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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83756" rel="attachment wp-att-83756"></a></p> <p>I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.</p> <p>Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two <em>To LOVEru</em> cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).</p> <p>But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from <em>Overlord II</em>, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from <em>Azur Lane</em> and Teletha Testarossa from <em>Full Metal Panic!</em> I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Alter

    I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.

    Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two To LOVEru cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).

    But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from Overlord II, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from Azur Lane and Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic! I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83563" rel="attachment wp-att-83563"></a></p> <p>Few things go together as well (and often) as Good Smile Company and the Fate/Stay Night franchise. And of course they had a massive amount at this Wonder Festival, so let’s just dive right in! We’re getting Nendoroids of Merlin, Miyamoto Musashi, Ishtar, and Elizabeth Bathory, along with figmas of Rider of Black, Jeanne d’Arc Alter, and Saber of Red.</p> <p>Onto my favorite, the scales! Good Smile will be giving us Altria Pendragon (who looks stunning), Mash Kyrielight: Heroic Spirit Formal Dress Ver (what a short and concise name!), Mash Kyrielight ~Dangerous Beast~, and Altria Pendragon on a motorcycle. From Max Factory we will get Jeanne d’Arc Alter Dress Version and a soft vinyl Paul Bunyan (who is a Berserker–were they inspired by IT?). Last but not least, Orange Rouge is giving us two boys: Gilgamesh and the original Lancer! A little something for everyone, no?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/402" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/402', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: GSC & Co x Fate/Stay Night

    Few things go together as well (and often) as Good Smile Company and the Fate/Stay Night franchise. And of course they had a massive amount at this Wonder Festival, so let’s just dive right in! We’re getting Nendoroids of Merlin, Miyamoto Musashi, Ishtar, and Elizabeth Bathory, along with figmas of Rider of Black, Jeanne d’Arc Alter, and Saber of Red.

    Onto my favorite, the scales! Good Smile will be giving us Altria Pendragon (who looks stunning), Mash Kyrielight: Heroic Spirit Formal Dress Ver (what a short and concise name!), Mash Kyrielight ~Dangerous Beast~, and Altria Pendragon on a motorcycle. From Max Factory we will get Jeanne d’Arc Alter Dress Version and a soft vinyl Paul Bunyan (who is a Berserker–were they inspired by IT?). Last but not least, Orange Rouge is giving us two boys: Gilgamesh and the original Lancer! A little something for everyone, no?

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-fategrand-order-dollfie-dreams/attachment/fatedollfiesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82671"></a></p> <p>In a surprise move, Volks has shown off two fully finished Dollfie Dreams for their next pre-order project and both are a total surprise. I know we were all hoping for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/nier-automata-x-dollfie-dream-actually-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nier</a> or <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-dollfie-dream-luka" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Luka</a>, but we’re getting… more Saber! Fate/Grand Order Saber and Jeanne d’Arc, to be exact.</p> <p>I’m going to be honest: I am not happy with this decision. We have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-dollfie-blog-gives-us-our-first-look-at-saber-alter-and-saber-extra" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so very many</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-brings-holiday-cheer-with-their-new-dollfie-dream" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Saber Dollfies</a> already, and it looks like the new one has the same head sculpt. Jeanne is pretty, but do we NEED more Fate Dollfies that are, essentially, Saber clones? I’d much prefer any of the Casters. Or, like, any other character. Ishtar? A new Rin? But nope, it’s DD Saber again. They will be pre-order dolls so no rush to enter a lottery! Hopefully this isn’t like the last set, though, where Volks wanted the whole cost upfront. Since these have armor & swords they will likely be around $1,000 each, and I can’t imagine casually dropping 2k for a product you won’t get for a year!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.volks.co.jp/fgo/?fref=gc&dti=498203886856903" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.volks.co.jp/fgo/?fref=gc&dti=498203886856903', 'Volks']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Volks</a>]</p>

    Volks Announces Fate/Grand Order Dollfie Dreams

    In a surprise move, Volks has shown off two fully finished Dollfie Dreams for their next pre-order project and both are a total surprise. I know we were all hoping for Nier or Luka, but we’re getting… more Saber! Fate/Grand Order Saber and Jeanne d’Arc, to be exact.

    I’m going to be honest: I am not happy with this decision. We have so very many Saber Dollfies already, and it looks like the new one has the same head sculpt. Jeanne is pretty, but do we NEED more Fate Dollfies that are, essentially, Saber clones? I’d much prefer any of the Casters. Or, like, any other character. Ishtar? A new Rin? But nope, it’s DD Saber again. They will be pre-order dolls so no rush to enter a lottery! Hopefully this isn’t like the last set, though, where Volks wanted the whole cost upfront. Since these have armor & swords they will likely be around $1,000 each, and I can’t imagine casually dropping 2k for a product you won’t get for a year!

