Wonder Festival 2007 Summer updates today from Wafuudou Ganguten (Iris alternate color versions), Nitro+ (Joy Max hand puppet, Al Ajif and Konoe figures), Volks (gargantuan Uesugi Kenshin, Rozen Maiden, Rei and Asuka), Takara / Tomy (Soreyuke Josei Jiekan limited editions), and Azon (epilogue ver. Haruhi doll).
- The figure column in September’s issue of Tech Gian reports that Wafuudou Ganguten will be selling two alternate color versions of their recently released Princess Waltz Iris PVC at both Wonder Festival and Comiket this summer. The goods will be available not from the Enterbrain booth but from the Cospa booth instead, in both cases; interested folks should take note.
- Nitro+ has a Wanfesu 2007 Summer page online, introducing some of the goods they’ll have available for advance purchase at the event. They include a company mascot Joy Max hand puppet of Goodsmile manufacture, and two small exchangeable part “Snappies” series figures, one of Al Ajif from Demonbane and one of Konoe from Lamento. These two figures are the same that will be available as part of Nitro+’s Comiket 72 goods set.
- Volks has their summer Wanfesu page up as well, featuring the newest figure in their [ERO] 1/4 scale “absolute zone” resin kit lineup, Uesugi Kenshin from Sengoku Rance. There’s something about her face sculpt that bothers me, but if precedent holds they should have no trouble selling out even at the stiff 44,100 yen price. Also out from Volks are a pair each of Rozen Maiden poseable PVC figures and resin kits, as well as a new plug suit Asuka & Rei resin kit combo from Evangelion.
- Takara Tomy will be releasing limited edition versions of two of the figures from their Soreyuke! Josei Jiekan vol. 2 trading figure set, one available in the Takara Tomy booth and the other available at the Pit Road booth. I didn’t know the JSDF had a female color guard…
- Hobby Channel brings news that Azone, makers of the only dolls I can stand looking at even briefly, are putting out an epilogue (ponytail) version Haruhi at Wonder Festival, but it (along with all the required accessories) won’t come cheap. Think I’ll be sticking to PVCs at Wanfesu this year (and garage kits, which we’ll start covering in earnest next weekend).