Mikatan Shows New Design and Features of Official Nendoroid Site

New design of official Nendoroid site

New design of official Nendoroid site

Mikatan’s blog post for today is about the revamped official Nendoroid site. She highlights the new design and features of the site. If you feel curious enough, kindly visit to Mikatan’s blog for a quick tour, or go to the Nendoroid site directly to see and try it on your own. ^^

Close up view of the hovered part entry

Close up view of the hovered part entry

Anyway, apart from the improved search functions – which I have not tried yet due to my lack of Japanese skill – the catalog page is also updated with an additional features. The cool thing is when we mouse over the part names, the little thumbnail beside it will change to show you that particular part. Well, Mikatan mentioned that the feature was already present in the old site, but I don’t think I have seen this feature previously – perhaps I overlooked it? XD

Well, what do you think about the new site design and features of the official Nendoroid site, Nendonesian? ^^

Via Mikatan’s blog and official Nendoroid site

Petit Madoka Set’s Secret is Revealed; Ricotta is Dog Days’ Next Nendoroid

Nendoroid Petit Puella Magi Madoka Magica set

Nendoroid Petit Puella Magi Madoka Magica set

So you have been waiting for Nendoroid Petit Puella Magi Madoka Magica set which is scheduled to be released next month? Well, here is a little spoiler for you: the secret Petit in the set has been revealed by GSC staff Oda-P. Yep, as you can see in the pic above, Nendoroid Petit Kaname Madoka: Madokami version is the secret item included in the Petit set. ^^

(Thanks for the news tip, Archi!)

Nendoroid Ricotta Elmar Announcement

Nendoroid Ricotta Elmar Announcement

Meanwhile, it seems that anime series DOG DAYS is set to receive its 2nd product in the Nendoroid line: Nendoroid Ricotta Elmar. Unfortunately, there are no further info available, other than the announcement board you see above. Yes, the weird symbols are Flonyard’s language and it reads Ricotta Elmar – according to the MFC entry. XD

(Thanks for the news tip, Nozila Saigo!)

Via Twitter and MFC

Nendoroid Petit Hatsune Miku Cheerful Contest version is Announced

Front view

Front view

Do you remember Cheerful JAPAN x pixiv contest which ended a few months ago? Yep, the winning illustration has been realized in the form of a Nendoroid Petit.

Rear view

Rear view

Officially dubbed as Nendoroid Petit Hatsune Miku: Cheerful JAPAN feat. Hatsune Miku Contest version (wow that was a lengthy name! XD), this adorable Petit is featuring Miku jumping in mid-air carrying a pair of pompoms. I kinda like her hairstyle there, as well as her unique pose – never seen in a Petit previously, as far as I know. ^^

This Nendoroid Petit will come bundled with Quarterly Pixiv vol.8, which is priced at 1680 Yen and scheduled to be released on March 9th – yes, it is also known as Miku Day. The pre-order should be available shortly, so you should keep your eyes peeled checking your favorite hobby retailers. ^^

Any thoughts, Nendonesian? ^^

(Thanks for the news tip, Octavianus Kevin!)

Via Famitsu via Culture Japan and MFC

Nendoroid Inui Sana is Previewed by Mikatan; Snow Miku 2012 Photo Retouch Contest is Announced

Nendoroid Inui Sana

Nendoroid Inui Sana

Nendoroid Inui Sana has gone for pre-order since a few days ago, and she finally got a preview photo session by Mikatan earlier today. Well, in case you have not known about the adorable girl from Mashiroiro Symphony, kindly take a visit to Mikatan’s blog to view more pics of her. ^^

Meanwhile, Mikatan also announced Nendoroid Snow Miku 2012 Photo Re-touch Contest, in collaboration with Piapro. The best “photo retouch” will be displayed along with the Nendoroid itself in the Sapporo Snow Festival, which will be held starting February 6th until 12th. The submission deadline is January 5th, 17:00 (JST). See the source pages below for further info regarding the contest (in Japanese, unfortunately). XD

(Thanks to Nurrafi Ihsan for the news tip!)

