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SkyBlueSkyBlueVor 3 Jahren
Hello, MFC!

How is everyone feeling after the recent Wonder Festival 2017 Winter? Personally I am extremely ecstatic that DRAMAtical Murder's Aoba is getting another scaled figure from Orange Rouge ITEM #549359

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Futaba1487464917.jpeg

What a pleasant surprise! I honestly think no one was really expecting anything so soon especially after native just recently released their Characters Selection Aoba.

And I was moved to tears when I saw there are finally bunny boys ITEM #549576 and ITEM #549577 in the works after all these years from a new manufacturer, BINDing. They seem to be affiliated with native and currently focus on bunny figures. I’m really grateful they decided to include male characters among their first line-ups. Original characters at that!

BINDing’s Fetish BOY – Bunny Boy Amber and Black
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The illustration of these figures from BL mangaka, Tamekou already looks promising.

Hence, I'd like to keep the ball rolling and send requests for more male figures to various manufacturers. I'll be sending two different categories of requests to manufacturers – one for general male figures and another for adult R18+ male figures.

There will be two different set of surveys at the end of this blog post so please feel free to answer either one of them or both if you’d like.

Another optional survey will be dedicated to Nitro+CHiRAL boys as well. After seeing Orange Rouge’s Gothic Aoba, I really want the rest of the boys as well especially sweet pool’s Youji. The poor guy is the only lead without a scale figure. Even his GK got canned OTL

Here are some of the replies I’ve received from manufacturers regarding my previous requests:

Kotobukiya JP - support@kotobukiya.co.jp

I wrote to them expressing how grateful I am for Gangsta, Togainu no Chi, Lamento and Kuroshitsuji figures and that I'm really looking forward to their Natsume's ARTFX J figure. I also asked for Kaneki's re-release and requested for some new figures from various series such as Rurouni Kenshin, Yuri!!! on Ice, Noragami, One Punch Man, Air Gear, Death Parade and Sarai-ya Goyou just to name a few. I mean they gave us Mononoke and Yu Yu Hakusho figures so why not? ;D

And this was their response in English:

Dear ---

Thank you for your mail.

We are happy to hear from you about our items and want to share your suggestion to our planning Dept.

Best regards!



Hobby Stock JP - info@hobbystock.jp

I requested for more Free! and High☆Speed! figures from them especially Rei, Nagisa and Sousuke. Also suggested the idea of the main cast in their Future Fish costumes especially dolphin Haru-chan.

https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/resize_image.php?image=07111700_53bf998b8ae45.jpg

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They responded in English!

Dear ---

This is Hobby Stock customer support.

Thank you very much for your valuable opinions and suggestions regarding Hobby Stock merchandising.

Moving forward, we’ll consider your input when planning future products, and strive to fulfill your requests whenever possible.

We appreciate your business, and hope to enjoy your continued patronage.



Here are the surveys. Kindly please answer any or all of them and I’ll compile them to be sent to various manufacturers. It’d be awesome if you can drop them an email too as a massive influx of emails to manufacturers would be a great help to gauge interest!

Contact list of manufacturers:

Alter: support@alter-web.jp
FREEing: free-ing-info@freeing.co.jp
Good Smile Company / Max Factory / Orange Rouge contact form: partner.goodsmi...
Hobby Stock: info@hobbystock.jp
Kotobukiya: support@kotobukiya.co.jp
Native: info@native-web.jp

This list is by no means complete. If you know any of the other manufacturer’s contact email, please comment or inform me and I'll add them to the list. Thanks.


SURVEYS:

GENERAL MALE FIGURESHide me
SURVEY FOR GENERAL MALE FIGURES

1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into a figure. Please include the series or origin of the character.

2. Would you prefer these characters to be made into a scaled figure or non-scaled or deformed figure (examples include Nendoroids, Cu-poche, Niitengo, Yontengo etc.)?

3. Do you prefer figures to be released individually or in pairs or groups with connecting / scenic base?

4. For scaled figures, what is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12)?

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying a figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?

7. Please write any other additional comments (if any).


ADULT R18 MALE FIGURESHide me
SURVEY FOR ADULT R18+ MALE FIGURES

1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into an adult R18+ figure. Please include the series or origin of the character.

2. Would you purchase an original character adult male figure?

3. Do you prefer figures to be released individually or in pairs?

4. What is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7)?

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying an adult male figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?

