Wonder Festival 2011 [Winter]

I haven’t been keeping up to date with my blog reading, so I didn’t take a look at all the Wonder Festival 2011 Winter coverage until now. Like I did before, I’ll just name a few of the ones that caught my eye.

ALTER

Fate/stay night: Saber Summer ver. [1/8 scale]

My favorite character paired with my favorite manufacturer. I haven’t seen this outfit before in figure form, so this is quite refreshing considering the multitude of armored versions of Saber out there.

Fate/stay night: Tohsaka Rin Summer ver. [1/8 scale]

Her expression is kind of bland here, but it seems like they were made to be displayed as a set.

Xenosaga III: Almecha KOS-MOS Ver. 4 [1/8 scale]

I always wondered when ALTER would decide to jump into jointed figures. This seems exactly like Max Factory’s figmas except at 1/8 scale, which makes it more like their Actsta line I guess.

 

Good Smile Company

Fractale: Nessa [1/8 scale]

Wow, GSC already has a painted prototype of Nessa? Surprising, considering that Fractale is still airing this season. No complaints here though since the pose and expression matches her personality perfectly.


Kotobukiya

Touhou Project: Kirisame Marisa [1/8 scale]

Touhou Project: Shameimaru Aya [1/8 scale]

Yes! I’m glad Kotobukiya decided to make some Touhou Project figures (even though I was hoping ALTER or GSC would). Marisa and Aya look awesome here, but where’s Reimu?

 

The first thing that came to mind when I was looking at WonFes 2011 Winter coverage was the absurd amount of Nendoroids and figmas. People must really love buying nendos although I prefer scaled figures myself. It also helps that they’re probably easier to sculpt, kind of like how chibi characters are easier to draw than normal characters. This is just my assumption though.

I also noticed GSC had a Valkyria Chronicles 3 nendoroid up on display, but the game was only released very recently in Japan. This plus the Nessa figure really shows how up to date GSC is with things. Hopefully more manufacturers follow suit since sometimes people lose interest in a figure if it comes out 2-3 years after the anime has aired.

Anyways, this concise preview simply consists of figures that I’m personally interested in. By all means visit the more complete coverage at Wcloudx (kumo)’s Blog.

Image Source: Wcloudx (kumo)’s Blog

2 Comments to “Wonder Festival 2011 [Winter]”

  1. Yi says:

    Rin and Aya look stunning!

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    Reltair Reply:

    That they do. 🙂

    Knowing Kotobukiya, I hope the retail version of the Touhou figures looks as good as the prototypes.

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