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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-spooktober-kotobukiyas-horror-bishoujo-pinhead/attachment/pinheadheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83792"></a></p> <p>October is absolutely my favorite month, and it’s right around the corner! Fall weather, sweaters, pumpkin spice, beautiful foliage, and of course…. Halloween! Horror! Blood and guts! Spooky movies!! Can you tell I’m done with summer? Only fall now. Only spooks.</p> <p>One of my most-anticipated horror-related figures has been Kotobukiya’s Pinhead Bishoujo: which is funny, because for years I insisted that it was an idea that could never be executed properly. When <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-kotobukiyas-pinhead-horror-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">we got the art</a> it turned out that I was horribly, horribly wrong. Now she’s all sculpted and painted and up for order and I am so in love. They really nailed the perfect balance between sexy and creepy.</p> <p>Bishoujo Pinhead is priced at ¥11,000 and is slated for a February release. Do you plan on picking her up?</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-042272" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-042272', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/KBYSV-207" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/KBYSV-207', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10559060" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10559060', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/21139-horror-bishoujo-pinhead-hellraiser-3.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/21139-horror-bishoujo-pinhead-hellraiser-3.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a></p>

    Celebrate Spooktober With Kotobukiya’s Horror Bishoujo Pinhead

    October is absolutely my favorite month, and it’s right around the corner! Fall weather, sweaters, pumpkin spice, beautiful foliage, and of course…. Halloween! Horror! Blood and guts! Spooky movies!! Can you tell I’m done with summer? Only fall now. Only spooks.

    One of my most-anticipated horror-related figures has been Kotobukiya’s Pinhead Bishoujo: which is funny, because for years I insisted that it was an idea that could never be executed properly. When we got the art it turned out that I was horribly, horribly wrong. Now she’s all sculpted and painted and up for order and I am so in love. They really nailed the perfect balance between sexy and creepy.

    Bishoujo Pinhead is priced at ¥11,000 and is slated for a February release. Do you plan on picking her up?

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | HLJ | Hobby Search | Big In Japan

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid/attachment/mikusheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83574"></a></p> <p>Would it be a Wonder Festival without at least one Miku-centered post? Maybe in the year 2060, but this is 2018. And it’s still the Year of Miku in perpetuity. This time around we’re actually seeing a little bit less of her (and some other Vocaloids) from GSC & co, but still enough to satisfy fans! We have announcements for a scaled Racing Miku 2018 and a scaled Chinese V4 Miku from Good Smile, along with a new set of Rin & Len figures from Max Factory: the Stylish Energy L Versions.</p> <p>FREEing’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Thai Miku 2016</a> is (finally) painted, and we have two very exciting sculpts, both from GSC: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-another-miku-hatsune-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chokabuki Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami Miku</a> (which is a bit… chunkier sculpt-wise than what I was expecting?), and the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-takes-vocaloid-kasane-teto" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yoshiwara Lament Ver. of Kasane Teto</a>. Last but not least there’s a figma of the Chinese V4X Miku and… a tiny little Racing Miku car!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> As <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">I predicted</a>, we’re getting yet another version of the Tony Taka Racing Miku!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: GSC & Co x Vocaloid

    Would it be a Wonder Festival without at least one Miku-centered post? Maybe in the year 2060, but this is 2018. And it’s still the Year of Miku in perpetuity. This time around we’re actually seeing a little bit less of her (and some other Vocaloids) from GSC & co, but still enough to satisfy fans! We have announcements for a scaled Racing Miku 2018 and a scaled Chinese V4 Miku from Good Smile, along with a new set of Rin & Len figures from Max Factory: the Stylish Energy L Versions.

    FREEing’s Thai Miku 2016 is (finally) painted, and we have two very exciting sculpts, both from GSC: the Chokabuki Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami Miku (which is a bit… chunkier sculpt-wise than what I was expecting?), and the gorgeous Yoshiwara Lament Ver. of Kasane Teto. Last but not least there’s a figma of the Chinese V4X Miku and… a tiny little Racing Miku car!

    [UPDATE] As I predicted, we’re getting yet another version of the Tony Taka Racing Miku!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83765" rel="attachment wp-att-83765"></a></p> <p>Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!</p> <p>Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Blastoise

    Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!

    Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83756" rel="attachment wp-att-83756"></a></p> <p>I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.</p> <p>Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two <em>To LOVEru</em> cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).</p> <p>But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from <em>Overlord II</em>, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from <em>Azur Lane</em> and Teletha Testarossa from <em>Full Metal Panic!</em> I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Alter

    I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.

    Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two To LOVEru cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).

