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Cardcaptor Sakura Archive
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 19, 2017 | 1 Comment
While Kotobukiya’s Toy Fair booth is mostly focused on US-centric licenses like comic and movie toys (the new anime reveals are saved for Wonder Festival), they always bring a few on over for us. And, unsurprisingly, they’re mostly from shows that are popular here like Cowboy Bebop, Black Butler, Code Geass, and Cardcaptor Sakura.
My favorite, though, was the gorgeous Charlotta from Granblue Fantasy. She’s so detailed but so tiny and cute! And the ruffles. So many of my favorite things.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 23, 2016 | No Comments
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 23, 2016 | 1 Comment
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 20, 2016 | 4 Comments
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 4, 2016 | 5 Comments
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!
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
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]
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 4, 2016 | 1 Comment
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?
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 1, 2016 | 8 Comments
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
You know all those figures we just saw at Wonder Festival? You know, literally like 6 days ago? Well it’s time to… look at them again! In the most pointless event of all time. Okay, not pointless for the companies, but kind of pointless for us. Except we get to look at all the pretty figures again?
The goodies from Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Phat! Company, Wing, and FREEing were on display, along with several of the Nendoroids and figmas. I mean, not all of them, obviously. Because that would be a, like, 100+ picture gallery. And they’d have to haul way too much stuff over. So for now, check out the selection they had at the event! I still think something looks off with Yuudachi, but I sure am excited for yukata Aegis.