Winter WonFest Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid/attachment/mikusheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83574"></a></p> <p>Would it be a Wonder Festival without at least one Miku-centered post? Maybe in the year 2060, but this is 2018. And it’s still the Year of Miku in perpetuity. This time around we’re actually seeing a little bit less of her (and some other Vocaloids) from GSC & co, but still enough to satisfy fans! We have announcements for a scaled Racing Miku 2018 and a scaled Chinese V4 Miku from Good Smile, along with a new set of Rin & Len figures from Max Factory: the Stylish Energy L Versions.</p> <p>FREEing’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-freeing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Thai Miku 2016</a> is (finally) painted, and we have two very exciting sculpts, both from GSC: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/prepare-another-miku-hatsune-figure" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chokabuki Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami Miku</a> (which is a bit… chunkier sculpt-wise than what I was expecting?), and the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-takes-vocaloid-kasane-teto" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yoshiwara Lament Ver. of Kasane Teto</a>. Last but not least there’s a figma of the Chinese V4X Miku and… a tiny little Racing Miku car!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> As <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tony-taka-shows-off-new-racing-miku-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">I predicted</a>, we’re getting yet another version of the Tony Taka Racing Miku!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: GSC & Co x Vocaloid

    Would it be a Wonder Festival without at least one Miku-centered post? Maybe in the year 2060, but this is 2018. And it’s still the Year of Miku in perpetuity. This time around we’re actually seeing a little bit less of her (and some other Vocaloids) from GSC & co, but still enough to satisfy fans! We have announcements for a scaled Racing Miku 2018 and a scaled Chinese V4 Miku from Good Smile, along with a new set of Rin & Len figures from Max Factory: the Stylish Energy L Versions.

    FREEing’s Thai Miku 2016 is (finally) painted, and we have two very exciting sculpts, both from GSC: the Chokabuki Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami Miku (which is a bit… chunkier sculpt-wise than what I was expecting?), and the gorgeous Yoshiwara Lament Ver. of Kasane Teto. Last but not least there’s a figma of the Chinese V4X Miku and… a tiny little Racing Miku car!

    [UPDATE] As I predicted, we’re getting yet another version of the Tony Taka Racing Miku!

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83765" rel="attachment wp-att-83765"></a></p> <p>Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!</p> <p>Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965020603685117952', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Blastoise

    Nothing warms my heart more than figures that make me relive the best parts of my childhood. Well, those and cats. And dogs. And really good pie. But, for the context of this post, we’re talking about nostalgia. So far MegaHouse has really knocked the nostalgia-train out of the park with Sailor Moon, Digimon, and of course Pokemon!

    Tonight they unveiled the sculpt for a big ol’ Blastoise, aka the best of the original starters. Fite me. Oh and Gary Oak is there too, but who cares about that dweeb amirite?

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83756" rel="attachment wp-att-83756"></a></p> <p>I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.</p> <p>Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two <em>To LOVEru</em> cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).</p> <p>But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from <em>Overlord II</em>, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from <em>Azur Lane</em> and Teletha Testarossa from <em>Full Metal Panic!</em> I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-97537.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">figsoku</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Alter

    I always have very strong opinions about Alter’s event displays. Usually their Wonder Festival lineups disappoint me, because they save all the good stuff for MegaHobby. But not in 2018! We have a really killer batch of figures from my favorite manufacturer.

    Many of them are what you’d expect: we have quite a few Fate/Stay Night figures (including the gorgeous header Saber, a reclining Mash Kyrielight, the sculpt for Edmond Dantes, and their absolutely epic Jeanne d’Arc Alter), finally the painted Okoi, an IDOLM@STER announcement (Asuka Ninomiya), and two To LOVEru cuties (Haruna once again and a lingerie Momo).

    But of course there were surprises as well! Like the elaborate bunnygirl version of Narberal Gamma from Overlord II, and some from-left-field announcements like Vampire from Azur Lane and Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic! I know some people have been waiting a LONG time for Panic figures. Check out all of them and more after the jump!

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83641" rel="attachment wp-att-83641"></a></p> <p>You may be thinking, “Leah, 4 announcements isn’t really worth its own post!” To which I say, “shhh, let me have this moment.” Because do you know what we are getting? Did the header give it away? We’re getting a YUSUKE FIGMA. My beautiful husband can now be in my life to give me art advice. Oh, and figma Anne too! Both in their Phantom Thieves garb, of course.</p> <p>We also have two Nendoroid announcements: Futaba (in casual clothing) and the MC (in his Joker garb). I wonder why they’re in non-matching outfits? Maybe we will get two full lines of the whole cast?? Hey, a girl can dream.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Persona 5 figmas & Nendoroids

    You may be thinking, “Leah, 4 announcements isn’t really worth its own post!” To which I say, “shhh, let me have this moment.” Because do you know what we are getting? Did the header give it away? We’re getting a YUSUKE FIGMA. My beautiful husband can now be in my life to give me art advice. Oh, and figma Anne too! Both in their Phantom Thieves garb, of course.

