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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-16-seraphim-sakuya-is-heaven-sent/attachment/waifuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62728"></a></p> <p>I was in love with Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/feast-your-eyes-upon-kotobukiyas-angelic-seraphim-mode-sakuya" target="_blank">first Seraphim Sakuya</a>, but I’m sad to say I’ve almost forgotten her thanks to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-new-seraphim-sakuya-is-a-sight-for-sore-eyes" target="_blank">amazing second version</a>. I mean… ribbons, wings, Tony Taka. My favorite things. The fact that her sculpt and paint are jaw-dropping (and her price isn’t so scary) are just the icing on the cake.</p> <p>We’re going to be getting a lot of galleries of her in the next few months, and I will be posting all of them bwahaha. Yeah, that’s right, NO ESCAPE. Just behold. Look into her eyes. You know you want to press the order button. <em>Dooo ittt</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/58037" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.moeyo.com']);" target="_blank">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s 1/6 Seraphim Sakuya Is Heaven-Sent

    I was in love with Kotobukiya’s first Seraphim Sakuya, but I’m sad to say I’ve almost forgotten her thanks to their amazing second version. I mean… ribbons, wings, Tony Taka. My favorite things. The fact that her sculpt and paint are jaw-dropping (and her price isn’t so scary) are just the icing on the cake.

    We’re going to be getting a lot of galleries of her in the next few months, and I will be posting all of them bwahaha. Yeah, that’s right, NO ESCAPE. Just behold. Look into her eyes. You know you want to press the order button. Dooo ittt.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-batman-is-the-knight/attachment/nendobatmanheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62695"></a></p> <p>At first I thought the idea of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-nendoroids" target="_blank">a Nendoroid Batman</a> was just absolutely absurd. I mean, he’s too badass to be small and chibi. But after listening to some <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqv_LUStxDw" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.youtube.com']);" target="_blank" rel="lightbox-video-0">appropriate</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IauoKbPQD_E" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.youtube.com']);" target="_blank" rel="lightbox-video-1">music</a> (and squeeing over <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smiles-october-2014-niconico-broadcast" target="_blank">the NicoNico pictures</a>), I am 100% sold on this little dude. I MEAN JUST LOOK AT HIM. The angry face, his little frown. The bat ears. So cute.</p> <p>He also comes with a lot of goodies! There’s a Batarang (of course) and a grappling gun, along with his bat signal that can be displayed two ways (on and off). But the best accessory by far is his wrapped-around cape. That, yes, will fit other Nendoroid heads! Oh god, I want a whole army of them. Orders open tomorrow night!</p> <p><em>GSC online shop pre-orders will come with a special 75th Anniversary Batsignal</em></p> <p>[via <a href="http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://mikatan.goodsmile.info']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Nendoroid Batman is The Knight

    At first I thought the idea of a Nendoroid Batman was just absolutely absurd. I mean, he’s too badass to be small and chibi. But after listening to some appropriate music (and squeeing over the NicoNico pictures), I am 100% sold on this little dude. I MEAN JUST LOOK AT HIM. The angry face, his little frown. The bat ears. So cute.

    He also comes with a lot of goodies! There’s a Batarang (of course) and a grappling gun, along with his bat signal that can be displayed two ways (on and off). But the best accessory by far is his wrapped-around cape. That, yes, will fit other Nendoroid heads! Oh god, I want a whole army of them. Orders open tomorrow night!

