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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/brace-wallet-new-gsc-miku-hatsune/attachment/newmiku17header" rel="attachment wp-att-83279"></a></p> <p>Miku’s 10th anniversary has already brought us so many great things, like the Anniversary <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/10th-anniversary-miku-painted" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figure</a> & <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-nendoroid-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nendoroid</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/harvest-moon-miku-hatsune-thing-beauty" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Harvest Moon Miku</a>. But that’s not enough for Good Smile Company! At this point they should just rename themselves to Good Vocaloid Company let’s be real. Not that I am complaining: I love Miku and all of her figures.</p> <p>The art for this one is utterly spectacular, and I can’t wait to see the sculpt & paint. It’s so dynamic and beautiful! Like a soft sibling to the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-mebae-miku-hatsune-is-finally-painted" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mebae Miku</a>. I mean, she’s going to cost an arm & a leg plus I bet she’s exclusive to their shop, but do you think that will stop me? No way. This baby is coming home to me.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://special.goodsmile.info/miku10th/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://special.goodsmile.info/miku10th/', 'Miku’s Anniversary']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Miku’s Anniversary</a>]</p>

    Brace Your Wallet For A New GSC Miku Hatsune

    Miku’s 10th anniversary has already brought us so many great things, like the Anniversary figure & Nendoroid and Harvest Moon Miku. But that’s not enough for Good Smile Company! At this point they should just rename themselves to Good Vocaloid Company let’s be real. Not that I am complaining: I love Miku and all of her figures.

    The art for this one is utterly spectacular, and I can’t wait to see the sculpt & paint. It’s so dynamic and beautiful! Like a soft sibling to the mebae Miku. I mean, she’s going to cost an arm & a leg plus I bet she’s exclusive to their shop, but do you think that will stop me? No way. This baby is coming home to me.

    [via Miku’s Anniversary]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/10th-anniversary-miku-painted/attachment/10thmikuheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83253"></a></p> <p>I’m sure by now you all know about my obsession with Good Smile Company’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">10th Anniversary Miku Hatsune</a>. I’ve been waiting patiently for her to be painted and I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t expect that to happen until a few weeks from now! I mean, it seems like we got that sculpt reveal only yesterday.</p> <p>But here she is, in all her painted glory! Or at least a teaser photo of the paint, since this is obviously not a head-to-toe reveal. But she looks so beautiful! Rainbow bow, rainbow outfit, rainbow hair… it’s just so lovely. It’s a bit more pastel than I anticipated which I certainly appreciate: the soft tones fit her so well. What do you think?</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> A full body picture has been added to the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/goodsmileenglish/photos/a.129413530475308.33481.122978557785472/1459435350806446/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/goodsmileenglish/photos/a.129413530475308.33481.122978557785472/1459435350806446/?type=3&theater', 'GSC’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    The 10th Anniversary Miku Is Painted

    I’m sure by now you all know about my obsession with Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Hatsune. I’ve been waiting patiently for her to be painted and I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t expect that to happen until a few weeks from now! I mean, it seems like we got that sculpt reveal only yesterday.

    But here she is, in all her painted glory! Or at least a teaser photo of the paint, since this is obviously not a head-to-toe reveal. But she looks so beautiful! Rainbow bow, rainbow outfit, rainbow hair… it’s just so lovely. It’s a bit more pastel than I anticipated which I certainly appreciate: the soft tones fit her so well. What do you think?

    [UPDATE] A full body picture has been added to the gallery!

    [via GSC’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-overwatch-nendoroids-hanzo-genji/attachment/genjihanzoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83273"></a></p> <p>I was a bit surprised that Good Smile Company did not have any <em>Overwatch</em> reveals at New York Comic Con. I mean, we got 2 last year, and the US seems to be the primary market for this line. Seems like they were holding out for a big double reveal! Hot on the heels of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-max-factorys-overwatch-genji-figma-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figma Genji</a> we are getting a Nendoroid of everyone’s favorite human/cyborg duo, Genji and Hanzo. Because who doesn’t love a Hanzo main, amirite?</p> <p>This is certainly a surprise to me: I expected them to do most of the female cast before they started on the boys. Nice to see a more even gender spread! And they both come with such nice extras: special attack effects for both of them! They are priced at ¥4,800 each and come out this June.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6606/Nendoroid+Genji+Classic+Skin+Edition.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6606/Nendoroid+Genji+Classic+Skin+Edition.html', 'GSC']);" >GSC</a>]</p>

    GSC Unveils Overwatch Nendoroids Hanzo & Genji

    I was a bit surprised that Good Smile Company did not have any Overwatch reveals at New York Comic Con. I mean, we got 2 last year, and the US seems to be the primary market for this line. Seems like they were holding out for a big double reveal! Hot on the heels of figma Genji we are getting a Nendoroid of everyone’s favorite human/cyborg duo, Genji and Hanzo. Because who doesn’t love a Hanzo main, amirite?

