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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-funkos-ghost-shell-pops/attachment/tf2017funkogitspopsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80717"></a></p> <p>Given all of the “is the <em>Ghost in the Shell</em> movie racist because ScarJo is in it even though the original creator wanted her?!” nonsense surrounding the American <em>GitS</em>, it’s hard to remember that yes, it’s actually coming out soon and of course there will be a ton of merchandise. It’ll be interesting to see if any Japanese PVC companies take it on (ArtFX+, maybe?) but for now we have a surprise POP line from Funko.</p> <p>There are 3 characters in it (so far): Major, Geisha, and Batou. I don’t remember ScarJo’s hair being that blue-tipped in the 97 previews I’ve seen, but let’s just roll with it. I sure hope they make a Geisha with the alternate head-explody face!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Ghost in the Shell Pops

    Given all of the “is the Ghost in the Shell movie racist because ScarJo is in it even though the original creator wanted her?!” nonsense surrounding the American GitS, it’s hard to remember that yes, it’s actually coming out soon and of course there will be a ton of merchandise. It’ll be interesting to see if any Japanese PVC companies take it on (ArtFX+, maybe?) but for now we have a surprise POP line from Funko.

    There are 3 characters in it (so far): Major, Geisha, and Batou. I don’t remember ScarJo’s hair being that blue-tipped in the 97 previews I’ve seen, but let’s just roll with it. I sure hope they make a Geisha with the alternate head-explody face!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-funkos-overwatch-pop-series-2/attachment/tf2017funkooverwatchpopsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80693"></a></p> <p><em>It’s time to accelerate!</em></p> <p>Funko’s <em>Overwatch</em> line has certainly been successful, but everyone wants their main to be released ASAP. Which is a problem when there’s, like, two dozen characters. But they’re working as fast as they can! Wave 2 was on display at Toy Fair, and it includes D.Va (in mech), Lucio, Mei, McCree, Symmetra, and Reinhardt. I’m still sad there is no tiny Bastion, but perhaps wave 3 will finally fill my robot dreams.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Overwatch Pop Series 2

    It’s time to accelerate!

    Funko’s Overwatch line has certainly been successful, but everyone wants their main to be released ASAP. Which is a problem when there’s, like, two dozen characters. But they’re working as fast as they can! Wave 2 was on display at Toy Fair, and it includes D.Va (in mech), Lucio, Mei, McCree, Symmetra, and Reinhardt. I’m still sad there is no tiny Bastion, but perhaps wave 3 will finally fill my robot dreams.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-funkos-nickelodeon-pops/attachment/tf2017funkonickpopsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80709"></a></p> <p>Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around those classic late 90’s Nickelodeon shows. My dad and I can still sing the ‘Reptar on Ice’ song from memory and often make jokes about the lamp from <em>Aaahh!!! Real Monsters</em>. Good times. It seems like they have been a little neglected merch-wise, so I was very surprised to see figures from them at Funko’s booth!</p> <p>We have, of course, <em>Rugrats</em> (Reptar totally steals the show), Catdog, and Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm from <em>Real Monsters</em>. I want Oblina so bad guys. I wonder if they’ll make a few more, like maybe some from <em>Angry Beavers</em> or <em>Doug</em>? Qualiman please.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Nickelodeon Pops

    Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around those classic late 90’s Nickelodeon shows. My dad and I can still sing the ‘Reptar on Ice’ song from memory and often make jokes about the lamp from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Good times. It seems like they have been a little neglected merch-wise, so I was very surprised to see figures from them at Funko’s booth!

    We have, of course, Rugrats (Reptar totally steals the show), Catdog, and Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm from Real Monsters. I want Oblina so bad guys. I wonder if they’ll make a few more, like maybe some from Angry Beavers or Doug? Qualiman please.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80702" rel="attachment wp-att-80702"></a></p> <p>We are officially less than a month away from <em>Mass Effect Andromeda</em>. Are you excited? Have you placed a pre-order? Are you ready for an onslaught of merchandise before you’ve even played the game and had time to pick a favorite character? Because Funko is ready to take all your money.</p> <p>They had a whopping 5 POPs from <em>Andromeda</em> out and about at Toy Fair: Sara Ryder, Ceebee, Liam Kosta, Jaal, and The Archon. Sara will have 2 variants (Masked & N7), and there will be an alternate Peebee with a gun. I just have one question: where is my Wrex POP? I want merch of my Krogan husband please.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Mass Effect Andromeda Pops

    We are officially less than a month away from Mass Effect Andromeda. Are you excited? Have you placed a pre-order? Are you ready for an onslaught of merchandise before you’ve even played the game and had time to pick a favorite character? Because Funko is ready to take all your money.

