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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83751" rel="attachment wp-att-83751"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately, first with their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-super-powers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">DC Comics Super Powers line</a> and now with their amazing ArtFX+ of the ’92 X-Men. Featuring Cyclops, Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine so far, these flat-colored figures bring that iconic show from the screen to real life. I really love the color choice here and lack of shading as it fits with the style of the original quite well and I really love that these are all quite whimsical as well. My personal favorite is Beast and his suave look, but all four are quite great, and at about $40 a figure, these are quite affordable too. Who do you want to see added to the line? Let us know in the comments!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s X-Men ’92 ArtFX+ Gallery

    Kotobukiya’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately, first with their DC Comics Super Powers line and now with their amazing ArtFX+ of the ’92 X-Men. Featuring Cyclops, Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine so far, these flat-colored figures bring that iconic show from the screen to real life. I really love the color choice here and lack of shading as it fits with the style of the original quite well and I really love that these are all quite whimsical as well. My personal favorite is Beast and his suave look, but all four are quite great, and at about $40 a figure, these are quite affordable too. Who do you want to see added to the line? Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83727" rel="attachment wp-att-83727"></a></p> <p>One of my favorite statue lines has been Erik Sosa’s X-Men Fine Arts statues, which have slowly been coming out over the last few years, so I was quite happy to see that the line is still going strong with the addition of Storm! The dynamic pose and flowing cape fit the character perfectly and I really love that the mohawk second head is included as an option, despite not being really comic accurate (but who cares when it looks good?). Also of note, both earrings will be there in the final figure on the mohawk head, one was broken in transit. That said, all around, this is one big, bold, and awesome statue and honestly, one of my favorites of Storm. Now to hope for more mutants to come after!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Fine Arts Statue Storm Gallery

    One of my favorite statue lines has been Erik Sosa’s X-Men Fine Arts statues, which have slowly been coming out over the last few years, so I was quite happy to see that the line is still going strong with the addition of Storm! The dynamic pose and flowing cape fit the character perfectly and I really love that the mohawk second head is included as an option, despite not being really comic accurate (but who cares when it looks good?). Also of note, both earrings will be there in the final figure on the mohawk head, one was broken in transit. That said, all around, this is one big, bold, and awesome statue and honestly, one of my favorites of Storm. Now to hope for more mutants to come after!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83713" rel="attachment wp-att-83713"></a></p> <p>Well, this was an unexpected, yet pleasant addition today at Toy Fair! Following up on the Batman from the <em>Batman: The Animated Series</em> ArtFX+, we’re now getting Harley Quinn and The Joker as well! I really love how the Harley here captures her more playful side from the show as opposed to the hyper sexualized versions we’ve been getting lately due to <em>Suicide Squad</em>, and The Joker has his iconic purple suit and massive grin, which I will always love in any form. The pair are both quite nice looking and are, honestly, must haves for any fans of the iconic show.</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn and Joker ArtFX+ Gallery

    Well, this was an unexpected, yet pleasant addition today at Toy Fair! Following up on the Batman from the Batman: The Animated Series ArtFX+, we’re now getting Harley Quinn and The Joker as well! I really love how the Harley here captures her more playful side from the show as opposed to the hyper sexualized versions we’ve been getting lately due to Suicide Squad, and The Joker has his iconic purple suit and massive grin, which I will always love in any form. The pair are both quite nice looking and are, honestly, must haves for any fans of the iconic show.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83701" rel="attachment wp-att-83701"></a></p> <p>Earlier today we gave some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-kotobukiyas-ikemen-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">updates on Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> and later, at Toy Fair, we got to take a close look at the Red Robin sculpt. I’m not gonna lie, every time I see this figure it looks like if a KPop star moonlighted as Red Hood, which, honestly is exactly what we all wanted out of this line and I really dig it. Red Hood’s abs are on full display here, as is the signature butt, which many fans were also looking for from a male version of a bishoujo line. I’m also really liking that Red Robin has three different head options, which elevates this figure that’s just “standing there” to new levels. Now to see what happens with the rest of the Robins!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Red Robin Ikemen Gallery

    Earlier today we gave some updates on Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line and later, at Toy Fair, we got to take a close look at the Red Robin sculpt. I’m not gonna lie, every time I see this figure it looks like if a KPop star moonlighted as Red Hood, which, honestly is exactly what we all wanted out of this line and I really dig it. Red Hood’s abs are on full display here, as is the signature butt, which many fans were also looking for from a male version of a bishoujo line. I’m also really liking that Red Robin has three different head options, which elevates this figure that’s just “standing there” to new levels. Now to see what happens with the rest of the Robins!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83664" rel="attachment wp-att-83664"></a></p> <p>A few weeks ago, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-captain-marvel-order" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel Bishoujo went up for order</a>, and, today at Toy Fair we got to take a closer look at her sculpt in person. Sadly, we didn’t get to see the full color version as she’s off at Wonder Festival, but what we did get to see looked quite great! That said though, I’m still not won over by her, just as Leah wasn’t before. The short hair feels a bit too static, the pose isn’t going far enough to be unique, and the rest feels like we’ve seen it all before. Nothing is bad, rather, nothing really wows about this piece. That said, if you’re a fan of the character, this is definitely a great option as there’s not a whole lot of Captain Marvel merchandise out there yet, especially depicting her as badass as she is here!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel Bishoujo Gallery

