Here are some upcoming 2013 Nanoblocks

January 8, 2013 in Animal Series, Mini Collection Series

Hey all! Happy New Year Nanoblock Fans! So this year, 2013, you will be seeing a lot of new stuff coming out! The animal series is one of the major backbone to the Nanoblock brand since the very beginning. In March, you will be seeing some new animals that will continue to please the fans! We have shown these items previously on this site and also on our Facebook page, but recently, some higher resolution photos has popped up on the internet and we want to show to you all! For bird lovers, we finally have two brand new very well designed bird Nanoblocks in Hummingbird and Toucan! The Ezo Red Fox is very well done too! Also, the ever popular Alpaca is coming out with a new color “cream.” Can’t wait!


New Years 2013 Nanoblocks !

December 28, 2012 in Seasonal & Limited

Every year, Nanoblock comes out with new items to celebrate the New Year! In most Asian cultures, every year has a respective animal that represents that year. Well, for 2012, it was the great dragon hence we had a dragon Nanoblock previously. For 2013, we will be having the “White Snake” and as an added bonus, we are getting the Maneki-neko Black aka the Black Beckoning Cat. In Japanese culture, this cat suppose to be a lucky charm. This is often seen during the New Years time. Anyhow, don’t wait too long, because this is a seasonal exclusive item! Our Web Shop is currently taking orders too!


Nanoblock Store Limited # 3 !

December 20, 2012 in Animal Series, Seasonal & Limited

ANOTHER exclusive item by the end of this year?! The Cockatiel Normal Grey (オカメインコ ノーマル) NBC-075! I thought Peko-chan was going to be the last! It never stops! This item is the third exclusive item from the official Nanoblock Store at the Tokyo Skytree! This cockatiel has the same design as NBC-009′s cockatiel but the color scheme is different. This is on sale since the 17th of December! Check it out!

17日からまた新しいナノブロックが出ました!今回は第3弾ナノブロック・ストア限定ナノブロックです!オカメインコ ノーマル(NBC-075)です!これはNBC-009と同じデザインなんですけど、色が違います。ペコちゃんは今年の最後の限定商品だと思ったけど!本当にすごいですね!

Fujiya’s Peko-chan is here !

December 13, 2012 in Seasonal & Limited, Sights to See Collection Series

Fujiya Co., the famous confectionary and restaurant company’s mascot, Peko-chan is now in Nanoblock form too! If you enjoy Japanese candy, you probably know what this it! This item belongs in the ‘Sights to See Collection’ series (NBH-039). Coming out tomorrow (Dec. 14)! The specialty Fujiya Online Shop is going to start selling tomorrow domestically in Japan only. Moreover, at the “Peko-chan Winter Shop” in Ginza tomorrow, you can get it there too (for a limited time)! A week later, Nanoblock Store will have them too!

For fans outside of Japan, we are currently taking pre-orders on our web shop! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

ペコちゃんはナノブロック(NBH-039)になりました!皆が知っている不二家の有名なマスコット、ペコちゃんはもうすぐ販売開始です。金曜日から!めちゃめちゃ楽しみ!不二家ネットショップ、不二家の銀座店も明日から販売します ナノのブロック・ストアはあ週間後です!もっと情報が欲しいならこれらチェックしてください!


Shaun the Sheep in Nanoblock Form!

December 11, 2012 in Seasonal & Limited, Sights to See Collection Series

The British stop-motion animated kid’s TV series in Nanoblock form is here! Yes, it’s Shaun the Sheep! This show consisted of 80 episodes through 2 series since 2007. Although it’s on hiatus currently, it is still quite popular worldwide and lately PLAZA, a variety chain here in Japan released a bunch of “Shaun the Sheep” merchandise. Of course, Nanoblock is one of them!

Whether you are familiar with Shaun the Sheep or not, this Nanoblock which is within the “Sights to See Collection” series, NBH-40, is a really cute and well designed item and definitely getting a lot of attention! This Nanoblock is of course, bigger than any Mini Series items. Jointed blocks are used so the ears, tail and head can move! The jointed blocks are even used for its eye giving it more of a 3D feel to the design instead of using stickers.

