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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gscs-colossal-titan-statue-is-ready-to-burst-into-your-collection/attachment/titanheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60707"></a></p> <p>Since we got to take <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-good-smile-companys-colossal-titan-statue-gallery" target="_blank">an up-close look at the Colossal Titan sculpt</a> at Toy Fair, Stephen has been pretty much obsessed with this figure. Which scares me, because this figure is massive. If you haven’t seen it in person… it’s, like, half the size of a person. Seriously. It’s scary. We saw it <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-gscs-colossal-titan-statue" target="_blank">painted at WonFest</a>, and it seems like orders are finally ready to open!</p> <p>The detail on this piece, as you can see from the pictures, is amazing… but I think you really need to appreciate this guy in person to really get the feel of the piece. Did I just advocate buying a $600-800 statue? YUP. It’s that amazing. Orders open tonight and this is limited to 500 pieces, so don’t waffle on the fence if you want to add this to your collection!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2014/08/26/the-colossus-titan-takayuki-takeya-ver/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://mikatan.goodsmile.info']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    GSC’s Colossal Titan Statue Is Ready To Burst Into Your Collection

    Since we got to take an up-close look at the Colossal Titan sculpt at Toy Fair, Stephen has been pretty much obsessed with this figure. Which scares me, because this figure is massive. If you haven’t seen it in person… it’s, like, half the size of a person. Seriously. It’s scary. We saw it painted at WonFest, and it seems like orders are finally ready to open!

    The detail on this piece, as you can see from the pictures, is amazing… but I think you really need to appreciate this guy in person to really get the feel of the piece. Did I just advocate buying a $600-800 statue? YUP. It’s that amazing. Orders open tonight and this is limited to 500 pieces, so don’t waffle on the fence if you want to add this to your collection!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-natsuki-shinomiya-shou-kurusu/attachment/wowstarishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60686"></a></p> <p>Alter’s <em>Uta no☆Prince-sama♪</em> line has been moving at their usual glacial pace. First we had <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/altairs-delicious-uta%E2%98%86pri-duo" target="_blank">Tokiya and Otoya</a>, then <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alters-new-uta-no%E2%98%86prince-sama%E2%99%AA-duo-will-rock-your-world" target="_blank">Ren and Masato</a>, and now we’re getting a look at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonder-festival-2013-alter" target="_blank">the third duo</a>. And… well, they certainly are two dudes in stage outfits!</p> <p>Honestly, I think this line just isn’t for me. I actually have Tokiya and Otoya and am thinking of selling them. Cutesy girl idols are my thing, it seems, but not boy ones. And is it just me, or do the sculpts on these two look a bit sloppy compared to the previous additions? Probably just me. I am not digging all the fur lining.</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/alter_info-altair/archives/1728672.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://blog.livedoor.jp']);" target="_blank">Altair Blog</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s Natsuki Shinomiya & Shou Kurusu

    Alter’s Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ line has been moving at their usual glacial pace. First we had Tokiya and Otoya, then Ren and Masato, and now we’re getting a look at the third duo. And… well, they certainly are two dudes in stage outfits!

    Honestly, I think this line just isn’t for me. I actually have Tokiya and Otoya and am thinking of selling them. Cutesy girl idols are my thing, it seems, but not boy ones. And is it just me, or do the sculpts on these two look a bit sloppy compared to the previous additions? Probably just me. I am not digging all the fur lining.

    [via the Altair Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-yamato-kai-comes-in-two-flavors-and-prices/attachment/mfkancolle2flavorsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60663"></a></p> <p>I love the designs of the Kantai Collection girls, but the prices on Max Factory’s pieces–like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-kongou-is-a-wallet-killing-stunner" target="_blank">Kongou</a> and and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-max-factorys-i-58-from-kantai-collection" target="_blank">1-58</a>– were so high I didn’t even think of ordering them. Which makes me very sad, because Kongou is SO PRETTY. But thankfully, they have come up with a solution for those of us left behind… or at least for one figure.</p> <p>Their gorgeous Yamato Kai will come in two varieties. The less expensive option is the ‘Light Armament Version’ that comes without her ship parts or the water effect, and retails for a low ¥11,000. Yes, that’s “low” for this line! The ‘Heavy Armament Version’ is ¥18333 (OUCH) and comes with the ship parts & water effect. I actually prefer the slimmed down one–so much easier to display!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-11912128200.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://ameblo.jp']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Max Factory’s Yamato Kai Comes In Two Flavors–And Prices!

