New York Comic Con 2015 Archive

  • It’s rare that I end up falling for a figure that I originally disliked, but that’s what happened with Max Factory’s Sorceress. I went from “no definitely do not want” to “suddenly, I am in love!” once I saw her in person. She’ just… divine. Perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, because I still don’t like the bust. But everything else? Yes! We thankfully got to take a very close look at her at NYCC. There is just so much detail on this piece: from the insane layering of both sculpt & color on her hair to the amazing skeleton base, she’s got something to focus on from head to toe.

    NYCC 2015: Max Factory’s Sorceress Gallery

    It’s rare that I end up falling for a figure that I originally disliked, but that’s what happened with Max Factory’s Sorceress. I went from “no definitely do not want” to “suddenly, I am in love!” once I saw her in person. She’ just… divine. Perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, because I still don’t like the bust. But everything else? Yes! We thankfully got to take a very close look at her at NYCC. There is just so much detail on this piece: from the insane layering of both sculpt & color on her hair to the amazing skeleton base, she’s got something to focus on from head to toe.

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  • Need more Yu-Gi-Oh after our Yami Yugi figma gallery? Not to fear! As you may know, Good Smile Company brought Max Factory’s Dark Magician Girl to NYCC as well! So of course we had to take her out of the case and get a closer look. I was originally not on board with the color palette, but it’s definitely been growing on me. The pastels fit the original card art, and in person it’s not quite as washed out as those first pictures. And the base is so cute! Hopefully she’s not an exclusive.

    NYCC 2015: Max Factory’s Dark Magician Girl Gallery

    Need more Yu-Gi-Oh after our Yami Yugi figma gallery? Not to fear! As you may know, Good Smile Company brought Max Factory’s Dark Magician Girl to NYCC as well! So of course we had to take her out of the case and get a closer look. I was originally not on board with the color palette, but it’s definitely been growing on me. The pastels fit the original card art, and in person it’s not quite as washed out as those first pictures. And the base is so cute! Hopefully she’s not an exclusive.

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  • It’s time to d-d-d-d-dddd-duel! I was over the moon when we found out that Max Factory would be doing Yu-Gi-Oh figmas. I mean, it’s Yu-Gi-Oh! I’ve wanted this for pretty much my whole life, and it’s finally happening. Sadly, we haven’t gotten a lot of updates since the original announcement. He was sculpted at Winter WonFest and I think we were all hoping for a painted version this summer–but alas, it was not to be! But in lieu of an update, we got to take an up-close look at the sculpt at New York Comic Con. Even sans his cape, which we haven’t seen much of late! I can’t wait for paint, and I hope we end up with more in the line.

    NYCC 2015: figma Yami Yugi Gallery

    It’s time to d-d-d-d-dddd-duel! I was over the moon when we found out that Max Factory would be doing Yu-Gi-Oh figmas. I mean, it’s Yu-Gi-Oh! I’ve wanted this for pretty much my whole life, and it’s finally happening. Sadly, we haven’t gotten a lot of updates since the original announcement. He was sculpted at Winter WonFest and I think we were all hoping for a painted version this summer–but alas, it was not to be! But in lieu of an update, we got to take an up-close look at the sculpt at New York Comic Con. Even sans his cape, which we haven’t seen much of late! I can’t wait for paint, and I hope we end up with more in the line.

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  • Like the figma before it, we also saw this Link twice so far, but whereas the figma is from A Link Between Worlds, this scaled figure is from Skyward Sword aka: “that Zelda game you bought for that cool looking gold Wiimote and never actually played because the Wii’s plug had been pulled like a year prior” or “that Zelda game you bought and hated because it was severely scaled back”. Personally, I’m in the former category. I think our copy is still actually sealed after all these years. And because of that, I just can’t really get too excited about this figure. As much as I adore Link since he’s been a big part of my life ever since I was a small child, I just feel like something is off here. The action pose seems a tad generic and stiff rather than fluid and his face looks like Eminem-post-plastic-surgery from some angles. On the whole he’s still masterfully detailed and looks great, but he’s just missing that extra oomph to take him over the top. Now just actually give everyone what they want: a really badass statue of adult Link’s jumping pose from Ocarina of Time.

    NYCC 2015: Good Smile Company’s Link Gallery

    Like the figma before it, we also saw this Link twice so far, but whereas the figma is from A Link Between Worlds, this scaled figure is from Skyward Sword aka: “that Zelda game you bought for that cool looking gold Wiimote and never actually played because the Wii’s plug had been pulled like a year prior” or “that Zelda game you bought and hated because it was severely scaled back”. Personally, I’m in the former category. I think our copy is still actually sealed after all these years. And because of that, I just can’t really get too excited about this figure. As much as I adore Link since he’s been a big part of my life ever since I was a small child, I just feel like something is off here. The action pose seems a tad generic and stiff rather than fluid and his face looks like Eminem-post-plastic-surgery from some angles. On the whole he’s still masterfully detailed and looks great, but he’s just missing that extra oomph to take him over the top. Now just actually give everyone what they want: a really badass statue of adult Link’s jumping pose from Ocarina of Time.

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  • Well, we’ve gotten two looks at this new figma Link from A Link Between Worlds so far, but the last day of New York Comic Con we were actually able to get up close and personal with him to bring you all this gallery. I, personally, am in love with this figma. The face is rendered perfectly from the artwork and his face is much larger than a standard figma’s, which really shows off Link’s expression so much better. The little details with the folds in his clothes and on his sword and shield just really elevate this to the next level to something we’ve seen on very very few figmas thus far. This is hands down the definitive Link figma for the time being and I really could not be any happier with him.

