Idolm@ster Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83756" rel="attachment wp-att-83756"></a></p> <p>I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.</p> <p>Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two <em>To LOVEru</em> cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).</p> <p>But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from <em>Overlord II</em>, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from <em>Azur Lane</em> and Teletha Testarossa from <em>Full Metal Panic!</em> I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Alter

    I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.

    Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two To LOVEru cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).

    But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from Overlord II, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from Azur Lane and Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic! I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-alter/attachment/mhf17alterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83305"></a></p> <p>Ah, MegaHobby Expo, Wonder Festival’s little brother. Years ago the two rivaled each other in scale, but as time has passed MegaHobby has gotten smaller and smaller. Fewer companies, fewer figures. But there are always a few gems to be found!</p> <p>We’ll start the coverage with Alter, one of my favorite companies (though as you may know, they have recently fallen out of the “affordable” bracket and into the “look longingly from a distance” bracket for me). They had quite a few cuties out on display, including many updates to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alter" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wonder Festival sculpts</a>. Jeanne d’Arc definitely stole the show for me! The only brand-new reveal was Arie Nadja from <em>Madou Monogatari</em> who is so adorably retro it hurts.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92733" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92733', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Alter

    Ah, MegaHobby Expo, Wonder Festival’s little brother. Years ago the two rivaled each other in scale, but as time has passed MegaHobby has gotten smaller and smaller. Fewer companies, fewer figures. But there are always a few gems to be found!

    We’ll start the coverage with Alter, one of my favorite companies (though as you may know, they have recently fallen out of the “affordable” bracket and into the “look longingly from a distance” bracket for me). They had quite a few cuties out on display, including many updates to their Wonder Festival sculpts. Jeanne d’Arc definitely stole the show for me! The only brand-new reveal was Arie Nadja from Madou Monogatari who is so adorably retro it hurts.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-alters-beautiful-shiki-ichinose/attachment/shikiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82604"></a></p> <p>I am absolutely helpless against the onslaught of IDOLM@STER figures, especially if it’s one from Alter or Phat! Company’s lines. I just… I love their designs so very much. The pink, the frills, the over-the-top aesthetic. I eat it up with a spoon (as long as the price is reasonable, which is my main concern with this cutie).</p> <p>This time around it’s my most anticipated IM@S girl from Alter: Shiki Ichinose! I love how unique her pose is, very creative… though you know she’s going to be a shelf hog because of it. And the level of detail is amazing! I mean, just admire the book. And her little cat-mouth, aww! Orders open tonight, and I can already feel myself hitting that pre-order button.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://alter-web.jp/blog_alter/2017/94/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://alter-web.jp/blog_alter/2017/94/', 'Alter’s Blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alter’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Preview Alter’s Beautiful Shiki Ichinose

    I am absolutely helpless against the onslaught of IDOLM@STER figures, especially if it’s one from Alter or Phat! Company’s lines. I just… I love their designs so very much. The pink, the frills, the over-the-top aesthetic. I eat it up with a spoon (as long as the price is reasonable, which is my main concern with this cutie).

    This time around it’s my most anticipated IM@S girl from Alter: Shiki Ichinose! I love how unique her pose is, very creative… though you know she’s going to be a shelf hog because of it. And the level of detail is amazing! I mean, just admire the book. And her little cat-mouth, aww! Orders open tonight, and I can already feel myself hitting that pre-order button.

    [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-plum/attachment/plumheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-82362"></a></p> <p>PLUM didn’t have a ton at Wonder Festival this year, and the focus definitely seemed to be on new announcements. They had 3: Assassin from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, Megumi Jinno from <em>Eromanga</em>, and Jun Gotou from <em>Tenshi no 3P!.</em></p> <p>They also had some new cuties out on display: Chie Sasaki & KaoruRyuuzaki from <em>Cinderella Girls</em>, and Kokoa Hoto & Chino from <em>Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/89504" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/89504', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: PLUM

    PLUM didn’t have a ton at Wonder Festival this year, and the focus definitely seemed to be on new announcements. They had 3: Assassin from Fate/Grand Order, Megumi Jinno from Eromanga, and Jun Gotou from Tenshi no 3P!.

    They also had some new cuties out on display: Chie Sasaki & KaoruRyuuzaki from Cinderella Girls, and Kokoa Hoto & Chino from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??.

