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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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-announces-dollfie-dream-luka/attachment/lukaddheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82573"></a></p> <p><em>Choo choo, all aboard the Vocaloid hype train~</em></p> <p>This is an announcement I was expecting, but am still excited about. To follow up Dollfie Dreams <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/drool-over-more-pictures-of-dollfie-dream-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Miku</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bundle-up-with-dollfie-dream-snow-miku" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Snow Miku</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/volks-unveils-dollfie-dreams-rin-len" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rin & Len</a>, Volks will be adding Luka Megurine! AKA my favorite Vocaloid girl, I’m such a sucker for that long pink hair. Hopefully she will be a pre-order like all the others!</p> <p>They also announced two new Miku DD outfits from 7th Dragon that are just gorgeous. I’m sure they will be in the $150-200 range because the wig might be included, but honestly… totally worth it. I’ve skipped all the previous alt Miku outfits, but if pre-orders for this open at the same time as Luka they are coming home to me.</p> <p>[via the <a href="https://twitter.com/volks_dd/status/903460278934708224" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/volks_dd/status/903460278934708224', 'Dollfie Dream Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dollfie Dream Twitter</a>]</p>

    Volks Announces Dollfie Dream Luka & More

    Choo choo, all aboard the Vocaloid hype train~

    This is an announcement I was expecting, but am still excited about. To follow up Dollfie Dreams Miku, Snow Miku, and Rin & Len, Volks will be adding Luka Megurine! AKA my favorite Vocaloid girl, I’m such a sucker for that long pink hair. Hopefully she will be a pre-order like all the others!

    They also announced two new Miku DD outfits from 7th Dragon that are just gorgeous. I’m sure they will be in the $150-200 range because the wig might be included, but honestly… totally worth it. I’ve skipped all the previous alt Miku outfits, but if pre-orders for this open at the same time as Luka they are coming home to me.

    [via the Dollfie Dream Twitter]

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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/prepare-another-miku-hatsune-figure/attachment/anothernewmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82559"></a></p> <p>Are you Miku’d out yet? I sure hope not, because this week has just been a deluge of Miku-formation. And tonight we have a brand-new scale from Good Smile Company! Not like they already have <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a ton of Mikus</a> in the works or anything, amirite?</p> <p>This is the ‘Kurowa Kotoba Awase Kagami Ver’ (what a mouthful), and given that our concept ‘art’ is a 3D game render it’s kind of hard to tell what this will look like when it’s not… uncanny valley. The dress looks really cool, though!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451903643738112" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451903643738112', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Prepare For Another Miku Hatsune Figure

    Are you Miku’d out yet? I sure hope not, because this week has just been a deluge of Miku-formation. And tonight we have a brand-new scale from Good Smile Company! Not like they already have a ton of Mikus in the works or anything, amirite?

    This is the ‘Kurowa Kotoba Awase Kagami Ver’ (what a mouthful), and given that our concept ‘art’ is a 3D game render it’s kind of hard to tell what this will look like when it’s not… uncanny valley. The dress looks really cool, though!

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-takes-vocaloid-kasane-teto/attachment/kasaneartheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82555"></a></p> <p>It may be Miku Hatsune’s anniversary week, but that doesn’t mean that the other Vocaloids (or whatever you want to classify Kasane Teto as) don’t deserve some love too. Though let’s be honest, no one was expecting this! Not only an <em>Utau</em> figure, but one with such stunning & unique concept art? This ‘Yoshiwara Lament’ version seems to have a whole lot of figure potential. Color me surprised, and very happy.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451942742966272" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451942742966272', 'Kahotan’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Good Smile Takes On Vocaloid Kasane Teto

    It may be Miku Hatsune’s anniversary week, but that doesn’t mean that the other Vocaloids (or whatever you want to classify Kasane Teto as) don’t deserve some love too. Though let’s be honest, no one was expecting this! Not only an Utau figure, but one with such stunning & unique concept art? This ‘Yoshiwara Lament’ version seems to have a whole lot of figure potential. Color me surprised, and very happy.

