Figuarts ZERO Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sailor-venus-crystal-gets-a-figuarts-zero/attachment/venusannouncementheader" rel="attachment wp-att-76006"></a></p> <p>Sailor Moon is the show that got me into anime, so of course it holds a special place in my heart. Yet I can’t be anything but bitter about Bandai’s<em> Sailor Moon Crystal</em> Figuarts ZERO. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-shows-off-their-new-sailor-moon-goodies" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a> had terrible quality control and was overpriced, but it’s worse with the other senshi: they’re all exclusive.</p> <p>Since then we’ve gotten lovely figures of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/cry-over-this-gallery-of-bandais-crystal-sailor-mars" target="_blank">Mars</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandais-figuarts-zero-sailor-mercury-is-an-exclusive" target="_blank">Mercury</a> that you need to pay an arm and a leg for, along with painted Jupiter. Of course they’re not going to stop with 4 out of the 5, so it’s no surprise that Sailor Venus popped up at the Toyko event. I do wish the girls had more dynamic poses, but seeing as how I couldn’t afford them even if they did maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m58815.html/201604150000-181" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m58815.html/201604150000-181', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    Sailor Venus Crystal Gets A Figuarts ZERO

    Sailor Moon is the show that got me into anime, so of course it holds a special place in my heart. Yet I can’t be anything but bitter about Bandai’s Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO. Sailor Moon had terrible quality control and was overpriced, but it’s worse with the other senshi: they’re all exclusive.

    Since then we’ve gotten lovely figures of Mars and Mercury that you need to pay an arm and a leg for, along with painted Jupiter. Of course they’re not going to stop with 4 out of the 5, so it’s no surprise that Sailor Venus popped up at the Toyko event. I do wish the girls had more dynamic poses, but seeing as how I couldn’t afford them even if they did maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/break-open-your-wallets-for-bandais-princess-serenity/attachment/serenityheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75643"></a></p> <p>Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched, and years before it even came to the US I played with Sailor Moon paper dolls my parents bought me at a local Japanese store. I have been a fan of it for a very long time, so of course Bandai’s figure line is breaking my freaking heart.</p> <p>There are just so many problems! They’re teeny-tiny, not well made, super expensive, and have the lovely bonus of being mostly exclusives. Like Princess Serenity, sadly. Which is truly heartbreaking. She’s so pretty! From a distance. Don’t look too close, cause the sculpt is decidedly meh in closeup shots. But the base! Ah, tearing me apart. She’ll cost you a cool ¥6,000 + proxy fees, ouch. So far she is up at Big In Japan (you need to log into your account to see her), but I am hoping she gets a regular release in the US through Bluefin.</p>

    Break Open Your Wallets For Bandai’s Princess Serenity

    Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched, and years before it even came to the US I played with Sailor Moon paper dolls my parents bought me at a local Japanese store. I have been a fan of it for a very long time, so of course Bandai’s figure line is breaking my freaking heart.

    There are just so many problems! They’re teeny-tiny, not well made, super expensive, and have the lovely bonus of being mostly exclusives. Like Princess Serenity, sadly. Which is truly heartbreaking. She’s so pretty! From a distance. Don’t look too close, cause the sculpt is decidedly meh in closeup shots. But the base! Ah, tearing me apart. She’ll cost you a cool ¥6,000 + proxy fees, ouch. So far she is up at Big In Japan (you need to log into your account to see her), but I am hoping she gets a regular release in the US through Bluefin.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/cry-over-this-gallery-of-bandais-crystal-sailor-mars/attachment/sailormarswhyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72621"></a></p> <p>Bandai’s Sailor Moon Crystal line has been a rollercoaster of emotion. When <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-shows-off-their-new-sailor-moon-goodies" target="_blank">we first saw them</a>, they looked pretty good. Better than the first set of Figuarts ZERO, at least! And reasonably priced. So we all hopped on Sailor Moon, of course. But then… then came <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandais-figuarts-zero-sailor-mercury-is-an-exclusive" target="_blank">Mercury</a>, as an exclusive, meaning that it’s likely all the other Senshi will be exclusive. Because Bandai hates us and wants us to suffer.</p> <p>Then we got a whammy when Sailor Moon came out: the quality was atrocious! Just awful, nowhere near the $50 she went for. Now my boo Sailor Mars is up for order, and it’s more of the same. She’s exclusive and the quality is just not there for her ¥5,000 retail. There are clear issues in the prototype even! But… it’s my favorite anime character… so I still want her. Oh, the shame.</p> <p>Pre-order At: <a href="http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/13015-bishoujo-senshi-sailor-moon-crystal-figuarts-zero-sailor-mars.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/13015-bishoujo-senshi-sailor-moon-crystal-figuarts-zero-sailor-mars.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/14652-figuarts-zero-sailor-mars-sailor-moon-crystal-limited-edition.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/14652-figuarts-zero-sailor-mars-sailor-moon-crystal-limited-edition.html', 'Nippon Yasan']);" target="_blank">Nippon Yasan</a> | <a href="http://www.anime-export.com/product/28779" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.anime-export.com/product/28779', 'Anime Export']);" target="_blank">Anime Export</a> (EU)</p>

