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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-orchid-seeds-mammon-colorway-is-something-else/attachment/colorfulmammonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66975"></a></p> <p>Pink, purple & blue is far and above my favorite color combination (for figures & everything else under the sun), so I never thought a figure in those exact colors would be totally strange and repulsive. Honestly, I can’t even tell you what it is about Orchid Seed’s new recolor of their bootylicious <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-take-a-closer-look-at-orchid-seeds-mammon" target="_blank">Mammon</a> that I find weird, but something about her is just WRONG. What is it?! The strange pastels with a deep warm purple? The fact that her boobs look even more terrifyingly large in light pink? Who knows, but this is a definitely do not want for me. In fact, I think most of the 7 Deadly Sins recolors have been <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-nsfw-seven-deadly-sins" target="_blank">downright</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/charahobby-2013-seven-deadly-sins" target="_blank">strange</a>.</p> <p>However, even if you do want her… you’re probably not going to get her. She’s an exclusive, sort of. Sure, she’s on <a href="http://www.amiami.jp/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-010956" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.jp/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-010956', 'AmiAmi’s Japanese site']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Japanese site</a>, but Orchid Seed specifically <a href="https://twitter.com/biginjap/status/581366785867288576" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/biginjap/status/581366785867288576', 'does not want her sold overseas']);" target="_blank">does not want her sold overseas</a> so most proxy sites will not be stocking her. I know, right?! That’s almost unprecedented. However, forwarding sites like <a href="http://www.tenso.com/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.tenso.com/en/', 'Tenso']);" target="_blank">Tenso</a> might still take orders. But with her retail price of ¥11,000 and September release date, you’ll be paying out the nose for this pastel demon.</p>

    (NSFW) Orchid Seed’s Mammon Colorway Is Something Else

    Pink, purple & blue is far and above my favorite color combination (for figures & everything else under the sun), so I never thought a figure in those exact colors would be totally strange and repulsive. Honestly, I can’t even tell you what it is about Orchid Seed’s new recolor of their bootylicious Mammon that I find weird, but something about her is just WRONG. What is it?! The strange pastels with a deep warm purple? The fact that her boobs look even more terrifyingly large in light pink? Who knows, but this is a definitely do not want for me. In fact, I think most of the 7 Deadly Sins recolors have been downright strange.

    However, even if you do want her… you’re probably not going to get her. She’s an exclusive, sort of. Sure, she’s on AmiAmi’s Japanese site, but Orchid Seed specifically does not want her sold overseas so most proxy sites will not be stocking her. I know, right?! That’s almost unprecedented. However, forwarding sites like Tenso might still take orders. But with her retail price of ¥11,000 and September release date, you’ll be paying out the nose for this pastel demon.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/pulchra-announces-figures-from-oreimo-more/attachment/plumoreimoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66971"></a></p> <p>Pulchra is kind of a weird company: they are still pretty new, their quality is mid-level at best, but they keep announcing figures that I want! Or at least figures of characters that I want. This time around we’ve got 5 (!!) new announcements, the first you might have guessed from the header: they’ll be taking on Kirino, Kuroneko & Ayase from <em>OreImo</em>. Man, it’s a while since we’ve seen an Ayase figure! While K & K have retained their popularity, Ayase kind of got shoved under the bus.</p> <p>Then we’ve got two figures from <em>Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha</em>: Mio Naruse and Yuki Nonaka. I’m actually kind of excited to see Mio, since she’s basically a Tamaki clone and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-vertex" target="_blank">Vertex’s version of her</a> ended up being pretty terrible.</p> <p>[via Pulchra’s Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/pulcjp/status/580298451121938433" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/pulcjp/status/580298451121938433', '1']);" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/pulcjp/status/580298483510304768" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/pulcjp/status/580298483510304768', '2']);" target="_blank">2</a>]</p>

    Pulchra Announces Figures From OreImo & More

    Pulchra is kind of a weird company: they are still pretty new, their quality is mid-level at best, but they keep announcing figures that I want! Or at least figures of characters that I want. This time around we’ve got 5 (!!) new announcements, the first you might have guessed from the header: they’ll be taking on Kirino, Kuroneko & Ayase from OreImo. Man, it’s a while since we’ve seen an Ayase figure! While K & K have retained their popularity, Ayase kind of got shoved under the bus.

