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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/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/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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-kotobukiya/attachment/kotoheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-81546"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from <em>Yuri on Ice’</em>s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them!</p> <p>They also had Sagiri Izumi from <em>Ero Manga-sensei</em>, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi Twitter</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/387994/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/387994/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from Yuri on Ice’s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them!

    They also had Sagiri Izumi from Ero Manga-sensei, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to!

    [via AmiAmi Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2017/attachment/animejapan2017header" rel="attachment wp-att-81384"></a></p> <p>Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. <em>Re:Zero</em> seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. <em>Kemono Friends</em> also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.</p> <p>There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from <em>Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria</em>. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2017

    Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. Re:Zero seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. Kemono Friends also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.

    There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!

    [via Kahotan & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/blast-off-speed-pokemon-new-figuarts/attachment/pokemonfiguartsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81279"></a></p> <p>Bandai has given us a lot of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/miyazawa-model-exhibition-spring-2013-bandais-pokemon-d-arts" target="_blank">Pokemon S.H.Figaurts</a> in the past, but they have all been of the actual ‘mons and not the human characters. An odd decision, considering how much easier it is to articulate a human than a giant lizard! But the day has finally come when we get Ash & co. Or at least Ash, Jessie, and James. Weird combo to start out with, but I can dig it.</p> <p>Ash comes with, of course, Pikachu, and Jessie & James have Meowth. The accessories are minimal (this is Bandai we’re talking about), but still cute–like the dizzy face for Meowth! There is an exclusive set of all 3 that includes an extra crying face for Ash, but you will need a proxy to get it. Thankfully there are non-exclusives up for the rest of us! Ash retails for ¥4,500 and the Jessie & James set is ¥9,500, while the exclusive will cost you ¥13,000. All 3 are set for a July release.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000112823/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000112823/', 'Tamashii nations']);" target="_blank">Tamashii nations</a>]</p>

    Blast Off At The Speed of Pokemon With These New Figuarts

    Bandai has given us a lot of Pokemon S.H.Figaurts in the past, but they have all been of the actual ‘mons and not the human characters. An odd decision, considering how much easier it is to articulate a human than a giant lizard! But the day has finally come when we get Ash & co. Or at least Ash, Jessie, and James. Weird combo to start out with, but I can dig it.

    Ash comes with, of course, Pikachu, and Jessie & James have Meowth. The accessories are minimal (this is Bandai we’re talking about), but still cute–like the dizzy face for Meowth! There is an exclusive set of all 3 that includes an extra crying face for Ash, but you will need a proxy to get it. Thankfully there are non-exclusives up for the rest of us! Ash retails for ¥4,500 and the Jessie & James set is ¥9,500, while the exclusive will cost you ¥13,000. All 3 are set for a July release.

    [via Tamashii nations]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-alter-2/attachment/kotoheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-80004"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.</p> <p>The Caster/Lancer from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank">their teasers</a> is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from<em> Granblue Fantasy</em> (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from <em>Clockwork Planet</em>, and Charlotte from <em>Shironeko Project</em>. There’s a new <em>Girls und Panzer</em> bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from <em>Yuri on Ice</em>!! Check ’em all out below.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.

    The Caster/Lancer from their teasers is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from Granblue Fantasy (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from Clockwork Planet, and Charlotte from Shironeko Project. There’s a new Girls und Panzer bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from Yuri on Ice!! Check ’em all out below.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-pokemon-g-e-m-lillie/attachment/lilliegemheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79965"></a></p> <p>Lillie from Pokemon Sun & Moon is already surprisingly popular at Wonder Festival. First she <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-pokemon-figmas-nendoroids" target="_blank">got a Nendoroid</a>, and now she’s the latest addition to MegaHouse’s Pokemon G.E.M series! Which, so far, has been absolutely amazing: reasonably priced and widely available, yes please.</p> <p>I think my favorite thing about this announcement is seeing the whole line all together. It’s so colorful and nostalgic! I wonder how big it will get, and who will be added next? Who would you like to see?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/833117459993419777" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/833117459993419777', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Pokemon G.E.M Lillie

    Lillie from Pokemon Sun & Moon is already surprisingly popular at Wonder Festival. First she got a Nendoroid, and now she’s the latest addition to MegaHouse’s Pokemon G.E.M series! Which, so far, has been absolutely amazing: reasonably priced and widely available, yes please.

    I think my favorite thing about this announcement is seeing the whole line all together. It’s so colorful and nostalgic! I wonder how big it will get, and who will be added next? Who would you like to see?

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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