February 7, 2016

WonFes 2016 winter - figure & Azone doll picks!

I feel bad for making yet another post, while I still haven't replied to the previous comments ;___; But I will get to it after this one, I promise! I'm so excited that I absolutely had to make this post as soon as possible!

For those who didn't know, Wonder Festival 2016 Winter was held this weekend in Japan. WonFes is a big event where many companies announce their future figure and doll releases and have them on display :) This is typically a big weekend for figure collectors, since the amount of upcoming releases is quite overwhelming, especially if there are new figures from many of your favorite series/characters... People will know to start planning their purchases month by month and save up money XD

My earlier WonFes posts:
Winter 2015
Summer 2015

First, let's take a look at the future doll releases from Azone! The news about upcoming Pureneemos are usually posted on Twitter first, so unless you're on Twitter, you might've not seen some of these yet. I'm such a stalker, so I've been aware of most of these for a while already, some were introduced for the first time at WonFes~ Neemosi had posted great photos of all the dolls, so I'm sharing her tweets :)


Peridot Maya is the first girl from Twinkle a la Mode series, which is based on gemstones. The one with darker outfit is the standard version (available for purchase on Amiami, HobbySearch, etc.), the one with white outfit is the Direct Store version (available only through Azone International web store and physical stores). I really like the white outfit, but already have Maya with blond hair, so I'm going to pass on this one... I'm not sure when the pre-order will start, but I'm suspecting later in this month.


Next we have Sera of Green Gables, another doll to the Otogi no Kuni series, possibly released in March/April :) This one with dark copper hair is the standard version. I really like this hair color and the green eyes, but would've preferred the smiling mouth and the other (blue) outfit... I guess you can't always have everything XD


Sarg fell in love with this black-haired Sera, which is the Direct Store exclusive. It also has the smiling mouth and blue outfit >3< Me and Sarg don't have a Sera in our Neemo family yet and first we planned to get both of these new girl (the red-haired for me and this black-haired for Sarg), but Sarg decided to skip due to other doll-related purchases so I'm re-thinking which one I should order... I do like the smiling mouth a lot more and green is my least favorite color, so the blue outfit would be better. We'll see, we'll see...


Snow White Princess and Snow Black Princess Aika were announced earlier this week. Snow White (blond-haired) will be available as standard version in summer, Snow Black (caramel-haired) is a Hobby Japan limited doll that can only be pre-ordered through Dollybird vol.23 magazine until summer (the other details are still unknown). Of course I fell in love with the limited version, though once again, I would've preferred a different mouth XD I've ordered the Dollybird magazine and will try to figure out a way to get her, but if it gets too complicated (since I don't live in Japan), I might hunt her down from Yahoo Japan or just pre-order Snow White instead.


This is the doll that I'm most excited about right now, Mermaid Princess Minami! ♥ A teaser of her was posted on Twitter earlier this week, showing just a glimpse of her pastel-colored outfit and even that got me really excited. Back then they didn't say the doll's name yet and I thought she'd be either Himeno or Miu... I was so surprised when it was actually Minami! I also thought that she was a fairy princess, but fairies and mermaids are both very relevant to my interests so it doesn't matter XD I absolutely love her~ ♥♥ 

She'll be released sometime this spring, I haven't noticed details on her availability (standard or limited) yet. I hope she'll be a standard version ^^; Anyway, I'll be hunting her down no matter what! 

After Maya, the next Twinkle a la Mode girl will be Lapis Lazuli Yuzuha, no sales schedule has been given yet. This black-haired girl is the normal sales version, the one with white outfit in the background (you can see better photos on Neemosi's Twitter!) is the exclusive version. For once I like this standard version more, hahah XD Definitely going to pre-order her, I've been wanting a black-haired Yuzuha! My nickname safir comes from sapphire (one of my favorite gems) and I thought that 's the gem behind Yuzuha, but it was actually lapis lazuli... This actually gave me the idea to name my Yuzuha as Sapphire, so she'll be my lovely sapphire in any case~


I don't know much about this girl, but she's a 50cm Azone doll from the Happiness Clover series and looks really pretty! There are so many lovely releases coming up that I will have to pass on this girl, but I would definitely love to have a big Azone girl someday ;___;

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After dolls we're moving on to the figures... At first I thought I'd share my thoughts on everything that caught my interest, but there were more than I expected and this would become a looong post if I rambled about all of the figures ^^; So I'm only sharing the photos and info on what the figure is.

There doesn't seem to be a complete list of all new WonFes figures on Myfigurecollection yet, but once I see one, I'll add a link to this post! (EDIT. The list!)

