#AquaMonday Episode 016 – @KotoUS #SuperPowers ARTFX+ #Aquaman Statue
January 16, 2017

This week on AquaMonday we take a look at one of Kotobukiya’s latest offerings- the next in their line of 1:10th scale DC Comics ARTFX+ statues that pay tribute to the vintage Kenner Super Powers action figure.   Fortunately for me there’s an Aquaman in the first wave!

Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking DC Comics Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue series brings you brand new non-articulated comic book characters based on vintage 1980’s Super Powers action figure sculpts enlarged to 1/10th scale. Joining previously released Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman, and Robin is the king of the seven seas: AQUAMAN! Retro is in and you can celebrate the great action figures of yesteryear with this vintage-inspired half-human/half-Atlantean Justice Leaguer resembling a classic five points-of-articulation toy. An all new sculpt updates the classic style yet retains the nostalgic feel, and collectors will immediately recognize the inspiration for this look. Aquaman surveys the world above and below the waves for trouble, and his iconic costume is in full effect with its scalloped orange shirt, green gloves and lower-body suit (with fins), black trunks, and yellow belt. The blonde amphibious hero smiles confidently, and you can display him with his trademark golden trident in either of two poses! Sculpted by Naoya Muto, Aquaman Classic Costume ARTFX+ stands over 7 ½ inches tall (1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base with perfect stability. Display him alone or collect all of the DC Comics Classic Costume Statues like Superman, Batman, and the Flash!

Available at the official KotoUS website, BigBadToyStore.com, Amazon.com and EntertainmentEarth.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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