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8:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kotobukiya's Cu-poche

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 e...

Natalie Kipper

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...


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


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...


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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2:52 AM on 05.25.2013

Megahobby Expo 2013 Spring: Kotobukiya

At the spring Megahobby Expo, Kotobukiya unveiled some very nice new figures. For me, the biggest news was seeing a new addition to their Yu-Gi-Oh! ArtFx line. Yes, among the previously released Yu-Gi-Oh! figures, there was ...

Vanessa Cubillo