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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-seawater-sweeties-project-gets-a-giant-starwhal-stretch-goal/attachment/starwhalheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70929"></a></p> <p>There’s just under a week until Shelly Rodriguez’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-yourself-for-the-cuteness-of-shelly-rodriguezs-seawater-sweeties" target="_blank">Seawater Sweeties</a> project comes to an end. And you know what that means? New goals! A brand new plush will be added once the project gets to $30,000. And it’s a familiar face–Starwhal, from the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-inki-drops-tentatrio-plush-pals-starwhal" target="_blank">Tentatrio Plush Pals</a>! But this isn’t just a regular version of him. Oh no, it’s a GIANT ONE. So big, so regal, so very chubbo.</p> <p>Starwhal is my favorite of her plushies (well, it’s probably Chocoturtle now!), so I’m excited to see a big ‘ol version of him. How can you get one of these cuties? Well, since it hasn’t been unlocked yet, it’s not a specific tier–but you can still get one! Just pick a 2nd choice plush, and once it unlocks you can make the switch to a Starwhal of your very own. So <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/seawater-sweeties-0" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/seawater-sweeties-0', 'head on over']);" target="_blank">head on over</a> and get yours now!</p>

    The Seawater Sweeties Project Gets A Giant Starwhal Stretch Goal

    There’s just under a week until Shelly Rodriguez’s Seawater Sweeties project comes to an end. And you know what that means? New goals! A brand new plush will be added once the project gets to $30,000. And it’s a familiar face–Starwhal, from the Tentatrio Plush Pals! But this isn’t just a regular version of him. Oh no, it’s a GIANT ONE. So big, so regal, so very chubbo.

    Starwhal is my favorite of her plushies (well, it’s probably Chocoturtle now!), so I’m excited to see a big ‘ol version of him. How can you get one of these cuties? Well, since it hasn’t been unlocked yet, it’s not a specific tier–but you can still get one! Just pick a 2nd choice plush, and once it unlocks you can make the switch to a Starwhal of your very own. So head on over and get yours now!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-ranma-12-s-h-figuart-is-read-for-a-fight/attachment/ranmaheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-70923"></a></p> <p><em>Ranma 1/2</em> was one of the first anime I watched, and I’m sure the same is true for like 40% of anime-loving kids in America, so the idea of merch from it was a dream I’ve been holding for a while. But like many old shows, the license was on lockdown, with not a whisper of figure news. But that all changed about two years ago, and suddenly we had Sailor Moon and Rayearth figures and the nostalgia factor was almost too much. Almost. Then, in October of last year, Bandai <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-ranma-12" target="_blank">finally picked up the Ranma 1/2 license</a>.</p> <p>We got a preview of girl Ranma <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-previews-their-s-h-figuarts-ranma-12" target="_blank">in July</a> that seemed pretty finished, but apparently they still had a few tweaks to make because we are just not getting pre-order information. They’ve definitely tweaked the sculpt a bit, and her face looks 100% better! Sadly, this figure is pricey as hell–¥4,800, and while it does come with more accessories than the average S.H.Figuarts, that’s steep for an action figure. Orders should open this week, and she’ll be coming out in January!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://tamashii.jp/heroine_blog/?p=509" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://tamashii.jp/heroine_blog/?p=509', 'Tamashii Nations']);" target="_blank">Tamashii Nations</a>]</p>

    The Ranma 1/2 S.H.Figuart Is Read For A Fight

    Ranma 1/2 was one of the first anime I watched, and I’m sure the same is true for like 40% of anime-loving kids in America, so the idea of merch from it was a dream I’ve been holding for a while. But like many old shows, the license was on lockdown, with not a whisper of figure news. But that all changed about two years ago, and suddenly we had Sailor Moon and Rayearth figures and the nostalgia factor was almost too much. Almost. Then, in October of last year, Bandai finally picked up the Ranma 1/2 license.

    We got a preview of girl Ranma in July that seemed pretty finished, but apparently they still had a few tweaks to make because we are just not getting pre-order information. They’ve definitely tweaked the sculpt a bit, and her face looks 100% better! Sadly, this figure is pricey as hell–¥4,800, and while it does come with more accessories than the average S.H.Figuarts, that’s steep for an action figure. Orders should open this week, and she’ll be coming out in January!

