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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood/attachment/boyzheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81681"></a></p> <p>It has been almost exactly a year since Kotobukiya <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">announced the Ikemen line</a>, which is a male companion to the Bishoujos. Cute boys with cute butts doing cute things, finally! It seems that there has been a lot of work put into this line, because progress has been slow and they’re really trying to make it perfect. Both for us, of course, and for the ever-fickle DC.</p> <p>Now, finally, we are getting a peek at the fully sculpted & painted Nightwing! Look at that booty, it’s a thing of beauty. And his face is so sassy! We also got the full art for the next in the line, Red Hood. He looks so grumpy and adorable. Feeling a little tsundere, Jason?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/kikakuguys/status/887843985821007872" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kikakuguys/status/887843985821007872', 'Kikakuguys']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kikakuguys</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Ikemen Nightwing & Red Hood

    It has been almost exactly a year since Kotobukiya announced the Ikemen line, which is a male companion to the Bishoujos. Cute boys with cute butts doing cute things, finally! It seems that there has been a lot of work put into this line, because progress has been slow and they’re really trying to make it perfect. Both for us, of course, and for the ever-fickle DC.

    Now, finally, we are getting a peek at the fully sculpted & painted Nightwing! Look at that booty, it’s a thing of beauty. And his face is so sassy! We also got the full art for the next in the line, Red Hood. He looks so grumpy and adorable. Feeling a little tsundere, Jason?

    [via Kikakuguys]

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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/home/toy-fair-2017-good-smile-companys-booth-overview/attachment/tf2017gscheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81014"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen all of the new goodies that Good Smile Company had a toy fair already, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-overwatch-nendoroid-tracer-gallery" target="_blank">Nendoroid Tracer</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-atlas-p-body-figmas" target="_blank">Portal 2 figmas</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-breath-wild-nendoroid-link-gallery" target="_blank">Nendoroid Link</a>. But of course they had more than 3 figures out! That would be pretty odd, right? A big booth with just 3 things. Very ominous.</p> <p>Anyway, they had lots of their more US-centric licenses out on display, like the Naruto Nendoroids… which are USA only! Weird, right? But cool. There was also a lot of Zelda, <em>Dota 2</em>, Fire Emblem, Metroid, <em>Suicide Squad</em>, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course… that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/many-disney-nendoroids-are-on-the-way" target="_blank">amazing Disney announcement</a>. Check ’em all out below the jump!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Good Smile Company’s Booth Overview

    We’ve seen all of the new goodies that Good Smile Company had a toy fair already, like Nendoroid Tracer, the Portal 2 figmas, and Nendoroid Link. But of course they had more than 3 figures out! That would be pretty odd, right? A big booth with just 3 things. Very ominous.

    Anyway, they had lots of their more US-centric licenses out on display, like the Naruto Nendoroids… which are USA only! Weird, right? But cool. There was also a lot of Zelda, Dota 2, Fire Emblem, Metroid, Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course… that amazing Disney announcement. Check ’em all out below the jump!

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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/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-harley-quinn-artfx-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotoharleyartfxgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78883"></a></p> <p>There are a lot of villains in the DC-verse, but it seems like most of the popular ones are men. So it was no surprise that Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-new-52-artfx-villains-forever" target="_blank">Villains Forever line</a> was all dudes. However, while she wasn’t officially announced, Harley WAS part of that initial art announcement (though in her New 52 style, which is this obviously not).</p> <p>So it was great to see her out as <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">a surprise announcement</a> at NYCC. They went for a very different style with her: the face is much more realistic and less comic-y. It’s beautifully detailed, especially given how tiny she is–the ArtFX+ line is 1/10 scale. And we got some good related news at the panel: they are considering doing the other Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to go along with her!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn ArtFX+ Gallery

    There are a lot of villains in the DC-verse, but it seems like most of the popular ones are men. So it was no surprise that Kotobukiya’s Villains Forever line was all dudes. However, while she wasn’t officially announced, Harley WAS part of that initial art announcement (though in her New 52 style, which is this obviously not).

    So it was great to see her out as a surprise announcement at NYCC. They went for a very different style with her: the face is much more realistic and less comic-y. It’s beautifully detailed, especially given how tiny she is–the ArtFX+ line is 1/10 scale. And we got some good related news at the panel: they are considering doing the other Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to go along with her!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-figures/attachment/nycc2016kotodcheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78544"></a></p> <p>Given the huge number of DC movies on the horizon, I’m sure by next NYCC Kotobukiya’s booth will be flooded with them (though let’s be honest, I’m only hoping for Aquaman & Mera). But this year there was only one: the hugely impressive Batman vs Superman duo. I sure do hate that stumpy batsuit but it looks great on this scale!</p> <p>We also had Bishoujos. Lots of Bishoujos. Both Harleys, Black Canary, Wonder Girl. We had the villains ArtFX+ (including their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">new star Harley Quinn</a>), the Super Powers line, and their larger scale ArtFX statues. Check them all out below!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Figures

    Given the huge number of DC movies on the horizon, I’m sure by next NYCC Kotobukiya’s booth will be flooded with them (though let’s be honest, I’m only hoping for Aquaman & Mera). But this year there was only one: the hugely impressive Batman vs Superman duo. I sure do hate that stumpy batsuit but it looks great on this scale!

