Kotobukiya really delivered at New York Comic Con, with a booth loaded with lots of their gorgeous recent releases, as well as plenty of new items being revealed for the first time ever. From marvel and DC to Star Wars and classic anime, there is something for everyone on the horizon.
My personal favorite line from Kotobukiya, the Bishoujo Collection, was very well represented, with the final production version of the upcoming X-Force Psylocke, along with a preliminary sculpt of Spider-Woman and the reveal of the next Marvel lady getting the Bishoujo treatment– Jubilee! The electric X-lady looked very cool, as did Psylocke. Spider-Woman is showing a lot of promise, with a great sculpt that will be enhanced by a web tower base and swappable magnetic faces, to display Jessica drew with or without her mask.
The DC Bishoujo showed off the stunning new Wonder Woman coming soon, which is a great spin on her Golden Age, battle-ready look that should make any Wonder Woman fan happy. Aside from the recently revealed Starfire character art, Kotobukiya also revealed the sculpt in progress for the long-awaited Black Canary Bishoujo, who will be making her debut sometime in 2014.
The entire ARTFX DC New 52 collection was also on display, and the statues looked fantastic together. The newest upcoming additions such as Nightwing, Catwoman, Shazam and Black Adam all looked great on their own, and when standing side by side with the Justice League. Not to be outdone, the Marvel Now ARTFx line looks even better. The Kotobukiya showcase included a painted Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye and Thor, making his debut. With all the sculpted detail, excellent poses and a perfect sense of scale, the Marvel Now ARTFX will be THE Marvel collectibles to watch out for next year.
There was lots more Kotobukiya had to show, from the Star Wars Mara Jade Bishoujo, to the absolutely gorgeous Trigun series, and new additions to the Street Fighter and Tekken Bishoujo Collections. It all looked amazing, a perfect showcase for the diversity of Kotobukiya’s properties, as well as the intense skill of their design team.
2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Kotobukiya… and I can’t wait to get started!