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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/pvc-pre-order-roundup-102106/attachment/pvcroundup10-7-11header" rel="attachment wp-att-9163"></a></p> <p>This was another slow week for figures, it seems! But a slow week means less things to buy, which means more money saved! And, like always, there were some really spectacular figures, like Alter’s Merry Nightmare and Kotobukiya’s Lorna. But, as always, there were some total duds, including the most expensive <em>OreImo</em> figure yet and some surprising failures from Good Smile Company and Max Factory! So hit the jump and check out this week’s offerings.</p>

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 10/2~10/6

    This was another slow week for figures, it seems! But a slow week means less things to buy, which means more money saved! And, like always, there were some really spectacular figures, like Alter’s Merry Nightmare and Kotobukiya’s Lorna. But, as always, there were some total duds, including the most expensive OreImo figure yet and some surprising failures from Good Smile Company and Max Factory! So hit the jump and check out this week’s offerings.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffons-elegant-new-18-remilia-scarlet/attachment/griffonremiliaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-9112"></a></p> <p>Back when Griffon <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffon-adds-a-new-batch-of-touhou-girls-to-their-lineup" target="_blank">teased a mountain of new Touhou figures</a>, one of the only sculpted ones was the new Remilia. Now, Griffon has already done 3 different sculpts for Remilia, and a handful of alternate colorways. Neither of the non-POP sculpts really appealed to me, but this one… yeah, this one I like!</p> <p>This is the “Curiosities of Lotus” version, and while I have no idea what that means it sounds totally badass. Remilia looks more refined here, with an elegant cape and an even poofier hat. Her wings are lower, giving her a more menacing appeal. Griffon’s already full-up on December orders, so it seems like Remilia will be a January release. Since she is colored, she should go up for order soon!</p> <p>Griffon also announced that they were going to be at Treasure Festa on October 11th, and I expect there will be several newly sculpted and painted Touhou figures there! I doubt there will be any new announcements, but with Griffon you never really do know!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=109" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=109', 'Griffon’s Blog']);" target="_blank">Griffon’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Griffon’s Elegant New 1/8 Remilia Scarlet

    Back when Griffon teased a mountain of new Touhou figures, one of the only sculpted ones was the new Remilia. Now, Griffon has already done 3 different sculpts for Remilia, and a handful of alternate colorways. Neither of the non-POP sculpts really appealed to me, but this one… yeah, this one I like!

    This is the “Curiosities of Lotus” version, and while I have no idea what that means it sounds totally badass. Remilia looks more refined here, with an elegant cape and an even poofier hat. Her wings are lower, giving her a more menacing appeal. Griffon’s already full-up on December orders, so it seems like Remilia will be a January release. Since she is colored, she should go up for order soon!

    Griffon also announced that they were going to be at Treasure Festa on October 11th, and I expect there will be several newly sculpted and painted Touhou figures there! I doubt there will be any new announcements, but with Griffon you never really do know!

    [via Griffon’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffon-gives-gsc-some-competition-with-their-millhiore/attachment/griffonmillhioreheader" rel="attachment wp-att-8742"></a></p> <p>Sometimes, figure announcements seem too fortuitous to be coincidence. Point in case: less than 24 hours after <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-companys-millhiore-is-pretty-in-pink" target="_blank">Good Smile Company showed off their painted Millhiore F. Biscotti</a> from <em>Dog Days</em>, Griffon has unveiled their colored prototype! I said in my GSC post that I didn’t think that Griffon could do a better job, but now that I’ve seen theirs I am not so sure.</p> <p>Millhiore is looking great, and while her palette seems less pink than GSC’s she’s still full of bubbly energy. The sculpt on her skirt is pretty fantastic, and her face has a lot more personality than I am used to from Griffon figures. And the tail on Griffon’s version looks a lot more detailed, though animal parts are something they really seem to pay attention to, as we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffons-18-reiuji-utsuho-is-preparing-for-a-meltdown">with Reiuji</a> and their Ran. I still think GSC’s pose is a bit more interesting, but these figures look, well, pretty damn similar right now! I honestly couldn’t pick between the two at the moment, since they both look great. Looks like I am definitely getting two of this eccentrically-named cutie!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.griffon.co.jp/figure_toys/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=104&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.griffon.co.jp/figure_toys/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=104&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter', 'Griffon’s Blog']);" target="_blank">Griffon’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Griffon Gives GSC Some Competition With Their Millhiore

    Sometimes, figure announcements seem too fortuitous to be coincidence. Point in case: less than 24 hours after Good Smile Company showed off their painted Millhiore F. Biscotti from Dog Days, Griffon has unveiled their colored prototype! I said in my GSC post that I didn’t think that Griffon could do a better job, but now that I’ve seen theirs I am not so sure.

