Tony Taka Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-new-daisy-thing-beauty/attachment/newdaisyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83395"></a></p> <p>When I first saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-daisy-chan-flutters-into-my-heart" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Daisy</a>, I thought, “well here is the figure for me!” Tony Taka, wings, clear PVC, ribbons, twintails, what more could I ask for (aside from ruffles and cat ears)? It’s been quite a few years since her release and she’s gotten a few “sister” figures, but now it’s time for a brand-new take on my cutie! And somehow it’s even better than the original.</p> <p>The sculpt is softer and gentler than the original but also more refined and crisp. Plus, sitting pose! I love those, even if they are shelf hogs. I love that she comes with the flowers, it’s such a nice touch. I wonder if we’ll get more casual versions of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-third-butterfly-sister-takes-flight" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Freesia</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-hints-at-their-next-tony-taka-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Anabell</a></p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/figure-blog/figure-blog-130519/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/figure-blog/figure-blog-130519/', 'Kotobukiya’s Blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s New Daisy Is A Thing Of Beauty

    When I first saw Kotobukiya’s Daisy, I thought, “well here is the figure for me!” Tony Taka, wings, clear PVC, ribbons, twintails, what more could I ask for (aside from ruffles and cat ears)? It’s been quite a few years since her release and she’s gotten a few “sister” figures, but now it’s time for a brand-new take on my cutie! And somehow it’s even better than the original.

    The sculpt is softer and gentler than the original but also more refined and crisp. Plus, sitting pose! I love those, even if they are shelf hogs. I love that she comes with the flowers, it’s such a nice touch. I wonder if we’ll get more casual versions of Freesia and Anabell

    [via Kotobukiya’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuni-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83369"></a></p> <p>Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my <em>Persona 5</em> gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.</p> <p>And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from <em>Kill la Kill</em> they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.moeyo.com/article/92723', 'moeyo']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">moeyo</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2017: Amakuni

    Ah, Amakuni. I love their figures but I hate getting them, because they are always exclusives. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), they have so many new figures my heart yearns for. I mean first off, and most obviously, my Persona 5 gals! Anne, Motoko, Futaba (light of my life), and now… Death Waifu?! I can’t believe they’re moving on to social link romances and leaving Haru in the dust. Poor Haru.

    And then there’s the gorgeous Tony Taka Racing Miku (be still my heart), and Yu-Gi-Oh DX’s Jaden. They showed off quite a few new things as well, like the Satsuki and Ryuuko from Kill la Kill they are adding to the weird “hot springs bath” line or whatever that is. We’ve also got Erina from Queen’s Blade Unlimited: the second QB figure of the night! I wonder why there’s been such a resurgence? And will we be getting new, cute Ymirs in the future?!

    [via moeyo]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-thai-racing-miku-horizon/attachment/tonythaiheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83241"></a></p> <p>As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/racing-miku-hatsune-gets-yet-another-design" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">so cute</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-the-design-for-thai-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figures</a> from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2016</a> sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!</p> <p>There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Racing Luka</a>, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-033604&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Is A New Thai Racing Miku On The Horizon?

    As you may know, Thai Racing Miku is my favorite incarnation of Racing Miku… and maybe Miku Hatsune in general, to be honest! We’ve just gotten some so cute figures from this campaign. We still don’t have Thai Miku 2016 sculpted yet, but Tony Taka designed the 2017 version and, surprise surprise, he’s done art for a Thai Miku as well!

    There is definitely a precedent for Tony’s racing girls getting figures: it happened with Racing Luka, so could it happen with this Miku? I sure hope so!

