2013 hasn’t seen nearly as many releases in Kotobukiya’s long running Bishoujo collection, but what they lack in quantity, the 2013 statues more than make up for in quality. Kitty Pryde and Black Canary both look stellar, and the new X-Force style Psylocke seems like she’s one of the all-time best from this gorgeous series.
The mutant saw release in the previous scale in her classic Jim Lee togs, but rather than reissue that sold out piece, Kotobukiya has decided to start fresh with a new figure that brings the X-Woman to the current, larger scale of the collection. The new Psylocke also showcases the incredible progress Koto’s team have made in regards to detail and quality in this series over the past few years.
Betsy’s crouching pose and katana are perfect for her ninja aesthetic, and the little details– like the subtle binding of the straps of her costume against her skin– make this a visually stunning addition to the series.
Here’s the whole story on Psylocke, long with lots more pics from Kotobukiya:
Marvel Comics Psylocke X-Force Ninja Outfit Bishoujo Statue
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The Marvel Bishoujo collection continues with a brand new version of the mysterious and beautiful telepathic mutant ninja, Psylocke X-Force Ninja Outfit Ver! Once a British woman with minor mutant powers, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock’s mind was transferred into the body of a ninja giving her additional martial arts prowess. A long-time member of the X-Men, Psylocke more recently joined up with the brutal mutant hit squad X-Force, comprised of mutants willing to do anything to get the job done and protect the world. Psylocke fit right in, using her awesome powers and debuting a cool monochrome costume. Based on a new illustration by master artist Shunya Yamashita, Psylocke has never looked better with her X-Force outfit and adorable Bishoujo styled face! The deadly telepathic mutant crouches low with one leg in full extension, ready to leap into battle! Psylocke rests on one hand while the other holds her katana at the ready. She’s never looked better in her X-Force outfit consisting of a sleek black skin-tight costume, thigh high boots, long fingerless gloves, and unique straps around her upper arms and legs. All of that is offset with a white belt decorated with the red and black X-Force symbol, and the tied off sash waves with unseen wind along with Psylocke’s trademark purple hair! The dynamic mutant has a striking Bishoujo-styled face that combines her beauty with deadly focus. Sculpted by Busujimax (Takaboku Busujima), the new X-Force Psylocke reaches 8 inches high (1/7 scale) in her dynamic pose. A fantastic addition to any Bishoujo Statue or X-Force collection, this Psylocke is not to be missed!
Available December 2013.