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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-new-sao-asuna/attachment/alterasunaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82700"></a></p> <p>Asuna had a shining moment a few years ago as a figure It Girl. Everyone had figures of her, and while her popularity has definitely fallen off, we still get the occasional take on Asuna. This time around it’s Alter, who showed off their sculpt of her <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alter" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">at Wonder Festival</a>.</p> <p>As you’d expect from Alter, she looks lovely. But perhaps not as detailed as some of their newer offerings? Maybe she just needs a paint of coat, but right now I feel like something is lacking. The pose is nice, I love her hair sculpt, and the face is really on-model, but nothing about this really wows me. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-18-asuna" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s version</a> is still my favorite of her.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/448853/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/448853/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s New SAO Asuna

    Asuna had a shining moment a few years ago as a figure It Girl. Everyone had figures of her, and while her popularity has definitely fallen off, we still get the occasional take on Asuna. This time around it’s Alter, who showed off their sculpt of her at Wonder Festival.

    As you’d expect from Alter, she looks lovely. But perhaps not as detailed as some of their newer offerings? Maybe she just needs a paint of coat, but right now I feel like something is lacking. The pose is nice, I love her hair sculpt, and the face is really on-model, but nothing about this really wows me. Kotobukiya’s version is still my favorite of her.

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/aniplex-announces-slew-new-figures/attachment/newaniplexheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82689"></a></p> <p>Ah, Aniplex. Maker of prices that make my heart sing and my wallet cry. I will admit that I only own a scant few of their pieces because 1) insane pricetags and 2) exclusives. It’s a bad combo! But once again, I am impressed with their new lineup and want them all.</p> <p>We have 4 announcements today! First off, we are getting more <em>Fate/Apocrypha</em> figures: Mordred and Astolfo. Their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-aniplex" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amazing Ishtar</a> is also painted! They will also be re-visiting <em>Madoka</em>… or <em>Magical Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka ☆ Magica Gaiden</em>, which is not at all a long and annoying name or anything. They will be doing Madoka (of course) and Iroha Tamaki. Can’t wait to see them all sculpted!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.aniplex.co.jp/news/index.html#n44954" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.aniplex.co.jp/news/index.html#n44954', 'Aniplex']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aniplex</a>]</p>

    Aniplex Announces A Slew Of New Figures

    Ah, Aniplex. Maker of prices that make my heart sing and my wallet cry. I will admit that I only own a scant few of their pieces because 1) insane pricetags and 2) exclusives. It’s a bad combo! But once again, I am impressed with their new lineup and want them all.

    We have 4 announcements today! First off, we are getting more Fate/Apocrypha figures: Mordred and Astolfo. Their amazing Ishtar is also painted! They will also be re-visiting Madoka… or Magical Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka ☆ Magica Gaiden, which is not at all a long and annoying name or anything. They will be doing Madoka (of course) and Iroha Tamaki. Can’t wait to see them all sculpted!

    [via Aniplex]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/get-fashionable-inki-drops-newest-project/attachment/starwhalheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-82545"></a></p> <p>By now I’m sure you know that we here at Plastikitty are obsessed with the cute critters of inki-Drop, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/inki-drops-new-crabapples-are-sweet-sour" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Crabapple</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-inki-drops-tentatrio-plush-pals-starwhal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tentatrio Pals</a>. I mean, who couldn’t use more amazing stuffed animals in their life? I could actually probably cut down a little, they’re kind of taking over the apartment. Stephen is particularly fond of the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-inki-drop-booth-overview" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Starwhal</a>, who is now getting her own… fashion line?!</p> <p>That’s right, this Kickstarter is about clothing, not stuffed animals. Well, actually, it’s kind of both: the new items, a purse and super cute cape, are plush and comfy! I mean, seriously, that cape looks like something I want to live in. If I put it on, I may never venture outside again.</p> <p>There are a bunch of different tiers to choose from: everything from a cute necklace ($25), to the purse ($49), to the cape ($59), to a combo tier with both items ($99) and even fancier ones that come with custom art. Check them out and get your own <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/cute-galaxy-narwhal-purse-and-cape-starwhal-by-ink" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/cute-galaxy-narwhal-purse-and-cape-starwhal-by-ink', 'right here']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">right here</a>!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> There are only 6 days left, so if you want one of these cute goodies be sure to hop on the hype train before it leaves the station!</p>

    [UPDATE] Get Fashionable With inki-Drop’s Newest Project

    By now I’m sure you know that we here at Plastikitty are obsessed with the cute critters of inki-Drop, like Crabapple and the Tentatrio Pals. I mean, who couldn’t use more amazing stuffed animals in their life? I could actually probably cut down a little, they’re kind of taking over the apartment. Stephen is particularly fond of the Starwhal, who is now getting her own… fashion line?!

    That’s right, this Kickstarter is about clothing, not stuffed animals. Well, actually, it’s kind of both: the new items, a purse and super cute cape, are plush and comfy! I mean, seriously, that cape looks like something I want to live in. If I put it on, I may never venture outside again.

