Kotobukiya Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-captain-marvel-order/attachment/captainmarvelheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83455"></a></p> <p>As a big fan of both the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-binary-ms-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">original Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Kamala version</a>, I had high hopes for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-captain-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel</a>. I mean, she’s a badass flying chick with short hair. Played by the always-amazing Brie Larson in the upcoming film, no less! And the art was indeed pretty cool. Shunya was sticking with his newer, slightly-less-pinup style and went for a more realistic body and less cutesy face.</p> <p>The finished product is here (or at least orders for her are), and I’m a bit torn. I love the colors, pose, and face. I think the whole chest area is kind of weird: her ribs are suuuuper prominent and she’s got the “floating globes” boob dilemma going on. But look at those arm muscles, so good. While she comes in at the standard Bishoujo 1/7 scale, her retail is only ¥8,000 and she comes out in June!</p> <p>Pre-order At <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-035994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dcaptain+marvel%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-035994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dcaptain+marvel%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-231" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-231', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10510415" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10510415', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/us-movies-comics/20072-marvel-bishoujo-captain-marvel.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/us-movies-comics/20072-marvel-bishoujo-captain-marvel.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/66495" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/66495', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Captain Marvel Is Up For Order

    As a big fan of both the original Ms Marvel Bishoujo and the new Kamala version, I had high hopes for Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel. I mean, she’s a badass flying chick with short hair. Played by the always-amazing Brie Larson in the upcoming film, no less! And the art was indeed pretty cool. Shunya was sticking with his newer, slightly-less-pinup style and went for a more realistic body and less cutesy face.

    The finished product is here (or at least orders for her are), and I’m a bit torn. I love the colors, pose, and face. I think the whole chest area is kind of weird: her ribs are suuuuper prominent and she’s got the “floating globes” boob dilemma going on. But look at those arm muscles, so good. While she comes in at the standard Bishoujo 1/7 scale, her retail is only ¥8,000 and she comes out in June!

    Pre-order At AmiAmi | HLJ | Hobby Search | Big In Japan | BBTS

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-new-daisy-thing-beauty/attachment/newdaisyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83395"></a></p> <p>When I first saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-daisy-chan-flutters-into-my-heart" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Daisy</a>, I thought, “well here is the figure for me!” Tony Taka, wings, clear PVC, ribbons, twintails, what more could I ask for (aside from ruffles and cat ears)? It’s been quite a few years since her release and she’s gotten a few “sister” figures, but now it’s time for a brand-new take on my cutie! And somehow it’s even better than the original.</p> <p>The sculpt is softer and gentler than the original but also more refined and crisp. Plus, sitting pose! I love those, even if they are shelf hogs. I love that she comes with the flowers, it’s such a nice touch. I wonder if we’ll get more casual versions of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-third-butterfly-sister-takes-flight" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Freesia</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-hints-at-their-next-tony-taka-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Anabell</a></p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/figure-blog/figure-blog-130519/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/figure-blog/figure-blog-130519/', 'Kotobukiya’s Blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s New Daisy Is A Thing Of Beauty

    When I first saw Kotobukiya’s Daisy, I thought, “well here is the figure for me!” Tony Taka, wings, clear PVC, ribbons, twintails, what more could I ask for (aside from ruffles and cat ears)? It’s been quite a few years since her release and she’s gotten a few “sister” figures, but now it’s time for a brand-new take on my cutie! And somehow it’s even better than the original.

    The sculpt is softer and gentler than the original but also more refined and crisp. Plus, sitting pose! I love those, even if they are shelf hogs. I love that she comes with the flowers, it’s such a nice touch. I wonder if we’ll get more casual versions of Freesia and Anabell

    [via Kotobukiya’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise/attachment/nycc2017kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82822"></a></p> <p>Well, tonight’s a big night for <em></em>Star Wars fans with the <em>Episode VIII</em> trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their <em>Episode VII</em><em>: The Force Awakens</em> ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a <em>Return of the Jedi</em> Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.</p> <p>I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after <em>Episode VIII</em> is out.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.

