cats Archive

  • I have talked at length about my love for Neko Atsume, which is only the world’s greatest game. Even though it sure is testing my patience right now by glitching out and stopping the new rare kitties from appearing, grumble grumble. But something like that doesn’t stop me from wanting all the kitty merchandise! Today we’re taking a look at Bandai’s desktop figure set #2. Number 3 went up for order a little while ago, but these guys just came out! And it’s like a little cafe set, aww. So cute, so precious. Of course orders are no longer open for this one but they’re quite easy to snag on Yahoo Japan! and Rakuten if you have a proxy–and come on, we all know tiny kitties are worth the extra fees. [via ToySanta]

    Prepare For Cuteness With This New Neko Atsume Figure Set

    I have talked at length about my love for Neko Atsume, which is only the world’s greatest game. Even though it sure is testing my patience right now by glitching out and stopping the new rare kitties from appearing, grumble grumble. But something like that doesn’t stop me from wanting all the kitty merchandise! Today we’re taking a look at Bandai’s desktop figure set #2. Number 3 went up for order a little while ago, but these guys just came out! And it’s like a little cafe set, aww. So cute, so precious. Of course orders are no longer open for this one but they’re quite easy to snag on Yahoo Japan! and Rakuten if you have a proxy–and come on, we all know tiny kitties are worth the extra fees. [via ToySanta]

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  • Osomatsu-san hype is sweeping the figure world, with everything from figmas to Nendoroids to trading figures (but no scaled–yet). However, figures don’t keep you warm when it’s cold outside, so enter these new goodies: Osomatsu-san hoodies! And not just any hoodies. CAT HOODIES. With cat ears. That you can put a cat inside of. Amazing, right? There’s two colors: Ichimasu Matsuno (purple) and ESP Nyanko (orange). They’ve got all kinds of amazing details, like the holes for your kitty claws and the images on the back. But they won’t come cheap: retail is ¥7,500 and they are an Animate exclusive, which means you need a proxy. But for a pocket specifically for your cat? Worth it. [via Unihabitat]

    Cozy Up With These Osomatsu-san Hoodies

    Osomatsu-san hype is sweeping the figure world, with everything from figmas to Nendoroids to trading figures (but no scaled–yet). However, figures don’t keep you warm when it’s cold outside, so enter these new goodies: Osomatsu-san hoodies! And not just any hoodies. CAT HOODIES. With cat ears. That you can put a cat inside of. Amazing, right? There’s two colors: Ichimasu Matsuno (purple) and ESP Nyanko (orange). They’ve got all kinds of amazing details, like the holes for your kitty claws and the images on the back. But they won’t come cheap: retail is ¥7,500 and they are an Animate exclusive, which means you need a proxy. But for a pocket specifically for your cat? Worth it. [via Unihabitat]

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  • So we’ve already seen the goodies from the 43rd Prize Fair. Or have we?? Because we all know what’s really important, and it’s not figures. It’s cats. Cats are what is important. Especially those little digital cats on your phone. Because let’s be real here, I’m sure at least 50% of our readers are totally addicted to Neko Atsume, aka the world’s greatest game. We’ve seen lots of merchandise from it, but it seems like there is more and more coming down the pipe. Like, constant new cat plushes. This time we’ve got plushes of all size: a giant Cream-san, face cushions both large and small, and the rolly polly fat ones in the header. So cute, so precious. Gotta have ’em. [via Dengeki]

    The 43rd Prize Fair: Neko Atsume

    So we’ve already seen the goodies from the 43rd Prize Fair. Or have we?? Because we all know what’s really important, and it’s not figures. It’s cats. Cats are what is important. Especially those little digital cats on your phone. Because let’s be real here, I’m sure at least 50% of our readers are totally addicted to Neko Atsume, aka the world’s greatest game. We’ve seen lots of merchandise from it, but it seems like there is more and more coming down the pipe. Like, constant new cat plushes. This time we’ve got plushes of all size: a giant Cream-san, face cushions both large and small, and the rolly polly fat ones in the header. So cute, so precious. Gotta have ’em. [via Dengeki]

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  • Given my passionate love for cats, it will come as a surprise to no one that I am absolutely obsessed with Neko Atsume. I have all the treasures, I check my cats like 15 times a day. It’d be a problem if it wasn’t so damn cute. And of course I love the merchandise too, and have way too much of it. So very many cat plushes. It seems to be something of a figure juggernaut in Japan–sadly, stuff is hard to find on regular sites like AmiAmi and Hobby Search, but don’t worry! This new set of minifigures is available on Play-Asia, though only as random singles. Personally, I’m going to wait for full sets to pop up on Yahoo Japan, but they don’t come out until May so it’ll be a long wait. Meanwhile I’ll just entertain myself by imagining the shennanigans I can get up to with a figure of Billy the Kitten, that nihilistic joker we all love. [UPDATE] The set is also available on HLJ, thanks so much to Kenneos for the heads up!

