Bootleg Nendoroid Kagamine Rin and Len (Cheerful version)
Counterfeit (a.k.a bootleg, fake, etc) Nendoroid’s rapid growth is indeed getting even worse lately with the introduction of a bootleg Nendoroid pair: Nendoroid Kagamine Rin: Cheerful version and Nendoroid Kagamine Len: Cheerful version.
Both of them are starting to pop up in some popular auction sites and you can see the pics after the break.
Cheerful version of Nendoroid Saber and Tohsaka Rin, along with Nendoroid Megurine Luka
Yep, GSC will release two Cheerful Nendoroid tomorrow – Nendoroid Saber and Tohsaka Rin: Cheerful version and Nendoroid Megurine Luka: Cheerful version. The sample products have arrived at GSC office, and Mikatan didn’t waste any time to post up a quick review of both products. XD
Anyway, here are my fave pics from the review:
Nendoroid KAITO: Cheerful version
In case you are curious: that is the packaging for Nendoroid KAITO: Cheerful version who is scheduled for next week’s release.
Compared to the original KAITO, he brings along a new stuff such as a new body, pompoms, and folding fans. Some papercraft headbands are also included to add more support feel to KAITO. XD
Anyway, you might want to visit Mikatan’s blog for more pics of this Cheerful KAITO. ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog
Nendoroid Tachikoma: Cheerful version and Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan version
Yep, as you might have suspected, I forgot to post this article for some reason. Kindly pardon my
laziness clumsiness carelessness, Nendonesian. XD
Well, you might have known that the latest Nendoroid to join the Cheerful JAPAN army are Nendoroid Tachikoma: Cheerful version and Nendoroid Kobayashi Kamui: Ganbare Japan version.
The Cheerful version of Tachikoma will bring a banner, a folding fan, and a pair of pompoms along with the rest of original Tachikoma’s parts and accessories. On the other hand, Kobayashi Kamui: Ganbare Japan version will come with a pullback racing car and a special white helmet.
Both of those will be available for 4000 Yen each and scheduled for June 2012. Pre-order will start on February 10th until 27th. More pics of them can be seen on Mikatan’s blog. ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog
Nendoroid Makise Kurisu and Shiina Mayuri: Cheerful version
Originally scheduled for January release, the Cheerful JAPAN Nendoroid set from Steins;Gate is pushed back to February 8. Well, that date is about a week away, and Mikatan decided to put up a quick review of Nendoroid Makise Kurisu and Shiina Mayuri: Cheerful version so that we could see what will we get when it arrives to our desk later. ^^
The parts and accessories
Sadly, there are not that many parts and accessories inside – other than two pair of pompoms, a giant support flag, and a megaphone. On the positive side, there are a lot of optional body parts included in the package. ^^
Well then, what do you think, Nendonesian? ^^
Via Mikatan’s blog
Nendoroid Megurine Luka: Cheerful version
Yep, after being announced officially by Mikatan yesterday, Nendoroid Megurine Luka: Cheerful version is finally available for pre-order starting today until January 30th (see below for more details). Here is the description from her official page:
She gets pink pompoms!
Mikatan has announced the 9th product from Cheerful JAPAN! line earlier. After Miku, Rin, Len, and KAITO got their Cheerful versions previously, I think some of us have wild-guessed that Luka will apparently get her own Cheerful counterpart …. and there you go: Nendoroid Megurine Luka: Cheerful version is now official. XD
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
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.
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 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)
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)