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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/more-trigun-figures-are-coming/attachment/moretrigunheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79171"></a></p> <p>When I was young, <em>Trigun</em> was certainly one of the first anime to hit success in the US. I expected, of course, to see a lot of merchandise from it: but like much from that era, there’s barely any out there. Thankfully a lot of the older licenses have loosened up recently, and that golden age of anime is finally getting the figure-respect it deserves.</p> <p>We have seen <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2012-kotobukiyas-trigun-line" target="_blank">some Trigun figures from Kotobukiya</a>, but sadly that’s about it… until now! A company with the name (brace yourselves) Fullcock is making a polystone statue of Vash the Stampede. They showed off the art he’ll be based on, but already have a price and scale (1/6 for ¥15,800) so I assume the reveal will be soon since he’s scheduled for a 2016 release. Cutting it a little close there, Fullcock!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://argo-sha.com/fullcock/003_trigun.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://argo-sha.com/fullcock/003_trigun.html', 'Fullcock']);" target="_blank">Fullcock</a>]</p>

    More Trigun Figures Are Coming

    When I was young, Trigun was certainly one of the first anime to hit success in the US. I expected, of course, to see a lot of merchandise from it: but like much from that era, there’s barely any out there. Thankfully a lot of the older licenses have loosened up recently, and that golden age of anime is finally getting the figure-respect it deserves.

    We have seen some Trigun figures from Kotobukiya, but sadly that’s about it… until now! A company with the name (brace yourselves) Fullcock is making a polystone statue of Vash the Stampede. They showed off the art he’ll be based on, but already have a price and scale (1/6 for ¥15,800) so I assume the reveal will be soon since he’s scheduled for a 2016 release. Cutting it a little close there, Fullcock!

    [via Fullcock]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-super-deadpool-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotosuperdeadpoolgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78864"></a></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel" target="_blank">at their panel</a>, 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.</p> <p>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!</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-harley-quinn-artfx-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotoharleyartfxgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78883"></a></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-new-52-artfx-villains-forever" target="_blank">Villains Forever line</a> 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).</p> <p>So it was great to see her out as <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">a surprise announcement</a> 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!</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-ultimate-spider-man-spider-gwen-gallery/attachment/nycc2016kotospidersgalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78977"></a></p> <p>I was never really a big Spider-Man fan, or Spider-verse fan even. It just wasn’t a comic world that interested me. That changed pretty drastically when they <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">announced Ultimate Spider-Man</a>, aka my bae Miles Morales. Of course it was nice to see more diversity in the comics world, but he’s near and dear to my heart because of how much my brother identifies with and loves this character. He has a lot of things in common with Miles (boarding school, a love of Legos, feeling very different) so it was amazing to have a character he could connect to that strongly.</p> <p>Of course I’ve been anticipating this figure like crazy since it was first announced. A little baby Miles? Yes please! And as we found out at their panel, his pre-orders have been selling incredibly well (so maybe more Miles merch in the future?!). They also had the ArtFX+ Spider Gwen on display (which I must admit I like a bit more than <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen-gallery" target="_blank">the Bishoujo</a>). Check them both out below!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Ultimate Spider-Man & Spider Gwen Gallery

    I was never really a big Spider-Man fan, or Spider-verse fan even. It just wasn’t a comic world that interested me. That changed pretty drastically when they announced Ultimate Spider-Man, aka my bae Miles Morales. Of course it was nice to see more diversity in the comics world, but he’s near and dear to my heart because of how much my brother identifies with and loves this character. He has a lot of things in common with Miles (boarding school, a love of Legos, feeling very different) so it was amazing to have a character he could connect to that strongly.

    Of course I’ve been anticipating this figure like crazy since it was first announced. A little baby Miles? Yes please! And as we found out at their panel, his pre-orders have been selling incredibly well (so maybe more Miles merch in the future?!). They also had the ArtFX+ Spider Gwen on display (which I must admit I like a bit more than the Bishoujo). Check them both out below!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-dc-figures/attachment/nycc2016kotodcheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78544"></a></p> <p>Given the huge number of DC movies on the horizon, I’m sure by next NYCC Kotobukiya’s booth will be flooded with them (though let’s be honest, I’m only hoping for Aquaman & Mera). But this year there was only one: the hugely impressive Batman vs Superman duo. I sure do hate that stumpy batsuit but it looks great on this scale!</p> <p>We also had Bishoujos. Lots of Bishoujos. Both Harleys, Black Canary, Wonder Girl. We had the villains ArtFX+ (including their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">new star Harley Quinn</a>), the Super Powers line, and their larger scale ArtFX statues. Check them all out below!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s DC Figures

    Given the huge number of DC movies on the horizon, I’m sure by next NYCC Kotobukiya’s booth will be flooded with them (though let’s be honest, I’m only hoping for Aquaman & Mera). But this year there was only one: the hugely impressive Batman vs Superman duo. I sure do hate that stumpy batsuit but it looks great on this scale!

