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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-announces-sailor-moon-crystal-s-h-figuarts/attachment/moonprismpowerheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77925"></a></p> <p>Bandai has already given us quite a few poseable figures of Sailor Moon: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sailor-moon-says-you-can-never-have-enough-pictures-of-her-s-h-figuarts" target="_blank">the original</a>, a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/s-h-figuarts-sailor-moon-gets-a-fresh-coat-of-paint" target="_blank">repaint</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-finally-announces-s-h-figuarts-super-sailor-moon" target="_blank">Super Sailor Moon</a>, and the (possibly cancelled) Moon R version. But Sailor Moon has a million outfits and thus, the parade of Figuarts will continue indefinitely. While the constant repaints were getting a little tiring for me, I’m actually excited for this one: Sailor Moon in her <em>Crystal</em> style!</p> <p>I mean, I didn’t actually end up watching <em>Crystal</em> because let’s be honest, the animation in those first few episodes was so painfully bad and it hurt to see my waifu Mars like that, but I still adore that they went back to the original art style. And since the Figuarts don’t seem to have the production issues that the scaled ones do, this might actually be the Sailor Moon of my dreams!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://sailormoon.tamashii.jp/archives/48137029.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://sailormoon.tamashii.jp/archives/48137029.html', 'Tamashii Nations']);" target="_blank">Tamashii Nations</a>]</p>

    Bandai Announces Sailor Moon Crystal S.H.Figuarts

    Bandai has already given us quite a few poseable figures of Sailor Moon: the original, a repaint, Super Sailor Moon, and the (possibly cancelled) Moon R version. But Sailor Moon has a million outfits and thus, the parade of Figuarts will continue indefinitely. While the constant repaints were getting a little tiring for me, I’m actually excited for this one: Sailor Moon in her Crystal style!

    I mean, I didn’t actually end up watching Crystal because let’s be honest, the animation in those first few episodes was so painfully bad and it hurt to see my waifu Mars like that, but I still adore that they went back to the original art style. And since the Figuarts don’t seem to have the production issues that the scaled ones do, this might actually be the Sailor Moon of my dreams!

    [via Tamashii Nations]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki/attachment/ibukifinalheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77918"></a></p> <p>For fans of Street Fighter’s Ibuki, it’s been a long wait for her Bishoujo version. She was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki" target="_blank">announced</a> a little over a year ago, and then it was all quiet on the eastern front. No painted version, not even a teaser of the sculpt! Which is pretty uncommon in the Bishoujo line, since it tends to move rapidly along.</p> <p>Thankfully, her painted version <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki" target="_blank">appeared at Wonder Festival</a> and SDCC. And now she’s all ready for orders! And, like we thought, there will be two versions: the standard, and a special masked face one that’s exclusive to Kotobukiya’s online shop. Right now it’s only on their Japanese one but if she’s anything like the other exclusives, expect her to go up on the US shop very soon (which means no proxy fees!). I really prefer the masked face, so I’m hoping she makes and overseas appearance.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Masked Ibuki is indeed available <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/kotous-exclusives/street-fighter-ibuki-bishoujo-statue-kotous-exclusive.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/kotous-exclusives/street-fighter-ibuki-bishoujo-statue-kotous-exclusive.html', 'on KotoUS']);" target="_blank">on KotoUS</a>!</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/kbysv-158" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/kbysv-158', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-022283&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-022283&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Street Fighter Bishoujo Ibuki

    For fans of Street Fighter’s Ibuki, it’s been a long wait for her Bishoujo version. She was announced a little over a year ago, and then it was all quiet on the eastern front. No painted version, not even a teaser of the sculpt! Which is pretty uncommon in the Bishoujo line, since it tends to move rapidly along.

    Thankfully, her painted version appeared at Wonder Festival and SDCC. And now she’s all ready for orders! And, like we thought, there will be two versions: the standard, and a special masked face one that’s exclusive to Kotobukiya’s online shop. Right now it’s only on their Japanese one but if she’s anything like the other exclusives, expect her to go up on the US shop very soon (which means no proxy fees!). I really prefer the masked face, so I’m hoping she makes and overseas appearance.

