Mikatan has just posted an entry on her blog announcing a special re-release of the Miku figma. Please read on for more information and pictures.
UPDATE – International pre-orders are now open. Please check near the bottom for a link.
The figma Hatsune Miku: Support ver. is the third item in Good Smile Company’s Cheerful JAPAN! line (charity products where a set amount will be donated for Japan’s earthquake relief that are announced the 11th of each month for one year). The first product was the Nendoroid Miku Support ver. announced back in March. Along the same lines as the Nendoroid this figma will include everything the original figma came with, as well as some extras.
For each figurine sold GSC will donate 1,000 yen of the price for aid relief efforts.
GSC’s online store will start taking Japanese orders on their GSC Online Shop starting on July 11th until July 27th, 2011 (with a scheduled November release). Japanese orders will also have free shipping. International orders will become available on July 28th until August 8th, 2011 (with a scheduled November release). This figurine will be made-to-order; in other words, they will only produce as many as they have orders for, so pre-ordering her is your best shot on getting one.
There is one visible difference between this version and the original: the silver on her outfit is now brighter!
Let’s take a look at some images, starting with the ones showing the original release’s items.
Next we’ll take a look at the new items included with this version.
First up is the smiling face and an orange support flag.
Lastly is a set of orange pompoms. They are fitted on with ball joints, so that can be posed in various angles.
The price will be 3,000 yen (taxed in).
We will update this post with the international pre-order link as soon it becomes available. International pre-orders are now open!
GSC has a list of guidelines and information for overseas customers for their international Good Smile Company website. They include the following –
– The buyer must live in the list of shippable areas (you can check the list here. The entire US is on the list!).
– Orders can be made from 28th July at 11:00 (Japanese Standard Time) until the 8th August at 20:00 (JST).
– You will be charged for the order as soon as you pre-order (the charge will appear under the name HOBBY STOCK/ホビーストック’).
– Payment will be via credit card or PAYPAL. For more information please see this page.
– For each sale made, 1000JPY will be donated to aid relief efforts.
– Products will be made-to-order.
– Orders cannot be cancelled.
– Buyers are limited to five pieces per customer.
– Delivery will be in late November 2011.
– Shipping to any available country will be charged at 2,000JPY (they will be shipping only by the EMS, Express Mail Service and this charge is the same no matter how many you order).
– You may be charged additional fees such as import tax when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
– Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
– Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries. English queries only please.
News and Image Source: Mikatan English Blog.