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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/native-announces-first-male-figure-aoba/attachment/nekkidaobaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66420"></a></p> <p>If you asked me yesterday the chance of Native ever making a male figure, I would have said… maybe 0.01%. Seriously. I mean, they make NSFW figures (almost) exclusively, and those are always girls. ALWAYS. But no longer! Native is going against the grain in a big way and making a figure of <em>DRAMAtical Murder’</em>s Aoba. Which is probably the guy I’d pick if I knew a guy was getting a ecchi figure: I mean 1) their parent company made <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-aoba-comes-with-a-hefty-pricetag" target="_blank">that amazing figure of him</a> and 2) it’s hard to think of a bigger BL game than <em>DM</em> at the moment. While I’m not sure if this is a figure I’ll be interested in personally, I am THRILLED to see this kind of development in the figure community! Any guesses on what art they’ll work from?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2142510387625853901" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2142510387625853901', 'naver']);" target="_blank">naver</a>]</p>

    Native Announces Their First Male Figure: Aoba!

    If you asked me yesterday the chance of Native ever making a male figure, I would have said… maybe 0.01%. Seriously. I mean, they make NSFW figures (almost) exclusively, and those are always girls. ALWAYS. But no longer! Native is going against the grain in a big way and making a figure of DRAMAtical Murder’s Aoba. Which is probably the guy I’d pick if I knew a guy was getting a ecchi figure: I mean 1) their parent company made that amazing figure of him and 2) it’s hard to think of a bigger BL game than DM at the moment. While I’m not sure if this is a figure I’ll be interested in personally, I am THRILLED to see this kind of development in the figure community! Any guesses on what art they’ll work from?

    [via naver]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-shinobu-oshino/attachment/shinobualterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66416"></a></p> <p><em>Bakemonogatari</em> and all of its -gatari follow-ups (or prequels or whatever, I can’t keep track of them all) have proven wildly successful in the figure world. But oddly enough, companies kind of just make the same characters over and over. Even when the character focus shifted in <em>Nisemonogatari</em> we just got endless Hitagis. Weird, right? I mean, it happens with all shows (Sabercoughcough), but it seems particularly egregious here.</p> <p>And even when we do get not-Hitagi, it feels like deja vu. I mean, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-shinobu-gets-even-cuter" target="_blank">haven’t we seen this figure before</a>? I actually worried about the similarities in this sculpt and Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-alter" target="_blank">when it was first unveiled</a>, but hey, I guess she’s still cute. And she comes with an angry face! And TWO different donuts. Totally a different figure. Orders open on March 4th if you want to add this vampire to your collection!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/alter_info/archives/1900644.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.livedoor.jp/alter_info/archives/1900644.html', 'Alter’s Blog']);" target="_blank">Alter’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s Shinobu Oshino

    Bakemonogatari and all of its -gatari follow-ups (or prequels or whatever, I can’t keep track of them all) have proven wildly successful in the figure world. But oddly enough, companies kind of just make the same characters over and over. Even when the character focus shifted in Nisemonogatari we just got endless Hitagis. Weird, right? I mean, it happens with all shows (Sabercoughcough), but it seems particularly egregious here.

    And even when we do get not-Hitagi, it feels like deja vu. I mean, haven’t we seen this figure before? I actually worried about the similarities in this sculpt and Kotobukiya’s when it was first unveiled, but hey, I guess she’s still cute. And she comes with an angry face! And TWO different donuts. Totally a different figure. Orders open on March 4th if you want to add this vampire to your collection!

    [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-booth-overview/attachment/toyfair2015dcoverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66381"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen a lot of what DC had on offer at Toyfair: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-bombshell-statues" target="_blank">Bombshells</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-covergirls-statues" target="_blank">Covergirls</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-tv-show-figures" target="_blank">TV</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-batman-animated-series-figures" target="_blank">cartoon</a> toys, and of course some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-designer-series-statues" target="_blank">new action figures</a>. But there was more! Because their booth was a labyrinth of figures that you could never escape from. Just kidding, there were lots of exists, but it sure took a hell of a long time to finish shooting everything in it.</p> <p>There was really a little bit of everything here. Want a Deadman action figure? A super adorable black & white Batgirl statue? A badass motorcyle-riding Harley? The world’s weirdest Wonder Woman? A Green Arrow & Black Canary figure so sickly-sweet it makes me want to vomit? It’s all there, so check it out (and more!) in the gallery!</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Booth Overview

    We’ve already seen a lot of what DC had on offer at Toyfair: Bombshells and Covergirls, TV and cartoon toys, and of course some new action figures. But there was more! Because their booth was a labyrinth of figures that you could never escape from. Just kidding, there were lots of exists, but it sure took a hell of a long time to finish shooting everything in it.