Toujou Nozomi Sunny Day Song ver. from Love Live (SEGA)

Cyan from SHOW BY ROCK!! (Good Smile Company)

Shiratama Mikan and Kurosu Aroma from Pri Para (Good Smile Company)

Saber Alter from Fate/Stay Night (Good Smile Company)

Kanzaki Ranko from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (Max Factory)

Shadow Wing from Aion (Orchid Seed)

Michelle K. Davis from Terra Formars (Good Smile Company)

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Besides prototypes and colored figures, there were also some interesting announcements as just concept art. When the figure companies show just the image, you don't really know the final product  turn out until there are pictures of the prototype. I usually try not to get too excited of releases at this point, since I could easily end up disappointed if something turns out the way I don't like, but thought I'd still include these in this post.

Caster from Fate/Grand Order (by Flare)

Cyan from SHOW BY ROCK!! (Ques Q)

Kinomoto Sakura from Card Captor Sakura (Good Smile Company)

I guess this became a long post even without a lot of text, sorry about that ^^; This was a lot of figures (many Nendoroids again, hahah) and I'm still uncertain if I'll be ordering all of them - if I had endless money sources, I'd definitely want to lol XD Once there is more information on their release schedules, I can decide which ones to get and which ones to pass. I hope they won't all get released in the same month...

Did you guys find any favorites from the huge selection at WonFes?

27 comments:

  1. Okay this explain why my friends in twitter kept retweeting photos of gray figures (prototypes I asume). I knew something was going on because the spam of figures was too much XD

    Love all the new azones, the one with pink hair is lovely!!! Hope you get all the ones you want :D!!! I still can't see myself collecting pureneemos because I already have too many expensive hobbies for the money I make XD

    The figures are all very pretty and detailed, though I'm not familiar with characters or anything~

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    1. Yup, those grey ones are uncolored prototypes :) Everyone who collects figures seemed to be quite crazy and retweet a lot of stuff during the weekend XD

      I feel like Azone keeps releasing even more and more beautiful dolls! ♥ Hopefully I can get a few of them :3 Being into multiple expensive hobbies can be quite a pain and it's hard trying to decide which things to get while trying to predict what other releases might be coming in the near future ^^;

      Figures can be quite dangerous and tempting even if not familiar with the character or the series... I try my best to avoid getting those, but there are so many pretty ones ;___;

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  2. Cool! Lots of cool dollies and figures :D
    Personally I like the Aion lady the most. She looks super detailed and I just love that outfit *__*
    I'm almost sad I don't collect figures anymore, but I honestly already spend too much on BJDs XD'
    I'll happily enjoy your hauls in here though ;D

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    1. The Aion lady is sooo pretty! ♥ I hope she won't end up costing too much or be released in a month when I already have too many pre-orders >.<

      Sometimes I wish I didn't start collecting figures, since it's so hard having multiple expensive hobbies! Luckily now there haven't been new must-have BJDs for me recently, so I've been able to focus more on figures and Azone dolls :)

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  3. Ahh, I love all the dresses on the new Neemo girls. I also really adore the entirely pastel-colored girl~~ :D :D

    For the figures I especially love the gray-haired ladies and Saber ~! :D

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    1. Azone really keeps making their dolls more beautiful one after one, right?! The pastel-colored Minami is definitely my favorite from this bunch, can't wait to be able to order her :D

      Hahah, I thought that those might catch your eye since you have similar elegant ladies in your doll family! ♥

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  4. Ite tykästyin tuohon punapää Seraan, mutta mutta... kun noita mutrusuita löytyy jo kaksi kotoolta :'3 Minami-sensei näyttää todella ihanalta pastellipläjäykseltä! Nuo silmät, oih! ♥
    Yyh, kissankorva-tytyjä, Cyan ja Sakura! Must resist~ ;3;

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    1. Oisin tykännyt punapää-Serasta enemmän tuolla hymysuulla, saa nyt tosiaan nähdä kumpi versio sitten päätyykään tänne :'D En osannut yhtään odottaa mitään tuon Minamin kaltaista, tuli ihan puun takaa mikä pastelli-ihanuus se olikaan!

