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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=42187" rel="attachment wp-att-42187"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s Commander Shepard Bishoujo has certainly been a much talked about figure since she was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-shepard-art" target="_blank">first announced</a>. Usually a Bishoujo is shown off, we get the prototype shots, and eventually she is released. But Shepard seemed a constant buzz of activity! We got to take an up close look at her <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">two</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2013-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepards-gallery" target="_blank">times</a>, she got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo-gets-an-exclusive-colorway" target="_blank">a recolor</a> right off the bat, and of course there are the much-discussed <a href="www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-femshep-gets-yet-another-update" target="_blank">changes to her face</a>.</p> <p>Even their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a> didn’t stir up as much controversy and intensity, but given her high-profile origin and the fact that, you know, she’s the main character I suppose that’s to be expected! But could the final release live up to the hype? Hit the jump to find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/7 Mass Effect Bishoujo Commander Shepard

    Kotobukiya’s Commander Shepard Bishoujo has certainly been a much talked about figure since she was first announced. Usually a Bishoujo is shown off, we get the prototype shots, and eventually she is released. But Shepard seemed a constant buzz of activity! We got to take an up close look at her two times, she got a recolor right off the bat, and of course there are the much-discussed changes to her face.

    Even their Liara didn’t stir up as much controversy and intensity, but given her high-profile origin and the fact that, you know, she’s the main character I suppose that’s to be expected! But could the final release live up to the hype? Hit the jump to find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=39941" rel="attachment wp-att-39941"></a></p> <p>The Female Commander Shepard Bishoujo has undergone <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-femshep-gets-yet-another-update" target="_blank">quite a few changes</a> since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">we last took a look at her</a>, so we decided to take her out again at Toy Fair! And this time not just the red-haired version, but the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo-gets-an-exclusive-colorway" target="_blank">exclusive black-haired release</a> as well. I’m not going to lie: I like the original face significantly more, but that doesn’t mean that I dislike the version we’ll be getting in the end.</p> <p>I do think the changes look best on the raven Shep, since she looks a bit fiercer and in control to me. But the striking red of the original is still quite appealing! I wonder if we’ll be getting brunette and blonde editions as well if these two sell enough?</p>

    Toy Fair 2013: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Commander Shepards Gallery

    The Female Commander Shepard Bishoujo has undergone quite a few changes since we last took a look at her, so we decided to take her out again at Toy Fair! And this time not just the red-haired version, but the exclusive black-haired release as well. I’m not going to lie: I like the original face significantly more, but that doesn’t mean that I dislike the version we’ll be getting in the end.

    I do think the changes look best on the raven Shep, since she looks a bit fiercer and in control to me. But the striking red of the original is still quite appealing! I wonder if we’ll be getting brunette and blonde editions as well if these two sell enough?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-femshep-gets-yet-another-update/attachment/femshepbishgallery2header" rel="attachment wp-att-38551"></a></p> <p>Well, it sure has been a rollercoaster ride for Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep from Mass Effect! I have never seen fans have this much influence over a figure–her <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-shepard-art" target="_blank">original art</a> was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">changed</a> to make her less “sexualized” (aka no heels, which I understand but don’t agree with). I did like the prototype, especially when we <a href="www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">got to take a close look at her</a>–such a stunning face!</p> <p>Then she got <a href="www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-updates-their-limited-edition-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo" target="_blank">a second round of changes</a>, and her makeup was severely toned down due to fans thinking it didn’t fit her… even though part of her character creation involves eyeshadow. Now she’s getting a THIRD update, and her face is changed a little bit again! On one hand I think she looks really close to the game now, and very lovely. But on the other she’s getting farther away from Shunya’s art–which is what Mass Effect fans want, but not what I’ve come to expect from this line. Well, I guess you can’t please everyone!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.600138463335887.152391.137679822915089&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.600138463335887.152391.137679822915089&type=1', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep Gets Yet Another Update

    Well, it sure has been a rollercoaster ride for Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep from Mass Effect! I have never seen fans have this much influence over a figure–her original art was changed to make her less “sexualized” (aka no heels, which I understand but don’t agree with). I did like the prototype, especially when we got to take a close look at her–such a stunning face!

    Then she got a second round of changes, and her makeup was severely toned down due to fans thinking it didn’t fit her… even though part of her character creation involves eyeshadow. Now she’s getting a THIRD update, and her face is changed a little bit again! On one hand I think she looks really close to the game now, and very lovely. But on the other she’s getting farther away from Shunya’s art–which is what Mass Effect fans want, but not what I’ve come to expect from this line. Well, I guess you can’t please everyone!

