Wonder Festival Summer 2015

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu May 21, 2015 6:44 pm

This feels like it deserves it's own thread, though if Wonder Fest WILL just figures, it could be merged into another figure thread.



I'm excited if there's gonna be some cool stuff for Eva's 20th Anniversary this year--I'm almost hoping maybe interesting merch not just limited to figures but I guess we'll see. And as much as I like Azuma's illustration, I want my Yotsuba! fix darn it...

I really would love to see on the figures side of things, either Figma or SH Figuarts of the NGE cast. Not necessarily everybody, but more characters besides the "Eva girls" (Rei/Asuka in this case) or pilots. Misato, Hikari, Kensuke, Yui, etc need some love too!

As long as they don't neglect Shinji, since he's the MC and all. They could even start up that SH line of the Angels and it'd be cool, I think.

Maybe they'll release a new NGE-verse Evangelion Portraits or Petit Eva line, if nothing else?

June 24th Edit:

This Evangelion Unit-01 Night Battle Version figure is new, no?

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:53 pm

It is new but appears to be just a recolor. Bandai does it all the time, hopefully Kotobukiya keeps it to event exclusives.

And hopefully they'll announce other Evas at the actual event.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:54 pm

To me, sorta looked like NGE Eva-01, but she's categorized as NTE....

Shame it's just a recolor! When abouts is Summer WonderFest?
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:00 pm

July 26th

http://wf.kaiyodo.net/
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Postby Killer Bee » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:22 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:I really would love to see on the figures side of things, either Figma or SH Figuarts of the NGE cast. Not necessarily everybody, but more characters besides the "Eva girls" (Rei/Asuka in this case) or pilots. Misato, Hikari, Kensuke, Yui, etc need some love too!

I wouldn't get your hopes up. They didn't make any when 3.0 was in full bloom, and Rebuild's the money maker here. The only poseable figures we got for 3.0 were a few Revoltechs, RAHs, and a couple model kits like that Night Combat EVA-01 you mentioned. I think figure makers kind of blew their load with 2.0's marketing flood. Back then it felt like there was a new Eva figure announced every day. There was comparatively little for 3.0, and I don't see the 20th Anniversary being a bigger marketing event other than for the Blu-rays.

Fingers crossed, though.

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:46 pm

We will likely see a nice flood of new garage kits, but only because they've been promoting that and encouraging the fan sculptors since the year started.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:59 pm

June 25th post:

A wild Killer Bee appears! :gasp:

I'm cautiously optimistic, but at least it's nice to dream.

July 7th edit:

http://neweva.blog103.fc2.com/blog-entry-3875.html

Huzzah for old merch returning? :lol: Catgirl Ayanami and Monkey Asuka.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:52 am

^I...I fail to see why THOSE would need to be reissued. You can pick up that particular set for 500 yen on Y! Auctions Japan... :huh:

They are "action" figures that can't move, BTW.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:17 pm

NSFW-ish.

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All I can think of is how it'd be a big "Noooo!" from most of the fandom if say, Shinji was in this pose/outfit.... :tongue:
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:01 pm

I donno if I'm just doing stuff wrong, but searching both #wf2015s and #ワンフェス hashtags I'm not seeing any Eva stuff. Everything I find is already known for month like the Kotobukiya special coating Eva-01 kit, the special Eva clippers, the giant Bome test suit Asuka.

The only fan kit I see is LMU-23's Nyangouki and even then I know about it because I've been following the guy's work since forever.
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I really hope I'm just searching wrong, because sculptors do promote their work ahead of time so that people know what to buy. Khara did announce the whole contest too, are entries required to be kept secret? That would seem silly because then you can't promote ahead of time.

Blargh, I really want more new Eva figures.





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So the day is here and uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggghhhhh...

Initial reports on twitter seem to be disappointing as fuck.

No new kits from Kotobukiya, which is boggling the hell out of my mind.
The 20th Anniversary Eva booth had the ugly as sin car which we've already seen plus the Kaiyodo Eva Exhibit which has been traveling around for years. It also had a bunch of sword exhibit stuff we've already seen.


Literally not a single surprise. Even worse, nothing that would have been reasonable to expect. Instead only stuff that's already known......

BOME's Asuka figure which we already knew about  SPOILER: Show

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Sega Prize Figures announced months ago  SPOILER: Show

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So the official merch completely bombed. Hopefully, maybe the garage kit sculptors will make up for it in some way.....
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Postby SEELE-01 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:20 pm

Well, I have been checking as many hashtags as I can come up with and yes, it seems dissapointing considering the amount of hype created around this particular event*...

Too bad, I wanted some new Revos... :raincloud:


*But then again, isn't hype what surrounds the entirety of Evangelion?
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:16 pm

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Postby SEELE-01 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:38 pm

Go back to Magellan Castle and stop reminding us how much of a flop this Wonder Fest was for Eva figures!!

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:09 pm

Links to Dengeki Hobby's coverage in my post here.

IMHO, looks like it sucked. Too many big manufacturers using it as yet another show to display their products, and too little stuff from garage kit makers.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:32 pm

This new at all?

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:12 pm

It's new in the sense that it's finally finished and was available to buy. The sculptor has been posting progress pics for about a year.
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