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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-freeings-yukata-saber-alter/attachment/yukatasaberheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60540"></a></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonder-festival-2012-freeings-saber-rin-sakura-illya" target="_blank">FREEing Yukata Fate/Stay Night girls</a> didn’t get a whole lot of love from figure collectors, but I found something about them very appealing–especially Saber Alter, the last to be released. Which is a bit funny because <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-freeings-18-yukata-saber" target="_blank">Saber</a>, the first, happens to be my least favorite of the 5.</p> <p>I’ve been planning on shooting Alter since she first arrived, but it took a while to work out the right idea. I mean, it’d be cool if we lived in Japan and could take her to an actual festival, but I settled on a pond. Thought to someone so small, I bet it looks like a lake! Hit the jump to check out my full shoot of this beautiful figure, which I think is really a hidden gem–definitely the best in the line.</p>

    Plastikitty Gallery: FREEing’s Yukata Saber Alter

    The FREEing Yukata Fate/Stay Night girls didn’t get a whole lot of love from figure collectors, but I found something about them very appealing–especially Saber Alter, the last to be released. Which is a bit funny because Saber, the first, happens to be my least favorite of the 5.

    I’ve been planning on shooting Alter since she first arrived, but it took a while to work out the right idea. I mean, it’d be cool if we lived in Japan and could take her to an actual festival, but I settled on a pond. Thought to someone so small, I bet it looks like a lake! Hit the jump to check out my full shoot of this beautiful figure, which I think is really a hidden gem–definitely the best in the line.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/behold-sideshows-kerrigan-queen-of-blades/attachment/beholdheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60794"></a></p> <p>Since I’m not really a statue collector, there are very few ways to get me interested in a figure from that particular category. Maybe have it be of one of my favorite characters <em>and</em> have a decent face and we’ll talk *cough*DC*cough*. But there are other ways. Like making a badass alien warrior queen with a shockingly beautiful face, wings full of blades and an ass to kill for.</p> <p>Sideshow is not known for their amazing face sculpts, but they knocked it out of the park with StarCraft’s Kerrigan (aka Dwight’s Halloween costume). Everything about this figure is perfection: from her elegant toes to her “I’m gonna kill you with these” wings. And all for the <a href="http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/starcraft-kerrigan-sideshow-collectibles-200312/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.sideshowtoy.com']);" target="_blank">low low price of $379.99</a>! At least she’s 25 inches tall… and they have a payment plan! How bad is it that I’m seriously considering her?</p>

    Behold Sideshow’s Kerrigan, Queen of Blades

    Since I’m not really a statue collector, there are very few ways to get me interested in a figure from that particular category. Maybe have it be of one of my favorite characters and have a decent face and we’ll talk *cough*DC*cough*. But there are other ways. Like making a badass alien warrior queen with a shockingly beautiful face, wings full of blades and an ass to kill for.

    Sideshow is not known for their amazing face sculpts, but they knocked it out of the park with StarCraft’s Kerrigan (aka Dwight’s Halloween costume). Everything about this figure is perfection: from her elegant toes to her “I’m gonna kill you with these” wings. And all for the low low price of $379.99! At least she’s 25 inches tall… and they have a payment plan! How bad is it that I’m seriously considering her?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-moment-to-appreciate-max-factorys-wo-class/attachment/mfwoclassheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60762"></a></p> <p>Recently at CharaHobby we <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/chara-hobby-2014-kantai-collection" target="_blank">got to take a peek at Max Factory’s Wo-Class</a>, but now it’s time to get up close and personal with this leviathan. While <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-companys-wo-class-is-devistatingly-cute" target="_blank">Good Smile Company’s version</a> went a more anime-styled, almost cutesy route, Max Factory has taken a decidedly more gritty twist on one of Kantai Collection’s more esoteric designs… and I am loving it!</p> <p>It’s rare to see a (female) figure that doesn’t rely on sex appeal, cuteness or a pretty design but rather pure creepiness. She reminds me a lot of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonder-festival-2013-union-creatives-calne-ca" target="_blank">Calne Ca</a>! It’s a nice trend to see, and I’d love more figures in this vein… and of course, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gscs-colossal-titan-statue-is-ready-to-burst-into-your-collection" target="_blank">Colossal Titan</a> would be their king.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tmizo/with/15047705305/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.flickr.com']);" target="_blank">Tmizo's Flickr</a>]</p>

    Take A Moment To Appreciate Max Factory’s Wo-Class

    Recently at CharaHobby we got to take a peek at Max Factory’s Wo-Class, but now it’s time to get up close and personal with this leviathan. While Good Smile Company’s version went a more anime-styled, almost cutesy route, Max Factory has taken a decidedly more gritty twist on one of Kantai Collection’s more esoteric designs… and I am loving it!

