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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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon/attachment/pokemonheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81988"></a></p> <p>It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.</p> <p>Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of <em>Sun & Moon</em>.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105', 'girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">girlshobby</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Pokemon

    It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.

    Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of Sun & Moon.

    [UPDATE] We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!

    [UPDATE 2] Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via amiami

    [via whl4u, girlshobby, and Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-max-factory/attachment/maxfactoryheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-82028"></a></p> <p>As usual, Max Factory had a small but excellently sculpted bundle of figures for Wonder Festival. We’ve seen <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Mikus</a> (my favorite from them), but there’s lots more like… <em>Rurouni Kenshin</em>? So many surprise boys at this event! The Eriri and Megumi from <em>Saenai Heroine</em> are finally sculpted, as is Ai-chan from <em>Tawawa on Monday</em> whose breasts seem to be escaping from her shirt, poor dear.</p> <p>Their Marie Rose is finally painted and… I no longer want her? Just a garish color combo. In other fighting game news, they are doing a Renewal version of their infamous Kasumi. Morrigan when?! Iowa is also painted, along with the tiny <em>Kemono Friends</em> figures. For announcements, we have Jeanne d’Arc Alter dress version, whose art is just stunning.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Max Factory

    As usual, Max Factory had a small but excellently sculpted bundle of figures for Wonder Festival. We’ve seen the Mikus (my favorite from them), but there’s lots more like… Rurouni Kenshin? So many surprise boys at this event! The Eriri and Megumi from Saenai Heroine are finally sculpted, as is Ai-chan from Tawawa on Monday whose breasts seem to be escaping from her shirt, poor dear.

    Their Marie Rose is finally painted and… I no longer want her? Just a garish color combo. In other fighting game news, they are doing a Renewal version of their infamous Kasumi. Morrigan when?! Iowa is also painted, along with the tiny Kemono Friends figures. For announcements, we have Jeanne d’Arc Alter dress version, whose art is just stunning.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune/attachment/mikusheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81906"></a></p> <p>Every year seems to be a big year for Miku Hatsune figures, but this year is extra-special because Good Smile Company is doing a bunch of 10th anniversary figures! That’s right, 10 years of Miku. Seems longer, right?</p> <p>We will be getting a scale, Nendoroid, and figma of this special anniversary Miku. But that’s not all! We have more of the cute Nendoroid CODE outfits and a bunch of lovely scales. GSC will be doing a Harvest Moon Miku, and we have two from Max Factory: Vintage Dress and Winter Heroine, who is finally painted. Plus, as a weird bonus, Sonico cosplaying as this year’s Racing Miku! And there’s more racing where that came from: the cute bike Miku is getting a figma, and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">scale of 2017</a> is finally painted. No Thai Racing Miku though, hmm? Maybe she’ll show up later.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have a few announcements from FREEing in the gallery! The wedding one looks super cute.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: GSC & Co x Miku Hatsune

    Every year seems to be a big year for Miku Hatsune figures, but this year is extra-special because Good Smile Company is doing a bunch of 10th anniversary figures! That’s right, 10 years of Miku. Seems longer, right?

    We will be getting a scale, Nendoroid, and figma of this special anniversary Miku. But that’s not all! We have more of the cute Nendoroid CODE outfits and a bunch of lovely scales. GSC will be doing a Harvest Moon Miku, and we have two from Max Factory: Vintage Dress and Winter Heroine, who is finally painted. Plus, as a weird bonus, Sonico cosplaying as this year’s Racing Miku! And there’s more racing where that came from: the cute bike Miku is getting a figma, and the scale of 2017 is finally painted. No Thai Racing Miku though, hmm? Maybe she’ll show up later.

    [UPDATE] We have a few announcements from FREEing in the gallery! The wedding one looks super cute.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event/attachment/fatehistoryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81860"></a></p> <p>You know what I want right before Wonder Festival? When we’re t-minus 7 hours away? A different event with like 50 new Fate/Stay Night figures at it! What joy, what excitement, what nonsense. The Fate/History event was showing off the figure history of, you guessed it, the Fate franchise, but it had SO MANY NEW FIGURES from every company who has put them out in the past: Good Smile Company, Max Factory, AlphaMax, Aquamarine, Pulchra, Myethos, Kotobukiya, PLUM, etc. Seriously just so many.</p> <p>The stars of the show for me were Pulchra’s very cute Marie Antoinette and Aquamarine’s sitting dress Saber EXTRA who looks so detailed and fantastic. But GSC had quite a few crazy gals on display too like the new Jeanne and Artoria Pendragon on a giant horse. I wonder how many arms & legs that will cost!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby-maniax.com/archives/61937" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby-maniax.com/archives/61937', 'Hobby Maniax']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Maniax</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The Fate/History Event

    You know what I want right before Wonder Festival? When we’re t-minus 7 hours away? A different event with like 50 new Fate/Stay Night figures at it! What joy, what excitement, what nonsense. The Fate/History event was showing off the figure history of, you guessed it, the Fate franchise, but it had SO MANY NEW FIGURES from every company who has put them out in the past: Good Smile Company, Max Factory, AlphaMax, Aquamarine, Pulchra, Myethos, Kotobukiya, PLUM, etc. Seriously just so many.

    The stars of the show for me were Pulchra’s very cute Marie Antoinette and Aquamarine’s sitting dress Saber EXTRA who looks so detailed and fantastic. But GSC had quite a few crazy gals on display too like the new Jeanne and Artoria Pendragon on a giant horse. I wonder how many arms & legs that will cost!

