Yes folks, it’s that time of year once again, and that means it’s WonFes season once again, as the Winter edition of the biannual figure extravaganza known as Wonder Festival 2016 has finally kicked off from Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Some of the biggest names in the figure industry, together with independent garage kit makers and cosplayers, have all gathered in Chiba for the event, and let us start things off with the Good Smile Company group’s Wonderful Hobby Life For You 23 booth, which includes new scale figures, figmas, Nendoroids, and other merchandise from GSC group companies like Good Smile Company, max Factory, Phat! Company, Freeing, Wing, Penguin parade, and more. Their reveals include new figures from Kantai Collection, Marvel (Deadpool figma and Nendoroid!), Fate, Love Live!, Metal Gear, The Legend of Zelda, The iDOLM@STER, Dagashi Kashi, ONE PUNCH MAN, and many more:
For Kotobukiya, Alter, Kaiyodo, and Medicos, turn to Page 2
We move on to Kotobukiya, which presents a fine balance of great Japanese figures, western figures, and plastic model kits from a variety of series from their Frame Arms Girls plastic model,s Zoids HMM, and figures from The iDOLM@STER, Is the order a Rabbit?, DC, Marvel, and many many more.
Meanwhile, over at Medicos, they featured several new Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure articulated figures, as well as a new Miia figure from Monster Musume. Also featured are figures from RWBY, School Live!, and many more.
Alter is no slouch either, and though they might not have revealed as much figures as Good Smile Company or even Kotobukiya, you can sure as hell bet that they can still give them a run for their money!
Kaiyodo on the other hand went more to the Tokusatsun scene than the anime or video game scene for this WonFes.
For Megahouse, Aniplex, Medicom, and X-Plus, turn to Page 3
Megahouse played to their strengths in the Shounen genre with their D.O.D. and P.O.P. lines, and then hits you right in the childhood with some new Digimon figures. They also features several new announcements from their Excellent Model, Bikini Warriors, and other lines.
Over at Aniplex’s booth area, they displayed the 1:1 scale Megumi Kato figure, and also featured several other new figure announcements from the Fate series, Black Butler, Aldnoah.Zero, Monogatari, and others.
Medicom meanwhile showed several new RAH figures, as well as scale figures and Be@rbricks, featuring the sextuplets from Osomatsu-kun.
While X-Plus showed some Gigantic figures, including several from Dragon Ball and Godzilla. They also featured several Western-style figures from Harry Potter and The Little Prince.
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Aquamarine showed off their new figures from Captain Earth, Guilty Gear, Log Horizon, Sword Art Online II, No Game, No Life, Strike Witches, and others…
…While Alphamax featured new figures from Shining Resonance, Super Sonico, Yosuga no Sora, and Hatsune Miku. They even have new Transformers figures!
And Sega showed several new prize figures from Love Live!, Kantai Collection, Phantasy Star Online 2, Dagashi Kashi, and others.
And finally, we have some new dolls from Azone International, which include several from The Asterisk War, Valkyrie Drive, Hetalia, IS: Infinite Stratos, and more.
OUCH! Right in the wallet! I need to take my to the hospital real quick!
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