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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-harley-quinn-artfx-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotoharleyartfxgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78883"></a></p> <p>There are a lot of villains in the DC-verse, but it seems like most of the popular ones are men. So it was no surprise that Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-new-52-artfx-villains-forever" target="_blank">Villains Forever line</a> was all dudes. However, while she wasn’t officially announced, Harley WAS part of that initial art announcement (though in her New 52 style, which is this obviously not).</p> <p>So it was great to see her out as <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">a surprise announcement</a> at NYCC. They went for a very different style with her: the face is much more realistic and less comic-y. It’s beautifully detailed, especially given how tiny she is–the ArtFX+ line is 1/10 scale. And we got some good related news at the panel: they are considering doing the other Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to go along with her!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn ArtFX+ Gallery

    There are a lot of villains in the DC-verse, but it seems like most of the popular ones are men. So it was no surprise that Kotobukiya’s Villains Forever line was all dudes. However, while she wasn’t officially announced, Harley WAS part of that initial art announcement (though in her New 52 style, which is this obviously not).

    So it was great to see her out as a surprise announcement at NYCC. They went for a very different style with her: the face is much more realistic and less comic-y. It’s beautifully detailed, especially given how tiny she is–the ArtFX+ line is 1/10 scale. And we got some good related news at the panel: they are considering doing the other Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to go along with her!

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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/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/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn/attachment/nycc2016kotoartfxharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78173"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Villains line has had a lot of great additions so far, but it’s no surprise that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-new-52-joker-gallery" target="_blank">their Joker</a> has been the most popular one. So it should also be no surprise that Puddin’s lady love is joining the line! Harley’s popularity is at an all-time high thanks to <em>Suicide Squad</em>, so I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a ton of figures of her…. in that terrible outfit.</p> <p>Thankfully, this is classic Harley in her harlequin outfit! I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “holding up her butt with a hammer” thing because man, that seems uncomfortable. Just think of the splinters! But I just adore this outfit, so I’m really happy to be seeing more of it in any context.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Harley Quinn

    Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Villains line has had a lot of great additions so far, but it’s no surprise that their Joker has been the most popular one. So it should also be no surprise that Puddin’s lady love is joining the line! Harley’s popularity is at an all-time high thanks to Suicide Squad, so I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a ton of figures of her…. in that terrible outfit.

    Thankfully, this is classic Harley in her harlequin outfit! I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “holding up her butt with a hammer” thing because man, that seems uncomfortable. Just think of the splinters! But I just adore this outfit, so I’m really happy to be seeing more of it in any context.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-nycc-exclusive-harley-quinn-bishoujo/attachment/nyccharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78049"></a></p> <p>I’ve really done a heel face turn on Kotobukiya’s version 2 Harley Quinn Bishoujo: my feelings have gone from annoyance <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">at the idea</a> to true love <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-gallery" target="_blank">of the execution</a>. If I had one small complaint it was that I’m not a huge fan of the red/blue color scheme, but that is being fixed with her special NYCC colorway! Which will be classic red and black, of course.</p> <p>If you’re not going to the event, don’t worry! Harley is limited and exclusive, and of course will be easy to just pick up in person at their booth, but there’s a way for all Bishoujo fans in the US to get her. Pre-orders are open <a href="https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/harley-quinn-nycc-2016-exclusive-bishoujo-statue.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/harley-quinn-nycc-2016-exclusive-bishoujo-statue.html', 'on their site']);" target="_blank">on their site</a> right now for $74.99. They’ll probably go fast, so don’t hesitate if you want this release!</p>

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC Exclusive Harley Quinn Bishoujo

    I’ve really done a heel face turn on Kotobukiya’s version 2 Harley Quinn Bishoujo: my feelings have gone from annoyance at the idea to true love of the execution. If I had one small complaint it was that I’m not a huge fan of the red/blue color scheme, but that is being fixed with her special NYCC colorway! Which will be classic red and black, of course.

    If you’re not going to the event, don’t worry! Harley is limited and exclusive, and of course will be easy to just pick up in person at their booth, but there’s a way for all Bishoujo fans in the US to get her. Pre-orders are open on their site right now for $74.99. They’ll probably go fast, so don’t hesitate if you want this release!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-wonder-girl-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotowondergirlheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77631"></a></p> <p>I have finally come to terms with the fact that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-wonder-girl-is-painted" target="_blank">Bishoujo Wonder Girl</a> is not going to be Donna Troy. I’ve come to terms with it, and even though I really want sparkly space-pants in my life I’m moving on. It’s been a hard road, but here we are. With Cassie Sandsmark!</p> <p>I have to say, I was not at all won over by her initial promotional shots but I think Cassie looks miles better here. The face is much crisper and less childish, and the detailing on her pants & outfit look great. What do you guys think about Wonder Girl?</p> <p><em> [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl Gallery

    I have finally come to terms with the fact that Bishoujo Wonder Girl is not going to be Donna Troy. I’ve come to terms with it, and even though I really want sparkly space-pants in my life I’m moving on. It’s been a hard road, but here we are. With Cassie Sandsmark!