7. Please write any other additional comments (if any).


CHiRAL MALE FIGURESHide me
SURVEY FOR Nitro+CHiRAL MALE FIGURES

This will be sent separately to GSC as Nitroplus is affiliated to them. Maybe to Koto as well since they had previously released figures from N+C but I’m not sure if they still hold the rights to them anymore but it’s worth a shot too.

1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into a figure. Please include the series or origin of the character. (Note: Since this is for N+C, only N+C origins will be accepted.)

2. What is your favourite N+C title? (Note: Please choose only one.)

3. Would you prefer these characters to be made into a scaled figure or non-scaled or deformed figure?

4. For scaled figures, what is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12)?

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying a figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?

7. If you could choose the next Gothic figure from Orange Rouge, which one will it be? (Note: Please choose only one. Of course I would love to have them all made but let’s do this one at a time.)

Togainu no Chi's Akira
http://www.gift-gift.jp/event/images/201510_giftshop_splot/a1.jpg

Lamento's Konoe
http://www.gift-gift.jp/event/images/201510_giftshop_splot/a2.jpg

sweet pool's Youji
http://www.gift-gift.jp/event/images/201510_giftshop_splot/a3.jpg

8. Please write any other additional comments (if any).



Thank you so very much for reading and taking the time to complete the survey(s). Your contributions are highly appreciated. Feel free to ask if you have any questions or suggestions to improve this survey! :D

And here's a bonus poll for the different type of variations you'd like to see more of for existing male characters or future original character creations.

Thanks and take care MFC :)

SkyBlue
24 Feb 2017
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What type of variations of figures would you like to see more of?

27%Traditional clothes (kimono, yukata etc)
7%Swimsuits (Beach Kings, anyone?)
20%Uniforms (patissier, police etc)
6%Celebratory (Valentine, Christmas etc)
18%Kemonomimi (bunny boys, cat boys etc)
22%Mythological (incubus, vampire etc)
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After 5 Dramatical Murder nendoroids...I'd love to see Lamento neko boys <3
Vor 3 Jahren
SkellingtonVor 3 Jahren#19073185
Ps: Bit curious but what is GSC's standard reply?

This:
View spoilerHide spoilerDear Customer,

Thank you for your continued support of Good Smile Company products.

This is in response to your request.
We appreciate your input. Products are considered for release/re-release when there is enough demand currently. However, we cannot respond to queries about which products are currently being considered. Nonetheless, please feel free to let us know which products you want release / re-release by contacting us at one of our Facebook pages or customer support site!
Release info and our latest news are announced via our web site and blog. There are many ways to get the latest information about our products and news about us. Please check the links below for official product information and more:

Good Smile English Facebook Page: www.facebook.co...

More blog information:
GSC Kahotan’s Blog (English translation of Kahotan’s Japanese blog): mikatan.goodsmi...

We strive to provide the best possible products.
We believe that it will make you happy.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Information Customer Support Year End Holiday Notice
Vor 3 Jahren
And I just received another reply! :D Here's the reply from Kotobukiya ^^
Dear ---,
This is --- of Kotobukiya overseas sales and marketing team in Japan.
Thank you for your valuable opinion.
We would tell our planning team it.
We would greatly appreciate your loyal patronage.
Vor 3 Jahren
SkyBlueVor 3 Jahren#19015350Okay so I finally managed to compile and send these to various manufacturers such as Alter, Kotobukiya, FREEing, Union, GSC, Native and even Myethos and I've received responses from three of them.
GSC replied with their standard reply but that won't deter me from submitting my requests every few weeks! (^0^)9
Alter gave a rather short reply but I'm happy.
Dear --- sama,
Thank you for your request and share inside our company.

I nearly cried when I received native's reply.
Dear ---
We appreciate for your continuous support and loyal patronage toward our products.
After WF2017W, we are surprised that male figures have had such amazing feedback so far.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to your advice.
We will continue to make every effort to further enhance our services in our continuous pursuit for service excellence.
Sincerely yours,
native customer support team,planner team
Thank you.

I'm really glad they recognised that there is a potential in male figures and hopefully we'll get to see more from them!
Once again, I'd like to thank everyone for your time in filling this survey. Please do continue to mail them and let's make the figure market raining men!


Glad that they do reply and yeah Native's reply was so good :) are you going to keep sending our entries to all of them? Anyway thank you for all your effort. Let's hope they do the right thing and take the mails seriously :)

Ps: Bit curious but what is GSC's standard reply?
Vor 3 Jahren
Okay so I finally managed to compile and send these to various manufacturers such as Alter, Kotobukiya, FREEing, Union, GSC, Native and even Myethos and I've received responses from three of them.

