NY Toy Fair Archive

  • <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/?attachment_id=83713" rel="attachment wp-att-83713"></a></p> <p>Well, this was an unexpected, yet pleasant addition today at Toy Fair! Following up on the Batman from the <em>Batman: The Animated Series</em> ArtFX+, we’re now getting Harley Quinn and The Joker as well! I really love how the Harley here captures her more playful side from the show as opposed to the hyper sexualized versions we’ve been getting lately due to <em>Suicide Squad</em>, and The Joker has his iconic purple suit and massive grin, which I will always love in any form. The pair are both quite nice looking and are, honestly, must haves for any fans of the iconic show.</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn and Joker ArtFX+ Gallery

    Well, this was an unexpected, yet pleasant addition today at Toy Fair! Following up on the Batman from the Batman: The Animated Series ArtFX+, we’re now getting Harley Quinn and The Joker as well! I really love how the Harley here captures her more playful side from the show as opposed to the hyper sexualized versions we’ve been getting lately due to Suicide Squad, and The Joker has his iconic purple suit and massive grin, which I will always love in any form. The pair are both quite nice looking and are, honestly, must haves for any fans of the iconic show.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83701" rel="attachment wp-att-83701"></a></p> <p>Earlier today we gave some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-kotobukiyas-ikemen-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">updates on Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> and later, at Toy Fair, we got to take a close look at the Red Robin sculpt. I’m not gonna lie, every time I see this figure it looks like if a KPop star moonlighted as Red Hood, which, honestly is exactly what we all wanted out of this line and I really dig it. Red Hood’s abs are on full display here, as is the signature butt, which many fans were also looking for from a male version of a bishoujo line. I’m also really liking that Red Robin has three different head options, which elevates this figure that’s just “standing there” to new levels. Now to see what happens with the rest of the Robins!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Red Robin Ikemen Gallery

    Earlier today we gave some updates on Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line and later, at Toy Fair, we got to take a close look at the Red Robin sculpt. I’m not gonna lie, every time I see this figure it looks like if a KPop star moonlighted as Red Hood, which, honestly is exactly what we all wanted out of this line and I really dig it. Red Hood’s abs are on full display here, as is the signature butt, which many fans were also looking for from a male version of a bishoujo line. I’m also really liking that Red Robin has three different head options, which elevates this figure that’s just “standing there” to new levels. Now to see what happens with the rest of the Robins!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83664" rel="attachment wp-att-83664"></a></p> <p>A few weeks ago, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-captain-marvel-order" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel Bishoujo went up for order</a>, and, today at Toy Fair we got to take a closer look at her sculpt in person. Sadly, we didn’t get to see the full color version as she’s off at Wonder Festival, but what we did get to see looked quite great! That said though, I’m still not won over by her, just as Leah wasn’t before. The short hair feels a bit too static, the pose isn’t going far enough to be unique, and the rest feels like we’ve seen it all before. Nothing is bad, rather, nothing really wows about this piece. That said, if you’re a fan of the character, this is definitely a great option as there’s not a whole lot of Captain Marvel merchandise out there yet, especially depicting her as badass as she is here!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel Bishoujo Gallery

    A few weeks ago, Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel Bishoujo went up for order, and, today at Toy Fair we got to take a closer look at her sculpt in person. Sadly, we didn’t get to see the full color version as she’s off at Wonder Festival, but what we did get to see looked quite great! That said though, I’m still not won over by her, just as Leah wasn’t before. The short hair feels a bit too static, the pose isn’t going far enough to be unique, and the rest feels like we’ve seen it all before. Nothing is bad, rather, nothing really wows about this piece. That said, if you’re a fan of the character, this is definitely a great option as there’s not a whole lot of Captain Marvel merchandise out there yet, especially depicting her as badass as she is here!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83651" rel="attachment wp-att-83651"></a></p> <p>Last summer at San Diego Comic Con <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from <em>Evil Dead 2</em></a>, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.</p> <p>I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Evil Dead Ash Bishoujo Gallery

    Last summer at San Diego Comic Con we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.

    I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83540" rel="attachment wp-att-83540"></a></p> <p>So far Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line has given us a butt-tastic <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nightwing</a> and a less provocative but equally cool <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-ikemen-red-hood-order" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Red Hood</a>. We knew they’d be doing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">all of the bat-boys</a>, so it’s no surprise that we got a look at the art for two more of them at Toy Fair: Damian Wayne and Red Robin!</p> <p>I really appreciate that they went with a cute, sassy pose for Damian since… you know, he’s underage and all. He looks ready to angst it up! I’m not quite as sold on Red Robin yet because the face looks a bit different from the rest of the line, but I’m sure it will all come together once he is sculpted!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039196866096699/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039196866096699/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Ikemen Line

    So far Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line has given us a butt-tastic Nightwing and a less provocative but equally cool Red Hood. We knew they’d be doing all of the bat-boys, so it’s no surprise that we got a look at the art for two more of them at Toy Fair: Damian Wayne and Red Robin!