    They had a whopping 5 POPs from Andromeda out and about at Toy Fair: Sara Ryder, Ceebee, Liam Kosta, Jaal, and The Archon. Sara will have 2 variants (Masked & N7), and there will be an alternate Peebee with a gun. I just have one question: where is my Wrex POP? I want merch of my Krogan husband please.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-2017-off-right-with-a-charitable-baby-wananeko/attachment/charitykittyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79445"></a></p> <p>A new year means new toys! And Javier Jiménez, creator of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-for-halloween-with-javier-jimenezs-wananeko" target="_blank">Wananeko</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/baby-wananeko-gets-sofubi-update" target="_blank">Baby Wananeko</a>, is starting 2017 off on a very good note for those of us who like both cats and toys. Which is basically all of humanity, right?</p> <p>This Sunday, a super-limited run of 5 hand-painted Baby Wananekos will go up in <a href="http://stickupmonsters.bigcartel.com/product/maullidos-invisibles-baby-wananeko" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://stickupmonsters.bigcartel.com/product/maullidos-invisibles-baby-wananeko', 'the StickUp Monsters store']);" target="_blank">the StickUp Monsters store</a>. Not only are these guys adorable, but by buying one you help support an awesome cause! All proceeds will go to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProyectoMaullidosInvisibles/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/ProyectoMaullidosInvisibles/', 'Maullidos Invisibles']);" target="_blank">Maullidos Invisibles</a>, a cat welfare organization in Granada. So you get a toy kitty and help out real-life strays and sick cats! All for a mere $35. What could be better?</p>

    Start 2017 Off Right With A Charitable Baby Wananeko

    A new year means new toys! And Javier Jiménez, creator of Wananeko and Baby Wananeko, is starting 2017 off on a very good note for those of us who like both cats and toys. Which is basically all of humanity, right?

    This Sunday, a super-limited run of 5 hand-painted Baby Wananekos will go up in the StickUp Monsters store. Not only are these guys adorable, but by buying one you help support an awesome cause! All proceeds will go to Maullidos Invisibles, a cat welfare organization in Granada. So you get a toy kitty and help out real-life strays and sick cats! All for a mere $35. What could be better?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-bigshot-toyworks-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2016bigshottoyworksboothheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78696"></a></p> <p>Earlier this week we saw <a href="http://bigshottoyworks.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://bigshottoyworks.com/', 'Bigshot Toyworks']);" target="_blank">Bigshot Toyworks</a>‘ <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-bigshot-toyworks-destiny-figures" target="_blank">Destiny figures</a>, but of course they had a lot more at the event! And most of it didn’t even feature my faves, the Ponies of the ‘Pocalypse. There was quite the variety going on!</p> <p>My favorite was definitely the Colonel Sanders trio “Southern Fried Gentlemen”, which tickles my fried chicken loving heart. They’re just so adorable! I 100% would put one of these in my kitchen with my other food-themed figures, which there are a surprising amount of. You can find out more about these figures and many more by <a href="http://ymlp.com/signup.php?id=geubessgmgj" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ymlp.com/signup.php?id=geubessgmgj', 'signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list']);" target="_blank">signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list</a>!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Bigshot Toyworks’ Booth Overview

    Earlier this week we saw Bigshot ToyworksDestiny figures, but of course they had a lot more at the event! And most of it didn’t even feature my faves, the Ponies of the ‘Pocalypse. There was quite the variety going on!

