July 27, 2016

WonFes summer 2016 news

This year's summer Wonder Festival was held in Japan last Sunday and once again many future figure and doll releases were announced! I was really hyped about WonFes for some time before the event, but then I was so occupied with other stuff that I completely forgot about the whole thing and only remembered it again on the day of the event, when I saw all the WonFes photos on my Twitter feed :D It was quite an overwhelming day, carefully going through everything and adding the most interesting figures on my MyFigureCollection wishlist took some time. I wanted to share my favorites here on my blog too~

I'm really picky about scale figures and most likely won't end up purchasing many of these after seeing photos of the fully painted figure. At this point my wishlist is always huge, but then later a big number gets "eliminated" XD

Here is a list of all new figures that were announced and here is another list for updates to existing prototypes, concept arts and teasers.

My earlier WonFes posts:
Winter 2016
Summer 2015
Winter 2015

First, let's take a look at the figure releases!

Ayase Eli 1/7 by Alter
The colored version was revealed at WonFes and omg, Eli looks absolutely stunning! ♥ I was hoping that I'd be content with getting just Alter's Nozomi, but then I couldn't resist Maki and now it looks like I might need to pre-order this Eli too >3< Thank god she won't be released until next year, so at least I'll have some time to save up! Love Live hurts my wallet so bad, but these girls are worth it! ♥

This unpainted prototype looks very promising, I like the pose and her face! Hopefully the colored figure will look pretty too :)

There are quite many scale figures of Ranko, but there's always something (either small details or bigger things) that bugs me and I haven't pre-ordered/bought any of the previous ones (I only have the Figma and one prize figure). This might be the first one I do want! Again, things might change after seeing the colors, but we'll see~

Ichinose Shiki 1/8 by Good Smile Company
Shiki is not even one of my favorite characters from iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, but this figure looks so pretty that I had to add it to my wishlist at this point *o*

I looove Nendoroids and Nendoroid Co-des, so I'm really happy to see more idol girls being made into Nendo Co-des~ Although I don't especially like Haruka, I think she looks adorable as a Nendo ;3;

Takane is my favorite girl from the original iDOLM@STER series, so seeing this announcement was a positive surprise! Unless the final figure ends up looking somehow weird, I definitely want to get her~

Cyan by Amakuni
Yaay, I'm so happy that there's going to be a scale figure of Cyan~ ♥ I've been wanting one since the series started airing! It's really hard to say anything based on just the announcement, but I hope the figure is going to look good and won't disappoint me >3<

Manaka Lala by Aquamarine
It's still unclear which coord it'll be, but I'm excited to see another Pri Para figure nevertheless! Seeing the other characters as scale figures would be cool too, it seems like Lala is the only one getting some love now :/

Kaname Madoka 1/8 by Kotobukiya
This is one of the cutest Madoka figures that I've seen ;3; There was a picture of the artwork this figure is based on and I'm not a big fan of the pillow colors (wouldn't some cute pastel colors fit so much better? ;___;), but we'll see how the final figure looks like!

I always try my best not to get any Vocaloid figures, since that'd be another endless collecting road, just like Love Live and the other idol girl series that I'm hooked on :'D But... It's so hard to resist when some of the figures are so cute ;___; This version might even have cute pastel-color gradient hair!

Jeanne d'Arc 1/7 by Max Factory
I swear that Fate/Grand Order figures are going to kill my wallet at some point... The mobile game is only available in Japan, so I'm not able to play it, but the character designs are awesome, just like in all the other Fate series. This Jeanne d'Arc figure looks really promising and I'm looking forward to the colored version!

I love it when GSC makes bad ass characters into Nendoroids, they look so freaking cute! XD

So adorable that I don't have any words XD 

Saber 1/7 by Good Smile Company
I'm getting a hit or miss vibe from this figure, it's really hard to say which one it'll be before there's at least a prototype of it >.<

There was also a bunch of other concept art revelations for different characters from Fate/Grand Order, but I won't post them all here since this would end up being even more of a huge post than it already is X'D

Gwendolyn 1/8 by Alter
I'm a bit unsure about her face, but otherwise this figure looks gorgeous! I'd love to get a Gwendolyn figure to accompany Mercedes in the shelf, but I wasn't a fan of the earlier Alter figure. If this one ends up looking good colored and is not too expensive, I just might get her.


As if the figure announcements weren't enough, there were also many announcements for new Azone dolls *__*

Photos below were taken by Taitan-no

This 50cm girl already seemed dangerous when I saw a teaser photo with just a little glimpse of her outfit and after seeing the full photos, I completely fell in love with her! ♥ She looks perfect to me as a fullset: I like her eye and hair color combo, as well as every piece of her outfit~ I've been curious to see a new release of either Lilia (this one) or Luluna, since I really like the faces of those two, but none of the earlier releases were quite my taste. This one I'd absolutely love to own and I really, really hope that I'll be able to pre-order her! Apparently her pre-orders will start in September.

The second 50cm Azone girl that I fell in love with was this cutie~ ♥ I love the pink outfit so much ;w; Her hair color is something that I'm a bit unsure of, I wish it was a less yellow-ish shade of blonde or maybe a completely different color (like light brown or pastel pink ♥). The other version (mint-colored outfit) would have a nice hair color, but I'm not loving her face nor the outfit so much :/ I hope that once Azone releases the official photos I'll be able to make up my mind about which one I like more, and whether or not I'm actually going to buy one.

