Poison Ivy Archive

  • Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures. Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures. Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

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  • I think only heartless monsters don’t like Batman the Animated Series. Just kidding, I’m sure there are lots of you and you all totally have hearts. But really, it’s just fabulous. I mean, where else do you get Robin in such goofy glasses. Probably a couple places, actually. So I was of course delighted to see a full lineup of TAS action figures at Toy Fair. There’s a pretty huge variety: superheroes, sidekicks, villains. Though I will admit what I really want is Huntress and Black Canary so I can recreate the amazing Birds of Prey moment from The Brave and the Bold.

    Toy Fair 2016: DC Collectibles’ Batman Animated Series Figures

    I think only heartless monsters don’t like Batman the Animated Series. Just kidding, I’m sure there are lots of you and you all totally have hearts. But really, it’s just fabulous. I mean, where else do you get Robin in such goofy glasses. Probably a couple places, actually. So I was of course delighted to see a full lineup of TAS action figures at Toy Fair. There’s a pretty huge variety: superheroes, sidekicks, villains. Though I will admit what I really want is Huntress and Black Canary so I can recreate the amazing Birds of Prey moment from The Brave and the Bold.

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  • Okay guys, don’t let this shock you, but DC Collectibles is doing statues from Infinite Crisis. I know, right? Truly shocking! I actually really like the designs from IC since they seem significantly less sexed-up than your average new DC girl. I mean, look at that Harley! She’s freaking adorable, and about as far away from New 52 Harley as you can get. These are kind of a mix of statues and action figures as they have swappable parts/some measure of poseability, and they’re only $40 a pop and really nice for the price. And I mean, that Poison Ivy. She’s gorgeous! Plus the little adventurer Batman, ahh. These are so unique, I’m not even a big statue fan but I really want them.

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Infinite Crisis Figures

    Okay guys, don’t let this shock you, but DC Collectibles is doing statues from Infinite Crisis. I know, right? Truly shocking! I actually really like the designs from IC since they seem significantly less sexed-up than your average new DC girl. I mean, look at that Harley! She’s freaking adorable, and about as far away from New 52 Harley as you can get. These are kind of a mix of statues and action figures as they have swappable parts/some measure of poseability, and they’re only $40 a pop and really nice for the price. And I mean, that Poison Ivy. She’s gorgeous! Plus the little adventurer Batman, ahh. These are so unique, I’m not even a big statue fan but I really want them.

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  • DC’s statues used to be, well… let’s just say not so great, but they have come a long, loooong way in the past few years. Just look at that header shot, it’s straight from the page of a comic! Okay, some of that I’m going to give to Stephen and his awesome photography. But still, the Covergirl Katana is out of this world bitching. Less awesome, however, is the new Poison Ivy: a character they’ve done before, many times, and this rendition isn’t bringing anything to the table for me. She looks kind of… vapid. I want an evil Ivy! Their new announcement for Toy Fair is Mera, another “straight from the comic” figure which does an insane amount of justice to the character. I love Mera and she doesn’t get a ton of love in the figure department, so to see a statue of her–not to mention such an awesome one–is fantastic news! I just hope one day we get a Huntress Covergirl (that doesn’t suck).

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Covergirls Statues

    DC’s statues used to be, well… let’s just say not so great, but they have come a long, loooong way in the past few years. Just look at that header shot, it’s straight from the page of a comic! Okay, some of that I’m going to give to Stephen and his awesome photography. But still, the Covergirl Katana is out of this world bitching. Less awesome, however, is the new Poison Ivy: a character they’ve done before, many times, and this rendition isn’t bringing anything to the table for me. She looks kind of… vapid. I want an evil Ivy! Their new announcement for Toy Fair is Mera, another “straight from the comic” figure which does an insane amount of justice to the character. I love Mera and she doesn’t get a ton of love in the figure department, so to see a statue of her–not to mention such an awesome one–is fantastic news! I just hope one day we get a Huntress Covergirl (that doesn’t suck).

