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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gscs-winter-wonder-fesitval-2017-exclusives/attachment/wwf17exclusivesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79492"></a></p> <p>Winter Wonder Festival is about a month away, which means it’s time for some reveals of the exclusives companies will be bringing to the event! And of course GSC is first up (and has more than anyone else). There’s a lot, so let’s dive right in! The <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-peek-at-snow-miku-2017-figma-nendoroid" target="_blank">new Snow Miku 2017</a> merchandise will be there: both the Nendoroid (¥5,500) and figma (¥6,00). I love the sleepy face of the Nendo, but I still wish there was more detail on the dress. We’ll also have Nendoroid Gudako from Fate/Grand Order (¥4,500) who has an amazing faceplate.</p> <p>Keeping with the Fate theme is figma Saber Lily (¥4,000) in her short dress. There are two KanColle Nendoroids: Zuikaku Kai (¥5,000) and Musashi (¥7,800). Ouch on Musashi’s price! Phat! Company will have a Medicchu set of Viral & Mary from Granblue Fantasy (¥6,000), and there will also be a scaled Wonda-chan from Kaiyodo (¥6,800). All of these will be available at the event and also online right after it has ended!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/en/', 'GSC']);" target="_blank">GSC</a>]</p>

    GSC’s Winter Wonder Fesitval 2017 Exclusives

    Winter Wonder Festival is about a month away, which means it’s time for some reveals of the exclusives companies will be bringing to the event! And of course GSC is first up (and has more than anyone else). There’s a lot, so let’s dive right in! The new Snow Miku 2017 merchandise will be there: both the Nendoroid (¥5,500) and figma (¥6,00). I love the sleepy face of the Nendo, but I still wish there was more detail on the dress. We’ll also have Nendoroid Gudako from Fate/Grand Order (¥4,500) who has an amazing faceplate.

    Keeping with the Fate theme is figma Saber Lily (¥4,000) in her short dress. There are two KanColle Nendoroids: Zuikaku Kai (¥5,000) and Musashi (¥7,800). Ouch on Musashi’s price! Phat! Company will have a Medicchu set of Viral & Mary from Granblue Fantasy (¥6,000), and there will also be a scaled Wonda-chan from Kaiyodo (¥6,800). All of these will be available at the event and also online right after it has ended!

    [via GSC]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017/attachment/ttracingmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79431"></a></p> <p>I think we can all agree that 2016 sucked. But the year is almost at an end, which means a fresh start for all of us! And a fresh start for yearly figure lines, too. Usually we have to wait until Wonder Festival for the new Racing Miku, but GSC feels so bad for all of us they’re giving us a little taste of the 2017 design already.</p> <p>While I was quite smitten by <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/racing-miku-2016-will-cheer-you-on-to-victory" target="_blank">2016’s figure</a>, I am even more excited for 2017’s. Because it’s Tony Taka!! Finally, dreams do come true. And it’s not just any Racing Miku, it’s a FANCY FAIRY RACING MIKU. 2017 can’t come fast enough.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/stgt/entry-12229847451.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/stgt/entry-12229847451.html', 'GSC Racing']);" target="_blank">GSC Racing</a>]</p>

    Tony Taka Brings Us Racing Miku 2017

    I think we can all agree that 2016 sucked. But the year is almost at an end, which means a fresh start for all of us! And a fresh start for yearly figure lines, too. Usually we have to wait until Wonder Festival for the new Racing Miku, but GSC feels so bad for all of us they’re giving us a little taste of the 2017 design already.

    While I was quite smitten by 2016’s figure, I am even more excited for 2017’s. Because it’s Tony Taka!! Finally, dreams do come true. And it’s not just any Racing Miku, it’s a FANCY FAIRY RACING MIKU. 2017 can’t come fast enough.