    But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from Overlord II, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from Azur Lane and Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic! I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83641" rel="attachment wp-att-83641"></a></p> <p>You may be thinking, “Leah, 4 announcements isn’t really worth its own post!” To which I say, “shhh, let me have this moment.” Because do you know what we are getting? Did the header give it away? We’re getting a YUSUKE FIGMA. My beautiful husband can now be in my life to give me art advice. Oh, and figma Anne too! Both in their Phantom Thieves garb, of course.</p> <p>We also have two Nendoroid announcements: Futaba (in casual clothing) and the MC (in his Joker garb). I wonder why they’re in non-matching outfits? Maybe we will get two full lines of the whole cast?? Hey, a girl can dream.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Persona 5 figmas & Nendoroids

    You may be thinking, “Leah, 4 announcements isn’t really worth its own post!” To which I say, “shhh, let me have this moment.” Because do you know what we are getting? Did the header give it away? We’re getting a YUSUKE FIGMA. My beautiful husband can now be in my life to give me art advice. Oh, and figma Anne too! Both in their Phantom Thieves garb, of course.

    We also have two Nendoroid announcements: Futaba (in casual clothing) and the MC (in his Joker garb). I wonder why they’re in non-matching outfits? Maybe we will get two full lines of the whole cast?? Hey, a girl can dream.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83612" rel="attachment wp-att-83612"></a></p> <p>With every entry into the Persona series we get progressively more figures. I predict that by the time 6 comes out (10 years from now, let’s be realistic) the figure market will be nothing but Persona. And I’m kind of okay with that. Today we have an unexpected announcement: MegaHouse is taking on the persona Arsene!</p> <p>Given their love for monsters (Digimon, Pokemon, etc) perhaps this isn’t that much of a shock, but the level of detail surely is. Those wings! And he will be part of the DX series, which means… very expensive and (knowing them and their hatred of letting me buy things I want) an exclusive. Doesn’t matter, gonna get Arsene.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965031331385102336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965031331385102336', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Persona 5 Arsene

    With every entry into the Persona series we get progressively more figures. I predict that by the time 6 comes out (10 years from now, let’s be realistic) the figure market will be nothing but Persona. And I’m kind of okay with that. Today we have an unexpected announcement: MegaHouse is taking on the persona Arsene!

    Given their love for monsters (Digimon, Pokemon, etc) perhaps this isn’t that much of a shock, but the level of detail surely is. Those wings! And he will be part of the DX series, which means… very expensive and (knowing them and their hatred of letting me buy things I want) an exclusive. Doesn’t matter, gonna get Arsene.

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83601" rel="attachment wp-att-83601"></a></p> <p>Max Factory has always been about quality over quantity, and that’s certainly clear from their scaled figure Wonder Festival lineup. It’s very small! We have seen the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-fatestay-night" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/Stay Night</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a> figures, but of course there’s a handful more.</p> <p>We have two <em>KanColle</em> girls: Suzuya Kai-II and a damage mode Saratoga. Their Racing Sonico is finally painted, as is the gorgeous Mage from 7th Dragon. Ai-chan from <em>Tawawa on Monday</em> is also painted, if boobs that look like they are literally filled with helium are your thing. They’ll also be taking on Utaha Kasumigaoka from <em>Saekano</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/144" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/144', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Max Factory

    Max Factory has always been about quality over quantity, and that’s certainly clear from their scaled figure Wonder Festival lineup. It’s very small! We have seen the Fate/Stay Night and Vocaloid figures, but of course there’s a handful more.

    We have two KanColle girls: Suzuya Kai-II and a damage mode Saratoga. Their Racing Sonico is finally painted, as is the gorgeous Mage from 7th Dragon. Ai-chan from Tawawa on Monday is also painted, if boobs that look like they are literally filled with helium are your thing. They’ll also be taking on Utaha Kasumigaoka from Saekano.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-83595"></a></p> <p>We have already seen Good Smile’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-fatestay-night" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/Stay Night</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a> scaled figures, but of course they had a lot more. And I do mean a LOT. We are going to dive right in because there’s a lot to cover, starting with painted figures. Emilia from <em>Re:Zero</em>, Akari Kawamoto from <em>March Comes In Like A Lion</em>, Mythra from <em>Xenoblade Chronices 2</em>, HOT LIMIT Eriri Spencer, and the terrifying Antarc from <em>Land of the Lustrous</em> are all finished and nearly ready for orders.</p> <p>For new sculpts we have Shuvi from <em>No Game No Life Zero</em>, the winged Kanade Tachibana, Altair from <em>re:CREATORS</em>, Shopping Mode Haruna from <em>KanColle,</em> and the lovely Wedding Louise.</p> <p>Now for the biggest category: announcements! We have two super throwback ones in a new Lacia from<em> BEATLESS</em> (remember the OG?) and Black Rock Shooter Inexhaustible Version. We’ll be getting a new Cardcaptor Sakura, a Shopping Mode Kashima, a swimsuit Michiru Hyodo, Hifumi Takimoto, Siluca from <em>Record of Grancrest War</em>, and…. Kizuna Ai, because we need more bizarre pop culture figures.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Good Smile Company

    We have already seen Good Smile’s Fate/Stay Night and Vocaloid scaled figures, but of course they had a lot more. And I do mean a LOT. We are going to dive right in because there’s a lot to cover, starting with painted figures. Emilia from Re:Zero, Akari Kawamoto from March Comes In Like A Lion, Mythra from Xenoblade Chronices 2, HOT LIMIT Eriri Spencer, and the terrifying Antarc from Land of the Lustrous are all finished and nearly ready for orders.

