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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83651" rel="attachment wp-att-83651"></a></p> <p>Last summer at San Diego Comic Con <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from <em>Evil Dead 2</em></a>, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.</p> <p>I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Evil Dead Ash Bishoujo Gallery

    Last summer at San Diego Comic Con we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.

    I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83467" rel="attachment wp-att-83467"></a></p> <p>It’s a new year, Plastikitties! Time to wipe the slate clean and make a bunch of new resolutions. Of course with figure collecting, where pre-orders are sometimes a year in advance, it can be a little hard to make buying resolutions that will actually come into effect anytime in the near future. But we can always wish for things we want to see!</p> <p>That’s right, we want to know what figures you are hoping to see in the coming year. Of course Wonder Festival is coming up soon, so some of us might have our wishes granted sooner rather than later. Stephen is hoping for some figures from the gorgeous <em>Mahoutsukai no Yome,</em> and my one wish? For Orchid Seed to paint their damn <a href="http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/large/29310.jpg?r=1469566148" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://s1.tsuki-board.net/pics/figure/large/29310.jpg?r=1469566148', 'library girl']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">library girl</a>! But what about you guys? Any characters or shows you have your fingers crossed for? A certain direction you’d like to see a company move in? A new line you hope will be born? For Dollfie prices to get cut in half? Please let us know in the comments! >^.^<</p>

    Plastikitty Discussion: 2018 Figure Wishes

    It’s a new year, Plastikitties! Time to wipe the slate clean and make a bunch of new resolutions. Of course with figure collecting, where pre-orders are sometimes a year in advance, it can be a little hard to make buying resolutions that will actually come into effect anytime in the near future. But we can always wish for things we want to see!

    That’s right, we want to know what figures you are hoping to see in the coming year. Of course Wonder Festival is coming up soon, so some of us might have our wishes granted sooner rather than later. Stephen is hoping for some figures from the gorgeous Mahoutsukai no Yome, and my one wish? For Orchid Seed to paint their damn library girl! But what about you guys? Any characters or shows you have your fingers crossed for? A certain direction you’d like to see a company move in? A new line you hope will be born? For Dollfie prices to get cut in half? Please let us know in the comments! >^.^<

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83136" rel="attachment wp-att-83136"></a></p> <p>I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cavalrys-here-with-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">snagged the <em>Overwatch</em> license</a>. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.</p> <p>The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?</p> <p>What character would you like to see next in the <em>Overwatch</em> figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Overwatch Genji figma Gallery

    I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co snagged the Overwatch license. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.

    The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?

    What character would you like to see next in the Overwatch figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery/attachment/nycc2017gscmikugalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83100"></a></p> <p>For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku</a> in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram', 'custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards</a> made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.</p> <p>I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is <em>insane</em>. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Figure Gallery

    For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.

    I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is insane. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-asks-much-much-figure/attachment/pricingheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82487"></a></p> <p>Today we here at Plastikitty would love to have another discussion with you folks, hot on the heels of our <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lets-talk-figure-pricing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Figure Pricing post</a>. This is, in essence, a follow-up to that, and the question is simple: how much is too much for a figure, for you personally?</p> <p>I used to be of a “as long as I really want it, no price is too high” kind of girl, but as I cut back on ordering and prices skyrocketed I realized that was just no longer true. My first wake-up call was Alter’s ¥24,800 Ranko. Even with discounts, that is around $200 (and you know her shipping is going to be insane). For a 1/7 scale figure. And then, last night, the straw that broke the camel’s back: the TeamUKYO Racing Miku figma (which I have been lusting after for a while) which was revealed to have a shocking ¥8,500 pricetag. For a figma!! That’s too rich for my blood, no matter how much I want her.</p> <p>So, Plastikitties, what number is your personal “not today, Satan” limit? Does it change based on the type of figure, or how much you like the character? Let us know in the comments!</p>

    Plastikitty Asks: How Much Is Too Much For A Figure?

    Today we here at Plastikitty would love to have another discussion with you folks, hot on the heels of our Figure Pricing post. This is, in essence, a follow-up to that, and the question is simple: how much is too much for a figure, for you personally?

    I used to be of a “as long as I really want it, no price is too high” kind of girl, but as I cut back on ordering and prices skyrocketed I realized that was just no longer true. My first wake-up call was Alter’s ¥24,800 Ranko. Even with discounts, that is around $200 (and you know her shipping is going to be insane). For a 1/7 scale figure. And then, last night, the straw that broke the camel’s back: the TeamUKYO Racing Miku figma (which I have been lusting after for a while) which was revealed to have a shocking ¥8,500 pricetag. For a figma!! That’s too rich for my blood, no matter how much I want her.

