Hestia Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sonico-gets-hestia-cosplay-newest-figure/attachment/sonicohestiapaintedheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83444"></a></p> <p>I’m sure you all remember <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Sonico x Hestia figure</a> from a few months back because, well, it’s really weird. I mean, no weirder than any other Sonico figure, but still. On a scale of one to ten in “why is this happening,” this is a solid 7.5. I mean, I’m into it. But why is it happening?</p> <p>She is finally colored, and is it just me or is the paint a little off? Like the colors seems hyper-saturated and unnatural. Then again, I think it’s probably just the camera filter used. Man, that boob ribbon looks super uncomfortable. It’s bad enough on Hestia, but on our busty girl Sonico? Get her out of that!! Also, that pose must be hell to hold. She’s got some sturdy thigh muscles.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/950977502222082049" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/950977502222082049', 't_santa’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Sonico Gets Her Hestia Cosplay On In Her Newest Figure

    I’m sure you all remember the Sonico x Hestia figure from a few months back because, well, it’s really weird. I mean, no weirder than any other Sonico figure, but still. On a scale of one to ten in “why is this happening,” this is a solid 7.5. I mean, I’m into it. But why is it happening?

    She is finally colored, and is it just me or is the paint a little off? Like the colors seems hyper-saturated and unnatural. Then again, I think it’s probably just the camera filter used. Man, that boob ribbon looks super uncomfortable. It’s bad enough on Hestia, but on our busty girl Sonico? Get her out of that!! Also, that pose must be hell to hold. She’s got some sturdy thigh muscles.

    [via t_santa’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia/attachment/sonicohestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83236"></a></p> <p>Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Sonico Miku</a>!</p> <p>This time around it’s Hestia from <em>Danmachi</em>, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en', 't_santa']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa</a>]</p>

    Hestia Sonico Is Bestia

    Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, Racing Sonico Miku!

    This time around it’s Hestia from Danmachi, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!

    [via t_santa]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/miyazawa-model-expo-spring-2016-good-smile-company-co/attachment/mmmes16gscheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75894"></a></p> <p>Miyazawa Model Expo is an event I forget about every year. I can tell you exactly when Wonder Festival and MegaHobby are, but Miyazawa Model? Yeah, it’s the event that time forgot. Or Leah’s brain, whichever.</p> <p>As always, Good Smile Company and their umbrella manufacturers brought a ton of goodies to the event. We have figmas and Nendoroids out the wazoo, including some newly painted and sculpted goodies. Phat! and Max Factory brought many of their gorgeous IDOLM@STER girls, including MF’s Ranko who is so very swoon-worthy. We’ve got giant girls from FREEing (man, Hestia’s cast-off is painfully noticeable), Good Smile’s Link, and tons more. Check them out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="ameblo.jp/digitamin/entry-12149910591.html" target="_blank">Digitamin</a>]</p>

    Miyazawa Model Expo Spring 2016: Good Smile Company & Co

    Miyazawa Model Expo is an event I forget about every year. I can tell you exactly when Wonder Festival and MegaHobby are, but Miyazawa Model? Yeah, it’s the event that time forgot. Or Leah’s brain, whichever.

    As always, Good Smile Company and their umbrella manufacturers brought a ton of goodies to the event. We have figmas and Nendoroids out the wazoo, including some newly painted and sculpted goodies. Phat! and Max Factory brought many of their gorgeous IDOLM@STER girls, including MF’s Ranko who is so very swoon-worthy. We’ve got giant girls from FREEing (man, Hestia’s cast-off is painfully noticeable), Good Smile’s Link, and tons more. Check them out in the gallery below!

    [via Digitamin]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-joint-exhibition-2016-wave/attachment/wavewinter16header" rel="attachment wp-att-74470"></a></p> <p>Every year there’s this weird post-Wonder Festival event that’s basically all the same stuff in a much smaller space with none of the crowds. It’s more for taking shots of the figures than actually buying them, so it’s an industry event. And every year I don’t pay attention because, you know, we literally just saw all this stuff.</p> <p>But this year, Wave didn’t show up to Wonder Festival! Or at least they didn’t show anything worthwhile. They brought it all to this. Who even know why. Their Beach Queens line is strangely absent, but we do have updates on their <em>Infinite Stratos</em> lingerie girls (which you’d think I’d love, but I don’t) and the <em>IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls,</em> who are looking cute–especially Ranko.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/72192" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/72192', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Winter Joint Exhibition 2016: Wave

    Every year there’s this weird post-Wonder Festival event that’s basically all the same stuff in a much smaller space with none of the crowds. It’s more for taking shots of the figures than actually buying them, so it’s an industry event. And every year I don’t pay attention because, you know, we literally just saw all this stuff.

