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!
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.
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.)
The Justice League looking as epic as ever.
Bishoujo Supergirl Returns
ARTFX Spider-Man Homecoming (L) and ARTFX Spider-Man Webslinger (R)
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.
ARTFX+ Batman Gotham by Gaslight
Look at the shading on that! It's just too cool.
ARTFX+ Jessica Jones, Daredevil (red), Daredevil (black), Iron Fist, Luke Cage
The Ikemen Series
This weekend we gave our first reveal of our Storm Fine Art Statue.
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!
Evil Dead 2 Ash Bishoujo
ARTFX Freddy Krueger
Resident Evil: Vendetta ARTFX Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy
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!
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...
Frame Arms Girl
That last image is our newest model kit series, HEXA GEAR. Has anyone put one together yet?
More info on the HEXA GEAR homepage.
(L to R) FGO Avenger/Jeanne D'arc (Alter) Casual ver., Fate Apocrypha Rider of Black, FGO Saber/Altria Pendragon (Alter) Casual ver.
(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.
(L to R) Pierre, Shiki Iseya, Street Fighter Bishoujo Decapre, Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy
And for our final announcement...
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.
Items available for pre-order and purchase can be found on the following sites:
Japan: Kotobukiya homepage
N. America (ships world-wide): KotoUS.com