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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80922" rel="attachment wp-att-80922"></a></p> <p>As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup" target="_blank">before-event roundup</a>, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day!</p> <p>The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/20170220wf2017wm488554.html/5" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/20170220wf2017wm488554.html/5', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/didjeridoo_tom/page2" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/didjeridoo_tom/page2', 'tom matsumodo']);" target="_blank">tom matsumodo</a>, & <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanpenx/page2" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanpenx/page2', 'hanpenx']);" target="_blank">hanpenx</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kits

    As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual before-event roundup, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day!

    The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump!

    [via 1up, tom matsumodo, & hanpenx]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-funkos-bananya-plushes/attachment/tf2017funkobananyaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80680"></a></p> <p>If you’re ever feeling sad and blue, I have a solution that will cheer you right up: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXIFZJgB1nc" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXIFZJgB1nc', 'Bananya']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0" target="_blank">Bananya</a>. It’s literally just an anime about cats that live in bananas. Or cats that are also bananas? A little unclear on the biology of these critters, but that’s not really what we should focus on. We should focus on how FREAKING ADORABLE they are.</p> <p>Funko is literally the last company I would expect to make <em>Bananya</em> merch, but here we are. With some perfect (and huge! these guys are bigger than life size) plushes of the main kitters. I want them all.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Bananya Plushes

    If you’re ever feeling sad and blue, I have a solution that will cheer you right up: Bananya. It’s literally just an anime about cats that live in bananas. Or cats that are also bananas? A little unclear on the biology of these critters, but that’s not really what we should focus on. We should focus on how FREAKING ADORABLE they are.

    Funko is literally the last company I would expect to make Bananya merch, but here we are. With some perfect (and huge! these guys are bigger than life size) plushes of the main kitters. I want them all.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-funkos-ghost-shell-pops/attachment/tf2017funkogitspopsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80717"></a></p> <p>Given all of the “is the <em>Ghost in the Shell</em> movie racist because ScarJo is in it even though the original creator wanted her?!” nonsense surrounding the American <em>GitS</em>, it’s hard to remember that yes, it’s actually coming out soon and of course there will be a ton of merchandise. It’ll be interesting to see if any Japanese PVC companies take it on (ArtFX+, maybe?) but for now we have a surprise POP line from Funko.</p> <p>There are 3 characters in it (so far): Major, Geisha, and Batou. I don’t remember ScarJo’s hair being that blue-tipped in the 97 previews I’ve seen, but let’s just roll with it. I sure hope they make a Geisha with the alternate head-explody face!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Ghost in the Shell Pops

    Given all of the “is the Ghost in the Shell movie racist because ScarJo is in it even though the original creator wanted her?!” nonsense surrounding the American GitS, it’s hard to remember that yes, it’s actually coming out soon and of course there will be a ton of merchandise. It’ll be interesting to see if any Japanese PVC companies take it on (ArtFX+, maybe?) but for now we have a surprise POP line from Funko.

    There are 3 characters in it (so far): Major, Geisha, and Batou. I don’t remember ScarJo’s hair being that blue-tipped in the 97 previews I’ve seen, but let’s just roll with it. I sure hope they make a Geisha with the alternate head-explody face!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80528" rel="attachment wp-att-80528"></a></p> <p>While Kotobukiya’s Toy Fair booth is mostly focused on US-centric licenses like comic and movie toys (the new anime reveals are <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-kotobukiya" target="_blank">saved for Wonder Festival</a>), they always bring a few on over for us. And, unsurprisingly, they’re mostly from shows that are popular here like C<em>owboy Bebop, Black Butler, Code Geass</em>, and <em>Cardcaptor Sakura</em>.</p> <p>My favorite, though, was the gorgeous Charlotta from <em>Granblue Fantasy</em>. She’s so detailed but so tiny and cute! And the ruffles. So many of my favorite things.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Anime Figures

    While Kotobukiya’s Toy Fair booth is mostly focused on US-centric licenses like comic and movie toys (the new anime reveals are saved for Wonder Festival), they always bring a few on over for us. And, unsurprisingly, they’re mostly from shows that are popular here like Cowboy Bebop, Black Butler, Code Geass, and Cardcaptor Sakura.

