Lancer Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-81551"></a></p> <p>Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another <em>Persona 5</em> announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$</p> <p>Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from <em>Choukou Shinki Ixseal</em>. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, along with a few of their older sculpts.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Amakuni

    Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another Persona 5 announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$

    Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from Fate/Grand Order, along with a few of their older sculpts.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-alter/attachment/alterheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81527"></a></p> <p>Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.</p> <p>Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from <em>Atelier Sophie</em> was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added some lovely bonus pictures from <a href="https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax', 'Hobby Maniax']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Maniax</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Alter

    Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.

    Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from Atelier Sophie was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.

    [UPDATE] Added some lovely bonus pictures from Hobby Maniax

    [via Dengeki & AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-ques-q/attachment/quesqheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-80560"></a></p> <p>Like usual, ques Q’s booth at Wonder Festival was like 80% <em>KanColle</em> and <em>Touhou Project</em>. Yet they put out figures from both those series so slowly! It’s a conspiracy to drive us insane, I tell you. At least this year they had some cool KanColle girls who we don’t usually see, like Northern Princess (squee!), Kashima, Ro 5oo, and Naka. And they didn’t announce any more, thank the lord.</p> <p>On the Touhou front they announced two new Sakuya Izayoi and a new Remilia Scarlet. Two of my faves! Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico is still unpainted, as is Lancer and the Raita bunny girls. They did have quite a few announcements, of course: they’ll be doing Samurai from 7th Dragon in a maid outfit (wut), and Saber from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>. Pink-haired Saber with a demon tail, I can get behind this.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/337295/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/337295/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: ques Q

    Like usual, ques Q’s booth at Wonder Festival was like 80% KanColle and Touhou Project. Yet they put out figures from both those series so slowly! It’s a conspiracy to drive us insane, I tell you. At least this year they had some cool KanColle girls who we don’t usually see, like Northern Princess (squee!), Kashima, Ro 5oo, and Naka. And they didn’t announce any more, thank the lord.

    On the Touhou front they announced two new Sakuya Izayoi and a new Remilia Scarlet. Two of my faves! Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico is still unpainted, as is Lancer and the Raita bunny girls. They did have quite a few announcements, of course: they’ll be doing Samurai from 7th Dragon in a maid outfit (wut), and Saber from Fate/Grand Order. Pink-haired Saber with a demon tail, I can get behind this.

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-phat-company/attachment/phatheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-80229"></a></p> <p>I used to really look forward to Phat! Company’s booth when they did pretty much nothing but IDOLM@STER. Those were good times. Times I look back fondly on. I mean, they still had quite a few IM@S girls at the event, like the super candy-sweet Frederica Miyamoto and a few older sculpts (that still aren’t painted!!). But it’s definitely slowed down.</p> <p>They did have some other things, like a brand-new wedding Rem and a few painted sculpts. But overall, not a ton of new things! And then we have a bunch of Fate/Grand Order announcements: Caster EXTRA, Saber EXTRA in a kimono, and Kiyohime Lancer. Hopefully they are as cute as the IM@S stuff!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/Phat_stuff" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Phat_stuff', 'Phat’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Phat’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Phat! Company

    I used to really look forward to Phat! Company’s booth when they did pretty much nothing but IDOLM@STER. Those were good times. Times I look back fondly on. I mean, they still had quite a few IM@S girls at the event, like the super candy-sweet Frederica Miyamoto and a few older sculpts (that still aren’t painted!!). But it’s definitely slowed down.

    They did have some other things, like a brand-new wedding Rem and a few painted sculpts. But overall, not a ton of new things! And then we have a bunch of Fate/Grand Order announcements: Caster EXTRA, Saber EXTRA in a kimono, and Kiyohime Lancer. Hopefully they are as cute as the IM@S stuff!

