ArtFX Archive

  • 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…

    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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  • 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.

    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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  • 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+.

    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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  • 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.

    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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  • 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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  • 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!

    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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  • 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?

    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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  • 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.

    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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  • 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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  • 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]

    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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