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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise/attachment/nycc2017kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82822"></a></p> <p>Well, tonight’s a big night for <em></em>Star Wars fans with the <em>Episode VIII</em> trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their <em>Episode VII</em><em>: The Force Awakens</em> ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a <em>Return of the Jedi</em> Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.</p> <p>I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after <em>Episode VIII</em> is out.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.

    I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-star-wars-figures/attachment/nycc2016kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78566"></a></p> <p>We saw a ton of new Star Wars info <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-star-wars" target="_blank">at Kotobukiya’s panel</a>, and some of it was even out on display already! Like the Flametrooper, whose flamethrower is truly impressive as you can see here. Do you think it will be clear PVC? Because we all know how I feel about that. They had troopers of every possible combination (including a very cool storming-the-beach diorama from Rogue One), chopsticks of every variation, BB-8 ice cube trays, and much more!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Figures

    We saw a ton of new Star Wars info at Kotobukiya’s panel, and some of it was even out on display already! Like the Flametrooper, whose flamethrower is truly impressive as you can see here. Do you think it will be clear PVC? Because we all know how I feel about that. They had troopers of every possible combination (including a very cool storming-the-beach diorama from Rogue One), chopsticks of every variation, BB-8 ice cube trays, and much more!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-star-wars/attachment/nycc2016kotopanelstarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78335"></a></p> <p>Of all the licenses that Kotobukiya tackled at their panel, Star Wars definitely had the most news and new merchandise. They’ve always done a lot with the franchise, but given that we have new, actually good movies I guess it’s not really a shock that we’re not getting bombarded with it! There’s a lot to cover so let’s jump right in.</p> <p>We got the rough concept sculpts for the Finn & Rey ArtFX+, along with an announcement for Poe & BB-8 and Chewbacca and Han!. They also had the sculpt for the Obi-Wan ArtFX+, along with the tragically hilarious news that he will come with an empty cape to display if you prefer Dead-Kenobi. They had quite a few new troopers: thew Snowtrooper & Flametrooper 2 pack, FN-2199, Scarif Stormtrooper, Death Trooper 2-pack, and a Death Trooper ArtFX. They will also be expanding the Droid line with R4 and R5 sculpts!</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Star Wars

    Of all the licenses that Kotobukiya tackled at their panel, Star Wars definitely had the most news and new merchandise. They’ve always done a lot with the franchise, but given that we have new, actually good movies I guess it’s not really a shock that we’re not getting bombarded with it! There’s a lot to cover so let’s jump right in.

    We got the rough concept sculpts for the Finn & Rey ArtFX+, along with an announcement for Poe & BB-8 and Chewbacca and Han!. They also had the sculpt for the Obi-Wan ArtFX+, along with the tragically hilarious news that he will come with an empty cape to display if you prefer Dead-Kenobi. They had quite a few new troopers: thew Snowtrooper & Flametrooper 2 pack, FN-2199, Scarif Stormtrooper, Death Trooper 2-pack, and a Death Trooper ArtFX. They will also be expanding the Droid line with R4 and R5 sculpts!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-announces-star-wars-rogue-one-figures/attachment/notlaputaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77962"></a></p> <p><em>Rogue One</em> is still a ways away, but companies are already pumping out figure prototypes for it. Though given the success of <em>The Force Awakens</em>, I guess that’s really not surprising at all! Nor is it that Bandai is one of the first to hop on this brand-new bandwagon. They’re always very punctual.</p> <p>So far, they’ve announced five S.H.Figuarts: K-2SO (aka not-<em>Laputa</em>-robot), Death Trooper, Stormtrooper, Shoretrooper, and Hover Tank Driver (surely the breakout star of <em>Rogue</em>). I’m just hoping for an eventual figure of Mads’ character, whoever that might be.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://tamashii.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://tamashii.jp/', 'Tamashii Nations']);" target="_blank">Tamashii Nations</a>]</p>

    Bandai Announces Star Wars Rogue One Figures

    Rogue One is still a ways away, but companies are already pumping out figure prototypes for it. Though given the success of The Force Awakens, I guess that’s really not surprising at all! Nor is it that Bandai is one of the first to hop on this brand-new bandwagon. They’re always very punctual.

    So far, they’ve announced five S.H.Figuarts: K-2SO (aka not-Laputa-robot), Death Trooper, Stormtrooper, Shoretrooper, and Hover Tank Driver (surely the breakout star of Rogue). I’m just hoping for an eventual figure of Mads’ character, whoever that might be.

