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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahouses-sailor-moon-takes-us-back-to-the-90s/attachment/lolusagiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62589"></a></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Seriously, MegaHouse. What is this shit. Everything about it is wrong. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-megahouses-usagi-tsukino" target="_blank">The announcement of an Usagi</a> 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…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://sailormoon-official.com/goods/figure/post_230.php" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://sailormoon-official.com']);" target="_blank">Sailor Moon Official</a>]</p>

    MegaHouse’s Sailor Moon Takes Us Back To The 90′s

    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]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-frombies-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2014frombiesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62465"></a></p> <p>I remember fondly the first time we took a look at Frombies’ NYCC booth, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-frombie-booth-overview" target="_blank">way back in 2012</a>. 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, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-frombies-kami-in-the-garden" target="_blank">my beloved Kami</a>.</p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.frombies.com/collections/all" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.frombies.com']);" target="_blank">webstore</a>~</p>

    NYCC 2014: Frombies Booth Overview

    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~

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-jubilee-gallery/attachment/nycc2014kotojubileegalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62334"></a></p> <p>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.</p> <p>We’ve seen <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-marvel-bishoujo-jubilee" target="_blank">a few galleries of her already</a>, 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!</p>

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee Gallery

    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!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kantai-collection-figma-mutsu-brings-the-love/attachment/figmamutsuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62577"></a></p> <p>Mutsu is certainly one of the more popular <em>KanColle</em> girls. She has figures in the works from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2014-ques-q" target="_blank">ques Q</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/brace-yourself-more-kantai-collection-figures-are-coming" target="_blank">Penguin Parade</a>, Amakuni, and even <a href="http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/large/236359.jpg?r=1412806190" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://s1.tsuki-board.net']);" target="_blank">a figFIX</a>! 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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-for-battle-with-kancolles-figma-nagato" target="_blank">figma Nagato</a>.</p> <p>But while I’ve strayed away from the other <em>KanColle</em> 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!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/2tohei/status/524920283241537536/photo/1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">2tohei's Twitter</a>]</p>

    Kantai Collection figma Mutsu Brings The Love

    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]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-kurumi-tokisaki-has-a-license-to-kill/attachment/batshitnendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62555"></a></p> <p><em>Date A Live</em> 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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/wp-content/uploads/0429.jpg"" target="_blank">gorgeous AlphaMax figure</a> or this balls to the wall bonkers Nendoroid rendition!</p> <p>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!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-11941562105.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://ameblo.jp']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Nendoroid Kurumi Tokisaki Has A License To Kill

    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!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smiles-october-2014-niconico-broadcast/attachment/niconicooct14header" rel="attachment wp-att-62551"></a></p> <p>Another month, another group of new figures for Good Smile & co to show off! This month’s NicoNico broadcast was totally jam-packed, so we’re just going to dive right in. Let’s start with the star of the show: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cardcaptor-sakura-figma-is-sculpted" target="_blank">figma Sakura Kinomoto</a>. We got a look at what I assume is her full lineup of accessories, and boy does she come with a lot. Both wands in fully extended mode, the star wand in mini form, Kero (of course), her small wings, and a large pair of wings from Fly that will both fit on her wand <strong>and</strong> her back. AHH it’s everything I wanted! Bandai, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-surprises-with-a-cardcaptor-sakura-s-h-figuarts" target="_blank">why did you even try</a>.</p> <p>As for Nendoroids, we’ve got three new sculpts: Aoi Yukimura from <em>Yama no Susume</em> and the <em>KanColle</em> duo of Kumano and Suzuya. They also previewed Nendoroid Batman, who will have a tiny Batsignal and his cape will fold all the way around him! Plus a tiny teaser of painted <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fang-lin-yin-confirmed-as-the-next-infinite-stratos-nendoroid" target="_blank">Fang Lin Yin</a>. And scaleds? Well, we’re getting a better look at the admittedly odd <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-unveils-their-satsuki-kiryuuin" target="_blank">Good Smile Satsuki</a>, and also a brand new announcement: there will be an alternate version of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-max-factory" target="_blank"><em>DRAMAtical Murder</em>‘s Ren</a>, with… no shirt! Given the context of the game it’s kind of… super creepy…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/profile/hIE/pictures/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://myfigurecollection.net']);" target="_blank">mfc</a>]</p>

