Japanese “REAL GIRL’S CLOTHING” street fashion brand X-girl has teamed up with MEDICOM TOY to release their own BE@RBRICK block-type figure.
BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 1000％ | ¥63,800 (Tax Included)
BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 100％ & 400% | ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
The bear figure features a high-quality clear blue body and comes in two sizes: the life-size 1000% edition which is glow-in-the-dark and is branded with the colourful X-girl logo, and the 100% & 400% set.
Don’t miss out on these exclusive models.
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WE League’s New Uniform to be Designed by X-girl
28.July.2021 | FASHION
The Women’s Empowerment League, or WE League, will be the first professional women’s football league in Japan. Set to begin this year on September 12, BEAMS International’s women’s streetwear brand X-girl is designing the uniform for seven of the 11 participating clubs including Mynavi Sendai, Omiya Ardija Ventus, Chifure AS Elfen Saitama, JEF United Chiba, Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, AC Nagano Parceiro, and Albirex Niigata.
‘Wear the Hope’ is the design concept behind the uniforms. Hoping to offer women courage, the uniforms embody the potential of women, with each club and its members’ personalities expressed through colour and distinct design. It’s a combination of soccer and street styles that screams ‘this is definitely by X-girl.’
JEF United Chiba
Using a nanohana yellow as its base, the JEF United Chiba Uniform incorporates a classic camouflage design in the shape of Chiba that elicits a feeling of walking through the prefecture where the team are from.
Albirex Niigata’s uniform colour is derived from Albireo, the double star in the head of the constellation of Cygnus which the team’s name originates from. It’s a combination of orange and blue, which makes one think of the gorgeous setting sun of Niigata above the Sea of Japan, and white, which is a reference to the swans returning home as well as the snow during winter.
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara
The corporate colours of Nojima blue and Nojima red are used for this uniform as a nod to Nojima, the electronics stores and parent body of the club located in the centre of Sagamihara. It has a futuristic design inspired by the digital world and electronics.
AC Nagano Parceiro
‘Parceiro’ is Portuguese for ‘partner’ and refers to the partnership between the club and the region. The uniform uses triangles as its design base to represent three entities: the club, its sponsors, and its supporters. It also takes inspiration from Nagano’s gorgeous mountains while the stripes represent oneness and speed.
Mynavi Sendai Ladies
The city of Sendai where Mynavi Sendai Ladies hails from is famous for the Sendai Tanabata Festival. The club’s antecedents, Vegalta Sendai, gets its name from Vega and Altair from the Tanabata story. Together with Deneb, Vega and Altair make up what’s known as the Summer Triangle, an astronomical asterism. Mynavi Sendai Ladies’ uniform is blue and features Deneb on the clubs’ emblem for both the field players and goalkeeper.
Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Chifure AS Elfen Saitama formed in 1985 with a focus on women in soccer. Their new uniform, too, was made with women wearing it in mind in terms of both the design and colours. The blue is different from the club’s iconic elfen blue colour and instead uses a special indigo dyeing technique. It pays respect to both the potential of female athletes while weaving in traditional Japanese design.
Omiya Ardija Ventus
Omiya Ardija Ventus’ uniform uses the same design as Omiya Ardija for their 2021 season. It incorporates bonsai motifs as a nod to the bonsai industry in Saitama.
X-girl x WE League
Official Website: https://x-girl.jp/
Tokyo Revengers Anime’s Takemichi Hanagaki and Mikey Figures by BANPRESTO Revealed
21.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
BANPRESTO are set two release two new realistic figures of Takemichi Hanagaki and Mikey from the anime series Tokyo Revengers in July and August respectively at game centres in Japan.
The figures are detailed recreations of the two characters which look like they’ve jumped straight out of the anime. Everything from the facial expressions to the poses, winkles in their uniforms, and hair have been crafted with careful consideration. BANPRESTO describes the figures as being the same size “as the characters’ heads” from the anime series, so they sound pretty tall, and will make fine additions to any figure collection.
BANPRESTO is also releasing a collection of nine large-sized Tokyo Revengers towels over the next three weeks. The towels are 82cm x 50cm, so can be used for decoration as well as after you get done out the bath or shower.
Finally, the new line-up includes a series of plush toys too featuring chibi versions of the characters – perfect for hanging on your bag. All of these items are rolling out at game centres across Japan.
Painfully Kawaii Sanrio Figures Feature the Characters Sleeping Peacefully
20.June.2021 | FASHION
Takara Tomy Arts is rolling out a new sleepy collection of Sanrio character figures at capsule toy machines in Japan this month.
The adorably dozing collection
Tuxedosam & Hello Kitty
The line-up includes Hello Kitty, Kerokerokeroppi, Pochacco, Badtz-Maru, and Tuxedosam with their heads leaning to the right, perhaps exhausted from being cute all day long. This is the first line-up in a series of these figures. And if you line more than one up together, it looks like they’re sleeping on each others’ shoulders.
