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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83136" rel="attachment wp-att-83136"></a></p> <p>I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cavalrys-here-with-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">snagged the <em>Overwatch</em> license</a>. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.</p> <p>The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?</p> <p>What character would you like to see next in the <em>Overwatch</em> figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Overwatch Genji figma Gallery

    I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co snagged the Overwatch license. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.

    The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?

    What character would you like to see next in the Overwatch figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery/attachment/nycc2017gscmikugalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83100"></a></p> <p>For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku</a> in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram', 'custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards</a> made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.</p> <p>I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is <em>insane</em>. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Figure Gallery

    For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.

    I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is insane. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-asks-much-much-figure/attachment/pricingheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82487"></a></p> <p>Today we here at Plastikitty would love to have another discussion with you folks, hot on the heels of our <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lets-talk-figure-pricing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Figure Pricing post</a>. This is, in essence, a follow-up to that, and the question is simple: how much is too much for a figure, for you personally?</p> <p>I used to be of a “as long as I really want it, no price is too high” kind of girl, but as I cut back on ordering and prices skyrocketed I realized that was just no longer true. My first wake-up call was Alter’s ¥24,800 Ranko. Even with discounts, that is around $200 (and you know her shipping is going to be insane). For a 1/7 scale figure. And then, last night, the straw that broke the camel’s back: the TeamUKYO Racing Miku figma (which I have been lusting after for a while) which was revealed to have a shocking ¥8,500 pricetag. For a figma!! That’s too rich for my blood, no matter how much I want her.</p> <p>So, Plastikitties, what number is your personal “not today, Satan” limit? Does it change based on the type of figure, or how much you like the character? Let us know in the comments!</p>

    Plastikitty Asks: How Much Is Too Much For A Figure?

    Today we here at Plastikitty would love to have another discussion with you folks, hot on the heels of our Figure Pricing post. This is, in essence, a follow-up to that, and the question is simple: how much is too much for a figure, for you personally?

    I used to be of a “as long as I really want it, no price is too high” kind of girl, but as I cut back on ordering and prices skyrocketed I realized that was just no longer true. My first wake-up call was Alter’s ¥24,800 Ranko. Even with discounts, that is around $200 (and you know her shipping is going to be insane). For a 1/7 scale figure. And then, last night, the straw that broke the camel’s back: the TeamUKYO Racing Miku figma (which I have been lusting after for a while) which was revealed to have a shocking ¥8,500 pricetag. For a figma!! That’s too rich for my blood, no matter how much I want her.

    So, Plastikitties, what number is your personal “not today, Satan” limit? Does it change based on the type of figure, or how much you like the character? Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lets-talk-figure-pricing/attachment/headerpricing" rel="attachment wp-att-82431"></a></p> <p>Hello, Plastikitties! Today I’d like to have a little chat with you about a topic that has been on my mind a lot recently: figure pricing. I’m sure for the majority of us, this is the deciding factor in what figures we order and how many we order. Yes, even more so than characters, style, and how good a figure looks. I mean, it doesn’t matter how lovely a figure is if you can’t afford it, right? But recently figure prices have been on the rise, so hit the jump and let’s get this convo started!</p>

    Let’s Talk About Figure Pricing

    Hello, Plastikitties! Today I’d like to have a little chat with you about a topic that has been on my mind a lot recently: figure pricing. I’m sure for the majority of us, this is the deciding factor in what figures we order and how many we order. Yes, even more so than characters, style, and how good a figure looks. I mean, it doesn’t matter how lovely a figure is if you can’t afford it, right? But recently figure prices have been on the rise, so hit the jump and let’s get this convo started!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81367" rel="attachment wp-att-81367"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dark-magician-girl-cupoche" target="_blank">Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche</a>, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?</p> <p>Today we are looking at Sebastian from <em>Black Butler</em>, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-sebastian-michaelis" target="_blank">a scaled figure of him</a> a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Sebastian Michaelis Cu-Poche

    Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?

    Today we are looking at Sebastian from Black Butler, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did a scaled figure of him a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81137" rel="attachment wp-att-81137"></a></p> <p>I have a confession, guys: I am really superhero’d out. There are just SO MANY tv shows and movies (and novels now too apparently) based on the DC and Marvel worlds. I’ve experienced overload and now it’s hard to work up the energy to care about them. But there is one big, sparkling exception to that: <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>. Do you know how excited I am for Vol 2? VERY EXCITED.</p> <p>So of course I was hella pumped at the reveal of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-artfx-star-lord" target="_blank">a Star-Lord ArtFX statue at Toy Fair</a>. Especially because he’s perfect. They absolutely nailed the face, and the detail on the outfit is astounding. And he’s a generous 1/6 scale, so definitely a centerpiece kind of figure. Plus BABY GROOT. It just couldn’t get any better. Unless, of course, they made matching statues of the rest of the cast…</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star-Lord and Groot ArtFX Gallery

    I have a confession, guys: I am really superhero’d out. There are just SO MANY tv shows and movies (and novels now too apparently) based on the DC and Marvel worlds. I’ve experienced overload and now it’s hard to work up the energy to care about them. But there is one big, sparkling exception to that: Guardians of the Galaxy. Do you know how excited I am for Vol 2? VERY EXCITED.

