X-Men Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83751" rel="attachment wp-att-83751"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately, first with their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-super-powers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">DC Comics Super Powers line</a> and now with their amazing ArtFX+ of the ’92 X-Men. Featuring Cyclops, Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine so far, these flat-colored figures bring that iconic show from the screen to real life. I really love the color choice here and lack of shading as it fits with the style of the original quite well and I really love that these are all quite whimsical as well. My personal favorite is Beast and his suave look, but all four are quite great, and at about $40 a figure, these are quite affordable too. Who do you want to see added to the line? Let us know in the comments!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s X-Men ’92 ArtFX+ Gallery

    Kotobukiya’s been on a bit of a nostalgia trip lately, first with their DC Comics Super Powers line and now with their amazing ArtFX+ of the ’92 X-Men. Featuring Cyclops, Beast, Jubilee, and Wolverine so far, these flat-colored figures bring that iconic show from the screen to real life. I really love the color choice here and lack of shading as it fits with the style of the original quite well and I really love that these are all quite whimsical as well. My personal favorite is Beast and his suave look, but all four are quite great, and at about $40 a figure, these are quite affordable too. Who do you want to see added to the line? Let us know in the comments!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-square-enixs-marvel-play-arts-kai-figures/attachment/tf2017semarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80788"></a></p> <p>Are Square-Enix’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-square-enixs-dc-play-arts-kai-figures" target="_blank">DC figures</a> a little too strange for you? Well don’t worry, friends, the Marvel line is here to save the day! Just kidding, they are pretty strange too. Unless, you know, futuristic gladiator Wolverine is a totally normal thing I’ve somehow missed out on. At least Doctor Strange looks pretty true to form?</p> <p>I will admit, Magneto’s scrap metal cape is absolutely amazing, and kind of ingenious. Could I do without the 6-pack armor? Yeah, maybe. But I want a metal cape of my own (that doesn’t weigh 6 tons, please).</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Square Enix’s Marvel Play Arts Kai Figures

    Are Square-Enix’s DC figures a little too strange for you? Well don’t worry, friends, the Marvel line is here to save the day! Just kidding, they are pretty strange too. Unless, you know, futuristic gladiator Wolverine is a totally normal thing I’ve somehow missed out on. At least Doctor Strange looks pretty true to form?

    I will admit, Magneto’s scrap metal cape is absolutely amazing, and kind of ingenious. Could I do without the 6-pack armor? Yeah, maybe. But I want a metal cape of my own (that doesn’t weigh 6 tons, please).

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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/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-marvel-comics-figures/attachment/toyfair2016kotobukiyamarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74601"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen the two stars of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at Toy Fair, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-thanos-fine-arts-statue" target="_blank">Thanos Fine Arts Statue</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-wolverine-artfx" target="_blank">Wolverine ArtFX+</a>, but there was more! So much more. Like a badass Black Panther statue, my boo Rogue, the Avengers ArtFX+, Iron Man, and… I was gonna say “and more” out of habit but yeah, that was pretty much it. Seemed like there was a bigger focus on DC this year, though that tends to waver back and forth depending on the time of the year and what they have coming down the pipe. I wonder what the next Marvel Now line will be: we’ve seen the Avengers and X-Men, who could be next?</p>

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics Figures

    We’ve already seen the two stars of Kotobukiya’s Marvel display at Toy Fair, the Thanos Fine Arts Statue and the Wolverine ArtFX+, but there was more! So much more. Like a badass Black Panther statue, my boo Rogue, the Avengers ArtFX+, Iron Man, and… I was gonna say “and more” out of habit but yeah, that was pretty much it. Seemed like there was a bigger focus on DC this year, though that tends to waver back and forth depending on the time of the year and what they have coming down the pipe. I wonder what the next Marvel Now line will be: we’ve seen the Avengers and X-Men, who could be next?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-wolverine-artfx/attachment/toyfair2016kotobukiyawolverineheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74546"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-nycc-2014-panel-marvel" target="_blank">Marvel Now ArtFX+ line</a> has given us some great figures of under-appreciated characters, like Magik. But of course you have to bring out the big guns too, and few male Marvel characters are as popular as Wolverine. We <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-now-artfx" target="_blank">saw the sculpt</a> for this figure at New York Comic Con, so it’s no surprise that he is all painted for Toy Fair! I’m always impressed by the sculpting on these: they’re a very small scale, but Koto certainly didn’t skimp on the detail. Just look at the folds and ripples in his suit!</p>

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s Wolverine ArtFX+

    Kotobukiya’s Marvel Now ArtFX+ line has given us some great figures of under-appreciated characters, like Magik. But of course you have to bring out the big guns too, and few male Marvel characters are as popular as Wolverine. We saw the sculpt for this figure at New York Comic Con, so it’s no surprise that he is all painted for Toy Fair! I’m always impressed by the sculpting on these: they’re a very small scale, but Koto certainly didn’t skimp on the detail. Just look at the folds and ripples in his suit!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel/attachment/nycc2015kotopaneloverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71811"></a></p> <p>We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-now-artfx" target="_blank">Marvel</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-dc-comics-new-52-artfx" target="_blank">DC</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-fine-arts-thanos" target="_blank">Thanos sculpt</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-dc-comics-bishoujo-harley-quinn" target="_blank">lots</a> of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-horror-bishoujo" target="_blank">Bishoujo</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen" target="_blank">news</a>. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them.</p> <p>We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/kotosurvey" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://tinyurl.com/kotosurvey', 'a survey']);" target="_blank">a survey</a> and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel

    We have already shown you a lot of the important announcements from Kotobukiya’s panel: Marvel and DC, the Thanos sculpt, and lots of Bishoujo news. But of course, there was lots more! And I do mean lots. Let’s start with PVC: they had info on the new Rage of Bahamut figures but, more excitingly, assurance that Vania will definitely not be the last one we’ll see from them.

