Making it’s U.S. debut at Anime Expo this weekend, 1000toys’ 35 Mechatro WeGo & Hatsune Miku figure is Frederator Studios’ take on Japan’s popular virtual idol. So of course, celery stick-wielding mech.
This is a rarity. These days, most anime figures are produced in China. Good Smile Company, however, has a factory in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, producing high-quality collectibles. Let’s take a look inside.
Back in December 2014 I took a look at the first melding of two of my favorite toy properties, Pokemon and Good Smile Company’s big-headed Nendoroid line. Today we get to play with the latest addition to the line, the N Nendoroid, which is not easy to say at all.
Hardcore fans of Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku have already picked up a copy of Project Mirai DX for the 3DS—many even picked up a 3DS just to play it. What they probably don’t have is the Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete box set, packed with music, movies and toys.
I've somehow managed to avoid purchasing one of Japan's Good Smile Company's big-headed Nendoroid figures, despite my penchant for all things ridiculously cute. Then the North American Pokémon Center shop started selling the once Japan exclusive Red figure. Now I am doomed.
This was the Year of Luigi, but it didn't feel like the Year of Luigi. At least not until today, when Japan's Good Smile Company revealed the Nendoroid Luigi figure, and I fell in love.