Kotobukiya

SDCC14: Kotobukiya Image Bank

By Mike — Thursday, July 24, 2014

While Kotobukiya didn't have too many reveals outside of an unpainted protoype of the upcoming Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia  ArtFX+ figures and Mace Windu Lightsaber Chopsticks, their booth did feature one of the more stunning displays at the sh

SDCC14: Early Pics! Early Pics!

By Mike — Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We've posted a slew of early photos from Hasbro's booth, including their huge Star Wars Command diorama and store exclusives. Also some shots of Gentle Giant's awesome reveal which will make fans of Vintage Kenner and notorious bounty hunters quite happy. Check out all the photos in our Facebook page here and keep checking for additional photos and coverage throughout the day!

 

 

SDCC13: Live Tweeting the Hasbro and Star Wars Collectible Panels Today

By Mike — Friday, July 19, 2013

We will be live tweeting our vague, incomprehensible, and often mispelled tweets (curse you iPhone spell checker!) for the Star Wars Collectibles panel at 11 am and Hasbro at 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where our feeds will also stream.

 

 

SDCC13: Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, Acme Archives in the Image Bank

By Mike — Thursday, July 18, 2013

We have loaded a ton of photos in our SDCC 2013 Image Bank of all the wonderful, amazing stuff that Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and Acme Archives have in store for 2013 and 2014. Life size Vintage Stormtrooper? Why, of course!

NYCC: Droids, Banks, And Other Galactic Tidbits That's Not Hasbro

By Mike — Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn in New York is a beautiful thing. For fans of pop culture, the season brings their own east coast Comic Con.  It's Preview Day, and because it's in Mid-Town Manhattan on a Wednesday, the foot traffic was not the critical mass that San Diego normally is. For this website, not having to cover Hasbro on a show of this magnitude is a little weird, but Hasbro's absence are DC and Mattel's gain, particularly if you're a Batman fan and collector where new figures from DC Direct and Arkham City were prominent. There were some Star Wars reveals from other licensors like Kotobukiya and Diamond Select, and they're not bad at all. But Gentle Giant and Sideshow were also absent and there was  clearly less Star Wars than the show last year.

CVI: Star Wars Collectibles Panel

By Mike — Thursday, August 23, 2012

Check out our Image Bank for photos of the Collectibles panel and slide show from other licensors and Lucasfilm partners such as Sideshow, eFX, and Think Geek

CVI: Koto Exclusive R2-A6 Online

By Mike — Saturday, August 18, 2012

At only 500 pieces and $29.99, the Kotobukiya Celebration VI exclusive ARTFX+ R2-A6 shouldn't last too long at Celebration 6, particularly with that cool collectible coin. Koto has set aside a small number for their online store to purchase now and be delivered after the convention. If you're attending CVI, this may spare some luggage space.

Comic-Con: Kotobukiya's ARTFX+, Bishoujo Line Takes Center Stage

By Mike — Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kotobukiya's red hot ARTFX+ line has been a great seller for the Japanese company to the point that they're pulling back on their larger 1/7 scale ARTFX statues. The interchangeable parts, displayability, and pricepoint have made them popular with collectors.

Kotobukiya: CVI Exclusive ARTFX+ R2-A6

By Mike — Friday, July 6, 2012

He's white and green, stands nearly 4 inches. limited to 500 pieces, and includes a special collector's coin. Kotobukiya announces their Celebration VI exclusive to be an ARTFX+ R2-A6!

Kotobukiya: ARTFX+ Royal Guard 2 Pack

By Mike — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kotobukiya posts some preview photos of their new and upcoming ARTFX+ Emperor's Royal Guard 2 Pack on their Facebook page. Both will look great flanked next to the upcoming ARTFX+ ROTJ Darth Vader and an as of yet unproduced Emperor Palpatine.

Kotobukiya: Bishoujo Jaina Solo Preview

By Mike — Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The new collection of Japanese Bishoujo ("beautiful young girl") style Star Wars statues  from Kotobukiya make their debut with Jaina Solo.

Kotobukiya: ARTFX+ ROTJ Darth Vader

By Mike — Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kotobukiya announces their next release for the popular ARTFX+ assortment and it's a definite must have: Darth Vader  Return of Anakin Skywalker. The 1/10 scale ready to assemble  snap-fit kit features multiple interchangeable arms to pose him in a variety of ways and swappable heads for a helmeted and unhelmeted look.

BBTS: Koto ArtFX+ ROTJ Fett Pre-Order

By Mike — Friday, May 11, 2012

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore have announced pre-orders for the upcoming Kotobukiya ARTFX+ 1:10 Scale Statue Boba Fett (ROTJ Version).

WONDERCON: Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX and Super 7

By Mike — Sunday, March 18, 2012

Southern California received an early dose of pop culture and ample amounts of rain as WonderCon 2012 was moved to the massive Anaheim Convention Center this year with their traditional venue at the Moscone Center in San Francisco under construction for upgrades. While it is organized by the same group that does Comic-Con International in San Diego, it was much smaller in scope and foot traffic, partially due to the foul weather. Despite this, there were still enough cosplayers, panels, and exhibitors to go around.

WonderCon 2012 Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, March 17, 2012

We have uploaded photos from WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend,  including shots from Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX, Action Figure Express, and some Views from the Floor.