    My favorite was definitely the Colonel Sanders trio “Southern Fried Gentlemen”, which tickles my fried chicken loving heart. They’re just so adorable! I 100% would put one of these in my kitchen with my other food-themed figures, which there are a surprising amount of. You can find out more about these figures and many more by signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-bigshot-toyworks-destiny-figures/attachment/nycc2016bigshottoyworksdestinyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78684"></a></p> <p>For such a popular game, <em>Destiny</em> has had little in the way of merchandise. But I certainly didn’t expect to see figures of it pop up at Bigshot Toyworks’ booth! Mostly because when I think of them, I think of their amazing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-bigshot-toyworks-four-horsies-of-the-pocalypse" target="_blank">Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse</a>.</p> <p>But of course they do many things other than evil My Little Ponies, like a line of <em>Destiny</em> minis that they showed off at NYCC. So small, so cute, so ferocious! You can find out more about these upcoming <em>Destiny</em> figures by <a href="http://ymlp.com/signup.php?id=geubessgmgj" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://ymlp.com/signup.php?id=geubessgmgj', 'signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list']);" target="_blank">signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list</a> as well as more info should be coming soon.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Bigshot Toyworks’ Destiny Figures

    For such a popular game, Destiny has had little in the way of merchandise. But I certainly didn’t expect to see figures of it pop up at Bigshot Toyworks’ booth! Mostly because when I think of them, I think of their amazing Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse.

    But of course they do many things other than evil My Little Ponies, like a line of Destiny minis that they showed off at NYCC. So small, so cute, so ferocious! You can find out more about these upcoming Destiny figures by signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list as well as more info should be coming soon.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-world-of-final-fantasy-figures/attachment/izchocoboheader" rel="attachment wp-att-76743"></a></p> <p>I don’t know about you guys, but I am ultimate hype for <em>World of Final Fantasy</em>. It’s everything I love! And honestly, I desire Dragon Warrior Monsters-style spinoffs for all my faves. Monster catching in Elder Scrolls. Monster catching in Diablo. Monster catching in all the games. But add in that you wear the monsters as hats? AND THE MONSTERS WEAR MONSTER HATS? I can’t even.</p> <p>Thankfully, we’re getting some cute as hell merch from the game. It’s from Square-Enix (of course) and it seems like they’ll be doing vinyl figures from it. It’s hard to judge the size, but they don’t seem that small–and oh my god are they adorable.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/755934733524021248" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/755934733524021248', 'Square-Enix’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">Square-Enix’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2016: World of Final Fantasy Figures

    I don’t know about you guys, but I am ultimate hype for World of Final Fantasy. It’s everything I love! And honestly, I desire Dragon Warrior Monsters-style spinoffs for all my faves. Monster catching in Elder Scrolls. Monster catching in Diablo. Monster catching in all the games. But add in that you wear the monsters as hats? AND THE MONSTERS WEAR MONSTER HATS? I can’t even.

    Thankfully, we’re getting some cute as hell merch from the game. It’s from Square-Enix (of course) and it seems like they’ll be doing vinyl figures from it. It’s hard to judge the size, but they don’t seem that small–and oh my god are they adorable.

    [via Square-Enix’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/vinyl-2/kidrobot-announces-their-sdcc-exclusives-and-pre-order-plans/attachment/kidrobot2016sdccexclusivesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-76414"></a></p> <p>It’s that time of year again for San Diego Comic Con exclusives to start pouring in before the show in about a month and first up to the plate this year is Kidrobot, with a whole slew of exclusives. First up is a really awesome limited edition of 200 of The Litch from <em>Adventure Time</em> in an 8″ clear resin rendition for $100. This is probably my favorite of all of the exclusives and definitely something you won’t want to pass up. Then we finally have the final version of the Mr. Sparkle figure from <em>The Simpsons</em> that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kidrobots-mr-sparkle-figure" target="_blank">we showed off a bit of back at Toy Fair</a> and he looks, quite frankly, phenomenal! This 7″ vinyl figure limited to 500 pieces and retailing for $50 is everything a Simpsons fan would want out of a Mr. Sparkle figure and I really hope there’s some left after the show to pick one up myself.</p> <p>Over in video game land we’ve got two new additions: a 7″ version of Shin Akuma from <em>Street Fighter</em> limited to 500 pieces for $50 each and a 3″ metallic Mega Man limited to 1500 pieces for $15 each. The Akuma looks great in this colorway and Mega Man looks like a must own, especially at that price where he doesn’t break the bank as a nice souvenir to take home from the con. Last over in cartoon land we have three pieces: a new glow in the dark version of Jason Freeny’s Anatomical Wabbit featuring a dissected Bugs Bunny from <em>Looney Tunes</em> that’s 12″ tall, limited to 500 pieces, and $65, and then two 7″ additions to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kidrobots-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-figures" target="_blank">the <em>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</em> line</a> with a gold Shredder and a green Triceraton, which will both be limited to 500 pieces and retail for $40.</p> <p>Now, if you’re looking to score any of these exclusives, Kidrobot is now offering a pre-order situation where you order your items online before the show and then pick up at the show. Starting on June 13th, next Monday, all of these exclusives will be up for pre-order. To pick up your piece at the con you’ll need your order number, ID, and badge, and your names on all three must match, so no picking up for others! No word on what time these will be up on <a href="https://www.kidrobot.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kidrobot.com/', 'Kidrobot’s site']);" target="_blank">Kidrobot’s site</a>, but that will most likely come in the next few days and best of luck to anyone trying for these.</p>

