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  • Primal Heart is a rather small garage kit company. They don’t make many sculpts, but the ones they do have an undeniable wow factor. Gorgeous, crisp sculpting and fantastic true-to-the-art faces. They tend to focus primarily on the Fate/Stay Night girls… or Saber. Kind of only Saber. And for last Treasure Festa, they had the most gorgeous Saber Extra I’ve seen (so far). Since both their Saber Lily and Pajama Saber got picked up, and by different companies to boot, I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that this will get a PVC production. I mean, it’s not even just their Saber figures that get PVC love: Alter’s Senran Kagura Asuka? Yup, that’s a Primal Heart sculpt. But for now let’s just wait patiently and drool over this amazing gallery. [via One Knight Stands]

    Primal Heart’s Saber Extra Is A Thing Of Beauty

    Primal Heart is a rather small garage kit company. They don’t make many sculpts, but the ones they do have an undeniable wow factor. Gorgeous, crisp sculpting and fantastic true-to-the-art faces. They tend to focus primarily on the Fate/Stay Night girls… or Saber. Kind of only Saber. And for last Treasure Festa, they had the most gorgeous Saber Extra I’ve seen (so far). Since both their Saber Lily and Pajama Saber got picked up, and by different companies to boot, I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that this will get a PVC production. I mean, it’s not even just their Saber figures that get PVC love: Alter’s Senran Kagura Asuka? Yup, that’s a Primal Heart sculpt. But for now let’s just wait patiently and drool over this amazing gallery. [via One Knight Stands]

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  • Since both Bandai and Good Smile Company have finished up both their Mario and Luigi chibi action figures, it was a race to see what character would be next. While logic dictates Peach, most people had their money on Yoshi: after all, he’s pretty much everyone’s favorite. And we all know Yoshi Canyon is the best Mario Kart route, so he deserves some figure love. Well, it’s happening! Bandai has officially announced an S.H.Figuarts version of him–and to be honest, I’m sure a Nendoroid isn’t far behind. But personally I feel like Bandai has done the better job on this series with the more true-to-life proportions and the awesome expansion kits. I wonder how many eggs Yoshi will come with?! [via Bluefin’s Youtube]

    Yoshi Is The Next Super Mario Bros S.H.Figuarts

    Since both Bandai and Good Smile Company have finished up both their Mario and Luigi chibi action figures, it was a race to see what character would be next. While logic dictates Peach, most people had their money on Yoshi: after all, he’s pretty much everyone’s favorite. And we all know Yoshi Canyon is the best Mario Kart route, so he deserves some figure love. Well, it’s happening! Bandai has officially announced an S.H.Figuarts version of him–and to be honest, I’m sure a Nendoroid isn’t far behind. But personally I feel like Bandai has done the better job on this series with the more true-to-life proportions and the awesome expansion kits. I wonder how many eggs Yoshi will come with?! [via Bluefin’s Youtube]

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  • Well, this is both surprising and unsurprising all in one. It’s been known for a while know that Kidrobot hasn’t been doing so hot as they’ve had to close down quite a lot of their retail locations and have been having insane sales up to 80% off retail on their website, so it’s no surprise that something had to happen on their business end, but I don’t think anyone could have expected this. NECA has purchased Kidrobot and placed famed artist Frank Kozik as the new Creative Director in an attempt to bring the company back to being an artist focused entity. Personally, I have mixed feelings about this. It’s great to see Kidrobot back on its feet again especially under someone like Frank Kozik, but at the same time NECA isn’t exactly synonymous with quality, but rather affordability, which is about the exact opposite of the Kidrobot of old. It also remains to be seen if Kidrobot will actually stray away from their heavy licensed merchandise, especially with NECA at the helm, who exists to bring other people’s properties to life, but I have faith that it will. Now bring me back some interesting Dunny sets and I’ll be happy. [via Kidrobot’s Press Release, Frank Kozik’s Press Release, and NECA’s Press Release]

    Kidrobot Bought By NECA, Frank Kozik In Charge

    Well, this is both surprising and unsurprising all in one. It’s been known for a while know that Kidrobot hasn’t been doing so hot as they’ve had to close down quite a lot of their retail locations and have been having insane sales up to 80% off retail on their website, so it’s no surprise that something had to happen on their business end, but I don’t think anyone could have expected this. NECA has purchased Kidrobot and placed famed artist Frank Kozik as the new Creative Director in an attempt to bring the company back to being an artist focused entity. Personally, I have mixed feelings about this. It’s great to see Kidrobot back on its feet again especially under someone like Frank Kozik, but at the same time NECA isn’t exactly synonymous with quality, but rather affordability, which is about the exact opposite of the Kidrobot of old. It also remains to be seen if Kidrobot will actually stray away from their heavy licensed merchandise, especially with NECA at the helm, who exists to bring other people’s properties to life, but I have faith that it will. Now bring me back some interesting Dunny sets and I’ll be happy. [via Kidrobot’s Press Release, Frank Kozik’s Press Release, and NECA’s Press Release]