    Get Your Frisky Bitz Out For New Neko Atsume Toys

    Given my passionate love for cats, it will come as a surprise to no one that I am absolutely obsessed with Neko Atsume. I have all the treasures, I check my cats like 15 times a day. It’d be a problem if it wasn’t so damn cute. And of course I love the merchandise too, and have way too much of it. So very many cat plushes. It seems to be something of a figure juggernaut in Japan–sadly, stuff is hard to find on regular sites like AmiAmi and Hobby Search, but don’t worry! This new set of minifigures is available on Play-Asia, though only as random singles. Personally, I’m going to wait for full sets to pop up on Yahoo Japan, but they don’t come out until May so it’ll be a long wait. Meanwhile I’ll just entertain myself by imagining the shennanigans I can get up to with a figure of Billy the Kitten, that nihilistic joker we all love. [UPDATE] The set is also available on HLJ, thanks so much to Kenneos for the heads up!

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  • Spring is in the air and the cherry blossoms are blooming, but so too are the cats on the magical cherry blossom and cat tree. We managed to get some pictures of the fruits of this mysterious tree at the peak of their beauty when they manage to sparkle and shimmer. Coming in three sizes and styles, these aren’t your usual flowers; there’s the large and intimidating, yet gorgeous, full sized blossom, a teeny tiny cute blossom, and in between the rarer-than-four-leaf-clover lucky cat ones, which are said to bring good fortune to those who pick them. Which is your favorite? Head inside to get a better peek at this modern wonder of nature.

    Plastikitty Gallery: Sparkly Pink Negoras

    Spring is in the air and the cherry blossoms are blooming, but so too are the cats on the magical cherry blossom and cat tree. We managed to get some pictures of the fruits of this mysterious tree at the peak of their beauty when they manage to sparkle and shimmer. Coming in three sizes and styles, these aren’t your usual flowers; there’s the large and intimidating, yet gorgeous, full sized blossom, a teeny tiny cute blossom, and in between the rarer-than-four-leaf-clover lucky cat ones, which are said to bring good fortune to those who pick them. Which is your favorite? Head inside to get a better peek at this modern wonder of nature.

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  • We tend to cover the same ground every year at Toy Fair, but I’m always on the lookout for new things. And by new things, I mean new cat-related things. Because I love cats. Obviously, I mean there’s a giant cat as our mascot! I also love things that are creepy, so what’s better than a cat… with tentacles?! It’s like Lovecraft Kitty! So of course we had to stop and say hello when we stumbled upon the Tentacle Kitty booth at Toy Fair. Tentacle Kitty comes in a variety of sizes and even jobs: I mean, if being a pirate and a ninja is a job. Cats not your thing? Get off the site! Just kidding, they also have amazingly cute unicorns too! And if you don’t like cats OR unicorns, well, take a cold hard look at yourself in the mirror and question why you hate life so much.

    Toy Fair 2015: Tentacle Kitty Booth Overview

    We tend to cover the same ground every year at Toy Fair, but I’m always on the lookout for new things. And by new things, I mean new cat-related things. Because I love cats. Obviously, I mean there’s a giant cat as our mascot! I also love things that are creepy, so what’s better than a cat… with tentacles?! It’s like Lovecraft Kitty! So of course we had to stop and say hello when we stumbled upon the Tentacle Kitty booth at Toy Fair. Tentacle Kitty comes in a variety of sizes and even jobs: I mean, if being a pirate and a ninja is a job. Cats not your thing? Get off the site! Just kidding, they also have amazingly cute unicorns too! And if you don’t like cats OR unicorns, well, take a cold hard look at yourself in the mirror and question why you hate life so much.

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  • Sometimes it seems like no toy is ever really perfect. Like no one figure can meet all your expectations. A character you love, modeled and sculpted to perfection with an accurate face, great detailing, AND one that is fully poseable that won’t break down due to wear and tear after a month? That also has a reasonable price? It can’t be done, you say! Oh, well, I think it can. We here at Plastikitty have found the solution to this figure dilemma. Get a live one. In fact, it turns out the perfect figure has been under our noses this whole time. So today, we will be reviewing the pinnacle of figure success: my Cat™, Samkin. Hit the jump to get this party started!

