Wonder Festival 2010 [Summer]

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.

ALTER

K-ON! Tainaka Ritsu [1/8 Scale]

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

Fate/stay night: Saber Alter ~Iron Hammer of the Terrible King Vortigern~ [1/7 Scale]

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.

Fate/stay night ~Unlimited Blade Works~: Tohsaka Rin [1/7 Scale]

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.

Bakemonogatari: Sengoku Nadeko [1/8 Scale]

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.

Angel Beats! Nakamura Yuri [1/8 Scale]

I’m thrilled that GSC decided to make figures for Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! Tenshi [1/8 Scale]

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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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. 🙁

 

Max Factory

Miku Hatsune (Tony Taka version) [1/7 Scale]

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.

 

Kotobukiya

Valkyria Chronicles: Alicia Melchiott [1/8 Scale]

It’s about time someone made a good Alicia figure. Pair her up with ALTER’s Selvaria figure for maximum effect.

 

Figma

Suzumiya Haruhi (Disappearance version) [Max Factory]

Haruhi with long hair is simply the best.

 

Nendoroids

Fate/stay night: Saber (Plain clothes version) [Good Smile Company]

Another Saber nendo! Now you’ll be able to display the trifecta: plain clothes, armored, and lily versions.

Ragnarok Online: Arch Bishop [Good Smile Company]

Ragnarok Online sure brings back memories of high school. I didn’t even know that there was an Arch Bishop class now…

Hayate no Gotoku: Katsuragi Hinagiku [Max Factory]

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?

For complete coverage of the event, check out Wcloudx (kumo)’s Blog or zotaku. They both have detailed posts if you want to see everything (there’s a ton of figures).

Image Source: Wcloudx (kumo)’s Blog

10 Comments to “Wonder Festival 2010 [Summer]”

  1. Haha i knew it you would choose the saber =)
    they does indeed look nice! same goes with tohsaka.
    Mhmm i think hinagiku and Miku are already up for pre-orders.

    Id rather go to danny for complete coverage 😛

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    Reltair Reply:

    Of course, I’m obligated to include the Saber figure and nendo.

    I forgot Danny Choo also had a post for this. Completely slipped my mind. 😛

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  2. Yi says:

    Tohsaka Rin looks really nice. I love her pose and I like the base. I can’t wait to see a completed version.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Aye aye.

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  3. GNdynames says:

    Blue Eyes doesn’t look like it’s going to come cheap.

    As for nendoroids, I have no idea why they didn’t make RO ones earlier. I’m hoping the Lord Knight gets a release.

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    Reltair Reply:

    C’mon, where’s my Professor!

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    GNdynames Reply:

    OK well to be fair Lord Knight wasn’t my profession either. I played GC Crusader (99, female crusaders are pretty much less moe versions of Saber) and ME priest (97), had a knight to after server reset at 98 but gave up the grind to 99…and wasn’t too attached to any of my other 6x-7x alts. What did you play?

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    Reltair Reply:

    When I first started, I played FS Priest (90~) and Wizard (80~) if I recall correctly. Then later when transcendent classes came out, I rolled as a Creator (90~). Finally, I ended as a FS Professor (95). I liked playing as Creator and FS Prof the most.

    A Lord Knight nendo would be cool though.

  4. Jhay - Ar says:

    Hi Guys And Girls!, What month or year they will released the plain saber and the saber extra(red version)?!, men! saber looks cute with the bamboo sword hehehe!. ^_^

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    Reltair Reply:

    Hey, I don’t think they announced a release date for the Nendo Plain Saber yet. As for the Saber extra, if you’re referring to the figma, it was already released last year.

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