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Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Lady Deadpool Bishoujo
Deadpool is all the rage right now, so it’s really no surprise that Kotobukiya chose to loosely coincide the release of their Lady Deadpool Bishoujo with the film being in theaters. Something I didn’t even realize when her release date was first announced!
This is probably the slowest a Bishoujo has ever taken to go from announcement to release. I mean, she was teased almost 4 years ago, and we didn’t get the art until winter last year! Talk about a long wait. So was it all worth it? Hit the jump and let’s find out!
Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Tali’Zorah
Tali is my favorite Mass Effect girl (though truly Wrex is #1 in my heart), so of course I’ve been dying for her Bishoujo. The announcement, which followed Bishoujos Liara and Commander Shepard (review), had me totally over the moon. Because who doesn’t want a purple, gas mask-wearing alien in their collection?
Her art and sculpt were released almost back to back and were followed shortly by pre-orders. I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for her, but it was actually a pretty quick turnaround–it just seems longer because I’ve been dreaming of her since we first found out about Liara. So does Tali live up to my expectations? Hit the jump and let’s find out!
Plastikitty Gallery: Bigshot Toyworks’ Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse
From a young age I have been kind of obsessed with the apocalypse. I mean, I wrote a paper about the apocalypse in pop culture my senior year of highschool… and it’s probably only escalated from there. So of course this extends to toys, though apocalyptic toys are few and far between sadly.
Enter Bigshot Toyworks and their Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse! We reviewed Maddie a while back (who has the bonus of being both apocalyptic and Lovecraftian), and now, as we promised during Toy Fair, it’s time for her little minions, who are based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Toy Fair 2016: DC Collectibles’ Bombshell Statues
By far my favorite statue line (from any company) is DC’s Bombshells. We’ve seen a lot of them over the years, and I’ve fallen harder for them as time has gone on. I just love the idea of pinup-type art of these classic superheores, done in a really elegant and inventive way.
The focus on Toy Fair was on three of their newer girls: Raven, Powergirl, and Bumblebee (who is also the first black Bombshell!). I love how true they all are to character: Raven the slinky mage, Powergirl showing off her strength, Bumblebee all happy and perky. I want them all!
Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn Bishoujo Gallery
From the beginning I’ve been pretty skeptical of a new Harley Quinn Bishoujo. I loved the first (review), and I tend to hate her Suicide Squad outfits so I was less than thrilled about this one. I felt a little differently after seeing the art, and was almost won over when we saw her at Wonder Festival. But after finally seeing her at Toy Fair? Guys, I’m sold. It’s over. I’m in love.
I mean, she’s BEAUTIFUL. Possibly the best Shunya face they’ve ever done. Gorgeous colors and sculpting. Her nail color is even different on each hand and matches her outfit?? Plus she’s got the signature killer Bishoujo butt. Harley, get into my life right now.
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 22, 2016 | 4 Comments
I know Orange Rouge is Good Smile Company’s all-male figure line, but it really seems like their all-Touken Ranbu figure line at the moment. Just SO much stuff from that franchise! And of course they’re not done yet–I expect at least 10 Touken Ranbu related announcements at Wonder Festival, and we’re getting three today.
These are part of a Nendoroid Co-De line, so technically it’s all-new! And will be cheap, which is nice for fans. We’ll be getting Mikazuki Munechika, Sayo Samonji, and Yamanbagiri Kunihiro. Sayo is so adorable with his blue hair! The original Touken Nendroids are some of the most detailed GSC has ever produced, I wonder if that quality will carry through to the Co-De line?
[Update: Only Mikazuki is Co-De, the rest are part of the regular Nendo line! Thanks, jellybean~]
[via Orange Rouge’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
Kotobukiya recently released their Lady Deadpool Bishoujo (review), and I have to say, I was not expecting an alternate version of her to pop up! But they always bring at least one recolor/resculpt to San Diego Comic Con and this year it will be Wanda.