Via Mikatan’s blog and Piapro (link #1, link #2)

Nendoroid Nanasaki Ai is Spotted; Design for Nendoroid Akarin is Shown (Updated)

Nendoroid Nanasaki Ai and Morishima Haruka

Nendoroid Nanasaki Ai and Morishima Haruka

Amagami‘s Nendoroid Nanasaki Ai is finally displayed in fully-colored fashion. Yep, the last time we saw her, she was still unpainted. Anyway, did you realize that it has been more than a year since we first heard about the announcement of Nendoroid from Amagami series? XD

Displayed with info board

Displayed with info board

Nendoroid Nanasaki Ai is scheduled for April 2012 release.

(Thanks to Jordan Austin for the news tip!)

Via Baidu via MFC via Twitter

Nendoroid Akaza Akari

Nendoroid Akaza Akari

Meanwhile, the (first?) Nendoroid from manga/anime series Yuru Yuri is announced. Yes, Nendoroid Akaza Akari (Akarin) has already had her design shown, which means she might have her master figure produced anytime soon. XD

Via Twitter

Nendoroid Playset Wagnaria Set is Previewed by Phat Company

Popura in Wagnaria set A

Popura in Wagnaria set A

So you are not convinced enough to pre-order the upcoming Nendoroid Playset #05: Wagnaria Set? Well, you might want to try looking at these preview photos, courtesy of the maker itself, Phat Company. See the pics after the break. ^^

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Nendoroid Release Schedule for January 2012 (Updated with lots of dates and delays)

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Append version

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Append version

Well, are you ready for the first bloody brutal mad month of Nendoroid releases for 2012? According to the schedule, there will be about 13 Nendoroid and 3 Petit sets scheduled for January 2012 – and we still haven’t seen any WonFes-exclusive Nendoroid yet. I guess release delays to the next month are inevitable. XD

Anyway, here is the listing:

  • Nendoroid Konjiki no Yami (Golden Darkness) – January 12th
  • Nendoroid Charlotte E. Yeager – February (delayed)
  • Nendoroid Haqua – January 16th
  • Nendoroid Makise Kurisu and Shiina Mayuri: Cheerful version – February 8th (delayed)
  • Nendoroid Touwa Erio – January 23th
  • Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Append version – January 30th
  • Nendoroid Yune – March (delayed)
  • Nendoroid Mikazuki Yozora – January 16th
  • Nendoroid Kagamine Rin: Cheerful version – January 17th
  • Nendoroid Kagamine Len: Cheerful version – January 17th
  • Nendoroid Millhiore F. Biscotti – March (delayed)
  • Nendoroid Aisaka Taiga – January 18th
  • Nendoroid Aisaka Taiga: Dengeki version – January 18th?
  • Nendoroid Petit Nanoha and Fate: Summer Memories Set – TBA
  • Nendoroid Petit ClariS Set: irony version – January 30th
  • Nendoroid Petit Puella Magi Madoka Magica – February (delayed)

Well, what do you think, Nendonesian? XD

Via GSC (link #1)

Nendoroid Rin and Len (Cheerful version) are Delayed; Golden Darkness is Dated

Nendoroid Kagamine Rin and Len (Cheerful version)

Nendoroid Kagamine Rin and Len (Cheerful version)

Yep, you read it correctly: Nendoroid Kagamine Rin and Len (Cheerful version) are joining the Nendoroid release wave of 2012. This pair are initially scheduled to be start shipping on December 27th, but GSC finally decided to delay it to late January 2012 because “a problem was discovered in an inspection prior to shipping”.

(Thanks for the news tip, Vidyata A.A.!)

Nendoroid Konjiki no Yami (Golden Darkness)

Nendoroid Konjiki no Yami (Golden Darkness)

Meanwhile, it looks like Nendoroid Konjiki no Yami (Golden Darkness) from the manga series To Love-Ru Darkness will be the first Nendoroid to be released in 2012. Yep, she has already received her exact release date (January 12th), as GSC has just posted the release dates for some of their products. FYI, Golden Darkness is originally scheduled for the last month of 2011, but she was pushed to January 2012 for some reason.

Well, what do you think, Nendonesian? ^^

Via GSC (link #1, link #2)

Nendoroid Info in Latest Hobby Magazine Scans (December 2011)

Nendoroid Inami Mahiru

Nendoroid Inami Mahiru

After being teased previously, Nendoroid Inami Miharu from anime/manga series WORKING!! finally has her prototype shown, courtesy of the latest Hobby Magazine scan. At least two expressions of her has been spotted there: the default smiling (embarrassed?) expression and the upset one. One optional parts that I could not describe is also spotted in the scan. XD

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