    It’s rare to see a (female) figure that doesn’t rely on sex appeal, cuteness or a pretty design but rather pure creepiness. She reminds me a lot of Calne Ca! It’s a nice trend to see, and I’d love more figures in this vein… and of course, Colossal Titan would be their king.

    [via Tmizo's Flickr]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-unveils-their-satsuki-kiryuuin/attachment/gscsatsukirevealheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60757"></a></p> <p>Fans have been waiting rather nervously for Good Smile Company to show off the sculpt for their scaled Satsuki Kiryuuin from Kill la Kill. After all, we kind of had no idea what she’d look like: Phat! Company gave us <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-phat-companys-ryuuko-matoi-gallery" target="_blank">Ryuuko</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-phat-companys-satsuki-kiryuuin-from-kill-la-kill" target="_blank">Satsuki</a> in battle gear, and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-good-smile-company" target="_blank">Good Smile Ryuuko</a> is… um, well she’s something else. But Satsuki doesn’t have a matching outfit for that, so how would they end up sculpting her?</p> <p>Well, there’s some good news! As fans had hoped, we’re finally getting a figure of one of the girls in their school outfits! No “omg look at my boobs,” but their really cool stylized uniforms–well, Ryuuko’s uniform, at least. The bad news? Her face. I think this is self-explanatory. Let’s hope this gets fixed asap.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/506005440199540736" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company Unveils Their Satsuki Kiryuuin

    Fans have been waiting rather nervously for Good Smile Company to show off the sculpt for their scaled Satsuki Kiryuuin from Kill la Kill. After all, we kind of had no idea what she’d look like: Phat! Company gave us Ryuuko and Satsuki in battle gear, and the Good Smile Ryuuko is… um, well she’s something else. But Satsuki doesn’t have a matching outfit for that, so how would they end up sculpting her?

    Well, there’s some good news! As fans had hoped, we’re finally getting a figure of one of the girls in their school outfits! No “omg look at my boobs,” but their really cool stylized uniforms–well, Ryuuko’s uniform, at least. The bad news? Her face. I think this is self-explanatory. Let’s hope this gets fixed asap.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lets-all-drool-over-kotobukiyas-winged-maxima/attachment/omgmaximaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60747"></a></p> <p>You have one guess over what figure I was most excited about at Wonder Festival. Okay, I was most excited to see Native finally sculpt their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-nsfw-native" target="_blank">damn nurse girl</a>. And then there’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-embrace-japan" target="_blank">Embrace Japan’s new Diabolus</a>… but, um, also Kotobukiya’s massive <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-kotobukiya" target="_blank">new winged Maxima</a>! Which is not the same as <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/feast-your-eyes-upon-kotobukiyas-angelic-seraphim-mode-sakuya" target="_blank">Seraphim Sakuya</a>. Because she has less clothing on. And is 1/6 scale.</p> <p>I mean, this has all the things I love. We’ve got highly detailed wings. Gorgeous ribbons. A ponytail. And of course, it’s based on a Tony Taka illustration! We have already <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-kotobukiyas-wonder-fest-goodies" target="_blank">kind of taken a closer look at Maxima</a>, but now it’s time to take an even closer look. BECAUSE SHE IS SO PRETTY.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/56757" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.moeyo.com']);" target="_blank">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Let’s All Drool Over Kotobukiya’s Winged Maxima

    You have one guess over what figure I was most excited about at Wonder Festival. Okay, I was most excited to see Native finally sculpt their damn nurse girl. And then there’s Embrace Japan’s new Diabolus… but, um, also Kotobukiya’s massive new winged Maxima! Which is not the same as Seraphim Sakuya. Because she has less clothing on. And is 1/6 scale.