    [via Tamashii Nations]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise/attachment/nycc2015kotobukiyastarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71604"></a></p> <p>We’ve already taken an up-close look at some of Kotobukiya’s newer Star Wars merchandise, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-kotobukiyas-artfx-bb-8-gallery" target="_blank">BB-8</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-artfx-captain-phasma-gallery" target="_blank">Captain Phasma</a>, but of course they had a lot more going on! I feel like Koto has been making Star Wars figures forever, but they always manage to come up with something new. And, of course, with the new movies coming out we’re gonna have even more to choose from!</p> <p>On display at New York Comic Con were the original cast ArtFX+, lots and lots of chopsticks (including the newer ones that light up), and even bread molds! So your kid can be the coolest on the block with a C3PO sandwich at lunch.</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    We’ve already taken an up-close look at some of Kotobukiya’s newer Star Wars merchandise, like BB-8 and Captain Phasma, but of course they had a lot more going on! I feel like Koto has been making Star Wars figures forever, but they always manage to come up with something new. And, of course, with the new movies coming out we’re gonna have even more to choose from!

    On display at New York Comic Con were the original cast ArtFX+, lots and lots of chopsticks (including the newer ones that light up), and even bread molds! So your kid can be the coolest on the block with a C3PO sandwich at lunch.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-nendoroids/attachment/wf2015wnendoroidsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-65175"></a></p> <p>Nendoroids. They’re kind of like bunnies now; you put two in a room and bam, you’ve got like a thousand before you know it, and this year’s Wonder Festival was no different. Good Smile Company and it’s umbrella of companies had over 40 new Nendoroids on hand at this show. Remember when it took them like two years to hit 40 Nendoroids? Yeah, it’s been a while… We’ve already shown you the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-majoras-mask-3d-link-nendoroid" target="_blank">Majora’s Mask 3D Link</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-nendoroid-kirby" target="_blank">Kirby</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-fire-emblem-nendoroids" target="_blank">Marth and Sheeda from Fire Emblem</a>, but that was certainly nowhere near all that was on hand.</p> <p>We got to finally see the sculpted and painted version of their Stormtrooper, Celty from <em>Durarara!</em> looks great, and a second Mako from <em>Kill la Kill</em> that is utterly adorable. Then we’ve got Oono Akira from <em>Hiscore Girl</em>, Moritomo Nozomi from <em>The Rolling Girls</em>, Alice Cartelet from <em>Kiniro Mosaic</em>, Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou, Angela Balzac from <em>Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise</em>, Kaffu Chino and Tippy from <em>Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?</em>, a Senbonzakura version Kaito, Beni and Koujaku from <em>DRAMAtical Murder</em>, Eclair Martinozzi from <em>Dog Days”</em>, Kazami Kazuki from <em>Grisaia no Kajitsu</em>, Itsuka Kotori from <em>Date A Live</em>, Hoozuki from <em>Hoozuki no Reitetsu</em>, Yuuki Yuuna (who seems to be everywhere this WonFest), Emiya Shirou from <em>Fate Stay/Night Unlimited Blade Works</em>, Umaru from <em>Umaruchan</em>, and Shiren from <em>Shiren 5+</em>.</p> <p>Over in idol land we’ve got three new <em>iDOLM@STER Cinderalla Girls</em> with Shibuya Rin who is painted, Shimamura Uzuki who is sculpted, and Honda Mio who was announced. We’ve also got <strong>SIX</strong> new Nendoroids from PriPara with Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie all painted, a sculpt of Toudou Shion, and announcements of Dorothy and Leona West. Phew! There are also three Nendoroid Code figures (seems to be non-poseable Nendoroids?) of Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie. Then in magical ship girl land, aka Kantai Collection, we only have five new additions: sculpts of Yamato and Ryuujo and announcements of Northern Princess (Leah’s favorite!), Ooyodo, and our bumbling idiot misfit star of the anime, Fubuki.</p> <p>From <em>IS: Infinite Stratos</em> we’re getting some new additions with Laura Bodewig and Charlotte Dunois, who are both quite cute. We also have three new Nendoroids from <em>Touken Ranbu</em> with Mikazuki Munechika sculpted and announcements for Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Kogitsunemaru. We also have a Nendoroid More announcement of cheerleader outfits, which are pretty adorable. That’s a lot of little Nendoroids…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/exhibit/gallery/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/exhibit/gallery/', 'Wonderful Hobby Life For You']);" target="_blank">Wonderful Hobby Life For You</a>]</p>

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: Nendoroids

    Nendoroids. They’re kind of like bunnies now; you put two in a room and bam, you’ve got like a thousand before you know it, and this year’s Wonder Festival was no different. Good Smile Company and it’s umbrella of companies had over 40 new Nendoroids on hand at this show. Remember when it took them like two years to hit 40 Nendoroids? Yeah, it’s been a while… We’ve already shown you the Majora’s Mask 3D Link, Kirby, and Marth and Sheeda from Fire Emblem, but that was certainly nowhere near all that was on hand.

