The Flash Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82805" rel="attachment wp-att-82805"></a></p> <p>Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> for a while, and in fact Nightwing has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">been finished for quite some time</a>, 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.</p> <p>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.</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81197" rel="attachment wp-att-81197"></a></p> <p><em>Flash, aaaa~</em></p> <p>When we found out that Kotobukiya <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows" target="_blank">would be doing ArtFX+ figures</a> based on the myriad of DC tv shows, I didn’t expect to get so many so quickly. I mean, it’s been 5 months and we already have figures from all of the announced licenses! You could say they’re moving quite… <em>speedily</em>.</p> <p>And who better to be painted first than the fastest man alive? Barry Allen comes with both a masked and unmasked head, depending on how dreamy you want your display case to look. I mean, you have to think about your figures’ feelings here. Do you want them to be intimidated by such handsomeness? Maybe keep Barry with just the ladies to be safe.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s The Flash ArtFX+ Gallery

    Flash, aaaa~

    When we found out that Kotobukiya would be doing ArtFX+ figures based on the myriad of DC tv shows, I didn’t expect to get so many so quickly. I mean, it’s been 5 months and we already have figures from all of the announced licenses! You could say they’re moving quite… speedily.

    And who better to be painted first than the fastest man alive? Barry Allen comes with both a masked and unmasked head, depending on how dreamy you want your display case to look. I mean, you have to think about your figures’ feelings here. Do you want them to be intimidated by such handsomeness? Maybe keep Barry with just the ladies to be safe.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80754" rel="attachment wp-att-80754"></a></p> <p>It’s no secret that the world of statues is not exactly my bread & butter. I usually find them way out of budget and not quite as detailed as the (much cheaper) PVC counterparts. But there’s one line I have always adored: DC’s Bombshells! They’re just so campy in the best way, and they always pull out great & creative sculpts for it.</p> <p>This year they had quite a few out and about. Including the biggest announcement so far: Aquaman. That’s right, we now have male Bombshells! Sexism is over, because we can now get topless dudes with our scantily clad ladies. Batman and Nightwing next please. They also had Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Vixen, Jesse Quick (the Flash), and Starfire out on display. Check them all out after the jump!</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: DC Collectibles’ Bombshells

    It’s no secret that the world of statues is not exactly my bread & butter. I usually find them way out of budget and not quite as detailed as the (much cheaper) PVC counterparts. But there’s one line I have always adored: DC’s Bombshells! They’re just so campy in the best way, and they always pull out great & creative sculpts for it.

    This year they had quite a few out and about. Including the biggest announcement so far: Aquaman. That’s right, we now have male Bombshells! Sexism is over, because we can now get topless dudes with our scantily clad ladies. Batman and Nightwing next please. They also had Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Vixen, Jesse Quick (the Flash), and Starfire out on display. Check them all out after the jump!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=80496" rel="attachment wp-att-80496"></a></p> <p>I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">Katana art</a> they had out!</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Figures

    I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new Katana art they had out!

    Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-legends-of-tomorrow-artfx/attachment/toyfair2017dctvheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80506"></a></p> <p>Comic-based TV shows are so popular now that you really have to work hard to avoid them. Between Marvel and DC, it seems like at least 40% of new shows are based around comic franchises. A stark change from 10 years ago, no?</p> <p>So it’s no surprise that Kotobukiya has been hard at work on their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-panel-nycc-2016-dc-tv-shows" target="_blank">DC TV show line</a>! We’ve got <em>Gotham</em> (James Gordon & Oswald Cobblepot), The Flash, and Arrow on display. And one big surprise reveal: they had Supergirl there! The detail they get with 3D sculpting is so amazing I actually though her skirt was real fabric at first glance.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC TV Show ArtFX+

    Comic-based TV shows are so popular now that you really have to work hard to avoid them. Between Marvel and DC, it seems like at least 40% of new shows are based around comic franchises. A stark change from 10 years ago, no?

    So it’s no surprise that Kotobukiya has been hard at work on their DC TV show line! We’ve got Gotham (James Gordon & Oswald Cobblepot), The Flash, and Arrow on display. And one big surprise reveal: they had Supergirl there! The detail they get with 3D sculpting is so amazing I actually though her skirt was real fabric at first glance.

