ArtFX Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2017-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise/attachment/nycc2017kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82822"></a></p> <p>Well, tonight’s a big night for <em></em>Star Wars fans with the <em>Episode VIII</em> trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their <em>Episode VII</em><em>: The Force Awakens</em> ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a <em>Return of the Jedi</em> Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.</p> <p>I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after <em>Episode VIII</em> is out.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set.

    I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82840" rel="attachment wp-att-82840"></a></p> <p>I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bishoujo Pinhead</a> art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.</p> <p>They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Cammy</a> and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Movie and Video Game Figures

    I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a Bishoujo Pinhead art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.

    They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous new Cammy and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82757" rel="attachment wp-att-82757"></a></p> <p>I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.

    Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/catch-em-kotobukiyas-lillie/attachment/kotolillieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82501"></a></p> <p>Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the merchandise world</a>. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!</p> <p>This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994', 'taking orders for her']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">taking orders for her</a> so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.</p> <p>Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.</p>

    Catch ‘Em All With Kotobukiya’s Lillie

    Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in the merchandise world. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!

    This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed taking orders for her so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81219" rel="attachment wp-att-81219"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen the rest of Kotobukiya’s DC TV line (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-arrow-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">Arrow</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-supergirl-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">Supergirl</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-flash-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">The Flash</a>) so now it’s time for <em>Gotham</em>! Which, so far, is the only show to have more than one figure in it. Because you know everyone likes the villain more than the protagonist, but you can’t start a line off without a hero!</p> <p>My main question is, who names a little baby Oswald Cobblepot? You’re basically just asking to create a supervillain at that point, right? That or an NFL player (I’m looking at you, Ha Ha Clinton Dix). Both Oswald/Penguin and Jim Gordon are painted and ready for orders. Who would you like to see next in the line, Plastikitties?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Gotham ArtFX+ Gallery

    We’ve seen the rest of Kotobukiya’s DC TV line (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash) so now it’s time for Gotham! Which, so far, is the only show to have more than one figure in it. Because you know everyone likes the villain more than the protagonist, but you can’t start a line off without a hero!

    My main question is, who names a little baby Oswald Cobblepot? You’re basically just asking to create a supervillain at that point, right? That or an NFL player (I’m looking at you, Ha Ha Clinton Dix). Both Oswald/Penguin and Jim Gordon are painted and ready for orders. Who would you like to see next in the line, Plastikitties?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81233" rel="attachment wp-att-81233"></a></p> <p>So how are you guys enjoying this season of <em>Felicity & Friends</em>? 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~</p> <p>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?</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81246" rel="attachment wp-att-81246"></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNBNlhhYqs" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNBNlhhYqs', 'Supergirl, Supergirl~']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0" target="_blank">Supergirl, Supergirl~</a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has a lot of surprises for us at Toy Fair, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to see their Supergirl ArtFX+ sculpted already. This line is really moving at… <em>super speed</em>. Okay, I promise I will stop with the terrible jokes now. Probably.</p> <p>So a rough sculpt of Supergirl was out and about, and we got to see some of her display options: she will have both arms at her sides, arms on her hips, and crossed arms (which they did not have at the event). While it’s certainly not a show I am crazy about, the details are still impressive: her skirt seriously looks just like fabric! It’s fun to compare this to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-supergirl" target="_blank">old ArtFX+</a> of her or even the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-evil-supergirl" target="_blank">Bishoujo</a> and see how far they’ve come with those tiny sculpted details.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Supergirl ArtFX+ Gallery

    Supergirl, Supergirl~

    Kotobukiya always has a lot of surprises for us at Toy Fair, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to see their Supergirl ArtFX+ sculpted already. This line is really moving at… super speed. Okay, I promise I will stop with the terrible jokes now. Probably.

    So a rough sculpt of Supergirl was out and about, and we got to see some of her display options: she will have both arms at her sides, arms on her hips, and crossed arms (which they did not have at the event). While it’s certainly not a show I am crazy about, the details are still impressive: her skirt seriously looks just like fabric! It’s fun to compare this to their old ArtFX+ of her or even the Bishoujo and see how far they’ve come with those tiny sculpted details.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81137" rel="attachment wp-att-81137"></a></p> <p>I have a confession, guys: I am really superhero’d out. There are just SO MANY tv shows and movies (and novels now too apparently) based on the DC and Marvel worlds. I’ve experienced overload and now it’s hard to work up the energy to care about them. But there is one big, sparkling exception to that: <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>. Do you know how excited I am for Vol 2? VERY EXCITED.</p> <p>So of course I was hella pumped at the reveal of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-artfx-star-lord" target="_blank">a Star-Lord ArtFX statue at Toy Fair</a>. Especially because he’s perfect. They absolutely nailed the face, and the detail on the outfit is astounding. And he’s a generous 1/6 scale, so definitely a centerpiece kind of figure. Plus BABY GROOT. It just couldn’t get any better. Unless, of course, they made matching statues of the rest of the cast…</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star-Lord and Groot ArtFX Gallery

    I have a confession, guys: I am really superhero’d out. There are just SO MANY tv shows and movies (and novels now too apparently) based on the DC and Marvel worlds. I’ve experienced overload and now it’s hard to work up the energy to care about them. But there is one big, sparkling exception to that: Guardians of the Galaxy. Do you know how excited I am for Vol 2? VERY EXCITED.

    So of course I was hella pumped at the reveal of a Star-Lord ArtFX statue at Toy Fair. Especially because he’s perfect. They absolutely nailed the face, and the detail on the outfit is astounding. And he’s a generous 1/6 scale, so definitely a centerpiece kind of figure. Plus BABY GROOT. It just couldn’t get any better. Unless, of course, they made matching statues of the rest of the cast…

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81197" rel="attachment wp-att-81197"></a></p> <p><em>Flash, aaaa~</em></p> <p>When we found out that Kotobukiya <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows" target="_blank">would be doing ArtFX+ figures</a> based on the myriad of DC tv shows, I didn’t expect to get so many so quickly. I mean, it’s been 5 months and we already have figures from all of the announced licenses! You could say they’re moving quite… <em>speedily</em>.</p> <p>And who better to be painted first than the fastest man alive? Barry Allen comes with both a masked and unmasked head, depending on how dreamy you want your display case to look. I mean, you have to think about your figures’ feelings here. Do you want them to be intimidated by such handsomeness? Maybe keep Barry with just the ladies to be safe.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s The Flash ArtFX+ Gallery

    Flash, aaaa~

    When we found out that Kotobukiya would be doing ArtFX+ figures based on the myriad of DC tv shows, I didn’t expect to get so many so quickly. I mean, it’s been 5 months and we already have figures from all of the announced licenses! You could say they’re moving quite… speedily.

    And who better to be painted first than the fastest man alive? Barry Allen comes with both a masked and unmasked head, depending on how dreamy you want your display case to look. I mean, you have to think about your figures’ feelings here. Do you want them to be intimidated by such handsomeness? Maybe keep Barry with just the ladies to be safe.

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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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