Yayoi Takatsuki Archive

  • It’s been a while since we had a pre-order Dollfie! We had Snow Miku in January of last year, but she actually just shipped out and I got mine only 2 weeks ago. Volks is so slow, but worth it. Well, they’ve just announced the newest pre-order project and it’s IDOLM@STER! And 3 dolls instead of 2. First up are Iori and Yayoi, who will be on the new Dollfie Dream Pretty bodies which are between a DDS and MDD. Yayoi is usually one of my least-favorite girls but I am so smitten with her face! Each of them retail for ¥60,000. Then we have Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, who will be on a Dollfie Dream Sister body. She has a face shape I usually love, and while I do like her I think the pronounced lashes are a little odd–but they look so lovely in some shots! Hard to tell what she’ll look like with a different wig and outift, though Volks always gives us a few pictures like that as orders open. Anastasia comes in at a bit more at ¥68,000. And of course, all 3 of them have alternate outfits! Orders open up on October 8th and run until December 4th, and they won’t be out until fall of 2017 (so expect about a year’s wait). Sure, it’s a long time, but with something this pricey it’s great to have so much time to save up. [via Volks]

    The Next Dollfie Dream Pre-Order Project Is IDOLM@STER

    It’s been a while since we had a pre-order Dollfie! We had Snow Miku in January of last year, but she actually just shipped out and I got mine only 2 weeks ago. Volks is so slow, but worth it. Well, they’ve just announced the newest pre-order project and it’s IDOLM@STER! And 3 dolls instead of 2. First up are Iori and Yayoi, who will be on the new Dollfie Dream Pretty bodies which are between a DDS and MDD. Yayoi is usually one of my least-favorite girls but I am so smitten with her face! Each of them retail for ¥60,000. Then we have Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, who will be on a Dollfie Dream Sister body. She has a face shape I usually love, and while I do like her I think the pronounced lashes are a little odd–but they look so lovely in some shots! Hard to tell what she’ll look like with a different wig and outift, though Volks always gives us a few pictures like that as orders open. Anastasia comes in at a bit more at ¥68,000. And of course, all 3 of them have alternate outfits! Orders open up on October 8th and run until December 4th, and they won’t be out until fall of 2017 (so expect about a year’s wait). Sure, it’s a long time, but with something this pricey it’s great to have so much time to save up. [via Volks]

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  • As far as figure lines go, IDOLM@STER is probably my current favorite. I love all of the Good Smile Company, Max Factory, and Phat! Company girls so much. I just can’t resist their designs! And of course they had quite a few at Wonder Festival. They’ll be doing a new Nendoroid Co-De line with Miki Hoshii, Yayoi Takatsuki, Takane Shijou, and Haruka Amami. Good Smile will be doing a scale of Shiki Ichinose & Koume Shirasaka and Max Factory is taking on Minami Nitta. Then we have Phat! Company. They showed off an amazing sculpt of Rika Jougasaki and also Fumika Sagisawa. [UPDATE] Added more of Phat’s girls! [via Kahotan]

    Summer WonFest 2016: Good Smile Company & Co x Idolm@ster

    As far as figure lines go, IDOLM@STER is probably my current favorite. I love all of the Good Smile Company, Max Factory, and Phat! Company girls so much. I just can’t resist their designs! And of course they had quite a few at Wonder Festival. They’ll be doing a new Nendoroid Co-De line with Miki Hoshii, Yayoi Takatsuki, Takane Shijou, and Haruka Amami. Good Smile will be doing a scale of Shiki Ichinose & Koume Shirasaka and Max Factory is taking on Minami Nitta. Then we have Phat! Company. They showed off an amazing sculpt of Rika Jougasaki and also Fumika Sagisawa. [UPDATE] Added more of Phat’s girls! [via Kahotan]

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  • Another month, another NicoNico broadcast from Good Smile Company! We only have four figures that they are previewing this time around, but they all look pretty awesome. Okay, I lied, I’m kind of annoyed about yet another Saber figma so we’ll start with that one. It’s Saber! It’s a figma! It’s extra poseable wow! Up next we have the Araragi Nendoroid which looks AMAZING. The extras are perfection. There’s also a brief preview of Nendoroid Kitakami from KanColle. Last, but certainly not least, is Phat! Company’s Yayoi! I have to admit that I don’t find her as appealing as the rest of the line (Hibiki, Miki, Iori), but she sure is adorable! [via mfc]