    I have to say, I was not at all won over by her initial promotional shots but I think Cassie looks miles better here. The face is much crisper and less childish, and the detailing on her pants & outfit look great. What do you guys think about Wonder Girl?

     [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-villains-artfx-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotodcvillainsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77621"></a></p> <p>As a companion line to Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-kotobukiyas-dc-new-52-artfx" target="_blank">New 52 ArtFX+</a>, they announced <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-new-52-artfx-villains-forever" target="_blank">a Villains Forever</a> expansion a few years ago featuring, you guessed it, some of DC’s top villains. I was really expecting more heroes after the Justice League so it was a pleasant surprise, and the initial announcement had a pretty interesting mix of villains.</p> <p>They were all on display and sculpted at San Diego Comic Con: the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-new-52-joker-gallery" target="_blank">Joker</a>, Sinestro, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Captain Cold, and the star of the show Gorilla Grodd. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a skull-wielding monkey in their collection?</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Villains ArtFX+ Gallery

    As a companion line to Kotobukiya’s New 52 ArtFX+, they announced a Villains Forever expansion a few years ago featuring, you guessed it, some of DC’s top villains. I was really expecting more heroes after the Justice League so it was a pleasant surprise, and the initial announcement had a pretty interesting mix of villains.

    They were all on display and sculpted at San Diego Comic Con: the Joker, Sinestro, Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Captain Cold, and the star of the show Gorilla Grodd. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a skull-wielding monkey in their collection?

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-gallery/attachment/sdcc2016kotoharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77623"></a></p> <p>I’ve really done a 180 on Bishoujo Harley Quinn version 2 since <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">her announcement</a>. At first I was very disappointed in the choice of outfit, but <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-harley-quinn-bishoujo-gallery" target="_blank">the amazing sculpt</a> quickly won me over. Now, I think it’s safe to say she might be one of my very-favorite Bishoujos… and she’s not even out yet!</p> <p>At SDCC we got to take another up-close look at her. We also found out that there will be an exclusive NYCC version of her with the classic black & red color palette, a masked face, and a new weapon (gun instead of hammer). I definitely need them both!</p> <p><em>[Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of <a href="http://www.ninetwilights.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.ninetwilights.com/', 'Nine Twilights']);" target="_blank">Nine Twilights</a>]</em></p>

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Harley Quinn Gallery

    I’ve really done a 180 on Bishoujo Harley Quinn version 2 since her announcement. At first I was very disappointed in the choice of outfit, but the amazing sculpt quickly won me over. Now, I think it’s safe to say she might be one of my very-favorite Bishoujos… and she’s not even out yet!

    At SDCC we got to take another up-close look at her. We also found out that there will be an exclusive NYCC version of her with the classic black & red color palette, a masked face, and a new weapon (gun instead of hammer). I definitely need them both!

    [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-nendoroids/attachment/nendosheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-77097"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I feel like Wonder Festival should change its name to Nendoroid Festival. We’ve already seen a TON so far tonight: all the boys <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-orange-rouge" target="_blank">from Orange Rouge</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company-co-x-kancolle" target="_blank">Kantai Collection</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company-co-x-idolmster" target="_blank">IDOLM@STER</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-li-syaoran-nendoroid-and-figma" target="_blank">Li announcement</a>, and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-the-legend-of-zelda-nendoroid-and-figmas" target="_blank">new Link</a>. But there are over 35 more to come. So let’s get right to it! We’ve got a Fate/Stay Night triple threat (Shielder, Caster, & Lancer), MetaKnight, <em>Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Macross Delta, Mazinger Z</em>, Miku Hatsune, <em>Mahou Tsukai no Yome</em>, Biohazard, <em>Boku no Hero Academia, High School Fleet, Touhou Project</em>, Rockman.exe, Fire Emblem, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, <em>Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!</em>, The King of Fighters (Mai, what a surprise!), <em>Thunderbolt Fantasy, Madoka Magica, Girls und Panzer, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata</em>, and so much more.</p> <p>We also have the results of the Nendoroid request poll, which is why we got Li and Kiso. We’ll also be getting Edward Elric, Erwin Smith, and (finally) Holo!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/', 'Wonderful Hobby Life']);" target="_blank">Wonderful Hobby Life</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Nendoroids

    Sometimes I feel like Wonder Festival should change its name to Nendoroid Festival. We’ve already seen a TON so far tonight: all the boys from Orange Rouge, Kantai Collection, IDOLM@STER, the Li announcement, and the new Link. But there are over 35 more to come. So let’s get right to it! We’ve got a Fate/Stay Night triple threat (Shielder, Caster, & Lancer), MetaKnight, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Macross Delta, Mazinger Z, Miku Hatsune, Mahou Tsukai no Yome, Biohazard, Boku no Hero Academia, High School Fleet, Touhou Project, Rockman.exe, Fire Emblem, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, The King of Fighters (Mai, what a surprise!), Thunderbolt Fantasy, Madoka Magica, Girls und Panzer, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, and so much more.

    We also have the results of the Nendoroid request poll, which is why we got Li and Kiso. We’ll also be getting Edward Elric, Erwin Smith, and (finally) Holo!

    [via Wonderful Hobby Life]

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