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NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Zatanna Gallery
Zatanna has always been one of my favorite DC girls. I mean, how can you not love a stage magician who is actually magic in real life? Plus, you know, fishnets and an amazingly cute/borderline cheesecake outfit help. Her art was so promising, and I was really hoping for Koto to pull out all the stops with this Bishoujo!
We already took a quick peek at her, but we got the opportunity to take a closer look at Zatanna behind the glass at NYCC. And, like most of the DC girls, she looks pretty amazing. The hair sculpt is so detailed, and I adore her pose. The gaps in her outfit will obviously not be there on the finished version, and she will also be coming with real fishnets!
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo She Hulk Gallery
She-Hulk was definitely one of the more highly anticipated Bishoujos–fans have been clamoring to get her in the line for (literally) years, and her art was pretty freaking fantastic. But, as we saw when we originally showed the sculpt off, not everyone is 100% pleased with how she came out.
Let’s start with the good, which is most of her. The skintone is spot on, her muscular body sculpt is amazing, and I love the cartoony hair. But her face has been a point of contention. She looks young and sweet, not exactly what you want from a woman who could tear you in half. Fear not, She-Hulk fans! Kotobukiya is definitely considering re-doing her face before orders launch.
NYCC 2014: (NSFW) Good Smile Company’s Femto Statue Gallery
We already showed you Guts, the protagonist of Berserk, but what good is a show without an antagonist? Femto here, the antagonist, if you could even really call him that, is also getting the statue treatment from Good Smile Company and is just as imposing as Guts. Standing about the same size as Guts, but slightly shorter due to the lack of a giant sword, Femto is damn impressive. His base is actually the Behelit after, well, some spoilertastic things happen, and is full of naked and decaying humans and creatures, which is a nice touch.
Just like Guts, I’m in love with this piece. The sculpting is phenomenal and in its unpainted form reminds me of the statues of ancient Greece. The theme is also very similar to what you’d see in those older pieces as well due to the whole pseudo-Inferno and hell theme of the base. The musculature and anatomy displayed in this pieces is bar none and I really hope that they continue the line if this is what we’ve gotten so far.
NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company’s Eren Yeager Gallery
There are a lot of companies making figures of the main 3 cast members from Attack on Titan (Mikasa, Eren, & Levi). And I do mean a lot. So if you are just looking for one set of the trio, choosing a company is probably a huge pain in the butt. And I will admit that I’ve been on the fence between a few companies… until now, since after NYCC I am firmly on Team Good Smile.
I already knew I was in love with Mikasa, and Levi’s sculpt is looking nice, but Eren is truly impressive in person. The detail on his clothing and weaponry is, of course, totally on point, and I think they’ve captured his expression perfectly. Not to mention his unique base and super crisp hair sculpt! I definitely need the DX version of Mikasa to go with him…
NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gallery
We already gave you a quick look at the sculpt for all 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures from Good Smile Company, but we promised you a behind the glass look as well–so here it is! In all their turtle-y glory. Fun fact: the TMNT are supposed to be mutant red eared sliders. Male red eared sliders have distinctively long, sharp claws. I think the TMNT are hiding something from us.
Anyway, the detail on these pieces is downright insane. From their faces to the battle damaged shells to the intricate bases, there’s enough going on here to keep any figure fan entertained. We also found out a rough pricing estimate: $120~$150 for each turtle, which actually makes the set of all 4 less than the Colossal Titan if it ends up being the finalized price.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
Do you remember a time when PVC figures were kind of terrible? A time of awful faces, poorly done posing, laughable hair detailing, copious seamlines and an overall cheapness about them that made even the most fanatical otaku a bit hesitant to put one out for display? Well MegaHouse remembers. And they’re gonna take us on a little trip down memory lane.
Seriously, MegaHouse. What is this shit. Everything about it is wrong. The announcement of an Usagi made me so happy but now my dreams lay dying in the dirt. But I’m still going to buy her because Sailor Moon was literally my childhood. See, this is why they do it! Why put in effort if you’re just nostalgia-whoring? GRUMBLE GRUMBLE someone else please for the love of god make some SM figures for us…
[via Sailor Moon Official]
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 22, 2014 | No Comments
I remember fondly the first time we took a look at Frombies’ NYCC booth, way back in 2012. Only two years ago?! Sure feels like a lot longer. While it might not be a huge amount of time, Frombies has been growing steadily since then and they had a ton on display this year… including, of course, my beloved Kami.