    Good Smile Company’s May 2014 NicoNico Broadcast

    Another month, another NicoNico broadcast from Good Smile Company! We only have four figures that they are previewing this time around, but they all look pretty awesome. Okay, I lied, I’m kind of annoyed about yet another Saber figma so we’ll start with that one. It’s Saber! It’s a figma! It’s extra poseable wow! Up next we have the Araragi Nendoroid which looks AMAZING. The extras are perfection. There’s also a brief preview of Nendoroid Kitakami from KanColle. Last, but certainly not least, is Phat! Company’s Yayoi! I have to admit that I don’t find her as appealing as the rest of the line (Hibiki, Miki, Iori), but she sure is adorable! [via mfc]

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  • AmiAmi has this nasty habit of combining our orders into big glumps that overlap between months. So, for example, we might not get some of our January stuff until the beginning of March (yet mysteriously it will be with not just February but March items as well). You may have noticed that we skipped a January loot post: well, that’s because we didn’t even get all our figures from it until a few days ago! But thankfully January and February seemed to be smaller months than most, so we’re just going to combine them into a mega loot post! Check it all out after the jump.

    Plastikitty Loot: January & February 2013

    AmiAmi has this nasty habit of combining our orders into big glumps that overlap between months. So, for example, we might not get some of our January stuff until the beginning of March (yet mysteriously it will be with not just February but March items as well). You may have noticed that we skipped a January loot post: well, that’s because we didn’t even get all our figures from it until a few days ago! But thankfully January and February seemed to be smaller months than most, so we’re just going to combine them into a mega loot post! Check it all out after the jump.

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  • Another week, another batch of PVC pre-orders. This seemed to be a particularly good week, with a ton of figures that people were really looking forward to. Like oh, you know, the Goddess Madoka duo and the best male figure ever! We’ve also got quite a few beach figures, which is funny given how cold it is now (and how chilly it will be when these ladies are released), along with a poseable nurse and one laughably bad figure. Check them all out below!

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 10/14~10/18

    Another week, another batch of PVC pre-orders. This seemed to be a particularly good week, with a ton of figures that people were really looking forward to. Like oh, you know, the Goddess Madoka duo and the best male figure ever! We’ve also got quite a few beach figures, which is funny given how cold it is now (and how chilly it will be when these ladies are released), along with a poseable nurse and one laughably bad figure. Check them all out below!

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  • Yayoi Takatsuki sure has been popular lately–first with the Brilliant Stage figure from MegaHouse, and now with Kotobukiya’s Angelic Island version that was previewed at their Autumn Showroom event. The line has previously included Miki, Haruka and Makoto, and Hibiki is set to join up as well. So far, though, I think Yayoi might be the cutest of the bunch, she’s just so damn cheerful looking! I like that her float is removable, giving you some display options. I wonder if you’d be able to put it on the other girls? I want to see Miki with a pool float! Yayoi should be going up for order very shortly, and hopefully we’ll also get some more announcements. The sculpts in this line have been so cute and accurate, I hope they do the whole cast! Especially Iori and Azusa, who I would totally love to see. [via Kotobukiya’s Red☆Star Blog]

    Preview Kotobukiya’s Angelic Island Yayoi

    Yayoi Takatsuki sure has been popular lately–first with the Brilliant Stage figure from MegaHouse, and now with Kotobukiya’s Angelic Island version that was previewed at their Autumn Showroom event. The line has previously included Miki, Haruka and Makoto, and Hibiki is set to join up as well. So far, though, I think Yayoi might be the cutest of the bunch, she’s just so damn cheerful looking! I like that her float is removable, giving you some display options. I wonder if you’d be able to put it on the other girls? I want to see Miki with a pool float! Yayoi should be going up for order very shortly, and hopefully we’ll also get some more announcements. The sculpts in this line have been so cute and accurate, I hope they do the whole cast! Especially Iori and Azusa, who I would totally love to see. [via Kotobukiya’s Red☆Star Blog]

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  • Due to the hustle and bustle of New York Comic Con, we’re a little bit late on the roundup this week, but of course we have to bring you the latest in PVC goodness! This week we’ve got quite a few goodies: some beautiful ladies, an adorable idol, a few throwbacks, and a handful of boys! Oh and of course the necessary handful of Nendoroids. Check them all out after the jump!

