NY Toy Fair Archive

  • One of the most fun shows from last season was One Punch Man, a show about Saitama, the hero who can defeat enemies with one punch. Well, we’ve already got a Nendoroid of him on the way so it’s no surprise that his robot student Genos would be on the way as well. Genos is all serious business and from the face we’ve seen so far for his Nendoroid, his Nendoroid is no different and captures his show personality perfectly. The detail on his little robot arms is great for a Nendoroid and above and beyond how most others are and there’s also quite a lot of detail on his hair too. Hit the gallery to check out more of this tiny little robot hero and his adorable little serious face.

    Toy Fair 2016: GSC’s Genos Nendoroid Gallery

    One of the most fun shows from last season was One Punch Man, a show about Saitama, the hero who can defeat enemies with one punch. Well, we’ve already got a Nendoroid of him on the way so it’s no surprise that his robot student Genos would be on the way as well. Genos is all serious business and from the face we’ve seen so far for his Nendoroid, his Nendoroid is no different and captures his show personality perfectly. The detail on his little robot arms is great for a Nendoroid and above and beyond how most others are and there’s also quite a lot of detail on his hair too. Hit the gallery to check out more of this tiny little robot hero and his adorable little serious face.

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  • One of the coolest things that we’ve seen so far at Toy Fair came out of nowhere: Kidrobot’s elaborately detailed Frank Kozik x Frank Frazetta Labbits. Featuring the art styles of both Franks combined together into one in a way that works surprisingly well these large Labbits are a sight to see. Each of these is between the 10-12″ high range and looks more like a statue than something we’d expect out of a vinyl company due to all of the intricate detail that Klim of Bigshot Toy Works was able to get into these pieces. I personally love the axe wielding Labbit riding knight the most, but the barbarian Labbit is equally stunning as well, especially all of the detail in its base. Expect the Labbit riding knight first in July or August with the barbarian one coming after.

    Toy Fair 2016: Kidrobot’s Frank Kozik x Frank Frazetta Labbits

    One of the coolest things that we’ve seen so far at Toy Fair came out of nowhere: Kidrobot’s elaborately detailed Frank Kozik x Frank Frazetta Labbits. Featuring the art styles of both Franks combined together into one in a way that works surprisingly well these large Labbits are a sight to see. Each of these is between the 10-12″ high range and looks more like a statue than something we’d expect out of a vinyl company due to all of the intricate detail that Klim of Bigshot Toy Works was able to get into these pieces. I personally love the axe wielding Labbit riding knight the most, but the barbarian Labbit is equally stunning as well, especially all of the detail in its base. Expect the Labbit riding knight first in July or August with the barbarian one coming after.

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  • Every year I love stopping by Argonaut Resins’ Toy Fair booth as it’s so different from his New York Comic Con setup and different from nearly every other booth here: it’s focused on creating. Every year Eric sets up a sculpting station at his booth and helps to teach those interested about the magic behind toys and figures. This year Eric’s working on a large scale Tuttz action figure little by little and even letting others get in on the sculpting action on it by applying Sculpey and learning techniques on how to blend, texture, and smooth it and I’ll definitely be joining in on the fun later in the con. Outside of that the usual Tuttz, Piragua, and Mariposas were on display to give visitors an idea of what can be made via the techniques he’s showing off. I personally have my eye on that water blue Kings of Atlantis though…

    Toy Fair 2016: Argonaut Resins Booth Overview

    Every year I love stopping by Argonaut Resins’ Toy Fair booth as it’s so different from his New York Comic Con setup and different from nearly every other booth here: it’s focused on creating. Every year Eric sets up a sculpting station at his booth and helps to teach those interested about the magic behind toys and figures. This year Eric’s working on a large scale Tuttz action figure little by little and even letting others get in on the sculpting action on it by applying Sculpey and learning techniques on how to blend, texture, and smooth it and I’ll definitely be joining in on the fun later in the con. Outside of that the usual Tuttz, Piragua, and Mariposas were on display to give visitors an idea of what can be made via the techniques he’s showing off. I personally have my eye on that water blue Kings of Atlantis though…