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-updates-their-limited-edition-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo/attachment/limitedfemshepgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-36409"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep has gotten 2 colorways (so far): <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">the original red-head</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo-gets-an-exclusive-colorway" target="_blank">limited edition raven-haired version</a>. It seems that the limited edition is getting a bit of tweaking to accommodate fans, and we’re getting a peek at the new design! The only substantial change is her face, and based on feedback from fans it’s gone over really well. However, I’m gonna go against the grain and say I prefer the more made-up original, since it looked more Shunya-like. Plus I don’t agree that makeup = sexualization, but that’s a story for another day!</p> <p>Regardless of my opinion, it’s great that Koto is once again listening to their hordes of very opinionated fans. Plus it gives more options: it isn’t just a color swap now, but practically a whole different figure!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.577066172309783.149683.137679822915089&type=1&__req=4" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.577066172309783.149683.137679822915089&type=1&__req=4', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Updates Their Limited Edition FemShep Mass Effect Bishoujo

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep has gotten 2 colorways (so far): the original red-head and the limited edition raven-haired version. It seems that the limited edition is getting a bit of tweaking to accommodate fans, and we’re getting a peek at the new design! The only substantial change is her face, and based on feedback from fans it’s gone over really well. However, I’m gonna go against the grain and say I prefer the more made-up original, since it looked more Shunya-like. Plus I don’t agree that makeup = sexualization, but that’s a story for another day!

    Regardless of my opinion, it’s great that Koto is once again listening to their hordes of very opinionated fans. Plus it gives more options: it isn’t just a color swap now, but practically a whole different figure!

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=31586" rel="attachment wp-att-31586"></a></p> <p>Square-Enix had a lot of figures on display at New York Comic Con, as they seemingly do for every convention! There aren’t many changes from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2012-square-enix-mass-effect-play-arts-kai-2" target="_blank">the San Diego Comic Con lineup</a>: Commander Shepard, Female Commander Shepard, Ashley, Garrus, and Tali were all on display. I think Tali and Garrus are really the best looking out of the bunch, especially Garrus who they really managed to capture. It’s been a while since this group was painted, so I wonder if we’ll be getting some more announcements soon? Perhaps a certain Wrex…? I know I’d love to have a figure of him!</p>

    NYCC 2012: Square-Enix’s Mass Effect Play Arts Kai

    Square-Enix had a lot of figures on display at New York Comic Con, as they seemingly do for every convention! There aren’t many changes from the San Diego Comic Con lineup: Commander Shepard, Female Commander Shepard, Ashley, Garrus, and Tali were all on display. I think Tali and Garrus are really the best looking out of the bunch, especially Garrus who they really managed to capture. It’s been a while since this group was painted, so I wonder if we’ll be getting some more announcements soon? Perhaps a certain Wrex…? I know I’d love to have a figure of him!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=31136" rel="attachment wp-att-31136"></a></p> <p>While we’ve known about a Bishoujo of Female Shepard for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-game-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">quite some time now</a>, we only got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-revealed" target="_blank">the full reveal</a> a short while ago. Kotobukiya had the prototype on hand at New York Comic Con, and we got the chance to take a detailed, in-depth look at this fierce beauty behind the glass. This is definitely one of my favorite Bishoujos so far, with the perfect balance of strength and sexy. Her face in particular is so close to Shunya’s signature style, and as you can see in the gallery the detail on her suit is amazing! I’m definitely looking forward to her along with the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo-gets-an-exclusive-colorway" target="_blank">alternate colorway</a>.</p>

    NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep Gallery

    While we’ve known about a Bishoujo of Female Shepard for quite some time now, we only got the full reveal a short while ago. Kotobukiya had the prototype on hand at New York Comic Con, and we got the chance to take a detailed, in-depth look at this fierce beauty behind the glass. This is definitely one of my favorite Bishoujos so far, with the perfect balance of strength and sexy. Her face in particular is so close to Shunya’s signature style, and as you can see in the gallery the detail on her suit is amazing! I’m definitely looking forward to her along with the alternate colorway.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=30134" rel="attachment wp-att-30134"></a></p> <p>Welcome to a week of fabulous flying ladies! We’ve got ladies with mechanical wings, butterfly wings, even feathered wings… on their waist! In fact, we’ve also got not one but two sky-high Nendoroids. Okay, so one rides a carrot and the other has weird feet blade-wings, but there’s still an unusually high number of airborne figures this time around. Of course we’ve got some earthbound ladies as well (and one small guy). Ladies with guns, small ladies with guns, flying ladies with guns… really, it’s a week of flying ladies with guns all around (and some with swords and laces!), many of whom popped up <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magazine-scans-september-2012" target="_blank">in magazine scans</a>. So hit the jump and check them out!</p>

