Wonfes 2017 Summer

Hello there!

Unfortunately I don’t have much time to post more reviews, but I’ll try to get to it soon.

For now some of Wonfes ups and downs for me!

Twice a year every figure collector holds his breath and awaints the newest announcements. One of these days has come today.

I must say, that there aren’t many announcements this time that made me really excited. But there are figures that took me by surprise and figures that completely destroyed my hopes.

I’m not surprised that this Wonfes is too dominated by Fate series. GSC, MF, ALter and more announced tons of Fate figures. Other than that there’s a lot of KanColle (again), Saekano, tons of new Mikus and of course Touken Ranbu. Fortunately the companies didn’t forget about less popular series.

As every top list you can find on this blog this one is also a subjective choice of mine.

Let’s start with the very end of my tops

11# Odin Sphere – Mercedes (Phat! Company)

I just love these Phat’s parforms. They are so cute I can’t say no to them!

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10# Oikawa Tooru Unifor Ver. nendoroid

Tooru-chan striking again!

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9# Slayers -Lina nendoroid

Finally some love to one of my beloved childhood series!

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8# Nier Automata – YorHa (Square Enix/Flare)

Finally SE lets someone else make their figures. Flare is a great choice here!

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7# D.Gray-Man – Kanda Yuu (Aniplex)

Another Aniplex exclusive coming! They really know how to get my money.

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6# Fate/Grand Order – Ishtar (Aniplex)

And again exclusive. Announced some time ago and finally with a prototype! I know I won’t get her, additional costs like shipping and customs would make me a beggar. Still she looks amazing!

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5# Kakegurui – Jabami Yumeko (Kotobukiya)

An amazing looking prototype. I got hooked on the anime, it’s really exciting (a bit strange though) so I’m happy to see a fabolous Yumeko so soon.

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4# Fate/Grand Order – Lancer (Orange Rouge)

Finally a proper scale of the second best servant ever ❤

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#3 Odin Sphere – Gwendolyn (aquamarine)

The best Gwen so far. The pose is just awesome, so dynamic! Can’t wait to see the painted prototype. Do your best Aquamarine!

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#2 Fate/Stay Night – Matou Sakura (Aniplex)

Please Aniplex stop…you just know that I love kimonos, don’t you?

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1# Fate/Grand Order – Gilgamesh (Myethos)

Ok, Myethos wins the whole show. The most  exciting piece of this Wonfes’!
Myethos is a chinese company, so most of their products aren’t on the MFC database, but they are a really fascinating company. Their projects are really creative and the quality is also very good. I think you could compare them with Kotobukiya. Anyways, just take my money Myethos!

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But unfortunately there are some complete failures too. Actually I think this is the first time ever I felt so dissappointed with Wonfes’ announcements

A super Sexy Gilgamesh, that was announced last year I suppose, finally gets a paited prototype! Just take my mo….Uhm…..what the hell is this?!

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And a figure that I got just too excited about and that is the biggest let down ever.

I love Code Geass and C.C. is my holy waifu, so I was really happy about getting a proper figure with some lovely pose from the anime…Well, MegaHouse crushed all my hopes. I know that boobs sell the best, but making a character look secy at a push is just not my taste. MH tends to do that too often lately. Just a big NO!

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In the end there’s nothing too unexpected about this WF edition. But out of all the figures announced I was able to find the ones I really love. Fortunately not too many, my wallet is still safe!

Hope you also found some exciting figures this time!

Greets

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Kaori Miyazono 1/8 scale by GSC

Hello!

Because of work and lack of time I haven’t posted anything for the past few months, so it’s high time to write a review.

And today’s main topic is a lovely character from anime Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Kaori Miyazono. It’s easily noticable, that she’s a young violinist. The story is simple, don’t expect too many plot twists and dynamics, yet beautiful. It’s a story about love, music, sorrow and much more. It makes you smile, laugh and cry. I don’t know anyone who didn’t like this series.

Kaori is definitely the strongest asset to the series. She’s very charismatic, talented and optimistic.

Currently there are only 3 figures from the series and one coming (recently announced by Aniplex). Unfortunately only this one is a standard release manufactured, by Good Smile Company, other 3 are Aniplex’ exclusives.

