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Posted by Leah Bayer on January 4, 2017 | No Comments
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?
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 5, 2016 | No Comments
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 18, 2015 | No Comments
I’m sure you all remember Javier Jimenez’s Wananeko, Plastikitty’s current toy cat crush. As the funding campaign to get this little guy in soft vinyl form has gone on some awesome stretch goals have been added, like a Baby Wananeko soft vinyl figure and clear guts for the large size! Now there’s only one day left to go, and there are still lots of bonus goodies to be had.
The final figure-based stretch goal is a micro Wananeko! At only 2.5″ tall, this little beast will probably still wreak havoc on your figure collection. I mean, it’s a cat. It’s what they do. And as an added bonus, once $12,500 is reached every single backer who got a Wananeko (of any size!) will receive 5 free stickers. Man, that’s like my two weaknesses. CATS AND STICKERS. So go hurry and get one before time runs out!
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 26, 2015 | No Comments
You probably remember Javier Jimenez’ recent IndieGoGo project to get his awesome Wananeko figure in soft vinyl format. Well, the part I was most excited about was the addition of a Baby Wananeko in resin! I mean, kittens guys. I just love kittens so much. The project got funded amazingly fast, so a stretch goal was added: for $2,000 over the original goal, a sofubi Baby Wananeko would be manufactured too!
Well, as you might have guessed from the title, it’s happened already. Yup, there are 21 days left to go and we’ve already had the original and stretch goal funded. I wonder if Jimenez has any other tricks up his sleeve?! If you want a Baby Wananeko, all of the original funding levels that include a sofubi Wananeko will include a bonus matching Baby Wananeko. Want something a little more special? There are ten $200 slots open that get you a custom set: one full size and one baby Wananeko, customized to your specific instructions! So go get one here.
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
It’s no secret that here at Plastikitty, we love cats. Real cats, stuffed cats, toy cats. If it’s a cat, I’m gonna buy it. One of our recent favorite cat figures has been Javier Jimenez’ Wananeko, a yokai who can shapeshift parts of his body into weaponry and also is so freaking cute. However, past Wananeko releases have been resin and fairly limited, so like most resin toys it’s hard to dive into right away for newbies.
But worry no more, Wananeko fans! There is now an IndieGoGo for… you guessed it, a soft vinyl version of this badass kitty. And if there’s one thing I like more than cat toys it’s sofubi cat toys, so this is great news! The rewards range from stickers to crazy customs, and there will be 3 colorways to start off: DIY, original, and a clear pink that’s exclusive to IndieGoGo.
But that’s not all. You may notice that our header is not of Wananeko. Or is it?! It’s BABY WANANEKO. This resin piece is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and there are four different colorways you can get only through the IndieGoGo: Original, Calico, Nightshade and Ghost. I love that the eye shape changes so he goes from worried to angry. AHH, it’s so cute. Do you want one? You know you do. Head on over to IndieGoGo and show your support.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 27, 2014 | 3 Comments
We here at Plastikitty love cats, both real and plastic. Thus the name! And of course we’re always on the lookout for more vinyl kitties (or in this case, resin!) to add to our ever-growing collection of misfits. First it was the Tuttz and Negoras, and now we’re obsessed with Nenne and Javier Jimenez’s Wananeko figure!
This little guy is out for some Halloween fun with two versions: a sweet calico treat and a creepy Samhain trick. That’s right, two new colorways! You can grab them both right now in Jimenez’s webstore for $60 a pop. But if you’re on the fence, don’t wait for too long: the calico pre-order is limited, and there are only 5 of the Halloween edition!