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Title: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on February 18, 2018, 12:58:50 PM
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/02/17/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-goes-full-moe-in-new-kotobukiya-bishoujo-statue-line

Anime styled statues! They should be really high quality...

If only EQG could be so cute ~
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Post by: Archer on February 18, 2018, 01:05:55 PM
I am so excited for these :D
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Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2018, 02:31:25 PM
I kind of like the style of the statue. I'm not so keen on figures so I will pass on this stuff, especially as it's mane 6, though I guess if Sunset Shimmer happened I might change my mind.

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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 18, 2018, 02:54:32 PM
That's some cute art! I'll definitely save up money for this and preorder it when it's available for preorder, I've never bought an anime figure like this before even though there's been ones I've really wanted (Show By Rock and Miku ones, mostly) but never got because these figures are so pricey, but I'll definitely be able to go through with saving up for an MLP one since it's my main collection!
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 18, 2018, 03:06:58 PM
No just no.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 18, 2018, 03:27:29 PM
I'm looking at Kotobukiya's site right now looking at their current Bishoujo figures, and the prices aren't as much as the anime figures I usually see! They average around $60 to $90 depending on the figure, while most I've been interested in before and passed up on were over $100.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on February 18, 2018, 03:36:00 PM
No just no.

Why the negativity?  :/

Even if you don't like it, it's pretty neat to see the brand reach out in different ways.
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Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 18, 2018, 03:42:20 PM
Not my cup of tea, but cute!
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Post by: SaraMari on February 18, 2018, 03:52:56 PM
I feel like a lot of bronies came to FiM because of the anime like aesthetic, so this seems like a really smart business move.

I'm a little conflicted, in our house we collect anime girl figures. But I kinda wanna keep mlp and anime separate, but at the same time it's cute and I would like in our collection? Maybe I can use it to tie the collections together lol
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Post by: Bekuno on February 18, 2018, 06:07:52 PM
I'm honestly super excited for these, especially if  they make Sunset Shimmer!
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Post by: Carrehz on February 18, 2018, 10:56:30 PM
Hahahaha oh my god. These look so ridiculous and I love them already. If the figure's as cute as the art then I admit I'll probably have to pick up Pinkie, if just for the silliness of it all XD
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Post by: Zapper on February 19, 2018, 01:12:37 AM
As long as they don't make them sexy. I'd hate to see that Pinkie with her panties halfway exposed for extra "cuteness".
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Post by: Saber-Toothed Crow on February 19, 2018, 02:34:22 AM
The artwork looks cute and fun, I'll be curious to see the final product!
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Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on February 19, 2018, 03:15:06 AM
As I said on the FB post about this, I will have to wait to see the figures myself. This is until I move out I cannot get anything like this for a while XD
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Flitter on February 19, 2018, 03:27:32 AM
The art looks adorable. I wish they'd have natural skintones but it looks like they are like EqG and keeping the pony coat color as skintone. I really like Kotobukiya and have collected figures from them in the past. I've since given up that collection though and don't know if I'd start again for MLP. Still, I'm interested to see how they will look.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 19, 2018, 04:27:32 AM
The art looks adorable. I wish they'd have natural skintones but it looks like they are like EqG and keeping the pony coat color as skintone. I really like Kotobukiya and have collected figures from them in the past. I've since given up that collection though and don't know if I'd start again for MLP. Still, I'm interested to see how they will look.

How long does it usually take Kotobukiya's figures to go from the announcement stage to revealing the sculpt, etc? I wanna know about how long I have to save up money for this!
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Post by: CrystalSnowflake on February 19, 2018, 04:29:43 AM
They should have started here with the EQG. If the dolls with brushable hair had this style they would have made a killing IMO.
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Post by: otocolobus_manul on February 19, 2018, 04:52:53 AM
The art looks adorable. I wish they'd have natural skintones but it looks like they are like EqG and keeping the pony coat color as skintone. I really like Kotobukiya and have collected figures from them in the past. I've since given up that collection though and don't know if I'd start again for MLP. Still, I'm interested to see how they will look.

I actually really hope they keep the EqG skin tones, because I have no doubt that if they chose natural ones they'd make all characters have the same skintone (read: pale).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Flitter on February 19, 2018, 05:39:40 AM

How long does it usually take Kotobukiya's figures to go from the announcement stage to revealing the sculpt, etc? I wanna know about how long I have to save up money for this!

