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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83751" rel="attachment wp-att-83751"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately, first with their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-super-powers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">DC Comics Super Powers line</a> and now with their amazing ArtFX+ of the ’92 X-Men. Featuring Cyclops, Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine so far, these flat-colored figures bring that iconic show from the screen to real life. I really love the color choice here and lack of shading as it fits with the style of the original quite well and I really love that these are all quite whimsical as well. My personal favorite is Beast and his suave look, but all four are quite great, and at about $40 a figure, these are quite affordable too. Who do you want to see added to the line? Let us know in the comments!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s X-Men ’92 ArtFX+ Gallery

    Kotobukiya’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately, first with their DC Comics Super Powers line and now with their amazing ArtFX+ of the ’92 X-Men. Featuring Cyclops, Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine so far, these flat-colored figures bring that iconic show from the screen to real life. I really love the color choice here and lack of shading as it fits with the style of the original quite well and I really love that these are all quite whimsical as well. My personal favorite is Beast and his suave look, but all four are quite great, and at about $40 a figure, these are quite affordable too. Who do you want to see added to the line? Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83727" rel="attachment wp-att-83727"></a></p> <p>One of my favorite statue lines has been Erik Sosa’s X-Men Fine Arts statues, which have slowly been coming out over the last few years, so I was quite happy to see that the line is still going strong with the addition of Storm! The dynamic pose and flowing cape fit the character perfectly and I really love that the mohawk second head is included as an option, despite not being really comic accurate (but who cares when it looks good?). Also of note, both earrings will be there in the final figure on the mohawk head, one was broken in transit. That said, all around, this is one big, bold, and awesome statue and honestly, one of my favorites of Storm. Now to hope for more mutants to come after!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Fine Arts Statue Storm Gallery

    One of my favorite statue lines has been Erik Sosa’s X-Men Fine Arts statues, which have slowly been coming out over the last few years, so I was quite happy to see that the line is still going strong with the addition of Storm! The dynamic pose and flowing cape fit the character perfectly and I really love that the mohawk second head is included as an option, despite not being really comic accurate (but who cares when it looks good?). Also of note, both earrings will be there in the final figure on the mohawk head, one was broken in transit. That said, all around, this is one big, bold, and awesome statue and honestly, one of my favorites of Storm. Now to hope for more mutants to come after!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-captain-marvel-order/attachment/captainmarvelheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83455"></a></p> <p>As a big fan of both the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-binary-ms-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">original Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Kamala version</a>, I had high hopes for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-captain-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel</a>. I mean, she’s a badass flying chick with short hair. Played by the always-amazing Brie Larson in the upcoming film, no less! And the art was indeed pretty cool. Shunya was sticking with his newer, slightly-less-pinup style and went for a more realistic body and less cutesy face.</p> <p>The finished product is here (or at least orders for her are), and I’m a bit torn. I love the colors, pose, and face. I think the whole chest area is kind of weird: her ribs are suuuuper prominent and she’s got the “floating globes” boob dilemma going on. But look at those arm muscles, so good. While she comes in at the standard Bishoujo 1/7 scale, her retail is only ¥8,000 and she comes out in June!</p> <p>Pre-order At <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-035994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dcaptain+marvel%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-035994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dcaptain+marvel%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-231" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-231', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10510415" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10510415', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/us-movies-comics/20072-marvel-bishoujo-captain-marvel.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/us-movies-comics/20072-marvel-bishoujo-captain-marvel.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/66495" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/66495', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Captain Marvel Is Up For Order

    As a big fan of both the original Ms Marvel Bishoujo and the new Kamala version, I had high hopes for Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel. I mean, she’s a badass flying chick with short hair. Played by the always-amazing Brie Larson in the upcoming film, no less! And the art was indeed pretty cool. Shunya was sticking with his newer, slightly-less-pinup style and went for a more realistic body and less cutesy face.

    The finished product is here (or at least orders for her are), and I’m a bit torn. I love the colors, pose, and face. I think the whole chest area is kind of weird: her ribs are suuuuper prominent and she’s got the “floating globes” boob dilemma going on. But look at those arm muscles, so good. While she comes in at the standard Bishoujo 1/7 scale, her retail is only ¥8,000 and she comes out in June!

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

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-good-smile-company/attachment/gscheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-82015"></a></p> <p>2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-figures-fatehistory-event" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fate/History</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-gsc-co-x-miku-hatsune" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mikus</a>, but we got a lot more.</p> <p>Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from <em>Cinderella Girls</em>, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.</p> <p>But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from <em>No Game No Life</em>, Emilia from <em>Re;Zero</em>, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added the <em>Your Name</em> duo to the gallery</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Good Smile Company

    2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at Fate/History and Mikus, but we got a lot more.

    Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan.

    But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from No Game No Life, Emilia from Re;Zero, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure.

    [UPDATE] Added the Your Name duo to the gallery

    [via whl4u]

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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/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-captain-marvel/attachment/captainmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81665"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has quite a few Bishoujo announcements and updates at San Diego Comic Con, and our first full reveal is a Bishoujo of Captain Marvel! This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Their original Ms Marvel is one of my favorites in the line, and I can’t wait to get an updated version of the character.</p> <p>Plus I am very happy they included the short hair! Usually the Bish line goes for sexy flowing locks but I love her more rugged and cool look here. Think we’ll get an alternate hemleted head?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119019/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119019/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Bishoujo Captain Marvel

    Kotobukiya always has quite a few Bishoujo announcements and updates at San Diego Comic Con, and our first full reveal is a Bishoujo of Captain Marvel! This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Their original Ms Marvel is one of my favorites in the line, and I can’t wait to get an updated version of the character.

    Plus I am very happy they included the short hair! Usually the Bish line goes for sexy flowing locks but I love her more rugged and cool look here. Think we’ll get an alternate hemleted head?

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81040" rel="attachment wp-att-81040"></a></p> <p>On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a>. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know.</p> <p>I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Ms. Marvel Bishoujo Gallery

    On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know.

    I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-square-enixs-marvel-play-arts-kai-figures/attachment/tf2017semarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80788"></a></p> <p>Are Square-Enix’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-square-enixs-dc-play-arts-kai-figures" target="_blank">DC figures</a> a little too strange for you? Well don’t worry, friends, the Marvel line is here to save the day! Just kidding, they are pretty strange too. Unless, you know, futuristic gladiator Wolverine is a totally normal thing I’ve somehow missed out on. At least Doctor Strange looks pretty true to form?</p> <p>I will admit, Magneto’s scrap metal cape is absolutely amazing, and kind of ingenious. Could I do without the 6-pack armor? Yeah, maybe. But I want a metal cape of my own (that doesn’t weigh 6 tons, please).</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Square Enix’s Marvel Play Arts Kai Figures

    Are Square-Enix’s DC figures a little too strange for you? Well don’t worry, friends, the Marvel line is here to save the day! Just kidding, they are pretty strange too. Unless, you know, futuristic gladiator Wolverine is a totally normal thing I’ve somehow missed out on. At least Doctor Strange looks pretty true to form?

    I will admit, Magneto’s scrap metal cape is absolutely amazing, and kind of ingenious. Could I do without the 6-pack armor? Yeah, maybe. But I want a metal cape of my own (that doesn’t weigh 6 tons, please).

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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=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-znQ8" 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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