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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-snow-miku-2018/attachment/snowmiku18header" rel="attachment wp-att-83247"></a></p> <p>I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reveal of Snow Miku 2018</a>. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.</p> <p>We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-ride-with-gscs-scaled-snow-miku-hatsune">the OG design</a>, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html', 'Piapro']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Piapro</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Art For Snow Miku 2018

    I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the reveal of Snow Miku 2018. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.

    We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for the OG design, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-thai-racing-miku-horizon/attachment/tonythaiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83241"></a></p> <p>As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/racing-miku-hatsune-gets-yet-another-design" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so cute</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-the-design-for-thai-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figures</a> from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2016</a> sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!</p> <p>There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Luka</a>, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Is A New Thai Racing Miku On The Horizon?

    As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some so cute figures from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku 2016 sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!

    There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with Racing Luka, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia/attachment/sonicohestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83236"></a></p> <p>Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Sonico Miku</a>!</p> <p>This time around it’s Hestia from <em>Danmachi</em>, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en', 't_santa']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa</a>]</p>

    Hestia Sonico Is Bestia

    Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, Racing Sonico Miku!

    This time around it’s Hestia from Danmachi, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fantasia-festival-2017/attachment/fantasia17header" rel="attachment wp-att-83227"></a></p> <p>Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of<em> Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em> figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?</p> <p>We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Fantasia Festival 2017

    Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?

    We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83087" rel="attachment wp-att-83087"></a></p> <p>Miku Hatsune has been the ruler of the figure world since her inception 10 years ago. I mean, it’s hard to think of a character who has lasted so long but also has a wide variety of figures and styles (Saber, perhaps… but some of her most popular forms are technically different characters). Of course Good Smile Company is going all-out with both <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a scaled figure</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a Nendoroid</a>.</p> <p>I am an absolute sucker for clear PVC and ribbons so as you can guess this release has been heaven for me. Two things I love, together at last! Add in some super cute faceplates and rainbow paint and you have yourself a winner in my books. I wonder if we’ll be getting a figma version too?</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Nendoroid Gallery

    Miku Hatsune has been the ruler of the figure world since her inception 10 years ago. I mean, it’s hard to think of a character who has lasted so long but also has a wide variety of figures and styles (Saber, perhaps… but some of her most popular forms are technically different characters). Of course Good Smile Company is going all-out with both a scaled figure and a Nendoroid.

    I am an absolute sucker for clear PVC and ribbons so as you can guess this release has been heaven for me. Two things I love, together at last! Add in some super cute faceplates and rainbow paint and you have yourself a winner in my books. I wonder if we’ll be getting a figma version too?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83136" rel="attachment wp-att-83136"></a></p> <p>I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cavalrys-here-with-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">snagged the <em>Overwatch</em> license</a>. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.</p> <p>The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?</p> <p>What character would you like to see next in the <em>Overwatch</em> figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Overwatch Genji figma Gallery

    I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co snagged the Overwatch license. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.

    The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?

    What character would you like to see next in the Overwatch figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83110" rel="attachment wp-att-83110"></a></p> <p>After the years upon years we waited for <em>Persona 5</em>, it’s only fair that we get an absolute metric ton of merchandise from it. I mean, I think at this point we have more <em>P5</em> figures than <em>P4.</em>.. which is really saying something. I mean, the game just came out this year! In the US, at least. Waiting for translations is so annoying.</p> <p>Of course Max Factory was one of the first companies to jump on the P5 hype train. After all, based god MF is the one who gave us a <em>P3</em> figma. So far we only have Joker in the lineup, but he comes with a little Morgana so it’s kind of like two for the price of one! I’m considering putting Morgana on my alarm clock to give me even less of a reason to wake up. I mean, just imagine it: you roll over in the morning to hit your alarm and are faced with the “it’s time for bed” cat. What’s one more hit of the snooze, right?</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Persona 5 Joker figma Gallery

    After the years upon years we waited for Persona 5, it’s only fair that we get an absolute metric ton of merchandise from it. I mean, I think at this point we have more P5 figures than P4... which is really saying something. I mean, the game just came out this year! In the US, at least. Waiting for translations is so annoying.

    Of course Max Factory was one of the first companies to jump on the P5 hype train. After all, based god MF is the one who gave us a P3 figma. So far we only have Joker in the lineup, but he comes with a little Morgana so it’s kind of like two for the price of one! I’m considering putting Morgana on my alarm clock to give me even less of a reason to wake up. I mean, just imagine it: you roll over in the morning to hit your alarm and are faced with the “it’s time for bed” cat. What’s one more hit of the snooze, right?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-sucy-nendoroid-gallery/attachment/nycc2017sucygalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83120"></a></p> <p>Nendoroid Sucy just went up for pre-order (<a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-034064&rank=ctg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-034064&rank=ctg', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>, <a href="https://hlj.com/product/GSC90441" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/GSC90441', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a>, <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10496282" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10496282', 'HS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HS</a>, <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19749-little-witch-academia-nendoroid-sucy-manbavaran.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19749-little-witch-academia-nendoroid-sucy-manbavaran.html', 'BIJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BIJ</a>) so now seems like the perfect time to take a closer look at her! I must admit, every time I see her name I think it’s a typo and she’s actually Suzy. But no, this is Sucy. Like her parents couldn’t decide between Lucy and Suzy so they just combined them! But that’s neither here nor there.</p> <p>Something that’s much clearer in person than in her stock photos is the hair color gradient: it’s really subtle but beautifully executed. She’s such a lovely pastel baby. Actually, with that sad face and witch outfit, Sucy is pretty much pure pastel goth. One of my favorite niche fashion styles!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s Sucy Nendoroid Gallery

    Nendoroid Sucy just went up for pre-order (AmiAmi, HLJ, HS, BIJ) so now seems like the perfect time to take a closer look at her! I must admit, every time I see her name I think it’s a typo and she’s actually Suzy. But no, this is Sucy. Like her parents couldn’t decide between Lucy and Suzy so they just combined them! But that’s neither here nor there.

    Something that’s much clearer in person than in her stock photos is the hair color gradient: it’s really subtle but beautifully executed. She’s such a lovely pastel baby. Actually, with that sad face and witch outfit, Sucy is pretty much pure pastel goth. One of my favorite niche fashion styles!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery/attachment/nycc2017gscmikugalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83100"></a></p> <p>For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku</a> in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram', 'custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards</a> made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.</p> <p>I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is <em>insane</em>. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Figure Gallery

    For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.

    I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is insane. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise/attachment/nycc2017kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82822"></a></p> <p>Well, tonight’s a big night for <em></em>Star Wars fans with the <em>Episode VIII</em> trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their <em>Episode VII</em><em>: The Force Awakens</em> ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a <em>Return of the Jedi</em> Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.</p> <p>I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after <em>Episode VIII</em> is out.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.

    I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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