    [via GSC Racing]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/miyazawa-model-expo-fall-2016-good-smile-company-co/attachment/gscheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-79306"></a></p> <p>At any event they attend, Good Smile Company and their numerous umbrella companies always steal the show. How can they not, with so much firepower? Of course Nendoroids were right at the forefront. Megumin, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, lots of <em>KanColle</em> (Hatsuzuki, Kiso, Pola), Caster Extra, Hajime Iwaizumi, and Boba Fett all made an appearance. And of course figmas too! We had Takao, Iowa, and Mumei on display.</p> <p>Max Factory brought their new <em>To LOVEru</em> girl, Yuuki Mikan, and we had FREEing’s bunny Ryuuko Matoi. Last but not least, there’s Phat!’s Parform Hikari Karibuchi and Saber.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added a few stray figures!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> Added one last announcement: 22 Niang and 33 Niang from Bilibili!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Miyazawa Model Expo Fall 2016: Good Smile Company & Co

    At any event they attend, Good Smile Company and their numerous umbrella companies always steal the show. How can they not, with so much firepower? Of course Nendoroids were right at the forefront. Megumin, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, lots of KanColle (Hatsuzuki, Kiso, Pola), Caster Extra, Hajime Iwaizumi, and Boba Fett all made an appearance. And of course figmas too! We had Takao, Iowa, and Mumei on display.

    Max Factory brought their new To LOVEru girl, Yuuki Mikan, and we had FREEing’s bunny Ryuuko Matoi. Last but not least, there’s Phat!’s Parform Hikari Karibuchi and Saber.

    [UPDATE] Added a few stray figures!

    [UPDATE 2] Added one last announcement: 22 Niang and 33 Niang from Bilibili!

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-peek-at-snow-miku-2017-figma-nendoroid/attachment/snowmiku2017header" rel="attachment wp-att-79194"></a></p> <p>Back in September we got the reveal for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/snow-miku-2017s-design-is-revealed" target="_blank">Snow Miku 2017’s winning design</a>, and I was cautiously optimistic. Sure, no space suit bunny, but the art was gorgeous and would make for a beautiful figure. We have the reveal for both the painted figma and Nendoroid now and my feelings are… shall we say, mixed.</p> <p>At first glance, they’re lovely! The colors look gorgeous, the hair is beautiful, and the moon base for the figma is stunning. But if you take a close look, they are missing a LOT of the detail from the original art, mainly the starry sky pattern on her dress. Why would they include this design in the finals if they couldn’t/wouldn’t execute it in its entirety? Kind of disappointing. I’m still tempted though, because they do look so cute! The Nendoroid will retail for ¥5,500 and the figma for ¥6,000 with orders opening tonight on the GSC online shop.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12220952594.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12220952594.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Take A Peek At Snow Miku 2017 figma & Nendoroid

    Back in September we got the reveal for Snow Miku 2017’s winning design, and I was cautiously optimistic. Sure, no space suit bunny, but the art was gorgeous and would make for a beautiful figure. We have the reveal for both the painted figma and Nendoroid now and my feelings are… shall we say, mixed.

    At first glance, they’re lovely! The colors look gorgeous, the hair is beautiful, and the moon base for the figma is stunning. But if you take a close look, they are missing a LOT of the detail from the original art, mainly the starry sky pattern on her dress. Why would they include this design in the finals if they couldn’t/wouldn’t execute it in its entirety? Kind of disappointing. I’m still tempted though, because they do look so cute! The Nendoroid will retail for ¥5,500 and the figma for ¥6,000 with orders opening tonight on the GSC online shop.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/get-spooky-with-max-factorys-koume-shirasaka/attachment/koumeheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79153"></a></p> <p>Halloween is my favorite holiday, and at the moment my favorite figure lines all happen to be IDOLM@STER. So when the two come together? True love, I tell you. I’ve been looking forward to Max Factory’s ‘Halloween Nightmare’ version of Koume Shirasaka from <em>Cinderella Girls</em> since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company-co-x-idolmster" target="_blank">we first saw her sculpt</a>, and I really thought we wouldn’t get the color reveal until Winter Wonder Festival. But here we are, all painted and ready to go! And she couldn’t be more perfect.</p> <p>This is a figure with an overwhelming level of detail. There’s just so much spookiness: her eyeball headband, skull microphone, the various ghost and pumpkin assistants, the ghostly IV drip. Heck, she’s sitting on her own grave! Of course it comes at a price: her retail is ¥14,815, with a September release. Still not bad considering how crazy amazing she is! I’ve basically stopped ordering figures but this cutie is tempting me something fierce…</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/max04231" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/max04231', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-026148&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-026148&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="http://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Scale-Figure/Koume-Shirasaka--Halloween-Nightmare-Ver-/p/MAX_SCA_WD_00066?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en&utm_source=GSCPRODUCT&utm_medium=6062&utm_campaign=http://goodsmileshop.com/en/p/MAX_SCA_WD_00066" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Scale-Figure/Koume-Shirasaka--Halloween-Nightmare-Ver-/p/MAX_SCA_WD_00066?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en&utm_source=GSCPRODUCT&utm_medium=6062&utm_campaign=http://goodsmileshop.com/en/p/MAX_SCA_WD_00066', 'GSC']);" target="_blank">GSC</a></p>