    For new sculpts we have Shuvi from No Game No Life Zero, the winged Kanade Tachibana, Altair from re:CREATORS, Shopping Mode Haruna from KanColle, and the lovely Wedding Louise.

    Now for the biggest category: announcements! We have two super throwback ones in a new Lacia from BEATLESS (remember the OG?) and Black Rock Shooter Inexhaustible Version. We’ll be getting a new Cardcaptor Sakura, a Shopping Mode Kashima, a swimsuit Michiru Hyodo, Hifumi Takimoto, Siluca from Record of Grancrest War, and…. Kizuna Ai, because we need more bizarre pop culture figures.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83563" rel="attachment wp-att-83563"></a></p> <p>Few things go together as well (and often) as Good Smile Company and the Fate/Stay Night franchise. And of course they had a massive amount at this Wonder Festival, so let’s just dive right in! We’re getting Nendoroids of Merlin, Miyamoto Musashi, Ishtar, and Elizabeth Bathory, along with figmas of Rider of Black, Jeanne d’Arc Alter, and Saber of Red.</p> <p>Onto my favorite, the scales! Good Smile will be giving us Altria Pendragon (who looks stunning), Mash Kyrielight: Heroic Spirit Formal Dress Ver (what a short and concise name!), Mash Kyrielight ~Dangerous Beast~, and Altria Pendragon on a motorcycle. From Max Factory we will get Jeanne d’Arc Alter Dress Version and a soft vinyl Paul Bunyan (who is a Berserker–were they inspired by IT?). Last but not least, Orange Rouge is giving us two boys: Gilgamesh and the original Lancer! A little something for everyone, no?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/402" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/402', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: GSC & Co x Fate/Stay Night

    Few things go together as well (and often) as Good Smile Company and the Fate/Stay Night franchise. And of course they had a massive amount at this Wonder Festival, so let’s just dive right in! We’re getting Nendoroids of Merlin, Miyamoto Musashi, Ishtar, and Elizabeth Bathory, along with figmas of Rider of Black, Jeanne d’Arc Alter, and Saber of Red.

    Onto my favorite, the scales! Good Smile will be giving us Altria Pendragon (who looks stunning), Mash Kyrielight: Heroic Spirit Formal Dress Ver (what a short and concise name!), Mash Kyrielight ~Dangerous Beast~, and Altria Pendragon on a motorcycle. From Max Factory we will get Jeanne d’Arc Alter Dress Version and a soft vinyl Paul Bunyan (who is a Berserker–were they inspired by IT?). Last but not least, Orange Rouge is giving us two boys: Gilgamesh and the original Lancer! A little something for everyone, no?

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83545" rel="attachment wp-att-83545"></a></p> <p>It’s no secret that I love the Racing Miku aesthetic, and I’m always excited to see what Good Smile Company is going to come up with for her next. So far they have covered a wide variety of styles while still staying true to that ~racing vibez~ and 2018’s design is no exception! It might be the cutest one we’ve seen so far, but with a bit of a bratty edge that I really like.</p> <p>Today we are getting the full reveal of her Nendoroid design, and it’s so cute!! I mean, what a precious little princess. Like all of the racing Nendoroids she will be exclusive to the GSC store and will have a pretty wide variety of price points: everything from the basic Nendoroid to huge racing packages if you want to support GSC Racing a little bit more.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.goodsmile.info/ja/product/7061/%E3%81%AD%E3%82%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%8D%E3%81%84%E3%81%A9+%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%83%9F%E3%82%AF+2018Ver.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.goodsmile.info/ja/product/7061/%E3%81%AD%E3%82%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%8D%E3%81%84%E3%81%A9+%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%83%9F%E3%82%AF+2018Ver.html', 'GSC']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC</a>]</p>

    Check Out Racing Miku Nendoroid 2018

    It’s no secret that I love the Racing Miku aesthetic, and I’m always excited to see what Good Smile Company is going to come up with for her next. So far they have covered a wide variety of styles while still staying true to that ~racing vibez~ and 2018’s design is no exception! It might be the cutest one we’ve seen so far, but with a bit of a bratty edge that I really like.

    Today we are getting the full reveal of her Nendoroid design, and it’s so cute!! I mean, what a precious little princess. Like all of the racing Nendoroids she will be exclusive to the GSC store and will have a pretty wide variety of price points: everything from the basic Nendoroid to huge racing packages if you want to support GSC Racing a little bit more.

    [via GSC]

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