    I love the designs of the Kantai Collection girls, but the prices on Max Factory’s pieces–like Kongou and and 1-58– were so high I didn’t even think of ordering them. Which makes me very sad, because Kongou is SO PRETTY. But thankfully, they have come up with a solution for those of us left behind… or at least for one figure.

    Their gorgeous Yamato Kai will come in two varieties. The less expensive option is the ‘Light Armament Version’ that comes without her ship parts or the water effect, and retails for a low ¥11,000. Yes, that’s “low” for this line! The ‘Heavy Armament Version’ is ¥18333 (OUCH) and comes with the ship parts & water effect. I actually prefer the slimmed down one–so much easier to display!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-evangelion-nendoroids-rei-asuka-are-sculpted/attachment/evanendoroughsculptheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60657"></a></p> <p>Pretty much every figure fan was shocked that it took Good Smile Company so long to <a href=""http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-gscs-evangelion-racing-nendoroids" target="_blank">announce Nendoroids of the Eva girls</a>–especially since Max Factory has already done figmas and scales of them. What came as a bigger surprise, though, was the fact that we wouldn’t be getting plugsuit versions but Racing Queens.</p> <p>I mean, I’m happy we are getting an Asuka Nendo (FINALLY MY WAIFU), but… Racing Queens? Why? Okay, I’ll hand it to them, these two are hella cute. But there better be plugsuit versions. And school versions. And yellow dress Asuka. A million Eva Nendos, please.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1084216&ref=" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://myfigurecollection.net']);" target="_blank">mfc</a>]</p>

    The Evangelion Nendoroids Rei & Asuka Are Sculpted

    Pretty much every figure fan was shocked that it took Good Smile Company so long to announce Nendoroids of the Eva girls–especially since Max Factory has already done figmas and scales of them. What came as a bigger surprise, though, was the fact that we wouldn’t be getting plugsuit versions but Racing Queens.

    I mean, I’m happy we are getting an Asuka Nendo (FINALLY MY WAIFU), but… Racing Queens? Why? Okay, I’ll hand it to them, these two are hella cute. But there better be plugsuit versions. And school versions. And yellow dress Asuka. A million Eva Nendos, please.

    [via mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/orca-toys-takes-on-fairy-tails-lucy-heartfilia/attachment/orcalucysculptheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60652"></a></p> <p><em>Fairy Tail</em>‘s Lucy Heartfilia has been quite popular lately, with figures from everyone from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-listens-to-fans-changes-their-lucy-heartfilia" target="_blank">Good Smile Company</a> to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-amakuni" target="_blank">Amakuni</a>. We’ve gotten a few versions of her in more risque outfits, but it looks like collectors will have another to add to their shelves because Orca Toys is taking her on.</p> <p>To absolutely no one’s surprise they are doing a cat version of her, since that seems to be their thing. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/orca-toys-17-black-cat-tamaki-kousaka" target="_blank">Cat Tamaki</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonder-festival-2013-orca-toys" >Cat Sasara</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-orca-toys" target="_blank">Cat Bridgett</a>. At least it looks like Lucy is getting her own outfit!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/hiro_mashima/status/504616988899938304/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">hiro_mashima's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Orca Toys Takes On Fairy Tail’s Lucy Heartfilia

    Fairy Tail‘s Lucy Heartfilia has been quite popular lately, with figures from everyone from Good Smile Company to Amakuni. We’ve gotten a few versions of her in more risque outfits, but it looks like collectors will have another to add to their shelves because Orca Toys is taking her on.

