To celebrate the victory, the mascot character for the Hatsune Miku GT Project – ‘Racing Miku’ will be coming out as a special figma Racing Miku: First Win ver.
Her hair has a unique transparent feeling to it, and her racing queen costume design has been fully recreated in figma form, with the same wonderful posability that the figma series is known for! She will also come with a racing queen parasol as well as a first place trophy!
Product Name figma Racing Miku 2011: First Win ver. (ふぃぐま れーしんぐみく2011 はつゆうしょうきねんver.) Series Racing Miku Manufacturer Good Smile Racing Category figma Release Date 2011/12 Specifications Painted ABS&PVC posable non-scale figure, approximately 130mm in height. Comes with a figma stand, a signboard, a checkered flag, a parasol (closed and open) as well as a first place trophy. Sculptor Max Factory – Masaki Asai Released by Good Smile Racing Distributed by Good Smile Company
Price An extra to all those who purchase the personal sponsor course Sales Niconico Chokuhan
The Hatsune Miku Good Smile BMW car won its first GT300 race at the Super GT International Series Malaysia at the Sepang Circuit on Sunday. Drivers Nobuteru Taniguchi and Taku Bamba turned in a time of 1:34’10.601 after taking the pole position at the start. The team had placed 4th and 5th in this year’s first two races in Fuji Speeedway and the Fukuoka International Circuit in April and May.
The Pacific NAC Ika Musume Ferrari car was #3 at 46.432 seconds behind, followed by EVANGELION RT TEST-01 IM·JIHAN Shiden at #10 (1’34.158 behind) and Mach Go Go Go Syaken RD320R at #12. The Haruhi Racing Hankook Porsche team did not participate.
The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named “Cheerful Japan” which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!
The first “Cheerful JAPAN!” product, is
Nendoroid Gumako: Support Ver.
Preorders will be available on the GSC Online Shop on 11th May from 13:00 until the 24th May at 20:00.
The products will be made to order, so don’t worry about rushing to order – just make sure to get your order in within the time limit.
■ This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP (http://goodsmile.ecq.sc/ )
・animate (shop only)
■ Orders must be made by 24th May at 20:00.
■ Delivery will be in late September.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Japanese only please.
■ Orders can be made from 25th May at 11:00 until the 7th June at 20:00.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Delivery will be in late October 2011.
■ Payment will only be possible via credit card.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail email@example.com if you have any questions. English only please.
The figure manufacturer Good Smile Company (GSC) confirmed in a Tuesday blog entry (Japanese version) that it is launching Cheerful Japan! — a movement to raise money for victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) of March 11. To that end, it will release a new charity item on the 11th of every month for at least one year.
The first Cheerful Japan! item is the previously announced Nendoroid figure of Gumako — a character originally created as an April Fool’s Joke that has since become an actual mascot of GSC. The figure will come with its own mini-GSC Seijin mascot figure. Japanese preorders will run from Wednesday, May 11 to Tuesday, May 24, and overseas preorders will run from Wednesday, May 25 to Tuesday, June 7. The figure will ship in late September in Japan and in late October overseas.
Just as with the Hatsune Miku Nendoroid figure in April, GSC will donate at least 1,000 yen (approximately US$12) from each figure to the Japanese Red Cross. The second Cheerful Japan! item will be a “Giant Plushie of the GSC-Seijin.” It will cost 15,000 yen (US$186), but GSC will donate 5,000 yen (US$62).
In a related development, GSC will release a Nendoroid figure of Minami Kawashima, the main character of the Moshidora television anime, in September. The figure will come with different faces, the obligatory copy of Peter Drucker’s Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices book, and a “metal” bat. (Via Animenewsnetwork)
The “GOODSMILE COMPANY” written here is made from cake.
Everyone who came along to the 10th Anniversary (on 1st May) got a bag of goodies.
One last photo of all the staff! Good Smile’s 10th Birthday
She also comes with three expressions – the one you see here and two others…
This will be the first in a series of charity products under the name “Cheerful Japan”
The Good Smile Mascot in the front is also included.
Good Smile Company (GSC) head Takanori Aki announced at the Japanese figure maker’s 10th Anniversary Appreciation Festival on Sunday that GSC received 74,394 orders worldwide for its earthquake charity Nendoroid figure. GSC is reissuing its Nendoroid figure of the virtual idol Hatsune Miku with limited-edition accessories, and 1,000 yen (about US$12) of the 3,000-yen (US$36) price will go the Japan Red Cross to support victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster. Based on the number of orders from Japan and 40 other countries, GSC will donate 74,394,000 yen (US$913,260).
In addition, GSC unveiled its second charity figure, which will be a Nendoroid of GSC’s Gumako mascot (with a figure of the Gusssma Seijin character). The new figure will go on sale in the middle of May.
GSC is establishing a Good Smile Shanghai offshoot in China and producing a book about its Nendoroid figures. The musical group JAM Project created a “Hikari e no Countdown” (Countdown to the Light) song to mark GSC’s 10th anniversary. A “Nendoroid Wakusei” (Nendoroid Planet) digital catalog of the figures will be available as an iPhone application from late May to June.