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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83651" rel="attachment wp-att-83651"></a></p> <p>Last summer at San Diego Comic Con <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from <em>Evil Dead 2</em></a>, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.</p> <p>I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Evil Dead Ash Bishoujo Gallery

    Last summer at San Diego Comic Con we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.

    I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-good-smile-companys-tell-your-world-miku-hatsune/attachment/tellyourworldmikugalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-68748"></a></p> <p>It’s been a while since we’ve had a gallery or review of a Miku figure on the site, but now that summer is officially here and Good Smile Company’s Tell Your World Miku showed up, it felt like a perfect time to bring a Miku out for a shoot. Tell Your World Miku has one of my favorite sculpts of a Miku figure in a while featuring great detail and winding tendrils of her twintails and she has such a soft, yet introspective face that conveys a wide variety of emotions depending on the angle.</p> <p>Tell Your World Miku is rather dainty and tiny for the 1/8th scale that she is, but that seems to be more of Sakurako’s sculpting style than anything else. And it’s not necessarily a negative either; it really makes her look that much more fragile in these shots, which looks great in all honesty. When we saw that the colors of the flowers out front were pretty much identical to the pattern on her dress Leah and I had to take her out for a few quick pictures. Hit the jump to check them out!</p>

    Plastikitty Gallery: Good Smile Company’s Tell Your World Miku Hatsune

    It’s been a while since we’ve had a gallery or review of a Miku figure on the site, but now that summer is officially here and Good Smile Company’s Tell Your World Miku showed up, it felt like a perfect time to bring a Miku out for a shoot. Tell Your World Miku has one of my favorite sculpts of a Miku figure in a while featuring great detail and winding tendrils of her twintails and she has such a soft, yet introspective face that conveys a wide variety of emotions depending on the angle.

    Tell Your World Miku is rather dainty and tiny for the 1/8th scale that she is, but that seems to be more of Sakurako’s sculpting style than anything else. And it’s not necessarily a negative either; it really makes her look that much more fragile in these shots, which looks great in all honesty. When we saw that the colors of the flowers out front were pretty much identical to the pattern on her dress Leah and I had to take her out for a few quick pictures. Hit the jump to check them out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-artfx-hulk-vs-hulkbuster/attachment/toyfair2015kotobukiyahulkvshulkbusterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-65562"></a></p> <p>One of the single coolest things we’ve seen at this year’s Toy Fair so far is the recently announced Hulk vs Hulkbuster ArtFX+ figures by Kotobukiya. Featuring the fight from the upcoming <em>Avengers 2: Age of Ultron</em> movie in stunning 3D, these 1/10th scale figures are anything but what one thinks of when they hear 1/10th scale; they’re <strong>massive</strong>. Each figure will come separately with the Hulk at a price point of $69.99 and the Hulkbuster at $199.99, but I really cannot see displaying these without having both, they just work that well with each other. I’ve also seen quite a lot of complaints about the $199.99 price for Hulkbuster, but, having seen this behemoth in person, not only is he larger than most of the 1/6th scale Fine Arts statues, he’s also much more intricate and detailed; the paintwork on the Hulkbuster armor is simply stunning.</p> <p>We also learned that the Hulkbuster was sculpted in a unique way: Kotobukiya received the 3D model data for the suit that’s used by the SFX team working on the movie to be able to print out the suit as a 100% replica from the screen, which was then put together and moved into the pose wanted for the statue, but then re-touched by hand completely by their sculptor Abe, who mixed these two methods to produce something true to screen, but also have the fluidity of something hand sculpted. I really am blown away by these pieces and their sheer enormity, detail, and most importantly raw emotion that they convey. These are some of the best figures I’ve seen in a long time and $270 for a centerpiece this large and elaborate is a steal.</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Marvel ArtFX+ Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster

    One of the single coolest things we’ve seen at this year’s Toy Fair so far is the recently announced Hulk vs Hulkbuster ArtFX+ figures by Kotobukiya. Featuring the fight from the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie in stunning 3D, these 1/10th scale figures are anything but what one thinks of when they hear 1/10th scale; they’re massive. Each figure will come separately with the Hulk at a price point of $69.99 and the Hulkbuster at $199.99, but I really cannot see displaying these without having both, they just work that well with each other. I’ve also seen quite a lot of complaints about the $199.99 price for Hulkbuster, but, having seen this behemoth in person, not only is he larger than most of the 1/6th scale Fine Arts statues, he’s also much more intricate and detailed; the paintwork on the Hulkbuster armor is simply stunning.