Let’s take a look at her! The box comes first. It’s simple, but fits the character of the series very well.

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Fortunately the figure doesn’t require much assemblying, you just have to put Kaori on the base and that’s it. I’m glad because attaching the violin could be pretty difficult. The pose is not very natural, but it’s cute, like Kaori was floating in the wind. The base is also very simple, but what more do we need?

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It’s a decent figure. The paint job is very good, the details and the sculpt are nice. She’s about 20cm tall. Her face is really lovely. What I like the most though is the violin.

The only thing that could be improved is the seam on the hair

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Can you say no to these eyes? I’m sure you can’t 😉

Thank you for reading!

Clalaclan Philias (white) – 1/8 by Kotobukiya

After a month long break the time has come to post something new.

A figure that I don’t own anymore, but loved when I got it – Clalaclan Philias from a japanese game Shining Wind. There are two colour versions of this figure: black and white, wchich I’ll be reviewing today. I always liked this one more. The figure was released in 2008 so it’s already 8 years old! Let’s take a look at Koto’s quality from that time.

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The base is a veeeeeeeeery simple and plain piece of plastic. As you can see the figure isn’t screwed to it like usual. You have to attach the figure and the shield to it.

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The figure is 20cm tall.

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It’s possible to display her without the skirt (something for panty-lovers).

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I think she is absolutely worth both the current (about 2500)and the original price (5800). The colours are really nice and Koto caught the character of Philias very well. I believe this would be a nice addition to any collection. As for a 8-year old figure she’s pretty well made (better than some newer figures by Kotobukiya). I like the sculpt, especially her waivy hair. The paint job and shadowing also look very nice. The hair has a pearl touch to it. The only problem is, that the torso can be easily disattached, so be careful while getting her out of the box.

Greets!

Oshino Ougi 1/8 scale

Hello all!

Today’s review: Oshino Ougi! The figure was released by Kotobukiya. Ougi is a side character in Monogatari series, that seems to play an important part though. And she actually does, but no spoilers! Ougi claims to be Oshino Meme’s niece. The figure looked very promising from the beginning and the price wasn’t too high (8200 yen). And as a big Monogatari fan I had to get her!

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Ougi is 20cm high. The base design is awesome! It’s very detailed and looks simply stunning.

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Ougi is attached to it with one leg only, but the construction is very stable. No need to worry about the figure falling.

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The pose is great too. Ougi looks dynamic with her windblown hair and clothes.

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She’s sculpted and painted nicely. As usual Koto could put more effort in the shadowing, but still the figure looks good. Only the hair could be sculpted better, it doesn’t look very natural, but also not too bad either.

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She looks good alongside Senjougahara made by Kotobukiya too!IMG_3377

Her current price isn’t as low anymore, but it’s not horrifying either ~9000k for used one. I’m glad I got Ougi, she looks gorgeous and was relatively cheap. Good that Kotobukiya decided to make her and put much effort into making her. She doesn’t look too interesting in the anime, I’d say her looks’re quite plain, but Koto made her look stunning!

I hope you like her too!

Greets

Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland; C.C., Nunnally, Anya

Since I already own all 3 figures from this line I decided to review them together. This line is based on illustrations from Code Geass side series Nunnally in Wonderland. The manufacturer is Banpresto, so you can guess these are prize figures. The scale is not mentioned, but the figures are quite big, about 1/7 scale.

Let’s start with the main character, which is Nunnally Lamperouge. She’s 18cm high.

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The base is quite cute gravings and character’s name

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Nunnally sits on a mashroom that you attach to the base
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I think the figure looks very much like the illustration it’s based on. The colors are nice, the details too. There are some seams and smaller faults, but they’re not disturbing at all. She is very cute and lovely. Her skirt is supposed to be removable, but I couldn’t take it off so I gave up, I didn’t want to display her like this anyway.

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Next comes C.C. my beloved character from Code Geass. She is big – 25cm.

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The base is very similar to Nunnallys, well all three have similar bases, which is understandable, since they all are from one line.
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As you see she comes with extra face and an instruction how to put it on. But seriously I don’t like it at all. I know it’s supposed to be cream, but…but…it just doesn’t look right xD

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Again she looks just like on the illustration, very detailed. Like with Nunnally, there are some small mistakes, which however don’t have any bad influence on the looks of the figure itself. I think C.C. is the best of all 3. The shadowing and the details are very well made.

