Winter Wonderfestival is now done and dusted with many blogs giving us teases as to what we are missing.

Personally, I have found from the past 2 years I have been following the event, that the winter wonfest is generally more geared towards the corporate side of things so there is more focus on PVC figures and the strength of Garage kits tends to be weaker than that shown in the summer, and this year is no different.

The Garage Kit side of things was dominated by Hatsune Miku (vocaloid) and Yoko (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) but there were a few others which caught my eye.

but none really had a “must buy factor” so my spending (thankfully) will be a little subdued this time round, if I purchase anything at all. Out of the kits I have seen so far, I think the most impressive ones have been the 3 below.

Of course, Vispo’s rendition of Yoko 21 years old is in the list. One of the much better looking figures of Yoko in the show, but I can’t help but feel that the face is off. Vispo tends to do very distinct face types and, while it works on Asuka and Rei, it doesn’t work that well on Yoko. Chin definitely needs to be less pointy. Being a vispo kit, she’s also very expensive, with figures going for 40~50k! Will probably give this one a miss.

Next we have San-chan from Seto No Hanayome (damn funny show. Watch if you haven’t!). This shows her in full dance getup from her idol duel with Luna Edomae. A pretty solid kit which looks like it would be fun to build. On the fence for this one.

And bringing up the rear, we have Fate T Harlaown (no I don’t know why they stuck with the spelling which was made up by a 5 year old either).

I was hoping for a kit of Fate in her Riot Zanber form and there were a few available. Pose is pretty decent but not sure about the face. There’s always the possibility of a better version in the summer as well… Out of the above 3, I’d say Fate has the best chance of being bought, if I’m quick enough since I’ve only seen one on Y!JA.

For more pics and info, Danny choo and Heisei Democracy are covering the event. Danny also has a news post which links to other Japanese blogs with more pics.

I would recommend

HK DMZ First

GF Dan



for coverage.

And after the jump, We have the other kits which made me go “hmm”

Nanoha StrikerS

I am Zengar Zonbolt. The sword that cleaves Evil!

No, I don’t know why there are so many more Adult Fate kits compared to Nanoha…

Gurren Lagann


Seto No Hanayome

Hayate no Gotoku



More to do with the combo with the bike rather than anything specific about the Figure

Full metal Panic (and just awesome)