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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-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/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-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/kotobukiya-announces-supergirl-bishoujo-version-2/attachment/supergirlnewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81446"></a></p> <p>It seems like it is a day for old Bishoujos getting an update! First <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">Chun-Li</a>, and now Supergirl. Granted, her first Bishoujo was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-evil-supergirl" target="_blank">ages and ages ago</a>, but this is still a bit of a surprise. I’m guessing it’s because of the Supergirl show that seems so popular, right? I wonder if we’ll get any other figures inspired by the booming DC & Marvel cinematic/tv universes. Mera and Gamora would be my wishes!</p> <p>This is definitely a much different vibe from their first cute, flirty Supergirl. Here she looks strong and defiant, and even though her pose is quite basic it reads as powerful. I am a little surprised they kept the belly-baring outfit, though… I’d like to see a bit more updated one.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1688656254484097/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1688656254484097/?type=3&theater', 'Koto’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Koto’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Announces Supergirl Bishoujo Version 2

    It seems like it is a day for old Bishoujos getting an update! First Chun-Li, and now Supergirl. Granted, her first Bishoujo was ages and ages ago, but this is still a bit of a surprise. I’m guessing it’s because of the Supergirl show that seems so popular, right? I wonder if we’ll get any other figures inspired by the booming DC & Marvel cinematic/tv universes. Mera and Gamora would be my wishes!

    This is definitely a much different vibe from their first cute, flirty Supergirl. Here she looks strong and defiant, and even though her pose is quite basic it reads as powerful. I am a little surprised they kept the belly-baring outfit, though… I’d like to see a bit more updated one.

    [via Koto’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81219" rel="attachment wp-att-81219"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen the rest of Kotobukiya’s DC TV line (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-arrow-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">Arrow</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-supergirl-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">Supergirl</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-flash-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">The Flash</a>) so now it’s time for <em>Gotham</em>! Which, so far, is the only show to have more than one figure in it. Because you know everyone likes the villain more than the protagonist, but you can’t start a line off without a hero!</p> <p>My main question is, who names a little baby Oswald Cobblepot? You’re basically just asking to create a supervillain at that point, right? That or an NFL player (I’m looking at you, Ha Ha Clinton Dix). Both Oswald/Penguin and Jim Gordon are painted and ready for orders. Who would you like to see next in the line, Plastikitties?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Gotham ArtFX+ Gallery

    We’ve seen the rest of Kotobukiya’s DC TV line (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash) so now it’s time for Gotham! Which, so far, is the only show to have more than one figure in it. Because you know everyone likes the villain more than the protagonist, but you can’t start a line off without a hero!

    My main question is, who names a little baby Oswald Cobblepot? You’re basically just asking to create a supervillain at that point, right? That or an NFL player (I’m looking at you, Ha Ha Clinton Dix). Both Oswald/Penguin and Jim Gordon are painted and ready for orders. Who would you like to see next in the line, Plastikitties?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81233" rel="attachment wp-att-81233"></a></p> <p>So how are you guys enjoying this season of <em>Felicity & Friends</em>? I have seen exactly one episode, and granted I was at the gym so maybe I wasn’t paying close attention. But man, aliens in the DC world sure play it fast and loose, huh? You’d think posting even a single guard around kidnapped people would be mandatory. Not in ~tv land~</p> <p>Anyway, Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ was one of the figures we got to take out from behind the glass at Toy Fair. Look at his little arrows! He’s totally gonna attempt to shoot you with them but I doubt it would really hurt. Pew pew, watch out for tiny Arrow! Do you ever look at all these small scale superhero figures and imagine them trying to take down a normal-sized human in some sort of epic boss battle? And the human is you? No…. just me?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ Gallery

    So how are you guys enjoying this season of Felicity & Friends? I have seen exactly one episode, and granted I was at the gym so maybe I wasn’t paying close attention. But man, aliens in the DC world sure play it fast and loose, huh? You’d think posting even a single guard around kidnapped people would be mandatory. Not in ~tv land~

    Anyway, Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ was one of the figures we got to take out from behind the glass at Toy Fair. Look at his little arrows! He’s totally gonna attempt to shoot you with them but I doubt it would really hurt. Pew pew, watch out for tiny Arrow! Do you ever look at all these small scale superhero figures and imagine them trying to take down a normal-sized human in some sort of epic boss battle? And the human is you? No…. just me?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81246" rel="attachment wp-att-81246"></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNBNlhhYqs" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNBNlhhYqs', 'Supergirl, Supergirl~']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0" target="_blank">Supergirl, Supergirl~</a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has a lot of surprises for us at Toy Fair, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to see their Supergirl ArtFX+ sculpted already. This line is really moving at… <em>super speed</em>. Okay, I promise I will stop with the terrible jokes now. Probably.</p> <p>So a rough sculpt of Supergirl was out and about, and we got to see some of her display options: she will have both arms at her sides, arms on her hips, and crossed arms (which they did not have at the event). While it’s certainly not a show I am crazy about, the details are still impressive: her skirt seriously looks just like fabric! It’s fun to compare this to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-supergirl" target="_blank">old ArtFX+</a> of her or even the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-evil-supergirl" target="_blank">Bishoujo</a> and see how far they’ve come with those tiny sculpted details.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Supergirl ArtFX+ Gallery

    Supergirl, Supergirl~

    Kotobukiya always has a lot of surprises for us at Toy Fair, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to see their Supergirl ArtFX+ sculpted already. This line is really moving at… super speed. Okay, I promise I will stop with the terrible jokes now. Probably.

    So a rough sculpt of Supergirl was out and about, and we got to see some of her display options: she will have both arms at her sides, arms on her hips, and crossed arms (which they did not have at the event). While it’s certainly not a show I am crazy about, the details are still impressive: her skirt seriously looks just like fabric! It’s fun to compare this to their old ArtFX+ of her or even the Bishoujo and see how far they’ve come with those tiny sculpted details.

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