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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80496" rel="attachment wp-att-80496"></a></p> <p>I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Katana art</a> they had out!</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Figures

    I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new Katana art they had out!

    Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-marvel-figures/attachment/toyfair2017kotobukiyamarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80473"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya surprisingly didn’t have that many Marvel announcements this year: just <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Ms Marvel</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-spider-family-artfx" target="_blank">Spider-Family ArtFX+</a>. But, of course, there were still Marvel figures out and about! Mostly Bishoujo, of course, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujos-thor-loki-gallery" target="_blank">Loki & Thor</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">Spider Gwen</a>, and the amazing Squirrel Girl. Oh, and that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-super-deadpool-gallery" target="_blank">ridiculous Deadpool</a> and the less ridiculous but still cool Vision! Check ’em out after the jump.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    Kotobukiya surprisingly didn’t have that many Marvel announcements this year: just Ms Marvel and the Spider-Family ArtFX+. But, of course, there were still Marvel figures out and about! Mostly Bishoujo, of course, like Loki & Thor, Spider Gwen, and the amazing Squirrel Girl. Oh, and that ridiculous Deadpool and the less ridiculous but still cool Vision! Check ’em out after the jump.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80528" rel="attachment wp-att-80528"></a></p> <p>While Kotobukiya’s Toy Fair booth is mostly focused on US-centric licenses like comic and movie toys (the new anime reveals are <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-kotobukiya" target="_blank">saved for Wonder Festival</a>), they always bring a few on over for us. And, unsurprisingly, they’re mostly from shows that are popular here like C<em>owboy Bebop, Black Butler, Code Geass</em>, and <em>Cardcaptor Sakura</em>.</p> <p>My favorite, though, was the gorgeous Charlotta from <em>Granblue Fantasy</em>. She’s so detailed but so tiny and cute! And the ruffles. So many of my favorite things.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Anime Figures

    While Kotobukiya’s Toy Fair booth is mostly focused on US-centric licenses like comic and movie toys (the new anime reveals are saved for Wonder Festival), they always bring a few on over for us. And, unsurprisingly, they’re mostly from shows that are popular here like Cowboy Bebop, Black Butler, Code Geass, and Cardcaptor Sakura.

    My favorite, though, was the gorgeous Charlotta from Granblue Fantasy. She’s so detailed but so tiny and cute! And the ruffles. So many of my favorite things.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80413" rel="attachment wp-att-80413"></a></p> <p>True story: when <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">the Spider-Family art</a> first came out, no one had yet identified all of the Spideys. I’m not super well versed in the Spider-verse and I had no idea who the mystery futuristic Spidey was, so I seriously just Googled “Spiderman mostly blue suit” and voila, it gave me the answer of Spider-Man 2099. Thanks Google!</p> <p>As you may have presumed from my lovely tale, 2099 ArtFX+ was indeed a surprise unveil at Toy Fair. I love his weird, futuristic look. You know the 2099 he comes from is probably not a great place, unless you’re super into cyberpunk. In which case it’s probably awesome, right? Actually, <a href="http://static4.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/3/31666/4936588-sm20992015003-cov-ee9ec.jpg" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://static4.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/3/31666/4936588-sm20992015003-cov-ee9ec.jpg', 'it looks']);" target="_blank" data-rel="lightbox-gallery-iq0a" title="">it looks</a> pretty much the same as now. Disappointing.</p> <p>They also had regular Spider-Man, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-ultimate-spider-man-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">Spider Gwen, Miles Morales</a>, and Agent Venom on display as well. I think this line is going to look so cool once it’s all together!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Spider Family ArtFX+

    True story: when the Spider-Family art first came out, no one had yet identified all of the Spideys. I’m not super well versed in the Spider-verse and I had no idea who the mystery futuristic Spidey was, so I seriously just Googled “Spiderman mostly blue suit” and voila, it gave me the answer of Spider-Man 2099. Thanks Google!

