Now that I’ve introduced the first two characters to join our new X-Men line inspired by the ‘90s animation, it’s time to introduce the next pair!
ARTFX+ Cyclops & Beast Two Pack
Available August 2018/ ￥8,400 (plus tax)
The X-Men series has garnered a lot of attention recently due to success Fox’s television series The Gifted and the upcoming New Mutants film. Now, Kotobukiya presents a line of highly collectible ARTFX+ figures inspired by the golden age of the X-Men series! These retro-style figures feature characters from the 90s X-Men Blue and Gold Teams.
This X-Men line takes full advantage of the ARTFX+ line’s collectible nature, bringing you two statues for the price of one! This time’s two pack features the leader of the Blue Team—who has appeared in countless comics, animations, and even video games—Cyclops in his classic blue and yellow costume, and the brains of the blue team, Beast, complete with removable glasses. The statues were crafted with the utmost attention to detail, and their bold and simplistic paint design make them look as if they’ve jumped straight out of an animation cel for the ‘90s X-Men animated series. The perfect combination of ‘90s nostalgia and expert craftsmanship, Kotobukiya’s classic X-Men series is one you won’t want to miss!
Cyclops, the charismatic leader of the Blue Team.
Our original concept for Beast had him in a more aggressive posing, crouched down like he was ready to attack at any moment. But we decided to re-evaluate our vision for the character, and decided to change to this pose that shows off his intelligence and humour. And of course we wouldn’t forget his distinctive bushy eyebrows!
We added highlights to his eyes–an element we almost never use in the ARTFX lines–in order to give them a lively, comical appearance.
We also decided to include his round glasses as a bonus part since they go along so well with this posing!
Maybe some of the more vigilant fans noticed the glasses in the group shot that was uploaded on the product page for Wolverine & Jubilee on 2/15.
Here’s a picture of the package. Are designers are working hard to perfect their skills to recreate vintage-looking packaging. We’re excited to get this out to everyone!
Naturally, Beast & Cyclops look great posed together.
But, if you combine them with the ARTFX+ Wolverine & Jubilee Two Pack (Available July 2018), you can recreate battle scenes from X-Men: Children of the Atom. Beast does not appear in the game, but he would be a great X-Fight commentator.
Finally, here’s an updated group shot!
Keep your eyes on this series as it continues to grow!
*Products pictured are prototypes pending licensor approval. Final product may vary.
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