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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/feast-your-eyes-upon-the-newest-persona-5-figures/attachment/p5figsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79361"></a></p> <p>While <em>Persona 5</em> isn’t even out in the US yet (grumble grumble), it’s certainly reaching peak hype in Japan. And thus, it’s time for figures! We recently found out about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-amakuni" target="_blank">Amakuni’s Anne</a>, who was at the most recent Persona-themed event, along with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-aquamarine" target="_blank">Aquamarine’s Caroline and Justine</a> who are newly sculpted.</p> <p>Then we have some new figures! Phat! Company surprised us all by showing off two sculpts: the main character and Futaba Sakura! Which means we have figures of most of the girls, something that’s (still) not even true for <em>3</em> or <em>4</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m88547.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m88547.html', 'kk1up']);" target="_blank">kk1up</a>]</p>

    Feast Your Eyes Upon The Newest Persona 5 Figures

    While Persona 5 isn’t even out in the US yet (grumble grumble), it’s certainly reaching peak hype in Japan. And thus, it’s time for figures! We recently found out about Amakuni’s Anne, who was at the most recent Persona-themed event, along with Aquamarine’s Caroline and Justine who are newly sculpted.

    Then we have some new figures! Phat! Company surprised us all by showing off two sculpts: the main character and Futaba Sakura! Which means we have figures of most of the girls, something that’s (still) not even true for 3 or 4.

    [via kk1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-79202"></a></p> <p>Amakuni is moving on up in the world. They used to be a company totally under my radar: they released only a handful of figures a month, tended to focus on fanservice, and only made exclusives. Well, the last two are still true, but they are ramping up their production (and quality!) like woah based on their MegaHobby display.</p> <p>The star of the show is definitely Anne Takamaki from <em>Persona 5</em>, along with an announcement for Makoto Niijima. I hope this is the first of many announcements for the game! We also have shockingly original duo-figure of Megaman X and Zero, a ton of Kantai Collection (Kashima, Ooyoda, Haruna, Libeccio, and Mutsu), the addition of Yuzuruha to their Muramasa line (along with alternate “wet” versions of Momohime and Kongiku), their cute Sonico which is ruined by the boobs, Orange Heart from the Neptunia franchise, and so much more.</p> <p>Like Ryoubi from Senran Kagura, a bunny version of <em>Sword & Wizards</em>‘ Fuyuka Yukishiro, the painted Deena Challenger, Cleric from <em>Bikini Warriors</em>, and announcement for Alice Shimada from <em>Girls und Panzer</em>, and the way too perfect Cyan from <em>Show By Rock</em>. I want so many of these figures…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m87566.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m87566.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: Amakuni

    Amakuni is moving on up in the world. They used to be a company totally under my radar: they released only a handful of figures a month, tended to focus on fanservice, and only made exclusives. Well, the last two are still true, but they are ramping up their production (and quality!) like woah based on their MegaHobby display.

    The star of the show is definitely Anne Takamaki from Persona 5, along with an announcement for Makoto Niijima. I hope this is the first of many announcements for the game! We also have shockingly original duo-figure of Megaman X and Zero, a ton of Kantai Collection (Kashima, Ooyoda, Haruna, Libeccio, and Mutsu), the addition of Yuzuruha to their Muramasa line (along with alternate “wet” versions of Momohime and Kongiku), their cute Sonico which is ruined by the boobs, Orange Heart from the Neptunia franchise, and so much more.

    Like Ryoubi from Senran Kagura, a bunny version of Sword & Wizards‘ Fuyuka Yukishiro, the painted Deena Challenger, Cleric from Bikini Warriors, and announcement for Alice Shimada from Girls und Panzer, and the way too perfect Cyan from Show By Rock. I want so many of these figures…

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hee-ho-jack-frost-is-here-to-steal-your-heart/attachment/jackfrostheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78063"></a></p> <p>Just in time for the (Japanese) release of Persona 5, X-Plus is finally releasing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-x-plus-jack-frost" target="_blank">their giant Jack Frost</a>! I’ve been totally nuts for that thing since we first saw it, and while it’s been less than a year I seriously feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life. I mean, haven’t we all been waiting for an almost 16 inch tall Jack Frost? Yeah, that’s how big this bad boy is.</p> <p>And, surprisingly, his price isn’t too insane given the size. ¥14,800, which is less than a lot of fancy 1/8 scale stuff is this day (sadly). A price I am more than willing to pay, even when I’m down to only 2 or so figures a month. Heck, if I had to pick one release for October it would be this cutie.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/xps40032" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/xps40032', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-022830" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-022830', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Hee-Ho! Jack Frost Is Here To Steal Your Heart

    Just in time for the (Japanese) release of Persona 5, X-Plus is finally releasing their giant Jack Frost! I’ve been totally nuts for that thing since we first saw it, and while it’s been less than a year I seriously feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life. I mean, haven’t we all been waiting for an almost 16 inch tall Jack Frost? Yeah, that’s how big this bad boy is.

