The Gaming Figures of Summer Wonder Festival 2015

Oh boy, it’s Wonder Festival time again! Yes, Japan’s twice-yearly figure and modelling extravaganza just had its annual summer outing, and there’s plenty of great new stuff on display – especially if you like games! It’s a bit tough to find the interesting gaming figures amongst the massive amount of goodies on display, however.

That’s where I come in to help! I’ve been carefully searching for info on gaming-related figures from the show, and I’ve collected everything I’ve dug up here on this page to serve as a one-stop information source to know what kind of delightful game character figures you can expect to see go up for preorder from your favorite importer/exporter in the near future.

You might notice that this list doesn’t include *all* the gaming figures shown at the event. Like I said last time I did this feature, I understand that I’m omitting a lot of stuff from series like Im@s, Love Live, KanColle, Tony’s Shining stuff, etc. I’m not going to argue something stupid like “these properties aren’t games” because they are, obviously! But there are just so damn many of them that they’d dominate the list. I’d rather give the focus to more obscure stuff because hey, obscurity is our lifeblood here! I’m also skipping over stuff that’s already out for preorder, was shown elsewhere very recently, and/or hasn’t changed significantly since its last showing (i.e. that Orchid Seed Sorceress from Dragon’s Crown that still lacks a color prototype).

Images are sourced from Akiba Hobby (possibly NSFW), Dengeki Online, MFC, Figsoku twitter and website, WHL4U, the Hobby Search blog, and the AmiAmi Blog. As always, if I’ve missed anything, let me know and I’ll add it ASAP!

So normally I try to sort by manufacturer, but this time I’m going to put what are by far the MOST IMPORTANT figure announcements first. I’m not even “Read more”-ing them, this is how important they are!

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Yes, it’s Sarah and Akira! From the original Virtua Fighter! In their beautiful circa 1993 blocky polygon glory! In figma form! Holy crap, FREEing, you know how to get this girl’s attention (and, inevitably, money). Besides the crazy Sega nostalgia on display, this also means we are that much closer to the Vanessa figma thousands of fans are craving! (I count for thousands of fans, trust me.)

And now, everything else.


CKzmGILUYAEw12TYuzuruha from Muramasa, the Demon Blade. (I’ve always liked her more than Kongiku.)

CKzIqjlWwAEfP9f.png largeVelvet and Cornelius from Odin Sphere, now in glorious color! Also, on the heels of the announcement of Odin Sphere’s HD remake, Alter’s other Odin Sphere figures are getting another run.

CKzIe-EUAAAKDBQRudger from Tales of Xillia 2.

20150726110907a3dEdna from Tales of Zestiria.


07_IMG_6880-440x537Noire from Hyperdimension Neptunia.

Di Molto Bene

20150726wfq30Hoooooooly crap, Di Molto Bene makes stuff besides Jojo figures! And a otome game figure, at that! Anyhow, here’s Yuiga Kakeru from Norn9.

Embrace Japan

wf2015_003_cs1w1_400xStreet Fighter III Third Strike Ryu.

wf2015_005_cs1w1_400xPossibly the weirdest gaming product on display, mini-busts of the busted-up faces of the Street Fighter II cast. Trading figures, maybe?


littlenoahAmbiguous announcement of figures based on Little Noah, a mobile RTS with involvement from Akihiko Yoshida and Hitoshi Sakimoto.


wf2015_086_cs1w1_400xKurisu and Mayuri in yukata, from Steins;Gate. Tutturu~


Yukata version Aigis from Persona 3.

Good Smile Company

48Livie Collette from God Eater 2 Rage Burst (co-produced with Wings Company)


Nendoroid Megaman

2015y07m26d_094516082Nendoroid Marth, now prototyped!

2015y07m26d_094522194Nendoroid Sheeda/Caeda, now prototyped!

236289Nendoroid Naked Snake from Metal Gear Solid V.


Nendoroid Link from Majora’s Mask.


CKzYZaPUsAISrSuVenom Snake from Metal Gear Solid.

CK0wyKtUwAAeXPwRevoltech Felyne warriors from Monster Hunter.