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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-dc-tv-shows/attachment/nycc2016kotopaneldctvshowsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78402"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya has done a lot of comic toys (that’s something of an understatement, huh?), but so far we’ve been basically restricted to actual comic and movie appearances. With the new wave of comic-based tv shows it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more of them in the figure world, but I definitely didn’t expect one this big from Koto.</p> <p>They’ve announced license acquisition for <em>Gotham</em>, <em>Green Arrow</em>, <em>The Flash</em>, and <em>Supergirl</em>. Phew, all 4 at once! No word on what exactly we’ll be getting. ArtFX? ArtFX+? Statues? Bishoujos?! It’s a mystery, but one I’m excited to uncover!</p>

    Kotobukiya Panel NYCC 2016: DC TV Shows

    Kotobukiya has done a lot of comic toys (that’s something of an understatement, huh?), but so far we’ve been basically restricted to actual comic and movie appearances. With the new wave of comic-based tv shows it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more of them in the figure world, but I definitely didn’t expect one this big from Koto.

    They’ve announced license acquisition for Gotham, Green Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. Phew, all 4 at once! No word on what exactly we’ll be getting. ArtFX? ArtFX+? Statues? Bishoujos?! It’s a mystery, but one I’m excited to uncover!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-dc-collectibles-dc-icons-line/attachment/toyfair2016dciconsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75401"></a></p> <p>Sometimes I think that basically all of DC’s characters are iconic, then I remember characters like Rainbow Girl and think, “yeah, maybe not so much.” So of course their Icons line has everyone you would expect: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, and even some villains like the Joker (of course!). Some of them seem a little less, um, iconic (Firestorm, really?), but the lineup looks great so far–if you like male heroes. Not many girls here, it seems.</p>

    Toy Fair 2016: DC Collectibles’ DC Icons Line

    Sometimes I think that basically all of DC’s characters are iconic, then I remember characters like Rainbow Girl and think, “yeah, maybe not so much.” So of course their Icons line has everyone you would expect: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, and even some villains like the Joker (of course!). Some of them seem a little less, um, iconic (Firestorm, really?), but the lineup looks great so far–if you like male heroes. Not many girls here, it seems.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-booth-overview/attachment/toyfair2015dcoverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66381"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen a lot of what DC had on offer at Toyfair: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-bombshell-statues" target="_blank">Bombshells</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-covergirls-statues" target="_blank">Covergirls</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-tv-show-figures" target="_blank">TV</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-batman-animated-series-figures" target="_blank">cartoon</a> toys, and of course some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-designer-series-statues" target="_blank">new action figures</a>. But there was more! Because their booth was a labyrinth of figures that you could never escape from. Just kidding, there were lots of exists, but it sure took a hell of a long time to finish shooting everything in it.</p> <p>There was really a little bit of everything here. Want a Deadman action figure? A super adorable black & white Batgirl statue? A badass motorcyle-riding Harley? The world’s weirdest Wonder Woman? A Green Arrow & Black Canary figure so sickly-sweet it makes me want to vomit? It’s all there, so check it out (and more!) in the gallery!</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Booth Overview

    We’ve already seen a lot of what DC had on offer at Toyfair: Bombshells and Covergirls, TV and cartoon toys, and of course some new action figures. But there was more! Because their booth was a labyrinth of figures that you could never escape from. Just kidding, there were lots of exists, but it sure took a hell of a long time to finish shooting everything in it.

    There was really a little bit of everything here. Want a Deadman action figure? A super adorable black & white Batgirl statue? A badass motorcyle-riding Harley? The world’s weirdest Wonder Woman? A Green Arrow & Black Canary figure so sickly-sweet it makes me want to vomit? It’s all there, so check it out (and more!) in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-dc-collectibles-tv-show-figures/attachment/toyfair2015dctvshowsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-66297"></a></p> <p>With the rise of DC tv shows like <em>Gotham</em>, <em>Arrow</em>, and <em>The Flash</em>, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, <em>Dial H</em>.</p> <p>And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from <em>Constantine</em>, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ TV Show Figures

    With the rise of DC tv shows like Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, Dial H.

    And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from Constantine, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!

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