Mass Effect Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80702" rel="attachment wp-att-80702"></a></p> <p>We are officially less than a month away from <em>Mass Effect Andromeda</em>. Are you excited? Have you placed a pre-order? Are you ready for an onslaught of merchandise before you’ve even played the game and had time to pick a favorite character? Because Funko is ready to take all your money.</p> <p>They had a whopping 5 POPs from <em>Andromeda</em> out and about at Toy Fair: Sara Ryder, Ceebee, Liam Kosta, Jaal, and The Archon. Sara will have 2 variants (Masked & N7), and there will be an alternate Peebee with a gun. I just have one question: where is my Wrex POP? I want merch of my Krogan husband please.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Mass Effect Andromeda Pops

    We are officially less than a month away from Mass Effect Andromeda. Are you excited? Have you placed a pre-order? Are you ready for an onslaught of merchandise before you’ve even played the game and had time to pick a favorite character? Because Funko is ready to take all your money.

    They had a whopping 5 POPs from Andromeda out and about at Toy Fair: Sara Ryder, Ceebee, Liam Kosta, Jaal, and The Archon. Sara will have 2 variants (Masked & N7), and there will be an alternate Peebee with a gun. I just have one question: where is my Wrex POP? I want merch of my Krogan husband please.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-talizorah/attachment/kototalireviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75600"></a></p> <p>Tali is my favorite Mass Effect girl (though truly Wrex is #1 in my heart), so of course I’ve been dying for her Bishoujo. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiya-announces-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">The announcement</a>, which followed Bishoujos <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a> and Commander Shepard (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">review</a>), had me totally over the moon. Because who doesn’t want a purple, gas mask-wearing alien in their collection?</p> <p>Her <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">art</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">sculpt</a> were released almost back to back and were followed shortly by pre-orders. I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for her, but it was actually a pretty quick turnaround–it just seems longer because I’ve been dreaming of her since we first found out about Liara. So does Tali live up to my expectations? Hit the jump and let’s find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Tali’Zorah

    Tali is my favorite Mass Effect girl (though truly Wrex is #1 in my heart), so of course I’ve been dying for her Bishoujo. The announcement, which followed Bishoujos Liara and Commander Shepard (review), had me totally over the moon. Because who doesn’t want a purple, gas mask-wearing alien in their collection?

    Her art and sculpt were released almost back to back and were followed shortly by pre-orders. I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for her, but it was actually a pretty quick turnaround–it just seems longer because I’ve been dreaming of her since we first found out about Liara. So does Tali live up to my expectations? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel/attachment/nycc2015kotopaneloverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71811"></a></p> <p>We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-now-artfx" target="_blank">Marvel</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-dc-comics-new-52-artfx" target="_blank">DC</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-fine-arts-thanos" target="_blank">Thanos sculpt</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-dc-comics-bishoujo-harley-quinn" target="_blank">lots</a> of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-horror-bishoujo" target="_blank">Bishoujo</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen" target="_blank">news</a>. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them.</p> <p>We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/kotosurvey" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://tinyurl.com/kotosurvey', 'a survey']);" target="_blank">a survey</a> and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel

    We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: Marvel and DC, the Thanos sculpt, and lots of Bishoujo news. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them.

    We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to a survey and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.

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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/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali-gets-a-recolor/attachment/greytaliheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70598"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">Bishoujo FemShep</a> got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-updates-their-limited-edition-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo" target="_blank">a recolor</a>, so it’s not really that surprising that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">Tali</a> is getting one too! Well, a little surprising, given that FemShep’s recolor focused on her hair–which is, of course, changeable in the game since she’s the MC. So different hair colors for different choices! Tali doesn’t have visible hair (or a face) so obviously it’s going to be a little different.</p> <p>The update her is her outfit: it’s light grey and purple instead of the original black/dark grey and purple. I still like the original colorway better, but this is a nice subdued option. Like FemShep, she’s a Bioware store exclusive, and limited to 2,000 pieces. Her price is set at $89, and shipping beings in March 2016 so we’ve got a long wait! Snag one <a href="http://www.biowarestore.com/brands/mass-effect/talizorah-bishoujo-statue-exclusive-edition.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.biowarestore.com/brands/mass-effect/talizorah-bishoujo-statue-exclusive-edition.html', 'here']);" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali Gets A Recolor

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep got a recolor, so it’s not really that surprising that Tali is getting one too! Well, a little surprising, given that FemShep’s recolor focused on her hair–which is, of course, changeable in the game since she’s the MC. So different hair colors for different choices! Tali doesn’t have visible hair (or a face) so obviously it’s going to be a little different.

