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6:00 PM on 11.17.2014

Bishoujo Anna Williams gets a preview gallery

What was teased in July has now become a real thing: here's Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams! The translation from illustration to figure went pretty well. While Anna's pose looks a bit silly from some angles, at le...

Tianxiao Ma


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Pre-orders begin for Kotobukiya's gorgeous Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Pre-orders begin for Kotobukiya's gorgeous Cardcaptor Sakura
by Martin Siggers

I was too excited for words when Kotobukiya announced they'd be adding Sakura Kinomoto to their ARTFX J line back at Wonder Festival. Now the first part of the waiting process is over, as she's up for pre-order alongside a batch of delightful promo shots.

Needless to say I love everything about this - great pose, incredible detail (all those ruffles!) and a delightful paintjob. She's even got a nicely unique look due to being based on manga art rather than the anime design. A little chubbier in the face, a little more extravagant with the hair, it's a good way to make the figure stand out from the increasing hoard of Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise that's descending upon us.

At ¥11,000 Sakura isn't on the cheap side, but Kotobukiya has a reputation of delivering high quality stuff and it's certainly a price I'm willing to pay. If you're with me, hit the links below to ensure Sakura comes winging to your door in April of next year. 

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

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Kotobukiya's cat figure comes with a free catgirl photo
Kotobukiya's cat figure comes with a free catgirl
by Tianxiao Ma

Got the sneaking suspicion that Kotobukiya has already made a Xiao Mei? Well you'd be correct. But why let a good design go to waste? Kotobukiya will soon be releasing another variant of Shining Blade's Xiao Mei, this time paired with a the black cat Rinrin.

Both are super cute and Xiao Mei's dialed up the fanservice, so I'm sure Shining series fans and Tony Taka enthusiasts won't be disappointed. Akiba Hobby has a preview gallery up of a sample featured in Kotobukiya's museum in Akiba. Pre-orders are still open for US$89.99.

[ Pre-order at Kotobukiya USA StoreHobby Search | AmiAmi | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store ]

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5:00 AM on 10.14.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close

You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant...

Tianxiao Ma

11:30 AM on 10.11.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...

Natalie Kipper

1:15 AM on 10.10.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel

Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 AM on 10.03.2014

NYCC 2014: Pre-order Kotobukiya's exclusive Nightwing

Croodle covered the ins and outs of Kotobukiya's NYCC-exclusive Nightwing variant, so check out his post for opinions. I'm just here to deliver pre-order information. Indeed, non-con-attendees (non-cons?) will have a chance t...

Tianxiao Ma



Prepare for Maximum Carnage! Kotobukiya's Fine Art Carnage up for pre-order photo
Prepare for Maximum Carnage! Kotobukiya's Fine Art Carnage up for pre-order
by Scarecroodle

Following Kotobukiya's recent photo gallery for its 1/6 scale Fine Art Carnage, online retailer(s) have begun to take pre-orders.

Tomopop Readers and True Believers will recall that Koto's Carnage statue was the second coolest Carnage collectible on display at SDCC, although you can't do much better as far as runner-ups are concerned. Besides being a great-looking statue with a dynamic, iconic look, the Fine Arts Carnage offers an alternate blade/axe arm. And apparently he looks great next to a previously released Spidey (see gallery).

Comic readers (and cartoon viewers) will recall that Carnage is the fusion of serial killer Cletus Kasady (who shared a cell near Eddie Brock) and Venom's unnamed symbiote offspring. Initially far more powerful than either Spider-Man or Venom, Carnage forced the sometimes adversaries to team up to fight him and was subsequently defeated (via sonics, one of the two symbiote weaknesses), locked away, then clones his symbiote so he can lead a group of supervillains during the Maximum Carnage storyline. Carnage would go on to die a few times, including one notable instance where the premiering Sentry flew Carnage into outer space and tore him in half.

Kotobukiya's Fine Arts Carnage clocks in at around a US$220 list price (a bit cheaper than the Fine Art Juggernaut) and is slated for a July release. Expect other retailers to open their pre-orders before long.

[ Pre-order at Big Bad Toy Store ]

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8:00 PM on 09.30.2014

D-Style Optimus Prime assembles its pre-orders

It was way back in February at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter that Kotobukiya made a small announcement that Optimus Prime would be joining their D-Style line of super deformed robot model kits. It was only a matter of time as t...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Kotobukiya jumps on the mecha musume bandwagon... with a new badly named line

Over the weekend, Kotobukiya gave us a look at a new line of figures at the 54th Japan Model Hobby show. Clearly influenced by the popularity of the mecha musume craze spearheaded by KanKolle (and before that with Infinite St...

Chris Seto

11:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Kotobukiya has a titan of an Eren Yeager model on the way

Plastic models aren't just for giant robots. Giant humanoid monsters need a little plamo loving, too. Kotobukiya is showing off an updated look at their upcoming tian form Eren Yeager model kit from Attack on Titan at All Jap...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



9:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Kotobukiya pulls the trigger on D-Style Megatron

[Added a second, clearer image from AmiAmi to the gallery] No real surprise that Kotobukiya wouldn't be able to stop at just one. Over at the All Japan Model Hobby Show 2014 they've revealed the follow up to their previously ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker