Cardcaptor Archive

  • 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]

    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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  • Well, the day has finally come. Max Factory has given up on the weird pixellated teasers. You probably know I am a fan of those, and not so much a fan of these “here are 10 things we’re bringing to WonFest~” teasers because I want SOME surprise, dammit. My last bastion has fallen, my peaches are ruined. Why Max Factory. Okay, so their teasers still are more ambiguous than GSC’s, but it’s easy to guess what is here. The header is the crazy Aoba from DRAMAtical Murder, then we have figmas of Li Syaoran, Chono Masahiro, and Kaban from Kemono Friends. The staff looks very Dark Magician to me (or maybe Lancer?), but what about that weird tentacle thing? Any ideas, Plastikitties? [via the figma blog]

    Max Factory’s Summer WonFest 2017 Teasers

    Well, the day has finally come. Max Factory has given up on the weird pixellated teasers. You probably know I am a fan of those, and not so much a fan of these “here are 10 things we’re bringing to WonFest~” teasers because I want SOME surprise, dammit. My last bastion has fallen, my peaches are ruined. Why Max Factory. Okay, so their teasers still are more ambiguous than GSC’s, but it’s easy to guess what is here. The header is the crazy Aoba from DRAMAtical Murder, then we have figmas of Li Syaoran, Chono Masahiro, and Kaban from Kemono Friends. The staff looks very Dark Magician to me (or maybe Lancer?), but what about that weird tentacle thing? Any ideas, Plastikitties? [via the figma blog]

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  • Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. Re:Zero seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. Kemono Friends also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too. There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery! [via Kahotan & Dengeki]

    Anime Japan 2017

    Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. Re:Zero seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. Kemono Friends also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too. There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery! [via Kahotan & Dengeki]

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  • We’ve been blessed with a lot of Cardcaptor figures recently, but while I am happy I still really want some of the non-human main characters. Like some of the cards, or Kero’s true form. My one true wish was for Yue, but I really expected that to never happen. Yet here we are, with a scaled Yue announcement! Granted, it’s from Hobby Max who don’t have a single released figure, but I don’t even care. I WANT HIM SO BAD. [via 2chan]

    Summer WonFest 2016: Hobby Max’s Yue

    We’ve been blessed with a lot of Cardcaptor figures recently, but while I am happy I still really want some of the non-human main characters. Like some of the cards, or Kero’s true form. My one true wish was for Yue, but I really expected that to never happen. Yet here we are, with a scaled Yue announcement! Granted, it’s from Hobby Max who don’t have a single released figure, but I don’t even care. I WANT HIM SO BAD. [via 2chan]

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  • So far we’ve had Nendoroids of Sakura (numerous Nendos, in fact!) and Tomoyo, but a certain grumpy boy was totally missing in action. Which is a shame, because he’s a main character… moreso than Tomoyo, I think you can argue. But the wait is now over! We have both Nendoroid and figma announcements for Li. Dreams do come true, guys. Dreams do come true. [via Kahotan]

    Summer WonFest 2016: Li Syaoran Nendoroid and figma

    So far we’ve had Nendoroids of Sakura (numerous Nendos, in fact!) and Tomoyo, but a certain grumpy boy was totally missing in action. Which is a shame, because he’s a main character… moreso than Tomoyo, I think you can argue. But the wait is now over! We have both Nendoroid and figma announcements for Li. Dreams do come true, guys. Dreams do come true. [via Kahotan]

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  • It’s really hard for me to not get overly excited about Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise. It’s like Sailor Moon: the ten-year-old girl in me just goes apeshit. I tried really hard to temper my expectations for GSC’s Sakura after we saw the sculpt: I mean, it was a thing of beauty, but it’s important to not get too excited! And sadly it seemed like I was right when we saw her painted… but maybe it was the event lighting? I’m so torn about this figure. I think Sakura herself looks amazing: the sculpt is so crisp and the colors perfectly bright. I mean, just look at the floofy skirt! Perfection! But I really dislike the base. It looks kind of cheap to me, too much perfectly clear PVC and it’s just a lil too elaborate (my problem with MF Sheryl as well). It’s hard to focus on Sakura! And she’s going to cost like $300 so it’s not something I want to compromise on. Thankfully, there will be a standard version that’s just the figure! Of course at ¥12k it still costs and arm and a leg but I greatly prefer the simplicity of that one. [via Kahotan]

    Drool Over Good Smile Company’s New Sakura

    It’s really hard for me to not get overly excited about Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise. It’s like Sailor Moon: the ten-year-old girl in me just goes apeshit. I tried really hard to temper my expectations for GSC’s Sakura after we saw the sculpt: I mean, it was a thing of beauty, but it’s important to not get too excited! And sadly it seemed like I was right when we saw her painted… but maybe it was the event lighting? I’m so torn about this figure. I think Sakura herself looks amazing: the sculpt is so crisp and the colors perfectly bright. I mean, just look at the floofy skirt! Perfection! But I really dislike the base. It looks kind of cheap to me, too much perfectly clear PVC and it’s just a lil too elaborate (my problem with MF Sheryl as well). It’s hard to focus on Sakura! And she’s going to cost like $300 so it’s not something I want to compromise on. Thankfully, there will be a standard version that’s just the figure! Of course at ¥12k it still costs and arm and a leg but I greatly prefer the simplicity of that one. [via Kahotan]

