Spice & Wolf Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup/attachment/garagekitsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79830"></a></p> <p>It’s that time again! Time to look at a few of the garage kits that will be on display and for sale at Wonder Festival. Of course for most of us this is just to drool over, but as always if you are attending the event each picture is labeled with the circle & character name! Also, I am insanely jealous of you.</p> <p>The trends this year are basically what you would expect. Tons of <em>Re:Zero</em> (and by that I mean tons of Rem & Ram, who cares about the other characters!), idol shows out in force, and quite a bit of <em>Granblue Fantasy</em>. Some old trends seem to be dying (there’s very little of Miku & Sonico compared to previous years). And, surprisingly, Cartoon Network is represented quite a bit. Check them all out in the gallery below, and let us know what you’d like to see as PVC!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://pandapapanda.cocolog-nifty.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://pandapapanda.cocolog-nifty.com/', 'Grizzry Panda']);" target="_blank">Grizzry Panda</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mokupate/status/830362613137616897" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mokupate/status/830362613137616897', 'mokupate']);" target="_blank">mokupate</a>, <a href="http://volks.co.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://volks.co.jp/', 'Volks']);" target="_blank">Volks</a>, <a href="http://kotopora2.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-115.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://kotopora2.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-115.html', 'Kotopora']);" target="_blank">Kotopora</a>, <a href="http://primalheart.jugem.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://primalheart.jugem.jp/', 'Primal Heart']);" target="_blank">Primal Heart</a>, <a href="http://fixia.jp/image/2507" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://fixia.jp/image/2507', 'fixia']);" target="_blank">fixia</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/anadigi2017/status/829458878706307072" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/anadigi2017/status/829458878706307072', 'Anadigi']);" target="_blank">Anadigi</a>, <a href="http://www.tinami.com/view/858145" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.tinami.com/view/858145', 'Tinami']);" target="_blank">Tinami</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kit Roundup

    It’s that time again! Time to look at a few of the garage kits that will be on display and for sale at Wonder Festival. Of course for most of us this is just to drool over, but as always if you are attending the event each picture is labeled with the circle & character name! Also, I am insanely jealous of you.

    The trends this year are basically what you would expect. Tons of Re:Zero (and by that I mean tons of Rem & Ram, who cares about the other characters!), idol shows out in force, and quite a bit of Granblue Fantasy. Some old trends seem to be dying (there’s very little of Miku & Sonico compared to previous years). And, surprisingly, Cartoon Network is represented quite a bit. Check them all out in the gallery below, and let us know what you’d like to see as PVC!

    [via Grizzry Panda, mokupate, Volks, Kotopora, Primal Heart, fixia, Anadigi, Tinami]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=79667" rel="attachment wp-att-79667"></a></p> <p>It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you know what that means! Time to get married to your waifu. And to facilitate that, Myethos is making a lovely wedding Holo from<em> Spice & Wolf</em> who will make all your wolfish dreams come true. Or at least we hoped <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-spice-wolfs-10th-anniversary-with-wedding-holo" target="_blank">when she was announced</a>!</p> <p>Now we have the sculpt, and I have… mixed feelings. I don’t think her face matches the art at all (it’s too cartoony), and the dress feels so stiff. There are barely any folds or sculpting details in the back, which is surprising because we know Myethos can turn out an intricate sculpt like nobody’s business. In contrast, her tail seems over-detailed and too fleshed out. Hopefully this is just a rough beginning (it does seem like a 3D model, no?) because this is not really what I wanted at all. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-milestone-myethos" target="_blank">Wedding Nia</a> looked far better when we saw her sculpt at events, so let’s hope the same holds true for Holo!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/334959/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/334959/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Sculpt For Wedding Holo

    It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you know what that means! Time to get married to your waifu. And to facilitate that, Myethos is making a lovely wedding Holo from Spice & Wolf who will make all your wolfish dreams come true. Or at least we hoped when she was announced!