    Kidrobot Announces Their SDCC Exclusives And Pre-Order Plans

    It’s that time of year again for San Diego Comic Con exclusives to start pouring in before the show in about a month and first up to the plate this year is Kidrobot, with a whole slew of exclusives. First up is a really awesome limited edition of 200 of The Litch from Adventure Time in an 8″ clear resin rendition for $100. This is probably my favorite of all of the exclusives and definitely something you won’t want to pass up. Then we finally have the final version of the Mr. Sparkle figure from The Simpsons that we showed off a bit of back at Toy Fair and he looks, quite frankly, phenomenal! This 7″ vinyl figure limited to 500 pieces and retailing for $50 is everything a Simpsons fan would want out of a Mr. Sparkle figure and I really hope there’s some left after the show to pick one up myself.

    Over in video game land we’ve got two new additions: a 7″ version of Shin Akuma from Street Fighter limited to 500 pieces for $50 each and a 3″ metallic Mega Man limited to 1500 pieces for $15 each. The Akuma looks great in this colorway and Mega Man looks like a must own, especially at that price where he doesn’t break the bank as a nice souvenir to take home from the con. Last over in cartoon land we have three pieces: a new glow in the dark version of Jason Freeny’s Anatomical Wabbit featuring a dissected Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes that’s 12″ tall, limited to 500 pieces, and $65, and then two 7″ additions to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line with a gold Shredder and a green Triceraton, which will both be limited to 500 pieces and retail for $40.

    Now, if you’re looking to score any of these exclusives, Kidrobot is now offering a pre-order situation where you order your items online before the show and then pick up at the show. Starting on June 13th, next Monday, all of these exclusives will be up for pre-order. To pick up your piece at the con you’ll need your order number, ID, and badge, and your names on all three must match, so no picking up for others! No word on what time these will be up on Kidrobot’s site, but that will most likely come in the next few days and best of luck to anyone trying for these.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wananeko-heads-to-toycon-uk/attachment/toyconnekoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75855"></a></p> <p>We’ve talked about our love for <a href="http://www.javierjimenezdesign.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.javierjimenezdesign.com/', 'Javier Jimenez’s']);" target="_blank">Javier Jimenez’s</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-for-halloween-with-javier-jimenezs-wananeko" target="_blank">Wananeko</a> vinyl cat figure before, and today we have a new update on this little fellow! He’ll be heading across the pond to Toycon UK which takes place this Saturday April 9th at York Hall, London. So if you’re lucky enough to be nearby, what Wananeko goodies can you get at the event?</p> <p>Well, there will be a limited edition chocolate-colored STRAY colorway who comes with the Ghost Blaster weapon and a nifty header designed by Pedro Delgado. Want something a little more fancy? There will be a super-limited 3-piece edition Outlaw Wananeko, which is hand painted! And he comes with a little poncho, aww. They’ll be at Martian Toys’ booth No. 11-12 if you want to grab one! We’ll also be getting a new resin figure at the event, which hopefully we’ll see in a few days.</p>

    Wananeko Heads To Toycon UK

    We’ve talked about our love for Javier Jimenez’s Wananeko vinyl cat figure before, and today we have a new update on this little fellow! He’ll be heading across the pond to Toycon UK which takes place this Saturday April 9th at York Hall, London. So if you’re lucky enough to be nearby, what Wananeko goodies can you get at the event?

    Well, there will be a limited edition chocolate-colored STRAY colorway who comes with the Ghost Blaster weapon and a nifty header designed by Pedro Delgado. Want something a little more fancy? There will be a super-limited 3-piece edition Outlaw Wananeko, which is hand painted! And he comes with a little poncho, aww. They’ll be at Martian Toys’ booth No. 11-12 if you want to grab one! We’ll also be getting a new resin figure at the event, which hopefully we’ll see in a few days.

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