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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-good-smile-company-booth-overview/attachment/sdcc2016gscboothoverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77791"></a></p> <p>Good Smile Company had a small booth at San Diego Comic Con, but they managed to sneak in a few new goodies like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-nendoroid-nathan-drake" target="_blank">Nathan Drake</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-suicide-squad-nendoroids" target="_blank">Suicide Squad Nendoroids</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/sdcc-2016-good-smile-companys-shredder-and-bebop" target="_blank">Shredder & Bebop</a>. But of course there was lots more going on! Many of the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gscs-summer-wonder-festival-2016-exclusives" target="_blank">Wonder Festival exclusive figures</a> were on display (and on sale!). They had the gorgeous huke Saber Alter, many of the newer Nendoroid & figma releases (especially video game related goodies), and that brand new <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/naruto-nendoroids-are-on-the-way-believe-it" target="_blank">Naruto announcement</a> out & about.</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Good Smile Company Booth Overview

    Good Smile Company had a small booth at San Diego Comic Con, but they managed to sneak in a few new goodies like Nathan Drake, the Suicide Squad Nendoroids, and Shredder & Bebop. But of course there was lots more going on! Many of the Wonder Festival exclusive figures were on display (and on sale!). They had the gorgeous huke Saber Alter, many of the newer Nendoroid & figma releases (especially video game related goodies), and that brand new Naruto announcement out & about.

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-garage-kits/attachment/gksheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77752"></a></p> <p>While obviously for Wonder Festival is on PVC figures that you can actually buy, there are always 10x more garage kits than commercially produced merchandise. The dealer room is absolutely massive, and if we attempted to hunt down and show you every single kit at the event it’d probably take several days worth of coverage. And, you know, it’s kind of bittersweet because they’re pretty but you can’t buy them (unless you have a proxy + the skill, time, & money to paint one).</p> <p>This year we had a pretty decent lineup, though I have to say I think it was lacking a bit compared to the last few. There was a LOT of <em>Kantai Collection</em>–mostly Iowa and Kashima, oddly enough. Of course we had Fate/Stay Night, IDOLM@STER, Love Live, and tons more (like a surprise Adventure Time figure!). Check them all out in the gallery.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/233351/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/233351/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>, <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/toshigk/archives/8642104.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.livedoor.jp/toshigk/archives/8642104.html', 'toshigk']);" target="_blank">toshigk</a>, & <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkdmz/albums/72157670404651520" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkdmz/albums/72157670404651520', 'Ryuko KASINN']);" target="_blank">Ryuko KASINN</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Garage Kits

    While obviously for Wonder Festival is on PVC figures that you can actually buy, there are always 10x more garage kits than commercially produced merchandise. The dealer room is absolutely massive, and if we attempted to hunt down and show you every single kit at the event it’d probably take several days worth of coverage. And, you know, it’s kind of bittersweet because they’re pretty but you can’t buy them (unless you have a proxy + the skill, time, & money to paint one).

    This year we had a pretty decent lineup, though I have to say I think it was lacking a bit compared to the last few. There was a LOT of Kantai Collection–mostly Iowa and Kashima, oddly enough. Of course we had Fate/Stay Night, IDOLM@STER, Love Live, and tons more (like a surprise Adventure Time figure!). Check them all out in the gallery.

    [via Dengeki, toshigk, & Ryuko KASINN]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki/attachment/ibukiheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-77685"></a></p> <p>I recently bemoaned the lack of Bishoujo Ibuki at Kotobukiya’s SDCC both. Turns out that she was actually at Wonder Festival instead! I’m guessing she just got painted and they only had one prototype, so obviously it makes sense to keep her close to home.</p> <p>This is a long-awaited figure for a lot of people, so let’s hope she lives up to their expectations! In some shots her face looks beautiful, but it’s a little odd from side angles. I think she’s definitely a figure you’ll need to display at a bit of an angle. I also wonder what that seam in the back of her pants is for–cast-off, maybe? There will also be a masked version of this figure exclusive to Kotobukiya’s online store (both in Japan and the US!).</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/78366" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/78366', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Street Fighter Bishoujo Ibuki

    I recently bemoaned the lack of Bishoujo Ibuki at Kotobukiya’s SDCC both. Turns out that she was actually at Wonder Festival instead! I’m guessing she just got painted and they only had one prototype, so obviously it makes sense to keep her close to home.

    This is a long-awaited figure for a lot of people, so let’s hope she lives up to their expectations! In some shots her face looks beautiful, but it’s a little odd from side angles. I think she’s definitely a figure you’ll need to display at a bit of an angle. I also wonder what that seam in the back of her pants is for–cast-off, maybe? There will also be a masked version of this figure exclusive to Kotobukiya’s online store (both in Japan and the US!).

