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  • As always, we have seen a lot from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair. Bishoujos Thor & Loki, Bishoujo Wonder Girl, Big Chap, Wolverine, Thanos, and then the overviews of their DC, Marvel, Bishoujo, and Star Wars toys. Phew! Can a booth even fit any more figures? The answer is always yes. Like usual, there weren’t a ton of PVC girls (and guys), but we had some! Like their gorgeous new Rage of Bahamut figures. And there were some other US-centric licenses too, like Halo, and the cutest damn Alien figure you’ll ever see. Look at his sassy pose! Amazing!

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    As always, we have seen a lot from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair. Bishoujos Thor & Loki, Bishoujo Wonder Girl, Big Chap, Wolverine, Thanos, and then the overviews of their DC, Marvel, Bishoujo, and Star Wars toys. Phew! Can a booth even fit any more figures? The answer is always yes. Like usual, there weren’t a ton of PVC girls (and guys), but we had some! Like their gorgeous new Rage of Bahamut figures. And there were some other US-centric licenses too, like Halo, and the cutest damn Alien figure you’ll ever see. Look at his sassy pose! Amazing!

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  • We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: Marvel and DC, the Thanos sculpt, and lots of Bishoujo news. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them. We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to a survey and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel

    We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: Marvel and DC, the Thanos sculpt, and lots of Bishoujo news. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them. We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to a survey and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.

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  • We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, some new announcements and a whole lot of up-close galleries. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well! Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, some new announcements and a whole lot of up-close galleries. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well! Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.

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  • Of course our main focus for Kotobukiya was on all the Bishoujos they brought to SDCC, but they had more than that! A lot more. Given that it’s San Diego COMIC Con, there were (of coure), a lot of comic goodies, including the impressive Hulk vs Hulkbuster statue that we first saw at Toy Fair. They also had statues ranging from Arkham Knight, Batman, Black Panther, and Iron Man to their newest ArtFX+ line which focuses on the villains. First up is a rather crazy-looking Lex Luthor. As opposed to non-crazy Lex? Haha. There was also a handful of non-comic-based merch. Their popular franchises like Halo and Alien popped up, along with a few anime lines like Aldnoah.Zero and Tokyo Ghoul. Check them out and more in the gallery! [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya

    Of course our main focus for Kotobukiya was on all the Bishoujos they brought to SDCC, but they had more than that! A lot more. Given that it’s San Diego COMIC Con, there were (of coure), a lot of comic goodies, including the impressive Hulk vs Hulkbuster statue that we first saw at Toy Fair. They also had statues ranging from Arkham Knight, Batman, Black Panther, and Iron Man to their newest ArtFX+ line which focuses on the villains. First up is a rather crazy-looking Lex Luthor. As opposed to non-crazy Lex? Haha. There was also a handful of non-comic-based merch. Their popular franchises like Halo and Alien popped up, along with a few anime lines like Aldnoah.Zero and Tokyo Ghoul. Check them out and more in the gallery! [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

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  • Halo always fills me with nostalgia, because it’s the game my friends and I used to play in the senior lounge of our highschool. Which seems about a million years ago, what is up with this aging thing? Eighteen year old me thought I’d be carefree and video-game playing forever, so at least one of those was right. The video game part, obviously. With age comes stress. But hey, this is a post about toys! Halo toys! With someone who is definitely not called Master Chef, which is what I thought the first time I heard his name. True story. Check out Kotobukiya’s new ArtFX+ Halo figures after the jump! I love the interchangeable armor, though sadly it’s not compatible with the other ArtFX+ characters–we totally tried with Iron Man, it was not a success.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Halo ArtFX+

    Halo always fills me with nostalgia, because it’s the game my friends and I used to play in the senior lounge of our highschool. Which seems about a million years ago, what is up with this aging thing? Eighteen year old me thought I’d be carefree and video-game playing forever, so at least one of those was right. The video game part, obviously. With age comes stress. But hey, this is a post about toys! Halo toys! With someone who is definitely not called Master Chef, which is what I thought the first time I heard his name. True story. Check out Kotobukiya’s new ArtFX+ Halo figures after the jump! I love the interchangeable armor, though sadly it’s not compatible with the other ArtFX+ characters–we totally tried with Iron Man, it was not a success.

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  • So far we’ve already shown you quite a bit of what Kotobukiya has at their Toy Fair booth: Hulk vs Hulkbuster, new Bishoujos, the Star Wars line, and their new Super Power figures. But of course a booth as big as theirs has a lot more in it! Like a new Iron Man ArtFX and tons of Halo merchandise. They even brought a bunch of PVC figures, which is not something we’re used to nowadays. I mean, they even had a Wonder Festival prototype out and about: Ken Kaneki! Along with lots of the Cu-Poche line, chopsticks for every shade of samurai, and tons more. Check them all out after the jump!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    So far we’ve already shown you quite a bit of what Kotobukiya has at their Toy Fair booth: Hulk vs Hulkbuster, new Bishoujos, the Star Wars line, and their new Super Power figures. But of course a booth as big as theirs has a lot more in it! Like a new Iron Man ArtFX and tons of Halo merchandise. They even brought a bunch of PVC figures, which is not something we’re used to nowadays. I mean, they even had a Wonder Festival prototype out and about: Ken Kaneki! Along with lots of the Cu-Poche line, chopsticks for every shade of samurai, and tons more. Check them all out after the jump!

