World Collectable Figure ClubWelcome to the newly updated WCF Group!
PREMIUM Minnie joins the family! She looks so great. This month a review of the PREMIUM Mickey shall be posted on the blog section for your contemplation. We are really looking forward to this new chapter in the WCF family. Hmm wondering if PREMIUM will have characters from other franchises? Who knows..
And here we go again with more awesomeness!
Banpresto posted new pictures of the official "Magic Castle 2" WCF series. Like previously mentioned, these releases will come with codes to obtain certain items and outfits on the actual game.
Below we can appreciate the five figures in the set + the MEGA Goofy (ain't that awesome) in their holiday spirit; Christmas.
Now to mention, following the trend with the first Disney Magic Castle release, this set can also come together forming a diorama. The MEGA Goofy will come with a base, as shown below, that has pegs for all the characters.
Definitively not a set to miss if you're a hardcore WCF fan like me or a Disney fan!
The WCF series keeps rolling and coming up strong!!
This time it is introduced a new concept in the WCF world; WCF PREMIUM. Premium in theory just refers to a WCF figure between the scales of a standard release and a MEGA release. This figure(s) stand 10cm in height vs the standard 7cm. The first release is shown below, it will be followed by Minnie Mouse in December 2015. It seems that a set of 5 figures will also be released by the end of this year and a MEGA release as well of someone who looks like Goofy. This set seems to be oriented towards Christmas holiday outfits.
Here's (mfc link) a blog post with a review containing the very first WCF set to be released.
To be released 11/2015
Coming up soon!! To be released 12/2015
Just what is WCF or World Collectable Figure? Well, read below!
This is a line of smaller scale Prize figures by Banpresto. So far they have released Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Dragonball Kai, Dragon Ball Battle of the Gods (Movie), Dragon Ball Revival of “F”, One Piece Strong World (Movie), One Piece TV series, One Piece -Z- (Movie), Tiger & Bunny, Gundam, Kamen Rider, Gintama, LupinXConan, JoJo and J Stars (Jump Stars) Figure lines.
Other series such as Naruto, Disney properties such as Marvel Comics, Star Wars and Disney characters has been announced as well to join the WCF family. Some of these will see the light starting in 2015.
These figures usually come in volumes which consist of 8 figures per set. The latest trend however, is that WCF can be found in 6 figures per set and even 7 figures per set.
WCF Figures usually stand around 2.5- 3.1 inches tall including their respective stands.
A new subline named "MEGA" was added to WCF. This particular line features larger characters and the figures under this line tend to be between 4.5 - 6 inch.
WCF “GIGA” was introduced in 2014 with none other than One Piece Franky Shogun. These figures usually are divided in “parts” which are packed into their respective boxes and placed in game centers for fans to win them. At times, you need to win three (Franky Shogun for example) volumes/parts in order to complete the set (figure). This opens the world to a whole new array of possibilities.
WCF “Double” was introduced late 2014 and it is mostly used for Kamen Rider releases. These figures are in same scale with the rest of the WCF line but what differentiates them is the fact that two figures can share the same stand and usually both figures come in the same box (larger than your average WCF box)
Currently, these figures were only available in Japan, particularly in Crane/UFO Machines, however there are internet stores as well as Japanese sellers who get their hands on the figures and sell them for a fixed -to - higher price.
In HK, some WCF One Piece were released in 2012. This is true also for Taiwan and other limited Asian markets.
Starting in 2015, Bandai USA started distributing WCF and many other Banpresto Prize figures to local comic shops and specialty stores. These figures possess the “purple” color sticker and usually have a “label” on the side of the box with all the chocking hazard warning.
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