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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/vertex-teases-the-sculpt-for-their-selvaria-bles/attachment/vertexselvariaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61310"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I totally forget that certain figures have been announced–I mean, if seven months go buy and all you’ve shown off is an initial announcement, there’s not much going on to keep fans’ attention. That is exactly what happened with Vertex’s Selvaria Bles. When this popped up on my Twitter feed I had a “did this even get announced yet?” moment.</p> <p>But indeed, half a year later we’re getting an update! Or, you know, a pre-update since this is only teasers of the sculpt. I was kind of excited for a new Selvaria since I only have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alters-swimsuit-selvaira-bles-is-painted" target="_blank">the swimsuit one</a> in my collection, but once again she’s just standing around. For such an awesome character she sure gets the most boring poses. At least the hair sculpt is looking really nice!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/VERTEXkyonnu/status/517238748812038144" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);">Vertex's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Vertex Teases The Sculpt For Their Selvaria Bles

    Sometimes I totally forget that certain figures have been announced–I mean, if seven months go buy and all you’ve shown off is an initial announcement, there’s not much going on to keep fans’ attention. That is exactly what happened with Vertex’s Selvaria Bles. When this popped up on my Twitter feed I had a “did this even get announced yet?” moment.

    But indeed, half a year later we’re getting an update! Or, you know, a pre-update since this is only teasers of the sculpt. I was kind of excited for a new Selvaria since I only have the swimsuit one in my collection, but once again she’s just standing around. For such an awesome character she sure gets the most boring poses. At least the hair sculpt is looking really nice!

    [via Vertex's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/get-your-sports-anime-on-with-nendoroid-shouyou-hinata/attachment/volleyballnendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61303"></a></p> <p>The whole sport genre of anime constantly perplexes me. It’s guys… doing sports! Swimming! Basketball! Soccer! Tennis! And now… volleyball, which in my mind is a super girlie sport because a lot of my friends in high school were on the varsity team. Anyway, today we’ll be taking a look at Shouyo Hinata from <em>Haikyuu!!</em></p> <p>He comes with a lot of goodies: 3 faces (normal, excited, embarrassed), a volleyball that looks exactly like a marble, half of a volleyball net, and stand extensions to help him get into all those action poses. I am so smitten with his extra faces, but I don’t think I can really justify buying a Nendoroid just for 2 faceplates. Orders open tonight!</p> <p>Oh, and where is the rest of the net? It’s coming with Shoyou’s companion Nendoroid, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/haikyuu-nendoroids-are-coming" target="_blank">the announced Tobio Kageyama</a>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2014/10/01/nendoroid-shoyo-hinata/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://mikatan.goodsmile.info']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Get Your Sports Anime On With Nendoroid Shouyou Hinata

    The whole sport genre of anime constantly perplexes me. It’s guys… doing sports! Swimming! Basketball! Soccer! Tennis! And now… volleyball, which in my mind is a super girlie sport because a lot of my friends in high school were on the varsity team. Anyway, today we’ll be taking a look at Shouyo Hinata from Haikyuu!!

    He comes with a lot of goodies: 3 faces (normal, excited, embarrassed), a volleyball that looks exactly like a marble, half of a volleyball net, and stand extensions to help him get into all those action poses. I am so smitten with his extra faces, but I don’t think I can really justify buying a Nendoroid just for 2 faceplates. Orders open tonight!

    Oh, and where is the rest of the net? It’s coming with Shoyou’s companion Nendoroid, the announced Tobio Kageyama.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magazine-scans-september-2014/attachment/scanssept14header" rel="attachment wp-att-61287"></a></p> <p>I have faith that one day, magazine scans will return to normal. We will get full previews again, containing all of the new teaser images in glorious HD. Sadly, today is not that day. However, we DO have decent scans of some upcoming ladies! Which, hey, is better than nothing.</p> <p>The stars of the show are two new Nitro+ figures: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hobby-japan-bumps-the-seven-deadly-sins-up-to-nine" target="_blank">Amakuni’s Astaroth</a>, who I had my doubts about, and Alter’s new Gotou (though why they don’t just re-release <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-alters-18-gotou-matabei" target="_blank">the first one</a> I have no clue). They look gorgeous, and while I wasn’t planning on getting either of them I find myself wanting both! Then we’ve got two figures of Yurika Nijino from <em>Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?</em>: a version from Amakuni with a stunning crescent moon base, and a more basic but still cute scaled figure from Di molto bene. Pulling up the rear is Kotobukiya’s Roselinde who, uh, looks just like she did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-kotobukiya" target="_blank">at Wonder Festival</a>, and then we’ve got some <em>KanColle</em> Ichiban Kujis of Suzuya and Kumano.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/studiokyawn/status/514958858632953856" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">Studiokyawn's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Magazine Scans: September 2014

    I have faith that one day, magazine scans will return to normal. We will get full previews again, containing all of the new teaser images in glorious HD. Sadly, today is not that day. However, we DO have decent scans of some upcoming ladies! Which, hey, is better than nothing.

