Marvel Comics Archive

  • Kotobukiya has brought us quite a few Deadpool figures in the past, but this is definitely the Deadpool to end all Deadpools. As the ‘Super’ in the title might have clued you into! As we saw at their panel, this figure comes with an insane amount of extras. From more weaponry than anyone needs to a fluffy red afro, he’s got it all. But even without all the extras, this is an impressive piece. The pose is super dynamic and the scaffolding base gives a great diorama. I can just picture how amazing this will look on display!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Super Deadpool Gallery

    Kotobukiya has brought us quite a few Deadpool figures in the past, but this is definitely the Deadpool to end all Deadpools. As the ‘Super’ in the title might have clued you into! As we saw at their panel, this figure comes with an insane amount of extras. From more weaponry than anyone needs to a fluffy red afro, he’s got it all. But even without all the extras, this is an impressive piece. The pose is super dynamic and the scaffolding base gives a great diorama. I can just picture how amazing this will look on display!

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  • I was never really a big Spider-Man fan, or Spider-verse fan even. It just wasn’t a comic world that interested me. That changed pretty drastically when they announced Ultimate Spider-Man, aka my bae Miles Morales. Of course it was nice to see more diversity in the comics world, but he’s near and dear to my heart because of how much my brother identifies with and loves this character. He has a lot of things in common with Miles (boarding school, a love of Legos, feeling very different) so it was amazing to have a character he could connect to that strongly. Of course I’ve been anticipating this figure like crazy since it was first announced. A little baby Miles? Yes please! And as we found out at their panel, his pre-orders have been selling incredibly well (so maybe more Miles merch in the future?!). They also had the ArtFX+ Spider Gwen on display (which I must admit I like a bit more than the Bishoujo). Check them both out below!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Ultimate Spider-Man & Spider Gwen Gallery

    I was never really a big Spider-Man fan, or Spider-verse fan even. It just wasn’t a comic world that interested me. That changed pretty drastically when they announced Ultimate Spider-Man, aka my bae Miles Morales. Of course it was nice to see more diversity in the comics world, but he’s near and dear to my heart because of how much my brother identifies with and loves this character. He has a lot of things in common with Miles (boarding school, a love of Legos, feeling very different) so it was amazing to have a character he could connect to that strongly. Of course I’ve been anticipating this figure like crazy since it was first announced. A little baby Miles? Yes please! And as we found out at their panel, his pre-orders have been selling incredibly well (so maybe more Miles merch in the future?!). They also had the ArtFX+ Spider Gwen on display (which I must admit I like a bit more than the Bishoujo). Check them both out below!

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  • There are always new things happening in the Bishoujo line, but by far my favorite recent one was the announcement that Squirrel Girl was not, in fact, just an April Fool’s joke. And then the reveal of her sculpt, which is just painfully adorable (and right now has one of the best Shunya Yamashita faces Kotobukiya has ever done). We got to take a close look at her at New York Comic Con. The sculpt is so crisp: I especially like her spiky hair, acorn earrings, and (surprise) her little squirrel pal! Because I think 90% of figures would be improved by having an animal companion.

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Squirrel Girl Gallery

    There are always new things happening in the Bishoujo line, but by far my favorite recent one was the announcement that Squirrel Girl was not, in fact, just an April Fool’s joke. And then the reveal of her sculpt, which is just painfully adorable (and right now has one of the best Shunya Yamashita faces Kotobukiya has ever done). We got to take a close look at her at New York Comic Con. The sculpt is so crisp: I especially like her spiky hair, acorn earrings, and (surprise) her little squirrel pal! Because I think 90% of figures would be improved by having an animal companion.