    I mean, this has all the things I love. We’ve got highly detailed wings. Gorgeous ribbons. A ponytail. And of course, it’s based on a Tony Taka illustration! We have already kind of taken a closer look at Maxima, but now it’s time to take an even closer look. BECAUSE SHE IS SO PRETTY.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-halloween-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-is-totally-amazing/attachment/halloweennendomikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60733"></a></p> <p>About 2 weeks ago we found out that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/yet-another-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-is-on-the-way" target="_blank">the mystery Miku Hatsune Nendoroid</a> would have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-mystery-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-is-halloween-themed" target="_blank">a pretty fabulously over-the-top Halloween theme</a>, and would also be at MikuExpo–a US event! Which, coincidentally, takes place right around Halloween. Well, in the same month at least. How fitting!</p> <p>Now we are getting the front reveal and I am SO EXCITED. I love Halloween. I love Halloween-themed figures. The candy, the bat ears, the pumpkin… it’s all so perfect. Though the candy cane is a little confusing. Get your holidays straight, Miku! And for those not going to MikuExpo, don’t worry, she will be available online after the event.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/505503966260518912" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://twitter.com']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    The Halloween Miku Hatsune Nendoroid Is Totally Amazing

    About 2 weeks ago we found out that the mystery Miku Hatsune Nendoroid would have a pretty fabulously over-the-top Halloween theme, and would also be at MikuExpo–a US event! Which, coincidentally, takes place right around Halloween. Well, in the same month at least. How fitting!

    Now we are getting the front reveal and I am SO EXCITED. I love Halloween. I love Halloween-themed figures. The candy, the bat ears, the pumpkin… it’s all so perfect. Though the candy cane is a little confusing. Get your holidays straight, Miku! And for those not going to MikuExpo, don’t worry, she will be available online after the event.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-league-of-legends-nendoroid-is-an-event-exclusive/attachment/lolnendoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60727"></a></p> <p>In a kind of shocking move, Good Smile Company has announced a Nendoroid from the popular <em>League of Legends</em> MMO: Ahri, the nine-tailed fox! GSC has really been expanding their licenses recently and this is a really great move in the right direction. I could see them making a killing on <em>LoL</em> Nendos.</p> <p>But, sadly, Ahri might not be as available as we’d all hope. As of right now, she is only available at the League of Legends 2014 World Championship Semi-Finals in Korea. So, you know, not really accessible for the most of us. But GSC has not yet ruled out online sales after–so if this is something you’d like, definitely send them a tweet or let them know on Facebook!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ticket.interpark.com/Global/Play/Goods/GoodsInfo.asp?GoodsCode=14008893&lang=en" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://ticket.interpark.com']);" target="_blank">Interpark</a>]</p>

    The League of Legends Nendoroid Is An Event Exclusive

    In a kind of shocking move, Good Smile Company has announced a Nendoroid from the popular League of Legends MMO: Ahri, the nine-tailed fox! GSC has really been expanding their licenses recently and this is a really great move in the right direction. I could see them making a killing on LoL Nendos.

    But, sadly, Ahri might not be as available as we’d all hope. As of right now, she is only available at the League of Legends 2014 World Championship Semi-Finals in Korea. So, you know, not really accessible for the most of us. But GSC has not yet ruled out online sales after–so if this is something you’d like, definitely send them a tweet or let them know on Facebook!

    [via Interpark]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-autumn-happy-kuji-miku-hatsune-is-not-very-autumnal/attachment/autumnlatmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60721"></a></p> <p>Happy Kuji is the bane of my (wallet’s) existence, but I was actually really excited when they announced that the next scaled figure would be <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/miku-hatsune-prepares-for-cooler-weather-in-the-new-happy-kuji-releases" target="_blank">a retake of LAT Miku</a>… in fall colors! LAT Miku is one of my favorite variants, and fall colors, what could go wrong? I mean, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hobby-japans-sakura-miku-is-available-to-the-masses" target="_blank">Sakura Miku</a> (aka Spring Miku) turned out pretty great. And who doesn’t love <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factory-announces-figma-snow-miku" target="_blank">the original Snow Miku</a>?</p> <p>The answer is everything. Everything could go wrong. Instead of caramel hair with maple leaves we’re getting… very green hair and her regular outfit with some bright orange details. How is this autumn? Not at all, that’s how. This is a major disappointment. Though for my wallet, I guess it’s a good thing!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.piapro.net/2014/08/z1408292-1.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://blog.piapro.net']);" target="_blank">piapro</a>]</p>

    The Autumn Happy Kuji Miku Hatsune Is Not Very Autumnal

    Happy Kuji is the bane of my (wallet’s) existence, but I was actually really excited when they announced that the next scaled figure would be a retake of LAT Miku… in fall colors! LAT Miku is one of my favorite variants, and fall colors, what could go wrong? I mean, Sakura Miku (aka Spring Miku) turned out pretty great. And who doesn’t love the original Snow Miku?

