Batman V Superman Archive

  • 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!

    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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  • We’ve taken a look at Batman’s nemesis/best bud Superman, but now it’s time for the dark knight himself! I’m a huge Batman fan. I wrote a paper in college about Batman (and the ethics of killing the Joker). But I gotta admit, I just don’t love this design! It’s the chubby little ears, I think. And how mecha he looks. I’m more of a fan of Good Smile’s original Batman Nendoroid, who was just too precious. But even I have to admit that this design looks freaking adorable as a Nendo. It’s, like, bonus chubby. Way too chubs for me to take Batfleck seriously. He’s just so precious! I hope he comes with an unmasked face so I can make a custom Gone Girl Nendo.

    Toy Fair 2016: GSC’s Batman Nendoroid Gallery

    We’ve taken a look at Batman’s nemesis/best bud Superman, but now it’s time for the dark knight himself! I’m a huge Batman fan. I wrote a paper in college about Batman (and the ethics of killing the Joker). But I gotta admit, I just don’t love this design! It’s the chubby little ears, I think. And how mecha he looks. I’m more of a fan of Good Smile’s original Batman Nendoroid, who was just too precious. But even I have to admit that this design looks freaking adorable as a Nendo. It’s, like, bonus chubby. Way too chubs for me to take Batfleck seriously. He’s just so precious! I hope he comes with an unmasked face so I can make a custom Gone Girl Nendo.

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  • I have a confession, guys. I actually liked Man of Steel. Maybe not as a true Superman movie because, come on, he kills like thousands of people? Which is the exact opposite of what Supes would do? But I enjoyed it. And while I have no plans to see Batman v Superman (Bale is the Batman of my heart and I accept no other), I’m totally into their Nendoroid formats. We’ll be taking a look at both today, but first is hunky Henry Cavill Superman. Ah, his surly little face! It’s so cute! I wonder what it’s like for a real person to look at their Nendoroid form. I mean, they’re so bizarrely distorted. Is Henry just sitting around somewhere holding one going, “do I really look like this??” I sure hope so.

    Toy Fair 2016: GSC’s Superman Nendoroid Gallery

    I have a confession, guys. I actually liked Man of Steel. Maybe not as a true Superman movie because, come on, he kills like thousands of people? Which is the exact opposite of what Supes would do? But I enjoyed it. And while I have no plans to see Batman v Superman (Bale is the Batman of my heart and I accept no other), I’m totally into their Nendoroid formats. We’ll be taking a look at both today, but first is hunky Henry Cavill Superman. Ah, his surly little face! It’s so cute! I wonder what it’s like for a real person to look at their Nendoroid form. I mean, they’re so bizarrely distorted. Is Henry just sitting around somewhere holding one going, “do I really look like this??” I sure hope so.

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  • Kotobukiya is perhaps the best company at tailoring their content based on location. At a Japanese event like Wonder Festival it’s almost all anime/game girls, with a smattering of comic content-usually focused on the Bishoujos. But for a US event like Toy Fair, man oh man, it’s a comic fan’s dream. They brought lots of DC-related goodies to the event, including the brand spanking new Joker ArtFX+ you can see in the header. Personally, I don’t really like New 52 Joker, but the design with the gun behind the back is pretty nifty. We also have the Batman V Superman statue, the Justice League ArtFX+, and tons more. Check it all out in the gallery!

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Kotobukiya is perhaps the best company at tailoring their content based on location. At a Japanese event like Wonder Festival it’s almost all anime/game girls, with a smattering of comic content-usually focused on the Bishoujos. But for a US event like Toy Fair, man oh man, it’s a comic fan’s dream. They brought lots of DC-related goodies to the event, including the brand spanking new Joker ArtFX+ you can see in the header. Personally, I don’t really like New 52 Joker, but the design with the gun behind the back is pretty nifty. We also have the Batman V Superman statue, the Justice League ArtFX+, and tons more. Check it all out in the gallery!

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