Sonico Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hestia-sonico-bestia/attachment/sonicohestiaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83236"></a></p> <p>Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Sonico Miku</a>!</p> <p>This time around it’s Hestia from <em>Danmachi</em>, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa?lang=en', 't_santa']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa</a>]</p>

    Hestia Sonico Is Bestia

    Sonico is an odd character. While she does indeed have an anime of her own and (I guess) a personality of her own, so much of her official and fanart involves her cosplaying. So Sonico-as-other-characters figures (especially fairytale girls) seem to be just as popular as Sonico-as-herself figures. Like, for example, Racing Sonico Miku!

    This time around it’s Hestia from Danmachi, who had like 6 months in the spotlight. Remember when everyone was pumping out Hestia? That died down pretty quick. But she’s posed to make a comeback… or at least her outfit is. Though Sonico has a little trouble fitting into it, it seems. We don’t know who is manufacturing her yet, but I hope it turns out as nice as the art!

    [via t_santa]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/furyus-new-sonico-surprisingly-pretty/attachment/newfuryusonicoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82731"></a></p> <p>When I first saw the images for this figure pop up on my Twitter feed, I would never have guessed that it was a prize. I assumed that it was some surprise new Wing version of her, or maybe Orca. But no, this is a prize figure from FuRyu! Given that they’re branching out into scales, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at how great she looks.</p> <p>I love when we get more casual Sonico, especially in her OG cat hoodie outfit. While this is newer art and as such features her new-and-improved bust (remember when it wasn’t so crazy?), I’m still smitten. And it’s cheap as heck! You can get both colorways <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-031066&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_maker_id%3D272%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-031066&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_maker_id%3D272%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1', 'at AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">at AmiAmi</a> for an absolute steal.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/915119945381318656" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/t_santa/status/915119945381318656', 't_santa']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">t_santa</a>]</p>

    FuRyu’s New Sonico Is Surprisingly Pretty

    When I first saw the images for this figure pop up on my Twitter feed, I would never have guessed that it was a prize. I assumed that it was some surprise new Wing version of her, or maybe Orca. But no, this is a prize figure from FuRyu! Given that they’re branching out into scales, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at how great she looks.

    I love when we get more casual Sonico, especially in her OG cat hoodie outfit. While this is newer art and as such features her new-and-improved bust (remember when it wasn’t so crazy?), I’m still smitten. And it’s cheap as heck! You can get both colorways at AmiAmi for an absolute steal.

    [via t_santa]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/check-figures-49th-prize-fair/attachment/49prizefairheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82609"></a></p> <p>Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!</p> <p>We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion,<em> Kantai Collection</em>, <em>Sword Art Online</em>, <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, <em>Bakemonogatari</em>, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!

    We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?

    [via Dengeki]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-emontoys/attachment/emontoysheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82420"></a></p> <p>I don’t know about you guys, but I just love when existing companies suddenly change their name/merge into another company. It’s not at all confusing and annoying. Like you may peruse this gallery and think “wait, that Kamina is Myethos! Celestia Ludenberck from Danganronpa is Myethos!” Well not anymore! Emontoys is “distributing” for them, but they also seem to be making quite a few figures of their own. Life is a mystery.</p> <p>They had a ton of announcements out, like a super cute China Dress Sonico, Undine ver Asuna, basically the whole cast of<em> Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??</em> in various outfits, Aoba Suzukaze & Hifumi Takimoto from <em>New Game!!</em>, and so much more. But the most important thing? Definitely… SHIBA DRILL. These amazing and perfect gift-from-the-gods figures are literally just shibes with a variety of cones (traffic cones, ice cream cones, ect) on their heads. I’m in love, this is my new favorite thing.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/421737/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/421737/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Emontoys

    I don’t know about you guys, but I just love when existing companies suddenly change their name/merge into another company. It’s not at all confusing and annoying. Like you may peruse this gallery and think “wait, that Kamina is Myethos! Celestia Ludenberck from Danganronpa is Myethos!” Well not anymore! Emontoys is “distributing” for them, but they also seem to be making quite a few figures of their own. Life is a mystery.

    They had a ton of announcements out, like a super cute China Dress Sonico, Undine ver Asuna, basically the whole cast of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? in various outfits, Aoba Suzukaze & Hifumi Takimoto from New Game!!, and so much more. But the most important thing? Definitely… SHIBA DRILL. These amazing and perfect gift-from-the-gods figures are literally just shibes with a variety of cones (traffic cones, ice cream cones, ect) on their heads. I’m in love, this is my new favorite thing.

    [via Dengeki]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-nsfw-orchid-seed/attachment/orchidheader-5" rel="attachment wp-att-82351"></a></p> <p>Does anyone else worry that Orchid Seed is kind of dying? I think about it often. They used to be one of my faves, and I will be forever thankful that they actually put out Samurai Tamaki, but it seems like every event they have less and less. Will I ever get my library girl? No. No I will not.</p> <p>This year there were only 3 real updates: swimsuit Mammon and the Dark Elf are painted, and they have the sculpt for swimsuit Tomoe was on display. That’s basically it. And they had very little art too, though the focus did seem to be on swimsuit Sonico so she’s probably next.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/420531/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/420531/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: (NSFW) Orchid Seed

    Does anyone else worry that Orchid Seed is kind of dying? I think about it often. They used to be one of my faves, and I will be forever thankful that they actually put out Samurai Tamaki, but it seems like every event they have less and less. Will I ever get my library girl? No. No I will not.