    We also have two Nendoroid announcements: Futaba (in casual clothing) and the MC (in his Joker garb). I wonder why they’re in non-matching outfits? Maybe we will get two full lines of the whole cast?? Hey, a girl can dream.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83612" rel="attachment wp-att-83612"></a></p> <p>With every entry into the Persona series we get progressively more figures. I predict that by the time 6 comes out (10 years from now, let’s be realistic) the figure market will be nothing but Persona. And I’m kind of okay with that. Today we have an unexpected announcement: MegaHouse is taking on the persona Arsene!</p> <p>Given their love for monsters (Digimon, Pokemon, etc) perhaps this isn’t that much of a shock, but the level of detail surely is. Those wings! And he will be part of the DX series, which means… very expensive and (knowing them and their hatred of letting me buy things I want) an exclusive. Doesn’t matter, gonna get Arsene.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965031331385102336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/965031331385102336', 'mega_girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mega_girlshobby</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: MegaHouse’s Persona 5 Arsene

    With every entry into the Persona series we get progressively more figures. I predict that by the time 6 comes out (10 years from now, let’s be realistic) the figure market will be nothing but Persona. And I’m kind of okay with that. Today we have an unexpected announcement: MegaHouse is taking on the persona Arsene!

    Given their love for monsters (Digimon, Pokemon, etc) perhaps this isn’t that much of a shock, but the level of detail surely is. Those wings! And he will be part of the DX series, which means… very expensive and (knowing them and their hatred of letting me buy things I want) an exclusive. Doesn’t matter, gonna get Arsene.

    [via mega_girlshobby]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83601" rel="attachment wp-att-83601"></a></p> <p>Max Factory has always been about quality over quantity, and that’s certainly clear from their scaled figure Wonder Festival lineup. It’s very small! We have seen the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-fatestay-night" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/Stay Night</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a> figures, but of course there’s a handful more.</p> <p>We have two <em>KanColle</em> girls: Suzuya Kai-II and a damage mode Saratoga. Their Racing Sonico is finally painted, as is the gorgeous Mage from 7th Dragon. Ai-chan from <em>Tawawa on Monday</em> is also painted, if boobs that look like they are literally filled with helium are your thing. They’ll also be taking on Utaha Kasumigaoka from <em>Saekano</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/144" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/144', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Max Factory

    Max Factory has always been about quality over quantity, and that’s certainly clear from their scaled figure Wonder Festival lineup. It’s very small! We have seen the Fate/Stay Night and Vocaloid figures, but of course there’s a handful more.

    We have two KanColle girls: Suzuya Kai-II and a damage mode Saratoga. Their Racing Sonico is finally painted, as is the gorgeous Mage from 7th Dragon. Ai-chan from Tawawa on Monday is also painted, if boobs that look like they are literally filled with helium are your thing. They’ll also be taking on Utaha Kasumigaoka from Saekano.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-83595"></a></p> <p>We have already seen Good Smile’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-fatestay-night" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/Stay Night</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2018-gsc-co-x-vocaloid" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vocaloid</a> scaled figures, but of course they had a lot more. And I do mean a LOT. We are going to dive right in because there’s a lot to cover, starting with painted figures. Emilia from <em>Re:Zero</em>, Akari Kawamoto from <em>March Comes In Like A Lion</em>, Mythra from <em>Xenoblade Chronices 2</em>, HOT LIMIT Eriri Spencer, and the terrifying Antarc from <em>Land of the Lustrous</em> are all finished and nearly ready for orders.</p> <p>For new sculpts we have Shuvi from <em>No Game No Life Zero</em>, the winged Kanade Tachibana, Altair from <em>re:CREATORS</em>, Shopping Mode Haruna from <em>KanColle,</em> and the lovely Wedding Louise.</p> <p>Now for the biggest category: announcements! We have two super throwback ones in a new Lacia from<em> BEATLESS</em> (remember the OG?) and Black Rock Shooter Inexhaustible Version. We’ll be getting a new Cardcaptor Sakura, a Shopping Mode Kashima, a swimsuit Michiru Hyodo, Hifumi Takimoto, Siluca from <em>Record of Grancrest War</em>, and…. Kizuna Ai, because we need more bizarre pop culture figures.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: Good Smile Company

    We have already seen Good Smile’s Fate/Stay Night and Vocaloid scaled figures, but of course they had a lot more. And I do mean a LOT. We are going to dive right in because there’s a lot to cover, starting with painted figures. Emilia from Re:Zero, Akari Kawamoto from March Comes In Like A Lion, Mythra from Xenoblade Chronices 2, HOT LIMIT Eriri Spencer, and the terrifying Antarc from Land of the Lustrous are all finished and nearly ready for orders.

