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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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5:00 PM on 04.16.2014

Sideshow previews Jean Grey (X-Men) statue

[UPDATE: Sideshow has released a full gallery and additional details] Sideshow Collectibles has released a teaser image (along with a chance to win) its upcoming 1/4-scale Jean Grey Premium Format figure. The statue depicts m...


5:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Marvel Select Zombie Magneto unmasked! ...or unhelmeted

For those wondering who Zombie Magneto really is under that helmet, the answer is... Zombie Magneto (Zoinks! I thought it'd be old man McGreely trying to scare people away from a sunken Spanish galleon). DST Zach has posted a...


11:00 AM on 02.28.2014

Fold your own X-Men at home or at the office

Gus Santome has, once again, shared some patterns for some great papercraft of cool characters that everyone can enjoy. This time around, it's a batch called "Jean Grey School" which includes Storm, Beast, Kitty Pryde, and Wo...

Kristina Pino

TRU to carry exclusive classic X-Men Marvel Legends set photo
TRU to carry exclusive classic X-Men Marvel Legends set
by Scarecroodle

Toys "R" Us will be carrying an exclusive Marvel Legends box set featuring the original five X-Men in their original costumes, based on their appearances in the All-New X-Men where the group's past selves confront their modern versions thanks to the magic of time-travel.

The set was apparently supposed to retail for US$85 (which would break down to US$17 per figure, a bit over the cost of a normal Marvel Legend) but reports have surfaced that the price has jumped to a whopping US$140! Fan-reaction has been understandably negative, especially considering that the set features very little new tooling.

The set, which goes up for sale in February, currently isn't listed on the Toys "R" Us website although a pre-order page previously existed. It should show up at local retailers where it may wind up being even more than US$140 depending on the awfulness of your local stores.

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5:00 PM on 12.28.2013

Kotobukiya's Fine Art Juggernaut gallery is a smash

Watch out, Bowen Designs! As Kotobukiya's path of destruction with their Marvel Comics Fine Art statues continues, Bowen Designs is quickly becoming upstaged. The latest battlefront is a tale of two Juggernauts: Bowen Designs...


Tomopop Review: Psylocke (X-Force ver.) by Kotobukiya photo
Tomopop Review: Psylocke (X-Force ver.) by Kotobukiya
by Tianxiao Ma

Psylocke has been a popular character among Marvel Comics fans, although she's probably more known for her X-Men incarnation than her original stint as a supporting character in Captain Britain. While western manufacturers have pumped out a decent amount of Psylocke figures, only Kotobukiya has tackled the character out east. I guess those appearances in Capcom games haven't really helped her cause.

Kotobukiya's latest Psylocke rendition falls under the Marvel Bishoujo brand, and depicts our psionic ninja in her black X-Force costume. Read on to see if the figure is as awesome as being a psionic mutant ninja.

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6:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Gus Santome crafts mini X-Men papercraft figures

There are many times where I wish I was good at crafting with paper. Sadly, I can hardly fold a paper in half correctly. Yeah, I’m really that bad. Gus Santome’s papercraft blog makes me wish I was a talented pa...

Vanessa Cubillo

DST announces Marvel Select photo contest winners photo
DST announces Marvel Select photo contest winners
by Scarecroodle

Back in August, Diamond Select Toys announced that it would be holding a Marvel Select-themed photo contest with a number of prizes which included MS prototypes, rare variants, and the such. The results are in and apparently the Rhino has charged to victory, being the subject of both Ryan Vasquez's winning photo (see header) and first runner-up (a.k.a. second place) Earl E. Ware's photo which depicts Rhino stomping on Spider-man. Second runner-up (or third place) went to Geof Le Baron, who shot Marvel Select's Agent Venom being overpowered by the fan-favorite Classic Venom.

Additionally, DST has recognized a number of other entries as being worthy of mention (they're also in the gallery). Personally I was impressed by Emmanuel's beach scene although, given it's an absurdly wide panoramic shot, I can understand why it didn't win for practicality reasons. However, I'd encourage you to download that one and just zoom in on each section since it's pretty creative. Fred also deserves some props for going all out with his rogues' gallery scene since he has NINE figures in there (including Deadpool peeking through a window) and it looks like it's all just DST-created Marvel Select merchandise which makes it a great showcase for the line's offerings.

Be sure to check out the gallery for all the photos and let us know who you think should have won.

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1:30 AM on 10.12.2013

NYCC 2013: Dark Horse

Dark Horse's NYCC booth was quite similar to their SDCC 2013 display. You can see the large Retro Girl figure, as well as the set of the cast of Powers. The hottest property is Game of Thrones. There are miscellaneous knick-k...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 AM on 10.12.2013

NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya - Marvel

Tomopop has additional images of the Marvel items on display over at Kotobukiya's booth. Selections include an ArtFX+ Hawkeye and Thor as well as an unstoppably appealing Juggernaut. Kotobukiya's 1/6 scale Fine Arts Juggernau...


6:00 PM on 08.31.2013

Sexy ninja Psylocke gets Kotobukiya Fine Art statue

[UPDATE: Some pre-orders have opened] Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for its upcoming Fine Art X-Force Psylocke statue. Psylocke, a telepathic mutant ninja prominently associated with the X-teams, is depicted in...