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  • We went from very little Halo merchandise from PVC manufacturers to… quite a bit, in a short amount of time. But Square-Enix is a veteran in this field. If we went to a convention in the past few years, chances are there were some Halo Play Arts there. Case in point: 2013, 2012, 2011. And now, 2014! This year they only had one on display, an Anniversary Edition of Master Chief in his Halo 2 getup. Cause, you know, his outfits just change so very much between installments.

    NYCC 2014: Square-Enix’s Halo Play Arts Kai

    We went from very little Halo merchandise from PVC manufacturers to… quite a bit, in a short amount of time. But Square-Enix is a veteran in this field. If we went to a convention in the past few years, chances are there were some Halo Play Arts there. Case in point: 2013, 2012, 2011. And now, 2014! This year they only had one on display, an Anniversary Edition of Master Chief in his Halo 2 getup. Cause, you know, his outfits just change so very much between installments.

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  • Kotobukiya’s foray into the world of video games is fairly new (I mean, if you discount the anime-styled Shining World and Tales of, etc), and seems to be mainly focused on the Bishoujo style figures. Which, given the outfits most of these girls wear, is not surprising. We already brought you the two new pieces of game Bishoujo news (Poison and Anna Williams), but Anna’s sister Nina Williams was on hand too, along with Juri and Chun-li! But who is going to take care of all these ladies? Why Master Chief, of course. Girls can’t resist a guy in armor.

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Video Game Figures

    Kotobukiya’s foray into the world of video games is fairly new (I mean, if you discount the anime-styled Shining World and Tales of, etc), and seems to be mainly focused on the Bishoujo style figures. Which, given the outfits most of these girls wear, is not surprising. We already brought you the two new pieces of game Bishoujo news (Poison and Anna Williams), but Anna’s sister Nina Williams was on hand too, along with Juri and Chun-li! But who is going to take care of all these ladies? Why Master Chief, of course. Girls can’t resist a guy in armor.

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  • We’ve already shown you a lot from Kotobukiya’s jam-packed NYCC panel: Marvel, DC, Star Wars, the new Superman ArtFX+, the continuing Horror Bishoujo line, Red Hood ArtFX+, new Star Wars goodies, Tali Bishoujo, the Halo ArtFX+… but believe it or not, there’s actually more news. Of course this section of the panel contained lots of stuff that we’ve already seen before, like the Attack on Titan line, Shiro, and some of the newer Bishoujos (like the recently shown off art for Poison and sculpt for Anna Williams), but there’s one new announcement: Kotobukiya will be doing Alien figures! Xenomorph ArtFX? Ripley Bishoujo? Jones ArtFX+? Only time will tell.

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC 2014 Panel: Everything Else

    We’ve already shown you a lot from Kotobukiya’s jam-packed NYCC panel: Marvel, DC, Star Wars, the new Superman ArtFX+, the continuing Horror Bishoujo line, Red Hood ArtFX+, new Star Wars goodies, Tali Bishoujo, the Halo ArtFX+… but believe it or not, there’s actually more news. Of course this section of the panel contained lots of stuff that we’ve already seen before, like the Attack on Titan line, Shiro, and some of the newer Bishoujos (like the recently shown off art for Poison and sculpt for Anna Williams), but there’s one new announcement: Kotobukiya will be doing Alien figures! Xenomorph ArtFX? Ripley Bishoujo? Jones ArtFX+? Only time will tell.

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  • Back at SDCC Kotobukiya announced that they would be making a Master Chief ArtFX+ to go along with the impressive ArtFX version of him. There was no sculpt at that time, but it seems like they are close to a reveal of one because we got a little teaser of him at their panel at NYCC this year! We also got some pretty interesting information. His armor will be removable and they plan on making alternate sets in the future so you can swap out parts to your liking. A damaged set was hinted at, though if it is popular I’m sure he’ll get a few more!

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC 2014 Panel: Halo ArtFX+

    Back at SDCC Kotobukiya announced that they would be making a Master Chief ArtFX+ to go along with the impressive ArtFX version of him. There was no sculpt at that time, but it seems like they are close to a reveal of one because we got a little teaser of him at their panel at NYCC this year! We also got some pretty interesting information. His armor will be removable and they plan on making alternate sets in the future so you can swap out parts to your liking. A damaged set was hinted at, though if it is popular I’m sure he’ll get a few more!

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