Cyborg Archive

  • DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Designer Series Statues

    DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

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  • Kidrobot has been collaborating with Marvel for a while now, and at Toy Fair they announced that they’re teaming up with DC too! This seems to be a trend: it happened with Sideshow and Kotobukiya, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The announcements, however, are a mixed bag. Let’s start with the great: the Labbit line looks amazing and I want all of them right now! Their character miniseries, however, has highs and lows. They went with a very cutesy, almost infantile style that works well on some characters (kawaii Superman, ahh!), is kind of horrifying on some (the smiling Joker, nightmare fuel), and is dementedly cute on others (little Deadman, yes please). Others, like Wonder Woman, just look… off. If someone offers these un-blind boxed I will for sure snap up a few (Swamp Thing, come to momma).

    Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot’s DC Comics Figures

    Kidrobot has been collaborating with Marvel for a while now, and at Toy Fair they announced that they’re teaming up with DC too! This seems to be a trend: it happened with Sideshow and Kotobukiya, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The announcements, however, are a mixed bag. Let’s start with the great: the Labbit line looks amazing and I want all of them right now! Their character miniseries, however, has highs and lows. They went with a very cutesy, almost infantile style that works well on some characters (kawaii Superman, ahh!), is kind of horrifying on some (the smiling Joker, nightmare fuel), and is dementedly cute on others (little Deadman, yes please). Others, like Wonder Woman, just look… off. If someone offers these un-blind boxed I will for sure snap up a few (Swamp Thing, come to momma).

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  • It feels like we have seen the main lineup of the Justice League ArtFX+ a whole lot over the past year or so, right? But thankfully those were not the only New 52 characters Kotobukiya had out, so there are some new (convention-wise) faces being added to the mix! Supergirl (who we will be reviewing very soon), Batgirl, Nightwing, Shazam, Black Adam, and Catwoman all showed up. Check them out in the gallery below!

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s DC New 52 ArtFX+

    It feels like we have seen the main lineup of the Justice League ArtFX+ a whole lot over the past year or so, right? But thankfully those were not the only New 52 characters Kotobukiya had out, so there are some new (convention-wise) faces being added to the mix! Supergirl (who we will be reviewing very soon), Batgirl, Nightwing, Shazam, Black Adam, and Catwoman all showed up. Check them out in the gallery below!

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  • A new convention, a new Batman statue: it’s like clockwork! Given how he is (arguably) the most popular DC character it’s not exactly surprising that Kotobukiya had yet another version of him to show off at San Diego Comc Con. This time it’s based on his Arkham City design, and I am loving the pose: like he’s about to swoop off  gargoyle and strangle a baddie! Interestingly this is part of the ArtFX+ line, so he’s rather small at 1/10 scale and thus will be super affordable (though he looks  bit bigger, no?). They also had their fully painted Man of Steel figure, along with a ton of other ArtFX+ figures: the announced Catwoman and Black Adam figures along with the new Shazam. Oh, and the whole Justice League as well! It’s nice to see them putting in so much effort to an affordable line for collectors without tons of cash to throw around. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s DC Statues

    A new convention, a new Batman statue: it’s like clockwork! Given how he is (arguably) the most popular DC character it’s not exactly surprising that Kotobukiya had yet another version of him to show off at San Diego Comc Con. This time it’s based on his Arkham City design, and I am loving the pose: like he’s about to swoop off  gargoyle and strangle a baddie! Interestingly this is part of the ArtFX+ line, so he’s rather small at 1/10 scale and thus will be super affordable (though he looks  bit bigger, no?). They also had their fully painted Man of Steel figure, along with a ton of other ArtFX+ figures: the announced Catwoman and Black Adam figures along with the new Shazam. Oh, and the whole Justice League as well! It’s nice to see them putting in so much effort to an affordable line for collectors without tons of cash to throw around. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • It’s been about a year since Kotobukiya announced their ArtFX+ Justice League line, and just in time for this year’s Toy Fair they have wrapped up the whole cast. Now we’re finally getting a shot of them all together, set up just like the original Jim Lee illustration! We have, from left to right: Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash and Cyborg. They look so great as a set! We know that there will be more in the line, but I wonder who is up next? Any guesses, Plastikitties? [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Check Out Kotobukiya’s Full New 52 Justice Leage ArtFX+