    NYCC 2015: figma A Link Between Worlds Link Gallery

    Well, we’ve gotten two looks at this new figma Link from A Link Between Worlds so far, but the last day of New York Comic Con we were actually able to get up close and personal with him to bring you all this gallery. I, personally, am in love with this figma. The face is rendered perfectly from the artwork and his face is much larger than a standard figma’s, which really shows off Link’s expression so much better. The little details with the folds in his clothes and on his sword and shield just really elevate this to the next level to something we’ve seen on very very few figmas thus far. This is hands down the definitive Link figma for the time being and I really could not be any happier with him.

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  • Recently we got a regular figma of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex released that we showed you waaaay back at Toy Fair over a year ago, and then later that summer at WonFest we got word that a second, Arise version was in the works. Fast forward to this June and the sculpt was finally shown off and now in October she’s painted, has gone up for order, and made a trip all the way to New York to bust some cyber terrorists abroad. As a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell in all of its forms, I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit of a bad fan: I’ve yet to watch Arise. I know, I know, it’s on my shortlist, but all of the negative hype surrounding it put me off for a while. That said, one thing I’ve always loved about Arise is Motoko Kusanagi’s younger design: it’s different and equally as badass as the original, but in a different, more modern way (which is funny because it’s supposed to take place in time before the Stand Alone Complex design, but oh well; fashion repeats itself over time so I’ll let it slide). Max Factory really managed to pull off her sleek style and bold, strong look in this figma and I love it. She’ll be able to be posed in all of the crazy action poses from the series and I personally can’t wait for her to come out!

    NYCC 2015: figma Motoko Kusanagi Gallery

    Recently we got a regular figma of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex released that we showed you waaaay back at Toy Fair over a year ago, and then later that summer at WonFest we got word that a second, Arise version was in the works. Fast forward to this June and the sculpt was finally shown off and now in October she’s painted, has gone up for order, and made a trip all the way to New York to bust some cyber terrorists abroad. As a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell in all of its forms, I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit of a bad fan: I’ve yet to watch Arise. I know, I know, it’s on my shortlist, but all of the negative hype surrounding it put me off for a while. That said, one thing I’ve always loved about Arise is Motoko Kusanagi’s younger design: it’s different and equally as badass as the original, but in a different, more modern way (which is funny because it’s supposed to take place in time before the Stand Alone Complex design, but oh well; fashion repeats itself over time so I’ll let it slide). Max Factory really managed to pull off her sleek style and bold, strong look in this figma and I love it. She’ll be able to be posed in all of the crazy action poses from the series and I personally can’t wait for her to come out!

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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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  • So far, the Horror Bishoujo line has only had two entries: Freddy and Jason. Last year we got assurance that it would be continuing, but there’s been nary a peep since then on it. Given what a big horror fan I am, I was worried they’d given up on it. But not to worry, because we have confirmation that it is still alive–and will have a new figure in 2016! I wonder who it could be? They said it was “horrifically cute” which has me wondering if it could be Sadako–someone fans have definitely been pushing for. Then again, Michael Myers seems like the logical followup to Freddy & Jason. There are just too many options! Cute girl Ash? Adorable zombie? Perhaps a bizarrely kawaii Nosferatu??

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel Horror Bishoujo

    So far, the Horror Bishoujo line has only had two entries: Freddy and Jason. Last year we got assurance that it would be continuing, but there’s been nary a peep since then on it. Given what a big horror fan I am, I was worried they’d given up on it. But not to worry, because we have confirmation that it is still alive–and will have a new figure in 2016! I wonder who it could be? They said it was “horrifically cute” which has me wondering if it could be Sadako–someone fans have definitely been pushing for. Then again, Michael Myers seems like the logical followup to Freddy & Jason. There are just too many options! Cute girl Ash? Adorable zombie? Perhaps a bizarrely kawaii Nosferatu??

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  • Kotobukiya’s Fine Arts statue line used to be the main focus of their comic lineup, but with the rising popularity (and cheap prices) of the ArtFX+ we’ve seen less and less of them. But don’t worry, it hasn’t died out! They’re just going at a slow and steady pace. And next up? Thanos! Given his importance in the Marvel movie universe it was really only a matter of time before we got an Eric Sosa take on him, and it looks fantastic.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel Marvel Fine Arts Thanos

    Kotobukiya’s Fine Arts statue line used to be the main focus of their comic lineup, but with the rising popularity (and cheap prices) of the ArtFX+ we’ve seen less and less of them. But don’t worry, it hasn’t died out! They’re just going at a slow and steady pace. And next up? Thanos! Given his importance in the Marvel movie universe it was really only a matter of time before we got an Eric Sosa take on him, and it looks fantastic.

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  • The Marvel Now ArtFX+ line from Kotobukiya has already brought us some cool (and neglected characters) like Magik, and it seems like they’ll be continuing with the X-Men theme for their next set! Or, really, just giving us a continuation of the original one. We’ll be getting Beast (who is already painted!), Rogue (sculpted), and Wolverine (sculpted) along with an all-white Magneto recolor. I wonder if we’ll get a white Emma too?

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel Marvel Now ArtFX+

    The Marvel Now ArtFX+ line from Kotobukiya has already brought us some cool (and neglected characters) like Magik, and it seems like they’ll be continuing with the X-Men theme for their next set! Or, really, just giving us a continuation of the original one. We’ll be getting Beast (who is already painted!), Rogue (sculpted), and Wolverine (sculpted) along with an all-white Magneto recolor. I wonder if we’ll get a white Emma too?

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