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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-bishoujos/attachment/toyfair2017kotobukiyabishoujosheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80396"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya had two Bishoujo-related announcements at Toy Fair: the art for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Katana</a> and the full reveal of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Kamala</a>. But given at this is a US-centric event, they had a TON more out and about, though funnily enough most of them were from non- comic franchises. It’s amazing how big the line has grown since it started with just Marvel girls!</p> <p>It was mostly movie Bishes on display: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chucky-gallery" target="_blank">Chucky</a> (who might be my all-time fave), <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-horror-bishoujo-edward-scissorhands-gallery" target="_blank">Edward Scissorhands</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukyia-unveils-their-kill-bill-bishoujo" target="_blank">The Bride</a>. Then there were some video game girls, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-rainbow-mika" target="_blank">Rainbow Mika</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki" target="_blank">Ibuki</a>. We also know that there will be a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-new-street-fighter-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">new Chun-Li</a>, though the sign for her was not out.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujos

    Kotobukiya had two Bishoujo-related announcements at Toy Fair: the art for Katana and the full reveal of Kamala. But given at this is a US-centric event, they had a TON more out and about, though funnily enough most of them were from non- comic franchises. It’s amazing how big the line has grown since it started with just Marvel girls!

    It was mostly movie Bishes on display: Chucky (who might be my all-time fave), Edward Scissorhands, and The Bride. Then there were some video game girls, like Rainbow Mika and Ibuki. We also know that there will be a new Chun-Li, though the sign for her was not out.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana/attachment/tf2017kotokatanaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79873"></a></p> <p>One of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s teasers</a> for the week’s events was the art for Bishoujo Katana. And indeed, here she is! Sadly we didn’t get the full sculpt like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Ms Marvel</a>, but it’s good enough for me. I was interested to see what Shunya would do with her, because not only is she fully clothed but also armored.</p> <p>I mean, we still get some collarbone action, but it’s a badass pose that fits the character. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not we’ll get an extra unmasked face?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Katana

    One of Kotobukiya’s teasers for the week’s events was the art for Bishoujo Katana. And indeed, here she is! Sadly we didn’t get the full sculpt like Ms Marvel, but it’s good enough for me. I was interested to see what Shunya would do with her, because not only is she fully clothed but also armored.

    I mean, we still get some collarbone action, but it’s a badass pose that fits the character. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not we’ll get an extra unmasked face?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-new-street-fighter-chun-li-bishoujo/attachment/newchunheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79853"></a></p> <p>Was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li" target="_blank">one Chun-Li Bishoujo</a> not enough for you? Well never fear, because a version two is on the way! And this time she has long, flowing hair (or possibly up in a ponytail?). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chun without her signature buns, so this should be interesting. Plus this is her ‘battle costume’ aka the SFV Premium Outfit.</p> <p>While I’m not surprised that Chun-Li is getting more attention given her popularity, I wonder if we will see new girls in the line next?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1629403030409420/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1629403030409420/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Announces A New Street Fighter Chun-Li Bishoujo

    Was one Chun-Li Bishoujo not enough for you? Well never fear, because a version two is on the way! And this time she has long, flowing hair (or possibly up in a ponytail?). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chun without her signature buns, so this should be interesting. Plus this is her ‘battle costume’ aka the SFV Premium Outfit.

    While I’m not surprised that Chun-Li is getting more attention given her popularity, I wonder if we will see new girls in the line next?

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo/attachment/tf2017kotomsmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79848"></a></p> <p>Yesterday, Kotobukiya gave us <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank">a little teaser</a> of the art for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel-bishoujo-ms-marvel" target="_blank">their new Ms Marvel</a>. So I was expecting the art to show up at Toy Fair… as we all were. Well surprise, they had the fully painted sculpt on display! We were a little shocked to see here there, but also very excited.</p> <p>The sculpt looks so soft and cute. It’s nice to see that they went for a softer, less sexed-up look for her but still kept the Shunya elements. I hope that this is a trend–first Squirrel Girl, now this. It’s a nice change of pace! Her ribbons flowing in the wind are particularly appealing. What do you guys think?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Ms. Marvel Bishoujo

    Yesterday, Kotobukiya gave us a little teaser of the art for their new Ms Marvel. So I was expecting the art to show up at Toy Fair… as we all were. Well surprise, they had the fully painted sculpt on display! We were a little shocked to see here there, but also very excited.

    The sculpt looks so soft and cute. It’s nice to see that they went for a softer, less sexed-up look for her but still kept the Shunya elements. I hope that this is a trend–first Squirrel Girl, now this. It’s a nice change of pace! Her ribbons flowing in the wind are particularly appealing. What do you guys think?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukyia-unveils-their-kill-bill-bishoujo/attachment/killbillheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79377"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya is so unpredictable with their Bishoujo announcements! We always know that big events in both the US & Japan will have a few, but they tend to spring totally finished figures on us out of nowhere. Like today, when we’re getting the fully sculpted and painted Kill Bill Bishoujo! <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-a-kill-bill-bishoujo" target="_blank">Her art</a> was over a year ago, so perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re getting it before 2016 is over.</p> <p>I was really sold by the art, but I’m not sure how I feel about the finished version. I feel like the face is missing the angst and attitude you expect from the Bride. It’s a little too placid for my taste, though I do think the pose & outfit came out looking very on-model and happily not overly sexed up.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1559155844100806" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1559155844100806', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukyia Unveils Their Kill Bill Bishoujo

    Kotobukiya is so unpredictable with their Bishoujo announcements! We always know that big events in both the US & Japan will have a few, but they tend to spring totally finished figures on us out of nowhere. Like today, when we’re getting the fully sculpted and painted Kill Bill Bishoujo! Her art was over a year ago, so perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re getting it before 2016 is over.

