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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-world-pokemon-nendoroid-giovanni/attachment/giovanniheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83479"></a></p> <p>Do you guys remember all the crazy Pokemon fan theories that floated around about 10 years ago? You know, like Pikachu almost killed Ash the first time he zapped him and Ash has been in a coma every since, and the entire events of the show are his fever dream? Or my personal favorite: Giovanni is Ash’s dad. Because that would be a new and never-before-done twist!</p> <p>Well now you can re-enact that dream with Nendoroid Giovanni! And, perhaps more excitingly, he comes with a freaking giant Mewtwo. Like, HUGE. Look at that guy. He’s perfect. I’m assuming that because of Mewtwo’s addition Giovanni does not have a ton of accessories, but he does have my new favorite alternate Nendoroid face and, of course, a pokeball to catch that darn Pikachu. And if you order through <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/', 'the Pokemon Center']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Pokemon Center</a> (where he will be listed in a few days), you get a Beast Ball! But orders through <a href="https://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Nendoroid/Nendoroid-Giovanni---Mewtwo/p/GSC_NEN_WD_00875?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Nendoroid/Nendoroid-Giovanni---Mewtwo/p/GSC_NEN_WD_00875?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en', 'the Goodsmile Shop']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Goodsmile Shop</a> get an awesome Team Rocket base. Decisions! He retails for ¥5,000 and will come out in August.</p>

    Take Over The World With Pokemon Nendoroid Giovanni

    Do you guys remember all the crazy Pokemon fan theories that floated around about 10 years ago? You know, like Pikachu almost killed Ash the first time he zapped him and Ash has been in a coma every since, and the entire events of the show are his fever dream? Or my personal favorite: Giovanni is Ash’s dad. Because that would be a new and never-before-done twist!

    Well now you can re-enact that dream with Nendoroid Giovanni! And, perhaps more excitingly, he comes with a freaking giant Mewtwo. Like, HUGE. Look at that guy. He’s perfect. I’m assuming that because of Mewtwo’s addition Giovanni does not have a ton of accessories, but he does have my new favorite alternate Nendoroid face and, of course, a pokeball to catch that darn Pikachu. And if you order through the Pokemon Center (where he will be listed in a few days), you get a Beast Ball! But orders through the Goodsmile Shop get an awesome Team Rocket base. Decisions! He retails for ¥5,000 and will come out in August.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-strongers-fategrand-order-shielder/attachment/shielderheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83451"></a></p> <p>So far I have really managed to avoid all of the <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> hype. It’s a combination of things: Stephen and I have cut our orders down to a scale figure every one or two months, so we have to be super picky, and also there’s just so dang many of them! If I started with one, I’d get the Pringles effect and want them all. But let me tell you, this one is tempting me.</p> <p>Stronger’s take on Shielder is just so lovely and unique (and a lot better than <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/aniplex-unveils-their-new-saber-shielder" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Aniplex version</a>). It’s kind of like a classic American pickup pose, no? The perfect mix of strong (I mean, she’s got that big old shield to smack you with) and sexy. Plus her eventual purple-grey color palette really appeals to me. Hopefully she’s colored at Wonder Festival!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/beyyang128" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/beyyang128', 'beyyang128']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">beyyang128</a>]</p>

    Check Out Stronger’s Fate/Grand Order Shielder

    So far I have really managed to avoid all of the Fate/Grand Order hype. It’s a combination of things: Stephen and I have cut our orders down to a scale figure every one or two months, so we have to be super picky, and also there’s just so dang many of them! If I started with one, I’d get the Pringles effect and want them all. But let me tell you, this one is tempting me.

    Stronger’s take on Shielder is just so lovely and unique (and a lot better than the Aniplex version). It’s kind of like a classic American pickup pose, no? The perfect mix of strong (I mean, she’s got that big old shield to smack you with) and sexy. Plus her eventual purple-grey color palette really appeals to me. Hopefully she’s colored at Wonder Festival!