    There are a bunch of different tiers to choose from: everything from a cute necklace ($25), to the purse ($49), to the cape ($59), to a combo tier with both items ($99) and even fancier ones that come with custom art. Check them out and get your own right here!

    [UPDATE] There are only 6 days left, so if you want one of these cute goodies be sure to hop on the hype train before it leaves the station!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/himouto-umaru-chan-nendoroids-works/attachment/nanaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82679"></a></p> <p>For one brief, shining moment <em>Umaru-chan</em> was all the rage in the figure world. Nendoroid, trading figures, and merchandise out the wazoo. She was the It Girl for roughly 4 months, and now we see absolutely nothing from the show. But a second season is starting soon, which means it’s time for this short-lived hype train to get back on the tracks.</p> <p>Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted Nendoroid of Nana Ebina the other day, and she looks so cute! She has had a whopping 1 figure before this, and it was a little trading one, so this is a great day to be a Nana fan.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/907227713450082304" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/907227713450082304', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a> & <a href="https://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1827860&context[]=itemId%3A621986" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1827860&context[]=itemId%3A621986', 'mfc']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mfc</a>]</p>

    More Himouto! Umaru-chan Nendoroids Are In The Works

    For one brief, shining moment Umaru-chan was all the rage in the figure world. Nendoroid, trading figures, and merchandise out the wazoo. She was the It Girl for roughly 4 months, and now we see absolutely nothing from the show. But a second season is starting soon, which means it’s time for this short-lived hype train to get back on the tracks.

    Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted Nendoroid of Nana Ebina the other day, and she looks so cute! She has had a whopping 1 figure before this, and it was a little trading one, so this is a great day to be a Nana fan.

    [via Kahotan & mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-fategrand-order-dollfie-dreams/attachment/fatedollfiesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82671"></a></p> <p>In a surprise move, Volks has shown off two fully finished Dollfie Dreams for their next pre-order project and both are a total surprise. I know we were all hoping for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/nier-automata-x-dollfie-dream-actually-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nier</a> or <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-dollfie-dream-luka" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Luka</a>, but we’re getting… more Saber! Fate/Grand Order Saber and Jeanne d’Arc, to be exact.</p> <p>I’m going to be honest: I am not happy with this decision. We have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-dollfie-blog-gives-us-our-first-look-at-saber-alter-and-saber-extra" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so very many</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-brings-holiday-cheer-with-their-new-dollfie-dream" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Saber Dollfies</a> already, and it looks like the new one has the same head sculpt. Jeanne is pretty, but do we NEED more Fate Dollfies that are, essentially, Saber clones? I’d much prefer any of the Casters. Or, like, any other character. Ishtar? A new Rin? But nope, it’s DD Saber again. They will be pre-order dolls so no rush to enter a lottery! Hopefully this isn’t like the last set, though, where Volks wanted the whole cost upfront. Since these have armor & swords they will likely be around $1,000 each, and I can’t imagine casually dropping 2k for a product you won’t get for a year!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.volks.co.jp/fgo/?fref=gc&dti=498203886856903" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.volks.co.jp/fgo/?fref=gc&dti=498203886856903', 'Volks']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Volks</a>]</p>

    Volks Announces Fate/Grand Order Dollfie Dreams

    In a surprise move, Volks has shown off two fully finished Dollfie Dreams for their next pre-order project and both are a total surprise. I know we were all hoping for Nier or Luka, but we’re getting… more Saber! Fate/Grand Order Saber and Jeanne d’Arc, to be exact.

    I’m going to be honest: I am not happy with this decision. We have so very many Saber Dollfies already, and it looks like the new one has the same head sculpt. Jeanne is pretty, but do we NEED more Fate Dollfies that are, essentially, Saber clones? I’d much prefer any of the Casters. Or, like, any other character. Ishtar? A new Rin? But nope, it’s DD Saber again. They will be pre-order dolls so no rush to enter a lottery! Hopefully this isn’t like the last set, though, where Volks wanted the whole cost upfront. Since these have armor & swords they will likely be around $1,000 each, and I can’t imagine casually dropping 2k for a product you won’t get for a year!

    [via Volks]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/check-figures-49th-prize-fair/attachment/49prizefairheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82609"></a></p> <p>Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!</p> <p>We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion,<em> Kantai Collection</em>, <em>Sword Art Online</em>, <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, <em>Bakemonogatari</em>, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!

