Great news for overseas collectors of figures! Figure maker/seller Goodsmile Company, in conjunction with Danny Choo, has opened up an english version of the Goodsmile company webpage! According to Danny, we english speakers get the first taste of what their new website will look like, as a new webpage will be rolled out for the Japanese site at a later date. Looks and feels a lot like Danny’s own site, which is fine by me, since it just makes it easier for me to get around lol. Though some who have commented on the website have said that they wish it weren’t so similar. It is running on Danny’s custom built web platform, and Goodsmile seems to be quite fond of it, but Danny’s mentioned that it does have support for different themes, in case they decide to change things up.
The english page has of course, english descriptions of all the figures Goodsmile is currently producing or marketing for other companies. There is also a column set aside just for Danny as he’ll be writing daily (I think he’ll try to) updates there relating to Goodsmile stuff. Danny’s already got a feed set up for that, which you can access on the right side where the RSS feed blocks are. I’ve titled it “Goodsmile Company – Danny’s Corner!”
Don’t know if this means Goodsmile will start to extend their marketing reach to regions outside of Japan, or if they’d just like to spread the knowledge, but whatever it is, I think it’s off to a good start. Goodsmile does have their own online shop on the japanese site (which was home to a few exclusive stuff, including Lineage II’s Dark Elf rerun, and several WonderFest exclusives). Whether this new english page could lead to international orders is still unknown, but Danny says to stay tuned (I hope this means he’ll have good news) so….stay tuned!