    GSC online shop pre-orders will come with a special 75th Anniversary Batsignal

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/chara-ani-hits-the-beach-with-sword-art-onlines-sinon/attachment/sinonswimsuitheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62691"></a></p> <p>Chara-Ani has really been on a <em>Sword Art Online</em> kick recently. They recently announced an <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sword-art-onlines-asuna-hits-the-stage" target="_blank">idol Asuna</a>, and they really seem to love these girls in swimsuits: we had the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/chara-ani-gives-their-swimsuit-asuna-a-watery-recolor" target="_blank">large scale Asuna</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-toys-works" target="_blank">teeny 1/10 Leafa</a>. Seems like Leafa will be getting a companion. Yup, they’re adding Sinon to the line, a character who seems red hot right now in terms of popularity.</p> <p>Of course the pose and blow up animal reminds me of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/wp-content/uploads/j014.jpg" target="_blank" rel="lightbox[gallery-L3qe]">Konomi</a>, but since that’s one of my guilty pleasure figures I’m not going to complain!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.chara-ani.com/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.chara-ani.com']);" target="_blank">Chara-Ani</a>]</p>

    Chara-Ani Hits The Beach With Sword Art Online’s Sinon

    Chara-Ani has really been on a Sword Art Online kick recently. They recently announced an idol Asuna, and they really seem to love these girls in swimsuits: we had the large scale Asuna and the teeny 1/10 Leafa. Seems like Leafa will be getting a companion. Yup, they’re adding Sinon to the line, a character who seems red hot right now in terms of popularity.

    Of course the pose and blow up animal reminds me of Konomi, but since that’s one of my guilty pleasure figures I’m not going to complain!

    [via Chara-Ani]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/vertex-announces-figures-from-samurai-princess-muramasa/attachment/muraboobsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62686"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I look at a figure and just think “why god, WHY.” There are a lot of things to love about this character design: crazy antenna, awesome hair, one of my <a href="http://muramasa.jp.net/?%E4%BC%8A%E6%9D%B1%E4%B8%80%E5%88%80%E6%96%8E" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://muramasa.jp.net']);" target="_blank">favorite color schemes</a> (white hair, dark skin, purple clothing?? yes please), her weaponry, the pose. But then… we get to… THE BOOBS. What is happenning here? I mean, I can’t blame Vertex that much because it’s part of Itou Ittousai’s character design, but still… so close, and yet so far.</p> <p>This game has <a href="http://muramasa.jp.net/?%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%20%E5%87%9B" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://muramasa.jp.net']);" target="_blank">a ton of great designs</a> (as <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-himeji-castle-is-a-whole-lotta-woman" target="_blank">we’ve already seen</a>), so of course Vertex isn’t going to stop at just one figure! Gotou Matabei, whose art is in the gallery, is next in line. No, not <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-alters-18-gotou-matabei" target="_blank">that Gotou</a>. God, Japan, stop naming anime and game characters after samurai! It’s so confusing.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/minokichi_ss/status/527034527030321152" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">minokichi_ss's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Vertex Announces Figures From Samurai Princess Muramasa

    Sometimes I look at a figure and just think “why god, WHY.” There are a lot of things to love about this character design: crazy antenna, awesome hair, one of my favorite color schemes (white hair, dark skin, purple clothing?? yes please), her weaponry, the pose. But then… we get to… THE BOOBS. What is happenning here? I mean, I can’t blame Vertex that much because it’s part of Itou Ittousai’s character design, but still… so close, and yet so far.

    This game has a ton of great designs (as we’ve already seen), so of course Vertex isn’t going to stop at just one figure! Gotou Matabei, whose art is in the gallery, is next in line. No, not that Gotou. God, Japan, stop naming anime and game characters after samurai! It’s so confusing.

    [via minokichi_ss's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/union-creative-brings-us-another-calne-ca/attachment/calnecaannouncementheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62647"></a></p> <p>Union Creative’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/union-creatives-calne-ca-is-ready-to-terrorize-your-miku-collection" target="_blank">first version of Calne Ca</a>, the monstrous robot Miku Hatsune, was pure high octane nightmare fuel. Maybe a little too much for some people, but judging from her aftermarket prices (currently hovering at around $150) it was a very successful release. So what to do now? Well aside from that wonderful <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/union-creatives-calne-ca-dons-red-white-blue" target="_blank">AMURICA recolor</a>, they’ll also be bringing us a brand new sculpt of the robot demon songstress!</p> <p>This time she’s without most of her robot parts sadly, which means yes… no spider leg jaw. This is definitely a more palatable version of Calne Ca, though she’s still got the demonic eyes going on. And she’s kind of wearing Luka’s outfit? Who knows. But I missed out on the first version, so I doubt I’ll sleep on this one.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> They have announced a 3rd release as well! This is the “Bacterial Contamination” version and looks much more promising than the “strange pantsless Luka outfit” they first revealed. I mean, the mutant lobster claws.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/Deino/status/526706675911127040/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">Deino's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Union Creative Brings Us Another Calne Ca

