ArtFX Archive

  • <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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  • <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-6gPO" 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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