    As you may have presumed from my lovely tale, 2099 ArtFX+ was indeed a surprise unveil at Toy Fair. I love his weird, futuristic look. You know the 2099 he comes from is probably not a great place, unless you’re super into cyberpunk. In which case it’s probably awesome, right? Actually, it looks pretty much the same as now. Disappointing.

    They also had regular Spider-Man, Spider Gwen, Miles Morales, and Agent Venom on display as well. I think this line is going to look so cool once it’s all together!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80403" rel="attachment wp-att-80403"></a></p> <p>I have always loved horror as a genre. It started with childhood fun (<em>Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Are You Afraid of the Dark</em>, etc) and has progressed to the point where I now have a list of my favorite deaths in horror movies (barbed wire in <em>Suspiria</em> #1). So suffice to say, I really love horror movie figures too.</p> <p>Like this giant Jason Voorhees! Think of all the fun you could have with this lil guy. Picture this: you have guests over, they’re staying in your fancy guest bedroom. You sneak in during the night and leave Jason on the bedside table so they wake up to pure horror. Haha, fun times! But anyway, what’s your favorite horror movie death?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX Jason Voorhees

    I have always loved horror as a genre. It started with childhood fun (Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Are You Afraid of the Dark, etc) and has progressed to the point where I now have a list of my favorite deaths in horror movies (barbed wire in Suspiria #1). So suffice to say, I really love horror movie figures too.

    Like this giant Jason Voorhees! Think of all the fun you could have with this lil guy. Picture this: you have guests over, they’re staying in your fancy guest bedroom. You sneak in during the night and leave Jason on the bedside table so they wake up to pure horror. Haha, fun times! But anyway, what’s your favorite horror movie death?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-artfx-star-lord/attachment/toyfair2017kotobukiyastarlordheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80422"></a></p> <p>I am sure that you, fair reader, are hyped as shit for<em> Guardians of the Galaxy 2</em>. Just like every human on earth. I mean, it’s months away. Mere months away. But in the meantime, we can tide ourselves over with this amazing Star-Lord ArtFX that Kotobukiya unveiled at Toy Fair.</p> <p>This 1/6 scale statue is so incredibly impressive in person. Just look at that likeness! The detail is mindblowing. And he comes with bby Groot, aww. They hope to make Groot magnetic so that he can easily be removed & re-positioned. His release date is set for May, so orders should open very soon! It should look pretty cool next to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2014-kotobukiyas-artfx-rocket-raccoon-gallery" target="_blank">their Rocket Raccoon</a>, even if the scales don’t perfectly match.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX Star-Lord

    I am sure that you, fair reader, are hyped as shit for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Just like every human on earth. I mean, it’s months away. Mere months away. But in the meantime, we can tide ourselves over with this amazing Star-Lord ArtFX that Kotobukiya unveiled at Toy Fair.

    This 1/6 scale statue is so incredibly impressive in person. Just look at that likeness! The detail is mindblowing. And he comes with bby Groot, aww. They hope to make Groot magnetic so that he can easily be removed & re-positioned. His release date is set for May, so orders should open very soon! It should look pretty cool next to their Rocket Raccoon, even if the scales don’t perfectly match.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-bishoujos/attachment/toyfair2017kotobukiyabishoujosheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80396"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya had two Bishoujo-related announcements at Toy Fair: the art for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Katana</a> and the full reveal of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Kamala</a>. But given at this is a US-centric event, they had a TON more out and about, though funnily enough most of them were from non- comic franchises. It’s amazing how big the line has grown since it started with just Marvel girls!</p> <p>It was mostly movie Bishes on display: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chucky-gallery" target="_blank">Chucky</a> (who might be my all-time fave), <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-horror-bishoujo-edward-scissorhands-gallery" target="_blank">Edward Scissorhands</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukyia-unveils-their-kill-bill-bishoujo" target="_blank">The Bride</a>. Then there were some video game girls, like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-rainbow-mika" target="_blank">Rainbow Mika</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-ibuki" target="_blank">Ibuki</a>. We also know that there will be a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-new-street-fighter-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">new Chun-Li</a>, though the sign for her was not out.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujos

    Kotobukiya had two Bishoujo-related announcements at Toy Fair: the art for Katana and the full reveal of Kamala. But given at this is a US-centric event, they had a TON more out and about, though funnily enough most of them were from non- comic franchises. It’s amazing how big the line has grown since it started with just Marvel girls!

