This is how the whole campaign works: everyone get to nominate any character for three separate categories: Robot Damashii, S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider and S.H. Figuarts Origin (any non-Kamen Rider character) on Tamashii Web before Tamashii Feature Vol. 1. 10 highest nominations from each category go to the event to be voted by the visitors there.
Since Tamashii Feature Vol. 1 will be held in two places, the winner will be determined by the highest accumulative votes from two venues: Tokyo and Osaka.
As the first stop of Tamashii Feature Vol. 1 in Akihabara, Tokyo was over yesterday (February 7th), we now have the result of the poll for all three categories:
(1) ShinkenOh from "Samurai Sentai Shinkenger"
(2) L-Gaim Mk-II from "Heavy Metal L-Gaim"
(3) Gundam X from "After War Gundam X "
(4) GaoGaiGar from "The King of Braves GaoGaiGar"
(5) AV-98 Ingram from "Patlabor "
(6) Ryuohmaru (龍王丸) from "Heroic Legend of Demon God Wataru"
(7) Gear Fighter Dendoh from "Gear Fighter Dendoh"
(8) God Gundam from "G Gundam"
(9) Alteisen from "Super Robot War"
(10) Layzner from "Blue Comet SPT Layzner "
S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider
(1) Shadow Moon
(2) Nazca Dopant from "Kamen Rider W"
(3) Kamen Rider Faiz
(4) Kamen Rider Amazon
(5) Kamen Rider Agito Shining Form
(6) Kamen Rider Blade King Form
(7) Kamen Rider Super 1
(8) Kamen Rider Kiva Emperor Form
(9) Kamen Rider Hibiki
(10) Kamen Rider Dark Kiva
S.H. Figuarts Origin
(1) Shinken Red from "Samurai Sentai Shinkenger"
(2) Zero from "Code Geass"
(3) Omegamon from "Digimon"
(4) Garo from "GARO"
(5) Rockman X from "Rockman X"
(6) Tekkaman Blade from "Space Knight Tekkaman Blade"
(7) Kazuma from "s-CRY-ed"
(8) KOS-MOS from "Xenosaga"
(9) Gavan from "Space Sheriff Gavan"
(10) Guyver from "Bio-Booster Armor Guyver"
I must say I'm really surprised that ShinkenOh and Shinken Red from last year's Super Sentai series top their respective group. I was expecting characters from older series to be nominated and voted, since they would have gather more support over longer time. More surprisingly, Gundam X and God Gundam are the only two [Side MS] on the poll, at No. 3 and No. 8 respectively. Since [Side MS] is the main sub series of Robot Damashii, I was expecting more to be in the poll actually, at least 3 or 4. ^^;
This is just the preliminary result though. We now wait for Osaka to vote on these three categories, which will happen this Thursday (February 11th) to determine the winner. The percentage of votes from Tokyo's poll for each character is undisclosed though, so we're not sure whether the votes between each character is close, and Osaka's result will skew the entire poll, or if it's already a walkover win for ShinkenOh, Shadow Moon and Shinken Red. ^^;
Image are from Toysdaily.