    [via Phat’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-alter-2/attachment/kotoheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-80004"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.</p> <p>The Caster/Lancer from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank">their teasers</a> is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from<em> Granblue Fantasy</em> (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from <em>Clockwork Planet</em>, and Charlotte from <em>Shironeko Project</em>. There’s a new <em>Girls und Panzer</em> bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from <em>Yuri on Ice</em>!! Check ’em all out below.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.

    The Caster/Lancer from their teasers is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from Granblue Fantasy (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from Clockwork Planet, and Charlotte from Shironeko Project. There’s a new Girls und Panzer bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from Yuri on Ice!! Check ’em all out below.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-alter/attachment/alterheader-5" rel="attachment wp-att-79968"></a></p> <p>Once again, Alter’s event booth is totally dominated by idol girls (and some idol boys!). Oddly enough, I kind of hate watching all those shows but I passionately love the figures. Who knows with these things. And oh boy is this a good year for idol-loving peeps. Their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-alter" target="_blank">stunning Ranko</a> is painted, along with Sachiko. We’ve got the world’s freaking cutest Anzu Futaba and a sassy as hell Shiki Ichinose. As for <em>Love Live!</em>, there are new figures of Rin Hoshizora and Hanayo Koizumi.</p> <p>For the boys, we have Ai Mikaze and Ranmaru Kurosaki from<em> Uta no☆Prince-sama♪</em> painted and Camus is sculpted. The much-anticipated Okoi from <em>Oboro Muramasa</em> is here, and we have an announcement for Torahime! There was a surprise sculpt for <em>SAO</em>‘s Sinon, the casual Lancer sculpt, Ikumi Mito it painted, and we’ve got a very suggestive maid Lala. Oh, and Santa Alter Saber is on display too! It’s so weird and over the top but I love Christmas figures.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Alter

    Once again, Alter’s event booth is totally dominated by idol girls (and some idol boys!). Oddly enough, I kind of hate watching all those shows but I passionately love the figures. Who knows with these things. And oh boy is this a good year for idol-loving peeps. Their stunning Ranko is painted, along with Sachiko. We’ve got the world’s freaking cutest Anzu Futaba and a sassy as hell Shiki Ichinose. As for Love Live!, there are new figures of Rin Hoshizora and Hanayo Koizumi.

    For the boys, we have Ai Mikaze and Ranmaru Kurosaki from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ painted and Camus is sculpted. The much-anticipated Okoi from Oboro Muramasa is here, and we have an announcement for Torahime! There was a surprise sculpt for SAO‘s Sinon, the casual Lancer sculpt, Ikumi Mito it painted, and we’ve got a very suggestive maid Lala. Oh, and Santa Alter Saber is on display too! It’s so weird and over the top but I love Christmas figures.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-good-smile-x-fategrand-order/attachment/gscfateheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79958"></a></p> <p>I predicted that <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> would be the most popular license at Wonder Festival, and I was right. I was too right, guys. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OF THEM. This is just from Good Smile (and just what they put up before the show).</p> <p>Are you ready? We have the painted Berserker from Max Factory, and Saber Atilla from Good Smile Company. They also have the sculpt for Shuten Douji out. Nendoroid Lancer is painted, and Jeanne d’Arc is sculpted. We also have announcements for a Nendoroid of Jeanne d’Arc Alter/Santa Lily. What is these names, too confusing. Oh, and Alter/Lily/Jeanne is getting a scale from GSC too! As is Boobie Pony Saber (aka Lancer Altria), and Boobie Kitty (Shielder). Not enough Fate for you? Well, Max Factory is doing water gun bikini Saber (aka Artoria Pendragon) and Lancer. Then we have cute minis from Phat! Company. Phew!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh25/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh25/gallery/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Good Smile x Fate/Grand Order

    I predicted that Fate/Grand Order would be the most popular license at Wonder Festival, and I was right. I was too right, guys. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OF THEM. This is just from Good Smile (and just what they put up before the show).