    I was really sold by the art, but I’m not sure how I feel about the finished version. I feel like the face is missing the angst and attitude you expect from the Bride. It’s a little too placid for my taste, though I do think the pose & outfit came out looking very on-model and happily not overly sexed up.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-gives-us-a-sneak-peek-at-bishoujo-tiffany/attachment/tiffanyteaserheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79317"></a></p> <p>It’s only been a short while since Kotobukiya showed off the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chucky-gallery" target="_blank">painted Bishoujo Chucky sculpt</a>, but apparently it’s already time for Tiffany to make an appearance! This is a very fast turnaround on both of them, given that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-unveils-bishoujos-chucky-tiffany" target="_blank">the art</a> was unveiled last February.</p> <p>We don’t have any full images of her, just this atmospheric shot of the devilish duo. They both look amazing, and I had pretty high expectations for Tiffany given that it’s the same sculptor as Chucky. I bet they’ll look perfect together out in display!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Full pictures are in the gallery! She’s also up for pre-order.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1537349352948122/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1537349352948122/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Gives Us A Sneak Peek At Bishoujo Tiffany

    It’s only been a short while since Kotobukiya showed off the painted Bishoujo Chucky sculpt, but apparently it’s already time for Tiffany to make an appearance! This is a very fast turnaround on both of them, given that the art was unveiled last February.

    We don’t have any full images of her, just this atmospheric shot of the devilish duo. They both look amazing, and I had pretty high expectations for Tiffany given that it’s the same sculptor as Chucky. I bet they’ll look perfect together out in display!

    [UPDATE] Full pictures are in the gallery! She’s also up for pre-order.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chucky-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotochuckygalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78832"></a></p> <p>There seems to be a pattern with me and the Horror Bishoujo line. When we first find out about an announcement, I’m skeptical (“cute girl Chucky?” I say to myself. “No thanks.”). The art is unveiled and I’m basically won over because it’s always so good. Then we get <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-horror-bishoujo-chucky" target="_blank">the sculpt</a>, and I’m totally in love. It happened with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-horror-bishoujo-edward-scissorhands-gallery" target="_blank">Edward Scissorhands</a>, and it’s happening again with Chucky, who I think I actually like the most of the line so far!</p> <p>She’s just so adorable but also evil. The knife behind her back? Such a nice touch. Plus she comes with an alternate scarred head if you want a little more horror in your life. The sculpt here is just lovely, and we found out that Tiffany will be done by the same person so the two should fit together perfectly when they’re completed!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Chucky Gallery

    There seems to be a pattern with me and the Horror Bishoujo line. When we first find out about an announcement, I’m skeptical (“cute girl Chucky?” I say to myself. “No thanks.”). The art is unveiled and I’m basically won over because it’s always so good. Then we get the sculpt, and I’m totally in love. It happened with Edward Scissorhands, and it’s happening again with Chucky, who I think I actually like the most of the line so far!

    She’s just so adorable but also evil. The knife behind her back? Such a nice touch. Plus she comes with an alternate scarred head if you want a little more horror in your life. The sculpt here is just lovely, and we found out that Tiffany will be done by the same person so the two should fit together perfectly when they’re completed!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-squirrel-girl-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotosquirrelgirlgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78855"></a></p> <p>There are always new things happening in the Bishoujo line, but by far my favorite recent one was the announcement that Squirrel Girl was not, in fact, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bishoujo-squirrel-girl-is-actually-happening" target="_blank">just an April Fool’s joke</a>. And then <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-squirrel-girl" target="_blank">the reveal of her sculpt</a>, which is just painfully adorable (and right now has one of the best Shunya Yamashita faces Kotobukiya has ever done).</p> <p>We got to take a close look at her at New York Comic Con. The sculpt is so crisp: I especially like her spiky hair, acorn earrings, and (surprise) her little squirrel pal! Because I think 90% of figures would be improved by having an animal companion.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Squirrel Girl Gallery

    There are always new things happening in the Bishoujo line, but by far my favorite recent one was the announcement that Squirrel Girl was not, in fact, just an April Fool’s joke. And then the reveal of her sculpt, which is just painfully adorable (and right now has one of the best Shunya Yamashita faces Kotobukiya has ever done).

    We got to take a close look at her at New York Comic Con. The sculpt is so crisp: I especially like her spiky hair, acorn earrings, and (surprise) her little squirrel pal! Because I think 90% of figures would be improved by having an animal companion.

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