UPDATE: Mikatan mentioned about this problem as well on a blog post.
The web pre-order version of Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat version was postponed to a undetermined timeframe previously, but thankfully, GSC has posted a little update about it.
Well, the Nendoroid is now re-scheduled to late August 2012 release. An arguably vague timeframe indeed, but they promised to keep the customer informed when their Snow Miku is ready to ship.
While you are waiting, let me give you a mix-match idea: XD
Well, what do you think about the news, Nendonesian? Have you been eagerly waiting for the snow fairy? ^^
(Thanks for the news tip, Rosyid Amirullah!)
Now, both of them are getting yet another delay, as follows:
- Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat version – TBA
- Nendoroid Akemi Homura: School Uniform version – between July 13th – 17th
Personally, I think GSC is trying to improve the quality control of their recent goods, so I give them my respect for that. It is perfectly OK for me to wait longer to get quality products. XD
Well, what do you think about it, Nendonesian? ^^
Yes, Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat version was initially scheduled to start shipping today, June 29. However, it appears that GSC has sent out an email of apology and announcement about shipping delay of this Nendoroid to all of its customers. There are some problems discovered during the last inspection before the shipment, and as a result, it is delayed indefinitely.
Here is the email sent out by GSC:
Following items on June 25 will inform you as the day was scheduled to ship product orders
“WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 15” Web is inopportune has been discovered in some of the products in the inspection.
We decided to postpone the shipment.
GOOD SMILE COMPANY「Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat Ver.」
Regarding the situation is expected shipping date and we will contact you as soon as can be found at our Web site.
To customers who look forward to this product that you apologize sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
My best regards humbly as you can for patronizing our products in the future.
Well, what do you think about it, Nendonesian? XD
The final design for Nendoroid Snow Miku: 2013 version design contest has been announced. As you can see in the pic above, among the four finalists, the winner is the 4th one:
IMHO, hoodie + white mage-like costume + unique hairstyle for Miku = WIN. I cannot wait to see how the real Nendoroid would look like later on. ^^
Well, what do you think about the voting result, Nendonesian? Do you think the winner deserve it or there is other design(s) caught your attention even more? XD
Note: My favorite design didn’t even make it to the top 4, but I am still happy with the vote result. XD
(Thanks for the news tip, Stella!)
Earlier yesterday, GSC posted several new articles to update their bootleg Nendoroid list.
The first one is Nendoroid Kuroneko, which is compared to its counterfeit version. According to GSC, here are a few points to notice:
- Face parts: cheek
- Body: frill colors
- Body parts: joint
- Hair parts: inside
See the 2nd and 3rd bootleg comparison after the break.
Since its announcement a few weeks ago, some creative folks have started submitting their design to PIAPRO in order to participate for Nendoroid Snow Miku 2013 Design Contest.
Among the current 200+ submissions, Blue Parfait Style is my fave entry so far, personally. It features twirl twintails, a beautiful maid dress (+ cap), as well as a tea set as additional accessories. The design has such a classic European feel, which is one of my favorite theme. ^^
Well, which one is your favorite entry, Nendonesian? Kindly see all the entries by visiting the source link below. XD
Similar to last year, GSC and PIAPRO set up a Costume Design Contest for Nendoroid Snow Miku: 2013 version.
While the theme for last year’s costume was jewellery and crystal, this year’s emphasize is sweeteries, such as cakes, candies, and tarts. Obviously, since this is a design for SNOW Miku, those sweeties should have a snow or ice theme embedded into the design.
The contest has started since yesterday, and the deadline has not been announced yet. If you are interested to participate, you might want to see further details on the source links below.
What do you think, Nendonesian? ^^
Mikatan posted quick reviews of the WonFes-exclusive Nendoroid for two consecutive days. First up is Nendoroid Akemi Homura: School Uniform version, which has been announced last week. As you may have known, she packs a lot of optional parts and accessories there. Kindly visit Mikatan’s blog to view more (adorable and cool) pics of HomuHomu. XD
Earlier today, Mikatan posted a quick review of the highly-anticipated Nendoroid Snow Miku: Fluffy Coat version. There are some interesting close-up photos of the LED stand base as well as the Petit-sized clear Snow Miku sculpture. More adorable pics are available directly at Mikatan’s blog. ^^