    [via Tamashii Nations]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-nendoroid-mega-man/attachment/megamannendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70901"></a></p> <p>Good Smile Company has really been on a roll with the video game-based Nendoroids, huh? <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-majoras-mask-link-nendo-is-all-you-want-more" target="_blank">Link</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/get-your-game-on-with-nendoroid-kirby" target="_blank">Kirby</a>, and now we’re getting the full preview of Mega Man! Or Rockman, if you’re fancy and live in Japan. Either way, he was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/summer-wonfest-2015-nendoroid-megaman" target="_blank">painted at this past Summer Wonder Festival</a>, so I guess the quick turnaround isn’t that much of a surprise.</p> <p>Like many of their recent Nendos, Mega Man comes with a ton of extras. There are two effect parts for his Mega Buster (regular and charged), an E Tank, and an absolutely amazing damaged face that is just perfectly goofy. Plus he has some extra joints, for ultimate poseability. And there is, of course, a GSC shop bonus–a death effect sheet. Orders open tonight!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2015/08/31/nendoroid-mega-man/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2015/08/31/nendoroid-mega-man/', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Preview Nendoroid Mega Man

    Good Smile Company has really been on a roll with the video game-based Nendoroids, huh? Link, Kirby, and now we’re getting the full preview of Mega Man! Or Rockman, if you’re fancy and live in Japan. Either way, he was painted at this past Summer Wonder Festival, so I guess the quick turnaround isn’t that much of a surprise.

    Like many of their recent Nendos, Mega Man comes with a ton of extras. There are two effect parts for his Mega Buster (regular and charged), an E Tank, and an absolutely amazing damaged face that is just perfectly goofy. Plus he has some extra joints, for ultimate poseability. And there is, of course, a GSC shop bonus–a death effect sheet. Orders open tonight!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smiles-september-2015-niconico-broadcast/attachment/nicoseptember15header" rel="attachment wp-att-70895"></a></p> <p>Good Smile’s NicoNico boradcasts usually contain a whole lot of figmas and Nendoroids, and little in the way of anything else. But this month they’re mixing it up–we’ve got only one Nendoroid and 2 scaled figures! Pure madness. The Nendo is Chino Kafuu from <em>Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?</em> (aka <em>Is The Order A Rabbit?</em>) and she looks hella cute. The little bunny on her head! Precious!</p> <p>Then we have Good Smile Company’s newest Miku Hatsune, the Greatest Idol Version. I always think I’m going to get so tired of Miku and never buy another figure but once again they’ve sucked me back in. The energy of the sculpt and happy vibe really reminds me of LAT-type Miku, one of my favorites. Then, last but not least, we have Eriri Spencer Sawamura from <em>Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em>. The sculpt is lovely and she really does look nice, but overall it’s a little plain for my collection. What do you guys think?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1364553" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1364553', 'mfc']);" target="_blank">mfc</a>]</p>

    Good Smile’s September 2015 NicoNico Broadcast

    Good Smile’s NicoNico boradcasts usually contain a whole lot of figmas and Nendoroids, and little in the way of anything else. But this month they’re mixing it up–we’ve got only one Nendoroid and 2 scaled figures! Pure madness. The Nendo is Chino Kafuu from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (aka Is The Order A Rabbit?) and she looks hella cute. The little bunny on her head! Precious!

    Then we have Good Smile Company’s newest Miku Hatsune, the Greatest Idol Version. I always think I’m going to get so tired of Miku and never buy another figure but once again they’ve sucked me back in. The energy of the sculpt and happy vibe really reminds me of LAT-type Miku, one of my favorites. Then, last but not least, we have Eriri Spencer Sawamura from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata. The sculpt is lovely and she really does look nice, but overall it’s a little plain for my collection. What do you guys think?