But there was lots of new stuff as well! Some adorable Star Wars collaborations, enough pins to tide over even the most avid collector (including a vampire kitty, which of course went home with me, and CTHULHU!), so check it all out in the gallery and if anything catches your eye be sure to head on over to their webstore~
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 22, 2014 | No Comments
Bishoujo Jubilee is only two months away from release, though it must seem like a lifetime for fans of the character: she is definitely one of the most under-represented Marvel girls! I mean, she’s a mall rat/gymnast with sparkly powers who happens to be a vampire. Kind of hard to sell unless you love the 80′s/90′s with a passion… like some writers on this site.
We’ve seen a few galleries of her already, but it was pretty impossible not to take her for a test drive at NYCC. So head on into the gallery and check out everyone’s favorite teenage misfit in action!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
Mutsu is certainly one of the more popular KanColle girls. She has figures in the works from ques Q, Penguin Parade, Amakuni, and even a figFIX! And for those who don’t want to spend a ton on this lady… well, too bad, the only other option is a figma and with all her weaponry you know she’s going to be expensive! Probably in the range of ¥6,500, like figma Nagato.
But while I’ve strayed away from the other KanColle figmas due to the high price, I don’t think I can resist this cutie. The extras we are seeing here (kissy face, smoke heart, and a badass anchor weapon) are just fantastic and so original. Expect orders to open tonight!
[via 2tohei's Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 22, 2014 | 3 Comments
Date A Live has some truly awesome character designs, and Kurumi Tokisaki is my favorite of all the girls. I was really hoping she’d be one of those characters who got a million figures from every company, that sadly doesn’t seem to be the case. However, we are getting some awesome versions of her, like the gorgeous AlphaMax figure or this balls to the wall bonkers Nendoroid rendition!
Kurumi comes with quite a lot, but it’s really her elaborate outfit and attention to detail that catch my eye. The ruffles, ahh! And, of course, her clockwork eye is rendered perfectly in all 3 faces: standard, smug, and totally bonkers. She also comes with two guns and a nifty clock background. Orders open tonight!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 20, 2014 | 7 Comments
We just got a preview of the figma Sakura sculpt, but it seems there will be a poseable version of her on the market before Max Factory is done with theirs! In a totally out-of-the-blue announcement, Bandai is showing off a fully finished S.H.Figuarts of Sakura. In the same outfit. With basically the same accessories.
Personally, I prefer the poseability of figmas but I guess it’s nice to have options. You know what would be nicer? If she was in a different outfit, so I could buy both without guilt. I also bet that Bandai will also be giving us some Figuarts Zero of Sakura, hopefully not all exclusives like the Sailor Moon girls…
[via Tamashii Nations]
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 20, 2014 | 4 Comments
When it comes to Valkyria Chronicles’ Selvaria, there’s a noticeable trend: increased bust size. It wasn’t noticeable on her original figures from Alter or Enterbrain, but more recently (especially with swimsuit ones) Raita has really gone all out with the boobage. See Alter and Volks‘ bikini Selvarias, and the more recent Vertex sculpt.
I thought there might be a lull in her figures for a while, but Volks is bringing back a project announced a year and a half ago: a 1/4 scale CharaGumin Selvaria! Yup, 1/4 scale. So very expensive. But also very pretty! I’m loving almost all of this… except once again, inflated bust. Not nearly as bad as Vertex’s but she has Raita’s obnoxious signature floating boobs. If they were a bit more naturally shaped like Misae I wouldn’t even second guess this purchase.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 20, 2014 | No Comments
With the literal flotilla of girls in Kantai Collection, not all of them can be the Homecoming Queen in terms of popularity. Sure, there’s Shimazake and Wo-Class, the ladies everyone wants a piece of, and then there’s girls like… Kitakami Kai. Poor Kitakami has had only one figure previous to this one: a Nendoroid, which is admittedly very cute.
Then there’s the ques Q version, which will also be released in gk form so… I guess that’s three? I actually like a lot of things going on in this figure: the subdued yet wonderfully shaded colors, her braid, and all of the weaponry. But there are just so many KanColle figures I want, and her pricetag of ¥12000 and February release date hurt a bit too much to justify.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 20, 2014 | 3 Comments
Tony Taka has a lot of figures on the market, and I do mean a lot. However, the majority of them are from his Shining World character designs. While Native has been doing versions of his NSFW girls for years now, it isn’t until recently that we’ve seen a lot of his ecchi material in 3D. Which, well, is what he’s most famous for, so some of these figures are a long time coming!
Like the Dragon Toy figure we found out about at Wonder Festival, which is based on the cover of one of his older artbooks (from Comiket 76!). This has been one of my favorites for a while (in part because she looks suspiciously like Clalaclan) so I am thrilled to see that Dragon did such a great job with her! She is 1/6 scale and retails for ¥15,500 with a February release, and given that she’s already up on Amazon JP orders should follow on the regular shops tonight.