Motoko Archive

  • Recently we got a regular figma of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex released that we showed you waaaay back at Toy Fair over a year ago, and then later that summer at WonFest we got word that a second, Arise version was in the works. Fast forward to this June and the sculpt was finally shown off and now in October she’s painted, has gone up for order, and made a trip all the way to New York to bust some cyber terrorists abroad. As a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell in all of its forms, I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit of a bad fan: I’ve yet to watch Arise. I know, I know, it’s on my shortlist, but all of the negative hype surrounding it put me off for a while. That said, one thing I’ve always loved about Arise is Motoko Kusanagi’s younger design: it’s different and equally as badass as the original, but in a different, more modern way (which is funny because it’s supposed to take place in time before the Stand Alone Complex design, but oh well; fashion repeats itself over time so I’ll let it slide). Max Factory really managed to pull off her sleek style and bold, strong look in this figma and I love it. She’ll be able to be posed in all of the crazy action poses from the series and I personally can’t wait for her to come out!

    NYCC 2015: figma Motoko Kusanagi Gallery

    Recently we got a regular figma of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex released that we showed you waaaay back at Toy Fair over a year ago, and then later that summer at WonFest we got word that a second, Arise version was in the works. Fast forward to this June and the sculpt was finally shown off and now in October she’s painted, has gone up for order, and made a trip all the way to New York to bust some cyber terrorists abroad. As a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell in all of its forms, I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit of a bad fan: I’ve yet to watch Arise. I know, I know, it’s on my shortlist, but all of the negative hype surrounding it put me off for a while. That said, one thing I’ve always loved about Arise is Motoko Kusanagi’s younger design: it’s different and equally as badass as the original, but in a different, more modern way (which is funny because it’s supposed to take place in time before the Stand Alone Complex design, but oh well; fashion repeats itself over time so I’ll let it slide). Max Factory really managed to pull off her sleek style and bold, strong look in this figma and I love it. She’ll be able to be posed in all of the crazy action poses from the series and I personally can’t wait for her to come out!

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  • Well, this is a great time for me as a figure fan. Many of my favorite shows from the 90s and 00s are finally receiving the figure treatment they deserve and it’s amazing. Earlier in the year we showed you the Stand Alone Complex version figma of Motoko Kusanagi in depth and now, we’re getting her new Arise version as well! I haven’t gotten around to watching Arise yet, but it’s on my very ridiculously long list of shows to sit down and see. That being said, I’m incredibly excited for this figma. It’s really cool to see her different, younger version, and while many don’t like it, I’ve been a fan for a while. Now when will Batou get some love? [via gsc_kahotan’s Twitter]

    Summer WonFest 2014: Max Factory’s Motoko Kusanagi Figma Arise ver.

    Well, this is a great time for me as a figure fan. Many of my favorite shows from the 90s and 00s are finally receiving the figure treatment they deserve and it’s amazing. Earlier in the year we showed you the Stand Alone Complex version figma of Motoko Kusanagi in depth and now, we’re getting her new Arise version as well! I haven’t gotten around to watching Arise yet, but it’s on my very ridiculously long list of shows to sit down and see. That being said, I’m incredibly excited for this figma. It’s really cool to see her different, younger version, and while many don’t like it, I’ve been a fan for a while. Now when will Batou get some love? [via gsc_kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • Ghost in the Shell has been one of my favorite franchises for eons, but, sadly, there are only a handful of figures from its properties overall. Thankfully, Max Factory has announced a figma of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex! I love her look here and her joints seem to be hidden really well in the folds of her clothes. No release date yet, but she’ll be out some time in 2014! [via rrkksteel’s instagram]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2014: figma Motoko Kusanagi

    Ghost in the Shell has been one of my favorite franchises for eons, but, sadly, there are only a handful of figures from its properties overall. Thankfully, Max Factory has announced a figma of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex! I love her look here and her joints seem to be hidden really well in the folds of her clothes. No release date yet, but she’ll be out some time in 2014! [via rrkksteel’s instagram]

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  • CM Corp’s Gutto-Kuru line of expensive, high-end action figures fills a specific niche in the collecting community. While they’re triple to quadruple the price of a figma, you get a ton of poseability, cast-off, lots of accessories, and more importantly a lot of characters that have been overlooked by other manufacturers. Their specialty seems to be older anime characters, which was clear from their lineup at this event. They had some newer girls, of course, like Kanu from Ikkitousen and some of the Pretty Cure magical girls, but most prominent was the painted Kei and Yuri from Dirty Pair. They really look great, so spot-on to the animation model! Then they had a brand-new announcement, Motoko from the Ghost in the Shell franchise! This is the first poseable figure of her in a long time, and I’m sure she will sell well even with the high pricetag. [via Akibahobby]

