Earlier this week I previewed Gentle Giant’s smaller and less expensive alternative to Sideshow’s amazing–and astronomically priced–Venom Premium Format Figure. And now, it’s the other most popular Symbiote on the planet’s turn: Carnage! Kotobukiya adds its first villain to the 1:10 Spider-Man statue series with Cletus Kassidy–the Kotobukiya Carnage ARTFX+ statue is now up for order! Those used to the super-low cost of Marvel ARTFX+ figures past may be a mite surprised by the price, though…Continue Reading →
Kotobukiya has been rolling out pre-orders for characters in their new 1/10 ARTFX+ Spider-Man statues series since summer, but finally it’s time for the first figure in the line of a character not endowed with radioactive spider-powers! He’s Spidey’s biggest fan on top of being the military’s top super-powered agent, and now he’s getting his very first statue–the Kotobukiya Agent Venom ARTFX+ statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Unlike past years, Kotobukiya didn’t bring any never-before-seen Marvel statues prototypes to New York Comic Con 2016 this week.
But while we didnt get to see anything totally unannounced at NYCC 2016, we did get to see several updated sculptures in person for the very first time at the event–including the Bishoujo Squirrel Girl and painted versions of the Super Deadpool ARTFX and Vision Fine Arts statues!Continue Reading →
The Year of Deadpool continues with an unprecedented fifth Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ statue! That’s right, if the regular red-and-black Deadpool, chimichanga-eating unmasked Deadpool, X-Force Deadpool and Inverse Deadpool ARTFX+ statues just weren’t enough for you, Koto has now got yet another 1/10th ARTFX+ statue lined up to appease the masses! The Previews Exclusive Kotobukiya Super Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue is now up for order–and hey, this time out, Wade’s even getting a new mold (at last)!Continue Reading →
Back at SDCC 2016, Kotobukiya revealed the early prototype of the upcoming Agent Venom ARTFX+ statue, leading us to believe he’d be next in the Spider-Man series. But instead, Koto has thrown us a real curveball this week with perhaps the most-anticipated character in the wave–the Kotobukiya Spider-Gwen ARTFX+ Statue is now up for order! Gwen is looking mighty fine (as always), but she also comes with an unexpected price increase…Continue Reading →
Up until now, every single character that Kotobukiya has released as part of their 1/10 scale Marvel ARTFX+ statues range has been a classic, decades-old character. But there’s a first time for everything, and the first modern-created character to grace this style is about to arrive as the second entry in the Spider-Man ARTFX+ Series! He swung into our hearts five years ago this month, and now he’s web-slinging into our statue collections–the Kotobukiya Spider-Man Miles Morales ARTFX+ Statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
We got our first official look at the Amazing Spider-Man statue kicking off the Kotobukiya Spider-Man ARTFX+ Series of statues yesterday, but at the time Koto hadn’t revealed the full lineup.
Luckily, we’re not going to have to speculate any more: the full lineup including Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Gwen, Venom, Miles Morales Spider-Man, Carnage and more has now been revealed!Continue Reading →
It begins again! Having spent the past two years building the core rosters of the Marvel NOW! Avengers and X-Men teams in ARTFX+ statue form, Kotobukiya is moving on to the other most-beloved corner of the Marvel Universe for their next series of 1/10 scale statues: Spider-Man!
And what better character to lead off this new theme than ol’ Amazing Spidey himself? The Kotobukiya Spider-Man ARTFX+ statue goes up for order later this week!Continue Reading →
I used to find it virtually unthinkable that I would ever prefer any modern costume over Magento’s classic red and purple duds. But then a crazy thing happened: I fell in love with ** Magneto in the Marvel Puzzle Quest game, and white costume Magneto quickly became my favorite costume for him ever. And now, as unlikely as it seemed, the Marvel NOW! white costume has been captured in statue form, and for just over 50 bucks the white Kotobukiya Magneto ARTFX+ Statue is now mine…Continue Reading →
Though we’re under a month away from the theatrical release of the Captain America: Civil War movie in theaters, we hadn’t heard a peep from Kotobukiya about any collectibles for the movie. At least, not until this week, when they revealed a pair of complementary statues. I don’t think there’s a Marvel collector in the world who’ll be truly surprised by the characters chosen, but these sure are nice-looking Captain America and Iron Man ARTFX+ statues!Continue Reading →
At this time last year, I was still whining about how Kotobukiya hadn’t even brought unpainted prototypes of any of their Marvel Now X-Men ARTFX+ statues series to New York Toy Fair 2015. Barely over a year later, and that’s a complaint of the past! Not only did Koto have the entire range of ARTFX+ X-Men statues on display at New York Toy Fair 2016, but with this week’s pre-order, the cycle–and the team–are complete: the Kotobukiya Wolverine ARTFX+ statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
My, how time flies! It feels like just yesterday, but it was actually almost exactly a year ago to the day that I was lamenting that Kotobukiya didn’t have a single one of their X-Men ARTFX+ statues on display at last year’s Toy Fair.
And now, as I get ready to leave for the New York Toy Fair 2016, the penultimate character in the line has been fully revealed: the Kotobukiya X-Men Rogue ARTFX+ Statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
It was a pretty big bummer that the Kotobukiya X-Men Beast ARTFX+ statue was a no-show at the Kotobukiya booth at New York Comic-Con 2015 last week, as the Beast statue had been teased before the show and many collectors had expected it to be on display there. We did get to see one slide of the ARTFX+ Beast during the Kotobukiya panel on Sunday, but it’s just not the same as seeing the figure close-up in all its glory. But at least Koto didn’t make us wait too much longer to see glam shots of Mrs. McCoy’s baby boy: the Kotobukiya Beast ARTFX+ statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
If there was one Marvel collectibles-producing manufacturer whose New York Comic-Con 2015 showing came perilously close to disappointing me, it was Kotobukiya. With the exception of some Spider-Gwen Bishoujo concept art, there were zero new Marvel products on display at the Kotobukiya booth.
But it turns out Koto was actually just holding out on us until their Sunday panel, where they revealed new statues of Thanos, Beast and Spider-Gwen!Continue Reading →
It was almost a full year ago at New York Comic Con 2014 that Kotobukiya made their grandiose reveal of their next Marvel ARTFX+ statue series: the Marvel NOW! X-Men. The highlights of that black & white Adi Granov concept art for me were Magik and what I thought to be my favorite costume for Magneto. My heart plummeted when it turned out to be a different Magneto costume, but Koto has come through in the end: the exclusive Kotobukiya Magneto White Costume statue is now available for order!Continue Reading →