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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/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-pokemon/attachment/pokemonheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81988"></a></p> <p>It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.</p> <p>Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of <em>Sun & Moon</em>.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105', 'girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">girlshobby</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Pokemon

    It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.

    Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of Sun & Moon.

    [UPDATE] We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!

    [UPDATE 2] Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via amiami

    [via whl4u, girlshobby, and Kotobukiya]

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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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  • <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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