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2:00 PM on 04.22.2014

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2

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.

Natalie Kipper


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WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1 photo
WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1
by Natalie Kipper

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 very generous raffle! So much awesomeness is impossible to contain within a mere one post and thus this panel's summary has been split into two posts. The anime, Star Wars, and gaming news can be found here and the rest will be in part two. For now, don't worry so much about that. Just read on and take in the excitement.

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6:00 PM on 04.20.2014

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya didn't bring much (if anything) new to WonderCon, which is understandable as it's not a tentpole convention in the US. However our determined editor Natalie covered their booth all the same despite being sick as a ...

Tianxiao Ma



This preview should make you feel pretty good about Kotobukiya's Eren Yeager photo
This preview should make you feel pretty good about Kotobukiya's Eren Yeager
by Tianxiao Ma

It's always great when a figure captures some of a character's personality. For Attack on Titan's Eren Yeager, that personality mostly consists of rage and combativeness. Kotobukiya's figure does a fine job showing Eren doing his thing.

I love the dynamic pose, his determined expression, and the use of the tree stump as a base. The paint and detailing look spot-on as well. Amiami has a large preview gallery showing Eren from all angles and showing the removable cape. If you have him on order, looks like you won't be regretting it!

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9:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Thor looks less than divine

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 ...

Scarecroodle

1:15 AM on 04.09.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Cu-Poche Rikka Takanashi

Another season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions has come to an end, but the characters still continue to be a hot commodity. Too bad companies are being painfully slow in catching on to this otaku cash cow. Well at lea...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:00 AM on 04.09.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: AmiAmi's coverage / round-up

AmiAmi's coverage of Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014 provides an excellent round-up/summary of the event which includes one of the first live photos of Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Freddy Krueger out in the field. Among A...

Scarecroodle

10:05 PM on 04.06.2014

Kotobukiya enters your nightmares with Bishoujo Freddy

Kotobukiya has brought us the stuff of nightmares. In some dystopian alternate reality where the Undertaker loses a match at Wrestlemania, Freddy Krueger is now the subject of Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line of pretty girls in equ...

Andres Cerrato

1:30 PM on 04.04.2014

Teaser emerges for Kotobukiya's gender-bending Bishoujo Freddy Krueger

Kotobukiya has posted a teaser for its upcoming Bishoujo Freddy Krueger, which is very loosely based on the iconic villain from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise... basically amounting to an attractive female cosplaying a...

Scarecroodle



Kotobukiya unveils ARTFX J Levi from Attack On Titan photo
Kotobukiya unveils ARTFX J Levi from Attack On Titan
by Martin Siggers

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've taken the wraps off of a matching version, this time of dour elder statesman Levi.

Still only a grey prototype at this stage, the early production can't hide the dynamism of the figure, which is posed even more extravagantly than Eren. Levi is bent nearly double as he leaps off his tree trunk base, swords in hand. As with Eren, there's a real sense of frantic movement, and the fine detailing is immense. Check out the way his jacket hangs off him, or great touches like the broken sword embedded in the tree base.

There's no further details to be had at this moment, but the Kotobukiya blog promises they'll show off a coloured sample as soon as possible. The shot of Eren and Levi posed alongside each other is a tantalising prospect for those who already have the first figure on order, and I'd have to imagine a lot of people will be sold on this preview alone. Does that include you readers?

[ via Kotobukiya's blog ]

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8:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Kotobukiya's Jabba silocone tray a Hutt-sized prank?

Kotobukiya has posted some photos of a chocolate Jabba the Hutt, purportedly created via a new silicone ice tray mold that the company intends to release in April 2015. Besides the fact that Hutts are indigestible (a Sarlacc ...

Scarecroodle



7:00 AM on 04.01.2014

Cu-poche Akemi Homura packs a lot of firepower

Way back in last October, Kotobukiya teased a Cu-Poche version of Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Akemi Homura. Providing a only silhouette, fans were left guessing what the magical girl would look like and come packaged with. We...

Natalie Kipper