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  • I was over the moon when Good Smile Company announced a scaled figure of Sakura. One of my favorite anime heroines in the crazy detail we’ve come to expect from GSC? Yes please. I was cautiously optimistic about the sculpt: it looked great, but the concept art had some strange color choices. I wanted to pass judgment only when we’d seen the finished piece. Well she was at Anime Expo so that time has arrived! And let’s just pray the lighting there was really bad because I am not wowed by this. The colors look as weird as I imagined, and the totally clear wings are an… odd choice. If they were even slightly tinted I think they’d look less cheap. But I know event lighting is usually just terrible so I am still hopeful that the official shots will be stunning! [via mfc]

    GSC’s Cardcaptor Sakura Is Painted

    I was over the moon when Good Smile Company announced a scaled figure of Sakura. One of my favorite anime heroines in the crazy detail we’ve come to expect from GSC? Yes please. I was cautiously optimistic about the sculpt: it looked great, but the concept art had some strange color choices. I wanted to pass judgment only when we’d seen the finished piece. Well she was at Anime Expo so that time has arrived! And let’s just pray the lighting there was really bad because I am not wowed by this. The colors look as weird as I imagined, and the totally clear wings are an… odd choice. If they were even slightly tinted I think they’d look less cheap. But I know event lighting is usually just terrible so I am still hopeful that the official shots will be stunning! [via mfc]

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  • I will admit that when I first heard about Nendoroid Co-De, I thought it was just a money-grab, a way to make basically unfinished and accessory-less Nendoroids and still get us to pay. Well, it’s high time I admitted I was terribly wrong. Co-De has given us some amazingly cute alternate outfits, and it’s kind of like a “Nendo wardrobe.” And who better fits that description than Sakura, who had a new outfit basically every episode? We’ve known for a while that Sakura would be getting some Co-De outfits, and I kind of expected them to pop up at Wonder Festival. But here we are, with them fully painted! We’ve got her cat outfit (my favorite of all her getups) and her jester-style dress from the second OP. So cute!! I need them both. [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

    Check Out The Sakura Kimonoto Nendoroid Co-De

    I will admit that when I first heard about Nendoroid Co-De, I thought it was just a money-grab, a way to make basically unfinished and accessory-less Nendoroids and still get us to pay. Well, it’s high time I admitted I was terribly wrong. Co-De has given us some amazingly cute alternate outfits, and it’s kind of like a “Nendo wardrobe.” And who better fits that description than Sakura, who had a new outfit basically every episode? We’ve known for a while that Sakura would be getting some Co-De outfits, and I kind of expected them to pop up at Wonder Festival. But here we are, with them fully painted! We’ve got her cat outfit (my favorite of all her getups) and her jester-style dress from the second OP. So cute!! I need them both. [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • Welcome to what is apparently Cardcaptor Sakura day on Plastikitty! Boy do we have a lot of Sakura-related news for you today,phew. So let’s get right on it! Kotobukiya’s first Sakura (review) is a figure near and dear to my heart, and while I guess I’d be fine owning one scaled figure of her there’s no such thing as “too much Sakura.” So of course I’m very excited by their new announcement! They’ll be doing a second figure of her, this time of the white & pink dress. Which, of course, also has wings! I wonder if they’ll be going with the pose in the art they showed, or something a bit more dynamic? [via mfc]

    Kotobukiya Announces A New Sakura Kinomoto

    Welcome to what is apparently Cardcaptor Sakura day on Plastikitty! Boy do we have a lot of Sakura-related news for you today,phew. So let’s get right on it! Kotobukiya’s first Sakura (review) is a figure near and dear to my heart, and while I guess I’d be fine owning one scaled figure of her there’s no such thing as “too much Sakura.” So of course I’m very excited by their new announcement! They’ll be doing a second figure of her, this time of the white & pink dress. Which, of course, also has wings! I wonder if they’ll be going with the pose in the art they showed, or something a bit more dynamic? [via mfc]

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  • I have been waiting with bated breath for Good Smile Company’s scaled figure of Sakura Kinomoto for what feels like ages now. Sure, Nendoroids and figmas and figFIX are good and all, but I’m a scaled figure girl at heart. And I was hoping for something spectacular from them, along the lines of Belldandy and Benten. And boy oh boy did they deliver. They’ve given us a huge, elaborate figure of everyone’s favorite Cardcaptor. Wings and ruffles and crowns, oh my! I don’t even want to think about what her price will be (or if she will be exclusive to the GSC store) because my want right now is so very high. Just look! Magical. [via Kahota & taitanno]

    Drool Over Good Smile Company’s Sakura Kinomoto

    I have been waiting with bated breath for Good Smile Company’s scaled figure of Sakura Kinomoto for what feels like ages now. Sure, Nendoroids and figmas and figFIX are good and all, but I’m a scaled figure girl at heart. And I was hoping for something spectacular from them, along the lines of Belldandy and Benten. And boy oh boy did they deliver. They’ve given us a huge, elaborate figure of everyone’s favorite Cardcaptor. Wings and ruffles and crowns, oh my! I don’t even want to think about what her price will be (or if she will be exclusive to the GSC store) because my want right now is so very high. Just look! Magical. [via Kahota & taitanno]

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