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Figma Mirai Pre-orders Open!

Posted by Danny Choo On Wed 2010/12/08 01:06 JST In Mascot
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Details uploaded to the Good Smile Company site today. Been waiting for this day for a very long time - the effort that went into making this happen has finally paid off! I'm just over the moon. Been singing and humming all day long ^^;;
figma Mirai has only been up for pre-order for a few hours and is already the 3rd top selling figure on Amazon Japan (see screenshot below). Growing the userbase in Japan by writing in Japanese everyday has also paid off it seems ^o^

Before I continue, here are the links to get your figma Mirai Suenaga:-

Details from the Good Smile Company site as follows:-

Forever Sweet Seventeen!

Mirai Suenaga, The lovable mascot character from dannychoo.com and Culture Japan is joining the figma collection!
* Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
* A flexible plastic is used for specific areas, which allows proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
* Mirai comes with both a smiling face and a crying face. She also comes with a handkerchief to wipe the tears from her crying face.
* She also comes with both a camera and her laptop, so she can take photos wherever she goes!
* Danny Choo - Mirai's creator, is always playing with a Mirai doll, so a figma-sized Mirai doll is also included for figma Mirai to play with!
* A poseable figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Product Details

* Product Name figma Mirai Suenaga (ふぃぐま すえながみらい)
* Series Culture Japan
* Manufacturer Max Factory
* Category figma
* Price 2800円 (including tax)
* Release Date 2011/06
* Specifications Painted ABS&PVC non-scale posable figure, stand included, approximately 140mm in height
* Sculptor Good Smile Company
* Released by Max Factory
* Distributed by Good Smile Company

The camera included lets Mirai to take photos of Japan and the laptop enables her to blog and share those photos. SD card not included. And no the accessories are not stuck to her hands!

Mirai-chan comes with her own doll. I'm going to line the top of my monitor with loads of those.

Mirai-chan comes with a crying face and handkerchief. Who made her cry?

I've uploaded a press pack with Mirai-chan already cut out so you can make stuff if you want ^^;

At this moment in time, figma Mirai is the 3rd best selling figure on Amazon Japan ^o^

Mirai Suenaga started off as a mascot character with one facial expression in the corner of the site back in 2007. This screenshot was taken shortly after she was born as an eternal 17 year old.

Back in 2008, a site member called Ionized created a 3D Max version of what a figma Mirai would look like.

The results can be seen in this post.

A few months later in March 2009, I started to plan an April fools and asked Ionized whether I could use the 3D data which I was to give to Good Smile Company. They fed the data into their 3D printer and out came some parts...

On April 1st 2009, Good Smile Company put together the parts that they made using the 3D printer - figma Mirai! But alas it was just an April fools.

The April Fools turned out to be popular so Good Smile then went ahead and sculpted a new one from scratch which was displayed at a figure show that I organized called the Tokyo Figure Show in Summer 2009.

And just over a year later, we managed to find time to sculpt the extra accessories and secure the production line in the factories.

figma Mirai Suenaga will be released in June 2011.

The top of the Good Smile Company website. Been waiting very long to see this ^o^

Created a wallpaper for figma Mirai which you may want to nab from Flickr - its 3000px X 1686px.

And as for Nendoroid Mirai? Depends on whether figma Mirai does well - and today's best selling ranking at Amazon looks like a good indication of things to come ^o^

Which do you prefer?

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And here is the latest illustration of Mirai-chan.
Folks can find out a wee bit more about Mirai in the Mirai Millennium post and in her profile page.

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