    Millhiore is looking great, and while her palette seems less pink than GSC’s she’s still full of bubbly energy. The sculpt on her skirt is pretty fantastic, and her face has a lot more personality than I am used to from Griffon figures. And the tail on Griffon’s version looks a lot more detailed, though animal parts are something they really seem to pay attention to, as we saw with Reiuji and their Ran. I still think GSC’s pose is a bit more interesting, but these figures look, well, pretty damn similar right now! I honestly couldn’t pick between the two at the moment, since they both look great. Looks like I am definitely getting two of this eccentrically-named cutie!

    [via Griffon’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffons-18-reiuji-utsuho-is-preparing-for-a-meltdown/attachment/griffonreiujiteasersheader" rel="attachment wp-att-8339"></a></p> <p>Sometimes, good things require patience. Example: Griffon’s long-awaited Reiuji figure, which was teased 6 months ago. That may not seem like a long time, but between then and now several brand-new girls were teased, sculpted, and put up for order. Heck, I think some of them are set for release this month! So fans have been waiting patiently for one of Touhou’s most epic characters, the winged girl whose powers come from nuclear energy!</p> <p>I think this might be the best of Griffon’s current Touhou lineup. The sculpt is amazing, just look at the detail on her wings! And she space effect on her cape is incredibly well executed. Of course, Griffon is not known for delivering products that look just like the promotional shots, but they have greatly improved recently so I am highly anticipating this release and will definitely be putting in an order the second she goes up!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=106" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=106', 'Griffon’s Touhou Blog']);" target="_blank">Griffon’s Touhou Blog</a>]</p>

    Griffon’s 1/8 Reiuji Utsuho Is Preparing For A Meltdown

    Sometimes, good things require patience. Example: Griffon’s long-awaited Reiuji figure, which was teased 6 months ago. That may not seem like a long time, but between then and now several brand-new girls were teased, sculpted, and put up for order. Heck, I think some of them are set for release this month! So fans have been waiting patiently for one of Touhou’s most epic characters, the winged girl whose powers come from nuclear energy!

    I think this might be the best of Griffon’s current Touhou lineup. The sculpt is amazing, just look at the detail on her wings! And she space effect on her cape is incredibly well executed. Of course, Griffon is not known for delivering products that look just like the promotional shots, but they have greatly improved recently so I am highly anticipating this release and will definitely be putting in an order the second she goes up!

    [via Griffon’s Touhou Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffons-18-byakuren-hijiri-is-now-sculpted/attachment/griffonhijirisculptheader" rel="attachment wp-att-7352"></a></p> <p>Remember when Griffon showed off that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffon-adds-a-new-batch-of-touhou-girls-to-their-lineup" target="_blank">giant batch of new Touhou Project figures</a>? Well, it seems like they’ve been working quickly, as one of the girls who was only an outline is already fully sculpted! It seems like Byakuren Hijiri will be the first to get released, and her sculpt is looking amazing. I love the detail in her clothing and hair, and her pose and face really combine to say “I am going to stab you.” But, you know, in an attractive way!</p> <p>Griffon also teased the next two girls to get sculpted, Nazrin and Shou Toramaru! I’m hoping that they look as good as Byakuren, because I like to buy them in the “sets” of 3. I guess we’ll find out soon enough!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=105" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi?no=105', 'Griffon']);" target="_blank">Griffon</a>]</p>

    Griffon’s 1/8 Byakuren Hijiri Is Now Sculpted

    Remember when Griffon showed off that giant batch of new Touhou Project figures? Well, it seems like they’ve been working quickly, as one of the girls who was only an outline is already fully sculpted! It seems like Byakuren Hijiri will be the first to get released, and her sculpt is looking amazing. I love the detail in her clothing and hair, and her pose and face really combine to say “I am going to stab you.” But, you know, in an attractive way!