    Then we’ve got two figures from Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha: Mio Naruse and Yuki Nonaka. I’m actually kind of excited to see Mio, since she’s basically a Tamaki clone and Vertex’s version of her ended up being pretty terrible.

    [via Pulchra’s Twitter 1, 2]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-levi/attachment/kotolevireviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66896"></a></p> <p>Levi is definitely the most popular boy from <em>Attack on Titan</em>, at least in terms of figures. It seems like everyone was rushing out to make a version of him, even companies that rarely touch male characters. But the vast majority of them seemed to feature him just… standing around, looking moody. And one of the most dynamic ones had <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-unveils-their-attack-on-titan-levi" target="_blank">a totally disturbing base</a>.</p> <p>Thankfully for Levi fans, there ended up being a small handful of dynamic figures (sans scary head bases), with one of the more notable being Kotobukiya’s take on him to go along with their Eren (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-mikasa-ackerman" target="_blank">review</a>) and Mikasa (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-mikasa-ackerman" target="_blank">review</a>). Today we’re reviewing the last of this trio, so hit the jump and let’s get started!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX J Levi

    Levi is definitely the most popular boy from Attack on Titan, at least in terms of figures. It seems like everyone was rushing out to make a version of him, even companies that rarely touch male characters. But the vast majority of them seemed to feature him just… standing around, looking moody. And one of the most dynamic ones had a totally disturbing base.

    Thankfully for Levi fans, there ended up being a small handful of dynamic figures (sans scary head bases), with one of the more notable being Kotobukiya’s take on him to go along with their Eren (review) and Mikasa (review). Today we’re reviewing the last of this trio, so hit the jump and let’s get started!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/geccos-guts-is-ready-for-demon-killing-action/attachment/geccogutsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66929"></a></p> <p>Time and time again I’ve expressed my love for <em>Berserk</em> here on Plastikitty; it’s one of the first anime that I got into and to this day it still has a special place in my heart. Well, boy was I surprised when I got an email from Gecco showing off a brand new 1/6th scale Guts that looks freaking amazing! I’ve been lusting after <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-good-smile-companys-guts-statue-gallery" target="_blank">Good Smile Company’s giant Guts statue</a>, but the price is way too much for me and the size is way too large, but Gecco’s offering is much more reasonable in both of those regards.</p> <p>Guts here is standing in his signature sword-on-shoulder pose and is decked out head to toe in impressively detailed weapons, armor, and clothing. I also love the bit of extra detail on the base as well as it just adds so much more to an otherwise static figure. And let’s also not forget the nice little addition of Puck hidden away in Guts’ bag! There’s also two heads included for Guts, one that’s a bit more business and one that’s a full on crazy mode, so that you can display him however you’d like. No word on a release date or price yet, but I know I definitely need to bring this guy home!</p>

    Gecco’s Guts Is Ready For Demon Killing Action

    Time and time again I’ve expressed my love for Berserk here on Plastikitty; it’s one of the first anime that I got into and to this day it still has a special place in my heart. Well, boy was I surprised when I got an email from Gecco showing off a brand new 1/6th scale Guts that looks freaking amazing! I’ve been lusting after Good Smile Company’s giant Guts statue, but the price is way too much for me and the size is way too large, but Gecco’s offering is much more reasonable in both of those regards.