    Now we have the sculpt, and I have… mixed feelings. I don’t think her face matches the art at all (it’s too cartoony), and the dress feels so stiff. There are barely any folds or sculpting details in the back, which is surprising because we know Myethos can turn out an intricate sculpt like nobody’s business. In contrast, her tail seems over-detailed and too fleshed out. Hopefully this is just a rough beginning (it does seem like a 3D model, no?) because this is not really what I wanted at all. Wedding Nia looked far better when we saw her sculpt at events, so let’s hope the same holds true for Holo!

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=79552" rel="attachment wp-att-79552"></a></p> <p>I have been writing up figure news for a long, long time now. And if there’s one figure request I’ve heard the most frequently, it’s a demand for Nendoroid Holo. 7+ years ago people were begging for it… and it took nearly a decade, but you guys, dreams do come true!</p> <p>She was announced at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-nendoroids" target="_blank">this past Summer WonFest</a>, and I was honestly expecting to wait until the Winter one for her full reveal. But here she is, looking so cute! I love all her extras, especially the hat and blushing face. Shame she doesn’t come with more apples, though! Her release date is set for July and she retails for ¥4,800.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/GSC90304" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/GSC90304', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Nendoroid/Nendoroid-Holo/p/GSC_NEN_WD_00728?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://goodsmileshop.com/en/CATEGORY-ROOT/Nendoroid/Nendoroid-Holo/p/GSC_NEN_WD_00728?site=goodsmile-global&lang=en', 'GSC']);" target="_blank">GSC</a> (bonus item) | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-027479&rank=" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-027479&rank=', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Nendoroid Holo Is Finally Up For Pre-Orders

    I have been writing up figure news for a long, long time now. And if there’s one figure request I’ve heard the most frequently, it’s a demand for Nendoroid Holo. 7+ years ago people were begging for it… and it took nearly a decade, but you guys, dreams do come true!

    She was announced at this past Summer WonFest, and I was honestly expecting to wait until the Winter one for her full reveal. But here she is, looking so cute! I love all her extras, especially the hat and blushing face. Shame she doesn’t come with more apples, though! Her release date is set for July and she retails for ¥4,800.

    Pre-Order At: HLJ | GSC (bonus item) | AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/spice-wolfs-holo-gets-a-figure-from-revolve/attachment/newholoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79425"></a></p> <p>It really is a great time to be a <em>Spice & Wolf</em> fan. Her Kotobukiya figure just got a re-release, we have that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-announces-the-results-of-their-new-product-request-poll" target="_blank">Nendoroid</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-spice-wolfs-10th-anniversary-with-wedding-holo" target="_blank">wedding Holo</a>. But that’s not enough: no, we need all we can get of this adorable wolf girl. This time around it’s another scaled figure announcement, this time from Revolve!</p> <p>We have no word on what art she’ll be based on, but we do know it’s a collaboration with Juu Ayakura, the series illustrator. Does this mean it will be something totally new? Or based on a classic <em>S&W</em> piece of art? Only time will tell!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.revolve.co.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.revolve.co.jp/', 'Revolve']);" target="_blank">Revolve</a>]</p>

    Spice & Wolf’s Holo Gets A Figure From Revolve

    It really is a great time to be a Spice & Wolf fan. Her Kotobukiya figure just got a re-release, we have that Nendoroid, and wedding Holo. But that’s not enough: no, we need all we can get of this adorable wolf girl. This time around it’s another scaled figure announcement, this time from Revolve!

    We have no word on what art she’ll be based on, but we do know it’s a collaboration with Juu Ayakura, the series illustrator. Does this mean it will be something totally new? Or based on a classic S&W piece of art? Only time will tell!

