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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-cos-winter-wonder-festival-2018-exclusives/attachment/wwf18gscexclusivesheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83436"></a></p> <p>Winter Wonder Festival 2018 is right around the corner. That’s right, we are about a month away, because it’s on February 18th! Which means it’s about time for those very early event reveals. As per usual Good Smile Company & co are first on the scene with quite a few exclusives, although it seems like there are less than usual… at the moment. The website has quite a few empty spaces.</p> <p>As we all expected, the figma (¥5,556) and Nendoroid (¥5,556) of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-snow-miku-2018s-figma-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Snow Miku 2018</a> will be on sale. Look how cute she is!! Every year I get swept into the hype. We have another duo as well: the Bride and Groom figmas (¥4,167 each). This is such a cute idea, because you know everyone is just going to head-swap them with their OTPs. Last but not least is a school uniform version of Nendoroid Megumin (¥4,167). These will be obviously for sale physically at the event, and online right after doors close so all the international fans can grab some! Anything you want to pick up, Plastikitties?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/', 'GSC']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC</a>]</p>

    GSC & Co’s Winter Wonder Festival 2018 Exclusives

    Winter Wonder Festival 2018 is right around the corner. That’s right, we are about a month away, because it’s on February 18th! Which means it’s about time for those very early event reveals. As per usual Good Smile Company & co are first on the scene with quite a few exclusives, although it seems like there are less than usual… at the moment. The website has quite a few empty spaces.

    As we all expected, the figma (¥5,556) and Nendoroid (¥5,556) of Snow Miku 2018 will be on sale. Look how cute she is!! Every year I get swept into the hype. We have another duo as well: the Bride and Groom figmas (¥4,167 each). This is such a cute idea, because you know everyone is just going to head-swap them with their OTPs. Last but not least is a school uniform version of Nendoroid Megumin (¥4,167). These will be obviously for sale physically at the event, and online right after doors close so all the international fans can grab some! Anything you want to pick up, Plastikitties?

    [via GSC]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-snow-miku-2018s-figma-nendoroid/attachment/snowmiku17paintedheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83375"></a></p> <p>Sometimes it feels like the years are just crawling by. Like, summer feels like it was so long ago! And yet, I also feel like I’m writing up news about the newest Snow Miku design constantly. So where is the truth?</p> <p>I’ve been on board with the 2018 Snow Miku design since the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-snow-miku-2018" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">full art reveal</a>, which was just packed with detail and personality. We’re getting the fully painted Nendoroid & figma reveal now, right before winter really hits, and I gotta say she looks adorable! The color balance is way off in the figma shot but the Nendoroid looks so vibrant. Perhaps a little less sculpting detail than what I expected, but definitely solid so far. Can’t wait to see the hood (and, of course, her bunny).</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have a picture of the hooded Nendoroid and it’s everything I dreamed it would be.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/934587774354649088" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/934587774354649088', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Check Out Snow Miku 2018’s figma & Nendoroid

    Sometimes it feels like the years are just crawling by. Like, summer feels like it was so long ago! And yet, I also feel like I’m writing up news about the newest Snow Miku design constantly. So where is the truth?

    I’ve been on board with the 2018 Snow Miku design since the full art reveal, which was just packed with detail and personality. We’re getting the fully painted Nendoroid & figma reveal now, right before winter really hits, and I gotta say she looks adorable! The color balance is way off in the figma shot but the Nendoroid looks so vibrant. Perhaps a little less sculpting detail than what I expected, but definitely solid so far. Can’t wait to see the hood (and, of course, her bunny).

    [UPDATE] We have a picture of the hooded Nendoroid and it’s everything I dreamed it would be.