    The answer is everything. Everything could go wrong. Instead of caramel hair with maple leaves we’re getting… very green hair and her regular outfit with some bright orange details. How is this autumn? Not at all, that’s how. This is a major disappointment. Though for my wallet, I guess it’s a good thing!

    [via piapro]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/street-fighter-bishoujo-juri-gets-a-full-preview/attachment/juriheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60717"></a></p> <p>So, about a week ago we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/street-fighter-bishoujo-juri-is-almost-ready-for-orders" target="_blank">a peek at Bishoujo Juri’s promotional shots</a>. And as I suspected, we’re getting the full reveal only a few weeks later! We’ve seen a lot of Juri recently, but given that she’s from the Game Bishoujo line that’s not really a huge surprise. Whereas the Marvel and DC Bish lines have pretty devoted fans, it seems like the game & movie ones are being pushed to a different & wider audience.</p> <p>I’m kind of surprised Juri has leggings on under her, uh, harem… chaps? but indeed they were in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2014-street-fighter-bishoujo-juri" target="_blank">the original art</a>! For some reason I was expecting a semi-bare butt. You know, with it being Shunya and all. But I love the pop of pink they give! I think I’m just overly-excited about a pink-themed Bishoujo. There really aren’t enough pink superheroines.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.935870266429370.1073742073.137679822915089&type=1" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.facebook.com']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya's Facebook</a>]</p>

    Street Fighter Bishoujo Juri Gets A Full Preview

    So, about a week ago we got a peek at Bishoujo Juri’s promotional shots. And as I suspected, we’re getting the full reveal only a few weeks later! We’ve seen a lot of Juri recently, but given that she’s from the Game Bishoujo line that’s not really a huge surprise. Whereas the Marvel and DC Bish lines have pretty devoted fans, it seems like the game & movie ones are being pushed to a different & wider audience.

    I’m kind of surprised Juri has leggings on under her, uh, harem… chaps? but indeed they were in the original art! For some reason I was expecting a semi-bare butt. You know, with it being Shunya and all. But I love the pop of pink they give! I think I’m just overly-excited about a pink-themed Bishoujo. There really aren’t enough pink superheroines.

    [via Kotobukiya's Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gscs-colossal-titan-statue-is-ready-to-burst-into-your-collection/attachment/titanheader" rel="attachment wp-att-60707"></a></p> <p>Since we got to take <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-good-smile-companys-colossal-titan-statue-gallery" target="_blank">an up-close look at the Colossal Titan sculpt</a> at Toy Fair, Stephen has been pretty much obsessed with this figure. Which scares me, because this figure is massive. If you haven’t seen it in person… it’s, like, half the size of a person. Seriously. It’s scary. We saw it <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-gscs-colossal-titan-statue" target="_blank">painted at WonFest</a>, and it seems like orders are finally ready to open!</p> <p>The detail on this piece, as you can see from the pictures, is amazing… but I think you really need to appreciate this guy in person to really get the feel of the piece. Did I just advocate buying a $600-800 statue? YUP. It’s that amazing. Orders open tonight and this is limited to 500 pieces, so don’t waffle on the fence if you want to add this to your collection!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2014/08/26/the-colossus-titan-takayuki-takeya-ver/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://mikatan.goodsmile.info']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    GSC’s Colossal Titan Statue Is Ready To Burst Into Your Collection

    Since we got to take an up-close look at the Colossal Titan sculpt at Toy Fair, Stephen has been pretty much obsessed with this figure. Which scares me, because this figure is massive. If you haven’t seen it in person… it’s, like, half the size of a person. Seriously. It’s scary. We saw it painted at WonFest, and it seems like orders are finally ready to open!

    The detail on this piece, as you can see from the pictures, is amazing… but I think you really need to appreciate this guy in person to really get the feel of the piece. Did I just advocate buying a $600-800 statue? YUP. It’s that amazing. Orders open tonight and this is limited to 500 pieces, so don’t waffle on the fence if you want to add this to your collection!

    [via Kahotan]

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