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  • The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, Squirrel Girl. But there was much more, including quite a few Bishoujos: Lady Deadpool, Spider Gwen, and Loki & Thor were all out and about. In fact, they had two Spider Gwens: Bishoujo and the new ArtFX+. For the first time ever, I think I might actually like the ArtFX+ better. They had tons of statues out, like the Civil War battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with Hulkbuster). Check them all out in the gallery!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, Squirrel Girl. But there was much more, including quite a few Bishoujos: Lady Deadpool, Spider Gwen, and Loki & Thor were all out and about. In fact, they had two Spider Gwens: Bishoujo and the new ArtFX+. For the first time ever, I think I might actually like the ArtFX+ better. They had tons of statues out, like the Civil War battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with Hulkbuster). Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their Spiderverse ArtFX+ line: Agent Venom is sculpted! This is not the final sculpt, as his guns and other details will be changed before the paint, but it’s nice to see some progress. We also have the order the rest will come out (Spider-Man 2099, Carnage, and finally Venom) plus this interesting tidbit: they called this the “first wave” of Spiderverse figures. Which means we should get another set! Who would you like to see in it? We also had a lot of ArtFX updates, like the limited edition black Deadpool and the crazy amount of accessories that will come with their Super Deadpool. There’s an afro, guys. Amazing.

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Marvel

    We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their Spiderverse ArtFX+ line: Agent Venom is sculpted! This is not the final sculpt, as his guns and other details will be changed before the paint, but it’s nice to see some progress. We also have the order the rest will come out (Spider-Man 2099, Carnage, and finally Venom) plus this interesting tidbit: they called this the “first wave” of Spiderverse figures. Which means we should get another set! Who would you like to see in it? We also had a lot of ArtFX updates, like the limited edition black Deadpool and the crazy amount of accessories that will come with their Super Deadpool. There’s an afro, guys. Amazing.

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  • Kotobukiya had a panel at New York Comic Con today, and with it we got quite a few brand-new announcements! Including, of course, quite a few from their Bishoujo lines. We have the info for the next Marvel Bishoujo: Ms. Marvel! Yes, they did one of her before, but this is a different character: the new Kamala Khan, who I am very excited for. She’s such a unique character in the Marvel universe, and I’m loving the brief silhouette they showed off. Between her, Spider Gwen, and Squirrel Girl, I’m really looking forward to the new direction their Marvel line is going in.

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Marvel Bishoujo Ms. Marvel

    Kotobukiya had a panel at New York Comic Con today, and with it we got quite a few brand-new announcements! Including, of course, quite a few from their Bishoujo lines. We have the info for the next Marvel Bishoujo: Ms. Marvel! Yes, they did one of her before, but this is a different character: the new Kamala Khan, who I am very excited for. She’s such a unique character in the Marvel universe, and I’m loving the brief silhouette they showed off. Between her, Spider Gwen, and Squirrel Girl, I’m really looking forward to the new direction their Marvel line is going in.

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  • Hello Plastikitties, did you miss us? You may have noticed that we were MIA this week, because we’re basically dying from the flu. But not even that can stop us from going to NYCC! Kotobukiya had, of course, a lot of Bishoujo-related merchandise in their booth this year, but they star of the show is definitely their sculpt for Squirrel Girl. This figure started off as an April Fool’s joke, but her art reveal at SDCC showed that they took the fan’s clamoring for her seriously. And how cute is this sculpt?! So adorable, I love her face and pose and basically everything about her. It’s great to see some variety in the line in terms of sex appeal, we rarely get to see figures this cute from Shunya.

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Squirrel Girl

    Hello Plastikitties, did you miss us? You may have noticed that we were MIA this week, because we’re basically dying from the flu. But not even that can stop us from going to NYCC! Kotobukiya had, of course, a lot of Bishoujo-related merchandise in their booth this year, but they star of the show is definitely their sculpt for Squirrel Girl. This figure started off as an April Fool’s joke, but her art reveal at SDCC showed that they took the fan’s clamoring for her seriously. And how cute is this sculpt?! So adorable, I love her face and pose and basically everything about her. It’s great to see some variety in the line in terms of sex appeal, we rarely get to see figures this cute from Shunya.