    Cry Over This Gallery Of Bandai’s Crystal Sailor Mars

    Bandai’s Sailor Moon Crystal line has been a rollercoaster of emotion. When we first saw them, they looked pretty good. Better than the first set of Figuarts ZERO, at least! And reasonably priced. So we all hopped on Sailor Moon, of course. But then… then came Mercury, as an exclusive, meaning that it’s likely all the other Senshi will be exclusive. Because Bandai hates us and wants us to suffer.

    Then we got a whammy when Sailor Moon came out: the quality was atrocious! Just awful, nowhere near the $50 she went for. Now my boo Sailor Mars is up for order, and it’s more of the same. She’s exclusive and the quality is just not there for her ¥5,000 retail. There are clear issues in the prototype even! But… it’s my favorite anime character… so I still want her. Oh, the shame.

    Pre-order At: Big In Japan | Nippon Yasan | Anime Export (EU)

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-event-overview/attachment/tn15header" rel="attachment wp-att-72242"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen some of the juicier tidbits from Tamashii Nations (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-sailor-moon" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-s-h-figuarts-pikachu" target="_blank">Pokemon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-ranma-12" target="_blank">Ranma 1/2</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-digimon" target="_blank">Digimon</a>) but of course they had a ton more! This is Bandai we’re talking about, one of the most prolific brands, and they brought figures in full force. Can you think of a license Bandai owns? There were probably figures from it at this event.</p> <p><em>Kantai Collection</em>, One Piece, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Gintama, Precure, Mega Man, Macross, Doraemon.. it’s all there, and tons more! The focus definitely seemed to be on Dragonball Z (not surprising since it has a new show), with a massive amount of merchandise. Including dead Goku! Which I am seriously excited about. No girls though, which is… unfortunate, but lots of muscley dudes. We also got the surprise (text-based) announcement that they will be doing Star Wars S.H.Figuarts–including Jabba the Hutt!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" >1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015 Event Overview

    We’ve already seen some of the juicier tidbits from Tamashii Nations (Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Ranma 1/2, Digimon) but of course they had a ton more! This is Bandai we’re talking about, one of the most prolific brands, and they brought figures in full force. Can you think of a license Bandai owns? There were probably figures from it at this event.

    Kantai Collection, One Piece, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Gintama, Precure, Mega Man, Macross, Doraemon.. it’s all there, and tons more! The focus definitely seemed to be on Dragonball Z (not surprising since it has a new show), with a massive amount of merchandise. Including dead Goku! Which I am seriously excited about. No girls though, which is… unfortunate, but lots of muscley dudes. We also got the surprise (text-based) announcement that they will be doing Star Wars S.H.Figuarts–including Jabba the Hutt!

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-digimon/attachment/tn15digimonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72211"></a></p> <p>Many moons ago, Bandai announced a ton of Digimon figures. Gatomon, the one I was most excited for, and even a figure of Tai! Yeah, finally getting to the humans. But that was back when they still had D-Arts, so you know how it went. We never got them: instead, Bandai did a million variations of WarGreymon and all the other mecha-y Digimon. Basically, what no one wanted.</p> <p>But things are finally, finally back on track, because at Tamashii Nations they showed off Figuarts ZERO of Taichi Yagami and Yamato Ishida! All grown up, and based on <em>Digimon Adventure tri</em>. Of course Gabumon and Agumon will be included. I wonder if we’ll ever see the revival of that Gatomon?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015: Digimon

    Many moons ago, Bandai announced a ton of Digimon figures. Gatomon, the one I was most excited for, and even a figure of Tai! Yeah, finally getting to the humans. But that was back when they still had D-Arts, so you know how it went. We never got them: instead, Bandai did a million variations of WarGreymon and all the other mecha-y Digimon. Basically, what no one wanted.

    But things are finally, finally back on track, because at Tamashii Nations they showed off Figuarts ZERO of Taichi Yagami and Yamato Ishida! All grown up, and based on Digimon Adventure tri. Of course Gabumon and Agumon will be included. I wonder if we’ll ever see the revival of that Gatomon?

