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2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

SDCC 2014: Yes Anime

If you saw our Yes Anime coverage from Anime Expo, a lot of what was at their booth might look the same. The licensed Trexis are close to release (around September), with a few minor changes to be made to some (for example, t...

Brian Szabelski


7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 2

Continuing with Sideshow coverage, here's the rest of their licensed statues and maquettes. Star Wars characters featured heavily, as did Marvel. The booth also had a smattering of horror and other movie characters. Most of the experience is about simply gaping in awe at the larger scale figures (especially the legendary scale ones). Click through for the gallery!

Tianxiao Ma



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Marvel Bishoujo photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Marvel Bishoujo
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya didn't have much in the way of Marvel Bishoujos on display at WonFes, but at least we had an even closer look at Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee... and her oddly pink cheeks and copious pink eyeliner.

While there's a lot to like about Bishoujo Jubilee, I just wish that Kotobukiya hadn't gone so overboard on the accents. Sadly, the alternate shades weren't on display but an image was on the placard next to Jubilee. In non-Jubilee news, both colorways of the new Psylocke were also on display.

Check out the gallery for additional images.

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ArtFX+ Deadpool slices and dices, even minces, his way into a preview gallery photo
ArtFX+ Deadpool slices and dices, even minces, his way into a preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, you checked out the teaser, you saw him in our SDCC coverage, here's the man (or figure) of the hour: ArtFX+ Deadpool! Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for everybody's favorite Merc with a Mouth. Will the world ever be the same again?

ArtFX+ Deadpool (which will come in two flavors, strawberry and lemon (and also two colors, red and black (and also two colorways, standard and X-Force gray&black))) features an interchangeable component in his left hand which gives you the choice of a cool gesture, having him hold a second sword, or having him hold a picket sign. I can imagine you'd have a lot of fun with the picket sign. Some fans already have.

Although not depicted, I'm wondering if the spare sword can be stored in the sheath on Deadpool's back when not in use. The thing seems to have a space carved into it, after all. Otherwise, the sculpting, pose, and paint on this one are all pretty neat. As such, it should appease the legions of Deadpool fans even if it might not be the greatest fit for the ArtFX+ line-up given that pose.

Be sure to check the gallery.

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1:00 AM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Kidrobot's Rocket Raccoon Labbit

Without a booth to call their own this year, Kidrobot scattered their releases across San Diego Comic Con. Frank Kozik's booth was home to one of them, the one that Kozik himself actually worked on: a new Rocket Raccoon Labbi...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant had great figures to show from popular TV shows and movies. From Alien, there was a giant vintage figure, and exclusive glow in the dark version of Big Chap. Taken from 300: Rise of An Empire, there were highly ...

Vanessa Cubillo



SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Marvel - Everything else photo
SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Marvel - Everything else
by Scarecroodle

Hasbro's non-Marvel Legends at the Marvel part of the booth were a little underwhelming when Tomopop's SDCC team visited yesterday, although some items might be added to the case later on.

There were a lot of upcoming or recently released 3.75-inch Marvel Infinite figures, but there didn't seem to be any new ones. The kid-friendly 3.75-inch Amazing Spider-Man 2 line is apparently picking up a few new figures including a movie Green Goblin and a weird Rhino repaint (first seen in the Fiercest Foes line... and then repacked into a MU 2-pack); it basically looks like the first Rhino we saw but with a painted black face.

The Marvel Superhero Mashers looks like it may have added a thing or two, as I don't recognize the Electro or the Iron Monger. Hasbro also some kiddy gimmick "Battle Master" line which consists of super-deformed characters with what could be either a rock-em sock-em function or a launcher. The figures on display for this line included Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Wolverine. While I'd normally pick one up for the novelty, these are surprisingly expensive with a US$15 MSRP for the single-packed figures and US$25 for a 2-pack.

Hasbro's oversimplified line "Titan Heroes line" (which are 10-inch or 12-inch tall) has apparently added Spider-Man 2099, Doctor Doom, and others to its roster. I'm a little annoyed that Spidey 2099 seems to pop up everywhere except for in Hasbro's Legends lines.

Check out the photos in the gallery.

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9:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Bishoujos

You didn't think that I'd leave out the Bishoujos, did you? Of course not, what would a Kotobukiya booth tour be without the popular line of ladies interpreted by Shunya Yamashita? It wouldn't be complete, that's what. And let me tell you, Kotobukiya really outdid themselves this year at San Diego Comic Con. Hit the jump to see the photos we got on the show floor as well as my impressions.

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



Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog  photo
Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog
by Scarecroodle

Many of Kotobukiya's recently teased items -- including the DC Bishoujo Zatanna, Marvel Bishoujo Wasp, and Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura -- have been fully unveiled in a new catalog.

Also shown was the recently teased Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams, the She-Hulk we're still waiting for, the newly unveiled Fine Arts Carnage, and so much more.

See some of the pages in the gallery.

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Sideshow's Sentinel maquette fully revealed, up for pre-order photo
Sideshow's Sentinel maquette fully revealed, up for pre-order
by Scarecroodle

Sideshow Collectibles' gargantuan 32-inch Sentinel maquette is currently available for pre-order.

I was fairly wowed when I saw the preview image back in May and the full thing is, well, staggering. Not what quite what I expected, but still really cool. The pose is a little odd but it seems to have been chosen to show off the Sentinel's machine-y musculature and weapons array. If the detail and size wasn't enough for you, the Sentinel also features light-up features AND an interchangeable head with neck articulation. The only thing that's not totally awesome? That US$900 price tag.

Between the size and the size of the price-tag, the Sentinel maquette is going to have to just be something I admire in photographs. I would love to see Sideshow Collectibles turn this design into a fully articulated figure, though, especially with retractable weapons.

Sideshow Collectibles' Sentinel maquette is slated to ship next July and will run you US$900. As with Sideshow's other offerings, a payment plan is available.

[ Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles ]

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