    So, Plastikitties, what number is your personal “not today, Satan” limit? Does it change based on the type of figure, or how much you like the character? Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lets-talk-figure-pricing/attachment/headerpricing" rel="attachment wp-att-82431"></a></p> <p>Hello, Plastikitties! Today I’d like to have a little chat with you about a topic that has been on my mind a lot recently: figure pricing. I’m sure for the majority of us, this is the deciding factor in what figures we order and how many we order. Yes, even more so than characters, style, and how good a figure looks. I mean, it doesn’t matter how lovely a figure is if you can’t afford it, right? But recently figure prices have been on the rise, so hit the jump and let’s get this convo started!</p>

    Let’s Talk About Figure Pricing

    Hello, Plastikitties! Today I’d like to have a little chat with you about a topic that has been on my mind a lot recently: figure pricing. I’m sure for the majority of us, this is the deciding factor in what figures we order and how many we order. Yes, even more so than characters, style, and how good a figure looks. I mean, it doesn’t matter how lovely a figure is if you can’t afford it, right? But recently figure prices have been on the rise, so hit the jump and let’s get this convo started!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup/attachment/gkheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-81744"></a></p> <p>It’s that time again! Wonder Festival is only 2 days away, so we’re bringing you our annual roundup of some of the best garage kits that will be at the event. Because, as you probably know, Wonder Festival has way more gks than PVC figures but we can’t get our greedy little paws on them. Plus, if we did, we can’t paint. But, as always, if you can paint/will be at the event, all images are labeled with both the circle & character name.</p> <p>The tides seem to be changing this WonFest. There’s very little of our usual standards, like Miku Hatsune or KanColle, and the new darling Re;Zero seems to have already fallen off. Instead we have a TON of Fate girls (both Grand Order and Extella), quite a bit of Persona 5 merchandise, and some truly stunning original characters. And more Adventure Time! Check them all out after the jump.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/i_con0225/status/640516063138938880" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/i_con0225/status/640516063138938880', 'i_con']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">i_con</a>, <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/kazz999/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.livedoor.jp/kazz999/', 'horikazz']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">horikazz</a>, <a href="http://creamode.main.jp/gallery/FUTABA/FUTABA.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://creamode.main.jp/gallery/FUTABA/FUTABA.html', 'crea mode']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crea mode</a>, <a href="http://www.amie-g.jp/IVENTITEM/SATURN_N.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amie-g.jp/IVENTITEM/SATURN_N.html', 'amie grand']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amie grand</a>, <a href="http://akiba-weekend.sub.jp/archives/1059764961.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://akiba-weekend.sub.jp/archives/1059764961.html', 'Akiba Weekend']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Akiba Weekend</a>, <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>, <a href="http://vispo.cc/isyu.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://vispo.cc/isyu.html', 'vispo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">vispo</a>, <a href="http://www.wondershowcase.com/wsc_archives/wsc088_new.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.wondershowcase.com/wsc_archives/wsc088_new.html', 'wonder showcase']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wonder showcase</a>, <a href="https://myfigurecollection.net/item/190593" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://myfigurecollection.net/item/190593', 'mfc']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mfc</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Garage Kit Roundup

    It’s that time again! Wonder Festival is only 2 days away, so we’re bringing you our annual roundup of some of the best garage kits that will be at the event. Because, as you probably know, Wonder Festival has way more gks than PVC figures but we can’t get our greedy little paws on them. Plus, if we did, we can’t paint. But, as always, if you can paint/will be at the event, all images are labeled with both the circle & character name.

    The tides seem to be changing this WonFest. There’s very little of our usual standards, like Miku Hatsune or KanColle, and the new darling Re;Zero seems to have already fallen off. Instead we have a TON of Fate girls (both Grand Order and Extella), quite a bit of Persona 5 merchandise, and some truly stunning original characters. And more Adventure Time! Check them all out after the jump.

    [via i_con, horikazz, crea mode, amie grand, Akiba Weekend, moeyo, vispo, wonder showcase, mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81367" rel="attachment wp-att-81367"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dark-magician-girl-cupoche" target="_blank">Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche</a>, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?</p> <p>Today we are looking at Sebastian from <em>Black Butler</em>, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-sebastian-michaelis" target="_blank">a scaled figure of him</a> a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Sebastian Michaelis Cu-Poche

    Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?

    Today we are looking at Sebastian from Black Butler, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did a scaled figure of him a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81137" rel="attachment wp-att-81137"></a></p> <p>I have a confession, guys: I am really superhero’d out. There are just SO MANY tv shows and movies (and novels now too apparently) based on the DC and Marvel worlds. I’ve experienced overload and now it’s hard to work up the energy to care about them. But there is one big, sparkling exception to that: <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>. Do you know how excited I am for Vol 2? VERY EXCITED.</p> <p>So of course I was hella pumped at the reveal of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-artfx-star-lord" target="_blank">a Star-Lord ArtFX statue at Toy Fair</a>. Especially because he’s perfect. They absolutely nailed the face, and the detail on the outfit is astounding. And he’s a generous 1/6 scale, so definitely a centerpiece kind of figure. Plus BABY GROOT. It just couldn’t get any better. Unless, of course, they made matching statues of the rest of the cast…</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star-Lord and Groot ArtFX Gallery

    I have a confession, guys: I am really superhero’d out. There are just SO MANY tv shows and movies (and novels now too apparently) based on the DC and Marvel worlds. I’ve experienced overload and now it’s hard to work up the energy to care about them. But there is one big, sparkling exception to that: Guardians of the Galaxy. Do you know how excited I am for Vol 2? VERY EXCITED.

    So of course I was hella pumped at the reveal of a Star-Lord ArtFX statue at Toy Fair. Especially because he’s perfect. They absolutely nailed the face, and the detail on the outfit is astounding. And he’s a generous 1/6 scale, so definitely a centerpiece kind of figure. Plus BABY GROOT. It just couldn’t get any better. Unless, of course, they made matching statues of the rest of the cast…

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81040" rel="attachment wp-att-81040"></a></p> <p>On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a>. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know.</p> <p>I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Ms. Marvel Bishoujo Gallery

    On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know.

    I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!

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