    [via Revolve]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-spice-wolfs-10th-anniversary-with-wedding-holo/attachment/weddingholoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78028"></a></p> <p>Back in the day before even I started collecting, Spice & Wolf was a pretty big deal in the figure world. There were figures of Holo from pretty much every major manufacturer. Like most momentary It Girls, this lasted only a few years and then there was a very long Holo drought. There was a CM Corp figure of her quite a few years ago, and then… nothing.</p> <p>Until this year, where she seems quite popular! We already have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-nendoroids" target="_blank">the Nendoroid announcement</a>, but we’re also getting a figure of Holo in her wedding dress from Myethos. Not exactly the manufacturer I would have picked, but hey, they have lovely sculpts and it’s better than nothing!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://otakumode.com/news/57d2160a8ba8c96f57bc1ca4/Wedding-Dress-Holo-Figure-Announced!-Tokyo-Otaku-Mode-x-Myethos-Collaboration-Figure-Project-for-10th-Anniversary-of-Spice-and-Wolf-Takes-Off!" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://otakumode.com/news/57d2160a8ba8c96f57bc1ca4/Wedding-Dress-Holo-Figure-Announced!-Tokyo-Otaku-Mode-x-Myethos-Collaboration-Figure-Project-for-10th-Anniversary-of-Spice-and-Wolf-Takes-Off!', 'Tokyo Otaku Mode']);" target="_blank">Tokyo Otaku Mode</a>]</p>

    Celebrate Spice & Wolf’s 10th Anniversary With Wedding Holo

    Back in the day before even I started collecting, Spice & Wolf was a pretty big deal in the figure world. There were figures of Holo from pretty much every major manufacturer. Like most momentary It Girls, this lasted only a few years and then there was a very long Holo drought. There was a CM Corp figure of her quite a few years ago, and then… nothing.

    Until this year, where she seems quite popular! We already have the Nendoroid announcement, but we’re also getting a figure of Holo in her wedding dress from Myethos. Not exactly the manufacturer I would have picked, but hey, they have lovely sculpts and it’s better than nothing!

    [via Tokyo Otaku Mode]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-nendoroids/attachment/nendosheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-77097"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I feel like Wonder Festival should change its name to Nendoroid Festival. We’ve already seen a TON so far tonight: all the boys <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-orange-rouge" target="_blank">from Orange Rouge</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company-co-x-kancolle" target="_blank">Kantai Collection</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company-co-x-idolmster" target="_blank">IDOLM@STER</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-li-syaoran-nendoroid-and-figma" target="_blank">Li announcement</a>, and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-the-legend-of-zelda-nendoroid-and-figmas" target="_blank">new Link</a>. But there are over 35 more to come. So let’s get right to it! We’ve got a Fate/Stay Night triple threat (Shielder, Caster, & Lancer), MetaKnight, <em>Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Macross Delta, Mazinger Z</em>, Miku Hatsune, <em>Mahou Tsukai no Yome</em>, Biohazard, <em>Boku no Hero Academia, High School Fleet, Touhou Project</em>, Rockman.exe, Fire Emblem, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, <em>Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!</em>, The King of Fighters (Mai, what a surprise!), <em>Thunderbolt Fantasy, Madoka Magica, Girls und Panzer, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em>, and so much more.</p> <p>We also have the results of the Nendoroid request poll, which is why we got Li and Kiso. We’ll also be getting Edward Elric, Erwin Smith, and (finally) Holo!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/', 'Wonderful Hobby Life']);" target="_blank">Wonderful Hobby Life</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Nendoroids

    Sometimes I feel like Wonder Festival should change its name to Nendoroid Festival. We’ve already seen a TON so far tonight: all the boys from Orange Rouge, Kantai Collection, IDOLM@STER, the Li announcement, and the new Link. But there are over 35 more to come. So let’s get right to it! We’ve got a Fate/Stay Night triple threat (Shielder, Caster, & Lancer), MetaKnight, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Macross Delta, Mazinger Z, Miku Hatsune, Mahou Tsukai no Yome, Biohazard, Boku no Hero Academia, High School Fleet, Touhou Project, Rockman.exe, Fire Emblem, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, The King of Fighters (Mai, what a surprise!), Thunderbolt Fantasy, Madoka Magica, Girls und Panzer, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, and so much more.