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 10/7~10/11

    Due to the hustle and bustle of New York Comic Con, we’re a little bit late on the roundup this week, but of course we have to bring you the latest in PVC goodness! This week we’ve got quite a few goodies: some beautiful ladies, an adorable idol, a few throwbacks, and a handful of boys! Oh and of course the necessary handful of Nendoroids. Check them all out after the jump!

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  • Kotobukiya just put up some teasers the other day and we’ve already seen the revealed Asuna, but of course they’re not going to have a whole showroom event just for one figure! In fact, they had a ton of stuff on display. As the teasers said, the swimsuit Kuroneko is painted and Altina is fully sculpted (and looks amazing!). Then we’re getting the full reveal of their Angelic Island Yayoi who is looking adorable as usual. I really hope this means we’ll see Hibiki soon. But that’s not all! A whole ton of Cu-Poches are sculpted and/or painted, including Saber, Kirino, and Dark Magician Girl. Then they had their plugsuit Yui on display, along with two announcements: they’ll be doing Cryska and Inia as well! Hooray! I am SO happy we are finally getting a plugsuit Cryska. [via Iory Hamon]

    Kotobukiya’s Autumn Showroom Expo 2012

    Kotobukiya just put up some teasers the other day and we’ve already seen the revealed Asuna, but of course they’re not going to have a whole showroom event just for one figure! In fact, they had a ton of stuff on display. As the teasers said, the swimsuit Kuroneko is painted and Altina is fully sculpted (and looks amazing!). Then we’re getting the full reveal of their Angelic Island Yayoi who is looking adorable as usual. I really hope this means we’ll see Hibiki soon. But that’s not all! A whole ton of Cu-Poches are sculpted and/or painted, including Saber, Kirino, and Dark Magician Girl. Then they had their plugsuit Yui on display, along with two announcements: they’ll be doing Cryska and Inia as well! Hooray! I am SO happy we are finally getting a plugsuit Cryska. [via Iory Hamon]

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  • Right around Summer WonFest we predicted that Nekomaru’s Yayoi sculpt would be the next in MegaHouse’s Idolm@ster line. Magazine scans proved us right, and now we’re getting a first peek at her colored! Unsurprisingly, they went with pink instead of the garage kit’s orange, though I must admit I did prefer that. However, now she’ll fit in better with Miki and Haruka! She looks absolutely adorable, and I think she will be a great addition to the line. [via Figure No Oni’s Twitter]

    MegaHouse’s Yayoi Takatsuki Is Full Of Cute

    Right around Summer WonFest we predicted that Nekomaru’s Yayoi sculpt would be the next in MegaHouse’s Idolm@ster line. Magazine scans proved us right, and now we’re getting a first peek at her colored! Unsurprisingly, they went with pink instead of the garage kit’s orange, though I must admit I did prefer that. However, now she’ll fit in better with Miki and Haruka! She looks absolutely adorable, and I think she will be a great addition to the line. [via Figure No Oni’s Twitter]

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  • Welcome to another month of wacky magazine scans. This time we’ve got some very bad cellphone pics, but mixed in with higher quality scans that went up at the same time! Oh Japan, you’re so silly. This month we’ve got quite a few things, which is surprising given that WonFest was only a short while ago. You’d think companies would have nothing new left! Well we do have a lot of Nendoroids we already knew about along with recolors and re-releases, but there are some new goodies as well. Hit the jump to check them all out! [UPDATE] Updated with the rest of the scans! [UPDATE #2] Updated with a few stray scans, including MegaHouse’s Rider!

    Magazine Scans: August 2012

    Welcome to another month of wacky magazine scans. This time we’ve got some very bad cellphone pics, but mixed in with higher quality scans that went up at the same time! Oh Japan, you’re so silly. This month we’ve got quite a few things, which is surprising given that WonFest was only a short while ago. You’d think companies would have nothing new left! Well we do have a lot of Nendoroids we already knew about along with recolors and re-releases, but there are some new goodies as well. Hit the jump to check them all out! [UPDATE] Updated with the rest of the scans! [UPDATE #2] Updated with a few stray scans, including MegaHouse’s Rider!

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