    We had lots of Star Wars, of course, and Halo as well (along with an announcement for a new Halo series). There was also a whole lot of Bishoujos, comic statues, Alien figures, and everything in between. And last but not least, they said that they want to hear from fans about future merchandise! So you can head on over to a survey and let them know what you’d like to see down the pipeline.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-panel-marvel-now-artfx/attachment/nycc2015kotopanelmarvelnowheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71711"></a></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-comics-figures" target="_blank">Marvel Now ArtFX+ line</a> from Kotobukiya has already brought us some cool (and neglected characters) like Magik, and it seems like they’ll be continuing with the X-Men theme for their next set! Or, really, just giving us a continuation of the original one.</p> <p>We’ll be getting Beast (who is already painted!), Rogue (sculpted), and Wolverine (sculpted) along with an all-white Magneto recolor. I wonder if we’ll get a white Emma too?</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Panel Marvel Now ArtFX+

    The Marvel Now ArtFX+ line from Kotobukiya has already brought us some cool (and neglected characters) like Magik, and it seems like they’ll be continuing with the X-Men theme for their next set! Or, really, just giving us a continuation of the original one.

    We’ll be getting Beast (who is already painted!), Rogue (sculpted), and Wolverine (sculpted) along with an all-white Magneto recolor. I wonder if we’ll get a white Emma too?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-comics-figures/attachment/nycc2015kotobukiyamarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71626"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen the DC figures, so of course Marvel is next! Do you ever feel like DC/Marvel is the 2-party system of comics? Like, maybe there are some better options out there, but we all just keep giving money to the big guys.</p> <p>Ahem. Anyway, they had the big new announcement–<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-spider-gwen-bishoujo-art" target="_blank">the art for Spider Gwen</a>–out, along with lots of other girls (and guys!). <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool-gallery" target="_blank">Lady Deadpool</a> was of course the big Bishoujo focus, and she looked great. We also had the new X-Men ArtFX+ line which features some of the more obscure characters (and, you know, Magneto of course). Plus Iron Man, Deadpool, and more! Check them all out in the gallery.</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics Figures

    We’ve seen the DC figures, so of course Marvel is next! Do you ever feel like DC/Marvel is the 2-party system of comics? Like, maybe there are some better options out there, but we all just keep giving money to the big guys.

    Ahem. Anyway, they had the big new announcement–the art for Spider Gwen–out, along with lots of other girls (and guys!). Lady Deadpool was of course the big Bishoujo focus, and she looked great. We also had the new X-Men ArtFX+ line which features some of the more obscure characters (and, you know, Magneto of course). Plus Iron Man, Deadpool, and more! Check them all out in the gallery.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiya/attachment/kotoheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-69383"></a></p> <p>Of course our main focus for Kotobukiya was on <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-line" target="_blank">all the Bishoujos they brought to SDCC</a>, but they had more than that! A lot more. Given that it’s San Diego COMIC Con, there were (of coure), a lot of comic goodies, including the impressive Hulk vs Hulkbuster statue that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-artfx-hulk-vs-hulkbuster" target="_blank">we first saw at Toy Fair</a>. They also had statues ranging from Arkham Knight, Batman, Black Panther, and Iron Man to their newest ArtFX+ line which focuses on the villains. First up is a rather crazy-looking Lex Luthor. As opposed to non-crazy Lex? Haha.</p> <p>There was also a handful of non-comic-based merch. Their popular franchises like Halo and Alien popped up, along with a few anime lines like <em>Aldnoah.Zero</em> and <em>Tokyo Ghoul</em>. Check them out and more in the gallery!</p> <p>[Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]</p>

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya

    Of course our main focus for Kotobukiya was on all the Bishoujos they brought to SDCC, but they had more than that! A lot more. Given that it’s San Diego COMIC Con, there were (of coure), a lot of comic goodies, including the impressive Hulk vs Hulkbuster statue that we first saw at Toy Fair. They also had statues ranging from Arkham Knight, Batman, Black Panther, and Iron Man to their newest ArtFX+ line which focuses on the villains. First up is a rather crazy-looking Lex Luthor. As opposed to non-crazy Lex? Haha.

    There was also a handful of non-comic-based merch. Their popular franchises like Halo and Alien popped up, along with a few anime lines like Aldnoah.Zero and Tokyo Ghoul. Check them out and more in the gallery!

    [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiya-booth-overview/attachment/toyfair2015kotoboothoverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-65748"></a></p> <p>So far we’ve already shown you quite a bit of what Kotobukiya has at their Toy Fair booth: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-artfx-hulk-vs-hulkbuster" target="_blank">Hulk vs Hulkbuster</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-figures" target="_blank">new Bishoujos</a>, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-star-wars-figures" target="_blank">Star Wars line</a>, and their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-super-powers" target="_blank">new Super Power figures</a>. 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: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-winter-wonder-festival-2015-teasers" target="_blank">Ken Kaneki</a>! Along with lots of the Cu-Poche line, chopsticks for every shade of samurai, and tons more. Check them all out after the jump!</p>

    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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