    We also had Bishoujos. Lots of Bishoujos. Both Harleys, Black Canary, Wonder Girl. We had the villains ArtFX+ (including their new star Harley Quinn), the Super Powers line, and their larger scale ArtFX statues. Check them all out below!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc/attachment/nycc2016kotopaneldcheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78383"></a></p> <p>We got some very exciting DC-related announcements at Kotobukiya’s panel (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Bishoujo Katana</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows" target="_blank">TV show teasers</a>). But given how massive their DC lines are, it’s no surprise that there was a ton more! Like the affordable retro Super Powers figures, their villains ArtFX+ line (including the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">brand-new Harley Quinn</a>–and a new sculpt for Black Manta), and their ArtFX statues.</p> <p>We also got a little more info about the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank">Ikemen line</a>. It was a pretty big deal when announced, and they discussed how happy fan response has been along with the potential of the line. If the Bat-Boys sell well enough, they will definitely be continuing with other characters!</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: DC

    We got some very exciting DC-related announcements at Kotobukiya’s panel (Bishoujo Katana and the TV show teasers). But given how massive their DC lines are, it’s no surprise that there was a ton more! Like the affordable retro Super Powers figures, their villains ArtFX+ line (including the brand-new Harley Quinn–and a new sculpt for Black Manta), and their ArtFX statues.

    We also got a little more info about the Ikemen line. It was a pretty big deal when announced, and they discussed how happy fan response has been along with the potential of the line. If the Bat-Boys sell well enough, they will definitely be continuing with other characters!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn/attachment/nycc2016kotoartfxharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78173"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Villains line has had a lot of great additions so far, but it’s no surprise that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-new-52-joker-gallery" target="_blank">their Joker</a> has been the most popular one. So it should also be no surprise that Puddin’s lady love is joining the line! Harley’s popularity is at an all-time high thanks to <em>Suicide Squad</em>, so I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a ton of figures of her…. in that terrible outfit.</p> <p>Thankfully, this is classic Harley in her harlequin outfit! I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “holding up her butt with a hammer” thing because man, that seems uncomfortable. Just think of the splinters! But I just adore this outfit, so I’m really happy to be seeing more of it in any context.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Harley Quinn

    Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Villains line has had a lot of great additions so far, but it’s no surprise that their Joker has been the most popular one. So it should also be no surprise that Puddin’s lady love is joining the line! Harley’s popularity is at an all-time high thanks to Suicide Squad, so I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a ton of figures of her…. in that terrible outfit.

    Thankfully, this is classic Harley in her harlequin outfit! I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “holding up her butt with a hammer” thing because man, that seems uncomfortable. Just think of the splinters! But I just adore this outfit, so I’m really happy to be seeing more of it in any context.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-nycc-exclusive-harley-quinn-bishoujo/attachment/nyccharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78049"></a></p> <p>I’ve really done a heel face turn on Kotobukiya’s version 2 Harley Quinn Bishoujo: my feelings have gone from annoyance <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">at the idea</a> to true love <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-gallery" target="_blank">of the execution</a>. If I had one small complaint it was that I’m not a huge fan of the red/blue color scheme, but that is being fixed with her special NYCC colorway! Which will be classic red and black, of course.</p> <p>If you’re not going to the event, don’t worry! Harley is limited and exclusive, and of course will be easy to just pick up in person at their booth, but there’s a way for all Bishoujo fans in the US to get her. Pre-orders are open <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/harley-quinn-nycc-2016-exclusive-bishoujo-statue.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/harley-quinn-nycc-2016-exclusive-bishoujo-statue.html', 'on their site']);" target="_blank">on their site</a> right now for $74.99. They’ll probably go fast, so don’t hesitate if you want this release!</p>

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC Exclusive Harley Quinn Bishoujo

    I’ve really done a heel face turn on Kotobukiya’s version 2 Harley Quinn Bishoujo: my feelings have gone from annoyance at the idea to true love of the execution. If I had one small complaint it was that I’m not a huge fan of the red/blue color scheme, but that is being fixed with her special NYCC colorway! Which will be classic red and black, of course.

    If you’re not going to the event, don’t worry! Harley is limited and exclusive, and of course will be easy to just pick up in person at their booth, but there’s a way for all Bishoujo fans in the US to get her. Pre-orders are open on their site right now for $74.99. They’ll probably go fast, so don’t hesitate if you want this release!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotoharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77623"></a></p> <p>I’ve really done a 180 on Bishoujo Harley Quinn version 2 since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">her announcement</a>. At first I was very disappointed in the choice of outfit, but <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-harley-quinn-bishoujo-gallery" target="_blank">the amazing sculpt</a> quickly won me over. Now, I think it’s safe to say she might be one of my very-favorite Bishoujos… and she’s not even out yet!</p> <p>At SDCC we got to take another up-close look at her. We also found out that there will be an exclusive NYCC version of her with the classic black & red color palette, a masked face, and a new weapon (gun instead of hammer). I definitely need them both!</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Harley Quinn Gallery

    I’ve really done a 180 on Bishoujo Harley Quinn version 2 since her announcement. At first I was very disappointed in the choice of outfit, but the amazing sculpt quickly won me over. Now, I think it’s safe to say she might be one of my very-favorite Bishoujos… and she’s not even out yet!

    At SDCC we got to take another up-close look at her. We also found out that there will be an exclusive NYCC version of her with the classic black & red color palette, a masked face, and a new weapon (gun instead of hammer). I definitely need them both!

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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