Just 4 days until the end of 2010!
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This will be my last blog this year!
Even with the trip to China the blog has been updated nearly every single weekday this year!
The final blog of the year of course has to be....
The Good Smile Company
Top Sales Ranking!
Last year this ranking caused quite a hype!
Let's take a look at which products were the most popular at stores this year!
Starting with 28th to 21st place!
[27th] Nendoroid Rinko Kobakawa
Onto 20th through to 11th place!
[16th] figma Saber Alter
[15th] figma Dead Master
[14th] Nendoroid Manaka Takane
[11th] Nendoroid Luka Megurine
10th till 6th place!
[10th] Nendoroid Tsumugi Kotobuki
[7th] figma Luka Megurine
[6th] Nendoroid Azusa Nakano
Now we'll go through the top five till we hit this years number one!
Now we move onto the "Nendoroid Petite" sales ranking!
Nendoroid Petites not sold in sets differ from the sales of normal figures far too much, so they get their own category!
[1st] Nendoroid Petite: K-ON!
Looks like K-ON! takes the gold for Nendoroid petites! It really is a popular series!
They should be settling down at everyone's houses by now - be sure to take good care of them!
Let's finish off by finding out what GSC's President, Aki, thinks about this year's Sales Ranking!
The lower priced figures such as the figma and Nendoroid series have been growing more popular.
The scale figure market has also increased since last year, but not my nearly as much as the Nendoroid and figma series.
To take a look at sales from a different perspective, international sales have also increased considerably, particularly over Asia. On average. 10%-15% of product sales are now international sales, with some products even reaching as high as 30%. Japanese figures can now be seen at various overseas events and stores lined up just like they would be in Japan. I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
But just what does next year have in store for us?
That's all for the 2010 Good Smile Company Sales Ranking!
When you take a look down the ranking, you can really see the huge variety of figures that have all found their way to new owners around the world this year. I hope that next year we can show even more people the wonders of the figure world!
Starting tomorrow and continuing for the next three days is...
Comic Market 79!!
Unfortunately there will not be a Good Smile booth at the event, but there will still be some goods we helped out on that will be on sale at the event. I'll run through them quickly!
First up from TYPE-MOON...
Nendoroid Petite: The Magician's Box Set!
The two girls from TYPE-MOON's mobile websit - 'Hibiki' and 'Chikagi' (also known as Hibichika) are becoming Nendoroid Petites!
They... they're so adorable!!
The background is the cafe 'Ahnenerbe', which really suits their appearance!
The set comes with a booklet and will be on sale for just ¥3,000.
The booklet also contains one page is written by me... I played around with some of the replaceable parts, so give it a read if you pick it up!
[TYPE-MOON Comiket Information]
They will have a lot of other amazing products available as well!
Next up we have Gift's...
Octo-Luka Plushie Straps! (Hand Size)
Smiling Ver. and and Upset Ver.!
They are so soft and nice to touch! I love the feeling!
They are just ¥1000!! I was involved in the planning of other plushies, so I know that price really is incredible!
Bakemonogatari Plushie Strap 01: Senjougahara Hitagi!
Kudo Wafter: Kudryavka Noumi Plushie!
Senjyougahara is finally joining Gift's plushie series! Plus the stapler in her left hand uses magnets, so it can be attached and removed!
Gift will have various other products at Comiket as well, so don't miss out!
Good Smile Company will also be displaying some products at the Gift booth!
[Gift Comiket Information]
Mikatan Blog 2010 has come to an end!
To everyone who reads the blog...
To everyone who sent in letters...
To everyone involved with the blog...
There are simply no words for how much you mean to me!!
／,, ／￣￣￣￣＼ "Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!"
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I hope to see you all again in 2011!
That's all for today!
The next blog update will be on the 6th of January 2011.
(GSC is taking a break until the 4th!)
Enjoy the last few days of the year, and be careful not to catch a cold!
I'll be using the time to catch up in Monster Hunter.... ^^;
* Please note that this blog's contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas
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