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Fate: Future Merchandise Hopes and ExpectationsFate: Future Merchandise Hopes and ExpectationsDiary

enumagilgameshenumagilgamesh1 year ago
Firstly, I want to say a massive thank you to everybody who replied to the last entry I made about Fate. I really wasn't expecting that amount of comments and definitely not the amount of hits that it has. After taking a step back like a lot of people suggested, I realised that it was a pretty big overreaction.

View spoilerHide spoilerAlso, having actually seen the scene now, I was pleasantly surprised compared to the expectations a lot of spoilery descriptions had given of it. I went in expecting a humiliating gore fest but instead got a reasonably discreet and short scene which seemed to be aware of the popularity of the character, and treated him much more sympathetically than I've ever seen in any F/SN adaptation before. Sure, there was a lot I didn't like. I didn't enjoy the fact that my favourite character was given such a cheap death or that he won't be in the last film now. Certain elements were relatively unappealing. But, at the same time, the scene deviated so much from the original VN that I am completely happy with ignoring it entirely. I'm definitely much happier, and much more relieved, than when I wrote that first article and taking a step back, accepting that F/SN and especially HF just mean very little to my overall enjoyment of the franchise now, was a much needed reality check. Of course, I'll always prefer the golden Zero Gilgamesh, or the ally from CCC or Grand Order, but that's completely ok I think. I've ordererd his new prize figure, and his acrylic stand, and I'm ready to put it out of mind!

So I wanted to make a more positive article about Fate and ask what people might be hoping, or expecting for, as we go into what is a pretty stacked year for new releases in the franchise. I've tried to be spoiler free but there might still be some in there that I've missed, for people who haven't watched or played certain entries.

Heaven's Feel

I feel like the merchandise and marketing for the second film has been somewhat lacking compared to the first. There's been a few less collabs, merchandise like the movic suit acrylic figures and the keychains have been re released rather than there being a new set with additional characters, and, honestly, I'm getting bored of ufotable's art style for several of the characters. The film has performed well, though, so perhaps there will be more released and announced as the weeks go on.

It'll also be interesting to see whether they finally decide to produce some figures for the films beyond a few prizes and Aniplex's scale. The announcement of Saber Alter's figma seems to suggest that they might and perhaps Archer or Rider will follow Gil's Banpresto figure, eventually.

But, honestly, I'm still a bit disappointed that the only figure/nendoroid I really wanted from Heaven's Feel seems less and less likely.

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El Melloi Case Files

I'm actually really excited for this and for the potential merchandise that we might get for it. It'll be interesting to see how it fares against the bigger hitters of the franchise. I wonder whether we'll finally get a nendoroid of Waver or whether we'll be lucky just to see Gray. Hopefully it will have a large merch presence because there are so many interesting designs and characters who deserve at the very least a strap or keychain.

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Mostly, I just want Svin. Straps, keychains, badges, plushes if we get them - and if they ever made even a prize figure, I'd be absolutely thrilled. If they won't make Billy the Kid merchandise then Svin is the next best thing!

Fate/Grand Order - Camelot

I'm presuming this will come first even if we've seen a lot more from Babylonia than from these films at the moment. I'm expecting a lot from the merchandise for this because the film is absolutely stacked with fan favourites - the Knights, Artoria, Ozymandias, Nitocris, Hassan. Even Arash and Xuanzang have their share of fans, so it would be nice to see some of the more obscure or underrated characters get their chance at some merch. Perhaps even Tawara will get some love - though I feel like that might be asking for a bit much.

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By far the thing I want most from the Camelot movies, unless FGO gets to it first, is a nendoroid of Ozymandias. Even if he's been mia for a pretty long time from the game itself, he's still a highly popular character and I'm sure a lot of people would love to put him next to Nitocris or Gilgamesh's nendos.

I'm 99% sure that a Lancer Artoria is coming very soon though - hopefully she comes with her horse like some other nendoroids have!

Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia


I'm so, so excited for this! Honestly this is going to be the highlight of my year in terms of anime and collecting too. On the other hand, I'm completely dreading it for my bank balance's sake. A lot like Camelot, it's just completely stacked with top tier popularity characters - Caster Gil, Merlin, Ishtar and Ereshkigal being the stand outs. I'm ready for as much as they want to do - collabs, cafes, strap sets, badges, plushes, prize stuff - the works.