    We got to finally see the sculpted and painted version of their Stormtrooper, Celty from Durarara! looks great, and a second Mako from Kill la Kill that is utterly adorable. Then we’ve got Oono Akira from Hiscore Girl, Moritomo Nozomi from The Rolling Girls, Alice Cartelet from Kiniro Mosaic, Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou, Angela Balzac from Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise, Kaffu Chino and Tippy from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, a Senbonzakura version Kaito, Beni and Koujaku from DRAMAtical Murder, Eclair Martinozzi from Dog Days”, Kazami Kazuki from Grisaia no Kajitsu, Itsuka Kotori from Date A Live, Hoozuki from Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Yuuki Yuuna (who seems to be everywhere this WonFest), Emiya Shirou from Fate Stay/Night Unlimited Blade Works, Umaru from Umaruchan, and Shiren from Shiren 5+.

    Over in idol land we’ve got three new iDOLM@STER Cinderalla Girls with Shibuya Rin who is painted, Shimamura Uzuki who is sculpted, and Honda Mio who was announced. We’ve also got SIX new Nendoroids from PriPara with Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie all painted, a sculpt of Toudou Shion, and announcements of Dorothy and Leona West. Phew! There are also three Nendoroid Code figures (seems to be non-poseable Nendoroids?) of Manaka Lala, Minami Mirei, and Houjou Sophie. Then in magical ship girl land, aka Kantai Collection, we only have five new additions: sculpts of Yamato and Ryuujo and announcements of Northern Princess (Leah’s favorite!), Ooyodo, and our bumbling idiot misfit star of the anime, Fubuki.

    From IS: Infinite Stratos we’re getting some new additions with Laura Bodewig and Charlotte Dunois, who are both quite cute. We also have three new Nendoroids from Touken Ranbu with Mikazuki Munechika sculpted and announcements for Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Kogitsunemaru. We also have a Nendoroid More announcement of cheerleader outfits, which are pretty adorable. That’s a lot of little Nendoroids…

    [via Wonderful Hobby Life For You]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-cos-winter-wonder-festival-2015-teasers/attachment/gscwwf15teasersheader" rel="attachment wp-att-64795"></a></p> <p>Good Smile always gives away a lot in their teasers: too much, in my opinion. I want some surprises! But it seems like they’ve toned it down juuust a bit this year, because while there are a lot of teasers only two of them are new. And both are Nendoroids! GSC will be making Nendos of Angela Balzac and Celty. I am so excited for a Celty Nendoroid!</p> <p>Then there’s the “things we already knew about” teasers: that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/wp-content/uploads/BtgtMdBCUAArDFE.jpg" target="_blank" data-rel="lightbox-gallery-YaOp" title="">crazy Ryuuko</a> is painted, as is the dementedly cute Stormtrooper Nendoroid, the <em>Ars Nova</em> Kirishima and 3 of the PriPara girls. As for sculpts, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/astral-bodys-shinobu-gives-us-a-taste-of-the-pvc" target="_blank">long-awaited Kiss-Shot</a> will be making an appearance. I guess she’s not cancelled so that’s good news. Last but not least the Nendoroids of Uzuki Shimamura and Ryuujou will be making an appearance. I wonder if they have a new scaled Miku tucked away too?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-11984763753.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-11984763753.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    GSC & Co’s Winter Wonder Festival 2015 Teasers

    Good Smile always gives away a lot in their teasers: too much, in my opinion. I want some surprises! But it seems like they’ve toned it down juuust a bit this year, because while there are a lot of teasers only two of them are new. And both are Nendoroids! GSC will be making Nendos of Angela Balzac and Celty. I am so excited for a Celty Nendoroid!

    Then there’s the “things we already knew about” teasers: that crazy Ryuuko is painted, as is the dementedly cute Stormtrooper Nendoroid, the Ars Nova Kirishima and 3 of the PriPara girls. As for sculpts, the long-awaited Kiss-Shot will be making an appearance. I guess she’s not cancelled so that’s good news. Last but not least the Nendoroids of Uzuki Shimamura and Ryuujou will be making an appearance. I wonder if they have a new scaled Miku tucked away too?

