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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON August 2, 2012 Add Comments
Toy News International has posted up information relating to a new release from Kotobukiya.
Justice League X Korejanai Mini Figures
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya proudly presents a collaboration between DC Comics and Zarigani Works, a brand new series of JUSTICE LEAGUE X KOREJANAI MINI FIGURES! Based on the popular Kore Ja Nai Robot (meaning "this is not it") style of illustrations, the new stylized mini figures are a unique twist on superhero collectibles. Each figure…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 19, 2012 Add Comments
From Warner Bros.
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE LICENSING PROGRAM FOR
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Epic Conclusion of the Dark Knight Trilogy Hits Theaters on July 20
Burbank, Calif. — July 19, 2012 — The Bat-Signal soars above the skies as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and its global partners launch the worldwide licensing and merchandising program that supports the eagerly awaited epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s phenomenally popular Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. As the summer blockbuster swoops into theaters, beginning July 20, WBCP unveils the unprecedented lineup of…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 17, 2012 Add Comments
From Toy News International:
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Coming up next in the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is the fiercely independent vigilante and member of the “Bat Family,” HUNTRESS! A refugee from Earth 2 like her friend and sometimes partner Power Girl, Huntress’ complicated history was recently re-organized in the New 52. She is Helena Wayne, daughter of Bruce Wayne and the Robin of her world. After ending up on Earth 1, where…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON May 19, 2012 Add Comments
Toy News International has posted up information about a new statue from Kotobukiya based off the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The Dark Knight is back! Kotobukiya is proud to present a new ARTFX Statue based on the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises. The third part of a trilogy by Christopher Nolan, this summer’s “DKR” pits Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne against both Bane and Catwoman. To celebrate that release you can…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON April 11, 2012 Add Comments
Toy News International has posted details for a new statue from Kotobukiya.
Kotobukiya DC Comics Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Coming up next in the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is the fan favorite wacky psychologist turned harlequin supervillain, Harley Quinn! First appearing in Batman: the Animated Series and then the pages of DC Comics, Harleen Quinzel was originally a brilliant doctor working with…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON March 16, 2012 Add Comments
Toy News International has shown off a new statue from Kotobukiya featuring a famous scene from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! As one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time, it’s no surprise that the Dark Knight has appeared quite frequently in Kotobukiya’s lineup of DC Comics ARTFX Statues. And now, Bruce Wayne is back in an incredible reimagining of one of the key scenes in Frank Miller’s masterpiece, The…
Tags: batman, batman: the dark knight returns, joker, kotobukiya
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON February 13, 2012 Add Comments
New York Toy Fair is underway and there are a number of items that are being revealed for this time. All images are courtesy of Cool Toy Review.
Mez-Itz The Dark Knight Rises Mini Batmobile and Batman
Kotobukiya The Dark Knight Rises Batman ArtFX Statue
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON September 13, 2011 Add Comments
Alright, what would you need a silicone tray featuring Batman for? Well to make anything from ice cubes to cupcakes shaped like the Bat-symbol. Toy News International released info about this new item from Kotobukiya.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya created a pop culture phenomenon this year with the Star Wars silicone trays featuring R2-D2 and Han Solo in Carbonite, and now that innovative kitchen product is joining forces with the iconic superheroes of the DC Comics universe! Out of the…
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POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 19, 2011 Add Comments
Warner Bros. along with Rocksteady have released the contents of the Collector's Edition for Batman: Arkham City.
The set will come with the following:
-Custom Batman statue produced by Kotobukiya
-Collectible art book
-Early access to the Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns skin
-Batman: Arkham City album from WaterTower Music including original songs by hit artists, available via digital redemption
-Bonus DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Gotham Knight
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Tags: batman: arkham city, batman: gotham knight, batman: the dark knight returns, iceberg lounge, kotobukiya, rocksteady, warner bros, watertower records
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 12, 2011 Add Comments
Toy News International has posted up details for a new Kotobukiya statue along with images.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The last member of the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) was the heroic Supergirl, and coming right after her is the floral femme fatale Poison Ivy! Born Pamela Lillian Isley, the woman who would one day haunt Batman and Gotham City was an up and coming botanist and biochemist. A crazy professor betrayed…
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