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

Araragi Koyomi nendoroid #429 and Orange Rouge thoughts

Hello everyone!

Another review today and its another lovely nendoroid from Bakemonogatari.
Koyomi Araragi!

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Koyomi is the main character in Monogatari Series. Sadly great companies like GSC, Max Factory or Alter rarely take up projects of male characters so Koyomi got very little figures, mostly not worth their original price anyway. I don’t really get why such awesome character like Koyomi gets so little manufacturers interest. Of course it’s not only him.

And now we get a little off the track.

2015 GSC and MF joined as Orange Rouge to create a brand dedicated to male characters only.
You can find more info here.
The reality is still dissapointing though.
First of all the brand releases characters, which were to be released long before OR appeared. So in the end we don’t really get more than was planned either way. Do we really need a separate company then? Second thing is, we can only count on nendoroid versions, unless the guy in question looks almost like woman (most of the characters from a popular game Touken Ranbu online). Truth to be said GSC specializes in female characters and looking at their male scale figures their lack of experience is very visible. Levi and Eren from Attack on Titan, Gray and Natsu from Fairy Tail are good examples. MF is much better at making male figures so hopefully we’ll get some nice collaboration outcome. Another thing is, most of announced figures haven’t even got a prototype yet. I know Touken Ranbu is popular now, but come on,! These figures get a release in such a short period of time, while other characters are just a big unknown. For now we can only wait and see. The brand is still new so hopefully they’ll start to think of other guys too.

Back on the track!

Let’s see the nendoroid at last.

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We get quite a bunch of accessories, that match the anime and Koyomi well. His expressions are just amazing!
So we get: default serious face, scared face, pervert face (!), additional bangs part, 2 ahoges >O<, school bag, Kokorowatari, standard base, street base, some hands and legs.

Let’s take a closer look.
Default expression.

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You can change the bangs and ahoges freely.

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Scared expression

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And the pervert face!

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Despite the small size (average 10cm) the painting is very clean and detailed.
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The other base that should imitate a street comes with some parts to hold the background picture. The picture is inside the box on the inner package.

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I hate damaging the boxes so I’m not cutting it out and printed my own backgrounds.

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Bonus pictures!

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This nendoroid brings many posing options with it. There are lots of parts and the possibility to display the nendo with a background is something new and cool. All parts fit perfectly, I have absolutely no complaints about this figure and I would recommend it to anyone! It’s really fun to play with 😉

Cheers!