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Posted by Leah Bayer on July 24, 2016 | No Comments
I am usually not that excited for PLUM’s event lineups, but after their teasers this year? Yeah, I wanted to see that Lancer pretty badly. I love her design, and thankfully the final figure does not disappoint! The paint is just so lovely and detailed. I actually think I like the sculpt for ques Q’s Lancer a bit better, but I don’t know if they will beat this paintjob.
Then we have Caster, who is… less exciting. I just don’t think her design looks like the rest of the F/SN girls and she kind of sticks out like a sore thumb. Very generic magical girl-y.
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 24, 2016 | No Comments
Ah, ques Q. The company I always want to love but never end up buying stuff from. Given some of their cute Wonder Festival sculpts, though, I feel like my ques Q collection is about to climb. I mean, the Lancer alone is to die for! But we also have a very cute Show by Rock figure, God-Hand from 7th Dragon, so much Kantai Collection (tons of sculpts and, like, 8 announcements), a super cute Alice Cartelet, and many more. Including a Raita figure I have strong feelings about.
Then we have announcements! Mai Kawakami from Musaigen no Phantom World, Assassin from Fate/Grand Order, and the three main girls from Girls und Panzer (why is this suddenly so figure-popular again?).
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
PLUM is one of those companies that always slips under my radar. It’s a combination of having ordered some of their first few figures (which were… not the best) and the fact that they still only seem to be mid-level quality. But recently they’ve been trying for more elaborate and interesting sculpts, which seems to be the trend for their WonFest teasers!
They only have two, but both look pretty awesome. We’ve got Lancer and Caster from Fate/Grand Order: lancer is painted and oh my god I’d seriously believe you if you told me it was an Alter teaser. Caster’s looks less promising, since there are some pretty glaring hair seams, but maybe her design is cute enough to distract from that.
[via PLUM’s Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Recently, ques Q has been ALL ABOUT Kantai Collection. And this year… yeah, no changes. Their booth is like 70% KanColle. So let’s just dive right in. We’ve got figures of Kongou, Haruna, Atago, Ooi, Yukikaze, Kirishima, Nagato, Naka, Takao and more. Then we’ve got announcements for Northern Princess (!!) and Ro 500, along with the previously announced Hibiki.
Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico did not make an appearance (though they have art for her out). There’s some Touhou Project (Patchy and FINALLY the evil Remilia), along with announcements like Lancer from Fate/Grand Order. How… how many Fate versions are there?
[via AmiAmi’s Blog]
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on December 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
Way back in the Spring of this year Penguin Parade released their first Petanko Mini! set: the gals from Puella Magi: Madoka Magica and now, they’re bringing the same treatment to the cast of Fate/Zero. The whole cast is here from Saber to Rin to Lancer and Archer and they all look adorable in their little sitting poses. There’ll be 10 designs in all and you can get a set now for pre-order for ¥6,800 and they’ll head to your door to sit cutely in your home in May of next year.
[via Good Smile Company]
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 22, 2012 | 12 Comments
Welcome to another month of scans! We’ve got tons of awesome this time, including FIVE boys! No joke, five of ’em. Oh, and some ladies as well of course. Lolis, busty demons, kick-ass steak eaters, and graceful penguin commanders. And, of course, the necessary NSFW girls and bikini babes. Check them all out after the jump!
Posted by Leah Bayer on November 6, 2012 | No Comments
In a strange turn of events, the figure we’re looking at today on Mikatan’s blog isn’t by Good Smile Company or any of their umbrella companies. It’s from MegaHouse! Their Lancer, which was announced in magazine scans, seems to be nearly ready for action already… and Mikatan has the exclusive scoop. Weird, right?
Well, we also have shots of all their other Miyazawa Model stuff, but we’ve already seen it. Still, you can check them out in the gallery! So really, it’s just Lancer we care about! Rider was a bit too buff for my taste but I am really liking the sculpt here so far. But where’s Gilgamesh?!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 23, 2012 | 14 Comments
Time once again for the wonderful gift of magazine scans! You know, a sneak peak of the figures that will be eating up all our money in 5 months or so. Living on ramen is worth it for such pretty plastic ladies! Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. Anyway, we’ve got a good batch this month. Some long-awaited Alter sculpts are finally sculpted, we’ve got both Hyakka Ryouran and Queen’s Blade, a Nendoroid fans have been begging for, lots of exclusives, and a few surprises along the way. So come along and check them all out!
[UPDATE] Updated with FREEing and AlphaMax, along with MegaHouse’s Chie and Lancer!
Posted by Leah Bayer on August 10, 2012 | No Comments
At this past MegaHobby Expo, MegaHouse showed off the art for their Petit Chara Land Fate/Zero set. It’s finished now, and like all of the sets based on Nitro+’s art they are super adorable! We’ve got lots of boys: Rider, Waver Velvet, Emiya Kiritsugu, Lancer, and Gilgamesh. And then… there’s Saber. Not one, but 3 different versions of her. I’m using “different versions” pretty loosely here, since they all have the same outfit and pose, just slightly different weapons. I’m a bit disappointed that they didn’t do Irisviel and Caster, but oh well.
Each box contains 10 figures, which means you should get some dupes. Individual boxes are only ¥660 but a case will run you a steep ¥6,600 (no discounts?!). They will be released in November, a pretty packed month already.