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GSC Office Tour

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Wed 2008/03/12 07:29 JST
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Been owing you a tour of the Good Smile offices for a while now and a post on the official Good Smile blog yesterday prompted me to make time to put this together sooner rather than later.
Today we are going to look at the Good Smile offices and tomorrow we will take a look at the Max Factory offices.

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For folks who don't know, Good Smile Company (also known as GSC) is a distributor and figure maker based in Matsudo Tokyo.

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First off we take a look at the sculpting studio. Here you see Lala from To Love Ru being worked on.

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Lala-chan kawaii! This figure is not castoffable but you can see plenty of her in birthday suit in the To Love Ru manga.

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The box on the right sucks in the paint from an airbrush and ends up in a cup of water. At the end of the day, the employees do junken and the looser drinks it.

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More fans, lighting, sculpting tools and paint.

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Another sculptor working on nosebleed figures.

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Some of these figures take months to sculpt.

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And a lookie at the offices.

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The quality control area. Samples come back from the factory in China and go through repeated steps of adjusting paint colors, position and size.

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The web production and design area.

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Desk overflowing with figures!

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My fave room at GSC - the stock room ^^;

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The man who sculpted the Nendoroid Melissa.

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And we take a look at the figma Saber - still in production. The photos that you saw of the color version is the actual one that was sculpted. That is then used to produce this test copy.

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The facial expression is not final.

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Different parts of Saber come in varying softness of plastic.

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Another great figure to fidget about with during meetings.

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While standard figures are still popular, the last Wonfes saw a ton of articulated figures and looks like this area is going to be more n more popular. You is prefer standard non-articulated figures or articulated figures?

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cant wait till shes out!

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After the Max Factory office tour, I will upload the video tour so you can get a better feel of the office/studio environment. The video covers much more than these pics and looks at the 3D casting machine, molding process and much more.

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