    The stars of the show are two new Nitro+ figures: Amakuni’s Astaroth, who I had my doubts about, and Alter’s new Gotou (though why they don’t just re-release the first one I have no clue). They look gorgeous, and while I wasn’t planning on getting either of them I find myself wanting both! Then we’ve got two figures of Yurika Nijino from Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?: a version from Amakuni with a stunning crescent moon base, and a more basic but still cute scaled figure from Di molto bene. Pulling up the rear is Kotobukiya’s Roselinde who, uh, looks just like she did at Wonder Festival, and then we’ve got some KanColle Ichiban Kujis of Suzuya and Kumano.

    [via Studiokyawn's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-airous-in-the-garden/attachment/airouadventureheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60543"></a></p> <p>If you know me personally, you probably also know that I have kind of an… obsession with Airou & all of the felynes. Because what is better than cats + video games? Nothing. The answer is nothing. I have a pretty massive collection of assorted Airou goodies, including my most prized kitty possessions: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-airous-big-adventure" target="_blank">the full scaled Airous from MegaHouse</a>.</p> <p>Given the huge amount of variety in Airou merch, I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to finally bring some of my plastic kitties out for a photoshoot adventure! This particular set is from Capcom Figure Builder Standard Model Monster Hunter Felyne Comrade Vol.1 (try saying that 3 times fast), and I chose the most “realistic” looking Felynes to come out hunting. There are <a href="http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/main/134//FIG-COL-6288.jpg" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://img.amiami.jp']);" target="_blank" rel="lightbox[gallery-fVGF]">some goofy ones too</a>, and I really want to do <em>something</em> with Nurse Airou… I just don’t know what!</p>

    Plastikitty Gallery: Airous In The Garden

    If you know me personally, you probably also know that I have kind of an… obsession with Airou & all of the felynes. Because what is better than cats + video games? Nothing. The answer is nothing. I have a pretty massive collection of assorted Airou goodies, including my most prized kitty possessions: the full scaled Airous from MegaHouse.

    Given the huge amount of variety in Airou merch, I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to finally bring some of my plastic kitties out for a photoshoot adventure! This particular set is from Capcom Figure Builder Standard Model Monster Hunter Felyne Comrade Vol.1 (try saying that 3 times fast), and I chose the most “realistic” looking Felynes to come out hunting. There are some goofy ones too, and I really want to do something with Nurse Airou… I just don’t know what!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-himeji-castle-is-a-whole-lotta-woman/attachment/castleheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61269"></a></p> <p>I am a sucker for unique, off-the-wall designs, and few figures fit the bill more than Max Factory’s Himeji Castle. Who is a literal castle. That’s right, we’ve moved on from boats and now have<em> moe buildings</em>. I mean, why not? I’ve had a crush on this figure since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2014-max-factory" target="_blank">when we first saw the sculpt</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factory-gives-us-a-peek-at-the-painted-himeji-castle" target="_blank">her painted teasers</a> left me drooling. Now, finally, she is ready for orders! Come on, who doesn’t need a castle in their collection?</p> <p>Due to the massive size of, you know, a real-life building, Himeji Castle is a tiny 1/350 scale–but Max Factory has assured us that this is the equivalent of 1/7, putting her at 6 inches tall in her compact position. The detail of this figure is just so delightful: the brick patterns on her boots, the little villagers, her bird lanterns. So in love! And for once, I am not going to complain about a high price: she is an impressive ¥17,407, but that won’t stop me from adding some fortifications to my PVC lineup.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/minokichi_ss/status/516486432932634624/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">minokichi_ss's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Max Factory’s Himeji Castle Is A Whole Lotta Woman

    I am a sucker for unique, off-the-wall designs, and few figures fit the bill more than Max Factory’s Himeji Castle. Who is a literal castle. That’s right, we’ve moved on from boats and now have moe buildings. I mean, why not? I’ve had a crush on this figure since when we first saw the sculpt, and her painted teasers left me drooling. Now, finally, she is ready for orders! Come on, who doesn’t need a castle in their collection?

    Due to the massive size of, you know, a real-life building, Himeji Castle is a tiny 1/350 scale–but Max Factory has assured us that this is the equivalent of 1/7, putting her at 6 inches tall in her compact position. The detail of this figure is just so delightful: the brick patterns on her boots, the little villagers, her bird lanterns. So in love! And for once, I am not going to complain about a high price: she is an impressive ¥17,407, but that won’t stop me from adding some fortifications to my PVC lineup.

