Comic Con Archive

  • Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set. I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Merchandise

    Well, tonight’s a big night for Star Wars fans with the Episode VIII trailer coming out during Monday Night Football, but that said, we can’t forget about the movies that have already come out before it and the merchandise from those! Kotobukiya brought the whole lot of their Episode VII: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ figures including the new and amazing First Order Stormtrooper FN-2199 that comes with a blaster and whatever the electro thing is that he used in his fight with Finn. There were also some new additions to the original trilogy line namely, a Return of the Jedi Luke to go with the Darth Vader that is already released (and seen with Luke, that’s not a new figure for those wondering), and also a new standing Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Guard set. I’m personally loving the Luke and Vader together as it recreates quite an iconic moment in the series and I’m also loving both Palpatine figures who would be great for randomly placing around your house to scare others. Check out the gallery below and expect even more of an onslaught of figures come next year after Episode VIII is out.

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  • Well it looks like Good Smile Company is expanding upon their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles statue line with two new additions: Shredder and Bebop! After the great success of the four turtles themselves I’m not surprised to see this line continue and Shredder and Bebop are the best possible options. I really like the gritty detail on these two that make them look every bit as menacing as they should and their motion in their poses is really nice to see continued from the first line. Now if only they’ll make Rocksteady and Master Splinter. [via gsc_enon’s Twitter]

    SDCC 2016: Good Smile Company’s Shredder and Bebop

    Well it looks like Good Smile Company is expanding upon their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles statue line with two new additions: Shredder and Bebop! After the great success of the four turtles themselves I’m not surprised to see this line continue and Shredder and Bebop are the best possible options. I really like the gritty detail on these two that make them look every bit as menacing as they should and their motion in their poses is really nice to see continued from the first line. Now if only they’ll make Rocksteady and Master Splinter. [via gsc_enon’s Twitter]

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  • If you’re a fan of ours and also a fan of the vinyl world, you may have noticed that we skipped writing about a recent Kidrobot release, and, quite frankly, it was intentional. We’ve been musing over how to really phrase this properly and stage a discussion for the last few days because, well, Kidrobot’s latest announcement of their Baby Huey figure by Frank Kozik for San Diego Comic Con (which we will not be showing pictures of) is in all honesty incredibly problematic. We first found out about this figure a while back when it went up for order, but recently a new press release came out with a video and more information about its pre-release at SDCC and, when we saw every single other outlet post the news without batting a single eyelash, it really rubbed us the wrong way here at Plastikitty. Hit the jump to find out why.

    Plastikitty Gets Real: Kidrobot’s Newest Figure

    If you’re a fan of ours and also a fan of the vinyl world, you may have noticed that we skipped writing about a recent Kidrobot release, and, quite frankly, it was intentional. We’ve been musing over how to really phrase this properly and stage a discussion for the last few days because, well, Kidrobot’s latest announcement of their Baby Huey figure by Frank Kozik for San Diego Comic Con (which we will not be showing pictures of) is in all honesty incredibly problematic. We first found out about this figure a while back when it went up for order, but recently a new press release came out with a video and more information about its pre-release at SDCC and, when we saw every single other outlet post the news without batting a single eyelash, it really rubbed us the wrong way here at Plastikitty. Hit the jump to find out why.

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  • It’s that time of year again when we start finding out about San Diego Comic Con releases and today we got a nice big folder of pictures from Gecco of their exclusive white Raiden from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros! Back at last year’s New York Comic Con we showed you an up close look at the sculpt for their regular release of Raiden, but for San Diego Comic Con they’re switching things up and giving Raiden quite a few changes. Most notably is the color change to white, but also battle damage has been added to this variation. There’s also major changes to the sculpt in that he now has a new arm for holding his gun and he also comes with a rocket launcher, which is not in the regular release. I also really love the red LED eye, which adds a nice touch of something special to an otherwise static piece. If you want to add Raiden to your collection, pre-orders are open now via Mamegyorai in Japan, Ultra Tokyo Connection in the US, and D4TOYS for the rest of the world and this 1/6th scale beauty retails for $195.00 with a release in July.

