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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80496" rel="attachment wp-att-80496"></a></p> <p>I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Katana art</a> they had out!</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Figures

    I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new Katana art they had out!

    Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-marvel-figures/attachment/toyfair2017kotobukiyamarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80473"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya surprisingly didn’t have that many Marvel announcements this year: just <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Ms Marvel</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-spider-family-artfx" target="_blank">Spider-Family ArtFX+</a>. But, of course, there were still Marvel figures out and about! Mostly Bishoujo, of course, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujos-thor-loki-gallery" target="_blank">Loki & Thor</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">Spider Gwen</a>, and the amazing Squirrel Girl. Oh, and that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-super-deadpool-gallery" target="_blank">ridiculous Deadpool</a> and the less ridiculous but still cool Vision! Check ’em out after the jump.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    Kotobukiya surprisingly didn’t have that many Marvel announcements this year: just Ms Marvel and the Spider-Family ArtFX+. But, of course, there were still Marvel figures out and about! Mostly Bishoujo, of course, like Loki & Thor, Spider Gwen, and the amazing Squirrel Girl. Oh, and that ridiculous Deadpool and the less ridiculous but still cool Vision! Check ’em out after the jump.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-legends-of-tomorrow-artfx/attachment/toyfair2017dctvheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80506"></a></p> <p>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?</p> <p>So it’s no surprise that Kotobukiya has been hard at work on their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows" target="_blank">DC TV show line</a>! We’ve got <em>Gotham</em> (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.</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80413" rel="attachment wp-att-80413"></a></p> <p>True story: when <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">the Spider-Family art</a> first came out, no one had yet identified all of the Spideys. I’m not super well versed in the Spider-verse and I had no idea who the mystery futuristic Spidey was, so I seriously just Googled “Spiderman mostly blue suit” and voila, it gave me the answer of Spider-Man 2099. Thanks Google!</p> <p>As you may have presumed from my lovely tale, 2099 ArtFX+ was indeed a surprise unveil at Toy Fair. I love his weird, futuristic look. You know the 2099 he comes from is probably not a great place, unless you’re super into cyberpunk. In which case it’s probably awesome, right? Actually, <a href="http://static4.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/3/31666/4936588-sm20992015003-cov-ee9ec.jpg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://static4.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/3/31666/4936588-sm20992015003-cov-ee9ec.jpg', 'it looks']);" target="_blank" data-rel="lightbox-gallery-Gpkt" title="">it looks</a> pretty much the same as now. Disappointing.</p> <p>They also had regular Spider-Man, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-ultimate-spider-man-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">Spider Gwen, Miles Morales</a>, and Agent Venom on display as well. I think this line is going to look so cool once it’s all together!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Spider Family ArtFX+

    True story: when the Spider-Family art first came out, no one had yet identified all of the Spideys. I’m not super well versed in the Spider-verse and I had no idea who the mystery futuristic Spidey was, so I seriously just Googled “Spiderman mostly blue suit” and voila, it gave me the answer of Spider-Man 2099. Thanks Google!

    As you may have presumed from my lovely tale, 2099 ArtFX+ was indeed a surprise unveil at Toy Fair. I love his weird, futuristic look. You know the 2099 he comes from is probably not a great place, unless you’re super into cyberpunk. In which case it’s probably awesome, right? Actually, it looks pretty much the same as now. Disappointing.

    They also had regular Spider-Man, Spider Gwen, Miles Morales, and Agent Venom on display as well. I think this line is going to look so cool once it’s all together!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80403" rel="attachment wp-att-80403"></a></p> <p>I have always loved horror as a genre. It started with childhood fun (<em>Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Are You Afraid of the Dark</em>, etc) and has progressed to the point where I now have a list of my favorite deaths in horror movies (barbed wire in <em>Suspiria</em> #1). So suffice to say, I really love horror movie figures too.</p> <p>Like this giant Jason Voorhees! Think of all the fun you could have with this lil guy. Picture this: you have guests over, they’re staying in your fancy guest bedroom. You sneak in during the night and leave Jason on the bedside table so they wake up to pure horror. Haha, fun times! But anyway, what’s your favorite horror movie death?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX Jason Voorhees

    I have always loved horror as a genre. It started with childhood fun (Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Are You Afraid of the Dark, etc) and has progressed to the point where I now have a list of my favorite deaths in horror movies (barbed wire in Suspiria #1). So suffice to say, I really love horror movie figures too.