    This is certainly a surprise to me: I expected them to do most of the female cast before they started on the boys. Nice to see a more even gender spread! And they both come with such nice extras: special attack effects for both of them! They are priced at ¥4,800 each and come out this June.

    [via GSC]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-snow-miku-2018/attachment/snowmiku18header" rel="attachment wp-att-83247"></a></p> <p>I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reveal of Snow Miku 2018</a>. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.</p> <p>We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-ride-with-gscs-scaled-snow-miku-hatsune">the OG design</a>, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html', 'Piapro']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Piapro</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Art For Snow Miku 2018

    I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the reveal of Snow Miku 2018. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.

    We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for the OG design, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?

    [via Piapro]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-thai-racing-miku-horizon/attachment/tonythaiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83241"></a></p> <p>As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/racing-miku-hatsune-gets-yet-another-design" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so cute</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-the-design-for-thai-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figures</a> from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2016</a> sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!</p> <p>There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Luka</a>, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Is A New Thai Racing Miku On The Horizon?

    As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some so cute figures from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku 2016 sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!

    There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with Racing Luka, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!

    [via AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia/attachment/sonicohestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83236"></a></p> <p>Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Sonico Miku</a>!</p> <p>This time around it’s Hestia from <em>Danmachi</em>, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en', 't_santa']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa</a>]</p>

    Hestia Sonico Is Bestia

    Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, Racing Sonico Miku!

    This time around it’s Hestia from Danmachi, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!

    [via t_santa]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fantasia-festival-2017/attachment/fantasia17header" rel="attachment wp-att-83227"></a></p> <p>Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of<em> Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em> figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?</p> <p>We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Fantasia Festival 2017

    Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?

    We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83087" rel="attachment wp-att-83087"></a></p> <p>Miku Hatsune has been the ruler of the figure world since her inception 10 years ago. I mean, it’s hard to think of a character who has lasted so long but also has a wide variety of figures and styles (Saber, perhaps… but some of her most popular forms are technically different characters). Of course Good Smile Company is going all-out with both <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a scaled figure</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a Nendoroid</a>.</p> <p>I am an absolute sucker for clear PVC and ribbons so as you can guess this release has been heaven for me. Two things I love, together at last! Add in some super cute faceplates and rainbow paint and you have yourself a winner in my books. I wonder if we’ll be getting a figma version too?</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Nendoroid Gallery

    Miku Hatsune has been the ruler of the figure world since her inception 10 years ago. I mean, it’s hard to think of a character who has lasted so long but also has a wide variety of figures and styles (Saber, perhaps… but some of her most popular forms are technically different characters). Of course Good Smile Company is going all-out with both a scaled figure and a Nendoroid.

    I am an absolute sucker for clear PVC and ribbons so as you can guess this release has been heaven for me. Two things I love, together at last! Add in some super cute faceplates and rainbow paint and you have yourself a winner in my books. I wonder if we’ll be getting a figma version too?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83136" rel="attachment wp-att-83136"></a></p> <p>I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cavalrys-here-with-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">snagged the <em>Overwatch</em> license</a>. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.</p> <p>The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?</p> <p>What character would you like to see next in the <em>Overwatch</em> figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Overwatch Genji figma Gallery

    I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co snagged the Overwatch license. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.

    The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?

    What character would you like to see next in the Overwatch figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83110" rel="attachment wp-att-83110"></a></p> <p>After the years upon years we waited for <em>Persona 5</em>, it’s only fair that we get an absolute metric ton of merchandise from it. I mean, I think at this point we have more <em>P5</em> figures than <em>P4.</em>.. which is really saying something. I mean, the game just came out this year! In the US, at least. Waiting for translations is so annoying.</p> <p>Of course Max Factory was one of the first companies to jump on the P5 hype train. After all, based god MF is the one who gave us a <em>P3</em> figma. So far we only have Joker in the lineup, but he comes with a little Morgana so it’s kind of like two for the price of one! I’m considering putting Morgana on my alarm clock to give me even less of a reason to wake up. I mean, just imagine it: you roll over in the morning to hit your alarm and are faced with the “it’s time for bed” cat. What’s one more hit of the snooze, right?</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Persona 5 Joker figma Gallery

    After the years upon years we waited for Persona 5, it’s only fair that we get an absolute metric ton of merchandise from it. I mean, I think at this point we have more P5 figures than P4... which is really saying something. I mean, the game just came out this year! In the US, at least. Waiting for translations is so annoying.

    Of course Max Factory was one of the first companies to jump on the P5 hype train. After all, based god MF is the one who gave us a P3 figma. So far we only have Joker in the lineup, but he comes with a little Morgana so it’s kind of like two for the price of one! I’m considering putting Morgana on my alarm clock to give me even less of a reason to wake up. I mean, just imagine it: you roll over in the morning to hit your alarm and are faced with the “it’s time for bed” cat. What’s one more hit of the snooze, right?

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