    Are you ready? We have the painted Berserker from Max Factory, and Saber Atilla from Good Smile Company. They also have the sculpt for Shuten Douji out. Nendoroid Lancer is painted, and Jeanne d’Arc is sculpted. We also have announcements for a Nendoroid of Jeanne d’Arc Alter/Santa Lily. What is these names, too confusing. Oh, and Alter/Lily/Jeanne is getting a scale from GSC too! As is Boobie Pony Saber (aka Lancer Altria), and Boobie Kitty (Shielder). Not enough Fate for you? Well, Max Factory is doing water gun bikini Saber (aka Artoria Pendragon) and Lancer. Then we have cute minis from Phat! Company. Phew!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/wwf17kototeaserheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79662"></a></p> <p>Wonder Festival is less than a week away, and you know what that means–teaser time! I feel like every year these pop up sooner and sooner. It used to start on Wednesday and Thursday, now we get them at the beginning of the week! Well,the better to spread ’em out, I guess.</p> <p>First up is Kotobukiya with 4 teasers. Two are of figures we already knew about: the protagonist from<em> Persona 5</em> and RyuuuZU from <em>Clockwork Planet. Then we have two new ones! There’s an ArtFX+ of Arrow (from the show, not the comics</em>) and a new Lancer from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>. Which is basically Caster Extra in a swimsuit? I’ll be honest, I have not the faintest clue what is going on with Fate anymore.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have some teaser artwork for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel-bishoujo-ms-marvel" target="_blank">the Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a>! This will be on display at Toy Fair (which we will be covering in person!), but might also make a WF appearance.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> We also have Bishoujo Katana’s teaser! Thanks Marissa~</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-81354/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-81354/', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Winter WonFest 2017 Teasers

    Wonder Festival is less than a week away, and you know what that means–teaser time! I feel like every year these pop up sooner and sooner. It used to start on Wednesday and Thursday, now we get them at the beginning of the week! Well,the better to spread ’em out, I guess.

    First up is Kotobukiya with 4 teasers. Two are of figures we already knew about: the protagonist from Persona 5 and RyuuuZU from Clockwork Planet. Then we have two new ones! There’s an ArtFX+ of Arrow (from the show, not the comics) and a new Lancer from Fate/Grand Order. Which is basically Caster Extra in a swimsuit? I’ll be honest, I have not the faintest clue what is going on with Fate anymore.

    [UPDATE] We have some teaser artwork for the Ms Marvel Bishoujo! This will be on display at Toy Fair (which we will be covering in person!), but might also make a WF appearance.

    [UPDATE 2] We also have Bishoujo Katana’s teaser! Thanks Marissa~

    [via Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-plum/attachment/plumheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-77370"></a></p> <p>I am usually not that excited for PLUM’s event lineups, but after <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plums-summer-wonder-festival-2016-teasers" target="_blank">their teasers</a> 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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-ques-q" target="_blank">ques Q’s Lancer</a> a bit better, but I don’t know if they will beat this paintjob.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://zakuzaku911.com/archives/4660087.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://zakuzaku911.com/archives/4660087.html', 'zakuzaku911']);" target="_blank">zakuzaku911</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: PLUM

    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.

    [via zakuzaku911]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-ques-q/attachment/quesqheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-77243"></a></p> <p>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 <em>Show by Rock</em> figure, God-Hand from 7th Dragon, so much <em>Kantai Collection</em> (tons of sculpts and, like, 8 announcements), a super cute Alice Cartelet, and many more. Including a Raita figure I have <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0SmqbBIpQ" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0SmqbBIpQ', 'strong feelings about']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0" target="_blank">strong feelings about</a>.</p> <p>Then we have announcements! Mai Kawakami from <em>Musaigen no Phantom World</em>, Assassin from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, and the three main girls from <em>Girls und Panzer</em> (why is this suddenly so figure-popular again?).</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/232866/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/232866/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: ques Q

    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?).

    [via Dengeki]

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