Arkham City Archive

  • Are you ready for yet another set of Arkham Whatever-installment-they-are-on Play Arts Harley Quin in “this outfit is slightly different/more tacky than the last one”? How about 20 different editions of Batman, including (of course) super extra black outfit, less black outfit, (note the lack of HUSH OUTFIT PLZ SOMEONE), Western Batman, Gladiator Batman, strange cyberpunk-steampunk fusion Batman, and more. So much more. In fact, we have like… 1 non-Batman character! Wow, actually it’s three. Progress, guys. Progress.

    NYCC 2014: Square-Enix’s DC Comics Play Arts Kai

    Are you ready for yet another set of Arkham Whatever-installment-they-are-on Play Arts Harley Quin in “this outfit is slightly different/more tacky than the last one”? How about 20 different editions of Batman, including (of course) super extra black outfit, less black outfit, (note the lack of HUSH OUTFIT PLZ SOMEONE), Western Batman, Gladiator Batman, strange cyberpunk-steampunk fusion Batman, and more. So much more. In fact, we have like… 1 non-Batman character! Wow, actually it’s three. Progress, guys. Progress.

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  • Much like their Marvel section of the panel, Kotobukiya had a lot of content for the DC portion so we’re going to just get right to the news. We already told you about the new Red Hood ArtFX+, but that’s not the only brand new information we got: the Flash will be joining Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in the ArtFX line! We also found out that they are indeed working on Batman figures for Arkham Knight, and they showed off the sculpt for Bishoujo Zatanna who we saw yesterday. There’s also some news on the elusive Black Canary Bishoujo. Yes, she is still in the works! They want to make her absolutely perfect so they are totally re-sculpting her. They also mentioned that an Oracle Bishoujo is not out of the question, meaning I could have my Birds of Prey all together!

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC 2014 Panel: DC

    Much like their Marvel section of the panel, Kotobukiya had a lot of content for the DC portion so we’re going to just get right to the news. We already told you about the new Red Hood ArtFX+, but that’s not the only brand new information we got: the Flash will be joining Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in the ArtFX line! We also found out that they are indeed working on Batman figures for Arkham Knight, and they showed off the sculpt for Bishoujo Zatanna who we saw yesterday. There’s also some news on the elusive Black Canary Bishoujo. Yes, she is still in the works! They want to make her absolutely perfect so they are totally re-sculpting her. They also mentioned that an Oracle Bishoujo is not out of the question, meaning I could have my Birds of Prey all together!

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  • Everyone may remember back when Batman: Arkham City came out, the special edition came with an awesome statue of Batman from Kotobukiya included. Now, Kotobukiya is continuing on the trend by producing an Arkham Origins ArtFX+. This figure is actually from Arkham City was revealed on their Facebook page a few weeks back, but it was great to be able to see him in person today! Bats here is looking great with his flowing cape, big bulging muscles, and grey, black, and yellow suit. There’s going to be entire 1/10th scale lines for both Arkham City and Arkham Origins so I’d expect to see the Joker, Harley, and other villains, and most likely Robin as well in the future. If they’re as good as Bats here, this whole line will be a must own.

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s Batman Arkham Origins ArtFX+

    Everyone may remember back when Batman: Arkham City came out, the special edition came with an awesome statue of Batman from Kotobukiya included. Now, Kotobukiya is continuing on the trend by producing an Arkham Origins ArtFX+. This figure is actually from Arkham City was revealed on their Facebook page a few weeks back, but it was great to be able to see him in person today! Bats here is looking great with his flowing cape, big bulging muscles, and grey, black, and yellow suit. There’s going to be entire 1/10th scale lines for both Arkham City and Arkham Origins so I’d expect to see the Joker, Harley, and other villains, and most likely Robin as well in the future. If they’re as good as Bats here, this whole line will be a must own.

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  • Video games are a great pass time for many of us, but when we’re not playing video games, it’s great to have figures of our favorite characters to look at! We already showed you that Cammy and Juri are next up in the Street Fighter world, but before they hit the shelves next year, Chun Li will kick her way into stores in February. In the world of Tekken, Ling Xiayou and Jun Kazama were shown off, who will come out in November and March, respectively. After all of the fighting game announcements, it was revealed that the Halo franchise will be seeing its return to the ArtFX line, which many fans will be happy to hear. Last, a Batman 1/10th scale ArtFX+ from Arkham City was shown off along with an announcement that Arkham Origins figures are also in the works.

    NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya Panel: Video Game Statues

    Video games are a great pass time for many of us, but when we’re not playing video games, it’s great to have figures of our favorite characters to look at! We already showed you that Cammy and Juri are next up in the Street Fighter world, but before they hit the shelves next year, Chun Li will kick her way into stores in February. In the world of Tekken, Ling Xiayou and Jun Kazama were shown off, who will come out in November and March, respectively. After all of the fighting game announcements, it was revealed that the Halo franchise will be seeing its return to the ArtFX line, which many fans will be happy to hear. Last, a Batman 1/10th scale ArtFX+ from Arkham City was shown off along with an announcement that Arkham Origins figures are also in the works.

