GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Blue Archive Nendoroid Kyouyama Kazusa
WAVE iDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS [Hare no hi Kissaten] Fukumaru Koito 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Minions Nendoroid Stuart
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Kimetsu no Yaiba Kamado Nezuko Mugen Retsusha Plastic Figure
AISNO Games Path to Nowhere Nendoroid Zoya
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood POP UP PARADE Jonathan Joestar Plastic Figure
FREEing Gekijoban Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Sekka no Chikai Chloe Von Einzbern Nama-ashi Bunny Ver. 1/4 Plastic Figure
Kaitendoh Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Kanna Kamui Ouchi de Waku Waku Mizugi Ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure
ENSOUTOYS ARMS NOTE Suiei-be no Kouhai-chan 1/7 Plastic Figure
ORANGE ROUGE Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru Nendoroid Yamada Akito
KOTOBUKIYA Hexa Gear Flight Unit Woodpecker 1/24 Plastic Kit (Re-release)
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Nendoroid Doll Chuka-fu Panda Hinabe: Hakkaku
MedicomToy MAFEX No.240 4-LOM (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) Action Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Blue Archive POP UP PARADE Hifumi Itazura Straight Ver. Plastic Figure
MAX FACTORY Armored Trooper Votoms PLAMAX SV-03 X.ATH-P-RSC Blood Sucker 1/24 Plastic Kit
KOTOBUKIYA MARVEL BISHOUJO Spider-Gwen 1/7 Plastic Figure (Re-release)
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Attack on Titan POP UP PARADE Reiner Braun Yoroi no Kyojin Worldwide After Party Ver. Plastic Figure
EVOLUTION TOY HAFM Space Knight Tekkaman Blade Tekkaman Blaster Blade & Tekkaman Rapier Action Figure
Miyuki Blue Archive Mari 1/7 Plastic Figure
KOTOBUKIYA M.S.G Modeling Support Goods Heavy Weapon Unit 46 Gun Blade Lance 2 Plastic Kit
MegaHouse LookUp My Hero Academia Todoroki Shoto Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Nendoroid Doll Chuka-fu Oyofuku Set Panda Hinabe: Hakkaku
Myethos Azur Lane Formidable Barairo no Seiten Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
ZeroCreative Space Bunny Uto 1/7 Plastic Figure
FREEing Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Hinatsuru Ai Nama-ashi Bunny Ver. 1/4 Plastic Figure
ALTER To LOVE-ru Darkness Golden Darkness Nurse Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure (Re-release)
KAIYODO Amazing Yamaguchi Spider-Man Ver.2.0 (Re-release)
PROOF TV Anime Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku Akebi Komichi Natsu-fuku Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Pili Hotei Hei Nendoroid Doll Oyofuku Set Sokanshin Tenkyo Ouho Ver.
MegaHouse G.E.M. Series YuYu Hakusho Tenohira Urameshi Yusuke Plastic Figure
KADOKAWA PLASTIC MODEL SERIES Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Misaka Mikoto Plastic Kit
APEX ARCTECH Series Genshin Impact Hilichurl 1/8 Action Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Hololive Production HELLO! GOOD SMILE Shirakami Fubuki
APEX Azur Lane Ting An Baiyu Jiuyi Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
NEONMAX Azur Lane Dido Takan-naru Bisque Doll Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Phat! GIRLS' FRONTLINE PA-15 Kikai Tororomochi Juushou Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Union Creative To LOVE-ru Darkness Mikado Ryoko Darkness ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure (Re-release)
Union Creative To LOVE-ru Darkness Run Elsie Jewelria Darkness Ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure
KOTOBUKIYA Zoids HMM EZ-036 Death Stinger 1/72 Plastic Kit (Re-release)
HOBBYMAX Azur Lane Chao-ho Ume-shou Harue Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Blue Archive Nendoroid Kyouyama Kazusa
WAVE iDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS [Hare no hi Kissaten] Fukumaru Koito 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Minions Nendoroid Stuart
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Kimetsu no Yaiba Kamado Nezuko Mugen Retsusha Plastic Figure
AISNO Games Path to Nowhere Nendoroid Zoya
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood POP UP PARADE Jonathan Joestar Plastic Figure
FREEing Gekijoban Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Sekka no Chikai Chloe Von Einzbern Nama-ashi Bunny Ver. 1/4 Plastic Figure