This version of her has the same basic pose, but with quite a few changes. Most notably, she has a half-unmasked face with the signature Deadpool weirdness (though it looks like the lesions have been tamed down to cuter-looking scars). She’s also got a gyro and a really adorable cloth Kotobukiya tote bag & a SDCC bag. Aww, for all her SDCC figure shopping! She will retail for $74.99 at their booth #2601 during the event. All of her new pieces are interchangeable with the original, so if you have both you can probably come up with some really interesting combos.
[via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 22, 2016 | 9 Comments
Summer Wonder Festival is over a month away, so it seems pretty early for a company to be unveiling the goodies they’d have at the show. But here we are, with a full reveal from Good Smile Company! Welcome to WonFest 2016: the Nendoing. So many Nendos, guys.
Let’s jump right in: we’ve got Saber in her Fate/Grand Order incarnation (¥5,000), a particularly hideous recolor of Mega Man (¥4,800), a jumbo Miku Hatsune (¥15,000), and re-releases of many of the Nendoroid Plus extra outfits: wedding (¥900 a pop), cheerleader (¥900), swimsuit (¥800), and pajama (¥700). Phew!
Then the figmas: they’ll be releasing 15th anniversary archetype figmas of both the male and female bodies (¥3,200 each), along with Yuuki from Sword Art Online (¥5,500). We’ll also be getting a set of Osomatsu-san trading figures from Orange Rouge (¥4,000). I have to say, I’m kind of disappointed: everything is either a recolor or a different version of a character we’ve seen before, plus no scaled figures! Do you plan to order any of these when they open up on July 24th?
[via Wonderful Hobby Life]
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 19, 2016 | 16 Comments
It’s been quite a while since we got new Yu-Gi-Oh related news from Kotobukiya. It was all quiet on the western front, which is unfortunate because it seemed like lots of other companies were taking on the license… but none of their figures looked quite as nice as that original Kotobukiya line. Well, never fear card game fans, because we have 3 new announcements today!
The first are for the Cu-Poche line, joining their Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche. We’ll be getting Yami Yugi, the first ever male Cu-Poche (!!), and Gagaga Girl (who is one of the many DMG variants). Then we’ll be getting a scaled figure of Atem, which is a real surprise! I wonder if they’ll be doing more of the ancient Egyptian cast?
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 14, 2016 | 2 Comments
The E3 conferences might be over (and I think we can all agree that Sony won), but that doesn’t mean the video game news is coming to an end! In fact, even the toys are joining in on the fun this year. We’ve got a very unexpected but exciting announcement–a Nathan Drake Nendoroid!
Of all the games out there, Uncharted was probably towards the bottom of my “games likely to get figures” list. I mean, did anyone see this coming? You should probably go make some bets in Vegas or something if you did. I hope we get good faces & accessories for him!
[via Akita Nori’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 14, 2016 | 5 Comments
It’s no secret that I adore the IDOLM@STER designs. Years ago I would order the (admittedly dull) MegaHouse versions of my favorite girls, even though they had basically nothing unique going for them. My experience with the Phat! Company and Good Smile lines has been the opposite: I want every damn IM@S girl they make even if I don’t like them. In fact, Ami & Mami are probably my least-fave girls, and I am in love with this figure. What magic are they using??
This super-cute figure features a really inventive pose where the twins are giving a piggy-back ride, and while it’s super dynamic I am really won over by the wacky outfit. So colorful! So like something a real human would wear (if they were a little on the manic pixie dream girl spectrum)! The price of ¥16,800 isn’t even that bad for two figures, though I am a little sad that Alter’s duos seem to be significantly cheaper. Orders open tomorrow!
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 9, 2016 | 9 Comments
Kotobukiya’s Spider-Man ArtFX+ images just came out, and given his current relevance with being in Civil War and all it’s no surprise that they’ll be doing a few more Spideys. I just definitely wasn’t expecting an announcement for, well… all of them. I’m not even joking! Kotobukiya will be doing an ArtFX+ line dedicated solely to Spidey & Pals.
