Wonder Festival 2017 [Summer]

 
On the 30th of July, this years Wonder Festival [Summer] was held, all the different manufacturers came together to present their upcoming figures and prototypes. Often it’s an exciting day for me, this year it was a bit less enjoyable.

Normally the mix of painted and grey prototypes and Illustrations that were chosen for figure adaptions make wonfes enjoyable for figure collectors, but this time nearly everything shown was a grey prototype, I really expected to see some prototypes from the last Wonder Festival being painted. Fate Go and Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ -seemed a bit hyped. There were of course some nice figure prototypes I will show you my favorites here in my small summary.

 

Alter

 

Ashikaga Chachamaru – Soukou Akki Muramasa

This Chachamaru was my biggest joy to see at the Wonderfestival, she is so beautiful, her expression with her gaze over the shoulder and the general articulation are just great.

 

Lala Satalin Deviluke  – Onepiece Style – To LOVEru Darkness

Haha that is a hilarious pose for this happy Lala figure ❤

 

Konjiki no Yami – To LOVEru Darkness

 

Goodd Smile Company

 

Katou Megumi – Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ – Dress Ver.

 

Iowa – Half Damage Ver. – Kantai Collection

Oh something was painted on this rather monochrome event ahahaha. I’m not a real Iowa fan, but she looks interesting and I really like her legs.

 

Kouhai-chan – Getsuyoubi no Tawawa

 

Louise Françoise Le Blanc de la Vallière – Finale Wedding Ver. – Zero no Tsukaima

Kyahhh! After the last season of ZnT I was hoping that another figure of Louise or even her friends would be made,but my hopes were crushed bitterly. Now after 5! years after Zero no Tsukaima F, I will get a bride figure of my first anime waifu ❤❤❤! that actually sounds too good to be true.

 

Max Factory

 

Kasumi – Renewal – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

I actually always liked the old Kasumi from Max Factory, but had the impression that it could be better, so this “Renewal” announcement makes me curious.

 

 

 

In the year I liked the varietyon the Kotobukiya booth

 Nishizumi Miho – Girls und Panzer der Film

 

Jabami Yumeko – Kakegurui

 

Kani Nayuta – Imouto sae Ireba Ii.

 

 Morikubo Nono – iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

 

 

Izumi Sagiri – Eromanga Sensei

You don’t see figures like that very often 😊 I think the girl with the watergun is truly enchantïng ❤

 

 

Tamaki Ako – Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?  

Awww it’s Ako ❤❤❤
I would like to have a figure of the cute heroine of Netoge. This figure looks already quite promising and she is so cute.

 

AMAKUNI

 

Ooyodo – Kantai Collection

Kancolle figures aren’t as popular as in previous years, but they are still being made. I like Ooyodo and it is nice to see her painted, she looks just great and just enchanting. Apparently this figure doesn’t heavily rely on fanservice, it’s mainly a good design.

 
flare

 

Original Character –  Happoubi Jin

I liked the butterfly lady from FLARE, the more realistic character design makes it quite interesting and the overall look is also appealing.


 

Saber – Okita Souji – Fate/Grand Order

I tried my.best to ignore everything labeled Fate GO but this cute adaption of Saber is just right up my alley. Some months ago I already saw the beautiful garage kit and so the news of it getting a Pvc figure adaption makes me extremely happy.

 

Alphamax

 

Original Character – Yabu Sudare Haji na Maid-san – Skytube Premium

This commando maid figure is quite interesting with a decent paintjob it will be hard to resist.

 

Sawamura Spencer Eriri – Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭

 

Original Character – Skytube Premium – Sameshima Urara

Yes, please!😍

 

kalmia project

 

Original Character – I.V.E – White Elf

 

Original Character – I.V.E – Laura Mischief

 

 

Tsukikawa Saki – Mashumaro☆Imouto☆Succubus☆ 

 

Native copy

 

Kuramoto Erika – Mahou Shoujo

Erika is finally painted and I was very surprised how nice she turned out, just look at her beautiful face, I like the half naked angel.

 

Original Character – Injection Time! Sakurako

I remember that I’ve been waiting for this figure to get painted since 5 damn years, would someone please take the time to paint this precious figure for the next Wonderfestival already.