    Guts here is standing in his signature sword-on-shoulder pose and is decked out head to toe in impressively detailed weapons, armor, and clothing. I also love the bit of extra detail on the base as well as it just adds so much more to an otherwise static figure. And let’s also not forget the nice little addition of Puck hidden away in Guts’ bag! There’s also two heads included for Guts, one that’s a bit more business and one that’s a full on crazy mode, so that you can display him however you’d like. No word on a release date or price yet, but I know I definitely need to bring this guy home!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-mikasa-ackerman/attachment/kotomikasareviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66849"></a></p> <p><em>Attack on Titan</em> has been a veritable juggernaut in the figure world these past few years. We’re getting versions of seemingly every major character, including all the boys! But of course any female character is going to get the most attention, so you have the most figure options when it comes to Mikasa. But finding one with a unique and dynamic pose as well as a face that matches the anime/manga? That’s been a little more difficult, since most of the “action” poses are her about to jump, and one of the most dynamic ones kind of looks nothing like her.</p> <p>Enter Kotobukiya, whose male-focused ArtFX J line got its first female character in Mikasa! Since, you know, the rest of the gang  (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-eren-yeager">Eren</a> and Levi) were in the J line, it’d be kind of weird if she was a totally different classification. But this was the Mikasa figure that seemingly had it all: great pose, super interesting base, accurate face, and of course well priced. But does she live up to expectations? Hit the jump to find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX J Mikasa Ackerman

    Attack on Titan has been a veritable juggernaut in the figure world these past few years. We’re getting versions of seemingly every major character, including all the boys! But of course any female character is going to get the most attention, so you have the most figure options when it comes to Mikasa. But finding one with a unique and dynamic pose as well as a face that matches the anime/manga? That’s been a little more difficult, since most of the “action” poses are her about to jump, and one of the most dynamic ones kind of looks nothing like her.

    Enter Kotobukiya, whose male-focused ArtFX J line got its first female character in Mikasa! Since, you know, the rest of the gang  (Eren and Levi) were in the J line, it’d be kind of weird if she was a totally different classification. But this was the Mikasa figure that seemingly had it all: great pose, super interesting base, accurate face, and of course well priced. But does she live up to expectations? Hit the jump to find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magazine-scans-march-2015/attachment/scansmar15header" rel="attachment wp-att-66918"></a></p> <p>It has been a very long time since we had a nearly full batch of magazine scans, but it seems like the tides are turning! I mean, they’re still just photos of pages and not actual scans, but it’s clear that the golden age of 2chan uploading everything for us is over. And I’ll take what I can get!</p> <p>This week we have… a whole lot of MegaHouse. Seriously, 70% of these pages are about MegaHouse. Updates on their Sailor Moon, Digimon, Naruto, One Piece, and Gundam lines. Barely any of it is even new! But they did show off one shiny new sculpt: Arcana Kiraseiten from <em>Shinrabanshou Chocolate</em>, who looks adorable and amazing.</p> <p>Of course the news we all want is Hobby Japan-specific news: updates on their figure lines! And we do indeed have a few. There are two new <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hobby-japans-newest-project-is-bikini-warriors" target="_blank">Bikini Warriors</a> girls, a Valkyrie from Tony Taka and a Hunter from Hiroe Rei. I have to say, despite the stupid name and concept I am kind of loving the art for these girls. And <a href="http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/large/283490.jpg?r=1423436763" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/large/283490.jpg?r=1423436763', 'Dark Elf’s sculpt']);" target="_blank">Dark Elf’s sculpt</a> looks amazing! We have yet another new Seven Deadly Sins figure: an alternate Lucifer. Well, ANOTHER <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/orchid-seed-announces-a-swimsuit-lucifer" target="_blank">alternate Lucifer</a>, this time in <a href="http://7-sins.net/gallery/gallery29.php" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://7-sins.net/gallery/gallery29.php', 'full idol gear']);" target="_blank">full idol gear</a>. It’s so cute but… man, they are milking this hard. And last but not least, Alter is FINALLY making a figure of Charles from Hyakka Ryouran. I’ve been waiting literally 5 years for this, I’m so excited. Check out all that and more in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/takezo1101" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/takezo1101', 'Takezo1101’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Takezo1101’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Magazine Scans March 2015

    It has been a very long time since we had a nearly full batch of magazine scans, but it seems like the tides are turning! I mean, they’re still just photos of pages and not actual scans, but it’s clear that the golden age of 2chan uploading everything for us is over. And I’ll take what I can get!