    The update her is her outfit: it’s light grey and purple instead of the original black/dark grey and purple. I still like the original colorway better, but this is a nice subdued option. Like FemShep, she’s a Bioware store exclusive, and limited to 2,000 pieces. Her price is set at $89, and shipping beings in March 2016 so we’ve got a long wait! Snag one here.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali/attachment/bishtaliheader" rel="attachment wp-att-69619"></a></p> <p>Given that we just saw Tali painted <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-line" target="_blank">at San Diego Comic Con</a>, it’s no surprise that orders for her are about to open. She’s certainly been one of the more hyped Bishoujo releases: since the very beginning people have been clamoring for her, and I think a lot of us were disappointed (but maybe not surprised) when we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">FemShep</a> first.</p> <p>The final sculpt is pretty much dead-accurate to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">the art</a>, but I’m honestly not 100% sure how I feel about it. I think the details are great, and the colors look fabulous. But something about the pose seems a little… unnatural to me. Stiff, I think. I don’t even mind that she doesn’t have an alternate unmasked head (probably because I’m distracted by the Shunya-butt), but I do wish her posing felt a little more natural.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1154498391233222.1073742222.137679822915089&type=3" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1154498391233222.1073742222.137679822915089&type=3', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Preview Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali

    Given that we just saw Tali painted at San Diego Comic Con, it’s no surprise that orders for her are about to open. She’s certainly been one of the more hyped Bishoujo releases: since the very beginning people have been clamoring for her, and I think a lot of us were disappointed (but maybe not surprised) when we got FemShep first.

    The final sculpt is pretty much dead-accurate to the art, but I’m honestly not 100% sure how I feel about it. I think the details are great, and the colors look fabulous. But something about the pose seems a little… unnatural to me. Stiff, I think. I don’t even mind that she doesn’t have an alternate unmasked head (probably because I’m distracted by the Shunya-butt), but I do wish her posing felt a little more natural.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-line/attachment/bishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-69295"></a></p> <p>Sadly, Plastikitty was not able to get to San Diego Comic Con this year. Well, not sadly for our wallets. Very happily for our wallets. But for our event coverage? Pretty sad. Thankfully, we had some awesome help so we could still bring all our lovely readers shots of the figures at SDCC! Because as we know, Kotobukiya brought basically every Bishoujou they’d had up their sleeve for the past six months. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">Tali</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen" target="_blank">Spider Gwen</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool" target="_blank">Lady Deadpool</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-poison" target="_blank">Poison</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">Harley Quinn v 2</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-unveils-their-dc-bishoujo-raven" target="_blank">Raven</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-zatanna-is-painted" target="_blank">Zatanna</a>? All here!</p> <p>And, of course, you can check them out in the gallery. We got an especially close look at Poison, who I think there was the most hype about. I mean, given the long wait, that’s to be expected! And (of course) reviews are mixed. Is she too sexy? Is she not sexy enough? Depends on who you ask. Personally, I’m… not sure. I love her face, hair & pose, but I’m not sold on the hips. As for the rest of the Bishoujos? I’m particularly enamored with Lady Deadpool!</p> <p>[Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]</p>

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Line

    Sadly, Plastikitty was not able to get to San Diego Comic Con this year. Well, not sadly for our wallets. Very happily for our wallets. But for our event coverage? Pretty sad. Thankfully, we had some awesome help so we could still bring all our lovely readers shots of the figures at SDCC! Because as we know, Kotobukiya brought basically every Bishoujou they’d had up their sleeve for the past six months. Tali, Spider Gwen, Lady Deadpool, Poison, Harley Quinn v 2, Raven, Zatanna? All here!

    And, of course, you can check them out in the gallery. We got an especially close look at Poison, who I think there was the most hype about. I mean, given the long wait, that’s to be expected! And (of course) reviews are mixed. Is she too sexy? Is she not sexy enough? Depends on who you ask. Personally, I’m… not sure. I love her face, hair & pose, but I’m not sold on the hips. As for the rest of the Bishoujos? I’m particularly enamored with Lady Deadpool!

