1/10th Archive

  • Earlier this week when we looked at Kotobukiya’s Star Wars figures, we of course took a little peek at their new Kylo Ren ArtFX+. But now it’s time for an extended look! Because who doesn’t love Kylo? Probably, you know, all the victims of his bizarre genocide. But other than that, totally a loveable guy. My only sorrow is that he doesn’t have an umasked head, but that’s really more a detail we’d see on a larger scale figure. Like a 1/6 Kylo! Wouldn’t that be nice? He could throw little tantrums. You’d wake up in the morning and the toys on his shelf would just be all over the floor… and you’d know just who to blame. This Kylo is nice and tiny, so you only have to worry about him shoving around your Nendoroids when he’s in a mood.

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Kylo Ren Gallery

    Earlier this week when we looked at Kotobukiya’s Star Wars figures, we of course took a little peek at their new Kylo Ren ArtFX+. But now it’s time for an extended look! Because who doesn’t love Kylo? Probably, you know, all the victims of his bizarre genocide. But other than that, totally a loveable guy. My only sorrow is that he doesn’t have an umasked head, but that’s really more a detail we’d see on a larger scale figure. Like a 1/6 Kylo! Wouldn’t that be nice? He could throw little tantrums. You’d wake up in the morning and the toys on his shelf would just be all over the floor… and you’d know just who to blame. This Kylo is nice and tiny, so you only have to worry about him shoving around your Nendoroids when he’s in a mood.

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  • The 2014 Magical Mirai Miku was such a trainwreck that I had zero hopes for the 2015 version, even if the art was pretty cool. I mean, it doesn’t exactly scream “magical girl” or anything (though for real, I’d love a magical girl Miku), but it’s cool. And surprisingly, the figure turned out kind of cool too! I was really expecting another half-assed, lazy sculpt, but they got Grimrock to do it so we all know it’s gonna turn out fantastic. And considering that this is 1/10 scale, the detail is kind of out of this world. These damn Mikus, they get me every time. Sadly, she’s not cheap or easy to get: she’s a GSC shop exclusive, and ¥8,900 which is pricey given her size. Orders are open now, and will run until December 16th!

    Magical Mirai 2015 Miku Hatsune Is Up For Order

    The 2014 Magical Mirai Miku was such a trainwreck that I had zero hopes for the 2015 version, even if the art was pretty cool. I mean, it doesn’t exactly scream “magical girl” or anything (though for real, I’d love a magical girl Miku), but it’s cool. And surprisingly, the figure turned out kind of cool too! I was really expecting another half-assed, lazy sculpt, but they got Grimrock to do it so we all know it’s gonna turn out fantastic. And considering that this is 1/10 scale, the detail is kind of out of this world. These damn Mikus, they get me every time. Sadly, she’s not cheap or easy to get: she’s a GSC shop exclusive, and ¥8,900 which is pricey given her size. Orders are open now, and will run until December 16th!

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  • You know what I really want the day before Wonder Festival? Magazine scans. Because my dream is for mountains of work. Yay. Anyway, we have scans this month again! More than usual! I mean, there’s the normal MegaHouse stuff: Digimon (Amgemon & Angewomon painted!)… and, okay, most of the others are missing. Do you know why? Because we are getting POKEMON FIGURES. Yes, that’s Jessie in the header. She comes with Wobbuffet. All my dreams are coming true. I mean, they’re 1/10, but beggars can’t be choosers, right? And there’s lots of non-MegaHouse. Max Factory has finally sculpted the Tony Taka versions of Rin & Len.. that only took like 2 years. We have FREEing’s bunny girl Chitoge, a whole lot of updates for Bikini Warriors (including that Paladin is an exclusive, my heart is breaking!) and and finally some news from Sword & Wizards ~The Emperor of Sword & Seven Lady Knight~. Fuyuka Yukishiro has been sculpted, and will be produced by Kotobukiya. All that and more after the jump! [via takezo1101 & ALTEISEN1]

    Magazine Scans July 2015

    You know what I really want the day before Wonder Festival? Magazine scans. Because my dream is for mountains of work. Yay. Anyway, we have scans this month again! More than usual! I mean, there’s the normal MegaHouse stuff: Digimon (Amgemon & Angewomon painted!)… and, okay, most of the others are missing. Do you know why? Because we are getting POKEMON FIGURES. Yes, that’s Jessie in the header. She comes with Wobbuffet. All my dreams are coming true. I mean, they’re 1/10, but beggars can’t be choosers, right? And there’s lots of non-MegaHouse. Max Factory has finally sculpted the Tony Taka versions of Rin & Len.. that only took like 2 years. We have FREEing’s bunny girl Chitoge, a whole lot of updates for Bikini Warriors (including that Paladin is an exclusive, my heart is breaking!) and and finally some news from Sword & Wizards ~The Emperor of Sword & Seven Lady Knight~. Fuyuka Yukishiro has been sculpted, and will be produced by Kotobukiya. All that and more after the jump! [via takezo1101 & ALTEISEN1]

