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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/himouto-umaru-chan-nendoroids-works/attachment/nanaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82679"></a></p> <p>For one brief, shining moment <em>Umaru-chan</em> was all the rage in the figure world. Nendoroid, trading figures, and merchandise out the wazoo. She was the It Girl for roughly 4 months, and now we see absolutely nothing from the show. But a second season is starting soon, which means it’s time for this short-lived hype train to get back on the tracks.</p> <p>Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted Nendoroid of Nana Ebina the other day, and she looks so cute! She has had a whopping 1 figure before this, and it was a little trading one, so this is a great day to be a Nana fan.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/907227713450082304" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/907227713450082304', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a> & <a href="https://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1827860&context[]=itemId%3A621986" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1827860&context[]=itemId%3A621986', 'mfc']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mfc</a>]</p>

    More Himouto! Umaru-chan Nendoroids Are In The Works

    For one brief, shining moment Umaru-chan was all the rage in the figure world. Nendoroid, trading figures, and merchandise out the wazoo. She was the It Girl for roughly 4 months, and now we see absolutely nothing from the show. But a second season is starting soon, which means it’s time for this short-lived hype train to get back on the tracks.

    Good Smile Company showed off an unpainted Nendoroid of Nana Ebina the other day, and she looks so cute! She has had a whopping 1 figure before this, and it was a little trading one, so this is a great day to be a Nana fan.

    [via Kahotan & mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs/attachment/newmikus18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82578"></a></p> <p>Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?</p> <p>I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-your-engines-for-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">little</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">overdone</a>. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184', 'linz_torute']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">linz_torute</a>]</p>

    Check Out The New Racing & Snow Miku Designs

    Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?

    I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is a little overdone. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.

    [via linz_torute]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-another-miku-hatsune-figure/attachment/anothernewmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82559"></a></p> <p>Are you Miku’d out yet? I sure hope not, because this week has just been a deluge of Miku-formation. And tonight we have a brand-new scale from Good Smile Company! Not like they already have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a ton of Mikus</a> in the works or anything, amirite?</p> <p>This is the ‘Kurowa Kotoba Awase Kagami Ver’ (what a mouthful), and given that our concept ‘art’ is a 3D game render it’s kind of hard to tell what this will look like when it’s not… uncanny valley. The dress looks really cool, though!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451903643738112" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451903643738112', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Prepare For Another Miku Hatsune Figure

    Are you Miku’d out yet? I sure hope not, because this week has just been a deluge of Miku-formation. And tonight we have a brand-new scale from Good Smile Company! Not like they already have a ton of Mikus in the works or anything, amirite?

    This is the ‘Kurowa Kotoba Awase Kagami Ver’ (what a mouthful), and given that our concept ‘art’ is a 3D game render it’s kind of hard to tell what this will look like when it’s not… uncanny valley. The dress looks really cool, though!

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-takes-vocaloid-kasane-teto/attachment/kasaneartheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82555"></a></p> <p>It may be Miku Hatsune’s anniversary week, but that doesn’t mean that the other Vocaloids (or whatever you want to classify Kasane Teto as) don’t deserve some love too. Though let’s be honest, no one was expecting this! Not only an <em>Utau</em> figure, but one with such stunning & unique concept art? This ‘Yoshiwara Lament’ version seems to have a whole lot of figure potential. Color me surprised, and very happy.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451942742966272" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451942742966272', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Takes On Vocaloid Kasane Teto

    It may be Miku Hatsune’s anniversary week, but that doesn’t mean that the other Vocaloids (or whatever you want to classify Kasane Teto as) don’t deserve some love too. Though let’s be honest, no one was expecting this! Not only an Utau figure, but one with such stunning & unique concept art? This ‘Yoshiwara Lament’ version seems to have a whole lot of figure potential. Color me surprised, and very happy.

