Kotobukiya Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fly-away-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlpreorderheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82530"></a></p> <p>I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a>, and then we only had badly lit <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">event shots</a> of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.</p> <p>I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Fly Away With Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Supergirl

    I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw the sculpt, and then we only had badly lit event shots of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.

    I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | Hobby Search | HLJ | BBTS

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/catch-em-kotobukiyas-lillie/attachment/kotolillieheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82501"></a></p> <p>Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the merchandise world</a>. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!</p> <p>This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed <a href="https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.pokemoncenter.com/exclusive-kotobukiya%3A-lillie-and-cosmog-figure-%28preorder-ends-august-30%29-703-02994', 'taking orders for her']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">taking orders for her</a> so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.</p> <p>Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.</p>

    Catch ‘Em All With Kotobukiya’s Lillie

    Lillie really seems to be the star of Pokemon Sun & Moon, at least in the merchandise world. I mean, personally, she’s like my least-favorite Poke-girl, but even I must admit that her design is super cute. No wonder we’ve been seeing so much of her!

    This time around it’s Kotobukiya’s lovely 1/8 scale ArtFX J version of her, which retails for ¥8,500. However, she’s exclusive to the Pokemon Online Store. Thankfully, their international site is indeed taking orders for her so you don’t need to go through a proxy for most countries! Plus they have free shipping for orders over $50, so she’s pretty much a steal. I wish all exclusives were like this, sigh.

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ponytail version of her? Because that’s by far my favorite Lillie look.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chun-li-v2-order/attachment/chunthiccheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82458"></a></p> <p><em>she T H I C C</em></p> <p>I will admit, when I first saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the art</a> for the new Chun-Li Bishoujo I wasn’t 100% sold, mainly because the long hair was distracting. Where’s the cute buns? But once we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a> I was sold. I mean, just look at those thighs. Those are the thighs of a girl who will kick your ass and make you say “thank you” after.</p> <p>As usual, the Bishoujo line moved pretty fast and she is now fully painted & up for order. She’ll run you a low ¥8,500, and with a January release date you won’t even have long to wait! I do hope we get some event-exclusive colorways because I think her outfit has a lot of potential in a wide array of designs and colors.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-032811&rank=" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-032811&rank=', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19535-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li-battle-costume-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19535-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li-battle-costume-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbysv-197" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbysv-197', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486520" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486520', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Chun-Li V2 Is Up For Order

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    I will admit, when I first saw the art for the new Chun-Li Bishoujo I wasn’t 100% sold, mainly because the long hair was distracting. Where’s the cute buns? But once we saw the sculpt I was sold. I mean, just look at those thighs. Those are the thighs of a girl who will kick your ass and make you say “thank you” after.

    As usual, the Bishoujo line moved pretty fast and she is now fully painted & up for order. She’ll run you a low ¥8,500, and with a January release date you won’t even have long to wait! I do hope we get some event-exclusive colorways because I think her outfit has a lot of potential in a wide array of designs and colors.

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | HLJ | Hobby Search

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-82129"></a></p> <p>Usually we don’t get any Bishoujo updates from Kotobukiya at Japanese events, especially when said Bishoujo was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">just sculpted at SDCC</a> a few weeks ago. But here we are, with a fully painted Bishoujo ver 2 Supergirl out and about at Wonder Festival! Who would have guessed?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891478461830897665" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891478461830897665', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Bishoujo Supergirl

    Usually we don’t get any Bishoujo updates from Kotobukiya at Japanese events, especially when said Bishoujo was just sculpted at SDCC a few weeks ago. But here we are, with a fully painted Bishoujo ver 2 Supergirl out and about at Wonder Festival! Who would have guessed?

    [via amiami]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon/attachment/pokemonheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81988"></a></p> <p>It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.</p> <p>Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of <em>Sun & Moon</em>.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105', 'girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">girlshobby</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Pokemon

    It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.

    Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of Sun & Moon.

    [UPDATE] We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!

    [UPDATE 2] Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via amiami

    [via whl4u, girlshobby, and Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-kotobukiya/attachment/kotoheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-82117"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has figures from a wide variety of licenses out on display, and this Wonder Festival was no different. <em>Kemono Friends, Fate/Grand Order, No Game No Life, Girls und Panzer, Frame Arm Girls</em> scaled figures (!!), <em>Eromanga Sensei, Kakegurui</em>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pokemon</a>, a super cute animal girl (?) from <em>Made in Abyss</em>, boy idols from <em>IDOLM@STER SideM</em>, and so much more.</p> <p>Sadly, it seems like there are no new Yu-Gi-Oh boys… come back to me, babies.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobuki_goods" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobuki_goods', 'Kotobukiya’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya always has figures from a wide variety of licenses out on display, and this Wonder Festival was no different. Kemono Friends, Fate/Grand Order, No Game No Life, Girls und Panzer, Frame Arm Girls scaled figures (!!), Eromanga Sensei, Kakegurui, Pokemon, a super cute animal girl (?) from Made in Abyss, boy idols from IDOLM@STER SideM, and so much more.

