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New York Toy Fair Wrap-up!New York Toy Fair Wrap-up!

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Hi everyone! I'm checking in from The Big Apple with some updates from New York Toy Fair 2018! If you aren't already aware, this event is industry only, so here is your chance to get the low down on Kotobukiya at NYTF!

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Inside the booth

As I'm sure many of you have already heard, and because I can no longer contain my excitement, I'm just going to jump in to our biggest announcement (Please excuse the pre-prescribed text here.)

Coming to Kotobukiya’s ever-growing line of Bishoujo statues are some of your favorite childhood brands, MY LITTLE PONY and GI JOE! Under license from Hasbro, these highly collectible statues will offer consumers their favorite Hasbro characters re-imagined by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita and sculpted by Kotobukiya artisans in Japan.

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Any MLP and GIJ fans out there?!

But don't think that is all, as there are plenty more announcements below worked in with a few display case images starting from American content and then heading into model kits and anime.
(Please note some of the paint masters were at Wonder Festival, which is the same weekend as NYTF, so you may find painted images online of some of the following un-painted sculpts already.)

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The Justice League looking as epic as ever.

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Bishoujo Supergirl Returns

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ARTFX Spider-Man Homecoming (L) and ARTFX Spider-Man Webslinger (R)

aaandddd...

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ARTFX BLACK PANTHER!

So I'm going to be honest here...being at NYTF, I have not had the chance to see the movie yet, but this is probably the first thing I will do upon my return. Have you all seen it already? Impressions? (No spoilers please!!)

This next statue, I absolutely love for it's artistic value.

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ARTFX+ Batman Gotham by Gaslight

Look at the shading on that! It's just too cool.

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ARTFX+ Jessica Jones, Daredevil (red), Daredevil (black), Iron Fist, Luke Cage

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The Ikemen Series
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This weekend we gave our first reveal of our Storm Fine Art Statue.

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X-Men 92' Series

Beast's glasses are removable!

On the horror side of things, we gave our first announcement for two new horror Bishoujo, Pinhead from Hellraiser III and Halloween's Michael Myers!

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Evil Dead 2 Ash Bishoujo

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ARTFX Freddy Krueger

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Resident Evil: Vendetta ARTFX Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy

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ARTFX+ Praetorian Guard 2 pack, ARTFX+ Storm Trooper Executioner, ARTFX Captain Phasma are all from the latest Star Wars Episode 8.

We additionally have some Star Wars kitchen goods, previously only available in Japan, coming to the North American market soon!

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Eat lunch on the Millenium Falcon and Land Speeder lunch plates or make pancakes with the Vader and BB-8 Fry-Pans!

We had so many model kits to display, we didn't think they would all fit on one shelf...

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Frame Arms Girl

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Megami Device

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That last image is our newest model kit series, HEXA GEAR. Has anyone put one together yet?

More info on the HEXA GEAR homepage.

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(L to R) FGO Avenger/Jeanne D'arc (Alter) Casual ver., Fate Apocrypha Rider of Black, FGO Saber/Altria Pendragon (Alter) Casual ver.

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(L to R) No Game No Life -Zero- Schwi, ARTFX J Yumeko Jabami, ARTFX J Hero Phantom Theif

Schwi's clear plastic hair looks like it's glowing in the display case lights.

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(L to R) Pierre, Shiki Iseya, Street Fighter Bishoujo Decapre, Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy

And for our final announcement...

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All three of these are just so exciting! First we have the ever-popular Hero Phantom Thief in Cu-Poche style, followed by Zero Two, from one of the most popular anime this season, Darling in the Franxx. On the far right is Kino and Hermes from Kino's Journey. Though not completed yet, I think it's safe to say that the motorcycle (Hermes) is going to look awesome.

-K

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Items available for pre-order and purchase can be found on the following sites:

Japan: Kotobukiya homepage
N. America (ships world-wide): KotoUS.com
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Kotobukiya (6個月前) #31314968Hi SureFigures,
I wanted to update you after I looked into this further. Asra Ninja is offered exclusively from Lunar Toy Store in North America. Please see the link here where you can place a pre-order.
Hope this helps a bit!
-K

Thank you for keeping me in mind! I actually did place an order with Lunar Toy Store a couple months ago :) But this also clears up my question of why she did not appear on KotoUS (where I was mainly looking). Guess I better keep a closer eye on Lunar Toy Store. Thanks again!
6個月前
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SureFigures (7個月前) #31200669So much cool stuff!
I wish the Megami Device line was more readily available outside of Japan. It seems to be pretty popular over there as I just paid ¥14,300 on Y!JA (before proxy fees) on ITEM #655866 which seems to be about the going price in the aftermarket. (Although N-Y has it listed for 23k!) Moreover, Asra Archer (a standard release) never even went up on KotoUS, many international distributors did not have her available, and her preorders on AmiAmi closed within a day after she was listed (all leading to another inflated aftermarket price).
Is this a trend that is going to continue? Thank you for any information you can provide on this. I love the product line and hope to see it made as available as your FAGirl kits.
Stacycmc (7個月前) #31254584THANK YOU for the response...really appreciate it, as this just tells me I need to order from the JP site and not sit around and miss the preorder period waiting for something that will never happen.
So one more question....will the repaint of Kaneki Ken offer an alternate head from the Koto shop? Like the original did? I really want that normal head (unmasked), and would prefer to just wait and order this one, but.....if he doesn't come with the other head, that could change things for me.
Thanks again for the response...very helpful!!!
**UPDATE**
Ok, after reading the facts on the Koto JP site, the JP shop will NOT ship internationally.... So...I honestly think you guys should NOT make the heads exclusive to the Koto shop ONLY, especially if you won't ship internationally. Several other shops are willing to ship these to the US and elsewhere, so why not let them sell the heads too?? Make this a "pre-order" bonus, not an exclusive from Koto. This friggin' sucks.