    Union Creative’s first version of Calne Ca, the monstrous robot Miku Hatsune, was pure high octane nightmare fuel. Maybe a little too much for some people, but judging from her aftermarket prices (currently hovering at around $150) it was a very successful release. So what to do now? Well aside from that wonderful AMURICA recolor, they’ll also be bringing us a brand new sculpt of the robot demon songstress!

    This time she’s without most of her robot parts sadly, which means yes… no spider leg jaw. This is definitely a more palatable version of Calne Ca, though she’s still got the demonic eyes going on. And she’s kind of wearing Luka’s outfit? Who knows. But I missed out on the first version, so I doubt I’ll sleep on this one.

    [UPDATE] They have announced a 3rd release as well! This is the “Bacterial Contamination” version and looks much more promising than the “strange pantsless Luka outfit” they first revealed. I mean, the mutant lobster claws.

    [via Deino's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-for-halloween-with-javier-jimenezs-wananeko/attachment/creepykittyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62668"></a></p> <p>We here at Plastikitty love cats, both real and plastic. Thus the name! And of course we’re always on the lookout for more vinyl kitties (or in this case, resin!) to add to our ever-growing collection of misfits. First it was the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-our-mini-tuttz-collection" target="_blank">Tuttz</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/two-new-kaiju-negoras-are-coming-to-stores-this-month" target="_blank">Negoras</a>, and now we’re obsessed with <a href="http://cherrishop.bigcartel.com/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://cherrishop.bigcartel.com']);" target="_blank">Nenne</a> and Javier Jimenez’s Wananeko figure!</p> <p>This little guy is out for some Halloween fun with two versions: a sweet calico treat and a creepy Samhain trick. That’s right, two new colorways! You can grab them both right now in <a href="http://www.lakaijufam.bigcartel.com/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.lakaijufam.bigcartel.com']);" target="_blank">Jimenez’s webstore</a> for $60 a pop. But if you’re on the fence, don’t wait for too long: the calico pre-order is limited, and there are only 5 of the Halloween edition!</p>

    Prepare For Halloween With Javier Jimenez’s Wananeko

    We here at Plastikitty love cats, both real and plastic. Thus the name! And of course we’re always on the lookout for more vinyl kitties (or in this case, resin!) to add to our ever-growing collection of misfits. First it was the Tuttz and Negoras, and now we’re obsessed with Nenne and Javier Jimenez’s Wananeko figure!

    This little guy is out for some Halloween fun with two versions: a sweet calico treat and a creepy Samhain trick. That’s right, two new colorways! You can grab them both right now in Jimenez’s webstore for $60 a pop. But if you’re on the fence, don’t wait for too long: the calico pre-order is limited, and there are only 5 of the Halloween edition!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lawson-brings-us-more-madoka-kaname/attachment/lawsonmadokafigureheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62659"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen a lot of <em>Madoka Magica</em> figures from Lawson: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lawsons-madoka-magica-lottery-prizes" target="_blank">three</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lawson-brings-us-more-madoka-magica-prizes" target="_blank">sets</a> of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lawson-teams-up-with-madoka-magica-once-again" >trading figures</a>, and a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-lawsons-cheerleader-homura-akemi" target="_blank">cheerleader Homura</a>. But of course you can never have enough Madoka, so now we’re getting… yup, another figure from them. That’s limited and exclusive, of course! What fun would it be if you could just buy these like regular figures? They need to be special!</p> <p>Of course, by special I mean expensive. Because this looks like a prize figure: sure, the concept is super cute, but the quality? No. Just no please. Are you thinking “oh, but she’s so cute!” Wait till you hear the price: ¥8,800. Before fees. LOL, okay Lawson. Totally a thing I want to spend my money on.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.lawson.co.jp/campaign/static/mm9/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.lawson.co.jp']);" target="_blank">Lawson</a>]</p>

