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…
Luckily, I caught a glance of an enormous flame effects piece out of the corner of my eye and realized my mistake before I could walk away without taking any photos of all of Koto’s goodies from the show! Let’s take a look…
There was an unpainted K-2SO (which was extremely difficult to get a good photo of through the glass), who’s hunched a bit but still much larger than your standard Star Wars ARTFX+ statue. I’m hoping for some more Rebels to put with K-2SO soon. K-2SO is due out in May 2017.
Finally, a pair of Kotobukiya Scarif Stormtroopers ARTFX+ statues were also displayed in unpainted form. The Shoretroopers were just sort of standing around neutrally in the display, but I’m hoping they’ll get some alternate options thrown in when they’re actually released.
Rounding out the ARTFX+ releases were the Barnes and Noble Exclusive R-3PO and R2-X2 statues due out this fall. I’m running out of space for protocol and astromech droids in my display, but I may scoop these up anyway to keep my droid completism alive.
On the lower shelf of the display the previously-solicited Darth Vader and Kylo Ren ARTFX statues were also shown off in final form. The Vader seems kind of generic to me, but the snow deco on ARTFX Kylo Ren is outstanding. Love that piece!
Kotobukiya Star Was ARTFX+ statues are available online now, with the new prototypes shown off at NYCC expected to go up for sale throughout the fall/winter. I’ll send out alerts via the Star Wars Toy News Facebook Page as new statues go up for sale.
What do you think of the (surprisingly) many new Kotobukiya Star Wars figures revealed at New York Comic Con 2016, Star Wars collectors? Are any of these Rogue One statues, the awesome Flametrooper or the Barnes and Noble exclusives on your buy list for this year?