    And, surprisingly, his price isn’t too insane given the size. ¥14,800, which is less than a lot of fancy 1/8 scale stuff is this day (sadly). A price I am more than willing to pay, even when I’m down to only 2 or so figures a month. Heck, if I had to pick one release for October it would be this cutie.

    Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-persona-figmas/attachment/personaaaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-76885"></a></p> <p>I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-persona-3-mc-figma" target="_blank">the <em>Persona 3</em> MC figma</a>, and it’s finally at an end! He is at Wonder Festival sculpted. But that’s not enough for them, oh no. They’re giving us Persona fans a little something extra: the <em>Persona 5</em> MC! The game isn’t even out yet and it’s getting merchandise, what kind of world is this we live in? The change between P3 “one figure and you better like it” and P4/5 “figures of all the things!” has been really dramatic, and I love it.</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/', 'Wonder Hobby Site']);" target="_blank">Wonder Hobby Site</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Persona figmas

    I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for the Persona 3 MC figma, and it’s finally at an end! He is at Wonder Festival sculpted. But that’s not enough for them, oh no. They’re giving us Persona fans a little something extra: the Persona 5 MC! The game isn’t even out yet and it’s getting merchandise, what kind of world is this we live in? The change between P3 “one figure and you better like it” and P4/5 “figures of all the things!” has been really dramatic, and I love it.

    [via the Wonder Hobby Site]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/persona-5s-special-edition-comes-with-figures/attachment/persona5header" rel="attachment wp-att-76111"></a></p> <p>After years of waiting, we finally have a release date for <em>Persona 5</em> (in Japan, at least). And you know what that means? THE HYPE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION. Also, you know, it’s safe for companies to start pumping out figures. You know we’re going to get so many, especially of Anne and Squid-chan. But they’re starting small, with a 2-minifigure bundle that will be part of a special edition.</p> <p>Morgana and the Protagonist will both be chibified by Toy’s Works for the Famitsu DX Bundle. Which will cost you a cool ¥12,000 for the cheapest option (though there’s one for ¥20,000 if you’ve got cash to blow). Of course we don’t know yet if we’ll be getting this here in the US, but I’m hoping so. I’m also hoping for a September US release, so… we’ll see.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.famitsu.com/news/201605/06105291.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.famitsu.com/news/201605/06105291.html', 'Famitsu']);" target="_blank">Famitsu</a>]</p>

    Persona 5’s Special Edition Comes With Figures

    After years of waiting, we finally have a release date for Persona 5 (in Japan, at least). And you know what that means? THE HYPE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION. Also, you know, it’s safe for companies to start pumping out figures. You know we’re going to get so many, especially of Anne and Squid-chan. But they’re starting small, with a 2-minifigure bundle that will be part of a special edition.

    Morgana and the Protagonist will both be chibified by Toy’s Works for the Famitsu DX Bundle. Which will cost you a cool ¥12,000 for the cheapest option (though there’s one for ¥20,000 if you’ve got cash to blow). Of course we don’t know yet if we’ll be getting this here in the US, but I’m hoping so. I’m also hoping for a September US release, so… we’ll see.

    [via Famitsu]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-joint-exhibition-2016-good-smile-company-co/attachment/hobbythingheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74474"></a></p> <p>You know all those figures we just saw at Wonder Festival? You know, literally like 6 days ago? Well it’s time to… look at them again! In the most pointless event of all time. Okay, not pointless for the companies, but kind of pointless for us. Except we get to look at all the pretty figures again?</p> <p>The goodies from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company" target="_blank">Good Smile Company</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-max-factory" target="_blank">Max Factory</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-phat-company" target="_blank">Phat! Company</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-wing" target="_blank">Wing</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-freeing" target="_blank">FREEing</a> were on display, along with several of the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-nendoroids" target="_blank">Nendoroids</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-figmas" target="_blank">figmas</a>. I mean, not all of them, obviously. Because that would be a, like, 100+ picture gallery. And they’d have to haul way too much stuff over. So for now, check out the selection they had at the event! I still think something looks off with Yuudachi, but I sure am excited for yukata Aegis.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://news.amiami.jp/event/2016/02/21463.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://news.amiami.jp/event/2016/02/21463.html', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Winter Joint Exhibition 2016: Good Smile Company & Co