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-sailor-moon/attachment/tn15sailormoonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72184"></a></p> <p>Tamashii Nations is upon us! AKA Bandai showing off a ton of stuff, some of which will probably never come out. Yeah, I’m still bitter about those Sheryls. But given the popularity of their Sailor Moon line, I think these definitely will! Unsurprisingly, they had quite a few new Sailor Moon figures at the event.</p> <p>We have three new figures, two of which are S.H.Figuarts: there’s (yet another) new Sailor Moon (why?), and Dark Lady! Or Black Lady, if you watched an uncensored one back in the day. They also have a new Figuarts ZERO, Princess Serenity! FINALLY. We’ve all been clamoring for a version of her, now the question–will it be exclusive?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://toho.seesaa.net/article/428711607.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://toho.seesaa.net/article/428711607.html', 'Seesaa']);" target="_blank">Seesaa</a>, <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015: Sailor Moon

    Tamashii Nations is upon us! AKA Bandai showing off a ton of stuff, some of which will probably never come out. Yeah, I’m still bitter about those Sheryls. But given the popularity of their Sailor Moon line, I think these definitely will! Unsurprisingly, they had quite a few new Sailor Moon figures at the event.

    We have three new figures, two of which are S.H.Figuarts: there’s (yet another) new Sailor Moon (why?), and Dark Lady! Or Black Lady, if you watched an uncensored one back in the day. They also have a new Figuarts ZERO, Princess Serenity! FINALLY. We’ve all been clamoring for a version of her, now the question–will it be exclusive?

    [via Seesaa, 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandais-figuarts-zero-sailor-mercury-is-an-exclusive/attachment/crystalmercuryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71064"></a></p> <p>Have I ever mentioned that I hate Bandai? Because I hate Bandai as a company. They’re just… terrible. They make more things exclusive than any other company, they randomly stop lines that were really popular (Pokemon), they give us painted prototypes and then “indefinitely delay” them (the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/more-persona-d-arts-unveiled" target="_blank">Persona Figuarts Zero</a>, sob), and their quality is not even good enough to warrant one of these things. As a figure manufacturer, they suck. So the fact that they’re the only company doing the Senshi in their transformed state breaks my heart.</p> <p>When they announced <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-shows-off-their-new-sailor-moon-goodies" target="_blank">the Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO</a>, I got excited. I mean, they looked great! And Sailor Moon was a regular release! But sadly, like the first line, Mercury is an exclusive. Why? To break our hearts. I bet everyone else will be exclusive too. And let’s be honest–these things are barely worth their retail (¥5,400), let alone the jacked up proxy price and the extra shipping. Bandai, you are TEARING ME APART</p> <p>Order At: <a href="http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12698-bishoujo-senshi-sailor-moon-crystal-figuarts-zero-sailor-mercury.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12698-bishoujo-senshi-sailor-moon-crystal-figuarts-zero-sailor-mercury.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank">Big In Japan</a></p>

    Bandai’s Figuarts ZERO Sailor Mercury Is An Exclusive

    Have I ever mentioned that I hate Bandai? Because I hate Bandai as a company. They’re just… terrible. They make more things exclusive than any other company, they randomly stop lines that were really popular (Pokemon), they give us painted prototypes and then “indefinitely delay” them (the Persona Figuarts Zero, sob), and their quality is not even good enough to warrant one of these things. As a figure manufacturer, they suck. So the fact that they’re the only company doing the Senshi in their transformed state breaks my heart.

    When they announced the Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO, I got excited. I mean, they looked great! And Sailor Moon was a regular release! But sadly, like the first line, Mercury is an exclusive. Why? To break our hearts. I bet everyone else will be exclusive too. And let’s be honest–these things are barely worth their retail (¥5,400), let alone the jacked up proxy price and the extra shipping. Bandai, you are TEARING ME APART

    Order At: Big In Japan

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-shows-off-their-new-sailor-moon-goodies/attachment/newsailormoonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-68207"></a></p> <p>Bandai is riding the Sailor Moon hype train right into the ground, and they’re gonna milk this one for all it’s got. Usually I complain endlessly about this sort of thing but come on, it’s Sailor Moon. Basically 57% of my childhood revolved around this show/manga, so you’re not going to hear a peep of badmouthing from me! I know, right. Shocking. Bring on all the Sailor Moon, Bandai. BRING IT ON.</p> <p>At Tamacolle 2015 they showed off all their new and in-the-works Sailor Moon figures, everything from those weird little chibi ones (did those replace the Nendoroid knockoffs?) to the gorgeous Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO. Ahh, look at that Sailor Mars! So gorgeous! Please don’t be exclusive, please don’t be exclusive.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.amiami.com/amiblo/2015/05/tamacolle-2015-03.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.amiami.com/amiblo/2015/05/tamacolle-2015-03.html', 'AmiAmi’s Blog']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Bandai Shows Off Their New Sailor Moon Goodies

