New Shenmue Figures Update

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New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby James Brown » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:06 pm

So at the end of 2015, there was a little announcement about World Box creating some 1:6 scale Shenmue action figures. Not much was known at the time and not much is still known now, but there was this tweet posted yesterday showing off a cool looking Chai prototype and a bust of Dou Niu.

https://twitter.com/kamaitaP/status/1019221877267488769


The tweet reads -

WFの版権許諾を頂いたアイテムのサンプルが完成しました。
今回は一章 横須賀より人間離れしたアイツ、チャイです。
あと、斗牛様胸像も再販で少し持っていきます。
ディーラー名「にく日記」にて頒布します。
#wf2018s #シェンムー


Translated (via Google Translate) -

A sample of the item with the copyright permission of WF has been completed.
This is chai, a chapter away from Yokosuka Man.
Also, I will take a little bit by resale of the bust Doo cow.
I distribute it by the dealer name "invulnerable Diary". #wf2018s #シェンムー


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Now i'm not 100% if these are still the same company, World Box...the tweet says WF, which could stand for Worldbox Figures...if Worldbox is one word? Anyone got any clarifying information on this?

Will keep an eye out on any updates of these figures and update the topic as news unfolds, feel free to add anything you find aswell :)
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby PILMAN » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:27 pm

tagging this for later.
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby PILMAN » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:39 pm

James Brown wrote: So at the end of 2015, there was a little announcement about World Box creating some 1:6 scale Shenmue action figures. Not much was known at the time and not much is still known now, but there was this tweet posted yesterday showing off a cool looking Chai prototype and a bust of Dou Niu.

https://twitter.com/kamaitaP/status/1019221877267488769


The tweet reads -

WFの版権許諾を頂いたアイテムのサンプルが完成しました。
今回は一章 横須賀より人間離れしたアイツ、チャイです。
あと、斗牛様胸像も再販で少し持っていきます。
ディーラー名「にく日記」にて頒布します。
#wf2018s #シェンムー


Translated (via Google Translate) -

A sample of the item with the copyright permission of WF has been completed.
This is chai, a chapter away from Yokosuka Man.
Also, I will take a little bit by resale of the bust Doo cow.
I distribute it by the dealer name "invulnerable Diary". #wf2018s #シェンムー


Image

Image

Image


Now i'm not 100% if these are still the same company, World Box...the tweet says WF, which could stand for Worldbox Figures...if Worldbox is one word? Anyone got any clarifying information on this?

Will keep an eye out on any updates of these figures and update the topic as news unfolds, feel free to add anything you find aswell :)


on WB website they mark the models as WB. I notice on twitter the user is using WF so i am wondering if the company uses different model numbers internationally, its not very clear may wany to check domain registrars and see what the company is registered as or what that twitter is tied to.

wf stands for wonder festival appears to be a convention?

http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby James Brown » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm

Interesting, so they could be WB, but shown at the WF :P
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby sand4fish » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:18 pm

It makes sense that this is a Wonder Festival item as most never heard of these figures before. To clarify, Wonder Festival is the biggest toy figure convention in Japan. The event hosts official figure releases and also sale of amateur work. It appears that these figures fall in the latter case, as I don't see a Sega mention or reference. If so they are likely not an official licensed Sega product (garage kit).

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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby James Brown » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:47 pm

sand4fish wrote: It makes sense that this is a Wonder Festival item as most never heard of these figures before. To clarify, Wonder Festival is the biggest toy figure convention in Japan. The event hosts official figure releases and also sale of amateur work. It appears that these figures fall in the latter case, as I don't see a Sega mention or reference. If so they are likely not an official licensed Sega product (garage kit).


Ahh, that might be the case then! Thanks for clarifying about the festival!
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby Supa » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 pm

They look nice, even if not official!
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby spud1897 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:08 am

Very nice. Hope to see more and at a good time too.
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Re: New Shenmue Figures Update

Postby BlueMue » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:00 am

I wouldn't have thought that something ever comes out of this after such a long silence. Nice we'll get something after all.

Never imagines anyone would ever sell a model of the Dou Niu bust, but there we go. Chai is really nice, it's cool to see characters like him get some attention with merchandising like this.

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