model kits Archive

  • If you watched Sony’s E3 presentation, I’m sure the trailer for Kojima’s new game Death Stranding is burned into your brain. I mean, it’s just… so weird. Add on to it the strange teased mecha image? Yeah, I was sold and also confused. Of course Ludens, our little robot friend, may or may not have anything to do with the game (Kojima says no, it’s just a mascot for Kojipro; my heart says yes) but it’s definitely adding to the mystique around his new company. What is happening? No one knows. Well, we do know that Ludens has been very popular in the figure world already, even though no one knows who (what?) he/it is. And Kotobukiya is jumping on the hype train with a model kit of Ludens! I wonder what scale it will be, and if we’ll get any other Kojima-related figures from them in the future? [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Ludens Announcement

    If you watched Sony’s E3 presentation, I’m sure the trailer for Kojima’s new game Death Stranding is burned into your brain. I mean, it’s just… so weird. Add on to it the strange teased mecha image? Yeah, I was sold and also confused. Of course Ludens, our little robot friend, may or may not have anything to do with the game (Kojima says no, it’s just a mascot for Kojipro; my heart says yes) but it’s definitely adding to the mystique around his new company. What is happening? No one knows. Well, we do know that Ludens has been very popular in the figure world already, even though no one knows who (what?) he/it is. And Kotobukiya is jumping on the hype train with a model kit of Ludens! I wonder what scale it will be, and if we’ll get any other Kojima-related figures from them in the future? [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • We all know that Good Smile Company is great at snatching up the best garage kit producers to make PVC figures for them (Kiking, Grimrock), but they also encourage everyone to try their hand at figure making! Every year they host a figure/model making contest where people can show off their skills: everything from full sculpting to kit building to painting to… felting and knitting. Sadly none of these will be produced as real figures, which is a shame. Dat Morrigan. Also, I kind of really want the felted sushi. It’s just so precious! There are TONS of goodies in the gallery, so check them all out after the jump! [via Kahotan’s Blog 1, 2]

    The Good Smile Cup Figure Contest

    We all know that Good Smile Company is great at snatching up the best garage kit producers to make PVC figures for them (Kiking, Grimrock), but they also encourage everyone to try their hand at figure making! Every year they host a figure/model making contest where people can show off their skills: everything from full sculpting to kit building to painting to… felting and knitting. Sadly none of these will be produced as real figures, which is a shame. Dat Morrigan. Also, I kind of really want the felted sushi. It’s just so precious! There are TONS of goodies in the gallery, so check them all out after the jump! [via Kahotan’s Blog 1, 2]

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  • Bandai’s Pokemon model kit series usually features monsters from the newer generations like Cobalion, but recently Gen 1 has seen a resurgence in popularity due to their D-Arts line featuring Pokemon like Mewtwo and Charizard. So it’s no surprise they are bringing the model kit line back to its roots as well! We’re getting a Charmander evolution line featuring (of course) Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard. The best part, all 3 are only ¥555 on AmiAmi! So it’d be pretty affordable to have a whole army of these little guys. I wonder if this means we’ll see pre-orders for the D-Arts soon?

    Build Yourself A Charmander Pokemon Family

    Bandai’s Pokemon model kit series usually features monsters from the newer generations like Cobalion, but recently Gen 1 has seen a resurgence in popularity due to their D-Arts line featuring Pokemon like Mewtwo and Charizard. So it’s no surprise they are bringing the model kit line back to its roots as well! We’re getting a Charmander evolution line featuring (of course) Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard. The best part, all 3 are only ¥555 on AmiAmi! So it’d be pretty affordable to have a whole army of these little guys. I wonder if this means we’ll see pre-orders for the D-Arts soon?

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  • Kotobukiya didn’t have anything new on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition this year, but they did bring along a whole ton of figures that are up for order like Fire Sakuya, Kuroyukihime, Vash the Stampede, the Yotsuba & KOS-MOS kits, the controversial Dark Magician, and Cu-Poches Haruka & Madoka. Even some Bishoujos showed up, like Jaina Solo and Jaycee, so check them all out in the gallery! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Miyazawa Model Exhibition Fall 2012: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya didn’t have anything new on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition this year, but they did bring along a whole ton of figures that are up for order like Fire Sakuya, Kuroyukihime, Vash the Stampede, the Yotsuba & KOS-MOS kits, the controversial Dark Magician, and Cu-Poches Haruka & Madoka. Even some Bishoujos showed up, like Jaina Solo and Jaycee, so check them all out in the gallery! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • We wrapped up our New York Comic Con coverage a few days ago, but of course photos weren’t the only thing that came home with me & Stephen from the convention! Loot is one of the main lures for toy fans, and NYCC certainly had exclusives to spare. Seemingly every booth in the Cultyard had several exclusives up for offer, and while we went in planning to only nab a few we ended up with more than we bargained for! So hit the jump to check out our tasty loot haul for NYCC.

    Plastikitty Loot: NYCC 2012

    We wrapped up our New York Comic Con coverage a few days ago, but of course photos weren’t the only thing that came home with me & Stephen from the convention! Loot is one of the main lures for toy fans, and NYCC certainly had exclusives to spare. Seemingly every booth in the Cultyard had several exclusives up for offer, and while we went in planning to only nab a few we ended up with more than we bargained for! So hit the jump to check out our tasty loot haul for NYCC.

