Fate/Stay Night Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-strongers-fategrand-order-shielder/attachment/shielderheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83451"></a></p> <p>So far I have really managed to avoid all of the <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> hype. It’s a combination of things: Stephen and I have cut our orders down to a scale figure every one or two months, so we have to be super picky, and also there’s just so dang many of them! If I started with one, I’d get the Pringles effect and want them all. But let me tell you, this one is tempting me.</p> <p>Stronger’s take on Shielder is just so lovely and unique (and a lot better than <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/aniplex-unveils-their-new-saber-shielder" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Aniplex version</a>). It’s kind of like a classic American pickup pose, no? The perfect mix of strong (I mean, she’s got that big old shield to smack you with) and sexy. Plus her eventual purple-grey color palette really appeals to me. Hopefully she’s colored at Wonder Festival!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/beyyang128" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/beyyang128', 'beyyang128']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">beyyang128</a>]</p>

    Check Out Stronger’s Fate/Grand Order Shielder

    So far I have really managed to avoid all of the Fate/Grand Order hype. It’s a combination of things: Stephen and I have cut our orders down to a scale figure every one or two months, so we have to be super picky, and also there’s just so dang many of them! If I started with one, I’d get the Pringles effect and want them all. But let me tell you, this one is tempting me.

    Stronger’s take on Shielder is just so lovely and unique (and a lot better than the Aniplex version). It’s kind of like a classic American pickup pose, no? The perfect mix of strong (I mean, she’s got that big old shield to smack you with) and sexy. Plus her eventual purple-grey color palette really appeals to me. Hopefully she’s colored at Wonder Festival!

    [via beyyang128]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuni-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83369"></a></p> <p>Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my <em>Persona 5</em> gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.</p> <p>And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from <em>Kill la Kill</em> they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Amakuni

    Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my Persona 5 gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.

    And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from Kill la Kill they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-megahouse/attachment/megahouseheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-83345"></a></p> <p>As a company, MegaHouse absolutely bamboozles me. On one hand we have their cute, nostalgic, simple-but-well-made lines like their amazing Digimon and Pokemon figures, which were both out and about at MegaHobby. Then they bust out the occasional magnificent sculpt, like our header girl: Airi from <em>Queen’s Blade</em>! I cannot explain my excitement when I saw her: I always wanted a great Airi figure but assumed that time had come & gone long ago. But no, MegaHouse to the rescue!</p> <p>Then we have the other half of their line: the painfully tacky and often out-of-character girls, especially from beloved shows like <em>Naruto</em> and <em>Dragonball Z</em>. They’ve butchered so many of my faves. Just look at that Hinata. It hurts my soul. And I remember C.C in a lot more clothing, don’t you? The <em>One Piece</em> girls obviously fall into this category: the anatomy has gotten so bad that I kind of think it’s some big elaborate joke. The sculpting for this “side” of them is often simple to a fault and looks like it could have been from 8 years ago. Put Airi, the new Digimon boys, and that awful stripper pole Nami together: do they look like the same company? What is going on with MegaHouse?!?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92739" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92739', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: MegaHouse

    As a company, MegaHouse absolutely bamboozles me. On one hand we have their cute, nostalgic, simple-but-well-made lines like their amazing Digimon and Pokemon figures, which were both out and about at MegaHobby. Then they bust out the occasional magnificent sculpt, like our header girl: Airi from Queen’s Blade! I cannot explain my excitement when I saw her: I always wanted a great Airi figure but assumed that time had come & gone long ago. But no, MegaHouse to the rescue!

    Then we have the other half of their line: the painfully tacky and often out-of-character girls, especially from beloved shows like Naruto and Dragonball Z. They’ve butchered so many of my faves. Just look at that Hinata. It hurts my soul. And I remember C.C in a lot more clothing, don’t you? The One Piece girls obviously fall into this category: the anatomy has gotten so bad that I kind of think it’s some big elaborate joke. The sculpting for this “side” of them is often simple to a fault and looks like it could have been from 8 years ago. Put Airi, the new Digimon boys, and that awful stripper pole Nami together: do they look like the same company? What is going on with MegaHouse?!?!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-aniplex/attachment/aniplexheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-83317"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I think Aniplex should just change their name to “We Make Fate/Stay Night Figures, The Company.” Because let’s be real, recently that’s all they’ve done. Thankfully, they are quite good at it: their painted Ishtar might be the most beautiful figure I’ve ever seen from the franchise.</p> <p>They also had a beautiful casual Saber from <em>Heaven’s Feel</em>, along with the announcement for a gorgeous dressy Jeanne d’Arc. You know, I love Jeanne, but I don’t have a single figure of her! Maybe this will be the one? There were, of course, a handful of non-Fate figures out like their lovely and complex Asuna! Check them all out and more in the gallery below.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92730" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92730', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Aniplex

    Sometimes I think Aniplex should just change their name to “We Make Fate/Stay Night Figures, The Company.” Because let’s be real, recently that’s all they’ve done. Thankfully, they are quite good at it: their painted Ishtar might be the most beautiful figure I’ve ever seen from the franchise.

