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Posted by Leah Bayer on November 8, 2013 | 10 Comments
Well this sure happened quickly! We just saw the sculpt reveal for the Spider-Woman Bishoujo at NYCC, and she’s already painted. But the Marvel Bishoujo line is the fastest moving (usually), so I guess it’s not really THAT surprising. In any case, here she is, all latex’d up and ready to fight crime.
I was far from a huge fan of the art but I’ve been liking her more and more as the piece has progressed. Sure, she still has a boob-sock thing going on and the pose is a tad… questionable but come on she has spider webs in her armpits. How can you not like that? Also clear PVC hair, which I am unable to resist.
[UPDATE] The official pictures from Kotobukiya have been added to the gallery.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 13, 2013 | 2 Comments
Shunya Yamashita is a respected but controversial artist. Lots of people love him, but it’s hard to deny that his pinup style can go a little over the top sometimes and border on trashy. I find his taste level to usually be okay, but I had a lot of issues with the Spider-Woman art. Boob-socks, awkwardly sexual crouching pose, a pelvis apparently made out of silly putty.
But my opinion definitely warmed with the grey sculpt, which improves on a lot of areas. The pose is much more tasteful here, seeming more like crouching than, well…. you know, and they totally fixed the latex boob-sock effect. Plus her face is totally gorgeous! And the hair! Hopefully the paint comes out as nicely as the raw sculpt.
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
A little under a month ago Kotobukiya announced their next Marvel Bishoujo: Spider-Woman! I wasn’t too happy with the art. Even though it’s a classic Spider-Man pose, I found it a bit tacky with a woman doing the posing. However, they had the sculpt at NYCC and (much like Starfire) I found her greatly improved in 3D!
We also learned some interesting tidbits about the final piece. First off, her base will feature webbing in some way: hopefully a whole heap of it for her to sit on. She will also come with two faces, masked and unmasked. She’s unmasked here, and when we do our full panel post we’ll have a picture of her masked and also on a pillar base that will have webbing added to it later so you can get a more complete picture of what she will look like!
Posted by Leah Bayer on September 13, 2013 | 9 Comments
It has been a while since we got a new Bishoujo announcement for any line, but with New York Comic Con right around the corner it is definitely time for at least some teasers! But instead of a sneek peak we’re getting a full reveal of the newest lady to join the Marvel Bishoujo lineup: Spider-Woman!
I’m kind of surprised it’s taken this long to get around to her, especially since we’ve had so many Spider-Man figures recently. I really love her face and hair, but I feel like Shunya is really pushing the tacky meter on her pose and boobs: it’s just a little too much for me. Hopefully they tone it down in the sculpt!
[via Kotobukiya's Facebook]
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
We covered DC, and now it’s time for their main rival: Marvel! Well, maybe rival isn’t the best word. Counterpart? Obnoxious doppelganger who they secretly love? In any case, Kotobukiya brought a TON of new Marvel figures to San Diego Comic Con: seriously, a whole lot. There was only one new DC figure, but they pulled out all the stops for Marvel. Sorry DC, you lose this round.
We have two new sculpts for their brand new stylized ArtFX+ Avengers line: Black Widow and Captain America! I’m not digging Black Widow’s face, but I do like the body sculpt a lot. Then there’s a Juggernaut Fine Arts statue, who seems to be borrowing a body sculpt from their recent Hulk, along with a new X-Force Psylocke. They had a lot of their older statues on hand as well, so check them all out in the gallery!
[Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
From the moment that Good Smile Company & Max Factory announced that they would be working on The Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man, I thought it was a pretty weird turn of events. But after the undeniable popularity of Nendoroids Iron Man and Spider-Man, it’s clear that there is no stopping this money train any time soon! At last Winter WonFest most of the figmas were sculpted, and it seems we are getting our first painted release. No surprise, it’s Spidey from The Amazing Spider-Man! We also have a closer look at the other sculpts.
He looks good, though a little bit like a contortionist. Definitely more natural than the Nendoroid! We also have a new announcement that is at least kind of related. 3A is continuing their collaboration with a super awkward looking Invincible Iron Man. Am I the only one experiencing Avengers overdose?
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on February 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
Well, we knew they were coming last WonFest and now, here they are! Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor are all rendered in their Avengers movie outfits and are looking quite nice, but that’s not that hard when Max Factory is on the task instead of the US action figure makers. For some reason, Hawkeye and Black Widow are still missing (presumably because no one really gives a damn about either according to Marvel, which couldn’t be further from the truth) and to make things even stranger, Spider-Man is just kind of hanging out in the top corner.
I personally like Spider-Man the best out of the bunch, but that probably has to do with the fact that I like him way more than any of the Avengers members. Then again, it could also be that his joints look natural unlike, say, the Hulk, who apparently doesn’t have elbows. No word yet on pricing or a release date as the info is too small to discern from this lone picture that we have, but considering these aren’t even painted yet, I’d expect a bit more of a wait on them all.
[via figuroiro blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on January 16, 2013 | 17 Comments
December was (obviously) the last month of 2012, and boy was it a doozy. Even with the massive amount of delays that came late in the year it was just totally jam-packed with releases. In fact, this might actually be our biggest month of orders… ever. Well, maybe excluding July of 2010, where we had an entire wall of loot from SDCC. But in terms of imports, yeah, it’s a bit overwhelming! So hit the jump to check out all the goodies.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on October 22, 2012 | No Comments
Bad Applez Inc., the dynamic duo of Nemo and OsirisOrion, who masterfully sculpt and paint, decided to bring some goodies to NYCC this year. The duo, who have been working together for about a year now, and both of whom are from the New York area, decided to bring it big and have lots of tie ins with comics and New York in general. From the amazing skulls in the header of Batman, the Joker, Spider-Man, and others, to more traditional pieces like a Munny with an apple for its head (which sadly sold as I was taking these shots and didn’t get to take a picture of it), there was something for everyone on hand.
The gorgeous skulls in the header also came in large size pieces (about 5″ or so), and smaller charm sized pieces and I really can’t wait to see more in that line. NYCC also saw the release of their hand sculpted and resin cast pieces called the Dust Mitez, which are, admittedly, quite adorable. Definitely give the gallery below a look through and be sure to keep an eye on these guys over the months and years to come as they produce some amazing stuff!
Posted by Leah Bayer on July 6, 2012 | 2 Comments
I think the unanimous thought on the announcement of Nendoroid Spider-Man was “huh?” It seems like a very odd choice for the line, but the first glimpse of him we got painted looked good. Now we’re getting a full reveal and I think my thoughts still remain at “huh?” It’s a cool idea, but he’s been added to the “Super Moveable”/”Full Action” line (or as Mikatan calls it the “Edition Series”), so there are a ton of joints. And since his design is really sleek, they stand out a lot. Added to the chubby proportions and it seems very odd.
He doesn’t come with that much either, just the cool city diorama we saw previously and some webs. Then again, there’s not really a lot they can do with the character. This “Hero’s Edition” is based on the new movie look, and I think the suit does look good, though overall I am still not sold on this piece. He’ll be going up for order next week, and hopefully the promo shots show us a little more!