    Like this giant Jason Voorhees! Think of all the fun you could have with this lil guy. Picture this: you have guests over, they’re staying in your fancy guest bedroom. You sneak in during the night and leave Jason on the bedside table so they wake up to pure horror. Haha, fun times! But anyway, what’s your favorite horror movie death?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-artfx-star-lord/attachment/toyfair2017kotobukiyastarlordheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80422"></a></p> <p>I am sure that you, fair reader, are hyped as shit for<em> Guardians of the Galaxy 2</em>. Just like every human on earth. I mean, it’s months away. Mere months away. But in the meantime, we can tide ourselves over with this amazing Star-Lord ArtFX that Kotobukiya unveiled at Toy Fair.</p> <p>This 1/6 scale statue is so incredibly impressive in person. Just look at that likeness! The detail is mindblowing. And he comes with bby Groot, aww. They hope to make Groot magnetic so that he can easily be removed & re-positioned. His release date is set for May, so orders should open very soon! It should look pretty cool next to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-kotobukiyas-artfx-rocket-raccoon-gallery" target="_blank">their Rocket Raccoon</a>, even if the scales don’t perfectly match.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX Star-Lord

    I am sure that you, fair reader, are hyped as shit for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Just like every human on earth. I mean, it’s months away. Mere months away. But in the meantime, we can tide ourselves over with this amazing Star-Lord ArtFX that Kotobukiya unveiled at Toy Fair.

    This 1/6 scale statue is so incredibly impressive in person. Just look at that likeness! The detail is mindblowing. And he comes with bby Groot, aww. They hope to make Groot magnetic so that he can easily be removed & re-positioned. His release date is set for May, so orders should open very soon! It should look pretty cool next to their Rocket Raccoon, even if the scales don’t perfectly match.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/wwf17kototeaserheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79662"></a></p> <p>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.</p> <p>First up is Kotobukiya with 4 teasers. Two are of figures we already knew about: the protagonist from<em> Persona 5</em> and RyuuuZU from <em>Clockwork Planet. Then we have two new ones! There’s an ArtFX+ of Arrow (from the show, not the comics</em>) and a new Lancer from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>. 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.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have some teaser artwork for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel-bishoujo-ms-marvel" target="_blank">the Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a>! This will be on display at Toy Fair (which we will be covering in person!), but might also make a WF appearance.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> We also have Bishoujo Katana’s teaser! Thanks Marissa~</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-81354/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-81354/', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-more-pokemon-artfx-j/attachment/kotopokemonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79142"></a></p> <p>So far Kotobukiya’s Pokemon line has given us <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-kotobukiya-x-pokemon" target="_blank">Ash/Red, May</a>, and an announcement for Serena. Apparently the girl-parade is continuing because they announced two new figures, and they’re both the girls from recent games! We’re getting Hilda/Touko from <em>Black & White</em> (Hilda, really Nintendo?) with Tepig and Rosa from <em>Black & White 2 </em>with Snivy.</p> <p>Between MegaHouse hitting all the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/complete-your-pokedex-with-megahouses-brock-joy" target="_blank">classic characters</a>, Medicom doing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/medicom-adds-champion-diantha-to-the-pokemon-line" target="_blank">the Champions</a>, and Kotobukiya covering the newer (female) ones, we have quite the coverage of Pokemon figures! Is there anyone you’d like to see next?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/item/514853" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://myfigurecollection.net/item/514853', 'mfc']);" target="_blank">mfc</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Announces More Pokemon ArtFX J

    So far Kotobukiya’s Pokemon line has given us Ash/Red, May, and an announcement for Serena. Apparently the girl-parade is continuing because they announced two new figures, and they’re both the girls from recent games! We’re getting Hilda/Touko from Black & White (Hilda, really Nintendo?) with Tepig and Rosa from Black & White 2 with Snivy.