I think it can vary depending on the IP but as she's not even listed on the website yet I'd guess to probably see prototypes around summer/comic-con time and a release not until late in the year, maybe Nov./Dec?


I actually really hope they keep the EqG skin tones, because I have no doubt that if they chose natural ones they'd make all characters have the same skintone (read: pale).
I'd love to see them in a variety of tones but unnatural/fantasy colors always put me off from dolls somehow, not just EqG but other dolls I collected too like BJD and EAH. I get an "uncanny valley" feel from them that takes away from their cuteness for me. Pinkie Pie definitely looks pink in that image so I expect the others to match their pony colors too.

Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on February 19, 2018, 12:20:23 PM
The art looks adorable. I wish they'd have natural skintones but it looks like they are like EqG and keeping the pony coat color as skintone. I really like Kotobukiya and have collected figures from them in the past. I've since given up that collection though and don't know if I'd start again for MLP. Still, I'm interested to see how they will look.

Actually.
I think they might have normal skin tone. I'm really hoping.

To me, I think she just has a pink color skin tone, but not intended to be pink. Her "ear" headband is the same color as the pony, but her skin (like her leg) is not like the pony. At least, that's what I'm hoping for-- a human cosplaying would be better than EQG-ish.
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Post by: Carrehz on February 19, 2018, 03:53:27 PM
I hope they keep the unnatural skin colours.. the thing I like about EQG is that they're *not* humans. Anthro ponies/weirdly coloured humans are more interesting to me :p

As long as they don't make them sexy. I'd hate to see that Pinkie with her panties halfway exposed for extra "cuteness".

Also this. I mean, I don't mind fanservice in and of itself, but this isn't the place for it, lol.
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Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on February 19, 2018, 04:02:56 PM
The thing with the skin tones is that well everyone has a different opinion on what character would fit what ethnicity. So keep the unnatural tones so fans can still have their own personal ideas of what natural tone they see them in ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Carrehz on February 19, 2018, 04:25:17 PM
The thing with the skin tones is that well everyone has a different opinion on what character would fit what ethnicity. So keep the unnatural tones so fans can still have their own personal ideas of what natural tone they see them in ;)

yesss, this too. I love seeing everyone's different interpretations, I'd hate it for there to be an "official" answer. (Not to mention all the silly drama it would cause, lol)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on February 19, 2018, 05:19:12 PM
I love seeing everyone's different interpretations, I'd hate it for there to be an "official" answer. (Not to mention all the silly drama it would cause, lol)

I also love seeing different interpretations-- even if it's not what I'm rooting for. The more variety of things, the better.

But there always seems to be drama, no matter what happens...
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 19, 2018, 10:42:33 PM
Neat idea, but no way am I gonna have the money for these at all.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Flitter on July 18, 2018, 11:35:04 PM
Expecting a reveal of the Pinkie figure as SDCC preview night is tonight and Kotobukiya is releasing posters at their booth. This is the only thing I'm really excited to see this year from the con.

Here is an announcement about the posters:
https://sdccblog.com/2018/06/kotobukiya-san-diego-comic-con-2018-exclusives/

I'm very intrigued given how the designs are listed that there may be 2 more figures revealed in illustration form
Quote
Day 1 (7/19): BISHOUJO A (Pinkie Pie) & BISHOUJO B
Day 2 (7/20): BISHOUJO C & Group Illustration
Day 3 (7/21): BISHOUJO A (Pinkie Pie) & BISHOUJO B
Day 4 (7/22): BISHOUJO C & Group Illustration
If Pinkie is 'A', I presume Twilight who was teased before (https://twitter.com/figsoku/status/977876784799563776) is 'B', I wonder who 'C' is? (guess would be RD given how the anything G4 is generally released)

update:


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Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 19, 2018, 03:37:46 AM
Fluttershy! She looks so cute! Can't say I was expecting her to be the next one.
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Post by: banditpony on July 19, 2018, 11:02:33 AM
Aww
:) I forgot about these. I still like them
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Post by: Tulips on July 20, 2018, 02:54:48 AM
Neat, I was wondering when we'd hear more about these. I don't know if I'll be able to aquire any when they release, but I'm interested in trying.
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Post by: Zapper on July 21, 2018, 11:58:41 AM
The human figures are cute but I am in the camp that would have liked more than one skin tone. Remember when EqG got flack for being pastel shades and not the pony colors? Now three of them are already pale pink or pale beige. It just looks a little off to me. Like cosplayers, but maybe that was the intention?

