Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica is Spotted

Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica

Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica

As promised, the prototype of Nendoroid Witch Metallica (Majo Metarica) is displayed at Nippon Ichi‘s booth at the Akihabara DenkiGai Festival earlier today. In my opinion, the Petit design looks pretty nice … and hey, I thought it was a full-sized Nendoroid for a moment there. XD

The original Petit design

The original Petit design

This bad-ass looking Petit is going to be included in the limited edition of upcoming PS3 RPG from Nippon Ichi titled The Witch and the Hundred Soldiers. The set is priced at 10290 Yen and scheduled for a vague Spring 2012 release.

Well, what do you think, Nendonesian?

Via Dengeki Online

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GSC Product Ranking: Nendoroid is Still as Popular as Ever

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Support version

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Support version

Yep, Mikatan’s last blog post for this year is about Good Smile Company‘s product ranking for 2011. Apparently, Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Support version is their best selling product throughout the year, according to the combined sales number from Japan and overseas.

Kindly head directly to Mikatan’s blog for more detailed report plus a quick interview with GSC president, Takanori Aki. ^^

Via Mikatan’s blog

Phat Company Shows Silhouette of Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica

Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica (sillhouette)

Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica (sillhouette)

Latest post from Phat Company‘s blog shows a silhouette of Nendoroid Petit Witch Metallica which is bound to be bundled with the limited edition of upcoming PS3 game from Nippon Ichi titled The Witch and the Hundred Soldiers.

The design

The design

Apparently, this particular Petit will be displayed at Nippon Ichi’s booth at the Akihabara Electronic Festival 2011, which will be held December 28th – yes, that’s today!

In any case, we will post more about this when we get the pic later, so stay tuned, Nendonesian. XD

Via Phat Company’s blog and Denkigai

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)