NYCC 2017 Exclusive Kotobukiya Winter Gear Spider-Man ARTFX+!

Remember that one legendary issue of the Amazing Spider-Man (#615) that came out way back in 2009, wherein Spidey briefly wore earmuffs and a hat and scarf…? Yeah–neither do I. But Kotobukiya sure does, apparently, and in honor of that 8-year old issue, they’re bringing us what just may be the most bizarre Koto exclusive figure/statue ever made: the NYCC 2017 Exclusive Kotobukiya Spider-Man Winter Gear ARTFX+ statue!

NYCC 2017 Kotobukiya Winter Gear Spider-Man Figure

Okay, well… now I can die happily, knowing that I have well and truly seen it all. I thought last year’s San Diego Comic-Con Attendee Lady Deadpool Bishoujo exclusive was pretty wild, but at least seemed workably sensible for a crazy female version of Deadpool.

I didn’t think Kotobukiya would ever get any wackier than that with their convention exclusives, but clearly I was mistaken, as their New York Comic Con 2017 exclusive has now really set the weirdness bar.

Yes, believe it or not, the 2017 NYCC Exclusive really is a Winter Gear Spider-Man ARTFX+ figure.

Marvel Kotobukiya NYCC 2017 Exclusive Spider-Man Winter Gear ARTFX+ ComparisonThis ARTFX+ Spider-Man Winter Gear statue uses the mold from the regular version of Spidey that was released last year, along with newly-sculpted leggings, and a hat, scarf, earmuffs and leggings that can slide into the figure. (The hat/earmuffs/scarf are clearly removable in the photos, although I’m not convinced about the leggings.)

This variant paints up Spidey in his red and much darker blue-black costume, and there’s also a snow-covered Spider-Man logo base included, which is legit my favorite part of this whole release.

Back of New York Comic Con 2017 Kotobukiya Winter Gear Spider-Man FigureFor creativity points, Kotobukiya deserves about five gold stars for this release. For potential interest level from the average collector… well, probably considerably less. I’m just not convinced that there’s a viable market out there for a seasonally-dressed figurine of Spidey that appeared in one comic book issue ever.

Winter Gear Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue Removable HatSo who’s the target consumer for this oddball item? Well, I guess it’s me, as I’m a self-professed Christmas nut. I admit to having a Gentle Giant Yakface holding a giant candy cane and BB-8 covered in Christmas lights, and I can probably find a spot for this Winter Spider-Man in my holiday decorations.

Side View of Kotobukiya NYCC Exclusive Spider-Man Winter Gear ARTFX+ Statue

Koto US clearly recognized that this is going to be a genuinely niche item, which is why they’re limited the ARTFX+ Spider-Man Winter Gear exclusive to just 600 pieces in the United States. I think that’s a pretty smart move, as I don’t see many collectors wanting this as the de facto Spider-Man statue on their shelves.

Winter Gear Spider-Man will go up for order on the KotoUS website at 1PM EST on 9/18/2017. Pricing details for Spidey haven’t been announced yet, but I’d anticipate a price-point around $60 for the 1:10 scale figure.

Spider-Man Winter Gear Kotobukiya NYCC 2017 Exclusive ARTFX StatueAs this is a super-low limited edition run and the majority need to be saved for sales at the Kotobukiya booth at NYCC 2017 next month (I’ll be on hand doing coverage of the show from October 5th-8th, 2017), I would anticipate that the online pre-orders will sell out pretty quickly (although with a bizarre figure like this one, I could certainly be mistaken).

What do you think of the weirdest Marvel Kotobukiya ARTFX+ statue ever devised, Marvel collectors? Does Winter Gear Spidey appeal to your tastes, and is this the sort of figure that you’d consider adding to your collection?


NYCC 2017 Exclusive Kotobukiya Winter Gear Spider-Man ARTFX+! — 4 Comments

  1. I thought that the Chef Deadpool was dumb and a waste of resin and paint, and now Koto gives us this! I just can’t help asking myself; With so many cool characters to choose from that have not been done yet, why does Koto keep wasting time with these flops? Why not a Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, War Machine, Falcon, Ant Man, Doctor Strange, Dare Devil, Iron Fist statue? I wouldn’t purchase one of these even if you could buy one and get11 free.

  2. I actually might buy this at the con depending on my money situation and what other con exclusives are revealed as we get closer to the date. I loved that issue this appeared in and it makes *total* sense for it to be the NYCC exclusive. It’s fun.

  3. This is a figure I would literally tackle someone for then leap over their fallen body to get it but I also have the world’s biggest soft spot for Spidey in winter gear. If I had to guess why they keep doing just repaints I’d say it’s because it’s cheaper then a new scuplt and they can do some crazy ideas like this one. Lazy? Probably but at least it’s not as bad as Megahouse where repaints are all they seem able to do recently.

  4. Not sure how quickly the preorders will sell out for this, but I’m super excited I was able to get mine shortly after it went live. Never realized I needed a winter gear spidey, but apparently I did. I wish they’d make complete new molds for the exclusives, although this is a step up from the simple repaint they did for the Thunderbolts Agent Venom. Hopefully this line is selling well so that they make a second wave.