The pony figures on the other hand look super creepy. It just shows off how freaky G4 proportions are compared to the style of the human figures.
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Post by: Carrehz on July 22, 2018, 01:57:54 PM
I'm sooo excited for these!! I dunno how many I'll get but I *need* Pinkie. Fluttershy is surprisingly cute too, I didn't expect her already! Would've expected RD before Flutters.. not that I'm complaining :B I wonder how many they'll make?

I agree that the pony-Pinkie looks pretty 'off', though, especially her tail. Maybe pony!Twilight and Fluttershy'll look better?
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Post by: aintnobuffalo on July 24, 2018, 03:10:13 AM
Super exciting! I can't wait to hear and see more!
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 25, 2018, 12:43:42 AM
These are cute and have nice detail however I'm not sure why I'm not interested; like say if they did a statue like this of the Last Unicorn figure with her in human form and unicorn form...I'd totally be all over that. But I don't see myself buying these or collecting them.

On some level MLP seems to have been stretched so thin now-a-days that it doesn't quite feel like MLP anymore. I'm not really familiar with this company/brand making the statues, so it even feels a little displaced to me or not even MLP so maybe that's why I don't really have any interest in collecting all things Generation 4 related.
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Post by: banditpony on July 25, 2018, 12:53:16 AM
These are cute and have nice detail however I'm not sure why I'm not interested; like say if they did a statue like this of the Last Unicorn figure with her in human form and unicorn form...I'd totally be all over that. But I don't see myself buying these or collecting them.

On some level MLP seems to have been stretched so thin now-a-days that it doesn't quite feel like MLP anymore. I'm not really familiar with this company/brand making the statues, so it even feels a little displaced to me or not even MLP so maybe that's why I don't really have any interest in collecting all things Generation 4 related.

A Kotobukiya lady amalthea/last unicorn sculpt would be beyond amazing.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Tulips on July 25, 2018, 02:11:22 AM
Does anyone have advice about the best place to purchase/pre-order these when they become available? I'm thinking AmiAmi, but I've never bought Kotobukiya so I don't know if there's a go-to online store for international fans. Cheers ^.^
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Post by: Flitter on July 25, 2018, 02:33:39 AM
Tulips, if I remember correctly, when I was collecting Kotobukiya in the past I was getting them from Entertainment Earth. BigBadToyStore I think may be an option too as well as of course AmiAmi.

Advice to anyone planning on buying these figures too, Kotobukiya fakes are very prolific. Please be careful of who you are buying from once they come out!
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 25, 2018, 03:33:08 AM
Does anyone have advice about the best place to purchase/pre-order these when they become available? I'm thinking AmiAmi, but I've never bought Kotobukiya so I don't know if there's a go-to online store for international fans. Cheers ^.^
Tulips, if I remember correctly, when I was collecting Kotobukiya in the past I was getting them from Entertainment Earth. BigBadToyStore I think may be an option too as well as of course AmiAmi.

Advice to anyone planning on buying these figures too, Kotobukiya fakes are very prolific. Please be careful of who you are buying from once they come out!

It seems you can also get figures on their official site here (https://www.kotous.com/)! I'll probably end up getting them from their site.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on July 25, 2018, 06:29:35 AM
Oh those figures look so awesome! I’d hate to end up with some kind of knockoff, so I’m glad one can order from the website. Wonder what other figures they will make? Can we get a human starlight or trixie? Please?
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Post by: Tulips on July 25, 2018, 09:03:05 AM
Good to know, thanks for the tips of places to buy. ^.^

In regards to which characters would be awesome to see... I would be disappointed if they didn't have the entire main six. I would love a Celestia and a Luna would be cool too. My only concern is my bank account lol, and whether I should be selective or 'collect them all' - I lean towards selective when an entire set of main characters is unlikely. Nothing bugs me more than completing an offcial set that I feel is incomplete.  :huh:
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Post by: Flitter on October 10, 2018, 01:44:46 AM
Painted Pinkie Pie. Pre-orders starting "soon" according to Kotobukiya.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on October 10, 2018, 01:50:33 AM
I'm super excited to preorder her! I'm going to try to do it as soon as possible. I hope they announce a price before it goes up... but judging from the prices from most of their other Bishoujo figures, they don't seem too terribly pricey compared to some other anime figures.
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on October 11, 2018, 04:07:04 PM
I just saw something on facebook that this statue will be $105.00.

