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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.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/catch-em-kotobukiyas-lillie/attachment/kotolillieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82501"></a></p> <p>Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the merchandise world</a>. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!</p> <p>This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994', 'taking orders for her']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">taking orders for her</a> so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.</p> <p>Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.</p>

    Catch ‘Em All With Kotobukiya’s Lillie

    Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in the merchandise world. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!

    This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed taking orders for her so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy/attachment/streetfighterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81702"></a></p> <p>We’ve known for a while now that Kotobukiya would be doing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a second version of Bishoujo Chun-Li</a>, and I think most of us expected her to pop up at San Diego Comic Con. What I didn’t expect was two Bishes at once from the oft-neglected Street Fighter line: they have a new Cammy as well!</p> <p>It makes sense since these two were <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-lis-new-face" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">released quite close together</a> in their original versions, and it’s kind of amazing to see how far the line has come since then. There is so much more detail here! Those thighs on Chun-Li, man, they’re something else.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119023/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119023/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Street Fighter Bishoujos Chun-Li & Cammy

    We’ve known for a while now that Kotobukiya would be doing a second version of Bishoujo Chun-Li, and I think most of us expected her to pop up at San Diego Comic Con. What I didn’t expect was two Bishes at once from the oft-neglected Street Fighter line: they have a new Cammy as well!

    It makes sense since these two were released quite close together in their original versions, and it’s kind of amazing to see how far the line has come since then. There is so much more detail here! Those thighs on Chun-Li, man, they’re something else.

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-ride-with-gscs-scaled-snow-miku-hatsune/attachment/snowsurferheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79543"></a></p> <p>I’ve always been surprised that Good Smile Company doesn’t do yearly scaled Snow Mikus the way they do with Racing Miku. It seems like easy cash: the designs are (usually) very nice, and us Miku fans go crazy for interesting scaled figures of her. But yet there are so few! Thankfully that is being fixed a little bit by <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/cool-down-with-gscs-scaled-snow-miku" target="_blank">Good Smile’s take on her</a>.</p> <p>This is such a unique, interesting figure: first off, she’s snowboarding, and do we have any other figures doing that? Probably, but none as cool and dynamic as this one. I’m just in love with how great she looks from every angle. Pre-orders should start soon, and she’ll have a November release date along with a ¥14,800 pricetag. Ouch!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12241209603.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12241209603.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Take A Ride With GSC’s Scaled Snow Miku Hatsune

    I’ve always been surprised that Good Smile Company doesn’t do yearly scaled Snow Mikus the way they do with Racing Miku. It seems like easy cash: the designs are (usually) very nice, and us Miku fans go crazy for interesting scaled figures of her. But yet there are so few! Thankfully that is being fixed a little bit by Good Smile’s take on her.

    This is such a unique, interesting figure: first off, she’s snowboarding, and do we have any other figures doing that? Probably, but none as cool and dynamic as this one. I’m just in love with how great she looks from every angle. Pre-orders should start soon, and she’ll have a November release date along with a ¥14,800 pricetag. Ouch!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-companys-mumei-prepares-for-orders/attachment/gscmumeiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79037"></a></p> <p>When we <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company" target="_blank">first saw</a> Good Smile Company’s Mumei from <em>Koutetsujou no Kabaneri</em>, I wasn’t even a little bit excited. Because let’s be honest: it looks like they decided the designs from <em>Attack on Titan</em> were all they ever needed to do and just recycled them with bigger eyes and brighter colors. But I was terribly wrong, because this figure brings to light all the reasons I initially fell in love with Good Smile.</p> <p>The pose is really the star here: it’s dynamic, interesting, and fresh. From the pictures you can tell that she looks amazing from basically any angle, which is a rarity in the figure world and always something I look for. The colors are vibrant but not too saturated, her face looks adorable, and the weaponry is so intricate. Plus, diorama base! So many things that I love. She’s also relatively reasonably priced: ¥12,800, which given her scale (1/7) and detail is not bad at all. Orders open tonight!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12211228645.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12211228645.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company’s Mumei Prepares For Orders

    When we first saw Good Smile Company’s Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, I wasn’t even a little bit excited. Because let’s be honest: it looks like they decided the designs from Attack on Titan were all they ever needed to do and just recycled them with bigger eyes and brighter colors. But I was terribly wrong, because this figure brings to light all the reasons I initially fell in love with Good Smile.

