GSC’s collaboration with FamilyMart and Crypton Future Media are still running, and this summer they are going to produce the FamilyMart version of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len in Nendoroid version.
Yes, similar to the previous campaign, you can only get the Nendoroid by testing your luck in a kuji (raffle) with each draw cost 800 Yen.
The Append version of Nendoroid Kagamine twins have been previewed by Mikatan yesterday, and they are available for pre-order starting today!
Here is the description for Nendoroid Kagamine Rin: Append version.
The warm, powerful and relaxing voice of Kagamine Rin: Append!
The slightly more mature looking ‘Append’ version of Kagamine Rin is joining the Nendoroids! She comes with three different expressions including a cheerful smiling face, a winking face to display her happily singing along to some songs and even a pleading expression allowing you to pose her trying to get something from Len!
She also comes with a background panel and special display arm allowing you pose her back-to-back with Nendoroid Kagamine Len: Append, to ensure you can display the twins close together!
… and here is the description for Nendoroid Kagamine Len: Append version.
The soft, serious and powerful soul singer, Kagamine Len: Append!
The slightly more modern looking ‘Append’ version of Kagamine Len is joining the Nendoroids! He comes with three different expressions including a cheerful smiling face, a winking face to display him happily singing along to some songs and even a serious expression to show off his cooler side!
He also comes with a background panel and special display arm allowing you to pose him back-to-back with Nendoroid Kagamine Rin: Append, to ensure you can display the twins close together!
Both of them are sold separately for 3500 Yen and scheduled for June 2013 release.
You can also pre-order them at Good Smile Online Shop, with the orders can be placed between January 8th (12:00 JST) until February 6th (21:00 JST).
Nendoroid Kagamine Rin: Append version and Nendoroid Kagamine Len: Append version are the first Nendoroid previewed by Mikatan on 2013. The Append version of these Kagamine twins have been teased since a few weeks ago, when they were still no more than uncolored prototypes.
Append Rin and Len will come with three faceplates: both of them have the smiling and winking expressions and one unique face for each. Rin will get the begging expression while Len will have the confident expression.
A special arm, stand, and a Append-themed background board will also be included for us to display them together. See them in action on Mikatan’s blog!
… oh, and both of them will be up for preorder from January 8th!
Mikatan and her co-host, along with representatives from SEGA, Crypton, Famitsu, and Family Mart were having a live Nico Nico broadcast earlier, dubbed as Hatsune Miku’s Time: 3rd Period … although we have mostly known what they are going to cover there, ahead of the broadcast. XD
Nevertheless, the broadcast was fun and entertaining, and we’ve got some screencaps to share with you here.
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.
Shanghai branch of Good Smile Company quietly posted three Nendoroid that are going for a re-sale, i.e: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku, Nendoroid Kagamine Rin, and Nendoroid Kagamine Len. It seems that the demand for these three Nendoroid are still high despite the fact that they already have the supposedly-superior Cheerful versions. XD
Anyway, this three Nendoroid re-sale are scheduled for release on July. Note that the re-sale is only available for some retailers, so your fave figure stores might or might not get it. XD