 I looked at the website and it looks like it's around 9" inches??

http://shop.kotobukiya.co.jp/shop/g/g4934054903900/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=181011 (http://shop.kotobukiya.co.jp/shop/g/g4934054903900/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=181011)

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Post by: banditpony on October 11, 2018, 04:24:32 PM
Aw. I love the girl, she's quite tempting.

I'm not too keen on pinkie tho (more so because I hate pink ponies)

Also amiami has it for preorder for 9,970JPY

https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-043152
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on October 11, 2018, 05:04:42 PM
Aw. I love the girl, she's quite tempting.

I'm not too keen on pinkie tho (more so because I hate pink ponies)

Also amiami has it for preorder for 9,970JPY

https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-043152


That's around $88 and some change. Not sure what shipping would put it.
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Post by: Zapper on October 11, 2018, 07:40:44 PM
Did they announce the other three yet? I'd be shocked if they skipped Rarity. She is the palest :lookround:
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Post by: Tulips on October 11, 2018, 08:02:32 PM
I already pre-ordered from AmiAmi, I hope they make a full set but my wallet does not lol.
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 11, 2018, 08:12:34 PM
Too bad they're $100. This is why I collect ponies-I have a habit of getting too many at once, so it's best that I refrain from the more expensive collectables.
She does look very well made and the price seems fairly reasonable for her, I'd love to see the designs of the rest of the cast if they keep this up. I'd expect Applejack just because I remember her being the most popular in Japan, although it seems like they have the international market in mind.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on October 11, 2018, 08:23:29 PM
Just pre-ordered her! Just so you guys know, Amiami doesn't charge until they actually have the item in stock, so make sure if you pre-order her that you've got enough money when she comes out in May!
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Post by: Flitter on October 11, 2018, 09:16:23 PM
Did they announce the other three yet? I'd be shocked if they skipped Rarity. She is the palest :lookround:
Apparently, Rarity is next after Twi. & Flutters.
https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1049356132156940288
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Post by: Zapper on October 12, 2018, 01:02:33 PM
Did they announce the other three yet? I'd be shocked if they skipped Rarity. She is the palest :lookround:
Apparently, Rarity is next after Twi. & Flutters.
https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_EN/status/1049356132156940288

I might be interested in her depending on the outfit. I must admit, I am thrown off by the pony statues. Pinkie looks like Piggie.
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Post by: Carrehz on October 12, 2018, 02:13:59 PM
Hmm, I preferred the pinker skin tone they used in the original art, but she's still very very cute. I'll definitely get her at some point ^^
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Post by: brighteyes on October 13, 2018, 01:48:34 AM
Wow the quality on these looks amazing. I couldn't help but pre-order as well. I hope they at least get to Fluttershy.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on October 13, 2018, 02:26:57 AM
Wow the quality on these looks amazing. I couldn't help but pre-order as well. I hope they at least get to Fluttershy.

Twilight and Fluttershy are up next!

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

And they recently said in a reply to someone else's tweet on Twitter that Rarity is next after Twilight and Fluttershy, though they've yet to reveal her artwork.
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Post by: Flitter on October 13, 2018, 05:18:28 AM
I'd expect Rarity's outfit to be based on this ver. Equestria Girls' outfit since the other 3 are.
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Post by: hilamb on October 13, 2018, 05:26:55 AM
I think they look cute, but really want to see Rarity. :D
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Post by: Zapper on October 13, 2018, 08:42:14 AM
I'd expect Rarity's outfit to be based on this ver. Equestria Girls' outfit since the other 3 are.
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Oh.
Well, then I'm saving money :lol:

I would love to finally see her in one of her dresses from the FiM show. Her EqG style is not as fashionable, ironically.

