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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83765" rel="attachment wp-att-83765"></a></p> <p>Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!</p> <p>Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Blastoise

    Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!

    Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-world-pokemon-nendoroid-giovanni/attachment/giovanniheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83479"></a></p> <p>Do you guys remember all the crazy Pokemon fan theories that floated around about 10 years ago? You know, like Pikachu almost killed Ash the first time he zapped him and Ash has been in a coma every since, and the entire events of the show are his fever dream? Or my personal favorite: Giovanni is Ash’s dad. Because that would be a new and never-before-done twist!</p> <p>Well now you can re-enact that dream with Nendoroid Giovanni! And, perhaps more excitingly, he comes with a freaking giant Mewtwo. Like, HUGE. Look at that guy. He’s perfect. I’m assuming that because of Mewtwo’s addition Giovanni does not have a ton of accessories, but he does have my new favorite alternate Nendoroid face and, of course, a pokeball to catch that darn Pikachu. And if you order through <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/', 'the Pokemon Center']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Pokemon Center</a> (where he will be listed in a few days), you get a Beast Ball! But orders through <a href="https://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Nendoroid/Nendoroid-Giovanni---Mewtwo/p/GSC_NEN_WD_00875?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Nendoroid/Nendoroid-Giovanni---Mewtwo/p/GSC_NEN_WD_00875?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en', 'the Goodsmile Shop']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Goodsmile Shop</a> get an awesome Team Rocket base. Decisions! He retails for ¥5,000 and will come out in August.</p>

    Take Over The World With Pokemon Nendoroid Giovanni

    Do you guys remember all the crazy Pokemon fan theories that floated around about 10 years ago? You know, like Pikachu almost killed Ash the first time he zapped him and Ash has been in a coma every since, and the entire events of the show are his fever dream? Or my personal favorite: Giovanni is Ash’s dad. Because that would be a new and never-before-done twist!

    Well now you can re-enact that dream with Nendoroid Giovanni! And, perhaps more excitingly, he comes with a freaking giant Mewtwo. Like, HUGE. Look at that guy. He’s perfect. I’m assuming that because of Mewtwo’s addition Giovanni does not have a ton of accessories, but he does have my new favorite alternate Nendoroid face and, of course, a pokeball to catch that darn Pikachu. And if you order through the Pokemon Center (where he will be listed in a few days), you get a Beast Ball! But orders through the Goodsmile Shop get an awesome Team Rocket base. Decisions! He retails for ¥5,000 and will come out in August.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-megahouse/attachment/megahouseheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-83345"></a></p> <p>As a company, MegaHouse absolutely bamboozles me. On one hand we have their cute, nostalgic, simple-but-well-made lines like their amazing Digimon and Pokemon figures, which were both out and about at MegaHobby. Then they bust out the occasional magnificent sculpt, like our header girl: Airi from <em>Queen’s Blade</em>! I cannot explain my excitement when I saw her: I always wanted a great Airi figure but assumed that time had come & gone long ago. But no, MegaHouse to the rescue!</p> <p>Then we have the other half of their line: the painfully tacky and often out-of-character girls, especially from beloved shows like <em>Naruto</em> and <em>Dragonball Z</em>. They’ve butchered so many of my faves. Just look at that Hinata. It hurts my soul. And I remember C.C in a lot more clothing, don’t you? The <em>One Piece</em> girls obviously fall into this category: the anatomy has gotten so bad that I kind of think it’s some big elaborate joke. The sculpting for this “side” of them is often simple to a fault and looks like it could have been from 8 years ago. Put Airi, the new Digimon boys, and that awful stripper pole Nami together: do they look like the same company? What is going on with MegaHouse?!?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92739" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92739', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: MegaHouse

    As a company, MegaHouse absolutely bamboozles me. On one hand we have their cute, nostalgic, simple-but-well-made lines like their amazing Digimon and Pokemon figures, which were both out and about at MegaHobby. Then they bust out the occasional magnificent sculpt, like our header girl: Airi from Queen’s Blade! I cannot explain my excitement when I saw her: I always wanted a great Airi figure but assumed that time had come & gone long ago. But no, MegaHouse to the rescue!