    There was really a little bit of everything here. Want a Deadman action figure? A super adorable black & white Batgirl statue? A badass motorcyle-riding Harley? The world’s weirdest Wonder Woman? A Green Arrow & Black Canary figure so sickly-sweet it makes me want to vomit? It’s all there, so check it out (and more!) in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-covergirls-statues/attachment/toyfair2015dccovergirlheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66250"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen DC’s Bombshells, but they have another girl power line: the Covergirls! This line has been going on for ages and ages it seems, but DC is never going to run out of characters. And hey, when they do, they’ll just have new artists design them! There’s a little bit of both going on this year at their booth.</p> <p>All three of these new girls are designed by <a href="http://artgerm.deviantart.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://artgerm.deviantart.com/', 'Artgerm']);" target="_blank">Artgerm</a> (aka Stanley Lau), and he’s taken on both some older characters (Harley, Wonder Woman) and one brand-new to the line: BLEEZ! Yes more Red Lantern everything please. We need a Dex-Starr statue next. Like 1/4 scale. NO, 1/1 SCALE. I would buy that so hard.</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Covergirls Statues

    We’ve already seen DC’s Bombshells, but they have another girl power line: the Covergirls! This line has been going on for ages and ages it seems, but DC is never going to run out of characters. And hey, when they do, they’ll just have new artists design them! There’s a little bit of both going on this year at their booth.

    All three of these new girls are designed by Artgerm (aka Stanley Lau), and he’s taken on both some older characters (Harley, Wonder Woman) and one brand-new to the line: BLEEZ! Yes more Red Lantern everything please. We need a Dex-Starr statue next. Like 1/4 scale. NO, 1/1 SCALE. I would buy that so hard.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-designer-series-statues/attachment/toyfair2015dcdesignerseriesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66271"></a></p> <p>DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee.</p> <p>Jae Lee has done some really fantastic <a href="http://members.tripod.com/~jae_lee/covers/batmangothamknights_56.jpeg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://members.tripod.com/~jae_lee/covers/batmangothamknights_56.jpeg', 'covers']);" target="_blank" rel="lightbox[gallery-Xg64]">covers</a> (like, <em><a href="https://i.imgur.com/0U3sJB6.jpg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://i.imgur.com/0U3sJB6.jpg', 'really fantastic']);" target="_blank" rel="lightbox[gallery-Xg64]">really fantastic</a></em>) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Designer Series Statues

    DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee.

    Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-batman-animated-series-figures/attachment/toyfair2015dcbatmananimatedheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66192"></a></p> <p>It’s no secret that DC’s flagship character is Batman. Yeah, there are a million Batman vs Superman arguments, and Supes gets a lot of figures too, but nowhere near the amount Batman does. This time around they’re giving us figures from <em>Batman The Animated Series</em>. Does Superman even have an animated series?! The answer is actually yes, but it ended 14 years ago. I mean, Superman kind of gets gypped on the cartoon front I think.</p> <p>Anyway, it’s action figures! From the animated series! But for real can we get some <em>The Brave & The Bold</em> up in here? Because that I would pay a lot of money for, because the ones out now are kind of terrible.</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Batman The Animated Series Figures

    It’s no secret that DC’s flagship character is Batman. Yeah, there are a million Batman vs Superman arguments, and Supes gets a lot of figures too, but nowhere near the amount Batman does. This time around they’re giving us figures from Batman The Animated Series. Does Superman even have an animated series?! The answer is actually yes, but it ended 14 years ago. I mean, Superman kind of gets gypped on the cartoon front I think.

    Anyway, it’s action figures! From the animated series! But for real can we get some The Brave & The Bold up in here? Because that I would pay a lot of money for, because the ones out now are kind of terrible.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-bombshell-statues/attachment/toyfair2015dcbombshellheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66235"></a></p> <p>You certainly can’t say that DC neglects their female characters… when it comes to merchandise. In fact, they have several lines dedicated just to the girls! My favorite of these is definitely the Bombshells Line, a newer creation that takes the characters we know and love and puts a retro spin on them.</p> <p>At Toy Fair they had a bevy of beautiful ladies: newspaper girl Lois Lane, baseball player Batwoman, lounge diva Catwoman, and the star of the show: a Harley & Joker statue featuring a delicious inverse of the traditional “guy bends girl over for kiss” imagery. This makes Joker the first guy to appear in the line! Honestly not too sure how I feel about that, or Harley’s egregious cleavage, but you have to admit that this is a statement piece to end all statement pieces. Just imagine it on a shelf! Perfection, puddin’.</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Bombshell Statues

    You certainly can’t say that DC neglects their female characters… when it comes to merchandise. In fact, they have several lines dedicated just to the girls! My favorite of these is definitely the Bombshells Line, a newer creation that takes the characters we know and love and puts a retro spin on them.