    This week we have… a whole lot of MegaHouse. Seriously, 70% of these pages are about MegaHouse. Updates on their Sailor Moon, Digimon, Naruto, One Piece, and Gundam lines. Barely any of it is even new! But they did show off one shiny new sculpt: Arcana Kiraseiten from Shinrabanshou Chocolate, who looks adorable and amazing.

    Of course the news we all want is Hobby Japan-specific news: updates on their figure lines! And we do indeed have a few. There are two new Bikini Warriors girls, a Valkyrie from Tony Taka and a Hunter from Hiroe Rei. I have to say, despite the stupid name and concept I am kind of loving the art for these girls. And Dark Elf’s sculpt looks amazing! We have yet another new Seven Deadly Sins figure: an alternate Lucifer. Well, ANOTHER alternate Lucifer, this time in full idol gear. It’s so cute but… man, they are milking this hard. And last but not least, Alter is FINALLY making a figure of Charles from Hyakka Ryouran. I’ve been waiting literally 5 years for this, I’m so excited. Check out all that and more in the gallery!

    [via Takezo1101’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2015-gscs-kaori-miyazono/attachment/feelsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66804"></a></p> <p>Now that Feels: The Anime is over (aka <em>Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso</em>), are you ready for MORE FEELS? In the form of a figure, of course. Only a few months ago… well, less than a month ago, Good Smile <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-good-smile-company" target="_blank">announced a figure of Kaori</a>. And just in time with the end of her show, she’s in figure form! So she can live on in all our hearts. I really love the soft, gentle look and feel of this version of her… even if it would be kind of emotional to have just lying around the house. Looking at you. Reminding you of the feels.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/579077702130356226" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/579077702130356226', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2015: GSC’s Kaori Miyazono

    Now that Feels: The Anime is over (aka Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso), are you ready for MORE FEELS? In the form of a figure, of course. Only a few months ago… well, less than a month ago, Good Smile announced a figure of Kaori. And just in time with the end of her show, she’s in figure form! So she can live on in all our hearts. I really love the soft, gentle look and feel of this version of her… even if it would be kind of emotional to have just lying around the house. Looking at you. Reminding you of the feels.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2015-nendoroids/attachment/nendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66798"></a></p> <p>Did you know that we are almost up to Nendoroid 500? Man, it seems like yesterday we were celebrating <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/overdose-on-miku-hatsune-with-nendoroid-300" target="_blank">300</a>. Time sure does fly! In celebration of this, Good Smile brought every single Nendoroid to Anime Japan. Yes, you read that right. They’re all there in a huge spiral ramp, leading to the top… and number 500?! Well, that hasn’t been revealed yet, but we do know 499 now: Sakura Mikudayo. Yeah, it’s not <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-sakura-mikudayo-is-the-most-terrifying-figure" target="_blank">just an April Fools joke</a> anymore.</p> <p>They had some new Nendoroids on hand too! Mainly Kantai Collection girls: Yamato and Ryuujou. Doma Umaru also made an appearance, though not painted yet. That is one Nendo I definitely can’t wait for! So, Plastikitties, any guesses on who will be lucky number 500? I mean… it’s probably Miku or Saber. Or Saber cosplaying as Miku. Oh my god, can you even imagine?</p> <p><strong>Wait</strong>, just kidding, that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-sakura-miku-bloomed-in-japan-up-for-order-again" target="_blank">“new” Sakura Miku</a> is 500. Haha, I didn’t even remember she existed! WHY GSC? WHY? Also, how is 499 coming AFTER her. I can’t.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/579095661179633666" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/579095661179633666', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/579103291029630976" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/579103291029630976', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>, <a href="http://kujimap.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://kujimap.com/', 'Kujimap']);" target="_blank">Kujimap</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2015: Nendoroids

