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Figure News: Wonder Festival Summer 2007 limited edition offerings unveiled

Many of the major figure makers have begun taking the wraps off plans for their presence at this summer’s Wonder Festival, with some of the heaviest hitters weighing in already. We report on the event activities of Goodsmile, Max Factory, Yamato, Toys Planning, Toranoana, Orchid Seed, and New Line in this installment:

Figure News: new Replicant blog launches with an Alter, Yamato announcement blitz

A new source of figure news emerged today in the form of a “maker blog” under the auspices of long running garage kit and figure magazine Replicant. They started things off with a bang, featuring several entirely new scoops from makers Alter and Yamato. New offerings from Alter include a Numakura Toshiaki-sculpted Tsuruya-san from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, produced in conjunction with Chara-Ani and scheduled for release in November, a Yagyuu Satoshi-sculpted KOS-MOS Ver. 4 figure from Xenosaga, produced in conjunction with Beagle and also due out in November (with an official page up at Alter as well), a Tsumatsuka Hiroyuki-sculpted Exelica from Trigger Heart Exelica due out in December (this one’s been in development for awhile), and a Death-sensei from Peace@Pieces and sculptor Morikawa Hiroaki that’s due out in November. On the Yamato side, we have news of a Yoshizawa Mitsumasa-sculpted Poison from Final Fight coming in November, and an F-Face Fiana action figure from Votoms coming in September. Pictures below:

Site News: Summer 2007 event coverage begins!

Heisei Democracy will be out in force through the coming weeks, bringing you the latest news from the twin Meccas around which the otakudom of Japan circumambulate in the hot month of August: Comic Market and Wonder Festival. We will have multiple pairs of boots on the ground at both events, so coverage will be more thorough than ever! Watch this space for further developments coming very soon. :3

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