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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-new-sao-asuna/attachment/alterasunaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82700"></a></p> <p>Asuna had a shining moment a few years ago as a figure It Girl. Everyone had figures of her, and while her popularity has definitely fallen off, we still get the occasional take on Asuna. This time around it’s Alter, who showed off their sculpt of her <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alter" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">at Wonder Festival</a>.</p> <p>As you’d expect from Alter, she looks lovely. But perhaps not as detailed as some of their newer offerings? Maybe she just needs a paint of coat, but right now I feel like something is lacking. The pose is nice, I love her hair sculpt, and the face is really on-model, but nothing about this really wows me. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-18-asuna" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s version</a> is still my favorite of her.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/448853/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/448853/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s New SAO Asuna

    Asuna had a shining moment a few years ago as a figure It Girl. Everyone had figures of her, and while her popularity has definitely fallen off, we still get the occasional take on Asuna. This time around it’s Alter, who showed off their sculpt of her at Wonder Festival.

    As you’d expect from Alter, she looks lovely. But perhaps not as detailed as some of their newer offerings? Maybe she just needs a paint of coat, but right now I feel like something is lacking. The pose is nice, I love her hair sculpt, and the face is really on-model, but nothing about this really wows me. Kotobukiya’s version is still my favorite of her.

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/aniplex-announces-slew-new-figures/attachment/newaniplexheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82689"></a></p> <p>Ah, Aniplex. Maker of prices that make my heart sing and my wallet cry. I will admit that I only own a scant few of their pieces because 1) insane pricetags and 2) exclusives. It’s a bad combo! But once again, I am impressed with their new lineup and want them all.</p> <p>We have 4 announcements today! First off, we are getting more <em>Fate/Apocrypha</em> figures: Mordred and Astolfo. Their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-aniplex" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amazing Ishtar</a> is also painted! They will also be re-visiting <em>Madoka</em>… or <em>Magical Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka ☆ Magica Gaiden</em>, which is not at all a long and annoying name or anything. They will be doing Madoka (of course) and Iroha Tamaki. Can’t wait to see them all sculpted!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.aniplex.co.jp/news/index.html#n44954" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.aniplex.co.jp/news/index.html#n44954', 'Aniplex']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aniplex</a>]</p>

    Aniplex Announces A Slew Of New Figures

    Ah, Aniplex. Maker of prices that make my heart sing and my wallet cry. I will admit that I only own a scant few of their pieces because 1) insane pricetags and 2) exclusives. It’s a bad combo! But once again, I am impressed with their new lineup and want them all.

    We have 4 announcements today! First off, we are getting more Fate/Apocrypha figures: Mordred and Astolfo. Their amazing Ishtar is also painted! They will also be re-visiting Madoka… or Magical Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka ☆ Magica Gaiden, which is not at all a long and annoying name or anything. They will be doing Madoka (of course) and Iroha Tamaki. Can’t wait to see them all sculpted!

    [via Aniplex]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/himouto-umaru-chan-nendoroids-works/attachment/nanaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82679"></a></p> <p>For one brief, shining moment <em>Umaru-chan</em> was all the rage in the figure world. Nendoroid, trading figures, and merchandise out the wazoo. She was the It Girl for roughly 4 months, and now we see absolutely nothing from the show. But a second season is starting soon, which means it’s time for this short-lived hype train to get back on the tracks.</p> <p>Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted Nendoroid of Nana Ebina the other day, and she looks so cute! She has had a whopping 1 figure before this, and it was a little trading one, so this is a great day to be a Nana fan.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/907227713450082304" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/907227713450082304', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a> & <a href="https://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1827860&context[]=itemId%3A621986" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1827860&context[]=itemId%3A621986', 'mfc']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mfc</a>]</p>

    More Himouto! Umaru-chan Nendoroids Are In The Works

    For one brief, shining moment Umaru-chan was all the rage in the figure world. Nendoroid, trading figures, and merchandise out the wazoo. She was the It Girl for roughly 4 months, and now we see absolutely nothing from the show. But a second season is starting soon, which means it’s time for this short-lived hype train to get back on the tracks.

    Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted Nendoroid of Nana Ebina the other day, and she looks so cute! She has had a whopping 1 figure before this, and it was a little trading one, so this is a great day to be a Nana fan.

    [via Kahotan & mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/check-figures-49th-prize-fair/attachment/49prizefairheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82609"></a></p> <p>Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!</p> <p>We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion,<em> Kantai Collection</em>, <em>Sword Art Online</em>, <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, <em>Bakemonogatari</em>, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!

    We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-beautiful-shiki-ichinose/attachment/shikiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82604"></a></p> <p>I am absolutely helpless against the onslaught of IDOLM@STER figures, especially if it’s one from Alter or Phat! Company’s lines. I just… I love their designs so very much. The pink, the frills, the over-the-top aesthetic. I eat it up with a spoon (as long as the price is reasonable, which is my main concern with this cutie).</p> <p>This time around it’s my most anticipated IM@S girl from Alter: Shiki Ichinose! I love how unique her pose is, very creative… though you know she’s going to be a shelf hog because of it. And the level of detail is amazing! I mean, just admire the book. And her little cat-mouth, aww! Orders open tonight, and I can already feel myself hitting that pre-order button.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://alter-web.jp/blog_alter/2017/94/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://alter-web.jp/blog_alter/2017/94/', 'Alter’s Blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alter’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s Beautiful Shiki Ichinose

    I am absolutely helpless against the onslaught of IDOLM@STER figures, especially if it’s one from Alter or Phat! Company’s lines. I just… I love their designs so very much. The pink, the frills, the over-the-top aesthetic. I eat it up with a spoon (as long as the price is reasonable, which is my main concern with this cutie).