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  • About two years ago, Wave jacked up the price of their 1/10 Beach Queens line significantly, so that they basically rivaled a lot of 1/8 scale figures in prices. There was obvious backlash to this: sales fell, and we see about a third as many Beach Queens nowadays as we used to. I mean, it used to be like 4 a month. Now they hardly ever pop up for order. But the line still chugs on, and the next addition will be Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park! And her sculpt is… well, let’s just be honest. It’s not good. Her head is super tiny and her bust is way bigger than on any of her other figures, which there are a lot of. Want a figure of Isuzu? You’ve got Amakuni and Kotobukiya to choose from right now, along with Max Factory’s upcoming one. Dying for a bikini version of her? There’s a cute prize figure. I mean, this does come in two colors (though you know one of them is going to be exclusive) but do you really want to pay $60 for that teeny tiny head?! It’s so small. Why, Wave. Why. [via Wave’s Blog]

    Wave Announces A Beach Queen Of Isuzu Sento

    About two years ago, Wave jacked up the price of their 1/10 Beach Queens line significantly, so that they basically rivaled a lot of 1/8 scale figures in prices. There was obvious backlash to this: sales fell, and we see about a third as many Beach Queens nowadays as we used to. I mean, it used to be like 4 a month. Now they hardly ever pop up for order. But the line still chugs on, and the next addition will be Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park! And her sculpt is… well, let’s just be honest. It’s not good. Her head is super tiny and her bust is way bigger than on any of her other figures, which there are a lot of. Want a figure of Isuzu? You’ve got Amakuni and Kotobukiya to choose from right now, along with Max Factory’s upcoming one. Dying for a bikini version of her? There’s a cute prize figure. I mean, this does come in two colors (though you know one of them is going to be exclusive) but do you really want to pay $60 for that teeny tiny head?! It’s so small. Why, Wave. Why. [via Wave’s Blog]

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  • Phat! Company has a rather absurd amount of figures in the works, and most of them are in the grey prototype stage. So when we get updates from them, I’m always hoping for some nice paint, but instead we’re getting… and entirely new figure and sculpt! Because there’s just not enough on their plate already? In any case, we have the sculpt/announcement of Rin Suzunoki from Bakuon!!, who actually looks really great. Or maybe I’m just swayed by the mini motorcycle? She is also 1/10 scale, which means she hopefully won’t be too bank-breaking! [via Katsu_mayuR & Phat official]

    Phat! Company’s Rin Suzunoki From Bakuon Is Sculpted

    Phat! Company has a rather absurd amount of figures in the works, and most of them are in the grey prototype stage. So when we get updates from them, I’m always hoping for some nice paint, but instead we’re getting… and entirely new figure and sculpt! Because there’s just not enough on their plate already? In any case, we have the sculpt/announcement of Rin Suzunoki from Bakuon!!, who actually looks really great. Or maybe I’m just swayed by the mini motorcycle? She is also 1/10 scale, which means she hopefully won’t be too bank-breaking! [via Katsu_mayuR & Phat official]

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  • When going through my folders recently to see what I have left coverage wise to post still from Toy Fair I completely forgot that I have this nifty comparison of Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Hulkbuster next to their ArtFX+ Iron Man. We’ve seen quite a few complaints about the $200 price point for a 1/10th scale figure on Facebook as well as elsewhere and we figured that this set of pictures would help convey just exactly why that price point is perfectly acceptable for this figure — this thing is massive. The Marvel ArtFX+ Iron Man stands the same height as one of the Hulkbuster’s legs and you can also see here just the insane amount of detail shoved into small areas on the Hulkbuster. The entire piece is quite massive and, if anything, that $200 price point is a bit of a steal considering just how high quality this Hulkbuster actually is. Hopefully this once and for all puts a rest to the comments regarding the Hulkbuster’s price as 1/10th scale for something that’s about 30 feet tall is quite larger than something that’s only 6 feet tall, as this goes to show.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya ArtFX+ Hulkbuster Size Comparison