    [via mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/these-strawberry-kuu-plushies-are-a-sweet-treat/attachment/strawberryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70880"></a></p> <p>I think most kids eventually grow out of their plushie obsession. I, obviously, am not one of those people. I didn’t pack up my plushes at the age of 13 and move on towards adulthood. Oh no. I still am all about that plush, though my tastes have gone from Disney lions to things like the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-yourself-for-the-cuteness-of-shelly-rodriguezs-seawater-sweeties" target="_blank">Seawater Sweeties</a> or the Alpacassos (I have one <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6bANscH7lX/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://instagram.com/p/6bANscH7lX/', 'named Llama Del Rey']);" target="_blank">named Llama Del Rey</a>, because I am a grown up).</p> <p>So today we’re taking a look at a brand new plush project from designer Josh Cho! Strawberry Kuu is part bear, part strawberry candy, and 100% adorable. I mean, he comes with a plush milk carton. Of strawberry milk, of course! Kuu has <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1379460074/strawberry-kuu-plush" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1379460074/strawberry-kuu-plush', 'a Kickstarter page']);" target="_blank">a Kickstarter page</a> where you can pick up one of these cuties, in either pink or white, for $30–or get them both, if you just can’t separate twins. There are also other bonuses like stickers and shirts and–what I’m most excited about–a stretch goal for a SHIBE PLUSHIE. Wow, so soft. Very cuddly. Must have.</p>

    These Strawberry Kuu Plushies Are A Sweet Treat

    I think most kids eventually grow out of their plushie obsession. I, obviously, am not one of those people. I didn’t pack up my plushes at the age of 13 and move on towards adulthood. Oh no. I still am all about that plush, though my tastes have gone from Disney lions to things like the Seawater Sweeties or the Alpacassos (I have one named Llama Del Rey, because I am a grown up).

    So today we’re taking a look at a brand new plush project from designer Josh Cho! Strawberry Kuu is part bear, part strawberry candy, and 100% adorable. I mean, he comes with a plush milk carton. Of strawberry milk, of course! Kuu has a Kickstarter page where you can pick up one of these cuties, in either pink or white, for $30–or get them both, if you just can’t separate twins. There are also other bonuses like stickers and shirts and–what I’m most excited about–a stretch goal for a SHIBE PLUSHIE. Wow, so soft. Very cuddly. Must have.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hit-the-beach-with-pokemon-trainer-misty/attachment/mistyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70867"></a></p> <p>Bandai has been hitting the nostalgia factor hard recently with releases from Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, and more recently Pokemon! We’ve got the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magazine-scans-july-2015" target="_blank">MegaHouse Jessie</a>, and of course that bizarre/amazing Brock from a while back. Today they’re showing us what might be their crowning achievement, a figure of everyone’s favorite water gym leader Misty! Or Kasumi, if you like the OG names better.</p> <p>This is kind of a good news/bad news situation. Good news: she looks just like the game sprite! And it’s a friggin figure of Misty! Bad news: everything else. She’s an exclusive, and while her retail price is pretty low (¥3200) she’ll end up costing about $40 with shipping at a proxy like <a href="http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12591-pokemon-kasumi-hg-figure.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12591-pokemon-kasumi-hg-figure.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank">Big In Japan</a>. Which is a lot, because she’s just over 4 inches tall. Yes, that’s hella tiny. I don’t understand why these aren’t just standard? They’d make so much more money? Get your shit together, Bandai, because I’m not THAT much of a sucker for nostalgia. Unless they do a Sabrina, then I’ll shell out as much as you want…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://p-bandai.jp/gashadepa/series/a001/item-1000099409/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://p-bandai.jp/gashadepa/series/a001/item-1000099409/', 'Bandai']);" target="_blank">Bandai</a>]</p>

    Hit The Beach With Pokemon Trainer Misty

    Bandai has been hitting the nostalgia factor hard recently with releases from Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, and more recently Pokemon! We’ve got the MegaHouse Jessie, and of course that bizarre/amazing Brock from a while back. Today they’re showing us what might be their crowning achievement, a figure of everyone’s favorite water gym leader Misty! Or Kasumi, if you like the OG names better.