    We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-beautiful-shiki-ichinose/attachment/shikiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82604"></a></p> <p>I am absolutely helpless against the onslaught of IDOLM@STER figures, especially if it’s one from Alter or Phat! Company’s lines. I just… I love their designs so very much. The pink, the frills, the over-the-top aesthetic. I eat it up with a spoon (as long as the price is reasonable, which is my main concern with this cutie).</p> <p>This time around it’s my most anticipated IM@S girl from Alter: Shiki Ichinose! I love how unique her pose is, very creative… though you know she’s going to be a shelf hog because of it. And the level of detail is amazing! I mean, just admire the book. And her little cat-mouth, aww! Orders open tonight, and I can already feel myself hitting that pre-order button.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://alter-web.jp/blog_alter/2017/94/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://alter-web.jp/blog_alter/2017/94/', 'Alter’s Blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alter’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s Beautiful Shiki Ichinose

    I am absolutely helpless against the onslaught of IDOLM@STER figures, especially if it’s one from Alter or Phat! Company’s lines. I just… I love their designs so very much. The pink, the frills, the over-the-top aesthetic. I eat it up with a spoon (as long as the price is reasonable, which is my main concern with this cutie).

    This time around it’s my most anticipated IM@S girl from Alter: Shiki Ichinose! I love how unique her pose is, very creative… though you know she’s going to be a shelf hog because of it. And the level of detail is amazing! I mean, just admire the book. And her little cat-mouth, aww! Orders open tonight, and I can already feel myself hitting that pre-order button.

    [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/furyu-jumps-world-scaled-figures-miku-hatsune/attachment/magical18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82592"></a></p> <p>So far, I have been easily able to resist the Magical Mirai Miku scaled figures. Which is really saying something, because I am borderline addicted to Miku figures. Is there a cool one coming up? I probably have it on order. But the first one was kind of terribly sculpted and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magical-mirai-2015-miku-hatsune-is-up-for-order" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the second</a> was too expensive and too small, so they were easy passes. This year it’s going to be a little tougher.</p> <p>I mean, there are two big reasons to skip this: 1, it’s made by FuRyu, who up until now have only done prize figures so god only knows what the final quality will be like. 2, her price is an astounding ¥17,064 and she’s limited + exclusive so no discounts. Oh, and she comes out in February, an already-busy month for me. But… her design is so cute! I (of course) love the clear fade on her hair, and the cheerful face is just adorable. And the frills!! But is she worth the risk? Probably not.</p> <p>Pre Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032944&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032944&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a></p>

    FuRyu Jumps Into The World Of Scaled Figures With Miku Hatsune

    So far, I have been easily able to resist the Magical Mirai Miku scaled figures. Which is really saying something, because I am borderline addicted to Miku figures. Is there a cool one coming up? I probably have it on order. But the first one was kind of terribly sculpted and the second was too expensive and too small, so they were easy passes. This year it’s going to be a little tougher.

    I mean, there are two big reasons to skip this: 1, it’s made by FuRyu, who up until now have only done prize figures so god only knows what the final quality will be like. 2, her price is an astounding ¥17,064 and she’s limited + exclusive so no discounts. Oh, and she comes out in February, an already-busy month for me. But… her design is so cute! I (of course) love the clear fade on her hair, and the cheerful face is just adorable. And the frills!! But is she worth the risk? Probably not.

    Pre Order At: AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs/attachment/newmikus18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82578"></a></p> <p>Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?</p> <p>I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-your-engines-for-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">little</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">overdone</a>. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184', 'linz_torute']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">linz_torute</a>]</p>

    Check Out The New Racing & Snow Miku Designs

    Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?

    I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is a little overdone. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.

    [via linz_torute]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-dollfie-dream-luka/attachment/lukaddheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82573"></a></p> <p><em>Choo choo, all aboard the Vocaloid hype train~</em></p> <p>This is an announcement I was expecting, but am still excited about. To follow up Dollfie Dreams <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/drool-over-more-pictures-of-dollfie-dream-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Miku</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bundle-up-with-dollfie-dream-snow-miku" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Snow Miku</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-unveils-dollfie-dreams-rin-len" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rin & Len</a>, Volks will be adding Luka Megurine! AKA my favorite Vocaloid girl, I’m such a sucker for that long pink hair. Hopefully she will be a pre-order like all the others!</p> <p>They also announced two new Miku DD outfits from 7th Dragon that are just gorgeous. I’m sure they will be in the $150-200 range because the wig might be included, but honestly… totally worth it. I’ve skipped all the previous alt Miku outfits, but if pre-orders for this open at the same time as Luka they are coming home to me.</p> <p>[via the <a href="https://twitter.com/volks_dd/status/903460278934708224" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/volks_dd/status/903460278934708224', 'Dollfie Dream Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dollfie Dream Twitter</a>]</p>

    Volks Announces Dollfie Dream Luka & More

    Choo choo, all aboard the Vocaloid hype train~

    This is an announcement I was expecting, but am still excited about. To follow up Dollfie Dreams Miku, Snow Miku, and Rin & Len, Volks will be adding Luka Megurine! AKA my favorite Vocaloid girl, I’m such a sucker for that long pink hair. Hopefully she will be a pre-order like all the others!

    They also announced two new Miku DD outfits from 7th Dragon that are just gorgeous. I’m sure they will be in the $150-200 range because the wig might be included, but honestly… totally worth it. I’ve skipped all the previous alt Miku outfits, but if pre-orders for this open at the same time as Luka they are coming home to me.

    [via the Dollfie Dream Twitter]

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