On the 27th of July 2014, the summer event of the Wonder Festival 2014 opened it’s doors.
It’s the most popular figure fair were the big and small figure manufacturers and also Garage Kit makers assemble to present their latest work and announcements for upcoming products.
In this post I will take a closer look on a few selected figure items from the big event, I only listed the things I’m interested in and added illustrations were I thought it was necessary.
I felt disappointed this year, not because of the showcased figures, but one thing really clouded my mood. As soon as I noticed that Orchid Seed showed only very little progress on their “older” prototypes I seriously felt like crying. A few sculpts got a little more detailing, but the progress still feels rather slow I was quite a bit dissapointed, that even the sight on the painted, I – 168 could not fix it this day. Anyway I always enjoy to make these Wonfes posts.
It took a bit longer since I wanted to wait for better images, next time I’d rather visit Wonfes by myself taking the pictures the way I want than rely on quite “dark” first images.
I guess that was enough complaining for the whole week *lol* Please don’t mind my words.
I-168 Kantai Collection – Chuuha ver.
I – 168 is one of my Kancolle Waifu’s, she was until she was sunk few weeks ago *cries*. I really like the submarines from the game, they have cute artworks and are fun when they complain about their damaged swimsuits. Max Factory did a great job on I – 168 with her shiny, stretchy swimsuit, the super cute face and the beautiful sculpt. She is one of my favorite figures from this Wonfes.
I-19 Kantai Collection – Chuuha ver.
This is another cute submarine, I – 19 is cute, has pretty hair and big boobs ^^, maybe the normal expression with a happy smile would have been a better choice for her in my opinion, but the Kancolle figures from Max Factory are all sculpted after the “damaged” illustration. I would like to add her to I – 168, I really like both submarine girls.
Senkan Re-kyuu – Kantai Collection
Never seen her in the game, but the yandere ship looks quite funny with the expression.
Plamya-sama – Sekai Seifuku ~ Bouryaku no Zvezda
I don’t know the show nor the character , but this character design is so cool and unique ^^
Sakurai Aoi – Rail Wars!
Rail Wars! has an attractive character design and this is already a very good figure adaption.
Ena Hoshijiro – Shidonia no Kishi
This is only an announcement of Hoshijiro’s Gauna copy, but this is a promising project, the Sidonia girls are quite cute with their round faces and short haircuts.
Yuigahama Yui – Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy…
Again a show and character I know nothing about, but you see I like her sexy, playful “devil” outfit and the sweet facial expression.
Eren Yeager – Shingeki no Kyojin
Yeah it’s Eren, well aside from Levi I don’t really like anyone from the cast, even though I was quite impressed with the anime and setting. I nevertheless think that Eren looks great as figure, his facial details are quite elaborate and his clothes are also convincing.
Hatsune Miku – GOOD SMILE Racing – Racing 2014
A new racing Miku in a futuristic outfit, but I really like the face and hair of this one.
Hatsune Miku – Tell Your World Ver.
A more youthful interpretation of the famous Miku, she reminds me a bit of the Lat Type version with a more sassy direction.
Shigure Kai Ni – Kantai Collection
Shigure is a charming young lady and Desstroyer class ship, I also have in my fleet, here GSC shows her level 60 appearance, in a cool uniform and fashionable hairstyle. I assume that I can level her up until we see a painted prototype. I’m looking forward to her figure.
Nendoroid – Mutou Hana – Captain Earth
Oh man I wanted a scale figure of Moco, but I really like Captain Earth in general. At least we get the cute Hana as Nendoroid, I really like her latin skin color and the blue eyes, she’s beautiful. Please also make a scale figure GSC or someone else.
Oshino Shinobu – Nisemonogatari
Kotobukiya made this figure some months ago, with the image of an self concious loli lady in mind. ALTER’s version looks more like a lively child dancing around the street. Her sculpt is very dynamic and lively, she will also have a second face expression.
Houzouin Inshun – Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride
Seems like ALTER is going full out with Samurai Bride, after Maeda Keiji, Inshun enters the stage, well what should I say she looks great with face and actually everything else.
Tokugawa Sen – Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls
Honestly speaking Alter’s first Sen was a fail with her pancake face and empty eyes. I’m pleased that ALTER gives this character a second chance and turned her in a pretty and interesting prototype. She looks great.
Gotou Matabei – Hyakka Ryouran
ALTER’s second Gotou Matabei figure this one puts even more focus on her butt, but when she points her backside at you you can also see her charming face, lovely!
Alisha – Tales of Zestiria
So many Tales have been told in ALTER’s book of figures, but this is a figure that looks really appealing to me, her happy smile is irresistible ^^
Mefmera – Dungeon Travelers 2 Ouritsu Toshokan to …
So half a year later Mefmera got painted and very well I have to say . Her pale skin is complimented by the purple parts of her bright outfit.
Beethoven – Eiyuu Senki Gold
Saber EXTRA – Fate/EXTRA – Swimsuit ver.
