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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 May 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
I’ve been playing a lot of Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth recently, so I’ve got Digimon on the brain. And while I am thankful that we’re finally getting figures from it, I’m still so torn that it’s MegaHouse who is delivering. Because half of them are freaking exclusives and it drives me up a wall.
Today we’ve got not one but two figures I want but can’t afford. Oh boy! First up is a dual set of Renamon & her tamer Ruki Makino. This set retails for ¥6,800 with an October release, so at least they’re reasonably priced. Then we’ve got Beelzebumon Blast Mode (can we talk about how stupid his name is? It should be Beelzemon or Beelzebubmon, sheesh), who will cost you a whopping ¥13,800. At least he comes with a little Impmon? I have to say, given that we got Angewomon I was so hoping LadyDevimon or even Mastemon was next. Oh well.
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 20, 2016 | 1 Comment
When you think of collaborations you’d like, it’s usually relatively similar things. Like Sailor Moon x Rayearth (my dream figure collab) or Zico x T.O.P. You know, stuff that logically works together. Not… uh, giant robots and giant dinosaurs. Who, I guess, are both giant, so… they have that in common…
Yeah, this is just weird. And magical. It’s Godzilla (or Gojira, if you’re fancy/Japanese) with an Eva Unit-01 paintjob. This is the stuff dreams are made of. A fully poseable S.H. Figuarts is coming our way, but of course it’s a freaking exclusive with a pre-proxy price of ¥9,200. Ouch. But like, I don’t even care. I need this so very much.
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 20, 2016 | 2 Comments
So, a few days ago we checked out some of the potential Snow Miku 2017 designs. The theme of space led to some really fantastic, creative concepts and super detailed drawings. Of course, none of the super fancy ones made it to final voting–this is a noticeable trend, and I get that they want an easy to execute final product but man am I sad about most of these. None of my favorites made it to the final voting!
But there are some cute designs to go for (I’m really fond of the first one in our header), so you can go on over and vote for your favorite. But you know what’s more important? We have the potential for her rabbit Yukine to be in a little astronaut suit. Guys, we can change history. Put Yukine in a spacesuit! Put a rabbit on the moon!
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 19, 2016 | 2 Comments
Good Smile Company has so many smaller companies under its umbrella that I legitimately forget about them from time to time. When I saw this I went, “wait, GSC owns Aquamarine??” Yeah, Leah, that happened a long time ago. Get with the program! And of course this means we get the perks of a closer look at some of their figures from Kahotan. On today’s menu, Izumi Sagiri from Ero Manga-sensei.
While Izumi isn’t the most popular character in the figure world, she’s getting a decent amount of attention. We have this, and a nearly identical (but 1/6 scale) figure of her from Orca. I do love her color palette (soft pastels!) and adorable hairstyle, but something about this is just a little too simple for me. If she’s the teacher you need, she’ll run you ¥9,800 with a September release date.
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
Have you ever looked at your collection with a wistful sigh and said, “you know what this is missing? Fond memories of the literal hundreds of times I’ve died in the Souls games.” Yeah, we’ve all been there. But between this announcement and Gecco’s Bloodbourne statue, the wait is over! We can now be reminded of our Dark Souls failures in every room of the house. Wow!
First 4 Figures has quite the lineup coming: as you can see from the header, Ornstein is being sculpted as we speak (and looks pretty badass). They will also be bringing us Artorias, Sif, Solaire, and a Knight in Elite Armor. Fingers crossed for Nito next! You know you want that creepy asshole just chilling in your living room.
[via First 4 Figures]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 18, 2016 | 3 Comments
Aqua from the awkwardly named Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! (God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, or KonoSuba) has been having a surge in popularity these last few days. The show just finished airing a few months ago and Bellefine has already put out a figure of her! Now it’s time for the chibified Nendoroid which we last saw at Anime Japan. She kind of looks like a bootleg Rayearth girl to me, but I guess… blue hair sells?
I must admit that the Nendo is cute as hell. While I’m not crazy about the design, her extras are fantastic. There’s a cute little flower spear, fans spewing water (wat?), and two amazing extra faces: nervous/possibly psychotic, and crying. The crying one alone is worth it to me, so much potential! Orders open tonight.
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
We’ve had a few figures of Kaori Miyazono, the tragic heroine from Your Lie In April, and while I honestly don’t think anything can top the simplistic beauty of Good Smile Company’s figure, I’m willing to give Aniplex a shot. The sculpt looked pretty decent (if a little bulky in the head area), and hey, I love fancy party dresses.
Of course they can’t just show us the painted figure–they’ve got to tease our brains (and hearts) a little first. Though so far, I am liking what we are seeing. It’s a clear PVC dress, so yeah… thumbs up from me. The face will be the deciding factor for most people (along with the price/exclusivity) so I will reserve judgment until the full reveal.
[via Aniplex’s Twitter]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Ace Attorney games are undoubtedly popular, but it seems like there’s very little in the way of figure merchandise. Not even a Nendoroid! Which would make a lot of people’s dreams come true. But we’re finally getting something, and it’s not a cheap figure from a mediocre company. Oh no. It’s a figma!
Produced by Phat! Company, this figma will give us the poseable Phoenix Wright figma that fans deserve. Just think of the posing and picture opportunities! Grilling Nendoroids on the stand, objecting to scantily clad bikini girls… it’s gonna be a good time.
[via Inside Games]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 16, 2016 | No Comments
I have this weird dichotomy where I can’t stand to watch any of the multitude of idol-related shows out there, but I’m kind of obsessed with all the figures. Why? Truly it is a mystery. I am especially fond of Phat! Company’s line, with the Cinderella Girls being my favorite. So of course I’ve been really looking forward to their figure of Rin Shibuya, which has two of my favorite things: casual, reasonable clothing a human might actually wear and a really cool & inventive pose.
We’ve got Rin kind of side-floating in the air with her shoes next to her–just like Cinderella! And she even has a blue dress to match. And like this whole line, she’s reasonably priced: only ¥9,800, which is impressive given her detail and elaborate posing. Her release date is October, and I can’t wait to see this cutie in person!
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 11, 2016 | 7 Comments
The Snow Miku 2017 design contest is almost over, which means we’ll be finding out the four finalists too. Making this the perfect time to scope out the current competition! I’ve been pretty excited about this theme from the beginning–space Miku? Yes please. And, thankfully, most of the designs so far have lived up to my hype.
Of course there are literally hundreds of contestants, so I’ve gone through and weeded out a few of my favorites for you guys. I’d be happy with pretty much any of these: space train conductor, space bear, space princess… just so many ruffles. This pleases me.