    We also have the results of the Nendoroid request poll, which is why we got Li and Kiso. We’ll also be getting Edward Elric, Erwin Smith, and (finally) Holo!

    [via Wonderful Hobby Life]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-announces-the-results-of-their-new-product-request-poll/attachment/gscpollresultsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-22539"></a></p> <p>Good Smile Company recently conducted a poll where you could request specific characters in specific figure-forms (as long as what you were requesting was a scaled figure, Nendoroid, or figma). This was for their 10-year anniversary, and it was combined with a re-release poll. They’ve announced the results of the product request poll, and while none of these figures are guaranteed to be produced it’s interesting to see what people wanted the most! Not surprisingly there was a large Vocaaloid showing, and Shin Megami Tensei titles preformed very well. Hit the jump to check out what we might be getting!</p> <ul> <li></li> </ul>

    GSC Announces The Results of Their New Product Request Poll

    Good Smile Company recently conducted a poll where you could request specific characters in specific figure-forms (as long as what you were requesting was a scaled figure, Nendoroid, or figma). This was for their 10-year anniversary, and it was combined with a re-release poll. They’ve announced the results of the product request poll, and while none of these figures are guaranteed to be produced it’s interesting to see what people wanted the most! Not surprisingly there was a large Vocaaloid showing, and Shin Megami Tensei titles preformed very well. Hit the jump to check out what we might be getting!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nsfw-2011s-golden-boobie-awards/attachment/goldenboobieawardsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-15397"></a></p> <p>Welcome, Plastikitties, to this year’s edition of the Golden Boobie Awards! Last year I did the Golden Boobie Awards on a different site, and it was so amazingly fun that I just had to do an edition on Plastikitty for 2011!  I mean, who doesn’t love mocking badly designed figure breasts and applauding manufacturers who understand gravity? Because, let’s face it, most sculptors have no idea what actual boobs look like–my original worst of list was twice as long as the best of, which I think says a lot. Maybe they should hire some nude models or something. So let’s hit the jump and get started!</p>

    (NSFW) 2011’s Golden Boobie Awards

    Welcome, Plastikitties, to this year’s edition of the Golden Boobie Awards! Last year I did the Golden Boobie Awards on a different site, and it was so amazingly fun that I just had to do an edition on Plastikitty for 2011!  I mean, who doesn’t love mocking badly designed figure breasts and applauding manufacturers who understand gravity? Because, let’s face it, most sculptors have no idea what actual boobs look like–my original worst of list was twice as long as the best of, which I think says a lot. Maybe they should hire some nude models or something. So let’s hit the jump and get started!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-loot-august-2011/attachment/augustlootheader" rel="attachment wp-att-9247"></a></p> <p>Once again, our loot is two months late! I was thinking back about our <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-loot-july-2011" target="_blank">July</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-loot-june-2011" target="_blank">June</a> posts, though, and it doesn’t seem so bad. We didn’t even get payment requests for our August orders until mid-September, and it takes a while to receive everything and then organize it all. If you order only 1 one 2 figures a month you’ll get them right on time, but the bigger the order the longer the delay.</p> <p>Anyway, back on topic! August was our biggest month ever for figure orders, as we ended up with both of our AmiAmi orders and a flood of exclusives that all seemed to come out at once. It’s probably going to be our biggest month ever (or at least for quite some time), as Stephen and I have started trimming down our orders quite a bit.</p>

    Plastikitty Loot: August 2011

    Once again, our loot is two months late! I was thinking back about our July and June posts, though, and it doesn’t seem so bad. We didn’t even get payment requests for our August orders until mid-September, and it takes a while to receive everything and then organize it all. If you order only 1 one 2 figures a month you’ll get them right on time, but the bigger the order the longer the delay.

    Anyway, back on topic! August was our biggest month ever for figure orders, as we ended up with both of our AmiAmi orders and a flood of exclusives that all seemed to come out at once. It’s probably going to be our biggest month ever (or at least for quite some time), as Stephen and I have started trimming down our orders quite a bit.

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