    [via AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-racing-luka-happening/attachment/racinglukaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82565"></a></p> <p>2 minutes ago I was all “if I see another Vocaloid related announcement on my Twitter I am going to cry.” Guys, I was wrong. I was so wrong. Since Tony Taka first showed off his Luka concept art a few weeks ago I’ve been begging the figure gods for a scaled figure. And my prayers have been answered!</p> <p>If this is anything like their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune#comment-1746512" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">scaled Tony Taka Racing Miku</a>, it’s going to be glorious: soft colors and clear PVC and <em>wings</em>. So many things I love. Now we just need <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tony’s bike Miku and kimono Miku</a> as figures…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US/status/903455478063161345" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/GoodSmile_US/status/903455478063161345', 'Good Smile’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tony Taka Racing Luka Is Happening

    2 minutes ago I was all “if I see another Vocaloid related announcement on my Twitter I am going to cry.” Guys, I was wrong. I was so wrong. Since Tony Taka first showed off his Luka concept art a few weeks ago I’ve been begging the figure gods for a scaled figure. And my prayers have been answered!

    If this is anything like their scaled Tony Taka Racing Miku, it’s going to be glorious: soft colors and clear PVC and wings. So many things I love. Now we just need Tony’s bike Miku and kimono Miku as figures…

    [via Good Smile’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-figmas/attachment/wf2017sfigmasheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82183"></a></p> <p>Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em> that we already showed you, Li from <em>Cardcaptor Sakura</em>, Nero from <em>Fate/EXTELLA</em>, Kaiba from <em>Yu-Gi-Oh!</em>, Kaban from <em>Kemono Friends</em>, a handful of new <em>Kantai Collection</em> additions, and some more <em>Little Armory</em> additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the <em>Dark Souls III</em> figma and Kasumi from <em>Dead or Alive</em>, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s <em>PANDORA</em> figma, which should be great!</p> <p>Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from <em>Game Center Arashi</em>, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from <em>Kodoku No Gurume</em>, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from <em>Arms Note</em>, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie <em>Village of Eight Gravestones</em>. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832', 'masspromodel’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">masspromodel’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: figmas

    Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from Pokemon Sun and Moon that we already showed you, Li from Cardcaptor Sakura, Nero from Fate/EXTELLA, Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kaban from Kemono Friends, a handful of new Kantai Collection additions, and some more Little Armory additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the Dark Souls III figma and Kasumi from Dead or Alive, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s PANDORA figma, which should be great!

    Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from Game Center Arashi, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from Kodoku No Gurume, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from Arms Note, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie Village of Eight Gravestones. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site, masspromodel’s Twitter]

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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/summer-wonfest-2017-nsfw-native/attachment/nativeheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-82069"></a></p> <p>Welcome to another year of Cyberpunk Nurse Is Still Not Painted. That’s right, guys, they have her sculpt but it is still grey. But don’t worry, they have like seven billion Raita figures because who doesn’t love anatomy that looks both painful and hilariously bizarre? Can you tell that I am bitter. I’m so bitter. But at least the bunny boys are sculpted?</p> <p>Native has a LOT of sculpts & art announcements this year. Almost a frightening amount. Including all the girls in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/natives-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the teasers</a>, like the Tony Taka butterfly gal. And they’re also.. making action figures now? That’s new and strange. I’m not sure if I want to know what a NSFW ction figure entails.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/native_info" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/native_info', 'Native’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Native’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: (NSFW) Native

    Welcome to another year of Cyberpunk Nurse Is Still Not Painted. That’s right, guys, they have her sculpt but it is still grey. But don’t worry, they have like seven billion Raita figures because who doesn’t love anatomy that looks both painful and hilariously bizarre? Can you tell that I am bitter. I’m so bitter. But at least the bunny boys are sculpted?

    Native has a LOT of sculpts & art announcements this year. Almost a frightening amount. Including all the girls in the teasers, like the Tony Taka butterfly gal. And they’re also.. making action figures now? That’s new and strange. I’m not sure if I want to know what a NSFW ction figure entails.