    Lawson Brings Us More Madoka Kaname

    We’ve seen a lot of Madoka Magica figures from Lawson: three sets of trading figures, and a cheerleader Homura. But of course you can never have enough Madoka, so now we’re getting… yup, another figure from them. That’s limited and exclusive, of course! What fun would it be if you could just buy these like regular figures? They need to be special!

    Of course, by special I mean expensive. Because this looks like a prize figure: sure, the concept is super cute, but the quality? No. Just no please. Are you thinking “oh, but she’s so cute!” Wait till you hear the price: ¥8,800. Before fees. LOL, okay Lawson. Totally a thing I want to spend my money on.

    [via Lawson]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alter-is-bringing-a-soniko-recolor-to-autumn-megahobby/attachment/altersonikorecolorheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62651"></a></p> <p>Alter brings us a few convention exclusives a year, and they are almost always recolors. Very… <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-alters-perplexing-dizzy-recolor" target="_blank">strange</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alters-swismuit-selvaria-gets-a-limited-white-colorway" target="_blank">recolors</a>. But every once in a rare while they get it right, and I think we can chalk this one up as a success for them. It’s a recolor of their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alters-super-soniko-is-finally-painted" target="_blank">Santa Soniko</a>, and in a reverse of Melty (whose second version was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/christmas-melty-is-actually-happening-courtesy-of-alter" target="_blank">quite Christmasy</a>), they’ll be bringing us a <em>less</em> seasonal take on the sculpt for the upcoming MegaHobby Expo.</p> <p>While I’m usually a huge Christmas figure fan, something about the original figure felt… lacking for me. The sculpt and face were perfect, but the red hood + bikini felt unbalanced. But this blue hood and patterned bikini? Perfection! She’ll be retailing for ¥9,900 and orders will be open for a brief time online after the event (which takes place on November 29th), but of course you’ll have to plunk down some proxy fees. Personally, I think she is well worth it!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.megahobby.jp/event/expo2014_autumn/goods/soniko/index.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.megahobby.jp']);" target="_blank">MegaHobby</a>]</p>

    Alter Is Bringing A Soniko Recolor To Autumn MegaHobby

    Alter brings us a few convention exclusives a year, and they are almost always recolors. Very… strange recolors. But every once in a rare while they get it right, and I think we can chalk this one up as a success for them. It’s a recolor of their Santa Soniko, and in a reverse of Melty (whose second version was quite Christmasy), they’ll be bringing us a less seasonal take on the sculpt for the upcoming MegaHobby Expo.

    While I’m usually a huge Christmas figure fan, something about the original figure felt… lacking for me. The sculpt and face were perfect, but the red hood + bikini felt unbalanced. But this blue hood and patterned bikini? Perfection! She’ll be retailing for ¥9,900 and orders will be open for a brief time online after the event (which takes place on November 29th), but of course you’ll have to plunk down some proxy fees. Personally, I think she is well worth it!

    [via MegaHobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-kaitendohs-bodacious-16-soniko-sculpt/attachment/kaitendohsonikosculptheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62642"></a></p> <p>There were <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-nsfw-soniko-pochaco" target="_blank">a lot of Soniko & Pochaco figures at Wonder Festival this year</a>, but I’m so over the both of them (…especially Pochaco, who let’s admit I was never on board with) that there was really only one that caught my eye. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hit-the-beach-with-volks-super-soniko" target="_blank">Volks’ Soniko</a>. Hah, I bet you thought I was going to say this version from Kaitendoh! Nope. I thought she looked a bit odd at the event, and while she looks better (the sculpt has obviously been refined) I just… this is a weird figure.</p> <p>The ridiculousness of the whole arm-between-the-boobs-thing aside, having her posed like that makes her look absolutely bizarre from the side views. Like her one boob is trying to escape from gravity and the other is just kind of sad. They also gave her a flat butt (??? WHY), and full thighs but still a very noticeable thigh gap. Haha, oh Japan. One day you will learn what a human being looks like in a bikini, but today is not that day. All flaws aside, I really love the shoes. Wedges, actually practical!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/kaitendo/archives/40893737.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://blog.livedoor.jp']);" target="_blank">Kaitendoh's Blog</a>]</p>

