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@GeekeryDo: @mikeyturvey I agree with you. I stopped reading them because I got tired of it, though @Sir_Narwhal is correct that it's normal for comics.
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Posted by Leah Bayer on December 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
If you read Plastikitty even moderately regularly, you probably know that I have a serious Tony Taka addiction. I’ll buy pretty much any figure that he’s done the art for (with the notable exception of Griffon’s recent figures, shudder). My very first Tony Taka figure was Kotobukiya’s Elwing, who was one of the first PVC figures I ever bought. This was quickly followed up by their Kureha, and then… Celestia! I think she’s what really got the addiction going, probably because of dat hair sculpt. She also has the honor of being the figure that got my mom into collecting: she loved Celestia so much, she bought her own! And it’s actually the one I used for this shoot, since mine is still in a box… somewhere.
Celestia still has a special place in my heart, even if Max Factory, Alter, and Kotobukiya’s new takes on TT art greatly surpass her in quality. Looking at her critically (which is hard, due to my nostalgic fondness) I can see some issues: the stiffness of her hair around the ears, the perfect and unrealistic circle created by her skirt. But she still has some beautiful aspects that override everything else, and taking her out for a shoot rekindled my love affair with Celestia. You’ll always be one of my favorite elves!
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 26, 2013 | 10 Comments
What is up with magazine scans recently? Last month they were just awfully uploaded, and this time around they are so late the exclusives revealed are already up for order. Also… they’re pretty awful. There’s barely anything here worth checking out. Are you sold on this post yet?! Well, there are some goodies–MegaHouse’s Elf and Amazon from Dragon’s Crown are painted, and they announced a Sorceress! Their Morgiana is painted as well. There’s also a brand new Range Murata figure from Alter!
Of course there’s more. A giant Siggy from Queen’s Blade, a less giant (but no less tacky) Tomoe, Penguin Parade’s awkward version of Senhime from Hyakka Ryouran, and New Line’s surprisingly nice Naoe. MegaHouse is now pumping out yet another version of their Miki, this time with… a cowboy hat! Also there are Nendoroids we’ve already seen. Hooray!
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Posted by Leah Bayer on November 21, 2013 | 7 Comments
Koromo Amae, an Alter release from back in 2010, is one of the hidden gems of my collection. I’ll admit that when perusing over my figures in my head, I’d never jump to her and think “oh yeah, Koromo, she’s one of my favorites!” But every time I see her on a shelf my heart just melts and I’m reminded of how truly special she is. Leave it to Alter to pull off a straight-up loli figure with total, adorable class.
While thinking of figures to shoot a few weekends ago, there were many “fancier” (aka more popular) options, but I just couldn’t resist this cutie once I saw her face peering up at me. And of course the theme was obvious once I got her outside. With her wide, almost lost-looking eyes, the stopwatch and her pose filled with curiosity we just had to go trapsing through Wonderland like a little Alice and her (very) giant White Rabbit/photographer! So hit the jump and come along on our adventure~
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
If you read this site with any regularity, you probably know that I am obsessed with Airou from Monster Hunter. Actually, it might be fair to use the word addicted. I have Airou plushes, Airou slippers, Airou mugs, my purse has Airou on it, heck–I even have stemless Airou wine glasses! Well, people: this is where it all started.
In my first few months of PVC collecting, HLJ had a massive sale. Tucked in among all the scantily clad ladies were four little kitties for $20 a pop. I picked up two of them, and the descent into Airoumania began. I mean, just look at them. They’re so friggin CUTE. I’ve wanted to do a photoshoot with them forever, but it’s only recently that I felt skilled enough to do these cuties justice. So check out the gallery to see what these two scams got up to!
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 5, 2013 | 3 Comments
Buddy was one of the first figures I can remember wanting despite knowing absolutely nothing about her character or origin. Which I’m pretty sure is true for most people, since she’s an obscure character from an obscure eroge. I mean, she’s not even someone you can pursue a relationship with in Kimi ga Yobu, Megiddo no Oka de. She’s just kind of there for a few scenes.
But knowing nothing about a character’s never stopped me before, and it didn’t all those years ago with Buddy! I’ve wanted to shoot her practically forever (or, you know, for like 3 years), but until recently I’ve been a little intimidated by Stephen’s photography. But after doing a billion review shoots (or, you know, like… 8 or something….) I decided it was finally time! Also my Korean dogwood is freaking beautiful this year and it’d be a sin if there were no pictures of those gorgeous leaves.