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure/attachment/10thmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82549"></a></p> <p>This has been a great week for Miku lovers: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-magical-mirai-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-exclusive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Magical Mirai Nendoroid</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">10th Anniversary Nendoroid</a>, and now the (matching) 10th Anniversary scaled figure! A great way to say happy birthday to Miku (and also a great way to say goodbye to our wallets).</p> <p>While the concept art for this didn’t wow me, the sculpt is jaw-dropping. And not just because you know the ribbon wings are going to be entirely clear PVC. Just look at her twintails! I didn’t think it was possible to get them so detailed. We’ve come a long, long way from their original Miku figure.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451236816494592" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451236816494592', 'kahotan’s twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kahotan’s twitter</a>]</p>

    GSC Unveils Their Anniversary Miku Scaled Figure

    This has been a great week for Miku lovers: the Magical Mirai Nendoroid, the 10th Anniversary Nendoroid, and now the (matching) 10th Anniversary scaled figure! A great way to say happy birthday to Miku (and also a great way to say goodbye to our wallets).

    While the concept art for this didn’t wow me, the sculpt is jaw-dropping. And not just because you know the ribbon wings are going to be entirely clear PVC. Just look at her twintails! I didn’t think it was possible to get them so detailed. We’ve come a long, long way from their original Miku figure.

    [via kahotan’s twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid/attachment/10mikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82505"></a></p> <p>We sure have been getting a lot of Miku-related news recently! Given that it’s her 10th anniversary I suppose that’s not entirely surprising. She’s managed to be the It Girl of the figure world for a decade, which is a basically unsurpassed accomplishment. So, of course, in 2018 we are going to get a lot of Miku merch. Like the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-magical-mirai-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-exclusive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Magical Mirai Nendoroid</a>, and this 10th anniversary edition!</p> <p>This one is quite similar to her original Nendoroid, with an updated sculpt and color palette: I love how the rainbow hues are all throughout this figure, from the ribbon wings to the ribbons in her hair to the shine on her outfit. It seems like a lot of thought went into this one. Order open tonight!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12305920578.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12305920578.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Celebrate Miku’s 10th Anniversary With A New Nendoroid

    We sure have been getting a lot of Miku-related news recently! Given that it’s her 10th anniversary I suppose that’s not entirely surprising. She’s managed to be the It Girl of the figure world for a decade, which is a basically unsurpassed accomplishment. So, of course, in 2018 we are going to get a lot of Miku merch. Like the Magical Mirai Nendoroid, and this 10th anniversary edition!

    This one is quite similar to her original Nendoroid, with an updated sculpt and color palette: I love how the rainbow hues are all throughout this figure, from the ribbon wings to the ribbons in her hair to the shine on her outfit. It seems like a lot of thought went into this one. Order open tonight!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-magical-mirai-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-exclusive/attachment/magicalmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82483"></a></p> <p>“Magical Mirai 5th Anniversary Miku Hatsune Nendoroid” is one handful of a name, and in order to honor that, this figure is also going to be a bit of a handful to get. That’s right, this perfect precious beautiful baby is an exclusive. Not really a surprise though, is it? And it’s only to Good Smile’s online shop (her page <a href="http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6620/Nendoroid+Hatsune+Miku+Magical+Mirai+5th+Anniversary+Ver.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6620/Nendoroid+Hatsune+Miku+Magical+Mirai+5th+Anniversary+Ver.html', 'is already up']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">is already up</a>), so not too much of a hassle to get. And let’s be real now, she looks 100% worth it.</p> <p>This is one of my favorite Nendoroid designs I’ve ever seen. The base outfit is really cute, but add in all the amazing extras and I am sold. A rainbow full of playing cards to sit on? Yes please. Her retail is a reasonable ¥4,800 and her orders open on September 4th, running until October 5th and she’s set for a February release.</p>

    The New Magical Mirai Miku Hatsune Nendoroid Is An Exclusive

    “Magical Mirai 5th Anniversary Miku Hatsune Nendoroid” is one handful of a name, and in order to honor that, this figure is also going to be a bit of a handful to get. That’s right, this perfect precious beautiful baby is an exclusive. Not really a surprise though, is it? And it’s only to Good Smile’s online shop (her page is already up), so not too much of a hassle to get. And let’s be real now, she looks 100% worth it.