    Get Spooky With Max Factory’s Koume Shirasaka

    Halloween is my favorite holiday, and at the moment my favorite figure lines all happen to be IDOLM@STER. So when the two come together? True love, I tell you. I’ve been looking forward to Max Factory’s ‘Halloween Nightmare’ version of Koume Shirasaka from Cinderella Girls since we first saw her sculpt, and I really thought we wouldn’t get the color reveal until Winter Wonder Festival. But here we are, all painted and ready to go! And she couldn’t be more perfect.

    This is a figure with an overwhelming level of detail. There’s just so much spookiness: her eyeball headband, skull microphone, the various ghost and pumpkin assistants, the ghostly IV drip. Heck, she’s sitting on her own grave! Of course it comes at a price: her retail is ¥14,815, with a September release. Still not bad considering how crazy amazing she is! I’ve basically stopped ordering figures but this cutie is tempting me something fierce…

    Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi | GSC

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factory-takes-on-the-cast-of-love-live-sunshine/attachment/moreloveheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79101"></a></p> <p>Guys, I think I am suffering from idol fatigue. Sure, I love the creative scaled figures of them that companies like Alter and Phat! Company are producing, but I am SO TIRED of the endless Nendoroid/figma parade that all feature school outfits or their most boring performance attire. And Max Factory is at it again with…. all of the <em>Love Live! Sunshine!!</em> girls.</p> <p>I do mean all of them. They showed off Chika Tamaki and announced Ruby Kurosawa, Mari Ohara, Hanamaru Kunikida, Yoshiko Tsushima, You Watanabe, Dia Kurosawa, Kanan Matsuura, and Riko Sakurarauchi. All in incredibly boring school uniforms, oh joy. These girls perform in crazy cool outfits, why do we only get the awful ones as figmas?!</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-12211788547.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/figma/entry-12211788547.html', 'figma blog']);" target="_blank">figma blog</a>]</p>

    Max Factory Takes On The Cast Of Love Live! Sunshine!!

    Guys, I think I am suffering from idol fatigue. Sure, I love the creative scaled figures of them that companies like Alter and Phat! Company are producing, but I am SO TIRED of the endless Nendoroid/figma parade that all feature school outfits or their most boring performance attire. And Max Factory is at it again with…. all of the Love Live! Sunshine!! girls.

    I do mean all of them. They showed off Chika Tamaki and announced Ruby Kurosawa, Mari Ohara, Hanamaru Kunikida, Yoshiko Tsushima, You Watanabe, Dia Kurosawa, Kanan Matsuura, and Riko Sakurarauchi. All in incredibly boring school uniforms, oh joy. These girls perform in crazy cool outfits, why do we only get the awful ones as figmas?!

    [via the figma blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-figma-ludens-gallery/attachment/nycc2016gscludensfigmagalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78788"></a></p> <p>Oh figma Ludens, what a mystery you are. What is Kojima Productions up to? Is Ludens just a mascot, or will we see him in games? It’s probably going to be a long time before any of our questions are answered, so until then we can just admire all the pretty <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kojima-productions-ludens-figma" target="_blank">figures of him</a>.</p> <p>Based on what we’ve seen at NYCC, I think it’s safe to say that figma sculpts are getting more and more intricate. Between Ludens, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-link-zelda-figmas-gallery" target="_blank">Link & Zelda</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-atlas-p-body-figmas-gallery" target="_blank">ATLAS & P-body</a>, it’s clear that the sculpts are raising the stakes in terms of complexity and accuracy.</p>

    NYCC 2016: figma Ludens Gallery

    Oh figma Ludens, what a mystery you are. What is Kojima Productions up to? Is Ludens just a mascot, or will we see him in games? It’s probably going to be a long time before any of our questions are answered, so until then we can just admire all the pretty figures of him.

