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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-super-deadpool-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotosuperdeadpoolgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78864"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya has brought us quite a few Deadpool figures in the past, but this is definitely the Deadpool to end all Deadpools. As the ‘Super’ in the title might have clued you into! As we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel" target="_blank">at their panel</a>, this figure comes with an insane amount of extras. From more weaponry than anyone needs to a fluffy red afro, he’s got it all.</p> <p>But even without all the extras, this is an impressive piece. The pose is super dynamic and the scaffolding base gives a great diorama. I can just picture how amazing this will look on display!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Super Deadpool Gallery

    Kotobukiya has brought us quite a few Deadpool figures in the past, but this is definitely the Deadpool to end all Deadpools. As the ‘Super’ in the title might have clued you into! As we saw at their panel, this figure comes with an insane amount of extras. From more weaponry than anyone needs to a fluffy red afro, he’s got it all.

    But even without all the extras, this is an impressive piece. The pose is super dynamic and the scaffolding base gives a great diorama. I can just picture how amazing this will look on display!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-ultimate-spider-man-spider-gwen-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotospidersgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78977"></a></p> <p>I was never really a big Spider-Man fan, or Spider-verse fan even. It just wasn’t a comic world that interested me. That changed pretty drastically when they <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">announced Ultimate Spider-Man</a>, aka my bae Miles Morales. Of course it was nice to see more diversity in the comics world, but he’s near and dear to my heart because of how much my brother identifies with and loves this character. He has a lot of things in common with Miles (boarding school, a love of Legos, feeling very different) so it was amazing to have a character he could connect to that strongly.</p> <p>Of course I’ve been anticipating this figure like crazy since it was first announced. A little baby Miles? Yes please! And as we found out at their panel, his pre-orders have been selling incredibly well (so maybe more Miles merch in the future?!). They also had the ArtFX+ Spider Gwen on display (which I must admit I like a bit more than <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">the Bishoujo</a>). Check them both out below!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Ultimate Spider-Man & Spider Gwen Gallery

    I was never really a big Spider-Man fan, or Spider-verse fan even. It just wasn’t a comic world that interested me. That changed pretty drastically when they announced Ultimate Spider-Man, aka my bae Miles Morales. Of course it was nice to see more diversity in the comics world, but he’s near and dear to my heart because of how much my brother identifies with and loves this character. He has a lot of things in common with Miles (boarding school, a love of Legos, feeling very different) so it was amazing to have a character he could connect to that strongly.

    Of course I’ve been anticipating this figure like crazy since it was first announced. A little baby Miles? Yes please! And as we found out at their panel, his pre-orders have been selling incredibly well (so maybe more Miles merch in the future?!). They also had the ArtFX+ Spider Gwen on display (which I must admit I like a bit more than the Bishoujo). Check them both out below!

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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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  • <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/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-figures/attachment/nycckotomarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78521"></a></p> <p>The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-squirrel-girl" target="_blank">Squirrel Girl</a>. 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.</p> <p>They had tons of statues out, like the <em>Civil War</em> battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-artfx-hulk-vs-hulkbuster" target="_blank">Hulkbuster</a>). Check them all out in the gallery!</p>

    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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  • <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/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel/attachment/nycc2016kotopanelmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78359"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel-bishoujo-ms-marvel" target="_blank">Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!</a>), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">Spiderverse ArtFX+ line</a>: 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?</p> <p>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.</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows/attachment/nycc2016kotopaneldctvshowsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78402"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya has done a lot of comic toys (that’s something of an understatement, huh?), but so far we’ve been basically restricted to actual comic and movie appearances. With the new wave of comic-based tv shows it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more of them in the figure world, but I definitely didn’t expect one this big from Koto.</p> <p>They’ve announced license acquisition for <em>Gotham</em>, <em>Green Arrow</em>, <em>The Flash</em>, and <em>Supergirl</em>. Phew, all 4 at once! No word on what exactly we’ll be getting. ArtFX? ArtFX+? Statues? Bishoujos?! It’s a mystery, but one I’m excited to uncover!</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: DC TV Shows

    Kotobukiya has done a lot of comic toys (that’s something of an understatement, huh?), but so far we’ve been basically restricted to actual comic and movie appearances. With the new wave of comic-based tv shows it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more of them in the figure world, but I definitely didn’t expect one this big from Koto.

    They’ve announced license acquisition for Gotham, Green Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. Phew, all 4 at once! No word on what exactly we’ll be getting. ArtFX? ArtFX+? Statues? Bishoujos?! It’s a mystery, but one I’m excited to uncover!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-bishoujo-katana/attachment/nycc2016kotopanelkatanaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78394"></a></p> <p>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 <em>Suicide Squad</em> 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.</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel-bishoujo-ms-marvel/attachment/nycc2016kotopanelmsmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78388"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya had a panel at New York Comic Con today, and with it we got quite a few brand-new announcements! Including, of course, quite a few from their Bishoujo lines. We have the info for the next Marvel Bishoujo: Ms. Marvel! Yes, they did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-binary-ms-marvel" target="_blank">one of her before</a>, but this is a different character: the new Kamala Khan, who I am very excited for. She’s such a unique character in the Marvel universe, and I’m loving the brief silhouette they showed off. Between her, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">Spider Gwen</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-squirrel-girl" target="_blank">Squirrel Girl</a>, I’m really looking forward to the new direction their Marvel line is going in.</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Marvel Bishoujo Ms. Marvel

    Kotobukiya had a panel at New York Comic Con today, and with it we got quite a few brand-new announcements! Including, of course, quite a few from their Bishoujo lines. We have the info for the next Marvel Bishoujo: Ms. Marvel! Yes, they did one of her before, but this is a different character: the new Kamala Khan, who I am very excited for. She’s such a unique character in the Marvel universe, and I’m loving the brief silhouette they showed off. Between her, Spider Gwen, and Squirrel Girl, I’m really looking forward to the new direction their Marvel line is going in.

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