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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83765" rel="attachment wp-att-83765"></a></p> <p>Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!</p> <p>Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Blastoise

    Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!

    Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83756" rel="attachment wp-att-83756"></a></p> <p>I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.</p> <p>Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two <em>To LOVEru</em> cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).</p> <p>But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from <em>Overlord II</em>, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from <em>Azur Lane</em> and Teletha Testarossa from <em>Full Metal Panic!</em> I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Alter

    I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.

    Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two To LOVEru cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).

    But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from Overlord II, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from Azur Lane and Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic! I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83612" rel="attachment wp-att-83612"></a></p> <p>With every entry into the Persona series we get progressively more figures. I predict that by the time 6 comes out (10 years from now, let’s be realistic) the figure market will be nothing but Persona. And I’m kind of okay with that. Today we have an unexpected announcement: MegaHouse is taking on the persona Arsene!</p> <p>Given their love for monsters (Digimon, Pokemon, etc) perhaps this isn’t that much of a shock, but the level of detail surely is. Those wings! And he will be part of the DX series, which means… very expensive and (knowing them and their hatred of letting me buy things I want) an exclusive. Doesn’t matter, gonna get Arsene.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965031331385102336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965031331385102336', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Persona 5 Arsene

    With every entry into the Persona series we get progressively more figures. I predict that by the time 6 comes out (10 years from now, let’s be realistic) the figure market will be nothing but Persona. And I’m kind of okay with that. Today we have an unexpected announcement: MegaHouse is taking on the persona Arsene!

    Given their love for monsters (Digimon, Pokemon, etc) perhaps this isn’t that much of a shock, but the level of detail surely is. Those wings! And he will be part of the DX series, which means… very expensive and (knowing them and their hatred of letting me buy things I want) an exclusive. Doesn’t matter, gonna get Arsene.

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-83595"></a></p> <p>We have already seen Good Smile’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-fatestay-night" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/Stay Night</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a> scaled figures, but of course they had a lot more. And I do mean a LOT. We are going to dive right in because there’s a lot to cover, starting with painted figures. Emilia from <em>Re:Zero</em>, Akari Kawamoto from <em>March Comes In Like A Lion</em>, Mythra from <em>Xenoblade Chronices 2</em>, HOT LIMIT Eriri Spencer, and the terrifying Antarc from <em>Land of the Lustrous</em> are all finished and nearly ready for orders.</p> <p>For new sculpts we have Shuvi from <em>No Game No Life Zero</em>, the winged Kanade Tachibana, Altair from <em>re:CREATORS</em>, Shopping Mode Haruna from <em>KanColle,</em> and the lovely Wedding Louise.</p> <p>Now for the biggest category: announcements! We have two super throwback ones in a new Lacia from<em> BEATLESS</em> (remember the OG?) and Black Rock Shooter Inexhaustible Version. We’ll be getting a new Cardcaptor Sakura, a Shopping Mode Kashima, a swimsuit Michiru Hyodo, Hifumi Takimoto, Siluca from <em>Record of Grancrest War</em>, and…. Kizuna Ai, because we need more bizarre pop culture figures.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Good Smile Company

    We have already seen Good Smile’s Fate/Stay Night and Vocaloid scaled figures, but of course they had a lot more. And I do mean a LOT. We are going to dive right in because there’s a lot to cover, starting with painted figures. Emilia from Re:Zero, Akari Kawamoto from March Comes In Like A Lion, Mythra from Xenoblade Chronices 2, HOT LIMIT Eriri Spencer, and the terrifying Antarc from Land of the Lustrous are all finished and nearly ready for orders.

    For new sculpts we have Shuvi from No Game No Life Zero, the winged Kanade Tachibana, Altair from re:CREATORS, Shopping Mode Haruna from KanColle, and the lovely Wedding Louise.

    Now for the biggest category: announcements! We have two super throwback ones in a new Lacia from BEATLESS (remember the OG?) and Black Rock Shooter Inexhaustible Version. We’ll be getting a new Cardcaptor Sakura, a Shopping Mode Kashima, a swimsuit Michiru Hyodo, Hifumi Takimoto, Siluca from Record of Grancrest War, and…. Kizuna Ai, because we need more bizarre pop culture figures.

    [via whl4u]

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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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