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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82840" rel="attachment wp-att-82840"></a></p> <p>I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bishoujo Pinhead</a> art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.</p> <p>They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Cammy</a> and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Movie and Video Game Figures

    I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a Bishoujo Pinhead art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.

    They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous new Cammy and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82805" rel="attachment wp-att-82805"></a></p> <p>Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> for a while, and in fact Nightwing has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">been finished for quite some time</a>, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.</p> <p>Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.

    Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

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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/game-toys/check-figures-49th-prize-fair/attachment/49prizefairheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82609"></a></p> <p>Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!</p> <p>We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion,<em> Kantai Collection</em>, <em>Sword Art Online</em>, <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, <em>Bakemonogatari</em>, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!

    We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-nendoroids/attachment/wf2017snendosheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82285"></a></p> <p>Every Wonder Festival I think to myself “there can’t possibly be even more Nendoroids at the next WonFest.” Then, like magic, the Nendo Creep happens and we get at least 5-10 more than last year at the next event. It’s a plague, a really cute plastic plague. I think they’re multiplying on their own at this point.</p> <p>This year we have a bounty of Nendos, so let’s get into it. We’ve got Ariel, Astolfo, Mordred, Lina Inverse, Yumeko Jabami from <em>Kakegurui</em>, Elf Yamada from <em>Eromanga Sensei</em>, <em>Portal 2, KanColle, Meitantei Conan</em>, Beatrice from <em>Re;Zero</em>, Wonder Woman, <em>Overwatch</em>, Mega Man, <em>The Snack World, Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist,</em> and so much more. They are all named in the gallery below for your viewing pleasure.</p> <p>And don’t forget we’ve already seen Nendos from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-orange-rouge" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Orange Rouge</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pokemon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-zelda-breath-wild-guardian-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Breath of the Wild</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a>! Which one are you looking forward to the most?</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> and <a href="https://twitter.com/kingJunker/status/891499474446467073" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kingJunker/status/891499474446467073', 'King Junker’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">King Junker’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Nendoroids

    Every Wonder Festival I think to myself “there can’t possibly be even more Nendoroids at the next WonFest.” Then, like magic, the Nendo Creep happens and we get at least 5-10 more than last year at the next event. It’s a plague, a really cute plastic plague. I think they’re multiplying on their own at this point.

    This year we have a bounty of Nendos, so let’s get into it. We’ve got Ariel, Astolfo, Mordred, Lina Inverse, Yumeko Jabami from Kakegurui, Elf Yamada from Eromanga Sensei, Portal 2, KanColle, Meitantei Conan, Beatrice from Re;Zero, Wonder Woman, Overwatch, Mega Man, The Snack World, Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist, and so much more. They are all named in the gallery below for your viewing pleasure.

    And don’t forget we’ve already seen Nendos from Orange Rouge, Pokemon, Breath of the Wild, and Vocaloid! Which one are you looking forward to the most?

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site and King Junker’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-nendoroid-tinker-bell/attachment/tinkheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81707"></a></p> <p>I think we were all a little surprised when Good Smile Company announced <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/many-disney-nendoroids-are-on-the-way" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a veritable truckload of Disney Nendoroids</a> last year. What’s more surprising is how fast the line is going considering how picky I’m sure Disney is: we already have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-unveils-disney-nendoroid-belle" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Belle</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-expo-2017-good-smile-company-co" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rapunzel</a>, and now it’s Tinker Bell’s turn! Seems like they are going to be tackling them in the (general) order they are on the reveal poster.</p> <p>I think Tinker Bell perfectly fits in with the Nendoroid shape. She’s so cute and tiny! Look at that lil angry face! I hope the blush is this strong on the final product because it really adds a lot to her character.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/887831924638490624" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/887831924638490624', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Nendoroid Tinker Bell

    I think we were all a little surprised when Good Smile Company announced a veritable truckload of Disney Nendoroids last year. What’s more surprising is how fast the line is going considering how picky I’m sure Disney is: we already have Belle and Rapunzel, and now it’s Tinker Bell’s turn! Seems like they are going to be tackling them in the (general) order they are on the reveal poster.

