2012 C3 in Hong Kong Coverage Part 1

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Went to C3 in Hong Kong 2012 on the 2nd day, which was on a Saturday. This will be the first half of the coverage. Second half will come later this week.

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Saint Seiya will have a new series this year called Saint Seiya Omega, which will start this April.

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New chibi Saint Seiya chokugin figures are also announced for late June this year.

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A 1:1 scale Pegasus. Gotta say that his armpit looks a bit funny ^^;

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Medicom RAH action figures on display.

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Other Medicom toys on display.

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Kaiyodo Revoltech toys on display.

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VOLKS figures on display

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Max Factory figures on display.

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Good Smile Company figures on display.

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ALTER figures on display.

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More ALTER figures on display.

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Groups of people taking pictures of the figures has shown in previous pictures.

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Tiny table, stools, and Chinese food, which look like they're about the size for action figures like figmas and Revoltechs!

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Latest issue of Hobby Japan magazine comes with a custom kit that one can build a 1/144 Grand Slam sword for 1/144 Strike Gundam (HG or RG), as well as joints that can improve articulations on Gundam SEED HG 1/144 line of Gunplas.

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Queen's Blade and Samurai Girls figures on display.

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Poster and character design illustrations for Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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Mechanical designs for Yamato and other finer details.
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New Doraemon movie announced along with

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Shangri-La character design illustrations

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New Hunter x Hunter anime character design illustrations

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Gundam Front Tokyo, a new project with the 1:1 scale Gundam to return in Odaiba for a limited period of time. The images shown are concept arts as for what will be displayed there along with the big Gundam itself.

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Several anime series are being played in Sunrise's booth. Here I think the one I've taken is Daily Lives of High School Boys.

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A small scene of Berserk Golden Age arc 1 movie being played. The battle features a lot of characters modelled in 3D but blends in as 2D pretty well.

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Cospa items that are available for purchase

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Culture Japan t-shirt is also available. Unlike last year, Danny Choo isn't here in the event.

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Gundam-related apparels.

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I personally don't take pictures of cosplays, but I sometimes like taking pictures of people taking pictures of the cosplayers. It's an interesting point of view as an "outsider" I'd say.

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Kadokawa booth. Like last year there are a lot of books and magazines for people to look at.

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A few examples of what books are available. These include Newtype Ace, Young Ace,  and Another.

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The back of Kadokawa booth is the shop area. There is always a very long queue for it, be it C3 or ACGHK event.
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Hagure Yuusha no Estetica and Samurai Girls books for people to read

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Gundam-related phone cases, wallets, and card holders for sale.

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A lot of Okawara Kunio's art are on display. Famous for the Gundam mechanical designs, Okawara is also well known for other robot designs, such as VOTOMS and Xabungle.

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PS3 games such as Pirates Musou (One Piece), Gundam Extreme Vs, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations are available for people to try.

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Bushiroad's booth has a fair number of tables for people to play the eponymous card game as well as for people to learn.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica pullover on sale. Can't remember the price, but it's not cheap.

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Before I left, there was a cosplay competition going on, with each team consists of two cosplayers, usually having to perform a duel together, but non-duel choreography were also performed as well. The competition also has Furukawa Airi from SKE48 as guest appearance.


That ends part 1 for the C3 in Hong Kong 2012 coverage. Second half featuring mostly Bandai stuff later this week!

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