NYCC 2018: Kotobukiya’s GI Joe Bishoujo Will Be Amazing

By bill - October 6, 2018

There was lots of cool stuff at Kotobukiya’s NYCC display, but nothing compared to their newly announced GI Joe Bishoujo collection.

I’m going to bury the lede here, but suffice to say there was a LOT of exciting products in Kotobukiya’s New York Comic Con booth. Their Art FX+ Animated X-Men collection looked awesome fully assembled, especially on Kotobukiya’s custom display featuring a defeated Sentinel. The Art FX+ line carries on with more modern Avengers, including Sam Wilson Captain America joining Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, and Vision. And Storm is joining the Fine Art Statue series, with a great alternate head sporting her iconic mohawk.

Also on display were the ever-growing Horror Bishoujo Collection, with a female version of Pinhead from Hellraiser and Michael Meyers from Halloween joining lady Ash Williams. Domino will be joining the Marvel Bishoujo Collection, while Koto will revisit Catwoman in their DC Bishoujo lineup. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who missed the original Catwoman, who remains one of the hardest to find Bishoujo statues Koto has released. The DC Ikemen Collection will continue as well, with an unmasked Batman joining Red Hood, Nightwing, and Damien Wayne.

The big Bishoujo news, though, is the GI Joe Collection, which will feature famed artist Shunya Yamashita’s take on Scarlett, Lady Jaye, and The Baroness. We should hopefully get a first look at the sculpts on these statues in early 2019, but the illustrations look perfect, drawing from their classic Real American Hero looks, with expressions and poses that match their characters perfectly.

Rounding out the NYCC showcase, Kotobukiya featured the Star Wars Art FX+ Bounty Hunters, who look great fully assembled, and an Art FX+ Newt Scamander from the Fantastic Beasts series, which sports a fantastic portrait of Eddie Redmayne. Whether this is a one-off release, or the start of a Fantastic Beasts collection, this statue is a perfect rendition of our new wizardly hero.

See photos from Kotobukiya’s NYCC display below!


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