    My favorite, though, was the gorgeous Charlotta from Granblue Fantasy. She’s so detailed but so tiny and cute! And the ruffles. So many of my favorite things.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80635" rel="attachment wp-att-80635"></a></p> <p>The big announcement from Chara-Ani/Toy’s Works at Wonder Festival was definitely that they’ll be doing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-yuri-ice-nendoroids" target="_blank">the 3 main boys</a> from <em>Yuri on Ice</em>. But of course there was more to be seen! Like (surprise) Rem. That makes them like the 20th company to take her on. Sigh.</p> <p>They also had a very risque Succubus, Yukina Himeragi from <em>Strike the Blood</em>, and the oddly named Avian Romance (say what now) from <em>American Frigate Bird</em> (Japan stop. It’s time to stop). Plus we have announcements for Chino Kafuu and Sharo Kirima from <em>Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??</em></p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/charaani" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/charaani', 'Chara-Ani’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Chara-Ani’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Chara-Ani & Toy’s Works

    The big announcement from Chara-Ani/Toy’s Works at Wonder Festival was definitely that they’ll be doing the 3 main boys from Yuri on Ice. But of course there was more to be seen! Like (surprise) Rem. That makes them like the 20th company to take her on. Sigh.

    They also had a very risque Succubus, Yukina Himeragi from Strike the Blood, and the oddly named Avian Romance (say what now) from American Frigate Bird (Japan stop. It’s time to stop). Plus we have announcements for Chino Kafuu and Sharo Kirima from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??

    [via Chara-Ani’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-nsfw-kalmia-project/attachment/kalimaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80626"></a></p> <p>Kalmia Project is one of those strange, brand-new NSFW companies that Native is suddenly distributing. They all seem to have Native-like quality, no? And Native themselves are distributed by GSC. It’s a confusing world of naked figures.</p> <p>Kalmia might be new to the scene, but they showed some awesome stuff off at Wonder Festival. They only had 3 sculpts out, but the White Elf in particular is quite impressive. There’s also a bunny girl illustrated by Ogin Bara and a demon girl illustrated by Houtengeki. And of course we have to have a few art announcements! Check ’em out in the gallery below.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/IVE_nina927" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/IVE_nina927', 'Kalmia’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Kalmia’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: (NSFW) Kalmia Project

    Kalmia Project is one of those strange, brand-new NSFW companies that Native is suddenly distributing. They all seem to have Native-like quality, no? And Native themselves are distributed by GSC. It’s a confusing world of naked figures.

    Kalmia might be new to the scene, but they showed some awesome stuff off at Wonder Festival. They only had 3 sculpts out, but the White Elf in particular is quite impressive. There’s also a bunny girl illustrated by Ogin Bara and a demon girl illustrated by Houtengeki. And of course we have to have a few art announcements! Check ’em out in the gallery below.

    [via Kalmia’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80617" rel="attachment wp-att-80617"></a></p> <p>It seems like Pulchra made a bunch of new figures, looked at them, and said “hey guys, these are heavy, how about we just take some pictures and stick them on cards for Wonder Festival?” It’s not the best idea anyone ever had, but here we are. All of their brand-new announcements are… pictures of pictures. There’s a kneeling Isuzu Sento, Karen Kujou from <em>Kiniro Mosaic</em>, Akebi Sasaki & Taeko Kondou from <em>Girls und Panzer</em>, and a Rider from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> with a truly impressive hat.</p> <p>Thankfully, they had some actual figures at the event too! Like a bridal Kurumi Tokisaki (will she be wearing white? I can’t picture that), the racing queen <em>Girls und Panzer</em> figures, and Kaori Miyazono (who looks okay as long as you don’t put your eyes anywhere near her face).</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1711947&ref=item%3A417836" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1711947&ref=item%3A417836', 'mfc']);" target="_blank">mfc</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Pulchra

    It seems like Pulchra made a bunch of new figures, looked at them, and said “hey guys, these are heavy, how about we just take some pictures and stick them on cards for Wonder Festival?” It’s not the best idea anyone ever had, but here we are. All of their brand-new announcements are… pictures of pictures. There’s a kneeling Isuzu Sento, Karen Kujou from Kiniro Mosaic, Akebi Sasaki & Taeko Kondou from Girls und Panzer, and a Rider from Fate/Grand Order with a truly impressive hat.

    Thankfully, they had some actual figures at the event too! Like a bridal Kurumi Tokisaki (will she be wearing white? I can’t picture that), the racing queen Girls und Panzer figures, and Kaori Miyazono (who looks okay as long as you don’t put your eyes anywhere near her face).