    The pose is really the star here: it’s dynamic, interesting, and fresh. From the pictures you can tell that she looks amazing from basically any angle, which is a rarity in the figure world and always something I look for. The colors are vibrant but not too saturated, her face looks adorable, and the weaponry is so intricate. Plus, diorama base! So many things that I love. She’s also relatively reasonably priced: ¥12,800, which given her scale (1/7) and detail is not bad at all. Orders open tonight!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/travel-back-in-time-with-kotobukiyas-atem/attachment/atemheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79024"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s Yu-Gi-Oh line has been a consistent fan favorite, and I know I’ve been head over heels in love with it since the inception. I mean, everyone who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh wants nothing more than figures of those guys and their weird hair. And… maybe of the human ladies too, though so far that hasn’t happened (Mai Valentine when?).</p> <p>Since they have covered a large chunk of the modern main cast (except for poor forgotten Pegasus), it’s time for a little time-travel with Atem! We last saw him unpainted <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-kotobukiya" target="_blank">at Wonder Festival</a>, but now he is all painted and ready to go with a March release date. His price is a reasonable ¥9,000 and if you pre-order through Kotobukiya US you get an amazing bonus: a 1/1 scale version of his golden cartouche!</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/yu-gi-oh-artfx-j-atem-kotous-exclusive.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/yu-gi-oh-artfx-j-atem-kotous-exclusive.html', 'KotoUS']);" target="_blank">KotoUS</a> (with bonus) | <a href="http://hlj.com/product/KBYPP-676" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/KBYPP-676', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-023524&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-023524&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Travel Back In Time With Kotobukiya’s Atem

    Kotobukiya’s Yu-Gi-Oh line has been a consistent fan favorite, and I know I’ve been head over heels in love with it since the inception. I mean, everyone who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh wants nothing more than figures of those guys and their weird hair. And… maybe of the human ladies too, though so far that hasn’t happened (Mai Valentine when?).

    Since they have covered a large chunk of the modern main cast (except for poor forgotten Pegasus), it’s time for a little time-travel with Atem! We last saw him unpainted at Wonder Festival, but now he is all painted and ready to go with a March release date. His price is a reasonable ¥9,000 and if you pre-order through Kotobukiya US you get an amazing bonus: a 1/1 scale version of his golden cartouche!

    Pre-Order At: KotoUS (with bonus) | HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-nycc-exclusive-harley-quinn-bishoujo/attachment/nyccharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78049"></a></p> <p>I’ve really done a heel face turn on Kotobukiya’s version 2 Harley Quinn Bishoujo: my feelings have gone from annoyance <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">at the idea</a> to true love <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-gallery" target="_blank">of the execution</a>. If I had one small complaint it was that I’m not a huge fan of the red/blue color scheme, but that is being fixed with her special NYCC colorway! Which will be classic red and black, of course.</p> <p>If you’re not going to the event, don’t worry! Harley is limited and exclusive, and of course will be easy to just pick up in person at their booth, but there’s a way for all Bishoujo fans in the US to get her. Pre-orders are open <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/harley-quinn-nycc-2016-exclusive-bishoujo-statue.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/harley-quinn-nycc-2016-exclusive-bishoujo-statue.html', 'on their site']);" target="_blank">on their site</a> right now for $74.99. They’ll probably go fast, so don’t hesitate if you want this release!</p>

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC Exclusive Harley Quinn Bishoujo

    I’ve really done a heel face turn on Kotobukiya’s version 2 Harley Quinn Bishoujo: my feelings have gone from annoyance at the idea to true love of the execution. If I had one small complaint it was that I’m not a huge fan of the red/blue color scheme, but that is being fixed with her special NYCC colorway! Which will be classic red and black, of course.