Hi Stacycmc,

Thank you for your response.

Unfortunately I am not able to provide any further information at this time regarding the ARTFX J Kaneki Ken figure.

I am additionally unable to comment regarding the exclusivity of bonus parts, though I think shipping destinations may be something we see adjusted in the future (though we would still be unable to ship to N. America in this case due to licensing restrictions for this series).

My recommendation in this case would be to either have a friend in Japan purchase on your behalf or to try a proxy shipping service.

-K
6個月前
1pt
SureFigures (7個月前) #31200669So much cool stuff!
I wish the Megami Device line was more readily available outside of Japan. It seems to be pretty popular over there as I just paid ¥14,300 on Y!JA (before proxy fees) on ITEM #655866 which seems to be about the going price in the aftermarket. (Although N-Y has it listed for 23k!) Moreover, Asra Archer (a standard release) never even went up on KotoUS, many international distributors did not have her available, and her preorders on AmiAmi closed within a day after she was listed (all leading to another inflated aftermarket price).
Is this a trend that is going to continue? Thank you for any information you can provide on this. I love the product line and hope to see it made as available as your FAGirl kits.


Hi SureFigures,

I wanted to update you after I looked into this further. Asra Ninja is offered exclusively from Lunar Toy Store in North America. Please see the link here where you can place a pre-order.

Hope this helps a bit!

-K
6個月前
1pt
Kotobukiya (7個月前) #31254554Hi Stacycmc,
Unfortunately due to licensing reasons, we are unable to offer these two Hakuouki figures outside of Japan.
The decision to make a repaint of our ARTFX J Kaneki Ken figure at this time was in relation to the upcoming Tokyo Ghoul re series. I would expect to see this figure available within 2018.
-K


THANK YOU for the response...really appreciate it, as this just tells me I need to order from the JP site and not sit around and miss the preorder period waiting for something that will never happen.

So one more question....will the repaint of Kaneki Ken offer an alternate head from the Koto shop? Like the original did? I really want that normal head (unmasked), and would prefer to just wait and order this one, but.....if he doesn't come with the other head, that could change things for me.

Thanks again for the response...very helpful!!!

**UPDATE**
Ok, after reading the facts on the Koto JP site, the JP shop will NOT ship internationally.... So...I honestly think you guys should NOT make the heads exclusive to the Koto shop ONLY, especially if you won't ship internationally. Several other shops are willing to ship these to the US and elsewhere, so why not let them sell the heads too?? Make this a "pre-order" bonus, not an exclusive from Koto. This friggin' sucks.
7個月前
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Stacycmc (7個月前) #31200649So cool update, but not much news on the items I am interested in that are upcoming....so.....
Why no mention of the Hakuouki figures coming out later this year?
ITEM #639508
ITEM #639509
Also...the Okita one is already up for sale on the JP Koto site, with the bonus head....is thing going to be made available on Koto US site soon...with the bonus head, or am I going to have to order and ship from JP in order to get these?
And lastly, would love some info on this guy:
ITEM #675903
As in, will he get a bonus head, what is the main changes or cause for a repaint (initial figure looks almost the same other than glossy tentacles), etc... Is this targeted for release in 2018 as well? If not the same head as before, any plans for a bonus item?
Any info on any of these would be AWESOME. :D
Thanks!


Hi Stacycmc,

Unfortunately due to licensing reasons, we are unable to offer these two Hakuouki figures outside of Japan.

The decision to make a repaint of our ARTFX J Kaneki Ken figure at this time was in relation to the upcoming Tokyo Ghoul re series. I would expect to see this figure available within 2018.

-K
7個月前
1pt
SureFigures (7個月前) #31200669So much cool stuff!
I wish the Megami Device line was more readily available outside of Japan. It seems to be pretty popular over there as I just paid ¥14,300 on Y!JA (before proxy fees) on ITEM #655866 which seems to be about the going price in the aftermarket. (Although N-Y has it listed for 23k!) Moreover, Asra Archer (a standard release) never even went up on KotoUS, many international distributors did not have her available, and her preorders on AmiAmi closed within a day after she was listed (all leading to another inflated aftermarket price).
Is this a trend that is going to continue? Thank you for any information you can provide on this. I love the product line and hope to see it made as available as your FAGirl kits.


Hi SureFigures,
Thank you so much for your comments! In some cases, certain products are not available simply because the distributor or retailers in that region decide not to pick them up. However, I agree with your statement that demand tends to be higher than supply and our model kits can be hard to come by in certain regions. I will make sure to pass on your comments to our international sales team.

-K
7個月前
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Totally unrelated but thanks for finally re-releasing Forte (and Rory).
7個月前
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jumpluff Pegasus Knight
I love the variety Kotobukiya always bring! The MLP figures have me interested and your new anime announcements are very exciting indeed!
7個月前
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I am so excited for the Equestria Girls figures!!! I'll definitely buy them all!
7個月前
1pt
Heck yes 90s Batman and X-men! I hope the plastic is different on the new ones as my Batman’s plastic is reallllly cheap
7個月前
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