    For new sculpts we have Shuvi from No Game No Life Zero, the winged Kanade Tachibana, Altair from re:CREATORS, Shopping Mode Haruna from KanColle, and the lovely Wedding Louise.

    Now for the biggest category: announcements! We have two super throwback ones in a new Lacia from BEATLESS (remember the OG?) and Black Rock Shooter Inexhaustible Version. We’ll be getting a new Cardcaptor Sakura, a Shopping Mode Kashima, a swimsuit Michiru Hyodo, Hifumi Takimoto, Siluca from Record of Grancrest War, and…. Kizuna Ai, because we need more bizarre pop culture figures.

    [via whl4u]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83563" rel="attachment wp-att-83563"></a></p> <p>Few things go together as well (and often) as Good Smile Company and the Fate/Stay Night franchise. And of course they had a massive amount at this Wonder Festival, so let’s just dive right in! We’re getting Nendoroids of Merlin, Miyamoto Musashi, Ishtar, and Elizabeth Bathory, along with figmas of Rider of Black, Jeanne d’Arc Alter, and Saber of Red.</p> <p>Onto my favorite, the scales! Good Smile will be giving us Altria Pendragon (who looks stunning), Mash Kyrielight: Heroic Spirit Formal Dress Ver (what a short and concise name!), Mash Kyrielight ~Dangerous Beast~, and Altria Pendragon on a motorcycle. From Max Factory we will get Jeanne d’Arc Alter Dress Version and a soft vinyl Paul Bunyan (who is a Berserker–were they inspired by IT?). Last but not least, Orange Rouge is giving us two boys: Gilgamesh and the original Lancer! A little something for everyone, no?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/402" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh27/gallery/en/#/images/402', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2018: GSC & Co x Fate/Stay Night

    Few things go together as well (and often) as Good Smile Company and the Fate/Stay Night franchise. And of course they had a massive amount at this Wonder Festival, so let’s just dive right in! We’re getting Nendoroids of Merlin, Miyamoto Musashi, Ishtar, and Elizabeth Bathory, along with figmas of Rider of Black, Jeanne d’Arc Alter, and Saber of Red.

    Onto my favorite, the scales! Good Smile will be giving us Altria Pendragon (who looks stunning), Mash Kyrielight: Heroic Spirit Formal Dress Ver (what a short and concise name!), Mash Kyrielight ~Dangerous Beast~, and Altria Pendragon on a motorcycle. From Max Factory we will get Jeanne d’Arc Alter Dress Version and a soft vinyl Paul Bunyan (who is a Berserker–were they inspired by IT?). Last but not least, Orange Rouge is giving us two boys: Gilgamesh and the original Lancer! A little something for everyone, no?

    [via whl4u]

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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/?attachment_id=80922" rel="attachment wp-att-80922"></a></p> <p>As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-garage-kit-roundup" target="_blank">before-event roundup</a>, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day!</p> <p>The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/20170220wf2017wm488554.html/5" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/20170220wf2017wm488554.html/5', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/didjeridoo_tom/page2" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/didjeridoo_tom/page2', 'tom matsumodo']);" target="_blank">tom matsumodo</a>, & <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanpenx/page2" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanpenx/page2', 'hanpenx']);" target="_blank">hanpenx</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Garage Kits

    As collectors, our focus for Wonder Festival is obviously on the things that you can, you know, actually buy. But at the event, purchasable PVC figures are outnumbered pretty substantially by garage kits. We of course brought you our usual before-event roundup, but it’s time to take a look at all the goodies that were out and about that day!

    The quality ranges from amazing to god-awful, so we tried to bring you the cream of the crop. Though I will admit, quite a few in this gallery are just here because of how odd they are. Shirtless Gilgamesh? Girl getting (happily) eaten by a shark? Cat on a motorcycle? Check ’em out and tons more below the jump!

    [via 1up, tom matsumodo, & hanpenx]

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