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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/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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-gallery-bigshot-toyworks-four-horsies-of-the-pocalypse/attachment/fourhorsiesgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75318"></a></p> <p>From a young age I have been kind of obsessed with the apocalypse. I mean, I wrote a paper about the apocalypse in pop culture my senior year of highschool… and it’s probably only escalated from there. So of course this extends to toys, though apocalyptic toys are few and far between sadly.</p> <p>Enter Bigshot Toyworks and their Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse! We <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-bigshot-toyworks-maddie" target="_blank">reviewed Maddie</a> a while back (who has the bonus of being both apocalyptic and Lovecraftian), and now, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-bigshot-toy-works-booth-overview" target="_blank">as we promised during Toy Fair</a>, it’s time for her little minions, who are based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse.</p>

    Plastikitty Gallery: Bigshot Toyworks’ Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse

    From a young age I have been kind of obsessed with the apocalypse. I mean, I wrote a paper about the apocalypse in pop culture my senior year of highschool… and it’s probably only escalated from there. So of course this extends to toys, though apocalyptic toys are few and far between sadly.

    Enter Bigshot Toyworks and their Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse! We reviewed Maddie a while back (who has the bonus of being both apocalyptic and Lovecraftian), and now, as we promised during Toy Fair, it’s time for her little minions, who are based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kidrobots-mr-sparkle-figure/attachment/toyfair2016kidrobotmrsparkleheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74998"></a></p> <p>Everybody loves <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiAaEPcnlOg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiAaEPcnlOg', 'Mr. Sparkle']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0">Mr. Sparkle</a>, because he’s disrespectful to dirt!</p> <p>Isn’t it funny what snippets of media end up being enduringly popular? It’s always moments I’m sure the creators never expected to be sensationally popular, but that’s exactly what happened with Mr. Sparkle, the Japanese company logo that appeared quite briefly in <em>The Simpsons</em>. And while I knew Kidrobot was making <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kidrobots-nycc-exclusives-the-simpsons-street-fighter-and-more" target="_blank">Simpsons figures</a>, I definitely would never have bet on a vinyl Mr. Sparkle. But here we are, with a shiny all-gold Mr. Sparkle to get your dishes sparkling and fresh. Or, you know, to look cute and goofy on your shelf.</p>

    Toy Fair 2016: Kidrobot’s Mr. Sparkle Figure

    Everybody loves Mr. Sparkle, because he’s disrespectful to dirt!

    Isn’t it funny what snippets of media end up being enduringly popular? It’s always moments I’m sure the creators never expected to be sensationally popular, but that’s exactly what happened with Mr. Sparkle, the Japanese company logo that appeared quite briefly in The Simpsons. And while I knew Kidrobot was making Simpsons figures, I definitely would never have bet on a vinyl Mr. Sparkle. But here we are, with a shiny all-gold Mr. Sparkle to get your dishes sparkling and fresh. Or, you know, to look cute and goofy on your shelf.

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