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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/kototeasersheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81696"></a></p> <p>Wonder Festival is over a week away, but already we are getting teasers! Earlier every year, I tell you. This time Kotobukiya is first up to bat with quite a few updates & new figures… and they always have 2 teasers, so there are more where this came from.</p> <p>First up is the sculpt for their Pokemon Sun & Moon Lillie, along with the announcement that they will be doing Moon as well! We also have a new sculpt for Nono Morikubo from Cinderella Girls, and a new Captain America. They also teased the sculpts for Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from<em> Touken Ranbu</em> and Yang Wen-li from <em>Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-98000/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-98000/', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Summer WonFest 2017 Teasers

    Wonder Festival is over a week away, but already we are getting teasers! Earlier every year, I tell you. This time Kotobukiya is first up to bat with quite a few updates & new figures… and they always have 2 teasers, so there are more where this came from.

    First up is the sculpt for their Pokemon Sun & Moon Lillie, along with the announcement that they will be doing Moon as well! We also have a new sculpt for Nono Morikubo from Cinderella Girls, and a new Captain America. They also teased the sculpts for Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from Touken Ranbu and Yang Wen-li from Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu.

    [via Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-expo-2017-good-smile-company-co/attachment/gscheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81650"></a></p> <p>Anime Expo is one of the few US conventions where we actually get toy news from Japanese companies. I mean, you also have to be in LA in the middle of the summer, so there are pluses and minuses to actually going. Thankfully, we always get up-to-the minute updates from Good Smile & co so us plebes can see all the goodies they have out and about.</p> <p>This year we’ve got quite a bit from GSC. Previews of newly painted sculpts like the <em>Bloodborne</em> figma, Nendoroid Rapunzel, and Nendoroid Al. Plus we have some new brand new announcements, like <em>Little Witch Academia</em> Nendoroids. Check them all out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US', 'GSC’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Anime Expo 2017: Good Smile Company & Co

    Anime Expo is one of the few US conventions where we actually get toy news from Japanese companies. I mean, you also have to be in LA in the middle of the summer, so there are pluses and minuses to actually going. Thankfully, we always get up-to-the minute updates from Good Smile & co so us plebes can see all the goodies they have out and about.

    This year we’ve got quite a bit from GSC. Previews of newly painted sculpts like the Bloodborne figma, Nendoroid Rapunzel, and Nendoroid Al. Plus we have some new brand new announcements, like Little Witch Academia Nendoroids. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    [via GSC’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-cos-summer-wonder-festival-2017-exclusives/attachment/swf17header" rel="attachment wp-att-81636"></a></p> <p>For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.</p> <p>First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.</p> <p>We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.</p> <p>Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/en/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company & Co’s Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Exclusives

    For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.

    First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.

    We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.

    Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-boys-idolmster/attachment/idolboysheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81586"></a></p> <p>Did you know that there is an IDOLM@STER with boy idols? It’s called <em>The IDOLM@STER SideM</em> and it is super precious. What’s not to like about cute boys in cute/stupid clothing? Equal opportunity moe up in here.</p> <p>Kotobukiya will be the first company to tackle these cuties, as they’ve announced scaled figures of Shiki Iseya and Pierre. I am so in love with Pierre! He is just so damn adorable and he has a PLUSH FROG who is also a prince. Or maybe a real frog? Who knows. I’m pretty excited to see these sculpted, and since IM@S figures tend to flood the market I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up doing most of the cast.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiyaJapan/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiyaJapan/', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Takes On The Boys of IDOLM@STER

    Did you know that there is an IDOLM@STER with boy idols? It’s called The IDOLM@STER SideM and it is super precious. What’s not to like about cute boys in cute/stupid clothing? Equal opportunity moe up in here.

    Kotobukiya will be the first company to tackle these cuties, as they’ve announced scaled figures of Shiki Iseya and Pierre. I am so in love with Pierre! He is just so damn adorable and he has a PLUSH FROG who is also a prince. Or maybe a real frog? Who knows. I’m pretty excited to see these sculpted, and since IM@S figures tend to flood the market I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up doing most of the cast.

    [via Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-81551"></a></p> <p>Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another <em>Persona 5</em> announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$</p> <p>Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from <em>Choukou Shinki Ixseal</em>. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, along with a few of their older sculpts.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Amakuni

    Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another Persona 5 announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$

    Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from Fate/Grand Order, along with a few of their older sculpts.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-kotobukiya/attachment/kotoheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-81546"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from <em>Yuri on Ice’</em>s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them!</p> <p>They also had Sagiri Izumi from <em>Ero Manga-sensei</em>, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi Twitter</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/387994/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/387994/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from Yuri on Ice’s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them!

    They also had Sagiri Izumi from Ero Manga-sensei, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to!

    [via AmiAmi Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-alter/attachment/alterheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81527"></a></p> <p>Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.</p> <p>Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from <em>Atelier Sophie</em> was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added some lovely bonus pictures from <a href="https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax', 'Hobby Maniax']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Maniax</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Alter

    Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.

    Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from Atelier Sophie was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.

    [UPDATE] Added some lovely bonus pictures from Hobby Maniax

    [via Dengeki & AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-megahouse/attachment/megahouseheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81517"></a></p> <p>I will be honest: when it comes to Wonder Festival, I never really look forward to MegaHouse’s booth. They tend to save all their good stuff for their own event… which is MegaHobby! And that time has finally come. The star of the show was, of course, the amazing Suzaku & Lelouch duo <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahouse-announces-lelouch-suzaku-pair" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">they teased earlier</a>. And my how beautiful these sculpts are.</p> <p>Of course they had all the usuals: Naruto (including the adorable Naruto Girls line), Dragon Ball Z, Gintama, Gundam, One Piece, and my new favorite from them… Zatch Bell. Check ’em all out in the gallery below!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> They have also announced a new Pokemon figures: Ash with Greninja and Pikachu!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" >AmiAmi’s Twitter</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/388135/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/388135/', 'Dengeki']);" >Dengeki</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: MegaHouse

    I will be honest: when it comes to Wonder Festival, I never really look forward to MegaHouse’s booth. They tend to save all their good stuff for their own event… which is MegaHobby! And that time has finally come. The star of the show was, of course, the amazing Suzaku & Lelouch duo they teased earlier. And my how beautiful these sculpts are.

    Of course they had all the usuals: Naruto (including the adorable Naruto Girls line), Dragon Ball Z, Gintama, Gundam, One Piece, and my new favorite from them… Zatch Bell. Check ’em all out in the gallery below!

    [UPDATE] They have also announced a new Pokemon figures: Ash with Greninja and Pikachu!

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahouse-announces-lelouch-suzaku-pair/attachment/newluluheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81485"></a></p> <p>MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017 is almost upon us! And by “almost upon us” I actually mean “3 weeks away but it’s never too early for teasers amirite.” Because MegaHouse is already teasing some of the announcements they will have there. And it’s something I am very excited for, because I am unrepentant Lelouch trash.</p> <p>They will be doing a matching set of Lelouch & Suzaku figures based on an absolutely stunning illustration from CLAMP themselves. How beautiful are these boys?! Behold my trash babies in all their glory. MegaHouse’s <em>Code Geass</em> figures have been consistently great so I can’t wait to see the sculpts.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.megahobby.jp/event/expo2017_spring/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.megahobby.jp/event/expo2017_spring/', 'MegaHobby']);" >MegaHobby</a>]</p>

    MegaHouse Announces A Lelouch & Suzaku Pair

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017 is almost upon us! And by “almost upon us” I actually mean “3 weeks away but it’s never too early for teasers amirite.” Because MegaHouse is already teasing some of the announcements they will have there. And it’s something I am very excited for, because I am unrepentant Lelouch trash.

    They will be doing a matching set of Lelouch & Suzaku figures based on an absolutely stunning illustration from CLAMP themselves. How beautiful are these boys?! Behold my trash babies in all their glory. MegaHouse’s Code Geass figures have been consistently great so I can’t wait to see the sculpts.

    [via MegaHobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81425" rel="attachment wp-att-81425"></a></p> <p>I have been drooling over this release since we first got the teaser images <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/spike-spiegel-and-lelouch-join-the-smartdoll-lineup" target="_blank">a few weeks back</a>. Maybe this makes me basic as hell, but Lelouch is my favorite male anime character, and the idea of owning such a huge figure of him? Pure excitement. I have yet to make a Smart Doll purchase (and in fact I haven’t ordered a doll in several years) but this might just be my first.</p> <p>Unlike Volks’ boy dolls, I think Danny Choo has made his distinctly male looking. Sure, there’s still the pretty boy anime vibe, but I think the face sculpt is far more masculine than what we’ve seen in the DD world. Given that we already have Spike and Lulu from the line, I wonder what boys are next? Probably Suzaku, I’d guess.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/takamine95/status/849528742921875456" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/takamine95/status/849528742921875456', 'takamine95’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">takamine95’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Danny Choo Unveils Smart Doll Lelouch Lamperouge

    I have been drooling over this release since we first got the teaser images a few weeks back. Maybe this makes me basic as hell, but Lelouch is my favorite male anime character, and the idea of owning such a huge figure of him? Pure excitement. I have yet to make a Smart Doll purchase (and in fact I haven’t ordered a doll in several years) but this might just be my first.

    Unlike Volks’ boy dolls, I think Danny Choo has made his distinctly male looking. Sure, there’s still the pretty boy anime vibe, but I think the face sculpt is far more masculine than what we’ve seen in the DD world. Given that we already have Spike and Lulu from the line, I wonder what boys are next? Probably Suzaku, I’d guess.

    [via takamine95’s Twitter]

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