    [UPDATE] Masked Ibuki is indeed available on KotoUS!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/medicom-brings-us-a-trio-of-links/attachment/newlinksheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77908"></a></p> <p>Since Link’s appearance is different in basically every Zelda game, the idea of a full set of figures based on his many styles is both appealing (to our shelves) and terrifying (to our wallet). Can you imagine how much it would cost if they were all large and detailed like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-max-factorys-link-gallery" target="_blank">GSC’s Link</a>? We’d all be so broke.</p> <p>Thankfully, Medicom is once again coming to the rescue! A while back they released a trio of cheap, small Links (<em>Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda</em>) and they’re at it again with three more: <em>Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask</em>, and <em>A Link Between Worlds</em>. Each retails for a mere ¥1,000 before discounts, and they’re set for a May release. I wonder if they’ll bring us the rest of the designs, since Link seems to be pretty popular in the figure world right now!</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/search/go?w=ultra%20detail%20link" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/search/go?w=ultra%20detail%20link', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://slist.amiami.com/top/search/list?s_keywords=ultra+detail+link&submit=Search&pagemax=40" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://slist.amiami.com/top/search/list?s_keywords=ultra+detail+link&submit=Search&pagemax=40', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Medicom Brings Us A Trio of Links

    Since Link’s appearance is different in basically every Zelda game, the idea of a full set of figures based on his many styles is both appealing (to our shelves) and terrifying (to our wallet). Can you imagine how much it would cost if they were all large and detailed like GSC’s Link? We’d all be so broke.

    Thankfully, Medicom is once again coming to the rescue! A while back they released a trio of cheap, small Links (Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda) and they’re at it again with three more: Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask, and A Link Between Worlds. Each retails for a mere ¥1,000 before discounts, and they’re set for a May release. I wonder if they’ll bring us the rest of the designs, since Link seems to be pretty popular in the figure world right now!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/smash-the-competition-with-nendoroid-meta-knight/attachment/metaknightheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77888"></a></p> <p>I was excited for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/get-your-game-on-with-nendoroid-kirby" target="_blank">Nendoroid Kirby</a>, but admittedly a lot more excited when they <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-nendoroid-meta-knight" target="_blank">announced Meta Knight</a> as a companion figure. I mean, he’s like a lil evil medieval knight Kirby, what’s not to love? Maybe him kicking your ass in <em>Brawl</em>.</p> <p>Sadly, though perhaps expectedly, he doesn’t come with quite as many accessories as Kirby. There’s his sword, a cool effect part, and both his eyes and wings are poseable. But no removable mask! Missed opportunity right there. He retails for ¥5,000 and is set for a March release date.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/gsc90215" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/gsc90215', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-022277&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-022277&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Smash The Competition With Nendoroid Meta Knight

    I was excited for Nendoroid Kirby, but admittedly a lot more excited when they announced Meta Knight as a companion figure. I mean, he’s like a lil evil medieval knight Kirby, what’s not to love? Maybe him kicking your ass in Brawl.

    Sadly, though perhaps expectedly, he doesn’t come with quite as many accessories as Kirby. There’s his sword, a cool effect part, and both his eyes and wings are poseable. But no removable mask! Missed opportunity right there. He retails for ¥5,000 and is set for a March release date.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/medicos-announces-a-figure-of-ruri-hibarigaoka/attachment/bunnyruriheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77882"></a></p> <p>Medicos is one of those figure producers who I constantly forget about. If there was a “name all the figure manufacturers as fast as you can” contest I’d lose just because of them. And it’s because they tend to make super manly dudes from shounen shows, clearly not my wheelhouse. But apparently they’re switching gears for their next figure–Ruri Hibarigaoka from <em>Unhappy Go Lucky!</em></p> <p>Not only are they doing a girl (not the first time, since they do have that super cute <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-medicos-and-di-molto-bene" target="_blank">Yuki</a>), but it’s a bunny girl! While they went with the “vague silhouette reveal” it’s clearly from a specific scene in the anime where she’s none too happy about her choice of clothing. By the way, what the hell is up with that trope? “I’m super hot but omg so shy about my body and I feel exposed with everyone looking at my boobs!” Kind of creepy tbh if you think about it.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/annehappy_anime/status/767351970914967552" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/annehappy_anime/status/767351970914967552', 'annehappy_anime']);" target="_blank">annehappy_anime</a>]</p>

    Medicos Announces A Figure of Ruri Hibarigaoka

    Medicos is one of those figure producers who I constantly forget about. If there was a “name all the figure manufacturers as fast as you can” contest I’d lose just because of them. And it’s because they tend to make super manly dudes from shounen shows, clearly not my wheelhouse. But apparently they’re switching gears for their next figure–Ruri Hibarigaoka from Unhappy Go Lucky!

    Not only are they doing a girl (not the first time, since they do have that super cute Yuki), but it’s a bunny girl! While they went with the “vague silhouette reveal” it’s clearly from a specific scene in the anime where she’s none too happy about her choice of clothing. By the way, what the hell is up with that trope? “I’m super hot but omg so shy about my body and I feel exposed with everyone looking at my boobs!” Kind of creepy tbh if you think about it.

