4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh! December 2016 Sweepstakes

December 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Konami | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! December 2016 Sweepstakes banner from YUGIOH.com

One last super sweepstakes to close out 2016! 4K Media (Konami) today launched the Yu-Gi-Oh! December Sweepstakes, offering one lucky fan the chance to bring home the following prizes:

  • A Dark Magician Girl figure from Kotobukiya’s Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Ani Statue line
  • Five Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Destiny Soldiers booster packs
  • Five Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Invasion: Vengeance booster packs
  • Three Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Invasion: Vengeance Special Edition boxes

This sweepstakes’ entry period begins today and runs through January 3, 2017. All U.S. residents ages 6 and up are eligible to enter and win. As usual, check the official rules for more details.

Kotobukiya Lists Atem Figure

October 18, 2016 at 5:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 1 Comment
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Kotobukiya's completed ArtFX J Atem figure

Today, Kotobukiya revealed its Atem figure in its fully colored, finished glory! Standing at roughly 9.5 inches tall, the 1/7th scale ArtFX J Atem figure is scheduled for a March 2017 release. Customers who pre-order directly from Kotobukiya for 9,000 yen (about $87) will also receive a 1/1 scale cartouche with the pharaoh’s name written in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Look at those shapely arms and legs! His cape is removable too.

Kotobukiya’s plan for an Atem figure was unveiled to the U.S. market at Anime Expo in July earlier this year. The prototype sculpt then debuted at WonFes in Japan later that month.

Update: Kotobukiya’s English-language pre-order page is now up. The price is $89.99.

(News from the official Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! anime Twitter @yugioh_anime)

Kotobukiya Atem Figure to be Unveiled at Wonder Festival 2016 [Summer]

July 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Wonder Festival 2016 Summer banner

The prototype for Kotobukiya’s highly anticipated ArtFX J Atem figure will be unveiled at the Wonder Festival 2016 [Summer] event this Sunday, July 24! This announcement comes today from Kotobukiya’s @es_series, who teased the release with a tiny image of Atem’s chiseled shoulder and arm.

Kotobukiya revealed at Anime Expo earlier this month that it has the license to sell Atem and many of its other Yu-Gi-Oh! figures directly in the U.S. Atem is slated for a release in 2017.

Wonder Festival (or Wonfes for short) is the world’s largest event dedicated to garage kits and figures. Held every summer and winter in Chiba, Japan, Wonfes attracts over 50,000 attendees and almost 2,000 professional and amateur exhibitors for a day filled with stellar 3D models and toys. Be on the lookout for pics! #wf2016s

Update (July 24): The images are in and, I must say, Atem’s pose looks even better than the one in the illustration Kotobukiya shared at Anime Expo.

Kotobukiya ArtFX Atem prototype image 1
Photo by @akita_y48

Kotobukiya ArtFX Atem prototype image 2
Photo by @amiamihobbynews

Kotobukiya ArtFX Atem prototype face close-up
Photo by @kotobukiyas

The 1/7th scale figure stands about 240 mm (9.4 inches) tall. Its price and exact release date are still to be determined.

Kotobukiya Yu-Gi-Oh! Figures Coming Soon

July 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Illustration of Kotobukiya's upcoming Atem figure
Photo from Kotobukiya

Some of Kotobukiya’s most popular 1/7th scale Yu-Gi-Oh! figures are finally making their way to the West. The Tokyo-based figure and model kit manufacturer today posted photos of several of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! figures that it is highlighting at its booth at Anime Expo.

The full line of upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! figures, their suggested retail prices, and availability dates provided by Kotobukiya are as follows. I’ve provided links to their original Japanese releases listed on the company’s website.

From the ArtFX J line:

From the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie line:

Some of these figures are no longer being produced in Japan, so it is an absolute thrill to see them get remade for English-speaking fans.

Related:
Good Smile Company Brings Yu-Gi-Oh! Figures to the West

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