X-Men

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
Is he officially a Cable News Network?
Diamond Comics' new issue of PREVIEWS showcases Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select Cable, just one of the many things I was excited to see at SDCC. It's probably worth he's also currently available for pre-order. DST's Marvel... read feature

Now in Low Definition
SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short. See many of my favorites after the jump. read feature

The best of the bestselling
Diamond Comic Distributors has released its list of top-selling collectibles for the month of August. Did any of your pre-ordered items make the list? Find out after the jump. read feature

Better than just all-white
Sideshow's 1/4-scale Emma Frost Premium Format Figure is now available for pre-order. The figure features two interchangeable heads (or just hair parts?): one for the modern long-haired Emma Frost and another for the classic ... read feature

For those looking to replace their wireless Deadpool service provider
Kotobukiya has released an image gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ X-Force Deadpool, a redeco of the ArtFX+ Deadpool coverage (currently available for pre-order). The X-Force variant is something of a common sense re-deco, espe... read feature

It also works as a juicer, strainer, and mosquito repellent
[UPDATE: Now available for pre-order] Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, you checked out the teaser, you saw him in our SDCC coverage, here's the man (or figure) of the hour: ArtFX+ Deadpool! Kotobukiya has rel... read feature

Time to party like it's Spidey 2099
Great news, true believers! Spider-Man 2099, Agent Coulson, Thanos, Hobgoblin, Maria Hill, and more were featured in a batch of press photos sent over by Hasbro. While we hope to get some of our own photos of a few of these (... read feature

Hopefully when they made this they didn't break the Master Mold
Sideshow Collectibles' gargantuan 32-inch Sentinel maquette is currently available for pre-order. I was fairly wowed when I saw the preview image back in May and the full thing is, well, staggering. Not what quite what I expe... read feature

The Merc with the mouth-not-shown
Kotobukiya has posted a teaser for what could be either an ArtFX+ Deadpool. The image depicts the mutant's arm and shoulder as he draws a sword. Kotobukiya has been top-loading on teasers going into SDCC, including several Bi... read feature

The days of SDCC are past if you're reading this after July
Diamond Select Toys has released a preview gallery, concept sheets, and more for its upcoming (days away!) SDCC-exclusive X-Men: Days of Future Past comic Minimate box set. The box set will be on sale for US$20 at booth #Boot... read feature

Fans may experience feelings of jubilation
Kotobukiya has unveiled the full prototype for its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee. The sculpting (which still subject to great) looks surprisingly great and I find that I absolutely love the design... which is why I'm not l... read feature

Pink-eye to be added later
Kotobukiya has previewed an unpainted (but partially penciled in for detail's sake) headsculpt prototype of its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee. The company plans to reveal parts of her sculpt as a week-long event. Will Jubi... read feature

It's all in the colors
How much did you love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Psylocke? I mean, as a Psylocke fan, I loved it! There’s never enough figures of her. That’s why it’s so awesome to find out that Kotobukiya will be releasi... read feature

DST

Days of Future SDCCs Past! DST announces SDCC exclusives


These are the days of our conventions past
Jun 14
Diamond Select Toys has announced its SDCC '14 exclusives which includes Minimates box set based on the original X-Men: Days of Future Past comic, a burning Godzilla vinyl bank bust, blood-splattered Marv, and more. Details after the jump. read
X-Men

MU Omega Red reissued in Hasbro's Marvel Infinite line


Evolution is a mystery
Jun 12
Omega Red, the vampiric Russian mutant and X-Men antagonist, was *very* hard to find in Hasbro's 3.75-inch scale Marvel Universe line. As one of the final figures in the now defunct Marvel Universe line (meaning fewer retaile... read
X-Men

Days of my Bank Account Past: Sideshow Collectibles unveils new Sentinel maquette


If only I could time travel and tell myself to save some money for this
May 25
Sideshow Collectibles recently revealed a teaser image for its upcoming (and presumably nigh unaffordable) Sentinel maquette. This statue depicts the giant mutant-hunting robot in a more classic look (as opposed to their appe... read
In a word? Argh
Hasbro, you done did it this time! In yet another move seemingly designed to provoke the ire of fans, Hasbro has apparently taken the Jubilee build-a-figure unveiled at SDCC last year and plopped her into an awful-looking Toy... read feature

DST

Amazing Spidey 2 Green Goblin, Mecha Godzilla Bank, and 15 more new DST offerings in Previews