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  • When going through my folders recently to see what I have left coverage wise to post still from Toy Fair I completely forgot that I have this nifty comparison of Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Hulkbuster next to their ArtFX+ Iron Man. We’ve seen quite a few complaints about the $200 price point for a 1/10th scale figure on Facebook as well as elsewhere and we figured that this set of pictures would help convey just exactly why that price point is perfectly acceptable for this figure — this thing is massive. The Marvel ArtFX+ Iron Man stands the same height as one of the Hulkbuster’s legs and you can also see here just the insane amount of detail shoved into small areas on the Hulkbuster. The entire piece is quite massive and, if anything, that $200 price point is a bit of a steal considering just how high quality this Hulkbuster actually is. Hopefully this once and for all puts a rest to the comments regarding the Hulkbuster’s price as 1/10th scale for something that’s about 30 feet tall is quite larger than something that’s only 6 feet tall, as this goes to show.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya ArtFX+ Hulkbuster Size Comparison

    When going through my folders recently to see what I have left coverage wise to post still from Toy Fair I completely forgot that I have this nifty comparison of Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Hulkbuster next to their ArtFX+ Iron Man. We’ve seen quite a few complaints about the $200 price point for a 1/10th scale figure on Facebook as well as elsewhere and we figured that this set of pictures would help convey just exactly why that price point is perfectly acceptable for this figure — this thing is massive. The Marvel ArtFX+ Iron Man stands the same height as one of the Hulkbuster’s legs and you can also see here just the insane amount of detail shoved into small areas on the Hulkbuster. The entire piece is quite massive and, if anything, that $200 price point is a bit of a steal considering just how high quality this Hulkbuster actually is. Hopefully this once and for all puts a rest to the comments regarding the Hulkbuster’s price as 1/10th scale for something that’s about 30 feet tall is quite larger than something that’s only 6 feet tall, as this goes to show.

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  • One of my favorite stops every year at Toy Fair is also my first every year: Argonaut Resins’ booth. Nestled in between the escalators down to the lower level this booth of so much color and activity always draws in so many guests. This year Eric had Tuttz on hand big and small as well as a whole slew of his new Tuttz magnets as seen in the header. The hounds as well as his awesome Kings of Atlantis skulls were also to be seen and we even got a behind the scenes sneak peek at something new that we here at Plastikitty are incredibly excited for that should be coming later this year. Also, as usual, Eric spent all four days working on sculpting to show people going by just exactly how these amazingly detailed toys and figures are actually made. Eric sculpted a really amazing alien sketch whose progress can be seen in the gallery below. Last, but not least, we also got to see some of the next mini Tuttz series which is called Grandma’s House and will be a tribute to Eric’s grandma and features lots of crazy off the wall color combos and new techniques to evoke a sense of pizazz. I know I’ve got my eye on that GID lavender one.

    Toy Fair 2015: Argonaut Resins Booth Overview

    One of my favorite stops every year at Toy Fair is also my first every year: Argonaut Resins’ booth. Nestled in between the escalators down to the lower level this booth of so much color and activity always draws in so many guests. This year Eric had Tuttz on hand big and small as well as a whole slew of his new Tuttz magnets as seen in the header. The hounds as well as his awesome Kings of Atlantis skulls were also to be seen and we even got a behind the scenes sneak peek at something new that we here at Plastikitty are incredibly excited for that should be coming later this year. Also, as usual, Eric spent all four days working on sculpting to show people going by just exactly how these amazingly detailed toys and figures are actually made. Eric sculpted a really amazing alien sketch whose progress can be seen in the gallery below. Last, but not least, we also got to see some of the next mini Tuttz series which is called Grandma’s House and will be a tribute to Eric’s grandma and features lots of crazy off the wall color combos and new techniques to evoke a sense of pizazz. I know I’ve got my eye on that GID lavender one.