Kaitendoh Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Kanna Kamui Ouchi de Waku Waku Mizugi Ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure
ENSOUTOYS ARMS NOTE Suiei-be no Kouhai-chan 1/7 Plastic Figure
ORANGE ROUGE Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru Nendoroid Yamada Akito
KOTOBUKIYA Hexa Gear Flight Unit Woodpecker 1/24 Plastic Kit (Re-release)
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Nendoroid Doll Chuka-fu Panda Hinabe: Hakkaku
MedicomToy MAFEX No.240 4-LOM (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) Action Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Blue Archive POP UP PARADE Hifumi Itazura Straight Ver. Plastic Figure
MAX FACTORY Armored Trooper Votoms PLAMAX SV-03 X.ATH-P-RSC Blood Sucker 1/24 Plastic Kit
KOTOBUKIYA MARVEL BISHOUJO Spider-Gwen 1/7 Plastic Figure (Re-release)
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Attack on Titan POP UP PARADE Reiner Braun Yoroi no Kyojin Worldwide After Party Ver. Plastic Figure
EVOLUTION TOY HAFM Space Knight Tekkaman Blade Tekkaman Blaster Blade & Tekkaman Rapier Action Figure
Miyuki Blue Archive Mari 1/7 Plastic Figure
KOTOBUKIYA M.S.G Modeling Support Goods Heavy Weapon Unit 46 Gun Blade Lance 2 Plastic Kit
MegaHouse LookUp My Hero Academia Todoroki Shoto Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE ARTS Shanghai Nendoroid Doll Chuka-fu Oyofuku Set Panda Hinabe: Hakkaku
Myethos Azur Lane Formidable Barairo no Seiten Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
ZeroCreative Space Bunny Uto 1/7 Plastic Figure
FREEing Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Hinatsuru Ai Nama-ashi Bunny Ver. 1/4 Plastic Figure
ALTER To LOVE-ru Darkness Golden Darkness Nurse Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure (Re-release)
KAIYODO Amazing Yamaguchi Spider-Man Ver.2.0 (Re-release)
PROOF TV Anime Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku Akebi Komichi Natsu-fuku Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Pili Hotei Hei Nendoroid Doll Oyofuku Set Sokanshin Tenkyo Ouho Ver.
MegaHouse G.E.M. Series YuYu Hakusho Tenohira Urameshi Yusuke Plastic Figure
KADOKAWA PLASTIC MODEL SERIES Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Misaka Mikoto Plastic Kit
APEX ARCTECH Series Genshin Impact Hilichurl 1/8 Action Figure
GOOD SMILE COMPANY (GSC) Hololive Production HELLO! GOOD SMILE Shirakami Fubuki
APEX Azur Lane Ting An Baiyu Jiuyi Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
NEONMAX Azur Lane Dido Takan-naru Bisque Doll Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Phat! GIRLS' FRONTLINE PA-15 Kikai Tororomochi Juushou Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
Union Creative To LOVE-ru Darkness Mikado Ryoko Darkness ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure (Re-release)
Union Creative To LOVE-ru Darkness Run Elsie Jewelria Darkness Ver. 1/6 Plastic Figure
KOTOBUKIYA Zoids HMM EZ-036 Death Stinger 1/72 Plastic Kit (Re-release)
HOBBYMAX Azur Lane Chao-ho Ume-shou Harue Ver. 1/7 Plastic Figure
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 new 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 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, especially for anything from Marvel and Disney).

Furthermore, from a technical perspective, the domain "goodmsile.com" was not even under the possession of GSC from 2000 to 2011. See for yourself with the handy Internet Archive Wayback Machine (https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://goodsmile.com/: around 2011, "goodmsile.com" was actually available for sale at a cool USD $4830, and how much GOOD SMILE COMPANY ended up paying to grab the domain is pretty much unknown (not really our job, ask Justin). And with GSC taking over the domain after 2012, they did not use the domain for a long time, having it redirecting "temporary" (SEO jargon for a "302" HTTP status code) to their goodsmile.info English home page, while using the subdomain "corporate.goodsmile.com" for their "official" company website (business-facing) only starting from July 2022 (yep, that late), until they decided to merge their website and online store into one.

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 and two previous articles are 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" by us. 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.

May 16, 2024: additional information with reference to Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

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].