    [via beyyang128]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sonico-gets-hestia-cosplay-newest-figure/attachment/sonicohestiapaintedheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83444"></a></p> <p>I’m sure you all remember <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Sonico x Hestia figure</a> from a few months back because, well, it’s really weird. I mean, no weirder than any other Sonico figure, but still. On a scale of one to ten in “why is this happening,” this is a solid 7.5. I mean, I’m into it. But why is it happening?</p> <p>She is finally colored, and is it just me or is the paint a little off? Like the colors seems hyper-saturated and unnatural. Then again, I think it’s probably just the camera filter used. Man, that boob ribbon looks super uncomfortable. It’s bad enough on Hestia, but on our busty girl Sonico? Get her out of that!! Also, that pose must be hell to hold. She’s got some sturdy thigh muscles.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/950977502222082049" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/950977502222082049', 't_santa’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Sonico Gets Her Hestia Cosplay On In Her Newest Figure

    I’m sure you all remember the Sonico x Hestia figure from a few months back because, well, it’s really weird. I mean, no weirder than any other Sonico figure, but still. On a scale of one to ten in “why is this happening,” this is a solid 7.5. I mean, I’m into it. But why is it happening?

    She is finally colored, and is it just me or is the paint a little off? Like the colors seems hyper-saturated and unnatural. Then again, I think it’s probably just the camera filter used. Man, that boob ribbon looks super uncomfortable. It’s bad enough on Hestia, but on our busty girl Sonico? Get her out of that!! Also, that pose must be hell to hold. She’s got some sturdy thigh muscles.

    [via t_santa’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-cos-winter-wonder-festival-2018-exclusives/attachment/wwf18gscexclusivesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83436"></a></p> <p>Winter Wonder Festival 2018 is right around the corner. That’s right, we are about a month away, because it’s on February 18th! Which means it’s about time for those very early event reveals. As per usual Good Smile Company & co are first on the scene with quite a few exclusives, although it seems like there are less than usual… at the moment. The website has quite a few empty spaces.</p> <p>As we all expected, the figma (¥5,556) and Nendoroid (¥5,556) of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-snow-miku-2018s-figma-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Snow Miku 2018</a> will be on sale. Look how cute she is!! Every year I get swept into the hype. We have another duo as well: the Bride and Groom figmas (¥4,167 each). This is such a cute idea, because you know everyone is just going to head-swap them with their OTPs. Last but not least is a school uniform version of Nendoroid Megumin (¥4,167). These will be obviously for sale physically at the event, and online right after doors close so all the international fans can grab some! Anything you want to pick up, Plastikitties?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/', 'GSC']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC</a>]</p>

    GSC & Co’s Winter Wonder Festival 2018 Exclusives

    Winter Wonder Festival 2018 is right around the corner. That’s right, we are about a month away, because it’s on February 18th! Which means it’s about time for those very early event reveals. As per usual Good Smile Company & co are first on the scene with quite a few exclusives, although it seems like there are less than usual… at the moment. The website has quite a few empty spaces.

    As we all expected, the figma (¥5,556) and Nendoroid (¥5,556) of Snow Miku 2018 will be on sale. Look how cute she is!! Every year I get swept into the hype. We have another duo as well: the Bride and Groom figmas (¥4,167 each). This is such a cute idea, because you know everyone is just going to head-swap them with their OTPs. Last but not least is a school uniform version of Nendoroid Megumin (¥4,167). These will be obviously for sale physically at the event, and online right after doors close so all the international fans can grab some! Anything you want to pick up, Plastikitties?

    [via GSC]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuni-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83369"></a></p> <p>Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my <em>Persona 5</em> gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.</p> <p>And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from <em>Kill la Kill</em> they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Amakuni

    Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my Persona 5 gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.

    And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from Kill la Kill they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-aniplex/attachment/aniplexheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-83317"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I think Aniplex should just change their name to “We Make Fate/Stay Night Figures, The Company.” Because let’s be real, recently that’s all they’ve done. Thankfully, they are quite good at it: their painted Ishtar might be the most beautiful figure I’ve ever seen from the franchise.</p> <p>They also had a beautiful casual Saber from <em>Heaven’s Feel</em>, along with the announcement for a gorgeous dressy Jeanne d’Arc. You know, I love Jeanne, but I don’t have a single figure of her! Maybe this will be the one? There were, of course, a handful of non-Fate figures out like their lovely and complex Asuna! Check them all out and more in the gallery below.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92730" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92730', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Aniplex

    Sometimes I think Aniplex should just change their name to “We Make Fate/Stay Night Figures, The Company.” Because let’s be real, recently that’s all they’ve done. Thankfully, they are quite good at it: their painted Ishtar might be the most beautiful figure I’ve ever seen from the franchise.