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  • One of my fondest memories from my childhood was the year that there was a blizzard that left 10 feet of snow in the street in front of my house. I remember my best friend Michael and I taking this as an opportunity to recreate the battle of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back out in the snow using our toys of AT-ATs, Snowtroopers, and more. Eight year old me would have been ecstatic for Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Snowtroopers to help in that recreation as they’re a flawless recreation of their on screen counterparts. I adore the flowing fabric of the clothing captured in the sculpt as well as the extreme detail in both the gun and the backpack. I’ve always been a fan of the Snowtrooper, who seems to often be overshadowed by their storm counterparts (why are they called Stormtroopers anyway? It’s not like they’re chasing storms like the cheesy 90s movie Twister, but I digress…) as they’re one of the more interesting villains of the Star Wars universe — they seem to be more human due to their less mechanical designs — and I’m glad to see Kotobukiya giving them the proper treatment they deserve. If you too are a fan of the Snowtrooper check out the gallery below to tide you over before their 2 Pack release later this year.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars ArtFX+ Snowtrooper

    One of my fondest memories from my childhood was the year that there was a blizzard that left 10 feet of snow in the street in front of my house. I remember my best friend Michael and I taking this as an opportunity to recreate the battle of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back out in the snow using our toys of AT-ATs, Snowtroopers, and more. Eight year old me would have been ecstatic for Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Snowtroopers to help in that recreation as they’re a flawless recreation of their on screen counterparts. I adore the flowing fabric of the clothing captured in the sculpt as well as the extreme detail in both the gun and the backpack. I’ve always been a fan of the Snowtrooper, who seems to often be overshadowed by their storm counterparts (why are they called Stormtroopers anyway? It’s not like they’re chasing storms like the cheesy 90s movie Twister, but I digress…) as they’re one of the more interesting villains of the Star Wars universe — they seem to be more human due to their less mechanical designs — and I’m glad to see Kotobukiya giving them the proper treatment they deserve. If you too are a fan of the Snowtrooper check out the gallery below to tide you over before their 2 Pack release later this year.

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  • Whenever I see the other versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO I like to think to myself that these are some bizarre alternate reality mainstream versions of the characters and R2-D2 and C-3PO are the weird ones to them. But they’re not! R3-A2 and K-3PO are from the same Star Wars universe we’ve all come to know and love and I guess these models were for those who had a bit more cash than Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru had — then again, who buys a white human cyborg relations droid when they live in the desert? Anyway, enough of my rambling and on to the figures! R3-A2 and K-3PO are ready to help Kotobukiya invade this year’s Star Wars Celebration as their con exclusive set. K-3PO seems to have had a bit of a malfunction considering his burn on his chest (or a run in with a Christian Grey droid) and his gold eyes are rather haunting on an all white paint job whereas R3-A2 is rather cheerful in orange. Both will also come with a new special coin for the show, which looks pretty cool as well, and as usual, both come with magnetic feet so that you can stick them to your fridge even if you wanted. Check out the gallery for some more droid goodness.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars ArtFX+ R3-A2 and K-3PO Gallery

    Whenever I see the other versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO I like to think to myself that these are some bizarre alternate reality mainstream versions of the characters and R2-D2 and C-3PO are the weird ones to them. But they’re not! R3-A2 and K-3PO are from the same Star Wars universe we’ve all come to know and love and I guess these models were for those who had a bit more cash than Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru had — then again, who buys a white human cyborg relations droid when they live in the desert? Anyway, enough of my rambling and on to the figures! R3-A2 and K-3PO are ready to help Kotobukiya invade this year’s Star Wars Celebration as their con exclusive set. K-3PO seems to have had a bit of a malfunction considering his burn on his chest (or a run in with a Christian Grey droid) and his gold eyes are rather haunting on an all white paint job whereas R3-A2 is rather cheerful in orange. Both will also come with a new special coin for the show, which looks pretty cool as well, and as usual, both come with magnetic feet so that you can stick them to your fridge even if you wanted. Check out the gallery for some more droid goodness.

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  • One of the single coolest things we’ve seen at this year’s Toy Fair so far is the recently announced Hulk vs Hulkbuster ArtFX+ figures by Kotobukiya. Featuring the fight from the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie in stunning 3D, these 1/10th scale figures are anything but what one thinks of when they hear 1/10th scale; they’re massive. Each figure will come separately with the Hulk at a price point of $69.99 and the Hulkbuster at $199.99, but I really cannot see displaying these without having both, they just work that well with each other. I’ve also seen quite a lot of complaints about the $199.99 price for Hulkbuster, but, having seen this behemoth in person, not only is he larger than most of the 1/6th scale Fine Arts statues, he’s also much more intricate and detailed; the paintwork on the Hulkbuster armor is simply stunning. We also learned that the Hulkbuster was sculpted in a unique way: Kotobukiya received the 3D model data for the suit that’s used by the SFX team working on the movie to be able to print out the suit as a 100% replica from the screen, which was then put together and moved into the pose wanted for the statue, but then re-touched by hand completely by their sculptor Abe, who mixed these two methods to produce something true to screen, but also have the fluidity of something hand sculpted. I really am blown away by these pieces and their sheer enormity, detail, and most importantly raw emotion that they convey. These are some of the best figures I’ve seen in a long time and $270 for a centerpiece this large and elaborate is a steal.