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  • A new convention, a new Batman statue: it’s like clockwork! Given how he is (arguably) the most popular DC character it’s not exactly surprising that Kotobukiya had yet another version of him to show off at San Diego Comc Con. This time it’s based on his Arkham City design, and I am loving the pose: like he’s about to swoop off  gargoyle and strangle a baddie! Interestingly this is part of the ArtFX+ line, so he’s rather small at 1/10 scale and thus will be super affordable (though he looks  bit bigger, no?). They also had their fully painted Man of Steel figure, along with a ton of other ArtFX+ figures: the announced Catwoman and Black Adam figures along with the new Shazam. Oh, and the whole Justice League as well! It’s nice to see them putting in so much effort to an affordable line for collectors without tons of cash to throw around. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s DC Statues

    A new convention, a new Batman statue: it’s like clockwork! Given how he is (arguably) the most popular DC character it’s not exactly surprising that Kotobukiya had yet another version of him to show off at San Diego Comc Con. This time it’s based on his Arkham City design, and I am loving the pose: like he’s about to swoop off  gargoyle and strangle a baddie! Interestingly this is part of the ArtFX+ line, so he’s rather small at 1/10 scale and thus will be super affordable (though he looks  bit bigger, no?). They also had their fully painted Man of Steel figure, along with a ton of other ArtFX+ figures: the announced Catwoman and Black Adam figures along with the new Shazam. Oh, and the whole Justice League as well! It’s nice to see them putting in so much effort to an affordable line for collectors without tons of cash to throw around. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • As they usually do, DC Collectibles had a massive booth at Toy Fair stuffed with goodies. We’ve already taken a look at some of these, like the Poison Ivy Bombshell and the Man of Steel statues, but of course there was a lot more! For starters, they’ll be continuing their New 52 action figure line with a lot of new characters. 2 good guys (Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter), 3 baddies (Captain Cold, Black Adam, Death of the Family Joker), and Catwoman (who falls squarely in the middle). They’ll also be doing an action figure of Solomon Grundy, which is massive and weighs more than you can possibly imagine. Swamp Thing will be getting a totally bitchin new statue in December. There’s a Trinity set of action figures featuring (shockingly) Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, along with some New 52 two-packs. As for new Covergirls (which is what I really care about!) Batgirl, Batwoman, Supergirl and Platinum will be joining the line. Of course there are several new Batman Black & White stautes, mini articulated figures, an Ozymandius statue, and Nightwing from Arkham City. PHEW! That’s a whole lot of toys.

    Toy Fair 2013: DC Collectibles’ Booth Overview

    As they usually do, DC Collectibles had a massive booth at Toy Fair stuffed with goodies. We’ve already taken a look at some of these, like the Poison Ivy Bombshell and the Man of Steel statues, but of course there was a lot more! For starters, they’ll be continuing their New 52 action figure line with a lot of new characters. 2 good guys (Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter), 3 baddies (Captain Cold, Black Adam, Death of the Family Joker), and Catwoman (who falls squarely in the middle). They’ll also be doing an action figure of Solomon Grundy, which is massive and weighs more than you can possibly imagine. Swamp Thing will be getting a totally bitchin new statue in December. There’s a Trinity set of action figures featuring (shockingly) Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, along with some New 52 two-packs. As for new Covergirls (which is what I really care about!) Batgirl, Batwoman, Supergirl and Platinum will be joining the line. Of course there are several new Batman Black & White stautes, mini articulated figures, an Ozymandius statue, and Nightwing from Arkham City. PHEW! That’s a whole lot of toys.

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  • At NYCC, we saw some of Square-Enix’s ever-growing Batman line, this time featuring characters from Arkham Asylum and Arkham City! We’ve got even more characters this time around: of course the older Harley Quinn was there as well, along with the equally evil but slightly more stylish Poison Ivy! I actually really dislike her in-game design, it just doesn’t look like Ivy at all to me (except for the skin texture, which is pretty awesome). But given the constrictions I think she looks nice, and a very vibrant shade of green!

    Toy Fair 2013: Square-Enix’s Batman Arkham City Play Arts Kai

    At NYCC, we saw some of Square-Enix’s ever-growing Batman line, this time featuring characters from Arkham Asylum and Arkham City! We’ve got even more characters this time around: of course the older Harley Quinn was there as well, along with the equally evil but slightly more stylish Poison Ivy! I actually really dislike her in-game design, it just doesn’t look like Ivy at all to me (except for the skin texture, which is pretty awesome). But given the constrictions I think she looks nice, and a very vibrant shade of green!

