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NYCC 2015 Archive
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 13, 2015 | No Comments
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
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.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on October 13, 2015 | No Comments
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!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 12, 2015 | 4 Comments
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??
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 12, 2015 | No Comments
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.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 12, 2015 | 1 Comment
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?