 

Original Character – Saito Masatsugu

I really like that idea, the character is cute and even though it’s a nude figure, it’s not a naughty one, you even get a tripod with camera.

 

rocket boy

 

Original Character – Klone

I also liked this funny figure, cheerfully swinging around her whip. I think the sadistic but also happy expression gives her something specïal. The figures nice body also looks interesting, she ïs a DFC character with some seriously nicely endowed hips 💋

 

Wagaya No Liliana-san – Liliana

I this high kick pose is cool 😉 Hopefully this Liliana won’t be as glossy as her other figures so far.

 

 

Non Virgin – Suguri Hiromi – Bunny Girl

While I really appreciate the style of Oda Non and the high level of craftsmanship, I don’t need the additionally lewdness with these rings and stuff XD Ahahaha but there will be more hot ladies in this lewd lineup.

 

Kuroinu ~Kedakaki Seijo wa Hakudaku ni Somaru~ – Olga Discordia

Next to that BINDing selected a few great looking illustrations to adapt into figures, with their level of qualïty I have high expectations of these projects. Can I expect to see a figure of the blonde Dark Elf in the future, too?

 

Original Character – Morning

 

Original Character – necömi

 

Original Character – Warabino Matsuri 

I feel quite interested in this one ❤

 
That’s all folks, this Wonderfestival 2017 Summer didn’t make me as happy as previous events, it still was nice to see a few interesting things. I feel a bit sad about the lack of Granblue Fantasy, I would have been so happy about a Lyria figure, I also would have liked to see a figure of Lailah (Tales of Zestiria the X).I don’t like that there were so many things from that hyped Fate Go, or other overly popular things, I would have prefered a bït more variety from the manufacturers. The nagging won’t stop here yet, I also expected to see some of the grey prototypes from the previous wonfes painted, did the Summer Wonderfestival came so surprisingly for the manufacturers?

How was your impression from the event?
Did you feel satisfied with everything and also saw some things you want?

In the end I would say that a limited number of must haves is good, considering the figure prices nowadays.

4 Responses

  1. Tier

    I didn’t pay a ton of attention to the Wonder Festival stuff but there was a lot I liked. I mean, once I got past all the Fate/stay night stuff. Though some of it looked nice, I guess. I enjoyed seeing all the Iowas, Amakuni’s looks the most promising in my view. All the stuff that Native is making or distributing was nice, though I don’t think I can afford all of them. I have the old Max Factory Kasumi (I don’t remember offhand but it was one of the first three figures I ever owned) and it has surprisingly not fallen over yet, unlike some of my older figures. I wonder if the new one will have the more “realistic” face rather than the anime-style face they used before Dead or Alive 5? I kinda hope not. Though then again, I guess it looks okay on the Marie Rose figure they’re making. I enjoyed seeing some Alicesoft figures (the Ixseal figure that Amakuni is making looks nice, and I really liked seeing the 1/4 scale Escalayer painted, and Lechery is making a figure of Narika in a really lewd pose). I was also happy to see the Asuka counterpart to the Rei figure that Flare is making; it looks really nice. Too bad her butt is going to be as washboard flat since that is the way REFLECT sculpts that part.

    • wieselhead

      Ah, I somehow also was no fan of the announced Fate/Go hype for this wonfes event, the franchise should just end. I like Okita Saber a lot and a few other figures looked also nice, but honestly I have no interest in those, Okita is an exception ;D I’m curious how much longer we will see Kancolle figures around, Max Factory still should released the busty submarine I-19 I would be sad if it turns out as dropped project. Haha indeed, without making hard decisions it wont work. I like the old Kasumi, I’m not 100% interested and convince d by the design, but there is something special about her pose. Im very curious about the renewal and if I like that design more, I guess it will be based on DoF 5, just make her cute and I will buy it lol.

  2. Aya

    Surprisingly a lot of figures from this wonfes that not idols,fate or Ships XD ahaha
    a lot of good choice and surprisngly lately these figures maker in race making more and more erotic figures with high quality of course XD ahaha

    • wieselhead

      Yeah, I already expected the worst, but there was a little more variety fortunately.
      “Grid Girls” get some attention recently, I also ordered one, the blue Saber with umbrella is very pretty ❤
      Ah, I would say there were too many of the lewd figures lol

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