    They also had a beautiful casual Saber from Heaven’s Feel, along with the announcement for a gorgeous dressy Jeanne d’Arc. You know, I love Jeanne, but I don’t have a single figure of her! Maybe this will be the one? There were, of course, a handful of non-Fate figures out like their lovely and complex Asuna! Check them all out and more in the gallery below.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-alter/attachment/mhf17alterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83305"></a></p> <p>Ah, MegaHobby Expo, Wonder Festival’s little brother. Years ago the two rivaled each other in scale, but as time has passed MegaHobby has gotten smaller and smaller. Fewer companies, fewer figures. But there are always a few gems to be found!</p> <p>We’ll start the coverage with Alter, one of my favorite companies (though as you may know, they have recently fallen out of the “affordable” bracket and into the “look longingly from a distance” bracket for me). They had quite a few cuties out on display, including many updates to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alter" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wonder Festival sculpts</a>. Jeanne d’Arc definitely stole the show for me! The only brand-new reveal was Arie Nadja from <em>Madou Monogatari</em> who is so adorably retro it hurts.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92733" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92733', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Alter

    Ah, MegaHobby Expo, Wonder Festival’s little brother. Years ago the two rivaled each other in scale, but as time has passed MegaHobby has gotten smaller and smaller. Fewer companies, fewer figures. But there are always a few gems to be found!

    We’ll start the coverage with Alter, one of my favorite companies (though as you may know, they have recently fallen out of the “affordable” bracket and into the “look longingly from a distance” bracket for me). They had quite a few cuties out on display, including many updates to their Wonder Festival sculpts. Jeanne d’Arc definitely stole the show for me! The only brand-new reveal was Arie Nadja from Madou Monogatari who is so adorably retro it hurts.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82856" rel="attachment wp-att-82856"></a></p> <p>While Kotobukiya tends to focus on more US-friendly comic/game/movie toys at comic conventions stateside, they never fully forget their anime & manga fans! This year they had quite a few beautiful sculpts, including the American debut of the gorgeous sculpt for Jabami Yumeko from <em>Kakegurui</em>. Just look at that hair!</p> <p>Also on display were the Fullmetal Alchemist boys, Joker from <em>Persona 5</em> (who was just released and is in the mail on his way to me~), Victor from Yuri on <em>Ice,</em> and the new beach Lancer (who is definitely not Caster, totally different characters in the logic of Fate/world).</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Anime Figures

    While Kotobukiya tends to focus on more US-friendly comic/game/movie toys at comic conventions stateside, they never fully forget their anime & manga fans! This year they had quite a few beautiful sculpts, including the American debut of the gorgeous sculpt for Jabami Yumeko from Kakegurui. Just look at that hair!

    Also on display were the Fullmetal Alchemist boys, Joker from Persona 5 (who was just released and is in the mail on his way to me~), Victor from Yuri on Ice, and the new beach Lancer (who is definitely not Caster, totally different characters in the logic of Fate/world).

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/aniplex-announces-slew-new-figures/attachment/newaniplexheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82689"></a></p> <p>Ah, Aniplex. Maker of prices that make my heart sing and my wallet cry. I will admit that I only own a scant few of their pieces because 1) insane pricetags and 2) exclusives. It’s a bad combo! But once again, I am impressed with their new lineup and want them all.</p> <p>We have 4 announcements today! First off, we are getting more <em>Fate/Apocrypha</em> figures: Mordred and Astolfo. Their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-aniplex" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amazing Ishtar</a> is also painted! They will also be re-visiting <em>Madoka</em>… or <em>Magical Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka ☆ Magica Gaiden</em>, which is not at all a long and annoying name or anything. They will be doing Madoka (of course) and Iroha Tamaki. Can’t wait to see them all sculpted!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.aniplex.co.jp/news/index.html#n44954" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.aniplex.co.jp/news/index.html#n44954', 'Aniplex']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aniplex</a>]</p>

    Aniplex Announces A Slew Of New Figures

    Ah, Aniplex. Maker of prices that make my heart sing and my wallet cry. I will admit that I only own a scant few of their pieces because 1) insane pricetags and 2) exclusives. It’s a bad combo! But once again, I am impressed with their new lineup and want them all.