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  • There have been a lot of figures of Sorceress from Dragon’s Crown, and I’ve kind of hated all of them. In fact, I was pretty certain I’d never but a figure of her… but my mind has changed, and from A+ of all companies! I mean, the concept art is nice and there’s much less focus on her boobs than the other renditions, but it’s the face that is selling me: so lovely! Let’s hope it holds up painted. They also showed off the concept art outline for their Amazon! Isn’t it strange that most companies are doing both Sorceress and Amazon, but a third main girl hasn’t really been decided: we’ve got an Elf and Tiki, but not much overlap so far. [via moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: A+ x Dragon’s Crown

    There have been a lot of figures of Sorceress from Dragon’s Crown, and I’ve kind of hated all of them. In fact, I was pretty certain I’d never but a figure of her… but my mind has changed, and from A+ of all companies! I mean, the concept art is nice and there’s much less focus on her boobs than the other renditions, but it’s the face that is selling me: so lovely! Let’s hope it holds up painted. They also showed off the concept art outline for their Amazon! Isn’t it strange that most companies are doing both Sorceress and Amazon, but a third main girl hasn’t really been decided: we’ve got an Elf and Tiki, but not much overlap so far. [via moeyo]

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  • Well, we’ve seen a lot of goodies from Miyazawa Model already, but since this is a smaller-scale event there are a ton of companies that only brought one new thing… and it’s not worthy of its own post. So we’re just going to lump them all together! As you can see in the header, Aoshima’s Silica is painted (and so cute!). Pulchra brought Bekki Natsumi from No-Rin, which has the honor of being one of the most boring figures I’ve ever seen. On the slightly-more-exciting side we’ve got a ton of Ichiban Kuji, including some gorgeous Sheryls I’d love to own and a stunning Homura. And let’s not forget X-Plus, who brought a new and suspect-looking Erza Scarlet. [UPDATE] Added PLUM’s new Mira Yamana from Trinity Seven and Revolve’s painted Liu-Li [via moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: Everything Else

    Well, we’ve seen a lot of goodies from Miyazawa Model already, but since this is a smaller-scale event there are a ton of companies that only brought one new thing… and it’s not worthy of its own post. So we’re just going to lump them all together! As you can see in the header, Aoshima’s Silica is painted (and so cute!). Pulchra brought Bekki Natsumi from No-Rin, which has the honor of being one of the most boring figures I’ve ever seen. On the slightly-more-exciting side we’ve got a ton of Ichiban Kuji, including some gorgeous Sheryls I’d love to own and a stunning Homura. And let’s not forget X-Plus, who brought a new and suspect-looking Erza Scarlet. [UPDATE] Added PLUM’s new Mira Yamana from Trinity Seven and Revolve’s painted Liu-Li [via moeyo]

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  • I feel like recently Alter has been getting away from what they used to be so good at: intricate, badass girls with crazy weaponry. I mean, their Nanoha line kind of defined the company, but recently they’ve been more “girls standing around in boring outfits” than, well, anything else. So of course I was thrilled at the announcement of a Mu-12: kind of hard to make her boring, right? Well, the pose isn’t much to write home about (aside, of course, from the obvious butt focus), but the paint looks amazing. And her base, spectacular! It lights up too. [via dengeki & moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: Alter’s Mu-12

    I feel like recently Alter has been getting away from what they used to be so good at: intricate, badass girls with crazy weaponry. I mean, their Nanoha line kind of defined the company, but recently they’ve been more “girls standing around in boring outfits” than, well, anything else. So of course I was thrilled at the announcement of a Mu-12: kind of hard to make her boring, right? Well, the pose isn’t much to write home about (aside, of course, from the obvious butt focus), but the paint looks amazing. And her base, spectacular! It lights up too. [via dengeki & moeyo]

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  • Griffon’s Infinite Stratos line has been quite a mixed bag. While their Charlotte looked great (and came out much better than most Griffon figures!), the Laura was a disappointment… to say the least. But then apparently nowadays all Laura figures suck, so I was cautiously optimistic for their shower-time version of Cecilia. Thankfully, she’s leaning much closer to Charlotte than Laura! The clear towel effect actually works and I adore her hair sculpt. [via moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: (NSFW) Griffon’s Cecilia Alcott

    Griffon’s Infinite Stratos line has been quite a mixed bag. While their Charlotte looked great (and came out much better than most Griffon figures!), the Laura was a disappointment… to say the least. But then apparently nowadays all Laura figures suck, so I was cautiously optimistic for their shower-time version of Cecilia. Thankfully, she’s leaning much closer to Charlotte than Laura! The clear towel effect actually works and I adore her hair sculpt. [via moeyo]