    Bandai is riding the Sailor Moon hype train right into the ground, and they’re gonna milk this one for all it’s got. Usually I complain endlessly about this sort of thing but come on, it’s Sailor Moon. Basically 57% of my childhood revolved around this show/manga, so you’re not going to hear a peep of badmouthing from me! I know, right. Shocking. Bring on all the Sailor Moon, Bandai. BRING IT ON.

    At Tamacolle 2015 they showed off all their new and in-the-works Sailor Moon figures, everything from those weird little chibi ones (did those replace the Nendoroid knockoffs?) to the gorgeous Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO. Ahh, look at that Sailor Mars! So gorgeous! Please don’t be exclusive, please don’t be exclusive.

    [via AmiAmi’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-bandai-x-sailor-moon/attachment/wfsailorsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-64884"></a></p> <p>We already knew <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-finally-announces-s-h-figuarts-super-sailor-moon" target="_blank">one Sailor Moon item</a> Bandai would be bringing to WonFest, but there are always more! Fans, rejoyce because your prayers have been answered: the Sailor Pluto S.H.Figuarts is finally happening. I mean, we all knew it would, but they took their sweet time about it. We also have some updates on those <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-sailor-moon" target="_blank">Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO</a>: Mercury is painted, and we have the announcement & sculpt for Mars! Then we have two unexpected announcements: a Sailor V S.H.Figuarts and one of evil Sailor Moon aka Zoisite in disguise!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.2chan.net/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.2chan.net/', '2chan']);" >2chan</a>]</p>

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: Bandai x Sailor Moon

    We already knew one Sailor Moon item Bandai would be bringing to WonFest, but there are always more! Fans, rejoyce because your prayers have been answered: the Sailor Pluto S.H.Figuarts is finally happening. I mean, we all knew it would, but they took their sweet time about it. We also have some updates on those Sailor Moon Crystal Figuarts ZERO: Mercury is painted, and we have the announcement & sculpt for Mars! Then we have two unexpected announcements: a Sailor V S.H.Figuarts and one of evil Sailor Moon aka Zoisite in disguise!

    [via 2chan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-space-battleship-yamato-2199/attachment/tn14yamatoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62757"></a></p> <p>While MegaHouse has been working through the expansive Space Battleship Yamato cast, they’ve managed to miss some of the most popular characters both male and female. Which is odd, since their whole line is really focused on the girls. With no Starsha. What even.</p> <p>But Bandai is here to save the day… and our wallets, hopefully, since this is a Figuarts ZERO line! They’ll be doing Starsha, Yuki Mori, Wolf Frakken,  Desler Soutou, and Kodai Susumu! Now if only they’d do some Harlock figures, I know we’re all dying for a decent Emeraldas.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/amiamijapan/photos/a.978351712180742.1073742369.345232028826050/978352782180635/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfp1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10338256_978352782180635_1305598255263813155_n.jpg%3Foh%3D90c15cd97dc9fb1d5f6a9ccd7c3cdf4c%26oe%3D54EEF715%26__gda__%3D1420923548_42a2c346360f5d59bfb22cb163246065&size=700%2C800&fbid=978352782180635" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/amiamijapan/photos/a.978351712180742.1073742369.345232028826050/978352782180635/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfp1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10338256_978352782180635_1305598255263813155_n.jpg%3Foh%3D90c15cd97dc9fb1d5f6a9ccd7c3cdf4c%26oe%3D54EEF715%26__gda__%3D1420923548_42a2c346360f5d59bfb22cb163246065&size=700%2C800&fbid=978352782180635', 'AmiAmi’s Facebook']);" >AmiAmi’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2014: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

    While MegaHouse has been working through the expansive Space Battleship Yamato cast, they’ve managed to miss some of the most popular characters both male and female. Which is odd, since their whole line is really focused on the girls. With no Starsha. What even.

    But Bandai is here to save the day… and our wallets, hopefully, since this is a Figuarts ZERO line! They’ll be doing Starsha, Yuki Mori, Wolf Frakken,  Desler Soutou, and Kodai Susumu! Now if only they’d do some Harlock figures, I know we’re all dying for a decent Emeraldas.

    [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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