FOTS JAPAN Yuruki Musume Salopette-chan 1/5 PMMA Figure
Phat! Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Ram Wedding Ver. 1/7 PVC Figure (Re-release)
ANIPLEX BUZZmod. Gekijoban City Hunter Angel Dust Saeba Ryo 1/12 Action Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Densetsu no Yusha Da-Garn THE GATTAI Ga-Orn Action Figure (Re-release)
PROOF TV Anime My Hero Academia Uraraka Ochaco Uravity Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
AniMester Neural Cloud Florence Koi-yaku Chocolatier Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Cygames TV Anime Umamusume Pretty Derby Season 3 Kitasan Black Shin Shoubu Fuku (Kechigan no Shimaibana) Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Shibuya Scramble Figure TV Anime Jujutsu Kaisen Fushiguro Megumi 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Hatsune Miku x Cinnamoroll Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Cinnamoroll Collaboration Ver.
ARCADIA Megazone 23 PART II Proto Garland 1/24 Diecast Model (Re-release)
Takara Tomy My Hero Academia Super Situation Figure Midoriya Izuku & Eri Plastic Figure
ANIPLEX TV Anime Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan- Himura Kenshin Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Touhou Project Nendoroid Hakurei Reimu 2.0 (Re-release)
MAX FACTORY Fang of the Sun Dougram COMBAT ARMORS MAX05 Iron Foot F4X Hasty 1/72 Plastic Kit (Re-release)
Union Creative Summer Time Rendering Minakata Hizuru Plastic Figure
KOTOBUKIYA Megami Device PUNI MOFU Mao 1/1 Plastic Kit
Ryu-NS To LOVE-ru Darkness Momo Belia Deviluke -Kouakuma Baby Doll Ver.- 1/6 Plastic Figure
SQUARE ENIX Final Fantasy XVI BRING ARTS Jill Warrick Action Figure
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- Vivy 1/7 Plastic Figure
Union Creative Kase Daiki Illustration Megane JK-san Plastic Figure
Hobby Sakura Summer Waiter Illustration by Kinku 1/7 Plastic Figure
ORANGE ROUGE Blue Lock Nendoroid Itoshi Rin
Phat! Ryza no Atelier 2 -Ushinawareta Densho to Himitsu no Yosei- Claudia China Dress Ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure
Myethos Kings of Glory Swan no Yume Sho Kyo 1/7 Plastic Fiigure
KOTOBUKIYA SNK BISHOUJO Angel-THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2001- 1/7 Plastic Figure
ORANGE ROUGE TV Anime MASHLE Nendoroid Mash Burnedead
FuRyu Wolf and Spice Yoshinori x F:NEX Holo -Nippon Ningyo- 1/4 Plastic Figure
Astrum Design ORIGINAL DESIGN ART CORP. Nekojira Flamingo- Ballerina no Shoujo 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) ARIA Nendoroid Alice Carrol
FREEing Anime Berserk Ougon Jidai Hen MEMORIAL EDITION figma Femto (Re-release)
AniMester Wine Waiter Girl Cynthia 1/6 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Sky Hoshi wa Tsumugu Kodomo-tachi Nendoroid Hoshi no Kodomo
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai The Legend of Sword and Fairy 4 Liu Mengli Shikimukoun Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Katei Kyoushi Hitman REBORN! POP UP PARADE Sawada Tsunayoshi Plastic Figure
Our Treasure K-On!! Assemble Heroines Akiyama Mio [Summer Queens] 1/8 Plastic Figure
BANDAI SPIRITS Figure-rise Standard Kaiju Hachi-go Plastic Kit
KOTOBUKIYA Kiseki Series Tio Plato 1/8 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Nendoroid Doll Custom Face Parts Jito-me: Make-nashi (peach)
ORCATOYS FAIRY TAIL Erza Scarlet Halloween Neko Gravure_style 1/6 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) SPY x FAMILY Nendoroid Doll Oyofuku Set Yor Forger Shifuku One-piece Ver.
FOTS JAPAN Yuruki Musume Salopette-chan 1/5 PMMA Figure
Phat! Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Ram Wedding Ver. 1/7 PVC Figure (Re-release)
ANIPLEX BUZZmod. Gekijoban City Hunter Angel Dust Saeba Ryo 1/12 Action Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Densetsu no Yusha Da-Garn THE GATTAI Ga-Orn Action Figure (Re-release)
PROOF TV Anime My Hero Academia Uraraka Ochaco Uravity Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
AniMester Neural Cloud Florence Koi-yaku Chocolatier Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Cygames TV Anime Umamusume Pretty Derby Season 3 Kitasan Black Shin Shoubu Fuku (Kechigan no Shimaibana) Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Shibuya Scramble Figure TV Anime Jujutsu Kaisen Fushiguro Megumi 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Hatsune Miku x Cinnamoroll Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Cinnamoroll Collaboration Ver.
ARCADIA Megazone 23 PART II Proto Garland 1/24 Diecast Model (Re-release)
Takara Tomy My Hero Academia Super Situation Figure Midoriya Izuku & Eri Plastic Figure
ANIPLEX TV Anime Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Roman Tan- Himura Kenshin Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Touhou Project Nendoroid Hakurei Reimu 2.0 (Re-release)
MAX FACTORY Fang of the Sun Dougram COMBAT ARMORS MAX05 Iron Foot F4X Hasty 1/72 Plastic Kit (Re-release)
Union Creative Summer Time Rendering Minakata Hizuru Plastic Figure
KOTOBUKIYA Megami Device PUNI MOFU Mao 1/1 Plastic Kit
Ryu-NS To LOVE-ru Darkness Momo Belia Deviluke -Kouakuma Baby Doll Ver.- 1/6 Plastic Figure
SQUARE ENIX Final Fantasy XVI BRING ARTS Jill Warrick Action Figure
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- Vivy 1/7 Plastic Figure
Union Creative Kase Daiki Illustration Megane JK-san Plastic Figure
Hobby Sakura Summer Waiter Illustration by Kinku 1/7 Plastic Figure
ORANGE ROUGE Blue Lock Nendoroid Itoshi Rin
Phat! Ryza no Atelier 2 -Ushinawareta Densho to Himitsu no Yosei- Claudia China Dress Ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure
Myethos Kings of Glory Swan no Yume Sho Kyo 1/7 Plastic Fiigure
KOTOBUKIYA SNK BISHOUJO Angel-THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2001- 1/7 Plastic Figure
ORANGE ROUGE TV Anime MASHLE Nendoroid Mash Burnedead
FuRyu Wolf and Spice Yoshinori x F:NEX Holo -Nippon Ningyo- 1/4 Plastic Figure
Astrum Design ORIGINAL DESIGN ART CORP. Nekojira Flamingo- Ballerina no Shoujo 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) ARIA Nendoroid Alice Carrol
FREEing Anime Berserk Ougon Jidai Hen MEMORIAL EDITION figma Femto (Re-release)
AniMester Wine Waiter Girl Cynthia 1/6 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Sky Hoshi wa Tsumugu Kodomo-tachi Nendoroid Hoshi no Kodomo
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai The Legend of Sword and Fairy 4 Liu Mengli Shikimukoun Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Katei Kyoushi Hitman REBORN! POP UP PARADE Sawada Tsunayoshi Plastic Figure
Our Treasure K-On!! Assemble Heroines Akiyama Mio [Summer Queens] 1/8 Plastic Figure
BANDAI SPIRITS Figure-rise Standard Kaiju Hachi-go Plastic Kit
KOTOBUKIYA Kiseki Series Tio Plato 1/8 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Nendoroid Doll Custom Face Parts Jito-me: Make-nashi (peach)
ORCATOYS FAIRY TAIL Erza Scarlet Halloween Neko Gravure_style 1/6 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) SPY x FAMILY Nendoroid Doll Oyofuku Set Yor Forger Shifuku One-piece Ver.
Did Justin's wish finally came true?? A Follow-up and Calling out BAD journalism by journalist Justin Ling and Wired.com original article from May 26, 2022