    Between MegaHouse hitting all the classic characters, Medicom doing the Champions, and Kotobukiya covering the newer (female) ones, we have quite the coverage of Pokemon figures! Is there anyone you’d like to see next?

    [via mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/travel-back-in-time-with-kotobukiyas-atem/attachment/atemheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79024"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s Yu-Gi-Oh line has been a consistent fan favorite, and I know I’ve been head over heels in love with it since the inception. I mean, everyone who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh wants nothing more than figures of those guys and their weird hair. And… maybe of the human ladies too, though so far that hasn’t happened (Mai Valentine when?).</p> <p>Since they have covered a large chunk of the modern main cast (except for poor forgotten Pegasus), it’s time for a little time-travel with Atem! We last saw him unpainted <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-kotobukiya" target="_blank">at Wonder Festival</a>, but now he is all painted and ready to go with a March release date. His price is a reasonable ¥9,000 and if you pre-order through Kotobukiya US you get an amazing bonus: a 1/1 scale version of his golden cartouche!</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/yu-gi-oh-artfx-j-atem-kotous-exclusive.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/yu-gi-oh-artfx-j-atem-kotous-exclusive.html', 'KotoUS']);" target="_blank">KotoUS</a> (with bonus) | <a href="http://hlj.com/product/KBYPP-676" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/KBYPP-676', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-023524&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-023524&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Travel Back In Time With Kotobukiya’s Atem

    Kotobukiya’s Yu-Gi-Oh line has been a consistent fan favorite, and I know I’ve been head over heels in love with it since the inception. I mean, everyone who grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh wants nothing more than figures of those guys and their weird hair. And… maybe of the human ladies too, though so far that hasn’t happened (Mai Valentine when?).

    Since they have covered a large chunk of the modern main cast (except for poor forgotten Pegasus), it’s time for a little time-travel with Atem! We last saw him unpainted at Wonder Festival, but now he is all painted and ready to go with a March release date. His price is a reasonable ¥9,000 and if you pre-order through Kotobukiya US you get an amazing bonus: a 1/1 scale version of his golden cartouche!

    Pre-Order At: KotoUS (with bonus) | HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-lelouch-lamperouge-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotolelouchegalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78967"></a></p> <p><em>Code Geass</em> is such a nostalgic series for me. I used to spend Saturday nights chowing down on Chinese food with a friend and watching episodes of it. It was at a time in my life that I’d pretty much fallen away from anime, so in a way it was my re-introduction to the genre. And a hella good one at that!</p> <p>Figure releases from the show have always been sporadic but at the same time it seems like there’s always at least one in the works, be it a planned re-release or fancy prize figures. This year it’s Kotobukiya’s Lelouch, based on his <em>Code Black</em> appearance. He was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-kotobukiya" target="_blank">unpainted at Wonder Festival</a>, but it’s been a few months since then and now he’s all finished and shiny!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Lelouch Lamperouge Gallery

    Code Geass is such a nostalgic series for me. I used to spend Saturday nights chowing down on Chinese food with a friend and watching episodes of it. It was at a time in my life that I’d pretty much fallen away from anime, so in a way it was my re-introduction to the genre. And a hella good one at that!

    Figure releases from the show have always been sporadic but at the same time it seems like there’s always at least one in the works, be it a planned re-release or fancy prize figures. This year it’s Kotobukiya’s Lelouch, based on his Code Black appearance. He was unpainted at Wonder Festival, but it’s been a few months since then and now he’s all finished and shiny!

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