Fate/Stay Night Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-cos-summer-wonder-festival-2017-exclusives/attachment/swf17header" rel="attachment wp-att-81636"></a></p> <p>For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.</p> <p>First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.</p> <p>We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.</p> <p>Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/en/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company & Co’s Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Exclusives

    For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.

    First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.

    We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.

    Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-81551"></a></p> <p>Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another <em>Persona 5</em> announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$</p> <p>Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from <em>Choukou Shinki Ixseal</em>. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, along with a few of their older sculpts.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Amakuni

    Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another Persona 5 announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$

    Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from Fate/Grand Order, along with a few of their older sculpts.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-alter/attachment/alterheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81527"></a></p> <p>Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.</p> <p>Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from <em>Atelier Sophie</em> was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added some lovely bonus pictures from <a href="https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax', 'Hobby Maniax']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Maniax</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Alter

    Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.

    Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from Atelier Sophie was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.

    [UPDATE] Added some lovely bonus pictures from Hobby Maniax

    [via Dengeki & AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2017/attachment/animejapan2017header" rel="attachment wp-att-81384"></a></p> <p>Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. <em>Re:Zero</em> seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. <em>Kemono Friends</em> also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.</p> <p>There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from <em>Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria</em>. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2017

    Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. Re:Zero seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. Kemono Friends also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.

    There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!

    [via Kahotan & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80922" rel="attachment wp-att-80922"></a></p> <p>As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup" target="_blank">before-event roundup</a>, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day!</p> <p>The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/20170220wf2017wm488554.html/5" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/20170220wf2017wm488554.html/5', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/didjeridoo_tom/page2" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/didjeridoo_tom/page2', 'tom matsumodo']);" target="_blank">tom matsumodo</a>, & <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanpenx/page2" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanpenx/page2', 'hanpenx']);" target="_blank">hanpenx</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kits

    As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual before-event roundup, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day!

    The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump!

    [via 1up, tom matsumodo, & hanpenx]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-nsfw-kalmia-project/attachment/kalimaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80626"></a></p> <p>Kalmia Project is one of those strange, brand-new NSFW companies that Native is suddenly distributing. They all seem to have Native-like quality, no? And Native themselves are distributed by GSC. It’s a confusing world of naked figures.</p> <p>Kalmia might be new to the scene, but they showed some awesome stuff off at Wonder Festival. They only had 3 sculpts out, but the White Elf in particular is quite impressive. There’s also a bunny girl illustrated by Ogin Bara and a demon girl illustrated by Houtengeki. And of course we have to have a few art announcements! Check ’em out in the gallery below.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/IVE_nina927" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/IVE_nina927', 'Kalmia’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Kalmia’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: (NSFW) Kalmia Project

    Kalmia Project is one of those strange, brand-new NSFW companies that Native is suddenly distributing. They all seem to have Native-like quality, no? And Native themselves are distributed by GSC. It’s a confusing world of naked figures.

    Kalmia might be new to the scene, but they showed some awesome stuff off at Wonder Festival. They only had 3 sculpts out, but the White Elf in particular is quite impressive. There’s also a bunny girl illustrated by Ogin Bara and a demon girl illustrated by Houtengeki. And of course we have to have a few art announcements! Check ’em out in the gallery below.

    [via Kalmia’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80617" rel="attachment wp-att-80617"></a></p> <p>It seems like Pulchra made a bunch of new figures, looked at them, and said “hey guys, these are heavy, how about we just take some pictures and stick them on cards for Wonder Festival?” It’s not the best idea anyone ever had, but here we are. All of their brand-new announcements are… pictures of pictures. There’s a kneeling Isuzu Sento, Karen Kujou from <em>Kiniro Mosaic</em>, Akebi Sasaki & Taeko Kondou from <em>Girls und Panzer</em>, and a Rider from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> with a truly impressive hat.</p> <p>Thankfully, they had some actual figures at the event too! Like a bridal Kurumi Tokisaki (will she be wearing white? I can’t picture that), the racing queen <em>Girls und Panzer</em> figures, and Kaori Miyazono (who looks okay as long as you don’t put your eyes anywhere near her face).</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1711947&ref=item%3A417836" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1711947&ref=item%3A417836', 'mfc']);" target="_blank">mfc</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Pulchra

    It seems like Pulchra made a bunch of new figures, looked at them, and said “hey guys, these are heavy, how about we just take some pictures and stick them on cards for Wonder Festival?” It’s not the best idea anyone ever had, but here we are. All of their brand-new announcements are… pictures of pictures. There’s a kneeling Isuzu Sento, Karen Kujou from Kiniro Mosaic, Akebi Sasaki & Taeko Kondou from Girls und Panzer, and a Rider from Fate/Grand Order with a truly impressive hat.

