Wonder Woman Archive

  • Since we are, after all, at a comic convention, Kotobukiya brought the comic figures out in force. There was only one announcement, the art for the Harley Quinn Bishoujo, but a lot more was going on! Many of the past Bishoujos were on display (like my boo Starfire), along with the retro Super Powers line and some of the DC ArtFX statues. And some of the newer figures were on display too, like the ArtFX+ Arkham Knight line of, duh, the Arkham Knight and Batman himself! Because it’s just not a DC display without at least 2 figures of Bats.

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Since we are, after all, at a comic convention, Kotobukiya brought the comic figures out in force. There was only one announcement, the art for the Harley Quinn Bishoujo, but a lot more was going on! Many of the past Bishoujos were on display (like my boo Starfire), along with the retro Super Powers line and some of the DC ArtFX statues. And some of the newer figures were on display too, like the ArtFX+ Arkham Knight line of, duh, the Arkham Knight and Batman himself! Because it’s just not a DC display without at least 2 figures of Bats.

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  • 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!

    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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  • We’ve already seen DC’s Bombshells, but they have another girl power line: the Covergirls! This line has been going on for ages and ages it seems, but DC is never going to run out of characters. And hey, when they do, they’ll just have new artists design them! There’s a little bit of both going on this year at their booth. All three of these new girls are designed by Artgerm (aka Stanley Lau), and he’s taken on both some older characters (Harley, Wonder Woman) and one brand-new to the line: BLEEZ! Yes more Red Lantern everything please. We need a Dex-Starr statue next. Like 1/4 scale. NO, 1/1 SCALE. I would buy that so hard.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Covergirls Statues

    We’ve already seen DC’s Bombshells, but they have another girl power line: the Covergirls! This line has been going on for ages and ages it seems, but DC is never going to run out of characters. And hey, when they do, they’ll just have new artists design them! There’s a little bit of both going on this year at their booth. All three of these new girls are designed by Artgerm (aka Stanley Lau), and he’s taken on both some older characters (Harley, Wonder Woman) and one brand-new to the line: BLEEZ! Yes more Red Lantern everything please. We need a Dex-Starr statue next. Like 1/4 scale. NO, 1/1 SCALE. I would buy that so hard.

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  • DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Designer Series Statues

    DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

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  • It’s funny that nostalgia is a marketable emotion, isn’t it? We all want a peek back into the wonders of childhood, where things had the potential to be unlimitedly awesome. Many toy companies have tried to stir up these feelings for our old wrinkly selves, but few have been truly successful. Personally, I’d put Kotobukiya’s Super Powers line in the “definitely works” category. When I first saw the sculpts at Toy Fair I was filled with a rush of longing for all those hours spent in my friend’s attic, playing with action figures. I mean, look at Superman’s extra arm! It’s just the right amount of kitsch. The best part is the price: because these are much simpler than Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ figures, they should retail in the area of $30 each!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Super Powers Figures

    It’s funny that nostalgia is a marketable emotion, isn’t it? We all want a peek back into the wonders of childhood, where things had the potential to be unlimitedly awesome. Many toy companies have tried to stir up these feelings for our old wrinkly selves, but few have been truly successful. Personally, I’d put Kotobukiya’s Super Powers line in the “definitely works” category. When I first saw the sculpts at Toy Fair I was filled with a rush of longing for all those hours spent in my friend’s attic, playing with action figures. I mean, look at Superman’s extra arm! It’s just the right amount of kitsch. The best part is the price: because these are much simpler than Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ figures, they should retail in the area of $30 each!

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  • So far we’ve already shown you quite a bit of what Kotobukiya has at their Toy Fair booth: Hulk vs Hulkbuster, new Bishoujos, the Star Wars line, and their new Super Power figures. But of course a booth as big as theirs has a lot more in it! Like a new Iron Man ArtFX and tons of Halo merchandise. They even brought a bunch of PVC figures, which is not something we’re used to nowadays. I mean, they even had a Wonder Festival prototype out and about: Ken Kaneki! Along with lots of the Cu-Poche line, chopsticks for every shade of samurai, and tons more. Check them all out after the jump!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    So far we’ve already shown you quite a bit of what Kotobukiya has at their Toy Fair booth: Hulk vs Hulkbuster, new Bishoujos, the Star Wars line, and their new Super Power figures. But of course a booth as big as theirs has a lot more in it! Like a new Iron Man ArtFX and tons of Halo merchandise. They even brought a bunch of PVC figures, which is not something we’re used to nowadays. I mean, they even had a Wonder Festival prototype out and about: Ken Kaneki! Along with lots of the Cu-Poche line, chopsticks for every shade of samurai, and tons more. Check them all out after the jump!