    To absolutely no one’s surprise they are doing a cat version of her, since that seems to be their thing. Cat Tamaki, Cat Sasara, Cat Bridgett. At least it looks like Lucy is getting her own outfit!

    [via hiro_mashima's Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/chara-ani-gives-their-swimsuit-asuna-a-watery-recolor/attachment/undineasunaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60647"></a></p> <p>One of Toys’ Works/Chara-Ani’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-toys-works" target="_blank">Wonder Festival reveals</a> was a swimsuit figure of Asuna in an unusual portrait-style base, chilling out like a mini painting. The <a href="http://www.chara-ani.com/details.aspx?prdid=C14800219" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.chara-ani.com']);" target="_blank">original colorway</a> was okay, if a bit bland and predictable. I already have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/waves-swimsuit-asuna-is-full-of-surprises" target="_blank">the Wave Beach Queen</a>, so another bikini Asuna was not on my “do want” list… until now!</p> <p>They are doing an alternate version with her Undine color palette, featuring totally gorgeous clear blue PVC hair. SO PRETTY. Of course it’s an exclusive, and with the ¥10,900 base price she won’t come cheap. But this is a 1/6 scale piece, so you are definitely getting your money’s worth! She’s set for a December release, and proxies should be putting up orders soon.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.chara-ani.com/details.aspx?prdid=C14800220" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.chara-ani.com']);" target="_blank">Chara-Ani</a>]</p>

    Chara-Ani Gives Their Swimsuit Asuna A Watery Recolor

    One of Toys’ Works/Chara-Ani’s Wonder Festival reveals was a swimsuit figure of Asuna in an unusual portrait-style base, chilling out like a mini painting. The original colorway was okay, if a bit bland and predictable. I already have the Wave Beach Queen, so another bikini Asuna was not on my “do want” list… until now!

    They are doing an alternate version with her Undine color palette, featuring totally gorgeous clear blue PVC hair. SO PRETTY. Of course it’s an exclusive, and with the ¥10,900 base price she won’t come cheap. But this is a 1/6 scale piece, so you are definitely getting your money’s worth! She’s set for a December release, and proxies should be putting up orders soon.

    [via Chara-Ani]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hey-its-another-furyu-super-soniko/attachment/princesssonikoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60639"></a></p> <p>At this point, these posts almost feel like a running joke. Guess what, the sky’s blue and FuRyu is producing yet another prize figure of Soniko–in case the 10+ they’ve already put out aren’t doing it for you! I mean seriously, it’s kind of hilarious.</p> <p>This time it’s a… princess lingerie version? It’s actually a really cute outfit, but I’m so overloaded by their figures of her it’s kind of hard to appreciate. At least they’re going for quantity <em>and</em> quality.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/504537919558676480/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">t_santa</a>]</p>

    Hey, It’s Another FuRyu Super Soniko

    At this point, these posts almost feel like a running joke. Guess what, the sky’s blue and FuRyu is producing yet another prize figure of Soniko–in case the 10+ they’ve already put out aren’t doing it for you! I mean seriously, it’s kind of hilarious.

    This time it’s a… princess lingerie version? It’s actually a really cute outfit, but I’m so overloaded by their figures of her it’s kind of hard to appreciate. At least they’re going for quantity and quality.

    [via t_santa]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-totoros-garden/attachment/totoroheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-60516"></a></p> <p>Some toys were just meant to be photographed, and some locations were just meant for photography. While pairing up a figure with a particular spot is always fun, sometime it’s pure magic. That, I think, is what happened when I took my little Totoro & friends out for a rainy-day shoot upstate in the mountains. It was dreary, gloomy, and miserably damp, but it’s impossible for a scene not to be cheery with a Totoro in it. There’s no better cure for the rainy day blues!</p>