    [via annehappy_anime]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/cash-in-your-savings-for-this-11-scale-mumei/attachment/bigmumeiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77874"></a></p> <p>Are you a millionaire with cash to burn? Do you have ¥2,500,000 ($25,000) lying around and nothing cool to spend it on? Do you have a massive amount of space just lying empty in your mansion? Then boy oh boy do I have some news for you.</p> <p>Design Co-Co, a mystery company that has appeared out of nowhere to steal your wallet, is releasing a 1/1 scale Mumei from <em>Koutetsujou no Kabaneri</em>. Like, as a real thing you can buy. If you’re super rich. Oh, and also there are only ten of her, so even if you ARE super rich she’ll be kind of hard to get. Plus, I can’t imagine how killer shipping would be. But hey, if you have 25k to spend on a figure another 2k in shipping probably isn’t an issue.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/__bambi_7730__/status/767210717678186496" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/__bambi_7730__/status/767210717678186496', 'bambi_7730']);" target="_blank">bambi_7730</a>]</p>

    Cash In Your Savings For This 1/1 Scale Mumei

    Are you a millionaire with cash to burn? Do you have ¥2,500,000 ($25,000) lying around and nothing cool to spend it on? Do you have a massive amount of space just lying empty in your mansion? Then boy oh boy do I have some news for you.

    Design Co-Co, a mystery company that has appeared out of nowhere to steal your wallet, is releasing a 1/1 scale Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri. Like, as a real thing you can buy. If you’re super rich. Oh, and also there are only ten of her, so even if you ARE super rich she’ll be kind of hard to get. Plus, I can’t imagine how killer shipping would be. But hey, if you have 25k to spend on a figure another 2k in shipping probably isn’t an issue.

    [via bambi_7730]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/figure-wishes-pokemon-go-bishoujo/attachment/gobishoujoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77870"></a></p> <p>Sometimes we have figure wishes that are just too big, too complicated, too epic to come true. And I knew I’d found another of mine (up there with an Altair figure of the Demi-Fiend) when I saw Shunya Yamashita’s <a href="https://twitter.com/ShunyaYamashita/status/763324935078981633" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/ShunyaYamashita/status/763324935078981633', 'newest doodle on Twitter']);" target="_blank">newest doodle on Twitter</a>. I mean, granted, Kotobukiya <em>does</em> have the Pokemon license… but I 100% can’t see Nintendo ever approving this.</p> <p>However, I’d pretty much kill a man for some sweet sweet <em>Pokemon Go</em> figure merch. Especially in the form of a Bishoujo. I mean, can you imagine how cute this would be in 3D? With the little PikaPug on her head??</p>

    Figure Wishes: Pokemon Go Bishoujo

    Sometimes we have figure wishes that are just too big, too complicated, too epic to come true. And I knew I’d found another of mine (up there with an Altair figure of the Demi-Fiend) when I saw Shunya Yamashita’s newest doodle on Twitter. I mean, granted, Kotobukiya does have the Pokemon license… but I 100% can’t see Nintendo ever approving this.

    However, I’d pretty much kill a man for some sweet sweet Pokemon Go figure merch. Especially in the form of a Bishoujo. I mean, can you imagine how cute this would be in 3D? With the little PikaPug on her head??

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/inki-drops-new-crabapples-are-sweet-sour/attachment/crabbyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77425"></a></p> <p>Inki-Drops, purveyor of cute plushes like Crabapple (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-inki-jinxs-crabapple-plush" target="_blank">review</a>), Tentatrio Pals (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-inki-drops-tentatrio-plush-pals-starwhal" target="_blank">review)</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-yourself-for-the-cuteness-of-shelly-rodriguezs-seawater-sweeties" target="_blank">Seawater Sweeties</a>, is at it again! This time they’re going back to an old favorite, the plush that originally made me fall in love with Shelly Rodriguez’s designs: Crabapple! The grumpiest crab-fruit to ever walk the earth.</p> <p>This fresh batch of Crabapple Cousins comes in three flavors: Lemon, Lime, and Orange. Look at their grumpy lil faces! Lemon and Orange are definitely sassy, but poor Lime looks a bit confused. I just want to squeeze the sour right out of them! You can <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/crabapple-cousins-plush-toys?ref=project_tweet" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inki-drop/crabapple-cousins-plush-toys?ref=project_tweet', 'back the project on Kickstarter']);" target="_blank">back the project on Kickstarter</a> and get your choice of flavor for only $20, though of course you can get 2 or even the whole trio if your heart desires. All pledges come with a super adorable digital wallpaper, and there are some fantastic stretch goals like pins, stickers (my personal weakness), and lanyards… plus a hint of potential extra Crabapple flavors once it hits 25k. There are pineapple, peach, pear, and blueberry designs in the illustrations… I’d love any of them. Just imagine, a whole bushel of fruity Crabapples!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> The first stretch goal has been reached and you can now grab a super-cute Peach Crabapple!</p>

    [UPDATE] Inki-Drop’s New Crabapples Are Sweet & Sour

    Inki-Drops, purveyor of cute plushes like Crabapple (review), Tentatrio Pals (review), and Seawater Sweeties, is at it again! This time they’re going back to an old favorite, the plush that originally made me fall in love with Shelly Rodriguez’s designs: Crabapple! The grumpiest crab-fruit to ever walk the earth.

