Wonder Festival Winter 2014 Report

Attack on Titan 
Impressively huge Titan and diorama.

On February 9th, the winter 2014 installment of the world’s largest garage kit convention, Wonder Festival, was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture.

Held twice yearly in both summer and winter, the one-day Wonder Festival is a venue for the creators of homemade figures and models of anime and manga characters to display and sell their creations. Many of the items for sale are only available on the day of the convention, and the popular event attracts both domestic and overseas attendees. Despite fears of transportation to the venue being disrupted by the largest snowstorm in 45 years hitting Japan the previous day, the convention saw attendance figures consistent with previous years’ events.

Due to the snowstorm limiting cosplay to inside the convention hall, cosplayers were able to choose their costumes with no concern for the harsh weather outside. Much like last year, “Kantai Collection” characters and Nitroplus mascot Super Sonico proved popular with cosplayers.

Yattar Japan’s in-depth coverage of the event featured so many products that our report had to be split into two parts. The first part of the report will cover the event’s garage kits.

Wonder Festival Winter 2014
The snowy landscape outside the convention center.

Wonder Festival Winter 2014
The “Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 19” booth housed a gigantic Rensouhou-chan.

進撃の巨人 Attack on Titan
Impressively huge Titan and diorama.

Sadako Yamamura(Ring)
Sadako Yamamura(Ring)

LANDWALKER
Drawings were held for a chance to pilot Sakakibara Kikai’s Landwalker mecha.

LANDWALKER
LANDWALKER

JK FIGURE x 3D PRINT
JK FIGURE x 3D PRINT

Wonder Festival Winter 2014
Instructions warning to watch out for bites.

ITAGASA
ITAGASA

plastic model kit of Hatsune Miku
plastic model kit of Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku chopstick rest
Hatsune Miku chopstick rest

Hatsune Miku Sakura ver.
Hatsune Miku Sakura ver.

アスナ Asuna(Sword Art Online)
アスナ Asuna(Sword Art Online)

Girls und Panzer
“Girls und Panzer” Anglerfish Team Anglerfish Dance Set

Girls und Panzer
“Girls und Panzer” Student Council Anglerfish Dance Set

Girls und Panzer
“Girls und Panzer” 1/35th scale Leopon Maintenance Figure Set

Girls und Panzer
“Girls und Panzer” 1/35th scale Leopon Maintenance Figure Set

Wonder Festival Winter 2014
Japanese-style banquet room (Nendoroid and accessories posed for the photo)

Wonder Festival Winter 2014
A display of special Negiman miniatures.

Hideyoshi’s Gold-Plated Private Room Edition
A 1/12th scale, gold-plated toilet, subtitled “Hideyoshi’s Gold-Plated Private Room Edition”.

1/12th scale, Japanese-style toilet
A 1/12th scale, Japanese-style toilet.

1/12th scale street corner’s walls
This 1/12th scale street corner’s walls feel incredibly realistic.

Homura Akemi’s shield
A life-sized, moveable and reflective version of Homura Akemi’s shield.

Okarin’s cell phone
Okarin’s cell phone from “Steins;Gate”

Bardiche  guitar
Bardiche guitar  (Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA The MOVIE 1st)

the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 東京都庁第一本庁舎
A garage kit of an anthropomorphized skyscrapers; namely, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The event was the same day as the election for Tokyo’s governor.

life-size Super Sonico
A life-size Super Sonico

NOISY BOY(REAL STEEL)
NOISY BOY(REAL STEEL)

S.H.Figuarts Tiger & Bunny
S.H.Figuarts Tiger & Bunny

島村 卯月 Uzuki Shimamura  (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS)
島村 卯月 Uzuki Shimamura (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS)

渋谷 凛 Rin Shibuya (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS)
渋谷 凛 Rin Shibuya (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS)

Yamato,Musashi Kantai Collection
大和、武蔵 Yamato,Musashi (艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection)

艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection
艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection

リーファ バニーVer.  Leafa (Sword Art Online)
リーファ バニーVer. Leafa (Sword Art Online)

Rias Gremory Bunny Ver.
リアス・グレモリー Rias Gremory Bunny Ver. (ハイスクールD×D High School DxD)

ラブライブ!  Love Live!
ラブライブ! Love Live!