      Kaikkea houkuttelevaa tosiaan XD

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  5. Minä olen Anna-kirjojen ystävä, joten haluaisin palavasti molemmat versiot Serasta. En vain tiedä miten ihmeessä pääsisin käsiksi tuohon ds-versioon, ellei se tule joskus myöhemmin siedettävällä hinnalla Mandarakeen. ;___; </3

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    1. Mandarake ja Yahoo Japan on paikat joista voi löytää jälkimarkkinoilta ainakin, ilmeisesti jotkut myyjät myös tarjoaa nukkeja pre-order tapaan... Ja sitten tietty välittäjien/shopping servicen avulla voi koittaa napata DS-version heti kun pre-order alkaa. Toivottavasti onnistuisit saamaan molemmat! :)

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  6. Mermaid Princess Minami ja Lapiz Lazuli Yuzuha on kyl suosikkeja näistä! *o*
    Eka kuva Cyan figusta ja kissasta on tosi söpö! <3 En olekaan katsonut tuota sarjaa. : D

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    1. Ovat molemmat kyllä ihania >3<
      Suosittelen vilkaisemaan Show By Rockkia, jos vähänkin vaikuttaa kiinnostavalta :D Itse ainakin tykkäsin tuosta sarjasta kovasti, sille on kaiketi myös jatkoa tulossa!

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  7. Hyvä, et ainakin hyviä nukkejulkasuja tuli paljon! Heti kun näin ton merenneito-Minamin ni se vaan huus sun nimeä! XD Haluun kyllä nähä sen livenä sitten kun saat sen! Näyttää niin ihanan erilaiselta kun noi muut tytöt. <3

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    1. Hyvä tai huono, miten sen nyt ottaa X''D Awww joo merenneito-Minami kyllä iski ja kovaa, tässä ihan tuntuu kuin Azone olisi stalkannut, että tällaiselle pastelliräjähdykselle olisi kysyntää! Onneksi tuo on ilmeisesti ihan perusmyyntiin tulossa, täytyy heti sitten napata ja tuoda näytille kanssa >:3 Kiva kun tekivät jotain näin erilaista!

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  8. Ah so much eye candy!!! I AM NOT LOOKING, NO! NO! NO!
    Thanks for all the temptation Safir. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Oh noes XD Other people's blogs can be dangerous places, eh? There are so much temptations everywhere!

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  9. Never knew about this con, but I'm not into figures or nendo, besides reading your blog! The Aion figure was so beautiful, loved it!
    And Azone Pureneemos have the cutest outfits ever!

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    1. Yeah, it's probably not an event you would know about, unless you were into collecting figures :) But a bit less temptations for you hahah!
      I really like the Aion figure~
      Azone's dolls just keep getting more beautiful ^3^

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  10. Thanks for posting this! I had been aware of some of these releases but there were some new ones there I didn't know about.

    I am safe from the Twinkle girls as none of them really get me excited but I definitely want to try and get Sera of Green Gables (I love her eye/hair combination) and I'm still procrastinating about Snow White Princess Aika. What I am super curious about is that Princess Minami, I really love her hair/eye combo so I hope she is a standard release but my gut tells me she could possible be a limited or Store Direct version.

    That cat Nendoroid girl is pretty cute. I might have to think on her a bit more though. I saw a bunch more figures on the HS blog. It's a bit overwhelming isn't it?

    At least I know for sure that I will try for Sera of Green Gables at least.

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    1. No problem, great to hear that you found the post useful :)

      All of the new Azone dolls are a bit different from each other, so I'm sure there's something for everyone~ At least on Myfigurecollection that Mermaid Minami was added as a standard version, though I'm not 100% sure if that's confirmed information. I do hope that she's not any kind of super limited version!

      It sure is overwhelming, especially if there are many figures from your favorite characters/series ^^; Sometimes I wish I wasn't into Love Live and other idol stuff, there'd be a lot less for me to buy hahah...

      Good luck with trying to get Sera! All the recent Azone doll seem to have been quite popular, so once the exact ordering date is announced your best bet is to stalk the stores' websites (like Amiami and HobbySearch) in the morning (Japan time), the dolls are usually added at around 10am or so.

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    2. I was just visiting the Hobbysearch Blog last night and discovered a whole bunch of Figma releases that are going to keep my wallet busy!! (and more Nendoroids and 1/8 scale figures). Ack.

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  11. That is so very cool!! I never knew about this, so much want!! *__________*

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    1. Yup, there's so much tempting stuff!! ♥

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  12. Ah, tuo ihana Minami, tule mamin luo...

    Kiva nähdä Show by Rockista Nendoja viimein! Minä tahtoisin sen lammastypsyn <3

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    1. Hahah, meillä tulee olemaan hyvä pastelli-Minami kerho XD

      Toivottavasti noista muistakin Show By Rock -tytyistä tulisi tosiaan vielä Nendot! ♥

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  13. Omg, those azones are killing me slowly... I really want the Mermaid Princess Minami, and the two Otogi no Kuni snow white/black Aika!!! ;w;

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    1. Same here, there are so many irresistible releases coming up for sure >3<

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