    Good Smile’s October 2014 NicoNico Broadcast

    Another month, another group of new figures for Good Smile & co to show off! This month’s NicoNico broadcast was totally jam-packed, so we’re just going to dive right in. Let’s start with the star of the show: figma Sakura Kinomoto. We got a look at what I assume is her full lineup of accessories, and boy does she come with a lot. Both wands in fully extended mode, the star wand in mini form, Kero (of course), her small wings, and a large pair of wings from Fly that will both fit on her wand and her back. AHH it’s everything I wanted! Bandai, why did you even try.

    As for Nendoroids, we’ve got three new sculpts: Aoi Yukimura from Yama no Susume and the KanColle duo of Kumano and Suzuya. They also previewed Nendoroid Batman, who will have a tiny Batsignal and his cape will fold all the way around him! Plus a tiny teaser of painted Fang Lin Yin. And scaleds? Well, we’re getting a better look at the admittedly odd Good Smile Satsuki, and also a brand new announcement: there will be an alternate version of DRAMAtical Murder‘s Ren, with… no shirt! Given the context of the game it’s kind of… super creepy…

    [via mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-surprises-with-a-cardcaptor-sakura-s-h-figuarts/attachment/sakurafiguartsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62531"></a></p> <p>We <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cardcaptor-sakura-figma-is-sculpted" target="_blank">just got a preview of the figma Sakura sculpt</a>, 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.</p> <p>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…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://tamashii.jp/special/pickup/201503bbmk/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://tamashii.jp']);" target="_blank">Tamashii Nations</a>]</p>

    Bandai Surprises With A Cardcaptor Sakura S.H.Figuarts

    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]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-brings-us-another-bodacious-selvaria/attachment/newvolksselvariaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62524"></a></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/alters-swimsuit-selvaira-bles-is-painted" target="_blank">Alter</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-yet-another-sevlaria-bles" target="_blank">Volks</a>‘ bikini Selvarias, and the more recent <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/vertex-teases-the-sculpt-for-their-selvaria-bles" >Vertex sculpt</a>.</p> <p>I thought there might be a lull in her figures for a while, but Volks is bringing back a project announced <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hobby-round-9-volks-selvaria-bles" target="_blank">a year and a half ago</a>: 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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-natives-misae-suzuhara-is-one-naughty-angel" target="_blank">Misae</a> I wouldn’t even second guess this purchase.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobbyholic.org/report/hobby_round12_report01.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://hobbyholic.org']);" target="_blank">Hobbyholic</a>]</p>

    Volks Brings Us Another Bodacious Selvaria

    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.

    [via Hobbyholic]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-to-be-boarded-by-ques-qs-kitakami/attachment/queskitakamiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62513"></a></p> <p>With the literal flotilla of girls in <em>Kantai Collection</em>, 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 href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-nendoroid-kitakami-from-kancolle" target="_blank">a Nendoroid</a>, which is admittedly very cute.</p> <p>Then there’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-ques-q" target="_blank">the ques Q</a> 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 <em>KanColle</em> figures I want, and her pricetag of ¥12000 and February release date hurt a bit too much to justify.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/38009/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://hobby.dengeki.com']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Prepare To Be Boarded By ques Q’s Kitakami

    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.

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-dragon-toy-brings-tony-takas-art-to-life/attachment/tonybuttsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62502"></a></p> <p>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!</p> <p>Like the Dragon Toy figure <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-dragon-toy-x-tony-taka" target="_blank">we found out about at Wonder Festival</a>, which is based on <a href="http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/hIE1406442594.jpeg" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://s1.tsuki-board.net']);" target="_blank" rel="lightbox[gallery-r8KL]">the cover</a> 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 <a href="http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B00OL9UPRY?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=figurenews-22" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.amazon.co.jp']);" target="_blank">Amazon JP</a> orders should follow on the regular shops tonight.</p>

    (NSFW) Dragon Toy Brings Tony Taka’s Art To Life

    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.

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