    [via minokichi_ss's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-17-scale-yuuki-mikan/attachment/alteryuukiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61258"></a></p> <p>Sometimes Alter really confuses me. They put out figures that are <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alters-alisia-heart-is-ready-for-battle" target="_blank">just absolute perfection</a>, but sometimes we get… this. Don’t get me wrong, the craftsmanship on Yuuki is lovely. The colors and shading are on point, there’s lots of detail in her hair, and the sculpt is quite refined. But I mean, it’s a girl standing around in a swimsuit. This is Beach Queen pose territory. And she even comes with an extra head!</p> <p>Their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-autumn-2013-alters-to-loveru-darkness-yuuki-mikan" target="_blank">first Yuuki</a> didn’t exactly wow me, but this is even more dull. Wouldn’t it be nice if Alter stopped with the whole “<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-hozuki-ferrari" target="_blank">girl standing doing nothing</a>” pose they seem so fond of? I’d really love a decent figure of Yuuki Mikan, but so far none have seemed interesting enough to get me to hit the order button. But if this figure is everything you’ve ever wanted, orders open October 1st!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/alter_info/archives/1881932.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://blog.livedoor.jp']);" target="_blank">Alter's Blog</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s 1/7 Scale Yuuki Mikan

    Sometimes Alter really confuses me. They put out figures that are just absolute perfection, but sometimes we get… this. Don’t get me wrong, the craftsmanship on Yuuki is lovely. The colors and shading are on point, there’s lots of detail in her hair, and the sculpt is quite refined. But I mean, it’s a girl standing around in a swimsuit. This is Beach Queen pose territory. And she even comes with an extra head!

    Their first Yuuki didn’t exactly wow me, but this is even more dull. Wouldn’t it be nice if Alter stopped with the whole “girl standing doing nothing” pose they seem so fond of? I’d really love a decent figure of Yuuki Mikan, but so far none have seemed interesting enough to get me to hit the order button. But if this figure is everything you’ve ever wanted, orders open October 1st!

    [via Alter's Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-amatsukaze-is-one-cute-battleship/attachment/nendoamatsukaze" rel="attachment wp-att-61239"></a></p> <p>With the overwhelming amount of characters in <em>Kantai Collection</em>, even the most popular ones don’t get an annoying amount of figures (yet). Take Amatsukaze: as Shimakaze’s sister ship, she’s incredibly popular, but so far we’ve gotten <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factory-previews-two-new-kantai-collection-releases" target="_blank">a figma</a> and a figure, plus the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-max-factorys-figfix-line" target="_blank">announced figFIX</a>. That’s it. But of course GSC is going to pump out Nendoroids of every girl eventually (just imagine that display setup), so it’s time for this ship to get chibified!</p> <p>Amatsukaze is definitely one of my favorite girls–the steam hat, her cat-like twintails, the mini boat on her hip. SO CUTE. Of course, like Nendoroid Shimakaze, she comes with a totally creepy almost-naked damaged body. I mean, I just think nearly naked Nendos are weird. Why are we sexualizing bodies that look like they belong to toddlers? Japan, sometimes you go way too far. But I still want her, because of <em>dat embarrass expression</em>. Orders open tonight!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-11928509936.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://ameblo.jp']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Nendoroid Amatsukaze Is One Cute Battleship

    With the overwhelming amount of characters in Kantai Collection, even the most popular ones don’t get an annoying amount of figures (yet). Take Amatsukaze: as Shimakaze’s sister ship, she’s incredibly popular, but so far we’ve gotten a figma and a figure, plus the announced figFIX. That’s it. But of course GSC is going to pump out Nendoroids of every girl eventually (just imagine that display setup), so it’s time for this ship to get chibified!

    Amatsukaze is definitely one of my favorite girls–the steam hat, her cat-like twintails, the mini boat on her hip. SO CUTE. Of course, like Nendoroid Shimakaze, she comes with a totally creepy almost-naked damaged body. I mean, I just think nearly naked Nendos are weird. Why are we sexualizing bodies that look like they belong to toddlers? Japan, sometimes you go way too far. But I still want her, because of dat embarrass expression. Orders open tonight!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/embrace-japan-announces-a-figure-of-captain-earths-moco/attachment/mocoannouncementheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61235"></a></p> <p><em>Captain Earth</em> (aka yet another Evangelion/Gundam Seed mashup clone) was a pretty popular show last season, but since we are in the middle of convention limbo (right between Summer WonFest and Autumn MegaHobby!) we haven’t seen a ton of figures from the show. There’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/aquamarine-announces-a-figure-of-hana-mutou-from-captain-earth" target="_blank">Aquamarine’s announced Hana</a>… and that’s about it.</p> <p>Of course, much of the main cast is male but it’s no surprise that the second figure is also of a girl. With huge boobs. Shocking, I know! It’s Moco, and she’ll be produced by Embrace Japan. I actually really love her hair, but the ridiculous floating boobs just make me giggle. Lady, that is a bad implant job.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/34643/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://hobby.dengeki.com']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Embrace Japan Announces A Figure Of Captain Earth’s Moco

