Toy Fair 2011: Gambit & Elektra by Shunya Yamashita
Wonder Woman by Shunya Yamashita
Bishoujo Illustrations: Catwoman by Shunya Yamashita
Check out a new sketch of Archangel, which will be added to the line of
X-Force Fine Art Statues sometime next year!
X-Men Danger Room Sessions Colossus Fine Art Statue BY Kotobukiya
Available May, 2011 SRP: $249.99 More information will be posted at Kotous.com soon.
Also check out 5 other images at our
Behind the Scenes: Concept art for our upcoming Gambit Fine Art Statue
Kotobukiya Nominated As a Finalist For 7th Annual Premier Asian
One Coin Mini Figures
Japanese import! Toaru Majutsu No Index is
an ongoing manga/anime property about
students in Academy City that combines
different magical traditions with advanced
science. Planned by Arima Keitarou,
Kotobukiya is proud to present exclusive
trading figures of “Figure Animax Otome Gumi
Vol. 37” from ASCII Media Works. Now
available in an exclusive SD/Chibi style are
the Toaru Majutsu No Index ~ Misaka Mori One
Coin Mini Figures, based on the popular
Misaka Mori and her tale in the spinoff
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun! The figures in this
set include:• Misaka Mikoto •
Accelerator • Last Order • 9 Sisters
Upcoming Series of Ani*Statue
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! From the smash
hit anime series Bakemonogatari comes the third in a series of Ani*Statues,
the basketball playing Kanbaru Suruga!
Check out some shots from Kotobukiya at the Collectors Panel and also
the Kotobukiya booth:
Marvel Dark Phoenix Bishoujo Statue In Hand Images
Marvel Comics Emma Frost Bishoujo Statue
Star Wars Darth Maul ARTFX Statue
SDCC 10: Koto Booth Images - Click Images for the Full Gallery from our
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X-Men Danger Room Sessions Psylocke Fine Art Statue
Kotobukiya Collection Added Dead Pool Fine Art Statue UPDATED IMAGES!
New X-men Danger Room Session – Wolverine at Anaheim Images!
Iron Man 2 Mark IV ArtFX Statue from Kotobukiya on G4
are the “Odd Couple” from a galaxy far, far away—a gold-plated Felix and a
tin-can Oscar. Their relationship a symbiotic one, the duo of C-3PO and
R2-D2 are frequently depicted together in artwork and sculpture, and many
companies have produced interpretations of the inseparable pair through a
variety of media. In the realm of sculpture, however, few pieces have
turned out as classy as Kotobukiya’s soft vinyl model kit. Simple in
design and standing atop a themed yet simple display base, this kit is
among the most iconic-looking pieces in the ArtFX line, and today’s review
takes an extreme close look at this popular two-pack model kit.
Wielding his dual DC-17 blasters into battle, Commander Fox (CC-1010) is
the latest member in an ever-growing Crayola assortment of clone
commanders. The crimson-marked leader of the Coruscant Guard made his
on-screen debut in the theatrical Clone Wars movie when he and his
squad rescued Senator Amidala from crimelord Ziro the Hutt, capturing the
slug as well.
Since Fox is not yet as noteworthy as fellow commanders Rex, Cody, and
Gree, it is very logical that he be the “go-to” character for exclusive
merchandise. His action figure in the Hasbro line was the Target
exclusive, and now Kotobukiya used him as a highly limited addition to
their ARTFX+ snap-fit Clone Wars Series 2 assortment.
Niniane (Art of Shunya
Yamashita) Fine Art Bust Collection
If one were to poll collectors worldwide and ask them what first comes to
mind when hearing the name “Kotobukiya”, the terms “vinyl model kits”,
“Star Wars”, and “craftsmanship” would most likely constitute the bulk of
people’s answers. For years, Kotobukiya’s largest presence in the western
world has been its pre-painted and easy-to-assemble vinyl model kits (ARTFX
statues) based upon hot pop-culture licenses with the majority of their
products coming from the Star Wars license. In recent years,
Halo, Indiana Jones, and Marvel Comics have joined Kotobukiya’s
However, Kotobukiya’s entry into the collectibles market did not begin
with these hot properties. It wasn’t even their King Godzilla kit in
1985—their first licensed kit. No, Kotobukiya’s transition from a retail
store into a collectibles manufacturer began in 1983 with products
designed in-house. Twenty-five years later and with a global presence,
Kotobukiya continues this tradition of producing products based on
original Kotobukiya properties.
Today’s review showcases the second bust in this series: Niniane, the
mythical Lady of the Lake responsible for bringing the sword Excalibur out
of the watery depths and into the hands of King Arthur. KotoCollectors is
proud to bring you this in-depth analysis of the Niniane fine art
bust—thanks to our sponsor Razor’s Edge Collectibles who graciously
contributed a sample of Niniane for this review.
Seemingly taking a cue from his
hot-rodding youth, George Lucas amped up the adrenaline level in Return
of the Jedi with the introduction of a new high-speed Imperial craft
and a specialized soldier to pilot it—the Imperial Speeder Bike with Biker
Scout Trooper. These reconnaissance troopers underwent rigorous training
to be not only highly self-sufficient and independent but also to work
effortlessly as part of a two-man team.
While unfortunately seeing little
screen time and confined to only one action set piece, the Imperial Scout
Troopers made an indelible mark on the minds of Star Wars fans and
collectors, and several higher-end collectibles depicting them have been
produced—most notably Sideshow’s massive $800 mixed media statue.
Undeniably, the Star Wars universe is a deeply embedded facet of
modern global pop culture, but the films alone cannot take full credit for
this. Star Wars’ endurance on the cultural radar owes just as much
(if not more) to its gargantuan merchandising machine. For many years,
that machine was powered predominantly by Kenner
and Hasbro’s 3.75 scale toy lines.
the wake of the Original Trilogy Special Editions and the prequels,
Star Wars merchandising exploded exponentially beyond its previous
confines and expanded into areas such as high-end replicas, sculptures,
Additionally, the international market (specifically
Asia) took a more mainstream role through the involvement of
companies like Tomy, Medicom, and Kotobukiya. Of those three, Kotobukiya
and its artists have made the most impressive mark with their highly
detailed and dynamic ArtFX soft vinyl model kits.