Contact us!Got a tip? Send it our way at PlastikittyTips@gmail.com!
@Plastikitty: Summer WonFest 2015: (NSFW) AlphaMax http://t.co/njMFV7Uuvm http://t.co/QyZaTDC1He
5 days ago- DHN -
@KingthedarkDhn: RT @Plastikitty: Summer WonFest 2015: (NSFW) AlphaMax http://t.co/i7HOJuCgMP #wf2015s #nsfw #tonytaka #fault #starless http://t.co/5TJt1aRJ…
5 days agoStephen Donaldson
@Sir_Narwhal: RT @Plastikitty: Summer WonFest 2015: (NSFW) AlphaMax http://t.co/i7HOJuCgMP #wf2015s #nsfw #tonytaka #fault #starless http://t.co/5TJt1aRJ…
5 days agoPlastikitty
@Plastikitty: Summer WonFest 2015: (NSFW) AlphaMax http://t.co/i7HOJuCgMP #wf2015s #nsfw #tonytaka #fault #starless http://t.co/5TJt1aRJFc
5 days ago
Summer Wonder Festival 2015 Garage Kit Roundup
Wonder Festival is a little over 24 hours away, and you know what that means–time for the traditional roundup of the garage kits that will be available at the event! Well, obviously not all of them, because there are hundreds. And a lot of them are terrible. So we go through and weed out the best/most interesting of the bunch to bring to you!
This year there is a whole, whole lot of Kantai Collection. Even more than at Winter Wonder Festival! There’s also, no surprise, a ton of Sailor Moon figures since the license is open. Though there’s a surprising lack of Cardcaptor Sakura. We also have the traditional batch of kits from Cerberus Project and T’s System, along with tons tons more from franchises like Dark Souls, Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Monster Hunter. Check them all out after the jump! And like always, kits are labeled with their circle so if you happen to be at WonFest, you can snatch them up.
[via Grizzry Panda, RyunRyunTei, wallaby0819, Project CK, Cherry Blossom, Amie Grand, doat, T’s System, fg-site, Crea Mode, Reply From…, Snow Cat, Fixia, Windflower, Ryoheifull, Tinami, Akimof8, Yamonyamon, Metalbox, 3x3x3]
Plastikitty Gallery: ques Q’s King Tutankhamun
As a kid, I was absolutely obsessed with Egyptian mythology and history. It’s a interest that’s followed me into adulthood, though I’ve branched out a bit from my 8-year-old self and study pretty much any mythology and culture I can get my hands onto. Thus, you know, the degree in Anthropology. But Egypt has always remained my first love: I compulsively buy any knicknacks related to it, so I was over the moon when I found out we were getting a (moe) King Tut figure. What more could a girl ask for?
Ques Q is hardly the biggest manufacturer out there, but I trust them to execute simpler figures like this. And Tut turned out beautifully: it’s a simple figure to be sure, without the paint details you’d get from a company like Alter, but I absolutely adore her. The melancholy expression, the slight head tilt, and of course the not-too-orange skin are just perfection to me. Of course I had to take her out for a shoot (and got attacked by cactus thorns that are still embedded in my skin, damn you nature!). Check out our gallery of her after the jump!
Plastikitty Gallery: Good Smile Company’s Tell Your World Miku Hatsune
It’s been a while since we’ve had a gallery or review of a Miku figure on the site, but now that summer is officially here and Good Smile Company’s Tell Your World Miku showed up, it felt like a perfect time to bring a Miku out for a shoot. Tell Your World Miku has one of my favorite sculpts of a Miku figure in a while featuring great detail and winding tendrils of her twintails and she has such a soft, yet introspective face that conveys a wide variety of emotions depending on the angle.
Tell Your World Miku is rather dainty and tiny for the 1/8th scale that she is, but that seems to be more of Sakurako’s sculpting style than anything else. And it’s not necessarily a negative either; it really makes her look that much more fragile in these shots, which looks great in all honesty. When we saw that the colors of the flowers out front were pretty much identical to the pattern on her dress Leah and I had to take her out for a few quick pictures. Hit the jump to check them out!
Plastikitty Gets Real: Kidrobot’s Newest Figure
If you’re a fan of ours and also a fan of the vinyl world, you may have noticed that we skipped writing about a recent Kidrobot release, and, quite frankly, it was intentional. We’ve been musing over how to really phrase this properly and stage a discussion for the last few days because, well, Kidrobot’s latest announcement of their Baby Huey figure by Frank Kozik for San Diego Comic Con (which we will not be showing pictures of) is in all honesty incredibly problematic. We first found out about this figure a while back when it went up for order, but recently a new press release came out with a video and more information about its pre-release at SDCC and, when we saw every single other outlet post the news without batting a single eyelash, it really rubbed us the wrong way here at Plastikitty. Hit the jump to find out why.
Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX J Sebastian Michaelis
Ahh, Black Butler. One of the most popular US anime/manga franchises, but not one that I was ever really invested in. Black Butler is the domain of those girls who practically live in the manga section of Barnes & Nobles, and will talk to you for hours about who they ship Sebby with. You all know what I’m talking about. Okay, maybe that’s not a thing anymore, but it was when I was in highschool! *shakes fist at sky*
While I was never a huge fan, I’ve always liked the designs: there are so few guys who aren’t “stereotypical highschool boy with boring outfit* in anime, let alone a… *gasp* “older” one like Sebastian! I mean, he’s a demon butler. What’s not to like? And like so many older series, the license on this has recently been required by a ton of companies, finally filling the BB-sized hole in so many fangirls’ hearts. Sadly, most of the Sebastian figures are super boring (look, he’s… standing there again!) but Koto gave us one with a cool base! And I am all about cool bases, so let’s hit the jump and get this party started.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 30, 2015 | No Comments
One of Good Smile Company’s Wonder Festival reveals was a Petit Nendoroid set of the Love Live girls. I was pretty excited for them: I love the design of the LL cast, but so far the Nendoroid sets (both the original and casual) have done pretty much nothing for me. But these ones? Ridiculous name aside (angelic angel, so redundant), I adore the outfits they picked here!
