Good Smile Company is going to release the Gumako ( ぐま子 ) 1/8 PVC figure, the mascot of Good Smile Company, for the charity project “Cheerful Japan!”. Will be released in April 2012. Around 150mm tall, 6,000 yen (taxed in). Good Smile Online Shop exclusive.


GumaGuma V (five)!! I think the Gumami (pink hair one) is a guy.

It is almost mid-November now and here comes the “Cheerful! JAPAN” new this month! This is Gumako, the mascot of Good Smile Company! For those who don’t know, this Gumako is sculptured by Tsumezuka Hiroyuki ( 爪塚裕之 ) from Alter, one of the best sculptors in the PVC figure industry. The quote below is what Tsumezuka Hiroyuk said in the GSC blog.

What the?! Where am I?! It smells so good…. it must be Mikatan Blog!!Hello everyone, my name is Hiroyuki Tsumezuka and I’m the sculptor behind GSC’s 1/8th scale mascot character, Gumako!

I’m so glad that I was able to be involved in sculpting a figure that is related to Good Smile, my #1 figure making company! (AL*ER must be about #3…). But seriously, I didn’t think we’d get the chance to see a mascot character of one company be sculpted by another company…

But because you let us, I was able to have great fun sculpting everything from the tentacles down to the pattern on her panties. Whenever she has been displayed at events in the past, I could really feel the love for GSC overflowing from the Gumako prototype… or that might have just been the udon tentacle helmet and her lovely body that everyone loved? ^^;

I’m hoping to see much more of Gumako in the future! I’ll be rooting for her whenever I can! By the way, does the “helmet” refer to the hat she wears as a whole, with the tentacles? There are still so many mysterious behind Gumako!

Anyway, I’ll be off now – sorry for the intrusion, Mikatan!

Yea I know, it’s kinda weird for a sculptor from the other company (Alter) to make this Gumako figure for GSC!! And he said GSC is No.1 and Alter is only No.3. There is not way GSC is better than Alter!!! But if I got invited to write something for another figure site/blog, I would say their site/blog is the best and Nekomagic is a few rank behind them too. =P

Oh by the way, according to the GSC blog, the udon tentacles of this Gumako figure is bendable!! So you can have some *fun with your ero figure with her udon tentacles!! XD

——Description from Manufacturer——

Gumako is back to cheer for everyone, bigger than ever before! ♪ The first scale figure to join the Cheerful! JAPAN line-up is a 1/8th scale figure of Good Smile Company’s mascot character, Gumako! The proportions from the original Nendoroid design have all been scaled up by Hiroyuki Tsumezuka for her very first scale figure debut, looking as cute as ever! Her white outfit is complemented by the orange scarf around her neck and the yellow pompons in her hands. Her innocent eyes and refreshing expression will cheer you on through the toughest of times! She also comes with an alternate expression with a beaming smile! For each figure sold, Good Smile Company will donate 2000JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

——Purchases Within Japan——

This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.

GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP (Cheerful JAPAN!)
http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP (Mobile Version)
http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

  • Orders can be made between 11th November 2011 at 11:00 until the 28th November 2011 at 20:00.
  • Delivery is free within Japan.
  • Delivery will be in April 2012.
  • Due to the donation taking place before products are delivered, you will be charged on order and not on delivery.
  • For each sale made, 2000JPY will be donated to aid relief efforts.
  • Five figures per person will be available.
  • Payment options are direct bank transfer, or credit card. Cash-on-delivery is not available.
  • Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
  • If you have any questions please email shop@goodsmile.jp. Japanese only.

——Overseas Purchases——

This product can be ordered from the following stores:

GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP -Cheerful JAPAN!-
http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc/

  • Orders can be made between 11th November 2011 at 11:00 (JST) until the 28th November 2011 at 20:00. (JST)
  • Delivery will be in late April 2012. (Delivery times may vary between countries.)
  • For each sale made, 2000JPY will be donated to aid relief efforts.
  • Five figures per person will be available.
  • Figures will be made to order.
  • Payment will be via credit card or PAYPAL. For more information please see: http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc/help
  • Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
  • Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
  • You may be charged additional fees such as import tax or customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
  • Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
  • Please mail shop.overseas@goodsmile.jp if you have any questions. English only please.