The center Spider-Man seems to be in the same pose as the current ArtFX+, so unless we’re getting a recolor I assume he’s the same one already up for pre-order. Then we’ve got Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Gwen, Carnage, Venom (x2!), and most importantly Ultimate Spider-Man, aka Miles, aka the most precious spider-baby. I am beyond excited to finally have a figure of him!!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on June 7, 2016 | No Comments
It’s that time of year again for San Diego Comic Con exclusives to start pouring in before the show in about a month and first up to the plate this year is Kidrobot, with a whole slew of exclusives. First up is a really awesome limited edition of 200 of The Litch from Adventure Time in an 8″ clear resin rendition for $100. This is probably my favorite of all of the exclusives and definitely something you won’t want to pass up. Then we finally have the final version of the Mr. Sparkle figure from The Simpsons that we showed off a bit of back at Toy Fair and he looks, quite frankly, phenomenal! This 7″ vinyl figure limited to 500 pieces and retailing for $50 is everything a Simpsons fan would want out of a Mr. Sparkle figure and I really hope there’s some left after the show to pick one up myself.
Over in video game land we’ve got two new additions: a 7″ version of Shin Akuma from Street Fighter limited to 500 pieces for $50 each and a 3″ metallic Mega Man limited to 1500 pieces for $15 each. The Akuma looks great in this colorway and Mega Man looks like a must own, especially at that price where he doesn’t break the bank as a nice souvenir to take home from the con. Last over in cartoon land we have three pieces: a new glow in the dark version of Jason Freeny’s Anatomical Wabbit featuring a dissected Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes that’s 12″ tall, limited to 500 pieces, and $65, and then two 7″ additions to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line with a gold Shredder and a green Triceraton, which will both be limited to 500 pieces and retail for $40.
Now, if you’re looking to score any of these exclusives, Kidrobot is now offering a pre-order situation where you order your items online before the show and then pick up at the show. Starting on June 13th, next Monday, all of these exclusives will be up for pre-order. To pick up your piece at the con you’ll need your order number, ID, and badge, and your names on all three must match, so no picking up for others! No word on what time these will be up on Kidrobot’s site, but that will most likely come in the next few days and best of luck to anyone trying for these.
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 7, 2016 | 8 Comments
Have you ever felt incredibly conflicted by a figure? You like almost every aspect: in fact, you’re kind of in love. But there’s just one thing about it that makes you go “WHY FIGURE GODS WHY.” That’s me and Max Factory’s Racing Queen Sonico.
So many aspects of her are perfect. The flowing twintails, the soft pastel colors, the sleek racing outfit, the cute pose, the body sculpt, the face… and of course the butt. Have you ever seen such a perfect butt? It’s the greatest. But guys, her boobs. It’s killing me. Just strangely balloon-shaped but I don’t even care because the rest of her is perfect. Her retail price of ¥13,800 is also a little hard to stomach, but her January release certainly gives us time to save up.
Posted by Leah Bayer on June 7, 2016 | 3 Comments
I think we were all (happily) surprised when Stronger announced that the follow-up figures to their Maiko Miku would be Kaito & Meiko. Usually we just get endless Miku with some Rin & Len and the very occasional Luka thrown in the mix, but some of the neglected Vocaloids are finally getting love. And, thankfully, the whole line is looking absolutely amazing.
After the jaw-dropping Miku I was really worried that the follow-up figures just wouldn’t hold a candle to her. And while we only have the sculpt for Meiko, I think it’s safe to say my fears were unfounded. Meiko’s sculpt is gorgeous and they captured the art style perfectly, but it’s really the diorama base I’m crazy about. So elegant! And let’s hope that, like Miku, she’ll be available at AmiAmi.
[via cmf_snowmiku’s Twitter]