Way, way back at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in July, Kotobukiya revealed some jaw-dropping news regarding their plan’s for this summer’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 convention. No, the big news wasn’t that Koto wasn’t going to have one or even two exclusive figures for Celebration Orlando–they announced there would be five (!!!) Star Wars Celebration 2017 exclusive ARTFX+ figures! And today their promise is fulfilled: the Kotobukiya Triple-Zero & BT-1, R5-D4, R2-X2 and R4-M9 statues are all up for order!Continue Reading →
Ever since Kotobukiya debuted unpainted ARTFX+ Star Wars Rogue One statues and the Flametrooper and First Order Snowtrooper at New York Comic Con 2016, I had been looking forward to seeing them in painted form at New York Toy Fair 2017. What I hadn’t expected to see at Toy Fair, however, was the completion of the entire rest of the core cast from The Force Awakens: Poe Dameron, Old Han Solo & Chewbacca ARTFX+ statues!Continue Reading →
While I walked away from the Marvel display at the Kotobukiya booth at New York Comic-Con 2016 feeling a teensy bit disappointed about the lack of reveals, I certainly didn’t have that problem with the NYCC 2016 Kotobukiya Star Wars display! Koto displayed a bunch of ARTFX+ statues for the first time, including K-2SO, a Flametrooper, Shoretroopers, a Rogue One Death Trooper and more…Continue Reading →
Kotobukiya revealed their plans for a two-pack of Star Wars ARTFX+ Yoda and Dagobah R2-D2 statues way back in the second half of 2015, but new details have been sparse ever since. But no longer! We now know the “when” and the “how much”: the Kotobukiya Dagobah R2-D2 and Yoda statues are now up for order! And hey–“there is another”: this two-pack has become a three-pack!Continue Reading →
The sheer amount of new Star Wars toys and collectibles on display at NYCC 2015 is pretty staggering, and I likely won’t have an opportunity to dig in and really discuss them all until I get back from New York … Continue Reading →
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Kotobukiya revealed their Star Wars Barnes & Noble exclusive ARTFX+ statues for the year. One is the silver TC-14 protocol droid I discussed previously, and the other one is a clone of a different color–literally!
Coming this November, it’s Barnes & Noble’s first non-droid exclusive (and a statue I could have swore I already owned): the Kotobukiya Utapaun Clone Trooper ARTFX+ statue!Continue Reading →
In 2014, Kotobukiya found an unlikely partner to carry their exclusive Star Wars ARTFX+ statues: the Barnes and Noble book store chain, which hosted the ever-popular R2-C4 and R2-M5 statues! And following up on last year’s best-selling pair of Astromech Droids, Barnes and Noble is now getting their own special protocol droid–and this one’s a woman (or at least as feminine as a protocol droid can get!): the Kotobukiya Star Wars TC-14 ARTFX+ statue has now been revealed!Continue Reading →