    This is kind of a good news/bad news situation. Good news: she looks just like the game sprite! And it’s a friggin figure of Misty! Bad news: everything else. She’s an exclusive, and while her retail price is pretty low (¥3200) she’ll end up costing about $40 with shipping at a proxy like Big In Japan. Which is a lot, because she’s just over 4 inches tall. Yes, that’s hella tiny. I don’t understand why these aren’t just standard? They’d make so much more money? Get your shit together, Bandai, because I’m not THAT much of a sucker for nostalgia. Unless they do a Sabrina, then I’ll shell out as much as you want…

    [via Bandai]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/get-your-game-on-with-nendoroid-kirby/attachment/kirbyheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-70850"></a></p> <p>Usually there’s a bit of a gap between Good Smile Company’s Nintendo Nendoroids, but just a week after <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-majoras-mask-link-nendo-is-all-you-want-more" target="_blank">Nendoroid Link</a>, we’re getting a full preview of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-nendoroid-kirby" target="_blank">Kirby</a>! I have to say, when this was first announced I was… skeptical. I mean, Kirby doesn’t have joints. Which are basically the core element of Nendoroids. So how would he come out?</p> <p>Pretty damn awesome, it turns out! I will admit that I think the print for his eyes is a bit grainy and not as clean as I’d like, but everything else looks great. Like Link, he comes with a billion accessories: 4 expressions (happy, angry, gulping, chubby), each on their own separate body, his star rod, a maxim tomato (sadly a GSC shop exclusive), the Link hat & sword, and fire effect and outfit parts. That’s… a LOT of stuff. Orders open Sunday night!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12066532653.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12066532653.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Get Your Game On With Nendoroid Kirby

    Usually there’s a bit of a gap between Good Smile Company’s Nintendo Nendoroids, but just a week after Nendoroid Link, we’re getting a full preview of Kirby! I have to say, when this was first announced I was… skeptical. I mean, Kirby doesn’t have joints. Which are basically the core element of Nendoroids. So how would he come out?

    Pretty damn awesome, it turns out! I will admit that I think the print for his eyes is a bit grainy and not as clean as I’d like, but everything else looks great. Like Link, he comes with a billion accessories: 4 expressions (happy, angry, gulping, chubby), each on their own separate body, his star rod, a maxim tomato (sadly a GSC shop exclusive), the Link hat & sword, and fire effect and outfit parts. That’s… a LOT of stuff. Orders open Sunday night!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-hestia-is-double-the-hype/attachment/mfhestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70838"></a></p> <p>Hestia is definitely the It Girl of this season, so it makes sense that everyone and their mom is making a figure of her. We have quite a few options already, but I think a lot of people were pretty hyped for Max Factory’s version, which <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-gsc-and-max-factorys-double-dose-of-hestia" target="_blank">we saw at Wonder Festival</a>. I mean, it’s MF, so we expect stellar quality.</p> <p>Personally, I don’t get the Hestia hype (the ribbons are just weird?), but even I was kind of swayed by their cute pose. Jumping! Twintails! What’s not to like? But we won’t be getting just one option–oh no, Max Factory is giving us two poses! The alternate one is… really something. I mean, it just looks incredibly painful. I know it’s supposed to be cute/sexy, but to me crushed boobs = owowow no thank you. It does leave me wondering about the price though. Will there be two full alternate bodies?! That is gonna cost Hestia fans. So, is she worth it? Orders open tonight!</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-12065669214.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-12065669214.html', 'figma blog']);" target="_blank">figma blog</a>]</p>

    Max Factory’s Hestia Is Double The Hype

    Hestia is definitely the It Girl of this season, so it makes sense that everyone and their mom is making a figure of her. We have quite a few options already, but I think a lot of people were pretty hyped for Max Factory’s version, which we saw at Wonder Festival. I mean, it’s MF, so we expect stellar quality.

    Personally, I don’t get the Hestia hype (the ribbons are just weird?), but even I was kind of swayed by their cute pose. Jumping! Twintails! What’s not to like? But we won’t be getting just one option–oh no, Max Factory is giving us two poses! The alternate one is… really something. I mean, it just looks incredibly painful. I know it’s supposed to be cute/sexy, but to me crushed boobs = owowow no thank you. It does leave me wondering about the price though. Will there be two full alternate bodies?! That is gonna cost Hestia fans. So, is she worth it? Orders open tonight!