    Sadly, it seems like there are no new Yu-Gi-Oh boys… come back to me, babies.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event/attachment/fatehistoryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81860"></a></p> <p>You know what I want right before Wonder Festival? When we’re t-minus 7 hours away? A different event with like 50 new Fate/Stay Night figures at it! What joy, what excitement, what nonsense. The Fate/History event was showing off the figure history of, you guessed it, the Fate franchise, but it had SO MANY NEW FIGURES from every company who has put them out in the past: Good Smile Company, Max Factory, AlphaMax, Aquamarine, Pulchra, Myethos, Kotobukiya, PLUM, etc. Seriously just so many.</p> <p>The stars of the show for me were Pulchra’s very cute Marie Antoinette and Aquamarine’s sitting dress Saber EXTRA who looks so detailed and fantastic. But GSC had quite a few crazy gals on display too like the new Jeanne and Artoria Pendragon on a giant horse. I wonder how many arms & legs that will cost!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby-maniax.com/archives/61937" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby-maniax.com/archives/61937', 'Hobby Maniax']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Maniax</a>]</p>

    Check Out The Figures At The Fate/History Event

    You know what I want right before Wonder Festival? When we’re t-minus 7 hours away? A different event with like 50 new Fate/Stay Night figures at it! What joy, what excitement, what nonsense. The Fate/History event was showing off the figure history of, you guessed it, the Fate franchise, but it had SO MANY NEW FIGURES from every company who has put them out in the past: Good Smile Company, Max Factory, AlphaMax, Aquamarine, Pulchra, Myethos, Kotobukiya, PLUM, etc. Seriously just so many.

    The stars of the show for me were Pulchra’s very cute Marie Antoinette and Aquamarine’s sitting dress Saber EXTRA who looks so detailed and fantastic. But GSC had quite a few crazy gals on display too like the new Jeanne and Artoria Pendragon on a giant horse. I wonder how many arms & legs that will cost!

    [via Hobby Maniax]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy/attachment/streetfighterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81702"></a></p> <p>We’ve known for a while now that Kotobukiya would be doing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a second version of Bishoujo Chun-Li</a>, and I think most of us expected her to pop up at San Diego Comic Con. What I didn’t expect was two Bishes at once from the oft-neglected Street Fighter line: they have a new Cammy as well!</p> <p>It makes sense since these two were <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-lis-new-face" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">released quite close together</a> in their original versions, and it’s kind of amazing to see how far the line has come since then. There is so much more detail here! Those thighs on Chun-Li, man, they’re something else.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119023/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119023/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Street Fighter Bishoujos Chun-Li & Cammy

    We’ve known for a while now that Kotobukiya would be doing a second version of Bishoujo Chun-Li, and I think most of us expected her to pop up at San Diego Comic Con. What I didn’t expect was two Bishes at once from the oft-neglected Street Fighter line: they have a new Cammy as well!

    It makes sense since these two were released quite close together in their original versions, and it’s kind of amazing to see how far the line has come since then. There is so much more detail here! Those thighs on Chun-Li, man, they’re something else.

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-summer-wonfest-2017-teasers/attachment/kototeasersheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81696"></a></p> <p>Wonder Festival is over a week away, but already we are getting teasers! Earlier every year, I tell you. This time Kotobukiya is first up to bat with quite a few updates & new figures… and they always have 2 teasers, so there are more where this came from.</p> <p>First up is the sculpt for their Pokemon Sun & Moon Lillie, along with the announcement that they will be doing Moon as well! We also have a new sculpt for Nono Morikubo from Cinderella Girls, and a new Captain America. They also teased the sculpts for Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from<em> Touken Ranbu</em> and Yang Wen-li from <em>Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-98000/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/event/event-98000/', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Summer WonFest 2017 Teasers

    Wonder Festival is over a week away, but already we are getting teasers! Earlier every year, I tell you. This time Kotobukiya is first up to bat with quite a few updates & new figures… and they always have 2 teasers, so there are more where this came from.

    First up is the sculpt for their Pokemon Sun & Moon Lillie, along with the announcement that they will be doing Moon as well! We also have a new sculpt for Nono Morikubo from Cinderella Girls, and a new Captain America. They also teased the sculpts for Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from Touken Ranbu and Yang Wen-li from Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu.

    [via Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood/attachment/boyzheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81681"></a></p> <p>It has been almost exactly a year since Kotobukiya <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">announced the Ikemen line</a>, which is a male companion to the Bishoujos. Cute boys with cute butts doing cute things, finally! It seems that there has been a lot of work put into this line, because progress has been slow and they’re really trying to make it perfect. Both for us, of course, and for the ever-fickle DC.</p> <p>Now, finally, we are getting a peek at the fully sculpted & painted Nightwing! Look at that booty, it’s a thing of beauty. And his face is so sassy! We also got the full art for the next in the line, Red Hood. He looks so grumpy and adorable. Feeling a little tsundere, Jason?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/kikakuguys/status/887843985821007872" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kikakuguys/status/887843985821007872', 'Kikakuguys']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kikakuguys</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Ikemen Nightwing & Red Hood

    It has been almost exactly a year since Kotobukiya announced the Ikemen line, which is a male companion to the Bishoujos. Cute boys with cute butts doing cute things, finally! It seems that there has been a lot of work put into this line, because progress has been slow and they’re really trying to make it perfect. Both for us, of course, and for the ever-fickle DC.

    Now, finally, we are getting a peek at the fully sculpted & painted Nightwing! Look at that booty, it’s a thing of beauty. And his face is so sassy! We also got the full art for the next in the line, Red Hood. He looks so grumpy and adorable. Feeling a little tsundere, Jason?

    [via Kikakuguys]

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