NYCC Archive

  • While Kotobukiya tends to focus on more US-friendly comic/game/movie toys at comic conventions stateside, they never fully forget their anime & manga fans! This year they had quite a few beautiful sculpts, including the American debut of the gorgeous sculpt for Jabami Yumeko from Kakegurui. Just look at that hair! Also on display were the Fullmetal Alchemist boys, Joker from Persona 5 (who was just released and is in the mail on his way to me~), Victor from Yuri on Ice, and the new beach Lancer (who is definitely not Caster, totally different characters in the logic of Fate/world).

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Anime Figures

    While Kotobukiya tends to focus on more US-friendly comic/game/movie toys at comic conventions stateside, they never fully forget their anime & manga fans! This year they had quite a few beautiful sculpts, including the American debut of the gorgeous sculpt for Jabami Yumeko from Kakegurui. Just look at that hair! Also on display were the Fullmetal Alchemist boys, Joker from Persona 5 (who was just released and is in the mail on his way to me~), Victor from Yuri on Ice, and the new beach Lancer (who is definitely not Caster, totally different characters in the logic of Fate/world).

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  • I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute. Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute. Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!

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  • I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays. They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like the Anniversary Miku (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the Breath of the Wild Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!

    NYCC 2017: Good Smile Company’s Booth Overview

    I remember the dark times when Good Smile Company didn’t come to US events. Thankfully those days are over, because their booth is usually the toy highlight of any convention! And they really brought it for NYCC this year with not one but two separate booth displays. They had a lot of brand-new goodies, like the Anniversary Miku (look at that hair!!), figma Genji, and the sculpt for the Breath of the Wild Guardian Nendoroid. It’s always nice to be able to see figures in person, it’s quite a different experience–for example, I wasn’t really sold on Marie Rose’s colors at all when the promotional shots came out, but I was totally won over when I finally got to see her. She might be coming to my pre-order list!

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  • Code Geass is such a nostalgic series for me. I used to spend Saturday nights chowing down on Chinese food with a friend and watching episodes of it. It was at a time in my life that I’d pretty much fallen away from anime, so in a way it was my re-introduction to the genre. And a hella good one at that! Figure releases from the show have always been sporadic but at the same time it seems like there’s always at least one in the works, be it a planned re-release or fancy prize figures. This year it’s Kotobukiya’s Lelouch, based on his Code Black appearance. He was unpainted at Wonder Festival, but it’s been a few months since then and now he’s all finished and shiny!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Lelouch Lamperouge Gallery

    Code Geass is such a nostalgic series for me. I used to spend Saturday nights chowing down on Chinese food with a friend and watching episodes of it. It was at a time in my life that I’d pretty much fallen away from anime, so in a way it was my re-introduction to the genre. And a hella good one at that! Figure releases from the show have always been sporadic but at the same time it seems like there’s always at least one in the works, be it a planned re-release or fancy prize figures. This year it’s Kotobukiya’s Lelouch, based on his Code Black appearance. He was unpainted at Wonder Festival, but it’s been a few months since then and now he’s all finished and shiny!

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  • I’ve never played Clash of Clans (god knows I have enough other games on my phone to keep me occupied until the end of time), but somehow I’ve acquired a soft spot for the franchise. Maybe it’s because my dad plays it nonstop (and my mom refers to it as “playing with his little men”), or maybe it’s the amazing ad campaign. Seriously, how great are their commercials? But however it happened, I’m always a little excited to see merchandise from it. And so far, there’s no doubt that Kotobukiya’s figures are the best out there. They looked good when we saw them at SDCC, but now they’re painted and of course look even better! They kept the simplistic, cartoony style without skimping too much on details like shading. The smug face of the Prince gets me every time I look at it.

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Clash of Clans Gallery

    I’ve never played Clash of Clans (god knows I have enough other games on my phone to keep me occupied until the end of time), but somehow I’ve acquired a soft spot for the franchise. Maybe it’s because my dad plays it nonstop (and my mom refers to it as “playing with his little men”), or maybe it’s the amazing ad campaign. Seriously, how great are their commercials? But however it happened, I’m always a little excited to see merchandise from it. And so far, there’s no doubt that Kotobukiya’s figures are the best out there. They looked good when we saw them at SDCC, but now they’re painted and of course look even better! They kept the simplistic, cartoony style without skimping too much on details like shading. The smug face of the Prince gets me every time I look at it.