    Based on what we’ve seen at NYCC, I think it’s safe to say that figma sculpts are getting more and more intricate. Between Ludens, Link & Zelda, and ATLAS & P-body, it’s clear that the sculpts are raising the stakes in terms of complexity and accuracy.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-link-zelda-figmas-gallery/attachment/nycc2016gsclinkzeldafigmagalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78746"></a></p> <p>Figure fans have been dying for an accurate, well-done Zelda figure since basically the dawn of time. Recently Nintendo has been a little looser with their licenses, which we’ve seen with the 5 billion Link figures (and one Nendoroid Zelda) that they’ve come out with recently. But poor Zelda was basically on the sideline…. until now!</p> <p>At NYCC they had both the <em>Twilight Princess</em> figmas <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-max-factorys-link-zelda-figmas" target="_blank">out and about</a>. They are definitely some of the most detailed figmas I’ve ever seen, especially Zelda. So many elements to her outfit! And the colors look so beautiful and game-accurate.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Link & Zelda figmas Gallery

    Figure fans have been dying for an accurate, well-done Zelda figure since basically the dawn of time. Recently Nintendo has been a little looser with their licenses, which we’ve seen with the 5 billion Link figures (and one Nendoroid Zelda) that they’ve come out with recently. But poor Zelda was basically on the sideline…. until now!

    At NYCC they had both the Twilight Princess figmas out and about. They are definitely some of the most detailed figmas I’ve ever seen, especially Zelda. So many elements to her outfit! And the colors look so beautiful and game-accurate.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-atlas-p-body-figmas-gallery/attachment/nycc2016gscatlaspbodyfigmasgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78731"></a></p> <p>I have such fond memories of <em>Portal 2</em>. Or rather, I have fond memories of Stephen playing and me shouting, “oh what if you put that thingy on the one over there??” I’m a very helpful backseat videogamer.</p> <p>The announcement of figmas of the co-op robots <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-portal-2-figmas-atlas-p-body" target="_blank">ATLAS and P-body</a> came as a huge surprise, since it came out of nowhere, and we were thrilled to take a super close look at these cute lil morons. We also got to talk with some of the designers and got some behind the scenes info: their eyes move! You can close them and fiddle with them to your heart’s content. The level of detail on these is totally insane, especially given how tiny they are. I can’t wait to see the paint!</p>

    NYCC 2016: ATLAS & P-body figmas Gallery

    I have such fond memories of Portal 2. Or rather, I have fond memories of Stephen playing and me shouting, “oh what if you put that thingy on the one over there??” I’m a very helpful backseat videogamer.

    The announcement of figmas of the co-op robots ATLAS and P-body came as a huge surprise, since it came out of nowhere, and we were thrilled to take a super close look at these cute lil morons. We also got to talk with some of the designers and got some behind the scenes info: their eyes move! You can close them and fiddle with them to your heart’s content. The level of detail on these is totally insane, especially given how tiny they are. I can’t wait to see the paint!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kojima-productions-ludens-figma/attachment/nycc2016ludensfigmaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78260"></a></p> <p>Every time I see Kojima Productions’ mascot Ludens I just think of the weird trailer for <em>Death Stranding</em>. It’s burned into my mind, guys. Do you think we’ll get figures from it? Weird naked Norman Reedus? Just asking for, um, a friend.</p> <p>Anyway, so Ludens (a mysterious character who we know literally nothing about) is pretty popular recently. There’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ludens-announcement" target="_blank">the Kotobukiya announcement</a>, and now the figma showed up sculpted! I wonder if they’ll do the full see-through mask and skeleton face underneath? Only time will tell.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kojima Productions’ Ludens figma

    Every time I see Kojima Productions’ mascot Ludens I just think of the weird trailer for Death Stranding. It’s burned into my mind, guys. Do you think we’ll get figures from it? Weird naked Norman Reedus? Just asking for, um, a friend.

    Anyway, so Ludens (a mysterious character who we know literally nothing about) is pretty popular recently. There’s the Kotobukiya announcement, and now the figma showed up sculpted! I wonder if they’ll do the full see-through mask and skeleton face underneath? Only time will tell.

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