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  • Back at NYCC, we got to take a look at DC Collectibles’ spectacular new Bombshell figure line, which features DC characters in classic pinup poses. They had one new girl on display at Toy Fair, the always-lovely Poison Ivy! She’s got a pretty standard pinup girl outfit on, except for the fact that her clothing all seems to be made of plants. I don’t know if I like her quite as much as Supergirl (my current favorite in the line) but she definitely has a lot of charm! We also have info on the next release they will be working on, Harley Quinn. We don’t have definitive art yet, but we do know that she’ll be riding a bomb. So I guess she’ll be a more literal bombshell!

    Toy Fair 2013: DC Collectibles’ Bombshells Line

    Back at NYCC, we got to take a look at DC Collectibles’ spectacular new Bombshell figure line, which features DC characters in classic pinup poses. They had one new girl on display at Toy Fair, the always-lovely Poison Ivy! She’s got a pretty standard pinup girl outfit on, except for the fact that her clothing all seems to be made of plants. I don’t know if I like her quite as much as Supergirl (my current favorite in the line) but she definitely has a lot of charm! We also have info on the next release they will be working on, Harley Quinn. We don’t have definitive art yet, but we do know that she’ll be riding a bomb. So I guess she’ll be a more literal bombshell!

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  • At NYCC, we saw some of Square-Enix’s ever-growing Batman line, this time featuring characters from Arkham Asylum and Arkham City! We’ve got even more characters this time around: of course the older Harley Quinn was there as well, along with the equally evil but slightly more stylish Poison Ivy! I actually really dislike her in-game design, it just doesn’t look like Ivy at all to me (except for the skin texture, which is pretty awesome). But given the constrictions I think she looks nice, and a very vibrant shade of green!

    Toy Fair 2013: Square-Enix’s Batman Arkham City Play Arts Kai

    At NYCC, we saw some of Square-Enix’s ever-growing Batman line, this time featuring characters from Arkham Asylum and Arkham City! We’ve got even more characters this time around: of course the older Harley Quinn was there as well, along with the equally evil but slightly more stylish Poison Ivy! I actually really dislike her in-game design, it just doesn’t look like Ivy at all to me (except for the skin texture, which is pretty awesome). But given the constrictions I think she looks nice, and a very vibrant shade of green!

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  • It’s no surprise that one of the main focuses at Sideshow’s booth was on DC, and more precisely on Batman. In fact, there were only three non-Batman DC figures there: a bust and a full statue of Superman and a very awesome Premium Format Green Lantern. While Green Lantern isn’t usually my thing, I love that base! There was also a Batman bust, but they’re really not my jam: if I had one in my house I’d constantly be thinking ‘where’s the rest of him?’ The big pieces were their 1/4 scale Batman line featuring (of course) Batman, Poison Ivy and the Joker. Batman looks amazing, and I like the sculpt. Enough to plop down $400? Possibly! The Joker is really the star of the show, but I don’t know if I could ever have anything that large and unnerving in my house. Poison Ivy is, to me, a missed opportunity: the sculpt looks great, but her face falls a little flat and I don’t know why her stomach is exposed. It kind of makes no sense, and ruins a statue that I was actually looking forward to. Check out everything after the jump!

    SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics Statues

    It’s no surprise that one of the main focuses at Sideshow’s booth was on DC, and more precisely on Batman. In fact, there were only three non-Batman DC figures there: a bust and a full statue of Superman and a very awesome Premium Format Green Lantern. While Green Lantern isn’t usually my thing, I love that base! There was also a Batman bust, but they’re really not my jam: if I had one in my house I’d constantly be thinking ‘where’s the rest of him?’ The big pieces were their 1/4 scale Batman line featuring (of course) Batman, Poison Ivy and the Joker. Batman looks amazing, and I like the sculpt. Enough to plop down $400? Possibly! The Joker is really the star of the show, but I don’t know if I could ever have anything that large and unnerving in my house. Poison Ivy is, to me, a missed opportunity: the sculpt looks great, but her face falls a little flat and I don’t know why her stomach is exposed. It kind of makes no sense, and ruins a statue that I was actually looking forward to. Check out everything after the jump!

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  • Yesterday, one of our awesome readers pointed out that we haven’t done a loot post in a while. And I realized this was true, as our last was for our August haul. August! This is due to a number of different factors: we moved a few months ago and our last few batches of figures were delivered to several different locations, and then Stephen’s hard drive died and several loot pictures are still trapped in limbo. However, we do have almost all of our December loot here (January hasn’t even shown up yet!), so we gathered it up to show you guys! So hit the jump and let’s see what goodies we managed to get in the last month of 2011.