    [via Kahotan’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/gsc-unveils-anniversary-miku-scaled-figure/attachment/10thmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82549"></a></p> <p>This has been a great week for Miku lovers: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-magical-mirai-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-exclusive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Magical Mirai Nendoroid</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">10th Anniversary Nendoroid</a>, and now the (matching) 10th Anniversary scaled figure! A great way to say happy birthday to Miku (and also a great way to say goodbye to our wallets).</p> <p>While the concept art for this didn’t wow me, the sculpt is jaw-dropping. And not just because you know the ribbon wings are going to be entirely clear PVC. Just look at her twintails! I didn’t think it was possible to get them so detailed. We’ve come a long, long way from their original Miku figure.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451236816494592" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/903451236816494592', 'kahotan’s twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kahotan’s twitter</a>]</p>

    GSC Unveils Their Anniversary Miku Scaled Figure

    This has been a great week for Miku lovers: the Magical Mirai Nendoroid, the 10th Anniversary Nendoroid, and now the (matching) 10th Anniversary scaled figure! A great way to say happy birthday to Miku (and also a great way to say goodbye to our wallets).

    While the concept art for this didn’t wow me, the sculpt is jaw-dropping. And not just because you know the ribbon wings are going to be entirely clear PVC. Just look at her twintails! I didn’t think it was possible to get them so detailed. We’ve come a long, long way from their original Miku figure.

    [via kahotan’s twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/celebrate-mikus-10th-anniversary-new-nendoroid/attachment/10mikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82505"></a></p> <p>We sure have been getting a lot of Miku-related news recently! Given that it’s her 10th anniversary I suppose that’s not entirely surprising. She’s managed to be the It Girl of the figure world for a decade, which is a basically unsurpassed accomplishment. So, of course, in 2018 we are going to get a lot of Miku merch. Like the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-magical-mirai-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-exclusive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Magical Mirai Nendoroid</a>, and this 10th anniversary edition!</p> <p>This one is quite similar to her original Nendoroid, with an updated sculpt and color palette: I love how the rainbow hues are all throughout this figure, from the ribbon wings to the ribbons in her hair to the shine on her outfit. It seems like a lot of thought went into this one. Order open tonight!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12305920578.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12305920578.html', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kahotan</a>]</p>

    Celebrate Miku’s 10th Anniversary With A New Nendoroid

    We sure have been getting a lot of Miku-related news recently! Given that it’s her 10th anniversary I suppose that’s not entirely surprising. She’s managed to be the It Girl of the figure world for a decade, which is a basically unsurpassed accomplishment. So, of course, in 2018 we are going to get a lot of Miku merch. Like the Magical Mirai Nendoroid, and this 10th anniversary edition!

    This one is quite similar to her original Nendoroid, with an updated sculpt and color palette: I love how the rainbow hues are all throughout this figure, from the ribbon wings to the ribbons in her hair to the shine on her outfit. It seems like a lot of thought went into this one. Order open tonight!

    [via Kahotan]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/new-magical-mirai-miku-hatsune-nendoroid-exclusive/attachment/magicalmikuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82483"></a></p> <p>“Magical Mirai 5th Anniversary Miku Hatsune Nendoroid” is one handful of a name, and in order to honor that, this figure is also going to be a bit of a handful to get. That’s right, this perfect precious beautiful baby is an exclusive. Not really a surprise though, is it? And it’s only to Good Smile’s online shop (her page <a href="http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6620/Nendoroid+Hatsune+Miku+Magical+Mirai+5th+Anniversary+Ver.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6620/Nendoroid+Hatsune+Miku+Magical+Mirai+5th+Anniversary+Ver.html', 'is already up']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">is already up</a>), so not too much of a hassle to get. And let’s be real now, she looks 100% worth it.</p> <p>This is one of my favorite Nendoroid designs I’ve ever seen. The base outfit is really cute, but add in all the amazing extras and I am sold. A rainbow full of playing cards to sit on? Yes please. Her retail is a reasonable ¥4,800 and her orders open on September 4th, running until October 5th and she’s set for a February release.</p>

    The New Magical Mirai Miku Hatsune Nendoroid Is An Exclusive

    “Magical Mirai 5th Anniversary Miku Hatsune Nendoroid” is one handful of a name, and in order to honor that, this figure is also going to be a bit of a handful to get. That’s right, this perfect precious beautiful baby is an exclusive. Not really a surprise though, is it? And it’s only to Good Smile’s online shop (her page is already up), so not too much of a hassle to get. And let’s be real now, she looks 100% worth it.

    This is one of my favorite Nendoroid designs I’ve ever seen. The base outfit is really cute, but add in all the amazing extras and I am sold. A rainbow full of playing cards to sit on? Yes please. Her retail is a reasonable ¥4,800 and her orders open on September 4th, running until October 5th and she’s set for a February release.

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