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Marvel ArtFX+ Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster

    One of the single coolest things we’ve seen at this year’s Toy Fair so far is the recently announced Hulk vs Hulkbuster ArtFX+ figures by Kotobukiya. Featuring the fight from the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie in stunning 3D, these 1/10th scale figures are anything but what one thinks of when they hear 1/10th scale; they’re massive. Each figure will come separately with the Hulk at a price point of $69.99 and the Hulkbuster at $199.99, but I really cannot see displaying these without having both, they just work that well with each other. I’ve also seen quite a lot of complaints about the $199.99 price for Hulkbuster, but, having seen this behemoth in person, not only is he larger than most of the 1/6th scale Fine Arts statues, he’s also much more intricate and detailed; the paintwork on the Hulkbuster armor is simply stunning. We also learned that the Hulkbuster was sculpted in a unique way: Kotobukiya received the 3D model data for the suit that’s used by the SFX team working on the movie to be able to print out the suit as a 100% replica from the screen, which was then put together and moved into the pose wanted for the statue, but then re-touched by hand completely by their sculptor Abe, who mixed these two methods to produce something true to screen, but also have the fluidity of something hand sculpted. I really am blown away by these pieces and their sheer enormity, detail, and most importantly raw emotion that they convey. These are some of the best figures I’ve seen in a long time and $270 for a centerpiece this large and elaborate is a steal.

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  • Well, this was a surprise and a half! Squishable is working on a new line of art pillows called Squishable 2D. On hand were a few artist pillows as well as a few video game pillows, which appear to be a collaboration with Shifty Look. What excited me most though was that amazing thing in the background of the header there: Katamari! Katamari is one of my all time favorite games, and I even objectively proved for my video game design class that it is empirically the single most fun game of all time. What does the big Katamari look like though that Squishable also produces? Yeah, you can see where I, and apparently they are going with this as well and, let’s just say, I freaked out like a little girl when I found out. So yeah, lots of all around things I love: comfy pillows, video games, art, Katamari, Prince and Katamari Squishable hints everywhere… just roll me away now…

    Toy Fair 2014: Squishable 2D Pillows

    Well, this was a surprise and a half! Squishable is working on a new line of art pillows called Squishable 2D. On hand were a few artist pillows as well as a few video game pillows, which appear to be a collaboration with Shifty Look. What excited me most though was that amazing thing in the background of the header there: Katamari! Katamari is one of my all time favorite games, and I even objectively proved for my video game design class that it is empirically the single most fun game of all time. What does the big Katamari look like though that Squishable also produces? Yeah, you can see where I, and apparently they are going with this as well and, let’s just say, I freaked out like a little girl when I found out. So yeah, lots of all around things I love: comfy pillows, video games, art, Katamari, Prince and Katamari Squishable hints everywhere… just roll me away now…

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  • Batman: Son of Batman will be headed on to DVD and Bluray soon, so, what does that mean? Merchandise time! Batman, Robin, and Nightwing will all be making their way to store shelves as action figures in November this year for $19.95 each and all three are looking really awesome. Robin is probably my favorite of the three just because we have so few figures of lil’ evil Damien, the world’s deadliest pre-pubescent, but Nightwing and Batman are looking great as well with their stripped down anime style transition. I’m usually not one for action figures, but I may need that Robin in my life…

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Batman: Son of Batman Figures

    Batman: Son of Batman will be headed on to DVD and Bluray soon, so, what does that mean? Merchandise time! Batman, Robin, and Nightwing will all be making their way to store shelves as action figures in November this year for $19.95 each and all three are looking really awesome. Robin is probably my favorite of the three just because we have so few figures of lil’ evil Damien, the world’s deadliest pre-pubescent, but Nightwing and Batman are looking great as well with their stripped down anime style transition. I’m usually not one for action figures, but I may need that Robin in my life…

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