    This is one of my favorite Nendoroid designs I’ve ever seen. The base outfit is really cute, but add in all the amazing extras and I am sold. A rainbow full of playing cards to sit on? Yes please. Her retail is a reasonable ¥4,800 and her orders open on September 4th, running until October 5th and she’s set for a February release.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-takes-tenshi-angel-beats/attachment/newtenshiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82473"></a></p> <p>Most oldschool figure collectors probably know all about Good Smile Company’s original Tenshi figure (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-good-smile-companys-tenshi" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">check out our gallery of this beauty</a>!), because she was 1) really freaking pretty and 2) one of the first “oh it’s an exclusive” figures we got pulled in by. It’s been many years since then, and shockingly Good Smile is going to take her on again!</p> <p>This time it’s a very different look, but the art seems like it could make a figure just as beautiful as the original. Hopefully she’s not exclusive… but if it’s anything like the first, I will order her anyway.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figurenews.blog.jp/archives/50652589.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figurenews.blog.jp/archives/50652589.html', 'figure news jp']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figure news jp</a>]</p>

    GSC Takes On Tenshi From Angel Beats (Again)

    Most oldschool figure collectors probably know all about Good Smile Company’s original Tenshi figure (check out our gallery of this beauty!), because she was 1) really freaking pretty and 2) one of the first “oh it’s an exclusive” figures we got pulled in by. It’s been many years since then, and shockingly Good Smile is going to take her on again!

    This time it’s a very different look, but the art seems like it could make a figure just as beautiful as the original. Hopefully she’s not exclusive… but if it’s anything like the first, I will order her anyway.

    [via figure news jp]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82449" rel="attachment wp-att-82449"></a></p> <p>When a new Miku figure gets announced, my first instinct is to roll my eyes and think “oh great ANOTHER one.” Then, inevitably, I see the art/sculpt and instantly want it. It’s like I’m cursed to love every single endless Miku figure. And no, I’m not exaggerating: half of the scaled figures Stephen and I have on order are Miku Hatsune. Half of them.</p> <p>This time around, it’s another Nendoroid! This is the V4 Chinese Miku, and um… she looks a whole lot like the standard Miku but with curlier twintails. Let’s not lie, she’s adorable, but not the most unique alternate design. Probably going to order her anyway…</p> <p>[via <a href=""http://www.weibo.com/2638252657/FizXk8Qsw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">weibo</a>]</p>

    Prepare For Yet Another Miku Hatsune Nendoroid

    When a new Miku figure gets announced, my first instinct is to roll my eyes and think “oh great ANOTHER one.” Then, inevitably, I see the art/sculpt and instantly want it. It’s like I’m cursed to love every single endless Miku figure. And no, I’m not exaggerating: half of the scaled figures Stephen and I have on order are Miku Hatsune. Half of them.

    This time around, it’s another Nendoroid! This is the V4 Chinese Miku, and um… she looks a whole lot like the standard Miku but with curlier twintails. Let’s not lie, she’s adorable, but not the most unique alternate design. Probably going to order her anyway…

    [via weibo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-figmas/attachment/wf2017sfigmasheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82183"></a></p> <p>Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em> that we already showed you, Li from <em>Cardcaptor Sakura</em>, Nero from <em>Fate/EXTELLA</em>, Kaiba from <em>Yu-Gi-Oh!</em>, Kaban from <em>Kemono Friends</em>, a handful of new <em>Kantai Collection</em> additions, and some more <em>Little Armory</em> additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the <em>Dark Souls III</em> figma and Kasumi from <em>Dead or Alive</em>, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s <em>PANDORA</em> figma, which should be great!</p> <p>Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from <em>Game Center Arashi</em>, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from <em>Kodoku No Gurume</em>, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from <em>Arms Note</em>, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie <em>Village of Eight Gravestones</em>. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832', 'masspromodel’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">masspromodel’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: figmas

    Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from Pokemon Sun and Moon that we already showed you, Li from Cardcaptor Sakura, Nero from Fate/EXTELLA, Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kaban from Kemono Friends, a handful of new Kantai Collection additions, and some more Little Armory additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the Dark Souls III figma and Kasumi from Dead or Alive, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s PANDORA figma, which should be great!

    Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from Game Center Arashi, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from Kodoku No Gurume, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from Arms Note, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie Village of Eight Gravestones. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site, masspromodel’s Twitter]

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