Obviously, my main hopes for Babylonia is for Gil merchandise. I feel like Ishtar will get a large amount of focus (which is great, I love her too), especially in terms of prize figures, but I'm really hoping Caster Gil might get some cheaper ones too - either a banpresto prize, or perhaps they will even do an Ichiban Kuji. I'd love if they did a set of full size Kyun-Charas for Babylonia. I'm also hoping they will do plushes - Ishtar seems
most likely but I'm really hoping they might even do a nesoberi for Caster Gil.

At the same time it would be great if they showed some love for the minor or lesser loved characters of Babylonia. I'm definitely hoping Siduri will get at least some small goods, especially since she's such a popular and loved part of that chapter. It will also be interesting to see how they market Enkidu for obvious reasons.

Figure wise, I do feel like they have already released much of what was most likely. Perhaps we'll get some figmas and a nendoroid of Enkidu but re releases seem like they would do just as well. One thing I'm absolutely dreaming of is Gil getting the alternative outfit nendoroid treatment like Arthur did, for his Summer 'Gorgeous P' version - with the obvious face plate~


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I'm also really excited to see Archer Gil in Babylonia again - hopefully they might do some merch for him in his npc look. I always have a soft spot for Gil with his hair up~

View spoilerHide spoiler After Heaven's Feel, and his role being gradually reduced further and further into joke/'bully bait' territory in Extella Link and FGO events, it's going to be fantastic to see him back to his absolute best.

Fate/Grand Order

Lastly, I'm sure FGO itself will continue to receive the lion share of Fate merch. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next year. Paul's nendoroid came out of nowhere and there are no known ones in the pipeline - will we get more left field choices? Will Arthur continue to get more and more figures? Will Parvati remain as the only character without a single piece of merchandise?

I think Lostbelt 3 will have a pretty large presence in this year's merchandise. Several of its characters became extremely popular very quickly, particularly Fate's newest Emeperor.

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Hopefully everybody's favourite Mothman Emperor will get a figure soon!

I'm sure that everybody has their own list of servants they would love to see as a nendoroid, or just to get more figures and merchandise in general, but the ones at the very top of my list are:

- Lancer/ Cu Chulainn (one day...)
- Archer/ Robin Hood
- Archer/ Billy the Kid
- Archer/ Napoleon Bonaparte
- Rider/ Marie Antoinette
- Assassin/ Semiramis
- Caster/ Anastasia

However, I'm also hoping that this year will finally be the year that we get a Prototype event and with it the last of the original Prototype's usual trio.

https://static.zerochan.net/Gilgamesh.%28Fate.Prototype%29.full.2052933.jpg

Proto Gil is the servant I've wanted added ever since I first got into FGO, and this year it feels like it might actually happen? I'd buy absolutely everything and anything of him, and it might even get me to buy more Arthur stuff if they give them enough ship teasing.

Also, if Aniplex could make a nice acrylic figure, tapestry or scale of Gil Fest Gil that would be amazing~

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What are your hopes and expectations for the future of Fate merch and collecting? And do you have any hopes for Fate beyond that?

Thank you for reading! : )
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WindsorSeven SHSL Vegone
I think ITEM #603997 is the best Lancer is ever gonna get.
1 year ago
Honestly, as time went on my expectations for the Babylonian anime kinda went down and down. Now I just think I will most likely get disappointed : (

STILL here is hoping for Enkidu figures. And maybe matching figures for Gil ones as well.

Gil has assured figures, but I love their friendship so It would be nice to see Enkidu get some as well _(:3 」∠)_
1 year ago
You all have some really fantastic wishlists! I'm even more excited for wonderfes now, with all the potential cool stuff they cold show off there! Hopefully it will bring something for everybody.

Magusfigures1 year ago#48842215I'm always glad to see more Gilgamesh fans, so reading this article made me smile :'D you seem to have good taste in fate boys across the board... a Master of culture, I see

I am also really disappointed there isn't a Cu nendo!!! He's slowly climbing his way to the top of my fate faves list, and I'd love to see him in full-size nendoroid form someday. (Though truth be told, I like his Prototype design better...)
As for other characters I'd like to get the figure treatment... I'm actually kind of surprised Ozymandias doesn't have a nendoroid yet? I'm looking forward to ITEM #775830, but I wouldn't mind having a smaller and cuter Ozy for my shelf. (There will already be a Nitocris waiting for him!!)
I'd also really love to have a nendoroid of David, who's one of my favorite historical figures even outside of Fate (and it would also mean a lot to have another Jewish character in my collection!). Unfortunately he doesn't seem all that popular, so I don't have high hopes that there will ever be a figure of him... I did manage to find ITEM #729970 for a reasonable price, so I'll have to be satisfied with that for now ;u;


Thank you haha ! You seem to have very good taste yourself too - it's really lovely seeing another David fan! They are my friend's favourite boy so he's become very much a 'second hand' favourite of mine too. I bought his stand as well and I really love it - I'm hoping they might do him for the Sugar Pochette straps at the very least, but a nendo or Gift plush would be just ideal.