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-motoko-kusanagi-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotomotokoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77626"></a></p> <p>The focus at Kotobukiya’s US event booths is, predictably, more on the comic and movie side of things. Lots of Bishoujos, lots of ArtFX and statues. But they always bring a few anime figures to the table, and one of my most anticipated ones from them was at SDCC: Motoko Kusanagi from <em>Ghost in the Shell ARISE</em>!</p> <p><em>GitS</em> is one of the first animes I can remember hearing about as a kid, so it’s pretty nostalgic for me (even though I never actually finished it, go figure). And while it’s a little weird to see Motoko out of her signature suit, I love her super pissed off face and sassy pose here. Plus the base is to die for!</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Motoko Kusanagi Gallery

    The focus at Kotobukiya’s US event booths is, predictably, more on the comic and movie side of things. Lots of Bishoujos, lots of ArtFX and statues. But they always bring a few anime figures to the table, and one of my most anticipated ones from them was at SDCC: Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell ARISE!

    GitS is one of the first animes I can remember hearing about as a kid, so it’s pretty nostalgic for me (even though I never actually finished it, go figure). And while it’s a little weird to see Motoko out of her signature suit, I love her super pissed off face and sassy pose here. Plus the base is to die for!

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-wonder-girl-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotowondergirlheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77631"></a></p> <p>I have finally come to terms with the fact that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-wonder-girl-is-painted" target="_blank">Bishoujo Wonder Girl</a> is not going to be Donna Troy. I’ve come to terms with it, and even though I really want sparkly space-pants in my life I’m moving on. It’s been a hard road, but here we are. With Cassie Sandsmark!</p> <p>I have to say, I was not at all won over by her initial promotional shots but I think Cassie looks miles better here. The face is much crisper and less childish, and the detailing on her pants & outfit look great. What do you guys think about Wonder Girl?</p> <p><em> [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl Gallery

    I have finally come to terms with the fact that Bishoujo Wonder Girl is not going to be Donna Troy. I’ve come to terms with it, and even though I really want sparkly space-pants in my life I’m moving on. It’s been a hard road, but here we are. With Cassie Sandsmark!

    I have to say, I was not at all won over by her initial promotional shots but I think Cassie looks miles better here. The face is much crisper and less childish, and the detailing on her pants & outfit look great. What do you guys think about Wonder Girl?

     [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-villains-artfx-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotodcvillainsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77621"></a></p> <p>As a companion line to Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-kotobukiyas-dc-new-52-artfx" target="_blank">New 52 ArtFX+</a>, they announced <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-new-52-artfx-villains-forever" target="_blank">a Villains Forever</a> expansion a few years ago featuring, you guessed it, some of DC’s top villains. I was really expecting more heroes after the Justice League so it was a pleasant surprise, and the initial announcement had a pretty interesting mix of villains.</p> <p>They were all on display and sculpted at San Diego Comic Con: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-new-52-joker-gallery" target="_blank">Joker</a>, Sinestro, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Captain Cold, and the star of the show Gorilla Grodd. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a skull-wielding monkey in their collection?</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Villains ArtFX+ Gallery

    As a companion line to Kotobukiya’s New 52 ArtFX+, they announced a Villains Forever expansion a few years ago featuring, you guessed it, some of DC’s top villains. I was really expecting more heroes after the Justice League so it was a pleasant surprise, and the initial announcement had a pretty interesting mix of villains.

    They were all on display and sculpted at San Diego Comic Con: the Joker, Sinestro, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Captain Cold, and the star of the show Gorilla Grodd. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a skull-wielding monkey in their collection?

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotospidergwenheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77627"></a></p> <p>Spider Gwen is one of Marvel’s most currently popular characters, so of course she’s taking the figure world by storm. Kotobukiya alone is doing both <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">an ArtFX+</a> and a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-spider-gwen-bishoujo-gallery" target="_blank">Bishoujo version</a> of her! Of course my heart lies with the Bishoujo line so that’s what I am personally most excited for.</p> <p>Her unmasked version was out and about at SDCC, looking as cute as ever. I do prefer the mask on (just because the hood lining is so striking) but I love the more cutesy, girlie pose and style they went with for her. She’s going to look adorable with the other young Marvel heroines like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-squirrel-girl" target="_blank">Squirrel Girl</a>!</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Spider Gwen Gallery

    Spider Gwen is one of Marvel’s most currently popular characters, so of course she’s taking the figure world by storm. Kotobukiya alone is doing both an ArtFX+ and a Bishoujo version of her! Of course my heart lies with the Bishoujo line so that’s what I am personally most excited for.