    Gecco Brings An Exclusive White Raiden To SDCC

    It’s that time of year again when we start finding out about San Diego Comic Con releases and today we got a nice big folder of pictures from Gecco of their exclusive white Raiden from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros! Back at last year’s New York Comic Con we showed you an up close look at the sculpt for their regular release of Raiden, but for San Diego Comic Con they’re switching things up and giving Raiden quite a few changes. Most notably is the color change to white, but also battle damage has been added to this variation. There’s also major changes to the sculpt in that he now has a new arm for holding his gun and he also comes with a rocket launcher, which is not in the regular release. I also really love the red LED eye, which adds a nice touch of something special to an otherwise static piece. If you want to add Raiden to your collection, pre-orders are open now via Mamegyorai in Japan, Ultra Tokyo Connection in the US, and D4TOYS for the rest of the world and this 1/6th scale beauty retails for $195.00 with a release in July.

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  • Kidrobot, after their recent acquisition by NECA, seem to be ramping things up again after what we saw back at Toy Fair. Their newest project is a collaboration with mobile phone game maker Seriously specifically for their game Best Friends and will contain both vinyl and plush releases. First up will be a release of their slug pictured above for San Diego Comic Con in July in a variety of colors (and most likely poses too). This is one goofy little guy and I like that Kidrobot seems to be branching out more in regards to what kinds of IPs they work with, which is a great thing. Now to wait and see what the rest of the line looks like!

    Kidrobot and Seriously Team Up For Best Fiends Vinyl and Plush

    Kidrobot, after their recent acquisition by NECA, seem to be ramping things up again after what we saw back at Toy Fair. Their newest project is a collaboration with mobile phone game maker Seriously specifically for their game Best Friends and will contain both vinyl and plush releases. First up will be a release of their slug pictured above for San Diego Comic Con in July in a variety of colors (and most likely poses too). This is one goofy little guy and I like that Kidrobot seems to be branching out more in regards to what kinds of IPs they work with, which is a great thing. Now to wait and see what the rest of the line looks like!

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  • Kotobukiya always brings quite a few exclusives to San Diego Comic Con, so it’s right about the time we start to get a few unveilings. This one I’ve been anticipating, seeing as how the first version of her (review) came with two faces but her mask/joker hat was on the entire time. Harley’s twintails are almost as iconic as the rest of her outfit at this point! This is going to be a small run, and like most of their exclusives she will be hard to get! But if you can’t make it to the event don’t fret, she’ll be online July 1st 10 am PST on their website. She’s (obviously) limited to one per person and we expect her to go fast so don’t sit around if you want this cutie to grace your shelves! Personally, I think I like the pigtails better than the full headdress, but I like the pale face better on the original… good thing I can just display them side by side! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya Unmasks Harley Quinn For San Diego Comic Con

    Kotobukiya always brings quite a few exclusives to San Diego Comic Con, so it’s right about the time we start to get a few unveilings. This one I’ve been anticipating, seeing as how the first version of her (review) came with two faces but her mask/joker hat was on the entire time. Harley’s twintails are almost as iconic as the rest of her outfit at this point! This is going to be a small run, and like most of their exclusives she will be hard to get! But if you can’t make it to the event don’t fret, she’ll be online July 1st 10 am PST on their website. She’s (obviously) limited to one per person and we expect her to go fast so don’t sit around if you want this cutie to grace your shelves! Personally, I think I like the pigtails better than the full headdress, but I like the pale face better on the original… good thing I can just display them side by side! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • Rsin Art is an artist that Leah and I have loved for many years now and have followed his growth as well. We even have a custom Hello Kitty piece from him that is flat out gorgeous and to see someone who pours his heart and soul into every single piece that he works painstaking hours to produce finally get his break with a production company is just so amazing. Rsin here has hit the motherload with his first release as it’s a 3″ Dunny from Kidrobot with a custom sculpt to boot! Agent K here was teased on the Kidrobot blog a few weeks back as a silhouette and during the first night of New York Comic Con, the full piece was revealed! I’m loving the green and purple colorway here and the detailing around the ears looks great. Rsin Art’s signature giant white teeth are also here in full display and all around, for $14.95, this piece just looks amazing. If you want to add one of these to your collection like I do, they’ll start selling them at 12 pm today at the Kidrobot booth and they’ll be sure to go fast, so hurry on over if you’re looking for one!

