ARTFX Sakura photo
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

Batman photo

ArtFX+ Super Powers Batman & Robin get photo galleries + pre-orders

Each sold separately
May 12
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
Justice League photo
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

Kotobukiya Ken Kaneki photo
Kotobukiya Ken Kaneki

Kotobukiya awakens Ken Kaneki

Put ghouls in my "likes" column
Apr 09
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
DC Comics photo
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

DC Comics photo
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

DC Comics photo
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

ARTFX J Eren photo
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

Cardcaptor Sakura photo
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

ARTFX J Sakura photo
All the ruffles you can handle
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 ba... read feature

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

The perfect accompaniment to Kotobukiya's panel
Oct 11
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... read
Kotobukiya Nightwing photo
Kotobukiya Nightwing

NYCC 2014: Pre-order Kotobukiya's exclusive Nightwing

Now available if you can't make the convention
Oct 03
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... read
Batman photo
Back in black... and blue
Kotobukiya has released additional images for the blue variant of its ArtFX+ Nightwing. The variant, dubbed Nightwing Origins, will be sold exclusively at NYCC and through a special pre-order event via Kotobukiya's US website... read feature

X-Men photo
For those looking to replace their wireless Deadpool service provider
Kotobukiya has released an image gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ X-Force Deadpool, a redeco of the ArtFX+ Deadpool coverage (currently available for pre-order). The X-Force variant is something of a common sense re-deco, espe... read feature

Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Cardcaptor Sakura

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya announces ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura

And Syaoran too!
Jul 28
Those of you who've followed the blog will know of my near continuous requests for scale Cardcaptor Sakura figures. Well, good news has come out of Wonder Festival - it's finally happening!  Surprisingly, though, th... read
Star Wars photo
A New Hope for new merchandise
At a convention not so long ago in a country far, far away (unless you live in Japan)... STAR WARS: COVERAGE XXI The Kotobukiya Alliance has taken refuge at Summer WonFes to escape the storm trooper army at SDCC. Thus does a ... read feature

Deadpool photo
It also works as a juicer, strainer, and mosquito repellent
[UPDATE: Now available for pre-order] 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 rel... read feature

Star Wars photo
Star Wars

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

In a galaxy actually not that far away
Jul 25
Look at that spread. You see that? That's a dude in Stormtrooper armor. Scroll on down to the gallery and you'll see that there was a literal platoon of action figure-sized Stormtroopers lined up behind Vader and a pair of hi... read
Kotobukiya photo

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - DC and Marvel

Comic toys for a comic convention. Genius!
Jul 25
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, ... read
Batman photo
He might be a half-pint, but he'll probably cost full price
Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ Damian Robin. The figure was teased earlier this week. Details and photos after the jump. read feature

SDCC photo
One or Two Shades of Grey Hulk
Kotobuikya may have a few good exclusives going to SDCC, but only one is so good that he's grey-t: the ArtFX+ Grey Hulk! This Grey-test of exclusives will be sold at the Treasure Island Sports booth (#5030) during the con. Ca... read feature

SDCC photo
Deserves a wider release
Batman has made a few appearances in Kotobukiya's ARTFX and ArtFX+ lines but, as a SDCC exclusive, the character is finally making a "First Appearance" in the ArtFX+ line. Based on the original Bob Kane artwork, Kotobukiya ha... read feature

Wonder Woman photo
Wonder Woman

Kotobukiya's ARTFX Wonder Woman is a wonder of a woman

A mythical beauty
Jun 07
Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for the upcoming ARTFX Wonder Woman, slated for December. While I've occasionally held a rocky view of Kotobukiya's ARTFX and ArtFX+ comic offerings, I'm more than a little impressed by... read
DC Comics photo
DC Comics

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Green Arrow misses the mark

The aim is more than a little crooked
May 19
Kotobukiya recently unveiled its upcoming 1/10-scale ArtFX+ New 52 Green Arrow and... well, it's somewhat bad. While I haven't been the biggest fan of Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ DC comics and Marvel offerings, the company usually do... read
WonderCon 2014 Kotobukiya photo
Featuring the comics portion
Now that you all have had a chance to read over Part One of our coverage of Kotobukiya's Spring Preview 2014 panel, let's move on to the second half. While the first portion jumped between several different fandoms, the majority of this one is all about comics, comics, and more comics. Read on and you'll see what I mean. read feature

WonderCon 2014 Kotobukiya photo
Covering the anime, Star Wars, and gaming portions
For a toy collector, if you only attended one panel at last weekend's WonderCon, it was Kotobukiya's Spring Preview. They had licensing announcements. They had prototypes. They had concept art a plenty. Heck, they even had a ... read feature