    You know all those figures we just saw at Wonder Festival? You know, literally like 6 days ago? Well it’s time to… look at them again! In the most pointless event of all time. Okay, not pointless for the companies, but kind of pointless for us. Except we get to look at all the pretty figures again?

    The goodies from Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Phat! Company, Wing, and FREEing were on display, along with several of the Nendoroids and figmas. I mean, not all of them, obviously. Because that would be a, like, 100+ picture gallery. And they’d have to haul way too much stuff over. So for now, check out the selection they had at the event! I still think something looks off with Yuudachi, but I sure am excited for yukata Aegis.

    [via AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-garage-kits/attachment/wwfw16gksheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74457"></a></p> <p>Wonder Festival has come and gone: we’ve seen all the new PVC figures from it, and have a good sense of what the coming 6 months will look like in terms of pre-orders. But what about the non-PVC stuff? I mean, Wonder Festival is a big event, and it has a dealer’s room! Where you can get garage kits and kaiju and all sorts of great goodies… if you have the money, and of course the skill to paint. We showed you <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2016-garage-kit-roundup" target="_blank">a pre-event roundup</a>, but there’s always lots more to see at the actual thing.</p> <p>A LOT more. And such a wide variety! There are weird tiny cats in kimonos, so very many KanColle and IM@S/Love Live girls, Chima Group’s goodies, a suspiciously low amount of Miku, lots of cuteness, and a very surprisingly SMT Nocturne kit. Check them all out below!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.livedoor.jp/toshigk/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.livedoor.jp/toshigk/', 'Toshi GK']);" target="_blank">Toshi GK</a> & <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkdmz/albums/72157664216863582/page1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkdmz/albums/72157664216863582/page1', 'Ryoku Kasinn']);" target="_blank">Ryoku Kasinn</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2016: Garage Kits

    Wonder Festival has come and gone: we’ve seen all the new PVC figures from it, and have a good sense of what the coming 6 months will look like in terms of pre-orders. But what about the non-PVC stuff? I mean, Wonder Festival is a big event, and it has a dealer’s room! Where you can get garage kits and kaiju and all sorts of great goodies… if you have the money, and of course the skill to paint. We showed you a pre-event roundup, but there’s always lots more to see at the actual thing.

    A LOT more. And such a wide variety! There are weird tiny cats in kimonos, so very many KanColle and IM@S/Love Live girls, Chima Group’s goodies, a suspiciously low amount of Miku, lots of cuteness, and a very surprisingly SMT Nocturne kit. Check them all out below!

    [via Toshi GK & Ryoku Kasinn]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-x-plus-jack-frost/attachment/omgheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74153"></a></p> <p>I’ve ragged on X-Plus a lot for their poorly made 1/4 scale swimsuit ladies. Or 1/2.5 scale or whatever it is they do. But you know what? All is forgiven. Let us bow down to our lord & master X-Plus. DO YOU SEE THE SIZE? THIS IS LIKE A 1/1 SCALE JACK FROST. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS REAL LIFE. Someone hold me I can’t even</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/item/397077" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://myfigurecollection.net/item/397077', 'mfc']);" target="_blank">mfc</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2016: X-Plus’ Jack Frost

    I’ve ragged on X-Plus a lot for their poorly made 1/4 scale swimsuit ladies. Or 1/2.5 scale or whatever it is they do. But you know what? All is forgiven. Let us bow down to our lord & master X-Plus. DO YOU SEE THE SIZE? THIS IS LIKE A 1/1 SCALE JACK FROST. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS REAL LIFE. Someone hold me I can’t even