    This year there were only 3 real updates: swimsuit Mammon and the Dark Elf are painted, and they have the sculpt for swimsuit Tomoe was on display. That’s basically it. And they had very little art too, though the focus did seem to be on swimsuit Sonico so she’s probably next.

    [via Dengeki]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-ques-q/attachment/quesqheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-82342"></a></p> <p>As you would expect from ques Q, the majority of their figures at Wonder Festival were from either <em>Kantai Collection</em> or <em>Touhou Project</em>. Boy, they just love those franchises! And their Kashima & Ro 500 were finally painted. Ro is so cute!</p> <p>Of course they had some other announcements, like Lala from To LOVEru as… Marilyn Monroe? Hmm. Curious. Rocket Sonico is sadly not painted, but at least they brought her! The Maid ver Samurai looks amazing, I love the skele-robot fish. They also will be doing Sagiri Izumi and Elf Yamada from <em>Eromanga Sensei</em> & Erika Itsumi and Clara from Girls und Panzer.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/420696/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/420696/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: ques Q

    As you would expect from ques Q, the majority of their figures at Wonder Festival were from either Kantai Collection or Touhou Project. Boy, they just love those franchises! And their Kashima & Ro 500 were finally painted. Ro is so cute!

    Of course they had some other announcements, like Lala from To LOVEru as… Marilyn Monroe? Hmm. Curious. Rocket Sonico is sadly not painted, but at least they brought her! The Maid ver Samurai looks amazing, I love the skele-robot fish. They also will be doing Sagiri Izumi and Elf Yamada from Eromanga Sensei & Erika Itsumi and Clara from Girls und Panzer.

    [via Dengeki]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-82015"></a></p> <p>2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/History</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mikus</a>, but we got a lot more.</p> <p>Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from <em>Cinderella Girls</em>, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.</p> <p>But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from <em>No Game No Life</em>, Emilia from <em>Re;Zero</em>, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added the <em>Your Name</em> duo to the gallery</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: Good Smile Company

    2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at Fate/History and Mikus, but we got a lot more.

    Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.

    But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from No Game No Life, Emilia from Re;Zero, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.

    [UPDATE] Added the Your Name duo to the gallery

    [via whl4u]

    Continue Reading...

  • <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]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80576" rel="attachment wp-att-80576"></a></p> <p>Vertex used to make big, ambitious figures. They bust onto the scene with the entry plug Evangelion figures, after all! But recently their “make every figure have huge boobs” hasn’t seemed to be working so well, and production has definitely slowed down. They only had 4 figures on display at Wonder Festival, and two of them (the <em>Shining Blade</em> Sakuya bikini figures) were just color variations!</p> <p>They also had the weird Christmas Sonico out, along with Mitsumi Gijou from <em>Tokyo Necro</em>. Sadly, still no Noel or the new Selvaria. They did have an announcement for a bikini elf girl with art that looks like Tony Taka except it’s actually Tsurusaki Takahiro. Thrilling.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/84740" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/84740', 'moeyo']);" >moeyo</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Vertex

    Vertex used to make big, ambitious figures. They bust onto the scene with the entry plug Evangelion figures, after all! But recently their “make every figure have huge boobs” hasn’t seemed to be working so well, and production has definitely slowed down. They only had 4 figures on display at Wonder Festival, and two of them (the Shining Blade Sakuya bikini figures) were just color variations!

    They also had the weird Christmas Sonico out, along with Mitsumi Gijou from Tokyo Necro. Sadly, still no Noel or the new Selvaria. They did have an announcement for a bikini elf girl with art that looks like Tony Taka except it’s actually Tsurusaki Takahiro. Thrilling.

    [via moeyo]

    Continue Reading...

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-ques-q/attachment/quesqheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-80560"></a></p> <p>Like usual, ques Q’s booth at Wonder Festival was like 80% <em>KanColle</em> and <em>Touhou Project</em>. Yet they put out figures from both those series so slowly! It’s a conspiracy to drive us insane, I tell you. At least this year they had some cool KanColle girls who we don’t usually see, like Northern Princess (squee!), Kashima, Ro 5oo, and Naka. And they didn’t announce any more, thank the lord.</p> <p>On the Touhou front they announced two new Sakuya Izayoi and a new Remilia Scarlet. Two of my faves! Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico is still unpainted, as is Lancer and the Raita bunny girls. They did have quite a few announcements, of course: they’ll be doing Samurai from 7th Dragon in a maid outfit (wut), and Saber from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>. Pink-haired Saber with a demon tail, I can get behind this.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/337295/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/337295/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: ques Q

    Like usual, ques Q’s booth at Wonder Festival was like 80% KanColle and Touhou Project. Yet they put out figures from both those series so slowly! It’s a conspiracy to drive us insane, I tell you. At least this year they had some cool KanColle girls who we don’t usually see, like Northern Princess (squee!), Kashima, Ro 5oo, and Naka. And they didn’t announce any more, thank the lord.

    On the Touhou front they announced two new Sakuya Izayoi and a new Remilia Scarlet. Two of my faves! Sadly, Love Bomber Sonico is still unpainted, as is Lancer and the Raita bunny girls. They did have quite a few announcements, of course: they’ll be doing Samurai from 7th Dragon in a maid outfit (wut), and Saber from Fate/Grand Order. Pink-haired Saber with a demon tail, I can get behind this.

    [via Dengeki]

    Continue Reading...