    When going through my folders recently to see what I have left coverage wise to post still from Toy Fair I completely forgot that I have this nifty comparison of Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Hulkbuster next to their ArtFX+ Iron Man. We’ve seen quite a few complaints about the $200 price point for a 1/10th scale figure on Facebook as well as elsewhere and we figured that this set of pictures would help convey just exactly why that price point is perfectly acceptable for this figure — this thing is massive. The Marvel ArtFX+ Iron Man stands the same height as one of the Hulkbuster’s legs and you can also see here just the insane amount of detail shoved into small areas on the Hulkbuster. The entire piece is quite massive and, if anything, that $200 price point is a bit of a steal considering just how high quality this Hulkbuster actually is. Hopefully this once and for all puts a rest to the comments regarding the Hulkbuster’s price as 1/10th scale for something that’s about 30 feet tall is quite larger than something that’s only 6 feet tall, as this goes to show.

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  • One of the single coolest things we’ve seen at this year’s Toy Fair so far is the recently announced Hulk vs Hulkbuster ArtFX+ figures by Kotobukiya. Featuring the fight from the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie in stunning 3D, these 1/10th scale figures are anything but what one thinks of when they hear 1/10th scale; they’re massive. Each figure will come separately with the Hulk at a price point of $69.99 and the Hulkbuster at $199.99, but I really cannot see displaying these without having both, they just work that well with each other. I’ve also seen quite a lot of complaints about the $199.99 price for Hulkbuster, but, having seen this behemoth in person, not only is he larger than most of the 1/6th scale Fine Arts statues, he’s also much more intricate and detailed; the paintwork on the Hulkbuster armor is simply stunning. We also learned that the Hulkbuster was sculpted in a unique way: Kotobukiya received the 3D model data for the suit that’s used by the SFX team working on the movie to be able to print out the suit as a 100% replica from the screen, which was then put together and moved into the pose wanted for the statue, but then re-touched by hand completely by their sculptor Abe, who mixed these two methods to produce something true to screen, but also have the fluidity of something hand sculpted. I really am blown away by these pieces and their sheer enormity, detail, and most importantly raw emotion that they convey. These are some of the best figures I’ve seen in a long time and $270 for a centerpiece this large and elaborate is a steal.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Marvel ArtFX+ Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster

    One of the single coolest things we’ve seen at this year’s Toy Fair so far is the recently announced Hulk vs Hulkbuster ArtFX+ figures by Kotobukiya. Featuring the fight from the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie in stunning 3D, these 1/10th scale figures are anything but what one thinks of when they hear 1/10th scale; they’re massive. Each figure will come separately with the Hulk at a price point of $69.99 and the Hulkbuster at $199.99, but I really cannot see displaying these without having both, they just work that well with each other. I’ve also seen quite a lot of complaints about the $199.99 price for Hulkbuster, but, having seen this behemoth in person, not only is he larger than most of the 1/6th scale Fine Arts statues, he’s also much more intricate and detailed; the paintwork on the Hulkbuster armor is simply stunning. We also learned that the Hulkbuster was sculpted in a unique way: Kotobukiya received the 3D model data for the suit that’s used by the SFX team working on the movie to be able to print out the suit as a 100% replica from the screen, which was then put together and moved into the pose wanted for the statue, but then re-touched by hand completely by their sculptor Abe, who mixed these two methods to produce something true to screen, but also have the fluidity of something hand sculpted. I really am blown away by these pieces and their sheer enormity, detail, and most importantly raw emotion that they convey. These are some of the best figures I’ve seen in a long time and $270 for a centerpiece this large and elaborate is a steal.

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  • While MegaHouse’s school uniform figure of Usagi certainly wasn’t the best, I’m such a fangirl that I ordered her anyway. I know, the shame! But honestly I’m still excited for the rest of the line: Mercury & Mars were announced in November, and now we have painted shots of all three of them together! And they look, well… okay. Not great but not terrible, and as the world’s biggest Rei Hino fan that’s good enough for me! [via Akibahobby]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: MegaHouse x Sailor Moon

    While MegaHouse’s school uniform figure of Usagi certainly wasn’t the best, I’m such a fangirl that I ordered her anyway. I know, the shame! But honestly I’m still excited for the rest of the line: Mercury & Mars were announced in November, and now we have painted shots of all three of them together! And they look, well… okay. Not great but not terrible, and as the world’s biggest Rei Hino fan that’s good enough for me! [via Akibahobby]