I hope that they will make the others eventually. I am kind of sad we didn't get these back when Rainbow Rocks was out. Would have loved to see them all glammed up with their instruments + the Sirens.
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Post by: brighteyes on October 13, 2018, 01:13:02 PM
OMG :lovey: my poor wallet. If they release all of them imagine what a great display they'd make together. But ohhh at $100 each that would be painful. We're getting into Punzie territory

Wow the quality on these looks amazing. I couldn't help but pre-order as well. I hope they at least get to Fluttershy.

Twilight and Fluttershy are up next!

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

And they recently said in a reply to someone else's tweet on Twitter that Rarity is next after Twilight and Fluttershy, though they've yet to reveal her artwork.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Zapper on October 13, 2018, 04:01:23 PM
I wish the Integrity M6 would have been not as limited because they were about the same price + they were dolls which is always a plus for me.

Someone please tell me where to get these knockoffs somebody mentioned  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on October 13, 2018, 05:05:56 PM
I wish the Integrity M6 would have been not as limited because they were about the same price + they were dolls which is always a plus for me.

Someone please tell me where to get these knockoffs somebody mentioned  :biggrin:
Not exactly aimed at you, but this sort of thing always rubs me the wrong way. Here is a company who is amazing at sculpting, and has a reputation for higher quality anime figures... and then people just want a cheap version. Which then in the end hurts the company.

I'm sure there will be enough fakes on ebay from China. :/

Anyway.
She is $89.99 at big bad toystore ($4 flat rate shipping). I assume maybe this would avoid international shipping for US folks? https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/81795

Although I'm not sure how reliable that store is with preorders? If anyone wants to chime in...
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 13, 2018, 05:52:15 PM
Yuck.  -_-
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Post by: Zapper on October 13, 2018, 06:10:33 PM
I wish the Integrity M6 would have been not as limited because they were about the same price + they were dolls which is always a plus for me.

Someone please tell me where to get these knockoffs somebody mentioned  :biggrin:
Not exactly aimed at you, but this sort of thing always rubs me the wrong way. Here is a company who is amazing at sculpting, and has a reputation for higher quality anime figures... and then people just want a cheap version. Which then in the end hurts the company.

I'm sure there will be enough fakes on ebay from China. :/

You definitely aimed that at me. You just said "people" instead of "you". But that's ok.

I don't really care if I support a bootleg from a company like Kotobukiya, Hasbro, Mattel etc. I'm honest about that. It's not the same for me as buying Aliexpress mugs and shirts with stolen artwork from freelance artists or such.

Also, I actually hate some of Kotobukiya's figures.
So I have no company attachment, either.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on October 13, 2018, 06:41:53 PM
Just editing my post.

I'm sorry you thought my comment was about you. My comment was spurred by your statement. It's more about my frustration from earlier today on ebay (which I think is off topic for the thread). It wasn't about you. Please don't tell me otherwise. :( As I said, I'm sure there will be fakes on ebay. 

I will say, as someone who works with freelance artists... the artists who work for corporations and who freelance for corporations do deserve their share of money too.
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Post by: Minty_Magic on October 13, 2018, 10:59:31 PM
I have such mixed feelings about these. Like, they’re undeniably beautifully sculpted and detailed, but at the same time they’re just not that exciting to me. To be fair im not much of a fan of human ponies I guess. I kinda wish the figure had the more pinkish skin tone the concept art had
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Post by: Zapper on October 14, 2018, 09:27:26 AM
I will say, as someone who works with freelance artists... the artists who work for corporations and who freelance for corporations do deserve their share of money too.

China shops have stolen my personal art multiple times, which hurt my pocket.
I have been also a freelancer myself, registered and all and paying taxes, working with local companies (funny enough they often ask you to copy someone elses work within the limits of copyright).
So I know that artists don't get paid per sold item, they only get paid once. And the company keeps our artwork and the copyrights.

Someone stealing my private art makes me lose money, someone bootlegging off of the company doesn't hurt me because I don't own the rights to my work anymore.
Finally, bootleggers have families to feed, too. A lot of bootleggers are factory workers who don't care what they produce as long as it results in pay.