    [via Kahotan]

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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/brace-wallet-new-gsc-miku-hatsune/attachment/newmiku17header" rel="attachment wp-att-83279"></a></p> <p>Miku’s 10th anniversary has already brought us so many great things, like the Anniversary <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/10th-anniversary-miku-painted" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figure</a> & <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-nendoroid-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nendoroid</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/harvest-moon-miku-hatsune-thing-beauty" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Harvest Moon Miku</a>. But that’s not enough for Good Smile Company! At this point they should just rename themselves to Good Vocaloid Company let’s be real. Not that I am complaining: I love Miku and all of her figures.</p> <p>The art for this one is utterly spectacular, and I can’t wait to see the sculpt & paint. It’s so dynamic and beautiful! Like a soft sibling to the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/max-factorys-mebae-miku-hatsune-is-finally-painted" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mebae Miku</a>. I mean, she’s going to cost an arm & a leg plus I bet she’s exclusive to their shop, but do you think that will stop me? No way. This baby is coming home to me.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://special.goodsmile.info/miku10th/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://special.goodsmile.info/miku10th/', 'Miku’s Anniversary']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Miku’s Anniversary</a>]</p>

    Brace Your Wallet For A New GSC Miku Hatsune

    Miku’s 10th anniversary has already brought us so many great things, like the Anniversary figure & Nendoroid and Harvest Moon Miku. But that’s not enough for Good Smile Company! At this point they should just rename themselves to Good Vocaloid Company let’s be real. Not that I am complaining: I love Miku and all of her figures.

    The art for this one is utterly spectacular, and I can’t wait to see the sculpt & paint. It’s so dynamic and beautiful! Like a soft sibling to the mebae Miku. I mean, she’s going to cost an arm & a leg plus I bet she’s exclusive to their shop, but do you think that will stop me? No way. This baby is coming home to me.

    [via Miku’s Anniversary]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/10th-anniversary-miku-painted/attachment/10thmikuheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83253"></a></p> <p>I’m sure by now you all know about my obsession with Good Smile Company’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">10th Anniversary Miku Hatsune</a>. I’ve been waiting patiently for her to be painted and I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t expect that to happen until a few weeks from now! I mean, it seems like we got that sculpt reveal only yesterday.</p> <p>But here she is, in all her painted glory! Or at least a teaser photo of the paint, since this is obviously not a head-to-toe reveal. But she looks so beautiful! Rainbow bow, rainbow outfit, rainbow hair… it’s just so lovely. It’s a bit more pastel than I anticipated which I certainly appreciate: the soft tones fit her so well. What do you think?</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> A full body picture has been added to the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/goodsmileenglish/photos/a.129413530475308.33481.122978557785472/1459435350806446/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/goodsmileenglish/photos/a.129413530475308.33481.122978557785472/1459435350806446/?type=3&theater', 'GSC’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GSC’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    The 10th Anniversary Miku Is Painted

    I’m sure by now you all know about my obsession with Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Hatsune. I’ve been waiting patiently for her to be painted and I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t expect that to happen until a few weeks from now! I mean, it seems like we got that sculpt reveal only yesterday.

    But here she is, in all her painted glory! Or at least a teaser photo of the paint, since this is obviously not a head-to-toe reveal. But she looks so beautiful! Rainbow bow, rainbow outfit, rainbow hair… it’s just so lovely. It’s a bit more pastel than I anticipated which I certainly appreciate: the soft tones fit her so well. What do you think?

    [UPDATE] A full body picture has been added to the gallery!

    [via GSC’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-snow-miku-2018/attachment/snowmiku18header" rel="attachment wp-att-83247"></a></p> <p>I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reveal of Snow Miku 2018</a>. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.</p> <p>We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-ride-with-gscs-scaled-snow-miku-hatsune">the OG design</a>, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.piapro.net/2017/10/f1710202-1.html', 'Piapro']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Piapro</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Art For Snow Miku 2018

    I have to say, I was not 100% sold on the reveal of Snow Miku 2018. It looked a little bland, and not quite as creative as some of the past designs. We’re finally getting a full art reveal for her and I must say, I’ve completely changed my tune! Maybe it’s the lovely atmosphere of this piece but I am smitten.

    We will, of course, be getting the usual Nendoroid & figma of her (expect a reveal of the figures closer to Wonder Festival), but this makes me desperate for a scale. I say that every year (and it never happens, except for the OG design, but just look at her! She’d make a really gorgeous PVC figure. Maybe from Max Factory? Pretty please?

