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4:00 PM on 09.09.2014

SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Scarecroodle edition

SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short. See many of my favorites after the jump.

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Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kotobukiya's Cu-poche photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kotobukiya's Cu-poche
by Natalie Kipper

Ah yes, the Cu-poche; what some might call Kotobukiya's answer to Good Smile Company's popular Nendoroid line. Whatever your take on the chibi-fied figures, Wonder Festival's Cu-poche display is sure to draw more than a few eyes. A good many of the figures shown had already been released, ( Dark Magician Girl, Haruka AmamiSaber, and Kirino Kousaka, for example), giving the display a feel of a museum exhibit showcasing the lines past and future.

The new prototypes draw from the anime series, Sword Art Online and Chu 2 Byo, along with an extra-special original figure. From Sword Art Online, we see an unpainted Asuna Cu-poche. From the world of Chu 2 Byo, Kotobukiya provided a painted prototype of Rikka Takanashi plus a silhouette teaser image of Sanae Dekomori. Finally, we come to the Scale Bathing Suit Body Cu-Poche. This is Cu-poche doesn't come from any game or anime series; it is just a charming little lady in her swimsuit.

Check out the gallery to see the photos Tomopop's own Kristina Pino snapped for us!

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3:00 PM on 01.30.2014

NECA/WizKids sneaks Yu-Gi-Oh! Heroclix into retail

Early last year, NECA/WizKids picked up the license to produce merchandise based on the hit anime/collectible card game Yu-Gi-Oh!; following that announcement, NECA had a handful of less than exciting items on display at SDCC...

Scarecroodle

4:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Kotobukiya re-releases ARTFX J Yami Yugi & Seto Kaiba

Kotobukiya is re-releasing two of the greatest duelist to have ever played a children’s card game. As part of their ARTFX J Yu-Gi-Oh! line, Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba will be available again for fans who missed out the f...

Vanessa Cubillo

10:00 AM on 10.01.2013

ARTFX J Marik Ishtar brings the sexy back

We've seen his mad alter-ego already go up for pre-order, but if you prefer your psychotic villains just a touch less psychotic, then Kotobukiya has just put their version of 'regular' Marik Ishtar from Yu-Gi-Oh! up for order...

Martin Siggers

7:00 AM on 08.06.2013

Embrace the darkness with Yu-Gi-Oh! ARTFX J Dark Marik

You've seen him at Wonder Festival, and now here he is ready for pre-orders, Dark Marik. Joining Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Yu-Gi-Oh! line, Dark Marik measures over 10 inches tall. This figure will come with two optional left arm ...

Vanessa Cubillo

3:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Kotobukiya Part 3

There's still more! Kotobukiya's booth was also loaded with stuff that had been previously announced but hadn't been seen 'in the wild' before, so it's our first chance to look over some upcoming releases. For me the highligh...

Martin Siggers

12:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Kotobukiya Part 2

But wait, there's more! Kotobukiya bought so much stuff just one post can't handle it, so let's crack on. We've now got much better shots of the triple tag-team of Marik Ishtars, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere's Tomo Asana ...

Martin Siggers

4:04 AM on 07.28.2013

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Kotobukiya Yu-Gi-Oh!

At the Megahobby Spring Expo Kotobukiya revealed an unpainted ARTFX figure of Dark Marik. Now at Wonder Festival, Kotobukiya showed not one, but three ARTFX Marik figures. Dark Marik was now painted and had a deck of cards in...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:00 AM on 07.21.2013

SDCC 2013: NECA

Aliens, cowboys, superheroes, mecha, the undead, monsters, and other such oddities once again found a home at NECA's very eclectic booth. Highlights included a first look at the Simpsons "25 of the Greatest Guest Stars" figur...

Scarecroodle



Another magical Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl gallery  photo
Another magical Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl (DMG) may be shipping at this very moment (if it hasn't already arrived), but the company has released another quick preview gallery to tide over anybody still eagerly watching their mailbox.

The latest gallery shines some additional light on the DMG's accessories. Specifically we see that the lock/clasp on the book is removable (something not immediately apparent in previous images) and can hold the book shut when pegged into place. There's also a photo of the helmet when it's not on the character (I'm wondering how well it stays in place) with the two optional effect pieces next to it.

Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl is a great-looking collectible and will hopefully be the first of many Yu-Gi-Oh! characters to grace the line. I know that many want to see a Dark Magician although I personally wouldn't mind seeing a Marik Ishtar or a Harpy Lady (although maybe the Harpy Girl is a better fit?)... well, assuming that the line will eventually have some male characters.

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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Jonouchi Katsuya  photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Jonouchi Katsuya
by Yami Casas

When Kotobukiya first announced that Jonouchi Katsuya would be to be joining Yami Yugi (reviewed) and Seto Kaiba (reviewed) in the ArtFX J line, I was pretty ecstatic. As a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, I felt the line was a bit incomplete without him. Thankfully, this is no longer the case since the energetic duelist has finally been released, and ready for a thorough review. But is the fan favorite, Jonouchi Katsuya, worth adding to your collection?

Hit the jump to find out!

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