    Plastikitty Gallery: Totoro’s Garden

    Some toys were just meant to be photographed, and some locations were just meant for photography. While pairing up a figure with a particular spot is always fun, sometime it’s pure magic. That, I think, is what happened when I took my little Totoro & friends out for a rainy-day shoot upstate in the mountains. It was dreary, gloomy, and miserably damp, but it’s impossible for a scene not to be cheery with a Totoro in it. There’s no better cure for the rainy day blues!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/ichiban-kuji-double-dips-with-their-new-super-soniko/attachment/ichibanparkasonikoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60492"></a></p> <p>There are so many Soniko figures on the market. Too many, you might say. But if any company loves to double up on existing sculpts, it’s…. Griffon. And, you know, Ichiban Kuji. Since this post is about them. Although they aren’t really a “company” but an extension of Banpresto. Ahh, details!</p> <p>Anyway, I actually liked <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-for-more-soniko-ichiban-kuji" target="_blank">their newest Kuji Soniko</a>. It featured her Tiger Parka outfit (which is now painted!), after all! But of course that’s not enough. Are we getting a recolor? Well, probably, but not right now. They’re taking the base sculpt and… putting her in a bikini! Because if there’s one thing the world needs it’s <strong>more Soniko swimsuit figures</strong>.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/503823475186733057/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">t_santa</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/whitenoize/status/503062856678383616/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">whitenoize</a>]</p>

    Ichiban Kuji Double Dips With Their New Super Soniko

    There are so many Soniko figures on the market. Too many, you might say. But if any company loves to double up on existing sculpts, it’s…. Griffon. And, you know, Ichiban Kuji. Since this post is about them. Although they aren’t really a “company” but an extension of Banpresto. Ahh, details!

    Anyway, I actually liked their newest Kuji Soniko. It featured her Tiger Parka outfit (which is now painted!), after all! But of course that’s not enough. Are we getting a recolor? Well, probably, but not right now. They’re taking the base sculpt and… putting her in a bikini! Because if there’s one thing the world needs it’s more Soniko swimsuit figures.

    [via t_santa & whitenoize]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/amakunis-asuka-is-way-too-perfect/attachment/amakuniasukaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60484"></a></p> <p>Sometimes being a fan of Asuka is really hard. I mean, she’s my #1 favorite anime character. By a long shot. But she just has so many damn figures and a lot of them are really good. Also, they’re usually expensive. And recently, exclusive. Like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-new-asuka-is-tearing-me-apart" target="_blank">that Volks one</a>, sob.</p> <p>But today we’re taking a look at Amakuni’s Asuka, based on (surprise!) her <em>Eva Q</em> appearance! Ahh, the lance. Her flowing hair. The butt shot potential. Her retail price is ¥11,000 which is pretty reasonable given her scale (1/6) and height (15 inches!), and she also doesn’t come out until May. MAY. That’s AFTER my birthday next year. The hell, Amakuni?</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/10444-rebuild-of-evangelion-q-shikinami-asuka-langley-16.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://biginjap.com']);" target="_blank">Big in Japan</a>, <a href="https://www.nippon-yasan.com/evangelion/8620-rebuild-of-evangelion-q-shikinami-asuka-langley-limited-edition.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.nippon-yasan.com']);" target="_blank">Nippon-Yasan</a>,</p>

    Amakuni’s Asuka Is Way Too Perfect

    Sometimes being a fan of Asuka is really hard. I mean, she’s my #1 favorite anime character. By a long shot. But she just has so many damn figures and a lot of them are really good. Also, they’re usually expensive. And recently, exclusive. Like that Volks one, sob.

    But today we’re taking a look at Amakuni’s Asuka, based on (surprise!) her Eva Q appearance! Ahh, the lance. Her flowing hair. The butt shot potential. Her retail price is ¥11,000 which is pretty reasonable given her scale (1/6) and height (15 inches!), and she also doesn’t come out until May. MAY. That’s AFTER my birthday next year. The hell, Amakuni?

    Pre-Order At: Big in Japan, Nippon-Yasan,

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