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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82805" rel="attachment wp-att-82805"></a></p> <p>Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> for a while, and in fact Nightwing has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">been finished for quite some time</a>, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.</p> <p>Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.

    Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82757" rel="attachment wp-att-82757"></a></p> <p>I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.

    Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2017gscheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82978"></a></p> <p>I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays.</p> <p>They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Anniversary Miku</a> (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the <em>Breath of the Wild</em> Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s Booth Overview

    I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays.

    They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like the Anniversary Miku (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the Breath of the Wild Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/check-figures-49th-prize-fair/attachment/49prizefairheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82609"></a></p> <p>Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!</p> <p>We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion,<em> Kantai Collection</em>, <em>Sword Art Online</em>, <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, <em>Bakemonogatari</em>, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!

    We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fly-away-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlpreorderheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82530"></a></p> <p>I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a>, and then we only had badly lit <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">event shots</a> of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.</p> <p>I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Fly Away With Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Supergirl

    I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw the sculpt, and then we only had badly lit event shots of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.

    I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | Hobby Search | HLJ | BBTS

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-nendoroids/attachment/wf2017snendosheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82285"></a></p> <p>Every Wonder Festival I think to myself “there can’t possibly be even more Nendoroids at the next WonFest.” Then, like magic, the Nendo Creep happens and we get at least 5-10 more than last year at the next event. It’s a plague, a really cute plastic plague. I think they’re multiplying on their own at this point.</p> <p>This year we have a bounty of Nendos, so let’s get into it. We’ve got Ariel, Astolfo, Mordred, Lina Inverse, Yumeko Jabami from <em>Kakegurui</em>, Elf Yamada from <em>Eromanga Sensei</em>, <em>Portal 2, KanColle, Meitantei Conan</em>, Beatrice from <em>Re;Zero</em>, Wonder Woman, <em>Overwatch</em>, Mega Man, <em>The Snack World, Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist,</em> and so much more. They are all named in the gallery below for your viewing pleasure.</p> <p>And don’t forget we’ve already seen Nendos from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-orange-rouge" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Orange Rouge</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pokemon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-zelda-breath-wild-guardian-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Breath of the Wild</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a>! Which one are you looking forward to the most?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/kingJunker/status/891499474446467073" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kingJunker/status/891499474446467073', 'King Junker’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">King Junker’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Nendoroids

    Every Wonder Festival I think to myself “there can’t possibly be even more Nendoroids at the next WonFest.” Then, like magic, the Nendo Creep happens and we get at least 5-10 more than last year at the next event. It’s a plague, a really cute plastic plague. I think they’re multiplying on their own at this point.

    This year we have a bounty of Nendos, so let’s get into it. We’ve got Ariel, Astolfo, Mordred, Lina Inverse, Yumeko Jabami from Kakegurui, Elf Yamada from Eromanga Sensei, Portal 2, KanColle, Meitantei Conan, Beatrice from Re;Zero, Wonder Woman, Overwatch, Mega Man, The Snack World, Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist, and so much more. They are all named in the gallery below for your viewing pleasure.

    And don’t forget we’ve already seen Nendos from Orange Rouge, Pokemon, Breath of the Wild, and Vocaloid! Which one are you looking forward to the most?

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site and King Junker’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-82015"></a></p> <p>2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/History</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mikus</a>, but we got a lot more.</p> <p>Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from <em>Cinderella Girls</em>, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.</p> <p>But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from <em>No Game No Life</em>, Emilia from <em>Re;Zero</em>, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added the <em>Your Name</em> duo to the gallery</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Good Smile Company

    2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at Fate/History and Mikus, but we got a lot more.

    Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.

    But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from No Game No Life, Emilia from Re;Zero, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.

    [UPDATE] Added the Your Name duo to the gallery

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-82129"></a></p> <p>Usually we don’t get any Bishoujo updates from Kotobukiya at Japanese events, especially when said Bishoujo was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">just sculpted at SDCC</a> a few weeks ago. But here we are, with a fully painted Bishoujo ver 2 Supergirl out and about at Wonder Festival! Who would have guessed?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891478461830897665" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891478461830897665', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Bishoujo Supergirl

    Usually we don’t get any Bishoujo updates from Kotobukiya at Japanese events, especially when said Bishoujo was just sculpted at SDCC a few weeks ago. But here we are, with a fully painted Bishoujo ver 2 Supergirl out and about at Wonder Festival! Who would have guessed?

    [via amiami]

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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/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2/attachment/supergirlheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81677"></a></p> <p>Just a few months ago we found out that Kotobukiya would be doing a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-supergirl-bishoujo-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">second, updated Bishoujo of Supergirl</a>, spurred on by the success of the tv show. They have redone quite a few girls recently, especially in the Marvel & DC lines, but I really didn’t expect a second version of Supergirl any time soon! And now it’s time for the full sculpt reveal.</p> <p>I think I can safely say that this is the first time I liked the sculpt significantly more than Shunya’s illustration. The art just feels very safe and basic, where the sculpt has more emotion and detail. Instead of standing there kind of blankly she looks determined and strong!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119578/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119578/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Bishoujo Supergirl Version 2

    Just a few months ago we found out that Kotobukiya would be doing a second, updated Bishoujo of Supergirl, spurred on by the success of the tv show. They have redone quite a few girls recently, especially in the Marvel & DC lines, but I really didn’t expect a second version of Supergirl any time soon! And now it’s time for the full sculpt reveal.

    I think I can safely say that this is the first time I liked the sculpt significantly more than Shunya’s illustration. The art just feels very safe and basic, where the sculpt has more emotion and detail. Instead of standing there kind of blankly she looks determined and strong!

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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