I'm sorry that bootleg talk annoys you, but not all of us can or want to pay full price for a luxury item (MLP are luxury items as well). And it's not forbidden per the Arena rules to talk about fakies. I see people here have no issue with MLP bootlegs :shrug:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on October 14, 2018, 12:45:22 PM
I'm sorry that bootleg talk annoys you, but not all of us can or want to pay full price for a luxury item (MLP are luxury items as well). And it's not forbidden per the Arena rules to talk about fakies. I see people here have no issue with MLP bootlegs :shrug:
No it isn't. But I'm allowed to talk about how it makes me feel.

I'm mostly replying to make a correction to your statement.
Some artists get paid per job. Some artists gets royalties. Some artists get paid a contract per year. Some artists sign off rights in perpetuity. Some license every so x amount of years. And beyond time, there is also product categories and territories. Depends on the job.

I want companies to make money to support it's employees. Especially when it's a smaller company (Kotobukiya has only 200 people). But also big ones. I don't like your art being stolen no matter who owns the rights. We don't see eye to eye on it. That's fine.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Flitter on October 15, 2018, 04:50:28 AM
I hope that they will make the others eventually.
Someone please tell me where to get these knockoffs somebody mentioned  :biggrin:
:cloud: I'm sure you realize these 2 statements don't go well together. I don't know if there is anything I can say to discourage you, or anyone else, from buying bootlegs but would like to say there is a reason these figures take so long in production and cost what they do. Every Kotobukiya figure I've owned and seen in the past was really nice! I really love seeing cool collectibles like this and hope that us fans will support Kotobukiya.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 15, 2018, 04:16:24 PM
Way too expensive for me, and eh the art does not appeal to me at all.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 15, 2018, 05:26:56 PM
I hope that they will make the others eventually.
Someone please tell me where to get these knockoffs somebody mentioned  :biggrin:
:cloud: I'm sure you realize these 2 statements don't go well together. I don't know if there is anything I can say to discourage you, or anyone else, from buying bootlegs but would like to say there is a reason these figures take so long in production and cost what they do. Every Kotobukiya figure I've owned and seen in the past was really nice! I really love seeing cool collectibles like this and hope that us fans will support Kotobukiya.

Why try to convince anyone at all? If they want a knock-off or a bootleg its none of anyone's nevermind.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Flitter on October 16, 2018, 05:11:41 AM

Why try to convince anyone at all? If they want a knock-off or a bootleg its none of anyone's nevermind.
:what: I would like to see more characters made. Recasting someone else's product and profiting off it is sleazy and if collectors/fans choose the fake over the legitimate item it hurts the chance getting more of that type of item.

 
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Eighties_Otaku on October 16, 2018, 06:15:46 AM
I'm also a figure collector so I'm excited to see these. I used to make anime humans of the ponies 15 years ago lol. Kotobukiya is a good company that does great quality. This is actually priced on the lower end of a good quality scale figure. Some sites sell for cheaper too and sometimes figures go on sale. Or you can even look at getting this second hand in the future, the gamble is sometimes they go up in price.

On bootlegs, they are a horrible creation that look cheap and disgusting. The quality on them is pretty gross and any collector wouldn't want that.  It;s a true waste of money unless you want to customize them or something.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Zapper on October 22, 2018, 01:40:38 PM
I hope that they will make the others eventually.
Someone please tell me where to get these knockoffs somebody mentioned  :biggrin:
:cloud: I'm sure you realize these 2 statements don't go well together.

Why not?
I have an interest in the character designs and for the fans I hope they make the full set. I have no ill will towards you.

BUT as I am not a fan myself I cheekily asked to see where bootlegs can be found. Because I have no personal investment apart from seeing the figures.

I hope all of you will be able to buy each and every one of those figures. Just stop assuming I am a Kotobukiyah fan. I already said it here before, I even dislike some of their products.

I want companies to make money to support it's employees.

Good. But like I said, bootleggers are workers, too.

There is no shame in admitting you want EqG figures by your fave company. Just don't turn it into a moral guilt trip.

The reason we don't see eye to eye on this is because you implied that people who have an interest in fakies have no interest in supporting  artists... then it turned into designers with royalty contracts... now it's all employees.

I save money to buy OOAK artwork and handmade clothing. I directly support products whose creators receive 100% of the proceedings.
A company of 200 is already huge to me. Why do these people deserve my money more than artist XY who I personally know needs to pay her rent this month.
And if I buy a bootleg I support a worker, too.
See what I mean?