    NYCC 2012: Kidrobot x Rsin Art’s Agent K 3″ Dunny Reveal

    Rsin Art is an artist that Leah and I have loved for many years now and have followed his growth as well. We even have a custom Hello Kitty piece from him that is flat out gorgeous and to see someone who pours his heart and soul into every single piece that he works painstaking hours to produce finally get his break with a production company is just so amazing. Rsin here has hit the motherload with his first release as it’s a 3″ Dunny from Kidrobot with a custom sculpt to boot! Agent K here was teased on the Kidrobot blog a few weeks back as a silhouette and during the first night of New York Comic Con, the full piece was revealed! I’m loving the green and purple colorway here and the detailing around the ears looks great. Rsin Art’s signature giant white teeth are also here in full display and all around, for $14.95, this piece just looks amazing. If you want to add one of these to your collection like I do, they’ll start selling them at 12 pm today at the Kidrobot booth and they’ll be sure to go fast, so hurry on over if you’re looking for one!

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  • Well, it’s that time of year again, it’s almost San Diego Comic Con time! Sadly, Leah and myself do not know if we’re headed back out there again this year yet (fingers crossed that we will be!), but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get excited for all of the exclusives that will be on hand! First up this year, and almost every year, is Kidrobot, who has decided to show off their 2012 exclusives as silhouettes, which is quite sleek! First up on Wednesday, Preview Night, we have the pre-release of the Futurama Hypnotoad vinyl figure, which will retail for $39.95 and will be available at Kidrobot retailers and online starting on August 2nd. Also on Preview Night we will see the release of the SDCC exclusive Simpsons Homer Buddha figure, which will be an edition of 500 pieces retailing for $50 each. Thursday, the first day of the con, has the first release and signing with Chuckboy’s SDCC Exclusive Cyborg 7-inch Labbit Excelsior Edition, which will be an edition of 300 pieces retailing for $75 each and Chuckboy himself will be on hand to sign them. Friday follows this up with Andrew Bell’s signing for the Mahākāla Dunny Prosperity Edition, which is also an SDCC Exclusive and a run of 300 pieces, but this 8″ Dunny will cost a pretty penny — he retails for $100. Featuring four arms, a staff, a crown, and a removable belt, this is one detailed Dunny, but considering having seen the Dunny 2012 design that it is based upon, I think I’ll be passing on this as it’s just not something I’d want to own for $100 and way too distant from Andrew Bell’s usual style. Saturday sees the release of Huck Gee’s Skullslinger Tuco Edition, an 11 inch tall vinyl piece presumably with Huck Gee’s classic skullhead design, a long flowing cape, some of Huck’s usual wings, and presumably a gun somewhere. Tuco will retail for $100 and will also be an edition of 300 pieces and have a signing accompanying him as well. Last, but not least, Sunday will have a special event featuring Kidrobot’s Ryan the Wheelbarrow who will be live screen printing shirts for people in whatever color and style they request. There will only be 78 shirts on hand and they will go for $38, so if you want one, I’d suggest getting in line pretty early as these are sure to go fast! All signings and events will take place at Kidrobot’s booth (#4529) from 12PM-2PM and will most likely require wristbands like previous years to keep things in order. Personally, there’s not much here that I’m excited for outside of the Hypnotoad, whom I will most likely just get after the convention as he is a general release, and the Chuckboy Labbit as I love the cyborg Dunny that he did and I know that this Labbit will come out amazing. Well, that seems to be the rundown for Kidrobot this year! What are you looking forward to picking up or are you sick of the same people being brought back to do the same things year after year? Let us know in the comments below! [via the Kidrobot blog]

