Nice to see you, good to meet you When I reviewed FuRyu's trading figure version of Sakura Kinomoto last summer, I was positive, but also still a little disappointed that we weren't getting a full-fat, big money version of the character to stand alongside the... read feature
Kotobukiya's 1/7-scale DC Comics Black Canary Bishoujo statue has received a long-awaited photo gallery and pre-order.
As Kotobukiya promised, the statue does indeed feature fabric stockings rather than just sculpted detail (... read
Kotobukiya continues to trudge along with their D-Style SD model kit line of Transformers characters. What started with Optimus Prime and Megatron along with an upcoming Nemesis Prime kit continues in the skies with new ... read
Kotobukiya has posted release details and photo galleries for its upcoming 1/10-scale ArtFX+ Super Powers Batman and Robin, both of which are currently up for pre-order.
The Dynamic Duo are the fourth and fifth releases in th... read
Wait, what? THIRD? Really? Kotobukiya has released a gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ DC Super Powers Flash. Flash is set to be the third figure released in the line, following Superman and Green Lantern (previously seen at Toy Fair).
Curiously, the Sca... read feature
An underrated part of Kotobukiya's ARTFX J line is their selection of male figures. They have some nice ones, especially with the Attack on Titan boys. Now you can add Tokyo Ghoul's Ken Kaneki to the picture.
This one balance... read
Apparently didn't die in the coal mine Kotobukiya showed off the long-overdue DC Bishoujo Black Canary during its WonderCon Anaheim 2015 panel. The artwork for Black Canary was first revealed over two years during Toy Fair 2013.
A Kotobukiya rep has once again con... read feature
To villainy, gentlemen! Kotobukiya has announced plans to add villains to its DC Comics ArtFX+ line. To celebrate this fact, the company is currently running a contest on its Facebook page where fans can name a villain they would like to see for the... read feature
In an anime full of moe shipgirls, Inazuma is perhaps the most moe of them all. Her timid personality hasn't stopped her debut as a Kotobukiya scale figure, though!
This version is based on the KanColle anime design. Her expr... read
Kantai Collection's anime run ended yesterday, but don't expect a reprieve from ship girl figures anytime soon! Kotobukiya has put up their 1/8-scale figure of Ikazuchi for pre-order. Ikazuchi is part of the 6th Destroyer Div... read
Reap from the labors of Kotobukiya with the ARTFX J Grell Sutcliff PVC statue. Pre-orders are open now for a August delivery of the man covered in red. This static figure of the reaper from Black Butler stands at over 9 ... read
If you've been itching to expand your Street Fighter Bishoujo collection, you should be happy to know that Sakura has gone up for pre-order. I'm not really sold on her face, but the rest of the sculpt looks solid. For some re... read
I'm always happy to see nice original character designs, though it's arguable how original this Freesia design is. She's the third in a similar series of designs for Kotobukiya's Tony Heroines Collection after Daisy and Annab... read
Nostalgia has rarely looked so good Ever since Kotobukiya announced that it would be creating a series of ArtFX+ figures inspired by (or in tribute to) the DC Super Powers Collection I've been sitting on the edge of my seat (figuratively speaking, because I wou... read feature
Spunky Street Fighter stalwart fully unveiled It's only been a few days since she was teased, but now Bishoujo Sakura has been revealed in all her sailor-suited glory. And you know what? I think she looks pretty darn great. Sure, there's the contentious face which is com... read feature
One small jumping punch for womankind Kotobukiya recently posted a teaser for its upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. As mentioned in our Winter WonFes coverage, the figure was on display at Kotobukiya's booth but no photos were allowed.
Sakura's illustratio... read feature
Kotobukiya isn't only about their Shunya Yamashita-designed Bishoujo series figures, in case you've forgotten. They also make, well, bishoujo figures... in the traditional sense.
Kristina was able to get a load of photos from... read
But when will a Red She-Hulk variant be announced? While Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Raven and Lady Deadpool may have just been illustrations on cards, our intrepid reporter in Japan managed to capture some additional photos of the upcoming Bishoujos on display.
These photos includ... read feature
After showing an unpainted preview last month, Kotobukiya showed off the final painted version of its statue of the ArtFX J Grell Sutcliff Grim Reaper from Black Butler. Besides a smile and being "covered in red", Grell ... read
It's unfortunate, but Durarara!! has been a long neglected series deserving of figures. Sure, there have been a few scale figures (of the same three characters) and a bunch of trading figures, but there's been no real variety... read
Will Kotobukiya give us an awesome Bishoujo Raven? You don't have to wait for Toy Fair to have all of your biggest Bishoujo questions answered. Kotobukiya has unveiled the full artworks for its Raven and Lady Deadpool at Winter WonFes (Mass Effect 3's Tali appeared as a silho... read feature
Well, this is something I didn't expect whatsoever. Kotobukiya has had its weird concepts for its popular Bishoujo line. Sure, there's the oddball, at least to me, of Freddy and Jason, not to mention the MiB Agent. The latest... read
It's like I slipped, fell, and landed back in the 1980s Did somebody order a time machine? Kotobukiya is taking fans back to the past with an ArtFX+ series inspired by Kenner's DC Super Powers Collection.
Fans will recall the roughly 4-inch line consisted of DC's superheroes, supe... read feature
Expect an injured wallet in the near future Kotobukiya has posted a teaser for its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Wasp along with caption, "We need a name! It should be something colorful and dramatic, like... the Avengers!"
True believers (and Kotobukiya fans) will recall t... read feature
Kotobukiya continues trampling on the ashes of DC's old Ame-Comi line with more suitable (and realistic in comparison) representations of classic female characters. Previously teased in illustrated form, Zatanna arrives with ... read
I was happily and pleasantly surprised when I saw this picture come up at Kotobukiya's Facebook page featuring the awesome Grell from Black Butler.
The posing is pretty simple, as far as these things go. Rather than going for... read
I haven't been watching Amagi Brilliant Park but Kotobukiya's Isuzu Sento figure sure caught my eye. The design is quite cute, and I like that the pose is something other than an ordinary standing one. I also like the little ... read
Titanic Effort It's difficult to argue against Attack on Titan being the biggest breakout hit in anime in years. The manga is selling millions of copies, the TV show has been a sensation both in and outside of Japan, cosplay of the characte... read feature
Shot through the heart and you're to blame Once more, we return to the world of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, and Kotobukiya are once again the providers of another figure of a cast member from the show. We've had a look at Honda Futayo before and this time, we're lookin... read feature
Perched up on your shelf: he is the night Kotobukiya released this 1/10-scale Batman based on his appearance in the very fun Batman: Arkham City game back in late August, so this is by no means a brand-spankin'-new figure. But it's new to me and I want to share my review. read feature
Sakura's beau joins her in the figure world While we've had a lot of Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise recently, almost all of it has been centred around the titular character herself. The story wouldn't be the masterpiece that it is though without another key piece o... read feature
Kotobukiya's MegaHobby Expo 2014 Autumn offerings weren't too big on the new announcement side of things, but fans of Black Butler ~Book of Circus~ should be pleased. Not only were Sebastien and Ciel there, but so w... read