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Sanrio Character Sleeping Figures
Japanese Product Name: 肩ズンFig. サンリオキャラクターズ
Release Date: Mid June 2021
Price: ¥300 Per Turn (Tax Included)
Characters: Hello Kitty, Kerokerokeroppi, Pochacco, Badtz-Maru, and Tuxedosam
Available: Capsule toy machines in Japan
Product Details: https://www.takaratomy-arts.co.jp/specials/gachafig
Takara Tomy Arts Official Website: https://www.takaratomy-arts.co.jp/
X-Girl x Dr. Martens Launch Second Collaboration
16.June.2021 | FASHION
The second collaboration boot models by Dr. Martens and X-GIRL released in Japan on Saturday, serving impactful, stereotype-breaking silhouettes.
Dr. Martens X-GIRL Jadon Max | ¥37,400 (Tax Included)
Dr. Martens X-GIRL Strap Sandals | ¥24,200 (Tax Included)
Freedom to move. Freedom from stereotypes. X-girl has always been interested in creating “real clothing” that allows girls to dress on their own terms. Kim Gordon and Daisy von Furthbrand’s iconic brand made its debut in 1994 on a fashion runway and has since seen support not only from the industry but art and music too. Similarly, Dr. Martens has also enjoyed overwhelming love from artists and activists for over 60 years.
The JADON MAX X-GIRL is built with a Black canvas upper with a leopard-print canvas lining — a flexible material that will move as much as you do. The boots are customisable with black or white laces. Dual branding throughout is finished with a DIY-inspired brushed silver Dr. Martens x X-girl dog tag. The Jadon Max X-girl stands tall on our sky-high Smoke Quad Max sole — for unflinching, unmissable impact.
The STRAP SANDAL X-GIRL’s black velvet upper is contrasted with a Purple X-girl footbed and a leopard-print-lined vamp strap. The sandal’s dual branding is also finished with a brushed silver dog tag. The Strap Sandal X-Girl features our tallest sandal sole yet — the towering Zebrilus Quad, featuring a padded comfort collar around the ankle.
DR.MARTENS x X-GIRL COLLABORATION
Released: June 12, 2021
Available: X-GIRL stores in Japan / Dr. Martens Online (Worldwide) / X-GIRL Online (Worldwide)
Buy at Dr. Martens Online: https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/collaborations/x-girl
Buy at X-GIRL Online: https://x-girl.com/collections/dr-martens-x-x-girl
Sarutahiko Coffee x BE@RBRICK Limited-Edition Bear Figure Releases
Sarutahiko Coffee reached its 10-year milestone on June 8. To celebrate, the Japanese coffee chain launched a 10 year anniversary promotion on the same day.
The coffee giant released its 10th Anniversary Mocha No.1 Blend and 10th Anniversary Mocha No.1 Superior Java Blend for its first rollout of the promotion. For its second release, Sarutahiko is teaming up with MEDICOM TOY’s popular BE@RBRICK figure series to release an original model at its Ebisu and The Bridge Harajuku Station branches as well as its online store.
The palm-sized figure is coloured Sarutahiko’s iconic blue colour and features a brown logo on its chest. It’s a simple but cute design and is a perfect gift to coffee lovers.
BE@RBRICK x Sarutahiko Coffee Figure
Released: June 8, 2021
Price: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) *Max. 2 per person
Available: Sarutahiko Coffee Ebisu / Sarutahiko Coffee The Bridge Harajuku Station / Sarutahiko Coffee Online Shop
Sarutahiko Coffee Online Shop: https://shop.sarutahiko.co
Sarutahiko Coffee Official Website: https://shop.sarutahiko.co/
*Available while supplies last
Sonny Angel Doll Series Releases Japanese Good Luck Collection
03.June.2021 | FASHION
The new Sonny Angel Japanese Good Luck Series was released on May 27, the same month when the popular doll series reached its 17th anniversary milestone. The series sees Sonny Angel wearing a range of traditional Japanese lucky charms to deliver healing and happiness to people.
A Lucky Cat with a cute bell on his neck. His raised left hand/paw will bring you good luck.
A hat depicting Mount Fuji, a symbol of Japan. Pine, bamboo and plum leaves are illustrated on the folding fan.
Daruma are brightly coloured hollow dolls decorating houses in Japan so that our wishes will come true.
The Raccoon Dog has a long history as a strange, even supernatural animal and is known to be a shape shifter.
A Guardian Dog is thought to ward off evil spirits. This one is decorated in a houndstooth pattern, also known to be a sign of good luck.
Ebisuten is the god of “prosperous business”. The sea bream in his hand, a fish often served on New Year’s Day and at weddings, is a symbol of “congratulations”.
The packaging features a mikuhiki design. A mizuhiki is a decorative cord made from twisted paper. If you purchase four or more dolls as part of this series on Sonny Angel’s online store, you’ll also receive a free gift bag.
