Comic Bishoujo Archive

  • 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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  • 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?

    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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  • 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?

    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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  • 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.

    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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  • 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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  • The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, Squirrel Girl. But there was much more, including quite a few Bishoujos: Lady Deadpool, Spider Gwen, and Loki & Thor were all out and about. In fact, they had two Spider Gwens: Bishoujo and the new ArtFX+. For the first time ever, I think I might actually like the ArtFX+ better. They had tons of statues out, like the Civil War battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with Hulkbuster). Check them all out in the gallery!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, Squirrel Girl. But there was much more, including quite a few Bishoujos: Lady Deadpool, Spider Gwen, and Loki & Thor were all out and about. In fact, they had two Spider Gwens: Bishoujo and the new ArtFX+. For the first time ever, I think I might actually like the ArtFX+ better. They had tons of statues out, like the Civil War battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with Hulkbuster). Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • 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!

    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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  • We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their Spiderverse ArtFX+ line: Agent Venom is sculpted! This is not the final sculpt, as his guns and other details will be changed before the paint, but it’s nice to see some progress. We also have the order the rest will come out (Spider-Man 2099, Carnage, and finally Venom) plus this interesting tidbit: they called this the “first wave” of Spiderverse figures. Which means we should get another set! Who would you like to see in it? We also had a lot of ArtFX updates, like the limited edition black Deadpool and the crazy amount of accessories that will come with their Super Deadpool. There’s an afro, guys. Amazing.

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Marvel

    We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their Spiderverse ArtFX+ line: Agent Venom is sculpted! This is not the final sculpt, as his guns and other details will be changed before the paint, but it’s nice to see some progress. We also have the order the rest will come out (Spider-Man 2099, Carnage, and finally Venom) plus this interesting tidbit: they called this the “first wave” of Spiderverse figures. Which means we should get another set! Who would you like to see in it? We also had a lot of ArtFX updates, like the limited edition black Deadpool and the crazy amount of accessories that will come with their Super Deadpool. There’s an afro, guys. Amazing.

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  • We saw the new Marvel Bishoujo announcement, so it’s time for the DC one! And to the surprise of no one it’s Katana. Years ago it probably would have come as a shock, but since her Suicide Squad appearance it seems inevitable that we’ll get a ton more merch of her. I wonder if we’ll get an alternate unmasked head, or if it will be a totally masked Bishoujo? Because that would be something we haven’t really seen before.

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: DC Bishoujo Katana

    We saw the new Marvel Bishoujo announcement, so it’s time for the DC one! And to the surprise of no one it’s Katana. Years ago it probably would have come as a shock, but since her Suicide Squad appearance it seems inevitable that we’ll get a ton more merch of her. I wonder if we’ll get an alternate unmasked head, or if it will be a totally masked Bishoujo? Because that would be something we haven’t really seen before.

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