Did you ever buy MLP items from H&M or Primark? I hope you know about what the fast fashion industry is doing to people.
And the toy industry in general. Plastic is destroying our planet.
Moralizing about luxury items becomes impossible at a certain point.

I'll wait for the Rarity design reveal now ;)
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on October 22, 2018, 01:46:56 PM
The reason we don't see eye to eye on this is because you implied that people who have an interest in fakies have no interest in supporting  artists... then it turned into designers with royalty contracts... now it's all employees.

Huh? I feel like you misunderstood what I said. I was not trying to imply that. I'd explain my replies but I'm not trying to argue. I can't speak for anyone but myself!

What I said about CONTRACTS, was to make sure other's don't believe that when freelance artists do artwork they always sign all rights away. It's off topic and wasn't necessarily related to bootlegs... nor the topic of this thread.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Flitter on February 10, 2019, 02:43:29 AM
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Pre-orders for Twilight start 14 Feb. according to EQD (but I don't see a source for that).
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 10, 2019, 03:24:08 AM
They may get me to bite with that Rainbow Dash humanization, but I'm pretty underwhelmed by the rest of them. Why is Applejack wearing a skirt. I don't know why I love RD's hair in a ponytail but that part's great.
That Twilight pony looks DARLING though I'd love to have her released separately.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 10, 2019, 04:30:19 AM
Great to see images for Rarity, Rainbow, and Applejack! Anything on when Twi's estimated to be released? I'll preorder her as soon as it's up but it'd be nice to know when I'll have to actually make sure to have the money for her in my checking account, haha.
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Post by: Carrehz on February 10, 2019, 02:31:11 PM
Oooh, nice to see they're making all six. AJ and Dash look pretty good, I'm excited to see the figures. (The others are nice too! They just don't 'grab' me like those two do)

I wonder if they'll have any new figure prototypes at NY Toy Fair..  :think:
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: banditpony on February 10, 2019, 05:16:57 PM
love love love :heart:

I'm not sure I have room to expand my collections.. but I have time to think about it.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Kiwi on February 10, 2019, 08:06:37 PM
We were definitely getting 1 or 2, now that they've announced all 6 and we like most....yup, gotta get them all! Gonna pre-order Pinkie and Twilight next week (I know Pinkie is up already, but since it's only a few days, may as well do both together).
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Einhornbaby on February 10, 2019, 09:32:35 PM
mhmh yes I kinda like them :) I doubt that I will buy any but they look pretty nice!
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on February 11, 2019, 05:11:47 AM
     I absolutely love the pinkie and twilight they’ve already made, and I love the artwork for the other four! I don’t think I could buy them all, and I don’t have the display space. But they look wonderful, and I would love to have the set if I could.
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Post by: Eighties_Otaku on February 19, 2019, 12:52:45 AM
I think they all have great designs!  Also Twilight is now up for preorder now on ami ami and probably other figure sites.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 16, 2019, 02:54:56 AM
Fluttershy's prototype images have come out!

http://en.kotobukiya.co.jp/kotoblog/my-little-pony-bishoujo-fluttershy/

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I'll post preorder pages when I can find them. AmiAmi doesn't have it yet.

edit - Here's the AmiAmi page to preorder her! Gonna place my preorder now!

https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-050683

She releases in December.
Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Taxel on July 16, 2019, 05:57:33 AM
Fluttershy looks... uncomfortable to me. I really don't like the pose, but I get why they chose it. It'll certainly sell.

I just saw the art of all 6 on the last page for the first time and I love Dash & AJ! I'll definitely pick them both up if they make it to production being that adorable. Its been years since I cared about anything FiM/G4 but I've still got a soft spot for those two.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 18, 2019, 10:01:08 PM
Rarity's unpainted sculpt has been revealed.

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Title: Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kotobukiya statues!
Post by: Carrehz on July 19, 2019, 02:14:09 PM
aww, Fluttershy is cuuuute! And I like Rarity's pose, very nice.

Man, my local(ish) comic shop got Pinkie in and it's killing me that I can't afford her atm. @_@ She's super beautiful in person, aaaaa.
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Post by: Jorgito93 on July 19, 2019, 10:31:30 PM
I want this fluttershy so much, she's adorable