    [via Volks]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-alphamax/attachment/alphamaxheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-82218"></a></p> <p>AlphaMax never fails to disappoint me. Whether it’s with the creative new ecchi art they’ve picked up (unlike some companies *cough*native*cough* they seem to remember generally what human women are shaped like), or their cute/sexy licensed figures.</p> <p>This year we have a great mix with a big focus on the Fate franchise. Swimsuit Jeanne d’Arc & Saber Extra and the lingerie Saber & Saber Extra sets look so cute! We also got a lovely Sora Kasugano. Check out all their new goodies in the gallery!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added a few extra girls from <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/89496" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/89496', 'moyeo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moyeo</a>, post is<strong> now NSFW</strong></p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/420151/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/420151/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: AlphaMax

    AlphaMax never fails to disappoint me. Whether it’s with the creative new ecchi art they’ve picked up (unlike some companies *cough*native*cough* they seem to remember generally what human women are shaped like), or their cute/sexy licensed figures.

    This year we have a great mix with a big focus on the Fate franchise. Swimsuit Jeanne d’Arc & Saber Extra and the lingerie Saber & Saber Extra sets look so cute! We also got a lovely Sora Kasugano. Check out all their new goodies in the gallery!

    [UPDATE] Added a few extra girls from moyeo, post is now NSFW

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/easy-eight-announces-casual-mordred/attachment/mordredheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-81725"></a></p> <p>You would think that with how oversaturated the figure market is, we wouldn’t get constant new companies. But <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-easy-eight" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Easy Eight</a>, who popped up out of nowhere last Wonder Festival, seems to be running strong (even though they have yet to actually release a figure). They seem to be on a big Fate/Stay Night kick, because their next figure is also from the series!</p> <p>It’s Mordred from <em>Fate/Apocrypha</em>, though she is very casual here. Hilariously, it seems that Easy Eight was started by the sculptor who did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/strike-a-pose-with-aquamarines-saber-of-the-red" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aquamarine’s casual Mordred</a>, so I guess he is really going back to his roots with this one.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/easyeight_fig/status/888991664613621760" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/easyeight_fig/status/888991664613621760', 'Easy Eight’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Easy Eight’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Easy Eight Announces A Casual Mordred

    You would think that with how oversaturated the figure market is, we wouldn’t get constant new companies. But Easy Eight, who popped up out of nowhere last Wonder Festival, seems to be running strong (even though they have yet to actually release a figure). They seem to be on a big Fate/Stay Night kick, because their next figure is also from the series!

    It’s Mordred from Fate/Apocrypha, though she is very casual here. Hilariously, it seems that Easy Eight was started by the sculptor who did Aquamarine’s casual Mordred, so I guess he is really going back to his roots with this one.

    [via Easy Eight’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-company-cos-summer-wonder-festival-2017-exclusives/attachment/swf17header" rel="attachment wp-att-81636"></a></p> <p>For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.</p> <p>First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.</p> <p>We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.</p> <p>Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/en/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Company & Co’s Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Exclusives

    For a few years now I have bemoaning the downfall of festival exclusives. It seems like companies never have anything big and fancy. Well, GSC is making me eat my words for this Summer Wonder Festival because they pulled out ALL the stops.

    First off, finally the return of scaled figures! And what an unexpected one. Max Factory is re-releasing their famous (and rare) Kasumi in 1/20 scale in the PLAMAX line. She’ll retail for ¥3,000. Kaiyodo will also have a new Wonda-chan for ¥9,800.

    We have quite a few Nendoroids. There’s the updated Reimu from Touhou Project (¥5,000) and a set of Asuna & Kirito O.S Versions (¥5,500 for the set). Sadly, these will not be available online and are only at Wonder Festival, Anime Expo, Japan Expo, CCG Expo, Shanghai ChinaJoy, and 2017 18th Comic Exhibition. Everything else will be available online right after the event, which is July 30th. As for regular Nendoroids, there’s a super cute Yuri Katsuki who will get a matching Vincent. Then we have the Nendoroid More Dress Up Wedding Elegant Version (what a mouthful) and the penguin face case which I really need in my life.

    Last, but not least, is WATER GUN SABER FIGMA. Amazing. Perfect. Wonderful. ¥5,500. For the first time in a while, I want the vast majority of these!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-nsfw-alphamax/attachment/alphamaxheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-80151"></a></p> <p>Ah, AlphaMax. Hitting us Tony Taka fans in the wallet every time. This year they had… a lot of Tony Taka on display! Along with figures based on the art of Yuran, Misaki Kurehito, Inue Shinsuke, Nekoume, and more.</p> <p>They also had some safe for work things on display! Like the Saber/Saber EXTRA combo in the header, Makise from <em>Steins;Gate</em>, and the surprise reveal of Zashunina Yahakui from <em>Seikai Suru Kado</em>.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added a few more figures to the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-56294.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-56294.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: (NSFW) AlphaMax

    Ah, AlphaMax. Hitting us Tony Taka fans in the wallet every time. This year they had… a lot of Tony Taka on display! Along with figures based on the art of Yuran, Misaki Kurehito, Inue Shinsuke, Nekoume, and more.

    They also had some safe for work things on display! Like the Saber/Saber EXTRA combo in the header, Makise from Steins;Gate, and the surprise reveal of Zashunina Yahakui from Seikai Suru Kado.

