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8:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

Look at that spread. You see that? That's a dude in Stormtrooper armor. Scroll on down to the gallery and you'll see that there was a literal platoon of action figure-sized Stormtroopers lined up behind Vader and a pair of hi...

Pedro Cortes

7:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - DC and Marvel

Along with the video game and anime stuff mentioned previously, Kotobukiya had a ton of comic book-related items on hand. Hey, this IS San Diego Comic Con after all. Both DC Comics and Marvel had some healthy representation, ...

Pedro Cortes

Preview gallery appears for ArtFX+ Damian Wayne Robin photo
Preview gallery appears for ArtFX+ Damian Wayne Robin
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ Damian Robin. The figure was teased earlier this week.

Details and photos after the jump.

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SDCC-exclusive ArtFX+ Hulk is more than good, it's GREY-T!! photo
SDCC-exclusive ArtFX+ Hulk is more than good, it's GREY-T!!
by Scarecroodle

Kotobuikya may have a few good exclusives going to SDCC, but only one is so good that he's grey-t: the ArtFX+ Grey Hulk! This Grey-test of exclusives will be sold at the Treasure Island Sports booth (#5030) during the con. Can't make it? The company seems to have at least a few available for pre-order on its site (unless it's an order online, pick up in person deal).

The ArtFX+ Grey Hulk is a redeco of Kotobukiya's Marvel Now! Hulk, the first figure in the ArtFX+ Marvel Now Avengers line (which one of our community members reviewed). It was a pretty neat sculpt although not everybody was pleased with the shade of green used for the paint. As such, the Grey Hulk might appease any naysayers.

This 1/10-th scale figure is limited to 2,000 pieces and will sell for US$75.

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ArtFX+ First Appearance Batman to make a first (and only) appearance at SDCC photo
ArtFX+ First Appearance Batman to make a first (and only) appearance at SDCC
by Scarecroodle

Batman has made a few appearances in Kotobukiya's ARTFX and ArtFX+ lines but, as a SDCC exclusive, the character is finally making a "First Appearance" in the ArtFX+ line. Based on the original Bob Kane artwork, Kotobukiya has crafted a version of Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics issue #27.

While a First Appearance Batman (or "the Bat-Man") probably has a more limited appeal than other versions of the character, it still seems like this figure would have done well with a wider release. The pose is solid and, with the exception of the cowl's "ears" and the logo, he looks enough like your average Batman release (mostly because the purple gloves are covered by the cape). This is probably one of the better comic ArtFX+ figures that have been produced thus far which makes it something of a shame that it's a SDCC exclusive.

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ First Appearance Batman will be on sale at SDCC and, if I'm reading things right, a number will be available to non-attendees through "a limited kotous.com non-attendee pre-order event".

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7:00 AM on 06.07.2014

Kotobukiya's ARTFX Wonder Woman is a wonder of a woman

Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for the upcoming ARTFX Wonder Woman, slated for December. While I've occasionally held a rocky view of Kotobukiya's ARTFX and ArtFX+ comic offerings, I'm more than a little impressed by...


5:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Green Arrow misses the mark

Kotobukiya recently unveiled its upcoming 1/10-scale ArtFX+ New 52 Green Arrow and... well, it's somewhat bad. While I haven't been the biggest fan of Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ DC comics and Marvel offerings, the company usually do...


WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2 photo
WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2
by Natalie Kipper

Now that you all have had a chance to read over Part One of our coverage of Kotobukiya's Spring Preview 2014 panel, let's move on to the second half. While the first portion jumped between several different fandoms, the majority of this one is all about comics, comics, and more comics. Read on and you'll see what I mean.

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WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1 photo
WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1
by Natalie Kipper

For a toy collector, if you only attended one panel at last weekend's WonderCon, it was Kotobukiya's Spring Preview. They had licensing announcements. They had prototypes. They had concept art a plenty. Heck, they even had a very generous raffle! So much awesomeness is impossible to contain within a mere one post and thus this panel's summary has been split into two posts. The anime, Star Wars, and gaming news can be found here and the rest will be in part two. For now, don't worry so much about that. Just read on and take in the excitement.

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9:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Thor looks less than divine

Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for its upcoming Marvel Now! Avengers ArtFX+ Thor and... his face looks pretty bad. The 1/10-scale statue is the fifth entry in Kotobukiya's Avengers ArtFX+ line-up and follows Hawkeye ...


Kotobukiya unveils ARTFX J Levi from Attack On Titan photo
Kotobukiya unveils ARTFX J Levi from Attack On Titan
by Martin Siggers

We've sung the praises of Kotobukiya's ARTFX J version of Eren Jaeger to the high heavens - it's simply the most stunning Attack On Titan figure yet seen. Now though Kotobukiya is going to challenge themselves, as they've taken the wraps off of a matching version, this time of dour elder statesman Levi.

Still only a grey prototype at this stage, the early production can't hide the dynamism of the figure, which is posed even more extravagantly than Eren. Levi is bent nearly double as he leaps off his tree trunk base, swords in hand. As with Eren, there's a real sense of frantic movement, and the fine detailing is immense. Check out the way his jacket hangs off him, or great touches like the broken sword embedded in the tree base.

There's no further details to be had at this moment, but the Kotobukiya blog promises they'll show off a coloured sample as soon as possible. The shot of Eren and Levi posed alongside each other is a tantalising prospect for those who already have the first figure on order, and I'd have to imagine a lot of people will be sold on this preview alone. Does that include you readers?

[ via Kotobukiya's blog ]

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Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Eren Jaeger soars to pre-orders photo
Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Eren Jaeger soars to pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

Although there's been a colossal flood of Attack On Titan merchandise hitting the market, few figures have looked better or been more eagerly anticipated than Kotobukiya's ARTFX J version of protagonist Eren Jaeger. Well today the first part of the wait is over, as he's gone up for pre-order.

I said back when we saw him at Wonder Festival that I loved the grace and motion of the figure, and that's only more true now we see him in full colour. The pant job also brings out the wonderful intricacies in his clothing as well as that gorgeous base. Put simply, he's the best Attack On Titan figure yet and fans owe it to themselves to have him. Given the craft on display, ¥11,000 seems practically reasonable, and he'll come swinging into homes this August. Hit the links below before Titans (that is, other collectors) eat this one up.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | AmiAmi (with bonus Survey Corps hand towel)CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

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