    Check Out Kaitendoh’s Bodacious 1/6 Soniko Sculpt

    There were a lot of Soniko & Pochaco figures at Wonder Festival this year, but I’m so over the both of them (…especially Pochaco, who let’s admit I was never on board with) that there was really only one that caught my eye. Volks’ Soniko. Hah, I bet you thought I was going to say this version from Kaitendoh! Nope. I thought she looked a bit odd at the event, and while she looks better (the sculpt has obviously been refined) I just… this is a weird figure.

    The ridiculousness of the whole arm-between-the-boobs-thing aside, having her posed like that makes her look absolutely bizarre from the side views. Like her one boob is trying to escape from gravity and the other is just kind of sad. They also gave her a flat butt (??? WHY), and full thighs but still a very noticeable thigh gap. Haha, oh Japan. One day you will learn what a human being looks like in a bikini, but today is not that day. All flaws aside, I really love the shoes. Wedges, actually practical!

    [via Kaitendoh's Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-goes-back-to-schoolgirl-nendoroids-with-kosaki-onodera/attachment/nisekoinendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62620"></a></p> <p>Lately we’ve had <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tina-proves-that-the-best-nendos-are-always-exclusives" target="_blank">some</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-kurumi-tokisaki-has-a-license-to-kill" target="_blank">pretty</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/queen-himiko-gets-a-makeover-for-her-nobunaga-the-fool-nendoroid" target="_blank">fantastic</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-halloween-miku-hatsune-is-a-delicious-treat" target="_blank">Nendoroid</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-amatsukaze-is-one-cute-battleship" target="_blank">designs</a>, but considering the ratio of actually cool characters to moeblobs, we’re bound to get a few… less interesting Nendoroid designs now and again. To put it nicely. Sure, some of the girls on <em>Nisekoi</em> are cute and have, um, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-chitoge-kirisake-is-full-of-sass" target="_blank">original hair designs</a> at least, but sadly Kosaki is not one of them. Even <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2014-phat-company" target="_blank">her scaled figures</a> are pretty dull.</p> <p>Sadly, the Nendoroid isn’t much different. Boring outfit, super lifeless colors, and a pretty standard lineup of accessories. The only worthwhile part (if you’re not a fan of the show/character) is her upset face, but I am (thankfully) past the point of ordering Nendoroids for a single faceplate. Orders open tonight and the next girl in the series, Seishirou Tsugumi, looks a lot more interesting–she gets a tiny preview in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-11942872512.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://ameblo.jp']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    GSC Goes Back To Schoolgirl Nendoroids With Kosaki Onodera

    Lately we’ve had some pretty fantastic Nendoroid designs, but considering the ratio of actually cool characters to moeblobs, we’re bound to get a few… less interesting Nendoroid designs now and again. To put it nicely. Sure, some of the girls on Nisekoi are cute and have, um, original hair designs at least, but sadly Kosaki is not one of them. Even her scaled figures are pretty dull.

    Sadly, the Nendoroid isn’t much different. Boring outfit, super lifeless colors, and a pretty standard lineup of accessories. The only worthwhile part (if you’re not a fan of the show/character) is her upset face, but I am (thankfully) past the point of ordering Nendoroids for a single faceplate. Orders open tonight and the next girl in the series, Seishirou Tsugumi, looks a lot more interesting–she gets a tiny preview in the gallery below!

    [via Kahotan]

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