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/summer-wonfest-2017-phat-company/attachment/phatheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-82159"></a></p> <p>While Phat! Company seems to be toning down on their IDOLM@STER line (my all-time fave from them), they still had quite a few nice figures out & about at Wonder Festival. Like our header girl, the Parform Mercedes, or their new <em>No Game No Life</em> figure. Or, of course, the new <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> figures.</p> <p>They also had a few exciting new announcements! Aqua & Megumin from <em>Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 2</em>, Stephanie Dola from <em>No Game No Life</em>, and… the protagonist from <em>Persona 5</em> in his school outfit!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/Phat_official" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Phat_official', 'Phat’s twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Phat’s twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Phat! Company

    While Phat! Company seems to be toning down on their IDOLM@STER line (my all-time fave from them), they still had quite a few nice figures out & about at Wonder Festival. Like our header girl, the Parform Mercedes, or their new No Game No Life figure. Or, of course, the new Fate/Grand Order figures.

    They also had a few exciting new announcements! Aqua & Megumin from Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 2, Stephanie Dola from No Game No Life, and… the protagonist from Persona 5 in his school outfit!

    [via Phat’s twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-82015"></a></p> <p>2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/History</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mikus</a>, but we got a lot more.</p> <p>Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from <em>Cinderella Girls</em>, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.</p> <p>But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from <em>No Game No Life</em>, Emilia from <em>Re;Zero</em>, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added the <em>Your Name</em> duo to the gallery</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Good Smile Company

    2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at Fate/History and Mikus, but we got a lot more.

    Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.

    But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from No Game No Life, Emilia from Re;Zero, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.

    [UPDATE] Added the Your Name duo to the gallery

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-kotobukiya/attachment/kotoheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-82117"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has figures from a wide variety of licenses out on display, and this Wonder Festival was no different. <em>Kemono Friends, Fate/Grand Order, No Game No Life, Girls und Panzer, Frame Arm Girls</em> scaled figures (!!), <em>Eromanga Sensei, Kakegurui</em>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pokemon</a>, a super cute animal girl (?) from <em>Made in Abyss</em>, boy idols from <em>IDOLM@STER SideM</em>, and so much more.</p> <p>Sadly, it seems like there are no new Yu-Gi-Oh boys… come back to me, babies.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobuki_goods" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobuki_goods', 'Kotobukiya’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya always has figures from a wide variety of licenses out on display, and this Wonder Festival was no different. Kemono Friends, Fate/Grand Order, No Game No Life, Girls und Panzer, Frame Arm Girls scaled figures (!!), Eromanga Sensei, Kakegurui, Pokemon, a super cute animal girl (?) from Made in Abyss, boy idols from IDOLM@STER SideM, and so much more.

    Sadly, it seems like there are no new Yu-Gi-Oh boys… come back to me, babies.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alter/attachment/alterheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-81946"></a></p> <p>Ah, Alter. Every year they get me so good! And it’s always with girls (or boys, from the Altair line) from franchises that I otherwise wouldn’t care about. Am I super obsessed with their Love Live and IM@S girls? Yes. Would I willingly watch either of those shows? No. I just love frilly dresses so very much.</p> <p>This year they have a great lineup. Shiki Ichinose from <em>Cinderella Girls</em> is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life, but the Love Live girls are also looking strong with a gorgeous Riko Sakurauchi. We have many, many FREE! boys and some other Altair announcements: <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> dudes! Merlin, Arthur Pendragon, and Edmon Dantes will all be getting scales. If you like the ladies, Alter will be doing Shielder too. They seem to be getting back to Strike Witches, which is nice, and we also have a surprise Chachamaru and Asuna. Check them all out below!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/aozaki_n" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/aozaki_n', 'aozaki_n']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">aozaki_n</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Alter

    Ah, Alter. Every year they get me so good! And it’s always with girls (or boys, from the Altair line) from franchises that I otherwise wouldn’t care about. Am I super obsessed with their Love Live and IM@S girls? Yes. Would I willingly watch either of those shows? No. I just love frilly dresses so very much.

    This year they have a great lineup. Shiki Ichinose from Cinderella Girls is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life, but the Love Live girls are also looking strong with a gorgeous Riko Sakurauchi. We have many, many FREE! boys and some other Altair announcements: Fate/Grand Order dudes! Merlin, Arthur Pendragon, and Edmon Dantes will all be getting scales. If you like the ladies, Alter will be doing Shielder too. They seem to be getting back to Strike Witches, which is nice, and we also have a surprise Chachamaru and Asuna. Check them all out below!