    They also had a beautiful casual Saber from Heaven’s Feel, along with the announcement for a gorgeous dressy Jeanne d’Arc. You know, I love Jeanne, but I don’t have a single figure of her! Maybe this will be the one? There were, of course, a handful of non-Fate figures out like their lovely and complex Asuna! Check them all out and more in the gallery below.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-alter/attachment/mhf17alterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83305"></a></p> <p>Ah, MegaHobby Expo, Wonder Festival’s little brother. Years ago the two rivaled each other in scale, but as time has passed MegaHobby has gotten smaller and smaller. Fewer companies, fewer figures. But there are always a few gems to be found!</p> <p>We’ll start the coverage with Alter, one of my favorite companies (though as you may know, they have recently fallen out of the “affordable” bracket and into the “look longingly from a distance” bracket for me). They had quite a few cuties out on display, including many updates to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alter" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wonder Festival sculpts</a>. Jeanne d’Arc definitely stole the show for me! The only brand-new reveal was Arie Nadja from <em>Madou Monogatari</em> who is so adorably retro it hurts.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92733" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92733', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Alter

    Ah, MegaHobby Expo, Wonder Festival’s little brother. Years ago the two rivaled each other in scale, but as time has passed MegaHobby has gotten smaller and smaller. Fewer companies, fewer figures. But there are always a few gems to be found!

    We’ll start the coverage with Alter, one of my favorite companies (though as you may know, they have recently fallen out of the “affordable” bracket and into the “look longingly from a distance” bracket for me). They had quite a few cuties out on display, including many updates to their Wonder Festival sculpts. Jeanne d’Arc definitely stole the show for me! The only brand-new reveal was Arie Nadja from Madou Monogatari who is so adorably retro it hurts.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia/attachment/sonicohestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83236"></a></p> <p>Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Sonico Miku</a>!</p> <p>This time around it’s Hestia from <em>Danmachi</em>, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en', 't_santa']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa</a>]</p>

    Hestia Sonico Is Bestia

    Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, Racing Sonico Miku!

    This time around it’s Hestia from Danmachi, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!

    [via t_santa]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fantasia-festival-2017/attachment/fantasia17header" rel="attachment wp-att-83227"></a></p> <p>Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of<em> Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em> figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?</p> <p>We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Fantasia Festival 2017

    Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?

    We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-sucy-nendoroid-gallery/attachment/nycc2017sucygalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83120"></a></p> <p>Nendoroid Sucy just went up for pre-order (<a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-034064&rank=ctg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-034064&rank=ctg', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>, <a href="https://hlj.com/product/GSC90441" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/GSC90441', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a>, <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10496282" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10496282', 'HS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HS</a>, <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19749-little-witch-academia-nendoroid-sucy-manbavaran.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19749-little-witch-academia-nendoroid-sucy-manbavaran.html', 'BIJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BIJ</a>) so now seems like the perfect time to take a closer look at her! I must admit, every time I see her name I think it’s a typo and she’s actually Suzy. But no, this is Sucy. Like her parents couldn’t decide between Lucy and Suzy so they just combined them! But that’s neither here nor there.</p> <p>Something that’s much clearer in person than in her stock photos is the hair color gradient: it’s really subtle but beautifully executed. She’s such a lovely pastel baby. Actually, with that sad face and witch outfit, Sucy is pretty much pure pastel goth. One of my favorite niche fashion styles!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s Sucy Nendoroid Gallery

    Nendoroid Sucy just went up for pre-order (AmiAmi, HLJ, HS, BIJ) so now seems like the perfect time to take a closer look at her! I must admit, every time I see her name I think it’s a typo and she’s actually Suzy. But no, this is Sucy. Like her parents couldn’t decide between Lucy and Suzy so they just combined them! But that’s neither here nor there.

    Something that’s much clearer in person than in her stock photos is the hair color gradient: it’s really subtle but beautifully executed. She’s such a lovely pastel baby. Actually, with that sad face and witch outfit, Sucy is pretty much pure pastel goth. One of my favorite niche fashion styles!

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