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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-snow-miku-2018s-figma-nendoroid/attachment/snowmiku17paintedheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83375"></a></p> <p>Sometimes it feels like the years are just crawling by. Like, summer feels like it was so long ago! And yet, I also feel like I’m writing up news about the newest Snow Miku design constantly. So where is the truth?</p> <p>I’ve been on board with the 2018 Snow Miku design since the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-snow-miku-2018" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">full art reveal</a>, which was just packed with detail and personality. We’re getting the fully painted Nendoroid & figma reveal now, right before winter really hits, and I gotta say she looks adorable! The color balance is way off in the figma shot but the Nendoroid looks so vibrant. Perhaps a little less sculpting detail than what I expected, but definitely solid so far. Can’t wait to see the hood (and, of course, her bunny).</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have a picture of the hooded Nendoroid and it’s everything I dreamed it would be.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/934587774354649088" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/934587774354649088', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Check Out Snow Miku 2018’s figma & Nendoroid

    Sometimes it feels like the years are just crawling by. Like, summer feels like it was so long ago! And yet, I also feel like I’m writing up news about the newest Snow Miku design constantly. So where is the truth?

    I’ve been on board with the 2018 Snow Miku design since the full art reveal, which was just packed with detail and personality. We’re getting the fully painted Nendoroid & figma reveal now, right before winter really hits, and I gotta say she looks adorable! The color balance is way off in the figma shot but the Nendoroid looks so vibrant. Perhaps a little less sculpting detail than what I expected, but definitely solid so far. Can’t wait to see the hood (and, of course, her bunny).

    [UPDATE] We have a picture of the hooded Nendoroid and it’s everything I dreamed it would be.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-snow-miku-2018/attachment/snowmiku18header" rel="attachment wp-att-83247"></a></p> <p>I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reveal of Snow Miku 2018</a>. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.</p> <p>We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-ride-with-gscs-scaled-snow-miku-hatsune">the OG design</a>, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html', 'Piapro']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Piapro</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Art For Snow Miku 2018

    I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the reveal of Snow Miku 2018. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.

    We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for the OG design, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?

    [via Piapro]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fantasia-festival-2017/attachment/fantasia17header" rel="attachment wp-att-83227"></a></p> <p>Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of<em> Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em> figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?</p> <p>We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-84785.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Fantasia Festival 2017

    Welcome to Fantasia Festival 2017, aka “it’s a lot of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata figures” 2017. The star of the show is definitely Max Factory’s ridiculously dynamic Eriri Spencer Sawamura. And the detail level! Her manga pages are even fully illustrated (and, um, a little NSFW). We also have Good Smile’s “Hot Limit” version of Eriri, and FREEing’s 1/4 bunny scale of her. It’s kind of the Eriri Festival, huh?

    We also had some chibis from Phat! Company, along with two art announcements from Kadokawa of (you guessed it) Eriri and Utaha Kasumigaoka.

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83136" rel="attachment wp-att-83136"></a></p> <p>I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cavalrys-here-with-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">snagged the <em>Overwatch</em> license</a>. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.</p> <p>The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?</p> <p>What character would you like to see next in the <em>Overwatch</em> figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Overwatch Genji figma Gallery

    I think it came as a big surprise to all of us when Good Smile Company & co snagged the Overwatch license. But they’re really a perfect fit: we get both the cutesy Nendoroids and the articulated, true-to-model figmas. Combine that with Blizzard’s statues and there’s (almost) something for everyone.

    The figma line is moving along a bit slower than the Nendoroid one, but that’s to be expected: with the level of detail and articulation you get on a figma, you just can’t pump them out as quickly! And figma Genji is looking really amazing. Just look at that sexy robot body. Though technically he’s a cyborg, right?

    What character would you like to see next in the Overwatch figma (or Nendoroid) line? Personally, I want a Nendo Reaper something fierce. Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83110" rel="attachment wp-att-83110"></a></p> <p>After the years upon years we waited for <em>Persona 5</em>, it’s only fair that we get an absolute metric ton of merchandise from it. I mean, I think at this point we have more <em>P5</em> figures than <em>P4.</em>.. which is really saying something. I mean, the game just came out this year! In the US, at least. Waiting for translations is so annoying.</p> <p>Of course Max Factory was one of the first companies to jump on the P5 hype train. After all, based god MF is the one who gave us a <em>P3</em> figma. So far we only have Joker in the lineup, but he comes with a little Morgana so it’s kind of like two for the price of one! I’m considering putting Morgana on my alarm clock to give me even less of a reason to wake up. I mean, just imagine it: you roll over in the morning to hit your alarm and are faced with the “it’s time for bed” cat. What’s one more hit of the snooze, right?</p>

    NYCC 2017: Max Factory’s Persona 5 Joker figma Gallery

    After the years upon years we waited for Persona 5, it’s only fair that we get an absolute metric ton of merchandise from it. I mean, I think at this point we have more P5 figures than P4... which is really saying something. I mean, the game just came out this year! In the US, at least. Waiting for translations is so annoying.

