Photos of Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke and an unpainted Batman have popped up on TAG Hobby.
PAK Deathstroke looks fantastic. While both Mattel and DC Collectibles have taken stabs at the char...
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 ...
Holy cow. I thought I liked the design of the Lightning Play Arts Kai from Final Fantasy XIII-2, but this one takes the cake for me. I really hope somehow I can get my hands on the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII versio...
Square-Enix's line of 'Variant' Play Arts Kai - new redesigns of classic DC heroes - has been a big hit so far, producing some flashy new takes on time honoured designs. Now we've got shots of the next two entries in the rang...
Square Enix's shot at making the original (and best) RoboCop for their Play Arts Kai line has entered pre-order stage! Yep, we're moving closer to the legendary cyborg cop's release, and it appears his paint job will feature ...
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...
Size? It makes all the difference. Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted that the upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut is being remodeled with a bigger body (presumably to appeal to fans who thought the King of Dragons' propor...
On the film and comic license side of things, Square Enix brought plenty of Play Arts Kai with them. The Spock and Kirk Star Trek Into Darkness figures were shown off in their painted forms for the first time, and we saw a few old friends like the two Xenomorph Play Arts Kai and RoboCop -
Wait ... hold the phone. There's more than one RoboCop there. In fact, there's three: the original one we saw at SDCC and both the gray/black and all-black versions from the upcoming reboot. I don't know how I feel about these, especially since RoboCop is a film that doesn't need a reboot ever and the trailer made me feel a bit sad.
Beyond that, the DC Variant line had painted versions of Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Superman at the show, along with Cyborg (who wasn't at SDCC), Batman, and the Supergirl prototype. Plus, throw in their previously released Arkham City, Man of Steel and Dark Knight Play Arts Kais, and you have yourself a pretty good summary of all things DC at Square Enix's booth.
Of course, if it's Square Enix and the Play Arts Kai line, that means we have to have some Final Fantasy stuff, right? There was plenty to gawk at inside Square Enix's booth, whether it's figures we've seen before like Yuffie, Warrior of Light, Red XIII, Rufus Shinra, and Lightning, but it was the big debut (at least at shows like this) for the massive Play Arts Kai Bahamut. Man, does he ever look imposing.
You might also notice some other unpainted prototypes in the gallery: the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Statue Arts Mini figures of Sephiroth, Cloud and Tifa were also at NYCC after their Tokyo Game Show debut. I have to believe there's more in the works other than these three, but we might be waiting a while to see them.
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?
Obviously, with an event titled "New York Comic Con," there are sure to be plenty of comics-related toys to look forward to. Check out the gallery for pictures of the following exclusives (plus a few extras from horror or TV that snuck in):
1966 Batman & Robin 2-Pack (6-inch) at A.H. Collectibles, Booth 3058
Rocket Racoon Plush (US$34.99, bundled with Skottie Young lithograph), zombie Magneto bust by Gentle Giant (limit: 300, US$99), Iron Man statues by Beast Kingdom (US$80, choice of Mk.s V, VI, 42, and War Machine), available at Marvel's booth (#1354, Marvel blog)
Dr. Evil variant figure (limit: 350) by Captain Action Enterprises, Booth 226
Funko Pop! Metallic Harley Quinn, White and Gold Phoenix (reviewed) at Conquest Comics, Booth 3004
Funko Pop! Stan "The Man" Lee (limit 1,000) at Crazy Cat Collectibles, Booth 1555
Funko Pop! Metallic Batman Beyond, Nightwing (and Metallic Nightwing) at Fugitive Toys, booth 410
Marvel Pop! Unmasked Wolverine bobble head, limited to 1,500 pieces (buy), bundled with a GID ver. (limit 500 - buy) at Toytastik, Booth 2544
Hal Jordan and Saint Walker 3.75-inch 2-pack (limit 3,000 - US$29.95), and Poison Ivy (Super Best Friends Forever, limit 2,500, US$24.95) at DC Comics Boutique, Booth 755
Cheetara 14-inch with 5-inch Snarf 2-pack, Walter White (Breaking Bad) in green hazmat suit, 9-inch Creature from the Black Lagoon green and b/w variants, Man of Steel Metz-Itz 3-pack, Axe Cop Wexter plush, and Metz-Itz 1966 Batman and Robin with Batmobile, at Mezco, Booth 1855
There doesn't seem to be enough crossover for there to be confusion as to what is what, so do skip on over to the gallery and have a gander at all of these toys. Scarecroodle also notes that some of these aren't necessarily NYCC exclusives, but are store exclusives that will be sold at NYCC. If I've missed anything, please point me to it in the comments section so I could add it to this post.
Cyber Gundam has posted photos of a painted Play Arts Kai Aliens: Colonial Marines Lurker and Spitter Xenomorph which were on display at Square-Enix's Tokyo Game Show booth. The duo were last seen unpainted at SDCC.