Racing Miku Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid/attachment/mikusheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83574"></a></p> <p>Would it be a Wonder Festival without at least one Miku-centered post? Maybe in the year 2060, but this is 2018. And it’s still the Year of Miku in perpetuity. This time around we’re actually seeing a little bit less of her (and some other Vocaloids) from GSC & co, but still enough to satisfy fans! We have announcements for a scaled Racing Miku 2018 and a scaled Chinese V4 Miku from Good Smile, along with a new set of Rin & Len figures from Max Factory: the Stylish Energy L Versions.</p> <p>FREEing’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Thai Miku 2016</a> is (finally) painted, and we have two very exciting sculpts, both from GSC: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-another-miku-hatsune-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chokabuki Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami Miku</a> (which is a bit… chunkier sculpt-wise than what I was expecting?), and the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-takes-vocaloid-kasane-teto" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yoshiwara Lament Ver. of Kasane Teto</a>. Last but not least there’s a figma of the Chinese V4X Miku and… a tiny little Racing Miku car!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> As <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">I predicted</a>, we’re getting yet another version of the Tony Taka Racing Miku!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: GSC & Co x Vocaloid

    Would it be a Wonder Festival without at least one Miku-centered post? Maybe in the year 2060, but this is 2018. And it’s still the Year of Miku in perpetuity. This time around we’re actually seeing a little bit less of her (and some other Vocaloids) from GSC & co, but still enough to satisfy fans! We have announcements for a scaled Racing Miku 2018 and a scaled Chinese V4 Miku from Good Smile, along with a new set of Rin & Len figures from Max Factory: the Stylish Energy L Versions.

    FREEing’s Thai Miku 2016 is (finally) painted, and we have two very exciting sculpts, both from GSC: the Chokabuki Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami Miku (which is a bit… chunkier sculpt-wise than what I was expecting?), and the gorgeous Yoshiwara Lament Ver. of Kasane Teto. Last but not least there’s a figma of the Chinese V4X Miku and… a tiny little Racing Miku car!

    [UPDATE] As I predicted, we’re getting yet another version of the Tony Taka Racing Miku!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83545" rel="attachment wp-att-83545"></a></p> <p>It’s no secret that I love the Racing Miku aesthetic, and I’m always excited to see what Good Smile Company is going to come up with for her next. So far they have covered a wide variety of styles while still staying true to that ~racing vibez~ and 2018’s design is no exception! It might be the cutest one we’ve seen so far, but with a bit of a bratty edge that I really like.</p> <p>Today we are getting the full reveal of her Nendoroid design, and it’s so cute!! I mean, what a precious little princess. Like all of the racing Nendoroids she will be exclusive to the GSC store and will have a pretty wide variety of price points: everything from the basic Nendoroid to huge racing packages if you want to support GSC Racing a little bit more.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.goodsmile.info/ja/product/7061/%E3%81%AD%E3%82%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%8D%E3%81%84%E3%81%A9+%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%83%9F%E3%82%AF+2018Ver.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.goodsmile.info/ja/product/7061/%E3%81%AD%E3%82%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%8D%E3%81%84%E3%81%A9+%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%83%9F%E3%82%AF+2018Ver.html', 'GSC']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC</a>]</p>

    Check Out Racing Miku Nendoroid 2018

    It’s no secret that I love the Racing Miku aesthetic, and I’m always excited to see what Good Smile Company is going to come up with for her next. So far they have covered a wide variety of styles while still staying true to that ~racing vibez~ and 2018’s design is no exception! It might be the cutest one we’ve seen so far, but with a bit of a bratty edge that I really like.

    Today we are getting the full reveal of her Nendoroid design, and it’s so cute!! I mean, what a precious little princess. Like all of the racing Nendoroids she will be exclusive to the GSC store and will have a pretty wide variety of price points: everything from the basic Nendoroid to huge racing packages if you want to support GSC Racing a little bit more.

    [via GSC]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuni-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83369"></a></p> <p>Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my <em>Persona 5</em> gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.</p> <p>And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from <em>Kill la Kill</em> they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Amakuni

    Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my Persona 5 gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.

    And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from Kill la Kill they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-thai-racing-miku-horizon/attachment/tonythaiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83241"></a></p> <p>As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/racing-miku-hatsune-gets-yet-another-design" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so cute</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-the-design-for-thai-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figures</a> from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2016</a> sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!</p> <p>There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Luka</a>, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Is A New Thai Racing Miku On The Horizon?

    As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some so cute figures from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku 2016 sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!

    There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with Racing Luka, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!

    [via AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs/attachment/newmikus18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82578"></a></p> <p>Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?</p> <p>I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-your-engines-for-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">little</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">overdone</a>. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184', 'linz_torute']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">linz_torute</a>]</p>

    Check Out The New Racing & Snow Miku Designs

    Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?

    I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is a little overdone. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.