    If you’re not going to the event, don’t worry! Harley is limited and exclusive, and of course will be easy to just pick up in person at their booth, but there’s a way for all Bishoujo fans in the US to get her. Pre-orders are open on their site right now for $74.99. They’ll probably go fast, so don’t hesitate if you want this release!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-max-factorys-kantai-collection-takao/attachment/atagoheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-77930"></a></p> <p>I was pretty smitten with Max Factory’s last Kantai Collection figure, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-max-factorys-kancolle-atago" target="_blank">Atago</a> (even with her crazy eyes), who is the “sister ship” to Takao. So of course I was expecting to love them both together! Though when we first saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factory-shows-off-the-sculpt-for-takao" target="_blank">her sculpt</a>, I was instantly pretty skeptical. It just looks so much less intricate!</p> <p>And sadly, my feelings hold true for the painted figure. For some reason, she’s just missing the spark that a lot of this line has. I also think the pose looks very odd and contrived. And of course, the Heavy Armament version is a Wonderful Hobby Selection exclusive (and probably massively expensive, given that the regular figure is ¥13,000). I’ve been much more selective with my figure purchases recently, so when orders open tonight this is an easy pass. What about you guys?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12195498410.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12195498410.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Preview Max Factory’s Kantai Collection Takao

    I was pretty smitten with Max Factory’s last Kantai Collection figure, Atago (even with her crazy eyes), who is the “sister ship” to Takao. So of course I was expecting to love them both together! Though when we first saw her sculpt, I was instantly pretty skeptical. It just looks so much less intricate!

    And sadly, my feelings hold true for the painted figure. For some reason, she’s just missing the spark that a lot of this line has. I also think the pose looks very odd and contrived. And of course, the Heavy Armament version is a Wonderful Hobby Selection exclusive (and probably massively expensive, given that the regular figure is ¥13,000). I’ve been much more selective with my figure purchases recently, so when orders open tonight this is an easy pass. What about you guys?

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki/attachment/ibukifinalheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77918"></a></p> <p>For fans of Street Fighter’s Ibuki, it’s been a long wait for her Bishoujo version. She was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki" target="_blank">announced</a> a little over a year ago, and then it was all quiet on the eastern front. No painted version, not even a teaser of the sculpt! Which is pretty uncommon in the Bishoujo line, since it tends to move rapidly along.</p> <p>Thankfully, her painted version <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki" target="_blank">appeared at Wonder Festival</a> and SDCC. And now she’s all ready for orders! And, like we thought, there will be two versions: the standard, and a special masked face one that’s exclusive to Kotobukiya’s online shop. Right now it’s only on their Japanese one but if she’s anything like the other exclusives, expect her to go up on the US shop very soon (which means no proxy fees!). I really prefer the masked face, so I’m hoping she makes and overseas appearance.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Masked Ibuki is indeed available <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/kotous-exclusives/street-fighter-ibuki-bishoujo-statue-kotous-exclusive.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/kotous-exclusives/street-fighter-ibuki-bishoujo-statue-kotous-exclusive.html', 'on KotoUS']);" target="_blank">on KotoUS</a>!</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/kbysv-158" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/kbysv-158', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-022283&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-022283&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Street Fighter Bishoujo Ibuki

    For fans of Street Fighter’s Ibuki, it’s been a long wait for her Bishoujo version. She was announced a little over a year ago, and then it was all quiet on the eastern front. No painted version, not even a teaser of the sculpt! Which is pretty uncommon in the Bishoujo line, since it tends to move rapidly along.

    Thankfully, her painted version appeared at Wonder Festival and SDCC. And now she’s all ready for orders! And, like we thought, there will be two versions: the standard, and a special masked face one that’s exclusive to Kotobukiya’s online shop. Right now it’s only on their Japanese one but if she’s anything like the other exclusives, expect her to go up on the US shop very soon (which means no proxy fees!). I really prefer the masked face, so I’m hoping she makes and overseas appearance.

    [UPDATE] Masked Ibuki is indeed available on KotoUS!

    Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

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