The set contains all 9 of the girls, and for Petits the sculpts look quite intricate: the hair in particular is great! As per usual, there are exclusive bonuses: the GSC shop is offering cute bases for all of them, as is Circle K Sunkus. And if you buy a full set from any location, you get a special base & background to set them all up! Orders open tonight.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Wave was conspicuously absent from Wonder Festival. I thought the pressure of no one buying the insanely overpriced Beach Queens might finally be taking its toll, but it seems like they were just… saving a bunch of sculpts. And, shockingly, none of them are bikini girls! We have two stand-alone figures: one of Hestia, and another of Miho Nishizumi. Is EVERYONE making a Hestia? Sure feels like it.
Then we have two girls from Infinite Stratos, Houki and Charlotte, in lingerie. I’m going to guess that they will eventually do all the girls, much like their Saber lingerie line. And considering how smitten I am with the IS cast, this is great news! They’ve shown off Houki in two colors, pink and white, with one of them presumably being an exclusive because Wave just can’t resist making crazy expensive alternate colorways. Hopefully the white is the regular release, because I like it a lot more than the pink.
[via Wave’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
You know we’re pretty much done with Wonder Festival when we get down to companies like Pulchra! Not that they’re terrible, but they are quite small and their quality is only so-so… so far, at least. Their sculpts at Wonder Festival looked better than their previous offerings, so maybe they’re on the way up!
They had quite a bit out on display: Koneko Toujou from Highschool DxD, Enju Aihara from Black Bullet, Kirishima Lei, Esdeath from Akame ga Kill!, and Mio Naruse & Yuki Nonaka from Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha. They’ve also announced a Yuuki Mikan from To LOVEru!
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | 4 Comments
PLUM is one of the smaller figure manufacturers, so they didn’t have a ton out. In fact, there was only one new sculpt… but man, was it a doozy. They’re doing Mikatan Narugino from Punchline and she just looks so great. The pose, the base, all the detail! It looks like such a happy figure.
They also had a handful of announcements. They’ll be doing yet another God Eater girl (Sakuya Tachibana this time), Airi Kashii from Ro-Kyu-Bu!, and Blanc from Geki Jigen Tag Blanc + Neptune VS Zombie Gundan (zombie… gundams? What?)
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
Well, this is a little disappointing. Wing has on display what they showed in their teasers… and nothing more. So Purple Heart, Ignis, and Nisei Muramasa. Two of which we’ve already seen sculpted! No progress on all those announcements from last WonFest, it seems. I wonder if they bit off more than they could chew?
We do, though, have an announcement from them: they will be doing Yukino Yukinoshita and Yui Yuigahama from Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (whyyyy is the name so long) in yukatas!
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | No Comments
Chara-Ani/Toy’s Works used to make a lot of passable but not fantastic figures, and popped them out pretty rapidly. It seems that they are finally changing their approach, as we can see in the relatively small offerings they had out for Wonder Festival: they are at least going to try to go for quality over quantity.
There was, of course, Oyari Ashito’s angel girl on display, along with baker Sonico and Mikoto Kiba from Triage X. The most surprising thing is that they’ll be doing Free! figures of Sousuke Yamazaki and Rin Matsuoka! It also seems like that cute Rias is going to be Chara-Ani, not Embrace Japan.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | No Comments
Sega seems to turn up at every single event with prize figures. There’s just an endless stream of them. But hey, I love prize figures, so I’m not going to complain!
This year was, well, much like other years. A lot of the usual: Evangelion, KanColle (including the Lucky Star x Kantai Collection crossover figures), lots and lots of Mikus. We also have new Persona figures, including a Yukiko to match the P3 uniform version Chie!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on July 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
When covering WonFest, some things wind up falling through the cracks due to the sheer amount of announcements that there are and sadly, Kotobukiya’s announcement of a Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture in their ArtFX J line was one of those. Personally, I’m a huge Ghost in the Shell fan, but admittedly even I haven’t bothered watching Arise yet due to all of the negative reviews I’ve seen. That said, I’m definitely glad to see more companies deciding to take on figures of the major, even though her Stand Alone Complex design is so much better. Hopefully we’ll at least get an action pose from Kotobukiya though!
[via kotobukiyas’ Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
When Aniplex announced that they’d be making a figure of Ciel in full fancy dress, I think we were all a little excited. I mean, Black Butler fans have been jilted by the figure market for a long time, and finally we’re getting so many Ciels & Sebastians! But I think this might be the crown jewel of them all. The sculpt is amazing, the pose is amazing, it’s just… it’s going to be an exclusive, so I’m trying to keep my excitement reigned in. But really. Just gorgeous.
[via Whitenoize’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 26, 2015 | 2 Comments
So up until now, I knew Broccoli as that company that made the nightmare-inducing Sonico. I mean, guys, it was BAD. They were a company that made bad figures. But suddenly all their sculpts are detailed and the paintwork is great? I’m so confused. What happened. Because, really, these new figures look hella nice.
We have Asuna and Silica from Sword Art Online, a drop dead gorgeous rendition of Tenshi, Nene Ayachi, Miyuki Shiba from Boring Magic School, and more! They also showed off a Caster from Fate/Extra, but since she was marked do not photograph we sadly cannot show her to you. But check out everything else in the gallery!