Disclaimer:

  • This piece is, once again, NOT about 4chan, you will not find anything about 4chan here. Go somewhere else.
  • We are not here to defend GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC), rather, this is a follow-up fact-finding article as GSC had launched their much delayed website on February 28, 2024.

So, the company dispised by one Justin Ling had finally launched their new website on their seldom-used .com domain (https://www.goodsmile.com/), so can Justin finally can claim "I was right all along" this time around????

Sadly, a big-fat NO. Not. Even. Close.

While GSC have stopped updating their old website (https://www.goodsmile.info/) since the end of December 2023, the old site is still accessible as of March 20, 2024. There was a hard-redirect implemented on the first week in March for the old site's home page to the new website, but that auto-redirection was removed some time after March 15, 2024, and most product litings remain accessible.

Even worse, GSC new website seems to want to get rid of any notions that it might carry any 18+ products. Previously there was the option to include "18+ results" in the product search parameters, and that option was no longer available as of March 19, 2024 (but not necessary impacting their existing search results). Also on March 19, 2024, FREEing had one new product listed for pre-order, and normally it would be listed on GSC website, but not that particular one (most hobby shops, including our partners HOBBY SEARCH AND HobbyLink Japan are marking that item as 18+, while CD Japan listed the same item with no issues (CD Japan is known to not carry anything that has implicity nudity). Without much information from GSC, we can only speculate that they really want to "keep it clean" going forward. Of course, this will get tested when MAX FACTORY makes anything new or brings back some old stuff from their PLAMAX Naked Angel lineup, and we will certainly keep an eye on that.

*** Update on March 25, 2024: well, we got one PLAMAX Naked Angel sightings on GSC Website with the usual GSC Tuesday pre-order announcements (new item no less).

For reference, this is the item in question (stock photos for this one not really NSFW, but heck, we collectors have a much higher tolerance for "skin" than normal people).

And the kicker: try searching for his favourite phrase "wendy" or "ウェンディ" on the new website. She will not show up, poor Justin. Oh yes, GSC has stated in one of their site announcements that they will not bring any old products over to the new site, unless any of them are getting a new re-run (unlikely for many of them).

It is now nearly two years since the original article was published, Justin Ling and Wired.com still own all of us a long-overdue correction and apology for that tiny wrong information Justin presented in his article (it is MAX FACTORY, for the third time). We don't really care anymore if Justin will admit his mistake and make amends, but this article is just to make sure he is held accountable for his own words and refusal to admit one tiny mistake he made back in 2022, even after being called out directly on "X" with a chance to make amends. Same with Wired.com for their inability to fact-check.

Let the Internet remembers everything, right and wrong.

Written by Otaku HQ

First published on March 20, 2024.

Note: Justin Ling Twitter account went inactive after April 20, 2023, and who says we are letting him off the hook?? His "ugly" website [https://justinling.ca/] and his Mastodon account [https://mastodon.online/@justinling].