anime Archive

  • <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]

    Continue Reading...

  • <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]

    Continue Reading...

  • <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]

    Continue Reading...

  • <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]

    Continue Reading...

  • <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]

    Continue Reading...

  • <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.

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-takes-tenshi-angel-beats/attachment/newtenshiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82473"></a></p> <p>Most oldschool figure collectors probably know all about Good Smile Company’s original Tenshi figure (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-good-smile-companys-tenshi" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">check out our gallery of this beauty</a>!), because she was 1) really freaking pretty and 2) one of the first “oh it’s an exclusive” figures we got pulled in by. It’s been many years since then, and shockingly Good Smile is going to take her on again!</p> <p>This time it’s a very different look, but the art seems like it could make a figure just as beautiful as the original. Hopefully she’s not exclusive… but if it’s anything like the first, I will order her anyway.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figurenews.blog.jp/archives/50652589.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figurenews.blog.jp/archives/50652589.html', 'figure news jp']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figure news jp</a>]</p>

    GSC Takes On Tenshi From Angel Beats (Again)

    Most oldschool figure collectors probably know all about Good Smile Company’s original Tenshi figure (check out our gallery of this beauty!), because she was 1) really freaking pretty and 2) one of the first “oh it’s an exclusive” figures we got pulled in by. It’s been many years since then, and shockingly Good Smile is going to take her on again!

    This time it’s a very different look, but the art seems like it could make a figure just as beautiful as the original. Hopefully she’s not exclusive… but if it’s anything like the first, I will order her anyway.

    [via figure news jp]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/yu-gi-oh-figmas-coming/attachment/spaceboardingyugiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82454"></a></p> <p>The sub-header of this post should be “but not the one you want or expect.” I saw that we were getting another Yu-Gi-Oh figma and my mind immediately went to all sorts of crazy places. Figma Pegasus? Figma Mai Valentine? Figma JOEY WHEELER? Nope. We’re jumping right to <em>Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS</em> and Playmaker, who has a name and design ripped straight from Tron.</p> <p>I love how bizarre this franchise has gotten. I mean, it was already pretty weird in the first few seasons. Then we got Jaden’s show, then Yu-Gi-Oh on bikes, and now… Yu-Gi-Oh in the mainframe? Wild, I tell you. While I have no idea what is going on here I’m not gonna lie, I like it.</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://ameblo.jp/figma" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/figma', 'figma blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figma blog</a>]</p>

    More Yu-Gi-Oh figmas Are Coming

    The sub-header of this post should be “but not the one you want or expect.” I saw that we were getting another Yu-Gi-Oh figma and my mind immediately went to all sorts of crazy places. Figma Pegasus? Figma Mai Valentine? Figma JOEY WHEELER? Nope. We’re jumping right to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS and Playmaker, who has a name and design ripped straight from Tron.

    I love how bizarre this franchise has gotten. I mean, it was already pretty weird in the first few seasons. Then we got Jaden’s show, then Yu-Gi-Oh on bikes, and now… Yu-Gi-Oh in the mainframe? Wild, I tell you. While I have no idea what is going on here I’m not gonna lie, I like it.

    [via the figma blog]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-brings-us-beautiful-ladies-dragon-ball-z/attachment/dragongirlsheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-82436"></a></p> <p>Very rarely does a figure line disappoint me as much as <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahouse-expands-the-dragon-ball-gals-line-once-again" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">MegaHouse’s Dragon Ball Girls collection</a>. High-quality figures of some of my favorite nostalgia anime girls? Yes please! But the results were… bad. They managed to make every character look like a pinup spread: totally changing their body proportions, personality, and faces to make them more “sexy.” I honestly found it kind of insulting: I don’t need Android 18’s boobs to be literally spilling out of her top in order to think it’s a great figure.</p> <p>Thankfully, Bandai is here to save they day! They are starting an HG Girls Dragon Ball line with Bunny Bulma and Android 18. These are just the poses I wanted from MegaHouse, bless you Bandai. Of course they are only prize figures, but that means a low price (¥1,800). They are exclusive, though, so you will need a proxy to pick them up from <a href="http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000117490/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000117490/', 'Bandai’s web store']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bandai’s web store</a>.</p>

    Bandai Brings Us The Beautiful Ladies of Dragon Ball Z

    Very rarely does a figure line disappoint me as much as MegaHouse’s Dragon Ball Girls collection. High-quality figures of some of my favorite nostalgia anime girls? Yes please! But the results were… bad. They managed to make every character look like a pinup spread: totally changing their body proportions, personality, and faces to make them more “sexy.” I honestly found it kind of insulting: I don’t need Android 18’s boobs to be literally spilling out of her top in order to think it’s a great figure.

    Thankfully, Bandai is here to save they day! They are starting an HG Girls Dragon Ball line with Bunny Bulma and Android 18. These are just the poses I wanted from MegaHouse, bless you Bandai. Of course they are only prize figures, but that means a low price (¥1,800). They are exclusive, though, so you will need a proxy to pick them up from Bandai’s web store.

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-emontoys/attachment/emontoysheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82420"></a></p> <p>I don’t know about you guys, but I just love when existing companies suddenly change their name/merge into another company. It’s not at all confusing and annoying. Like you may peruse this gallery and think “wait, that Kamina is Myethos! Celestia Ludenberck from Danganronpa is Myethos!” Well not anymore! Emontoys is “distributing” for them, but they also seem to be making quite a few figures of their own. Life is a mystery.</p> <p>They had a ton of announcements out, like a super cute China Dress Sonico, Undine ver Asuna, basically the whole cast of<em> Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??</em> in various outfits, Aoba Suzukaze & Hifumi Takimoto from <em>New Game!!</em>, and so much more. But the most important thing? Definitely… SHIBA DRILL. These amazing and perfect gift-from-the-gods figures are literally just shibes with a variety of cones (traffic cones, ice cream cones, ect) on their heads. I’m in love, this is my new favorite thing.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/421737/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/421737/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Emontoys

    I don’t know about you guys, but I just love when existing companies suddenly change their name/merge into another company. It’s not at all confusing and annoying. Like you may peruse this gallery and think “wait, that Kamina is Myethos! Celestia Ludenberck from Danganronpa is Myethos!” Well not anymore! Emontoys is “distributing” for them, but they also seem to be making quite a few figures of their own. Life is a mystery.

    They had a ton of announcements out, like a super cute China Dress Sonico, Undine ver Asuna, basically the whole cast of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? in various outfits, Aoba Suzukaze & Hifumi Takimoto from New Game!!, and so much more. But the most important thing? Definitely… SHIBA DRILL. These amazing and perfect gift-from-the-gods figures are literally just shibes with a variety of cones (traffic cones, ice cream cones, ect) on their heads. I’m in love, this is my new favorite thing.

    [via Dengeki]

    Continue Reading...