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  • Yotsuba&! sure has been popular lately! We got some vinyl figures & kits from Kaiyodo, and now Kotobukiya is hopping on board with the clover-headed girl. They’re doing a model kit of her, in the same basic style as their Saber-san kit (review). She stands about 5.5″ high, and just just painfully cute! She comes with a veritable ton of extras: five faces (happy, angry, surprised, bemused, and super-happy), her stuffed bear, a bag to carry him in, a bubble blower, and a camera! She should be vaguely compatible with the Kaiyodo Revoltechs as well, letting you use those summer-themed accessories if you have them. And of course, you can also use her with Kotobukiya’s Danboard kit! She’ll retail for ¥3,000 with a March release, and you can check out the huge gallery below the jump. [via Kotobukiya]

    Preview Kotobukiya’s Adorable Yotsuba Model Kit

    Yotsuba&! sure has been popular lately! We got some vinyl figures & kits from Kaiyodo, and now Kotobukiya is hopping on board with the clover-headed girl. They’re doing a model kit of her, in the same basic style as their Saber-san kit (review). She stands about 5.5″ high, and just just painfully cute! She comes with a veritable ton of extras: five faces (happy, angry, surprised, bemused, and super-happy), her stuffed bear, a bag to carry him in, a bubble blower, and a camera! She should be vaguely compatible with the Kaiyodo Revoltechs as well, letting you use those summer-themed accessories if you have them. And of course, you can also use her with Kotobukiya’s Danboard kit! She’ll retail for ¥3,000 with a March release, and you can check out the huge gallery below the jump. [via Kotobukiya]

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  • Despite being (sadly) limited to only a manga, Yotsuba&! has proved surprisingly and lastingly popular in the figure world. Kaiyodo has probably been the most prolific producers of Yotsuba&! merchandise with their Revoltechs and trading figures, but now they’re moving onto something new! First up we’ve got a 9 inch tall soft vinyl figure of Yotsuba herself, retailing for ¥2,800 with a December release. Then there’s an actual cardboard kit of Danboard. Genius! We’ve gotten action figures and plastic kits of her before, but this venture into papercraft territory is pretty darn smart given what Danboard is actually made out of. The joints are made of plastic, and she comes in at a whopping 14″ tall! The Danboard kit will retail for ¥2,800 like Yotsuba, and will also be released in December. Pre-Order Yotsuba At: AmiAmi | Hobby Search Pre-Order Danboard At: AmiAmi | Hobby Search

    Kaiyodo Offers Up Some New Yotsuba&! Goodies

    Despite being (sadly) limited to only a manga, Yotsuba&! has proved surprisingly and lastingly popular in the figure world. Kaiyodo has probably been the most prolific producers of Yotsuba&! merchandise with their Revoltechs and trading figures, but now they’re moving onto something new! First up we’ve got a 9 inch tall soft vinyl figure of Yotsuba herself, retailing for ¥2,800 with a December release. Then there’s an actual cardboard kit of Danboard. Genius! We’ve gotten action figures and plastic kits of her before, but this venture into papercraft territory is pretty darn smart given what Danboard is actually made out of. The joints are made of plastic, and she comes in at a whopping 14″ tall! The Danboard kit will retail for ¥2,800 like Yotsuba, and will also be released in December. Pre-Order Yotsuba At: AmiAmi | Hobby Search Pre-Order Danboard At: AmiAmi | Hobby Search

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  • While I don’t build a lot of kits, I really do enjoy the process when I have time. It’s really nowhere near as easy as you’d think it would be, but boy is it fun! I really appreciate the work that goes into a good custom, like this mashup of Gloomy Bear and Bear Gundam! It’s a simple mod, mostly a color swap and the addition of Gloomy’s signature scary claws, but the work is so sleek and clean. Now I want to make my own Gloomy Gundam to terrorize all of my other figures! [via fg-site]

    Check Out This Awesome Gloomy Gundam Custom

    While I don’t build a lot of kits, I really do enjoy the process when I have time. It’s really nowhere near as easy as you’d think it would be, but boy is it fun! I really appreciate the work that goes into a good custom, like this mashup of Gloomy Bear and Bear Gundam! It’s a simple mod, mostly a color swap and the addition of Gloomy’s signature scary claws, but the work is so sleek and clean. Now I want to make my own Gloomy Gundam to terrorize all of my other figures! [via fg-site]

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  • You know, we’ve been really up to date with our loot posts recently, getting them done right after boxes come in. Well, technically we got to July as soon as possible. AmiAmi decided to combine half of our July with our August stuff–the end of August to boot, so we had to wait a whole month for some of these beauties! Of course, we’re never really in a huge rush to get figures–we prefer to get them in small batches, so I can open one at a time and admire them all individually. So who did we get in our July order? Hit the jump to find out!

    Plastikitty Loot: July 2012

    You know, we’ve been really up to date with our loot posts recently, getting them done right after boxes come in. Well, technically we got to July as soon as possible. AmiAmi decided to combine half of our July with our August stuff–the end of August to boot, so we had to wait a whole month for some of these beauties! Of course, we’re never really in a huge rush to get figures–we prefer to get them in small batches, so I can open one at a time and admire them all individually. So who did we get in our July order? Hit the jump to find out!

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  • The week after Wonder Festival we really don’t see that many releases from companies. In fact, they’re usually so busy moving stuff back and resting up that this week would be a “dead week” with only a few figures going up for order. Well, we’re not exactly bursting at the seams with them, but we do have enough for a roundup! And some very nice ones at that, including (finally) another one of Alter’s Witches, Meat from Good Smile Company, and a really big bunny girl. So hit the jump to check them all out!

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 7/29~8/2

    The week after Wonder Festival we really don’t see that many releases from companies. In fact, they’re usually so busy moving stuff back and resting up that this week would be a “dead week” with only a few figures going up for order. Well, we’re not exactly bursting at the seams with them, but we do have enough for a roundup! And some very nice ones at that, including (finally) another one of Alter’s Witches, Meat from Good Smile Company, and a really big bunny girl. So hit the jump to check them all out!

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