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  • Since MegaHouse is basically the founder and host of MegaHobby, you can bet that they brought a lot of figures to the event. I mean, it is their event. We’ve seen the Digimon lineup, but there’s more! So much more. Like their Sailor Moon Rei & Ami, who are as you’d expect: mediocre, but not so abjectly terrible that hardcore fans will pass up an order. They also announced that Naru (!!) will be joining the line.Their Gundam & Yamato girls lines are on a roll as we saw in scans, and they had tons on hand including the gorgeous Akira Yamamoto and Fumino Hoshino’s fabulous spandex shorts. And the next Gundam girl? Aida Surgan! The small 1/10 girls line was on display as well, with Hiyori Iki from Noragami, Hisa Takegi and Misaka Mikoto. What about their usual lineup of boys boys boys? We’ve got them in droves! Naruto, Itachi & Kakashi (in Hokage mode!) from The Last Naruto movie. Like One Piece? There’s Killer, Zoro, Koala, Eustass Kid, Sabo, and Mr.2 Bon Kure. Plus those basketball boys everyone loves! Oh, and we can’t show you this, but MegaHouse is FINALLY working on the DragonBall Z cast in a larger scale: Goku and Vegeta will be first up. [via Dengeki & 1up]

    MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2014: MegaHouse

    Since MegaHouse is basically the founder and host of MegaHobby, you can bet that they brought a lot of figures to the event. I mean, it is their event. We’ve seen the Digimon lineup, but there’s more! So much more. Like their Sailor Moon Rei & Ami, who are as you’d expect: mediocre, but not so abjectly terrible that hardcore fans will pass up an order. They also announced that Naru (!!) will be joining the line.Their Gundam & Yamato girls lines are on a roll as we saw in scans, and they had tons on hand including the gorgeous Akira Yamamoto and Fumino Hoshino’s fabulous spandex shorts. And the next Gundam girl? Aida Surgan! The small 1/10 girls line was on display as well, with Hiyori Iki from Noragami, Hisa Takegi and Misaka Mikoto. What about their usual lineup of boys boys boys? We’ve got them in droves! Naruto, Itachi & Kakashi (in Hokage mode!) from The Last Naruto movie. Like One Piece? There’s Killer, Zoro, Koala, Eustass Kid, Sabo, and Mr.2 Bon Kure. Plus those basketball boys everyone loves! Oh, and we can’t show you this, but MegaHouse is FINALLY working on the DragonBall Z cast in a larger scale: Goku and Vegeta will be first up. [via Dengeki & 1up]

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  • Some terribly uploaded scans are better than none, right? It’s time for another batch of “try not to think about the wonder of old magazine scans and look at these terrible photos!” We’ve got some new(ish) stuff to look at today, including my personal favorite: Kotobukiya’s announced Homura, which is apparently a shrine-maiden kind of deal! Then there’s one of the beautiful Ichiban Kuji Homuras I’ll never own. Koto had a second figure in scans: the brand-new Zenchi no Jingi Minerva from Cardfight!! Vanguard who (surprise) is illustrated by Tony Taka. There’s, of course, some KanColle news: Amakuni has their Amatsukaze sculpted, and has announced a figure of Haruna Kai Ni, one of the Kongou sisters. Orchid Seed’s take on Leviathan is painted and comes with an… interesting second pose. Everything else is MegaHouse: they are adding China Kousaka (In her BEAR GUNDAM OUTFIT) & Rinko Iori to the Gundam Girls Generation line and Sayla Mass to the 1/8 scale collection. Last but not least, there’s an announcement for Izuna the fox girl from Shinrabanshou Chocolate! [via Garisaw’s Twitter, Zexant’s Twitter]

    Magazine Scans November 2014

    Some terribly uploaded scans are better than none, right? It’s time for another batch of “try not to think about the wonder of old magazine scans and look at these terrible photos!” We’ve got some new(ish) stuff to look at today, including my personal favorite: Kotobukiya’s announced Homura, which is apparently a shrine-maiden kind of deal! Then there’s one of the beautiful Ichiban Kuji Homuras I’ll never own. Koto had a second figure in scans: the brand-new Zenchi no Jingi Minerva from Cardfight!! Vanguard who (surprise) is illustrated by Tony Taka. There’s, of course, some KanColle news: Amakuni has their Amatsukaze sculpted, and has announced a figure of Haruna Kai Ni, one of the Kongou sisters. Orchid Seed’s take on Leviathan is painted and comes with an… interesting second pose. Everything else is MegaHouse: they are adding China Kousaka (In her BEAR GUNDAM OUTFIT) & Rinko Iori to the Gundam Girls Generation line and Sayla Mass to the 1/8 scale collection. Last but not least, there’s an announcement for Izuna the fox girl from Shinrabanshou Chocolate! [via Garisaw’s Twitter, Zexant’s Twitter]

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