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  • Just a few weeks ago we got what amounted to a full preview of Good Smile’s Nendoroid Deadpool, including all of his accessories and extras. So while there are no surprises here, it’s still pretty amazing that they managed to pack so much stuff into this release. The faces alone are enough to sway me–because it’s a swap of eyes and not the whole head, we have a whopping 5 of them (regular, winking, hearts, coy, excited) and I’m assuming you can mix them up too. Then there’s his double swords and the pantsless (but heart-underpant wearing) legs. So many goodies! Nendoroid Deadpool retails for ¥4,800 and is set for a February release. Yes, you can get your Deadpool during the month of love! I hope his release date is the 14th, then you can put him in cute poses while eating chocolate and playing Persona 5. Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

    It’s Time To Party With Nendoroid Deadpool

    Just a few weeks ago we got what amounted to a full preview of Good Smile’s Nendoroid Deadpool, including all of his accessories and extras. So while there are no surprises here, it’s still pretty amazing that they managed to pack so much stuff into this release. The faces alone are enough to sway me–because it’s a swap of eyes and not the whole head, we have a whopping 5 of them (regular, winking, hearts, coy, excited) and I’m assuming you can mix them up too. Then there’s his double swords and the pantsless (but heart-underpant wearing) legs. So many goodies! Nendoroid Deadpool retails for ¥4,800 and is set for a February release. Yes, you can get your Deadpool during the month of love! I hope his release date is the 14th, then you can put him in cute poses while eating chocolate and playing Persona 5. Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • Spider Gwen is one of Marvel’s most currently popular characters, so of course she’s taking the figure world by storm. Kotobukiya alone is doing both an ArtFX+ and a Bishoujo version of her! Of course my heart lies with the Bishoujo line so that’s what I am personally most excited for. Her unmasked version was out and about at SDCC, looking as cute as ever. I do prefer the mask on (just because the hood lining is so striking) but I love the more cutesy, girlie pose and style they went with for her. She’s going to look adorable with the other young Marvel heroines like Squirrel Girl! [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Spider Gwen Gallery

    Spider Gwen is one of Marvel’s most currently popular characters, so of course she’s taking the figure world by storm. Kotobukiya alone is doing both an ArtFX+ and a Bishoujo version of her! Of course my heart lies with the Bishoujo line so that’s what I am personally most excited for. Her unmasked version was out and about at SDCC, looking as cute as ever. I do prefer the mask on (just because the hood lining is so striking) but I love the more cutesy, girlie pose and style they went with for her. She’s going to look adorable with the other young Marvel heroines like Squirrel Girl! [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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  • Spider-Man has about a million alternate versions, but it seems like companies tend to stick to the OG Peter Parker. This is a shame, because there are both great designs and (let’s be honest) more interesting Spider-fam out in the world. Thankfully, Kotobukiya has announced an ArtFX+ line that will be bringing us quite a few of them. Including the #1 best Spider-Man of all time, Miles Morales! I’ll fight you about it because Miles is a precious gift from the comic gods. And his figure, along with the OG Spidey, was out on display at SDCC! I absolutely love the mirroring of their poses, and the two really compliment each other: the final display of all 7 is going to be stunning. [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

    SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Spider-Men ArtFX+ Gallery

    Spider-Man has about a million alternate versions, but it seems like companies tend to stick to the OG Peter Parker. This is a shame, because there are both great designs and (let’s be honest) more interesting Spider-fam out in the world. Thankfully, Kotobukiya has announced an ArtFX+ line that will be bringing us quite a few of them. Including the #1 best Spider-Man of all time, Miles Morales! I’ll fight you about it because Miles is a precious gift from the comic gods. And his figure, along with the OG Spidey, was out on display at SDCC! I absolutely love the mirroring of their poses, and the two really compliment each other: the final display of all 7 is going to be stunning. [Photos courtesy of our SDCC correspondent, Chris Hansbrough of Nine Twilights]

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