Good Smile Company at Made in Asia 5
In the previous post about the Made in Asia 5 convention that was held last weekend, briefly mentioned having worked at the Good Smile Company booth during the event.
While Good Smile Company has been attending anime otaku related events in Asia for some time already, their official branch in France has now begun to venture into attending such events in Europe.
Am grateful to have gotten the opportunity to work with the Good Smile Company crew who for the first time brought their lovely figures, figma and nendoroid directly to the fans in Belgium.
Not only displaying their products, they also offered many for sale including exclusive scaled figures like the Ultimate Madoka, Homura Akemi, Racing Miku 2011, Saber Motored Cuirassier but also nendoroids like Sakura Miku & Snow Miku: Strawberry White Kimono version.
Many other products were stocked, like the epic Miku “Love is War” or Miku “World is Mine” Vocaloid figures, the rerelease of Ryougi Shiki or nendoroids like Inori Yuzuha, Marika Kato, Saber Lily and Saber Lion. Of course, there were also some figures by Phat! as well as figma by Max Factory like Shubuya Rin, Futaba Anzu, Princess of the Crystal and Saber Zero version.
Considering the Belgians fans were previously always limited to a select few trustworthy stores lest they fall prey to shady sales booths that offer bootleg products, it’s a very welcome change that one of Japan’s top figure makers attends a convention here.
While meeting and working with the Good Smile Company France crew by itself was already a terrific experience, it was very rewarding to interact with fellow fans who were thrilled to be able to buy these lovely figures directly from GSC at competitive prices.
Missed out on buying at Made in Asia? You can always purchase a selection of goods directly from the Good Smile Company Store. If you are looking for other reliable sources, you can check out online stores like Archonia in Belgium or La Cité des Nuages and Alix Online in France.
Now if only Alter and Kotobukiya would bring their products directly to conventions in Europe too, that’d be truly fantastic!
Next will be a report on meeting with the comrades from Shadonia for a Dollfie Dream gathering at Made in Asia.