No brand girls (ラブライブ!  Love Live! )
No brand girls (ラブライブ! Love Live! )

ミカサ・アッカーマン Mikasa Ackerman (進撃の巨人 Attack on Titan)
ミカサ・アッカーマン Mikasa Ackerman (進撃の巨人 Attack on Titan)

Asuka Shikinami Langley Jersey Ver.
式波・アスカ・ラングレー ジャージVer. ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q Asuka Shikinami Langley Jersey Ver. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Charlotte Dunois&Cecilia Alcott Swimsuit Ver.
Charlotte Dunois&Cecilia Alcott Swimsuit Ver. IS (Infinite Stratos)

Rensoho-chan Diorama
連装砲ちゃんジオラマ(艦隊これくしょん -艦これ-)
Rensoho-chan Diorama (Kantai Collection)

Rensoho-chan Soft Vinyl Figure
Dekkai! Rensoho-chan Soft Vinyl Figure (Kantai Collection)

BE@RBRICK Colossal Titan ( Attack on Titan)
BE@RBRICK Colossal Titan ( Attack on Titan)

Saber Suit Ver.
セイバー スーツ Ver. Saber Suit Ver.(Fate Zero)

Madoka Kaname School Uniform ver.
RAH MGM 鹿目まどか 制服Ver. Madoka Kaname School Uniform ver.(魔法少女まどか☆マギカ Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

ASUKA Racing
ASUKA Racing

ASUKA Racing
ASUKA Racing

ASUKA Racing
ASUKA Racing

Ledo & Chamber
レド&チェインバー Ledo & Chamber(翠星のガルガンティア Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Optimus Prime
オプティマスプライム 日本限定版 Optimus Prime(トランスフォーマー/ダークサイド・ムーン Transformers: Dark of the Moon )

Saber Alter  Bondage ver.
セイバーオルタ・ボンデージ Saber Alter - Bondage ver.

秋山殿 Akiyama-dono
秋山殿 Akiyama-dono

Charlotte Dunois
シャルロット・デュノア Charlotte Dunois (IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>)IS (Infinite Stratos)

Junko Enoshima Danganronpa
江ノ島循子 Junko Enoshima(ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)

Bnahabra equipment &  Nargacuga X equipment
モンスターハンターブナハ装備 & ナルガX装備 
Monster Hunter Bnahabra equipment & Nargacuga X equipment

Sheryl Nome orleans
シェリル・ノーム オルレアンver. Sheryl Nome orleans (マクロスF MACROSS Frontier)

Armored Titan Attack on Titan
鎧の巨人 Armored Titan (進撃の巨人 Attack on Titan)

初音ミク Tda式 Hatsune Miku TDA
初音ミク Tda式 Hatsune Miku TDA

巡音ルカ Tda式 Megurine Luka TDA
巡音ルカ Tda式 Megurine Luka TDA

Yamato Kantai Collection
大和 Yamato (艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection)

Eri Ayase
絢瀬絵里 Eri Ayase(ラブライブ! Love Live! )

Shimakaze
島風 Shimakaze (艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection)

Ikazuchi&Inazuma
雷&電 Ikazuchi&Inazuma(艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection)

Kaga
加賀 Kaga (艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- Kantai Collection)

Ellen Bust figure
巨人エレン胸像 huge Ellen Bust figure (進撃の巨人 Attack on Titan)

Mikazuki II
Mikazuki II, based on the the “super-white” Obitsu 50 doll body.

chibi-kaguya &  ObitsuEffect
chibi-kaguya &
ObitsuEffect

Obitsu 150
A pre-painted head from the Obitsu 150, the largest in existence.

1/12th scale carry bag
1/12th scale carry bag

Wonder Festival Winter 2014


Wonder Festival Winter 2014


Levi
リヴァイ兵長 Levi (進撃の巨人 Attack on Titan)

MS-06R-1A Zaku II Shin Matsunaga Custom
MS-06R-1A Zaku II Shin Matsunaga Custom

PCキット  PC miniature kit
PCキット  PC miniature kit

Wonder Festival Winter 2014


Link:
Wonder Festival Official Website

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