    We have 4 announcements today! First off, we are getting more Fate/Apocrypha figures: Mordred and Astolfo. Their amazing Ishtar is also painted! They will also be re-visiting Madoka… or Magical Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka ☆ Magica Gaiden, which is not at all a long and annoying name or anything. They will be doing Madoka (of course) and Iroha Tamaki. Can’t wait to see them all sculpted!

    [via Aniplex]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-fategrand-order-dollfie-dreams/attachment/fatedollfiesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82671"></a></p> <p>In a surprise move, Volks has shown off two fully finished Dollfie Dreams for their next pre-order project and both are a total surprise. I know we were all hoping for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/nier-automata-x-dollfie-dream-actually-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nier</a> or <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-dollfie-dream-luka" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Luka</a>, but we’re getting… more Saber! Fate/Grand Order Saber and Jeanne d’Arc, to be exact.</p> <p>I’m going to be honest: I am not happy with this decision. We have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-dollfie-blog-gives-us-our-first-look-at-saber-alter-and-saber-extra" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so very many</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-brings-holiday-cheer-with-their-new-dollfie-dream" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Saber Dollfies</a> already, and it looks like the new one has the same head sculpt. Jeanne is pretty, but do we NEED more Fate Dollfies that are, essentially, Saber clones? I’d much prefer any of the Casters. Or, like, any other character. Ishtar? A new Rin? But nope, it’s DD Saber again. They will be pre-order dolls so no rush to enter a lottery! Hopefully this isn’t like the last set, though, where Volks wanted the whole cost upfront. Since these have armor & swords they will likely be around $1,000 each, and I can’t imagine casually dropping 2k for a product you won’t get for a year!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.volks.co.jp/fgo/?fref=gc&dti=498203886856903" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.volks.co.jp/fgo/?fref=gc&dti=498203886856903', 'Volks']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Volks</a>]</p>

    Volks Announces Fate/Grand Order Dollfie Dreams

    In a surprise move, Volks has shown off two fully finished Dollfie Dreams for their next pre-order project and both are a total surprise. I know we were all hoping for Nier or Luka, but we’re getting… more Saber! Fate/Grand Order Saber and Jeanne d’Arc, to be exact.

    I’m going to be honest: I am not happy with this decision. We have so very many Saber Dollfies already, and it looks like the new one has the same head sculpt. Jeanne is pretty, but do we NEED more Fate Dollfies that are, essentially, Saber clones? I’d much prefer any of the Casters. Or, like, any other character. Ishtar? A new Rin? But nope, it’s DD Saber again. They will be pre-order dolls so no rush to enter a lottery! Hopefully this isn’t like the last set, though, where Volks wanted the whole cost upfront. Since these have armor & swords they will likely be around $1,000 each, and I can’t imagine casually dropping 2k for a product you won’t get for a year!

    [via Volks]

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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/summer-wonfest-2017-pulchra/attachment/pulchraheader-5" rel="attachment wp-att-82405"></a></p> <p>Pulchra is a company with great ideas but usually not-so-great execution. Aside from the header girl Marie Antoinette, who we already saw at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/History</a>, none of their sculpts really stand out to me. Except for Isuzu Sento, but that is… not in a good way. What is happening with her chest. They actually remind me a lot of Griffon, especially with their penchant to put up cards with the sculpt on them instead of, you know, just bringing the figure.</p> <p>They had a LOT of announcements this year. Rosehip from <em>Girls und Panzer</em>, Tooka Yatogami & Yoshino & Kurumi Tokisake & Origami Tobiichi from Date A Live, lots of<em> To LOVEru</em> girls, Ryoubi from Senran Kagura, and a reclining Emilia from <em>Re;Zero</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-76172.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-76172.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Pulchra

    Pulchra is a company with great ideas but usually not-so-great execution. Aside from the header girl Marie Antoinette, who we already saw at Fate/History, none of their sculpts really stand out to me. Except for Isuzu Sento, but that is… not in a good way. What is happening with her chest. They actually remind me a lot of Griffon, especially with their penchant to put up cards with the sculpt on them instead of, you know, just bringing the figure.

    They had a LOT of announcements this year. Rosehip from Girls und Panzer, Tooka Yatogami & Yoshino & Kurumi Tokisake & Origami Tobiichi from Date A Live, lots of To LOVEru girls, Ryoubi from Senran Kagura, and a reclining Emilia from Re;Zero.

    [via figsoku]

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