    This fresh batch of Crabapple Cousins comes in three flavors: Lemon, Lime, and Orange. Look at their grumpy lil faces! Lemon and Orange are definitely sassy, but poor Lime looks a bit confused. I just want to squeeze the sour right out of them! You can back the project on Kickstarter and get your choice of flavor for only $20, though of course you can get 2 or even the whole trio if your heart desires. All pledges come with a super adorable digital wallpaper, and there are some fantastic stretch goals like pins, stickers (my personal weakness), and lanyards… plus a hint of potential extra Crabapple flavors once it hits 25k. There are pineapple, peach, pear, and blueberry designs in the illustrations… I’d love any of them. Just imagine, a whole bushel of fruity Crabapples!

    [UPDATE] The first stretch goal has been reached and you can now grab a super-cute Peach Crabapple!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/its-time-to-party-with-nendoroid-deadpool/attachment/deadpoolheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-77851"></a></p> <p>Just a few weeks ago we got what amounted to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-deadpool-will-steal-your-heart" target="_blank">a full preview</a> of Good Smile’s Nendoroid Deadpool, including all of his accessories and extras. So while there are no surprises here, it’s still pretty amazing that they managed to pack so much stuff into this release. The faces alone are enough to sway me–because it’s a swap of eyes and not the whole head, we have a whopping 5 of them (regular, winking, hearts, coy, excited) and I’m assuming you can mix them up too. Then there’s his double swords and the pantsless (but heart-underpant wearing) legs. So many goodies!</p> <p>Nendoroid Deadpool retails for ¥4,800 and is set for a February release. Yes, you can get your Deadpool during the month of love! I hope his release date is the 14th, then you can put him in cute poses while eating chocolate and playing <em>Persona 5</em>.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/GSC90214" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/GSC90214', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-022052&rank=" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-022052&rank=', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    It’s Time To Party With Nendoroid Deadpool

    Just a few weeks ago we got what amounted to a full preview of Good Smile’s Nendoroid Deadpool, including all of his accessories and extras. So while there are no surprises here, it’s still pretty amazing that they managed to pack so much stuff into this release. The faces alone are enough to sway me–because it’s a swap of eyes and not the whole head, we have a whopping 5 of them (regular, winking, hearts, coy, excited) and I’m assuming you can mix them up too. Then there’s his double swords and the pantsless (but heart-underpant wearing) legs. So many goodies!

    Nendoroid Deadpool retails for ¥4,800 and is set for a February release. Yes, you can get your Deadpool during the month of love! I hope his release date is the 14th, then you can put him in cute poses while eating chocolate and playing Persona 5.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wing-announces-yet-another-sansei-muramasa-2/attachment/moremuramasaheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-77847"></a></p> <p>Wing sure does love the world of <em>Soukou Akki Muramasa</em>. We’ve got two figures of Sansei Muramasa (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wing-takes-on-sansei-muramasa" target="_blank">regular</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wings-bunny-muramasa-is-painted" target="_blank">bunny</a>, which got two colorways), one of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wing-gives-us-a-peek-at-their-nisei-muramasa" target="_blank">Nisei Muramasa</a>, and another of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wings-ashikaga-chachamaru-is-painted" target="_blank">Ashikaga Chachamaru</a>. It’s a lot of love for a pretty niche game. But the ride’s not over yet! Because they’ve announced another version of their favorite girl, Sansei Muramasa. Sadly this isn’t some wacky version like bunny or wedding, it’s just her. Admittedly, that outfit is kickass–the little sleeve wings? All about it.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/wing_prpr/status/761173664989450241" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/wing_prpr/status/761173664989450241', 'Wing’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Wing’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Wing Announces Yet Another Sansei Muramasa

    Wing sure does love the world of Soukou Akki Muramasa. We’ve got two figures of Sansei Muramasa (regular and bunny, which got two colorways), one of Nisei Muramasa, and another of Ashikaga Chachamaru. It’s a lot of love for a pretty niche game. But the ride’s not over yet! Because they’ve announced another version of their favorite girl, Sansei Muramasa. Sadly this isn’t some wacky version like bunny or wedding, it’s just her. Admittedly, that outfit is kickass–the little sleeve wings? All about it.

    [via Wing’s Twitter]

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