Kotobukiya

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

Bishoujo

DC Comics Bishoujo Black Canary gets gallery + pre-orders


Too hot for any coal mine?
May 19
Kotobukiya's 1/7-scale DC Comics Black Canary Bishoujo statue has received a long-awaited photo gallery and pre-order. As Kotobukiya promised, the statue does indeed feature fabric stockings rather than just sculpted detail (... read
Transformers D-Style

Pre-orders start for Transformers D-Style Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker


These are some great photos!
May 12
Kotobukiya continues to trudge along with their D-Style SD model kit line of Transformers characters. What started with Optimus Prime and Megatron along with an upcoming Nemesis Prime kit continues in the skies with new ... read
Batman

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
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

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
Apparently didn't die in the coal mine
Kotobukiya showed off the long-overdue DC Bishoujo Black Canary during its WonderCon Anaheim 2015 panel. The artwork for Black Canary was first revealed over two years during Toy Fair 2013. A Kotobukiya rep has once again con... read feature

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

Kotobukiya Inazuma

Kotobukiya's Inazuma is ready to sortie


Nanodesu!
Apr 02
In an anime full of moe shipgirls, Inazuma is perhaps the most moe of them all. Her timid personality hasn't stopped her debut as a Kotobukiya scale figure, though! This version is based on the KanColle anime design. Her expr... read
Kotobukiya Ikazuchi

Kotobukiya's Ikazuchi won't torpedo your bank account


1/8-scale figure is up for pre-order
Mar 26
Kantai Collection's anime run ended yesterday, but don't expect a reprieve from ship girl figures anytime soon! Kotobukiya has put up their 1/8-scale figure of Ikazuchi for pre-order. Ikazuchi is part of the 6th Destroyer Div... read
Kotobukiya Grell Sutcliff

Black Butler's Grell Sutcliff smiling his way to shelves everywhere


Just for the Grell of it.
Mar 19
Reap from the labors of Kotobukiya with the ARTFX J Grell Sutcliff PVC statue. Pre-orders are open now for a August delivery of the man covered in red. This static figure of the reaper from Black Butler stands at over 9 ... read
Bishoujo Sakura

Get ready to go a few rounds with Bishoujo Sakura


Coming in August
Mar 10
If you've been itching to expand your Street Fighter Bishoujo collection, you should be happy to know that Sakura has gone up for pre-order. I'm not really sold on her face, but the rest of the sculpt looks solid. For some re... read
Kotobukiya Freesia

Fressia will be Kotobukiya's next Tony heroine


Following in the footsteps of Daisy and Annabel
Feb 27
I'm always happy to see nice original character designs, though it's arguable how original this Freesia design is. She's the third in a similar series of designs for Kotobukiya's Tony Heroines Collection after Daisy and Annab... read
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

Spunky Street Fighter stalwart fully unveiled
It's only been a few days since she was teased, but now Bishoujo Sakura has been revealed in all her sailor-suited glory. And you know what? I think she looks pretty darn great. Sure, there's the contentious face which is com... read feature

One small jumping punch for womankind
Kotobukiya recently posted a teaser for its upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. As mentioned in our Winter WonFes coverage, the figure was on display at Kotobukiya's booth but no photos were allowed. Sakura's illustratio... read feature

WonFes 2015 Kotobukiya

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya's anime and video game ladies


There are some familiar faces
Feb 10
Kotobukiya isn't only about their Shunya Yamashita-designed Bishoujo series figures, in case you've forgotten. They also make, well, bishoujo figures... in the traditional sense. Kristina was able to get a load of photos from... read
But when will a Red She-Hulk variant be announced?
While Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Raven and Lady Deadpool may have just been illustrations on cards, our intrepid reporter in Japan managed to capture some additional photos of the upcoming Bishoujos on display. These photos includ... read feature

Grell Sutcliff

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya's painted Grell Sutcliff is a cut above


Don't fear the reaper
Feb 08
After showing an unpainted preview last month, Kotobukiya showed off the final painted version of its statue of the ArtFX J Grell Sutcliff Grim Reaper from Black Butler. Besides a smile and being "covered in red", Grell ... read
Kotobukiya Durarara!!X2

