I’ve never made it a secret how much I love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Collection. Combining the stylized Bishoujo (or “pretty girl”) design, courtesy of Japan’s leading Bishoujo artist Shunya Yamashita with classic pin-up girl sensibility, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collection offers a unique take on the top ladies of pop culture. The collection started with Marvel and then DC heroes and villains, but has since expanded to include video game characters from games like Mass Effect and Tekken, as well as movies such as Star Wars and Ghostbusters. With the line going strong and the quality and intricacy of the statues improving with each new release, I wanted to present my wish list of the top ten ladies of pop culture who deserve their own Bishoujo statue. From comics to games to movies, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collection keeps getting better and here’s my top hopefuls for the future!
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Check out the latest In-Stock and Pre-Order Items from Big Bad Toy Store. Lots to love for Transformers fans this week on BBTS, along with some NEW photos of Squaer-Enix’s upcoming Mass Effect Play Arts Kai, some new stuff from Kotobukiya and more! Check it out…
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Of all the thousands of comic book series to discover, a story about an anthropomorphic cat that solves mysteries probably wouldn’t grab the attention of many readers. But Blacksad, a European comic series about just that, defies all logic and delivers strong storytelling and incredible artwork that any fan of graphic novels would be sorry to miss.
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JoeDeclassified and ace GI Joe reporter Gyre-Viper uncovered some very cool looking new Joe figures recently, and while we won’t know how or when to expect these figures until Hasbro announces them officially, they’re pretty awesome. Check out the new GI Joe mystery images right here…
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Mike Thompson, the artist responsible for many of the incredibly cool character package portraits seen in Hasbro’s GI Joe: Pursuit of Cobra series recently shared some unreleased character art on his Twitter feed. The headshots reveal the modern reinterpretations/ POC designs we would have seen for Dr. Mindbender, Zap and Budo, along with the Nano-B.A.T. (who we know was rolled in to the GI Joe Collector’s Club subscription service). Check out more headshots to see what could have been!
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COPS is one of those forgotten franchises of the 80’s. Intended to jump on the Robocop craze (and capture their previous success with GI Joe and Transformers), Hasbro’s futuristic police force featured one of the best toy lines of the late 80’s, as well as a cartoon to support it. I had fond memories of the COPS series as a kid, but not all of the 80’s toons hold up over the years… so how did COPS fare? Read on to find out…
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After last week’s foray into some seriously dark territory, Matthew Weiner and company wouldn’t have been remiss to tone things down a little bit for this week. Instead, they took the focus off of Don and put it on Pete, who is slowly becoming the show’s most compelling and tragic character. All in all, “Signal 30” was one of the best episodes yet.
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The masters of Mattel are back to answer another round of burning questions! This time out, Matty shares some ideas on future New Adventures of He-Man and Man of Steel figures, and update on the DC Universe retail figures, and more… Check out all the answers, as Matty Speaks!
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The latest statue in Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo series is X-Men villain Mystique. Striking a dynamic pose, the blue-skinned mutant terrorist looks as sexy and dangerous as ever, imagined perfectly in Kotobukiya’s long-running stylized series. Get an up-close look at the X-Men’s top femme fatale as she makes her Bishoujo debut… keep reading!
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s cult classic Evil Dead 2, NECA has released a new series of 6″ scale action figures. The first wave is hitting stores now, and gives us two versions of the movie’s iconic star Ash (played, of course, by fan favorite Bruce Campbell). The lunk-headed hero has a definite place in many a fanboy’s heart, and NECA’s new figures– based on the movie’s “Farewell to arms” and “Deadite Ash” sequences, are far and away the best renditions of the character ever to see release. Thanks to NECA we have the chance to get an up-close look at both new versions of Ash… check out the review for the full scoop!
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Rockstar Games’ booth at PAX East 2012 was host to a slick visual design, thumping house beats, piles of swag and, most importantly, a playable build of a game that I’ve been anticipating for nearly a decade: Max Payne 3. As such, that was my very first stop at this year’s convention and I’m happy to say that it didn’t disappoint– in fact, any doubt that I had in my mind after Rockstar’s brief presentation at NYCC 2011 is now gone, replaced with joy and anticipation. Max Payne has returned in a big way and fans of the series have much to look forward to. Continue reading “PAX East 2012: Max Payne 3” »
2K Games outdid themselves at PAX East 2012, preparing not only an awesome preview of their upcoming Spec Ops: The Line, but also a playable build of one of this year’s most anticipated titles, Borderlands 2. We were able to go hands-on with a demo of Gearbox’s soon-to-be-blockbuster and can tell you that it’s already shaping up to be one hell of a shooter — employing all the stylish flair and fast-paced action that made its predecessor so memorable while refining nearly every aspect of the first game’s winning formula.
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The sight of droves of PAX East attendees carrying around inflatable tomahawks could only mean one thing– Assassin’s Creed III had arrived. Ubisoft had an enormous black booth set up for the game with nothing on the outside but the crest of the Assassin Order and the roman numerals “III”. Inside the booth was a gameplay video that showed off many new aspects of the title that players can look forward to. Even though it’s still a work in progress, the gameplay looked incredibly polished and it seems like Ubisoft Montreal are making some serious changes for the better.
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Playmates is being very bold with their ambitious relaunch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the new toy line, being released later this year to support the new Nickelodeon cartoon series, is promising to be a fresh and cool new take on our favorite heroes on the half shell. We had the chance to get an up-close look at Donatello and Michaelangelo from the new line… keep reading for a sneak peek at these rad new figures!
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Kotobukiya has released some new images and a release date for their upcoming Dark Knight Returns statue. Based on the artwork of Frank Miller and adapted directly from the final fight scene between Batman and The Joker, this statue is hands-down the finest interpretation I have ever seen of Miller’s iconic style. Get all the details on Kotobukiya’s latest ART-FX statue, plus lots of great photos– read on!
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