    [via linz_torute]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-9" rel="attachment wp-att-81965"></a></p> <p>Every time I see an Amakuni figure I love, I die a little inside because they are all exclusives. Their booth this year is truly suffering because I want almost all of it. Guys, my heart. I’m dying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-seven-heavenly-virtues" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Seven Heavenly Virtues</a> Michael is finally painted, and soooo pretty, as are quite a few of their KanColle girls. We also have a sculpt for Iowa which has some pretty impressively floating boobs. Cause she’s ‘Murican and we love plastic surgery? They also have two of their Persona 5 girls, Futaba and Makoto, sculpted. One is my waifu and one is my least favorite girl, can you guess which is which? We also got a nice, detailed look at their Racing Miku 2017 who… I actually like more than <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune"" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the GSC one</a>.</p> <p>There were also some crazy surprises, like Jaden from Yu-Gi-Oh GX (the hell) and Mai from King of Fighters! Amakuni has really been killing it lately.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/hj_shohin" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/hj_shohin', 'Hobby Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Japan</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Amakuni

    Every time I see an Amakuni figure I love, I die a little inside because they are all exclusives. Their booth this year is truly suffering because I want almost all of it. Guys, my heart. I’m dying.

    Seven Heavenly Virtues Michael is finally painted, and soooo pretty, as are quite a few of their KanColle girls. We also have a sculpt for Iowa which has some pretty impressively floating boobs. Cause she’s ‘Murican and we love plastic surgery? They also have two of their Persona 5 girls, Futaba and Makoto, sculpted. One is my waifu and one is my least favorite girl, can you guess which is which? We also got a nice, detailed look at their Racing Miku 2017 who… I actually like more than the GSC one.

    There were also some crazy surprises, like Jaden from Yu-Gi-Oh GX (the hell) and Mai from King of Fighters! Amakuni has really been killing it lately.

    [via Hobby Japan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune/attachment/mikusheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81906"></a></p> <p>Every year seems to be a big year for Miku Hatsune figures, but this year is extra-special because Good Smile Company is doing a bunch of 10th anniversary figures! That’s right, 10 years of Miku. Seems longer, right?</p> <p>We will be getting a scale, Nendoroid, and figma of this special anniversary Miku. But that’s not all! We have more of the cute Nendoroid CODE outfits and a bunch of lovely scales. GSC will be doing a Harvest Moon Miku, and we have two from Max Factory: Vintage Dress and Winter Heroine, who is finally painted. Plus, as a weird bonus, Sonico cosplaying as this year’s Racing Miku! And there’s more racing where that came from: the cute bike Miku is getting a figma, and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">scale of 2017</a> is finally painted. No Thai Racing Miku though, hmm? Maybe she’ll show up later.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have a few announcements from FREEing in the gallery! The wedding one looks super cute.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: GSC & Co x Miku Hatsune

    Every year seems to be a big year for Miku Hatsune figures, but this year is extra-special because Good Smile Company is doing a bunch of 10th anniversary figures! That’s right, 10 years of Miku. Seems longer, right?

    We will be getting a scale, Nendoroid, and figma of this special anniversary Miku. But that’s not all! We have more of the cute Nendoroid CODE outfits and a bunch of lovely scales. GSC will be doing a Harvest Moon Miku, and we have two from Max Factory: Vintage Dress and Winter Heroine, who is finally painted. Plus, as a weird bonus, Sonico cosplaying as this year’s Racing Miku! And there’s more racing where that came from: the cute bike Miku is getting a figma, and the scale of 2017 is finally painted. No Thai Racing Miku though, hmm? Maybe she’ll show up later.

    [UPDATE] We have a few announcements from FREEing in the gallery! The wedding one looks super cute.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art/attachment/newracingtonyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81871"></a></p> <p>It seems like every year we get more and more Racing Miku figures. It used to be just the standard GSC scale/figma/Nendoroid, but now there’s Thai Miku and TeamUKYO (biking) Miku and sometimes even two figures of the main design. And it seems 2017 is shaping up to be the most prolific yet: we already know she has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a scale from GSC</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-amakuni" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">one from Amakuni</a> based on slightly different art.</p> <p>Now Tony Taka is showing off two new designs! One of them, the TeamUKYO biking Miku, already has a prize figure from Banpresto you can check out in the gallery. Will we be getting a scale of her, or of the beautiful kimono-wearing art gracing GSC’s new cars? Neither has been announced, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they showed up tonight…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/Tony_T2ARTWORKS/status/891280071968735232" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Tony_T2ARTWORKS/status/891280071968735232', 'Tony Taka’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tony Taka’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tony Taka Shows Off New Racing Miku Art

    It seems like every year we get more and more Racing Miku figures. It used to be just the standard GSC scale/figma/Nendoroid, but now there’s Thai Miku and TeamUKYO (biking) Miku and sometimes even two figures of the main design. And it seems 2017 is shaping up to be the most prolific yet: we already know she has a scale from GSC and one from Amakuni based on slightly different art.