Too much awesome at once?
May 15
Diamond Select Toys has chosen to inundate fans with SEVENTEEN new offerings that will appear in the Previews catalog. While a few items are more "recent" than "new", the roster includes several items unveiled at C2E2 last mo... read
Featuring the comics portion
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. read feature

X-Men

Sideshow previews Jean Grey (X-Men) statue


Precognition might be more useful than telepathy right now
Apr 16
[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... read
X-Men

Marvel Select Zombie Magneto unmasked! ...or unhelmeted


Zoinks!
Apr 09
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... read
Papercraft

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


The perfect little project for your break periods
Feb 28
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... read
First class? At US$140, try no class
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 moder... read feature

X-Men

Kotobukiya's Fine Art Juggernaut gallery is a smash


Unstoppable coolness
Dec 28
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... read
A mutant ninja, but not a turtle
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 ha... read feature

X-Men

Gus Santome crafts mini X-Men papercraft figures


Santome is making these patterns available for free
Dec 05
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... read
Did you win?
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 ... read feature

NYCC 2013 Dark Horse

NYCC 2013: Dark Horse


Winter is coming
Oct 12
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... read
Kotobukiya Marvel

NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya - Marvel


The Juggernaut stopped long enough to be photographed
Oct 12
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... read
Fine Arts Psylocke

Sexy ninja Psylocke gets Kotobukiya Fine Art statue


One of the few mutant ninja telepaths in comics today
Aug 31
[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... read
Mame Gyorai Mystique

Rock like it's the '60s with Mame Gyorai's Mystique


Sadly, no platform shoes
Aug 15
Many artists have made their imprint on Marvel's character designs, but I'm not sure any have gone with the '60s look like with this Rockin' Jelly Bean Mystique. You have the loud makeup, psychedelic colors, bouffant hairdo, ... read
Bowen Stryfe

Cause some strife with Bowen's Stryfe


Editor immediately regrets stupid pun
Aug 07
Bowen Designs' Stryfe statue is currently available for pre-order. This 14.5-inch tall statue depicts the evil mutant with one hand upraised while his cape flows behind him. Stryfe, Cable's evil clone and a long-standing X-Fo... read
MS The Wolverine gallery

An exclusive look at the Marvel Select 'The Wolverine'


The way of the Wolverine
Jul 26
The Wolverine hits theaters today and while the Marvel Select The Wolverine Wolverine isn't slated to release until a little later, Diamond Select Toys has given Tomopop an exclusive first look at some photos to help tide fans over until it comes out... or make the wait more unbearable, depending on how you look at it. Some highlights after the jump. read
SDCC 3.75-in Marvel

SDCC 2013: Hasbro - Marvel Universe / 3.75-inch lines


Omega Red and other things appear
Jul 24
Hasbro's 3.75-inch Marvel display included a surprise fan favorite in the form of a Marvel Universe Omega Red as well as showings from the Marvel Universe line, the upcoming Thor: The Dark World line, and the Avengers line. Hit the jump for additional details. read

SDCC 2013: Dark Horse


Mass Effect, X-men, and more from comics, TV and video games
Jul 21
Dark Horse's booth at SDCC had a nice selection of comic, TV, and video game figures. There were even some surprises. Beginning with Mass Effect, Dark Horse had a large-scale Alliance Normandy SR-2 by Gentle Giant that will ... read
ML Jubilee

Marvel Legends Jubilee is a Build-a-Figure


Hasbro is giving the fans what they want... kinda
Jul 17
Breaking news from SDCC: In addition to other new Marvel items at the Hasbro booth is a rather long-awaited Marvel Legends Jubilee. However, in a rather bizarre twist of fate, Jubilee will be entering the Legends line as a Bu... read
May pack some Phoenix Force
Jean Grey has had many costumes over the years but very few may be as iconic as her Phoenix (and Dark Phoenix) outfits. Hailing from a series of often poorly understood story arcs, the Phoenix has garnered some amount of crit... read feature

Not the mother of dragons, but the stepsister?
I thought I knew a little bit about the X-Men, but somehow I never caught on to the fact that Shadowcat has a pet dragon. Weird, right? This information didn't escape Kotobukiya, who packed in Lockheed the dragon alongside Ki... read feature

MS Wolverine

More MS Wolverine photos uncaged


Waiting makes us all a little berserk
Jun 20
[ Update: Another photo] Diamond Select Toys has released two new photos of their upcoming Marvel Select The Wolverine-styled Wolverine. The first photo displays the character's bone claws option and features a cave-like back... read






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