GSC replied with their standard reply but that won't deter me from submitting my requests every few weeks! (^0^)9

Alter gave a rather short reply but I'm happy.
Dear --- sama,
Thank you for your request and share inside our company.


I nearly cried when I received native's reply.
Dear ---
We appreciate for your continuous support and loyal patronage toward our products.
After WF2017W, we are surprised that male figures have had such amazing feedback so far.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to your advice.
We will continue to make every effort to further enhance our services in our continuous pursuit for service excellence.

Sincerely yours,
native customer support team,planner team
Thank you.


I'm really glad they recognised that there is a potential in male figures and hopefully we'll get to see more from them!

Once again, I'd like to thank everyone for your time in filling this survey. Please do continue to mail them and let's make the figure market raining men!
Vor 3 Jahren
Rajke Ca Fanatic
1. Hyoudo Issei - high school DXD
Kuran Kaname - Vampire Knight
Mushrambo - Mushrambo/Shinzo
2. Scaled but i wouldn't complain if they made a Figma of one of these.
3. Individually. This gives me more freedom with placing them.
4. Issei - 1/4
Kaname - 1/8 or 1/7
Mushrambo - 1/8 or 1/7
5. The prices i give includes the tax.
Issei €240,-
Kaname €140,-
Mushrambo €150,-
6. Issei -> The 1/4 scale because i want to place it in the Freeing Bunny Harem. I would prefer a standing position.
Kaname -> A cold expression in a sitting pose with a wineglass filled with red liquid.
Mushrambo -> I can't expect that any company takes this entry seriously. But i like him with his strong cold expression with a standing pose as if he walks and is about to draw his sword.
7. Thanks for this blog.
Vor 3 Jahren
Sorry for being so late to this party!!

GENERAL MALE FIGURES
View spoilerHide spoiler1. Bakura Ryou of Yu-Gi-Oh!; Mutou Yugi of Yu-Gi-Oh!; adult Simon of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

2. My priority for these three are scales: Ryou and Yugi by Kotobukiya as part of their ArtFX line, to match the YGO figures already released in that line, and Simon by Myethos as an adult to match their gorgeous wedding Nia. I would also love a Nendoroid of Yugi, or a figma/Nendoroid of Ryou.

3. I would prefer these three to be released individually, but Ryou and Yugi's bases should match the other Koto YGO scales and Simon's to match Myethos' Nia.

4. 1/7 (Ryou and Yugi), 1/8 (Simon).

5. Up to £100 each.

6. The most important thing is whether or not it's a character I like from a series I'm interested in. Choosing between versions of a character I factor in how striking the pose is, how good the base is, and how good its quality is.
... Though if I like the character enough I'll get it anyway, so long as it isn't Sader-quality of fugly.

7. I'd be happy with Yugi or Ryou in their Battle City garb or in their new Dark Side of Dimenions outfits!


As for R18 male figures I just... want catboys...
Vor 3 Jahren
SkyBlueVor 3 Jahren#18665309I was planning to send them out either by end of this week or next week XD But no worries. I can send it again in April for you when you're done with your survey. I can compile them for you too if you'd like ^^

Thank you, I'd appreciate it very much :-) If I can help just let me know, wouldn't want you to do all the work
Vor 3 Jahren
FatalReticence JSMT~ ♥
Sorry I'm late but here's my response:

SURVEY FOR GENERAL MALE FIGURES
View spoilerHide spoiler1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into a figure. Please include the series or origin of the character.
-Lancer (Cu Chulainn) from Fate/Stay Night
-Jean Kirstein from Shingeki no Kyojin
-Claire Stanfield from Baccano!


2. Would you prefer these characters to be made into a scaled figure or non-scaled or deformed figure (examples include Nendoroids, Cu-poche, Niitengo, Yontengo etc.)?
Figma - Lancer and Jean
Scale - Claire in his black coat


3. Do you prefer figures to be released individually or in pairs or groups with connecting / scenic base?
Individually

4. For scaled figures, what is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12)?
1/8

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)
5000 yen for the Figmas, up to 15000 yen for scales if highly detailed/dynamic pose.

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying a figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?
Figmas - Good variation in swappable faces, at least 2 accessories
Scales - Accurate portrayal of character's face & body are priority. Interesting pose is second.