    We also had Bishoujos. Lots of Bishoujos. Both Harleys, Black Canary, Wonder Girl. We had the villains ArtFX+ (including their new star Harley Quinn), the Super Powers line, and their larger scale ArtFX statues. Check them all out below!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-star-wars-figures/attachment/nycc2016kotostarwarsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78566"></a></p> <p>We saw a ton of new Star Wars info <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-star-wars" target="_blank">at Kotobukiya’s panel</a>, and some of it was even out on display already! Like the Flametrooper, whose flamethrower is truly impressive as you can see here. Do you think it will be clear PVC? Because we all know how I feel about that. They had troopers of every possible combination (including a very cool storming-the-beach diorama from Rogue One), chopsticks of every variation, BB-8 ice cube trays, and much more!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Figures

    We saw a ton of new Star Wars info at Kotobukiya’s panel, and some of it was even out on display already! Like the Flametrooper, whose flamethrower is truly impressive as you can see here. Do you think it will be clear PVC? Because we all know how I feel about that. They had troopers of every possible combination (including a very cool storming-the-beach diorama from Rogue One), chopsticks of every variation, BB-8 ice cube trays, and much more!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-figures/attachment/nycckotomarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78521"></a></p> <p>The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-squirrel-girl" target="_blank">Squirrel Girl</a>. But there was much more, including quite a few Bishoujos: Lady Deadpool, Spider Gwen, and Loki & Thor were all out and about. In fact, they had two Spider Gwens: Bishoujo and the new ArtFX+. For the first time ever, I think I might actually like the ArtFX+ better.</p> <p>They had tons of statues out, like the <em>Civil War</em> battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-artfx-hulk-vs-hulkbuster" target="_blank">Hulkbuster</a>). Check them all out in the gallery!</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    The star of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at NYCC was, of course, Squirrel Girl. But there was much more, including quite a few Bishoujos: Lady Deadpool, Spider Gwen, and Loki & Thor were all out and about. In fact, they had two Spider Gwens: Bishoujo and the new ArtFX+. For the first time ever, I think I might actually like the ArtFX+ better.

    They had tons of statues out, like the Civil War battle diorama of Captain America and Iron Man (which would look amazing displayed with Hulkbuster). Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc/attachment/nycc2016kotopaneldcheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78383"></a></p> <p>We got some very exciting DC-related announcements at Kotobukiya’s panel (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Bishoujo Katana</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows" target="_blank">TV show teasers</a>). But given how massive their DC lines are, it’s no surprise that there was a ton more! Like the affordable retro Super Powers figures, their villains ArtFX+ line (including the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn" target="_blank">brand-new Harley Quinn</a>–and a new sculpt for Black Manta), and their ArtFX statues.</p> <p>We also got a little more info about the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank">Ikemen line</a>. It was a pretty big deal when announced, and they discussed how happy fan response has been along with the potential of the line. If the Bat-Boys sell well enough, they will definitely be continuing with other characters!</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: DC

    We got some very exciting DC-related announcements at Kotobukiya’s panel (Bishoujo Katana and the TV show teasers). But given how massive their DC lines are, it’s no surprise that there was a ton more! Like the affordable retro Super Powers figures, their villains ArtFX+ line (including the brand-new Harley Quinn–and a new sculpt for Black Manta), and their ArtFX statues.

    We also got a little more info about the Ikemen line. It was a pretty big deal when announced, and they discussed how happy fan response has been along with the potential of the line. If the Bat-Boys sell well enough, they will definitely be continuing with other characters!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel/attachment/nycc2016kotopanelmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78359"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-marvel-bishoujo-ms-marvel" target="_blank">Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!</a>), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-takes-on-the-spider-family" target="_blank">Spiderverse ArtFX+ line</a>: Agent Venom is sculpted! This is not the final sculpt, as his guns and other details will be changed before the paint, but it’s nice to see some progress. We also have the order the rest will come out (Spider-Man 2099, Carnage, and finally Venom) plus this interesting tidbit: they called this the “first wave” of Spiderverse figures. Which means we should get another set! Who would you like to see in it?</p> <p>We also had a lot of ArtFX updates, like the limited edition black Deadpool and the crazy amount of accessories that will come with their Super Deadpool. There’s an afro, guys. Amazing.</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: Marvel

    We’ve already seen Kotobukiya’s big Marvel-related announcement from their panel (Ms. Marvel Bishoujo!), but they had a ton more news at the event. Including an update on their Spiderverse ArtFX+ line: Agent Venom is sculpted! This is not the final sculpt, as his guns and other details will be changed before the paint, but it’s nice to see some progress. We also have the order the rest will come out (Spider-Man 2099, Carnage, and finally Venom) plus this interesting tidbit: they called this the “first wave” of Spiderverse figures. Which means we should get another set! Who would you like to see in it?

    We also had a lot of ArtFX updates, like the limited edition black Deadpool and the crazy amount of accessories that will come with their Super Deadpool. There’s an afro, guys. Amazing.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-harley-quinn/attachment/nycc2016kotoartfxharleyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78173"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Villains line has had a lot of great additions so far, but it’s no surprise that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-new-52-joker-gallery" target="_blank">their Joker</a> has been the most popular one. So it should also be no surprise that Puddin’s lady love is joining the line! Harley’s popularity is at an all-time high thanks to <em>Suicide Squad</em>, so I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a ton of figures of her…. in that terrible outfit.</p> <p>Thankfully, this is classic Harley in her harlequin outfit! I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “holding up her butt with a hammer” thing because man, that seems uncomfortable. Just think of the splinters! But I just adore this outfit, so I’m really happy to be seeing more of it in any context.</p>

    NYCC 2016: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Harley Quinn

    Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Villains line has had a lot of great additions so far, but it’s no surprise that their Joker has been the most popular one. So it should also be no surprise that Puddin’s lady love is joining the line! Harley’s popularity is at an all-time high thanks to Suicide Squad, so I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a ton of figures of her…. in that terrible outfit.

    Thankfully, this is classic Harley in her harlequin outfit! I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “holding up her butt with a hammer” thing because man, that seems uncomfortable. Just think of the splinters! But I just adore this outfit, so I’m really happy to be seeing more of it in any context.

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