I know this is a different Saber than the stoic heroine we know through the anime media, bur this could be my top favorite figure of Saber, she has a great body and I love this kind of facial expression.
Kirisaki Chitoge – Nisekoi
Yeah, kind of cute ; )
Yuuki Mikan – To LOVEru Darkness – Swimsuit ver.
From the most extreme ecchi comedy, ALTER brings us a second, bigger scaled Mikan, who looks a bit lewd in her school swimsuit. Her friendly face is really cute, Mikan will also have a second facial expression that shows her dissaproval.
Haha I thought about kicking this Company out of this post, but hey they make a big figure of Amane, that is great.
Suou Amane – Grisaia no Kajitsu
Grisaia no Kajitsu is a great Visual Novel with nice visuals and beautiful music. I’m playing from time to time, since it’s really heavy with it’s long dialogs I make really slow progress. Amane is one of the heroines with a very interesting route, she’s the caring type and is considered to be to be a big girl in terms of body. I’m surprised that Grisaia got more attention recently in terms of figures. I think she looks very pretty here, running with the water hose.
Roselinde Freya – Shining Blade
I also like this heavy armor valkiyre type with her lovely smile, it’s different from her ususual expression but nicer actually.
Xiao Mei – Rinrin – Shining Blade
Xiao Mei looks also really cute like this, lets see.
Lis Hohenstein – Muv-Luv Alternative Schwarzesmarken – Swimsuit ver.
Schwarzesmarken, huh? Wrong german aside I like Lis a lot, her eyes already look lovely, I’m sure the rest will be as good as this. I don’t mind swimsuit figures when they look as pretty as this one. I’ve read about her back story, pretty crazy *lol*
Cu-Poche – Ikazuchi – Kantai Collection
A Kancolle Cu Poche sounds really interesting with all the guns and cute expressions, it will be a lot of fun to play around with Ikazuchi.
Now we reach the best part, the NSFW material, advance at your own nosebleed risk!
Mebae – Original Character
It happened, it really happened!!! I really wished that my most anticipated Native figure would be turned into a prototype this year and it happened. They even plan to release her this year, hopefully it will be true.
Tony Taka – Original Character
This figure appears to be surprisingly tame compared to what Native has done recently. The illustration looks very good, but I guess this is one of the figures you have to see painted to see it’s full appeal.
Some illustrations made by talented artists, that Native will turn into figures soon.
Misaki Kurehito – Original Character
Yaegashi Nan – Original Character
Yuuki Hagure -Original Character
Well, my hopes for some older prototypes got crushed this Wonfes 🙁 But I’m part of their target audience and actually like most of their stuff. I like all my Orchid Seed and I can’t ignore the Company just because they work slower than would I like.
Mogudan – Original Character – Sailor Sapphire Succubus
It’s been a while since I ordered a really sexy figure and hell I miss it, so I am kinda interested in this Succubus, the only “new” prototype being painted. I like that she looks a bit less big than in the illustration. Still she is a bit big all around haha what am I talking about here, she’s hot, enough said. The figure also shows a very sweet expression and she is scaled 1/6.
Leviathan – Maou Mokushiroku – Swimsuit ver.
Orchid Seed now makes their own Leviathan figure in a larger scale than Amakuni. I guess this will look very good when the paint has been applied. It’s funny to see her a little bit angry in such an expressive way “you are only allowed to look, ok !”
Sakaki Yumiko – Grisaia no Kajitsu
Another Grisaia figure with the difference that this one here has been announced 2 years ago, this actually isn’t that long ^^ Yumiko is more the serious type with a tsundere tendency, so it’s natural that she looks quite adorable when flustered. The idea and her pose is very cute when she is holding her inflatable carrot while wearing a bunny suit.
Nishieda – Original Character
Ha, look they added glasses this time, please correct me if they were already there last year, it also seems that the sculptor worked on her nipples. She was shown as illustration 3 years ago, so keep your fingers crossed that the next year will have some colors on this figure. Orchid Seed fighto!
Here a few illustrations of planned figures from Orchid Seed
Saotome Maria – Sex Life
Ah yes this looks quite promising (￣▽+￣*), I hope she will look like that in the final product.
Musha Miko Tomoe – Queen’s Blade
Cool it’s a new big QB figure, following their Queens Blade pattern Tomoe will also be scaled 1/6, when she will look as good as Alleyne this will also be a really beautiful figure.
With this part #1 of my Wonder Festival 2014 summer post comes to an end, it was a quite interesting event this year, even though without big surprises. As things are now I’m positive about getting I-168, I-19, Gotou Matabei,Fate/EXTRA – Swimsuit version, the mebae original character and Sailor Sapphire Succubus. I’ll decide about the others when the prototypes have been painted.
So how was this 2nd Wonder Festival 2014 for you? Any figures you liked in particular?
Let me know in the comments.
I will publish part #2 soon with the figures from the other remaining manufacturers.