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 9/23~9/27

    Welcome to a week of fabulous flying ladies! We’ve got ladies with mechanical wings, butterfly wings, even feathered wings… on their waist! In fact, we’ve also got not one but two sky-high Nendoroids. Okay, so one rides a carrot and the other has weird feet blade-wings, but there’s still an unusually high number of airborne figures this time around. Of course we’ve got some earthbound ladies as well (and one small guy). Ladies with guns, small ladies with guns, flying ladies with guns… really, it’s a week of flying ladies with guns all around (and some with swords and laces!), many of whom popped up in magazine scans. So hit the jump and check them out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo-gets-an-exclusive-colorway/attachment/kotofemshepbiowareexclusiveheader" rel="attachment wp-att-30015"></a></p> <p>…and it’s not for New York Comic Con! Honestly, Female Shepard <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-revealed" target="_blank">JUST got promotional shots</a>, so I am amazed that we are getting a second colorway already. Though I think fans will be happy: this is a raven-haired version of the customizable character! So if you played black or red-haired Shep, it’s almost like a version of your character. So all we need now is blonde and brunette.</p> <p>This is an exclusive to <a href="http://biowarestore.com/female-commander-shepard-bishoujo-statue-exclusive-edition.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://biowarestore.com/female-commander-shepard-bishoujo-statue-exclusive-edition.html', 'Bioware’s store']);" target="_blank">Bioware’s store</a>, and of course because it’s Bioware she will come with some DLC for the Xbox 360 and PC versions. They’re only multiplayer bonus items, but hey, who doesn’t love free DLC. You do of course have to pay for FemShep herself, though she’s only $65, the price of the regular edition. There are 2,500 pieces, so she’s sort-of-limited, and she’ll come out in March</p>

    Kotobukiya’s FemShep Mass Effect Bishoujo Gets An Exclusive Colorway

    …and it’s not for New York Comic Con! Honestly, Female Shepard JUST got promotional shots, so I am amazed that we are getting a second colorway already. Though I think fans will be happy: this is a raven-haired version of the customizable character! So if you played black or red-haired Shep, it’s almost like a version of your character. So all we need now is blonde and brunette.

    This is an exclusive to Bioware’s store, and of course because it’s Bioware she will come with some DLC for the Xbox 360 and PC versions. They’re only multiplayer bonus items, but hey, who doesn’t love free DLC. You do of course have to pay for FemShep herself, though she’s only $65, the price of the regular edition. There are 2,500 pieces, so she’s sort-of-limited, and she’ll come out in March

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-revealed/attachment/femshepbishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-29870"></a></p> <p>We have been waiting a long time now for Kotobukiya’s second Mass Effect Bishoujo–<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a> came out quite a while ago, and it was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-game-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">at Toy Fair</a> that FemShep was announced. The first art was met with a mixed reaction, so we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">a refined version</a> several months ago and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-teases-their-female-shepard-bishoujo-figure" target="_blank">a finished teaser</a> only a few weeks ago! Now, finally, we’re getting the completed reveal. I think they have really turned down the sexualization, especially Shunya’s infamous boobs-and-butt pose which has entirely been erased. I think this is a pretty respectful version of Female Shepard that still retains the sleek look of the Bishoujo line. The texture on her suit looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to take a closer look at her at NYCC. I also think her face also looks better than in the teaser, and I love the red tone they picked for her hair!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.527085727307828.139352.137679822915089&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.527085727307828.139352.137679822915089&type=1', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" >Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep, Revealed!

    We have been waiting a long time now for Kotobukiya’s second Mass Effect Bishoujo–Liara came out quite a while ago, and it was at Toy Fair that FemShep was announced. The first art was met with a mixed reaction, so we got a refined version several months ago and a finished teaser only a few weeks ago! Now, finally, we’re getting the completed reveal. I think they have really turned down the sexualization, especially Shunya’s infamous boobs-and-butt pose which has entirely been erased. I think this is a pretty respectful version of Female Shepard that still retains the sleek look of the Bishoujo line. The texture on her suit looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to take a closer look at her at NYCC. I also think her face also looks better than in the teaser, and I love the red tone they picked for her hair!

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=28838" rel="attachment wp-att-28838"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo of Female Shepard has been in the works for a long time now. She was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-game-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">announced back at Toy Fair</a>, and the finished art was shown off <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">in June</a>. The Bishoujo line is usually pretty fast-moving, but it seems like they’ve put a lot of extra time and effort into FemShep’s sculpt! We’re getting a quick teaser of the finished product now, and her face looks Shunya-tastic! It’s a bit hard to tell with the filters, but I think it’s pretty spot-on to the art. Hopefully we get the full reveal soon!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517789258237475&set=a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089&type=1&ref=nf" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517789258237475&set=a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089&type=1&ref=nf', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Teases Their Female Shepard Bishoujo Figure

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo of Female Shepard has been in the works for a long time now. She was announced back at Toy Fair, and the finished art was shown off in June. The Bishoujo line is usually pretty fast-moving, but it seems like they’ve put a lot of extra time and effort into FemShep’s sculpt! We’re getting a quick teaser of the finished product now, and her face looks Shunya-tastic! It’s a bit hard to tell with the filters, but I think it’s pretty spot-on to the art. Hopefully we get the full reveal soon!

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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