Alien Archive

  • We’ve brought you quite a bit from Kotobukiya’s NYCC panel so far: Ms. Marvel Bishoujo, Katana Bishoujo, DC tv shows, Spike, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC. But there are always some assorted odds and ends left over! They had information about a handful of their anime and game figures. None of it was that new, but we did get confirmation that the Street Fighter Bishoujo line would be continuing! They didn’t have a reveal here, but we were assured that Rainbow Mika is not the last one we’ll see. Along with that, we found out that the Horror Bishoujo line is also continuing! Again, no actual announcement, but they said there were “several interesting licenses” they were discussing. Which hopefully means not just one more Horror Bish, but a ton of them!

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Event Overview

    We’ve brought you quite a bit from Kotobukiya’s NYCC panel so far: Ms. Marvel Bishoujo, Katana Bishoujo, DC tv shows, Spike, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC. But there are always some assorted odds and ends left over! They had information about a handful of their anime and game figures. None of it was that new, but we did get confirmation that the Street Fighter Bishoujo line would be continuing! They didn’t have a reveal here, but we were assured that Rainbow Mika is not the last one we’ll see. Along with that, we found out that the Horror Bishoujo line is also continuing! Again, no actual announcement, but they said there were “several interesting licenses” they were discussing. Which hopefully means not just one more Horror Bish, but a ton of them!

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  • As always, we have seen a lot from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair. Bishoujos Thor & Loki, Bishoujo Wonder Girl, Big Chap, Wolverine, Thanos, and then the overviews of their DC, Marvel, Bishoujo, and Star Wars toys. Phew! Can a booth even fit any more figures? The answer is always yes. Like usual, there weren’t a ton of PVC girls (and guys), but we had some! Like their gorgeous new Rage of Bahamut figures. And there were some other US-centric licenses too, like Halo, and the cutest damn Alien figure you’ll ever see. Look at his sassy pose! Amazing!

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    As always, we have seen a lot from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair. Bishoujos Thor & Loki, Bishoujo Wonder Girl, Big Chap, Wolverine, Thanos, and then the overviews of their DC, Marvel, Bishoujo, and Star Wars toys. Phew! Can a booth even fit any more figures? The answer is always yes. Like usual, there weren’t a ton of PVC girls (and guys), but we had some! Like their gorgeous new Rage of Bahamut figures. And there were some other US-centric licenses too, like Halo, and the cutest damn Alien figure you’ll ever see. Look at his sassy pose! Amazing!

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  • When I was a kid, I wanted desperately to watch Alien. I was really into horror (not really a phase I ever grew out of!) but my mom said, “no Leah, it’s too scary for you!” And she was hella right, man. It spooked me even when I was old enough to watch it. But then again, I have like the world’s lowest scare threshold. I’m Dean in Yellow Fever. Anyway, that was just a really long way of saying that I love the Alien franchise. Who doesn’t? Monsters, that is who. Because xenomorphs are great and creepy and everyone wants a big one just lurking around in their house! Which is what you get with the Big Chap ArtFX+. Your own lil psycho alien killer. Aww! They also showed off the outline for the alien dog, who I am ALL ABOUT. Creepy animals? Sign me the hell up. [UPDATE] Added the sculpt for Dog Alien from the gallery via Koto

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s Alien Big Chap ArtFX+

    When I was a kid, I wanted desperately to watch Alien. I was really into horror (not really a phase I ever grew out of!) but my mom said, “no Leah, it’s too scary for you!” And she was hella right, man. It spooked me even when I was old enough to watch it. But then again, I have like the world’s lowest scare threshold. I’m Dean in Yellow Fever. Anyway, that was just a really long way of saying that I love the Alien franchise. Who doesn’t? Monsters, that is who. Because xenomorphs are great and creepy and everyone wants a big one just lurking around in their house! Which is what you get with the Big Chap ArtFX+. Your own lil psycho alien killer. Aww! They also showed off the outline for the alien dog, who I am ALL ABOUT. Creepy animals? Sign me the hell up. [UPDATE] Added the sculpt for Dog Alien from the gallery via Koto

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  • We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: Marvel and DC, the Thanos sculpt, and lots of Bishoujo news. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them. We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to a survey and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel

    We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: Marvel and DC, the Thanos sculpt, and lots of Bishoujo news. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them. We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to a survey and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.

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  • It’s no secret that our interest in vinyl toys has been slowly drying up over the year. It’s what got us into toy collecting, but the scene feels rather stale now and it’s hard to get excited about new releases when they just feel like repeats of things we’ve seen before. But through all this there are a couple companies that always hold our interest, and Super7 is definitely one of them! We basically bought out their booth at NYCC, because they had a heck of a lot of Monster Family figures on display. And they were dessert-themed! Key lime pie, blueberry swirl… how can you not dig in? Also on display (and for sale) were He-Man figures, Alien, and more!

    NYCC 2015: Super7

    It’s no secret that our interest in vinyl toys has been slowly drying up over the year. It’s what got us into toy collecting, but the scene feels rather stale now and it’s hard to get excited about new releases when they just feel like repeats of things we’ve seen before. But through all this there are a couple companies that always hold our interest, and Super7 is definitely one of them! We basically bought out their booth at NYCC, because they had a heck of a lot of Monster Family figures on display. And they were dessert-themed! Key lime pie, blueberry swirl… how can you not dig in? Also on display (and for sale) were He-Man figures, Alien, and more!

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  • We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, some new announcements and a whole lot of up-close galleries. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well! Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, some new announcements and a whole lot of up-close galleries. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well! Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.