    [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali/attachment/taliheader" rel="attachment wp-att-69197"></a></p> <p>Well, it’s been a long time coming. I think people wanted a Bishoujo of Tali even more than one of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">FemShep</a> or <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a>: at least that’s what it seems like from fan opinion! She was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiya-announces-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">announced</a> finally in October, and we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-tali-bishoujo" target="_blank">a silhouette tease</a> at Winter WonFest, but we’ve all been patiently waiting for the full art reveal.</p> <p>And… it looks like Tali! With her face covered, it’s hard to get a huge amount of Shunya influence. Though I’ll be honest, I REALLY did not want a sexed-up Tali, so this art is definitely making me happy! I wonder if she’ll be crouched over or just tilting forward a little in the actual sculpt?</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have a pic of her (painted!!) sculpt from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/actionfiguresitalia/photos/a.581192785260655.1073741833.155596194486985/890111197702144/?type=1&permPage=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/actionfiguresitalia/photos/a.581192785260655.1073741833.155596194486985/890111197702144/?type=1&permPage=1', 'Itakon']);" target="_blank">Itakon</a>. I love her little alien toes.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1146338828715845/?type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1146338828715845/?type=1', 'Koto’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Koto’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali

    Well, it’s been a long time coming. I think people wanted a Bishoujo of Tali even more than one of FemShep or Liara: at least that’s what it seems like from fan opinion! She was announced finally in October, and we got a silhouette tease at Winter WonFest, but we’ve all been patiently waiting for the full art reveal.

    And… it looks like Tali! With her face covered, it’s hard to get a huge amount of Shunya influence. Though I’ll be honest, I REALLY did not want a sexed-up Tali, so this art is definitely making me happy! I wonder if she’ll be crouched over or just tilting forward a little in the actual sculpt?

    [UPDATE] We have a pic of her (painted!!) sculpt from Itakon. I love her little alien toes.

    [via Koto’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-figures/attachment/toyfair2015kotobishoujoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-65651"></a></p> <p>We’ve already taken a peek at the two new Bishoujos at Toy Fair: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-sakura-bishoujo" target="_blank">Sakura</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-metal-gear-solid-bishoujo" target="_blank">Sniper Wolf</a>. But of course they had a whole lot more at the event! I mean, it’s kind of their signature line, at least in the US market. There were plenty of the older and soon-to-be released girls like Freddy & Jason and Batwoman, along with all those new announcements from the past few weeks: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/dc-bishoujo-ravens-full-art-reveal" target="_blank">Raven</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool" target="_blank">Lady Deadpool</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-tali-bishoujo" target="_blank">Tali</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-wasp-bishoujo" target="_blank">Wasp</a>. There’s also a look at Black Canary’s long-awaited new sculpt! We’ll be bringing you full galleries of all the new girls later this week (including She-Hulk with the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/marvel-bishoujo-she-hulk-gets-a-makeover" target="_blank">new face</a>), so what Bishoujos are you currently looking forward to?</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Figures

    We’ve already taken a peek at the two new Bishoujos at Toy Fair: Sakura and Sniper Wolf. But of course they had a whole lot more at the event! I mean, it’s kind of their signature line, at least in the US market. There were plenty of the older and soon-to-be released girls like Freddy & Jason and Batwoman, along with all those new announcements from the past few weeks: Raven, Lady Deadpool, Tali, and Wasp. There’s also a look at Black Canary’s long-awaited new sculpt! We’ll be bringing you full galleries of all the new girls later this week (including She-Hulk with the new face), so what Bishoujos are you currently looking forward to?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-tali-bishoujo/attachment/wf2015wkototalibishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-64951"></a></p> <p>It seems like forever ago that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">we reviewed Kotobukiya’s Commander Shepard figure</a> and even since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiya-announces-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">we announced that Tali will be receiving the bishoujo treatment</a>, but now, we’re finally getting the third figure in the Mass Effect bishoujo line! There’s not much new here with Tali, but we know that her art is completed by Shunya Yamashita at the very least if we’re getting an outline like this. Maybe we’ll see her next weekend at Toy Fair? Who knows! Either way, I’m excited because Tali is awesome.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/564258806494797824" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/564258806494797824', 'kotobukiyas’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">kotobukiyas’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Tali Bishoujo

    It seems like forever ago that we reviewed Kotobukiya’s Commander Shepard figure and even since we announced that Tali will be receiving the bishoujo treatment, but now, we’re finally getting the third figure in the Mass Effect bishoujo line! There’s not much new here with Tali, but we know that her art is completed by Shunya Yamashita at the very least if we’re getting an outline like this. Maybe we’ll see her next weekend at Toy Fair? Who knows! Either way, I’m excited because Tali is awesome.

    [via kotobukiyas’s Twitter]

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