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya doles out Durarara!!X2


You haven't seen crazy yet
Feb 07
It's unfortunate, but Durarara!! has been a long neglected series deserving of figures. Sure, there have been a few scale figures (of the same three characters) and a bunch of trading figures, but there's been no real variety... read
Will Kotobukiya give us an awesome Bishoujo Raven?
You don't have to wait for Toy Fair to have all of your biggest Bishoujo questions answered. Kotobukiya has unveiled the full artworks for its Raven and Lady Deadpool at Winter WonFes (Mass Effect 3's Tali appeared as a silho... read feature

Bishoujo Lady Deadpool

From left field, it's Marvel Bishoujo Lady Deadpool


This is a thing
Feb 04
Well, this is something I didn't expect whatsoever. Kotobukiya has had its weird concepts for its popular Bishoujo line. Sure, there's the oddball, at least to me, of Freddy and Jason, not to mention the MiB Agent. The latest... read
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

Expect an injured wallet in the near future
Kotobukiya has posted a teaser for its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Wasp along with caption, "We need a name! It should be something colorful and dramatic, like... the Avengers!" True believers (and Kotobukiya fans) will recall t... read feature

Zatanna

Kotobukiya says 'epytotorP wohS': Zatanna appears!


looc ytterp s'tI
Jan 16
Kotobukiya continues trampling on the ashes of DC's old Ame-Comi line with more suitable (and realistic in comparison) representations of classic female characters. Previously teased in illustrated form, Zatanna arrives with ... read
Black Butler

Kotobukiya shows off a sculpted Grell Sutcliff


The best man in the show is almost ready
Jan 15
I was happily and pleasantly surprised when I saw this picture come up at Kotobukiya's Facebook page featuring the awesome Grell from Black Butler. The posing is pretty simple, as far as these things go. Rather than going for... read
Kotobukiya Isuzu Sento

See if this Isuzu Sento figure is brilliant enough for you


1/8-scale figure by Kotobukiya
Jan 14
I haven't been watching Amagi Brilliant Park but Kotobukiya's Isuzu Sento figure sure caught my eye. The design is quite cute, and I like that the pose is something other than an ordinary standing one. I also like the little ... read
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

Shot through the heart and you're to blame
Once more, we return to the world of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, and Kotobukiya are once again the providers of another figure of a cast member from the show. We've had a look at Honda Futayo before and this time, we're lookin... read feature

Perched up on your shelf: he is the night
Kotobukiya released this 1/10-scale Batman based on his appearance in the very fun Batman: Arkham City game back in late August, so this is by no means a brand-spankin'-new figure. But it's new to me and I want to share my review. read feature

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

MegaHobby Expo Koto

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Autumn: Kotobukiya


My, that's a mighty nice chainsaw you have there ...
Dec 03
Kotobukiya's MegaHobby Expo 2014 Autumn offerings weren't too big on the new announcement side of things, but fans of Black Butler ~Book of Circus~ should be pleased. Not only were Sebastien and Ciel there, but so w... read
I'm not quite sure what she's doing in that pose
What was teased in July has now become a real thing: here's Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams! The translation from illustration to figure went pretty well. While Anna's pose looks a bit silly from some angles, at le... read feature

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

Akiba Hobby has a preview gallery up
Got the sneaking suspicion that Kotobukiya has already made a Xiao Mei? Well you'd be correct. But why let a good design go to waste? Kotobukiya will soon be releasing another variant of Shining Blade's Xiao Mei, this time pa... read feature

NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close


I'm liking all the new Bishoujo figures
Oct 14
You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant... read
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
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel


Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali, among others
Oct 10
Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll... read
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
Enough to start a Symbiote Wars?
Following Kotobukiya's recent photo gallery for its 1/6 scale Fine Art Carnage, online retailer(s) have begun to take pre-orders. Tomopop Readers and True Believers will recall that Koto's Carnage statue was the second cooles... read feature







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