    We also learned that the Hulkbuster was sculpted in a unique way: Kotobukiya received the 3D model data for the suit that’s used by the SFX team working on the movie to be able to print out the suit as a 100% replica from the screen, which was then put together and moved into the pose wanted for the statue, but then re-touched by hand completely by their sculptor Abe, who mixed these two methods to produce something true to screen, but also have the fluidity of something hand sculpted. I really am blown away by these pieces and their sheer enormity, detail, and most importantly raw emotion that they convey. These are some of the best figures I’ve seen in a long time and $270 for a centerpiece this large and elaborate is a steal.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikittys-favorite-figures-of-2014/attachment/faves15header" rel="attachment wp-att-64038"></a></p> <p>Can you believe that 2014 is over? Probably, since we all wanted to get rid of it. Every New Year it’s the same thing: we say good riddance to the year past and hope for a great start in the next year. Yet in 12 month’s time, we’re back saying the same thing. Does anyone EVER have a really great year? Is anyone there like “aww, I’ll miss you 2014.” Probably not.</p> <p>But you know what it WAS a good year for? Figures. I know I say that every year but hey, I get stuff I like every year. Thus, a good year for figures! As always, we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane and saying hello to all our favorites of 2014. So hit the jump and let’s get this party started!</p>

    Plastikitty’s Favorite Figures of 2014

    Can you believe that 2014 is over? Probably, since we all wanted to get rid of it. Every New Year it’s the same thing: we say good riddance to the year past and hope for a great start in the next year. Yet in 12 month’s time, we’re back saying the same thing. Does anyone EVER have a really great year? Is anyone there like “aww, I’ll miss you 2014.” Probably not.

    But you know what it WAS a good year for? Figures. I know I say that every year but hey, I get stuff I like every year. Thus, a good year for figures! As always, we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane and saying hello to all our favorites of 2014. So hit the jump and let’s get this party started!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-nsfw-good-smile-companys-femto-statue-gallery/attachment/nycc2014gscfemtostatueheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62072"></a></p> <p>We already showed you <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-good-smile-companys-guts-statue-gallery" target="_blank">Guts</a>, the protagonist of <em>Berserk</em>, but what good is a show without an antagonist? Femto here, the antagonist, if you could even really call him that, is also getting the statue treatment from Good Smile Company and is just as imposing as Guts. Standing about the same size as Guts, but slightly shorter due to the lack of a giant sword, Femto is damn impressive. His base is actually the Behelit after, well, some spoilertastic things happen, and is full of naked and decaying humans and creatures, which is a nice touch.</p> <p>Just like Guts, I’m in love with this piece. The sculpting is phenomenal and in its unpainted form reminds me of the statues of ancient Greece. The theme is also very similar to what you’d see in those older pieces as well due to the whole pseudo-Inferno and hell theme of the base. The musculature and anatomy displayed in this pieces is bar none and I really hope that they continue the line if this is what we’ve gotten so far.</p>

    NYCC 2014: (NSFW) Good Smile Company’s Femto Statue Gallery

    We already showed you Guts, the protagonist of Berserk, but what good is a show without an antagonist? Femto here, the antagonist, if you could even really call him that, is also getting the statue treatment from Good Smile Company and is just as imposing as Guts. Standing about the same size as Guts, but slightly shorter due to the lack of a giant sword, Femto is damn impressive. His base is actually the Behelit after, well, some spoilertastic things happen, and is full of naked and decaying humans and creatures, which is a nice touch.

    Just like Guts, I’m in love with this piece. The sculpting is phenomenal and in its unpainted form reminds me of the statues of ancient Greece. The theme is also very similar to what you’d see in those older pieces as well due to the whole pseudo-Inferno and hell theme of the base. The musculature and anatomy displayed in this pieces is bar none and I really hope that they continue the line if this is what we’ve gotten so far.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-jean-grey/attachment/kotojeangreyreviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-10805"></a></p> <p>When Jean Grey was announced as a new addition to the Marvel Bishoujo line, people were a bit skeptical. After all, we already had Phoenix. In fact, we had <em>three</em> Phoenixes–regular, Dark, and White. But that was at the beginning of the line, when the figures were a bit smaller and the attention to detail wasn’t as high. So Jean Grey would be an interesting comparison point to see how the line has changed.</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Jean Grey

    When Jean Grey was announced as a new addition to the Marvel Bishoujo line, people were a bit skeptical. After all, we already had Phoenix. In fact, we had three Phoenixes–regular, Dark, and White. But that was at the beginning of the line, when the figures were a bit smaller and the attention to detail wasn’t as high. So Jean Grey would be an interesting comparison point to see how the line has changed.

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