    Of course Max Factory was one of the first companies to jump on the P5 hype train. After all, based god MF is the one who gave us a P3 figma. So far we only have Joker in the lineup, but he comes with a little Morgana so it’s kind of like two for the price of one! I’m considering putting Morgana on my alarm clock to give me even less of a reason to wake up. I mean, just imagine it: you roll over in the morning to hit your alarm and are faced with the “it’s time for bed” cat. What’s one more hit of the snooze, right?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2017gscheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82978"></a></p> <p>I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays.</p> <p>They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Anniversary Miku</a> (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the <em>Breath of the Wild</em> Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s Booth Overview

    I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays.

    They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like the Anniversary Miku (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the Breath of the Wild Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs/attachment/newmikus18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82578"></a></p> <p>Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?</p> <p>I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-your-engines-for-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">little</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">overdone</a>. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184', 'linz_torute']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">linz_torute</a>]</p>

    Check Out The New Racing & Snow Miku Designs

    Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?

    I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is a little overdone. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.

    [via linz_torute]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening/attachment/racinglukaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82565"></a></p> <p>2 minutes ago I was all “if I see another Vocaloid related announcement on my Twitter I am going to cry.” Guys, I was wrong. I was so wrong. Since Tony Taka first showed off his Luka concept art a few weeks ago I’ve been begging the figure gods for a scaled figure. And my prayers have been answered!</p> <p>If this is anything like their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune#comment-1746512" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">scaled Tony Taka Racing Miku</a>, it’s going to be glorious: soft colors and clear PVC and <em>wings</em>. So many things I love. Now we just need <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tony’s bike Miku and kimono Miku</a> as figures…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US/status/903455478063161345" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US/status/903455478063161345', 'Good Smile’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tony Taka Racing Luka Is Happening

    2 minutes ago I was all “if I see another Vocaloid related announcement on my Twitter I am going to cry.” Guys, I was wrong. I was so wrong. Since Tony Taka first showed off his Luka concept art a few weeks ago I’ve been begging the figure gods for a scaled figure. And my prayers have been answered!

    If this is anything like their scaled Tony Taka Racing Miku, it’s going to be glorious: soft colors and clear PVC and wings. So many things I love. Now we just need Tony’s bike Miku and kimono Miku as figures…

    [via Good Smile’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/yu-gi-oh-figmas-coming/attachment/spaceboardingyugiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82454"></a></p> <p>The sub-header of this post should be “but not the one you want or expect.” I saw that we were getting another Yu-Gi-Oh figma and my mind immediately went to all sorts of crazy places. Figma Pegasus? Figma Mai Valentine? Figma JOEY WHEELER? Nope. We’re jumping right to <em>Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS</em> and Playmaker, who has a name and design ripped straight from Tron.</p> <p>I love how bizarre this franchise has gotten. I mean, it was already pretty weird in the first few seasons. Then we got Jaden’s show, then Yu-Gi-Oh on bikes, and now… Yu-Gi-Oh in the mainframe? Wild, I tell you. While I have no idea what is going on here I’m not gonna lie, I like it.</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://ameblo.jp/figma" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/figma', 'figma blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figma blog</a>]</p>

    More Yu-Gi-Oh figmas Are Coming

    The sub-header of this post should be “but not the one you want or expect.” I saw that we were getting another Yu-Gi-Oh figma and my mind immediately went to all sorts of crazy places. Figma Pegasus? Figma Mai Valentine? Figma JOEY WHEELER? Nope. We’re jumping right to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS and Playmaker, who has a name and design ripped straight from Tron.

    I love how bizarre this franchise has gotten. I mean, it was already pretty weird in the first few seasons. Then we got Jaden’s show, then Yu-Gi-Oh on bikes, and now… Yu-Gi-Oh in the mainframe? Wild, I tell you. While I have no idea what is going on here I’m not gonna lie, I like it.

    [via the figma blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-figmas/attachment/wf2017sfigmasheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82183"></a></p> <p>Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em> that we already showed you, Li from <em>Cardcaptor Sakura</em>, Nero from <em>Fate/EXTELLA</em>, Kaiba from <em>Yu-Gi-Oh!</em>, Kaban from <em>Kemono Friends</em>, a handful of new <em>Kantai Collection</em> additions, and some more <em>Little Armory</em> additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the <em>Dark Souls III</em> figma and Kasumi from <em>Dead or Alive</em>, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s <em>PANDORA</em> figma, which should be great!</p> <p>Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from <em>Game Center Arashi</em>, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from <em>Kodoku No Gurume</em>, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from <em>Arms Note</em>, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie <em>Village of Eight Gravestones</em>. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832', 'masspromodel’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">masspromodel’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: figmas

    Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from Pokemon Sun and Moon that we already showed you, Li from Cardcaptor Sakura, Nero from Fate/EXTELLA, Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kaban from Kemono Friends, a handful of new Kantai Collection additions, and some more Little Armory additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the Dark Souls III figma and Kasumi from Dead or Alive, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s PANDORA figma, which should be great!

    Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from Game Center Arashi, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from Kodoku No Gurume, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from Arms Note, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie Village of Eight Gravestones. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site, masspromodel’s Twitter]

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