Avengers photo

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Thor looks less than divine

Argh, that face...
Apr 12
Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for its upcoming Marvel Now! Avengers ArtFX+ Thor and... his face looks pretty bad. The 1/10-scale statue is the fifth entry in Kotobukiya's Avengers ArtFX+ line-up and follows Hawkeye ... read
Kotobukiya Levi photo
Protoype shown off alongside Eren
We've sung the praises of Kotobukiya's ARTFX J version of Eren Jaeger to the high heavens - it's simply the most stunning Attack On Titan figure yet seen. Now though Kotobukiya is going to challenge themselves, as they'v... read feature

ARTFX J Eren photo
Attack On all good retailers everywhere
Although there's been a colossal flood of Attack On Titan merchandise hitting the market, few figures have looked better or been more eagerly anticipated than Kotobukiya's ARTFX J version of protagonist Eren Jaeger. Well toda... read feature

Wonder Woman photo
Wonder Woman

Kotobukiya shows prototype of ARTFX Wonder Woman

It looks pretty windy where Wonder Woman is
Mar 07
At NY Toy Fair, Kotobukiya showed a picture in their display of the prototype for ARTFX Wonder Woman. Even though there was no actual figure there, it was nice to see a glimpse of the next statue in their DC line. Today on t... read
ARTFX J Prince of Tennis photo
ARTFX J Prince of Tennis

New Prince of Tennis ARTFX J Shiraishi Kuranosuke Gallery

Some pretty pictures for a pretty man
Feb 27
Shiraishi Kuranosuke, remember that name. Why? He's hot, and he plays tennis. No further questions needed. This young man is featured in Kotobukiya's ARTFX J line they've been doing for New Prince of Tennis, and is looking mi... read
ARTFX+ Rocket Raccoon photo
ARTFX+ Rocket Raccoon

Kotobukiya announces ARTFX+ Rocket Raccoon

Watch a trailer and buy the goods
Feb 19
Have you seen the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy yet? Odds are you have because you're on the internet. If you liked what you saw and are already clamoring for merch and Hasbro's weren't enough, Kotobukiya will be fillin... read
Tomopop LinkUP photo
We're in the final days before Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter]!
Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nons... read feature

Avengers photo

Did Kotobukiya hit the mark with the ArtFX+ Hawkeye?

Was toss up between "aim true", "hit the mark", or "hit a bullseye". Which do you think I should have gone with?
Jan 28
Kotobukiya has released a gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ Hawkeye (currently available for pre-order). Hawkeye is part of the Marvel Now! Avengers line-up for which we've previously seen painted photos of the Hulk, Black Wido... read
Kotobukiya photo
The Marvel Now design really needs an overhaul
Kotobukiya has unveiled the rest of their recently teased painted ArtFX+ Avengers Now Captain America with a new photo gallery and... I really don't like this design. Kotobukiya has done a solid job in presenting the characte... read feature

Kotobukiya photo

Stars & Stripes forever! ArtFX+ Captain America teased

Let freedom ring!
Nov 26
Kotobukiya has posted a teaser image for its upcoming ArtFX+ Captain America (previously seen unpainted at SDCC) alongside the caption, “It only takes one to rise for others to follow.” The figure is based on Capt... read
Batgirl photo

Holy halibut! Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Batgirl revealed

Where does she come from, where does she go?
Nov 20
[UPDATE: Now available for pre-order] Kotobukiya has unveiled its ArtFX+ New 52 Batgirl (previously teased just yesterday) and she looks great. The ArtFX+ Batgirl was previously shown unpainted during Kotobukiya's NYCC panel ... read
ArtFX+ Batgirl photo
ArtFX+ Batgirl

Kotobukiya teases at painted ArtFX+ Batgirl

Hair to stay hopefully
Nov 14
As revealed back at NYCC, Kotobukiya are adding New 52 Batgirl to their ArtFX+ line. Now a teaser image has been posted up on their Facebook page giving as a very brief glimpse at the painted up version. It's hard to draw too... read
Yu-gi-oh! photo

Kotobukiya re-releases ARTFX J Yami Yugi & Seto Kaiba

It's time to duel...again!
Nov 05
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... read
ARTFX+ Catwoman photo
I promise I won't use any cat-based puns
Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ line is no stranger to DC's New 52 characters, but it's been fairly male-oriented until now. I believe Catwoman is just the second female character (after Wonder Woman) to join the New 52 ARTFX+ cast. The ... read feature

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