7. Please write any other additional comments (if any).
I would be very much interested in Nendoroids or even scales from Kingdom Hearts or Bleach if GSC could acquire the licenses. Also a scale figure by any company of Suou Tamaki from Ouran would be nice.

SURVEY FOR ADULT R18+ MALE FIGURES
View spoilerHide spoiler 1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into an adult R18+ figure. Please include the series or origin of the character.
-Noiz from DRAMAtical Muder
-Naked Apron Clear from DRAMAtical Murder
-Any character by artist Mentaiko


2. Would you purchase an original character adult male figure?
Yes, as long as they look good! I would be most interested in a mythological-type character like an incubus, elf, tengu or kitsune. Any animal themed or character in kigurumi would also be good, specifically cat boys.

3. Do you prefer figures to be released individually or in pairs?
I prefer individual characters, but a pair of NSFW male figures would be really cool too.

4. What is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7)?
1/7 for the DRAMAtical Murder figures, 1/8 everything else.

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)
Up to 15000 yen depending on quality and pose. Maybe up to 20000 yen for a pair of characters.

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying an adult male figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?
A sexy, tasteful pose is number one. I'm not interested in any figures that look like they are unhappy or have been badly abused. Interchangeable parts is a huge plus to me but not necessary.

7. Please write any other additional comments (if any).
I would any 18+ male figures to look like MEN. I love bishounen boys but it is a turn-off if they start to look too feminine. Also, I really love when NSFW characters are partially clothed/in the process of removing their clothes. Of course, the important bits would be visible (nipples, genitals, possibly ass) ;)

SURVEY FOR Nitro+CHiRAL MALE FIGURES
View spoilerHide spoiler1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into a figure. Please include the series or origin of the character. (Note: Since this is for N+C, only N+C origins will be accepted.)
-Noiz from DRAMAtical Murder
-Mizuki from DRAMAtical Murder
-I'd possibly be interested in a Keisuke figure from Togainu no Chi if he is either in yandere mode and paired together with Akira OR if he is by himself cute and blushing.


2. What is your favourite N+C title? (Note: Please choose only one.)
DRAMAtical Murder

3. Would you prefer these characters to be made into a scaled figure or non-scaled or deformed figure?
Scale for Noiz and Keisuke, scale OR Nendoroid for Mizuki.

4. For scaled figures, what is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12)?
Usually 1/8 but I'd want 1/7 for the DRAMAtical Murder figures to match the ones I already have.

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)
Up to 15000 yen for high quality/dynamic pose, maybe up to 20000 yen for a pair of characters.

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying a figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?
Accurate representation of character's face/body is priority. My secondary factor is interesting pose.

7. If you could choose the next Gothic figure from Orange Rouge, which one will it be?
Youji
Vor 3 Jahren
SURVEY FOR GENERAL MALE FIGURES

View spoilerHide spoiler1. Name three (3) male characters you want to be made into a figure. Please include the series or origin of the character.
- Higure Anghel from Hatoful Kareshi as the Crimson Angel of Judea ITEM #269817 (yes I stole this from Inoki), Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle's Fai, Fruits Basket's Sohma Yuki

2. Would you prefer these characters to be made into a scaled figure or non-scaled or deformed figure (examples include Nendoroids, Cu-poche, Niitengo, Yontengo etc.)?
- Preferably scale, but I'll take Nendoroids too.

3. Do you prefer figures to be released individually or in pairs or groups with connecting / scenic base?
- Released individually.

4. For scaled figures, what is your preferred scale size (examples include 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12)?
- 1/8.

5. How much are you willing to spend on these characters on average? (Note: This is an important factor to manufacturers so please be realistic.)
- 8k to 13k yen for scale, up to 5k yen for Nendoroid.

6. What is the main vital factor that influences you into buying a figure (examples include pose, interchangeable parts, accessories, bonus etc.)?
- Appearance and how much it resembles the actual character.

7. Please write any other additional comments (if any).
- I'll also buy any Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts scale (not figma) male figures if anyone can ever get the license from Square Enix/Play Arts.


Thanks for doing this!

InokiVor 3 Jahren#18594070
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(-) Higure Anghel from Hatoful Kareshi as the Crimson Angel of Judea ITEM #269817
(-) Ember from the BBC yaoi title WILD ROCK ITEM #105899


I LOVE your choices. Didn't think of asking for an Anghel scale! So I stole it as one of my choices, hope you don't mind ^^ and yessss Wild Rock
Vor 3 Jahren