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You can take her apart and display in many ways
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Without the skirt and apron

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With skirt alone

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With apron alone

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Let’s move on to Anya.
I bought her not so long ago (a month maybe).

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She comes with extra face (she looks even more pervy than C.C. ><), and with a cake. She’s 15cm high.

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I like the transparent skirt
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You can also display her without skirt and apron

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I think all 3 figures are made really well. I love the sculpt, it’s really beautiful. These are prize figures so you shouldn’t expect them to be perfect, but still they’re worth the current price (Nunnally and Anya ~2-2,5k, C.C. ~3,5-5k). I wish we would get all Code Geass characters in their original design. There are mostly spin-off designs like these here. I love them, but I think characters other than C.C. and occasionaly Lelouch should get more love from the companies. I hoped for more figures with the announcement of the Gaiden series, but both the series and the figures were somehow forgotten.

A bonus!

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Hope you like them too!

Greets

Inia Sestina 1/7 scale by Kotobukiya

Together with Takamura Yui and Meiya Mitsurugi Inia is my 3rd Muv-Luv figure from Kotobukiya’s line (I already wrote about it in the linked posts). Inia is a stange girl from opposite fraction piloting together with Cryska. It’s hard to say whether they are allies or foes, in the end they become allies I guess.

I got her on Mandarake for 2k+shipping (sic!). But since they limited the shipping options too my country to EMS and DHL only, I’m done with buying there. It’s a shame, because they have really good prices, but now the shipping cost often exceeds the figure price so it’s cheaper to buy from AmiAmi. Good thing I got Inia when other options were still available.

Unlike the other two Inia’s box is quite small (well she’s in sitting position).

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The base is similar to Yui’s and both can be joined with Cryska’s. I think Yui’s base looks more natural though.

In the last picture you can see how the figure should be attached to the base. Unfortunately you have to choose whether you prefer her sitting right, or attaching her hand for more stability. It’s just impossible to have both :/ I checked photos of other owners and I noticed this problem in most cases.

I chose stability over looks

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Inia’s quality seems overall lower than the other two girls, I wonder why. Her hair feels more like rubber than plastic and I think there are more painting mistakes too. Still she’s sculpted really well.

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Her face is lovely!

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The price is so low that it’s hard to be dissatisfied with this figure. And the errors aren’t so serious either. Inia looks good and there’s nothing clearly noticable. I really like this figure line and I’m sure someday I’ll get all girls (well only 2 left). So all in all I can’t advise against buying her, she’s a must if you bought other girls too!

Greets!

Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Takao – Ques Q

Another Arpeggio figure today.

This Takao is my first Ques Q figure. I missed the first release because I wasn’t sure of the quality of this company and like most times I regreted later… Fortunately Ques Q announced a re-release of both Takao and Iona. I already had two Iona figures at that time so I only pre-ordered Takao. Well the price of both is OK today, but due to the BREXIT the currency exchange rates are going crazy in my country (everywhere in the world I guess), so I won’t be getting Iona anytime soon.

Nevermind Iona, let’s take a look at Takao!

I like the box, it has two layers and is transparent.

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The base has Takao’s sign on it. It’s thin and also a little transparent. I like this transparency allover the design.

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Takao is about 20cm high. She’s based on this illustration

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Actually I think the figure looks better. The pose is more natural, the angle on the illustration is a bit strange.

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The hair is probably made of plastic, but the ends of it feel like rubber and are a little elastic so I’m not sure. You can see that hair gets transparent on the ends too.

I think painting and sculpt are very detailed. Takao’s face is so cute too! There are many things that make this figure appealing to me and I’m really glad I got her. I guess Ques Q is one of better manufacturers. Their quality is high,  they have good ideas and choose nice poses for their figures. I think you can pretty much depend on them, the figure you’ll get won’t turn out too dissapointing, which often happens to Kotobukiya. I think they should start making a bit more complicated bases to make figures even more interesting. All in all I’m very happy with this purchase and maybe I’ll get Ques Q’s Iona too (that would be my 5th Iona ><).

Greets!