    [via mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-aquamarines-rise-kujikawa/attachment/wwf16riseheader" rel="attachment wp-att-73863"></a></p> <p>You know what I was definitely not expecting to see this Wonder Festival? I mean, at this point the answer is “like 90% of the new announcements.” But in particular, I was not at all expecting a figure of Persona 4’s Rise… in a random <em>Dancing All Night</em> outfit. I mean, Rise is my bae so I’m not going to complain, especially because her sculpt is absolutely gorgeous. It’s just odd. A harem Rise to add to my Rise harem?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/696142170697310208" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/696142170697310208', 'amiami']);" target="_blank">amiami</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2016: Aquamarine’s Rise Kujikawa

    You know what I was definitely not expecting to see this Wonder Festival? I mean, at this point the answer is “like 90% of the new announcements.” But in particular, I was not at all expecting a figure of Persona 4’s Rise… in a random Dancing All Night outfit. I mean, Rise is my bae so I’m not going to complain, especially because her sculpt is absolutely gorgeous. It’s just odd. A harem Rise to add to my Rise harem?

    [via amiami]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2016-garage-kit-roundup/attachment/wwf16gksheader" rel="attachment wp-att-73700"></a></p> <p>One of my favorite things about Wonder Festival is the garage kits. I mean, on one hand I can’t actually own any of them and that’s kind of sad. But on the other hand, I can’t own any of them so yay not spending money!</p> <p>This year we have a really great mix to share with you. There’s everything from creative to sexy to cute–a lot of cute! Cute Dark Souls, cute Sonico, cute <em>Kill la Kill</em>, cute Polar Bear Cafe. We also have some US shows creeping in (yes, that is Finn & Jake!), a LOT of <em>Kantai Collection</em> (especially the bad girls–and the good girls in swimsuits?), Miku of course, a surprising amount of Persona merch including an amazingly perfect cat Aegis, and so much more. Check it all out in the gallery: and like always, all kits are named with both the circle & character name to help you find it if you’re going to the show!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://momofusa.ichi-matsu.net/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://momofusa.ichi-matsu.net/', 'Hyaka Koubou']);" target="_blank">Hyaka Koubou</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/doat_doat/status/656904909573353472" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/doat_doat/status/656904909573353472', 'd.o.a.t']);" target="_blank">d.o.a.t</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/amonclan/status/690131606745522176" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amonclan/status/690131606745522176', 'Amon']);" target="_blank">Amon</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hiro16/status/675370836354662400" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/hiro16/status/675370836354662400', 'Atelier Hiro']);" target="_blank">Atelier Hiro</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryou_I_02/status/676777210926129152" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Ryou_I_02/status/676777210926129152', 'Ryou']);" target="_blank">Ryou</a>, <a href="http://umiyamahiroshi.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-39.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://umiyamahiroshi.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-39.html', 'Umiyama']);" target="_blank">Umiyama</a>, <a href="http://www.rampage-g.com/sonota.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.rampage-g.com/sonota.html', 'Rampage']);" target="_blank">Rampage</a>, <a href="http://www.geocities.jp/amasu22/wf2016_winter.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.geocities.jp/amasu22/wf2016_winter.html', 'Ringo Renmei']);" target="_blank">Ringo Renmei</a>, <a href="http://fixia.jp/image/3367" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://fixia.jp/image/3367', 'Fixia']);" target="_blank">Fixia</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Abeshi15/status/689832858735640576" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Abeshi15/status/689832858735640576', 'Abeshi15']);" target="_blank">Abeshi15</a>, <a href="http://blog.zaq.ne.jp/tssys/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.zaq.ne.jp/tssys/', 'T’s System']);" target="_blank">T’s System</a>]</p>

    Winter Wonder Festival 2016 Garage Kit Roundup

    One of my favorite things about Wonder Festival is the garage kits. I mean, on one hand I can’t actually own any of them and that’s kind of sad. But on the other hand, I can’t own any of them so yay not spending money!

    This year we have a really great mix to share with you. There’s everything from creative to sexy to cute–a lot of cute! Cute Dark Souls, cute Sonico, cute Kill la Kill, cute Polar Bear Cafe. We also have some US shows creeping in (yes, that is Finn & Jake!), a LOT of Kantai Collection (especially the bad girls–and the good girls in swimsuits?), Miku of course, a surprising amount of Persona merch including an amazingly perfect cat Aegis, and so much more. Check it all out in the gallery: and like always, all kits are named with both the circle & character name to help you find it if you’re going to the show!

    [via Hyaka Koubou, d.o.a.t, Amon, Atelier Hiro, Ryou, Umiyama, Rampage, Ringo Renmei, Fixia, Abeshi15, T’s System]

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