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  • It’s the spoopiest time of the year, and you know what that means? Spoopy movies. Guys, I have been watching a lot of horror recently. Like, a LOT. And you know what’s a scary movie? Alien! And Aliens! See, I was totally going somewhere with that, because this is a figure from Aliens. Kotobukiya’s made a few figures from the franchise (well, lots of ice cube trays and a figure), but now we’re getting a decidedly creepy Alien Warrior Drone complete with containment box. Because, you know, boxes do so well at keeping them in. Just imagine this guy lurking on your shelves… you turn around at night and he’s gone! You hear skittering on the ceiling! I would totally pay to see a horror version of Toy Story with PVC figures and statues.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Alien Warrior Drone ArtFX+ Gallery

    It’s the spoopiest time of the year, and you know what that means? Spoopy movies. Guys, I have been watching a lot of horror recently. Like, a LOT. And you know what’s a scary movie? Alien! And Aliens! See, I was totally going somewhere with that, because this is a figure from Aliens. Kotobukiya’s made a few figures from the franchise (well, lots of ice cube trays and a figure), but now we’re getting a decidedly creepy Alien Warrior Drone complete with containment box. Because, you know, boxes do so well at keeping them in. Just imagine this guy lurking on your shelves… you turn around at night and he’s gone! You hear skittering on the ceiling! I would totally pay to see a horror version of Toy Story with PVC figures and statues.

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  • Of course our main focus for Kotobukiya was on all the Bishoujos they brought to SDCC, but they had more than that! A lot more. Given that it’s San Diego COMIC Con, there were (of coure), a lot of comic goodies, including the impressive Hulk vs Hulkbuster statue that we first saw at Toy Fair. They also had statues ranging from Arkham Knight, Batman, Black Panther, and Iron Man to their newest ArtFX+ line which focuses on the villains. First up is a rather crazy-looking Lex Luthor. As opposed to non-crazy Lex? Haha. There was also a handful of non-comic-based merch. Their popular franchises like Halo and Alien popped up, along with a few anime lines like Aldnoah.Zero and Tokyo Ghoul. Check them out and more in the gallery! [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya

    Of course our main focus for Kotobukiya was on all the Bishoujos they brought to SDCC, but they had more than that! A lot more. Given that it’s San Diego COMIC Con, there were (of coure), a lot of comic goodies, including the impressive Hulk vs Hulkbuster statue that we first saw at Toy Fair. They also had statues ranging from Arkham Knight, Batman, Black Panther, and Iron Man to their newest ArtFX+ line which focuses on the villains. First up is a rather crazy-looking Lex Luthor. As opposed to non-crazy Lex? Haha. There was also a handful of non-comic-based merch. Their popular franchises like Halo and Alien popped up, along with a few anime lines like Aldnoah.Zero and Tokyo Ghoul. Check them out and more in the gallery! [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

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  • One of my favorite stops every year at Toy Fair is also my first every year: Argonaut Resins’ booth. Nestled in between the escalators down to the lower level this booth of so much color and activity always draws in so many guests. This year Eric had Tuttz on hand big and small as well as a whole slew of his new Tuttz magnets as seen in the header. The hounds as well as his awesome Kings of Atlantis skulls were also to be seen and we even got a behind the scenes sneak peek at something new that we here at Plastikitty are incredibly excited for that should be coming later this year. Also, as usual, Eric spent all four days working on sculpting to show people going by just exactly how these amazingly detailed toys and figures are actually made. Eric sculpted a really amazing alien sketch whose progress can be seen in the gallery below. Last, but not least, we also got to see some of the next mini Tuttz series which is called Grandma’s House and will be a tribute to Eric’s grandma and features lots of crazy off the wall color combos and new techniques to evoke a sense of pizazz. I know I’ve got my eye on that GID lavender one.

    Toy Fair 2015: Argonaut Resins Booth Overview

    One of my favorite stops every year at Toy Fair is also my first every year: Argonaut Resins’ booth. Nestled in between the escalators down to the lower level this booth of so much color and activity always draws in so many guests. This year Eric had Tuttz on hand big and small as well as a whole slew of his new Tuttz magnets as seen in the header. The hounds as well as his awesome Kings of Atlantis skulls were also to be seen and we even got a behind the scenes sneak peek at something new that we here at Plastikitty are incredibly excited for that should be coming later this year. Also, as usual, Eric spent all four days working on sculpting to show people going by just exactly how these amazingly detailed toys and figures are actually made. Eric sculpted a really amazing alien sketch whose progress can be seen in the gallery below. Last, but not least, we also got to see some of the next mini Tuttz series which is called Grandma’s House and will be a tribute to Eric’s grandma and features lots of crazy off the wall color combos and new techniques to evoke a sense of pizazz. I know I’ve got my eye on that GID lavender one.

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  • Tired of Batman, Batman, and more Batman? Well believe it or not, there were things other than Batman at Square-Enix’s booth this year! Kingdom Hearts, Predator, Appleseed, Assassin’s Creed, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. It’s almost like there’s a world where I’m not having constant flashbacks to scary Batman designs. On topic, you know what I really want from them? A Runner Play Arts. So so bad. And of course a Hell-Hound to go with it.

    NYCC 2014: Square-Enix’s Booth Overview

    Tired of Batman, Batman, and more Batman? Well believe it or not, there were things other than Batman at Square-Enix’s booth this year! Kingdom Hearts, Predator, Appleseed, Assassin’s Creed, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. It’s almost like there’s a world where I’m not having constant flashbacks to scary Batman designs. On topic, you know what I really want from them? A Runner Play Arts. So so bad. And of course a Hell-Hound to go with it.

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