    Her unmasked version was out and about at SDCC, looking as cute as ever. I do prefer the mask on (just because the hood lining is so striking) but I love the more cutesy, girlie pose and style they went with for her. She’s going to look adorable with the other young Marvel heroines like Squirrel Girl!

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-spider-men-artfx-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotospidermanheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77628"></a></p> <p>Spider-Man has about a million alternate versions, but it seems like companies tend to stick to the OG Peter Parker. This is a shame, because there are both great designs and (let’s be honest) more interesting Spider-fam out in the world. Thankfully, Kotobukiya has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">announced an ArtFX+ line</a> that will be bringing us quite a few of them.</p> <p>Including the #1 best Spider-Man of all time, Miles Morales! I’ll fight you about it because Miles is a precious gift from the comic gods. And his figure, along with the OG Spidey, was out on display at SDCC! I absolutely love the mirroring of their poses, and the two really compliment each other: the final display of all 7 is going to be stunning.</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Spider-Men ArtFX+ Gallery

    Spider-Man has about a million alternate versions, but it seems like companies tend to stick to the OG Peter Parker. This is a shame, because there are both great designs and (let’s be honest) more interesting Spider-fam out in the world. Thankfully, Kotobukiya has announced an ArtFX+ line that will be bringing us quite a few of them.

    Including the #1 best Spider-Man of all time, Miles Morales! I’ll fight you about it because Miles is a precious gift from the comic gods. And his figure, along with the OG Spidey, was out on display at SDCC! I absolutely love the mirroring of their poses, and the two really compliment each other: the final display of all 7 is going to be stunning.

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-horror-bishoujo-edward-scissorhands-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotoedwardscissorhandsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77622"></a></p> <p>Bishoujo Edward Scissorhands has been a wild ride. I went from ‘<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-horror-bishoujo-edward-scissorhands" target="_blank">what the hell</a>‘ to ‘<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bishoujo-edward-scissorhands-is-revealed" target="_blank">oh, that looks okay</a>‘ to ‘<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-edwards-scissorhands-bishoujo-is-painted" target="_blank">holy shit so beautiful and I need it</a>.’ If you told me a year ago that I’d be lusting after a goth-tastic girl version of Edward Scissorhands I would have called you crazy. But hey, we all make mistakes.</p> <p>Edward (Edwina?)’s outfit is basically the clothing my true self wants to wear all the time. The belts, the fluffy but torn skirt, the amazing boots and thigh-high stockings. Fabulous! And since this is the Bishoujo line, she’s got a killer butt. They sure do know what the people want.</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Horror Bishoujo Edward Scissorhands Gallery

    Bishoujo Edward Scissorhands has been a wild ride. I went from ‘what the hell‘ to ‘oh, that looks okay‘ to ‘holy shit so beautiful and I need it.’ If you told me a year ago that I’d be lusting after a goth-tastic girl version of Edward Scissorhands I would have called you crazy. But hey, we all make mistakes.

    Edward (Edwina?)’s outfit is basically the clothing my true self wants to wear all the time. The belts, the fluffy but torn skirt, the amazing boots and thigh-high stockings. Fabulous! And since this is the Bishoujo line, she’s got a killer butt. They sure do know what the people want.

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-star-wars-artfx-kylo-ren-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotokylorenartfxheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77625"></a></p> <p>This may seem sacrilegious, but I’ve never been a huge Star Wars fan. I was Team Trek as a kid, and that has definitely carried into adulthood. However, I think <em>The Force Awakens</em> has swayed me at least a little bit and I am now straight Kylo Ren trash. I want all the figures of him right now. And while he’s gotten a lot recently, I was really praying for Kotobukiya to make him in the ArtFX line which is a very decent 1/7 scale.</p> <p>Well, dreams do come true! He was revealed at San Diego Comic Con and we got to take a super-detailed look at my evil boo. There are so many beautiful details here, from the flowing clothing to all those snowy patches. Definitely feels like a scene from the movie come to life. I wonder if he’ll have an unmasked head… and if Finn & Rey will be joining the line. Or BB-8, please.</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars ArtFX Kylo Ren Gallery

    This may seem sacrilegious, but I’ve never been a huge Star Wars fan. I was Team Trek as a kid, and that has definitely carried into adulthood. However, I think The Force Awakens has swayed me at least a little bit and I am now straight Kylo Ren trash. I want all the figures of him right now. And while he’s gotten a lot recently, I was really praying for Kotobukiya to make him in the ArtFX line which is a very decent 1/7 scale.

    Well, dreams do come true! He was revealed at San Diego Comic Con and we got to take a super-detailed look at my evil boo. There are so many beautiful details here, from the flowing clothing to all those snowy patches. Definitely feels like a scene from the movie come to life. I wonder if he’ll have an unmasked head… and if Finn & Rey will be joining the line. Or BB-8, please.

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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