    [via Hobby Maniax]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-expo-2017-good-smile-company-co/attachment/gscheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81650"></a></p> <p>Anime Expo is one of the few US conventions where we actually get toy news from Japanese companies. I mean, you also have to be in LA in the middle of the summer, so there are pluses and minuses to actually going. Thankfully, we always get up-to-the minute updates from Good Smile & co so us plebes can see all the goodies they have out and about.</p> <p>This year we’ve got quite a bit from GSC. Previews of newly painted sculpts like the <em>Bloodborne</em> figma, Nendoroid Rapunzel, and Nendoroid Al. Plus we have some new brand new announcements, like <em>Little Witch Academia</em> Nendoroids. Check them all out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US', 'GSC’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Anime Expo 2017: Good Smile Company & Co

    Anime Expo is one of the few US conventions where we actually get toy news from Japanese companies. I mean, you also have to be in LA in the middle of the summer, so there are pluses and minuses to actually going. Thankfully, we always get up-to-the minute updates from Good Smile & co so us plebes can see all the goodies they have out and about.

    This year we’ve got quite a bit from GSC. Previews of newly painted sculpts like the Bloodborne figma, Nendoroid Rapunzel, and Nendoroid Al. Plus we have some new brand new announcements, like Little Witch Academia Nendoroids. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    [via GSC’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-cos-summer-wonder-festival-2017-exclusives/attachment/swf17header" rel="attachment wp-att-81636"></a></p> <p>For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.</p> <p>First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.</p> <p>We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.</p> <p>Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/en/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company & Co’s Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Exclusives

    For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.

    First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.

    We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.

    Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/cheers-love-figma-tracer/attachment/figmatracerheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81600"></a></p> <p>Good Smile Company’s Overwatch line has been moving along at a pretty steady pace. The first figure we got from them was the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">too-cute Nendoroid Tracer</a>, and hot on her heels is the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/winter-wonfest-2017-max-factorys-tracer-figma" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figma version</a> from Max Factory!</p> <p>Is it just me, or are figmas coming with less and less these days? Aside from her weaponry, Tracer has very little in the way of extras. Her bonus faces are pretty cool and the poseability looks great, but I was hoping for some blue-swoosh effects like the Nendoroid. Ah well! Right now she is up <a href="http://gear.blizzard.com/figma-tracer?utm_source=social&utm_medium=community&utm_content=overwatch&utm_campaign=FigmaTracer_060817" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://gear.blizzard.com/figma-tracer?utm_source=social&utm_medium=community&utm_content=overwatch&utm_campaign=FigmaTracer_060817', 'in Blizzard’s shop']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">in Blizzard’s shop</a> for $70 with a December release date, but she should also be up on the regular stores for the standard ¥6,800 tonight.</p>

    Cheers Love, figma Tracer is Here

    Good Smile Company’s Overwatch line has been moving along at a pretty steady pace. The first figure we got from them was the too-cute Nendoroid Tracer, and hot on her heels is the figma version from Max Factory!

    Is it just me, or are figmas coming with less and less these days? Aside from her weaponry, Tracer has very little in the way of extras. Her bonus faces are pretty cool and the poseability looks great, but I was hoping for some blue-swoosh effects like the Nendoroid. Ah well! Right now she is up in Blizzard’s shop for $70 with a December release date, but she should also be up on the regular stores for the standard ¥6,800 tonight.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-racing-miku-2017-figma-nendoroid/attachment/racing17header" rel="attachment wp-att-81473"></a></p> <p>There are many things I am a sucker for, but two of the biggest are Racing Miku designs and Tony Taka’s art. So when I saw that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the two were finally combined</a>? It was heaven. And while we still don’t have any pictures of the scaled figure, today we get to see both the figma and Nendoroid in action!</p> <p>The Nendo (which is already <a href="http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/top/gsr-nen-2017a.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/top/gsr-nen-2017a.html', 'up for order']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">up for order</a>) looks adorable of course, and I love the clear PVC they’ve used on the wings & frilly skirt. Usually I skip the RM figmas but I think this time I might have to go for it! Also, how cute is the Sonico x Racing Miku art in the gallery? Maybe we’ll get that as a figure too…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/ckom/status/859588390592716800" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/ckom/status/859588390592716800', 'ckom']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ckom</a>]</p>

    Preview Racing Miku 2017 figma & Nendoroid

    There are many things I am a sucker for, but two of the biggest are Racing Miku designs and Tony Taka’s art. So when I saw that the two were finally combined? It was heaven. And while we still don’t have any pictures of the scaled figure, today we get to see both the figma and Nendoroid in action!

    The Nendo (which is already up for order) looks adorable of course, and I love the clear PVC they’ve used on the wings & frilly skirt. Usually I skip the RM figmas but I think this time I might have to go for it! Also, how cute is the Sonico x Racing Miku art in the gallery? Maybe we’ll get that as a figure too…

    [via ckom]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2017/attachment/animejapan2017header" rel="attachment wp-att-81384"></a></p> <p>Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. <em>Re:Zero</em> seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. <em>Kemono Friends</em> also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.</p> <p>There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from <em>Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria</em>. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2017

    Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. Re:Zero seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. Kemono Friends also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.

    There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!

    [via Kahotan & Dengeki]

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