    [via Piapro]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83087" rel="attachment wp-att-83087"></a></p> <p>Miku Hatsune has been the ruler of the figure world since her inception 10 years ago. I mean, it’s hard to think of a character who has lasted so long but also has a wide variety of figures and styles (Saber, perhaps… but some of her most popular forms are technically different characters). Of course Good Smile Company is going all-out with both <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a scaled figure</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a Nendoroid</a>.</p> <p>I am an absolute sucker for clear PVC and ribbons so as you can guess this release has been heaven for me. Two things I love, together at last! Add in some super cute faceplates and rainbow paint and you have yourself a winner in my books. I wonder if we’ll be getting a figma version too?</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Nendoroid Gallery

    Miku Hatsune has been the ruler of the figure world since her inception 10 years ago. I mean, it’s hard to think of a character who has lasted so long but also has a wide variety of figures and styles (Saber, perhaps… but some of her most popular forms are technically different characters). Of course Good Smile Company is going all-out with both a scaled figure and a Nendoroid.

    I am an absolute sucker for clear PVC and ribbons so as you can guess this release has been heaven for me. Two things I love, together at last! Add in some super cute faceplates and rainbow paint and you have yourself a winner in my books. I wonder if we’ll be getting a figma version too?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-10th-anniversary-miku-figure-gallery/attachment/nycc2017gscmikugalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83100"></a></p> <p>For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku</a> in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ_8u8RlE7s/?taken-by=plastikittygram', 'custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards</a> made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.</p> <p>I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is <em>insane</em>. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s 10th Anniversary Miku Figure Gallery

    For me the (figure) highlight of NYCC was seeing Good Smile’s Anniversary Miku in person. If you were wondering, the actual highlight was getting custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards made. Good Smile was kind enough to let us get some behind-the-glass shots of this beauty so we could capture her in all her glory.

    I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that hair sculpt is insane. So many perfect, individual strands. I mean, look at the back of her head! That’s crazy levels of detail. And once she’s all painted with that clear rainbow bow? My goodness, this might very well be my favorite Miku figure of all time!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-good-smile-companys-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2017gscheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82978"></a></p> <p>I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays.</p> <p>They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Anniversary Miku</a> (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the <em>Breath of the Wild</em> Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s Booth Overview

    I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays.

    They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like the Anniversary Miku (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the Breath of the Wild Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/harvest-moon-miku-hatsune-thing-beauty/attachment/harvestmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82709"></a></p> <p>I hope you’re not tired of Miku yet, because today we have what might be the most beautiful figure of her ever made. A bold statement, given the companies and sculptors that have worked on the Vocaloid, but something about Good Smile’s Harvest Moon version is really doing it for me. She’s so soft and ethereal, the colors and gentle sculpting combine to make something absolutely magical.</p> <p>I think even people hit with Miku-fatigue will be swayed by this beauty. She is also very affordable (given the current market): ¥12,800 for a 1/8 scale with a November 2018 release. Yes, you read that right: November. It will be <em>over a year</em> before any of us own her. Absurd? Yes. A deterrent from me ordering her? Hell no! This is also part of the new Character Vocal Series, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.</p> <p>Pre-order at: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-033867&rank=" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-033867&rank=', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10494509" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10494509', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19710-hatsune-miku-harvest-moon-ver-18.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19710-hatsune-miku-harvest-moon-ver-18.html', 'Big in Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big in Japan</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/gsc94037" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/gsc94037', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a></p>

    Harvest Moon Miku Hatsune is a Thing of Beauty

    I hope you’re not tired of Miku yet, because today we have what might be the most beautiful figure of her ever made. A bold statement, given the companies and sculptors that have worked on the Vocaloid, but something about Good Smile’s Harvest Moon version is really doing it for me. She’s so soft and ethereal, the colors and gentle sculpting combine to make something absolutely magical.

    I think even people hit with Miku-fatigue will be swayed by this beauty. She is also very affordable (given the current market): ¥12,800 for a 1/8 scale with a November 2018 release. Yes, you read that right: November. It will be over a year before any of us own her. Absurd? Yes. A deterrent from me ordering her? Hell no! This is also part of the new Character Vocal Series, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

    Pre-order at: AmiAmi | Hobby Search | Big in Japan | HLJ

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