Shazam Archive

  • Kidrobot has been collaborating with Marvel for a while now, and at Toy Fair they announced that they’re teaming up with DC too! This seems to be a trend: it happened with Sideshow and Kotobukiya, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The announcements, however, are a mixed bag. Let’s start with the great: the Labbit line looks amazing and I want all of them right now! Their character miniseries, however, has highs and lows. They went with a very cutesy, almost infantile style that works well on some characters (kawaii Superman, ahh!), is kind of horrifying on some (the smiling Joker, nightmare fuel), and is dementedly cute on others (little Deadman, yes please). Others, like Wonder Woman, just look… off. If someone offers these un-blind boxed I will for sure snap up a few (Swamp Thing, come to momma).

    Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot’s DC Comics Figures

    Kidrobot has been collaborating with Marvel for a while now, and at Toy Fair they announced that they’re teaming up with DC too! This seems to be a trend: it happened with Sideshow and Kotobukiya, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The announcements, however, are a mixed bag. Let’s start with the great: the Labbit line looks amazing and I want all of them right now! Their character miniseries, however, has highs and lows. They went with a very cutesy, almost infantile style that works well on some characters (kawaii Superman, ahh!), is kind of horrifying on some (the smiling Joker, nightmare fuel), and is dementedly cute on others (little Deadman, yes please). Others, like Wonder Woman, just look… off. If someone offers these un-blind boxed I will for sure snap up a few (Swamp Thing, come to momma).

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  • It feels like we have seen the main lineup of the Justice League ArtFX+ a whole lot over the past year or so, right? But thankfully those were not the only New 52 characters Kotobukiya had out, so there are some new (convention-wise) faces being added to the mix! Supergirl (who we will be reviewing very soon), Batgirl, Nightwing, Shazam, Black Adam, and Catwoman all showed up. Check them out in the gallery below!

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s DC New 52 ArtFX+

    It feels like we have seen the main lineup of the Justice League ArtFX+ a whole lot over the past year or so, right? But thankfully those were not the only New 52 characters Kotobukiya had out, so there are some new (convention-wise) faces being added to the mix! Supergirl (who we will be reviewing very soon), Batgirl, Nightwing, Shazam, Black Adam, and Catwoman all showed up. Check them out in the gallery below!

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  • There were a ton of new announcements in regards to DC Comics figures at the Kotobukiya panel: they announced a 1/6th scale Wonder Woman ArtFX, a Superman For Tomorrow 1/6th ArtFX coming in January 2014 for $119.99, a New 52 Batgirl 1/10th scale ArtFX+, and a Green Arrow 1/10th scale ArtFX+. Phew! Also shown off was the recently released Man of Steel ArtFX along with the ArtFX+ figures of Catwoman, Nightwing, Shazam, Black Adam, and Supergirl. It was also heavily hinted at that more members of the bat family will be seeing their way into the ArtFX+ line soon — maybe Batwoman or Damien? Last, but not least, they also premiered the sculpt of Batgirl, so be sure to go check that out in the gallery.

    NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya Panel: DC Comics’ ArtFX and Statues

    There were a ton of new announcements in regards to DC Comics figures at the Kotobukiya panel: they announced a 1/6th scale Wonder Woman ArtFX, a Superman For Tomorrow 1/6th ArtFX coming in January 2014 for $119.99, a New 52 Batgirl 1/10th scale ArtFX+, and a Green Arrow 1/10th scale ArtFX+. Phew! Also shown off was the recently released Man of Steel ArtFX along with the ArtFX+ figures of Catwoman, Nightwing, Shazam, Black Adam, and Supergirl. It was also heavily hinted at that more members of the bat family will be seeing their way into the ArtFX+ line soon — maybe Batwoman or Damien? Last, but not least, they also premiered the sculpt of Batgirl, so be sure to go check that out in the gallery.

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  • A new convention, a new Batman statue: it’s like clockwork! Given how he is (arguably) the most popular DC character it’s not exactly surprising that Kotobukiya had yet another version of him to show off at San Diego Comc Con. This time it’s based on his Arkham City design, and I am loving the pose: like he’s about to swoop off  gargoyle and strangle a baddie! Interestingly this is part of the ArtFX+ line, so he’s rather small at 1/10 scale and thus will be super affordable (though he looks  bit bigger, no?). They also had their fully painted Man of Steel figure, along with a ton of other ArtFX+ figures: the announced Catwoman and Black Adam figures along with the new Shazam. Oh, and the whole Justice League as well! It’s nice to see them putting in so much effort to an affordable line for collectors without tons of cash to throw around. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s DC Statues

    A new convention, a new Batman statue: it’s like clockwork! Given how he is (arguably) the most popular DC character it’s not exactly surprising that Kotobukiya had yet another version of him to show off at San Diego Comc Con. This time it’s based on his Arkham City design, and I am loving the pose: like he’s about to swoop off  gargoyle and strangle a baddie! Interestingly this is part of the ArtFX+ line, so he’s rather small at 1/10 scale and thus will be super affordable (though he looks  bit bigger, no?). They also had their fully painted Man of Steel figure, along with a ton of other ArtFX+ figures: the announced Catwoman and Black Adam figures along with the new Shazam. Oh, and the whole Justice League as well! It’s nice to see them putting in so much effort to an affordable line for collectors without tons of cash to throw around. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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