Use the included stand to display.

Also available: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 2.0 Swacchao! Parts Set

▼Nendoroid Swacchao! Special Site
https://www.goodsmile.info/en/swacchao/

The Nendoroid is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 3300 JPY ($32.99 USD), with orders being accepted until July 1st at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in December 2021. You can also preorder her from these other online shops!

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!