    Captain Earth (aka yet another Evangelion/Gundam Seed mashup clone) was a pretty popular show last season, but since we are in the middle of convention limbo (right between Summer WonFest and Autumn MegaHobby!) we haven’t seen a ton of figures from the show. There’s Aquamarine’s announced Hana… and that’s about it.

    Of course, much of the main cast is male but it’s no surprise that the second figure is also of a girl. With huge boobs. Shocking, I know! It’s Moco, and she’ll be produced by Embrace Japan. I actually really love her hair, but the ridiculous floating boobs just make me giggle. Lady, that is a bad implant job.

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/oh-my-goodness-furyu-is-making-another-soniko-prize/attachment/wowmorefuryusonikoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61226"></a></p> <p>At this point, I feel like FuRyu’s line of Soniko prizes is some strange running joke. I mean, the last announcement was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hey-its-another-furyu-super-soniko" target="_blank">almost exactly a month ago</a>. There are <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wow-its-another-furyu-soniko" target="_blank">so</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/furyu-proves-that-maybe-you-can-have-too-much-soniko" target="_blank">many</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/act-surprised-because-furyu-is-doing-another-soniko-prize" target="_blank">variants</a> of her produced by the company that I’ve basically lost track. I mean, come on FuRyu, SEGA doesn’t make this many figures of the Evangelion girls in 5 years.</p> <p>The funny thing is, they’ve been getting significantly better with each new version. Crisper sculpts, more interesting outfits. I think the last Soniko, the princess one, was their best yet…. until I saw this cutie! She’s in a variation of Snow White’s costume, and god damn they’ve sucked me into buying yet another figure of her. At least they’re insanely cheap?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/516495068895539200" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">t_santa's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Oh My Goodness, FuRyu Is Making Another Soniko Prize!

    At this point, I feel like FuRyu’s line of Soniko prizes is some strange running joke. I mean, the last announcement was almost exactly a month ago. There are so many variants of her produced by the company that I’ve basically lost track. I mean, come on FuRyu, SEGA doesn’t make this many figures of the Evangelion girls in 5 years.

    The funny thing is, they’ve been getting significantly better with each new version. Crisper sculpts, more interesting outfits. I think the last Soniko, the princess one, was their best yet…. until I saw this cutie! She’s in a variation of Snow White’s costume, and god damn they’ve sucked me into buying yet another figure of her. At least they’re insanely cheap?

    [via t_santa's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wave-shows-off-new-persona-3-4-beach-queens/attachment/personabqsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61209"></a></p> <p>It has been quite some time since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wave-announces-beach-queens-from-fatestay-night-persona-4-guilty-crown" target="_blank">Wave announced that they would be doing Persona Beach Queens</a>–and at that time, they only took on two girls from<em> Persona 4</em>: Rise and Yukiko. Recently they worked on <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/shin-megami-tensei-devil-survivor-2s-io-nitta-hits-the-beach" target="_blank">one of the <em>Devil Survivor 2</em> gals</a>, but as far as Atlus collabs go it’s been all quiet on the Eastern front for a while now. Well, that is finally changing because they just showed off fully painted sculpts of Mitsuru from <em>3</em> and Chie from <em>4</em>!</p> <p>Sadly, both have issues: Mitsuru’s torso is twisted in a really odd way, and Chie looks oddly stiff. But Mitsuru is my absolute favorite Persona character, so I will take what I can get. I’d love to see the rest of the<em> 3</em> girls: Yukari, please!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-8687.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://figsoku.net']);" target="_blank">Figsoku</a>]</p>

    Wave Shows Off New Persona 3 & 4 Beach Queens

    It has been quite some time since Wave announced that they would be doing Persona Beach Queens–and at that time, they only took on two girls from Persona 4: Rise and Yukiko. Recently they worked on one of the Devil Survivor 2 gals, but as far as Atlus collabs go it’s been all quiet on the Eastern front for a while now. Well, that is finally changing because they just showed off fully painted sculpts of Mitsuru from 3 and Chie from 4!

    Sadly, both have issues: Mitsuru’s torso is twisted in a really odd way, and Chie looks oddly stiff. But Mitsuru is my absolute favorite Persona character, so I will take what I can get. I’d love to see the rest of the 3 girls: Yukari, please!

    [via Figsoku]

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