Nov 292020
 

Looking to add a little Miku decor to your Christmas Holiday season, or maybe looking for a quick gift for a friend? Numbskull has both covered, with a Hatsune Miku Christmas ornament, and sets of enameled pins! And you can be assured they’re quality made, as my Miku plushie above was happy to show.

The Hatsune Miku Christmas ornament is made from metal, rather than glass or plastic, so you don’t have to worry about accidental breaking it! The ornament goes for $7~$10, depending on the store you grab it from. If you’re quick, it should arrive just before Christmas.

Bauble Heads Hatsune Miku Christmas Ornament → http://www.numskull.com/bauble-heads-hatsune-miku-christmas-decoration-ornament/

The enameled pins have 3 different designs/sets, and add that bit of cute Miku touch to whatever you fasten them to. They’re the perfect gift for a friend, or even to treat yourself! The enameled pins typically go for about $7.99 per set, but there’s a special offer for a 3 for $20 (or 3 for £20) promo going on Geek Store right now! Global shop links available via the official pin detail pages.

Pin set 1.1 → http://www.numskull.com/pin-kings/pin-kings-hatsune-miku-enamel-pin-badge-set-1-1/
Pin set 1.2 → http://www.numskull.com/pin-kings/pin-kings-hatsune-miku-enamel-pin-badge-set-1-2/
Pin set 1.3 → http://www.numskull.com/pin-kings/pin-kings-hatsune-miku-enamel-pin-badge-set-1-3/

Have a Merry, safe, and very Miku Christmas!

Nov 262020
 

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka kicked off today, and as expected, there were quite a few Hatsune Miku figure reveals and announcements made at the event! We’ve counted nine announcements so far, but will add more if we missed any at the time of writing.

Figure: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Symphony 5th Anniversary ver. & Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype (Nendoroid) & Figure Planning Announcement (Scale Figure)
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku Because You’re Here ver.
Reveal Type: Figure Planning Announcement
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival ver.
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival 1/7 Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype/Orders Opened
Release & Price: Preorders Now Open (Via F:NEX) Until Jan 27th, 2021, Priced at 24,640 JPY, Delivery June 2021
OTHER SHOPS: Tokyo Oaku Mode, Amiami
Via F:NEX

Figure: Sakura Miku 1/7 Scale Figure (Art by 岩十)
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via Spiritale

Figure: POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku YYB Type Ver.
Reveal Type: Unpainted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: Hatsune Miku × ESP Doll Action Figure Nexus 1/6 Scale
Reveal Type: Figure Planning Announcement
Additional Detail: It is a seamless soft-skin pose-able type figure.
Release & Price: Release Summer 2021, Price TBA
Via Heart Co.

Figure: YOWU × F:NEX Hatsune Miku Cat Ear Headphone ver. 1/7 Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Photo via mikkurium

Nov 192020
 

Today is a good day for Snow Miku fans for updates! We’ve had official reveals of the Snow Miku 2021 Nednoroid, figma, as well as the wrapped street train today via Good Smile Comnpany staff, and the official Hatsune Miku blog. We’ve also now know the official name of the design: Glowing Snow ver.!

First up is the Snow Miku 2021 Nendoroid design, which is absolutely pretty! in case you previously missed it, the winning costume for Snow Miku 2021 was designed by Annatumikan. Three different faceplates will come included, along with a music book for some festive poses!



A lower resolution photo of the figma was also shared over on the Hatsune Miku blog. We expect more details about this figure to be released as we get closer to the Snow Miku event date:


Please note that pricing has not yet been mentioned for either figure, but they are scheduled to go up for pre-order on February 7th, 2020 JST.

Lastly, the wrap and interior of the Snow Miku street car has been revealed over on GSC Kahotan’s blog. The interior also features a banner of the upcoming Hatsune Miku NT software version release, and another photo of the figma!

If you’re wondering about the Snow Miku Street Train VR experience we mentioned before, the full experience will be made available starting December 1st, JST. So check back after that date!

Snow Miku Street Train VR → https://snowmiku.com/2021/location_train.html#train_vr

Via Piapro Blog & Kahotan

Nov 192020
 

After acheiving all four original funding goals in their kickstarter campaign within just a few days, Crypton Future Media has added two new stretch goals to the Miku Expo 2021 Online kickstarter!

With 51 days left to go in the campaign, here’s the two new stratch goals that have been announced:

45,000,000 JPY – Costume Design Contest
A design contest will be held for a brand new costume for Hatsune Miku to wear in the live show.

50,000,000 JPY – Setlist Extension 3
The live show setlist will be extended to 16 songs.

To accompany the two new campaign stretch goals, two new menu options have also been added:

25,000 JPY – Digital Contents Pack

  • Endroll Credits
  • VIP Newsletter Subscription
  • Theme Song Early Access
  • Live Arrangement Music Download
  • HD Live Show Footage

33,900 JPY – Video Pack Lite

  • Endroll Credits
  • VIP Newsletter Subscription
  • Theme Song Early Access
  • SONOCA Music Download Card Set
  • Live Arrangement Music Download
  • Exclusive Clear File Set
  • Exclusive Piapro Characters Button Badge Set
  • Exclusive Supporter Logo Enamel Pins
  • Exclusive Acrylic Stand
  • Exclusive Muffler Towel
  • Backer Exclusive Tee
  • HD Live Show Footage

Don’t miss out on this last chance to back the first ever online Miku Expo experience!

Kickstarter Project Page → http://kck.st/3pvIKno
Miku Expo Official Site → https://mikuexpo.com/
Miku Expo Official Twitter → https://twitter.com/mikuexpo

Nov 112020
 

Today, the official Hatsune Miku Twitter account announced the beginning of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter campaign, managed by Crypton Future Media, aims to bring Miku Expo 2021 to a worldwide audience via online streaming in light of the current world situation.  In order to succeed, the campaign must meet or exceed its initial goal of 25 million yen (roughly 237,748 USD) within 60 days.  As of writing, the campaign has already raised over 9 million yen from more than 200 backers.  The deadline for the initial crowdfunding goal is Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:48 PM EST.

When the initial goal is met, Miku Expo 2021 Online will have a 10-song setlist.  Beyond that, there are 3 stretch goals that will enhance the experience.  In the best-case scenario, Miku Expo 2021 Online will feature a setlist of 14 songs, along with the Song Contest winner!

If you love Miku and are financially able to do so, consider contributing to the crowdfunding campaign to help bring Miku to the world in these challenging times.  There are several contribution tiers to choose from, all with different perks and merchandise to be delivered if the campaign is successful.  Details for each tier can be found on the campaign’s Kickstarter page.

  • 1,000 yen – VIP Membership
  • 3,900 yen – Music Pack
  • 5,000 yen – Music Pack Deluxe
  • 8,000 yen – Merch Pack 1
  • 10,000 yen – Merch Pack 2
  • 15,000 yen – Merch Pack 3
  • 20,000 yen – Merch Pack 4
  • 30,000 yen – Merch Pack Deluxe
  • 39,000 yen – Video Pack
  • 50,000 yen – Video Pack Deluxe
  • 75,000 yen – MYMIKU Pack
  • 100,000 yen – MYMIKU Pack Deluxe
  • 390,000 yen – Producer Pack
  • 600,000 yen – Producer Pack Deluxe (all claimed)

As stated on the campaign page, this is an “all or nothing” campaign: Miku Expo 2021 Online is guaranteed only if the initial goal of 25 million yen is met or exceeded.

Let’s help Miku bring smiles to the world in 2021!