Arrow Archive

  • Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures. Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures. Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

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  • So how are you guys enjoying this season of Felicity & Friends? I have seen exactly one episode, and granted I was at the gym so maybe I wasn’t paying close attention. But man, aliens in the DC world sure play it fast and loose, huh? You’d think posting even a single guard around kidnapped people would be mandatory. Not in ~tv land~ Anyway, Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ was one of the figures we got to take out from behind the glass at Toy Fair. Look at his little arrows! He’s totally gonna attempt to shoot you with them but I doubt it would really hurt. Pew pew, watch out for tiny Arrow! Do you ever look at all these small scale superhero figures and imagine them trying to take down a normal-sized human in some sort of epic boss battle? And the human is you? No…. just me?

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ Gallery

    So how are you guys enjoying this season of Felicity & Friends? I have seen exactly one episode, and granted I was at the gym so maybe I wasn’t paying close attention. But man, aliens in the DC world sure play it fast and loose, huh? You’d think posting even a single guard around kidnapped people would be mandatory. Not in ~tv land~ Anyway, Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ was one of the figures we got to take out from behind the glass at Toy Fair. Look at his little arrows! He’s totally gonna attempt to shoot you with them but I doubt it would really hurt. Pew pew, watch out for tiny Arrow! Do you ever look at all these small scale superhero figures and imagine them trying to take down a normal-sized human in some sort of epic boss battle? And the human is you? No…. just me?

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  • Comic-based TV shows are so popular now that you really have to work hard to avoid them. Between Marvel and DC, it seems like at least 40% of new shows are based around comic franchises. A stark change from 10 years ago, no? So it’s no surprise that Kotobukiya has been hard at work on their DC TV show line! We’ve got Gotham (James Gordon & Oswald Cobblepot), The Flash, and Arrow on display. And one big surprise reveal: they had Supergirl there! The detail they get with 3D sculpting is so amazing I actually though her skirt was real fabric at first glance.

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC TV Show ArtFX+

    Comic-based TV shows are so popular now that you really have to work hard to avoid them. Between Marvel and DC, it seems like at least 40% of new shows are based around comic franchises. A stark change from 10 years ago, no? So it’s no surprise that Kotobukiya has been hard at work on their DC TV show line! We’ve got Gotham (James Gordon & Oswald Cobblepot), The Flash, and Arrow on display. And one big surprise reveal: they had Supergirl there! The detail they get with 3D sculpting is so amazing I actually though her skirt was real fabric at first glance.

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  • Wonder Festival is less than a week away, and you know what that means–teaser time! I feel like every year these pop up sooner and sooner. It used to start on Wednesday and Thursday, now we get them at the beginning of the week! Well,the better to spread ’em out, I guess. First up is Kotobukiya with 4 teasers. Two are of figures we already knew about: the protagonist from Persona 5 and RyuuuZU from Clockwork Planet. Then we have two new ones! There’s an ArtFX+ of Arrow (from the show, not the comics) and a new Lancer from Fate/Grand Order. Which is basically Caster Extra in a swimsuit? I’ll be honest, I have not the faintest clue what is going on with Fate anymore. [UPDATE] We have some teaser artwork for the Ms Marvel Bishoujo! This will be on display at Toy Fair (which we will be covering in person!), but might also make a WF appearance. [UPDATE 2] We also have Bishoujo Katana’s teaser! Thanks Marissa~ [via Kotobukiya]

    Kotobukiya’s Winter WonFest 2017 Teasers

    Wonder Festival is less than a week away, and you know what that means–teaser time! I feel like every year these pop up sooner and sooner. It used to start on Wednesday and Thursday, now we get them at the beginning of the week! Well,the better to spread ’em out, I guess. First up is Kotobukiya with 4 teasers. Two are of figures we already knew about: the protagonist from Persona 5 and RyuuuZU from Clockwork Planet. Then we have two new ones! There’s an ArtFX+ of Arrow (from the show, not the comics) and a new Lancer from Fate/Grand Order. Which is basically Caster Extra in a swimsuit? I’ll be honest, I have not the faintest clue what is going on with Fate anymore. [UPDATE] We have some teaser artwork for the Ms Marvel Bishoujo! This will be on display at Toy Fair (which we will be covering in person!), but might also make a WF appearance. [UPDATE 2] We also have Bishoujo Katana’s teaser! Thanks Marissa~ [via Kotobukiya]

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  • With the rise of DC tv shows like Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, Dial H. And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from Constantine, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ TV Show Figures

    With the rise of DC tv shows like Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, Dial H. And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from Constantine, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • DC had a LOT on display at Toy Fair, though their booth was actually fairly small and tucked into the back of Diamond. They made very good use of their space, and aside from the figures we already showed you… well, there’s a lot more. So let’s dive in! There’s the BatMan Cave line which features a chess set, dartboard, pool sticks, poker set, and a utility belt, so you can have the coolest Man/Woman Cave on the block (because girls like Batman too, DC.). Seriously, if you get these can I come hang out at your house? We’ve got some stuff for kids: plush and wooden block play set. So cute! Now you can push your child into comic addiction from birth. Of course there were tons of action figures: New 52 Action Figures Series 2, Greg Capullo Action Figures series 1 and 2, and Justice League War Action Figures. Action figures from Arrow made an appearance, along with Vertigo’s Death porcelain doll who I find a little… unsettling. Last but not least is the adorable Scribblenauts Unmasked blind boxed line, which I absolutely NEED in my life.  

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Booth Overview

    DC had a LOT on display at Toy Fair, though their booth was actually fairly small and tucked into the back of Diamond. They made very good use of their space, and aside from the figures we already showed you… well, there’s a lot more. So let’s dive in! There’s the BatMan Cave line which features a chess set, dartboard, pool sticks, poker set, and a utility belt, so you can have the coolest Man/Woman Cave on the block (because girls like Batman too, DC.). Seriously, if you get these can I come hang out at your house? We’ve got some stuff for kids: plush and wooden block play set. So cute! Now you can push your child into comic addiction from birth. Of course there were tons of action figures: New 52 Action Figures Series 2, Greg Capullo Action Figures series 1 and 2, and Justice League War Action Figures. Action figures from Arrow made an appearance, along with Vertigo’s Death porcelain doll who I find a little… unsettling. Last but not least is the adorable Scribblenauts Unmasked blind boxed line, which I absolutely NEED in my life.  

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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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