    It’s been about a year since Kotobukiya announced their ArtFX+ Justice League line, and just in time for this year’s Toy Fair they have wrapped up the whole cast. Now we’re finally getting a shot of them all together, set up just like the original Jim Lee illustration! We have, from left to right: Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash and Cyborg. They look so great as a set! We know that there will be more in the line, but I wonder who is up next? Any guesses, Plastikitties? [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • It was less than a year ago that Kotobukiya unveiled their New 52 ArtFX+ Justice League line, and just as the year comes to a close we are getting a peek at the last member: Cyborg! We’ve seen Superman & Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Batman and Wonder Woman previously, but we’ve known since the start that Cyborg would probably be last. Probably because he’s nowhere near as popular: personally, I really wish they’d added another female member instead of him but oh well. Cyborg has the most elaborate outfit of the new Justice League, and they’ve definitely done it justice here. He’s got a nice metallic effect going on. He’ll come out in July, and expect orders to open up soon! We know that there will be more characters in this line, so I wonder who is next? Maybe we’ll see some more ladies like Catwoman or Black Canary! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya’s Justice League New 52 ArtFX+ Cyborg is Assembled for Action

    It was less than a year ago that Kotobukiya unveiled their New 52 ArtFX+ Justice League line, and just as the year comes to a close we are getting a peek at the last member: Cyborg! We’ve seen Superman & Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Batman and Wonder Woman previously, but we’ve known since the start that Cyborg would probably be last. Probably because he’s nowhere near as popular: personally, I really wish they’d added another female member instead of him but oh well. Cyborg has the most elaborate outfit of the new Justice League, and they’ve definitely done it justice here. He’s got a nice metallic effect going on. He’ll come out in July, and expect orders to open up soon! We know that there will be more characters in this line, so I wonder who is next? Maybe we’ll see some more ladies like Catwoman or Black Canary! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • Metal Gear Solid’s games have always had such unique designs and over the last few years, Square-Enix has been releasing characters from the ever popular series as Play Arts Kai pieces. There was nothing new on hand at New York Comic Con compared to what we saw at San Diego Comic Con, but we did still have the unpainted prototype for Raiden as well as the always-bitchin Solidus Snake to oogle at and a convention exclusive red Cyborg available for purchase. I’m not too much of a huge fan of the series myself as I could just never beat the first game, but I must say, even as a fringe fan, all of these are just flat out gorgeous figures that anyone can appreciate.

    NYCC 2012: Square-Enix’s Metal Gear Solid Play Arts Kai

    Metal Gear Solid’s games have always had such unique designs and over the last few years, Square-Enix has been releasing characters from the ever popular series as Play Arts Kai pieces. There was nothing new on hand at New York Comic Con compared to what we saw at San Diego Comic Con, but we did still have the unpainted prototype for Raiden as well as the always-bitchin Solidus Snake to oogle at and a convention exclusive red Cyborg available for purchase. I’m not too much of a huge fan of the series myself as I could just never beat the first game, but I must say, even as a fringe fan, all of these are just flat out gorgeous figures that anyone can appreciate.

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  • DC Direct had their Batman figures on display, as well as Ame-Comi and the Spy vs Spy customs, but that’s not all they had to offer! The usual plethora of action figures were there as well, featuring characters from Brightest Day and Justice League. The Batman Black & White figures were on display as well, with a ton of stellar designs. The monochrome color palette really stood out against the rest of the booth, and these figures drew a lot of attention. The Covergirls line was out in full force, with Raven, the newest addition, as well as Starfire, Hawk Girl, and Armored Wonder Woman. The strangest thing on display had to be the new figures based on MAD’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. He’s all dressed up in several different superhero outfits, and I have to admit that they look a bit freaky! Check it all out in the gallery below and leave your comments too!

    SDCC 2011: DC Comics Booth Overview

    DC Direct had their Batman figures on display, as well as Ame-Comi and the Spy vs Spy customs, but that’s not all they had to offer! The usual plethora of action figures were there as well, featuring characters from Brightest Day and Justice League. The Batman Black & White figures were on display as well, with a ton of stellar designs. The monochrome color palette really stood out against the rest of the booth, and these figures drew a lot of attention. The Covergirls line was out in full force, with Raven, the newest addition, as well as Starfire, Hawk Girl, and Armored Wonder Woman. The strangest thing on display had to be the new figures based on MAD’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. He’s all dressed up in several different superhero outfits, and I have to admit that they look a bit freaky! Check it all out in the gallery below and leave your comments too!

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