Vocaloid Archive

  • <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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/check-figures-49th-prize-fair/attachment/49prizefairheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82609"></a></p> <p>Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!</p> <p>We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion,<em> Kantai Collection</em>, <em>Sword Art Online</em>, <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, <em>Bakemonogatari</em>, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/445112/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing!

    We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye?

    [via Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/furyu-jumps-world-scaled-figures-miku-hatsune/attachment/magical18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82592"></a></p> <p>So far, I have been easily able to resist the Magical Mirai Miku scaled figures. Which is really saying something, because I am borderline addicted to Miku figures. Is there a cool one coming up? I probably have it on order. But the first one was kind of terribly sculpted and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/magical-mirai-2015-miku-hatsune-is-up-for-order" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the second</a> was too expensive and too small, so they were easy passes. This year it’s going to be a little tougher.</p> <p>I mean, there are two big reasons to skip this: 1, it’s made by FuRyu, who up until now have only done prize figures so god only knows what the final quality will be like. 2, her price is an astounding ¥17,064 and she’s limited + exclusive so no discounts. Oh, and she comes out in February, an already-busy month for me. But… her design is so cute! I (of course) love the clear fade on her hair, and the cheerful face is just adorable. And the frills!! But is she worth the risk? Probably not.</p> <p>Pre Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032944&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032944&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a></p>

    FuRyu Jumps Into The World Of Scaled Figures With Miku Hatsune

    So far, I have been easily able to resist the Magical Mirai Miku scaled figures. Which is really saying something, because I am borderline addicted to Miku figures. Is there a cool one coming up? I probably have it on order. But the first one was kind of terribly sculpted and the second was too expensive and too small, so they were easy passes. This year it’s going to be a little tougher.

    I mean, there are two big reasons to skip this: 1, it’s made by FuRyu, who up until now have only done prize figures so god only knows what the final quality will be like. 2, her price is an astounding ¥17,064 and she’s limited + exclusive so no discounts. Oh, and she comes out in February, an already-busy month for me. But… her design is so cute! I (of course) love the clear fade on her hair, and the cheerful face is just adorable. And the frills!! But is she worth the risk? Probably not.

    Pre Order At: AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-new-racing-snow-miku-designs/attachment/newmikus18header" rel="attachment wp-att-82578"></a></p> <p>Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?</p> <p>I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/start-your-engines-for-good-smile-companys-racing-miku-2013" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">little</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/take-a-closer-look-at-racing-miku-2015" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">overdone</a>. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/linz_torute/status/903497996804829184', 'linz_torute']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">linz_torute</a>]</p>

    Check Out The New Racing & Snow Miku Designs

    Usually we get a decent amount of time between the reveal of Good Smile’s two seasonal Mikus, Snow and Racing. But this year, they’re going a little crazy for her 10th anniversary and showing off both at the same time! Because what we need this week is more Miku news, don’t you think?

    I must admit that the Racing designs almost never win me over until I see a sculpted scale, and this one is no different: it’s a little blah, and I feel like the ‘royalty’ theme for her is a little overdone. The Snow design, though, is so cute! Makes me sad we never get scales of the Snow designs.

    [via linz_torute]

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