    Did you know that we are almost up to Nendoroid 500? Man, it seems like yesterday we were celebrating 300. Time sure does fly! In celebration of this, Good Smile brought every single Nendoroid to Anime Japan. Yes, you read that right. They’re all there in a huge spiral ramp, leading to the top… and number 500?! Well, that hasn’t been revealed yet, but we do know 499 now: Sakura Mikudayo. Yeah, it’s not just an April Fools joke anymore.

    They had some new Nendoroids on hand too! Mainly Kantai Collection girls: Yamato and Ryuujou. Doma Umaru also made an appearance, though not painted yet. That is one Nendo I definitely can’t wait for! So, Plastikitties, any guesses on who will be lucky number 500? I mean… it’s probably Miku or Saber. Or Saber cosplaying as Miku. Oh my god, can you even imagine?

    Wait, just kidding, that “new” Sakura Miku is 500. Haha, I didn’t even remember she existed! WHY GSC? WHY? Also, how is 499 coming AFTER her. I can’t.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter, Kahotan, Kujimap]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2015-kotobukiya/attachment/ajkotoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66777"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya seems to bring a huge booth out wherever they go, so of course Anime Japan was no exception! Of course the star of the show has to be their new IDOLM@STER girl <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-more-cinderella-girls-figures" target="_blank">Kanaki Mimura</a>, just on the virtue of this being her first time out on display. And Anzu was there with her too, of course! The newly painted <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-ken-kaneki-from-tokyo-ghoul-is-painted" target="_blank">Ken</a> made an appearance, along with another boy: Grell!</p> <p>Then there’s <em>Kantai Collection</em>, of course. Inazuma and Ikazuchi were there both in scaled and Cu-Poche form. Check them out in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/60676/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/60676/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2015: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya seems to bring a huge booth out wherever they go, so of course Anime Japan was no exception! Of course the star of the show has to be their new IDOLM@STER girl Kanaki Mimura, just on the virtue of this being her first time out on display. And Anzu was there with her too, of course! The newly painted Ken made an appearance, along with another boy: Grell!

    Then there’s Kantai Collection, of course. Inazuma and Ikazuchi were there both in scaled and Cu-Poche form. Check them out in the gallery!

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2015-kadokawa-x-valkyrie-drive/attachment/vajvalkyrieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66773"></a></p> <p>You know, the lack of Ikkitousen figures these past two years has left a huge gap in the way-too-busty-to-be-in-highschool, clothing-ripped-tastefully-to-shreds figure market. But never fear, because Valkyrie Drive is here! Which, shock, is a project from the creators of Senran Kagura. A tasteful bunch, those guys.</p> <p>Anyway, we’ve got two figures here that don’t even look like they belong in the same show. There’s Shojo Mamori who is cute yet super fanservice-y in that Vividred Operation sort of way, and then there’s Shikishima Urei who is just… from Ikkitousen, apparently. Like what even is happening there.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/60663/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/60663/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2015: Kadokawa x Valkyrie Drive

    You know, the lack of Ikkitousen figures these past two years has left a huge gap in the way-too-busty-to-be-in-highschool, clothing-ripped-tastefully-to-shreds figure market. But never fear, because Valkyrie Drive is here! Which, shock, is a project from the creators of Senran Kagura. A tasteful bunch, those guys.

    Anyway, we’ve got two figures here that don’t even look like they belong in the same show. There’s Shojo Mamori who is cute yet super fanservice-y in that Vividred Operation sort of way, and then there’s Shikishima Urei who is just… from Ikkitousen, apparently. Like what even is happening there.

    [via Dengeki]

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