    I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82840" rel="attachment wp-att-82840"></a></p> <p>I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bishoujo Pinhead</a> art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.</p> <p>They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Cammy</a> and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Movie and Video Game Figures

    I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a Bishoujo Pinhead art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.

    They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous new Cammy and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82805" rel="attachment wp-att-82805"></a></p> <p>Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> for a while, and in fact Nightwing has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">been finished for quite some time</a>, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.</p> <p>Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.

    Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82856" rel="attachment wp-att-82856"></a></p> <p>While Kotobukiya tends to focus on more US-friendly comic/game/movie toys at comic conventions stateside, they never fully forget their anime & manga fans! This year they had quite a few beautiful sculpts, including the American debut of the gorgeous sculpt for Jabami Yumeko from <em>Kakegurui</em>. Just look at that hair!</p> <p>Also on display were the Fullmetal Alchemist boys, Joker from <em>Persona 5</em> (who was just released and is in the mail on his way to me~), Victor from Yuri on <em>Ice,</em> and the new beach Lancer (who is definitely not Caster, totally different characters in the logic of Fate/world).</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Anime Figures

    While Kotobukiya tends to focus on more US-friendly comic/game/movie toys at comic conventions stateside, they never fully forget their anime & manga fans! This year they had quite a few beautiful sculpts, including the American debut of the gorgeous sculpt for Jabami Yumeko from Kakegurui. Just look at that hair!

    Also on display were the Fullmetal Alchemist boys, Joker from Persona 5 (who was just released and is in the mail on his way to me~), Victor from Yuri on Ice, and the new beach Lancer (who is definitely not Caster, totally different characters in the logic of Fate/world).

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82757" rel="attachment wp-att-82757"></a></p> <p>I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.

    Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fly-away-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlpreorderheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82530"></a></p> <p>I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a>, and then we only had badly lit <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">event shots</a> of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.</p> <p>I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Fly Away With Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Supergirl

    I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw the sculpt, and then we only had badly lit event shots of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.

    I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | Hobby Search | HLJ | BBTS

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/catch-em-kotobukiyas-lillie/attachment/kotolillieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82501"></a></p> <p>Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the merchandise world</a>. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!</p> <p>This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994', 'taking orders for her']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">taking orders for her</a> so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.</p> <p>Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.</p>

    Catch ‘Em All With Kotobukiya’s Lillie

    Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in the merchandise world. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!

    This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed taking orders for her so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chun-li-v2-order/attachment/chunthiccheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82458"></a></p> <p><em>she T H I C C</em></p> <p>I will admit, when I first saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the art</a> for the new Chun-Li Bishoujo I wasn’t 100% sold, mainly because the long hair was distracting. Where’s the cute buns? But once we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a> I was sold. I mean, just look at those thighs. Those are the thighs of a girl who will kick your ass and make you say “thank you” after.</p> <p>As usual, the Bishoujo line moved pretty fast and she is now fully painted & up for order. She’ll run you a low ¥8,500, and with a January release date you won’t even have long to wait! I do hope we get some event-exclusive colorways because I think her outfit has a lot of potential in a wide array of designs and colors.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-032811&rank=" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-032811&rank=', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19535-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li-battle-costume-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19535-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li-battle-costume-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbysv-197" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbysv-197', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486520" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486520', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Chun-Li V2 Is Up For Order

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    I will admit, when I first saw the art for the new Chun-Li Bishoujo I wasn’t 100% sold, mainly because the long hair was distracting. Where’s the cute buns? But once we saw the sculpt I was sold. I mean, just look at those thighs. Those are the thighs of a girl who will kick your ass and make you say “thank you” after.

    As usual, the Bishoujo line moved pretty fast and she is now fully painted & up for order. She’ll run you a low ¥8,500, and with a January release date you won’t even have long to wait! I do hope we get some event-exclusive colorways because I think her outfit has a lot of potential in a wide array of designs and colors.

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