There’s even a bonus kitty pic! We’ve featured the 3 younger kitties on the site before, but so far the old man Albert has remained elusive. No longer, because I got him to stay still for one (!!) picture! I know, right? Impressive. But seriously he’s really grumpy and moves around a lot for a 17 year old kitty.
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 3, 2013 | 5 Comments
It seems I am literally incapable of doing an outdoor shoot at my house and not taking pictures of my cats. Seriously, it’s like an addiction. If there was a cat picture rehab, I’d totally be eligible–but I wouldn’t go, because the world needs more cat pictures. Always.
This time it’s three for the price of one: Samkin, my squishy baby who usually hogs all the attention, and his two siblings: Maddy, the teeny gray girl kitty, and Cornelius, the adorably stupid butterscotch weirdo. Okay, so there’s only like two shots of Maddy, but she seriously will not stay still for photos. She’s a terrible model. I’m sorry Maddy, you are NOT going to be America’s Top Kitty Model.
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
With the first two Cu-Poches we reviewed, Madoka Kaname and Haruka Amami, I wasn’t exactly in love with the characters. Combined with the fact that the line was brand-new, we focused instead on more practical aspects like quality control, poseability, and face/headswapping potential. You know, the nitty-gritty details.
Now, though, the line’s built up some speed and we’ve finally got to a character I totally adore. Dark Magician Girl! Though I’ve left many of my anime-watching days behind, I still have a deep love for all things Yu-Gi-Oh (thanks in no small part to the Abridged Series… and watching the show a hundred times over with my brother).
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 27, 2013 | 6 Comments
My cats tend to get in the way when I’m taking photos. A lot. You know how cats are: they want attention at the most inopportune of times, and they can somehow sense when that attention is directed at something else. Like, oh, the figure you are trying to take pictures of. But one loo at a fluffy little face and your heart melts: how can you be mad at a silly furball?
Samkin, the official Plastikitty mascot, seems most intent to butt his head (literally) into the camera. However, cats are awesome photography subjects… even if you do get distracted and end up running around after then for 15 minutes and totally forget your review. But look at his happy little face. Look at it! How am I supposed to resist the lure of Sam?!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 26, 2013 | 2 Comments
So far, Kotobukiya’s Yu-Gi-Oh line has been pretty much a smash hit with fans, with Yugi (review), Kaiba (review), and Joey (review) getting rave reviews. The only “controversial” figure was Dark Magician (review), who was given his original card colorway–much to the dismay of the fans of his anime colors.
But Kotobukiya listens to their customers far more than most companies, so it was hardly a surprise when they revealed an alternate colorway of Dark Magician. And even though he was an exclusive, their US store made him surprisingly easy to get (and affordable!). I was one of the few people who really loved the crazy card colors, but even I can’t deny the appeal of his classic appearance: so hit the jump, and let’s get this duel started!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 23, 2013 | 10 Comments
It’s been a long time since we had a messy batch of scans. In fact I’d almost forgotten what it was like to get terrible cellphone shots with half the page bent inward instead of the usual neat, flat scans–which of course means it’s the perfect time for it to happen again! Seriously, these scans suck. Also there are like… no good figures in them. We’ve got Kotobukiya’s Leafa, who we’ve seen, Belphegor who is another sculpt we’ve seen…, and AlphaMax’s Viola. That’s pretty much it for the excitement quota.
But of course there are other figures! FREEing has their Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! line painted, and Amakuni’s Aisha is getting a repaint. There are tons of Yamato ladies from MegaHouse and they’ve added Takane as their next IDOLM@STER girl, and there’s the Charles D’Artagnan from Queen’s Gate who is so horribly tacky I want to cry. MegaHouse also showed off their Amy, and we’ve got figma Chihaya and two new Ultraseven/Ultraman figures from Plex: Metron Seijin and Zetton.
We’ve also got some pretty big news from Griffon: they’ll be working on a large chunk of the cast from Rozen Maiden! Shinku, Hina Ichigo, Suigintou, Kanaria, Suiseseki, Souseiseki, and Kirakishou will ALL be getting figures. I feel like they’ve found something to replace the Touhou line…