    [via mfc & AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-aquamarine/attachment/aquamarineheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-80605"></a></p> <p>Aquamarine is not a company that usually brings the wow factor to events. I expect a small booth from them with a handful of sculpts, and way too many announcements. But they really brought it this year! Tons of new stuff and some truly awesome looking figures, like the header girl Jack-O’ Valentine from Guilty Gear. How cool is she?!</p> <p>Sadly, none of the 5 million Sabers they announced were there, and Justine & Caroline from <em>P5</em> are still unpainted. But there’s <em>PriPara</em>, a gorgeous Rin Shibuya from <em>Cinderella Girls</em>, plenty of <em>Girls und Panzer</em>, Galko-chan, <em>Angel Beats</em>, Hiro Hayima from <em>King of Prism</em> (a boy from Aquamarine?!), and the impressively muscular Jam Kuradoberi. Plus we’ve got announcements! From Shining World, Won Pairon and Altina Mel Sylphis, and also a very casual-looking Asuna.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/84724" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/84724', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Aquamarine

    Aquamarine is not a company that usually brings the wow factor to events. I expect a small booth from them with a handful of sculpts, and way too many announcements. But they really brought it this year! Tons of new stuff and some truly awesome looking figures, like the header girl Jack-O’ Valentine from Guilty Gear. How cool is she?!

    Sadly, none of the 5 million Sabers they announced were there, and Justine & Caroline from P5 are still unpainted. But there’s PriPara, a gorgeous Rin Shibuya from Cinderella Girls, plenty of Girls und Panzer, Galko-chan, Angel Beats, Hiro Hayima from King of Prism (a boy from Aquamarine?!), and the impressively muscular Jam Kuradoberi. Plus we’ve got announcements! From Shining World, Won Pairon and Altina Mel Sylphis, and also a very casual-looking Asuna.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-union-creative/attachment/unionheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80584"></a></p> <p>Union Creative used to be known as “that company that basically just makes guys standing around.” Somehow they have turned into “that company that sometimes makes guys but mainly it’s half-naked girls.” When? How? Why? This was on full effect at Wonder Festival, where they had nary a male in sight. However, lots of ladies. Strange.</p> <p>The star was definitely their Halloween Miku, who is so freaking cute and the sculpt looks sharp as hell. They also had the half-naked Reika from <em>Gantz:0</em>, the almost-naked Ryomou Shimei, and the more-clothing-than-the-others Mumei. Oh, and a sculpt for Ayame Tomogawa from <em>Koutetsujou no Kabaneri</em>, a show that I thought would get a ton of figure attention and now has barely any. </p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/84740" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/84740', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Union Creative

    Union Creative used to be known as “that company that basically just makes guys standing around.” Somehow they have turned into “that company that sometimes makes guys but mainly it’s half-naked girls.” When? How? Why? This was on full effect at Wonder Festival, where they had nary a male in sight. However, lots of ladies. Strange.

    The star was definitely their Halloween Miku, who is so freaking cute and the sculpt looks sharp as hell. They also had the half-naked Reika from Gantz:0, the almost-naked Ryomou Shimei, and the more-clothing-than-the-others Mumei. Oh, and a sculpt for Ayame Tomogawa from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, a show that I thought would get a ton of figure attention and now has barely any.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80576" rel="attachment wp-att-80576"></a></p> <p>Vertex used to make big, ambitious figures. They bust onto the scene with the entry plug Evangelion figures, after all! But recently their “make every figure have huge boobs” hasn’t seemed to be working so well, and production has definitely slowed down. They only had 4 figures on display at Wonder Festival, and two of them (the <em>Shining Blade</em> Sakuya bikini figures) were just color variations!</p> <p>They also had the weird Christmas Sonico out, along with Mitsumi Gijou from <em>Tokyo Necro</em>. Sadly, still no Noel or the new Selvaria. They did have an announcement for a bikini elf girl with art that looks like Tony Taka except it’s actually Tsurusaki Takahiro. Thrilling.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/84740" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/84740', 'moeyo']);" >moeyo</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Vertex

    Vertex used to make big, ambitious figures. They bust onto the scene with the entry plug Evangelion figures, after all! But recently their “make every figure have huge boobs” hasn’t seemed to be working so well, and production has definitely slowed down. They only had 4 figures on display at Wonder Festival, and two of them (the Shining Blade Sakuya bikini figures) were just color variations!

    They also had the weird Christmas Sonico out, along with Mitsumi Gijou from Tokyo Necro. Sadly, still no Noel or the new Selvaria. They did have an announcement for a bikini elf girl with art that looks like Tony Taka except it’s actually Tsurusaki Takahiro. Thrilling.

    [via moeyo]

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