WonFes 2017 just wrapped and if you missed it, Japandaman figure expert Kat did a post on it which you can check out here! Apart from the awesome figures that are on display, there's always a massive amount of cosplayers who are all keen to show what they've been working on. Thanks to YouTuber, Rescue The Princess, here's a look at the WonFes cosplay with...
As a first figure post from me, it seems only natural that it be about the biggest semi-annual figure trade show, Wonder Festival! WonFes is run in February and July/August each year in Chiba, Tokyo. The most recent WonFes was hosted on 24th of July. For us figure collectors, Wonder Festival is like Christmas. Except we have to buy everything we see that excites us,...
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Jul
Pokemon Go has well and truly gripped Japan now that it's been launched over there and it hasn't take long for the first PoGo influenced cosplay to make an appearance. Seen at the recent 2016 Summer Wonder Festival event in Chiba Prefecture was this cute Pikachu complete with sign above her head which shows the CP (Unknown) along with Pokemon name. This cosplayer is Sakura Nanase...
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Feb
Makuhari Messe was host to Winter Wonder Festival recently. WonFes, to give it its shorter name, is a garage kit and model expo which draws huge numbers and more specifically, cosplayers all dressed up showing off their favourite anime or gaming characters. Here are some pics below which Rocket News managed to grab of the event. [gallery ids="15284,15285,15286,15287,15288,15289,15290,15291,15292,15293,15294,15295,15296,15297,15298,15299,15300,15301,15302,15303,15304,15305"]
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Feb
Super Sonico is the spokesperson for Nitroplus music but also happens to be starring in her own anime these days. So in a stroke of genius promoting, she made an appearance at the Winter WonFes over the weekend and brought along her scary manager for the ride. Super Sonico and manager, Kitamura, complete with devil mask were in attendance as life sized models that fans...
10
Feb
Another announcement has come out of the recent Winter WonFes in Japan regarding a new nendoroid from a classic series. Good Smile Company have revealed that nendoroid #400 will be fan favourite Sakura Kinomoto from CLAMP's CardCaptor Sakura. [gallery ids="13824,13825"] Adorable, right? :)
Kill la Kill fans need to pay attention to this next piece. Good Smile Company and Max Factory have taken the covers off of their latest upcoming figmas and nendoroids. [caption id="attachment_13813" align="alignnone" width="640"] WonFes![/caption] They've chosen the recent Winter Wonder Festival to unveil these amazing looking Kill la Kill models. A couple of the nendoroids shown by Good Smile Company were of Ryuko and...
Super Sonico fans, old and new alike (us, us!), will love this new character that was just shown off by the character designer,  Tsuji Santa. The figure is being shown at the Winter Wonder Festival or, WonFes for short, this weekend. [AFG_gallery id='379'] The figure is known as the Rock'n Roll Valentine and is named after one of the songs that Sonico performs in the band. The...
20
Jan
Wonder Festival, or WonFes for short,  is a massive showcase for upcoming figures, nendoroids and loads more. One of the popular companies to bring their wares to the event would have to be Good Smile Company. GSC have started the wheels of the promotion machine by showing what exclusives they intend on showing at the event, but be warned, your eyes will be watering at...
29
Jul
Makuhari Messe was recently host to the Wonder Festival, an event used to showcase up and coming figure models and garage scale kits as well. It used to be an event for amateur figure makers and developers to show off their wares but these days it also attracts the attention of well established figure companies. [AFG_gallery id='306'] One of the more exciting and unique showcases...