Taking into account all the excellent coverage Wonder Festival 2010 Summer has been getting, I’ll only name a few top picks from my favorite manufacturers.
The final scaled K-ON! figure by ALTER to complete the set. They did an excellent job of adapting the K-ON! characters into figures, especially with the precise details on all their instruments.
Good Smile Company
I’m not really a big fan of Saber Alter, but I’ll be getting this to display with my Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~. The two opposites (white and black) will form a superb contrast.
Since I’m a fan of Fate/stay night, getting this is a given. She looks to be the best Tohsaka Rin figure to date, especially with the intricate work on the hair. With GSC’s track record, I have no doubt she’ll look amazing in her finished form.
I’m still waiting for the Unlimited Blade Works movie to be released on Blu-ray.
Manufacturers keep innovating on the figure bases nowadays, and this is one of the best ones yet. Using the base to make it seem as if Nadeko is standing in water – ingenious.
I’m thrilled that GSC decided to make figures for Angel Beats!
I would have preferred a version of Tenshi/Kanade where she was using Hand Sonic, and maybe even with her angel wings out. Now that would be epic.
What a surprise! I did not expect GSC to make Yu-Gi-Oh! figures. It almost looks to be made of metal.
I used to competitively play Yu-Gi-Oh! when it first came out, so this brings back memories. Now around half the cards in my deck are banned from tournament play for being too overpowered. 🙁
The best looking Miku figure I have ever seen. I didn’t particularly like Max Factory’s first Miku figure, but this Tony Taka version is amazing. The dynamic pose paired with the way her hair goes from solid color to translucent has me sold on purchasing one.
It’s about time someone made a good Alicia figure. Pair her up with ALTER’s Selvaria figure for maximum effect.
Haruhi with long hair is simply the best.
Another Saber nendo! Now you’ll be able to display the trifecta: plain clothes, armored, and lily versions.
Ragnarok Online sure brings back memories of high school. I didn’t even know that there was an Arch Bishop class now…
Max Factory following GSC into the lucrative nendoroid business is to be expected. I wouldn’t be surprised to see ALTER and Kotobukiya follow suit.
This is only a small selection of the figures displayed at WonFes 2010 Summer. The manufacturers appear to be ramping up their design and production of figures. I’m guessing business has been good?
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