    A few weeks ago, Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel Bishoujo went up for order, and, today at Toy Fair we got to take a closer look at her sculpt in person. Sadly, we didn’t get to see the full color version as she’s off at Wonder Festival, but what we did get to see looked quite great! That said though, I’m still not won over by her, just as Leah wasn’t before. The short hair feels a bit too static, the pose isn’t going far enough to be unique, and the rest feels like we’ve seen it all before. Nothing is bad, rather, nothing really wows about this piece. That said, if you’re a fan of the character, this is definitely a great option as there’s not a whole lot of Captain Marvel merchandise out there yet, especially depicting her as badass as she is here!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83651" rel="attachment wp-att-83651"></a></p> <p>Last summer at San Diego Comic Con <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from <em>Evil Dead 2</em></a>, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.</p> <p>I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Evil Dead Ash Bishoujo Gallery

    Last summer at San Diego Comic Con we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.

    I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise/attachment/nycc2017kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82822"></a></p> <p>Well, tonight’s a big night for <em></em>Star Wars fans with the <em>Episode VIII</em> trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their <em>Episode VII</em><em>: The Force Awakens</em> ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a <em>Return of the Jedi</em> Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.</p> <p>I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after <em>Episode VIII</em> is out.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.

    I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-figmas/attachment/wf2017sfigmasheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82183"></a></p> <p>Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em> that we already showed you, Li from <em>Cardcaptor Sakura</em>, Nero from <em>Fate/EXTELLA</em>, Kaiba from <em>Yu-Gi-Oh!</em>, Kaban from <em>Kemono Friends</em>, a handful of new <em>Kantai Collection</em> additions, and some more <em>Little Armory</em> additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the <em>Dark Souls III</em> figma and Kasumi from <em>Dead or Alive</em>, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s <em>PANDORA</em> figma, which should be great!</p> <p>Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from <em>Game Center Arashi</em>, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from <em>Kodoku No Gurume</em>, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from <em>Arms Note</em>, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie <em>Village of Eight Gravestones</em>. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/masspromodel/status/891494491466616832', 'masspromodel’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">masspromodel’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: figmas

    Every year I feel like figmas at Wonder Festival just kind of try to outdo the previous Wonder Festival’s weirdness and randomness and this year is no exception. While we’ve got our standards here like a new Racing Miku and a new Miku variation from V4X and the female main character from Pokemon Sun and Moon that we already showed you, Li from Cardcaptor Sakura, Nero from Fate/EXTELLA, Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kaban from Kemono Friends, a handful of new Kantai Collection additions, and some more Little Armory additions, the rest seem to be a bit all over the place. Between the Dark Souls III figma and Kasumi from Dead or Alive, we’ve got some great video game additions that are less expected. Then we’ve also got the amazing announcement of a Tony Taka’s PANDORA figma, which should be great!

    Now in unexpected land we’ve got Arashi from Game Center Arashi, figma Kurogo, who just appears to be a random ninja, Goro Inogashira from Kodoku No Gurume, who just looks like a random middle aged Japanese guy in a suit, the wrestler Masahiro Chono, two figmas from Arms Note, and last, but not least, completely out of left field, a character from the 1977 movie Village of Eight Gravestones. Then the art line is being continued with Yuurei-zu and Nike and we’re also getting a figma of higma, the traditional bear carving. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site, masspromodel’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-zelda-breath-wild-guardian-nendoroid/attachment/wf2017sguardianheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82035"></a></p> <p>We knew this little guy was on the way due to the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/good-smile-companys-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teasers Good Smile Company had posted</a>, but now we’re finally seeing the whole Guardian Nendoroid from <em>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</em>, and <em>man</em> is it adorable! The chibi little Guardian with stubby legs and big body, basically the opposite of its actual design, is just so perfect! And it’ll be fun to set up <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-breath-wild-nendoroid-link-gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Link Nendoroid</a> attacking him as well! I can’t wait for this to come out as the Guardian is such a perfect addition to the Nendoroid lineup.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/132" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/132', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Guardian Nendoroid

    We knew this little guy was on the way due to the teasers Good Smile Company had posted, but now we’re finally seeing the whole Guardian Nendoroid from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and man is it adorable! The chibi little Guardian with stubby legs and big body, basically the opposite of its actual design, is just so perfect! And it’ll be fun to set up the Link Nendoroid attacking him as well! I can’t wait for this to come out as the Guardian is such a perfect addition to the Nendoroid lineup.

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81367" rel="attachment wp-att-81367"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dark-magician-girl-cupoche" target="_blank">Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche</a>, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?</p> <p>Today we are looking at Sebastian from <em>Black Butler</em>, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-sebastian-michaelis" target="_blank">a scaled figure of him</a> a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Sebastian Michaelis Cu-Poche

    Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?

    Today we are looking at Sebastian from Black Butler, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did a scaled figure of him a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

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