    Kidrobot Gives Us Silhouettes Of Their SDCC Exclusives

    Well, it’s that time of year again, it’s almost San Diego Comic Con time! Sadly, Leah and myself do not know if we’re headed back out there again this year yet (fingers crossed that we will be!), but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get excited for all of the exclusives that will be on hand! First up this year, and almost every year, is Kidrobot, who has decided to show off their 2012 exclusives as silhouettes, which is quite sleek! First up on Wednesday, Preview Night, we have the pre-release of the Futurama Hypnotoad vinyl figure, which will retail for $39.95 and will be available at Kidrobot retailers and online starting on August 2nd. Also on Preview Night we will see the release of the SDCC exclusive Simpsons Homer Buddha figure, which will be an edition of 500 pieces retailing for $50 each. Thursday, the first day of the con, has the first release and signing with Chuckboy’s SDCC Exclusive Cyborg 7-inch Labbit Excelsior Edition, which will be an edition of 300 pieces retailing for $75 each and Chuckboy himself will be on hand to sign them. Friday follows this up with Andrew Bell’s signing for the Mahākāla Dunny Prosperity Edition, which is also an SDCC Exclusive and a run of 300 pieces, but this 8″ Dunny will cost a pretty penny — he retails for $100. Featuring four arms, a staff, a crown, and a removable belt, this is one detailed Dunny, but considering having seen the Dunny 2012 design that it is based upon, I think I’ll be passing on this as it’s just not something I’d want to own for $100 and way too distant from Andrew Bell’s usual style. Saturday sees the release of Huck Gee’s Skullslinger Tuco Edition, an 11 inch tall vinyl piece presumably with Huck Gee’s classic skullhead design, a long flowing cape, some of Huck’s usual wings, and presumably a gun somewhere. Tuco will retail for $100 and will also be an edition of 300 pieces and have a signing accompanying him as well. Last, but not least, Sunday will have a special event featuring Kidrobot’s Ryan the Wheelbarrow who will be live screen printing shirts for people in whatever color and style they request. There will only be 78 shirts on hand and they will go for $38, so if you want one, I’d suggest getting in line pretty early as these are sure to go fast! All signings and events will take place at Kidrobot’s booth (#4529) from 12PM-2PM and will most likely require wristbands like previous years to keep things in order. Personally, there’s not much here that I’m excited for outside of the Hypnotoad, whom I will most likely just get after the convention as he is a general release, and the Chuckboy Labbit as I love the cyborg Dunny that he did and I know that this Labbit will come out amazing. Well, that seems to be the rundown for Kidrobot this year! What are you looking forward to picking up or are you sick of the same people being brought back to do the same things year after year? Let us know in the comments below! [via the Kidrobot blog]

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  • Last year at NYCC, Stephen and I picked up two of the exclusive Greads by LYS0L that were at Tenacious Toys‘ booth. It seems like they stuck around for a while, as we picked them up on one of the last days and they lingered in his online store for a few months. But recently, releases have really picked up, with the Greads selling out in less than ten minutes! Stephen and I have always been fond of the original oil slick Greads we own, but some of the newer designs really caught our eye. Why? They’re clear resin! So we raced to grab a few of them, and with the help of an awesome collector we’ve acquired 3 more of these little guys in the past two weeks!

    New Additions: LYS0L’s Greads

    Last year at NYCC, Stephen and I picked up two of the exclusive Greads by LYS0L that were at Tenacious Toys‘ booth. It seems like they stuck around for a while, as we picked them up on one of the last days and they lingered in his online store for a few months. But recently, releases have really picked up, with the Greads selling out in less than ten minutes! Stephen and I have always been fond of the original oil slick Greads we own, but some of the newer designs really caught our eye. Why? They’re clear resin! So we raced to grab a few of them, and with the help of an awesome collector we’ve acquired 3 more of these little guys in the past two weeks!

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  • We’ve already shown you Sideshow’s statues from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Terminator, Alien and Predator, G.I. Joe, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but that’s not all that was on hand at San Diego Comic Con. Classic animated and live action movies were also well represented from Indiana Jones to Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Captain Hook was one notable figure as the crocodile that is part of this statue is so well executed and a nice touch to an already great looking piece. In a similar vein to this was the Jessica Rabbit statue, which also comes with a penguin butler, but Jessica’s super unrealistic proportions have always creeped me out and seeing them in three dimensions only makes things worse. Last, but not least, was the announcement of Molotov Cocktease and Brock Samson from The Venture Bros., who will surely be quite popular. Also, now that Sideshow has picked up a license from Adult Swim, I’d love to see more, especially the Aqua Teen Hunger Force crew. What TV or movie characters would you like to see Sideshow pick up and produce?

    SDCC 2011: Sideshow Collectibles’ TV and Movie Statues

    We’ve already shown you Sideshow’s statues from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Terminator, Alien and Predator, G.I. Joe, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but that’s not all that was on hand at San Diego Comic Con. Classic animated and live action movies were also well represented from Indiana Jones to Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Captain Hook was one notable figure as the crocodile that is part of this statue is so well executed and a nice touch to an already great looking piece. In a similar vein to this was the Jessica Rabbit statue, which also comes with a penguin butler, but Jessica’s super unrealistic proportions have always creeped me out and seeing them in three dimensions only makes things worse. Last, but not least, was the announcement of Molotov Cocktease and Brock Samson from The Venture Bros., who will surely be quite popular. Also, now that Sideshow has picked up a license from Adult Swim, I’d love to see more, especially the Aqua Teen Hunger Force crew. What TV or movie characters would you like to see Sideshow pick up and produce?

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