    So of course I was hella pumped at the reveal of a Star-Lord ArtFX statue at Toy Fair. Especially because he’s perfect. They absolutely nailed the face, and the detail on the outfit is astounding. And he’s a generous 1/6 scale, so definitely a centerpiece kind of figure. Plus BABY GROOT. It just couldn’t get any better. Unless, of course, they made matching statues of the rest of the cast…

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81040" rel="attachment wp-att-81040"></a></p> <p>On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a>. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know.</p> <p>I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Ms. Marvel Bishoujo Gallery

    On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know.

    I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=79909" rel="attachment wp-att-79909"></a></p> <p>It’s a good time to be both a video game fan and a figure collector (I’m just gonna assume the crossover is pretty large). We’ve been getting so many great licenses, including of course a bounty of Nintendo figures. Especially from Good Smile! They’ve given us so very many Link figures so far… you’d think I would be tired by now, but the latest–<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/go-on-an-adventure-with-the-breath-of-the-wild-link-nendoroid" target="_blank">Breath of the Wild Link</a>–is my favorite so far.</p> <p>I mean, there’s just so much to love. There’s tons of detailing in his outfit and weaponry. He comes with a tiny lil pony (if you get the DX version, of course). And he’s just so tiny and angry! Something about the mad Nendoroid faceplates get me every time, because they’re so small and chubby. Check out our in-depth gallery of him below the jump.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Breath of the Wild Nendoroid Link Gallery

    It’s a good time to be both a video game fan and a figure collector (I’m just gonna assume the crossover is pretty large). We’ve been getting so many great licenses, including of course a bounty of Nintendo figures. Especially from Good Smile! They’ve given us so very many Link figures so far… you’d think I would be tired by now, but the latest–Breath of the Wild Link–is my favorite so far.

    I mean, there’s just so much to love. There’s tons of detailing in his outfit and weaponry. He comes with a tiny lil pony (if you get the DX version, of course). And he’s just so tiny and angry! Something about the mad Nendoroid faceplates get me every time, because they’re so small and chubby. Check out our in-depth gallery of him below the jump.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=79893" rel="attachment wp-att-79893"></a></p> <p>I think we’re all still riding the hype train of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cavalrys-here-with-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer" target="_blank">the Overwatch Nendoroid line</a>. I mean, it came out of nowhere (just like Tracer herself), and it’s such a huge license. So much potential! But of course before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at the one cutie who is already up for order: Tracer.</p> <p>We were lucky enough to get an up-close out-of-the-glass peek at her. Look at the detail! Look at how crisp the lines are! I’m amazed that they packed so much into such a tiny figure. And she’s got so much personality, too.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Overwatch Nendoroid Tracer Gallery

    I think we’re all still riding the hype train of the Overwatch Nendoroid line. I mean, it came out of nowhere (just like Tracer herself), and it’s such a huge license. So much potential! But of course before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at the one cutie who is already up for order: Tracer.

    We were lucky enough to get an up-close out-of-the-glass peek at her. Look at the detail! Look at how crisp the lines are! I’m amazed that they packed so much into such a tiny figure. And she’s got so much personality, too.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup/attachment/garagekitsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79830"></a></p> <p>It’s that time again! Time to look at a few of the garage kits that will be on display and for sale at Wonder Festival. Of course for most of us this is just to drool over, but as always if you are attending the event each picture is labeled with the circle & character name! Also, I am insanely jealous of you.</p> <p>The trends this year are basically what you would expect. Tons of <em>Re:Zero</em> (and by that I mean tons of Rem & Ram, who cares about the other characters!), idol shows out in force, and quite a bit of <em>Granblue Fantasy</em>. Some old trends seem to be dying (there’s very little of Miku & Sonico compared to previous years). And, surprisingly, Cartoon Network is represented quite a bit. Check them all out in the gallery below, and let us know what you’d like to see as PVC!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://pandapapanda.cocolog-nifty.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://pandapapanda.cocolog-nifty.com/', 'Grizzry Panda']);" target="_blank">Grizzry Panda</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mokupate/status/830362613137616897" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mokupate/status/830362613137616897', 'mokupate']);" target="_blank">mokupate</a>, <a href="http://volks.co.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://volks.co.jp/', 'Volks']);" target="_blank">Volks</a>, <a href="http://kotopora2.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-115.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://kotopora2.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-115.html', 'Kotopora']);" target="_blank">Kotopora</a>, <a href="http://primalheart.jugem.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://primalheart.jugem.jp/', 'Primal Heart']);" target="_blank">Primal Heart</a>, <a href="http://fixia.jp/image/2507" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://fixia.jp/image/2507', 'fixia']);" target="_blank">fixia</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/anadigi2017/status/829458878706307072" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/anadigi2017/status/829458878706307072', 'Anadigi']);" target="_blank">Anadigi</a>, <a href="http://www.tinami.com/view/858145" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.tinami.com/view/858145', 'Tinami']);" target="_blank">Tinami</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kit Roundup

    It’s that time again! Time to look at a few of the garage kits that will be on display and for sale at Wonder Festival. Of course for most of us this is just to drool over, but as always if you are attending the event each picture is labeled with the circle & character name! Also, I am insanely jealous of you.

    The trends this year are basically what you would expect. Tons of Re:Zero (and by that I mean tons of Rem & Ram, who cares about the other characters!), idol shows out in force, and quite a bit of Granblue Fantasy. Some old trends seem to be dying (there’s very little of Miku & Sonico compared to previous years). And, surprisingly, Cartoon Network is represented quite a bit. Check them all out in the gallery below, and let us know what you’d like to see as PVC!

    [via Grizzry Panda, mokupate, Volks, Kotopora, Primal Heart, fixia, Anadigi, Tinami]

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