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  • One of Kotobukiya’s big announcements at NYCC was a brand-new ArtFX+ Super Powers line, which traces its roots to the old Kenner action figures. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out, but they’re definitely the smash hit of Toy Fair now that they’re actually sculpted and (partially) painted. Something about them is just so super nostalgic without veering into cheesy or pandering territory. So far we have the Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman fully sculpted–and look at Superman’s extra action arm! Robin and Batman are sculpted, and we already know the next three in the line: Hawkman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. Though be assured that if these are successful, we’ll definitely be getting a Wave 2–maybe with villains even!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Super Powers

    One of Kotobukiya’s big announcements at NYCC was a brand-new ArtFX+ Super Powers line, which traces its roots to the old Kenner action figures. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out, but they’re definitely the smash hit of Toy Fair now that they’re actually sculpted and (partially) painted. Something about them is just so super nostalgic without veering into cheesy or pandering territory. So far we have the Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman fully sculpted–and look at Superman’s extra action arm! Robin and Batman are sculpted, and we already know the next three in the line: Hawkman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. Though be assured that if these are successful, we’ll definitely be getting a Wave 2–maybe with villains even!

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  • Is there a person alive who doesn’t love Wonder Woman? Well probably, but I don’t want to be friends with them so who cares. Wondy is everything little girls aspire to be: beautiful, powerful, loved, worshiped, and a kicker of serious ass. And while I love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujos of her a ton, they really topped themselves with the ArtFX version of her. I mean, her face. It’s just so pretty! And the outfit, uhnf. Plus her makeup is totally on point. I bet her lipstick is MAC Diva.

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s DC Wonder Woman ArtFX Gallery

    Is there a person alive who doesn’t love Wonder Woman? Well probably, but I don’t want to be friends with them so who cares. Wondy is everything little girls aspire to be: beautiful, powerful, loved, worshiped, and a kicker of serious ass. And while I love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujos of her a ton, they really topped themselves with the ArtFX version of her. I mean, her face. It’s just so pretty! And the outfit, uhnf. Plus her makeup is totally on point. I bet her lipstick is MAC Diva.

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  • I steeled myself against statue collecting a long time ago. Back when I first set out into the dangerous world of toys I promised myself one thing–don’t get attached to statues! Resin + high prices is a recipe for wallet disaster. Also I’m super clumsy and bump into shelves all the time, which is not good when everything in them are hyper-fragile. So far, I’ve done pretty well. Sure, figures like Diablo make me weak in the knees and we own a handful of larger statues, but 99% of the time I keep my cool. Well, not today! I am always tempted by Kotobukiya’s Fine Art line and while I usually manage to resist temptation, Carnage is just… perfect. Bloody, disgusting, and perfect. The pose! The crazy blade hands! The terrifying mouth! I need him so bad. Someone send help.

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Carnage Fine Art Statue Gallery

    I steeled myself against statue collecting a long time ago. Back when I first set out into the dangerous world of toys I promised myself one thing–don’t get attached to statues! Resin + high prices is a recipe for wallet disaster. Also I’m super clumsy and bump into shelves all the time, which is not good when everything in them are hyper-fragile. So far, I’ve done pretty well. Sure, figures like Diablo make me weak in the knees and we own a handful of larger statues, but 99% of the time I keep my cool. Well, not today! I am always tempted by Kotobukiya’s Fine Art line and while I usually manage to resist temptation, Carnage is just… perfect. Bloody, disgusting, and perfect. The pose! The crazy blade hands! The terrifying mouth! I need him so bad. Someone send help.

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  • While the shining star of Kotobukiya’s DC lineup at Comic Con was undoubtedly the new Zatanna sculpt, they had a lot more to offer! Like the Justice League ArtFX+ line, Bishoujo Starfire (who we will be reviewing in the upcoming days!), the uncolored sculpt for Bishoujo Batwoman, the drool-worthy ArtFX Wonder Woman, and tons more. Check them out below.

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya x DC

    While the shining star of Kotobukiya’s DC lineup at Comic Con was undoubtedly the new Zatanna sculpt, they had a lot more to offer! Like the Justice League ArtFX+ line, Bishoujo Starfire (who we will be reviewing in the upcoming days!), the uncolored sculpt for Bishoujo Batwoman, the drool-worthy ArtFX Wonder Woman, and tons more. Check them out below.

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