    At Toy Fair they had a bevy of beautiful ladies: newspaper girl Lois Lane, baseball player Batwoman, lounge diva Catwoman, and the star of the show: a Harley & Joker statue featuring a delicious inverse of the traditional “guy bends girl over for kiss” imagery. This makes Joker the first guy to appear in the line! Honestly not too sure how I feel about that, or Harley’s egregious cleavage, but you have to admit that this is a statement piece to end all statement pieces. Just imagine it on a shelf! Perfection, puddin’.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-tv-show-figures/attachment/toyfair2015dctvshowsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66297"></a></p> <p>With the rise of DC tv shows like <em>Gotham</em>, <em>Arrow</em>, and <em>The Flash</em>, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, <em>Dial H</em>.</p> <p>And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from <em>Constantine</em>, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ TV Show Figures

    With the rise of DC tv shows like Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, Dial H.

    And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from Constantine, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-third-butterfly-sister/attachment/butterfly3header" rel="attachment wp-att-66385"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s butterfly sisters <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-daisy-chan-flutters-into-my-heart" target="_blank">Daisy</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-hints-at-their-next-tony-taka-figure" target="_blank">Annabel</a> have been huge successes, but I think we all thought they’d stop there. I’m not sure why, but… 2 just seemed like a good number. But you should never underestimate the power of a well-selling figure line! Because sister #3 is waiting in the wings.</p> <p>This one is Freesia, a brunette with a monarch butterfly themed outfit (in color, at least). She’s super cute but I’m honestly not too sure how I feel about this turn of events. I really loved Daisy & Annabel as a duo: where am I going to put this one?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://2chan.net/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://2chan.net/', '2chan']);" target="_blank">2chan</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Announces A Third Butterfly Sister

    Kotobukiya’s butterfly sisters Daisy and Annabel have been huge successes, but I think we all thought they’d stop there. I’m not sure why, but… 2 just seemed like a good number. But you should never underestimate the power of a well-selling figure line! Because sister #3 is waiting in the wings.

    This one is Freesia, a brunette with a monarch butterfly themed outfit (in color, at least). She’s super cute but I’m honestly not too sure how I feel about this turn of events. I really loved Daisy & Annabel as a duo: where am I going to put this one?!

    [via 2chan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/baby-wananeko-gets-sofubi-update/attachment/babynekoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66157"></a></p> <p>You probably remember Javier Jimenez’ <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/javier-jimenez-wananeko-comes-world-soft-vinyl" target="_blank">recent IndieGoGo project</a> to get his awesome Wananeko figure in soft vinyl format. Well, the part I was most excited about was the addition of a Baby Wananeko in resin! I mean, kittens guys. I just love kittens so much. The project got funded amazingly fast, so a stretch goal was added: for $2,000 over the original goal, a sofubi Baby Wananeko would be manufactured too!</p> <p>Well, as you might have guessed from the title, it’s happened already. Yup, there are 21 days left to go and we’ve already had the original and stretch goal funded. I wonder if Jimenez has any other tricks up his sleeve?! If you want a Baby Wananeko, all of the original funding levels that include a sofubi Wananeko will include a bonus matching Baby Wananeko. Want something a little more special? There are ten $200 slots open that get you a custom set: one full size and one baby Wananeko, customized to your specific instructions! So <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wananeko-soft-vinyl-toy-by-javier-jimenez" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wananeko-soft-vinyl-toy-by-javier-jimenez', 'go get one here']);" target="_blank">go get one here</a>.</p>

    Baby Wananeko Gets A Sofubi Update

    You probably remember Javier Jimenez’ recent IndieGoGo project to get his awesome Wananeko figure in soft vinyl format. Well, the part I was most excited about was the addition of a Baby Wananeko in resin! I mean, kittens guys. I just love kittens so much. The project got funded amazingly fast, so a stretch goal was added: for $2,000 over the original goal, a sofubi Baby Wananeko would be manufactured too!

    Well, as you might have guessed from the title, it’s happened already. Yup, there are 21 days left to go and we’ve already had the original and stretch goal funded. I wonder if Jimenez has any other tricks up his sleeve?! If you want a Baby Wananeko, all of the original funding levels that include a sofubi Wananeko will include a bonus matching Baby Wananeko. Want something a little more special? There are ten $200 slots open that get you a custom set: one full size and one baby Wananeko, customized to your specific instructions! So go get one here.

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