    Now Tony Taka is showing off two new designs! One of them, the TeamUKYO biking Miku, already has a prize figure from Banpresto you can check out in the gallery. Will we be getting a scale of her, or of the beautiful kimono-wearing art gracing GSC’s new cars? Neither has been announced, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they showed up tonight…

    [via Tony Taka’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-racing-miku-2017-figma-nendoroid/attachment/racing17header" rel="attachment wp-att-81473"></a></p> <p>There are many things I am a sucker for, but two of the biggest are Racing Miku designs and Tony Taka’s art. So when I saw that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the two were finally combined</a>? It was heaven. And while we still don’t have any pictures of the scaled figure, today we get to see both the figma and Nendoroid in action!</p> <p>The Nendo (which is already <a href="http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/top/gsr-nen-2017a.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/top/gsr-nen-2017a.html', 'up for order']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">up for order</a>) looks adorable of course, and I love the clear PVC they’ve used on the wings & frilly skirt. Usually I skip the RM figmas but I think this time I might have to go for it! Also, how cute is the Sonico x Racing Miku art in the gallery? Maybe we’ll get that as a figure too…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/ckom/status/859588390592716800" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/ckom/status/859588390592716800', 'ckom']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ckom</a>]</p>

    Preview Racing Miku 2017 figma & Nendoroid

    There are many things I am a sucker for, but two of the biggest are Racing Miku designs and Tony Taka’s art. So when I saw that the two were finally combined? It was heaven. And while we still don’t have any pictures of the scaled figure, today we get to see both the figma and Nendoroid in action!

    The Nendo (which is already up for order) looks adorable of course, and I love the clear PVC they’ve used on the wings & frilly skirt. Usually I skip the RM figmas but I think this time I might have to go for it! Also, how cute is the Sonico x Racing Miku art in the gallery? Maybe we’ll get that as a figure too…

    [via ckom]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80333" rel="attachment wp-att-80333"></a></p> <p>Nendoroids. I love ’em, but on days like this I think to myself “why are there so many?!” We’ve seen the Nendos from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-nsfw-good-smile-x-persona-5" target="_blank">Persona 5</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-good-smile-x-fategrand-order" target="_blank">Fate/Grand Order</a>. But there’s more. SO MANY MORE.</p> <p>We’ve got a surprise Lum, <em>Fullmetal Alchemist</em> cuties, Atlas & P-Body, Tony Taka Racing Miku, a new Kirby x2, <em>Leonard Watch</em>, Li from Cardcaptor, maiko <em>Madoka</em> Nendoroids, a <em>Detective Conan</em> quartet, new Rin & Len, even more <em>Love Live!</em>, Vocaloids Rin & Len, <em>Attack on Titan</em>, <em>Re:Zero</em>, a new Reimu (who looks sooo much better than the old one), <em>Little Witch Academia</em>, Fire Emblem, <em>Kimi no Na wa</em>, <em>Ero Manga-sensei</em>, <em>Granblue Fantasy</em>, <em>Kyoukai no Rinne</em>, Serval from <em>Kemono Friends</em> (so cute!! but why is the African mammal white guys), <em>Saga of Tanya the Evil</em>, <em>Little Armory</em>, <em>Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou</em>, <em>BanG Dream!</em>, <em>Is the order a Rabbit?</em>, AND MORE.</p> <p>So much more. Like many cool Nendoroid accessories: tanks for them to ride in, penguin & bear suits, special Halloween and Christmas sets… check ’em out below, and decide what tiny plastic babies to spend your hard-earned money on.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh25/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh25/gallery/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank">whl4u</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/uray_sylvian/status/833194434246238210" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/uray_sylvian/status/833194434246238210', 'uray_sylvian']);" target="_blank">uray_sylvian</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Nendoroids

    Nendoroids. I love ’em, but on days like this I think to myself “why are there so many?!” We’ve seen the Nendos from Persona 5 and Fate/Grand Order. But there’s more. SO MANY MORE.

    We’ve got a surprise Lum, Fullmetal Alchemist cuties, Atlas & P-Body, Tony Taka Racing Miku, a new Kirby x2, Leonard Watch, Li from Cardcaptor, maiko Madoka Nendoroids, a Detective Conan quartet, new Rin & Len, even more Love Live!, Vocaloids Rin & Len, Attack on Titan, Re:Zero, a new Reimu (who looks sooo much better than the old one), Little Witch Academia, Fire Emblem, Kimi no Na wa, Ero Manga-sensei, Granblue Fantasy, Kyoukai no Rinne, Serval from Kemono Friends (so cute!! but why is the African mammal white guys), Saga of Tanya the Evil, Little Armory, Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou, BanG Dream!, Is the order a Rabbit?, AND MORE.

    So much more. Like many cool Nendoroid accessories: tanks for them to ride in, penguin & bear suits, special Halloween and Christmas sets… check ’em out below, and decide what tiny plastic babies to spend your hard-earned money on.

    [via whl4u & uray_sylvian]

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