    I think Tinker Bell perfectly fits in with the Nendoroid shape. She’s so cute and tiny! Look at that lil angry face! I hope the blush is this strong on the final product because it really adds a lot to her character.

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos/attachment/pinheadheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81671"></a></p> <p>We <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-teases-evil-dead-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">already knew</a> that we would be getting a Bishoujo of Ash from <em>Evil Dead 2</em> at San Diego Comic Con, and now it’s time for the full reveal! She is, of course, in a rather sassy pose with a very smug face. And she comes with a CHAINSAW. Bishoujo chainsaw, dreams really do come true.</p> <p>But that’s not all the news we have for you! Oh no, something I have been joking about since the inception of the Horror Bishoujo line is happening. We’re getting Pinhead in Bishoujo form! From <em>Hellraiser III</em>. Why are both of these from sequel movies? Was it a licensing decision? Do I care because we’re getting some goddamn Clive Barker Bishoujos? Oh happy day.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119021/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119021/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Evil Dead & Hellraiser Bishoujos

    We already knew that we would be getting a Bishoujo of Ash from Evil Dead 2 at San Diego Comic Con, and now it’s time for the full reveal! She is, of course, in a rather sassy pose with a very smug face. And she comes with a CHAINSAW. Bishoujo chainsaw, dreams really do come true.

    But that’s not all the news we have for you! Oh no, something I have been joking about since the inception of the Horror Bishoujo line is happening. We’re getting Pinhead in Bishoujo form! From Hellraiser III. Why are both of these from sequel movies? Was it a licensing decision? Do I care because we’re getting some goddamn Clive Barker Bishoujos? Oh happy day.

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-nendoroid-wonder-woman/attachment/nendowondyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81660"></a></p> <p>I think at this point we’ve all seen and loved Wonder Woman (a surprise, given the recent direction of the DCCU), and we also expect quite a bit of merchandise from it. Considering that we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-batman-vs-superman-nendoroids" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Batman & Super Man in Nendoroid form</a> from Good Smile Company, Wondy was sure to follow right?</p> <p>And, of course, she is! And looking really cute to boot. I know this is a lot to ask, but I am really hoping she comes with that amazing fur-lined cape. Or maybe an alternate edition of Diana in her beautiful suit? Honestly I would buy every version of her. Literally every movie outfit. Heck, give us Etta, too!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/887832179404943360" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/887832179404943360', 'kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Nendoroid Wonder Woman

    I think at this point we’ve all seen and loved Wonder Woman (a surprise, given the recent direction of the DCCU), and we also expect quite a bit of merchandise from it. Considering that we got Batman & Super Man in Nendoroid form from Good Smile Company, Wondy was sure to follow right?

    And, of course, she is! And looking really cute to boot. I know this is a lot to ask, but I am really hoping she comes with that amazing fur-lined cape. Or maybe an alternate edition of Diana in her beautiful suit? Honestly I would buy every version of her. Literally every movie outfit. Heck, give us Etta, too!

    [via kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-teases-evil-dead-bishoujo/attachment/ashbishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81655"></a></p> <p>We are just days away from SDCC 2017, which means teasers of course! Kotobukiya always has a lot of new announcements at the event, but this one is certainly unexpected. Evil Dead is joining the Horror Bishoujo line! That’s right, “Ashley” J. Williams will be in all her bloody, sexy glory. Amazing.</p> <p>As a side note, I mistyped Ash as AHS while making the header and now I can’t stop thinking about American Horror Story Bishoujos. How fantastic and bloody would that be? Of course they’d go for some of the more, ah, feminine monsters, but I want a gender-swapped Twisty Horror Bishoujo.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1804617356221319/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1804617356221319/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Teases An Evil Dead Bishoujo

    We are just days away from SDCC 2017, which means teasers of course! Kotobukiya always has a lot of new announcements at the event, but this one is certainly unexpected. Evil Dead is joining the Horror Bishoujo line! That’s right, “Ashley” J. Williams will be in all her bloody, sexy glory. Amazing.

    As a side note, I mistyped Ash as AHS while making the header and now I can’t stop thinking about American Horror Story Bishoujos. How fantastic and bloody would that be? Of course they’d go for some of the more, ah, feminine monsters, but I want a gender-swapped Twisty Horror Bishoujo.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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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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