    Plastikitty Review: Samkin J Lamkin

    Sometimes it seems like no toy is ever really perfect. Like no one figure can meet all your expectations. A character you love, modeled and sculpted to perfection with an accurate face, great detailing, AND one that is fully poseable that won’t break down due to wear and tear after a month? That also has a reasonable price? It can’t be done, you say! Oh, well, I think it can. We here at Plastikitty have found the solution to this figure dilemma. Get a live one. In fact, it turns out the perfect figure has been under our noses this whole time. So today, we will be reviewing the pinnacle of figure success: my Cat™, Samkin. Hit the jump to get this party started!

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  • We already took a look at the (literal) Grumpy Cat this Toy Fair, but a few days later when the celebrity herself had departed, a new toy popped up in the space she once resided–a more real-life version of the fluffy grumpus! Like the Lil Bub plush, this is a more accurate rendition of Her Grumpiness, and is about as close as you are going to get to owning a Grumpy Cat of your own. And for those wondering about Grumpy Cat’s blind boxed figures–they are still in the prototype stage, so sadly we won’t see them for sale for a while. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out any new information!

    Toy Fair 2014: Gund’s Grumpy Cat Plush

    We already took a look at the (literal) Grumpy Cat this Toy Fair, but a few days later when the celebrity herself had departed, a new toy popped up in the space she once resided–a more real-life version of the fluffy grumpus! Like the Lil Bub plush, this is a more accurate rendition of Her Grumpiness, and is about as close as you are going to get to owning a Grumpy Cat of your own. And for those wondering about Grumpy Cat’s blind boxed figures–they are still in the prototype stage, so sadly we won’t see them for sale for a while. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out any new information!

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  • Guys. GUYS. So pretty much the best thing ever happened at Toy Fair. It’s usually our favorite convention due to the lack of crowds, getting to bring momos to toy companies, and the overall chill atmosphere. But this year brought it to a whole ‘nother level. Do you see the header? YES IT IS GRUMPY CAT. IN THE FUR. WE GOT TO MEET HER. THERE ARE SO MANY PICTURES. WITH US. ALSO. GRUMPY CAT. She is SO TINY D’AWWW. Oh, and uhh toys. Because this is a toy site! Haha we didn’t just post Grumpy Cat! But let me tell you… if we met her and there were no toys, there’d be a gallery anyway. Because we have a literal cat addiction. But indeed, plenty of Grumpy Cat plushes abound in the gallery, along with shirts and DID I MENTION GRUMPY CAT?

    Toy Fair 2014: Grumpy Cat Merchandise

    Guys. GUYS. So pretty much the best thing ever happened at Toy Fair. It’s usually our favorite convention due to the lack of crowds, getting to bring momos to toy companies, and the overall chill atmosphere. But this year brought it to a whole ‘nother level. Do you see the header? YES IT IS GRUMPY CAT. IN THE FUR. WE GOT TO MEET HER. THERE ARE SO MANY PICTURES. WITH US. ALSO. GRUMPY CAT. She is SO TINY D’AWWW. Oh, and uhh toys. Because this is a toy site! Haha we didn’t just post Grumpy Cat! But let me tell you… if we met her and there were no toys, there’d be a gallery anyway. Because we have a literal cat addiction. But indeed, plenty of Grumpy Cat plushes abound in the gallery, along with shirts and DID I MENTION GRUMPY CAT?

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  • As a lover of all cats great and small, I am of course up to date on all the internet kitty celebrities. My favorite? Probably Lil Bub, who is both adorable and raises awareness for kitties with disabilities! Which is great, and means a lot to me as I once had an impaired kitty of my own. Lil Bub had a booth set up at Toy Fair, filled to the brim with her new plushes. They aren’t out in stores, but you can pre-order one now, and part of the proceeds go to charities! Sadly, the gigantic plush on the ground is just for display: I know this because I may or may not have asked if I could buy it.

    Toy Fair 2014: Lil Bub Plushes

    As a lover of all cats great and small, I am of course up to date on all the internet kitty celebrities. My favorite? Probably Lil Bub, who is both adorable and raises awareness for kitties with disabilities! Which is great, and means a lot to me as I once had an impaired kitty of my own. Lil Bub had a booth set up at Toy Fair, filled to the brim with her new plushes. They aren’t out in stores, but you can pre-order one now, and part of the proceeds go to charities! Sadly, the gigantic plush on the ground is just for display: I know this because I may or may not have asked if I could buy it.

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