With only a handful of Marvel Bishoujo statues released between San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and San Diego Comic-Con 2014, it’s always been glaringly obvious to me that we’d be getting an exclusive She-Hulk Bishoujo statue variant at this year’s show. But I was thinking small potatoes, and Koto was thinking big ones! No, this year’s exclusive isn’t a Fantastic Four She-Hulk–it’s the SDCC 2015 Kotobukiya Red She-Hulk Bishoujo statue!
Thus, I was expecting Kotobukiya to give us a classic She-Hulk or Fantastic Four costume She-Hulk as this year’s SDCC exclusive Bishoujo. Instead, Koto is giving us a totally different character altogether: Betty Banner, the Red She-Hulk Bishoujo statue!
While the Red She-Hulk comic book quickly tanked when Marvel launched it a few years ago, merchandisers have definitely found a liking for the character. In fact, she’s already got her very own Hasbro Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe scale figures!
Created exclusively for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, only 1500 Red She-Hulk statues will be produced. That’s going to be one of the smallest runs ever for a unique character in the Bishoujo lineup!
Given the niche nature of Red She-Hulk as a character, however, I think a limited edition run size of 1500 is definitely for the best. That number should be big enough to appease all of the hardcore Red She Hulk fans out there, and also small enough to help the piece retain its value (and probably increase quite a bit on the aftermarket).
With her piercing yellow eyes glancing sideways, Betty Ross definitely looks like she’s ready to rip the heads off of any guys dumb enough to gawk at her! I’m not usually a Red She-Hulk guy, but the intimidating presence of this Bishoujo statue has definitely caught my attention.
A limited number of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Red She-Hulk statues will be available on the Kotobukiya website this Friday, 7/26/2015, with the remainder available at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 (which is presently just two weeks away!).
What do you think of this year’s Comic-Con exclusive Bishoujo statue, Marvel collectors? Is Red She-Hulk a character that you’re excited about, or were you hoping/expecting someone different as the 2015 SDCC Kotobukiya exclusive?