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  • 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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  • Oh figma Ludens, what a mystery you are. What is Kojima Productions up to? Is Ludens just a mascot, or will we see him in games? It’s probably going to be a long time before any of our questions are answered, so until then we can just admire all the pretty figures of him. Based on what we’ve seen at NYCC, I think it’s safe to say that figma sculpts are getting more and more intricate. Between Ludens, Link & Zelda, and ATLAS & P-body, it’s clear that the sculpts are raising the stakes in terms of complexity and accuracy.

    NYCC 2016: figma Ludens Gallery

    Oh figma Ludens, what a mystery you are. What is Kojima Productions up to? Is Ludens just a mascot, or will we see him in games? It’s probably going to be a long time before any of our questions are answered, so until then we can just admire all the pretty figures of him. Based on what we’ve seen at NYCC, I think it’s safe to say that figma sculpts are getting more and more intricate. Between Ludens, Link & Zelda, and ATLAS & P-body, it’s clear that the sculpts are raising the stakes in terms of complexity and accuracy.

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  • There are a lot of villains in the DC-verse, but it seems like most of the popular ones are men. So it was no surprise that Kotobukiya’s Villains Forever line was all dudes. However, while she wasn’t officially announced, Harley WAS part of that initial art announcement (though in her New 52 style, which is this obviously not). So it was great to see her out as a surprise announcement at NYCC. They went for a very different style with her: the face is much more realistic and less comic-y. It’s beautifully detailed, especially given how tiny she is–the ArtFX+ line is 1/10 scale. And we got some good related news at the panel: they are considering doing the other Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to go along with her!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn ArtFX+ Gallery

    There are a lot of villains in the DC-verse, but it seems like most of the popular ones are men. So it was no surprise that Kotobukiya’s Villains Forever line was all dudes. However, while she wasn’t officially announced, Harley WAS part of that initial art announcement (though in her New 52 style, which is this obviously not). So it was great to see her out as a surprise announcement at NYCC. They went for a very different style with her: the face is much more realistic and less comic-y. It’s beautifully detailed, especially given how tiny she is–the ArtFX+ line is 1/10 scale. And we got some good related news at the panel: they are considering doing the other Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, to go along with her!

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  • Earlier this week we saw Bigshot Toyworks‘ Destiny figures, but of course they had a lot more at the event! And most of it didn’t even feature my faves, the Ponies of the ‘Pocalypse. There was quite the variety going on! My favorite was definitely the Colonel Sanders trio “Southern Fried Gentlemen”, which tickles my fried chicken loving heart. They’re just so adorable! I 100% would put one of these in my kitchen with my other food-themed figures, which there are a surprising amount of. You can find out more about these figures and many more by signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list!

    NYCC 2016: Bigshot Toyworks’ Booth Overview

    Earlier this week we saw Bigshot Toyworks‘ Destiny figures, but of course they had a lot more at the event! And most of it didn’t even feature my faves, the Ponies of the ‘Pocalypse. There was quite the variety going on! My favorite was definitely the Colonel Sanders trio “Southern Fried Gentlemen”, which tickles my fried chicken loving heart. They’re just so adorable! I 100% would put one of these in my kitchen with my other food-themed figures, which there are a surprising amount of. You can find out more about these figures and many more by signing up for the Bigshot Toyworks mailing list!

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  • There seems to be a pattern with me and the Horror Bishoujo line. When we first find out about an announcement, I’m skeptical (“cute girl Chucky?” I say to myself. “No thanks.”). The art is unveiled and I’m basically won over because it’s always so good. Then we get the sculpt, and I’m totally in love. It happened with Edward Scissorhands, and it’s happening again with Chucky, who I think I actually like the most of the line so far! She’s just so adorable but also evil. The knife behind her back? Such a nice touch. Plus she comes with an alternate scarred head if you want a little more horror in your life. The sculpt here is just lovely, and we found out that Tiffany will be done by the same person so the two should fit together perfectly when they’re completed!

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Chucky Gallery

    There seems to be a pattern with me and the Horror Bishoujo line. When we first find out about an announcement, I’m skeptical (“cute girl Chucky?” I say to myself. “No thanks.”). The art is unveiled and I’m basically won over because it’s always so good. Then we get the sculpt, and I’m totally in love. It happened with Edward Scissorhands, and it’s happening again with Chucky, who I think I actually like the most of the line so far! She’s just so adorable but also evil. The knife behind her back? Such a nice touch. Plus she comes with an alternate scarred head if you want a little more horror in your life. The sculpt here is just lovely, and we found out that Tiffany will be done by the same person so the two should fit together perfectly when they’re completed!

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