    Griffon also teased the next two girls to get sculpted, Nazrin and Shou Toramaru! I’m hoping that they look as good as Byakuren, because I like to buy them in the “sets” of 3. I guess we’ll find out soon enough!

    [via Griffon]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffon-adds-a-new-batch-of-touhou-girls-to-their-lineup/attachment/griffonnewtouhouannouncementsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-6439"></a></p> <p>Griffon is probably best known for their Touhou lineup, so it’s no surprise that they announce 2 or 3 new ones every month or so. However, I don’t think they’ve ever announced this many at once! The new images from Reisaitai shown NINE figures, seven of which are new. Craziness!</p> <p>First we have a new, badass version of Remilia which is already sculpted, and a POP version of Reimu. The outlines are of Shou Toramaru, Melancholy Medicine, Cirno, Nazrin, Lorelei Mystia, Byakuren Hijiri, and Hina Kagiyama. We already knew about POP Reimu and Byakuren, but now we have some clearer images. It will be interesting to see how these turn out, as Griffon’s Touhou line is kind of hit-or-miss for me. I’m hoping that Cirno ends up looking badass, because my collection is sorely missing a scaled figure of this cutie!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://futaba.anacel.com/figure/pixmicat.php?res=200468" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://futaba.anacel.com/figure/pixmicat.php?res=200468', 'Figure/GK']);" target="_blank">Figure/GK</a>]</p>

    Griffon Adds A New Batch Of Touhou Girls To Their Lineup

    Griffon is probably best known for their Touhou lineup, so it’s no surprise that they announce 2 or 3 new ones every month or so. However, I don’t think they’ve ever announced this many at once! The new images from Reisaitai shown NINE figures, seven of which are new. Craziness!

    First we have a new, badass version of Remilia which is already sculpted, and a POP version of Reimu. The outlines are of Shou Toramaru, Melancholy Medicine, Cirno, Nazrin, Lorelei Mystia, Byakuren Hijiri, and Hina Kagiyama. We already knew about POP Reimu and Byakuren, but now we have some clearer images. It will be interesting to see how these turn out, as Griffon’s Touhou line is kind of hit-or-miss for me. I’m hoping that Cirno ends up looking badass, because my collection is sorely missing a scaled figure of this cutie!

    [via Figure/GK]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/chara-hobbys-shiny-new-goods/attachment/charahobbyroundupheader" rel="attachment wp-att-4989"></a></p> <p>Since Chara Hobby is so close to Summer WonFest, there usually aren’t a whole lot of new items shown off. However, companies always seem to save some special announcements for this event, and they’re usually pretty interesting! I mean, everyone expected GSC to make Madoka figures. But some of the biggest surprises, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukyia-is-bringing-us-more-persona-merch" target="_blank">Kotobukiya making Persona 4 One Coin figures</a> or <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factory-announces-a-double-dose-of-metroid-figures" target="_blank">Max Factory’s double dose of Samus</a>, are saved for today! So hit the jump to check out all of the new goodies on display at Chara Hobby.</p> <p><strong>Updated with new information!</strong></p>

    UPDATED: Chara Hobby’s Shiny New Goods

    Since Chara Hobby is so close to Summer WonFest, there usually aren’t a whole lot of new items shown off. However, companies always seem to save some special announcements for this event, and they’re usually pretty interesting! I mean, everyone expected GSC to make Madoka figures. But some of the biggest surprises, like Kotobukiya making Persona 4 One Coin figures or Max Factory’s double dose of Samus, are saved for today! So hit the jump to check out all of the new goodies on display at Chara Hobby.