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  • Kaitendoh moves at such a slow pace nowadays that they make like 3 figures a year. It’s a little weird, considering how frequently they used to pop out Tamakis. But they took their time on their figure of this year’s It Girl, Soniko, and I have to admit that the weird boob-holding thing looks significantly less distracting with paint than it did in the sculpt. And that’s not all they had: the bizarre football Pochaco is sculpted too! I just can’t even. That’s not regulation. Lechery, Kaitendoh’s NSFW sister company, also came with a little surprise for us. It’s a figure I’m just going to call Attack of the Consentacles, and well… you have to check it out in the gallery to really believe it. [via moeyo]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: (NSFW) Kaitendoh & Lechery

    Kaitendoh moves at such a slow pace nowadays that they make like 3 figures a year. It’s a little weird, considering how frequently they used to pop out Tamakis. But they took their time on their figure of this year’s It Girl, Soniko, and I have to admit that the weird boob-holding thing looks significantly less distracting with paint than it did in the sculpt. And that’s not all they had: the bizarre football Pochaco is sculpted too! I just can’t even. That’s not regulation. Lechery, Kaitendoh’s NSFW sister company, also came with a little surprise for us. It’s a figure I’m just going to call Attack of the Consentacles, and well… you have to check it out in the gallery to really believe it. [via moeyo]

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  • AlphaMax is very quickly becoming one of my favorite companies. With both Orchid Seed and Native on the decline, I need someone to make scantily clad Tony Taka girls for me! And clothed ones too I guess. At Miyazawa Model they had two Tony Taka girls: the amazing santa cat from Wonder Festival, and the gorgeous Won Pairon from Blade Arcus From Shining. Kind of getting long-winded with the game names there, Sega. They also had another illustrator’s figure on hand:  Misaki Kurehito’s work, which was just art previously, is sculpted! Kurehito is the artist behind Cat Lap Milk so of course I am super excited to see this one finished off. [via Dengeki Hobby]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: AlphaMax

    AlphaMax is very quickly becoming one of my favorite companies. With both Orchid Seed and Native on the decline, I need someone to make scantily clad Tony Taka girls for me! And clothed ones too I guess. At Miyazawa Model they had two Tony Taka girls: the amazing santa cat from Wonder Festival, and the gorgeous Won Pairon from Blade Arcus From Shining. Kind of getting long-winded with the game names there, Sega. They also had another illustrator’s figure on hand:  Misaki Kurehito’s work, which was just art previously, is sculpted! Kurehito is the artist behind Cat Lap Milk so of course I am super excited to see this one finished off. [via Dengeki Hobby]

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  • Miyazawa is one of those events I always forget about. I saw all this news popping up and said “what the hell?!” But indeed, it’s one of the (many) autumn hobby events! So let’s get right into it. Phat! Company seemed to bring the most: their new Ranko, Makoto’s sculpt, a tiny teaser of Takane, the action figure Labrys (so cuute!), the painted  Yuudachi Kai Ni, and the chibi figure of Hikoujouki (Harbor Princess). Oh, and let’s not forget: the full sculpt for their Shiro! KanColle unsurprisingly ruled above all, once again. We’ve got the Nendoroids of Suzuya & Kumano, along with ANOTHER Nendo announcement: Kirishima! There was also the sculpt for the figFIX Amatsukaze. Nendoroids of Elsa, Senbonzakura Miku, Kyouko Toshino, Akari Yomatsuri, and Tobio Kageyama. Of course that’s not all: don’t forget about the tiny Detective Conan and FREEing’s yukata figures of Misaka & Kuroko. [UPDATE] Added Max Factory’s Venera-sama, Gift’s Vita and Penguin Parade’s Miyuki Shiba from moeyo! [via Hobbylog, Phat!’s Twitter]

    Miyazawa Model Fall 2014: Good Smile Company & Co

    Miyazawa is one of those events I always forget about. I saw all this news popping up and said “what the hell?!” But indeed, it’s one of the (many) autumn hobby events! So let’s get right into it. Phat! Company seemed to bring the most: their new Ranko, Makoto’s sculpt, a tiny teaser of Takane, the action figure Labrys (so cuute!), the painted  Yuudachi Kai Ni, and the chibi figure of Hikoujouki (Harbor Princess). Oh, and let’s not forget: the full sculpt for their Shiro! KanColle unsurprisingly ruled above all, once again. We’ve got the Nendoroids of Suzuya & Kumano, along with ANOTHER Nendo announcement: Kirishima! There was also the sculpt for the figFIX Amatsukaze. Nendoroids of Elsa, Senbonzakura Miku, Kyouko Toshino, Akari Yomatsuri, and Tobio Kageyama. Of course that’s not all: don’t forget about the tiny Detective Conan and FREEing’s yukata figures of Misaka & Kuroko. [UPDATE] Added Max Factory’s Venera-sama, Gift’s Vita and Penguin Parade’s Miyuki Shiba from moeyo! [via Hobbylog, Phat!’s Twitter]

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