For big fans of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Marvel statues series, 2017 was pretty much a bust. The Bishoujo Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan Statue debuted at New York Toy Fair 2017 in February and shipped in the fall, and, well… that was pretty much it. There wasn’t even a SDCC or NYCC exclusive Bishoujo this year. But the dry spell is finally coming to an end, with a statue that’s just begging for exclusive variants next year: the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Captain Marvel Statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Although some of the very first photos that I uploaded to the site from New York Toy Fair 2017 last month were of the newly-revealed Kotobukiya Ms. Marvel Bishoujo statue, I got sidetracked and never went back to really talk about the figure. Sorry, Kamala Khan! But don’t worry, Kamala, you won’t be getting ignored anymore: the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Ms. Marvel statue is now up for order! Let’s take a look at the very first statue of one of Marvel’s most popular young heroes…Continue Reading →
Unlike past years, Kotobukiya didn’t bring any never-before-seen Marvel statues prototypes to New York Comic Con 2016 this week.
But while we didnt get to see anything totally unannounced at NYCC 2016, we did get to see several updated sculptures in person for the very first time at the event–including the Bishoujo Squirrel Girl and painted versions of the Super Deadpool ARTFX and Vision Fine Arts statues!Continue Reading →
Over the weekend I talked about a trio of new Kotobukiya Marvel statues that unexpectedly debuted at SDCC 2016 last week–but I didn’t talk about the statues we were expecting to see that were revealed there. Such is the case with a piece I was skeptical about–right up until I saw it. It might be one of the very best (and most classy) additions to the Marvel Bishoujo line yet: the 1/7 Kotobukiya Lady Thor Bishoujo statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
In a few hours we’ll have proverbial longboxes filled with new Marvel toy news and photos to share from the Hasbro Marvel SDCC 2016 panel. But in the meantime, there’s some other companies whose reveals from San Diego Comic-Con 2016 deserve attention, and one of those companies is Kotobukiya! Along with the expected debuts of Bishoujo Loki and Lady Thor and the Spider-Man ARTFX+ Series, Koto also unveiled two totally unexpected surprises: the Kotobukiya Vision Fine Arts Statue and Squirrel Girl Bishoujo!Continue Reading →
When Kotobukiya had official photos to show over the weekend alongside the first public look at the painted prototype of their Bishoujo Spider-Gwen statue at Japan’s Winter Wonder Festival 2016, the writing was on the wall that the immensely-anticipated Gwen Stacy staue pre-order was imminent.
And as it turns out, we didn’t have long to wait for her: the Kotobukiya Spider-Gwen Bishoujo statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
When you’re the biggest female breakout star Marvel has had in many years, you don’t have to wait long for your first statue to be released! This weekend at the 2016 Winter Wonder Festival, the Kotobukiya Spider-Gwen Bishoujo statue was fully revealed–including an unmasked Gwen Stacy head!
But Gwen’s not coming alone–Kotobukiya Bishoujo Loki (!!!) and Lady Thor statues were also announced at the event!Continue Reading →
If there was one Marvel collectibles-producing manufacturer whose New York Comic-Con 2015 showing came perilously close to disappointing me, it was Kotobukiya. With the exception of some Spider-Gwen Bishoujo concept art, there were zero new Marvel products on display at the Kotobukiya booth.
But it turns out Koto was actually just holding out on us until their Sunday panel, where they revealed new statues of Thanos, Beast and Spider-Gwen!Continue Reading →
With his own FOX movie coming next year, an all-new comic book series this fall and figures and statues coming down the pike from almost every merchandisers, everything’s coming up Deadpool! But one thing I don’t remember anyone asking for is a statue of a sexy female Deadpool. However, maybe Kotobukiya knows what we want even more than we do ourselves, because the Lady Deadpool Bishoujo statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
It used to be that you could count on some dead characters in the Marvel Universe staying dead–namely: Bucky, Uncle Ben and Gwen Stacy. But evidently nothing is holy anymore when it comes to dead folks, because iterations of all those characters are alive and active in current Marvel storylines.
But of that triumvirate, one of them is far hotter than the others, and now she’s getting her first superhero statue: the Kotobukiya Spider-Gwen Bishoujo is coming in 2016!Continue Reading →
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!Continue Reading →
When it comes to the Kotobukiya line of Bishoujo statues, I’m one of the harshest critics out there. As much as I love most of Kotobukiya’s offerings, I often find their Bishoujo statues (such as Starfire and Spider-Woman) to be posed both demeaning and objectifying. There’s a first time for everything, though, and tonight I’ll be raving about the Kotobukiya Jubilee Bishoujo statue. Bishoujo Jubilee is available now for 20% off and free shipping online–Should you buy her…? Does a mall babe eat chili fries?Continue Reading →
Over the weekend, Kotobukiya revealed the full concept artwork for the upcoming Lady Deadpool Bishoujo statue.
I figured that Koto might at least be saving the official photos of the final Bishoujo Wasp prototype until after the New York Toy Fair 2015 (so that they could debut the actual Wasp statue at the event), but clearly that was not the plan: the Kotobukiya Wasp Bishoujo statue is now fully-revealed and up for order!Continue Reading →
A couple days ago, Kotobukiya posted a small piece of a drawing of what appeared to be Bishoujo Lady Deadpool statue concept art. I figured that that was the teaser that would lead up to Kotobukiya debuting the full concept art for Lady Deadpool at the New York Toy Fair 2015 next weekend.
But, surprise! Kotobukiya had other ideas, as they premiered the full Kotobukiya Lady Deadpool Bishoujo statue concept drawing in Japan today!Continue Reading →
If she was a real woman, I would marry She-Hulk. Aside from being a brilliant lawyer and a virtuous superhero, She-Hulk is also quite the looker. So when I heard Kotobukiya was bringing the painted Bishoujo She-Hulk statue prototype to New York Comic 2014 to be shown off for the first time, I knew what my first stop at the show (after attempting to pick up my Funko exclusives) was going to be…Continue Reading →