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11:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Revoltech goes small with new revolMiNi line

Revoltech hasn't held much attention lately. It's kind of saddening, but the line has failed to capture our imaginations with licenses and the actual product like figma and Figuarts have. That's not to say that Kaiyodo is any...

Andres Cerrato


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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

12:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Play Arts Kai MGS5 Quiet gets some more exposure

I've had my share of words regarding the upcoming release of Play Arts Kai Quiet. With two new shots released courtesy of Hideo Kojima's Twitter, we can once upon gaze on the tranquil nature of Quiet. This time, let's just fo...

Andres Cerrato

8:35 PM on 02.08.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Nendoroid Solid Snake

It seems Good Smile Company's Nendoroid licensing rampage knows no bounds. After raiding Nintendo's celebrated library, they've now moved on to Konami, as shots coming out of Wonder Festival have revealed there are plans in p...

Martin Siggers

6:00 PM on 01.20.2014

MGS 5 Play Arts Kai Quiet sneaks out for a preview

If you remember a couple of months back, Hideo Kojima let us in on some of the details for Quiet, a new character introduced in the latest installment of the franchise. I had my own quips as to his reasoning for the design, a...

Andres Cerrato

8:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Metal Gear Ray is ready for your plamo pleasure

For those with size and wallet restrictions, Kotobukiya's Metal Gear Rex plamo was a blessing for fans earlier this year. Given the reception to its release, it was only a matter of time before the clamoring for Rex would beg...

Andres Cerrato

1:00 PM on 11.29.2013

PAK Ground Zeroes Snake ready for pre-order action

After appearing at SDCC and NYCC this year, Square Enix's Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid  V: Ground Zeroes Snake not only is up for pre-order, but is finally appearing in color with new promo shots. Snake's got his ...

Brian Szabelski

10:30 PM on 11.23.2013

Metal Gear Ray leads off this month's hobby scans

At the very end of last year, Kotobukiya released their 1/100 scale model of Metal Gear Rex. That immediately prompted questions of when Metal Gear Ray would be put into production plans. With this month's scans, the year 201...

Andres Cerrato

2:00 PM on 11.09.2013

Relieve your phantom pain with Snake and Skull Face

The next console generation is almost here, but the wait for Metal Gear Solid V will be considerably longer. Seeing these two Play Arts Kai reveals just makes me all the more anxious. I haven't gotten around to Metal Gear Ris...

Tianxiao Ma



NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Video game franchises photo
NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Video game franchises
by Brian Szabelski

If you happen to like Play Arts Kai figures, then you have quite a treat coming from the floor of New York Comic Con. While there weren't a lot of super big announcements after the swarm of new figures we saw at San Diego Comic Con, we did get a few new things to check out:

  • Assassin's Creed fans not only had Connor from ACIII in color at the show, but Black Flag's Edward was painted, too.
  • Snake in his Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes appearance returned, albeit unpainted again; we also got a peek at his accessories, which include a night vision goggles-wearing head.
  • Most of the other game-related Play Arts Kai were either from Final Fantasy or past releases, like the Medal of Honor: Warfighter Preacher, Dead Space 3 Isaac Clarke and Kingdom Hearts releases, including the old Jack Skellington Play Arts Kai that came out in 2010. 

We'll have a separate gallery for the Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai (there were a ton there), but any thoughts on the Assassin's Creed pair now that we're seeing them colored?

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10:30 AM on 09.08.2013

Hideo Kojima says I'll be ashamed for response to Quiet

Last week, Hideo Kojima let the world in on his design process behind the character, Quiet, for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V. I wasn't exactly thrilled with his reasoning behind making the character "more erotic" and Kojim...

Andres Cerrato



8:00 PM on 09.04.2013

Hideo Kojima opens mouth, tells secret everyone knows

You know what the figure industry is about. Consistently, the message is sent that sex sells. It doesn't surprise anyone. If you've played just about any game in the Metal Gear Solid series, it doesn't come as any shock that ...

Andres Cerrato