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5:45 AM on 05.16.2013

Pre-orders are now open for ArtFX J Kuwabara!

Dreams do come true! Check out listings at the usual retailers for your shot at pre-ordering the manliest man in YuYu Hakusho, Kuwabara Kazuma!  His retail price is set to ¥7,140 and release is expected in October. I...

Kristina Pino


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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Kurama  photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Kurama
by Kristina Pino

Well, by now you've hopefully seen Hiei and Yusuke reviewed, and now it's Kurama's turn to shine! Though I'm not quite accepting that this is the end of the line for Yu Yu Hakusho figures in the ArtFX series, this is definitely all there is to it for now.

Yoko Kurama is definitely one of those pretty boys that defined the anime of its time for fangirls. Guys like the reverse-harem hotness from Fushigi Yugi, the brothers from Inu Yasha, Darren/Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon and others are all in the same league with the likes of him. They've all got that same kind of art style to them which I've come to appreciate in figures, too. Maybe it's the nostalgia? Whatever it is, read on for my full review.

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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Hiei photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Hiei
by Kristina Pino

Thanks to Kotobukiya's ArtFX J line, I've been taken back to nostalgia road with the recently released Yami Yugi of Yu-Gi-Oh! fame (reviewed), and now again with Yu Yu Hakusho's Hiei. What I like about the character selection so far is they're from shows I used to watch on TV, here in America. Though the character I'm looking forward to most in this line is the possibility of Kuwabara getting a figure, I was pleasantly surprised with what showed up at my doorstep a few days ago!

Hit past the jump for my full review of this ruthless dragon master.

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10:30 PM on 07.12.2012

SDCC 2012: Kotobukiya booth tour - Anime edition

I wish I could tell you about a ton of new things that were on display for anime fans at Kotobukiya's booth. Sadly, all I can give you are things that you already know exist. The good thing is you're getting an up close look ...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 AM on 05.09.2012

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 8, 2012

After the dull day yesterday for pre-orders, today's feature brings you some worthwhile products that you'll definitely want to pre-order. Probably one to more wanted products wold have to be Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Pr...

Jonathan Tubbs

10:00 AM on 03.16.2012

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for March 15, 2012

How is your bank account? I hope it's doing fine. You haven't been robbing any banks or involving yourself in some embezzlement scandals, have you? Luckily with today's Reserve or Regret you do not have to resort to...

Jonathan Tubbs

7:00 AM on 03.15.2012

Will you accept this rose from YuYu Hakusho's Kurama?

As stated in yesterday's preview at the Kotobukiya Shoujo Figure Blog RED STAR, their 1/8 scale ARTFX J Kurama figure from YuYu Hakusho is no available for pre-order. This pretty boy (or girl for those confused) brings his ch...

Jonathan Tubbs

3:00 PM on 03.14.2012

Kotobukiya's Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho gets a preview

It looks like tomorrow (or tonight depending on the timing) the lovely Kurama (Last seen at Wonder Festival) will be going up for pre-order, so you fans of Yu Yu Hakusho should get ready (as well as fan girls of the pretty bo...

Kristina Pino



Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Kotobukiya (part 2) photo
Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Kotobukiya (part 2)
by Brian Szabelski

While Tokyo Hunter snapped us some great photos of Kotobukiya's upcoming figures, they weren't the only things on display at Kotobukiya's booth. Thanks to the marvels of 2chan, Twitter and Twitpic (and the folks at MyFigureCollection who seem to collect from them all, too), there were plenty of announcements to be had, and a few other figures on display. The HD version of Koto's Jehuty was in attendance, as were a trio of Yu Yu Hakusho figures featuring Hiei, Kurama and the unpainted prototype for Yusuke. Yusuke wasn't supposed to be photographed at all ... but Kotobukiya put him directly behind Kurama in probably the worst possible spot to avoid that.

As for the figures announced but not present, here's your list: Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Kaiba Seto (1/7-scale), Trigun: Badlands Rumble's Vash and Wolfwood (1/7-scale for both); Mawaru-Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal; and Shining Blade's Altina and Aira (1/8-scale for both). That sound you just heard was your bank account emptying, folks.

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