    But this year, Wave didn’t show up to Wonder Festival! Or at least they didn’t show anything worthwhile. They brought it all to this. Who even know why. Their Beach Queens line is strangely absent, but we do have updates on their Infinite Stratos lingerie girls (which you’d think I’d love, but I don’t) and the IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, who are looking cute–especially Ranko.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-freeing/attachment/wwf16freeingheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74051"></a></p> <p>Are you ready for lots and lots of bunny girls? Because it’s FREEing, and that’s really all we expect from them anymore. And man did they deliver. There’s… a lot. Plus many other 1/4 scale gals. <em>Ikkitousen</em> bunnies, <em>To LOVEru</em> bunnies, <em>Infinite Stratos</em> bunnies. And announcements! They’ll be doing bunny Ryuuko from Kill la Kill and Kongou from <em>Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nov</em>, plus Eriri and Megumi from <em>Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em>.</p> <p>Then, the non-bunnies! A 1/4 scale Luka is coming, along with tiny swimsuit Rin & Len. We have Rin, Niko, and Hanayo from Love Live!, teeny PriPara girls, a giant Kanu, Flamie Speeddraw, the giant Hestia, and… an announcement for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-the-design-for-thai-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank">my fave tan Miku</a>, finally in figure form!! Oh happy day.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> The Tony Taka bunnies are painted!! Praise figure Jesus. Also many many more bunnies & yukata girls via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/156830/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/156830/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a></p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'amiami']);" target="_blank">amiami</a> & <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh23/exhibit/gallery/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh23/exhibit/gallery/', 'Wonderful Hobby']);" target="_blank">Wonderful Hobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2016: FREEing

    Are you ready for lots and lots of bunny girls? Because it’s FREEing, and that’s really all we expect from them anymore. And man did they deliver. There’s… a lot. Plus many other 1/4 scale gals. Ikkitousen bunnies, To LOVEru bunnies, Infinite Stratos bunnies. And announcements! They’ll be doing bunny Ryuuko from Kill la Kill and Kongou from Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nov, plus Eriri and Megumi from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata.

    Then, the non-bunnies! A 1/4 scale Luka is coming, along with tiny swimsuit Rin & Len. We have Rin, Niko, and Hanayo from Love Live!, teeny PriPara girls, a giant Kanu, Flamie Speeddraw, the giant Hestia, and… an announcement for my fave tan Miku, finally in figure form!! Oh happy day.

    [UPDATE] The Tony Taka bunnies are painted!! Praise figure Jesus. Also many many more bunnies & yukata girls via Dengeki

    [via amiami & Wonderful Hobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-hestia/attachment/kotohestiareviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72997"></a></p> <p>Hestia is, undoubtedly, this year’s It Girl. It seems like every company is making a figure of her, and the market is already kind of over-saturated with Bestia Hestia. But Kotobukiya was the first to get theirs out on the market, and to be honest, it’s the only figure of her I’ve come close to liking. The Hestia hype has definitely gone a bit over my head, and I find almost all of her figures kind of silly. Probably because the boob physics + ribbon.</p> <p>But everyone knows I have a huge weakness for kneeling figures, especially slightly larger ones like Hestia who is 1/7 scale, so I was cautiously optimistic to get my hands on her. So hit the jump and check her out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Hestia

    Hestia is, undoubtedly, this year’s It Girl. It seems like every company is making a figure of her, and the market is already kind of over-saturated with Bestia Hestia. But Kotobukiya was the first to get theirs out on the market, and to be honest, it’s the only figure of her I’ve come close to liking. The Hestia hype has definitely gone a bit over my head, and I find almost all of her figures kind of silly. Probably because the boob physics + ribbon.

    But everyone knows I have a huge weakness for kneeling figures, especially slightly larger ones like Hestia who is 1/7 scale, so I was cautiously optimistic to get my hands on her. So hit the jump and check her out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2015kotobukiyaboothoverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71585"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-figures" target="_blank">DC</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-comics-figures" target="_blank">Marvel</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise" target="_blank">Star Wars</a>, some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-assassins-creed-artfx-announcement" target="_blank">new announcements</a> and a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-tekken-bishoujo-lucky-chloe-gallery" target="_blank">whole</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-kotobukiyas-mito-ikumi-gallery" target="_blank">lot</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool-gallery" target="_blank">of</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-sniper-wolf-gallery" target="_blank">up-close</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-kusuriuri-gallery" target="_blank">galleries</a>. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well!</p> <p>Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, some new announcements and a whole lot of up-close galleries. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well!

    Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-hestia-is-bestia/attachment/nendohestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71003"></a></p> <p>Hestia Fever is sweeping the figure world. It seems like every company is making a version of her, though so far none of them have been just right: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2015-kotobukiyas-hestia-and-saber" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s</a> face is a little off, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-hestia-is-double-the-hype" target="_blank">Max Factory</a> has the bizarre ribbon-boob problem. So what’s a fan to do (other than shelling out an insane amount for the Amakuni one)? Well, there’s a tiny solution in town! It’s Nendoroid Hestia.</p> <p>She comes with some great faces, including a flustered and smug one, along with food accessories. And a bonus sitting pose! But personally, I find her kind of… unsettling. It’s the cleavage (and Kahotan’s incessant closeups and “omg boobs” thing). Nendos should not have that much cleavage. Who is like “wow, this Nendo sure is sexy!” It’s just wrong. But, hey, better than having a somehow-slack-in-the-back ribbon digging into her boobs! I am going to be so very happy when Hestia Fever is gone.</p> <p>Orders open tomorrow.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12070406862.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12070406862.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Nendoroid Hestia Is Bestia

    Hestia Fever is sweeping the figure world. It seems like every company is making a version of her, though so far none of them have been just right: Kotobukiya’s face is a little off, Max Factory has the bizarre ribbon-boob problem. So what’s a fan to do (other than shelling out an insane amount for the Amakuni one)? Well, there’s a tiny solution in town! It’s Nendoroid Hestia.