    [via Native’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-aquamarine/attachment/aquamarineheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-81876"></a></p> <p>Are you ready, guys? Because Wonder Festival has begun! Actually, it’s about half an hour away, but companies love to make me miserable by tweeting out their own stuff before doors even open. Yayy.</p> <p>First up today is Aquamarine, who has a small but nicely curated collection of figures. I of course love the Caroline & Justine the most, so presh so mean. We’ve also got<em> IDOLM@STER, Girls und Panzer, Galko-chan, Sakura Wars</em>, an announcement from <em>Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??</em>, and a surprise Tony Taka gal.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> with an absolutely STUNNING Gwendolyn, along with Asuna and a few other cuties.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/aquamarine_fig" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/aquamarine_fig', 'Aquamarine’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aquamarine’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Aquamarine

    Are you ready, guys? Because Wonder Festival has begun! Actually, it’s about half an hour away, but companies love to make me miserable by tweeting out their own stuff before doors even open. Yayy.

    First up today is Aquamarine, who has a small but nicely curated collection of figures. I of course love the Caroline & Justine the most, so presh so mean. We’ve also got IDOLM@STER, Girls und Panzer, Galko-chan, Sakura Wars, an announcement from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??, and a surprise Tony Taka gal.

    [UPDATE] with an absolutely STUNNING Gwendolyn, along with Asuna and a few other cuties.

    [via Aquamarine’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art/attachment/newracingtonyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81871"></a></p> <p>It seems like every year we get more and more Racing Miku figures. It used to be just the standard GSC scale/figma/Nendoroid, but now there’s Thai Miku and TeamUKYO (biking) Miku and sometimes even two figures of the main design. And it seems 2017 is shaping up to be the most prolific yet: we already know she has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-brings-us-racing-miku-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a scale from GSC</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-amakuni" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">one from Amakuni</a> based on slightly different art.</p> <p>Now Tony Taka is showing off two new designs! One of them, the TeamUKYO biking Miku, already has a prize figure from Banpresto you can check out in the gallery. Will we be getting a scale of her, or of the beautiful kimono-wearing art gracing GSC’s new cars? Neither has been announced, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they showed up tonight…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/Tony_T2ARTWORKS/status/891280071968735232" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/Tony_T2ARTWORKS/status/891280071968735232', 'Tony Taka’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tony Taka’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tony Taka Shows Off New Racing Miku Art

    It seems like every year we get more and more Racing Miku figures. It used to be just the standard GSC scale/figma/Nendoroid, but now there’s Thai Miku and TeamUKYO (biking) Miku and sometimes even two figures of the main design. And it seems 2017 is shaping up to be the most prolific yet: we already know she has a scale from GSC and one from Amakuni based on slightly different art.

    Now Tony Taka is showing off two new designs! One of them, the TeamUKYO biking Miku, already has a prize figure from Banpresto you can check out in the gallery. Will we be getting a scale of her, or of the beautiful kimono-wearing art gracing GSC’s new cars? Neither has been announced, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they showed up tonight…

    [via Tony Taka’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/natives-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/nativeteasersheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-81821"></a></p> <p>The most impressive thing about Native’s wonder festival teasers is that they always manage to keep them safe for work. Given the content some of them are based on, it’s truly a feat to be reckoned with. Most of these teasers are updated versions of sculpts and art <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-nsfw-native" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">they showed off last year</a> (though at least one of them seems to be a gray sculpt we’ve seen before…hmm) and no art teasers this time around! Also no cyberpunk nurse this is it guys if she doesn’t show up this year I am calling it quits on my hopes and dreams.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://native.blog.jp/archives/71587062.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://native.blog.jp/archives/71587062.html', 'Native’s Blog']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Native’s Blog</a>]</p>

    Native’s Summer WonFest 2017 Teasers

    The most impressive thing about Native’s wonder festival teasers is that they always manage to keep them safe for work. Given the content some of them are based on, it’s truly a feat to be reckoned with. Most of these teasers are updated versions of sculpts and art they showed off last year (though at least one of them seems to be a gray sculpt we’ve seen before…hmm) and no art teasers this time around! Also no cyberpunk nurse this is it guys if she doesn’t show up this year I am calling it quits on my hopes and dreams.

    [via Native’s Blog]

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