    [via amiami & aozaki_n]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-aquamarine/attachment/aquamarineheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-81876"></a></p> <p>Are you ready, guys? Because Wonder Festival has begun! Actually, it’s about half an hour away, but companies love to make me miserable by tweeting out their own stuff before doors even open. Yayy.</p> <p>First up today is Aquamarine, who has a small but nicely curated collection of figures. I of course love the Caroline & Justine the most, so presh so mean. We’ve also got<em> IDOLM@STER, Girls und Panzer, Galko-chan, Sakura Wars</em>, an announcement from <em>Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??</em>, and a surprise Tony Taka gal.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> with an absolutely STUNNING Gwendolyn, along with Asuna and a few other cuties.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/aquamarine_fig" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/aquamarine_fig', 'Aquamarine’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aquamarine’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Aquamarine

    Are you ready, guys? Because Wonder Festival has begun! Actually, it’s about half an hour away, but companies love to make me miserable by tweeting out their own stuff before doors even open. Yayy.

    First up today is Aquamarine, who has a small but nicely curated collection of figures. I of course love the Caroline & Justine the most, so presh so mean. We’ve also got IDOLM@STER, Girls und Panzer, Galko-chan, Sakura Wars, an announcement from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??, and a surprise Tony Taka gal.

    [UPDATE] with an absolutely STUNNING Gwendolyn, along with Asuna and a few other cuties.

    [via Aquamarine’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup/attachment/gkheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-81744"></a></p> <p>It’s that time again! Wonder Festival is only 2 days away, so we’re bringing you our annual roundup of some of the best garage kits that will be at the event. Because, as you probably know, Wonder Festival has way more gks than PVC figures but we can’t get our greedy little paws on them. Plus, if we did, we can’t paint. But, as always, if you can paint/will be at the event, all images are labeled with both the circle & character name.</p> <p>The tides seem to be changing this WonFest. There’s very little of our usual standards, like Miku Hatsune or KanColle, and the new darling Re;Zero seems to have already fallen off. Instead we have a TON of Fate girls (both Grand Order and Extella), quite a bit of Persona 5 merchandise, and some truly stunning original characters. And more Adventure Time! Check them all out after the jump.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/i_con0225/status/640516063138938880" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/i_con0225/status/640516063138938880', 'i_con']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">i_con</a>, <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/kazz999/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.livedoor.jp/kazz999/', 'horikazz']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">horikazz</a>, <a href="http://creamode.main.jp/gallery/FUTABA/FUTABA.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://creamode.main.jp/gallery/FUTABA/FUTABA.html', 'crea mode']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crea mode</a>, <a href="http://www.amie-g.jp/IVENTITEM/SATURN_N.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amie-g.jp/IVENTITEM/SATURN_N.html', 'amie grand']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amie grand</a>, <a href="http://akiba-weekend.sub.jp/archives/1059764961.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://akiba-weekend.sub.jp/archives/1059764961.html', 'Akiba Weekend']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Akiba Weekend</a>, <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>, <a href="http://vispo.cc/isyu.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://vispo.cc/isyu.html', 'vispo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">vispo</a>, <a href="http://www.wondershowcase.com/wsc_archives/wsc088_new.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.wondershowcase.com/wsc_archives/wsc088_new.html', 'wonder showcase']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wonder showcase</a>, <a href="https://myfigurecollection.net/item/190593" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://myfigurecollection.net/item/190593', 'mfc']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mfc</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Garage Kit Roundup

    It’s that time again! Wonder Festival is only 2 days away, so we’re bringing you our annual roundup of some of the best garage kits that will be at the event. Because, as you probably know, Wonder Festival has way more gks than PVC figures but we can’t get our greedy little paws on them. Plus, if we did, we can’t paint. But, as always, if you can paint/will be at the event, all images are labeled with both the circle & character name.

    The tides seem to be changing this WonFest. There’s very little of our usual standards, like Miku Hatsune or KanColle, and the new darling Re;Zero seems to have already fallen off. Instead we have a TON of Fate girls (both Grand Order and Extella), quite a bit of Persona 5 merchandise, and some truly stunning original characters. And more Adventure Time! Check them all out after the jump.

    [via i_con, horikazz, crea mode, amie grand, Akiba Weekend, moeyo, vispo, wonder showcase, mfc]

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