    Updated with new information!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/pvc-pre-orders-round-up-822825/attachment/pvcpre-orderroundup8-26-11header" rel="attachment wp-att-4861"></a></p> <p>After a pretty slow string of figures <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/pvc-pre-order-round-up-815818">last week</a>, this week was simply chock-full of pre-orders. Several figures from the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/augusts-magazine-scans" target="_blank">recent magazine scans</a> are already up for order, and some surprises sneaked in as well! We’ve got aliens in swimsuits, re-releases galore, a girl with a giant hammer, a Nendoroid first, and a <em>very</em> large nurse. So hit the jump and let’s check them all out!</p>

    PVC Pre-Orders Round-Up: 8/22~8/25

    After a pretty slow string of figures last week, this week was simply chock-full of pre-orders. Several figures from the recent magazine scans are already up for order, and some surprises sneaked in as well! We’ve got aliens in swimsuits, re-releases galore, a girl with a giant hammer, a Nendoroid first, and a very large nurse. So hit the jump and let’s check them all out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-loot-june-2011/attachment/june2011lootheader" rel="attachment wp-att-4708"></a></p> <p>It’s kind of amazing to see how far you have come as a collector in one year. In June of 2010, Stephen and I received 3 PVC figures in the mail: VN02 Miku, Black Blade BRS, and a trading figure of Akira from <em>Lucky Star</em>. VN02 was also one of our first big figure purchases, and the first we’d ever purchased with a retail of over ¥9,800.</p> <p>We’d just started pre-ordering figures 3 months earlier, so getting 3 figures at once was still kind of a big deal. Looking back, it’s kind of startling how fast our collecting has grown. We had 45 figures in our June orders, so hit the jump to get started!</p>

    Plastikitty Loot: June 2011

    It’s kind of amazing to see how far you have come as a collector in one year. In June of 2010, Stephen and I received 3 PVC figures in the mail: VN02 Miku, Black Blade BRS, and a trading figure of Akira from Lucky Star. VN02 was also one of our first big figure purchases, and the first we’d ever purchased with a retail of over ¥9,800.

    We’d just started pre-ordering figures 3 months earlier, so getting 3 figures at once was still kind of a big deal. Looking back, it’s kind of startling how fast our collecting has grown. We had 45 figures in our June orders, so hit the jump to get started!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/griffon-brings-us-a-fruity-angel/attachment/tenshigriffontouhoupreviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-4530"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I feel quite conflicted about Griffon’s Touhou Project line. I adore a lot of the designs and I own 6 of them, with 4 more on order. But some of the figures feel incredibly flat to me, and I eventually lose interest in their stuff for a while. But inevitably they put out pictures of something fantastic, like their gorgeous Hinania Tenshi who was just shown off in color.</p> <p>The colors on this figure are fantastic, and her expression is quite different from Griffon’s normal passive faces. Her outfit looks great, and it seems like a lot of detail went into her hair sculpt. Throw in some badass boots and a flaming sword made out of clear PVC and I am sold! Did I mention that she has fruit on her epic hat? Yeah, she’s just that awesome.</p> <p>Like most of their Touhou fare, Tenshi is 1/8 scale. She will be available for order soon, and while she’s an exclusive she’ll be up at AmiAmi for the usual discounted price. Expect her to be around ¥7,000~¥8,000, which is a bit expensive but what we’ve come to expect from them. I know after my <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-griffons-17th-ellis" target="_blank">pleasant experience with their Ellis</a> I have high hopes for this angel to come out looking spectacular!</p> <p>[via Griffon’s <a href="http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.griffon.co.jp/toho/diarypro/diary.cgi', 'Touhou Blog']);" target="_blank">Touhou Blog</a>]</p>

    Griffon Brings Us a Fruity Angel

    Sometimes I feel quite conflicted about Griffon’s Touhou Project line. I adore a lot of the designs and I own 6 of them, with 4 more on order. But some of the figures feel incredibly flat to me, and I eventually lose interest in their stuff for a while. But inevitably they put out pictures of something fantastic, like their gorgeous Hinania Tenshi who was just shown off in color.

    The colors on this figure are fantastic, and her expression is quite different from Griffon’s normal passive faces. Her outfit looks great, and it seems like a lot of detail went into her hair sculpt. Throw in some badass boots and a flaming sword made out of clear PVC and I am sold! Did I mention that she has fruit on her epic hat? Yeah, she’s just that awesome.

    Like most of their Touhou fare, Tenshi is 1/8 scale. She will be available for order soon, and while she’s an exclusive she’ll be up at AmiAmi for the usual discounted price. Expect her to be around ¥7,000~¥8,000, which is a bit expensive but what we’ve come to expect from them. I know after my pleasant experience with their Ellis I have high hopes for this angel to come out looking spectacular!

    [via Griffon’s Touhou Blog]

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