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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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-captain-marvel/attachment/captainmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81665"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has quite a few Bishoujo announcements and updates at San Diego Comic Con, and our first full reveal is a Bishoujo of Captain Marvel! This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Their original Ms Marvel is one of my favorites in the line, and I can’t wait to get an updated version of the character.</p> <p>Plus I am very happy they included the short hair! Usually the Bish line goes for sexy flowing locks but I love her more rugged and cool look here. Think we’ll get an alternate hemleted head?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119019/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119019/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Bishoujo Captain Marvel

    Kotobukiya always has quite a few Bishoujo announcements and updates at San Diego Comic Con, and our first full reveal is a Bishoujo of Captain Marvel! This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Their original Ms Marvel is one of my favorites in the line, and I can’t wait to get an updated version of the character.

    Plus I am very happy they included the short hair! Usually the Bish line goes for sexy flowing locks but I love her more rugged and cool look here. Think we’ll get an alternate hemleted head?

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-nendoroid-wonder-woman/attachment/nendowondyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81660"></a></p> <p>I think at this point we’ve all seen and loved Wonder Woman (a surprise, given the recent direction of the DCCU), and we also expect quite a bit of merchandise from it. Considering that we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-batman-vs-superman-nendoroids" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Batman & Super Man in Nendoroid form</a> from Good Smile Company, Wondy was sure to follow right?</p> <p>And, of course, she is! And looking really cute to boot. I know this is a lot to ask, but I am really hoping she comes with that amazing fur-lined cape. Or maybe an alternate edition of Diana in her beautiful suit? Honestly I would buy every version of her. Literally every movie outfit. Heck, give us Etta, too!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/887832179404943360" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/887832179404943360', 'kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Nendoroid Wonder Woman

    I think at this point we’ve all seen and loved Wonder Woman (a surprise, given the recent direction of the DCCU), and we also expect quite a bit of merchandise from it. Considering that we got Batman & Super Man in Nendoroid form from Good Smile Company, Wondy was sure to follow right?

    And, of course, she is! And looking really cute to boot. I know this is a lot to ask, but I am really hoping she comes with that amazing fur-lined cape. Or maybe an alternate edition of Diana in her beautiful suit? Honestly I would buy every version of her. Literally every movie outfit. Heck, give us Etta, too!

    [via kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana-sculpted/attachment/katanasculptheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81452"></a></p> <p>It’s been like a mini Bishoujo festival these past few days! First the art for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">Chun-Li</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-supergirl-bishoujo-version-2" target="_blank">Supergirl</a>, and now we’re getting a look at the sculpt for Katana, whose illustration was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">revealed at Toy Fair</a>. This is just the initial sculpt and is not the finished version, but she looks pretty polished to me!</p> <p>I’m loving the detail put into her outfit, and also of course dem hips. Is this the first time a Bishoujo is thicker in sculpt form than art form? I also like that they fixed the kind of strange gap between her breasts in the illustration that made them look like they were floating.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1689653767717679/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1689653767717679/?type=3&theater', 'Koto’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Koto’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Katana Is Sculpted

    It’s been like a mini Bishoujo festival these past few days! First the art for Chun-Li and Supergirl, and now we’re getting a look at the sculpt for Katana, whose illustration was revealed at Toy Fair. This is just the initial sculpt and is not the finished version, but she looks pretty polished to me!

    I’m loving the detail put into her outfit, and also of course dem hips. Is this the first time a Bishoujo is thicker in sculpt form than art form? I also like that they fixed the kind of strange gap between her breasts in the illustration that made them look like they were floating.

    [via Koto’s Facebook]

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