    It was mostly movie Bishes on display: Chucky (who might be my all-time fave), Edward Scissorhands, and The Bride. Then there were some video game girls, like Rainbow Mika and Ibuki. We also know that there will be a new Chun-Li, though the sign for her was not out.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2017-alter-2/attachment/kotoheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-80004"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.</p> <p>The Caster/Lancer from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank">their teasers</a> is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from<em> Granblue Fantasy</em> (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from <em>Clockwork Planet</em>, and Charlotte from <em>Shironeko Project</em>. There’s a new <em>Girls und Panzer</em> bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from <em>Yuri on Ice</em>!! Check ’em all out below.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya always brings out the goods for Wonder Festival, and this year is no exception! We have a great lineup of figures here, starting with of course the painted Protagonist from Persona 5. Yes, my beauty, come home to me. In other game news, we have their new Pokemon girls! Or, well, one of them sculpted, and the outline of the other.

    The Caster/Lancer from their teasers is here, and looking adorable. We’ve also got a few old announcements finally painted: Vira from Granblue Fantasy (give to me now yes), RyuuZU from Clockwork Planet, and Charlotte from Shironeko Project. There’s a new Girls und Panzer bikini line: Anchovy is painted, and Alice Shimada will be joining her soon. In other new announcements, they will be doing Victor from Yuri on Ice!! Check ’em all out below.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana/attachment/tf2017kotokatanaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79873"></a></p> <p>One of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonfest-2017-teasers" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s teasers</a> for the week’s events was the art for Bishoujo Katana. And indeed, here she is! Sadly we didn’t get the full sculpt like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Ms Marvel</a>, but it’s good enough for me. I was interested to see what Shunya would do with her, because not only is she fully clothed but also armored.</p> <p>I mean, we still get some collarbone action, but it’s a badass pose that fits the character. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not we’ll get an extra unmasked face?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Katana

    One of Kotobukiya’s teasers for the week’s events was the art for Bishoujo Katana. And indeed, here she is! Sadly we didn’t get the full sculpt like Ms Marvel, but it’s good enough for me. I was interested to see what Shunya would do with her, because not only is she fully clothed but also armored.

    I mean, we still get some collarbone action, but it’s a badass pose that fits the character. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not we’ll get an extra unmasked face?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-new-street-fighter-chun-li-bishoujo/attachment/newchunheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79853"></a></p> <p>Was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li" target="_blank">one Chun-Li Bishoujo</a> not enough for you? Well never fear, because a version two is on the way! And this time she has long, flowing hair (or possibly up in a ponytail?). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chun without her signature buns, so this should be interesting. Plus this is her ‘battle costume’ aka the SFV Premium Outfit.</p> <p>While I’m not surprised that Chun-Li is getting more attention given her popularity, I wonder if we will see new girls in the line next?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1629403030409420/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1629403030409420/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Announces A New Street Fighter Chun-Li Bishoujo

    Was one Chun-Li Bishoujo not enough for you? Well never fear, because a version two is on the way! And this time she has long, flowing hair (or possibly up in a ponytail?). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chun without her signature buns, so this should be interesting. Plus this is her ‘battle costume’ aka the SFV Premium Outfit.

    While I’m not surprised that Chun-Li is getting more attention given her popularity, I wonder if we will see new girls in the line next?

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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