    Plastikitty Loot: December 2011

    Yesterday, one of our awesome readers pointed out that we haven’t done a loot post in a while. And I realized this was true, as our last was for our August haul. August! This is due to a number of different factors: we moved a few months ago and our last few batches of figures were delivered to several different locations, and then Stephen’s hard drive died and several loot pictures are still trapped in limbo. However, we do have almost all of our December loot here (January hasn’t even shown up yet!), so we gathered it up to show you guys! So hit the jump and let’s see what goodies we managed to get in the last month of 2011.

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  • Poison Ivy is a figure I have been madly in love with ever since we shot her at SDCC. I am a big fan of the Bishoujo line, but Poison Ivy had something special that even people who didn’t like the line could see. Something about the pose, the sculpting or the coloring really spoke to collectors. So of course I’ve been dying to get my hands on her, and while we’ve seen some nice Bishoujos since then like Black Uniform Batgirl and Mystique, Posion Ivy was what I was really waiting for. But I’d built her up so much in my mind, could the final version ever live up to my dream image? Hit the jump to find out!

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy is a figure I have been madly in love with ever since we shot her at SDCC. I am a big fan of the Bishoujo line, but Poison Ivy had something special that even people who didn’t like the line could see. Something about the pose, the sculpting or the coloring really spoke to collectors. So of course I’ve been dying to get my hands on her, and while we’ve seen some nice Bishoujos since then like Black Uniform Batgirl and Mystique, Posion Ivy was what I was really waiting for. But I’d built her up so much in my mind, could the final version ever live up to my dream image? Hit the jump to find out!

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  • We showed you the lovely ladies that Kotobukiya had on display previously, but they were generous enough to open up the cases for us and let Stephen get up close and personal with these figures. From the Marvel side, we got to see Elektra, Mystique, and the unpainted prototype of X-23. Elektra turned out a lot better than I thought she would, and I really can’t get over how gorgeous the black-to-blue hair is. Her expression has been criticized, but to me she looks very focused and it fits well with the figure.  Mystique stands out a lot because she is the first Bish to be sitting instead of standing, and the pose definitely matches her personality. X-23 also has clear hair, a surprising detail to have in a prototype! Funnily enough the painted X-23 was shown off at Wonder Festival, but you can see the sculpted details a lot better on an unpainted figure. On the DC side we got close-up looks at Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is my favorite so far–the colors are so vibrant, I love her cocky pose, and the sculpting is really above and beyond the rest of the line. She has so many small details that it is easy to overlook, like the layering of her hair or the leaf detailing on her boots. We also have a few bonus shots of Binary Ms. Marvel and Black Ver. Batgirl, so check them all out in the gallery and let us know which one is your favorite and who you’d like to see next!

    SDCC 2011: A Closer Look At Kotobukiya’s DC and Marvel Bishoujos

    We showed you the lovely ladies that Kotobukiya had on display previously, but they were generous enough to open up the cases for us and let Stephen get up close and personal with these figures. From the Marvel side, we got to see Elektra, Mystique, and the unpainted prototype of X-23. Elektra turned out a lot better than I thought she would, and I really can’t get over how gorgeous the black-to-blue hair is. Her expression has been criticized, but to me she looks very focused and it fits well with the figure.  Mystique stands out a lot because she is the first Bish to be sitting instead of standing, and the pose definitely matches her personality. X-23 also has clear hair, a surprising detail to have in a prototype! Funnily enough the painted X-23 was shown off at Wonder Festival, but you can see the sculpted details a lot better on an unpainted figure. On the DC side we got close-up looks at Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is my favorite so far–the colors are so vibrant, I love her cocky pose, and the sculpting is really above and beyond the rest of the line. She has so many small details that it is easy to overlook, like the layering of her hair or the leaf detailing on her boots. We also have a few bonus shots of Binary Ms. Marvel and Black Ver. Batgirl, so check them all out in the gallery and let us know which one is your favorite and who you’d like to see next!

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