Fans following WonFes know that Winter WonFes 2017 had quite the surprise. While many were expecting 1/4 scales of Rin and Len, KAITO was announced as the next 1/4 scale VOCALOID figure by FREEing. KAITO fans were thrilled! However, Winter WonFes 2018 had another surprise: The KAITO announcement was no longer anywhere to be seen. And, despite the announcement being gone, there was no prototype, either. Does this mean the figure is cancelled? Here’s what I (Hoshi) was able to find out!
In February 2017, GSC announced the 1/4 Scale KAITO V3 figure by FREEing to be the next in the line of 1/4 scale VOCALOIDs. An announcement picture sat beside the finished 1/4 Scale Luka V4X figure.
1/4 KAITO兄さん進行中だって pic.twitter.com/qJxUxwNKMf
— ロヂャお (@umaslim) February 19, 2017
In July 2017, GSC announced many more figures. KAITO was still planned for release and all seemed well since Luka took a full year before a prototype was revealed.
— にとろ (@aozaki_n) July 30, 2017
And then February 2018 happened. While many were expecting a prototype, there was nothing. No more image on the production schedule, no prototype. Nothing. KAITO just vanished.
— イットリウムはMIKU9000の一部 (@an39th) February 18, 2018
Nowhere to be found. Fans searched through Twitter for any post showing ANY sign of the highly anticipated KAITO figure.
And there was none.
So I went straight to the source! I emailed GSC asking if they could give us any details on the figure. And they replied with this:
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So, Is He Cancelled?
We can’t say for sure, unfortunately. However, there is something YOU can do to help! Submit a product inquiry to GSC about the figure. Let them know that you want to purchase it and that you’d love for it to be real!