    Then we have the other half of their line: the painfully tacky and often out-of-character girls, especially from beloved shows like Naruto and Dragonball Z. They’ve butchered so many of my faves. Just look at that Hinata. It hurts my soul. And I remember C.C in a lot more clothing, don’t you? The One Piece girls obviously fall into this category: the anatomy has gotten so bad that I kind of think it’s some big elaborate joke. The sculpting for this “side” of them is often simple to a fault and looks like it could have been from 8 years ago. Put Airi, the new Digimon boys, and that awful stripper pole Nami together: do they look like the same company? What is going on with MegaHouse?!?!

    [via moeyo]

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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/catch-em-kotobukiyas-lillie/attachment/kotolillieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82501"></a></p> <p>Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the merchandise world</a>. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!</p> <p>This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994', 'taking orders for her']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">taking orders for her</a> so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.</p> <p>Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.</p>

    Catch ‘Em All With Kotobukiya’s Lillie

    Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in the merchandise world. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!

    This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed taking orders for her so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-megahouse/attachment/megahouseheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-82211"></a></p> <p>MegaHouse is absolutely the most consistent manufacturer at any event. You can guess before seeing anything what 90% of their figures will be. We’ve got One Piece, Digimon, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pokemon</a>, Gintama, Naruto, <em>Tiger & Bunny, Kuroko no Basket</em>.</p> <p>Of course they always throw us a few curveballs (no Dragon Ball Z?!) and at least one pleasant surprise. This time around it’s C.C from <em>Code Geass</em>! Of course her dress is coming off because recently MH has been incapable of making a female character who isn’t halfway disrobed or busting out of her top. Android 18, Chi Chi, now C.C…. sigh….. she’s sexy enough already!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby', 'girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: MegaHouse

    MegaHouse is absolutely the most consistent manufacturer at any event. You can guess before seeing anything what 90% of their figures will be. We’ve got One Piece, Digimon, Pokemon, Gintama, Naruto, Tiger & Bunny, Kuroko no Basket.

    Of course they always throw us a few curveballs (no Dragon Ball Z?!) and at least one pleasant surprise. This time around it’s C.C from Code Geass! Of course her dress is coming off because recently MH has been incapable of making a female character who isn’t halfway disrobed or busting out of her top. Android 18, Chi Chi, now C.C…. sigh….. she’s sexy enough already!

    [via girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-zelda-breath-wild-guardian-nendoroid/attachment/wf2017sguardianheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82035"></a></p> <p>We knew this little guy was on the way due to the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-companys-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teasers Good Smile Company had posted</a>, but now we’re finally seeing the whole Guardian Nendoroid from <em>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</em>, and <em>man</em> is it adorable! The chibi little Guardian with stubby legs and big body, basically the opposite of its actual design, is just so perfect! And it’ll be fun to set up <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-breath-wild-nendoroid-link-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Link Nendoroid</a> attacking him as well! I can’t wait for this to come out as the Guardian is such a perfect addition to the Nendoroid lineup.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/132" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/132', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Guardian Nendoroid

    We knew this little guy was on the way due to the teasers Good Smile Company had posted, but now we’re finally seeing the whole Guardian Nendoroid from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and man is it adorable! The chibi little Guardian with stubby legs and big body, basically the opposite of its actual design, is just so perfect! And it’ll be fun to set up the Link Nendoroid attacking him as well! I can’t wait for this to come out as the Guardian is such a perfect addition to the Nendoroid lineup.

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-companys-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/gscteasersheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-81801"></a></p> <p>For some reason, I always associate Good Smile Company with the most hype teasers. It’s probably because there are so dang many, and we always get one or two no one can identify until the actual event happens. It’s like a game! And this year is no exception, we have quite a few teasers on our hands.</p> <p>First, the new Nendoroids: they teased a Guardian from <em>Breath of the Wild</em>, a new Kongou from KanColle, Hifumi Takimoto from <em>New Game!</em>, and Kukuri from <em>Mahoujin Guru Guru</em>. Ai-chan from <em>Getsuyoubi no Tawawa</em> is painted, and Juzumaru Tsunetsugu from <em>Touken Ranbu</em> is sculpted.</p> <p>As for the scaled figures, Arisa from <em>Shadowverse</em> is painted as is Izuminokami Kanesada from <em>Touken Ranbu</em>. Then we have sculpt teasers for birthday Rem! They also announced a Nendoroid of Astolfo from <em>Fate/Apocrypha</em>. Who is the mystery dress girl, though? Hard to tell from the edge of a skirt!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12296568010.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12296568010.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company’s Summer WonFest 2017 Teasers

    For some reason, I always associate Good Smile Company with the most hype teasers. It’s probably because there are so dang many, and we always get one or two no one can identify until the actual event happens. It’s like a game! And this year is no exception, we have quite a few teasers on our hands.