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-nycc-2014-panel-star-wars/attachment/kotopanelstarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61541"></a></p> <p>We already saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-nycc-2014-panel-new-star-wars-products" target="_blank">all the new Star Wars goodies that Kotobukiya showed off at their NYCC panel</a>, but they make so many figures from the franchise that of course there was lots more to go around. Wait, did I say figures? I mean there were some figures (like more teasers for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2014-kotobukiyas-stormtrooper-star-wars-bishoujo" target="_blank">the Stormtrooper Bishoujo</a>), but mostly it was… kitchen gear!</p> <p>Have you always dreamed of a sandwich shaped like Darth Vader’s head? Gone to sleep wishing you could eat an egg in the form of C-3PO? Well look no farther, your dreams have been answered. Bento Star Wars accessories are coming to a toy retailer near you in 2015.</p>

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC 2014 Panel: Star Wars

    We already saw all the new Star Wars goodies that Kotobukiya showed off at their NYCC panel, but they make so many figures from the franchise that of course there was lots more to go around. Wait, did I say figures? I mean there were some figures (like more teasers for the Stormtrooper Bishoujo), but mostly it was… kitchen gear!

    Have you always dreamed of a sandwich shaped like Darth Vader’s head? Gone to sleep wishing you could eat an egg in the form of C-3PO? Well look no farther, your dreams have been answered. Bento Star Wars accessories are coming to a toy retailer near you in 2015.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-gscs-darth-vader-and-stormtrooper-nendoroids/attachment/wf2014sdarthvaderstormtroopernendoroidheader" rel="attachment wp-att-59418"></a></p> <p><em><strong>I find your lack of faith disturbing</strong></em> that you didn’t expect Nendoroids of the Star Wars universe. With Star Wars Episode VII hype starting already and Good Smile Company working with the Disney conglomerate in the past, it’s no surprise that we’re getting a little chibi Darth Vader and Stormtrooper in the Nendoroid line. I love their tiny little versions, but what I really want to know is, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij4w7ChpuaM" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij4w7ChpuaM', 'do we got Death Star?']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0" target="_blank">do we got Death Star?</a></p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/whl4u_t/status/493195114320125952/photo/1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/whl4u_t/status/493195114320125952/photo/1', 'Wonderful Hobby Life For You’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Wonderful Hobby Life For You’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2014: GSC’s Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Nendoroids

    I find your lack of faith disturbing that you didn’t expect Nendoroids of the Star Wars universe. With Star Wars Episode VII hype starting already and Good Smile Company working with the Disney conglomerate in the past, it’s no surprise that we’re getting a little chibi Darth Vader and Stormtrooper in the Nendoroid line. I love their tiny little versions, but what I really want to know is, do we got Death Star?

    [via Wonderful Hobby Life For You’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdccc-2014-kotobukiyas-stormtrooper-star-wars-bishoujo/attachment/stormtrooperbishsdccheader" rel="attachment wp-att-59356"></a></p> <p>Brace yourself, guys. This is 100% real life. From the beginning of the Star Wars Bishoujo line (which admittedly is pretty small with only <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-star-wars-bishoujo-jaina-solo" target="_blank">Jaina Solo</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-star-wars-bishoujo-mara-jade" target="_blank">Mara Jade</a>), fans have been clamoring for two things: Bikini Leia and a Female Stormtrooper. Well, one of them is happening! Guess which! Reading the header is cheating, but you know you probably already did so… yeah. It’s the stormtrooper.</p> <p>We only have a rough outline and a non-Shunya face but it looks like in keeping with the line, she won’t be cheesecake’d up that much. I can’t wait to see the art!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/petemorrisonlr/status/493114181697032192" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/petemorrisonlr/status/493114181697032192', 'Pete Morrison']);" target="_blank">Pete Morrison</a>, a HUGE thanks to reader Meaghan B for the tip~]</p>

    SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Stormtrooper Star Wars Bishoujo

    Brace yourself, guys. This is 100% real life. From the beginning of the Star Wars Bishoujo line (which admittedly is pretty small with only Jaina Solo and Mara Jade), fans have been clamoring for two things: Bikini Leia and a Female Stormtrooper. Well, one of them is happening! Guess which! Reading the header is cheating, but you know you probably already did so… yeah. It’s the stormtrooper.

    We only have a rough outline and a non-Shunya face but it looks like in keeping with the line, she won’t be cheesecake’d up that much. I can’t wait to see the art!

    [via Pete Morrison, a HUGE thanks to reader Meaghan B for the tip~]

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