    I really appreciate that they went with a cute, sassy pose for Damian since… you know, he’s underage and all. He looks ready to angst it up! I’m not quite as sold on Red Robin yet because the face looks a bit different from the rest of the line, but I’m sure it will all come together once he is sculpted!

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83532" rel="attachment wp-att-83532"></a></p> <p>Since the inception of the horror Bishoujo line I have been joking about Pinhead from Hellraiser being added, just because it seemed so preposterous. I mean, how are you going to make a human with a pincushion head sexy? But when a real live in-the-plastic Hellraiser Bishoujo <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">got announced this summer</a> I found myself pretty excited. What would she look like? Would it be a disaster, or a masterpiece?</p> <p>Well the art is finally here, and it might be the most dynamic Bishoujo pose we’ve had so far. She’s so floaty! As you could probably guess I am not a fan of the outfit though: a little too… exposed for my taste. But let’s be real, how can I not be hyped for bondage cutie Pinhead?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039156396100746/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039156396100746/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Pinhead Horror Bishoujo

    Since the inception of the horror Bishoujo line I have been joking about Pinhead from Hellraiser being added, just because it seemed so preposterous. I mean, how are you going to make a human with a pincushion head sexy? But when a real live in-the-plastic Hellraiser Bishoujo got announced this summer I found myself pretty excited. What would she look like? Would it be a disaster, or a masterpiece?

    Well the art is finally here, and it might be the most dynamic Bishoujo pose we’ve had so far. She’s so floaty! As you could probably guess I am not a fan of the outfit though: a little too… exposed for my taste. But let’s be real, how can I not be hyped for bondage cutie Pinhead?

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-kotobukiyas-michael-meyers-bishoujo/attachment/halloweenheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83526"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s horror Bishoujo line has given us quite a few gender-swapped baddies in 1/7 scale plastic, and next up to the table is Michael Meyers! After <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/shunya-yamashita-reveals-the-kotobukiya-freddy-and-jason-bishoujo-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Freddy and Jason</a> this seems like a natural progression, no?</p> <p>While this may be an expected announcement it’s still exciting for me, because I adore Halloween. What horror fan doesn’t? I even got to see John Carpenter do the theme live! It’s hard to tell from just the silhouette but this is looking pretty awesome already.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039184076097978/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039184076097978/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Michael Meyers Bishoujo

    Kotobukiya’s horror Bishoujo line has given us quite a few gender-swapped baddies in 1/7 scale plastic, and next up to the table is Michael Meyers! After Freddy and Jason this seems like a natural progression, no?

    While this may be an expected announcement it’s still exciting for me, because I adore Halloween. What horror fan doesn’t? I even got to see John Carpenter do the theme live! It’s hard to tell from just the silhouette but this is looking pretty awesome already.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-little-pony-x-bishoujo/attachment/mlpbishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83522"></a></p> <p>I know what you’re thinking and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke (thought it does seem like something we’d come up with). This is an actual, honest-to-god announcement that Kotobukiya is making My Little Pony Bishoujos. Starting with Pinkie Pie. Presumably they’re going to do all the girls, no?</p> <p>This is also just the tip of the iceberg, because this official collaboration with Hasbro is going to include a lot more than MLP. We have confirmation that there will be GI Joe figures (I’m guessing not Bishoujo), but I’d assume any of their other licenses are on the table. Like maybe… Jem and the Holograms??</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Looks like there WILL be GI Joe Bishoujos. What in the world.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039043609445358/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039043609445358/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: My Little Pony x Bishoujo

    I know what you’re thinking and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke (thought it does seem like something we’d come up with). This is an actual, honest-to-god announcement that Kotobukiya is making My Little Pony Bishoujos. Starting with Pinkie Pie. Presumably they’re going to do all the girls, no?

    This is also just the tip of the iceberg, because this official collaboration with Hasbro is going to include a lot more than MLP. We have confirmation that there will be GI Joe figures (I’m guessing not Bishoujo), but I’d assume any of their other licenses are on the table. Like maybe… Jem and the Holograms??

    [UPDATE] Looks like there WILL be GI Joe Bishoujos. What in the world.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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