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  • Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai line of action figures used to be limited to only their own licenses. In fact, it was pretty much only Final Fantasy characters! Well, it’s changed a lot in the past few years, and one of their biggest new franchise they’ve managed to snag is Batman–both based on the Nolan movies and the Arkham Asylum/Arkham City games. From the movies they have The Dark Knight Rises Batman, Bane and Catwoman. While I’m not usually a fan of the faces on Play-Arts Kai, I think these ones have turned out quite nice! I especially like Catwoman. I was looking forward to her since the announcement at SDCC, and I’m glad she turned out looking so good. There’s also the Joker from The Dark Knight. From Arkham City we have Batman, Harley Quinn, Robin, and Catwoman. Funnily enough, Robin was painted at SDCC, but they brought the unpainted prototype to this event. They didn’t have the Joker on hand, or any new announcements. I wonder if they’ll be making any other game design Batman Play Arts Kai?

    NYCC 2012: Square-Enix’s Batman Play Arts Kai

    Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai line of action figures used to be limited to only their own licenses. In fact, it was pretty much only Final Fantasy characters! Well, it’s changed a lot in the past few years, and one of their biggest new franchise they’ve managed to snag is Batman–both based on the Nolan movies and the Arkham Asylum/Arkham City games. From the movies they have The Dark Knight Rises Batman, Bane and Catwoman. While I’m not usually a fan of the faces on Play-Arts Kai, I think these ones have turned out quite nice! I especially like Catwoman. I was looking forward to her since the announcement at SDCC, and I’m glad she turned out looking so good. There’s also the Joker from The Dark Knight. From Arkham City we have Batman, Harley Quinn, Robin, and Catwoman. Funnily enough, Robin was painted at SDCC, but they brought the unpainted prototype to this event. They didn’t have the Joker on hand, or any new announcements. I wonder if they’ll be making any other game design Batman Play Arts Kai?

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  • We’ve already taken a look at DC Collectibles’ Bombshell line and their Ame-Comi girls, but of course that’s not all they had on hand at New York Comic Con! While they’re certainly producing less figures now than when they were DC Direct, their focus has narrowed and the statues they are putting out seem more refined and in line with current comic trends. The stars of the show (for me at least!) were the two Sandman figures: one gorgeous piece of Death, and a re-issue of their Death & Dream bookends. They also had an impressively large horse-riding Batman, along with a statue from the brand-new show Arrow. The Batman Black & White line was on display, along with the Metallic Superman statues (though Frank Miller’s one looks just…. weird). Of course there were a handful of New 52 action figures, along with a sultry Arkham City Harley Quinn. The Bombshells are still my favorite thing they had on display, but I am totally in love with that Death statue!

    NYCC 2012: DC Collectibles’ Booth Overview

    We’ve already taken a look at DC Collectibles’ Bombshell line and their Ame-Comi girls, but of course that’s not all they had on hand at New York Comic Con! While they’re certainly producing less figures now than when they were DC Direct, their focus has narrowed and the statues they are putting out seem more refined and in line with current comic trends. The stars of the show (for me at least!) were the two Sandman figures: one gorgeous piece of Death, and a re-issue of their Death & Dream bookends. They also had an impressively large horse-riding Batman, along with a statue from the brand-new show Arrow. The Batman Black & White line was on display, along with the Metallic Superman statues (though Frank Miller’s one looks just…. weird). Of course there were a handful of New 52 action figures, along with a sultry Arkham City Harley Quinn. The Bombshells are still my favorite thing they had on display, but I am totally in love with that Death statue!

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  • Tokyo Game Show isn’t exactly known for figure announcements, but at every convention or event in the nerd industry a few are bound to pop up! Square-Enix, as a manufacturer of both games and figures, of course had quite a few Play-Arts Kai on hand. The Tron Sora & Riku we saw at SDCC are painted, and we’ve also got another more basically clothed Kingdom Hearts set… of Sora and Riku. Seriously, companies act like they’re the only characters in the games! The Catwoman & Joker movie-versions are sculpted, and we’ve go an Arkham City Harley Quinn. Of course we’ve got a Final Fantasy announcement as well: Rufus Shinra from VII! Then there’s the usual flood of Halo merchandise, along with surprise appearances from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Zetman! Check them all out in the gallery below. [via Marshal.Alloc]

    Tokyo Game Show 2012: Square-Enix

    Tokyo Game Show isn’t exactly known for figure announcements, but at every convention or event in the nerd industry a few are bound to pop up! Square-Enix, as a manufacturer of both games and figures, of course had quite a few Play-Arts Kai on hand. The Tron Sora & Riku we saw at SDCC are painted, and we’ve also got another more basically clothed Kingdom Hearts set… of Sora and Riku. Seriously, companies act like they’re the only characters in the games! The Catwoman & Joker movie-versions are sculpted, and we’ve go an Arkham City Harley Quinn. Of course we’ve got a Final Fantasy announcement as well: Rufus Shinra from VII! Then there’s the usual flood of Halo merchandise, along with surprise appearances from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Zetman! Check them all out in the gallery below. [via Marshal.Alloc]

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