    [UPDATE] Added a few more figures to the gallery!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80266" rel="attachment wp-att-80266"></a></p> <p>What is it with companies bursting onto the scene with a figure of Saber Lily? First <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-bell-fine" target="_blank">Bell Fine</a> almost exactly a year ago, and now Licorne. Who are they? I don’t know. Do they make a beautiful sculpt of Saber Lily? Hell yes! But do we really need more Saber Lily. Wallet says no, heart says yes.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/Licorne_Inc/status/833158734285115393" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Licorne_Inc/status/833158734285115393', 'Licorne’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Licorne’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Licorne’s Saber Lily

    What is it with companies bursting onto the scene with a figure of Saber Lily? First Bell Fine almost exactly a year ago, and now Licorne. Who are they? I don’t know. Do they make a beautiful sculpt of Saber Lily? Hell yes! But do we really need more Saber Lily. Wallet says no, heart says yes.

    [via Licorne’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-good-smile-x-fategrand-order/attachment/gscfateheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79958"></a></p> <p>I predicted that <em>Fate/Grand Order</em> would be the most popular license at Wonder Festival, and I was right. I was too right, guys. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OF THEM. This is just from Good Smile (and just what they put up before the show).</p> <p>Are you ready? We have the painted Berserker from Max Factory, and Saber Atilla from Good Smile Company. They also have the sculpt for Shuten Douji out. Nendoroid Lancer is painted, and Jeanne d’Arc is sculpted. We also have announcements for a Nendoroid of Jeanne d’Arc Alter/Santa Lily. What is these names, too confusing. Oh, and Alter/Lily/Jeanne is getting a scale from GSC too! As is Boobie Pony Saber (aka Lancer Altria), and Boobie Kitty (Shielder). Not enough Fate for you? Well, Max Factory is doing water gun bikini Saber (aka Artoria Pendragon) and Lancer. Then we have cute minis from Phat! Company. Phew!</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>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Good Smile x Fate/Grand Order

    I predicted that Fate/Grand Order would be the most popular license at Wonder Festival, and I was right. I was too right, guys. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OF THEM. This is just from Good Smile (and just what they put up before the show).

    Are you ready? We have the painted Berserker from Max Factory, and Saber Atilla from Good Smile Company. They also have the sculpt for Shuten Douji out. Nendoroid Lancer is painted, and Jeanne d’Arc is sculpted. We also have announcements for a Nendoroid of Jeanne d’Arc Alter/Santa Lily. What is these names, too confusing. Oh, and Alter/Lily/Jeanne is getting a scale from GSC too! As is Boobie Pony Saber (aka Lancer Altria), and Boobie Kitty (Shielder). Not enough Fate for you? Well, Max Factory is doing water gun bikini Saber (aka Artoria Pendragon) and Lancer. Then we have cute minis from Phat! Company. Phew!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gscs-winter-wonder-fesitval-2017-exclusives/attachment/wwf17exclusivesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79492"></a></p> <p>Winter Wonder Festival is about a month away, which means it’s time for some reveals of the exclusives companies will be bringing to the event! And of course GSC is first up (and has more than anyone else). There’s a lot, so let’s dive right in! The <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-peek-at-snow-miku-2017-figma-nendoroid" target="_blank">new Snow Miku 2017</a> merchandise will be there: both the Nendoroid (¥5,500) and figma (¥6,00). I love the sleepy face of the Nendo, but I still wish there was more detail on the dress. We’ll also have Nendoroid Gudako from Fate/Grand Order (¥4,500) who has an amazing faceplate.</p> <p>Keeping with the Fate theme is figma Saber Lily (¥4,000) in her short dress. There are two KanColle Nendoroids: Zuikaku Kai (¥5,000) and Musashi (¥7,800). Ouch on Musashi’s price! Phat! Company will have a Medicchu set of Viral & Mary from Granblue Fantasy (¥6,000), and there will also be a scaled Wonda-chan from Kaiyodo (¥6,800). All of these will be available at the event and also online right after it has ended!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/en/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/en/', 'GSC']);" target="_blank">GSC</a>]</p>

    GSC’s Winter Wonder Fesitval 2017 Exclusives

    Winter Wonder Festival is about a month away, which means it’s time for some reveals of the exclusives companies will be bringing to the event! And of course GSC is first up (and has more than anyone else). There’s a lot, so let’s dive right in! The new Snow Miku 2017 merchandise will be there: both the Nendoroid (¥5,500) and figma (¥6,00). I love the sleepy face of the Nendo, but I still wish there was more detail on the dress. We’ll also have Nendoroid Gudako from Fate/Grand Order (¥4,500) who has an amazing faceplate.

    Keeping with the Fate theme is figma Saber Lily (¥4,000) in her short dress. There are two KanColle Nendoroids: Zuikaku Kai (¥5,000) and Musashi (¥7,800). Ouch on Musashi’s price! Phat! Company will have a Medicchu set of Viral & Mary from Granblue Fantasy (¥6,000), and there will also be a scaled Wonda-chan from Kaiyodo (¥6,800). All of these will be available at the event and also online right after it has ended!

    [via GSC]

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