    This time around it’s my most anticipated IM@S girl from Alter: Shiki Ichinose! I love how unique her pose is, very creative… though you know she’s going to be a shelf hog because of it. And the level of detail is amazing! I mean, just admire the book. And her little cat-mouth, aww! Orders open tonight, and I can already feel myself hitting that pre-order button.

    [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/furyu-jumps-world-scaled-figures-miku-hatsune/attachment/magical18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82592"></a></p> <p>So far, I have been easily able to resist the Magical Mirai Miku scaled figures. Which is really saying something, because I am borderline addicted to Miku figures. Is there a cool one coming up? I probably have it on order. But the first one was kind of terribly sculpted and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magical-mirai-2015-miku-hatsune-is-up-for-order" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the second</a> was too expensive and too small, so they were easy passes. This year it’s going to be a little tougher.</p> <p>I mean, there are two big reasons to skip this: 1, it’s made by FuRyu, who up until now have only done prize figures so god only knows what the final quality will be like. 2, her price is an astounding ¥17,064 and she’s limited + exclusive so no discounts. Oh, and she comes out in February, an already-busy month for me. But… her design is so cute! I (of course) love the clear fade on her hair, and the cheerful face is just adorable. And the frills!! But is she worth the risk? Probably not.</p> <p>Pre Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032944&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032944&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a></p>

    FuRyu Jumps Into The World Of Scaled Figures With Miku Hatsune

    So far, I have been easily able to resist the Magical Mirai Miku scaled figures. Which is really saying something, because I am borderline addicted to Miku figures. Is there a cool one coming up? I probably have it on order. But the first one was kind of terribly sculpted and the second was too expensive and too small, so they were easy passes. This year it’s going to be a little tougher.

    I mean, there are two big reasons to skip this: 1, it’s made by FuRyu, who up until now have only done prize figures so god only knows what the final quality will be like. 2, her price is an astounding ¥17,064 and she’s limited + exclusive so no discounts. Oh, and she comes out in February, an already-busy month for me. But… her design is so cute! I (of course) love the clear fade on her hair, and the cheerful face is just adorable. And the frills!! But is she worth the risk? Probably not.

    Pre Order At: AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs/attachment/newmikus18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82578"></a></p> <p>Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?</p> <p>I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-your-engines-for-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">little</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">overdone</a>. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184', 'linz_torute']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">linz_torute</a>]</p>

    Check Out The New Racing & Snow Miku Designs

    Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?

    I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is a little overdone. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.

    [via linz_torute]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening/attachment/racinglukaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82565"></a></p> <p>2 minutes ago I was all “if I see another Vocaloid related announcement on my Twitter I am going to cry.” Guys, I was wrong. I was so wrong. Since Tony Taka first showed off his Luka concept art a few weeks ago I’ve been begging the figure gods for a scaled figure. And my prayers have been answered!</p> <p>If this is anything like their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune#comment-1746512" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">scaled Tony Taka Racing Miku</a>, it’s going to be glorious: soft colors and clear PVC and <em>wings</em>. So many things I love. Now we just need <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tony’s bike Miku and kimono Miku</a> as figures…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US/status/903455478063161345" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US/status/903455478063161345', 'Good Smile’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tony Taka Racing Luka Is Happening

    2 minutes ago I was all “if I see another Vocaloid related announcement on my Twitter I am going to cry.” Guys, I was wrong. I was so wrong. Since Tony Taka first showed off his Luka concept art a few weeks ago I’ve been begging the figure gods for a scaled figure. And my prayers have been answered!

    If this is anything like their scaled Tony Taka Racing Miku, it’s going to be glorious: soft colors and clear PVC and wings. So many things I love. Now we just need Tony’s bike Miku and kimono Miku as figures…

    [via Good Smile’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-another-miku-hatsune-figure/attachment/anothernewmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82559"></a></p> <p>Are you Miku’d out yet? I sure hope not, because this week has just been a deluge of Miku-formation. And tonight we have a brand-new scale from Good Smile Company! Not like they already have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a ton of Mikus</a> in the works or anything, amirite?</p> <p>This is the ‘Kurowa Kotoba Awase Kagami Ver’ (what a mouthful), and given that our concept ‘art’ is a 3D game render it’s kind of hard to tell what this will look like when it’s not… uncanny valley. The dress looks really cool, though!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451903643738112" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451903643738112', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Prepare For Another Miku Hatsune Figure

    Are you Miku’d out yet? I sure hope not, because this week has just been a deluge of Miku-formation. And tonight we have a brand-new scale from Good Smile Company! Not like they already have a ton of Mikus in the works or anything, amirite?

    This is the ‘Kurowa Kotoba Awase Kagami Ver’ (what a mouthful), and given that our concept ‘art’ is a 3D game render it’s kind of hard to tell what this will look like when it’s not… uncanny valley. The dress looks really cool, though!

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-takes-vocaloid-kasane-teto/attachment/kasaneartheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82555"></a></p> <p>It may be Miku Hatsune’s anniversary week, but that doesn’t mean that the other Vocaloids (or whatever you want to classify Kasane Teto as) don’t deserve some love too. Though let’s be honest, no one was expecting this! Not only an <em>Utau</em> figure, but one with such stunning & unique concept art? This ‘Yoshiwara Lament’ version seems to have a whole lot of figure potential. Color me surprised, and very happy.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451942742966272" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451942742966272', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Takes On Vocaloid Kasane Teto

    It may be Miku Hatsune’s anniversary week, but that doesn’t mean that the other Vocaloids (or whatever you want to classify Kasane Teto as) don’t deserve some love too. Though let’s be honest, no one was expecting this! Not only an Utau figure, but one with such stunning & unique concept art? This ‘Yoshiwara Lament’ version seems to have a whole lot of figure potential. Color me surprised, and very happy.

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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