    She comes with some great faces, including a flustered and smug one, along with food accessories. And a bonus sitting pose! But personally, I find her kind of… unsettling. It’s the cleavage (and Kahotan’s incessant closeups and “omg boobs” thing). Nendos should not have that much cleavage. Who is like “wow, this Nendo sure is sexy!” It’s just wrong. But, hey, better than having a somehow-slack-in-the-back ribbon digging into her boobs! I am going to be so very happy when Hestia Fever is gone.

    Orders open tomorrow.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-hestia-is-double-the-hype/attachment/mfhestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70838"></a></p> <p>Hestia is definitely the It Girl of this season, so it makes sense that everyone and their mom is making a figure of her. We have quite a few options already, but I think a lot of people were pretty hyped for Max Factory’s version, which <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-gsc-and-max-factorys-double-dose-of-hestia" target="_blank">we saw at Wonder Festival</a>. I mean, it’s MF, so we expect stellar quality.</p> <p>Personally, I don’t get the Hestia hype (the ribbons are just weird?), but even I was kind of swayed by their cute pose. Jumping! Twintails! What’s not to like? But we won’t be getting just one option–oh no, Max Factory is giving us two poses! The alternate one is… really something. I mean, it just looks incredibly painful. I know it’s supposed to be cute/sexy, but to me crushed boobs = owowow no thank you. It does leave me wondering about the price though. Will there be two full alternate bodies?! That is gonna cost Hestia fans. So, is she worth it? Orders open tonight!</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-12065669214.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-12065669214.html', 'figma blog']);" target="_blank">figma blog</a>]</p>

    Max Factory’s Hestia Is Double The Hype

    Hestia is definitely the It Girl of this season, so it makes sense that everyone and their mom is making a figure of her. We have quite a few options already, but I think a lot of people were pretty hyped for Max Factory’s version, which we saw at Wonder Festival. I mean, it’s MF, so we expect stellar quality.

    Personally, I don’t get the Hestia hype (the ribbons are just weird?), but even I was kind of swayed by their cute pose. Jumping! Twintails! What’s not to like? But we won’t be getting just one option–oh no, Max Factory is giving us two poses! The alternate one is… really something. I mean, it just looks incredibly painful. I know it’s supposed to be cute/sexy, but to me crushed boobs = owowow no thank you. It does leave me wondering about the price though. Will there be two full alternate bodies?! That is gonna cost Hestia fans. So, is she worth it? Orders open tonight!

    [via the figma blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wave-announces-a-handful-of-new-figures/attachment/newwaveheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70394"></a></p> <p>Wave was conspicuously absent from Wonder Festival. I thought the pressure of no one buying the insanely overpriced Beach Queens might finally be taking its toll, but it seems like they were just… saving a bunch of sculpts. And, shockingly, none of them are bikini girls! We have two stand-alone figures: one of Hestia, and another of Miho Nishizumi. Is EVERYONE making a Hestia? Sure feels like it.</p> <p>Then we have two girls from <em>Infinite Stratos</em>, Houki and Charlotte, in lingerie. I’m going to guess that they will eventually do all the girls, much like their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wave-announces-four-new-saber-figures" target="_blank">Saber lingerie line</a>. And considering how smitten I am with the <em>IS</em> cast, this is great news! They’ve shown off Houki in two colors, pink and white, with one of them presumably being an exclusive because Wave just can’t resist making crazy expensive alternate colorways. Hopefully the white is the regular release, because I like it a lot more than the pink.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/wave_corp" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/wave_corp', 'Wave’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Wave’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Wave Announces A Handful Of New Figures

    Wave was conspicuously absent from Wonder Festival. I thought the pressure of no one buying the insanely overpriced Beach Queens might finally be taking its toll, but it seems like they were just… saving a bunch of sculpts. And, shockingly, none of them are bikini girls! We have two stand-alone figures: one of Hestia, and another of Miho Nishizumi. Is EVERYONE making a Hestia? Sure feels like it.

    Then we have two girls from Infinite Stratos, Houki and Charlotte, in lingerie. I’m going to guess that they will eventually do all the girls, much like their Saber lingerie line. And considering how smitten I am with the IS cast, this is great news! They’ve shown off Houki in two colors, pink and white, with one of them presumably being an exclusive because Wave just can’t resist making crazy expensive alternate colorways. Hopefully the white is the regular release, because I like it a lot more than the pink.

    [via Wave’s Twitter]

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