    [via the figma blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-announces-a-chaos-dragon-nendoroid/attachment/chaosnendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70834"></a></p> <p>You would think that after t<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-nendoroids" target="_blank">he insane barrage of Nendoroids</a> we got at Wonder Festival, they’d chill with the announcements for a while. If you thought that you’d be wrong, because the Nendo train waits for no man. It’s always running, guys, like some monstrous machine meant to drain our wallets with cuteness. I have Nendo fatigue but I keep buying them, make it stop!</p> <p>Anyway, today we’re getting an announcement for Raika from <em>Chaos Dragon: Konton Sensou</em>, a phone-game-turned-anime that we’ve seen basically no merchandise from so far. But Raika is hella cute so I’m not going to complain! I love witchy girls and we really have very few witch Nendoroids, so hopefully she turns out amazing.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://2chan.net/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://2chan.net/', '2chan']);" target="_blank">2chan</a>]</p>

    GSC Announces A Chaos Dragon Nendoroid

    You would think that after the insane barrage of Nendoroids we got at Wonder Festival, they’d chill with the announcements for a while. If you thought that you’d be wrong, because the Nendo train waits for no man. It’s always running, guys, like some monstrous machine meant to drain our wallets with cuteness. I have Nendo fatigue but I keep buying them, make it stop!

    Anyway, today we’re getting an announcement for Raika from Chaos Dragon: Konton Sensou, a phone-game-turned-anime that we’ve seen basically no merchandise from so far. But Raika is hella cute so I’m not going to complain! I love witchy girls and we really have very few witch Nendoroids, so hopefully she turns out amazing.

    [via 2chan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-seven-sins-satan-gets-an-icy-recolor/attachment/icysatanheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70829"></a></p> <p>When a line is milked as hard as Hobby Japan has been pushing the <em>Seven Deadly Sins</em>, we get a lot of recolors. And oh man have they gone to town on these girls: almost all of the standard ones have gotten recolors, and even some of the alternate sculpts! I have to say, I’m a bit surprised they did a recolor of Satan: I mean, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-take-a-closer-look-at-orchid-seeds-satan" target="_blank">the red is a classic</a>. And if they were going to do another, you’d expect like black right? Maybe a bloody garnet? Nope, she’s blue and white!</p> <p>So maybe this is the <em>Inferno</em> colorway, where Satan is trapped in ice, but 1) she only has one face so probably not and 2) I really don’t think they’re that clever. I guess this matches <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/wp-content/uploads/LuciferScan1.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery-QSr3]">the pastel Lucifer</a>? I’d rather have a version to match <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-seven-deadly-sins-finally-get-a-decent-recolor" target="_blank">this</a>, thank you very much. Satan is, no surprise, an exclusive: she retails for ¥11,000 and is set for a March release date. You can snag one right now at <a href="http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12569-the-seven-deadly-sins-satan-the-image-of-wrath-repaint.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12569-the-seven-deadly-sins-satan-the-image-of-wrath-repaint.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank">Big In Japan</a>!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/ltd_items/hj20151001/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/ltd_items/hj20151001/', 'Hobby Japan']);" target="_blank">Hobby Japan</a>]</p>

    (NSFW) Seven Sins’ Satan Gets An Icy Recolor

    When a line is milked as hard as Hobby Japan has been pushing the Seven Deadly Sins, we get a lot of recolors. And oh man have they gone to town on these girls: almost all of the standard ones have gotten recolors, and even some of the alternate sculpts! I have to say, I’m a bit surprised they did a recolor of Satan: I mean, the red is a classic. And if they were going to do another, you’d expect like black right? Maybe a bloody garnet? Nope, she’s blue and white!

    So maybe this is the Inferno colorway, where Satan is trapped in ice, but 1) she only has one face so probably not and 2) I really don’t think they’re that clever. I guess this matches the pastel Lucifer? I’d rather have a version to match this, thank you very much. Satan is, no surprise, an exclusive: she retails for ¥11,000 and is set for a March release date. You can snag one right now at Big In Japan!

    [via Hobby Japan]

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