This is currently a PLAZA exclusive item in Japan! If you’re interesting, we are currently taking orders over at our web shop too! Don’t miss out on this fun Nanoblock collaboration!



Ku Mi Ka E Collection

November 29, 2012 in Animal Series, Insect Series

Ever wonder what other things you can make with the Nanoblock kits you buy instead of just following the included instructions? Well, for the people who don’t know, over at the official Nanoblock website, they have started not too long ago the “Ku Mi Ka E Collection” series! “Ku Mi Ka E” in Japanese means rearrangement. As of today, there are two volumes to this series; the very first volume is “Horse” from the Animal Series. You can rearrange it into a Beaver! The second volume is using the “Chestnut Tiger Butterfly” from the Insect Series and rearranging it into a “Dachshund wearing a light-blue scarf!” These are free, easy to follow instructions you can download from the official website! Don’t wait, give it a try now! Volume 1 and Volume 2.

FAO Schwarz 150 Anniversary Nanoblock

November 26, 2012 in Nanoblock USA

To all the Nanoblock Fans in America and around the world who loves exclusive items! The oldest toy shop in America, FAO Schwarz has an exclusive item out to celebrate their 150 Anniversary! The FAO Solider Bear! This is a FAO Schwarz and Toys ‘R Us exclusive item (Toys ‘R Us is FAO Schwarz’s parent company)! Nanoblock USA is doing a great job expanding on Nanoblock’s popularity indeed!

皆さん!アメリカ限定ナノブロックまた来た!今回はアメリカの一番歴史長いおもちゃ屋、「FAO Schwarz」は150年記念のために「FAO Solider Bear」くまちゃんのナノブロックが出ました!ナノブロック・アメリカは本当に頑張っていますよね!

Third Releases of Nanoblock Pens!

November 20, 2012 in Character Series, Nanoblock Accessories, Tokyo Disney Resort (TDR) Series

Nanoblock pens has been gaining attraction lately! If you don’t know, this will be the third releases of Nanoblock pens! Due to come by the end of December, this is one of the most consistent Nanoblock accessories that has been out so far. The first release featured hamburger, teddy bear, cake, etc., and the second release had Snoopy, Mickey and Hello Kitty! Actually a fourth release will come early next year but we’ll save that news for later :) So far, the pen itself for the first two releases has been black and white, but as you can see from the picture above, the pens this time resemble the colors of the character! Which one do you like? Tell us by commenting below! Me? I personally love Domo-kun! BTW, Domo-kun doesn’t have a normal Nanoblock out yet, could this be a sign of a new exclusive item?!


The Making of Nanoblock CM

November 20, 2012 in Nanoblock Events

The making video of the Nanoblock commercial! Of course lots of Mao Ichimichi, the star of this CM! Check it out if you want to know how the CM was made! For the people who don’t know, this is the currently running commercial on Japan TV right now for Nanoblock!


Some of 2013′s Nanoblock Releases !

November 17, 2012 in Animal Series, Character Series, Mini Collection Series, Sights to See Collection Series

凸 Mini Collection Series (Animal):

  • NBC-076: Ezo Red Fox (キタキツネ)
  • NBC-077: Toco Toucan (オニオオハシ)
  • NBC-078: Hummingbird (ハチドリ)
  • NBC-079: Alpaca (Cream) (アルパカ クリーム)

凸 Sights to See Collection Series:

  • NBH-041: Rilakkuma Watching TV ver.
    - (リラックマ テレビを見てるバージョン) *
  • NBH-042: Korilakkuma Playing with Duck Toy ver.
    - (コリラックマ アヒルのおもちゃで遊んでるバージョン) *

* Temporary names

  • NBH-043: Windmill of Kinderdijk (キンデルダイクの風車)
  • NBH-044: Sapporo Clock Tower (札幌時計台)
  • NBH-045: Masamune Date Equestrian Statue (伊達政宗騎馬像)
  • NBH-047: Kumamoto Castle (熊本城)

凸 Character Series:

  • NBCC-010: Hello Kitty (ハローキティ)
  • NBCC-011: My Melody (マイメロディ)
  • NBCC-012: Cinamoroll (シナモロール)
  • NBCC-013: Kero Kero Keroppi (けろけろけろっぴ)