    First, the new Nendoroids: they teased a Guardian from Breath of the Wild, a new Kongou from KanColle, Hifumi Takimoto from New Game!, and Kukuri from Mahoujin Guru Guru. Ai-chan from Getsuyoubi no Tawawa is painted, and Juzumaru Tsunetsugu from Touken Ranbu is sculpted.

    As for the scaled figures, Arisa from Shadowverse is painted as is Izuminokami Kanesada from Touken Ranbu. Then we have sculpt teasers for birthday Rem! They also announced a Nendoroid of Astolfo from Fate/Apocrypha. Who is the mystery dress girl, though? Hard to tell from the edge of a skirt!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/kototeasersheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81696"></a></p> <p>Wonder Festival is over a week away, but already we are getting teasers! Earlier every year, I tell you. This time Kotobukiya is first up to bat with quite a few updates & new figures… and they always have 2 teasers, so there are more where this came from.</p> <p>First up is the sculpt for their Pokemon Sun & Moon Lillie, along with the announcement that they will be doing Moon as well! We also have a new sculpt for Nono Morikubo from Cinderella Girls, and a new Captain America. They also teased the sculpts for Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from<em> Touken Ranbu</em> and Yang Wen-li from <em>Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-98000/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-98000/', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Summer WonFest 2017 Teasers

    Wonder Festival is over a week away, but already we are getting teasers! Earlier every year, I tell you. This time Kotobukiya is first up to bat with quite a few updates & new figures… and they always have 2 teasers, so there are more where this came from.

    First up is the sculpt for their Pokemon Sun & Moon Lillie, along with the announcement that they will be doing Moon as well! We also have a new sculpt for Nono Morikubo from Cinderella Girls, and a new Captain America. They also teased the sculpts for Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from Touken Ranbu and Yang Wen-li from Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu.

    [via Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/check-pokemon-nendoroid-lillie/attachment/nendolillieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81582"></a></p> <p>Just in time for the unveiling of <em>Ultra Sun</em> & <em>Ultra Moon</em> we have our first look at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-pokemon-figmas-nendoroids" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nendoroid Lillie</a>! Speaking of the new announcements… what do you think they will be? Total sequels in the style of B2W2 or just updated versions like Crystal, Platinum, etc?</p> <p>Lillie was far from my favorite character in SM (grow a spine girl), but she seems to be head and shoulders the most popular. I know we’ll never get a figure of my personal fave, super tan Professor Oak. Sigh. In any case, she’s gotten more attention in the figure world than your average Pokemon game companion, and even I have to admit that this figure is SO cute. I do hope we get a hair-up option for her because the late game ponytail was beyond adorable. And I am assuming we’ll get a little Nebby, that seems almost mandatory.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/06/170602_gd01.html?i006=news" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/06/170602_gd01.html?i006=news', 'Pokemon JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pokemon JP</a>]</p>

    Check Out Pokemon Nendoroid Lillie

    Just in time for the unveiling of Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon we have our first look at Nendoroid Lillie! Speaking of the new announcements… what do you think they will be? Total sequels in the style of B2W2 or just updated versions like Crystal, Platinum, etc?

    Lillie was far from my favorite character in SM (grow a spine girl), but she seems to be head and shoulders the most popular. I know we’ll never get a figure of my personal fave, super tan Professor Oak. Sigh. In any case, she’s gotten more attention in the figure world than your average Pokemon game companion, and even I have to admit that this figure is SO cute. I do hope we get a hair-up option for her because the late game ponytail was beyond adorable. And I am assuming we’ll get a little Nebby, that seems almost mandatory.

    [via Pokemon JP]

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