03. April 2015 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight: Nendoroid 500 – Sakura Miku Bloomed in Japan ver. · Categories: Photo Shoots, Unboxing · Tags: , , ,

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It’s Springtime and we can celebrate with a new Sakura Miku Nendoroid! For the 500th Nendoroid (damn, that’s a lot), Good Smile Company moved their manufacturing from China to Japan. The cherry blossom theme is perfect for a springtime release of a figure made in Japan. Let’s see how the new factory is doing!

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31. October 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Spotlight – Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Halloween ver. (Good Smile Company) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , , , ,

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Here’s a small gallery of GSC’s new Halloween Miku Nendoroid to celebrate the fact that today is Halloween. Enjoy!

25. June 2014 by · Comments Off on Figure Unboxing: Vocaloid – Hatsune Miku Spring ver. – Figma SP-050 (Max Factory) · Categories: Unboxing · Tags: , ,

The full title of this figure is, “Good Smile Kuji Hatsune Miku 2014 Spring Ver.”, because it came from the raffle type drawing Good Smile held in Family Mart and Tsutaya stores in Japan. In March of this year, for 800 yen (including tax) one could buy a ticket which would win you one of 9 different prizes labeled A through H and “Last”. Most of the prizes were goods with Vocaloid characters. The A and Last prizes were Nendoroids, and in this unboxing we’re looking at the B prize; a Figma.

As I mentioned, the ticket price was 800 yen, but when the figure hit the resale market the price skyrocketed to over 15000 yen. With the high price came a lot of unsold stock in the Ami Ami preowned department and each week they lowered the price by a little bit. Thanks to an alert from FigInStock I was able to catch it drop below my target price of 6000 yen, and I got the second to last one before they sold out (and as of today have still not gotten any more).

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