ZONE-00 Archive

  • Benten is a figure who has taken my breath away from the moment I saw him. It was a risky move on Max Factory’s part, taking on a relatively unknown character… and especially doing an elaborate sculpt for him like this that is sure to create a very high pricetag. But I think once most of us saw him painted, there was no question that the “preorder” button would be hit the second orders opened. In case there was any doubt in your mind left, Kahotan has a huge and glorious gallery full of oodles of shots of this absolutely perfect figure. Which, just in case you are wondering, is already way ahead on my favorites of 2014 list! Orders open on the 23rd, and while I’m scared to find out the price I really can’t wait. note: absolutely no transphobic language will be tolerated on Plastikitty, including the word “trap” and any derogatory discussion of gender & sexuality. Keep it respectful, people! [via Kahotan]

    Max Factory’s Benten Will Take Your Breath Away

    Benten is a figure who has taken my breath away from the moment I saw him. It was a risky move on Max Factory’s part, taking on a relatively unknown character… and especially doing an elaborate sculpt for him like this that is sure to create a very high pricetag. But I think once most of us saw him painted, there was no question that the “preorder” button would be hit the second orders opened. In case there was any doubt in your mind left, Kahotan has a huge and glorious gallery full of oodles of shots of this absolutely perfect figure. Which, just in case you are wondering, is already way ahead on my favorites of 2014 list! Orders open on the 23rd, and while I’m scared to find out the price I really can’t wait. note: absolutely no transphobic language will be tolerated on Plastikitty, including the word “trap” and any derogatory discussion of gender & sexuality. Keep it respectful, people! [via Kahotan]

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  • One of my favorite figures from this past Summer WonFest was definitely Max Factory’s jaw-dropping sculpt of Benten from ZONE-00. It’s sculpted by Nanako, Chieri’s protege, and shows his influence loud and clear. The thinly spiraled hair and detailed wings pretty much scream “Chieri” to the point where I was about 90% sure this was his work! So good job, Nanako. You’ve come pretty far since that first Shining Wind figure. To many people’s surprise, Benten was revealed to be a (biologically, at least) male character, who chooses to dress & act in  a feminine manner. For some people this made Benten a instant no-buy but come on, this is a totally gorgeous figure! Especially painted, uhnf. Those wings! note: absolutely no transphobic language will be tolerated on Plastikitty, including the word “trap” and any derogatory discussion of gender & sexuality. Keep it respectful, people! [via Kahotan’s blog]

    Max Factory’s Gorgeous Benten Is Painted

    One of my favorite figures from this past Summer WonFest was definitely Max Factory’s jaw-dropping sculpt of Benten from ZONE-00. It’s sculpted by Nanako, Chieri’s protege, and shows his influence loud and clear. The thinly spiraled hair and detailed wings pretty much scream “Chieri” to the point where I was about 90% sure this was his work! So good job, Nanako. You’ve come pretty far since that first Shining Wind figure. To many people’s surprise, Benten was revealed to be a (biologically, at least) male character, who chooses to dress & act in  a feminine manner. For some people this made Benten a instant no-buy but come on, this is a totally gorgeous figure! Especially painted, uhnf. Those wings! note: absolutely no transphobic language will be tolerated on Plastikitty, including the word “trap” and any derogatory discussion of gender & sexuality. Keep it respectful, people! [via Kahotan’s blog]

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  • Much like Good Smile Company, Max Factory didn’t bring a ton to Wonder Festival this year. But unlike GSC, I’m pretty much in love with all their figures! We’ve already seen their Miku (and it seems like sadly Senbonzakura might be a collaboration with FREEing), their Asuna and the kitty Haganai girls, but they have more! Cerberus, who we saw in the teasers is here and so perfect I could just die. And the blurry sitting figure? Tsurugi Yagami from Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. Then we have the amazing winged Benten from ZONE-00 who is SO FREAKING LOVELY do want right now please, along with… wedding Kirino Kousaka. I kid you not. There are also announcements for Yui Yugihama from Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy Wa Machigattei (who named that and whyyy) and a mystery figure from Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~. [UPDATE] MF is also doing Mea Kurosaki from To LOVEru Darkness, but she’s marked DNF. Thanks for the heads up, Will! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013: Max Factory

    Much like Good Smile Company, Max Factory didn’t bring a ton to Wonder Festival this year. But unlike GSC, I’m pretty much in love with all their figures! We’ve already seen their Miku (and it seems like sadly Senbonzakura might be a collaboration with FREEing), their Asuna and the kitty Haganai girls, but they have more! Cerberus, who we saw in the teasers is here and so perfect I could just die. And the blurry sitting figure? Tsurugi Yagami from Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. Then we have the amazing winged Benten from ZONE-00 who is SO FREAKING LOVELY do want right now please, along with… wedding Kirino Kousaka. I kid you not. There are also announcements for Yui Yugihama from Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy Wa Machigattei (who named that and whyyy) and a mystery figure from Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~. [UPDATE] MF is also doing Mea Kurosaki from To LOVEru Darkness, but she’s marked DNF. Thanks for the heads up, Will! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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