Cosmog-Chan1 year ago#48813731I'm glad you're feeling better, and that you still love your favorite characters! You're very right about the stuff going on this year, it's all so exciting!
As for figures, I would love more nursery rhyme figures (especially a nendoroid!) and figures of jack in her first ascension/casual clothes (anything but her default clothes). An Atalante figure would be amazing as well! I'm also pretty excited for Fran figures and especially ITEM #776142 and ITEM #754512, since they look very nice and are sure to be in my price range! Tamamo cat figures in her second ascension would also be very much appreciated, especially as nendos. I guess I'm just excited for fate nendos in general (so much more affordable)


Thank you : ) I'd definitely love a nendoroid of Nursery Rhyme too, it's a shame that Last Encore mostly only got prizes.
1 year ago
Great Article!
I definitely agree with the Fate/Prototype idea lmao
I'm really much hoping that this will be a good year for fate boys merchandise wise as well as touching base for the lesser known but equally awesome servants! Last wonfes was fantastic for (being an Arthur fan haha) as well as a fan of fate in general.
But if I could wish, hope, pray for anything this year regarding Fate and its merchandise, it is
View spoilerHide spoilerA NENDOROID OZYAMNDIAS PLEASE GOD
Cheers to the new year!
1 year ago
I'm always glad to see more Gilgamesh fans, so reading this article made me smile :'D you seem to have good taste in fate boys across the board... a Master of culture, I see

I am also really disappointed there isn't a Cu nendo!!! He's slowly climbing his way to the top of my fate faves list, and I'd love to see him in full-size nendoroid form someday. (Though truth be told, I like his Prototype design better...)

As for other characters I'd like to get the figure treatment... I'm actually kind of surprised Ozymandias doesn't have a nendoroid yet? I'm looking forward to ITEM #775830, but I wouldn't mind having a smaller and cuter Ozy for my shelf. (There will already be a Nitocris waiting for him!!)

I'd also really love to have a nendoroid of David, who's one of my favorite historical figures even outside of Fate (and it would also mean a lot to have another Jewish character in my collection!). Unfortunately he doesn't seem all that popular, so I don't have high hopes that there will ever be a figure of him... I did manage to find ITEM #729970 for a reasonable price, so I'll have to be satisfied with that for now ;u;
1 year ago
Some shiny, new, kiritsugu, irisviel, and kirei figs. I'm a big zero fan. Though, the figures they do have are pretty cool, will pick those up some day...

But most importantly. A figurine of happy sakura
1 year ago
Expectations? Not a damn thing, lol. Just more Saber and random stuff while avoiding the obvious ones people actually want.

Hopes? Figmas for Robin Hood, Frankenstein, Achilles, & Jekyll.

I mostly stick to the characters I really like and only as Figma to avoid breaking my wallet over a series I'm not even that massively into.
1 year ago
Admittedly I'm new to Fate so I don't know all the characters (and there's so many it's hard to keep track lmao) but out of the ones I haven't seen named here yet I'd like to see a prototype Cu Chulainn ENTRY #128048, Siegfried, or Achilles. I'm also wondering how many alternate outfits are in the works considering Arthur got three different scales announced in a short amount of time.
1 year ago
I love FGO (and Fate in general),but due to the massive amount of characters and merch available, I've decided to collect only thing related to Moriarty, as he is my favorite character in the game. However, I also focus on collecting doujinshis (mostly artbooks/sketchbooks), which FGO doesn't lack, so I only buy doujinshis where certain characters have to appear to grab my interest (aside from Moriarty, there's also King Hassan, Dantès, Cu Chulainn, Nitocris, Martha...).
1 year ago
Oh interesting article! I wasn't aware of quite all the new stuff coming out! I've started watching the lord el melloi case files because i really liked waver in fate zero, the first fate thing i ever saw which completely blew me away, and although View spoilerHide spoilerthe cat dies and waver smokes i'm otherwise excited to see how it will go!
1 year ago
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