Dat face ;__; ♥

I'd already seen some photos of this Miu before and knew that I want her badly >3< Her pre-orders are going to start on August 9th and I'm definitely going to try to pre-order her! I wish that Azone has seen how popular these pastel colored cuties are and will make more of them in the future :3

There will also be new Mio in the Otogi no Kuni series, with two versions. The one in this picture is the Direct Store version. I like this one more, but I think I'm going to pass on her since I don't feel like I'd 100% need her, I like the other dolls more and can't buy everything XD

Azone also revealed that they're going to make a Picconeemo version of Raili! As you probably know, I loooove Picconeemos so I'm pretty excited about this ;3; Can't wait to see photos of the actual doll, I really hope that she'll look cute~


Feel free to share your thoughts on the WonFes announcements you found interesting or if you were disappointed by something! :3


  1. Minäkin odotan innolla Miun (tai kauhulla, kun ottaa huomioon miten merenneito-Minamin kanssa kävi) ja Railin julkaisua, mutta kumpikaan Mio ei ollut tällä kertaa ihan mun juttu.
    Tuo Eli-figuuri on huikea, olisi mahtavaa päästä hipelöimään tuollaista livenä!

    1. Jep, eihän sitä koskaan tiedä mikä milloinkin on suosittua, mutta varsin pahalta vaikuttaa Miun kohdalta >3< Itsekin passaan Miot tällä kertaa.

  2. Oi kun tuo Madoka-figu näyttää söpöltä! Ite odotan jännityksellä miltä picco-Raili mahtaa näyttää 8) Itteäni ilahdutti (ja kauhistutti) julkistettujen Touken Ranbu-miekkapoitsu nendojen määrä. Ja sitten oli Elias Ainsworthin nendo mikä ehkä pitää hankkia ja Card Captor Sakurasta Yue-figuuri :)

    1. Niin näyttää! ♥ Saa nähdä tosiaan millainen Picco Railista tulee ja missä vaiheessa aikovat sen julkaista~

      Aika paljon Tonken Ranbu Nendoja taidettiin tosiaan julkistaa mitä silmään osui, onneksi olen onnistunut (toistaiseksi) pysymään noista kaukana niin ei toivelistan määrä kasva entisestään XD

  3. So many pretty figures!!! I saw many WONFES photos on my twitter that day too since I follow some people that are into figures too haha.

    I'm curious about that Gwendolyn figure, didn't think they would make new figures and I really dislike the previous one of her. I always get tempted by Odin Sphere figures and only those, dunno why XD.... What do I have to stalk to know when she's released and order her? just in case this time I cave in x.x

    1. Hahah yeah, Twitter feeds tend to get enormous amounts of the Wonfes retweets and stuff XD

      I can definitely let you know once there is more info on the Gwendolyn figure :3 She's scheduled to be released in 2017, so it might still take quite a while before Alter shows us the colored figure.

  4. Wow, that Eli figure looks amazing with the coloring and the gold details @o@

    All the Azone releases also look good :O It seems their 50cm releases are becoming more and more tempting ;_;

    1. Yup it looks so beautiful! ;3; ♥

      I agree, I really thought that I'd be content with just one of their 50cm girls, but now they're releasing so many cute ones that I really like ;___;

  5. That Eli is so stunning! All the Alter Love Live figures have been gorgeous, but this one looks the best to me so far. I hope it won't cost an arm and a leg for you :D

    1. Hahah I hope so too :D None of the earlier Alter Love Live figures have been insanely expensive or anything, but I still cringe at the scale figure prices a little bit... I tend to buy Nendoroids more often and they always seem so cheap XD

  6. Ohoh, uusia juttuja minulle mutta tuo Eli oli todella kaunis. Amami Haruka Nendoroid Co-de oli söötti ja sopiva minulle jos joku päivä päättää hankkia näitä figuureita. :)

    1. Molemmat ovat oikein kauniita kyllä :) Näiden figuurien maailma on yhtä loputon kuin BJD-maailmakin, valmistajia ja eri figuureja löytyy vaikka millä mitalla ja koko ajan julkaistaan uutta!

  7. Lovely figures!! I really like the Hatsune Miku nendo, and those Neemos are adorable!!

    1. Yup, so much lovely stuff is being released all the time ;___; ♥

  8. What cool figures! The Azone dolls really caught my eyes though!! *____* Might have to look into those. xD;;;

    1. Yeah I feel like Azone keeps upping their game with every single release and their dolls just keep getting more and more cute~

  9. I love the brown 50cm size Azone girl with that brown hair and outfit and bag and her two friends with the pastelly outfits! Especially the cutie mouth rosy pink outfit one is adorable! ^^ Both are super cute! :D

    Super huge thanks for you for the Hobby Search hint for Miu and the frog prince <3 She's adorable and I'm surprised she is still available in AmiAmi! And Mio, do you think it will be difficult to have the Direct Store version after the release.. I'm a tad bit interested in that blue dressed Mio instead of the red dressed one...

    Picco Raili will be super cute I'm sure! :D I can't wait to see which pretties you end up with.

    1. They're so dangerously adorable ;3; At least the dark-haired girl will be arriving to me for sure (her preorders will start on September 1st)~

      No problem! Apparently she wasn't as popular as I had thought or maybe Azone had a bigger quantity available this time. Anyway, hopefully now more people have been able to get her :D All the earlier DS releases from the Otogi no Kuni series have popped up quite often on Yahoo Japan and for a reasonable price too, so I'd say that it's highly likely you could find Mio ^^

      I'm really excited about lil Raili <3

  10. Soooo so many wonderful dolls and figures! Oh my really temting indeed.
    When i saw all the new releases I knew my money would not be happy about it X///D I am definetly tempted about these Maki and Nozomi figures (last even more) as they are my favorites. But oh well~ I should take it slowly and let's see, happily i am safe for eli XD

    1. Yup it is tempting, my wallet is crying XD Oh Maki and Nozomi are your favorites from Love Live? Mine too~ ♥