CK0wjAOUMAAS7NmRevoltech Kirin armor female hunter from Monster Hunter.

CK0wjATUEAAAzb9Revoltech Kaiser X Hunter male hunter from Monster Hunter.



Mikleo from Tales of Zestiria.


Ibuki from Street Fighter.


Unspecified Seventh Dragon III figures. Game was only just announced, but figures are on the way!


A rather ambiguous announcement of upcoming Pokemon figures. Red is the first one.

11745749_1147141741968404_4311460032772036538_nRemember your disappointment with Breath of Fire 6 being a mobile game with little to do with Breath of Fire? Well, now you can relive it in figure form!

Max Factory

287758Dragon’s Crown Sorceress, in vibrant color!

20003405442_13c1dd202f_bJulius Visconti from God Eater 2.

332Ramlethal Valentine from Guilty Gear Xrd, now in (obviously super early) 3D printed prototype form.


Samurai girl from Seventh Dragon III.


Goro Majima figma from Yakuza. He joins Kiryu, announced at the winter Wonder Festival. (When do we get Akiyama? He’s EVERYONE’S favorite.)


Figma Makoto (main character) from Persona 3.

wf2015_008_cs1w1_540x720Way down in the lower left is a Zero Suit Samus figma tease.


wf2015_024_cs1w1_400xPuchi Chara Land Tales of Series Special trading figures.

11745958_1147143865301525_382837043439926932_nJesse and Wobbuffet. Look, I know she’s not a canonical Pokemon game character, but we all love her anyway, right?

Phat Company

287868Fumi from Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker.

19823176610_bb2670a3df_bRise Kujikawa from Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Now in brilliant color!



Blanc from Hyperdimension Neptunia.

0817Sakuya from God Eater.

Sega Prize

wf2015_018_cs1w1_400x wf2015_017_cs1w1_400xDancing All Night Rise and uniform Yukiko from Persona 4, now in stunning color!

Union Creative International

CKzaZQ6UkAAJHUARaiden from Metal Gear Rising.


Naked Snake from Metal Gear Solid V. Not sure if this is a separate figure from the one previously announced or just an optional parts-swap, but either way: totes adorbs!

20150726wfu5Decapre from Ultra Street Fighter IV, now in murderous full color!

276-440x662Shuu from Diabolik Lovers.

257-440x662Kanato from Diabolik Lovers.


wf2015_004_cs1w1_540x720FOnewearl from Phantasy Star Online 2 (garage kit).

Special Section: Granblue Fantasy

I’m honestly surprised how much this game’s getting in the way of figures. I’ve heard good things about the game – particularly about the involvement of Hideo Minaba and Nobuo Uematsu, and that it feels like an early Final Fantasy title – though I have yet to try it out. I’ve never seen it rank super high in terms of gross on the Japanese iOS/Android app stores, but judging from the amount of figures it’s spawned at Wonder Festival, there’s clearly an audience eager for mechandise.

Here’s the full list of announced Granblue Fantasy figures, in image form (click to embiggen):

hIE1437640738 And photos of the figures that are in prototype stage:

20150726whreport59Yueru from Phat Company

Io from Phat Company

NSFW Addendum: There’s a figure from DRAMAtical Murder, a well-known and much-loved BL game, of main character Aoba coming from well-known nudie figure maker Native. Only a concept image has been shown, and it is not at all work safe, but you can probably find it with some Google-fu! It might also be the first known nudie figure made primarily for ladies, which is fascinating in and of itself.

Overall, I feel like while there was a lot of interesting stuff this WF, and it was a really great show this time if you’re into hunky dude figures in particular, I don’t think there were quite as many interesting surprises. A whole lot of Touken Ranbu, Kancolle, and Love Live, yes, but I like my figures like I like my games: dynamic, interesting, and obscure! Also disappointing is how little some figures have progressed since last WF. (Seriously, no color prototype for Max Factory Link yet?)

Still, the fact that I’ll eventually have polygon Akira riding on my scale Hang-On arcade cabinet model makes up for any other minor WF disappointment.

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