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Wonder Festival Summer 2010 Wish List

Tokyo Wonder Festival or most commonly known as Wonder Festival ((ワンダーフェスティバル) or WonFes (ワンフェス, wanfesu) is an event held twice every year: Summer and Winter. The purpose is to show various garage and/or resin for future releases. At the same time, various sculptors show off their creations in wonder showcase, however, our attention were mainly focused on major manufacturers such Alter, Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Kotobukiya, Griffon Enterprises, MegaHouse and many more.

We all wonders what kind of figures/nendos/figma will be released in the near future. So far we can all agree that we may need to file for bankruptcy before the end of this year ^^;. Ok, maybe not all but I know I am going to. Without further ado, here is my wish list from WonFes Summer 2010.

Hitagi from Bakamenogatari

Hitagi from Bakamenogatari

Lovely pose from Hitagi. Her trademark staple makes her even more adorable and her pose was taken from the covert art of DVD volume 1. She is not yet painted so I will have to see if she will be worth buying, although, she is looking good so far.

Fate Testarossa in casual version

Fate Testarossa in casual version

Alter does know their customer really well with this Fate Testarossa casual version not along after Fate Testarossa ~Phantom Minds~ is available for pre-order. Is this a way for milking $$$ from Nanoha the movies ? It sure does work on me.

Nodotchi (のどっち) and Koromo from Saki

Nodotchi (のどっち) and Koromo from Saki

I enjoy the series so that is why these figures are in my wish list. I may pass on Koromo but Nodotchi looks great and promising. Looks like there are quite  few details on her clothing. Not to mention her wings and scarf makes her more appealing.

Phantom Xecty from Shining Wind

Phantom Xecty from Shining Wind

Now this looks very interesting since she looks top-less and her ‘top’ part is sculptured with great details ^^ . Since this is Kotobukiya, I have to look at painting quality before deciding to get her since it’s most likely 50-50 chance.

Alicia Melchiott from Valkyria Chronicles

Alicia Melchiott from Valkyria Chronicles

Now, this one is a pure win. I’ve been longing for Alicia figure from any of well-known manufacturers since I played the game and watched the anime many months ago. The anime version is not as good as game and the game received several recognition as the best strategy game. This is definitely in my buy list and I will take my chances with Kotobukiya.

Mina Tepes from Dance in the Vampire Bund

Mina Tepes from Dance in the Vampire Bund

For those who have watched anime, I am sure you remember her seductive pose at the end of anime ending. DFC and loli fans must be really excited to acquire her as their collection. Her pose is the most appealing point for me and which is why she is in my wish list ^^.

Yuri from Angel Beats

Yuri and Tenshi from Angel Beats

This is a tough decision. I have to choose between Yuri and Tenshi when the time comes. Tenshi’s pose is more appealing to me ^^.

Nemu Asakura from Da Capo

Nemu Asakura from Da Capo

As a fan of Da Capo series, this nendoroid of Nemu Asakura is too good to pass it up. It includes the white cat (I think?) that always appears in Da Capo series. I couldn’t recall what its name >.<. I rarely buy nendoroids since I am not into those but I do make exceptions in case of my favourite series.

Nanoha Takamachi

Nanoha Takamachi

And of course more Nanoha from the first movie as if we don’t have enough figures from Nanoha series already. She is only 1/12 scale but she takes a lot of space with her magic circle and divine buster pose.

Fate Testarossa

Fate Testarossa

Since Nanoha and Fate go hand in hand, releasing only Nanoha sounds little bit weird so here goes another Fate. Majority of people probably will go with Fate but personally, I would choose Nanoha because her divine buster pose.

Rin from Fate/Stay Night series

Rin from Fate/Stay Night series

Didn’t expect to see more figures from Rin especially in Unlimited Blade Works. Her hair is just great. Must be really hard trying to sculpt her hair.

Hatsune Miku Tony's Illustration version.

Hatsune Miku Tony's Illustration version.

Her pose is taken from Tony Taka’s illustration in form of desktop wallpaper. You can get it from here. Her stunning pose is probably the highest appeal point in this figure. I am not a fan of Hatsune Miku per say but I do enjoy Tony Taka’s work so depending on the price, I most likely will be getting her.

Dark Sakura from Fate/Stay Night series

Dark Sakura from Fate/Stay Night series

Best dark Sakura that I have ever seen and look at her clothing. There are a lot of details and pattern on her clothing. This is a must buy for me.

Mina Tepes ~Awakened Version~

Mina Tepes ~Awakened Version~

Earlier, you have seen Mina tepes in her loli form and for those who are not a loli fan, you can rest assured that there will be awakened ver. of Mina. Her pose looks promising so far and I cannot to take a look at her painted.

Dizzy from Guilty Gears

Dizzy from Guilty Gears

Now ,  this is something that you don’t see everyday. A figure from Guilty Gears game and they chose the best character in Guilty Gear. I can only imagine the amount of details/efforts in the making of this figure since technically it’s a 3-person figure:  Devil/Necro, Dizzy and Angel.

Images via Hobby Search

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  • http://hoshikudaki.lagrange-points.net/ Kurotsuki

    holy damn that “Mina Tepes ~Awakened Version~” looks awesome ! Hope I don’t miss it when hobby search has it, hot stuff have been getting liquidated at the speed of light latly.
    I got to pre-order the Miku Tony ver though, so yay for that.
    That Nanoha looks good too, but I think ill pass on that one.
    Dammit my wallet.

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      lol I said the same thing to myself (Read: “Dammit my wallet”). Speaking of Miku, I got to preorder mine ^^

  • http://thedisjointedzone.com Optic

    Oh, that Nanoha is a 1/12 scale? Still think it’s gonna be a bit pricey because of the divine buster pose making it look like a 1/8. Will think about it when the time comes.

    I was hoping Alter pull out a Alicia figure in conjunction with Koto one. Regardless, I’m getting it as I’ve been waiting for a long time for a known figure company to do a Alicia figure.

    Looks like ur cutting back on nendo’s ;)

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      According to Hobby Search blog, it’s 1/12 and as you said, it’s going to be pricey. I am thinking around 8000-10000 yen .

      I was hoping the same thing but it didn’t happen so I just have to take chances with Koto version. Last Alicia figure was released by Sega and the quality is ….. you know.

      Haha I am not ^^ cutting back. I haven’t gotten into nendo yet ^^ and plus,I have like 3 nendos in total so far lol.

  • http://www.fabricerequin.com Fabrice Requin

    I really dont know whats going to happen to me..how im i going to live in the next couple of months -.-

    well im all in for the GSC bakemonogatari and the figmas ^^

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      “all in “? are you saying that you are going to dump all your $$$ on these awesome items ? :P

  • http://trixoptics.com/ trixoptics

    The only figure that really grabbed my attention was Dizzy. I have way too many preorders right now, but that’s not going to stop me preordering MORE! haha, i’m so broke =(

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      you know what ? all of us seem to complain about being broke and such but it does not stop us from preordering lol

  • http://gndynames.wordpress.com GNdynames

    No Saber Alter?

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      OMG, can’t believe I miss that. Thanks for the heads up ^^

  • Jamez

    Holy hell, finally a rin figurine that i like and dizzy from guilty gear?WIN, cant wait for a noel vermillion one though…yurippe/tenshi doesnt seem too special however…pity

    • http://www.sakuafk.com Saku

      Rin figure and Dizzy are pure win. Yurippre/tenshi is pretty standard but they made it to my wish list since I enjoy the series.

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  • http://blog.dancingdeer.com/index.php/member/178533/ Dana Aquirre

    You really dug out some of my memories. I remember getting the same experience.