    Thankfully, they had some actual figures at the event too! Like a bridal Kurumi Tokisaki (will she be wearing white? I can’t picture that), the racing queen Girls und Panzer figures, and Kaori Miyazono (who looks okay as long as you don’t put your eyes anywhere near her face).

    [via mfc & AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-ques-q/attachment/quesqheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-80560"></a></p> <p>Like usual, ques Q’s booth at Wonder Festival was like 80% <em>KanColle</em> and <em>Touhou Project</em>. Yet they put out figures from both those series so slowly! It’s a conspiracy to drive us insane, I tell you. At least this year they had some cool KanColle girls who we don’t usually see, like Northern Princess (squee!), Kashima, Ro 5oo, and Naka. And they didn’t announce any more, thank the lord.</p> <p>On the Touhou front they announced two new Sakuya Izayoi and a new Remilia Scarlet. Two of my faves! Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico is still unpainted, as is Lancer and the Raita bunny girls. They did have quite a few announcements, of course: they’ll be doing Samurai from 7th Dragon in a maid outfit (wut), and Saber from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>. Pink-haired Saber with a demon tail, I can get behind this.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/337295/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/337295/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: ques Q

    Like usual, ques Q’s booth at Wonder Festival was like 80% KanColle and Touhou Project. Yet they put out figures from both those series so slowly! It’s a conspiracy to drive us insane, I tell you. At least this year they had some cool KanColle girls who we don’t usually see, like Northern Princess (squee!), Kashima, Ro 5oo, and Naka. And they didn’t announce any more, thank the lord.

    On the Touhou front they announced two new Sakuya Izayoi and a new Remilia Scarlet. Two of my faves! Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico is still unpainted, as is Lancer and the Raita bunny girls. They did have quite a few announcements, of course: they’ll be doing Samurai from 7th Dragon in a maid outfit (wut), and Saber from Fate/Grand Order. Pink-haired Saber with a demon tail, I can get behind this.

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-nsfw-alphamax/attachment/alphamaxheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-80151"></a></p> <p>Ah, AlphaMax. Hitting us Tony Taka fans in the wallet every time. This year they had… a lot of Tony Taka on display! Along with figures based on the art of Yuran, Misaki Kurehito, Inue Shinsuke, Nekoume, and more.</p> <p>They also had some safe for work things on display! Like the Saber/Saber EXTRA combo in the header, Makise from <em>Steins;Gate</em>, and the surprise reveal of Zashunina Yahakui from <em>Seikai Suru Kado</em>.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added a few more figures to the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-56294.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-56294.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: (NSFW) AlphaMax

    Ah, AlphaMax. Hitting us Tony Taka fans in the wallet every time. This year they had… a lot of Tony Taka on display! Along with figures based on the art of Yuran, Misaki Kurehito, Inue Shinsuke, Nekoume, and more.

    They also had some safe for work things on display! Like the Saber/Saber EXTRA combo in the header, Makise from Steins;Gate, and the surprise reveal of Zashunina Yahakui from Seikai Suru Kado.

    [UPDATE] Added a few more figures to the gallery!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-easy-eight/attachment/easywhatheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80371"></a></p> <p>You know what we don’t need? More figure companies. Yet here we are, with the second new appearance of one at Wonder Festival. It’d be easier if these guys sucked, but Easy Eight (who named them and why) have some lovely sculpts.</p> <p>They had two on display at WonFest: an amazing Miki Hoshii and a less-elaborate but still pretty Mizuki Makabe, both from<em> IDOLM@STER</em>. Then we have two <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> announcements for Sakura Matou and Rin Tohsaka. Hopefully the paint matches the sculpt for these!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.2chan.net/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.2chan.net/', '2chan']);" target="_blank">2chan</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Easy Eight

    You know what we don’t need? More figure companies. Yet here we are, with the second new appearance of one at Wonder Festival. It’d be easier if these guys sucked, but Easy Eight (who named them and why) have some lovely sculpts.

    They had two on display at WonFest: an amazing Miki Hoshii and a less-elaborate but still pretty Mizuki Makabe, both from IDOLM@STER. Then we have two Fate/Grand Order announcements for Sakura Matou and Rin Tohsaka. Hopefully the paint matches the sculpt for these!

    [via 2chan]

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