Sonny Angel Japanese Good Luck Series
Released: May 27, 2021
Price: ¥850 (Tax Included)
Product Page (English): https://www.sonnyangel.com/en/2021/05/07/japanese-goodluck/
AmiAmi is now taking pre-orders for two new figures of Sirius from the video game Azur Lane: the ‘Azur Lane Sirius 1/8 Complete Figure’ and ‘Azur Lane Sirius Light Equipment ver. 1/8 Complete Figure’
‘Azur Lane Sirius 1/8 Complete Figure | ¥25,850 (Tax Included)
The figures are cute and detailed recreations of the Dido Class Sirius from the popular naval warfare game. They feature her Royal Navy maid outfit and weapon in glorious 1/8 scale for your collection.
Azur Lane Sirius Light Equipment ver. 1/8 Complete Figure | ¥15,950 (Tax Included)
Pre-orders are open now and include the figures on their own or with a special bonus. Check the links at AmiAmi below for more details.
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Azur Lane Sirius 1/8 Complete Figures
Release Date: Late January 2022
Buy the Complete Figure: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-127185
Buy the Light Equipment Complete Figure: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-127186
AmiAmi Official Website: https://www.amiami.com/eng/
Good Smile Company Releases New Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Figures
Good Smile Company released two figures on May 13 as part of their POP UP PARADE series. They include Emma Verde and Rina Tennoji from the anime series Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club.
POP UP PARADE Emma Verde / POP UP PARADE Rina Tennoji – ¥3,900 Each (Tax Included)
POP UP PARADE is a new series of figures by Good Smile Company that are easy to collect with affordable prices and speedy releases! Each figure typically stands around 17-18cm in height and the series features a vast selection of characters from popular anime and game series.
A figure of Emma Verde in her “Nijiiro Passions!” costume! Emma has been recreated with a bright smile on her face.
A figure of Rina Tennoji in her “Nijiiro Passions!” costume! Enjoy her “Auto Emotion Convert Rina-chan Board” and slightly visible face underneath!
The figures are available to purchase worldwide from Good Smile Company – links below.
© 2020 プロジェクトラブライブ！虹ヶ咲学園スクールアイドル同好会
POP UP PARADE Emma Verde / POP UP PARADE Rina Tennoji
Order WIndow: May 13, 2021 – June 9, 2021
Release Date: September 2021
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’s Rimuru Gets 1/7 Scale Figure
21.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese figurine brand SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE FIGURE is releasing its new 1/7 scale Rimuru Temptest -Ultimate Ver.- figure which features Rimuru from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
Bonus item for buyers
Fans who purchase the figure from SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE FIGURE’s online store, Amazon Japan, or ABEMA Shopping will receive the below-pictured Rimuru Temptest -Slime Ver.- figure too.
Rimuru Tempest -Ultimate Ver.- 1/7 Scale Figure | ¥38,500 (Tax Included)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Rimuru Tempest -Ultimate Ver.- 1/7 Scale Figure
Order Window: February 5, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Naruto Shippuden’s Gaara Gets G.E.M. Series Complete Figure
19.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Fans of Naruto: Shippuden‘s Gaara Kazekaga won’t want to miss out on the new G.E.M. Series Complete Figure now available for pre-order worldwide on AmiAmi.
Potential spoilers ahead for the Naruto: Shippuden story.
G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuden Gaara Kazekage Complete Figure | ¥13,530 (Tax Included)
The Fifth Kazekage maintains his cool and collected personality in this detailed figure as he utilises his sand powers.
G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuden Gaara Kazekage Complete Figure
Release Date: October 2021
Pre-Order Here: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-125718
BEASTARS Anime’s Legosi and Louis Get Hot Figure Releases
19.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Online hobby store AmiAmi is now taking pre-orders for two new 1/8 scale figures of Legosi and Louis from the BEASTARS anime series which are sure to prove favourable for fans of the Legosi x Louis ship. Both figures are available to pre-order worldwide.
BEASTARS Gray Wolf Legosi 1/8 Complete Figure | ¥10,450 (Tax Included) | Releasing: Late September 2021
The Legosi figure has the gray wolf series protagonist shirtless showing off his furry pecks. The detail on his fur and the crinkles in his clothing makes this a high quality must-have for any fan of BEASTARS.
BEASTARS Shishigumi’s Louis 1/8 Complete Figure | ¥10,450 (Tax Included) | Releasing: Late October 2021
The Louis figure imagines him walking the streets as the boss of the Shishigumi, donning a jet black suit looking slick, stylish, and oozing confidence.
BEASTARS 1/8 Scale Complete Figures
Legosi Pre-Order: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-125979
Louis Pre-Order: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-125980
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko 1/8 Scale Figure Released by ANIPLEX+
ANIPLEX+ opened orders for a new 1/8 scale of Nezuko Kamado from the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on Tuesday (March 23).
The gorgeous figure recreates Nezuko in the middle of using her Pyrokinesis power.
Nezuko Kamado Figure
Japanese Product Name: 竈門禰豆子＜爆血＞
Order Window: March 23, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Shipping: May 2022
Buy Here: https://www.aniplexplus.com/itemDEhmOlRp