Plastikitty Review Archive

  • As a teen, I was pretty obsessed with cyberpunk. It started, of course, when I read Neuromancer and I quickly tore through the book genre. Gibson, Philip K Dick, Neal Asher… I read them all. And then I discovered a cyberpunk boom in anime! In the early 2000’s we got so many amazing cyberpunk-ish anime like Heat Guy J, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, and of course Ghost in the Shell. GiTS seems to have stood the test of time better than the rest. It has several spinoffs/sequels/reimaginings, and we get merch from it to this day. Including Ghost in the Shell: Arise, which has given us some amazing figures of Motoko. Kotobukiya’s definitely has the most cyberpunk feel, so of course it was the one I was looking forward to the most! Let’s check her out.

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Motoko Kusanagi

    As a teen, I was pretty obsessed with cyberpunk. It started, of course, when I read Neuromancer and I quickly tore through the book genre. Gibson, Philip K Dick, Neal Asher… I read them all. And then I discovered a cyberpunk boom in anime! In the early 2000’s we got so many amazing cyberpunk-ish anime like Heat Guy J, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, and of course Ghost in the Shell. GiTS seems to have stood the test of time better than the rest. It has several spinoffs/sequels/reimaginings, and we get merch from it to this day. Including Ghost in the Shell: Arise, which has given us some amazing figures of Motoko. Kotobukiya’s definitely has the most cyberpunk feel, so of course it was the one I was looking forward to the most! Let’s check her out.

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  • When I first got into figure collecting, there was a handful of shows/series I really, really wanted figures from. Almost all of them were older, and the licenses were locked down so there was basically no hope of ever owning my beloveds in plastic form. But recently, older licenses have been busting open and we’ve been nostalgia-bombed with all the characters we always wanted. Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, and for me the number one was always Cardcaptor Sakura. Finally, finally, I own a real, not-prize-figure version of her. I’m sure in time we will see a huge batch of scaled figures, but Kotobukiya was the first on the scene with their rendition of Sakura in what is probably her most recognizable outfit. Even though there was not a huge wait from her announcement to release, it feels like I’ve been waiting years for this! So does she live up to the hype? Hit the jump and find out.

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Sakura Kinomoto

    When I first got into figure collecting, there was a handful of shows/series I really, really wanted figures from. Almost all of them were older, and the licenses were locked down so there was basically no hope of ever owning my beloveds in plastic form. But recently, older licenses have been busting open and we’ve been nostalgia-bombed with all the characters we always wanted. Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, and for me the number one was always Cardcaptor Sakura. Finally, finally, I own a real, not-prize-figure version of her. I’m sure in time we will see a huge batch of scaled figures, but Kotobukiya was the first on the scene with their rendition of Sakura in what is probably her most recognizable outfit. Even though there was not a huge wait from her announcement to release, it feels like I’ve been waiting years for this! So does she live up to the hype? Hit the jump and find out.

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  • Kotobukiya has been making Star Wars figures for a very long time, so it’s really no surprise that the female cast eventually joined the Bishoujo series! However, I think their first selection came as a bit of a shock–Jaina Solo, a character from the extended universe, rather than Princess Leia who I am sure was what everyone expected. But her art was gorgeous, and the prototype definitely delivered. Even people dreaming of a slave bikini Bish seemed pleased with her! They also managed to keep her more, ah, clothed than many of the Marvel and DC girls, but would the final figure deliver to us a classy lightsaber-wielding lady? Hit the jump and let’s get started!

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/7 Star Wars Bishoujo Jaina Solo

    Kotobukiya has been making Star Wars figures for a very long time, so it’s really no surprise that the female cast eventually joined the Bishoujo series! However, I think their first selection came as a bit of a shock–Jaina Solo, a character from the extended universe, rather than Princess Leia who I am sure was what everyone expected. But her art was gorgeous, and the prototype definitely delivered. Even people dreaming of a slave bikini Bish seemed pleased with her! They also managed to keep her more, ah, clothed than many of the Marvel and DC girls, but would the final figure deliver to us a classy lightsaber-wielding lady? Hit the jump and let’s get started!

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