    Miyazawa Model Exhibition Fall 2011: CM Corps’ New Gutto-Kuru Figures

    CM Corp’s Gutto-Kuru line of expensive, high-end action figures fills a specific niche in the collecting community. While they’re triple to quadruple the price of a figma, you get a ton of poseability, cast-off, lots of accessories, and more importantly a lot of characters that have been overlooked by other manufacturers. Their specialty seems to be older anime characters, which was clear from their lineup at this event. They had some newer girls, of course, like Kanu from Ikkitousen and some of the Pretty Cure magical girls, but most prominent was the painted Kei and Yuri from Dirty Pair. They really look great, so spot-on to the animation model! Then they had a brand-new announcement, Motoko from the Ghost in the Shell franchise! This is the first poseable figure of her in a long time, and I’m sure she will sell well even with the high pricetag. [via Akibahobby]

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  • Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell is a character that has a whole ton of popularity, but not a whole lot of figures. Newer company Left-Hand decided to take a hand at making a figure of Motoko earlier this year (which is the figure in the box in the picture), which came out ok, but had some issues with the original sculpt. Now, we have pictures of a new prototype of a coat-less Motoko that they will be producing as well! This 1/6th scale figure seems to have taken quite a bit of the body sculpt from the original figure, but refined it to look much less awkward and much more realistic. I also like the change of the pose of the arm so that it’s now upward; it’s much more appealing to look at. My only complaint is that she isn’t wearing her coat in the new figure, but either way this is most certainly a figure to keep an eye on in the coming months and I can’t wait to see it painted. [images via Akiba Hobby]

    Miyazawa Model Exhibition Fall 2011: Left-Hand’s New Motoko Kusanagi

    Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell is a character that has a whole ton of popularity, but not a whole lot of figures. Newer company Left-Hand decided to take a hand at making a figure of Motoko earlier this year (which is the figure in the box in the picture), which came out ok, but had some issues with the original sculpt. Now, we have pictures of a new prototype of a coat-less Motoko that they will be producing as well! This 1/6th scale figure seems to have taken quite a bit of the body sculpt from the original figure, but refined it to look much less awkward and much more realistic. I also like the change of the pose of the arm so that it’s now upward; it’s much more appealing to look at. My only complaint is that she isn’t wearing her coat in the new figure, but either way this is most certainly a figure to keep an eye on in the coming months and I can’t wait to see it painted. [images via Akiba Hobby]

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  • Every collector’s worst nightmare is having a figure break irreparably. I’m sure we’ve all experienced slight mishaps, but actual figure-ruining accidents seem pretty rare. The worst one I ever had was the entire leg snapped off my Alter Version 1 KOS-MOS, but it was a clean break and all that took to fix it was some superglue–looking at her now, even up-close, and the crack is totally invisible! I’ve had lots of other breaks since then: ahoges snapping off, stray paint transfer, feet breaking, weapons cracking, but they’ve all been fixable. However, there comes a time when a figure is damage so badly that it’s doomed to the trash. Truly a scary thought, right? Well, Japan has decided to show us our greatest terror in these images of figure carnage. There’s a leaning Momohime, a Miku with a shattered leg, broken stands, and a Xecty so badly warped that she looks like the Michelin man. So check out the gallery and be prepared for these images to haunt your dreams! [via Figure/gk & 2chan]

    Today On The Internet: Figure Carnage

    Every collector’s worst nightmare is having a figure break irreparably. I’m sure we’ve all experienced slight mishaps, but actual figure-ruining accidents seem pretty rare. The worst one I ever had was the entire leg snapped off my Alter Version 1 KOS-MOS, but it was a clean break and all that took to fix it was some superglue–looking at her now, even up-close, and the crack is totally invisible! I’ve had lots of other breaks since then: ahoges snapping off, stray paint transfer, feet breaking, weapons cracking, but they’ve all been fixable. However, there comes a time when a figure is damage so badly that it’s doomed to the trash. Truly a scary thought, right? Well, Japan has decided to show us our greatest terror in these images of figure carnage. There’s a leaning Momohime, a Miku with a shattered leg, broken stands, and a Xecty so badly warped that she looks like the Michelin man. So check out the gallery and be prepared for these images to haunt your dreams! [via Figure/gk & 2chan]

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  • People always say that Dollfies are a whole other level of collecting, and once you get one you realize how true that is. Attachments run a lot deeper with dolls, and of course you have to be more picky because of their high cost. Well, I suppose some people just buy all of the releases to expand their collection like they’re Pokemon, but Stephen and I try to only pick ones that we really love. As such, we can’t help but imagine what some of our favorite characters would look like in doll-form. How would Volks do the faceup? What would the stock clothing look like? And which ones would we want the most? If you collect any kind of dolls, you end up asking these kind of questions, so we decided to go through and pick our top 10 wished Dollfies!

    Plastikitty Wishlist: Dollfie Dreams

    People always say that Dollfies are a whole other level of collecting, and once you get one you realize how true that is. Attachments run a lot deeper with dolls, and of course you have to be more picky because of their high cost. Well, I suppose some people just buy all of the releases to expand their collection like they’re Pokemon, but Stephen and I try to only pick ones that we really love. As such, we can’t help but imagine what some of our favorite characters would look like in doll-form. How would Volks do the faceup? What would the stock clothing look like? And which ones would we want the most? If you collect any kind of dolls, you end up asking these kind of questions, so we decided to go through and pick our top 10 wished Dollfies!

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